Westwood continues Warren domination

Princess Penaloza is leading the Lady Rockets in scoring this season as they

dominate the district. She is also aggressive on defense, leading the pressing

Westwood squad that is shutting down opposing offenses.

The Westwood domi­nation of Warren County continued this past week as Eastside was the latest to feel the burn of the Rockets’ engines with the girls’ squad stay­ing perfect while the boys have only one blemish on their record.

It wasn’t a cover to cover win; however, for the boys as the Bulldogs from Eastside got out to an early 7-5 advan­tage after the first pe­riod. Cayden Trail led his squad in the first, scor­ing three but then came alive in the second as he scored five of his team’s eight second quarter points. His offensive out­put; however, was offset by Eastside’s Kade Hillis who put up six of his Bull­dog-leading 11 points in the second frame to have his team a 16-13 half-time advantage.

When the squads emerged from the locker room after half-time, Eastside returned to the hardwood but forgot something – specifically, their offense as they put up a goose egg in the third, going cold from the floor and missing all four of their opportu­nities at the free throw line. Meanwhile it was as if Westwood couldn’t miss as Trail and Jayden Carter had four apiece and were perfect from the charity stripe as the Rockets put up a dozen in the third frame.

Eastside was able to equal Westwood’s out­put in the fourth as both teams had eight but the damage of the scoreless third could not be repair as they Rockets took the 33-24 win. Trail led all scorers with 12 while Carter was second high­est scorer for Westwood with nine.

The Lady Rockets had no trouble at all muzzling the Lady Bulldogs as the Westwood girls kept the season perfect with a 50-14 drubbing of their guest. It all began with a 16-3 run in the open­ing period with Princess Penaloza scoring seven points in the opening stanza. In fact, Penaloza had more points herself on the night (16) than the Lady Bulldogs had in the game.

The pummeling con­tinued in the second as Eastside was able to muster only a single basket while Westwood hung up nine more points.

Allie Sullivan got in­volved in the third, get­ting all five of her points in the period while Le­onor Moreno had five of her seven in the third on the way to a 15-point quarter for the Lady Rockets. The fourth was academic as Lady Rock­ets came off the bench to mop up, still outscoring their guests 10-4 in the final stanza.

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