Multiple Teams · Killeen defeats Harker Heights


C.J. Berryman | Herald staff writer

he Killeen and Harker Heights boys got a reprieve from District 8-6A play over the holiday break, but the two schools didn’t take a break.

Each competed Tuesday and Wednesday in the second annual Bo Burgess Classic.

Harker Heights defeated Austin Eastside Memorial 75-44 before falling to Class 5A No. 25 Bryan Rudder 81-78 in overtime Tuesday.

The Knights lost another overtime game Wednesday 72-65 to fourth-ranked Cedar Hill.

Killeen toppled Bastrop Cedar Creek 61-32 to open play Tuesday, then lost to Houston Redemption Christian Academy 64-56.

The Kangaroos dropped their third contest 78-45 to Cedar Hill Wednesday.

Then, to finish off the tournament — although it did not count toward league play — the Knights and Roos squared off at Harker Heights.

In a game that went back and forth throughout, Killeen emerged victorious in a 56-52 decision after outscoring Harker Heights 12-5 in the final three minutes.

Six-foot-3 junior Trayvon Todd spearheaded the run for the Roos (10-8) with six points, and he finished the contest with 14 points, four rebounds and one assist.

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