The SCHS boys’ basketball team held off an pesky Russell County squad, 45-35, Wednesday for the American Founders Bank Rocket Invitational title.
Shelby County (9-3) used a 15-0 run at the end of the first half to take a 22-17 lead, and then held on for the victory. The loss was Russell County's (10-1) first this year.
The Rockets can now turn their attention to rival and defending 30th District and 8th Region champs Anderson County. The Bearcats (8-2) will visit Shelby County Saturday with the JV game at 6:30 p.m. and the varsity at 8 p.m.