Lady Rockets improve to 8-2
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:00 AM
The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets went two-for-three in prep basketball action last week.
However, their 68-49 loss at Starkville counted as a Region 2-5A game that coach Fred Morris said they didn't need to lose.
"We just didn't compete," Morris said. "Starkville is much improved over last year and we have to come back and beat them when we play them again. It will be a big district game."
That rematch is set for Jan. 29 at Neshoba Central.
The Lady Rockets bounced back to be Northeast Lauderdale 48-19 and Kosciusko 53-20. They entered the week with an 8-2 overall record.
The Neshoba Central boys lost a 73-43 decision to Starkville and 73-47 game to Northeast Lauderdale. They came back Saturday night to beat Kosciusko 62-59.
Neshoba Central hosts Choctaw Central Friday night in their only game of the week.
Neshoba Central girls 49
The Lady Yellowjackets led 39-16 at the half and never looked back.
T'Keya Backstrom and Haley Moore both scored nine points to lead the Lady Rockets.
Neshoba Central girls 48
NE Lauderdale 19
The Lady Rockets ignited in the second half to claim this victory.
Leading 14-8 at the half, Neshoba Central outscored the Lady Trojans 16-9 in the third quarter to pull away.
Breona Foster led the Lady Rockets with 12 points.
Neshoba Central girls 53
The Lady Rockets pulled out to a 32-5 halftime lead and never looked back.
Foster scored 22 points and Kaitlyn Duke added 12 to pace the Lady Rockets.
Neshoba Central boys 44
Starkville led 37-18 at the half and held on for the win.
Gary Willis scored 13 points to lead the Rockets and Christian Mingo added 8.
NE Lauderdale 73
Neshoba Central boys 47
The Trojans took a 47-22 halftime lead and so went the game. Willis scored 11 points to lead Neshoba Central.
Neshoba Central boys 62
This game was close all the way with the Rockets winning in the end.
"I was really proud of the way our kids came back and gave it all they had in this one," Neshoba Central coach Jerry Byrd said. "We have a young team but we have some talent. If they keep playing hard and stay together, we could be special down the line."
Neshoba Central led 31-29 at the half. Willis scored 20 points to lead the Rockets while TJ Ben added 17 points and Patrick Steele scored nine.