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In a rare set of middle school games on Friday, the Rockwood Middle School Tigers and Lady Tigers swept Harriman at Bill Thompson Gymnasium.
Rockwood’s girls took the floor first and won a low scoring affair over the Lady Blue Devils, 34-21.
Rockwood picked up the pace in the final game of the evening as Jeff Allen’s squad improved to 19-0 on the season with a 64-37 victory.
A big second period was the key for the Lady Tigers in Friday’s 13-point victory.
Rockwood led 6-5 after one period of play. The second period opened with Rockwood’s lead expanding to 11-7, but that’s when Kaley Legg scored five straight points to spark a 9-1 run to end the half, making the score 20-8 at intermission.
Legg and Cassidy Tilley led the Lady Tigers with six points in the first half while Olivia Goins scored five of Harriman’s eight points in the first two periods of play.
The third quarter was low scoring, but that worked out well for the Lady Tigers. Rockwood outscored Harriman 7-3 in the frame to make the score 27-11 after three periods of play.
Camryn Evans scored all seven points for Rockwood in the third quarter.
Harriman opened the final period with five straight points to pull within 27-16, but they would get no closer as Rockwood pulled away late for a 34-21 victory.
Tilley and Evans led Rockwood on the night with nine points each while Legg added six points and five steals.
Goins scored seven and McKenzie Breeden added six for the Lady Devils.
Harriman (21) Pack 1, Crass 3, Goins 7, Bazel 2, Breeden 6, Presswood 2.
Rockwood (34) Bowling 4, Tilley 9, Evans 9, Metcalfe 4, Legg 6, Thompson 2.
Rockwood dominated from start to finish in knocking off the Blue Devils, 24-7.
The game was close for the first couple of minutes as Rockwood led 6-5, but that’s when the Tigers erupted for 13 straight points on their way to a 24-7 lead after one period of play.
Ryan McCain had a huge first quarter for the Tigers with 10 points while Trey Treadway added six.
McCain had another big period in the second quarter, scoring nine points in leading the Tigers to a 39-16 lead at halftime.
Nathen Arrowood did his best to keep Harriman close in the first half. He scored 10 points.
Rockwood added six points to its lead in the third quarter. The Tigers outscored the Devils 18-12 in the frame to take a commanding 57-28 lead into the final period of play.
McCain added seven points to his tally in the third quarter, finishing the evening with 26 points and 10 rebounds.
Harriman did win the final period 9-7 to make the final score 64-37.
Arrowood led the Blue Devils in defeat with 20 points and 16 rebounds.
Harriman (37) Duncan 6, Moore 3, Arrowood 20, Cocka 4, Jenkins 4.
Rockwood (64) Robbins 4, Bazel 6, McCain 26, Treadway 6, Hicks 4, Gallaher 6, Nelson 5, Deck 2, Price 1, Gaus 4.