Rockwall’s Yellowjackets handed Galena, Nevada its only loss in a 4-game Texas tour with a 55-53 double-overtime thriller Saturday at RHS gymnasium and extended their win streak to five straight.

A victory over Mesquite High Tuesday would increase that streak to 6-in-a-row.

Galena High, sporting one of the nation’s top sophomores in Luke Babbitt, completed the southern part of its Texas swing with three consecutive victories over LaMarque, Victoria Memorial and Houston Klein.

Rockwall (17-4, 2-1) jumped out early on the Grizzlies and carried a 29-21 lead into halftime, but Galena bounced back with a big 20-10 third period to take the lead at 41-39 at the buzzer ending the quarter.

Aggressive defense highlighted the remainder of the contest with Rockwall finishing off the Grizzlies in the second overtime with good ball handling, two free throws by Braxton Adamson, a 3-pointer by Tyler Hall and a 2-point shot off the glass by Eddie Gloviak.

“They are an outstanding team,” said head coach Lynn Nabi. “They’re very fundamental. I thought they allowed us to put the game away when they started to trap in overtime.”

Hall and Gloviak led Rockwall scorers with 11 and 10 points respectively.

The Jackets followed Saturday’s battle with a dominating 57-31 district win over Mesquite Tuesday on their court.

Adamson gunned in 13 points, Gloviak fired up 12, Michael Godwin, who recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists and three blocks against Mesquite Horn last Tuesday, pumped in 10, Hall added eight, Durell Coleman six and Brad Fields five.



Non-district Game



Galena, Nevada....................10 11 20 7 2 3 - 53

Rockwall..............................14 15 10 9 2 5 - 55

GAL: Babbitt 19, Maupin 10, Norvick 7, Crook 6, Leonard 4, Hill 3, Bordigioui 3, Madison 1.

ROCK: Tyler Hall 11, Eddie Gloviak 10, Braxton Adamson 7, Jerry Maldonado 6, Michael Godwin 6, Zack Eskridge 6, Brad Fields 5, Ryan Dowdney 2, Durell Coleman 2.



District 12-5A



Rockwall..............................17 15 10 15 - 57

Mesquite...............................6 10 4 11 - 31

ROCK: Braxton Adamson 13, Eddie Gloviak 12, Michael Godwin 10, Tyler Hall 8, Durell Coleman 6, Brad Fields 5, Zack Eskridge 2, Jerry Maldonado 1.

MESQ: Randye Rand 8, Anthony Wells 8, Ricky Burney 7, Lazerick Jones 3, Mark Scott 2, Travis Hallam 2, Jeremy Hernandez 1.

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