The Summit Spartans swept the Rockvale Rockets in basketball action on Tueday night as girls won 35-25 and the boys team 70-45.

In the girls game, the Lady Rockets got themselves in a hole as they only attempted one shot in the paint in the first half, and the rest were 3-point attempts in falling behind 18-6 after eight minutes.

The Summit girls held a double-digit lead throughout the second half in moving to 2-0 on the season.

"When you get 22 offensive rebounds it gives you a chance to win, defensively," Summitt coach John Wild said. "I thought we did a good job stopping them from driving the ball."

Rockvale now 1-2 on the season.

"It is a new team and they are learning and some have never played varsity before," Rockvale girls coach Lindy King said.

Summit was led by Taylor Penning with 13 points, while Faith Anderson paced the Rockets with 10.


Summitt 35, Rockvale 25

Rockvale (25): Faith Anderson 10, Alecea Wilkerson 8, Annabelle Marlin 3, Emaleigh Tarpley 2, Amani Sharif 2.

Summit (35): Taylor Penning 13, Megan Easterday 6, Marli Andersen 6, Claudette Runk 4, Cydney Wright 4, Nicole Rizane 2


Summitt 70, Summitt

In the boys game, Matt Montana of Summit scored the first six points of the game as the Spartans raced to a 25-9 first quarter lead and built it to 30 at 47-17 at halftime.

The second half was more of the same as Summit built its lead to 35, invoking the mercy rule in the final quarter as the clock ran continuously.

"They punched us in the face early and we could not recover, and by the time we did we were behind too much," Rockvale coach David Givens said. "We played better in the second half."

Rockvale is 0-3 on the season after losing a close one to Hendersonville at home in overtime and a big loss on the road to McGavock to open the season.

"We executed really well in the first half," Summit coach James Fey Jr. said. "We handled the situation really well and I was proud of my guys."

Tre Carlton scored 25 points to lead Summit, while Jakai Brooks netted 12 to lead Rockvale.


Summit 70, Rockvale 45

Rockvale (45): Jakai Brooks 12, Brennan Oden 9,  Ivyn Newberry 7, Jaylen Singh 5, Isaiah Divens 5, Juluius Rhoden 3, De'Eric Patton 2, Lamarious Nelson 2

Summit (70): Tre Carlton 25, Matt Montana 14, Tristan Conger 11, Andrew Smith 10, Graham Schneider 6, Jace Kirby 2, Marcus White 2

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