Burnet puts game away at line
January 16, 2013, 2:00 pm by
connected on 21 of 24 free throws (87 percent) to stay undefeated in District
8-3A play by downing the Llano Lady Jackets 50-39 in a spirited game at the LHS
girls hit on six of their 17 free throws (35 percent) and that was the biggest
difference between the two teams. Llano is 2-2 and 12-18. Burnet is 4-0 and
of the district’s better scorers heated up the gym on a bitter cold night.
Llano’s Cierra Jordan and Burnet’s Riley Scott both displayed top-notch
all-around games on their way to 24 and 25 points, respectively.
LHS’ Jordan hit a three-point shot with 1:15 left in the third quarter, the
Lady Jackets pulled to within one point at 29-28 and everyone braced for an
exciting finish. But after Jordan and Burnet’s Sarah Poe battled for the ball,
refs called a pushing foul on Jordan, causing LHS fans and coach Daryl
Friedrich to howl in protest.
was a typically rough play in a roughly-played game. Most would say Jordan was
mugged underneath the Burnet basket after claiming an offensive rebound.
Poe hit both free throws and after a Llano miss, BHS sharpshooter Scott hit an
18-footer as the buzzer sounded, giving the visitors a 33-28 lead with a
quarter to play.
outscored Llano 17-11 the rest of the way. Llano fans had plenty to cheer
For more on this story, see Wednesday's Journal.