One and out for Rock­mart

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL SPORTS -

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.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Rock­mart’s Mor­gan Sims looks for an open­ing in the Jack­son County de­fense with a Bull­dog trail­ing be­hind.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

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.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

Avery Allen looks for a three poin­ter from the cor­ner dur­ing the first quar­ter against JKack­son County on Feb. 17.

Con­trib­uted by Gail Con­ner

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.

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