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Burgin Girls Basketball Split Weekend Games

Jared Holt

Herald Staff

Casey County

A slow start doomed the Bulldogs Thursday night in the road opener against the Rebles of Casey County High School. 

Burgin hit just one field goal and a pair of free throws in the opening eight minutes of play, falling behind the Rebels, 15-4. The Bulldogs offense picked up in the second quarter, but were still unable to make a dent in their defense, trailing at halftime, 32-15. 

Burgin did out score Casey County in the third period, 14-12, but it wasn’t enough as the Rebels cruised to the win in the fourth quarter, 58-41. 

Listed below are individual player’s scoring totals: 

Burgin (1-1) — Mason Myers 15, Alex Beckerson 12, John Price 8, Dylan Coulter 2, Cooper Shearer 2.

Casey County (1-0) — Baylen Hill 13, Matt Bancon 11, Taylor Leigh 10, Micah Smith 8, Zack Scott 7, Skylar Wright 5, Jerricho Propes 2, Cody Steele 2.

Riverside Christian

The Burgin boys basketball team got back on the right side of .500 Saturday in a blowout win over Riverside Christian Rams at Mercer County High School in the Farmer’s National Bank 12th Region Showcase, 69-39.

The Bulldogs wasted no time pouncing on the undermanned Ram’s squad, out scoring them 7 to 1 in the opening quarter and taking a 35-5 lead. 

Burgin’s defense held Riverside Christian to single digit scoring in two quarters, the first and third. The Bulldogs themselves were also held to single digit scoring in two quarters, the second and fourth. 

With such a large early lead, Burgin Head Coach Brian Kirk was able to go deep into his bench with 11 Bulldogs scoring as they got the 30 points win, 69-39.

Listed below are individual player’s scoring totals: 

Burgin (1-1) — Andy Baker 11, Alex Beckerson 10, Nick Beckerson 8, Mason Myers 8, Cooper Shearer 8, Tommy Lopresto 7, Chase Hale 6, John Price 4, Dylan Coulter 3, Jake Osbourn 2, Spencer Clark 2.

Riverside Christian (0-4) — Sean Hughes 26, Emmanuel Wilson 6, Colton Smith 5, Ephraim Champ 2. 

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