Westwood Splits Basketball Doubleheader with Huntland on Monday

Morgan Jones of Westwood basketball

Morgan Jones of Westwood basketball

A hot shooting performance in the 2nd half propelled the Huntland Lady Hornets to a 36 to 34 defeat of Westwood on Monday night. The Lady Rockets built a 19 to 13 halftime lead, only to see Huntland pour in 17 points in the 3rd quarter to take a 3 point lead into the 4th quarter. Westwood was led in scoring by Morgan Jones who finished with 13 points. Ashley Starks added 8 points while Beatris Barrera scored 7.

 

 

Roderic Brinkley of Westwood basketball

Roderic Brinkley of Westwood basketball

The Rockets got their 2nd straight win on the season as they dropped the Hornets by a final score of 49 to 28. Westwood worked its offense well to get good quality shots on the night and limited the turnovers that plagued them in the first week of the season. Roderic Brinkley had another huge game for the Rockets as he led the team in points with 16 and rebounds with 14. With the win, Westwood improves their record to 2 and 3 on the season. The Rockets and Lady Rockets will be back in action on Thursday night as they travel to Fayetteville. The Westwood 6th grade teams will be in action at home on Tuesday night beginning at 6 PM as they welcome North Franklin to the Joel Vinson Gym.