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East Forsyth Eagles
The tournament's No. 2 seed,
East Forsyth, is reigning champions
BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY
With the Eagles flying high as the
returning champion every team will be
gunning for their title. Coming into this
year's tournament as the No.2 seed they
seem poised to make another deep run and
possibly another championship.
East Forsyth has six freshmen and six
sophomores so they have a great mixture of
incoming and returning talent. Head coach
Rodney Minor says his team is somewhat
young but has enough veterans on the team
that "understands the speed of the game."
He says sometimes his freshmen look like
a "deer in headlights" but knows they will
mature as the season progresses.
The Eagles have already defeated three
teams in this years Lash-Chronicle tourna
ment. Walkertown, Reagan and number
one seed Parkland have all fallen to East.
According to Minor, Khaliq
McCummings is an elite scorer and will
ask a lot of him during the tournament and
season as a whole.
"I really don't think there is anybody on
the JV level that can stop him from scoring
when he wants to," Minor said of
For leadership Minor says he will lean
on Matt Rivers and Jack Eggleston on the
court as they provide a veteran presence for
his team. He says since they are acclimated
to the high school game from playing last
year they will help him as a coach to guide
the team and help them along.
"Being that this will be my third year
coaching in the Lash, I'm just excited,"
Minor continued. "We have been success
ful as we won it last year and we came in
third the year before that. The guys are get
ting better and better everyday and as a
coach I expect to win."
"I'm going to coach the guys up and
have them prepared as best as I can possi
bly have them for the game once the tour
Minor says if his guys just show
improvement as the season goes along he
will be happy. He says he knows people
put a lot of emphasis on wins and losses but
he cares more about the growth of his team
on the basketball court and in the class