FMS Lady Rockets drop overtime nail biter

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Addison Bunty (31) drives to the hoop for two of her six points in the contest.
Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

It’s always a war on the hardcourt when FMS and MTCS play and it went straight to the script Monday night at Chapel Hill as both squads fought tooth and nail before the Lady Cougars eked out a 26-24 overtime win.

The biggest lead in the game was six points by the Lady Cougars in the fourth quarter.

FMS jumped out to an early 6-2 lead to start the game on four points by Macyn Kirby and two by Addison Bunty, offset by the game’s opening basket from MTCS’ Sarah Wisniowski.

Caroline Bolin and Bunty traded baskets before the first quarter ended on back-to-back buckets by Tenielle Baker and Hannah Vaughn, tying the game at 8-8.

The lone points for the first four minutes of the second quarter came on two free throws by MTCS until Sarah Suber netted Forrest’s only two points in the period.

Rosie Davis drove to the hoop for MTCS late in the first half and the Lady Cougars held a 12-10 halftime lead.

Forrest continued to trail for most of the third quarter until a Ryann Lewis bucket in the low post gave the Lady Rockets the lead at 16-14 with 1:37 remaining in the period.

Wisniowski scored to re-knot the game at 16 entering the fourth quarter and the Lady Cougars surged ahead, scoring six straights to take a 22-16 lead.

Lewis and Meagan Mealer scored on back-to-back low post buckets to trim the MTCS lead to 22-20 and with 22 seconds remaining in the game, Subers scored to tie the game.

Macyn Kirby comes out of a pile with the loose ball before scoring in the Lady Rockets’ 26-25 overtime loss to MTCS Monday night at Chapel Hill.

The Lady Rockets had a chance to win the game on a steal by Bunty, but her layup was off the mark and the game went to overtime.

Bunty hit both ends of a one-and-one early in the overtime period before the Lady Cougars got one free throw by Wisniowski and a basket by Vaughn to take a 25-24 lead with one minute to go.

Missed free throws done the stretch did the Lady Rockets (5-7) in as they could not convert four attempts with the last coming with 1.5 seconds left in contest.

MTCS 8 4 4 6 4-26

FMS 8 2 6 6 2-24

MTCS (26): Rosie Davis 6, Sarah Wisniowski 5, Hannah Vaughn 5, Mia Goins 5, Tenielle Baker 2, Caroline Bolin 2, Lily Watson 1

3-point goals: (1): Goins

Free Throws (7-for-18): Davis 2-for-8, Wisniowski 3-for-6, Vaughn 1-for-2, Watson 1-for-2, Goins 0-for-1

FMS (25): Macyn Kirby 6, Addison Bunty 6, Ryann Lewis 4, Savannah Subers 4, Meagan Mealer 2, Alex Davenport 2

3-point Goals (0)

Free Throws (2-for-14): Bunty 2-for-2, Kirby 0-for-5, Lewis 0-for-4, Mealer 0-for-2, Subers 0-for-1

Halftime Score: MTCS 12, FMS 10