Rockets hit cold spell in 33-18 loss to Raiders
For three games in a row, everything went the FMS Rockets' way as they garnered wins in each of the contests before hitting a cold spell on the offensive end versus Moore County and it cost them in a 33-18 loss to Raiders Thursday night in Chapel Hill.
Forrest got off on the right track as Tyler Adcock scored underneath on the games' first possession before Moore County's Lee Huffer scored consecutive buckets and his teammate Spencer Reese scored a basket to give the Raiders a 6-2.
Adcock nailed one of two from the free throw line to cut the visitors' lead in half, but a Reese buzzer beater made it 8-3 Moore County after the first six minutes of play.
Hawkin King opened up the second period scoring with one successful free throw out of two for Forrest before Reese and Adcock traded baskets, making it 13-6 Raiders.
After a Forrest timeout at the 3:21 mark of the second quarter, a missed Rockets' shot led to an easy Reese bucket at the other end.
Forrest could not find the bottom of the net on three separate field goal attempts after the Reese basket and Moore County went up 15-6 on a Sammy Adcock rebound and put-back.
The Rockets coughed up the rock twice near quarter's end and the Raiders scored both times after the FMS miscues and built their lead to 19-6 as the first half buzzer sounded.
In the second half, disaster struck as Forrest remained ice cold and the Raiders stayed red-hot, scoring the first four points before Adcock kissed a shot off the glass, ending the Rocket cold spell, but Moore County was out in front comfortably, 23-8.
It was the same old story again as Moore County went 4-2 on the Rockets to build their lead to 27-10 with under a minute to go in the third quarter.
One free throw by Kendall Gillespie at the very end of the period made it 27-11 Moore County, entering the final six minutes of basketball action.
Marshall McKee scored on a rebound and put-back for the Rockets on their initial fourth quarter touch to make it a fourteen point contest before the Raiders ran away and hid with a 6-5 run to end the game and the Rockets' (3-2) three-game winning streak.
Forrest played Cascade at home on Tuesday before embarking on a three-game road trip to MTCS, Westwood, and Community.
FMS returns to Chapel Hill on November 14 with a game versus Liberty and the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament begins on December 5 at Forrest.
Adcock led the Rockets in scoring versus Moore County with seven points, Alex Brewer scored five, Gillespie ended up with 3, McKee 2, and King had the one free throw.
Reese and Huffer scored ten points apiece for Moore County, and Sammy Adcock, Harper Case, and Jay Layman scored four points apiece, while Jack McGee scored one.