Salado Eagles lost their opening basketball games last week to Lorena and Caldwell.
The visiting Lorena Leopards jumped out to a 14-6 first quarter lead and extended it to a 29-16 halftime lead, hanging on to beat the Salado Eagles 54-41 in the season opener Nov. 15.
Owen Pitcock led the Eagles with 12 points on five-of-nine shooting. He had 4 rebounds, an assists, 2 deflections and a steal.
Noah Self also managed double figures, putting up 10 points on four-of-eight shooting. He also had 7 rebounds, 2 assists, a deflection and a steal.
Nolan Miller scored 7 points, 2 rebounds, an assist, a deflection, 4 steals and 2 blocks.
Ethan Llobregat scored 6 points, 2 rebounds and a deflection.
Colby Ramm scored 4 points, 3 rebounds, an assists and 3 steals.
Mekhi Lanier scored 2 points, a rebound, an assist, 2 deflections and a block.
Kase Maedgen had 2 rebounds and a deflection.
Salado Eagles scored 26 points in the fourth quarter, but it wasn’t enough to catch up to Caldwell as the Eagles fell 54-52 on the road Nov. 18.
The teams were knotted at 8-8 after the first and Caldwell took a 19-15 halftime lead. They extended it to 34-26 at the end of the third and scored 18 points to hang on for the close win.
Self led the Eagles with 24 points, shooting eight-of-13 from the field and seven-of-seven at the free throw line. He also had 8 rebounds, an assists, a steal and a block.
Pitcock followed with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 2 deflections and 2 steals.
Levi Ball scored 6 points, 4 rebounds, an assists, a deflection and a steal.
Ramm scored 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists and a deflection.
Llobregat had 5 points, 5 rebounds and a steal.
Miller had 2 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 deflections.
Maedgen had 2 assists, 3 deflections and a steal. while Lanier had a rebound and 2 deflections.