Rockets sweep Northwest Rankin

Rockets sweep Northwest Rankin


The Neshoba Central basketball teams swept two games from Northwest Rankin last Tuesday.

The Lady Rockets improved to 13-0 with a 63-49 win over Northwest Rankin. 

The Rockets evened their record to 5-5 with a 37-36 win. This was the Neshoba Central boys’ fourth victory in a row.

Neshoba Central has two games slated for this week. They were to play at Noxubee County Tuesday.

 On Thursday, they will host Newton County. The Rocket teams open region play next Tuesday (January 4) when they host Holmes Central.

Lady Rockets 63

Northwest Rankin 49

The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets turned it on in the fourth quarter to take a victory over Northwest Rankin.

Neshoba Central led 15-10 after the first quarter. The Lady Cougars came back to outscore the Lady Rockets 17-14 in the second quarter. At the half, the Lady Rockets led 29-27.

The Lady Rockets had a 12-10 scoring edge in the third quarter and carried a 41-37 lead into the final period. Neshoba Central outscored the Lady Cougars 22-12 in the final quarter to ice the win.

Zhaira Leflore led the Lady Rockets with 18 points. Shaylynn Hunter scored 13 points, and Hama’ya Fielder added 12 points.

Rockets 37

NW Rankin 36

The Neshoba Central Rockets came through in the fourth quarter to take a victory over Northwest Rankin.

The Cougars led 8-5 after the first quarter. The Rockets came back to outscore Northwest Rankin 15-9 in the second quarter and led 18-14 at the half.

The Cougars came back in the third quarter to outscore the Rockets 15-9.

Northwest Rankin led 29-27 going into the final quarter. The Rockets battled back, outscoring the Cougars 10-7 in the final eight minutes and took the victory.

Bryceton Spencer and Patsden Williams both scored 11 points to lead the Rockets.

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