C.J. Berryman | Herald staff writer
After drubbing Class 5A Bastrop Cedar Creek 61-32 to open the Bo Burgess Classic Tuesday morning, Killeen looked to improve to 2-0 on the day with an upset win over Houston Redemption Christian Academy in the afternoon.
However, with the Kangaroos leading 39-33 early in the third quarter, Redemption Christian went on a 10-2 run to capture a 43-41 advantage with three minutes, 55 seconds left in the period, and The Pride went on to enjoy a 64-56 win.
“Basically, four possessions in the third quarter lost us the game,” Killeen head coach Reggie Huggins said afterward. “The rest of the game was pretty much even. Those four possessions literally killed us.
“We couldn’t ever recover. We’d get back close in the game, but we just couldn’t get enough stops late.”
The run by Redemption Christian was spearheaded by four points from Azarias Tocabens, and Anderson Kopp paced The Pride with 11 second-half points. Kopp led the team overall with 17 points, three rebounds and four assists.
The first period of the contest saw the two teams battle back and forth, and the Roos held a 20-19 lead heading into the second. Six different players scored in the stanza to help give Killeen its one-point advantage.
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