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This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:
Boys Basketball Girls Basketball
March 1st
4A Substate Finals @ Andale
7:00 pm
March 2nd
4A Substate Finals vs Nickerson
6:00 pm

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Post Season Victory for Ladies
by Braden Geer
On Thursday, the Lady Rockets hosted the Orioles out of Augusta for the first round of post season basketball. The Lady Rockets also took the time to make up the postponed Senior Night from the Andale game that was canceled due to weather last week. Heading into the game the Rockets were mindful of the fact they went 0-1 against the Orioles in the regular season, suffering a 19-point loss back in January. At the start of the game the Orioles started hot by scoring first but the Lady Rockets quickly tied the game back up. Throughout the first, both teams went back and forth trying to best the other team. However, the Orioles outscored the Rockets in the first quarter by scoring 11points to the Lady Rockets 8 points. Going into the second quarter, the Rockets were wary of the 3-point deficit; however, they played like they were ahead the whole time as they stayed cool and collected to battle back to within a single point going into halftime. After the half, both teams came out ready to play. The game continued to go back and forth but when the third quarter was over, the Rockets were leading by 2 points. For the first half of the fourth quarter both teams hung within a couple points of each other; however, as the game began winding down the Orioles were aware they needed to foul. The Rockets kept hitting their free throws and their lead slowly grew larger. At the final buzzer the Rockets were ahead of the Orioles 43-37. After an intense game in which the Rockets were victorious, they will advance to take on Nickerson at 6 pm on Saturday for the substate championship.