The Craig County girls will have a busy time on the hardwood with three games on the schedule this week, including a home game tonight against Giles.
The Rockets were scheduled to play at Auburn on Tuesday, followed by the home game with Giles on Wednesday. On Friday Craig will host Montcalm of West Virginia in a doubleheader, with the girls beginning at 6 pm and the boys at approximately 7:30 pm, depending on how long the girls’ game lasts.
The Rockets tipped off the season last week by splitting two games. They opened on Monday at home with a 52-30 win over Highland County in a Pioneer District matchup.
The Rockets led 26-14 at the half, fueled by a 20-4 run. Craig put it away with 17 points in the fourth quarter, with Taylor Sloss leading the way. Taylor finished with 15 points for the game.
Two other players were in double figures as Kaylee Pauley and Tierrney Zysk each had 11 points. Zysk dominated the boards with 16 rebounds, and she also had three steals and a couple blocks. Craig had 33 rebounds as a team.
Other contributers included Lacy Smith with six points and five rebounds, Autumn Hutchison with four points, three boards and two steals and Maddy Oliver with four points and three steals. The Rockets had 21 steals for the game.
On Wednesday the girls played at Roanoke Catholic and things didn’t turn out as well as the host Celtics took a 58-49 win in Roanoke. Zysk had 17 points to lead the Rockets while Sloss and Pauley had 10 each and Smith had five. Zysk also had nine rebounds but the Rockets struggled handling the ball with 27 turnovers for the game.
“We’re still learning,” said coach Randy Hale. “Our guards aren’t as good as they need to be. We need someone to take control. They get excited and end up turning the ball over.
“We’ll get better.”