FMS sputters in road defeat

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Stevie Ray (20) led the Lady Rockets with six points Thursday night at MTCS. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The FMS Lady Rockets, coming off back-to-back wins, sputtered offensively in Murfreesboro Thursday night, falling 33-17 to Middle Tennessee Christian School (MTCS).

Forrest did not have a field goal until the 2:53 mark of the third period.

Stevie Ray hit one of two free throws to start the contest before MTCS scored 23 consecutive points to put the game on ice early.

The Lady Cougars led 11-1 after the first period and shutout Forrest 10-0 in the second quarter for a 21-1 halftime lead.

Abby Hagman scored for MTCS to begin the second half before Ally Blanton nailed a 3-pointer for Forrest's first field goal of the contest.

Kayla Taylor netted a basket for MTCS and Hagman followed with two free throws, making it 27-4.

Cool shooting

Both squads would go cold from the field for the remainder of the third quarter with Ray and Hagman hitting one free throw each as the Lady Cougars took a 28-6 lead to the final six minutes.

Hodges scored for MTCS at the outset of the fourth quarter before FMS outscored the Lady Cougars 11-3 the rest of the way.

Anna Blanton (4) gets hacked on a drive to the hoop in the second half.

Ray led the Lady Rockets in the scoring column with six points, while Shea Lewis and Ally Blanton netted four points apiece, Shelby King had two points, and Abbie Hill rounded out the FMS scoring with one point.

Taylor led all scorers in the contest with 17 points, while Hagman had nine points, Hodges finished with eight points, and Michaela Bussey ended up with one point for MTCS.