12/19/2013 11:11:00 AM Rockets play well in win over Bethany
by Mike Dalton
The RHS boys basketball team traveled to Dodge Center Tuesday to face Triton, and never led in a 55-44 loss.
"We made uncharacteristic mistakes," coach Tony Linbo said, "mistakes which led to baskets by Triton. It was more of the same in the second half; an unenthusiastic Rocket crew continued to fight and claw, but everytime we went on a little run Triton would answer."
Kyle Volkert led with 13 points, Sam Feidt had 10, Drew Weidner and Eric Otte six, Austin Moorhouse four, Hunter Ehlers three and Andrew Emery two.
The Rockets showed more energy and played better all-around Friday night in a 77-47 loss to United South Central.
"We slowed down on offense and made their defense work," Linbo said. Randolph hit four 3-pointers in the first half, and shot with confidence. "We are a good shooting team when we work to get shots and relax when we do shoot."
Volkert led with 12 points, Weidner and Moorhouse had 10 each, Drake Speight five, Otte four, Grant Otte three, Feidt two and Ehlers one.
Randolph hosted Bethany Academy Saturday, and came out with the same fire as they did the night before, winning 56-51.
The Rockets were again patient on offense, and got good looks at the basket. They went into the break up 34-24.
The second half was difficult, as one of the Bethany players caught fire. "Everything he threw up went in," Linbo said. "We put forth our best effort on defense, but they were able to climb back into the game. Perseverance and valuing each possession combined with mental toughness down the stretch allowed the Rockets to emerge victorious."
Weidner led with 15 points, Volkert had 13, Moorhouse eight, Speight six, Feidt and Eric Otte five, and Jackson Neil and Ehlers had two each.
RHS finished off a long stretch by traveling to Janesville Monday night, losing 65-48.
The Rockets played another quality game, Linbo said, and the game was tied 28-28 at the half. The second half saw the Bulldogs converting on offense more than the Rockets did. "We did everything right except finish the plays," Linbo said.
Weidner and Volkert had 11 points each, Moorhouse nine, Speight six, Feidt and Eric Otte four, and Ehlers three.