Semifinal 2: Rockcastle Co. 57, Calloway Co. 38

Calloway Co. (31-2) vs. Rockcastle Co. (35-1)

  • FINAL: Rockcastle Co. 57, Calloway Co. 38. Tonight we will crown a new state champion. Neither Manual nor the Rockets have won one before.
  • Rockets have 50-33 lead with three minutes to play. This one is done.
  • With 5:15 remaining, the Rockets have a 44-33 lead.
  • Yet another attendance record shattered at this tournament. The semifinal crowd of 5,803 set a new record.
  • A 10-4 run to start the third quarter has helped the Rockets maintain their lead, 38-30 going into the final quarter of the final semifinal.
  • With 2:40 to go in the third quarter, Rockcastle is atop Calloway 36-26.
  • Rockcastle Co. extends its lead to 31-20 two minutes into the second half and Calloway calls a timeout.
  • HALFTIME: Rockcastle Co. 26, Calloway Co. 20. The two teams’ senior stars haven’t disappointed so far with Hammond notches 13 points and eight rebounds and Averee Fields of the Lakers has 17 points and three boards.
  • Rockcastle has a 12-3 run going behind six from Sara Hammond and the Rockets have a 23-18 lead with 2:22 to play in the first half.
  • It’s a 15-15 tie after one quarter between Rockcastle and Calloway counties.
  • Averee Fields has all 12 of Calloway’s points and the Lakers have a 12-6 lead over Rockcastle with 3:38 left in the first quarter.

Notes: One of these two will lose its first game to Kentucky competition today. Calloway with star Averee Fields has won 20 straight en route to the state semifinals. Fields, a West Virginia signee, will go head to head with Rockcastle County star Sara Hammond, a Louisville signee and the state’s first McDonald’s All-American. The Rockets, who were ousted in the semifinals last season, have won 25 in a row.

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