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Rockets Pick Up A Loss And Win

By Ryan Heck

Chester 45 Okawville 43

The Okawville Rockets returned to the court Friday night and hosted the Chester Yellow Jackets.  Despite leading for the first twenty-four minutes of the ball game, the Rockets ultimately fell to the visitors 45-43.

An opening layup from junior Hayden Shubert, and three-pointers from Dillon Teter and Ethan Riechmann got the Rockets out to an early 13-4 lead. Two Yellow Jacket buckets to ended the period, with the Rockets leading 13-8 after the opening quarter.

A three-pointer from senior Wilson Welch kicked off the second quarter, followed by another from Cole Wiedwilt. Another deep ball from Riechmann and the Rockets went into the half leading 25-20.

 With nine points in the 3rd quarter from junior Grant Schleifer, the Rockets pushed their lead to 36-30 heading into the final quarter.  

After Okawville’s lead for three quarters, Chester scored the first eight points of the 4th quarter to take a 38-36 lead.  Chester would maintain the lead the rest of the way as the Rockets fell short 45-43.

Riechmann paced the Rockets with 12 points.  Rounding out the scoring was Schleifer with 9, Teter 6, Shubert 4, Jansen 4, Wiedwilt 3, Welch 3, and Aiden Anderson 2.

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