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Posted On: 01/19/21 12:00 PM

Paxon (10-4) and Forest (10-2) are two of Central Florida’s hottest team this year, and their matchup was the perfect way to end the MLK Day Tournament at Forest High School in Ocala, FL. This elite matchup pitted the two double-digit win programs against each other. Paxon, only a year off of an incredible season headlined by UCF star Isaiah AdamsIsaiahAdams6'7" | PFPaxon | 2020State#117NationFL, is trying hard to stay relevant in the Jacksonville hoops scene, and is having no trouble doing so led by Ja’Kobe WilliamsJa’KobeWilliams6'2" | CGPaxon | 2021StateFL and Quinnton JacksonQuinntonJackson5'9" | CGPaxon | 2021StateFL. Forest is moving into their most dominant season in years, winning game after game against competition that isn’t just limited to Marion County teams. Led by juniors Elijah Russel and Brenen LorientBrenenLorient6'7" | PFForest | 2022StateFL, the Wildcats are hoping to make their deepest run in decades this season.

The opening of this game immediately showed how the rest of the game would pan out. The defensive end of the ball was the focus for both of these teams right from the jump. Paxon, running a complex and high-energy zone was able to force Forest into jump shots, one of the weaker spots for their starting lineup. However, the Golden

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