East Forsyth 66, WS Parkland 53
East Forsyth 16-14-19-17--66 Parkland 5-16-15-22--53
EAST FORSYTH (3-2) Matt Rivers 20, Khaliq McCummings 15, Savon Brintley 14, Nichols 6, Lyles 6, Rhodes 2, Jackson 2, Reeves 1.
PARKLAND (2-3) Camion Shell 15, Omar Bolden 12, Igbinigie 8, Rorie 6, Timmons 6, Griffin 3, Walker 2, Wardlow 1.
Matt Rivers scored a career-high 20 points & added a career-high 13 rebounds to lead visiting East Forsyth to a resounding 66-53 win over Parkland in Tom Muse Gymnasium Wednesday night. The win avenged an earlier 68-49 loss to the Mustangs in the first week of the season.
The Eagles won their third straight game in convincing fashion, opening up leads of as many as 15 points (24-9) midway through the first half & as many 20 points (62-42) in the fourth quarter in a physical match-up that featured a collective 66 free throws by the two teams.
East Forsyth used a patient offensive approach against Parkland’s pressure, handing out 15 assists on 21 total field goals for the game on only 33 attempts (62%), while limiting the home-standing Mustangs to 14-55 shooting (25%) for the game.
Senior guards Khaliq McCummings and Savon Brintley added 15 & 14 points respectively for East, which travels to Mount Tabor Friday night for its third road game of the week. Rivers, Brintley & Jimmy Nichols each contributed four assists for the well-balanced Eagles’ offense. Camion Shell had 15 points to lead Parkland.
Courtesy of Coach Bill Armour