San Saba made 17 of 24 free throws in the fourth quarter and Class 2A’s ninth-ranked Lady Dillos rallied to beat Gatesville 63-61 on Friday in Gatesville.

Gatesville led 47-41 heading into the final period.

Marlee Ward led four Hornets in double figures with 14 points. T’ana Nolte added 12. Ainsley Warren had 11, and Jenna Coward 10.

San Saba (4-0) finished 22-of-35 at the stripe. Gatesville (2-2) was 8-of-10.

Nolte fouled out, as did teammate Allaiya Jones

LORENA BOYS 53, SALADO 42: At Salado, Graham Goolsby scored 17 points to lead Lorena (2-1) to a win in Salado.

Eli Pittman and Austin Abel each scored 12 to lead Salado (1-1).

Salado girls split pair of games in Abilene tourney

Reese Preston made three 3-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Salado girls to a 59-13 win over Olney on Friday in the Abilene Polk Key City Tournament.

Abby Rembert also hit three 3-pointers and added 11 points. Amanda Cantu had six steals. Kaia Philen and Katie Law each had eight rebounds.

The Lady Eagles dropped their first game of the day, 52-48, to Abilene.

Lorena Perez had 10 points and 19 rebounds for Salado. Philen and Law each scored 12 points.

Salado lost despite a whopping 43-17 edge in rebounding.

The Lady Eagles play today at 9 a.m.

FRIDAY GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Georgetown East View 42, Belton 29
  • Lake Travis 39, Shoemaker 37
  • 2A-No. 9 San Saba 63, Gatesville 61

Abilene Polk Key City Tournament

  • Abilene 52, Salado 48
  • Salado 59, Olney 13

Austin Crockett tournament

  • St. Michael’s 60, Lampasas 52
  • Lampasas 53, Cedar Creek 25

Marble Falls Hill County Classic

  • Copperas Cove 51, SA Cornerstone Christian 49
  • Copperas Cove 40, Marble Falls 35

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Leander Glenn 59, Copperas Cove 58
  • Lorena 53, Salado 42

Coppell Tipoff Tournament

  • 6A Private-No. 4 Dallas Bishop Lynch 63, No. 7 Ellison 57
  • No. 7 Ellison 78, Tyler Lee 54

Justin Northwest tournament

  • Mesquite Horn 83, Shoemaker 65

FRIDAY’S GIRLS SUM

SAN SABA 63, GATESVILLE 61

2A-No. 9 San Saba (63)

Eckerman 15, Adams 9, Everett 0, Cash 19, Lambert 7, Glover 7, Amthar 1, Vickery 5, Shahan 0.

Gatesville (61)

Warren 11, L.Smalley 0, Nolte 12, Chacon 6, Jones 3, C.Smalley 0, Ward 14, Coward 10, Jaynes 5.

San Saba 13 12 17 21—63

Salado 7 7 14 14—42

3-Point Goals—San Saba 3 (Cash 2, Lambert), Gatesville 7 (Warren 3, Nolte 2, Chacon 2). Free throws—San Saba 22-35, Gatesville 8-10. Fouled Out—Nolte, Jones. Total Fouls—San Saba 17, Gatesville 26. Technicals—None.

Records—San Saba 4-0, Gatesville 2-2.

FRIDAY’S BOYS SUM

LORENA 53, SALADO 42

Lorena (53)

Hill 8, Moore 13, Lewis 3, George 0, Goolsby 17, Brittain 3, Strain 9, Bearman 0, Pitts 0.

Salado (42)

Sirmon 0, Pittman 12, Scallin 7, Goings 4, Brown 7, Ihler 0, Abel 12, Self 0.

Lorena 13 5 21 14—53

Salado 7 7 14 14—42

3-Point Goals—Lorena 8 (Goolsby 5, Hill, Brittain, Strain), Salado 2 (Pittman, Abel). Free throws—Lorena 7-12, Salado 6-13. Fouled Out—Scallin. Total Fouls—Lorena 19, Salado 18. Technicals—None.

Records—Lorena 2-1, Salado 1-1.

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