Courtesy of Mike Ellis Jamestown News:
PIEDMONT TRIAD CONFERENCE SEMI-FINAL (BOYS)
Parkland 23 6 15 13 – 57
Ragsdale 19 15 11 11 – 56
Number 3 seed Parkland pulled out a thrilling 57 – 56 win tonight in a
semi-final matchup against Number 2 seed Ragsdale. After Parkland took a 23
– 19 lead after the first quarter, Ragsdale went on a 10 – 0 run early in
the second, to go up by 29 – 25. Parkland got within two late in the
quarter before Tyquan Roberts hit a trey with four seconds left in the half
to give Ragsdale a 34 – 29 halftime lead.
There were 13 ties and lead changes in the second half as the game came down
to an exciting conclusion. With the game tied at 51, Roberts scored and was
fouled. His foul shot gave Ragsdale a 3 point lead with 1 minute left.
Antonio Robinson hit two foul shots to pull Parkland within one. A Ragsdale
turnover gave Parkland an opportunity and Miles Bowman Jr. made the most of
it, driving and hitting a difficult layup to put the Mustangs up 55 – 54
with 25 seconds left. Ragsdale missed a layup on the other end, but the
Tigers Sharwynn McGee pounded the boards and got a rebound and was fouled.
The sophomore made both foul shots to give Ragsdale a 56 – 55 lead with 10
seconds left. After a timeout, Parkland brought the ball in and Ragsdale
committed a foolish foul in the backcourt to put Robinson on the line. He
hit both foul shots to give Parkland the 57 – 56 advantage with 8.8 seconds
left. Ragsdale got up a rushed shot at the buzzer but it bounced off the
rim and Parkland had the win to advance to the Finals on Friday night.
Bowman led all scorers with 23 points while Robinson with 18 and Bobby
Scriven with 12 were also in double figures for the Mustangs.
Tyquan Roberts led Ragsdale with 18 points. Sharwyn McGee had 14 points and
12 rebounds while Eric Carter had 10 points.