Westwood Rockets Basketball Opens Preseason Scrimmage Action

Westwood basketball player Shawn Anderson

Westwood basketball player Shawn Anderson(file photo)

The Westwood Rockets boys’ basketball team traveled to Moore County for a preseason scrimmage on Saturday. The Rockets played very well and shot out to an early lead.   Coach Will Panell subbed out his starters to get some of the younger Rockets some experience and Westwood relinquished the lead for a short time. At this point the leadership of the 8th grade players took over and quickly regained the Westwood lead lifting them to a 52-41scrimmage victory.  The Rockets were led by 8th grader  Isaiah Owens who scored 16pts.  Shawn Anderson ,  Jake Hollandsworth and Rod Brinkley all added  8 points. Austin Burch added 8 rebounds and 4 points.  The Rockets will have their final scrimmage as they travel to Warren County Middle on Saturday before opening their DRVC conference schedule on October 13th at Community.

Coach Panell had this to say about this team.  “This year’s team has the ability to have a strong season.  Their success will depend upon the 8th grade group and their ability to take care of the little things.  If we rebound tough, defend with intensity, and take care of the ball we have a chance to be a strong team. We have been working hard and will continue to work so that we can be a factor in the DRVC conference.”