Liberty routs FMS Rockets

Friday, November 9, 2012
Forrest's Colby Bluehart (32) made two of two from the free line in the fourth quarter at Liberty. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

After losing big to undefeated Cascade on Thursday night in Wartrace, the FMS Rockets suffered their second straight lopsided road loss 58-22 at Liberty on Monday.

Forrest started quickly versus the Patriots and held a 6-3 lead after a Jacob Jones basket with just over two minutes to play in the first quarter.

It was all Liberty from that point on as the Patriots outscored the visiting Rockets 9-1 for the remainder of the period to lead 12-7 after the first six minutes of hardwood action.

Jacob Jones outworks three Liberty players for a rebound and put-back in the Rockets' 58-22 loss at Liberty.

Liberty's Mike Sorcia, who finished with a game high 16 points teamed up with Chris Houston in the second quarter to build the Pats' lead to 28-9.

Jacob Jones scored the final seven points for Forrest before the half ended with the home team leading 31-16.

It all went straight downhill at outset of the second half as the Patriots poured it on, outscoring the Rockets 17-2 in the third period to pull away for good.

The Rockets only scored four points in the fourth period to Liberty's ten and fell by the 36-point margin.

Houston finished with 14 for Liberty, while Jones led the Rockets with 9 points, Marshall McKee and Brad Corder each had four, Dustin Brashears and Colby Bluehart netted two points apiece and Dayton Ward finished with one marker.