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MIDDLE SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Westwood boys fall in DRVC semifinals

Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 10:47 pm

Demarco Moore, Sports Writer 

Rockets          3          5          6          11 – 25

Cascade          4          10        19        12 – 45

Westwood's Will Partin (no. 3) dribbles down the baseline against Cascade. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

Westwood’s Will Partin (no. 3) dribbles down the baseline against Cascade. (Staff photo by Demarco Moore)

WARTRACE, Tenn. — As Westwood took the floor on Wednesday night, it was easy to see who the Rockets would have trouble with — Cascade’s Ethan Swan.

The lengthy Swan headlined a Champions team that routed the Rockets (6-14) 45-25 in the semifinals of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament.

The Rockets trailed 14-8 at halftime — getting all 8 points from Trenton Thompson.

Swan had a modest 6 points in the first half, but attacked an undersized Westwood team in the paint, scoring all 13 of his second-half points in the third quarter.

Thompson’s 8 points led the Rockets, whose loss effectively ended their season.

Reach Demarco Moore at dmoore@manchestertimes.com, and follow him on Twitter @iam__demo