FMS gets the broom out versus Community

Friday, November 21, 2008

Forrest Middle School hosted nearby Community Middle School Monday night and were not gracious hosts, sweeping the Unionville hoopsters.

The Rockets continued their winning ways, improving their record to 9-1 on the season with a decisive 38-29 win.

The Rockets have been jumping on their opponents from the outset of games all year and Monday was no different as Forrest took a 14-4 first quarter lead behind two three-pointers by Mark Pope.

Pope also hit two free throws in the quarter and Zack Horvath scored four points and Brooks Lamb had two.

Forrest stretched out their lead to 19 points by the end of the half at 25-6, limiting the Vikings to just one bucket, while scoring eleven. Lamb, the leading scorer for the Rockets in the contest with 13 points did the second quarter damage, scoring six points.

FHS head coach Robby Reasonover has had the luxury of playing his second team in the second halves of many of the Rockets' games this year and did the same on Monday.

Thaddeus Reyes did a nice job in the second half, as did Lucas Pruitt, Caleb Keller, Kennedy Mathis, Amani Phipps, and Jacob Daughrity, and Tyler Rumley as the Rockets cruised home to the 11-point win.

Lady Rockets double up Viqueens 34-17

The Forrest Lady Rockets started slow, but picked up the pace as the game went to make easy pickings of the Community Viqueens 34-17.

Community led 7-5 at the end of the first quarter before FMS scored six straight points to go ahead 11-7. Candace Daughrity started the run with a rebound and follow and after a missed Community shot, Mandi Conley drilled a jumper to put Forrest ahead 9-7.

Conley nailed another jumper to give FMS the lead and the half ended with Forrest leading, 11-9.

The third period was breakout time for the Lady Rockets, outscoring Community 14-6 behind five more points from Conley, three from Julie Macey and two each from Scarlet Roberson, Amanda Chumbley, and Daughrity.

With a 25-15 lead, the Lady Rockets kept on pushing the ball up and playing great defense, eventually wearing out the Viqueens en-route to the easy win.

Conley led all scorers with 13 points, Macy had a season high 7 points, Roberson finished with 5, Daughrity had 4, and Chumbley and Hannah Phifer each scored 2 points.