Tigers take down Bulldogs

Crestview boys basketball

Jerry Aaron tries to control the basketball as he goes up for a layup over Chipley's Adrian Sims on Tuesday.

RANDY DICKSON / News Bulletin
Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 03:49 PM.

CRESTVIEW — Chipley High School sophomore sensation Trent Forrest scored 26 points to lead the Tigers to a 51-42 win over the Crestview boys basketball team Tuesday night.

Forrest saved his best for the end of the game as he scored half of his points in the fourth quarter to lead Chipley to the come-from-behind win.

The game was marred by sloppy play and inconsistent officiating in the second half that often seemed to have the calls going the way of the visiting Tigers.

Bulldog coach Greg Watson admitted the Tigers, who improved to 9-1 are a good team. But he placed most of the blame for the loss on Crestview's inability to do the things to win.

"We never got into a rhythm," he said. "We were very stagnant on offense and just kind of sat around and watched Ronnie (Baylark on the offensive end of the court), which is something we can't do.

We missed a ton of layups and free throws -- the front end of one-and-ones -- in the fourth quarter. We missed three just bunny layups with nobody on us late. You are not going to win close games when you miss those."

The Tigers took an early 6-2 lead in the first quarter on the strength of a 3-point play by Zack Cambell and a Forrest 3-point basket with 5:20 left in the quarter.

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