By David Rogers. January 26, 2017. VILAS, NC — Behind 8th grade point guard Kendall Reece’s game-high 12 points, Cove Creek jumped out to an 8-1 lead over Blowing Rock Thursday afternoon and never relinquished it, finishing the day with a convincing, 24-12 win.
COVER IMAGE: Cove Creek point guard Kendall Reece gets past a Blowing Rock defender en route to a score.
SLIDESHOW at bottom of the story.
With a little more than two minutes remaining in the game, the Rockets closed to within three points at 14-11, but the Raiders turned things up a notch with tenacious defense and the best stretch of shooting by either team for the entire evening. They went on a 10-1 run in the final minutes to finish off the Rockets in the last game of regular season play.
Blowing Rock’s Maddy Watson recorded a team-high 5 points, while Kylee Calvo (3), Farrah Cole (2) and Janie Soucek (2) rounded out the visitors’ scoring.
- 5 — Maddy Watson
- 3 — Kylee Calvo
- 2 — Farrah Cole
- 2 — Janie Soucek
- 12 — Kendall Reece
- 8 — Skylar Combs
- 4 — Mattie Smith