Eagleville cruises to World Tournament title

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After a fourth-place finish last season, the FMS Rockets had a chance to win the 58th World Tournament crown at Chapel Hill Saturday night, but the Eagleville Eagles flew away with the title in an easy 42-10 win.

Owen McClaran started the game with a 3-pointer for Eagleville and moments later, Fletcher Fields scored on a layup for the Rockets.

From there it was all Eagleville as they scored the next 29 points.

The Eagles led 14-2 at the end of the first quarter and posted a 15-0 shutout in the second period to lead 29-2 at halftime.

Eagleville’s Camden Cole, who led all scorers in the contest with 12 points, scored the first basket of the second half before Forrest finally broke its scoring drought on a Cohen Grissom bucket.

Grissom scored once more in the third period and Eli Bell had a pair of buckets for the Rockets, who trailed 39-10, entering the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, FMS was blanked again and the Eagles scored three points in the 32-point win.

James Bega scored eight points for Eagleville, McClaran and Jackson Nichols finished with six points apiece, Drake Goens scored five, Benjamin Cannon netted two points, and Adrian Sever had a deuce.

In the girls’ title game, Westwood beat Community 46-24.

The Rockets (2-1) travel to Lewisburg tonight for an intra-county rivalry game with the Tigers

Eagleville 14 15 10 3-42

Forrest 2 0 8 0-10

Eagleville (42): Camden Cole 12, James Bega 8, Owen McClaran 6, Jackson Nichols 6, Drake Goens 5, Benjamin Cannon 3, Adrian Sever 2.

Three-point goals (5): McClaran 2, Goens, Bega, Cannon.

Free Throws (3-for-7): Cole 2-for-3, Bega 1-for-2, Nichols 0-for-2.

Forrest (10): Cohen Grissom 4, Eli Bell 4, Fletcher Fields 2.

Three-point goals (0).

Free Throws (0-for-2): Fields 0-for-2.

Halftime Score: Eagleville 29, FMS 2.

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