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Burgin Girls Drop Season Ending Game Against Thomas Nelson

The Harrodsburg Herald/Wesley Bird
Burgin’s Bailey Turner pushed through the defenders to make her way to the basket. Turner had seven points and four rebounds for the night.



Wesley Bird
Herald Staff

The Burgin Lady Bulldogs (7-20) fell short, 34-66, to the Thomas Nelson Generals (7-18) Thursday, Feb. 17.

The first basket came at the 6:15 mark of the first quarter with Thomas Nelson knocking down a 3-pointer bank shot followed by another open look behind the arc to force an early Burgin timeout, 0-6. Coming out of the timeout, Isabella Mays dropped in a tough layout with Avery Gray getting the assist, 2-6.

The Generals scored the next 10 points with three layups off of steals and four free throws to close out the first quarter, 2-16.

Thomas Nelson continued to heat up with another triple and layup off of a Burgin turnover, 2-21.  The Bulldogs broke out of their slump with Baleigh Turner hitting a corner 3-pointer with senior Ellie Jenkins getting the assist, 5-22. Turner went to the free throw line to earn Burgin’s next two points halfway through the second quarter, 7-22.

The Generals scored a quick four points in the paint followed by Jemma Jenkins splitting a pair of free throws, 8-26. Thomas Nelson collected another four points with two free throws and a layup, 8-30. The first half came to a close with E. Jenkins getting a steal and finishing at the basket, but the Generals notched the final points with a free throw, 10-31.

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