E-T Staff Report

Hico jumped out to a 20-7 advantage and Michael Warren and Chad Karels combined for 36 points as the host Tigers opened their season with an easy 64-37 defeat of Millsap Tuesday night.

Warren, a 6-7 post, had 21 points, while Karels, who moved to Hico from Grapevine last year, netted 15.

The Tigers were ahead by 11 at halftime then put the game away by holding Millsap to just one point in the third period.

Hico returns to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Clifton.