Rockets’ rally not enough as season ends

Tribune Staff Report
Posted 3/1/22

NASHVILLE — A 20-point fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough for the Forrest Rockets in the Region 4-AA quarterfinals on Saturday at Pearl Cohn.Despite unleashing a barrage of 3-pointers, …

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Rockets’ rally not enough as season ends

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NASHVILLE — A 20-point fourth-quarter rally wasn’t enough for the Forrest Rockets in the Region 4-AA quarterfinals on Saturday at Pearl Cohn.
Despite unleashing a barrage of 3-pointers, the Firebirds were able to withstand the Rocket rally and claim the 66-56 win to end Forrest’s season.
The Firebirds posted an 11-point, 24-13 lead after the first frame, but was never able to truly put the Rockets out of reach.
After being held to single digits in the second quarter, Forrest rallied in the third for 15 points, while Pearl Cohn tacked on another 20 for a 53-36 lead after the third frame.
But Forrest, led by Hunter Bennett, went for 20 points in the fourth quarter, including four made treys.
Bennett scored 10 of his team-high 20 points in the quarter, including two 3-pointers.
Brennan Mealer and Andrew Timmons both added 11 points for the Rockets as well.
Pearl Cohn was led by Jack Wade’s game-high 25 points.
Forrest closes the season with an 11-16 record.

Forrest 13 8 15 20 — 56
Pearl Cohn 24 9 20 13 — 66

Forrest: Hunter Bennett 20, Brennan Mealer 11, Andrew Timmons 11, Deason Jones 5, Davin Porter 5, Ben Villazon 4.
Pearl Cohn: Jack Wade 25, Doyel Cockrill 17, Jaylan Harvey 5, Keith Roland 4, Javan Lynn 4, Mekhi Wallace 4, Ronnie Griffin 4, Rony Groves 3.
3-Point goals: Pearl Cohn (7): Cockrill 3, Wade 2, Harvey, Roland; Forrest (8): Mealer 3, Bennett 2, Timmons 2, Porter.
Halftime score: Pearl Cohn 33, Forrest 21.

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