• Centennial senior guard Karly Burson, shown in action earlier this season, scored a game-high 14 points in the Lady Spartans’ 43-33 District 9-5A victory at Granbury Friday night.

Friday the 13th not a kind one

Lady Spartans survive rough day for BISD basketball teams

In every “Friday the 13th” movie someone always finds a way to survive Jason’s killing spree.

Friday night, Centennial’s girls basketball team was the lone survivor on a night when the Burleson ISD’s other three varsity hoops programs fell prey to their opponents.

The Lady Spartans finished the first half of District 9-5A play Friday with a 43-33 win at Granbury.
“Granbury is always tough on the road,” Centennial coach Valerie Wootan said. “I was proud of the girls for their defensive effort.”

Karly Burson scored a game-high 14 points for Centennial and Ady Mize added 12 points. The Lady Spartans held a 17-7 lead after one quarter of play and maintained their advantage for the remainder of the game.

The victory moved the Lady Spartans (17-6, 5-2) into a tie for second-place with Arlington Seguin. It was also Centennial’s third consecutive district win.

Centennial 43, Granbury 33
Centennial    17    7    9    10    -    43
Granbury    7    3    9    14    -    33
Centennial (17-6, 5-2):
Karly Burson 14, Addy Mize 12, Kayleigh Benson 8, Bree Gustin 4, Zassmine Birdwell 2, Katy Waits 2, Molly McCalla 1.
Granbury (7-14, 3-4): Jayla Hall 10, Amber Strange 9, Taylor Parrish 5, Gabbi Nunn 4, Maddi Samuelson 3, Abby Jones 2.

Third quarter dooms Elks

It was déjà vu all over again for Burleson boys basketball coach Alan Dubose in the first half of the Elks’ 9-5A home game Friday with Granbury.

“The first half was almost identical to the Centennial game, we were both having trouble scoring but we were up by one point at halftime,” Dubose said.

Leading 19-18 at halftime, Burleson saw its lead slip away in the third quarter as Cleburne won, 59-47. The Yellow Jackets outscored the Elks, 22-8, in the third quarter.

“In the second half, they found a way to score and we didn’t,” Dubose said. “Some of it was us not adjusting and some of it was us not making shots.”

The loss dropped Burleson (16-9, 2-3) into a three-way tie for fifth with Arlington Seguin and Granbury.
Jalen Johnson led the Elks with 14 points and Logan Potts added nine points.

“We have to bounce back and get going,” Dubose said.

Cleburne 59, Burleson 47
Cleburne    11    7    22    19    -    59
Burleson    11    8    8    20    -    47
Cleburne (17-6, 3-2):
Forby Phillips 17, Desmond Sanders 16, Jacob Gray 14, Landon Cody 8, Addison Wallace 5.
Burleson (16-9, 2-3): Jaylen Johnson 14, Logan Potts 9, Justin McMaster 6, Dalton Lane 5, Joe Lutka 3, Josiah Sneed 3, Porter 2, Isaiah Baldwin 4.

Spartans suffer first district loss

Playing at Granbury is always a tough task and Friday night it was even tougher as the Pirates had a full roster of players.

Granbury’s Mason Hix and Eric Kirschner each scored 26 points as the Spartans lost, 76-51, in 9-5A play.

The defeat was the first for Centennial (14-8, 4-1) in district and dropped the Spartans into a tie for first-place with Everman.

“They are a good basketball team,” Centennial coach Jeff Carroll said. “They have had a couple of players who have been hurt and that shows in their district record. They are better than their record.”

Leading 19-11 after one quarter of play, the Pirates pulled away using a 19-9 second-quarter run.

“We didn’t play our best basketball Friday and when you don’t play your best in Granbury you are going to be in trouble,” Carroll said.

Reese Walker scored 25 points for the Spartans and Nate Adcox finished with 11 points.

Granbury 75, Centennial 51
Centennial    11    9    10    21    -    51
Granbury    19    19    11    26    -    75
Centennial: (14-8, 4-1):
Reese Walker 25, Nate Adcox 11, Brock Jenkins 6, London Savala 3, Zach Elliot 2, Hayden Smith 2, Zach Bolf 1, Corbin Franco 1.
Granbury (15-9, 2-3): Mason Hix 26, Eric Kirschner 26, Michael Horne 14, Cade Dudley 4, Cameron Randolph 3, Beau Anderson 2.

Lady Elks fall to Cleburne

Facing Cleburne, Burleson’s girls basketball team played hard but couldn’t produce enough offense in a 77-46 district home loss.

“I was pleased with our kids effort,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “I thought we did a good job rebounding and we cut down on our turnovers. We just have that third quarter where got our of the gate slow.”

Cleburne led 35-25 at halftime then ourscored the Lady Elks, 42-21, in the second half.

Caitlyn Kirkham scored 12 points for Burleson. Sarah Reid tallied 11 points and Raquel Jacobo finished with nine points.

Burleson (9-15, 0-7) couldn’t slow Cleburne’s Akarian Morgan who scored a game-high 22 points.

“We are taking small steps, trying to get going in the right direction,” Enis said. “As long as we keep playing hard, we’ll get this turned around.”

Cleburne 77, Burleson 46
Cleburne    18    17    18    24    -    77
Burleson    6    19    13    8    -    46
Cleburne (8-12, 4-3):
Akarian Morgan 22, Caitlyn Cron 16, Haley Jones 11, Kelsi Chavez 9, Jayla Johnson 6, Chloe Scott 6, Edboni Simpson 3, Abbi Marion 2, Skaila White 2.
Burleson (9-15, 0-7): Caitlyn Kirkham 12, Sarah Reid 11, Raquel Jacobo 9, Emily Holmes 7, Carlen Payne 5, Jailah Ivory 2.

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Centennial senior guard Karly Burson, shown in action earlier this season, scored a game-high 14 points in the Lady Spartans’ 43-33 District 9-5A victory at Granbury Friday night.