The Westwood Rocket and Lady Rocket basketball teams hit the road for the first time this season as they traveled to Franklin County to take on Huntland. In a pair of close contests, Westwood captured the conference sweep over the Hornets. The Lady Rockets won 40 to 36 while the Rockets rallied to capture a 45 to 43 win.
Despite going 6 of 12 at the free throw line for the game, the Lady Rockets were 4 of 7 in the 4th quarter at the line and got a huge offensive rebound by Haidyn Campbell off a missed free throw. That rebound helped hold off a furious 4th quarter rally by the Lady Hornets. Westwood was led in scoring by Kasen Holt who had 10 points, including a pair of 3’s. Elizabeth Brown finished with 8 and Campbell netted 7, with 6 of those coming in the 2nd half. The win levels the Lady Rockets’ record at 2 and 2.
Trailing 34 to 32 entering the 4th quarter, the Rockets outscored the Hornets 13 to 9 in the final 6 minutes to capture the win. After leading at the half, Westwood saw Huntland score 17 points in the 3rd quarter to take that short-lived lead into the final stanza. The Rockets were led in scoring by Will Partin who had 13 points. John Dobson finished with 11, including 7 in the final period. Trent Thompson chipped in 8 points for the Rockets who improved to 3 and 1 on the season.
Westwood is back in action on Thursday when they travel to Shelbyville to take on Liberty. The girls’ game will tip off at 6 PM.