Lampasas could not recover from a double-digit deficit in the first quarter of district basketball action against Burnet. The visiting Lady Bulldogs (4-1 in district) led 19-8 after one period and won 54-30 Tuesday night in Lampasas.
The Lady Bulldogs have five straight victories -- including their last four district contests -- after losing to No. 1 Liberty Hill in December. The Lady Badgers have dropped two in a row after previously going on a seven-game winning streak.
Marissa Escamilla, a Tarleton State University commit, led Burnet with 23 points on Tuesday.
Jelecia Magee put up 10 points as the only Lady Badger to reach double digits.
Kamri Corbin hit a pair of three-pointers in the first quarter. The Lady Badgers were within five points late in the period, but Burnet ended it with a 6-0 run.
At halftime, the Lady Bulldogs led 28-19 before opening up the scoring in the third quarter.
Paige Linney’s three-pointer gave the Lady Badgers their only points of the third quarter.
Lampasas (2-3 in district play) took its biggest loss since November.
Tonight, the Lady Badgers face top-ranked Liberty Hill (23-3, 5-0). The Lady Panthers are the returning state runner-up in Conference 4A, with several players back from last year’s team.
Key returners include University of Texas commit Sedona Price, listed at 6 feet, 7 inches. Senior Kandyn Faurie is a multi-sport athlete who was on the state-qualifying softball and basketball teams last season.
Liberty Hill has not lost a district game since 2014.
They have beaten five district opponents by an average margin of 54 points. But a December loss to Conference 3A Jim Ned shows the Lady Panthers are not invincible.
The Lady Badgers and Lady Panthers tip off in Liberty Hill at 6:15 p.m.