Bulletin Staff Report

The Early Longhorns’ ideal scenario for the Underwood’s Christmas Classic took place — they finished with a perfect 3-0 record.

Following victories over Class 3A foes Sweetwater and Snyder on Monday, Early closed Classic play with a 51-45 victory over the Class A Goldthwaite Eagles Tuesday night at Brownwood High’s Warren Gym.

Addison Ebarb led the Longhorns with a team-high 14 points, followed by 10 each from Thomas Aly and Seth Coolbaugh.

Also scoring for Early were Sean Aly with nine points and Warren Ethridge with eight.

Walt Clifton scored 21 points to lead Goldthwaite.

Goldthwaite took its first lead, 30-28, at the 4:17 mark of the third period and led 35-33 heading into the fourth period.

But Early outscored the Eagles 18-10 over the final eight minutes to secure the victory.

The Longhorns will be back in action on Jan. 6 when they host the San Saba Armadillos in the District 8-2A opener.