The Belton Tigers boys JV basketball squad took on the Burnet Bulldogs on Monday afternoon at Tiger Gym.
The Tigers got balanced scoring during a 15-0 in the first quarter run and outscored the Bulldogs 35-13 in the second as, as Belton downed Burnet 61-25.
Trent West scored the first six points of the game for the Tigers. Mike Davis, Charles Williams, and Gentil Hirwa accounted for the next nine points in the 15-0 run over the opening 5:33. Connor Whitman’s turnaround jumper in lane gave the Tigers a 17-2 lead after one period.
Burnet opened the second quarter with an 8-0 run in the first 1:10 to close the gap to seven points, 17-10.
Belton then answered with a 9-3 run over the final 6:19, as Davis, Williams, Ben Curran and Peyton Euer accounted for the final points of the half. The Tigers led at the halftime break, 26-13.
Burnet kept to within 12 points of the Tigers until the 3:20 mark of the third quarter. Whitman’s two successful free throws spurred a 12-0 run to end the quarter. Euer, Maurice Reed, and Javier Luna accounted for the other 10 points, as the Tigers led at the end of the third quarter, 45-21.
Belton outscored the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter 16-4 to cap off the 28-4 run over the final 11:20 to take the 36-point win.
West notched 12 points, Reed and Euer scored 11 points, and Whitman scored seven points for the Tigers, who will travel to Elgin on Tuesday.