Saturday, February 11, 2017

Tough losses for boys and girls

Crittenden County's basketball teams lost by a combined there points on Saturday at different locations.

In Union County, the Lady Rockets were upset by the Bravettes in a game that Crittenden led until the last 5 seconds when Kiara Campbell knocked down two foul shots to break a tie game. The Lady Rockets were up by 8 in the first half. Cassidy Moss had 15 for Crittenden and Campbell 15 for Union.

The Lady Rockets could have set a new girls' school record with a win there, but found that the 22nd victory of the season remains a bit elusive.

At Marion, the Rockets lost by one in overtime to Livingston Central in a Fifth District makeup game. Both teams' point guards were key down the stretch. Livingston sophomore Cameron Head hit four threes and scored 15 points in the third period as the Cardinals came from six back to take the lead. Rocket senior Bobby Stephens scored a dozen in the fourth period, including a three with six seconds left in regulation to send the game into an extra period.

There was a bit of controversy surrounding the score in the fourth quarter. After an appeal by the Rockets, the scoreboard was changed to add one point, but several fans, including some from Livingston County, believed two points should have been added not just one. In that case, Crittenden would have won in regulation. Some confusion at the scorer's table had apparently led to the matter.

Stephens finished with 23 and Head 21.

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