Unselfish play key to Forgan win PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 05 January 2011 15:33

By JASON EPP
• Leader & Times
TURPIN, Okla. — After a week when they took on some of the best big schools in the state of Oklahoma, Forgan stepped back into Panhandle Six Conference play, and showed why they are ranked second in the state with a 54-25 defensive demolition of Turpin.
The Bulldogs fired out of the gate with a 15-0 run in the first four-and-a-half minutes, and led 20-2 at the end of the first quarter. Forgan showed great teamwork with six different players scoring during the first quarter, with most of their baskets coming in transitions after steals by Bulldog post defenders.
“The big guys have done a great job of instead of just laying on people they are really starting to move their feet, and working around people,” said Forgan coach Todd Kerr. “Getting hands on passes and deflecting thing - not trying necessarily trying to get steals in there - just trying to deflect balls and let somebody else go get it. All those deflections turn into transition opportunities for us on the other end.”
The Bulldogs dominance continued in the second quarter, leading 24-3 with five minutes left in the first half. Turpin’s Francisco Regelado (8 points) doubled the Cards total with a three, but Forgan’s Jake Regier (17 points, including 5 treys) ended the half with back-to-back threes to push the lead to 32-6 at the break.
“They’re really good and we haven’t seen that kind of speed yet,” said Turpin coach Gary Wallace. “Our guys took a long time to get used to it. They are extremely physical - the most physical team we’ve played. We still played hard so I can’t really complain too much when you have a team that is inexperienced, against a team that is experienced and good enough to play in the tournament of champions.”
Forgan pushed the lead over 30 in the third and led 45-13 after three before playing mostly backups in the fourth.
“Very pleased, lots of kids played well,” said Kerr. “Defensively I thought we were real good. We’ve got to continue to work on that end and get better and better. Hopefully the offensive part will come a little later. Kids are just playing real well. I think we played really unselfish ball, but that’s how we’ve been playing. As long as we keep everybody involved, it makes it fun for everybody.”
Forgan improves to 10-2, and Turpin falls to 3-6. Both will play in the Oil Center Classic in Woodward, Oklahoma starting Thursday. Turpin takes on Sharon Mutual at 8:30 p.m., and Forgan will face Canton at 11:30 a.m.

 

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