Saturday, January 28, 2012

Rockets battle talented Hoptown to close ending

Crittenden County hosted perhaps the top team in the region Friday night and played the Hopkinsville Tigers to a respectable finish.

Hoptown, which has the best record in the Second Region at 20-2, jumped out to a 42-26 lead at the break, but Crittenden stormed back in the third period, cutting the margin to five points. However, the talented Tigers outscored the Rockets 13-7 down the stretch to claim the victory.

Bobby Knox had 24 points for the Rockets and Thomas Scott scored 19. Devin Clark had a game-high 12 rebounds.

Junior guard Jordan Majors paced Hopkinsville with 25 points and nine boards. Freshman standout Jaqualis Matlock scored eight and got nine rebounds for the Tigers.

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