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Page 2B Wednesday, February 10, 2016 Bumet Bulletin Bumet, Texas Sports/diversions BY WAYNE CRAIG BULLETIN SPORTS The junior varsity and fresh- man Bulldogs played their final games of the 2015-16 season last night on the road at Liberty Hill. It's been a tough season for Bumet's younger squads, who faced many challenges, includirig a very talented group of district opponents. Both thhe freshman and JV boys teams gained a lot of experience this year, upon which coaches said they hope to build upon for the future. Junior Varsity The junior varsity Bulldogs had a slow-start against Taylor on Tuesday night and found them- selves trailing 12-6 after the first eight minutes of play. Taylor also took the second 14-9 andhad a26- 15 lead at the break Shots just wouldn't fall for the Dawgs in the third and the Ducks increased their lead after a 7-2 advantage in the period. Jordan Godfrey scored eight points in the fourth and Kyle Keele sunk two three-pointers to held Bumet win the period 14-12 but Taylor's early lead was enough for the 49-31 Duck win. Godfrey led Burner's scorers with 10 points, followed by Keele, six; Cole Younger, four; Cameron Grady, four; Reid Burton, three; Joel Holland, two; and Harrison Stewart, two. The JV Dawgs pulled out an exciting win ove~ Salado on Friday night, 43-40. Gavin Murphy opened the Dawgs scoring with a three point bucket. Stewart added six points in the first and Godfley and Younger each hit one bucket adding up 13 for Burner inthe first. They held Salado to just nine giv- ing them a 13-9 lead after one. Godfrey had a very good offensive performance in the sec- ond period. He scored eight points, including one long range bucket helping lead his team to a 25-18 haltSme lead. Godfrey drained another three in the third and combined with Stewart and Younger to score nine. Salado added seven to their scor- ing and going into the final period the Dawgs were up, 34-25. The Eagles went to work out- side and it paid off. Two players combined buckets to add up 15 points in the period which moved them closer but the Dawgs score nine to protect their lead and the win, 43-40. Godfrey led with 13 points. He was followed by Stewart, 12; Younger, four; Murphy, three; Ben Kelly, two; Burton, two; Holland, two; Keele, two; Carter, two; and Micah Snow, one. Freshmen The freshman boys traveled to Taylor Tuesday night and lost a good battle to the Ducks, 74-62. Taylor took an eight point lead in the first period, t6-8 and Bumet couldn't recover. Three Bulldogs scored double-digits in the contest. Ross Giesenschlag led with 14 points, followed by Jud Roy with 13, and Eric Paye with 11. Other scorers for Bumet included Zach Ferguson, eight; Wyfitt Young, six; Colton Parker, three; Ryan Jackson, three; Cason Barrow, two; and Luke Aguillon, tWO. On Friday the freshman WAYNE CRAIG~CLEAR MEMORIES WAYNE CRAIG~CLEAR MEMORIES Burnet freshman Colton Parker makes a mad dash to the Bulldog athlete Harrison Stewart helped push Burnet's JV bucket and scores a buzzer beating lay-up to give Burnet squad to victory with some key shots late in the game. a 26-25 lead at the break during Friday's game versus Stewart scored 12 points including this late two-point Salado. play where he caught the Eagles of guard. hosted Salado's Eagles. Bumet fell by Paye who scored seven, team green Salado went on a run in with 18 points. He was followed behind after the first period, 18-8 Bumet also took the third the fourth and outscored Burnet by Ferguson, 11; Jackson, five; but a top notch effort in the second period scoring 15 points to the 19-11 which was enough to Vanwagenen, four; Giesenschlag, had them holding a one point lead Eagle's 12 and heading into the reclaim the lead and the win, 56- four; Barrow, three; Sanders, two; at the break, 26-25. The Dawgs final minuets of play the Dawgs 52. Lopez, two; Parker, two; and posted 18 points in the second led were on top, 41-37. Unfortunately Paye was the leading scorer Aguillon, one. q leads to BY WAYNE CRAIG BULLETIN SPORTS ,' Seventh-grade B ,: The seventh-grade Lady Bullpup B team played well last week in their final game of the sea- son against Liberty Hill. Both teams came out aggressive on defense and after one quarter of play Bumet was only down by three, 8-5. Bumet continued their defen- sive pressure in the second and shut-out the Lady Panthers which led to a Lady Bullpup lead at the break, 11-8. Liberty Hill took advantage of several Burner girls being in foul trouble in the third and closed the gap to one point with a 6-4 advantage in the period. Bumet's foul troubles carried on into the fourth. Two Lady Pup starters fouled out and Liberty Hill made their flee-throws to steal away the win, 22-16. Overall Bumet's girls finished 6-9, 3-5 in district play. "It was a tough way to end the season, but we played our best game of the season by far," said coach Crystal Syphrett. "Everything came together on both ends of the court. I love how this group of girls encourages each other. I am proud of their consis- tent effort, their passion, their pride and their fight." Leading scorers against Liberty Hill included Genesis Aguillon, seven; Kelsey Keele, four; Karla Rodriguez, three; Axy Homer, one; and Femanda Herrera, one. Seventh-grade A The seventh-grade A team fell short in their final match of the year versus Liberty Hill, 42-22. The first and second quarters were close with the Lady Cats claiming the opener, 8-5 