The Rockland High School girls’ basketball team pulled off some big conference wins this week, after defeating North Gem on Wednesday, Dec. 11 and Mackay on Friday, Dec. 13. The Lady Bulldogs also defeated Raft River on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
The Bulldogs had lost the week before to Raft River, so coming back and defeating the team 43-28 was a good win for the team, said Coach Vern Nelson. Rockland did a strong job of shutting down a Raft River player who previously had picked up four three-point shots against Rockland.
Rockland outscored Raft River in each quarter, 11-6, 10-7, 9-6, 15-9. Savanah Farr picked up 12 points, Stephani McClanahan picked up 11 points, Mesa Farr had eight, while Kelsey Glenn had four, Tiffini Lee had three, Cierra O’Brien had two and Cortney Petersen had two.
Mesa Farr pulled down 12 rebounds and McClanahan had six steals.
Rockland came out strong against North Gem, outscoring North Gem 14-3 in the first quarter and gaining a 37-26 win. Things became tougher after the first quarter, and both team’s defenses went into full gear, holding down the score and making the game very physical.
Savanah Farr scored 15, McClanahan scored 12, Aspen O’Brien scored four, while Lee, Cierra O’Brien and Glenn had two each.
Savanah Farr’s night was even bigger after pulling down 15 rebounds and five steals. McClanahan also had five steals. Ultimately the Lady Bulldogs forced North Gem to turn over the ball 29 times during the game.
The biggest win of the week came against conference rival Mackay. Rockland beat Mackay 47-38 in Mackay. That is the first time Rockland won against Mackay in Mackay in eight years.
Rockland had sick players and players with minor injuries, and were behind one point going into the second half. But that did not stop Rockland from coming out and playing hard.
Again, turnovers proved key to Rockland’s result. Savanah Farr again had 15 rebounds and eight steals in the game. Glenn had five steals. Again the Bulldogs forced the opposing team into 29 turnovers.
Farr had a strong night, gaining 26 points in the game. McClanahan had 12, Glenn had five, Mesa Farr had two as did Aspen O’Brien.