Westwood 6th Graders Fall to North on Tuesday Night

Kasen Holt of Westwood basketball

Kasen Holt of Westwood basketball

The Westwood 6th grade teams welcomed North Franklin to the Joel Vinson Gym on Tuesday night.  In the girls’ game, North Franklin turned up the defensive pressure in the 2nd half to extend a 3 point halftime lead into a 30 to 16 victory over Westwood.  Westwood was held to 6 second half points as North’s physical play wore down the Lady Rockets.  Kasen Holt led Westwood in scoring with 6 points while Gracie Morris added 4 points.

Will Partin of Westwood basketball

Will Partin of Westwood basketball

 

 

Three lead changes in the final 90 seconds finished an exciting boys’ game, unfortunately, the Westwood Rockets came up on the short end of a 43 to 42 final score to North.   Westwood took an early lead, but North closed the half with a pair of 3 pointers to take a 25 to 18 lead into the locker room.  The Rockets clawed away at the deficit before taking the lead 42 to 41 with 1:30 remaining in the game.  North came back with a basket 14 seconds later and hung on for the 43 to 42 win.  Westwood was led in scoring by Will Partin who had 14 points.  Trent Thompson finished with 13 for the Rockets while Body Todd added 7 points.  The Rockets are in action on Wednesday night at 6 PM as they travel to West Tullahoma.  The Lady Rockets will have the night off