Sports

Rock­mart and Cedar­town are tan­gled up in Hol­i­day Hoops

The Standard Journal - - FRONT PAGE - From Staff Re­ports

Rock­mart played a close con­test and came up with their first win of the sea­son in a 43-31 win over vis­it­ing Bre­men.

No score was yet avail­able by press time for the Rock­mart-Bre­men game on Satur­day, and the Jack­ets were back in ac­tion af­ter press time on Tues­day at Wood­land.

Head coach Kyle Stephens said his team fi­nally got over a first hump in a re­build­ing sea­son for the Yel­low Jack­ets in the win, but didn’t ex­cel in the game un­til the sec­ond half.

“We’re try­ing to get bet­ter,” he said. “Some­times I feel like we di­gress a lit­tle bit, and some­times we im­prove... We’re just very young and in­ex­pe­ri­enced.”

Rock­mart fell be­hind early but came storm­ing back and took a late 1210 lead at the end of the first quar­ter, then kept it tied at 14 mid­way through the sec­ond be­fore fin­ish­ing the half with a 19-17 lead.

The Jack­ets took com­mand of the game in the third and built a seven point lead head­ing into the fourth, which grew late in the game due to sev­eral tries at the foul line in Bre­men’s at­tempt to stop the clock and cut the lead. Stephens said his hopes are the Jack­ets con­tinue to grow in the com­ing games as the sea­son hits the mid­way point. “The sec­ond half was a bet­ter ef­fort de­fen­sively, and we did a bet­ter job of run­ning the of­fense,” he said.

Rock mart’s

Mor­gan Sims, Daw­son San­ders and Bron­son Garner all put up eight points in the con­test to lead in scor­ing.

The Jack­ets were back in ac­tion on the road against the Blue Devils again on Satur­day, at Wood­land Tues­day and will take a hol­i­day break be­fore get­ting back to work for the Chat­tooga Christ­mas tour­na­ment from Dec. 28 through Dec. 30.

Rock­mart got their first win of the sea­son on the old home court against Bre­men

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