Lady Rockets blowout Columbia Academy and Summit

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tribune photo by Anthony S. Puca The Forrest Lady Rockets came to play after opening their Christmas presents as they swept Columbia Academy and Summit at the Eagleville Christmas Classic.

The Forrest Lady Rockets (6-9) ended the calendar year on a strong note, as they recorded lopsided victories over Columbia Academy and Summit at the Eagleville Christmas Classic.

Forrest opened the tournament by pounding CA 50-27 on Thursday afternoon before crushing Summit 60-28 on Friday.

Columbia Academy boasted a 7-1 record coming into Thursday's contest and trailed just 6-4 at the end of the first quarter, but FHS broke the game open in the second period by putting together a 20-4 run to forge a 26-8 lead at halftime.

After CA outscored Forrest 11-9 in the third quarter to trim the deficit to 35-19, the Lady Rockets responded with a 15-8 spurt in the fourth to cap their 23-point victory.

Savannah Brothers and Adrean Jordan led FHS with 10 points apiece, while Scarlett Roberson tallied seven points. Tayler Andrews and Kirston Holder both added five points as well, and Candace Daughrity and Hannah Phifer each chipped in four points. Cheyenne Brashear and Amanda Chumbley rounded out the scoring for Forrest with three and two points respectively.

Morgan Thomason paced Columbia Academy with eight points, while Caitlin Hinson and Addie Elrod had six and four points respectively.

On Friday, the Lady Rockets got off to a strong start against Summit (2-9) and jumped out to a 15-8 lead in the first quarter.

After stretching their lead to 26-18 at halftime, Forrest delivered the knockout blow to the Lady Spartans in the third quarter by hitting them with a 21-5 run to open up a 47-23 advantage. FHS then outscored Summit 13-5 in the fourth quarter to cruise to the 32-point victory.

Andrews poured in a career high 17 points to spearhead the Lady Rockets' offensive attack, while Daughrity and Roberson each added 10 points. Jordan also tallied six points and Phifer notched five points. Hannah Evans and Sierra Waggoner both chipped in three points for Forrest as well, while Brothers, Chumbley, and Holder had two points apiece.

Kylie Hicks paced the Lady Spartans with six points and Sydney Escobar and Maggie Luttrell both scored five points.