HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Forestburg sweeps past Gold-Burg

By DANI BLACKBURN

dani@postoakmedia.net

The Forestburg High School basketball teams’ were complete on Tuesday night after weeks of benched players due to injuries and grades. With all hands on deck, the Longhorns were able to sweep the Gold-Burg High School girls’ and boys’ teams.
The first quarter was a slow start for girls as the Lady Longhorns put up 12 points and the Lady Bears seven, and Forestburg eventually won 65-28.
“Our whole team was back and in full health,” explained Forestburg girls’ head coach Cori Hayes. “MaKayla was back as well and we were able to play as a team. We started slow and only scored 12 points the first quarter, you could tell we were rusty from the break.”
The Forestburg boys also played with a whole team for the first time in weeks, including team leader J.D. Moore.
“We’ve got our team back and finally have the team we’ve been waiting on,” said Forestburg boys head coach Steve Sandusky. “Not to take anything away from Gold-Burg, they have some very good players and a good team.”
Moore’s presence was definitely felt, as he put up 19 of the Longhorn’s points as the boys claimed a 63-48 victory.

Longhorn J.D. Moore knifes through the lane before attempting a shot during a Jan. 3 District 1A-21 game at Forestburg. (News photo by Dani Blackburn)