Friday, December 1, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Lady Rockets celebrate historic season

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A seven-foot version of the photograph above 
will be hung in Rocket Arena to honor and archive
the historic season of the 2016-17 Lady Rockets.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Lady Rockets tripped up in 4th quarter at region

Lady Rocket senior Kiana Nesbitt looks for an outlet pass.
For 25 wins and three quarters, Crittenden County’s girls’ basketball team rode a wave of unparalleled success.

Then, everything unraveled.

A disasterous fourth quarter Tuesday night allowed 12th-ranked Henderson County to pull off a 64-38 win in the Second Region Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Morton’s Gap.

The game was much closer than than the final score. In fact, the record-setting Lady Rockets (25-8) matched Henderson County (25-5) bucket for bucket for the first 16 minutes. Crittenden led five times in the first half then settled for a four-point deficit to start the final period. The game was tied at 27 before Henderson took the lead for good.

Cassidy Moss, the Lady Rocket senior who bested the girls’ scoring record Jan. 30, surpassed Tim Hill’s 12-year-old boys’ scoring mark during her final game. She finishes a storied career with 1,825 points, the best in school history.

See this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press for more from the regional tournament. 

Henderson 64, Crittenden 38
Henderson Co. 15 25 35 64
Crittenden Co. 15 24 31 38
HENDERSON - Carter, Rideout, Cooper, Dickson 12, Lander 18, Daniel, Chester 8, Morgan, Hope 6, Lyon 4, Owens 16. FG 30. 3-pointers 2 (Lander). FT 2-6. Fouls 11.
CRITTENDEN - Moss 11, Lynch 16, Collins 5, Champion 4, Nesbitt 2, Evans, Woodward, Summers, Ch.Moss, Long, Woodward. FG 17. 3-pointers 1 (Lynch). FT 3-5. Fouls 9.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Lady Rockets capture 5th District crown

After her girls cut down the nets at Cadiz Thursday night, Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge was clutching the Fifth District championship trophy like it was a puppy that might get away.

The title means a great deal to Hodge. It was just her second in 24 years as the team’s coach.

“I am just so proud of these girls,” Hodge said. “They have wanted this for a long time, since they were in middle school.”

Crittenden had finished runner-up the last two years to Lyon.

The tournament championship may be the most cherished prize at this point, but when history judges this Lady Rocket basketball team, it will most likely be its school-record 25 wins that stand the test of time.

Crittenden County (25-7) beat Lyon County 36-30 to capture the crown and advance to next week’s Second Region Tournament.

The Lady Rockets will play Henderson County in next week's 2nd Region Tournament CLICK HERE FOR BRACKETS.

Cassidy Moss scored 14 points against Lyon to lead the Rocket charge. She had a dozen in the first half. Madison Champion scored 12, including seven points during a 9-0 third-quarter run that effectively won the game.

Crittenden 36, Lyon 30
Crittenden 8 21 30 36
Lyon County 8 19 23 30
Moss 14, Collins 2, Lynch 4, Champion 12, Nesbitt 4, Evans. FG 13-26. 3-pointers 2-5 (Moss). FT 8-14. Fouls 5. Assists 8 (Collins 4). Rebounds 20 (Moss 7). 
LYON - Holloman 10, Murphy 8, Johnson 5, Ellis 2, White 3, Matthews 2, Doom. FG 13-38. 3-pointers 3-13 (Holloman 2, White). FT 1-2. Fouls 14. Assists 7. Rebounds 20 (Johnson 6).