• Caitlyn Kirkham, shown in action earlier this season, scored 14 points in Burleson's District 9-5A win Tuesday over Granbury. BURLESON STAR/RICKY MOORE

Defense pays off for Lady Elks

All season, Burleson coach Curtis Enis has been waiting for his defense to come up big in a game.

Tuesday night the Lady Elks’ defense helped Burleson snap a five-game District 9-5A losing streak with a 45-37 home win over Granbury.

In the third quarter, Burleson held Granbury to five points while the offense was able to contribute 15 points for a 28-20 lead heading into the fourth quarter.

“For the first time in a long, long time our defense was good enough to keep us in a game until our offense got on track,” Enis said. “Our offense struggled most of the game and was only good in spurts but we finally hung our hats on defense and got a win. I’m really proud of our entire team’s effort tonight. I thought all 10 of them contributed.”

Burleson’s Caitlyn Kirkham, who finished with 14 points, made five-of-eight free throws in the final quarter to help the Lady Elks maintain the eight-point lead they held after three quarter of play.

The Lady Elks (13-14, 3-7) play at Joshua Friday and host Everman Tuesday night.

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