Lady Elks drop a pair of close games
After winning its opening game, Burleson’s girls basketball team suffered a pair of tough losses on Friday and Tuesday night.
The Lady Elks fell at home Friday night to Fort Worth Nolan Catholic, 51.34, then lost on the road, 49-37, Tuesday at Mansfield Lake Ridge.
In Friday’s loss the Lady Elks got off to a bad start and could never get out of the hole despite scoring 30 points in the final three quarters. Nolan jumped out to a 17-4 first quarter lead and scored 34 points the rest of the way.
“We just had that start that you hope your team never has and sure enough we had it,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “Our kids played hard but we also played with a split squad. I didn’t have my bench that played such a huge role in our opening night win.”
Sasha Schoenborn paced the Lady Elks with 12 points and Raygan Norwood chipped in eight points.
A slow third quarter cost Burleson Tuesday night on the road. Trailing 20-17 after halftime, the Lady Elks were outscored 16-4 in the third quarter. Burleson outscored Lake Ridge, 16-13, in the fourth quarter but it wasn’t enough.
“We played hard but missed shots and gave up a bunch of defensive rebounds,” Enis said. “We had to play a lot of zone tonight because of foul trouble and didn’t do a good job of rebounding out of it.”
Jailah Ivory scored a team-high nine points. Carlen Payne tallied five points while Schoenborn, Emily Holmes and Lexi Parr each tossed in four points.
Before the Thanksgiving holiday, Burleson (1-2) hosts Saginaw Chisholm Trail at 4 p.m. Friday and plays in the Lake Country Christian Tournament on Monday and Tuesday. The Lady Elks play Dec. 1 at Mansfield.