Tigers fall in consolation to Waller in Yoe Classic

Lady Tigers, Thorndale also chalk up wins

Emily Norris logged five points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in the Lady Tigers’ win over Riesel in the Cameron Christmas Classic. 
Reporter/Bill Martin Emily Norris logged five points, three rebounds, two assists and a steal in the Lady Tigers’ win over Riesel in the Cameron Christmas Classic. Reporter/Bill Martin CAMERON—The Rockdale Tigers lost out on consolation honors after losing to Waller in the 14th annual Cameron Chamber of Commerce Christmas Classic.

The Tigers went 2-2 in the holiday tournament and stand 8-7 on the season.

Rockdale fell to Waller 58-46 in the consolation game after defeating Whitney 61-50, dropping an overtime affair to Robinson 59-58 and opening the tournament with a 52-24 pounding of Lexington.

Robinson went on to capture the boys championship over marlin double overtime.

Against Waller, the Tigers jumped out to a double-digit lead but allowed 23 points in the second quarter to fall behind.

Sophomore point guard Wendell Mitchell, who is averaging 27 points a game, pumped in 23 points, followed by Darius Ford’s 14.

In the Whitney contest , Rockdale grabbed the lead in the see-saw affair in the third quarter and poured it on in the final period.

Mitchell fired in 24 points, while picking off five steals.

Ford added 17 points, while snaring eight rebounds and dishing off three assists. William Dean chipped in 11 points and three assists.

Versus Robinson, Mitchell again tallied 24 points despite missing 13 shots, nine from three-point range.

Pearce Loth worked in-and-out to post a double-double with 15 points on the strength of three, three pointers and 10 boards as the Tigers rallied with 21 points to send the game into overtime.

Dean chipped in 11 and was 3-for-3 from behind the arc.

Against Lexington ( 3- 8) , Mitchell was limited to a season low 12 points and had six rebounds, four assists and three steals.

Ford chipped in 12 points, while postman Pedro Ibarres turned in a double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds.

Lady Tigers

The Lady Tigers went 1-3 in the tournament, picking up their lone victory, 35-30 against Riesel.

They previously lost 47-24 to Waco Connally, 36-30 to West and 28-27 to Lexington.

The Lady Tigers are 6-12 on the season.

Brenham throttled Thrall 71-35 for the girls championship.

Against West, Taylor Pickett led the way with 10 points, while Velma Mitchell chipped in nine points and seven rebounds.

In the Riesel contest, Mitchell tallied 10 points and gathered eight rebounds. De’Jhora Robertson added six points and six boards.

Against Connally, Mitchell had six points, four rebounds and two steals.

Versus Lexington, Mitchell broke loose for 14 points with five boards and three steals.

Emily Norris and Edricka Burns added four points each.


The No. 10 Bulldogs went 1-3 in the Classic, their lone win coming against host Cameron, 68-34.

Thorndale fell to Giddings 61-38, Waller 68-46 and Whitney 54-45.

The Bulldogs are 7-4 on the season.

Against Whitney, Riley Schaefer and Jordan Hafley paved the way with nine points apiece.

In the Waller contest, Sam Stockton scored 11 points and Hafley added 10.

In the win over Cameron, the Bulldogs erupted for 33 second quarter points to put the game out of reach.

Hafley led the onslaught with 21 points, while Stockton and Schaefer notched 12 points each.

Against Giddings in the opener, Hafley and Aaron Laurence produced 10 points apiece.

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