LOMETA — Kyle Molter led four Hornets in double figures with a season-high 19 points and the 20th-ranked Lometa boys basketball team rolled to a 79-21 victory over Oglesby on Friday.

Lometa (19-3, 5-0 25-1A) scored the last 18 points of the first half — part of a 12-minute stretch in which Oglesby went scoreless — to take a 44-9 lead.

With one of Lometa’s starters out of town on family business, sixth man Connell Barnett got the start and scored the first 10 points of the game. The junior swingman finished with 12.

“I don’t know; maybe we need to do some re-thinking there,” Lometa coach Aaron Nuckles joked. “He definitely made his case well-heard.”

Ivan Jasso added 13 points, and Reid Moore scored 12.

Lometa hosts rival Evant on Tuesday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

SALADO 56, LLANO 42: At Salado, Sarah Kate Kelarek scored 18 points and the Lady Eagles improved to 2-3 in District 25-4A with a home victory.

Brianna Washington added 10 points for Salado (11-16). Kierstan Osborn and Gema Vitolas each had eight.

The teams were tied at 19 at halftime, but Salado outscored the Yellowjackets by 11 points in the third quarter to take command.

BOYS SOCCER

HOST SALADO ADVANCES TO TITLE GAME: At Salado, John Dawson scored two of the Eagles’ four second-half goals and Salado advanced to the championship game of the Eagle Classic with a 4-0 win over Wimberley.

Alex Carmona and Costas Loullis also scored for Salado.

“It was a great team effort game and the kids were just relentless the entire game and continued to put pressure on Wimberley, who was a great team, and it worked out well for us,” head coach Michael Goos said.

The Eagles face Giddings today at 1 p.m. in the championship game.

Keeper Trey Sheppard had five saves for the shutout.

On Thursday night, Salado blanked Pampa 3-0.

Loullis scored twice, and Manuel Magadan also scored.

Sheppard had five saves in the shutout.

GIRLS SOCCER

CHINA SPRING 2, KILLEEN 0: At Leo Buckley Stadium, the Lady Roos were shut out in their final tune-up for district play.

Three players who played well for Killeen, according to coach Richard Romeo, were Lexi Summers, Alyssa Cabading and Reyna Ibarra.

The Lady Roos begin district play Tuesday against Copperas Cove at Avenue E Field in Copperas Cove.

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