A day after Forsyth Central was trounced by Sequoyah, the Bulldogs dugs themselves an early hole yet again.
But unlike the Sequoyah game — when Central failed to control the tempo until a win was out of reach — Coach Greg Dirst’s team didn’t let a slow start escalate into something worse. The Bulldogs came back to claim a 70-58 victory Saturday against South Forsyth in a non-region game.
Central trailed 20-8 after one quarter of play, but clawed its way back in the second quarter and dominated the third, going on a 26-6 run to take control of the game.
The Bulldogs’ lone senior Jeremiah Jones led the team with 23 points, six rebounds and six steals. Sophomore guard Cale Jackson, coming off a strong performance on Friday, racked up 17 — shooting 56 percent (5 of 9) from the field.
Braden Ragsdale added eight assists, and Eli Brown and Josiah Laws each chipped in five rebounds.
South Forsyth 73, Forsyth Central 26
The Lady War Eagles dominated Saturday in a non-region game.
South (9-1) charged out to a 46-13 lead at the half, all but sealing a victory. This marks Central’s (2-7) fifth straight defeat after a promising two-game win streak.
Freshman Caroline Diem led South in scoring with 16 points, shooting 86 percent (6 of 7) from the field. Kenyatta Storms and Sarah Myers reached the double digits, as well, netting 15 and 14 points, respectively. Myers also posted team-highs in rebounds (eight) and assists (seven).
Towns County 77, Pinecrest 56
Pinecrest Academy (1-10) fell to Towns County (5-2) on Friday.
The Lady Paladins were led by junior Maggie Herd, who scored 17 points in the loss—15 of which came on three-pointers.
Senior Amanda Boyd had 12 points and team-highs in rebounds (9) and steals (2).