The Craig County girls will wrap up the regular season with three games this week against Conference 45 opponents as the Rockets try to lock up a high seed in the conference tournament.
The Rockets were scheduled to play host to Covington on Tuesday of this week, followed by a trip to Covington Wednesday. On Friday the Rockets will end the regular season with a game at Radford.
The Rockets will be battling for a possible second seed in the conference tournament. Parry McCluer has the top seed locked up, but Craig and Covington were close in the standings and Radford wasn’t far behind.
Craig County continued to play well last week with a couple wins. The Rockets beat Eastern Montgomery at home for “Senior Night,” 87-28, as Tierrney Zysk scored 38 points. Senior Savannah Looney had 22 and Maddy Jones, another senior, had a season high nine points.
“I was very proud of the girls and they really worked like a team,” said coach Lauren Burgess.
On Friday night in Narrows the Rockets won 77-73 despite Maggie Guynn of Narrows scoring 50 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. The Rockets lost to Narrows in the previous game in New Castle and evened the season series with the win.
“The girls came out determined and they knew that they should’ve won the first time, so that fueled their fire,” said Burgess. “They led the whole time and pushed through the exhaustion to bring home the win.”
Craig led 34-19 at the half but the Green Wave cut the lead to 10 points after three quarters at 51-41. Narrows made a run in the fourth quarter but the Craig girls were able to hang on for a huge win.
Zysk had a great game in this one, scoring 32 points while grabbing 25 rebounds and blocking five shots. Looney had 22 points and six assists and Kaylee Pauley had a dozen points and seven rebounds. Taylor Sloss had 11 rebounds and Olivia Menezes had nine as Craig ruled the boards.
“I was so impressed with their poise and their passion for that game to be theirs,” said Burgess.
The girls were scheduled to host Auburn on Monday of this week but that game was cancelled due to an outbreak of chicken pox at Auburn High.