The word from ‘The Vlaz’ on Southwest Guilford’s run that took them way past Southern Alamance tonight

Posted by Press Release on December 3, 2013 at 11:48 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

*****Courtesy of Greg Vlazny Southwest Guilford Cowboys Basketball*****

The Patriots of Southern Alamance traveled to Southwest to square off
against the Cowboys in an early season matchup. The Cowboys handled
the Patriots last season 91-58, but that was last year. The Patriots
are coming off a victory over Graham while the Cowboys are coming off
a victory over Grimsley. Coming into tonight’s action however, the
Cowboys hadn’t played a game in well over a week. Would the long
layoff and big turkey meals slow them down? From the start of the game
it appeared that the Cowboys were still sitting at the dinner table.
The Patriots came out of the gate on fire hitting three straight 3
pointers while the Cowboys were lethargic and slow to the ball. The
visitors were up 11-6 before long. The Cowboys a least become somwhat
aware that a game was going on and went on a 9-4 run to tie the ball
game up at 15 at the 2:32 mark. Southern Alamance quickly retook the
lead on the next posession. After a Cowboy free-throw, a steal and
then a 3 pointer the Cowboys took the lead for the first time in the
game at 19-17 with 1:20 remaining. The lead didn’t last long as the
Patriots responded right away. The Cowboys then used a little 8-3
spurt to close out the first frame at 27-22 as neither team really
wanted to play much defense. The second quarter was the opposite as
both teams turned the ball over repeatedly and couldn’t put the ball
in the basket. The teams played a near stale mate frame with the
Patriots winning the sloppy frame 13-10, with the Cowboys holding a
slim 37-35 lead headed into the break. A plea to wake up and play
together and step away from the Thanksgiving table helped awaken the
quick Cowboys. The second half actually opened with a quick 4-0 spurt
by the Patriots. The teams traded points and it was tied at 41 with
5:30 on the clock. From there, the rest of the night belonged to the
hosts. A swarming defense (21 steals) and up-tempo was just too much
for the Patriots. The Cowboys used a 12-0 run in the frame to put it
at 61-45 at after the third. The final frame was the same theme as an
all around team effort by Southwest on the defensive side of the ball
and held the Patriots to just 10 points and ran away for a convincing
96-65 victory. The Patriots were led by Carrington Young with 18
points. The Cowboys were led by DJ Chamblee (16, 7 Rebs, 6 Asts, 4
Stls), Ben Ferguson (15, 4 Reb, 4 Stls), Cedric Morgan (12 points),
and Tyliek Brister (10, 5 Reb, 4 Ast).

1st  2nd  3rd  4th  Final
S. Alamance    22   13   10   10    65
Southwest      27   10   24   35    96

Southern Alamance (1-1)
Carrington Young 18
Dairyon Matkins 8
Tyler Atwater 4
Justin Watson 2
Tanner Hill 2
Jalen Burnett 11
Jourdin Osinskie 8
Shane Forbes 6
Stanley Parrish 6

Southwest (2-0)
Tyliek Brister 10
Andrew Bullock 3, 2 Stl
RIck Mack 4, 5 Ast, 3 Stl
KJ Langley 4, 2 Stl
Ben Ferguson 15
DJ Chamblee 16
Orlando Smith 8
Kam Langley 9, 4 Ast, 4 Reb, 4 Stl
Arjun Patel 6
Tehron Durr 2

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