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Lady Tigers edged by Forrest Rockets

Posted on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm

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Lady Tiger Trevah Thompson takes the ball up the court in a fast transition in action against the Lady Rockets. (Click here to purchase photo.)

Fayetteville High School’s Lady Tigers took a tough loss in their first game following the New Year.

The ladies went down to Forrest, 41-33.

With six girls dressed as Kerry Brown remains sidelined with injury, the depth of the Lady Tigers continues to become a key factor late in the game. The Lady Rockets had 15 in uniform.

Fayetteville trailed 15-14 at the break.

With 4:43 in the third, Tamia Baker nailed a 3-pointer, putting the ladies up 21-18. But, in their next possession, Forrest hit a three and knotted it again at 21. Baker added another from the arch with 1:23 in the period, but the ladies trailed 27-24 at the end of the quarter.

At the 1:43 mark in the fourth, it was a three-point ball game with Fayetteville trailing 36-33.

But, the Lady Rockets made the shots from the line down the stretch to finish with the win.

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Lady Tiger Paeshence Thompson works in the paint in action against the Lady Rockets. (Click here to purchase photo.)

Trevah Thompson led for the ladies with 12 points. Tamia Baker had 9; Paeshence Thompson, 5; Jasmine Parks, 4; and Lexie Horton scored 3.

Fayetteville hit four from the arch with Baker nailing three and Horton one.

From the line, the ladies were 7 of 16. The Lady Rockets were 8 of 11.

For their next action, Fayetteville will travel to Huntland on Tuesday before hosting Eagleville on Friday. Game times are at 6 p.m.