Swiney leads Rockets to regular season perfection

Girls Middle School Basketball

By Nick Beggs

ROCKINGHAM — The Rockingham Rockets capped  perfect regular season Thursday as they beat the Anson Bearcats 40-22 in both teams’ season finale.

“We had very good ball movement, we were very aggressive, we shot well today, and we played against the press well,” Rockingham coach Teresa Mason said. “I couldn’t ask them to play any harder or any better than they did today.”
RocketsRockingham finished with a 10-0 regular season record while Anson dropped to 8-2. Both teams anticipate a first-round playoff game in the Southeastern Middle School Conference tournament. Brackets are to be released on Friday, but it’s known that Rockingham will host a first-round game at 4 p.m.
The Rockets outscored the Bearcats 14-2 in the first quarter, beginning the game on a 10-0 run. It didn’t get much better for the Bearcats, who scored only 3 points to the Rockets’ 12 in the second quarter. The Rockets took a 26-5 halftime lead.
The Rockets were held to only nine points in the third quarter, while allowing  eight for the Bearcats. The fourth quarter was the only quarter the Bearcats outscored the Rockets. The Bearcats scored a quarter-high nine points while holding the Rockets to only five points.
Allexis Swiney led the way with 18 points, nine steals and six rebounds for Rockingham. Ralayah McRae scored 10 points for the Rockets while Savannah Lampley, Keionna Love and Taliah Wall scored four points apiece.
McRae tallied seven steals while Wall added eight rebounds and Lampley had six boards.
Leading scorer for the Bearcats was Destiny Robinson with 12 points.
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