The Westwood Rockets and Lady Rockets split a conference doubleheader on Monday night in Shelbyville to Duck River Valley Conference rival Liberty. In the girls game, Westwood held Liberty to single baskets in the 1st and 3rd quarters as the Lady Rockets notched the 34 to 22 conference win. The Lady Rockets got 15 points from Ashley Starks and 8 points from Morgan Jones as they improved their conference leading record to 12 and 2.
The Rockets had zero answers for Liberty post player Keion Johnson as he netted 23 points in the Patriots 43 to 21 win over Westwood. The Liberty win avenged an earlier loss at Westwood as the 2 rivals split their 2 meetings this season. Westwood was held scoreless in the 1st quarter as they dug themselves a 14 to 0 hole after one period. Roderic Brinkley and Collin Ward led the Rockets in scoring with 6 points apiece.
The Rockets return to the court on Saturday as they travel to Morrison for a 4 PM game. The Lady Rockets and Rockets return to conference play on Monday night when they travel to Huntland. That matchup begins at 6 PM.