The last time Rockridge made it to the
tournament's Championship game (in 2015)...they won it. In
fact, The Rockets won the titles in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
After a close win over Abingdon-Avon (9-4), the Rockets (9-3)
will find themselves back in the Championship and will await the
winner of West Hancock and Farmington. Nate Henry put the
Rockets on his back, so to speak. He sank 10-10 from the
free throw line and scored 26 of Rockridge's 38 total points.
Abingdon-Avon received another solid game from All-Tournament
veteran Ryan Adolphson, but it was not enough. Adolphson
was held in check for the first half and went into the break
with just two points. The teams combined for zero bench
points and Rockridge never trailed. The Rockets led by as
many as 17 points in the late second quarter.
Rockridge only had three players score in this contest.
Nate Henry finished with 26 points on 8-16 shooting and 10-10
from the charity stripe. Also scoring were Jenson Whiteman
(seven points) and Cole Rusk (five points). Henry and Rusk
both tied for a game-high nine rebounds.
Abingdon-Avon had a pair of double digit scorers in Ryan
Adolphson (15 points) and Kaden Jones (10 points). Lukas
Tinkham pulled down a team-high six rebounds.
Rockridge advances to the title game at 9:30pm against
Farmington. The Tornadoes will play in the 3rd place game
at 8:00pm against West Hancock's Titans.