FMS Lady Rockets losing streak climbs to four
The FMS Lady Rockets (2-6) could not snap their losing streak Thursday at Unionville, dropping a 50-32 contest to the undefeated Viqueens (9-0).
The defeat was the fourth in a row for Forrest, who is mired in seventh place in the Duck River Valley Conference standings.
It was the Lady Rockets who jumped out first with Kyleah Hengesbach stealing the ball and scoring to make it 2-0, and after a Taylor Patin steal, Hengesbach made it four-zip on a driving lay-up.
From there, the Viqueens, celebrating homecoming scored a dozen consecutive points, sparked by Sarah Pierce, who scored eight points in the run, including two three-pointers.
Two Hailey Collins free throws at the end of the quarter made it a 12-6 ballgame, entering the second six minutes.
Both squads played sloppily to began the quarter with a bevy of combined turnovers before Caitlin Yost dropped in a rebound and put-back to slice the deficit to 12-8.
After a Unionville missed shot at the other end, Collins hit a short jumper to make it a two-point ballgame, forcing a Viqueen timeout with 2:57 remaining in the first half.
Community came out of the stoppage, went on an 8-2 run to end the first half, and led 20-12 at the intermission.
Pierce netted four points in the late burst and Davie Barnes added four points.
A Yost field goal was the lone Forrest bucket.
At the outset of the third quarter, the Viqueens scored four points before Yost and Tamia Northcutt made back-to-back baskets for the Lady Rockets.
Moments later, Northcutt put in a rebound off the glass, making it a 24-20 contest, and after a Community miscue, Yost scored to cut the lead to two points again at 24-22.
The Lady Rockets got the ball back on an offensive foul on the Viqueens and came down the court with a chance to tie, but coughed the ball up out of bounds.
The unblemished Viqueens had seen enough as they went on a 12-0 run to end the period, putting the Lady Rockets in a deep 36-24 hole they would not dig out of.
Community blasted the visitors with a 14-8 fourth quarter and won going away by the eighteen-point margin.
Yost led Forrest with 10 points; Hengesbach and Northcutt finished with 8 points apiece, Collins ended up with four, and Patin had the one bucket.
Pierce lit up the cords with 24 points for Community, Barnes scored 10, Sydney Seagroves scored half dozen, Lacey Reed tallied four, and Aliyah Seagroves, Jordon Huntley, and Emma Haynes all finished with 2 points each.