2018-01-17 / Sports

Rocket girls look for much-needed win Friday

BY KELLY SNOW
COURIER-TIMES SPORTS EDITOR


Person guard Jewel Holloway motors past a Halifax (Va.) defender during a recent game. The Rockets host Morehead Friday in a rematch of an earlier game won by Person. 
KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES Person guard Jewel Holloway motors past a Halifax (Va.) defender during a recent game. The Rockets host Morehead Friday in a rematch of an earlier game won by Person. KELLY SNOW | COURIER-TIMES The Person High School girls’ basketball team will look to get back on track Friday when it hosts Morehead. Game time is set for 6 p.m.

The Rockets head into Friday’s game at 6-8, 1-5 in the Mid-State Conference and in desperate need of a win to get back into the hunt for a playoff spot.

Person has dropped its last two games since winning the Gazette-Virginian Classic during the Christmas holiday, including last Friday’s 48-45 loss at Northeast Guilford. The Rockets trailed by one in the final minute, but the favored Rams (10-6, 5-2) held on for the victory.

Person edged Morehead, 65-42 when the teams met in early December.

Reigning 3A state champion Northern Guilford leads the Mid-State with a 6-0 record, while Rockingham County, Northeast Guilford and Western Alamance are in a threeway tie for second at 5-2 in league play.

All four are among the top 23 schools in the latest MaxPreps Adjusted Rankings released Tuesday by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

Person is currently sixth in the conference and will need to get hot in the second half of the league slate to have any shot at making the state playoffs. In the new system adopted this winter, only the top three finishers in conferences are guaranteed playoff berths. Most fourth-place and occasionally fifth-place finishers could make the playoffs.

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