• Burleson's Jailah Ivory puts up a shot during a game earlier this season. BURLESON STAR/CHRIS JASO

After starting fast, Lady Elks fall

Burleson’s girls basketball team opened the first quarter of Tuesday’s District 9-5A game at Arlington Seguin strong.

The problem for the Lady Elks was that they hit a second-quarter lull and the Lady Cougars took full advantage on the way to an 82-42 victory.

Burleson coach Curtis Enis said he loved the way his team played the first quarter. The Lady Elks trailed Seguin, 11-9, after one quarter of play.

“We had a fight in us and we had a focus about us that I was glad to see,” Enis said. “We played with a purpose.  We shared the ball well and found the open man, defended and rebounded.”

Then the Lady Cougars went on a 26-4 run to take a 37-13 lead into halftime.

“The second quarter we lost our focus and made too many mistakes in our press break that turned into easy buckets for them,” Enis said. “We played better again in the third and part of the fourth but did not finish the game very well. I think this team is about to turn the corner and play some really good ball the second half of district.”

In the second half, Burleson was outscored 45-29.

Jailah Ivory paced the Lady Elks with 11 points and Sarah Reid scored 10 points. Carlen Payne finished with eight points and Emily Holmes tallied seven points.

Seguin produced four double-figure scorers in Timia Jefferson (20 points), Sumaiyah AbdurRahim (19), Trinitee Cannon (15) and Darnesha Ferguson (10).
Burleson (9-16, 0-8) hosts Crowley Friday and plays Tuesday at Granbury.

Arlington Seguin 82, Burleson 42
Burleson    9    4    16    13    -    42
Seguin    11    26    23    22    -    82
Burleson (9-16, 0-8):
Jailah Ivory 11, Sarah Reid 10, Carlen Payne 8, Emily Holmes 7, Raquel Jacobo 3, Lexi Parr 2, Caitlyn Kirkham 1.
Seguin (16-10, 6-2): Timia Jefferson 20, Sumaiyah AbdurRahim 19, Trinitee Cannon 15, Darnesha Ferguson 10, Londyn Buckner 8, Keiana Jackson 5, Alesia Harvey 2, Arionna Williams 2, Tiara Sostand 1.

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Burleson's Jailah Ivory puts up a shot during a game earlier this season. BURLESON STAR/CHRIS JASO