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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports

Boys Basketball

December 8th
@ Hesston College
vs Nickerson
7:30 pm

Girls Basketball

December 8th
@ Hesston College
vs Nickerson
6:00 pm

Boys Swimming

December 10th
@ Wichita Southeast
9:00 am

Boys Wrestling

December 10th
@ Wellington Invitational
9:00 am

Girls Wrestling

December 10th
@ Wellington Invitational
9:00 am

Rough Start For Rockets

The Rockets played Hesston on Tuesday at home and it wasn’t an ideal start for a home opener. The 56-39 loss starts the Rockets 0-1 for the first time in two years. The top scorers for the Rockets include Kellan Simoneau with 17 points and Cooper Nace with 13 points. The Rocket loss was mostly a result of being outscored the whole game; the Rockets started down to end the first quarter 15-11 and wouldn’t see a lead the rest of the game. Both teams stayed consistent the second quarter scoring 15 and 11 points again, respectively, as Hesston took a 30-22 lead into halftime. As the second half got underway, the Swathers would outscore the Rockets 12-5 to increase their lead to 42-27 after three quarters. The fourth quarter was a repeat of the third quarter with Hesston outscoring the Rockets again 14-12 making the final score 56-39. The Rockets are set to play again this Thursday in Hesston against Nickerson in the second round of the Hesston Tournament.

Lady Rockets Start Rough

The Lady Rockets opened their season by hosting Hesston on Tuesday. In the first quarter, the only points scored by the Rockets came from Ella Swearingen who scored a 2-pointer. The Lady Rockets had a bit more success in the second quarter as they scored a total of 5 points. Reese Goetz scored 1 by making a free throw, and Jessa Lee and Mady Barger both scored a 2-pointer. However, the Lady Rockets found themselves facing a large 24-7 deficit at halftime. In the third quarter the Lady Rockets scored a total of 6 points. Dakota Bryer scored a 2-pointer, Cheyenne Martin scored 3 on a free throw and a 2-pointer, and Jessa Lee scored 1 on a free throw. The Lady Swathers scored 20 in the third quarter to increase their lead to 44-13 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Lady Rockets only managed to put up 3 points as Lanie Page made a 2-pointer and Cameron Yardley scored 1 on a free throw. Meanwhile, Hesston continued adding to their lead by putting up another 11 points resulting in a 16-55 loss for the Lady Rockets and a rough start for the season. The next game for the Lady Rockets is Thursday, December 8th against Nickerson at Hesston College and the game starts at 6:00 pm.