EAST BEND — The Lady Eagles shut down Forbush in the second quarter to seize control of the game for a 45-27 win.
Forbush held a slim 10-9 lead after the first quarter, but Surry Central outscored the Lady Falcons 15-4 in the second period for a 24-14 lead.
The lead grew to 16 points by the end of the third quarter and 18 at the end of the game.
Coach Mandy Holt joked that it took the team a while to warm up from the cold bus ride, but then the team played well.
“I do like the way we finished the game tonight,” Holt said. The defense didn’t allow Forbush to make a comeback, allowing just six points in the third quarter and seven in the fourth.
“This was a great birthday present,” said Holt.
Brooke Lewis had a nice all-around game for the Eagles. She led the team with 12 points and seven rebounds to go with four steals, two assists and seven deflections.
Sarah Bruce also hit double figures with 11 points, and Kristin Key added eight.
Cassidy Joyner had just five points, but four assists and four steals. Tess Dockery had four points and four rebounds.
Kelsey Taylor scored two, and Marlee Wilmoth, returning to the lineup after a long illness, scored three.
After going a month without a home game, the Eagles have some quality time at home with three games this week.
Central hosts West Stokes on Tuesday, Mount Airy on Wednesday and Carver on Friday.
The full results of the boys game were not available at press time. See Sunday’s edition for full game coverage of the Eagles’ 68-48 win over the Falcons.
S.C. 9 15 12 9 = 45
For. 10 4 6 7 = 27