BY CORINNE THOMPSON
For The Times
Gainesville boys coach Chuck Graham was looking for good energy from his team Tuesday, as it tried to erase the bad taste of an overtime loss to South Forsyth four days prior.
His players responded in every aspect against North Forsyth in Coal Mountain.
One of the Red Elephants’ Lanierland MVPs, Robert Reisman, led the way with 17 first-quarter points and a game-high 27 for the night in a 74-46 victory.
“It was good to get back into the gym. I thought our guys had the right energy after losing that tough game.” Graham said. “We knew North (Forsyth) is well coached and disciplined, so we knew we had to come out and get an early advantage.”
Gainesville (11-6, 3-2 Region 6-7A) managed to stretch its lead with forced turnovers and fast-break baskets.
Eli Pitts was also productive for the Red Elephants, putting down three dunks and scoring 16 points.
Charlie Reisman scored seven points for the Gainesville.
Reisman’s first quarter set the tone for the entire game, scoring one more point than all of North Forsyth in the opening period.
Also for Gainesville, Luke Blackburn and Samir King were involved, scoring six points each.
For North Forsyth, Jackson Olson finished with a game-high 12 points.
Up next, Gainesville hosts Lambert at 8:30 p.m.
NORTH FORSYTH GIRLS 51, GAINESVILLE 19: Lauren Teasley scored a team-high 10 points for the Lady Red Elephants (9-7, 0-5).
Up next, Gainesville hosts Lambert at 7 on Friday.