Elks win in double OT
Burleson senior guard Sam Martin picked the right night to score the 1,500th point of his high school career.
The Elks needed that points and the other 25 points that Martin scored Tuesday night to upended Arlington Seguin, 66-63, in double overtime for a much-needed District 5-5A win.
“We were just scrapping tonight,” Sam Martin said. “The student section was great.”
With the win the Elks improve to 9-15 overall and 4-6 in district play. Burleson needed the win to stay in the hunt for a playoff berth. The Elks play at arch-rival Centennial Friday and host Everman Tuesday.
With 24 seconds to play in the first overtime it seemed like the Elks might not get the win.
Burleson trailed 58-54 but Martin made a pair of free throws and hit a shot at the buzzer to throw the game into a second overtime.
In the second overtime time period, Sidney McFail and C.J. Williams each scored three points as the Elks outscored the Cougars, 8-5, to win. McFail and Williams each finished with 15 points.
“We need a bunch more of these,” Burleson coach Joey Martin said. “Each of our starters made a play down the stretch that helped us win tonight. This one could have went either way but our guys made plays when they needed to. This team has been in the fire like that this season but we kept battling and found a way to win.”
Friday night, the Elks lost to district-leading Mansfield Timberview, 85-66.
Sam Martin scored 20 points for Burleson. Brennan Zeiner (15 points), McFail (14) and Josh Pierre also hit double-figure scoring for the Elks.