District-champion Burnet bites Dogs in season finale

District champion Burnet showed the Brady Bulldogs its top-notched basketball program here last Tuesday night, downing the Dogs, 65-30. It was the season finale for Brady. The team finished with an overall record of 4-24 and a 2-8 mark in district play. Burnet actually finished in a tie for the District 26-3A championship with Wimberley. Each had 9-1 records, however, the two decided to determine the title by a coin flip. Burnet won, and Wimberley will represent the league as the second-place team. Liberty Hill is third. The Burnet team is the classiest bunch in the district, according to Brady coach Shawn Dalbert. “They lost only four games all season, and three of them were before football boys came out for basketball,” he said. Burnet will face either Bandera, Columbus or West Oso in the first round of the playoffs, Dalbert said. In commenting on the Brady-Burnet match-up, the Brady coach said that his team executed well, but couldn’t get the shots to fall. Johnny Menefield led the Dogs in scoring with 15 points. “Shawn Borchert had a fine game. He fought hard. He and his senior teammate, Damon Boyd, each topped an exceptional year,” he said. Dalbert promised that his young team, losing only two seniors, will be a team to reckon with in years to come. “They now have learned of our preparation for the game. They know that we are ready to get to the next level, and that is becoming a better shooting squad. They have attained the other phases of the game,” he said. The coach pointed out that his Bulldogs had shot below 30 percent in the last two games. “In order to improve on that, I will pass out a print-out within the very near future which will tell the boys what I expect of them before next season begins. I will see that they attend as many camps this summer as possible. We also need to get into a summer league,” Dalbert said. “The name of the game is stiff competition. We have to learn to play with the big boys,” he said. Score by quarters: Burnet 14 23 13 15’65 Brady 9 10 7 4’30 Brady scorers: Johnny Menefield 15, Adrian Ni’o 2, Shawn Borchert 6, Clifton Tally 6, Blake Andrews 1.

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