ROSEBUD — Eighteenth-ranked Salado opened up a 21-point halftime lead en route to a 78-47 win against Rosebud-Lott on Friday.
“We all just played really well,” said Eagles head coach Kenny Mann. “My inside guys did a good job rebounding and putting it back.”
Dane Hankamer led all scorers with 20 points while Kole Hearne chipped in 17 and Preston Rosebrok added 11 for Salado.
The Eagles (23-3, 9-0) remained unbeaten in District 22-2A with a rematch against Jarrell — which Salado split the district title with last year and defeated earlier this year — on tap for Tuesday.
NO. 19 LOMETA 91, STAR 28: At Lometa, the Hornets jumped out to a 24-6 first-quarter lead over Star and never looked back.
For Lometa, Eric Nichols had a game-high 21 points, Pedro De Luna 18, Shane Stone 15 and Ivan Jasso 12.
Lometa upped its district record to 7-0. Star is now 0-7.
“We didn’t want to be sloppy,” Lometa head coach Aaron Nuckles said. “On paper, it looked like a mismatch and I guess that’s how it turned out to be. But you still want to make sure you’re taking care of business properly. We wanted to come out and dominate early. We got rolling and didn’t slow down.”
FLORENCE 49, CAMERON YOE 48: At Cameron, Christian Gomez scored 17 points and Alfredo Pena 10 to lead Florence past Cameron Yoe.
“Defense was what decided this game for us,” said Florence head coach Danny Wood. “We didn’t shoot the ball well. We did rebound well and going 5 for 7 from the free throw line helped us, too.”
SALADO 55, ROSEBUD-LOTT 41: At Rosebud, Jaylee Sebek had 10 points and 15 rebounds to help the Lady Eagles earn their fourth straight win.
The win lifted Salado into a third-place tie in District 22-2A with Little River-Academy.
Ashley Adams (13 points) hit a half-court shot at the end of the first quarter to give the Lady Eagles an 18-11 lead. Salado stretched it to 13, 32-19, at halftime.But the Lady Cougars’ Keauna Whitfield and JaQualia Johnson combined to hit six 3-pointers in the third period and cut Salado’s lead to three after three quarters.
Salado then held the Lady Cougars to three points the rest of the way.
Taryn Kornegay added 12 points for Salado (19-7, 7-4 22-2A). Sarah Kate Kelarek and Taylor Atwood (11 rebounds) each had nine points.
Burnet 42, Gatesville 24: At Gatesville, the Lady Hornets were outscored 9-3 in the first quarter and 18-3 in the fourth quarter as Burnet cruised to an easy victory.
Kayla McGiboney led Gatesville with eight points, while teammate Sarah Latham added six points.
The Lady Hornets (11-12, 3-4 District 8-3A) can clinch a playoff spot on Tuesday with a win at Llano on and a Lampasas loss at Brownwood.
HARKER HEIGHTS 62, SHOEMAKER 45: At Harker Heights, Angela DeLaney scored 24 points and Alexus Dukes 19 to lead the Lady Knights to a District 8-5A win over Shoemaker.
Heights’ district record is now 7-4 (17-8 overall). Shoemaker fell to 2-9 (5-19).
LAMPASAS 50, LLANO 45: At Lampasas: Qadrey Tolliver scored a game-high 21 points to lead Lampasas over Llano.
CAMERON YOE 33, FLORENCE 27: At Cameron, Rebecca Horton led the defeated Lady Buffaloes with six points in a District 22-2A loss on the road.
SALADO 6, TAYLOR 1: At Salado, the host Salado Eagles upped their season record to 4-3 with a romp over Taylor in the first round of the Salado Eagle Classic.
“We played real well,” said Salado head coach Michael Goos. “We jumped on them early. We led 6-1 at halftime and still kept our intensity.”
For Salado, Dennie Barker scored two goals and Josh Rogers, Tristan Bragg, Chase Crenwelge and Scott Puckett each scored one.