South Stokes picked up their fifth straight win in Tuesday night’s conference opener against Forbush in a 75-65 matchup.
“They played well at times. I thought they executed when Forbush threw different things at them. There’s a lot of things we can do better on, but I thought execution-wise was pretty good for the most part,” said South coach Jason Clark.
The Sauras put 22 points on the board in the first quarter with 14 coming from 6’8” sophomore Ben Bowen.
“Ben did a great job tonight. There were a lot of kids coming in and doing their job. It’s a very unselfish group and definitely not individual type players,” Clark said.
Forbush took a slight 27-26 lead with three minutes until halftime when senior Bryson Misenheimer hit two of 6 three-pointers of the night. The back-back- shots put Saura fans on their feet.
“They executed plays that got him open looks. They just worked well together,” Clark said.
Jonah Moorefield added 5 buckets in the third quarter pushing the Sauras ahead 14 points moving into the fourth.
Tre Scales was 8-for-9 at the foul line helping South maintain a comfortable 10-point lead through the rest of the game.
“We tried to force a little at the end instead of spreading it out, but all in all it was a pretty well-balanced game. I’ve told the guys to expect it to get tougher. There’s no easy games in the conference. We can get beat on any night and we can win on any night,” the coach said.
Misenheimer and Bowen led with 20 points each, Scales 15, Moorefield 14, Phillips chipped in 3, Rashaun Smith 2, and Brady Dudley 1.
South (11-4) travels to Surry Central (4-9) on Friday.
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