BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Jackie Alexander scored seven of her
20 points in a game-opening 17-0 run as Rockcastle County beat
Murray 69-36 in the first round of the girls' state high school
The Lady Rockets (28-4), the 12th Region champions, were never
challenged by the First Region champion Lady Tigers (30-5), who
didn't score a basket until the 1:55 mark of the first quarter.
Rockcastle County led 40-15 at halftime.
The athleticism of the Lady Rockets was evident the entire
contest, as they used the strong midrange and post game of Sara
Hammond and the inside-outside game of Alexander to shoot 51.9
percent (27-for-52) for the game.
Janssen Starks paced the Lady Tigers with 16 points. Hammond
recorded a double-double for Rockcastle County with 17 points and
It was the first state tournament victory for Rockcastle County
in six tries. The team faces the winner of Thursday's Ohio
County-George Rogers Clark contest in Friday's quarterfinals.
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