Trojan boys lose by 1 at Carney

CRYSTAL FALLS—Ahead by nine points on the road at halftime, Forest Park’s boys basketball team was attacked by a pack of Wolves in the third quarter at Carney-Nadeau Feb. 23 and lost a heartbreaker 51-50.
    The defeat in their only game last week drops the Trojans’ season record to 11-8 overall and 6-4 in the Skyline Central Conference’s large school division. Forest Park ends the regular season Feb. 27 at home against North Central.
    “We won the first half, and they won the second half,” FP coach Chris Nocerini said later. “We had opportunities to win the game down the stretch, and things didn’t go our way.
    “It’s a fun place to play but a very hard place to win at.”
    Forest Park came out strong in the first half and held a 13-8 lead after the first quarter. The Trojans expanded it to 28-19 at halftime.
    Trouble struck in the third quarter, though, as Carney rallied 16-6 to tie the game 34-34 after three.
    The Wolves rally continued in the fourth quarter, and they led by seven with 1:28 to play. But Carney left the door ajar by missing eight straight free throws.

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