JACKSBORO — The Glen Rose Lady Tigers overcame an early 3-point shooting barrage and went on to grab a 63-54 girls basketball victory over 20th-ranked Burkburnett Thursday night in their Class 4A area playoff game at Jacksboro High School.
Glen Rose advanced to the third round of the playoffs with the win, which moved them to 27-8 on the season. Early next week, coach Ramsey Ghazal’s Lady Tigers will take on the winner of Friday night’s matchup between Stephenville and Brownwood.
Ally Andress was the top scorer for the Lady Tigers Thursday with 17 points and teammate Logan Smith scored 15.
“I’m just really proud of my team, for playing great,” said Smith, a sophomore post. “We just all pitched in.”
Burkburnett, which entered with only three losses and was District 6-4A champion, closed its season with a 23-4 record.
The Lady Tigers — the third-place team out of District 8-4A, trailed the Lady Bulldogs 23-16 at the end of the opening quarter when Burkburnett’s outside shooters were red-hot. Burkburnett made six of its first eight 3-point shot attempts in the game, but recorded just one in the second quarter.
But the Lady Tigers roared back, tying the game at 28 with about 2:30 left in the second quarter, and taking a 30-29 lead with 2:30 to go before halftime. They outscored Burkburnett 15-8 in the second quarter.
The Lady Tigers then outscored the Lady Bulldogs 16-11 and 16-12 in the final two quarters.