East Forsyth – 13-9-8-17 — 47 Mount Airy – 5-10-2-19 — 36
East Forsyth (1-7) Zyun Reeves 13, Will Rhodes 11, Lyles 6, Timmons 6, Leggett 3, Jones 3, Williams 3, Trey Rhodes 2.
Mount Airy (6-4) Hill 8, Sizemore 8, Newsome 7, Fitzgibbons 6, Routh 5, Morrison 2.
East Forsyth used a stifiling defense & patient offensive approach to defeat home-standing Mount Airy 47-36 Thursday night. The win, the first for the Eagles this season, came in their seventh road game in eight starts.
East led by as many as 25 points (46-21) before clearing the bench and limited the Granite Bears, now 6-4, to 21% shooting for the game in holding Mount Airy without a two-point field goal for the first 28:04 of the game.
The Eagles never trailed but opened the game up in a five-minute stretch across the final quarter break by stretching their 28-17 with 11 straight including a resounding fast-break dunk by Zyun Reeves, the game’s leading scorer with 13 points.
Reeves also grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds & blocked six shots. Will Rhodes added 11 points, 3 steals & 3 assists for the winners & Trey Rhodes contributed nine rebounds and 2 blocks for East. Jason Hill & Brooks Sizemore led the Granite Bears with eight points each.
East Forsyth will play only it’s second home game of the 2019-20 season tomorrow night against Ragsdale, who defeated the Eagles 51-45 in the second game of the season two weeks ago in Jamestown. The Eagles begin Central Piedmont 4A Conference play next Tuesday night at home against West Forsyth.
Courtesy of East Forsyth assistant coach Bill Armour