Lady Elks fall to Crowley
Burleson girls basketball coach Curtis Enis didn’t have much to say following the Lady Elks’ District 9-5A season-opening loss to Arlington Seguin last Tuesday.
Even though the Lady Elks fell to Crowley, 73-35, Tuesday night on the road, Enis was much more pleased with his team’s effort against the Lady Eagles.
“I can’t complain about our effort tonight,” Enis said. “Our kids played hard for four quarters.”
The Lady Elks (0-2 in district) did have some untimely turnovers in the loss and also struggled at the free-line hitting six of 17 attempts.
Burleson came out playing well against Crowley and trailed just 16-13 after one quarter of play. The next two quarters didn’t go as well.
The Lady Eagles (2-0 in 9-5A) outscored Burleson, 22-6, in the second quarter to take a 38-19 lead into halftime. In the third quarter, Crowley used a 24-5 run to build a 62-24 lead heading into the final quarter.
Sasha Schoenborn paced the Lady Elks with nine points and Rachel Jacobo tallied eight points. Emily Holmes scored five points while Lexi Parr, Carlen Payne and Sarah Reid each scored four points.
Crowley’s Taelour Pruitt scored a game-high 16. Robbie Johnson added 14 points, Mia Williams scored 13 points and Avery Brittingham finished with 10 points.
The Lady Elks host Granbury Friday in a their final district game of the year. Burleson closes out the year playing Dec. 27-28 at the Pilot Point Tournament.