Rockmart back from break with big region wins
While most basketball teams are still taking a break from the courts, Pepperell and Rockmart got in some Region 7-AA action ahead of the rest of the pack, and doubled down against Armuchee in a big way on Friday as the first week of the year came to a close.
The Rockmart teams swept Pepperell at home on Jan. 3 as the Yellow Jackets topped the Dragons 74-47, and the Lady Jackets bested the Lady Dragons 45-23.
In the girls’ contest, Megan Little scored 19 points and drained four 3-pointers to help carry the Lady Jackets (4-5, 1-1), who outscored the Lady Dragons 21-9 in the first half.
Little also went 5 of 6 from the free throw line, while Keyarah Berry added 15 points for Rockmart.
In the boys’ game, the Yellow Jackets (3-6, 2-0) led 46-24 at halftime after storming out to a 22-10 lead after the opening quarter.
Sam DePew led Rockmart with 13 points, while going 4 of 4 from the free throw line. Juke Boozer followed with 11 points, and Logan Burge scored nine points, while going 3 of 3 from the free throw line. Chandler Cooper and Tyler Rowland each added eight points for Rockmart.
Following that up on the road, the boys put up an 80-39 win over Armuchee to keep on top of the Region 7-AA heap and remain undefeated, and move up to 4-6 overall. The Lady Jackets also won big last Friday night with a 64-27 win over the Lady Indians on the road.
It put the Rockmart girls at 2-1 in the region heading into press time, and 5-5 overall.
Both teams were on the road once again facing Christian Heritage on Saturday after press time with a busy schedule ahead of them heading back to school from winter break. Rockmart will host their next three games starting Tuesday against Coosa, then Thursday to face off against Cedartown and Friday taking on Chattooga before a road trip this coming Saturday to Gordon Central.
They’ll get a brief break on the schedule after a Jan. 15 matchup hosting Dade County until they host Gordon Central then travel to Chattooga on Jan. 18 and Jan. 19.