The Craig County boys picked up their third win last Friday when they defeated Eastern Montgomery in New Castle, 41-38. The boys come into a three-game week with an overall record of 3-12.
Zach Peters and Matthew Lucas scored 13 points each to lead the Rockets I the win. Peters hit four three pointers in the first half to get Craig off to a good start. Hayden Reynolds nailed two threes for six points and Jaycob Wolfe had four points.
“We did not have our best offensive night, and East Mont did a good job of mixing up defenses, but we stayed aggressive and got to the free throw line, which is what won us the game down the stretch,” said Craig coach Ryan Frazier. “This was a good experience in closing games out, and we could have done a better job with time and score late, but it’s a valuable experience for when we get in this position again this season.”
The Rockets also played at Bath County last week and dropped a 64-46 decision to the Chargers. Lucas led the team with 17 points, Reynolds hit three threes for nine points, Talon Ritter had five and Drew Duncan and Peters had four each. Peters sprained his ankle and missed most of the second half.
This was just a seven point game going into the fourth quarter before the Chargers got hot and pulled away. It might not be the last time the Rockets see Bath.
“This is a game we need to learn from, as we may match up with Bath in the district tournament as we are both fighting for the four-five home game in the first round,” said Frazier.
The Rockets have three games this week, all at home. They were scheduled to host Giles on Monday, followed by a Pioneer District game against Narrows on Friday night in New Castle. On Saturday the Rockets host Montcalm for a jayvee-varsity doubleheader with the jayvee boys playing at 12:30 pm.
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