Rockets Beat Nokomis Girls To Start Carrollton Tourney

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On Saturday afternoon, Jan. 25, the Nokomis Lady Redskins were on the road, headed to Carrollton for their first match-up of the Lady Hawk Invitational. 

They were going up against state-ranked team, Jacksonville Routt. The Lady Redskins knew it could potentially be a long and difficult game if they did not stop the aggressive guards and the tough posts on Routt's roster. 

To start the game, Routt gained control of the tip ball and proved that they were not going to make it easy on the Skins. Firing up every shot they got, and making them, Routt quickly put Nokomis in a deep hole. 

The Lady Redskins had a difficult time getting past the Jacksonville guards on the press, resulting in jump balls and turnovers. The Lady Redskins trailed Jacksonville 36-10 heading into the locker room at half. 

Knowing what they were up against, the Lady Redskins were determined to hustle to every loose ball and not make it easy on Routt. As the Rockets dropped back into a zone defense, it became easier for the Skins to get it past half court. 

Despite some buckets made on the Redskins' side, Routt still continued to get every shot they wanted and extend the lead more. The Lady Redskins were defeated 61-22 to start off the tournament. 

Of course starting out with a loss was not ideal for the Lady Redskins, but they have high hopes for the rest of the tournament being successful for them. Macee Eisenbarth had nine points and five rebounds and Emma Sneddon added four points herself.

Nokomis' next game will be on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 6 p.m. against Brussels, who lost to West Central 63-20 in their first game of the tournament.

January 25 at Carrollton

Lady Hawk Invitational

Nokomis 4 6 5 7 22

Jacksonville Routt 18 18 21 4 61

Nokomis (22) - Macee Eisenbarth 9, Emma Sneddon 4, Mia Fesser 3, Emily Cress 2, Natalie Engelman 2, Carly King 2. Totals: 9 4-6 22.

Jacksonville Routt (61) - Audrey Huffman 16, Lacey Schierl 12, Bella McCartney 11, Tori Fellhauer 6, Sydney Walker 6, Addie Dobson 5, Grace McCartney 3, Emily Nava 2. Totals: 25 4-13 61.

Three-point field goals: Nokomis 0; Jacksonville Routt 7 (Huffman 3, Schierl 2, Dobson 1, G. McCartney 1).

Records: Nokomis (9-16); Jacksonville Routt (21-2).

46th Annual Carrollton Lady Hawk Invitational

Saturday, January 25

Game 1: #1 Jerseyville 49, #9 Gateway Legacy 40

Game 2: #8 Calhoun 59, #16 Lincolnwood 7

Game 3: #4 Father McGivney 54, #12 Mascoutah 24

Game 4: #5 Carrollton 66, #13 Metro-East Lutheran 31

Game 5: #2 Jacksonville Routt 61, #10 Nokomis 22

Game 6: #7 West Central 63, #15 Brussels 20

Game 7: #3 Alton Marquette 62, #11 Granite City 38

Game 8: #6 Greenfield/Northwestern 50, #14 Beardstown 8

Monday, January 27

Consolation Bracket

Game 9: 5 p.m. - Gateway Legacy vs. Lincolnwood

Championship Bracket

Game 10: 6:30 p.m. - Jerseyville vs. Calhoun

Game 11: 8 p.m. - Father McGivney vs. Carrollton

Tuesday, January 28

Consolation Bracket

Game 12: 5p.m. - Mascoutah vs. Metro-East Lutheran

Championship Bracket

Game 13: 6:30 p.m. - Jacksonville Routt vs. West Central

Game 14: 8 p.m. - Alton Marquette vs. Greenfield/Northwestern

Wednesday, January 29

Consolation Bracket

Game 15: 6 p.m. - Nokomis vs. Brussels

Game 16: 7:30 p.m. - Granite City vs. Beardstown

Thursday, January 30

Consolation Bracket

Game 17: 5 p.m. - Winner Game 9 vs. Winner Game 12

Championship Bracket

Game 18: 6:30 p.m. - Winner Game 10 vs. Winner Game 11

Game 19: 8 p.m. - Winner Game 13 vs. Winner Game 14

Friday, January 31

Consolation Bracket

Game 20: 6:30 p.m. - Winner Game 15 vs. Winner Game 16

Fifth Place Bracket

Game 21: 6:30 p.m. - Loser Game 10 vs. Loser Game 11

Game 22: 6:30 p.m. - Loser Game 13 vs. Loser Game 14

Saturday, January 25

Game 23: 1 p.m. - Consolation Championship - Winner Game 17 vs. Winner Game 20

Game 24: 2:30 p.m. - Fifth Place - Winner Game 21 vs. Winner Game 22

Game 25: 4 p.m. - Third Place - Loser Game 18 vs. Loser Game 19

Game26: 6:30 p.m. - Championship - Winner Game 18 vs. Winner Game 19

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