Lady Pirates loot Lady Elks
The slow start in District 9-5A girls basketball play continued for Burleson’s Lady Elks Friday night with a 71-42 home loss to Granbury.
Burleson has dropped its first three games in 9-5A play falling to Arlington Seguin, Crowley and the Lady Pirates.
“We did not play well at all,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “We could not execute our press break consistently enough to keep us in the game. We did not pass the ball very well. We will continue to work on our press break and improve our ball handling and passing.”
The Lady Elks will get the opportunity to refine their skills starting Tuesday at the two-day Pilot Point Tournament. Burleson returns to district play Jan. 3 at Joshua.
Granbury came out fast building a 22-7 lead after one quarter of play. By halftime, the Lady Pirates led 42-18.
In the second half, the Lady Elks finally got their feet under them and played better. Burleson tallied 24 second-half points while the Lady Pirates scored 29 points.
“I did like our physicality on defense,” Enis said. “We are beginning to play a more physical brand of defense. We shot the ball better when we were able to get into our offense.
Raquel Jacobo led the Lady Elks with nine points. Jailah Ivory and Carlen Payne each scored seven points and Sarah Reid finished with five points.
Granbury’s Amber Strange scored a game-high 22 points. Jayla Hall tossed in 14 points and Gabbi Nunn added 13 points. Maddi Samuelson scored nine points.
Granbury 71, Burleson 42
Granbury 22 20 10 19 - 71
Burleson 7 11 9 15 - 42
Granbury (2-1 in district): Amber Strange 22, Jayla Hall 14, Gabbi Nunn 13, Maddi Samuelson 9, Lani Hickey 4, Abby Jones 3, Taylor Parrish 3, Baylyn Pollard 2, McKenzie Scott 1.
Burleson (0-3): Raquel Jacobo 9, Jailah Ivory 7, Carlen Payne 7, Sarah Reid 5, Jessica Wager 4, Emily Holmes 3, Sasha Schoenborn 3, Kirstie Gonterman 2, Baleigh Myers 2.