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Basketball: Slow start dooms South Forsyth as War Eagles eliminated
Devin McGlockton
South Forsyth junior Devin McGlockton puts up a shot during the first half of Wednesday's 59-53 loss to McEachern in the second round of the Class 7A playoffs. Photo submitted

POWDER SPRINGS — South Forsyth managed to keep pace with one of the top teams in Class 7A basketball Wednesday, but McEachern ultimately proved too much, as the War Eagles fell 59-53 in the Sweet Sixteen. 

South Forsyth (18-12) outscored McEachern 47-43 in the final three quarters of the game, but a 16-6 deficit after the first period put the War Eagles in an early hole. 

Senior Sharife Cooper, a McDonald's All-American and Auburn signee, had 30 points to lead McEachern. 

South Forsyth, which finished second in Region 5-7A, had its most successful season this year under head coach Scott Givens, including the program's first home playoff game, which the War Eagles won against Parkview, 62-53.