Saturday, December 28, 2013

Lady Rockets get season's first win at ESPN Center

Lady Rockets (in blue from left) Maggie Collins, Amanda
Lynch and Meredith Evans position for a rebound in
Saturday's game against Hammonton, NJ.
ORLANDO,Fla. – Crittenden County (1-7) picked up its first win of the season Saturday, beating Hammonton (NJ) 45-31 at the ESPN World Wide Sports Complex in Orlando, Fla.

The Lady Rockets, who are 1-1 in the KSA Holiday Tournament, get Sunday off then play Fairport Harbor (OH) on Monday.

Junior Chelsea Oliver led Crittenden with a double-double, scoring 16 and getting 10 rebounds. Freshman Cassidy Moss added 14 points. 

The Lady Rocket press helped spur a big first-half lead as Hammonton (1-2) turned the ball over 11 times before the break. 

Oliver scored half of her team's first dozen points en route to an early 12-5 lead. Crittenden never trailed in the game.

The Lady Rockets finished the contest with its starting point guard and center – Mallory McDowell and Maggie Collins, respectively – on the bench due to illness. Both are expected to play on Monday.

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