The Brownwood Lions surrendered only 17 first-half points, but still trailed by double digits at halftime as the offense never found a rhythm in a 47-25 District 8-3A loss to Burnet Saturday at Warren Gym.
In a game pushed back a day due to weather, Brownwood (0-24, 0-9) trailed 17-6 at halftime after sinking only two field goals, one in each quarter, and two free throws, both in the opening period.
“We were doing a decent job early and getting some rebounds, but we missed some shots early,” said Lions head coach Josh Alcorn. “I thought we did a great job defensively, we just couldn’t hit anything, and you can only hold down (Burnet 6-7 post Clayton) Baumgart so long.”
The Lions caught fire in the second half, but so did Burnet as the Bulldogs opened a 39-16 advantage heading to the fourth period.
“Burnet is well coached with a bunch of seniors and they made some adjustments at halftime,” Alcorn said. “We did a good job in having to make them adjust, but giving up 22 points in a quarter isn’t going to be good enough.”
Colt Garrett led Brownwood with nine points trailed by seven from Kye Healer, four from Hayden Day, three from Cody Richardson and one point apiece from Tyler Jackson and Cory Richardson.
Burnet (17-12, 8-1) — which remained tied atop the 8-3A standings with Liberty Hill — was led by 20 points from Baumgart, 10 from Derek Kiser, eight from Joe Parker, seven from Colton Stevens and two points from Blayne Parisher.
The Lions will conclude their season at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when they host Liberty Hill (24-8, 8-1).
“It was good to see so many people here today,” Alcorn said. “These guys work hard and the last game we hope to have some more people come out.”