E-T Staff Report

E-T Staff Report

Hico (3-0) standouts Michael Warren and Chad Karels scored 13 points each in the first quarter and the Tigers never looked back in a 72-38 rout of Whitney at HHS Monday.

Warren and Karels combined to score Hico’s first 21 points and they led 30-11 at the end of the opening period.

The gap continued to widen in the second, which ended with a Karels 3-ball to make it 43-20 at the break. Warren had a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds by halftime.

The 6-foot, 7-inch senior post finished with 25 while Karels had 20.

The Tigers kept up their intense half-court pressure for the first few minutes of the third quarter, then pulled their starters off the court. They forced 17 Whitney turnovers and it was 61-28 after three.

Hico is off the rest of the week for the Thanksgiving holiday.