FMS splits with Community

Friday, October 24, 2014
Daniil Yatskov (30) scores two of his eight points in the Rockets' 33-18 win over Community Monday night in Chapel Hill. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

Hoops season is underway in the county and as usual, the FMS squads were the first to take to the hardwood, beginning their campaigns last week on the road before returning for the home opener in Chapel Hill on Monday where they split with Community.

Viqueens cruise to victory

The young and inexperienced Lady Rockets, who started the season with a 1-3 mark got off to a promising start versus the Viqueens, holding an 8-6 lead after the first period.

Micah Toombs (23) muscles her way in for a basket for the Lady Rockets, who fell 36-20 to the Viqueens.

Back-to-back buckets to open the contest by Micah Toombs was followed by a basket by Community's Logan Brothers before Toombs scored again, making it 6-2.

Brothers would hit one of two from the free throw line, but a low post bucket by Sydney Hill put FMS in the lead by five points.

Brothers and Hill would trade baskets and the last point of the period was netted by Community's Gracie Simmons, who converted one of two attempts from the charity stripe.

The Viqueens got off to a 6-2 advantage to start the second quarter, but Emily Yost tied it back up at 12 apiece.

Lexie Cagle came up with a pair of free throws for the Unionville girls, but Anna Blanton re-knotted the score at 14 for FMS.

Community scored the last six points of the quarter to take a 20-14 halftime lead.

Both squads went into a scoring drought in the third period as Forrest scored their lone point on a free throw Kayla Gillespie with 3:15 remaining in the quarter.

The Viqueens only scored five points, but held a 10-point lead at 25-15, heading into the final period of play.

Community put the game on ice as they went on a 7-0 run to start the fourth period as they cruised to the 36-20 victory.

Toombs had eight points to lead FMS, while Gillespie (one trey) and Yost had four points apiece.

Sydney Hill (44) knocks in a low post bucket for the Lady Rockets.

Hill and Blanton ended up with a deuce apiece in the contest for the Lady Rockets.

Cagle led all scorers with a dozen points, Brothers netted seven, Simmons and Jaide Langley had a half dozen points apiece, and Kaitlin Leverette rounded out the scorebook tallies with five points for the Viqueens.

Boys come out flying

Dylan Jones (32) nails a jumper in the lane for the Rockets, who are off to a fast start this season.

The Forrest boys, off to an impressive 5-3 start on the season also came out flying versus the Vikings, jumping out to an early 7-0 lead on back-to-back field goals by Dylan Jones and Ty Hengesbach before Josh Meglis rained down a long three-pointer.

Lane Stacy finally scored for Community with one minute to go in the first quarter and Jacob Franz ended the period with a bucket for the Vikings, who trailed 7-4.

Ryley McClaran scored to begin the second quarter for Forrest and moments later, Daniil Yatskov gave the Rockets an 11-4 lead.

One free throw by Zac Monroe got the Vikings on the board in the stanza, but Mitchell Everett came up with a big three-point play in the paint for the Rockets, who would lead at the half 14-7.

Tyrese Eady opened up the fourth quarter scoring for Community before the Rockets went on a back-breaking 9-2 run to take a 23-11 lead late in the period.

Forrest would take a 25-14 margin into the final quarter and they did not let up, outscoring Community 8-5 in the final period to win going away 33-19.

Yatskov and Jones netted eight points apiece to lead all scorers in the contest, while McClaran ended up with six points, Hengesbach, Everett, and Meglis all had three points, and Cole Villazon ended up with two markers for the Rockets.

Stacy and Monroe had five points apiece for the Vikings, Eady had three, and Franz, Landon Langley, and Corde Lane all had two points apiece.