On Tuesday, December 18th, the St. Mary’s Lady Rockets hosted the New Hope Lady Panthers in WEAA Conference play. Prior to the 8th grade game, the following St. Mary’s 8th grade Lady Rockets and their families were recognized: Savannah Zimmerman, daughter of Mark and Susan Zimmerman; Eden Wankel, daughter of Mark Wankel and Debbie Wankel; Lauren Hall, daughter of David and Kerry Hall; Anna Gill, daughter of Jake Gill and Amanda Andrews; Mady Young, daughter of Justin and Jen Young; Lexi Stevens, daughter of Clayton and Lori Stevens; and Lindy Rafferty, daughter of David and Sherry Rafferty.
In the 8th grade game, St. Mary’s lost to New Hope on a last second shot 20 – 18. St. Mary’s overall record drops to 10 – 7, and 7 - 3 in the WEAA Conference. St. Mary’s led 5 – 3 at the end of the first quarter and trailed 9 – 8 at halftime. St. Mary’s regained the lead at the end of the third quarter 13 – 11, before being outscored 9 – 5 in the fourth quarter. Mady Young scored 10 points to lead St. Mary’s in scoring. Lexi Stevens added 5 points, Savannah Zimmerman 2 points, and Lauren Hall 1 point. Anna Gill, Lindy Rafferty, and Nora Jones also saw playing time. Kate Book scored 9 points to lead New Hope in scoring.
St. Mary’s defeated New Hope in the 7th grade game 15 - 14. St. Mary’s led 3-2 at the end of the first quarter; 9 – 8 at halftime; and 13 - 10 at the end of the third quarter. Nora Jones led St. Mary’s in scoring with 5 points. Sarah McCorkle 4 points, Lily Keepes 3 points, and Madison Stevens 3 points. Also seeing playing time were Kali Walker and Isabella Jent. Crawford and Poole led New Hope in scoring with 4 points each.