Burgin Girls Fall Hard to Lady Golden Lions

Jared Holt

Herald Staff

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The Lady Bulldogs suffered their first home loss of the season Monday night falling to the Lady Golden Lions of Garrard County, 71-33.

The two teams remained close through the opening quarter with Burgin trailing, 16-13, following a pair of Liz Marcinek free throws with 2:25 left in the quarter. Back to back turnovers by the Lady Bulldogs in the final two minutes resulted in easy baskets for Garrard County and a 20-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

“I thought we played really well the first quarter,” said Burgin Head Coach Ray Daniels. “I think our biggest liability tonight was mental mistakes. We had back to back turnovers heading into the second quarter that really derailed us, and, against a good team like Garrard County, you can’t afford to do that.” 

Burgin ended the game with 22 turnovers compared to just seven steals. 

The Lady Golden Lions held Burgin to just six points in the second quarter when they took a commanding 34-19 lead into halftime. Things didn’t get any easier for the Lady Bulldogs in the second half, not scoring their first basket until there was 1:05 left in the third quarter on a three pointer by Xena Baez. 

With a 32 point lead going into the final quarter, 56-24, Garrard County cruised through  getting the win, 71-33, remaining undefeated on the season.

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