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.