T.J. Robinson hit back-to-back 3-pointers late and added the game-winning free throws at the end to send the Killeen High boys basketball team to a 47-46 season-opening win at Waco on Tuesday.
Robinson made his free throws with eight seconds remaining and finished with a team-high 15 points.
With three minutes remaining and the Roos down by two, Robinson hit the first of his back-to-back 3s.
Trayvon Todd added 10 points for Killeen, which overcame a 12-2 run by Waco (1-1) to start the game.
“We stayed in character and we just plugged away, point by point by point, and just played good defense,” said Killeen coach Reggie Huggins, whose team is looking to bounce back from an 8-20 season.
GATESVILLE 52, BURNET 40: At Gatesville, the Hornets dominated the third quarter 17-3 en route to a double-digit victory as they improved to 3-0 on the season.
Rebekah Nolte scored a team-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers, to go with three steals, while Allaira Jones finished with an 11-point, 11 rebound double-double to go with four steals.
As a team, the Hornets recorded 15 steals as five players finished with at least two.
Gatesville will look to keep its unblemished record intact Thursday as it opens play at the three-day Hamilton tournament.
MCGREGOR 65, SALADO 34: At Salado, Mary Graves led three players in double figures with 16 points and the Lady Bulldogs spoiled Salado’s season opener.
McGregor jumped out to a 23-6 lead after one quarter and never looked back.
Taylor Lowrance led Salado with 13 points. Kayla Manning added six.
JARRELL 53, LAMPASAS 38: At Jarrell, despite receiving a team-high 20 points from senior post Alexis Theus, the Lady Badgers were unable to capture their first win of the season.
Lampasas sophomore Kamri Corbin finished with eight points in the loss, while teammates Maci Procter and Erica Rodriguez added five and four points, respectively.
The Lady Badgers (0-3) will look to snap the skid Thursday as they open play at the Austin Crockett tournament.