• Caitlyn Kirkham brings the ball up the court during a game earlier this season. BURLESON STAR/CHRIS JASO

Second quarter woes sink Lady Elks

Despite playing a solid game at Granbury, Burleson’s girls basketball game came up short in an attempt to win its first District 9-5A game of the season.

Playing on the road, the Lady Elks fell, 56-39, Tuesday night to the Lady Pirates.

“I thought we played one of our better games of the season,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “I thought we executed well and played physical defense against their post players and handled their press as well as we could in the first third and fourth quarters.”

The problem for the Lady Elks came in the second quarter when the Lady Pirates (8-16, 4-6) used a 23-9 run to erase Burleson’s 13-8 first-quarter lead. Granbury led 31-22 at halftime.

“We just had a bad four minute swing in the second quarter with some unnecessary unforced turnovers that turned into easy buckets for them,” Enis said.
Leading 44-35 after three quarters, Granbury put the game away with a 12-4 scoring spurt.

Carlen Payne led Burleson with 11 points and Jailah Ivory scored 9 points.

Burleson (9-18, 0-10) hosts Joshua Friday and goes Tuesday to Everman.

Granbury 56, Burleson 39
Burleson    13    9    13    4    -    39
Granbury    8    23    13    12    -    56
Burleson (9-18, 0-10):
Carlen Payne 11, Jailah Ivory 9, Caitlyn Kirkham 6, Lexi Parr 6, Sarah Reid 5, Emily Holmes 2.
Granbury (8-16, 4-6): Gabbi Nunn 23, Amber Strange 11, Jayla Hall 8, Taylor Parrish 6, Abby Jones 4, Maddi Samuelson 2, McKenzie Scott 2.

Lady Elks fall to Crowley

Some things went right for the Lady Elks in a 71-29 home loss Friday to Crowley, but others didn’t.

“I thought we came out and executed our press break well enough to get them out of their press but we didn’t do a good enough job in our half court offense,” Enis said. “We were not aggressive enough in taking it to the basket and drawing fouls and getting to the line. We didn’t do a very good job in our half-court man defense in keeping them out of the paint for easy shots or offensive rebounds.”

Raqual Jacobo paced the Lady Elks with nine points. Three Lady Eagles hit double figure scoring. Crowley outscored Burleson, 34-10, in the second half.

Crowley 71, Burleson 29
Crowley    20    17    16    18    -    71
Burleson    7    12    4    6    -    29
Crowley (14-8, 9-0):
Taelour Pruitt 21, Avery Brittingham 18, Mia Williams 13, Robbie Johnson 6, Makayla Johnson 5, Tay’Veonia Mathis 4, Tiara Weisner 4.
Burleson (9-17, 0-9): Raquel Jacobo 9, Lexi Parr 5, Maddie Bell 4, Emily Holmes 3, Jailah Ivory 2, Caitlyn Kirkham 2, Carlen Payne 2, Sarah Reid 2.

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Caitlyn Kirkham brings the ball up the court during a game earlier this season. BURLESON STAR/CHRIS JASO