The Forrest Rockets went into Saturday night's game at Summertown riding a three-game winning streak and barely missed knocking off the Eagles in what head coach Davy McClaran called "the toughest place to play in the state."
After the Rockets' near upset, McClaran said, "If you don't show up in this gym, you will get blown out. This is a tough place to play, the toughest in the state. Our effort tonight did not surprise me. They have been giving it all year. We have come a long way, but we have to get better."
The Rockets showed just what they are made of as they went into the hostile environment and fell behind 17-6 after one period, but stormed back in the second quarter to lead at the half, 34-33.
Kyle Anglin sent the second-quarter telegram from long distance, nailing a three on the Rockets' first touch. Anglin hit another three to cut the lead to 18-12 and then Seth Brothers hauled in a tough rebound and got the put-back to cut the lead to four points at 18-14.
See Wednesday's Tribune for the complete story.