The Lady Eagles ran into some tough competition and dropped three contests. Pettus lost to Knippa by 20 points and then fell to district rival Yorktown by just four. The final contest had the McMullen County girls edge the Lady Eagles by 10 points.
The Eagles opened with Knippa and their comeback fell short against the talented Knippa club, 60-49.
Eagle Hunter Tomlin finished with 17 points in the loss. Ryan Beck followed with 13, while Clay Brown and McKinzie Torres both added five points.
Tomlin dished out eight assists for coach Steve Marbach and Beck completed a double-double with 13 rebounds in the tilt.
The Cotulla Cowboys were up next for the Eagles.
“They were very quick and pressed all night,” Marbach said.
The win went to the Cowboys, 76-54.
Tomlin hit for 20 points in this contest and pulled down 15 rebounds for the Eagles. Beck recorded 12 points and helped clean the boards with 11 caroms. Torres contributed nine points. Eric Montez followed with seven tallies and nine rebounds, and Brown had five points in the loss.
In the final game of the tourney, the Nordheim Pirates were no match for the Eagles as they captured an easy 82-45 victory.
Torres led the scoring for the Eagles with 24 points on only 12 shot attempts.
“We’ve got plenty to work on, but some areas are improving with each game. Hopefully, we will keep heading in the right direction,” Marbach said.
“Going to Karnes City is going to be another tough test for us on Tuesday.”
The Eagles and Lady Eagles will both be on the tournament trail later this week. The varsity teams will be competing at the Nordheim tournament that begins on Thursday and runs through Saturday.