Ragsdale boys help Tigers earn split with East Forsyth on Monday night: Roberts, Wise and Kanakanui go double-digits…

Posted by Andy Durham on February 1, 2011 at 10:26 am under High School | Comments are off for this article

Courtesy of Mike Ellis from the Jamestown News:


East Forsyth 9 15 6 16 – 46

Ragsdale 9 12 8 11 – 40

The two teams played even for the first quarter then went back and forth in
the second. Ragsdale went on a 7 – 0 run to start the second quarter and
led 19 – 13 with 4 minutes until halftime. Kianna Wilson hit two treys
during the run. East Forsyth made a nice 11 – 0 run to take a 24 – 19 lead
as Anna Bellefull hit three consecutive three pointers. The halftime score
was 24 – 21 East Forsyth.

After regaining the lead at 25 – 24 on two baskets from Ciara Jackson to
start the third, Ragsdale lost the lead when Bellefull hit her fourth trey
and East Forsyth would never trail for the rest of the game. Ragsdale
trailed by one going to the fourth quarter and twice got within one during
the quarter, but could never get “over the hump”. Wilson hit a three
pointer for the Tigers with 57 seconds left in the game to make the score 39
– 38 in favor of the Eagles. Ragsdale was forced to foul down the stretch
and the Eagle converted 7 of 9 free throws in the final minute to preserve
the 46 – 40 win.

East was led by Kristen Hicks who had 13 pints and Anna Bellefull with 12 on
four three pointers. Ragsdale was led by Ciara Jackson and Kianna Wilson
who both scored 12 points. Wilson, like Bellefull got her points on four
treys. Wilson was the only Tiger who could covert a three pointer as the
team went 4 for 16 from behind the arc. Ragsdale falls to 3 – 5 in the
Piedmont Triad Conference.


East Forsyth 15 13 9 14 – 51

Ragsdale 10 15 18 16 – 59

Ragsdale fell behind early and finally got their first lead with 1:47 left
in the half only to see back to back baskets from Chris Harris give East
Forsyth a 28 – 25 halftime lead. Trailing 31 – 30 a minute and a half into
the third, Ragsdale got back to back baskets from Tyquan Roberts, then
consecutive buckets from Bryan Rouse to take a 38 – 31 lead and never
trailed again. The Tigers had a 43 – 37 lead going to the fourth quarter,
then spread the floor, passed the ball effectively and got easy buckets down
the stretch opening up a 13 point lead at 55 – 42 before emptying the bench
with just over two minutes left. The Eagles made a late run, but it was too
little too late as Ragsdale wrapped up the 59 – 51 win.

Ragsdale had three players with 12 points each in seniors Tyquan Roberts and
Benaiah Wise and freshman Daniel Kanakanui. Roberts also had 11 rebounds
and 4 assists. Ragsdale evened up their Piedmont Triad Conference record at
4 – 4 and went to 9 – 11 overall. East Forsyth was led by Randy Morrison
with 15 points and Chris Harris with 14. The Eagles fell to 2 – 6 in
Conference and 6 – 11 overall.

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