Salado Lady Eagles Basketball
Just as the buzzer sounded, Katie Law hit a desperation shot from three feet beyond the top of the arc, catching nothing but the bottom of the net to knot the score at 40 each and send the Salado Lady Eagles’ area round contest against the La Vega Lady Pirates into overtime Feb. 22.
But the elation was short-lived as the Lady Pirates went to the free throw line six times over the next four minutes and sank nine of their 12 attempts to get past Salado 53-47.
Salado Lady Eagles took the lead over the Burnet Lady Bulldogs with the 1:38 mark in the first quarter of their rubber match to determine the District 19-4A first place team and never relinquished it, winning 43-33 on Feb. 8 in Liberty Hill.
Lorena Perez hit shots with 1:55 and 1:28 to put the girls up for the first time as the Lady Eagles went on a 10-point run in the final two minutes of the first to lead 15-7. The girls hit all four of their free throws in the quarter.
Salado Lady Eagles doubled up on Lake Belton high in a home district game Jan. 26, winning 54-27.
With wins over Jarrell and Taylor last week, Salado Lady Eagles are in second place in district behind Burnet with a record of 16-6 and 4-1 in district play.
Lady Eagles 49
La Grange 41
Salado Lady Eagles defeated La Grange Nov. 24.
Lady Eagles 35
Salado Lady Eagles went on the road to beat Academy Nov. 23.
Leander Glenn 72
Leander Glenn beat the Salado Lady Eagles 72-49 in a road game for Salado on Nov. 21.
After trailing 10-11 in the first quarter, Salado Lady Eagles took control of their road game against the West Lady Trojans to win 42-28 on Nov. 20. Salado led 22-16 at the half and 33-21 after three.
Salado Lady Eagles scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to beat Grandview 46-39 in a home game Nov. 17. The Lady Eagles led 10-6 after the first, 18-16 at the half, but trailed 24-29 before running up 22 points in the fourth.