On the table for this evening we have found these finals already….ORMA and NWG in action in front of a packed house at the CiCi’s Pizza Northwest Guilford Shootout…..(Also Grimsley boys and HP Central girls win and Ragsdale falls to WS Reagan by 4 points.)
Oak Ridge Military Academy 56
Northwest Guilford 42
*****NWG now at (3-5) on the year.*****
At High Point Central…..
High Point Central 53
*****Grimsley now (6-3) and HP Central stands at (1-5)……*****
High Point Central 52
*****HP Central now at (6-0) and Grimsley falls to (4-5)…..*****
In the Oak Ridge-NWG game, the halftime score stood at 32-19 in favor of the Cadets and then NWG went to work and cut the lead to 37-29, ORMA, at the end of three periods….
The lead was cut down to just 7 points at 39-32 with 6:30 to play in the game and then it went down to just a five-point game at 40-35 ORMA, before the Cadets and Xavier-bound Jay Canty began to put this game out of reach.
Canty went to work and he was killing NWG on the boards and his teammates Jacob Lawson and Chris McCain began to take over inside as ORMA was coming up way short on some of their outside long-range bombers…..
Reed Lucas was able to hit threes from both corners in a key second half stretch and that helped the NWG Vikings maintain hope for an upset before the Cadets made the run that put the game away……
Lucas led NWG with 19 points and Jay Canty grabbed scoring honors for ORMA with 16 points, while Jacob Lawson had some key blocks and Chris McCain pulled in important rebounds just like they did back in 2008/2009….
ORMA team scoring:
Jay Canty 16 points
Carlos Rankins 11
Jacob Lawson 9
Chris McCain 7
Asad Lamont 7
Chris Richmond 6
Northwest Guilford team scoring:
Reed Lucas 19 points
Keaton Haack 8
Kyle Vebber 4
Hunter Clary 4
Duncan Everette 4
Zach Elwood 3
*****Bobby Joyner of Northwest Guilford was tonight’s official scorer and you don’t want to argue with this guy. NWG state wrestling champ at 155 and All-State baseball player while at Northwest Guilford. We will take his word for these numbers….Pound-for-pound, he could be the strongest man to ever suit up for the Northwest Guilford Vikings and the now-deceased Kim Donahoe is a close second……*****