Tip off for the junior high basketball season was Monday, and the Okawville Junior High Lady Rockets came away with a 25-22 win over cross-county rival Nashville.
It was a tight early, but Okawville took a lead with an 8-2 run in the second quarter. Nashville made a charge late, but the Junior Lady Rockets held on for the win.
Brynn Rhodes led a balanced offense for Okawville with seven points. Addysen Hasheider scored six, Jilien Harre added four, and Kaylie Behrman, Kenley Hackstadt, Schae Juenger and Delaney Kuhn each finished with two points.
Okawville hosted Freeburg Tuesday and travel to Centralia Thursday. Following that, the Junior Lady Rockets’ next action will be the Okawville Round Robin Tournament starting October 31.