Rockcastle Co. picks up first ever Sweet 16 win

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
tournament Thursday.
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
10 rebounds.
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.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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