East Forsyth 52, Page 45
East Forsyth 10-13-14-15 -- 52 Greensboro Page 9-10-14-12 -- 45
East Forsyth (8-3) Savon Brintley 16, Jimmy Nichols 11, Khaliq McCummings 11, Rivers 5, Lyles 5, Reeves 4
Greensboro Page (7-6) Jaden Ellis 19, Sellars 6, Pearsall 5, Duggins 5, Ballard 5, Clem 4, Maxwell 1
East Forsyth overcame a slow start to put away Greensboro Page 52-45 and register it’s eighth win in the last nine games. Senior guard Savon Brintley led the Eagles, now 8-3, with 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds while East guards Jimmy Nichols & Khaliq McCummings added 11 each to another balanced offensive effort.
Page scored eight of the game’s first nine points, asserting it’s home court advantage in Mac Morris Gymnasium in the opening three minutes. But East scored nine straight behind two Brintley breakaways and five points from McCummings to take a 10-8 lead five minutes into the game.
The Eagles never trailed from there, leading by as many as 11 (44-33) in the second half. Matt Rivers and sophomore center Zyun Reeves matched Brintley’s game-high rebound total with seven each as East outrebounded the Pirates 40-23 in sweeping the season series with the storied Greensboro program.
East Forsyth returns home on Tuesday night against Salem Baptist before beginning Central Piedmont 4A Conference competition next Friday at West Forsyth.
Courtesy of East Forstyh assistant Coach Bill Armour