SALADO — Behind Jeremy Jarvis’ team-high 10 points, the Salado boys defeated Central Texas Christian 46-36 on the opening day of the annual Coach Smith Tournament.
Eight different Eagles scored in the contest.
“We took advantage of some mismatches with our guards, because we have some pretty big guards,” said Salado head coach Kenny Mann. “In the second half, they started to press and it caused us to rush, which allowed them to cut into our lead.”
Willy Whigham helped pace the Eagles’ attack with eight points. Ryan Kyburz, Evan Wall and Anthony Young added seven points apiece.
Salado (3-1) finished the game 13 of 19 from the free-throw line, while CTCS (1-3) finished 9 of 11 from the charity stripe.
The Eagles are scheduled to play Bruceville-Eddy at 9.a.m., and they will play either McGregor or Pilot Point later at 6 p.m.
A big first half saw Salado take control with a 24-13 lead at halftime.
“Ryan really played big for us today,” Mann said. “He came off the bench and really lit a spark for us.
“Overall, I was proud of the way we played, especially defensively.”
The Salado Lady Eagles fell 57-35 in their tournament opener to Thorndale.
Kerrigan Hearne and Sarah Kate Kelarek both scored in double figures for the Lady Eagles, tallying 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Hearne added two 3-pointers in the contest.
The Lady Eagles were outscored in the first quarter 23-1.
Salado (2-6) went 7 of 15 from the free throw line.
Katelyn Seymour helped pace the Lady Eagles by scoring six points, while Taylor Lowrance added five.
Thorndale’s (6-0) Peyton Anastas led all scorers with 22 points.
The Lady Eagles return to action today at 1:30 p.m. against Austin Travis. They will play a second game at 7:30 p.m. against West.
Salado 46, Central Texas Christian 36
Bruceville-Eddy 57, Lago Vista 38
McGregor 50, Paradise 43
Pilot Point 53, Austin Travis 44
Jarrell 53, Leander Glenn 14
Thorndale 54, Caldwell 52
Thorndale 57, Salado 35
Robinson 44, McGregor 37
West 60, Austin Travis 14
Hutto 60, Cameron Yoe 54