Brownwood boys battle in playoff-opening loss to Burkburnett

Paul Harris
Brownwood Bulletin
Basketball on court

The Brownwood High School boys basketball team lost its first-round playoff game 77-70 to Burkburnett on Monday in Breckenridge.

The Lions finished their season with a record of 13-10.

Brownwood was the No. 3 seed from District 6-4A, which earned the Lions a bidistrict matchup with Burkburnett, the No. 2 seed from 5-4A.

The Bulldogs didn’t have their victory clinched until the final minutes. The game was tied at 47-47 heading into the fourth period when Burkburnett got hot from behind the arc, making six of its 11 3-pointers.

Keland Page scored 13 of his game-high 24 points in the final quarter, including six free throws down the stretch.

Bryson Monroe scored 16 points to lead Ballinger, while Taylar Kinzler and Luke Moss each had 13.

Burkburnett improved to 16-9 and will take on Young Men's Leadership Academy from Fort Worth in the area round later this week.

Burkburnett 77, Brownwood 70

Brownwood   16   14   17   23   - 70

Burkburnett   21   14   12   30   - 77

BROWNWOOD – Monroe 16, Porter 4, Hataway 13, Kinzler 13, Moss 13, Felts 9.

BURKBURNETT – TJ Newton 10, Keland Page 24, Jalen Hutchinson 18, Allison 6, Underwood 1, Kea 3, Cremeens 6, Shelton 6.