It looked like the Burgin Bulldogs may pull off something they hadn’t accomplished in school history Thursday night, but fatigue wore the team down late in the game as they fell 80-66 to the East Jessamine Jaguars.
The Bulldogs, who have never defeated East Jessamine, led after the first quarter 15-14, after strong play from senior John Price. Price scored six of his 17 points in the quarter.
“The kids in the locker room were excited. We’ve got to come out and be ready to play like that every night. It wasn’t anything that I did differently as a coach. The kids just took it upon themselves. When you look at a team that we have never really competed with over the years it put a little extra boost of energy in them.” said Burgin Head Coach Brian Kirk following the game.
The second quarter was a strong offensive quarter for both teams, as neither defense seemed to get many stops. The game was tied at 37, until the Jaguars got a basket from Rashawn Jackson, who had 31 points in the game, with 24 seconds left in the first half. East Jessamine went into the half with a 42-37 lead.
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