FP on target vs. Broncos, WIC
Forest Park’s Kam Krajewski braves a wall of blue to put up a fast break shot against West Iron Jan. 22. Defending for the Wykons are Trey Manitta (52), Phil King (22) and Mike Ivey. FP’s Lee Graff gets in position for a rebound.
CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park’s boys came back from its first loss of the season last week with a pair of wins at home, 70-50 against a strong Bark River-Harris squad on Jan. 19 and then a 58-16 romp over struggling West Iron County on Jan. 22.
The Trojans are now 9-1 overall and 4-1 against Skyline Central foes.
Both of last week’s wins came without starting sophomore Daniel Nocerini, who aggravated an ankle injury during the loss to Munising Jan. 16. “I’m holding him out until both his ankles are 100 percent,” said his dad, Coach Chris Nocerini.”
The Trojans had a fairly easy time at first against Bark River, building up a 21-12 first quarter lead, with Lee Graff scoring six and Austin Carlson adding five.
But the Broncos’ “D” was much more aggressive in the second quarter, with two players always pressuring the man with the ball. It sparked a 15-3 Bark River comeback, including back-to-back threes, that put the Broncs in front 29-25 late in the quarter.
The good ship Trojan was rocking but settled down after two time-outs. Graff look command, scoring seven in the final 2½ minutes of the half to put FP back in front 34-30 at the break.
“Once we slowed down a little bit,” Coach Nocerini said, “and started passing the ball, putting the