Eagles romp over FMS Rockets again

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The Eagleville Middle School Eagles had a little bit more trouble with the FMS Rockets the second time around this season, but used a 16-point second quarter to run away and hide in a 47-19 home win.

The Rockets started slow and trailed 10-2 at Eagleville Monday night before digging in as they cut the lead to 10-6 on one free throw by Cohen Grissom and a three-point play the old-fashioned way by Eli Bell with 1:08 remaining in the first quarter.

The Eagles responded with a 5-1 mini-run to end the first period with a 15-7 lead.

Eagleville put the foot to the medal to begin the second period, going on a big 10-0 run behind eight points by James Bega, who led all scorers in the contest with 18 points.

The Rockets finally got on the board in the second period with 1:42 left to play in the first half on a Paxton Mealer bucket before the Eagles scored the final six points and led 31-9 at the half.

Jon Hightower and Bell scored the lone field goals in the third quarter for the Rockets, who trailed 40-13, entering the final six minutes.

Tristan Goad made two free throws to begin the stanza for the Rockets before the Eagles scored four straight to make it a 45-15 contest.

Josh Doud made one-of-two from the free throw line for FMS and the Rockets’ final basket of the game came on a 3-pointer by Isaac Cruse as the Eagles cruised to the 28-point win.

The Rockets (2-4, 0-2) will be back on the hardcourt when they host Liberty on Monday at Chapel Hill.

Forrest 7 2 4 6-19

Eagleville 15 16 9 7-47

FMS (19): Eli Bell 7, Isaac Cruse 3, Jon Hightower 2, Tristan Goad 2, Paxton Mealer 2, Josh Doud 2, Cohen Grissom 1.

Three-point goals (1): Cruse.

Free-throws (6-for-10): Doud 2-for-4, Goad 2-for-2, Grissom 1-for-2, Bell 1-for-2.

Eagleville (47): James Bega 17, Camden Cole 8, Drake Goers 8, Adrian Sevieri 7, Owen McClaran 3, Jackson Nichols 2, Bresharion Cannon 2.

Three-point goals (4): Goers 2, McClaran, Sevieri.

Halftime Score: Eagleville 31, Forrest 9.

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