Manchester Westwood has taken the Warren County Elementary League by storm.
The Rockets and Lady Rockets are thoroughly dominating in their first years in the neighboring county’s league, with both moving to 5-0 Monday with blowout wins at Boyd Christian School. The Rockets bested Boyd 44-11 behind Jayden Carter’s big night, while the Lady Rockets bucked the Lady Broncos 47-2.
Carter has been a force all season for the Rockets and Monday was no different. Carter outscored the Broncos on his own, dropping 24 points as he continues to lead the league in scoring.
After his big night against Boyd, which was the third-highest scoring output in the league this season, trailing on a 26-point night by Dibrell’s Garrison Randolph and Carter’s 34-point eruption Nov. 4 at Irving College, Carter is now averaging 19.8 points per game.
Carter and his squad started slow against the Broncos, taking just an 11-7 lead in the first six minutes. From there, the Rockets took off.
Boyd had no answers for Carter in the second period, when his size and speed beat Boyd’s man-to-man and zone looks. Carter scored 11 points in the period, including an and-1 finish which pushed his team to a 25-8 halftime advantage.
A short break did little to extinguish Carter’s hot hand. He scored 10 more points in the third quarter as the Rocket lead swelled to 40-11 by the end of the third.
Manchester Westwood held Boyd scoreless in the final six minutes to preserve its perfect regular season.
Skyler Stinson added six points for the Rockets, followed by Jaiden Warren and Lane Fann with four points apiece and two points each from Caiden Warren, Cayden Trail and Blake Hillis.
Coach Angela Houck got to go deep into her bench in the girls’ game as the Lady Rockets led wire-to-wire against the private school.
All 17 Lady Rockets who traveled saw action after Manchester Westwood built a 22-0 lead in the first quarter. The Lady Rockets didn’t surrender a point in the first half and held Boyd without a field goal the entire game.
The Lady Rockets showed off a bevy of scoring threats, led by six points each from Leonor Moreno, Princess Penaloza, Remi Benjamin and Kenna Seivers. Audri Patton added five points while Maddie Meachem, Bailey Barsens, Maggie Brei and Bryleigh Gray scored four points apiece.
It was a light night for Gray, who left the game second in the league in scoring with an average of 9.0 points per game, trailing only Irving College’s Brooklyn Wanamaker (9.2 points per game).
After the league took off a week for Thanksgiving, action will start back Monday, Dec. 2. Both Rocket squads will looking to continue their perfect runs when Centertown makes the trip to Manchester.
The girls game, which is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., will be a matchup of two 5-0 squads. The boys’ game will follow.