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Forrest rallies past Lady Pats

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Liberty's AJ Mitchell drives to the basket against Forrest on Monday night.
(T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)
After a slow first quarter, Liberty's Lady Patriots rallied to take a nice lead into the fourth quarter only to see it disappear late in the game in a 36-34 loss to visiting Forrest Middle School on Monday.

Seventh-grader Kylie Hardy scored 17 points, including 7-of 12 from the free throw line, to pace Liberty while Kendall Durard joined in double figures with 10.

Kyleah Hengensback's 16 tallies led the winners.

After trailing 8-1 at the end of the opening frame, Liberty outscored the Lady Rockets 13-5 in the second stanza to cut the lead to 16-14 by halftime.

The Lady Patriots outscored Forrest 9-1 over the final 2:28 of the third quarter to take a 29-22 lead into the fourth period.

Turnovers hampered Liberty in the fourth quarter and the visitors took advantage of the situation for the come-from-behind victory.

Forrest 8 8 6 14 -- 36

Liberty 1 13 15 5 -- 34

Forrest: Hengensbach 16, Cowen 7, Northcutt 5, Harmon 4, McKenzie 2, Hoeft 2.

Liberty: Hardy 17, Durard 10, Ely 4, Mitchell 2, Anthony 1.

Halftime: Forrest 16, Liberty 14.