Tigers trounced by Cedarville to stay winless in conference

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Brandon Hogan drives past a Cedarville defender Friday night. (Trevor Tegley / CCN Contributing Photographer)

CEDARVILLE -- Green Forest dropped to 4-17 overall and 0-4 in 1-3A Conference with a 57-18 loss at Cedarville Friday night.

The Tigers managed just four points in the first and third periods. Their seven points in the final stanza were the most of any quarter in the lopsided loss.

Green Forest coach Brandon Stone said the Tigers failed to respond positively during the affair, where poor shooting and officiating were the main factors.

"They were a little upset the way the game went," he said. "We didn't get a few calls and it got in our head a little. We didn't respond the way we should have."

Cedarville led 22-4 after the first period and 36-7 at halftime of a "very physical game" according to Stone.

"We just have to learn to play through those things," he said. "I would like to see my guys be physical too in that situation. We have to learn to play like that without it appearing like retaliation."

Clayton Watson's seven points led Green Forest in scoring. Gavin Nelson added four.

Green Forest plays again tonight at West Fork as the Tigers attempt to record its initial conference win. West Fork eased to victory at Green Forest on Jan. 4.

"That was a very close game," Stone said. "We were only down by three after the first period. We need to get back to competing like that."

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