Athletic Hearne hurries past Tigers on the road
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.