Elks' Johnson scores 21 in season-opening loss
It didn’t take long for Burleson’s Jaylen Johnson to from football to basketball form as the junior scored a game-high 21 points in the Elks’ season-opener Friday against Saginaw Chisholm Trail.
The only problem was Burleson came out on the losing end of a 70-54 result.
The Rangers pulled away from the Elks in the middle quarters. Holding a 15-11 lead after one quarter of play, Chisholm Trail outscored Burleson, 26-14, in the second quarter to take a 41-25, lead. The Rangers then went on a 16-12 run in the third quarter.
The Elks scored 17 in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough to make up the early deficit.
Josiah Sneed helped out the Elks effort with 12 points while Justin McMaster scored seven points and Isaiah Nelson added five points.
The Rangers had four players in double figures including Ryan Flores (16 points), Peyton Sallee (15), Cameron Huntsman (14) and Bryson Power (12).
Burleson hosted Weatherford Tuesday night in a time that ended after earlier Thanksgiving deadlines. The Elks go on the road Saturday at Alvarado.
Lady Elks fall at home
Friday night, Burleson’s girls basketball team dropped a non-district home game to Saginaw Chisholm Trail 38-22. The game was part of a double-header with the Elks playing Chisholm Trail.
Things fell apart for the Lady Elks in the second quarter as they didn’t manage a point to fall behind 18-8 at halftime.
Burleson scored five points in the third quarter and finished outscoring the Lady Rangers, 9-8, in the fourth quarter.
Sarah Reid 9 led the Lady Elks (1-3) with nine points. Caitlyn Kirkham scored three points while Emily Holmes, Raygan Norwood, Carlen Payne and Sasha Schoenborn each tossed in two points.
Chisholm Trail’s Alysia McAfee lead all scorers with 16 points. Sarah Alsabbaheen finished with 11 points and Shante Matthews contributed eight points.
The Lady Elks played Monday and Tuesday at Lake Country Christian Tournament but no results were available. Burleson returns to action Tuesday at Mansfield.
Burleson hosts the Lady Elks Classic, Dec. 1-3.
Lady Spartans lose to Godley
Centennial’s girls basketball team came into Monday’s non-district game with something in common with its opponent Godley. Both squads had lost game to Kennedale.
The Lady Spartans got off to a slow start in the first half Monday on the way to a 58-40 loss at home.
Centennial (2-3) was outscored 13-8 in the first quarter and then struggled scoring four points in the second quarter to trail at halftime 26-12. The Lady Spartans played better in the second half scored 28 points but it wasn’t enough to catch up with the Lady Wildcats (7-1).
The Lady Spartans played at Keller Fossil Ridge Tuesday in a game that ended after Thanksgiving deadlines. Centennial returns to action Tuesday playing at Fort Worth Paschal.