by: Scott McCaulley
The matchups between Forsyth and Hollister in Boys Basketball this season have been very close with the Panthers winning the first two meetings by one and three points respectively. Tuesday night, the Panthers pulled out some late game magic to upend the Tigers 53-52 in the Class 3 District Tournament at Strafford.
The Tigers jumped out to a 16-point lead in the ballgame as they used a deliberate offense punctured with an occasional big play to get control of the game. The Panthers slowly worked their way back in the game cashing in on some Tiger mistakes to get the game moving at a faster pace.
The Tigers still had a nine-point lead with four minutes left but the Panthers outscored the Tigers 11-1 taking their first and only lead of the game with just over a minute left then held on for the win.
Forsyth advances to take on Strafford in the semi-finals on Thursday.
HS Basketball Scores/Schedules
Class 1 Boys District at Norwood
Dora 84 Bradleyville 47
Norwood 63 Chadwick 57
Class 3 Boys District at Strafford
Strafford 68 Pleasant Hope 35
Forsyth 53 Hollister 52
Springfield Catholic 70 New Covenant Academy 32
Fair Grove 77 Conway 60
Willard Girls 71 Branson 65
Branson Boys 50 Willard 49
Reeds Spring Boys 54 Cassville 32
Marshfield Boys 56 Monett 39
Forsyth Girls at Hollister from Class 3 District 7:30 on 106.3 KRZK
Class 2 Girls District at College of the Ozarks
Blue Eye vs. Billings 6:30
Spokane at Greenwood 7:45
Class 3 Girls District at Strafford
Strafford vs. Fair Grove 6:00
Forsyth vs. Hollister 7:30