Tigers drop opener
SALADO—The Rockdale Tigers couldn't overcome a slow start in dropping their season opener to Salado 64-59 on the road.
Seniors William McQuitter and Lance Loewe took up where they left off last season, scoring 26 and 23 points respectively as Tiger Coach Dusty Loewe used just five players in the game.
The Tigers are waiting for three starters off the football team.
Loewe also bagged 11 steals, five steals and four assists, while canning 5-of-10 three pointers. McQuitter snared nine rebounds and five steals, while sinking 10- of-15 free throws.
A 22-point third quarter allowed the Tigers to pull within 45-43, but could not overtake the Eagles.
"Not bad offensivley for a first game, except we need to work on shot selection and offensive rebounds," Loewe said. " I don't think we got but two or three offensive rebounds for the whole game. The big concern is our defense or lack of defense."