Warriors come out to play

Friday, January 23, 2009

Rogue gang leader Luther from the 1979 cult classic The Warriors must have been hiding behind the Forrest High School bleachers Tuesday night, clanging his bottles in the taunting "Warriors come out to play" routine because the number four ranked Culleoka Warriors, came to play, and were in a bad mood, blasting Forrest 59-28.

Forrest could sustain the momentum from Saturday night's upset win over Summertown, falling to 8-12 on the season.

Culleoka, at 19-2 leads the way in District 11-A and seems poised for revenge this season after being knocked off by Moore County in the Region 5 final last year, sending them on the road to Eagleville where they suffered a 46-44 sectional game loss, ending their season.

Ryan Pilkinton started the game with a three-pointer for the Warriors before Ferris Perkins and Kyle Griffy scored on consecutive possessions, giving Forrest their first and only lead of the game at 4-3.

From there it was all downhill for the Rockets, being outscored 14-2 the rest of the first quarter.

Culleoka put the game away to begin the second quarter, scoring seven straight to open up a 25-6 lead.

Forrest trailed 34-12 at the half and 51-20 after three periods.

The Beach twins, Antwane and Shawn combined for 15 points and 9 blocked shots in the game for Culleoka.

Forrest was led by Perkins, who scored 6, Kyle Anglin had 5 points, Griffy netted 4, Tyler Messick had a second half three-pointer, Corey Bishop also threw down one long bomb, Kyle Gugger, Preston Pratt, and Seth Brothers all scored 2 points, and Parker Holton had a single marker.