Lawson Wenninger stretches out to avoid a charging call during the Steers’ loss at Burkburnett Tuesday. The loss dropped the Steers into a tie for third place with Iowa Park in the district. The two teams were scheduled to meet last night at Graham High School.
Leader photo by Mike Williams
Steers lose in Burkburnett rematch
The struggles came early and often for the Graham Steers on Tuesday night. With playoff seeding still on the line, the Steers struggled with a revenge-minded Burkburnett Bulldogs. The hosts secured a second-place district finish after defeating the Steers 79-64.
The Bulldogs are a team that plays fast and shoots in bunches. When the teams last met on Jan. 22 in Graham, they shot 55 3-pointers in an 85-78 overtime win by the Steers.
The 3-point shot is always a threat from the Bulldogs and it was again on Tuesday. The Steers struggled to keep pace with their hosts from the start as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 17-4 advantage midway through the first quarter. They were able to close the gap in the later stages of the quarter with an 8-0 run.
For the rest of the story, see the Feb. 13 edition of The Graham Leader.