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Big 4th Quarter Lifts Burgin Over Wildcats

Jared Holt

Herald Staff

It was a game of streaks Tuesday night as the Burgin Bulldogs boys basketball team defeated the Wildcats of Lynn Camp High School, 56-44.

The Bulldogs opened the game with a 14-2 run that spanned over the entire first quarter. Lynn Camp’s offense woke up in the second quarter, however, and after being dominated in the opening period found themselves tied at halftime, 25-all.

“We jumped out to a strong start and did a good job of forcing the ball inside in the first quarter,” said Burgin Head Coach Brian Kirk. “I don’t know if it was because our legs got tired, but we started having mental lapses in the second quarter and they were able to fight their way back into the game.”

The two teams continued to seesaw with the lead throughout the third quarter with the Bulldogs ending the period with the lead, 36-35. 

Like they did in the first quarter, Burgin opened up the fourth with another run scoring nine unanswered points, increasing their lead to double figures. The Wildcats ended the streak with five minutes left to play, but by that time the damage had been done. 

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