An efficient start in their 46th District opener against West Jessamine (3-7) Thursday night led to a 52-48 win for the Lady Bulldogs. Burgin took care of the ball in the first half committing just five turnovers. That ball security lead to an 18-13 Burgin lead after the first eight minutes, and they remained up going into halftime, 31-26.
“We need to have good starts to games,” said Burgin Head Coach Ray Daniels. “We need to get better at finishing quarters, but we came out playing extremely efficient in this game and we need to continue doing that in the future.”
Burgin opened the game with a 10-2 run and looked like they may run away with the game. Despite poor free throw shooting, 2 of 6 in the first quarter and 5 of 12 in the half, the Lady Bulldogs held a 10 point lead with less than a minute to go in the first quarter. West Jessamine closed the period with a 5-0 run and pulled within five, 18-13.
A cold spell hit Burgin’s offense in the second quarter, not scoring their first point until the 5:06 mark on a Summer Burke free throw. The team didn’t score it’s first field goal until the 3:30 mark when Taylor Sanders hit a lay up after securing the offensive rebound, extending their lead, 23-20. Sanders had eight rebounds in the first half, four offensive, and finished the game with 14 points.