By David Allen
ROLESVILLE — The Wake Forest Cougars soundly defeated the Rolesville High Rams in Tuesday night’s boys varsity basketball match.
The two teams started the game with an even tempo, but it was the Cougars who broke away and kept the lead.
With a final score of 71-28, Wake Forest outscored Rolesville in every period and never let the Rams get within closing distance.
That being said, Rolesville continued to play all four quarters and even seemed to have a better game towards the end of the third quarter with the night’s team captain, Jared Hendren, scoring eight of his team’s points, two of which were 3-point shots.
“We emphasize for the team to give us a great effort and a great attitude and if they do that then we’ve got a chance to be better.” said head Ram coach Tommy Moore. “We recognize that sometimes the teams we play will be bigger or stronger than we are, but they can’t control our heart.”
“I sincerely think we’ve got a chance to be good, but we’re not right now, our chemistry is not where it needs to be. We have to start thinking about ‘us’ and not ‘me,’” said Wake Forest coach Darryl Robinson as he spoke about his team’s growth, “It’s a new day, a new program, a new coach, we’ve got to learn each other. I believe that by mid-season we’ll be good, but we’re not right now.”
The Cougars are now 1-2 and the Rams 0-4. Wake Forest played Green Hope in Cary yesterday (Wednesday) and scores were not available at press time. Rolesville played Panther Creek at the same time.