Rockford basketball teams searching for more offense

 BY DAVID PEDERSEN

Both the Rockford boys and girls basketball teams could have used a little more offense when each squad lost twice last week.

The Rocket girls netted 46 points in both games, but could have used a little more when falling to Foley 50-46 and Mayer Lutheran 56-46.

Jesse Gabler passes the ball during the Rockford boys basketball game against Jordan. (Photo by Bill Decker)

Jesse Gabler passes the ball during the Rockford boys basketball game against Jordan. (Photo by Bill Decker)

The boys managed 40 points in the 49-40 loss to Norwood-Young America, raising the total some in the 68-50 loss to Annandale.

Two juniors provided most of the scoring so far this season for the boys. Brock Deering had 15 points against Annandale and 14 against NWYA. Tully hit for 17 against Annandale and 10 against Norwood-Young America.

The team plays at home Friday, Dec. 14 against Dassel-Cokato and at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted Tuesday, Dec. 18.

Rockford’s girls have more players scoring more points than the boys but also have only a couple in double figures each game.

Against Mayer Lutheran Jordan Weeding scored 14 points and Sam Bagaason added 12. Brianna Calder helped with eight and Abby Botten had six.

Bagaason led with 13 points against Foley, while Calder had 12, Weeding nine, Jayda Palmer six and Katelynn Pedersen five.

The Rockets play at Holdingford Friday, Dec. 14 and at Maple Lake, Thursday, Dec. 20.

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