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Lady Rockets run past Coventry 51-26 on Senior Night

STREETSBORO, OH- Thursday night was senior night for the Streetsboro Lady Rockets as they hosted the Coventry Comets. The Rockets came in riding a four game winning streak while the Comets were looking to build off of their Tuesday win over Bedford.

Streetsboro coach Carl Singer started his five seniors...Cara Tiller, Kaleigh Lilly, Maiya Taylor, Ella Kassan and Maddy Hajec on Senior Night.

Coventry Comets Madi Burkhart goes up for shot in the paint

The Comets got off to a quick start as Aunna Coteat got it started with a three to open the game. After a Rockets bucket by Kaleigh Lilly, Danica Baird scored for Coventry to put them up 5-2 early. Shortly after coach Singer would send in the rest of his normal starting lineup and the Rockets would score the final eight points of the quarter giving them a 10-5 lead after one.

Naomi Benson scores inside for the Rockets

Naomi Benson scored the first three points of the second quarter for the Rockets making it an 11-0 run extending from the first quarter. Coteat was able to score for the Comets and stop the run as they trailed 13-7. Streetsboro would then go on a 12-2 run highlighted by the post duo of Benson and Kassan to take a 25-9 lead. They would ultimately take a 28-11 lead into halftime. Benson led the charge with 10 points and 6 rebounds at the break.

Olivia Johnson-Wilson scores on a break away layup for the Rockets

The Rockets came out aggressive to start the second half determined to put this one away early. A 7-0 run to start the third with a Carlee Bedford three sandwiched around two inside buckets by Benson gave the Rockets their biggest lead of the night at 35-11. They maintained the 20+ point lead and entered the fourth leading 39-16.

Both teams emptied their benches in the fourth. Rockets senior Kaleigh Lilly had a big fourth quarter with 8 points almost outscoring the Comets by herself. The Rockets took the Senior Night win 51-26 to improve to 16-4 on the season.

Unofficial Stats:


Naomi Benson: 16 pts, 9 reb

Ella Kassan: 9 pts, 4 reb

Kaleigh Lilly: 10 pts

Maiya Taylor: 4 pts, 5 reb


Aunna Coteat: 8 pts

Madi Burkhart: 8 pts, 7 reb

After the game I spoke with the five Lady Rockets Seniors and Naomi Benson.


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