The Lake Forest Bruins traveled to Rhea Central Friday night and returned with a pair of wins over the Yellowjackets. The eight graders won a foul plagued basketball contest by a 43-28 margin, while the seventh graders prevailed by a 27-11 count.
"This place has always been a tough place to play. Our team responded well for our first road trip, a physical game like this will help us later in the season," said coach Andrew Nipper.
The score was tied after the first quarter before the Bruins steadily pulled away for the victory. Ty Beavers led the Bruins with 23 points and six rebounds, with John Brown adding nine points and five steals. Trevor Cartwright added four points and three caroms. A total of 34 fouls were called threatening to turn the game into a foul shooting contest.
The seventh graders outscored the Yellowjackets 13-2 in the third period of their game to take control following a low scoring first half.
Nicholas Bentley paced the attack with 10 points, while Nakoma Garrett added five. Bailey Timmons controlled the boards by pulling down nine rebounds.
"We played well on defense all night, I was pleased with our effort," said coach Cyle Herron.
The Bruins head to the Peach State Monday to take on Dalton in a pair of games.