Varsity cagers beat Lampasas and Llano but fall to Taylor
Salado Eagles held on to hopes of making the playoffs last week despite a home loss to Taylor on Feb. 12. Salado beat Llano and Lampasas to force a fourth place tie with the Badgers. The two will face off in a playoff in Liberty Hill on Feb. 19.
Salado Eagles beat the Lampasas Badgers in a foul-laden game Feb. 16, led by Justin Tatum’s 17 points.
Tatum scored 12 of his 17 points at the free throw line, shooting 12-of-15 from there.
The Eagles scored 38 points at the charity stripe on 49 attempts. Salado had 35 free throws in the second half, scoring 27 of their 29 second-half points from the charity stripe.
Salado led 10-5 after the first, 28-18 at the half and 39-28 after three.
Tatum was followed by Preston Rosebrock, who scored 16 points, 11 of which were at the free throw line. He shot 11-of-14 there.
Peyton Kyburz got all eight of his points at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, where he was perfect.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Willie Whigham, 5 points, Anthony Young, Jeremy Jarvis and Trevor Stump, 4 points each.
Taylor Ducks beat the Salado Eagles at home 70-50 on Feb. 12.
Salado scored just 22 points in the first half while the Ducks poured on 39 points. Both teams scored 18 points in the third and Taylor outscored Salado 13-10 in the fourth to open up the 20-point win.
Peyton Kyburz hit four three pointers and led the Eagles with 13 points. Trevor Stump also had 13 points in the game, with two coming from beyond the arc.
Preston Rosebrock also got into double figures with 10 points, six of them from beyond the arc.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Justin Tatum, five points, Luke Miller, three points and Garrett Lightfoot and Anthony Young, two points each.
Salado Eagles beat the Llano Yellowjackets in a home game Feb. 9 to remain in playoff contention.
With three point shots by Peyton Kyburz, Justin Tatum and Trevor Stump, the Eagles ran up a 25-10 first quarter lead and extended it to a 47-19 halftime lead with stingy defense in the second.
The Eagles scored 13 points in the third and eight in the fourth to coast to the 68-46 win.
Preston Rosebrock scored 19 points, including two three-pointers to lead the Eagles on offense.
Tatum was just behind him with 18 points, 16 in the first half when he had two three-pointers.
Kyburz also had double figures with 10 points in the game.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Stump and Jeremy Jarvis, seven points each, Evan Wall, five points and Anthony Young, two points.
SHS 9th Boys 48
Barrett Schoenrock, 12 points, Nick Burns, 10 points, Gordy Nelson and Warren Roche, 8 points each, Tommie Barker, 7 points, Nathaniel Eschmann, 3 points.
9th Eagles 26
Schoenrock, 16 points, Roche, 3 points, Wilson, Eschmann and Barker, 2 points each, Samuel Brown, 1 point.
JV Eagles 41
Kade Maedgen, 19 points, Jeff Stockton, 6 points, Jake Pittman, 5 points, Quade Brown and Ryan Kyburz, 4 points each, Wade, 3 points.
JV Eagles 40
Brown and Kyburz, 11 points each, Maedgen, 8 points, Pittman, 7 points, Ford, 2 points, Stockton, 1 point.