Lady Elks survive fourth-quarter scare
A big lead at three quarters almost wasn’t enough for Burleson’s girls basketball team at home Monday night against Mansfield Lake Ridge.
The Lady Elks allowed 20 fourth-quarter points but were able to hold on for a 50-46 win.
Burleson (2-1) held a 44-26 advantage after three quarters, but Lake Ridge’s pressing defense took it’s toll fourth quarter.
“We played really well for three quarters,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “But in the fourth quarter we made some mistakes with our press break, but we finally fixed that to hang on for the win.”
Maleigha Landers had a big night with a double-double performance. Landers finished the game with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Caitlyn Kirkman also scored 12 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists.
Carlen Payne tallied 11 points while Sarah Reid grabbed seven rebounds and scored six points.
The Lady Elks play Friday at Chisholm Trail then open play Monday at the Lake Country Christian Tournament.
Lady Elks fall at Nolan Catholic
Missed free throws and made three-point shots proved to be a bad combination for Burleson’s girls basketball team Friday night at Fort Worth Nolan Catholic.
The Lady Elks didn’t make their free throws in a 50-42 loss to the Lady Vikings.
Burleson trailed 36-35 headed into the fourth quarter. That’s when Nolan went on a 14-7 run thanks in part to hitting three-point shots.
“They got hot with the three-ball in the fourth, so my hats off to them,” Enis said.
The Lady Elks didn’t have much luck at the free-throw line as they converted just eight of 20 charity shots.
“I thought we played pretty well,” Enis said. “It was a good tight ball game the whole way. We just missed way too many free throws to win a close game.”
Landers played well for the Lady Elks, hitting three of six three-pointers on the way to a team-high 13 points.
Kirkham finished with eight points and Reid scored six points. Jailah Ivory had eight rebounds and Kate Renner grabbed six rebounds. Kirkham had four assists and four steals.