Viqueens drop FMS in semis

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Anna Blanton (4) launches a shot for the Lady Rockets, who lost 33-14 to Community. Photos by Anthony S. Puca

The FMS Lady Rockets, coming off their biggest win of the year over Cascade in the second round of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament, had a letdown on Thursday, losing to Community 33-14 in the semifinals.

The third-seeded Viqueens pillaged the Lady Rockets from the outset of the game, reeling off a dozen straight points before Emily Yost scored in the low post for Forrest with 1:01 remaining in the first quarter.

Lexie Cagle had a pair of 3-pointers in the opening period for Community, who took a 12-2 lead in to the second quarter.

Neither team could get anything going on offense for most of the period with the first points coming on one Yost free throw with 2:38 remaining in the first half.

The Viqueens scored the next four points before Forrest's Stevie Ray and Cagle traded buckets to end the first half with Unionville in the lead 18-5.

Sydney Hill opened the scoring in the second half for the Lady Rockets and after one free throw by Gracie Simmons and basket by Anna Katherine Lemmons, Ray muscled in a bucket in the low post for Forrest.

Lemmons and Hill traded field goals once again before Community pulled out to a 27-14 lead by outscoring Forrest three to one from the free throw to end the quarter.

FMS's Micah Toombs (23) looks for a passing lane versus Community Thursday night in the semifinals of the 53rd Annual World Tournament in Chapel Hill.

The Viqueens would go on to stymie the Lady Rockets on offense the remainder of the contest, outscoring Forrest 6-0 in the fourth quarter to claim the 19-point win and a spot in the World Tournament title game versus MTCS.

Hill had five points to lead FMS in the scoring column, while Ray had four points, Yost finished with three, and Anna Blanton had the other two points for the Lady Rockets.

Cagle led all scorers in the contest with 11 points, Simmons ended up with seven, and Lemmons, Jade Langley, and Logan Brothers all tallied five points apiece.