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The Rushville-Industry Lady Rockets were looking to get their week off to a hot start last night as they hosted a tough Farmington volleyball squad.  This entire match would be a lot of trading points back and forth with neither team getting much of a advantage until late in the set.  Farmington won a hard fought set 1 26-24 while the Lady Rockets would take set #2 25-19.  Then look out, Rushville-Industry came to life and these ladies absolutely started playing like the team many people know they are capable of being.  The biggest difference for them, was that they played with minimal errors.  With momentum on their side, the Lady Rockets won the match by a score of 26-24, 25-19, 25-12.  Kristyn Haulk was outstanding for Farmington this evening with 9 Assists.  While Madison Kessler had 19 assists for the Lady Rockets and Carly Rhoades added in 14 Kills.  This was a great way for the Lady Rockets to get this week started as they have 3 conference games this week that they could use to help keep them in the top of the conference standings.

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Last night the Rushville-Industry Rockets opened up their home schedule by hosting a very tough Farmington squad.  This game got out to really a great start for both teams as they were playing well on both sides of the ball and neither was committing penalties. Farmington would strike first as Seth Bales would get a 25 yd field goal to make it 3-0.  Then in the next possession, Mason Plater would find Austin Gardner on a 7 yd pass play to make it a 6-3 score in favor of the Rockets.  With time running down in the 1st half, Farmington had a long 4th down play looming near the 50yd line and they come out and run a fake punt that caught Rushville off guard and began the momentum swing in this contest.  Farmington would score before the half and took a 10-6 lead into halftime.  Neither team could score in the 3rd quarter and Farmington’s offense held onto the ball most of the 2nd half.  They would pick up one more score and Farmington would claim the victory over the Rockets by a score of 17-6.  Macae Skaggs led the way for the Farmers with 112 yards of rushing on 22 carries.  Skaggs was the workhorse for Farmington in the 2nd half and the Rockets could never find a way to stop him.  J.R. Boyd led the Rockets on the ground attack with 52 yards while Mason Plater was good for 55 yards of passing.  The Rockets now fall to 1-2 on the season and have a very hard two weeks ahead of them as they go to Elmwood/Brimfield next week and then come home to face Beardstown in week 5. These two games could be huge for the Rockets in terms of playoff aspirations as a win would put them in a much better position and would be a huge momentum swing for this team that is greatly improved.

Our first game of the day would really come out and set the tone for our day.  Brown County and Rushville-Industry would have a hard fought battle that would last all the way until the end.  The Lady Rockets were with out the services of Jenna Taber who was dealing with a small injury that kept her on the bench most of the game.  Unfortunately no one for the Lady Rockets was able to step up and take her place as Brown County would really put up a hard fight in the 3rd quarter that allowed them to pull ahead for good.  Brown County was able to overcome the loss of two post players, due to fouls, and held on for the 46-41 victory.  Brandy Wise would lead the Lady Rockets with 17 points while Peyton McKinnon added 14 points for the Lady Hornets.  Rushville-Industy falls in to the Play-in Consolation bracket while Brown County advances to take on Illini West.

Tonight the Lady Rockets hosted a very tough Havana team and would be tested right from the get go.  Though Rushville-Industry was more than up to the challenge as they played with Havana the majority of the game.  But about halfway through the 3rd quarter, the Lady Ducks decided to settle for nothing but 3’s and they made them.  This allowed Havana to pull away quickly as the Lady Rockets would not be able to keep up with the pace after another string of turnovers.  Both teams would commit way too many turnovers tonight as the Lady Rockets had 37 while Havana ended up with 30.  Kelsey Snowden led the Lady Ducks with 13 points this evening while Tabitha Crow once again paced the Lady Rockets with 20.  Crow went 11-12 from the free throw line tonight and shot outstanding from the field as well.  The Lady Rockets still have lots of room for improvement but they are improving as they are really starting to discover just how good they can be.  Should make for an interesting showing in the Lady Tiger Classic.

Tonight the Lady Rockets had a tough challenge in front of them as they hosted the Lewistown Lady Indians.  Both teams jumped out to a hot start and would be tied at 14 after one quarter.  But then the Lady Rockets started to pick up their aggression level and started out playing Lewistown on both sides of the court.  This intensity level was something I thought this team was capable of but could they do it without committing a bunch of turnovers.  Well, Rushville-Industry was able to hold on to the ball and held the lead the rest of the way through this game for the 70-61 win.  Delanie Monn led the Lady Indians in scoring tonight with 19 while Tabitha Crow had a second straight game as the top scorer for Rushville-Industry with 22 points.  Rushville shot only 39% from the field but shot a great 60% from the free throw line.  But the number that stands out is that the Lady Rockets only had 23 turnovers tonight.  For a team that is averaging around 30 turnovers per game, this is an outstanding achievement that they need to keep up to continue winning.

This afternoon Rushville-Industry hosted Elmwood in a Prairieland Conference matchup.  The Lady Rockets jumped out to a quick start in this one as Elmwood would commit a turnover on each of their first 6 possessions while Rushville would capitalize on each turnover.  Rushville was up 19-9 after one quarter and the Lady Trojans could never get any closer than that as Rushville picks up the 61-32 victory.  Elmwood was led in scoring by Jordan McCoy with 11 points while Rushville was led by Tabitha Crow’s 18 points (8-9 from the field, 2-2 from the free throw line).  The biggest thing that still concerns me with this Lady Rocket squad is the high amount of turnovers they commit.  To win by 30 and have 35 turnovers is not a good number.  If they can get this turned around, they could be a much more solid team.

We kicked off the 2011-2012 Basketball season with a Prairieland match-up between Beardstown and Rushville-Industry.  Beardstown jumped out to a hot start tonight and also shot well from the free throw line.  On the other hand, Rushville-Industry struggled to get shots to fall in the first half.  The second half would prove to be much better for the Lady Rockets.  They were able to use a solid full court press to cause a bit of panic amongst the Lady Tigers and climbed right back in to this game.  But the difference would be the quality of shooting from the free throw line for the Lady Tigers and they pick up the season opening win 46-42.  Brandy Wise led the scoring for the Lady Rockets with 12 points while Emily Riddle led the Lady Tigers with 14 points on the night.  Rushville- Industry shot only 28% from the field tonight and 42% from the free throw line while committing 30+ turnovers.  Beardstown did not shoot any better from the field, 26%, but they were an outstanding 64% from the free throw line.  The Lady Tigers also committed too many turnovers as they also eclipsed 30+ turnovers.  Overall it was a great opening game for both teams and the ability of both teams to run up and down the court without looking tired shows that they have been working hard to get their conditioning in.  Both teams should provide some great moments this season and be solid competitors in most of their games.