Saturday, February 11, 2017

Rockets break losing skid, girls get 21st win

Towery at the basket.
Sawyer Towery had a career game Friday night to lead the Rockets to a much-needed victory.

Crittenden (7-20) beat St. Mary (12-14) 59-45 in front a large homecoming crowd. The seats were packed even more than usual because it was also Hall of Fame Induction Night and there was a ceremony to honor Lady Rocket 1,000-Point Club members and new all-time scorer Cassidy Moss. Former Rocket stars Brad Hart (2005 graduate) and Kyle Myers (1998 graduate) went into the Hall of Fame.

The girls beat St. Mary handily for their 21st win, tying a school record. Moss scored a game-high 22 and was named homecoming queen. Rocket guard Bobby Stephens was the king.

Towery, a 5-foot-11 sophomore, netted 27 and was a catalyst in the victory, scoring most of his points during the middle quarters when Crittenden made its move. The Rockets trailed out of the chute but took their first lead when Gavin Dickerson scored on a driving basket with just under two minutes to go in the first period. From there, it was a closely contest matchup until the third period when CCHS began to pull away. The lead was stretched to double digits down the stretch as play became very physical.

The win was Crittenden's first in 11 games. The last victory before this one came on Jan. 13 against Trigg County.

On Saturday, Crittenden's boys host Livingston Central (15-11) in a makeup Fifth District game starting with a JV contest at 6pm. The Lady Rockets (21-6) are on the road at Union County (7-18) for a makeup matinee event with the JV contest starting at 4pm.

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