By JASON EPP
• Leader & Times
Six Bulldogs scored in double-figures as Forgan buried Sharon-Mutual under a barrage of threes. With 15 made 3-point shots, Forgan could have defeated Sharon-Mutual by 18 with just their long range shots. But Forgan also loaded up with easy baskets in transition to win 91-27.
“I thought we did a really good job of playing pressure defense, and speeding them up without fouling,” Forgan coach Todd Kerr said. “I thought we were also very efficient offensively. The guys that came off the bench scored points, and that made the spread bigger than it normally would have been. They did a good job when they got the opportunity.”
Of Forgan’s six players who scored in double figures, two were off the bench. Chandler Bryer scored 13, Simon Garza 11, and just behind them Luis Ordonez scored 8. Among the starters Rhett Radcliff led the way with 16, Trevin Lopez had 14, Tanner Jones 11, Jake Regier 10, and Ryan Radcliff 8.
Forgan jumped out to a 27-6 lead in the first quarter, and increased their lead to 47-16 at the half. They outscored Sharon-Mutual 23-6 in the third and 21-5 in the fourth using a mixture of starters and the entire bench throughout.
“We went all zone-defense and mixed and matched our reserves and starters,” Kerr said.
Kerr is working to find the balance between getting his team ready for the challenges that may be ahead, and not giving a perception that he is trying to run up the score.
“It’s a feel thing,” Kerr said. “Sometimes it gets more out of hand that you want. We have to prepare our players the best we can for what they will face later on. I don’t want to sit those kids for three quarters because they’ve earned the right to play with how hard they’ve worked.”
Forgan faced Mooreland Saturday for the championship of the Oil Center Classic.