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Hot-shooting FP crushes Nimrods

Tough defense is a hallmark of this year’s Forest Park boys team, and here is a good example. Watersmeet’s Kevin Stevens has Austin Carlson (44) and a high-flying Adam Hilberg all over him as he tries to get to the basket. Further back are (left to right) FP’s Lee Graff, Kam Krajewski and Daniel Nocerini.

CRYSTAL FALLS—As windy, subzero conditions prevailed outdoors Jan. 8, Forest Park’s boys team turned up the heat inside the Eddie Chambers Gym with its shooting.
    The Trojans were piping hot, shooting 55% from the floor during a 79-42 nonconference win over Watersmeet, their only game last week.
    The win improves Forest Park’s record to 6-0 overall. They are 3-0 in the Skyline Central Conference.
    The game with the Nimrods came two days after their long-anticipated battle with Munising was postponed due to winter storm/lake effect conditions near Lake Superior.
    It has been rescheduled this Friday, Jan. 16, three days after a Jan. 13 game at Kingsford. “Win or lose,” said Coach Chris Nocerini, “we’re going to learn a lot about ourselves next week.”
    Before the Trojans took the floor against Watersmeet, the coach told his squad to set the tone for next week right away. Right from the start, they did. Austin Carlson hit three close-in baskets in the first two minutes off passes from Lee Graff and Daniel Nocerini, as FP took an early 8-5 lead.
    Nimrods coach George Peterson III called time, but his adjustments couldn’t stop the Trojan tide. FP went on a 17-7 tear through the rest of the quarter, including

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