There’s something about the very last home game of the season. Maybe it’s the mass of mini-cheerleaders or possibly even seeing our Senior Lady Cats play home court for one last symbolic time. Some fans have seen these girls grow up with a basketball by their side and it’s pretty unbelievable to realize that we might not see some of them anymore. Senior Night is just one of those times that we see every year and one that young athletes expect when their time finally comes. Proud parents walk their daughters through balloon arches and an aisle formed by cheerleadersas they take photos and are awarded their basket filled with memorabilia. This year we had five senior girls! All of whom we’ll miss on our court. Cheri Preston, Brandee Potts, Yliana Daniel, Teresa Wayment, and Shawna Pace were all taken through the arches tonight. Good job and good luck ladies!
Tonight JV girls slammed the Lady Diamondbacks from start to finish. Truly a great example of Burley’s future teams. Small but powerhouse players played their game with energy that only those girls could crank out. The girls came in explosively with a score of 16-2 at the end of the first quarter alone. Their fire kept burning on throughout the game and they left the court at the half with a score of 24-10. For the second half the girls managed to keep ahold on Century while still scoring points. They capped off the game with a lead of 30 points and the final score of 46 – 16.
Varsity girls came in with their starting seniors and fought for their last home game of the season. While working on the game the Diamondbacks managed to wriggle and press their way out of our grasp with a lead on Burley of 20 points at the half (10-30). Tonight’s game was highly physical, packed with intensity and ferocity. Burley brought what they had but unfortunately came up short with a final score of 31 to 49. Close… but nowhere near close enough. Even though Varsity’s loss was taken these young ladies show bright futures ahead of them and we wish them the best in whatever they choose to do.
Ready to dive full on into Burley High School’s athletics? Well here’s some upcoming events! Girls’ basketball District games are coming up Feb. 2-12 and those games are still TBA so we’ll have to keep you posted! Burley Boys still have a few games until they finish up, all are away but there is one last home game! Take a guess? It’s the big one! Burley vs. Minico @ Burley on Feb. 10th w/ games beginning at 4:30! Make sure you’re there! Can’t wait quite that long? Well neither can we so come and support our Burley Wrestling teams! JV is having the Burley JV Invite to be held at Burley this Friday and Saturday beginning at 3:30. While the Varsity boys head for the Red Halverson Invite @ Minico also this Friday and Saturday and also starting at 3:30. These guys are worth it and need all the Burley fans we can dig up! Support your Cats!