Raiderettes ground Lady Rockets
After garnering their first win of the year on Saturday, the FMS Lady Rockets travelled to Lynchburg on Monday to take on the Moore County Raiderettes, who handed Forrest a lopsided 41-13 loss.
"We need to keep our heads up and come together as a team," said FMS head coach Rhea Webb. "We have the talent here, but we just have to depend on each other and come together as a team."
The defending conference champion Raiderettes looked sharp from the outset, giving up an opening basket to Forrest's Emma Stacey on the first possession of the game before going on a 10-0 run the remainder of the first quarter.
"Moore County is a good ballclub, they are always in your face and they are well-coached," said Webb.
Stacey would hit one of two from the free throw early in the second quarter, but Moore County went on a four-point mini run that was broken up by a Grace Thrasher jumper, making it 14-5.
Four points was the lucky number once again for the Raiderettes with Taylor Holcomb capping the spurt with a steal and score to put the visitors in an 18-5 hole.
Stacey nailed a short jumper to make it 18-7 before Faith Coble and Ella Fanning scored the final two baskets of the first half for the home squad, sending the Lady Rockets to the halftime break, trailing 22-7.
There was no scoring for the first two minutes of the second half until Grace Coble knocked in a rebound to increase the Raiderettes' lead to 17 points.
Moore County kept the pressure on FMS, outscoring the Lady Rockets 8-2 for the remainder of the period with the only Forrest points coming via two free throws by Katie Harmon.
Caitlin McKenzie had all four points in the fourth period for Forrest, while Moore County scored nine to win going away.
Stacey led the Lady Rockets (1-2) in scoring with five points, McKenzie had four, and Thrasher and Harmon had a deuce apiece.
"Everything will be fine," said Webb. "We told them to learn from their mistakes, tomorrow is another day and we just have to step up and accept our roles if we want to come together as a team."