Rockmart and Cedartown are tangled up in Holiday Hoops
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.
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