BURLEY- It would have been easy for the Twin Falls Bruins to overlook the Burley Lady Cats in the second half of Tuesday's game. The first half proved to be a struggle for the Lady Cats. With 11 points on the board, and most those coming from foul shots, Burley was floundering.
The second half began with Twin Falls leading 24 to 11. The Bobcats came out hot. Within seconds, Chelsee Baker and Stephanie McGill scored 6 unanswered points.
"We dug ourselves a hole in the first half. You know, we weren't very intense and at half time I think the girls decided they wanted to play," said Burley Head Coach Roger Caresia.
And play they did; the Burley Lady Cats scored 17 points in the 3rd quarter. Aubrie Vale showed confidence with her three point shot. In the last second of the third quarter Chelsee Baker brought the score to 33 - 28. The win appeared to be within reach for the Lady Cats.
But the Twin Falls Bruins stepped into the fourth quarter with determination, coming together to clinch the win, 45 Twin - 35 Burley.
After the game, Coach Caresia commented saying, "We put a good second half together. Until we get a full game together, we are not going to beat the Twin Falls Bruins. They know that, but they are coming and I am proud of them. They played hard and the second half was great. Down the stretch we turned the ball over. They made foul shots, we didn't. That's a ball game."
Burley will host Minico and Twin Falls is at Canyon Ridge on Thursday.