football

Eagles Forge Ahead to States

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Helvetica;color:#333333'>6A-South Region Tournament Semifinals
class=GramE>:
Final - - #1 Colonial
Forge 85, #1 Patrick Henry-Roanoke 81

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Prior to the 6A-South Region Tournament semifinals, the talk in the stands at
the Siegel Center centered around how well the Colonial Forge Eagles played in
their game with Cosby two nights before.
Could they repeat that performance or make one even better?
style=> They didn't, but played well enough to hold
off a dynamite perimeter shooting attack from Patrick Henry to send the
Patriots back to Roanoke for the year in an 85-81 duel.
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The GREEN jumped out to a 16-12 lead in the first quarter on the offensive
performance of sophomore
normal'>Carion Eaton's 7
points off the bench and junior Jaylen
Franklin's 5 points. The biggest problem
for the team early was fouls were lopsided against them, enjoyed by the
Patriots 5 to 2 halfway through the first quarter.

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In the second quarter, the Forge spread out the offense, building a 36-27 lead
at the break, getting TJ Flood,
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>Marco Haskins and
normal'>Isiah Williams involved. At
the break, if you were wearing GREEN, you had to feel pretty good about what
was happening in front of you.

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The second half, the Patriots made their run, in the form of long range
shooters Tyrus
style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'> Esworthy (17
pts. on the night) and Christian
class=SpellE>Kirchman (28 pts.).
style=> Several of Kirchman's
3 pointers were from Spotsylvania in just a ridiculous shooting display.

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The Forge countered that by going inside to junior
normal'>Winston Burgess, who had all 16 of his points in the second half,
spending a good portion of the first half in foul trouble.
style=> The Eagles got the lead up to 18 early in the
third quarter but after the "BULLS-EYE" Show by the Patriots, they
held on in the final frame and put it away from the free throw line.
style=> The Eagles shot 17 for 21 from the charity
stripe in the fourth quarter, and 38 of 48 on the night.

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The win gives the Eagles a bid to the State Tournament for the first time in
school history on the hardwood. The
Forge has joined Mountain View as the only Stafford County schools to reach the
state's biggest dance. They take on
class=SpellE>Landstown (22-4) for the region title on Friday night at
VCU's Siegel Center in Richmond.

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IN THE PAINT:
style=> The big arena and brighter lights didn't seem
to bother either team on Wednesday night.
style=> Colonial Forge went to work from the opening
tip and got the job done. When they got
off the bus, the players took in the sights of the Siegel Center.
style=> At times, it looked like a tour going by as
the players walked around the upper level of the arena before sitting down to
watch the girls game from behind the bench.

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Milestone Man:
style=> Colonial Forge junior 6-foot-4 shooting
guard Marco Haskins scored his 1,000th
point of his career in the victory.
lang=EN style='font-size:9.0pt;font-family:"Verdana","sans-serif";color:#333333;
mso-ansi-language:EN'>The second half, the Patriots made their run, in the form
of long range shooters Tyrus Esworthy (17 pts. on the night) and Christian
Kirchman (28 pts.). Several of Kirchman's 3 pointers were from Spotsylvania in
just a ridiculous shooting display.
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display:none;mso-hide:all;mso-ansi-language:EN'>
The Forge countered that by going inside to junior
Winston Burgess who had all 16 of his points in the second half, spending a
good portion of the first half in foul trouble. The Eagles got the lead up to
18 early in the third quarter but after the "BULLS-EYE" Show by the
Patriots, they held on in the final frame and put it away from the free throw
line. The Eagles shot 17 for 21 from the charity stripe in the fourth quarter,
and 38 of 48 on the night. The win gives the Eagles a bid to the state
tournament for the first time in school history. The Forge has joined Mountain
View as the only Stafford County schools to reach the state's biggest dance.
They take on Landstown for the region title on Friday night @ The Siegel
Center.
IN THE PAINT: The big arena and brighter lights
didn't seem to bother the team last night. They went to work from the opening
tip and got the job done. When they got off the bus last night, the players
took in the sights of the Siegel Center. At times, it looked like a tour going
by as the players walked around the upper level of the arena before sitting
down to watch the girls game from behind the Forge Bench
Congratulations to junior Marco Haskins on scoring
his 1,000th point of his career!The win gives the Eagles a bid to the state
tournament for the first time in school history. The Forge has joined Mountain
View as the only Stafford County schools to reach the state's biggest dance.
They take on Landstown for the region title on Friday night @ The Siegel
Center.
IN THE PAINT: The big arena and brighter lights
didn't seem to bother the team last night. They went to work from the opening
tip and got the job done. When they got off the bus last night, the players
took in the sights of the Siegel Center. At times, it looked like a tour going
by as the players walked around the upper level of the arena before sitting
down to watch the girls game from behind the Forge Bench
Congratulations to junior Marco Haskins on scoring
his 1,000th point of his career!
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