Rockets hold off Panthers

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By Josh Cook

The Shelby County girls’ basketball team outscored host Carroll County 13-6 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 47-37 8th Region victory Saturday afternoon in Carrollton.

Junior point guard Katie Hudgens and sophomore forward Justus Martin tallied 12 points apiece to pace the Rockets (5-1), who led the Panthers (2-5) 11-5 at the end of the first quarter, 30-19 at halftime and 34-31 at the end of the third period.

Junior forward Savannah Raizor added seven points for Shelby County, which bounced back from a road loss to top-ranked Anderson County.

The Rockets next play Bishop Brossart at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Conner High School’s 3rdannual Lady Cougar Classic. Shelby County then will play the host team at 1:30 p.m. Friday before meeting Belfry at 7 p.m. The Rockets will play one game Saturday.