Lady Rockets fly over Cornersville

Friday, November 21, 2014
Forrest's Caitlin Yost (11) speeds past the Cornersville defenders on the way to two of her game-high 25 points in the lady Rockets' 56-28 win over the Lady Bulldogs Tuesday night in Chapel Hill. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The Forrest Lady Rockets moved to 2-1 on the season with a big 56-28 win over intra county rival Cornersville in Chapel Hill Tuesday night.

Forrest's Caitlin Yost scored a career high 17 points in the first quarter for the Lady Rockets, who went up 6-0 without Yost scoring.

'We...did our best'

"I was just thinking we all wanted to win, so we just went out there and did our best," said Yost. "I don't even remember scoring, I kind of blacked out there."

Margaret Bryan scored in the blocks to begin the contest and after a Cornersville missed shot, Yost fed Hannah Evans over the top for a basket.

Evans stole the rock and went the distance, putting FHS up by a half dozen, forcing a Lady Bulldog timeout with 6:50 remaining in the first quarter.

Cornersville's Morgan Terry scored four straight in the low post as the Lady Bulldogs fought back, cutting the lead to 8-5 on a Madison Hopkins free throw.

Yost everywhere

From there, Forrest turned up the press and Yost was everywhere, scoring eight straight points before feeding Tamia Northcutt on the run to complete a 10-0 run, making it an 18-5 ballgame.

Emma Mitchell broke the Forrest run, but Yost rained down a long 3-pointer.

"This was a lot more of a transition game than we have had the past two games, so it was a good game overall for the team," said Yost.

A Lady Bulldog miss led to a Yost jumper and the first quarter came to a close with a Kyleah Hengesbach steal that led to a Yost rebound and put-back, giving the Lady Rockets a 25-7 lead after the first eight minutes.

11-point run

Yost and Mitchell exchanged a pair of free throws to start the second quarter and Bryan and Terry swapped buckets in the paint before Forrest scored 11 straight points, ending the first half on an Evans three-bomb, followed by a Yost steal and dish to Savannah Brothers.

Forrest took the 40-11 lead to the locker room and came out after the break still in control as Yost and Bryan scored to make it 44-11.

"We came out and owned the first half and took it easy a little bit in the second half and we just came out with the win, so it was good game overall for the team," said Yost. "It's always close against them and it is a good rivalry, so it is always good to come out with the win."

Leading 48-13, Forrest would go to the bench with 4:38 remaining in the third period.

Terry does well

Morgan Terry (34) controls a loose ball before scoring two her 12 points versus Forrest.

Terry would continue her great play in the post for the Lady Bulldogs, scoring six points in the quarter as Forrest led 50-19, entering the final eight minutes of play.

Terry scored her final basket of the game to begin quarter No. 4 before Emma Stacey nailed back-to-back jumpers for Forrest, who cruised to the 28-point win.

Yost ended up with 25 points to lead all scorers, while Bryan tallied eight points, Evans had seven, Brothers six, Stacey netted four points, and Northcutt, Taylor Patin, and Katey Harmon all added a deuce for Forrest.

Upcoming

The Lady Rockets travel to Richland Friday night before returning home for the holiday as they take on Franklin County, Summit, and Mt. Pleasant next week at the Forrest Thanksgiving Classic in Chapel Hill.

Terry led the Lady Dawgs with a dozen points, Mitchell scored eight, and Breanne Dunkleman, Carly Salsman, Carson Coble, and Hopkins all finished with two points in the contest.

The Lady Bulldogs take a trip to Moore County Friday night before partaking in the Forrest Thanksgiving Classic with games versus Cascade, Marshall County, and East Hickman.