The Anna Rockets stayed perfect on Friday night as they knocked off Shelby County League rival Fort Loramie 59-51. The Redskins led for the great part of three quarters on Friday night. The Redskins actually held a 11 point lead midway through the 3rd quarter, but Anna would rally behind Senior Griffin Doseck to remain undefeated. Fort Loramie got off to a hot start in the first quarter and led 19-13, but Anna would score the last four points of the quarter and trail 19-17 after one. The Redskins and Rockets played even in the second, but a Nathan Raterman three pointer at the halftime buzzer gave the Redskins a 31-28. The third quarter Fort Loramie scored the first 8 points of the half, but Carter Elliot hit a deep three from the left corner to end the run. Anna would outscore Fort Loramie 14-2 to end the third and lead by 1 going to the 4th. Both teams would trade blows in the 4th quarter, but a Griffin Doseck three pointer gave the Rockets a 7 point lead at 52-45 with just under three to play. However the Redskins would do their best to respond, as Nathan Raterman drilled another three and after a Fort Loramie steal Eli Rosengarten hit a three and Fort Loramie trailed 52-51 with 1:35 left. Fort Loramie would have two good looks to take the lead but neither shot would fall. With 52.5 seconds left and the Rockets up one, Fort Loramie fouled and the Rockets went 6-7 down the stretch to secure the victory.
Fort Loramie will return home next Friday night as they host SCAL opponent Botkins.
Lininger- 3 points, 3-5 FT Line
Steward- 3 points, 1 two, 1-2 FT Line
Doseck- 19 points, 5 twos, 1 three, 6-8 FT Line
Huelskamp- 15 points, 3 twos, 3 threes
Bixler- 12 points, 5 twos, 2-2 FT Line
Elliot- 5 points, 1 three, 2-2 FT Line
Meyer- 2 points, 1 two
Nick Brandewie- 6 points, 3 twos
Jake Ratermann- 5 points, 1 two, 1 three
Nate Meyer- 2 points, 1 two
Eli Rosengarten- 16 points, 4 twos, 2 threes, 2-2 FT Line
Nathan Raterman- 20 points, 2 twos, 4 threes, 4-4 FT Line
Mason Kemper- 2 points, 1 two