One and out for Rockmart
behind by eight points, 20-12.
Throughout the rest of the game, the Jackets attempted to dig themselves out of a hole that, at one point in the fourth quarter, was as deep as 30 points.
“This was a young team that wasn’t ready for a game of this magnitude,” Rockmart head coach Kyle Stephens said. “None of these kids have been in a game this big, and though we cut it close, they were composed and we weren’t. It escalated on us and they outscored us 27-5 at one point. You can’t do that with a good team, and they’re a really good team.”
Rockmart’s Avery Allen put up 11 points in the game to lead the Jackets, while Maurice Smith added 10 of his own. Dawson Sanders and Morgan Sims had nine points apiece.
Jackson County was led on the court by Josey Ellis who put up 24 points on the night, and Preston Giroux with 18 points. Malique Wade put up 11 and Christien Smith had 10.
Rockmart finishes with a record of 8-18.
Rockmart’s Morgan Sims looks for an opening in the Jackson County defense with a Bulldog trailing behind.
Broson Garner looks to block a shot from Jackson County’s Preston Giroux during Rockmart’s home playoff game on Feb. 17. The Jackets lost to the visting Bulldogs 75-52.
Avery Allen looks for a three pointer from the corner during the first quarter against JKackson County on Feb. 17.
Cam Jones drives down the floor with Jackson County’s Joey Ellis in chase during the first half of the Jackets playoff game at home.