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PREPARATION ROUNDUP: South Forsyth girls dominate Carolina Invitational opener

South Forsyth opened the Carolina Invitational in a dominant fashion on Tuesday, overtaking Berkeley [S.C.] 57-23 in the first round of the Charleston, SC tournament.

The War Eagles led 19-4 after the first quarter and had a sizable 31-6 halftime advantage.

Sharon Tolliver led the way with 15 points.

South [10-2, 4-0 Region 6-7A] will face Cannon [N.C.] at 4 p.m. Wednesday following the Cougars’ 48-38 victory over Redan on Tuesday.

Reynoldsbourg [Ohio] 62, North Forsyth 60

North Forsyth faced one of Ohio’s top teams on Tuesday, losing to Reynoldsburg 62-60 in the Innisfree Hotels beach basketball tournament in Pensacola, Fla.

Anna Gliatta led the Raiders with 15 points and Ali Jones finished with 13 points.

North [11-2, 3-0 Region 6-7A] will look to rebound at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday against Ravenwood [Tenn.].

East Forsyth 61, Polk County [Tenn.] 60

East Forsyth picked up a courageous victory Tuesday in the first round of the Battle of the States tournament in Towns County, winning 61-60 over Polk County [Tenn.].

The Broncos trailed in double digits twice, trailing 14 points in the first half before reducing the deficit to four points. Polk County took the lead with up to 18 points in the third quarter, but the Broncos roared in the second half for the one-point victory.

is [9-2, 3-1 Region 7-3A] will face Rabun County at 4 p.m. Wednesday after the Wildcats [11-2] overtook Strom Thurmond [S.C.] 68-34.


East Forsyth 72, Polk County [Tenn.] 70

Matthew Rouse led the way with 20 points and East Forsyth scored a 72-70 victory over Polk County [Tenn.] Tuesday to open the Battle of the States tournament in Towns County.

Rouse also had six rebounds and five assists, and Davey Hyams finished with a double-double. [18 points, 11 rebounds]. Hyams also had three interceptions.

Ryan Sander added 15 points and Bryce Bracco added nine points.

is [6-6, 2-2 Region 7-3A] will face Rabun County at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the tournament semifinals. Rabun County [11-3] won 67-42 against Strom Thurmond [S.C.] Tuesday.

Social Club 65, South Forsyth 54

South Forsyth fell 66-54 to second in Social Circle on Tuesday in the first round of the Hounds Holiday Classic at Pope.

Ethan Underwood led the way with 15 points, while Baylor Hicks narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Gabe Mullis added 10 points and five rebounds for the War Eagles.

South [6-6, 2-2 Region 6-7A] will face Wesleyan at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after Wolves lost 67-42 to Walton.

Morristown East [Tenn.] 66, West Forsyth 58

West Forsyth fell on Tuesday on day one of the Smoky Mountain Winter Classic in Gatlinburg, Tenn., 66-58.

Jake Mooney had a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while Caleb Lesch also finished in double digits with 10 points and five rebounds, although that was not enough to pull the Wolverines past Morristown East, the one of the best Class 4A teams in Tennessee.

West is 10-3 overall and 4-0 in Region 6-7A.