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).

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