Quarterfinal 4: Rockcastle Co. 47, Clay Co. 30

Rockcastle Co. (34-1) vs. Clay Co. (27-7)

In their regular-season meeting, the Rockets won 54-45 on Jan. 10.

  • Rockcastle County tops the Tigers and advances to the semifinals for the second straight season. The Rockets, who haven’t lost to an opponent from Kentucky, will face Calloway County in the Saturday morning semifinals. The Lakers also have yet to lose to an in-state foe.
  • The Rockets have a comfortable 45-27 lead over Clay County with 2:28 left in this final quarterfinal.
  • With eight minutes left in the game, the Rockets have a 34-22 advantage over Clay County.
  • Rockcastle County has a 27-20 lead over Clay County with 1:51 left in the third quarter. Hammond and Lawrence have nine points apiece for the Rockets.
  • HALFTIME: Rockcastle Co. 19, Clay Co. 18
  • With 1:46 to go in the first half, the Rockets have a slim 19-17 lead. The Tigers currently are playing without star senior Whitney Belle Jackson, who has been hampered by an ankle injury and now three fouls.
  • Rockcastle County led Clay County 14-9 after one quarter and now has a 17-14 edge with 5:32 left in the first half.

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