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Girls playoff bound

Lady Eagles face off in round one of playoffs

Salado Lady Eagles will face the Bruceville-Eddy Lady Eagles in the first round of the playoffs on Monday Feb. 11 at Gatesville High School at 7:00 pm.  

Salado Lady Eagles finished third in district after a three-game skid with losses to Jarrell, Academy and Cameron. 

Lady Eagles 50

Cameron 51

Salado Lady Eagles lost a tightly-contested road game to the Cameron Lady Yoe 50-51 on Feb. 4.

The teams fought back and forth throughout the first half with Cameron taking a narrow 20-19 margin to the lockers.

Cameron built a nine-point lead of 35-26 midway through the third quarter, before the Lady Eagles went on a 10-1 run to tie the score at 36 with 5:56 left to play. The Yoe then scored five unanswered points in the next minute of play. Salado scratched its way to a 45-45 tie with 1 minute left in the game.

Lady Yoe took advantage of a three-point shot and free throws to hold on to a 51-47 lead with seconds left in the game.

Ashley Adams hit a three with no time left in the game, but Salado fell short.

The girls shot just over 50 percent at the free throw line, going 15-for-29.

Meredith Ward led the Lady Eagles with 16 points. 

Taryn Kornegay followed with 9 points.

Also scoring for Salado were Jaylee Sebek, Ashley Adams and Taylor Atwood, all with 7 points each and Payton Dreitz and Carmella Perez, 1 point each.

Lady Eagles 44

Academy 47

Ashley Adams scored 6 of her 16 points in the first quarter to lead the Lady Eagles to 12-9 first quarter lead. Salado lost the lead in the second scoring 6 and missing four free throws to enter the half trailing 18-19. The Lady Eagles scored 11 points in the third to trail 29-31 going into the fourth. Salado   was outscored 15-16 in the fourth for a 44-47 loss.

Ashley Adams led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 16 points. Followed by Carmella Perez, 10 point.

Also scoring for Salado were Meredith Ward, 9 points; Jaylee Sebek, 7 points; Payton Dreitz, 2 points.