Lady Rockets top MTCS, tighten hold on first place

Friday, January 11, 2008

The fifth ranked Forrest Lady Rockets traveled to Murfreesboro Tuesday night to take on the Middle Tennessee Christian School Lady Cougars in a game that had huge implications for post season positioning and came away with a gut wrenching 50-46 victory to take hold of first place in District 9A.

Anyone who has ever witnessed a game at the MTCS gymnasium knows that playing there is like playing inside a telephone booth as the crowd is almost on the floor.

The raucous throng on Tuesday was standing room only and as the game came down the stretch it seemed like the Lady Rockets were in control, leading by 10 with just over a minute and a half to go.

The Lady Rockets could have easily put the game away on several occasions, but could not convert on one-and-one situations from the foul line on three separate attempts inside one minute and the Lady Cougars took advantage of the misses to cut the lead to just three points with 20 seconds left in the contest

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.