After spending their first three games on the road, the Rockets and Lady Rockets returned to Manchester Monday night to take on Huntland. Both Westwood teams were unable to find a win. The Rockets fell 61-26 and the Lady Rockets lost 36-23.
Fouls and turnovers hurt Rockets at home
The Rockets had difficulty keeping up with Huntland's offense throughout the night. Mistakes also cost Westwood and gave the Hornets opportunities to score.
“Fouls and turnovers hurt us,” Coach Will Pannell said. “We will continue to work and improve our fundamentals to improve as the season goes on.”
Huntland opened up the game by going on a 20-2 run. The Hornets followed up with more strong offensive play to start the second half on the way to the rout.
Jayden Carter led the Rockets with 10 points on the night. Izick Sierra followed with six points. Konor Heaton added three points. Eli Felice, Brayden Dixon and Blake Hillis had two points each.
Lady Rockets stung by Lady Hornets
Westwood kept it close through the first quarter. Near the close of the half, Huntland broke free on a 16-8 run to go into halftime up 25-14. Westwood was unable to find its way back into the game despite stronger defense in the second half.
Leonor Moreno and Anna Johnson led the Lady Rockets with seven points each. Maddie Sullivan followed with four. Bryleigh Gray finished the night with two points. Allie Sullivan notched a free throw for one point on the night.