Rockwall’s Lady Jacket hoopsters downed Garland 44-33 on Tuesday after going 2-2 at Belton’s Central Texas Tipoff and Heath’s Lady Hawks dropped to 0-2 following their 59-29 loss to Mesquite Poteet on Tuesday.
RHHS struggled at Poteet in its first game since November 9th when the ladies lost to West Mesquite 64-51 in their season opener.
According to Heath head coach Devin Gabbard, “It’s hard to win when you commit over 40 turnovers.”
Jordan Mitchell, a 5-6 sophomore, led the Lady Hawks with nine points in the 30-point loss.
Rockwall-Heath will attempt to get on track this weekend with several games at the 3-day Allen Lady Eagles Tournament.
Rockwall knocked off Garland by 11 points, but had to bounce back from a slow 7-16 first-period start.
The RHS defense took charge in the final three periods and held the Lady Owls to single-digit scoring in the second, third and fourth quarters.
Alyssa Lang and Hannah Hughes sparked the win with 18 and 10 points respectively.
The Lady Jackets went 2-2 during their road trip to the strong Belton Tournament last week.
They opened with a 42-32 victory over Round Rock Stony Point. Lang gunned in a season-high 32 points, while Caitlin White, Kayla Smith, Morghen Day, Hannah Hughes and Paige Turner put up two points each.
Rockwall then lost to an extremely talented Houston Westbury team 61-40 and to Harker Heaghts 45-42 in a game the Lady Jackets could easily have won according to head coach Jill McDill.
RHS closed out the Central Texas Tipoff with a 60-44 win versus Temple.
Lang fired up 24 points and Hughes pumped in 18 to lead the way.
Central Texas Tipoff - Belton
RR Stony Point 10 11 5 6 - 32
Rockwall 12 13 7 10 - 42
SP: Jeffries 11, Simpson 8, Rowland 8, Owens 2, B. Rowland 2, Banks 1.
ROCK: Alyssa Lang 32, Caitlin White 2, Kayla Smith 2, Morghen Day 2, Hannah Hughes 2, Paige Turner 2.
Rockwall X X X X - 60
Temple X X X X - 44
ROCK: Alyssa Lang 24, Hannah Hughes 18, Kayla Smith 5, Morghen Day 4, Paige Turner 4, Mary Hinton 3, Lacey Smith 2.
Regular Season Game
Rockwall 7 12 13 12 - 44
Garland 16 5 9 3 - 33
ROCK: Alyssa Lang 18, Hannah Hughes 10, Morghen Day 6, Lacey Smith 4, Kayla Smith 3, Mariah Roof 2, Paige Turner 1.
GARL: Wilkins 11, Ekpo 8, Johnson 4, Taylor 4.