HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Britain propels Forestburg girls in win

By BLAKE WOOD
bnewssports@sbcglobal.net

The Forestburg High School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams had a tough task ahead of them Tuesday, playing Slidell in what was expected to be a pair of competitive District 1A-21 games.

Forestburg and Slidell provided plenty of drama on the boys’ side, and the Longhorns outscored the Greyhounds 15-13 in overtime for a 66-64 victory.

The opening girls’ game was thrilling through the first three quarters, but Forestburg outscored Slidell 18-4 in the fourth for a 59-45 win.

“That was the best game we played all season,” said Lady Horns coach Rosana Barbosa. “The girls were determined and focused like never before. I am very proud of them.”

Though Forestburg jumped out to a 15-10 lead after one, Slidell answered by taking a 32-29 lead at intermission.

The stage was set for an exciting fourth quarter with both teams tied at 41-all. Alexia Britain came up big in the fourth, scoring necessary points, drawing fouls and grabbing rebounds to lead the Lady Horns to the win.

Britain played a huge game for the Lady Horns overall, scoring 28 points with 12 rebounds and a steal.

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Forestburg’s Makayla Mason takes a shot during Tuesday’s District 1A-21 thriller against Slidell. The Lady Horns both prevailed over Slidell 59-45 for a much-needed victory, knotting Slidell for the top spot in the district. (News photo by Blake W00d)