Athletic Hearne hurries past Tigers on the road

Turnovers costly in lopsided loss


Freshman point guard Wendell Mitchell was 9-of- 11 from the free throw line to lead Rockdale against Hearne. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Freshman point guard Wendell Mitchell was 9-of- 11 from the free throw line to lead Rockdale against Hearne. Reporter/Bill Martin HEARNE—Turning the ball over 30 times and shooting 23 percent from the floor is a lethal combination when facing an athletic team like Hearne.

The Eagles took full advantage of Rockdale’s miscues in a 69-44 Tiger loss Friday that stopped Rockdale’s three-game win streak.

The Tigers even up at 7-7 on the season and do not play again until Dec. 28 in the Allen Academy Tournament in Bryan.

The Tigers’ top two scorers, freshman Wendell Mitchell and senior Cody Skubal, were a combined 3-for-24 from the f loor including Mitchell’s 0- for-11 struggles.

Mitchell still led Rockdale in scoring with nine points, which all came at the free throw line where his accuracy was a little stronger (9-of-11). Mitchell has missed just 12 free throws.

Skubal chipped in seven points and did keep his double- digit rebounding streak going at six games with 11.

Hearne doubled up the Tigers at halftime, sprinting to a 42-21 bulge that Rockdale could not overcome.

Junior guard Jemarcus Johnson led Hearne (12-2) with 23 points for the Eagles’ sixth straight victory.


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