Madisen Jean Honea scored 20 points and the Copperas Cove Lady Dawgs rallied from a rough start to beat Round Rock McNeil 57-47 for their eighth straight win to start the season.

Cove trailed 8-1 early, but rallied for a 21-15 lead after the opening quarter.

Honea also had four rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Lady Dawgs.

Leah Powell added 13 points and eight rebounds. Kaysha McCloud finished with seven points and 11 boards.

Cove takes its perfect record to the Marble Falls tournament beginning Thursday.

BELTON BOYS 74, BASTROP 68: At Bastrop, sophomore guard TJ Johnson led five Tigers in double figures in a season-opening win.

Luke Bramlett added 14 points. Josh Rardin had 12, and Ben Jones and Tyson Pine each had 10.

SALADO BOYS 76, FLORENCE 25: At Salado, Cade Scallin scored 30 points and the Eagles cruised to a victory in their home and season opener.

Austin Abel added 17 points, and Eli Pittman finished with 16.

Clayton Brown led Florence with 13 points.

Salado led 45-5 at halftime.

LAMPASAS BOYS 68, LLANO 37: Nate Borchardt led four players in double figures with 13 points and the Badgers outscored Llano in every quarter to move to 2-0.

Quinn Pace and Jett Bramon each added 11 points for Lampasas. Zeb Bender finished with 10.

Bramon also had eight rebounds and five assists. Borchardt had five steals.

The Badgers led 26-16 at halftime. They pulled away with a 27-point third quarter and led 53-32 heading into the final period.

Lampasas’ Friday game at Brownwood was moved to Saturday. The varsity will tip off around 1:15 p.m. at the JV contest.

GATESVILLE GIRLS 54, BELTON 36: Allaiya Jones and Alayna Washington each scored 14 points and the Hornets evened their record at 2-2 with a home victory.

The Hornets took command with a 17-2 third quarter that gave them a 49-25 lead.

Belton shot 39 free throws, but missed 23.

Alexis Wade scored eight to lead the Lady Tigers.

TUESDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Austin LBJ 42, Florence 35
  • Copperas Cove 57, Round Rock McNeil 47
  • Gatesville 54, Belton 36
  • Grandview 49, Salado 41
  • Harker Heights 80, Round Rock 56
  • Lampasas 59, Jarrell 43
  • Round Rock Westwood 60, Shoemaker 40

TUESDAY BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Belton 74, Bastrop 68
  • Jarrell 41, Gatesville 40
  • Lampasas 68, Llano 37
  • Round Rock HomeSchool 48, Copperas Cove 44
  • Salado 76, Florence 25

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