Monday 1/13/2020 @ 6:30 PM
(H) vs North Stafford
Colonial Forge High School
NORTH STAFFORD @ COLONIAL FORGE - 01/13/2020
North - 55
Forge - 52
North Stafford 8/5/21/21 = 55
Colonial Forge 7/14/15/16 = 52
Ten consecutive points late by the Wolverines Javon Swinton allowed North Stafford to take control of the game and give the visitors a 55-52 district road win.
After a dreadful opening quarter where both teams turned the rock over and missed wide open shots, the Eagles outscored the Wolverines 14-5 in the second stanza, taking a 21-13 lead into the locker room at halftime.
North Stafford hung around early in the second half but the Forge maintained a lead heading into winning time. In the final quarter the Eagles still held the lead until Swinton went on his run but the dagger came with just 47 ticks on the clock as Cole Maruchi hit a 3 pointer from the right corner to give the Wolverines a 53-52 lead.
Free throw shooting was the achilles heel once again for the Eagles as they hit just 8 for 20 on the night, and missed free throws ended up being free passes for North Stafford to steal this one.
The Forge was led in scoring by Trevor Franklin who hit for 26 points including six from downtown for the "good guys" who travel to Stafford on Friday night in the nightcap of a Varsity double dip.