Lady Rockets remain undefeated

Lady Rockets remain undefeated


The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets remained undefeated last week in prep basketball action.

But the most memorable outing was the game that was not played. The Lady Rockets were slated to play Clinton in the Rumble In The South  Classic at Mississippi College. Tipoff was at 7:30 p.m. However, Clinton pulled out and the promoter replaced them with Forest Hill.

When it come time to play Saturday, Forest Hill was not there. The bus to take the team never showed up, and the Lady Rockets went home after waiting nearly an hour.

“Some where in the process, the paperwork on their bus form didn’t get through all of the channels,” Coach Jason Broom said. “The coaches don’t drive the buses in JPS. “I talked to the coach. He said he had talked to the athletic director and was told everything was on line. But the bus never showed up.”

The Lady Rockets entered the week with a 20-0 record. They are ranked No. 1 in the state in the overall polls and are No. 1 in the Class 5A polls.

Neshoba Central picked up two wins on the court. They defeated Canton High School 77-54, and Bay Springs 99-59. The Neshoba Central boys went 1-1 last week. They dropped a 75-57 loss to Canton and then defeated Bay Springs 81-49. The Rockets enter the week with a 7-11 record.

The Rocket teams host Canton on Tuesday and then Ridgeland on Friday. The Lady Rockets will travel to Ackerman Saturday to play in the Choctaw County classic. Neshoba Central will play Olive Branch starting at 2:30 p.m.

Lady Rockets 77

Canton 54

A strong second quarter made the difference as the Lady Rockets picked up a region win over Canton,

Neshoba Central led 19-16 after the first quarter, The Lady Rockets outscored Canton 28-14 in the second quarter and led 47-30 at the half. Canton played even in the second half, outscoring Neshoba Central 24-22 in the final two quarters and the Lady Rockets held on for the win.

Carly Keats led with 20 points while Hama’ya Fielder scored 15.Veronia Williams and Shaylynn Hunter both scored 12 points.

Lady Rockets 99

Bay Springs 59

Hama’ya Fielder scored 32 points to lead the Lady Rockets past Bay Springs.

The Lady Rockets led 28-16 at the end of the first quarter. Neshoba Central then outpointed Bay Springs 19-15 in the second quarter and led 47-31 at the half. Bay Springs battled back in the third quarter and cut Neshoba Central’s lead to eight at one point. Then the Lady Rockets defense closed them down. Leading 66-48 going into the final quarter, Neshoba Central outscored Bay Springs 26-11 in the final quarter to ice the win.

Keats, Zharia Leflore and Veronica Williams all scored 12 points for the Lady Rockets,

Canton 75

Rockets 57

Canton took control in the third quarter to claim the win.

Canton led 29-23 at the half. Canton then outscored the Rockets 30-12 in the third quarter and carried a 59-35 lead into the final quarter. The Rockets came back to outscore the Tigers 22-16 in the final eight minutes of play.

Bryceton Spencer led the Rockets with 16 points while Zae Goodin added 12 points.

Rockets 81

Bay Springs 49

The Rockets led all the way as they defeated Bay Springs,

Leading 18-4 after the first quarter, the Rockets outpointed Bay Springs 16-8 in the second quarter to lead 34-12 at the half. The Rockets outscored the Bulldogs 47-32 in the second half.

Patsden Williams led the Rockets with 19 points while Spencer scored 18 points.

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