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Rockdale splits with Alcovy
Connor-Ferrell senior

Rockdale extended its winning streak to four games with a 72-45 victory over Alcovy to give the Bulldogs their second region win (2-1) and improve their record to 10-5.

Rockdale literally jumped out to a 10-2 lead early in the first quarter against a winless Alcovy team from nearby Newton County, and there wasn't much resistance after that.

There were plenty of dunks and fancy layups in transition, as the Bulldogs scored so many of their points off the fast-break, including an emphatic dunk from Jalen Jordan to extend Rockdale's lead to 18-6 in the first quarter.

There just wasn't much the Tigers could do against the much faster, lengthier Bulldogs. Rockdale was on point in its rotations on defense all night and they trapped the ball well at times to force Alcovy turnovers.

When in the halfcourt the Bulldogs moved the ball well, made shots or got to the foul line after taking off and getting into the lane against an Alcovy defender, beating them constantly off the dribble.

There was another highlight reel alert in the third quarter when Connor Ferrell got a steal dribbled past one defender, shook another and lobbed the ball to Dwayne Brown for the tenacious finish to put the Bulldogs up by 25.

The closest the Tigers got after Brown's dunk was 17 points in the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs extended their lead yet again taking home a 72-45 victory.

Ferrell and Jordan finished with 18 points, while Brown was close behind with 16.

Lady ‘Dawgs

The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Tigers 55-36 after Alcovy ran away with the game in the second half.

The first half saw a somewhat closer game, but the Lady Tigers still led 28-15 at the halfway point. After the break, the Bulldogs came out fighting and got within nine points, until Alcovy's defense began to dismantle Rockdale.

The fourth quarter saw plenty of dominance from Alcovy on the defensive end, as they used their defense to leak out and get easy fast-break opportunities, turning them into points.

The Lady ‘Dawgs fell to 6-7 overall and 1-2 in region play.