Lady Rockets Ground Golden Eagles, 32-26

Lady Rockets Ground Golden Eagles, 32-26
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Maddy Watson takes it home.

By David Rogers. January 23, 2017. BLOWING ROCK, NC — The Blowing Rock Lady Rockets were looking for revenge after a lopsided drubbing at the hands of Hardin Park on December 12th in Boone, and they got it.

COVER IMAGE: Janie Soucek poaches a steal from the Golden Eagles this drives down the court.

SLIDESHOW at bottom of the story.

Power forward Maddy Watson scored a game-high 15 points Monday night to lead the Blowing Rock girls basketball team to a convincing win over the Golden Eagles, 32-26, in front of a jam-packed crowd filling Blowing Rock School’s gymnasium.

Farrah Cole (3) scored 11 points, but her greatest asset may have been her disruptive “pesky hands” defensive play.

A pair of seventh graders, guard Farrah Cole and forward Kylee Calvo accounted for the rest of the Rockets’ scoring.

Hardin Park led at the end of the first period (6-4) and at intermission (12-10) in this tightly contested game, but the Rockets outscored their Boone-based counterparts 10-6 in the third period, then took control with a 12-8 performance in the final stanza.

The Rockets’ pressing, disruptive defensive scheme frustrated the Golden Eagles, forcing turnover after turnover in lost possesions and bad passes.

8th graders (l-r) Maddy Watson, Libby Glidewell, Victoria Cool, Carson Medley, Rachel Nelson, and Skylynn Fickling

It was “8th Grade Night” as the Rockets played their last regular season home game of the 2016-17 campaign. In the picture at right, left to right are Maddy Watson, Libby Glidewell, Victoria Cool, Carson Medley, Rachel Nelson, and Skylynn Fickling.

Next game for the Lady Rockets is 4:00 pm on Thursdaym Jan. 27 at Cove Creek School.

SCORING

Hardin Park

  • 6 — Grace Horine
  • 6 — Emma Barr
  • 4 — Megan Patton
  • 4 — Makayla Barnes
  • 2 — Josie Herring
  • 2 — Brooke Jones
  • 2 — Hazel Jorenson
  • 2 — Ellie Grill

Blowing Rock

  • 15 — Maddy Watson
  • 11 — Farrah Cole
  • 6 — Kylee Calvo

SLIDESHOW By David Rogers for Blowing Rock News

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