The 8th grade Necks saw the 2nd half of their season start with a rocky performance against West Rusk Thursday night. West Rusk stormed out of the gate dropping 17 in the first quarter and then stretched out their halftime lead eventually running away with a 54-29 victory. Gavin Sipes led all Roughnecks with 10 points with Trent Pepper adding 6.
“We had not seen that type of physical play all year. They crushed us on the boards. We did not help ourselves out at the free throw line either, missing 9 in the 2nd quarter alone. It was a 10 point deficit going into halftime. If we convert from the line more efficiently it’s a totally different ball potentially.”
With the loss, White Oak drops to 3-4 on the year and 2-3 in district play. White Oak travels to Sabine this Thursday to take on their familiar foe.
White Oak: 8-9-4-7……….29
West Rusk: 17-10-9-18…..54
Scoring: Sipes (10), Pepper (6), Sorgee (4), Henderson (3), Reddic (3), Fritsche (2), Stevens (1)