Salado Eagles lost two district basketball games on the road last week, a 52-49 nail biter to the Lampasas Badgers and a 59-84 loss to the state-ranked Taylor Ducks.
Drew Kiser knocked down four threes, three of them in the second half, to lead the Burnet Bulldogs past the Salado Eagles 77-71 in a tightly fought district basketball game Jan. 19.
Salado scores 18 points in fourth to overcome deficit
Salado Eagles scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to overcome a four-point deficit and beat the Lorena Leopards in a non-district road game Jan. 4. The Eagles won 60-58.
Eagles go 2-2 in Uvalde Tournament
Justin Tatum named to All Tournament Team
Salado Eagles competed in the Uvalde Tournament Dec. 28-29. The Eagles went 2-2 in the tournament and Justin Tatum was named to the All Tournament Team.
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Salado Eagles beat Waelder 52-46 on Dec. 21 in a non-district basketball game to improve to 9-7 on the year.
Salado Eagles outlasted the Academy Bees on their home court 41-33 on Dec. 18.
Rosebrock scores season-high 27 points to lead Eagles
Salado Eagles beat the Robinson Rockets 66-39 in a non-conference home basketball game on Dec. 15.
Rosebrock leads Eagles with 29 points
Preston Rosebrock was perfect at the free throw line, scoring 10 of his game high 29 points there as he led the Salado Eagles past the Horizon Crocs of Australia in the final round of the Jarrell basketball tournament Dec. 12. Salado won 64-53.
The Eagles led 11-8 after the first and 32-23 at the half. Salado led 519 going into the fourth quarter.
Also scoring for Salado were Justin Tatum, 13 points, Trevor Stump, 10 points, Peeyton Kyburz, seven points and Willie Whigham, five points.
Hosting Cougars outscore Eagles in Jarell Tournament
Salado Eagles lost to the hosting Jarrell Cougars 57-40 in the third round of the Jarrell Invitational basketball tournament Dec. 11.
The Cougars led 20-15 after the first and 30-25 at the half. Jarell scored 19 points in the third quarter to extend their lead to 49-37 and held Salado to just three points in the fourth quarter for the 57-40 win.
Preston Rosebrock led the Eagles with 11 points in the game. Justin Tatum followed with 10 points. Also scoring for Salado were Trevor Stump, seven points, Willie Whigham, six points, Garrett Lightfoot, three points, Luke Miller, two points and Phillip Sueoka, one point.
Goats outscore Eagles 57-41
Salado Eagles lost to Groesbeck Goats 57-41 in the second round of the Jarrell Tournament Dec. 11. Groesbeck jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the first quarter and the Eagles trailed throughout the rest of the game. The Goats led 33-27 at the half before Salado closed the gap to 35-32 at the end of the third.
Justin Tatum led the scoring for Salado with 11 points. Preston Rosebrock followed with eight points. Trevor Stump scored seven points, Evan Wall scored six points, Peyton Kyburz scored five points and Garrett Lightfoot and Willie Whigham scored two points each.