The Glen Rose High School girls basketball team pieced together a strong second half against Burleson Centennial on Saturday afternoon, but couldnítí quite overcome a 12-point halftime deficit to claim victory.
The Lady Tigers were down 24-12 at the break and outscored Burleson Centennial 14-9 to cut the deficit to seven heading into the final quarter.
In the third quarter, Glen Roseís Ashlan Bernard hit a jumper to open the third quarter and Kelsey Potter added a pair of free throws to pull the Lady Tigers within six, 24-18.
After Burleson Centennialís Kylie Quintana hit a jumper from the left wing, Potter followed with a layup as Glen Rose pulled within six, 26-20.
Burleson Centennial was able to extend the lead to back to 12, 32-20 as Quintana hit a free throw, Angel Bialczak hit a 3-pointer and Lacey Burns hit a jumper.
However, Glen Rose stormed back with three straight buckets from Potter to close the gap to seven heading into the final quarter of play.
With Burleson Centennial holding a 33-26 advantage, Glen Rose kept chipping away by hitting key inside shots to pull within one, 35-34 with 1:42 left in the game.
Potter hit a pair of free throws, followed with a jumper as the Lady Tigers went to the full-court press to force Burleson Centennial into turnovers.
Bernard hit a jumper for Glen Rose to cut the deficit to one, but Burleson Centennial was able to put the game out of the Lady Tigersí reach by hitting its foul shots down the stretch to seal a 43-24 win.
Godley 46, Glen Rose 21
On Friday night, Godley earned a 46-21 win over Glen Rose. Potterís seven points led the Lady Tigers. Madi Gibson added six points and Sabrina Watson added five points in the loss.
Godley took command of the game early, as its high-powered offense was able to hit shots from inside and outside.
Brent Addleman is managing editor of the Glen Rose Reporter. He can be reached at 254-897-2282 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter: @GRR_Editor.