Saturday, December 24, 2011

Rockets host holiday tournament

Rocket Christmas Classic
December 28-30 at Rocket Arena

Wednesday's Games
Ballard Memorial 62, Reidland 53
Crittenden County 66, Dawson Springs 43

Thursday's Games
Ballard Memorial 64, Dawson Springs 35
Crittenden County 61, Reidland 39

Friday's Games
Reidland, 63, Dawson Springs 46
Ballard Memorial, 56, Crittenden County 41

Rockets 1-3 in early holiday break

Crittenden County's boys were 1-3 in a holiday tournament the week before Christmas at Trigg County. Crittenden beat Stewart County (Tenn.) in the opener, but lost three straight to Trigg, Todd Central and Murray.

Crittenden hosts its own holiday tournament the week following Christmas. Tipoff for the three-day event is Wednesday night.

Crittenden's girls were 0-3 in a tournament at Bowling Green before Christmas.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Crittenden teams split in holiday openers

Crittenden County's holiday basketball started off on opposite ends of the spectrum for the girls and boys on Wednesday.

The Rockets won 52-51 on a last-second shot in a tournament at Trigg County. Crittenden beat Stewart County, Tenn., as Thomas Scott scored 27 points. He made six of nine 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds. Aaron Owen made the final shot to clinch the victory.

Meanwhile, the Lady Rockets lost 81-35 to Franklin-Simpson in a tournament at Bowling Green.

Both teams are back in action today and tomorrow in their respective tournaments.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Livingston takes two at Rocket Arena

Rocket coach Denis Hodge talks to guard Aaron Owen while
teammates Bobby Knox (on bench) and Thomas Scott take a
break during a lull in the action.
Livingston Central's boys, who have lost just one game this season, trailed by four at the half, but pulled out a 41-32 victory over Crittenden County at Rocket Arena Friday.

The undefeated Lady Cardinals also used a strong second half to turn back  Crittenden County's girls 57-35.

Crittenden's boys are 3-3 overall heading into the holiday break. They will play in a Christmas tournament at Trigg County next week.

The Lady Rockets are on the road at University Heights Saturday before playing in a holiday tournament next week at Bowling Green.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Lyon sweeps district doubleheader

Lady Rocket coach Shannon Hodge tries to rally her troops during
the second half of the Lady Rockets loss at Eddyville.
Lyon County swept a Fifth District doubleheader from Crittenden County Friday night at Eddyville.

The Rocket boys lost 76-48 and the Lady Rockets lost 54-29.

See more in the next printed edition of The Crittenden Press.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Rockets knock off Caldwell County

Bobby Knox (21) guards a Caldwell ball handler during the Rockets'
victory Tuesday, Dec. 6 at home over the Tigers. 
Lady Rocket Maggie Collins looks for an outlet while Marry
Mattingly (24) battles for space  on the block. Crittenden was
within four late, but Caldwell pulled away down the stretch.