The Westwood Rockets and Lady Rockets returned to Duck River Valley Conference play on Monday night with a sweep at Huntland. In the boys’ game, the Rockets fought and clawed their way to an 11 point halftime lead on their way to a 41 to 20 win over the Hornets. Jake Hollandsworth led the Rockets in scoring with 11 points and Roderic Brinkley chipped in 8 points for Westwood. Playing without Shawn Anderson, who will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury, the Rockets also got strong contributions from several 6th graders in the convincing win. The win evens Westwood’s record at 8 and 8 on the year.
The Lady Rockets held off a strong 4th quarter rally from the Lady Hornets to earn a 41 to 37 win in the girls’ tilt. Ashley Starks and Morgan Jones each finished with 19 points to lead the Lady Rockets as each hit crucial 4th quarter free throws to secure the conference win for the Lady Rockets. Beatris Barrera had 2 points for Westwood whose record improved to 13 and 2 on the year. Westwood returns to the Joel Vinson Gym on Thursday night as they play host to Fayetteville. The night will feature the Teddy Bear Toss where new stuffed animals will be donated to the Manchester Fire and Police Departments. Thunder Radio will be on hand to broadcast the game AND the festivities. Tipoff is set for 6, we will be on the air for the pregame show at 5:50.