CHAPEL HILL — It was a tough night for the Forrest Rockets in Saturday’s District 7-AA matchup with the Grundy County Yellow Jackets, with the Yellow Jackets getting the 51-25 win. The …
CHAPEL HILL — It was a tough night for the Forrest Rockets in Saturday’s District 7-AA matchup with the Grundy County Yellow Jackets, with the Yellow Jackets getting the 51-25 win.
The battle was behind the arc in the first half, Grundy County knocking down five three-pointers, but the Rockets had an answer for each one, netting five of their own.
At the half, the Yellow Jackets led the Rockets 28-17.
Frame three didn’t yield much on the offensive end from either squad, with Grundy County’s Sam Parson breaking the drought three minutes into the third and Brendan Marsh adding two treys.
Senior Ryan Meglis was fouled and sent to the free throw line in the fourth, ending the Rocket drought, with Jayden Russell and Josh Doud chipping in with a basket apiece.
But the effort just couldn’t compete with Parson and the Grundy County offense beyond the perimeter, the Yellow Jackets netting another five three-pointers in the second half.
Parson led all scorers with 15 points.
Forrest will meet the Community Vikings Tuesday night in the tournament’s consolation game at 6pm.
Grundy Co. 17 11 8 15 — 51
Forrest 12 5 0 8 — 25
Grundy Co.: Sam Parson 15, Isaac Campbell 12, Brendan Marsh 10, Dylan Sanders 4, Jarod Huntley 2, Brady Everett 2, Reece Strong 2, Logan Harmon 2
Forrest: Bray McCown 6, Mason Harper 3, Jimmy Bond 3, Josh Rumley 3, Josh Doud 3, Jayden Russell 2, Ryan Meglis 2, Davin Porter 2, Kelley Toombs 1
3-Point goals: Grundy Co. (10): Campbell 3, Marsh 3, Parson 3, Sanders; Forrest (5): McCown 2, Harper, Bond, Rumley.
Halftime score: Grundy Co. 28, Forrest 17.
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