WS Reynolds 62, East Forsyth 55
East Forsyth - 11-16-10-18 -- 55 RJ Reynolds - 15-15-21-11 -- 62
East Forsyth (5-13, 3-2) Jalen Thorns 14, Zyun Reeves 14, Jordan Timmons 12, Rhodes 9, Raynor 4, Jones 2.
RJ Reynolds (10-8, 4-1) Tobias Johnson 18, Jaben Mars 12, Caden Davis 12, Lumpkin 8, Leech 6, Hubbard 2, Yates 2, Murphy 2.
East Forsyth came up short in a battle for a share of first-place in the Central Piedmont 4A Conference, dropping a 62-55 decision to RJ Reynolds Tuesday night on the Demon’s home floor. It was the second narrow defeat for the Eagles to RJR, which took a 67-59 non-conference victory in the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic last month.
East Forsyth led only briefly early (4-2) but never let the Demons out of sight, keeping its deficit to single digits for much of the first half, cutting the RJR lead to one (30-29) at the start of the third quarter. But a 14-4 drought over four minutes midway through that period pushed Reynolds to its biggest lead of the game (49-37).
The Eagles cut that lead in half several times down the stretch but RJR got inside baskets from Tobias Johnson, the game’s leading scorer with 18 points, & Jaben Mars, the game’s leading rebounder with 11, to secure it’s fourth CPC win in five starts.
Mars & Caden Davis added 12 points each for RJR while Jalen Thorns & Zyun Reeves led East in scoring with 14 apiece. Reeves also grabbed nine rebounds & blocked six shots in the Eagles’ loss. East returns to the court Friday night in a CPC contest at West Forsyth. Reynolds hosts Davie County Friday in its Hall of Fame game.
Courtesy of East Forsyth assistant coach Bill Armour