FMS Lady Rockets handed exit from DRVC Tournament

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Forrest’s Carli Warner is all smiles as she runs out before the DRVC Tournament game with Huntland on Monday at Eagleville.
Tribune photos by Anthony S. Puca

After demolishing Liberty 48-12 in the opening round of the Duck River Valley Conference Tournament on Saturday at Eagleville, the Forrest Middle School Lady Rockets went into a deep scoring freeze on Monday against number-one seeded Huntland.

Forrest scored five points in the first half and only 10 more in the second half as they were eliminated by the Lady Hornets 32-15.

Logan Mclennan was the lone player in double figures in the contest as the Huntland standout netted 12 points, including three 3-pointers.

Anilee Dippold had a team-high eight points for Forrest in the loss, while Macyn Kirby, Meagan Mealer, and Carli Warner tallied two, and Bethany Yates had one marker.

Bethany Yates makes one of two from the free throw line in the second quarter.

There was virtually no scoring in the first half as both teams combined for a total of 14 points with the Lady Hornets taking a 9-5 lead to the intermission.

Hazel Reed scored for Huntland to begin the second half before Warner knocked in a bucket in the low post.

Bailey Morris and Dippold traded baskets to make it 13-9 in favor of Huntland and both teams did not score until Mclennan drilled a 3-pointer with 1:25 remaining in the third period, forcing an FMS timeout.

Mealer scored out of the stoppage for the Lady Rockets, but Mclennan drained another long bomb at the other end of the floor.

Anilee Dippold makes a great hustle play in the second half as she saves the ball from going out of bounds.

A missed Forrest shot gave the ball back to the Lady Hornets, only to see Dippold swipe back the rock and feed Kirby for a layup to make it a 19-13 contest, heading into the fourth quarter.

After several missed shots by both ball clubs, Tatiana Stovall had back-to-back steals that led to four points for Huntland as they stretched its lead to 10 at 23-13.

The Lady Hornets outscored FMS 9-2 the rest of the way with the only FMS points coming via two Dippold foul shots at the end of the game.

The Lady Rockets have a long holiday rest before hosting East Hickman on January 7, 2019.

FMS travels to Page on January 9, LMS on the 14th, and the season-ending World Tournament begins at Forrest on January 23.

The FMS boys beat Westwood in Saturday’s opening round and played top-seeded MTCS on Tuesday.

Saturday, December 8

Liberty 7 0 5 0-12

FMS 12 14 14 8-48

Liberty (12): Jayden Lee 6, J. Lawwell 3, Chloe Heist 2, S. Prosser 1.

Three-point goals (1): Lawwell.

Free Throws (1-for-2): Prosser 1-for-2.

FMS (48): Macyn Kirby 14, Anilee Dippold 10, Briley Burnham 7, Bethany Yates 4, Meagan Mealer 2, Jayden Coleman 2, Abby Ferguson 2, Christa Warren 2, Meagan Scaggs 2, Carli Warner 2, Abby Davenport 1.

Three-point goals (0).

Free Throws (2-for-17): Davenport 1-for-2, Burnham 1-for-4, Dippold 0-for-4, Warren 0-for-5, Yates 0-for-2.

Halftime Score: FMS 26, Liberty 7.

Monday, December 10

FMS 4 1 8 2-15

Huntland 6 3 10 13-32

FMS (15): Anilee Dippold 8, Macyn Kirby 2, Meagan Mealer 2, Carli Warner 2, Bethany Yates 1.

Three-point goals (0).

Free Throws (3-for-5): Dippold 2-for-3, Yates 1-for-2.

Huntland (32): Logan Mclennan 12, Bailey Morris 6, Hazel Reed 6, Tatiana Stovall 3, Aysia Williams 2, Yareli Avalos 2, Jocy May 1.

Three-point goals (3): Mclennan 3.

Free Throws (5-for-10): Mclennan 3-for-6, Stovall 1-for-2, May 1-for-2.

Halftime Score: Huntland 9, FMS 5.

Next Game: January 7, 2019 vs. East Hickman, 6 p.m.