Manchester Westwood will enter the final week of the Warren County 7-8 grade elementary season in pole position in the standings.
The Lady Rockets preserved their perfect record last Tuesday, toppling Morrison 42-25 to move to 10-0 this season. The upset-minded Lady Eagles fell to 7-3, good for third in the standings.
As it has been all season, Westwood found offense from a variety of places to keep its unblemished league mark. Remi Benjamin was the latest Lady Rocket to step up, scoring a season-high 13 points to hold back the Lady Eagles.
Princess Penaloza, the league’s second-leading scorer, was held scoreless through three quarters, but got on track just in time to seal the victory. Penaloza was unstoppable attacking the rim, finishing with 10 points in the fourth quarter as Westwood turned a close contest into another blowout.
Keena Seivers also finished with a season-best outing against Morrison, scoring 12 points. Seivers and Benjamin formed a two-tower look in the post that the Lady Eagles were unable to match.
Miranda Medley did her best to keep Morrison in the contest, scoring a team-high 13 points. Medley hit a deep 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter before the Lady Rockets pounded the paint to seal the victory.
Jenna Newby added six points for the Lady Eagles, while Kiara Blevins, Jayla Garibaldi and Lilly Cantrell added two points each.