By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
KISMET — Forgan’s Jace Kerr didn’t get much time to rest in the first half Tuesday against Southwestern Heights. The 6-foot, 6-inch senior standout only saw the bench for about 27 seconds to begin the second quarter, and after a Heights run, Forgan coach Todd Kerr put him right back in, and he led the Bulldogs to a 61-47 win over the Mustangs.
Kerr’s presence in the lane was dominating, and while the Mustangs were abel to keep pace through most of the game, Kerr was able to give the Bulldogs the distance they needed to preserve a lead on protect the win.
Forgan was able to pull away late in the first quarter for a 19-10 lead, but with Jace Kerr on the bench to start the second quarter, Heights scored two quick baskets that forced Todd Kerr to take a time out and get Jace Kerr back in the game.
Jace Kerr’s presence made the difference. Not only was he a scoring option, but he was also able to pull the defense which opened other Bulldogs, and that was key for Forgan’s success.
Forgan was able to slow the Heights rally, and by halftime Heights only trimmed the Forgan lead by one, 34-26.
The Bulldogs added four more points to their lead in the third quarter, and the Mustangs never made a substantial run in the 61-47 loss.