Tigers drop opening tip

SALADO—The Rockdale Tigers opened their 2011 season with a loss, 49-46, to Salado on the road.

Freshman point guard Wendell Mitchell paced the Tigers with 16 points, followed by William Dean’s 10.

Mitchell also grabbed four rebounds, had four sssists, three steals and three, three-pointers.

Before fouling out early in the fourth quarter, last year’s top scorer Cody Skubal finished with nine points.

After taking a 42-36 lead into the final period, the Tigers went cold and managed just four points and Salado played catch up and surged ahead.

The Tigers host Weimar in their home opener Friday at Tiger Gym.

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