FMS Lady Rockets fly over Eagleville

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
FMS's Ally Blanton (14) drains the first of her two 3-pointers in the game as the Lady Rockets won 31-22 in Eagleville Thursday night. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The FMS Lady Rockets came up with a solid effort Thursday night in Eagleville, jumping out to a big lead that propelled them to a 31-22 win over the Lady Eagles.

Forrest went deep in to the bench in the contest as nine players managed to etch some points in the scorebook.

Trailing 4-3 with 3:18 remaining in the first quarter, Forrest got hot as Anna King knocked down a straightaway jumper before Kayla Gillespie rang the bell with a deep 3-pointer, giving the Lady Rockets an 8-4 lead after the first six minutes.

Shutout period

FMS made a big move in the second period, pitching a shutout over the Lady Eagles, while getting a huge boost from Ally Blanton, who came off the pine to score seven out of the 10 points in the period for the Lady Rockets, including a pair of corner 3-bombs.

FMS would take an 18-4 to the third quarter and an Emily Yost bucket in the paint made it a 16-point game before Carissa Curtis followed with three points for Eagleville.

Stevie Ray nailed one free throw for the Lady Rockets and after an Eagleville turnover, Yost scored again in the low post, making it 23-7.

Hayley Ferguson scored for the Lady Eagles, but Forrest ended the period with five straight points on a Kayla Gillespie 3-pointer, followed by a Ray basket in the lane, putting FMS up 28-9, entering the final six minutes.

Curtis opened the fourth period with a basket and after a Forrest missed shot, AJ Garrett also scored for the Lady Eagles, but any hope of an Eagleville comeback was thwarted when Kennedy Gillespie rained home a long bomb from downtown, making it a 31-13 contest.

No more chances

Eagleville would score the final nine points in the game, but it was too little, too late as Forrest secured the nine-point victory.

Emily Yost (35) scores in the low post for Forrest, who came away with a nine-point win versus the Lady Eagles.

Ally Blanton led the lady Rockets in the scoring column with seven points, while Kayla Gillespie was next with a half dozen, Yost netted four points, Micah Toombs, Kennedy Gillespie, and Ray all had three points apiece, Sydney Hill and King put up a deuce, and Anna Blanton made one free throw for a single marker.

Curtis had eight points to lead all scorers in the game, while Ferguson netted six points, Corinna Lingle and Lizzie Thompson added three points apiece, and Garrett finished with two points for Eagleville.