Game Report on East Forsyth-Davie County Boys Basketball:Eagles go Three Deep with Mahaffey, Brintley and Watkins carrying the load

Posted by Press Release on January 31, 2018 at 11:43 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

EAST FORSYTH - 17-14-16-25 -- 72
DAVIE COUNTY -  6-27-10-18 -- 61

EAST FORSYTH (15-5, 6-1) Josh Mahaffey 16, Savon Brintley 12, Shemar Watkins 10, Sparrow 9, Samuels 9, Hairston 7, Hall 4, Wiley 4, Nichols 1.

DAVIE COUNTY (14-6, 5-2) Troy Griggs 12, Broc Burnette 12, Cooper Wall 10, Johnson 9, McCormick 8, Walton 8, Wood 2.

East Forsyth opened strong, then responded to a mid-game surge from visiting Davie County with withering second-half defensive pressure to seize a 72-61 victory at Jack Musten Gymnasium in Kernersville Wednesday night. With the win, the Eagles, now 15-5 overall, moved into a tie for the Central Piedmont 4A Conference lead with Reynolds at 6-1 in league play.

East Forsyth scored 17 of the game’s first 20 points over the opening six minutes-plus, but Davie talked with a hailstorm of three-pointers, hitting six of their 11 total treys to take their only lead of the game (33-31) at the halftime break.

After a tight third quarter in which East regained a slim margin throughout, the Eagles steadily grew their lead to as many as 12 points down the stretch (64-52) behind relentless pressure defense & a ten-rebound advantage over the visitors.

Shemar Watkins grabbed 12 rebounds & contributed four assists & three steals for the Eagles, who were led in scoring by Josh Mahaffey (16 points) for the second straight night. Savon Brintley added 12 points and four assists for the winners, who once again got significant front-court production (25 points) from Connor Sparrow (9), Tanis Samuels (9) & Tyren Hairston (7).

Troy Griggs & Broc Burnette led Davie County in scoring with 12 points each as the visitors attempted more three-point shots (11-29) than two-point FGs (7-24) against the stingy Eagles defense.

East Forsyth plays it’s final home game of the year Friday night against Reagan, then finishes the regular season on the road at Reynolds & at Davie County.

Courtesy of East assistant coach Bill Armour

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