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Douglas County inconsistent as it nears postseason
by Ericka Birdsong
ebirdsong@neighbornewspapers.com
February 06, 2013 11:14 AM | 1073 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Douglas County High School basketball players, from left, senior Amadi Brooks and sophomore Santasia ‘Tay’ Faust.
Douglas County High School basketball players, from left, senior Amadi Brooks and sophomore Santasia ‘Tay’ Faust.
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The Douglas County girls’ basketball team is 17-3 as the postseason gets closer, with only four games left in the regular season after their 51-34 victory over Newnan last week.

Even with such a good record this season, head coach Chet Forsh said he is not fully satisfied.

“I feel pretty good about where we are. However coaches are never satisfied. [A record of] 17-3 right now is probably a lot better than some thought it would be,” said Forsh.

Beyond just being an insatiable coach, Forsh said he feels his team has been inconsistent, “especially lately.”

“Our biggest inconsistency is our shooting; free throw shooting and just shooting in general. Our effort has been hard overall, but I feel we haven’t been consistent. We’re having some poor starts and poor shooting,” Forsh said.

Forsh said if anything, they are becoming consistent with their inconsistency and that could become a problem if they can’t start games off well and put themselves in early deficits.

Despite this inconsistency, Forsh said the offensive efforts for the team have been spread between several of the players.

“Our offense has been spread around a lot. At times, different players have stepped up on offense. Maya Benham has had the highest score, with 28 in one game. But Santasia (Faust), Amadi (Brooks) and Amira (Atwater) have led the team on different occasions,” Forsh said.

With their last game on Feb. 8, time has just about run out on getting things together for the postseason. Prior to getting into the state playoffs, the Tigers will have to compete in a region tournament to determine the top teams and who makes it to state.

“I hope we can finish in the top two and get the bye for the first round. We have work to do to get there,” said Forsh.

This is Forsh’s sixth season in a row with a winning season at Douglas County — the best being 2010-2011 as the team finished 30-1 and advanced to the Final Four of the state playoffs.

“It always feels good to win. I try to focus on doing what we are supposed to do and the winning will take care of itself,” Forsh said.
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