Rockcastle returns to Sweet Sixteen semifinals

Rockcastle County had a much easier time in the second round of the Girls Sweet Sixteen than in the first, beating former 49th District rival Clay County 47-30 Friday night to advance to the semifinals for the second straight year.

(Click here for the box score and play by play.)

The 12th Region champion Lady Rockets outscored Clay 15-4 in the third quarter to take a 34-22 lead, and Clay couldn’t get any closer in the fourth quarter. The Lady Tigers didn’t score more than nine points in any of the four periods.

Sara Hammond had 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead Rockcastle, and Angie Lawrence added 13 points.

Rockcastle plays Calloway County in its semifinal at 12:30 p.m. today.

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