Rock­mart teams build­ing a big sea­son

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - From staff re­ports

The Rock­mart boys and girls started off the new year back on the road last week, and there was some good and bad news for the pair of teams.

On the one hand, the Rock­mart boys are keep­ing up with the rest of the com­pe­ti­tion, end­ing their week be­fore school starts back from win­ter break with a 9-5 record, go­ing 3-2 in the re­gion and hav­ing won over their last two games of the week.

The Lady Jack­ets on the other hand only had one big strug­gle last week in the form of the Model Lady Blue Devils, pick­ing up a road win at the start of the week, and a close one against Adairsville to end at 10- 4 at press time as well.

Here’s a run­down of how the week went for the boys and girls:

Jack­ets fall on road, stand strong at home

Rock­mart fans were able to stand up and re­joice a pair of wins at home af­ter an weekopen­ing loss on the road that puts them just above even in re­gion play.

The Jack­ets shined in a 52-42 win over Model last Fri­day, and then again over the week­end in a 5145 vic­tory over the vis­it­ing Adairsville Tigers.

The top three scores for the Fri­day night win saw Juke Boozer with 14 points, Ty Floyd with 11 points, and Lo­gan Burge with 15 points.

Head Coach Steve Luke gave some com­ments on the jack­ets per­for­mance and gave men­tion to play­ers such as Chan­dler Cooper for com­ing in and do­ing well.

He “maybe played too much on JV,” Luke said.

Floyd was also given men­tion for hav­ing a big game along with all the guards who played tonight.

“We are try­ing to piece things to­gether; we are still a young team in process,” Luke said. “But we had some mo­ments we did very well and some mo­ments that was not so good.”

Rock­mart started the week on the road at Dade County with a 77-65 loss in Tren­ton. It put the Jack­ets in fourth place in re­gion play be­hind an un­de­feated Chat­tooga at the top, and Pep­perell in sec­ond.

Rock­mart gets back into re­gion play on Tues­day af­ter press time at Ar­muchee, and is back home Fri­day t o host Coosa.

Lady Jack­ets find

mixed re­sults

The win­ter break saw Rock­mart get i nto a cham­pi­onship game at the Chat­tooga Hol­i­day Tour­na­ment and im­prove their record, and they picked up a pair of wins this week again de­spite a late week bump in the road at home.

Rock­mart’s Lady Jack­ets squad took a road win at the start of the New Year with a 58-51 win over Dade County on Jan. 2, but then found them­selves in trou­ble last Fri­day. The Lady Jack­ets faced a tough loss at home against the Model in a 7251 fin­ish, mov­ing the Lady Jack­ets to 9-4 on the sea­son.

The top three play­ers with the most points this game is: Cam­bree Stanely with 8 points, De­sire Wil­liams with 5 points, and An­dria Daniels with 21 points. Rock­mart made up for it over the week­end with a big win over Adairsville, fin­ish­ing off the Lady Tigers in a wild 53-52 vic­tory. The Lady Jack­ets sit at 10-4 over­all, 4-1 in re­gion play and in sec­ond place be­hind the Lady Blue Devils head­ing deeper into the sec­ond half of the sea­son. Af­ter Tues­day at third place Ar­muchee, they also face Coosa at home and Gor­don Cen­tral on the road.

Tyler Wil­liams / SJ

The Lady Jack­ets strug­gle against Model.

Tyler Wil­liams / SJ

Rock­mart picks up a big win over Model.

Tyler Wil­liams / SJ

Rock­mart loses to Model 72-51.

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