and Bumet taking the second, 7-6 making it a 14-12 ball game in the Hill's favor at the brealc The third period was costly for Bumet as Liberty Hill outscored them 18-2. "In the third period the girls continued to play hard and with so much heart, but we were just unable to take care of the ball like we did in the first half," said coach Glen Harley. Bumet did a better job of pro- tecting the ball in the fourth but Liberty Hill closed out the game with a 10-8 period for the 42-22 win. "I am so proud of these girls and how hard they worked every- success day. I know that they will continue working hard and come back next~ year fired up and ready to play," said Harley. Bumet finished the season overatlat 8-7. Leading scorers against Liberty Hill included Kyli Davis, 11; Gmcyn Bennett, five; Hailey Evans, two; Haley McHam, two; and Makenna Gilmore, two. Eighth-grade B The eighth-grade B team closed out their middle school careers with a nice 43-32 victory over Liberty Hill. Burnet jumped out to an early 14- 7 lead after just one quarter of play with their aggressive full court press. The Lady Panthers answered in the second with a stout full court press of their own and each team scored seven more points before the break. Bumet had their best offensive performance of the game in the third. After some adjuslments at the half the Lady Pups came out fired up and outscore Liberty Hill, 15-11 to take a 36-25 lead into the final period. Each team added seven more points down the stretch which sealed Bumet's win, 43-32. "As a result of this win we fin- ished second in dislrict. I am so proud of the growth this entire team has shown. They worked really hard and played through some tough situations," said coach Tamura Hurst. The girls finished with a 12-3 overall record, 6-2 in district. Leading scorers included Juleya Crawford, 15; Reyvan Greenhaw, 10; Courmey Quintero, seven; Leah Ng, six; and Jordan Langford, five. Eighth~grade A The eighth-grade A team Lady Bullpups finished their season last Monday night with a hard fought loss to Liberty Hill, 26-16. "We kept the game close the entire night with some great half court defense," said coach Stewart Beckwith. "Missed shots and missed free throws played a huge roll in our loss." 'q'he girls played hard all year. They learned that the energy they put into the game will determine the outcome," added Beckwith. Greysen Lenz was the leading scorer with eight points. She was followed by Kya Martinez, three; Bailey Reeves, two; Kendal Connolly, two; and Katie Faris, one. versus BY WAYNE CRAIG the period with a 15-7 advantage year with a tough loss it was still BULLETIN SPORTS which tied up the game going an extremely successful year for into the fourth, this group," said Coach Couch. Seventh-grade A The Pups did just enough in "This group started off the year The seventh-grade A boys the fourth taking the quarter 9-7 1-3, but after that they really basketball team ended lhe~ sea- which led them to the 36-34 win. turned it around and finished out son last week with an exciting "With' 's~nwe were able the rest of the year with fi 9'3 36-34 win over Liberty Hill t ,. tl~ ......... to fimsh the season on an 11 record." claim a co-district Championship game winning streak," said"These boys continued to with a 7-1 district record. The Coach. work hard the entire year and Pups finished their season over- Strat Roy and CJ Greenwell you could really see the results in all at 13 -2. led the Bullpups with 10 points their play as the season went on," "This was a tough game from start to finish," said coach each. They were followed by added Coach Couch. Jerod Couch. "We found our- Luke Kiser, six; Justin Dixon, Leading scorers against selves down early in the game four; Keaton Rodriguez, two; Liberty Hill included Blaine due to foul trouble and our shots Matthew Tippie, two;and Burkhalter, 10; KalebAlexander, just weren't hitting the mark." Tristan Shirley, two. seven; Conner Lyle, five; Jaylen Liberty Hill outscored Eighth-grade A Laidler, four; and Garrett Bumet 11-6 in the first and 9-6 in The eighth-grade A boys fin- Johnson, two. the second to take a 20-121ead at ished their season with a tough Eighth-grade B the break. 10ss at Liberty Hill, 63-28. The A The eighth-grade B team Burnet put together a great team ended their season with a made a good run at Liberty Hill third quarter both offensively 5-3 district record, 10-5 overall, in their final game but came up and defensively. They finished "Even though we ended the short, 39-17. "Our boys played good bas- ketball in their last game of the season," said coach Lance Jones. "We had a very solid first half hitting some shots and a lot of Success breaking the pressii' [,"! The Bullpups kept things close in the first half, only down 13-9 after one and 19-11 after twO. "Coming out in the third quarter Liberty Hill got hot and increased their lead over us. In the fourth quarter we picked it back up and played well but ulti- mately we were unable to earn a victory," said Jones. Bradyn McPherson was the team's leading scorer with six points. He was followed by Rob Grant, four; Zarious Skelton, two; Trey Grant, two; Jace Maynard, two; Isaac Sanchez, two; and Miguel Jammillo, two. FIND TODAY'S ANSWER ON PAGE 7B ACROSS 1 this actor Andrews was in "Laura" with TX Gene Tierney 5 TX-based "Giant" was an film 6 TX Dabney Coleman .1980 film: " to Five" 7 golf ball holders 8 state fair mo. 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