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.

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