Westwood Lady Rocket Morgan Jones looks to make an entry pass into the post in recent middle school action… Photos by Dennis Weaver
The Westwood Lady Rockets saw a halftime lead give way to a furious Forrest rally on Monday night falling 26 to 23 in Chapel Hill. In a battle of Rocket teams, the Forrest Lady Rockets outscored the Westwood Lady Rockets 12 to 1 in the pivotal 3rd period to take a 22 to 13 lead into the 4th quarter. Three point baskets by Morgan Jones and Karen Medina sparked a rally by Westwood in the 4th quarter that came up just short. Jones led all scorers on the night with 12 points, while Karen Medina netted 6. Ashley Starks finished with 3 points and Haley Miller added 2 points.
Westwood’s Marcus Pendleton brings the ball up the floor in recent middle school action.
The Westwood boys fell behind 14 to 8 in the first quarter and could never overcome the hot shooting of Forrest as they fell 51 to 30. Forrest had seven 3 pointers on the night, including 3 in the 4th quarter to quell any Westwood comeback attempt. Westwood was led in scoring by Marcus Pendleton who had 12 points while Chase Simpkins added 6 points and Jake Hollandsworth added 5. Westwood will be back in action on Thursday night as they play host to Liberty. The girl’s game will begin at 6:00 PM at the Joel Vinson Gym.