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Despite adversity, North Forsyth girls basketball keeps winning
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North Forsyth girls basketball coach Eric Herrick (above) is asking young players to help the Lady Raiders reach the state tournament for the fifth straight season, which would tie a county record. - photo by Brian Paglia
North Forsyth girls basketball coach Eric Herrick walked into a practice two days after the Lady Raiders’ 49-34 win against Johns Creek on Jan. 9 sulking. His dejection was palpable, and perhaps understandable. The Lady Raiders, after all, had suffered the second major injury to a starter this season against Johns Creek when sophomore Haley Simpson tore her ACL, a run of misfortune seemingly so rare in Herrick’s five-year tenure.