Scoring droughts doom Trojans
CRYSTAL FALLS—Forest Park’s boys had too many long dry spells on offense during their only game last week, and the lack of scoring spelled doom in a 51-45 home loss to Kingsford on Jan. 8.
After a Jan. 11 game at Munising was postponed due to inclement weather, the Trojans’ season record stands at 4-3 overall. They are 2-1 in the Skyline Central standings.
“We couldn’t put the ball in the hole,” FP coach Chris Nocerini said after the game. “Shots aren’t dropping. It just makes for a long evening. Simple as that.”
The stat sheet shows that the Trojans shot 17 of 54 (31 percent) on field goal attempts against the Flivvers. The big problem was three-point shooting: Forest Park was a woeful 1 of 21 from behind the arc, just 4 percent.
If you take away all those 3-point attempts, the stats say FP made 16 of 33 on 2-pointers, a respectable 48 percent. But when the Trojans tried to dial long distance, they couldn’t make the connection, dragging down the offense.
For good chunks of the game, Forest Park played well against Kingsford. Jake Frisanco scored twice in the opening minutes and Josh Logan made three baskets later in the first quarter, as the lead changed hands four times.