Rockcastle girls to play for state championship
The Rockcastle County girls will play for a state championship after beating Calloway County 57-38 in a Girls Sweet Sixteen semifinal today in Bowling Green.
(Click here for the box score and play-by-play.)
The 12th Region champion Lady Rockets will play duPont Manual at 9 p.m., making for a title-game matchup of the teams ranked No. 1 (Manual) and No. 2 (Rockcastle) in virtually every poll and power rating at the end of the season and in this tournament.
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It’s the first time a 12th Region team has reached the finals since 1995, when Pulaski County won three Sweet Sixteen games before losing to Scott County. It’s also the deepest tournament run for Rockcastle in seven state trips.
Rockcastle began pulling away from Calloway late in the first half. The Lady Lakers cut a 12-point deficit to six just after the start of the fourth quarter, but the Lady Rockets then outscored them 16-1.
Rockcastle shot 55 percent from the field in the second half and 48 percent overall and outrebounded Calloway 39-25. Sara Hammond had 15 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Rockets, and Angie Lawrence also had 15 points, all in the second half.