Tierrney Zysk scored 20 points, including her 1,000th as a member of the Craig County basketball team, as the Rockets defeated Highland County last Friday. The girls took a 50-35 win in Hot Springs.
Zysk was a force inside against the Rams, hitting a layup in the first half to reach the 1,000 point mark. The game was stopped at that point to present her the game ball.
“My parents and I would like to say thank you to (Highland Athletic Director) Michael Warf, the coaches, both teams and the fans for taking the time to honor me on the Highland Rams home court,” said Zysk. Tierrney was nine for 22 from the floor and also had eight rebounds.
“She can score inside,” said Craig coach Randy Hale. “As her knee gets better she’ll be able to run the floor a little more as well.”
Zysk missed the entire volleyball season after undergoing knee surgery, but she’s been getting back in the groove on the basketball floor. She had six offensive rebounds against Highland and also had an assist.
Kaylee Pauley had 16 points for the Rockets, hitting six of 14 field goal attempts and three of five from the line. Autumn Hutchison had nine rebounds and two assists.
With the win the Rockets evened their season record at 3-3. They were weathered out of a game against Christiansburg last week due to poor weather, and that will be made up on January 8 in New Castle.
This week the Rockets are scheduled to play at home against Roanoke Catholic on Tuesday, followed by a game at Montcalm High in West Virginia on Thursday, December 21. That will start at 5:30 pm and it’s the first game of a doubleheader with the boys.
After the Montcalm game the girls will take a week off for Christmas, returning December 28 to host Auburn. Craig has also added a home game on Saturday afternoon, December 30, against Rural Retreat. The jayvees will play at 2 pm with the varsity to follow.