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21 Point Deficit Erased

Updated on January 28, 2015

Sparking The Run

The Falcons lead 23-22 at the end of the first quarter. Forbush was able to keep the Greyhounds off balance on offense. North Surry rushed its opportunities, and really didn't look to attack the basket in the early going. This allowed the Falcons to get out in transition and put up points in a hurry.

The second quarter was a different story as the fouls begin to mount for both teams. The Falcons sent several of its players to the bench with foul trouble. The Greyhounds were able to turnover the Falcons for easy baskets, and made a living at the free throw line. At the half, the Falcons trailed 48-32 and it looked like the highly-favored Greyhounds were going to coast to victory.

The third quarter didn't get any better for the Falcons on offense. In fact, the Falcons scored just as many points in the first quarter as they did in the 2nd and 3rd quarters combined. The shots just weren't falling.

With their backs against the wall, the Falcons came out swinging in the fourth quarter. Down 21 points, it seemed impossible to even make it game. However, the team showed a little heart for that final eight minutes. A layup, a couple of free throws and a few defensive stops was all it took to get them started. The lead shrunk to single digits. A turnover and a drive by Hunter Chapman cut the deficit to just four points. The Greyhounds responded to push it back to six points. With 28 seconds remaining, Lucas Kennedy hit a three from the top of the key to make it 80-77. The Greyhounds made 1 of 2 at the line, and the Falcons scored again to cut it to 81-79. Zero free throws for North, and the Falcons had a chance to tie or win with 8 seconds remaining. Then, the journey came to an abrupt end.

Hunter Chapman made an attempt to drive by the defender, but the defender guessed correctly and stepped over in front of Hunter. The call could have went either way, but Hunter was called for an offensive foul. North sank both free throws and claimed the victory at 83-79.

A valiant effort by the guys, but a heartbreaking loss in the books.

The varsity boys were able to avenge an early season loss to South Stokes by defeating the Sauras on Tuesday. West Stokes is up next for the Falcons on Friday.

Attack The Rim

The Falcons were at their best when they got out in transition. Logan Lineberry tallied 18 points on the night with several acrobatic shots in the lane.

Not For the Faint of Heart

Travis Gardner gave the team some valuable minutes on the night, and held his own in the paint. I ran out of fingers and toes, but I believe there were around 60 total fouls called in this one. Zero towels were throw in, however, so the fight continued.

Defense Was the Answer

Lucas Kennedy hit a huge 3-pointer down the stretch and played tough defense to help the Falcons climb back into the match.

Bryce Hennings

Bryce Hennings came to play in the fourth period as he scored all ten of his points during that miraculous comeback. The ten points included a perfect 6 for 6 at the line in the clutch.


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