The Bulldogs suffered their third straight loss of the season Friday night at West Jessamine (8-2), 94-43, falling to 0-3 in district play.
Burgin stayed competitive early and an Alex Beckerson lay up put them behind, 13-10, with less than a minute to play in the first quarter. An old fashioned three point play by West Jessamine’s Will Henderson with one tick left on the clock extended the Colt’s lead to six going into the second quarter, 16-10.
“I though we came out aggressive, looking to attack the rim, and I told the boys go out and relax,” said Burgin Head Coach Brian Kirk. “The past two games we’ve kind of taken it in the chin and I told them coming in here tonight I didn’t care what happened but to go out and play hard for 32 minutes and I think that helped them relax a little more.”
Kirk’s team pulled back within three points early in the second quarter, but a third foul on Alex and Nick Beckerson forced the Burgin bigs to the bench. The Colt’s offense thrived in the Beckerson brothers absence, scoring 38 points in the quarter, taking a 54-28 lead into halftime.