The Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca girls’ basketball team went toe-to-toe with the Platteview Trojans behind Lauren Meyer’s 16 point evening, but the Rockets couldn’t hold on as the Trojans won 53-47 on Friday, Feb. 2, at the Syracuse gymnasium.
Platteview, a top five team in the state, was 16-3 coming into this event and, given those facts, Rocket Coach Andrew Pryor was impressed on how hard his team played.  
“This is the hardest I’ve seen the girls play throughout a whole game,” Coach Pryor said.
In the third quarter, Payton Beckmann made a nice bounce pass to Meyer for a score and a 33-25 lead that forcing the Trojans to call a time out.
“I knew from that point it was game on because they (Platteview) really turned it on,” Pryor said.
S-D-A still had a fourth quarter lead, 37-35, when the Trojans hit back to back three point shots to go up 41-37 with five minutes left to play.  
Sarah Moss responded with a three of her own and cut the deficit to one, but that’s all the closer the Rockets would get.
With sub-districts right around the corner, Pryor said his team should be “right there” if it plays the way it did against Platteview.
Noted scorers for the Rockets were Brooklyn Nordhues, 10 points; Grace Damme, six; Beckmann, five; Kayla Arnold, four; Moss, three; Emma Bjork, two; and Meredith Clark, one.

Rockets 72, D.C. West 33
Meredith Clark poured in 21 points in the Rockets win against at Douglas County West, 72-23 on Jan. 30.
Thanks to tough defense, the Rockets were able to build a 44-15 first half lead and held the Falcons to eight points in the last two quarters of play.
Players that contributed to scoring were Grace Damme, 14; Sarah Moss, 10; Payton Beckmann and Jaysa Zoller, six each; Brooklyn Nordhues, five; Lauren Meyer, four; Sam Pester and Emma Bjork, three each.

Rockets 47, Plattsmouth 33
 The S-D-A girls’ basketball team held Plattsmouth to 24 percent shooting and defeated the Bluedevils 47-33 on Monday, Jan. 29, at Pllatsmouth.
Grace Damme and Lauren Meyer combined for 21 points in this victory with Damme dropping in 11 points and Meyer scoring 10.
Head Coach, Andrew Pryor said that the win wasn’t the prettiest but that it was still a win.
Pryor noted that this is the first time that these group of girls have won more than nine games in their career as Rocket basketball players.
Other noted scorers were Payton Beckmann, seven; Brooklyn Nordhues, five; Meredith Clark, five; Kayla Arnold, four; Jaysa Zoller and Livia Wilhelm, two; and Sarah Moss, one.