Forbush Girls Keep Their Hopes Alive
Taking Care of Business
The Lady Falcons have taken care of business against the conference's bottom teams, but are still looking for that signature win against one of the top teams. It almost came against North Surry last week as the Falcons took the Greyhounds deep into the fourth quarter before going cold in the final minutes.
West Stokes, on the other hand had failed to scratch into the win column in the WPAC. However, early on the Wildcats proved to be upset minded.
The Falcons trailed the Wildcats at the end of the first quarter by a score of 20-18. Offensively, the Falcons were getting to the basket, but not finishing. Calyn Davis was hot from the outside with two quick 3-pointers, and Sidney Matthews had scored a couple of breakout baskets to keep the Falcons close.
The second quarter was a different story. The Falcons clamped down on defense and managed to turn a two point deficit into a six point lead by halftime. Calyn Davis hit two more 3-pointers to run her total to 14 points. Shannon Holden had 6 points.
The two teams played pretty even during the third quarter (44-37), but the Falcons broke the game open in the fourth to cruise to the 69-53 win. Calyn Davis finished with 19 points, Shannon Holden 11 and Casey Brown with 9.
With the win, the Falcons sit one game back of Surry Central and two games back of North Surry who is still undefeated in conference play. Forbush can still challenge for the conference championship, but will need to run the table from here on out and get a little help from the Eagles of Surry Central to force a three-way tie.
Forbush is scheduled to play next at Carver on Feb. 3rd
Taylor Wooten puts up the floater in the 2nd half as the Falcons open up the lead on the Wildcats.
Despite her size, Sidney has shown the ability and the fearlessness to get to the basket.
Shannon Holden drives to the basket for two of her six first-half points.
Kelsey showed a lot of grit under the basket for the second game in a row. A little depth at the post position could help the team as the playoffs inch closer.
Kayla Shore is the potential difference maker in the playoffs if she can make her presence felt and open up driving lanes for the guards.
Marissa Cockerham holds the follow through after earning a trip to the free throw line.
Casey Brown quietly puts up her points, and continues to do the little things that make a difference.