Rock­mart be­dev­iled by Model in home loss

The Standard Journal - - LOCAL SPORTS - By Lorene Parker loren­[email protected]

Rock­mart took a 47-40 loss on their first re­gion play date of the sea­son against Model.

The Lady Jack­ets hosted the Lady Devils at home last Fri­day night, be­ing the first re­gion matchup for both teams.

The loss to Model left Rock­mart with a cur­rent sea­son record of 1-2 (0-1 7-AA).

Since the bas­ket­ball sea­son has been de­layed due to the cham­pi­onship foot­ball games, the Lady Jack­ets have been away from com­pet­i­tive play for two weeks.

“We played like I thought we would,” head coach Tim Puck­ett said. “You can do things in prac­tice but can’t sim­u­late game play,” he added.

Sopho­more Ke­yarah Berry led the team by adding 23 points to the score­board on the night for the Lady Jack­ets.

Ju­nior Emma Evans and Sopho­more Me­gan Lit­tle fol­lowed be­hind, with Evans scor­ing five points and Lit­tle scor­ing four. Evans’s points were earned through her ef­forts at the free throw line; she went three for four on the night.

“De­fen­sively, the whole team played well, es­pe­cially in the first three quar­ters of the game,” Puck­ett said. “Their ef­fort is al­ways there,” he said.

The Lady Jack­ets have ser­val ar­eas that need im­prove­ment and Puck­ett feels their mis­takes are due to the two week break.

“It’s un­for­tu­nate that our first game back had to also be our first re­gion game and be against Model,” Puck­ett said. “We have a lot of things to work on. When we do get the re­bound, we just give it away. We need to work on box­ing out and se­cur­ing the ball.”.

“For us to re­ally be suc­cess­ful, we have to get back in the swing of things,” Puck­ett added.

Rock­mart faced ri­val Cedar­town on Satur­day were set to travel to Villa Rica on Tues­day af­ter press time.

“It’s go­ing to be a tough game,” Puck­ett said about fac­ing the Villa Rica Wild­cats, who are cur­rently ranked as the num­ber one team in the 4A re­gion.

“They are a good team but that’s what we want. We want to play good qual­ity teams to make us bet­ter and give us things to im­prove on,” Puck­ett added.

The Lady Jack­ets were set to play at 6 p.m. on Tues­day, De­cem­ber 18 at Villa Rica High School for those who get the pa­per early and want to watch.

Check back in next week’s edi­tion for more about how the team did this past week­end against Cedar­town, and cov­er­age of games this week as well.

/ Lorene Parker

Above: The Lady Jack­ets looked for chances to get ahead of Model, but found the Lady Blue Devil de­fense tough last Fri­day, Dec. 15. Left: The Rock­mart Lady Jack­ets strug­gled to find a way to beat Model, but fell 47-40.

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