Following Smith-Grimsley boys at Bob Sawyer Gym:Final goes Smith 53-51 over Grimsley(Smith gets #3 seed and Grimsley goes to #4)

Posted by Andy Durham on February 17, 2014 at 8:15 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

Smith 53
Grimsley 51

JJ Watson blocked Corey Jeanette’s shot just inside halfcourt and game over….Smith wins 53-51…
Smith now Metro 4-A #3 seed and Grimsley falls to #4…Smith beat the higher seeded Dudley team in the season and that gave them the #3 spot….#4 Grimsley vs. #5 Southern Alamance on Tuesday at Page…#3 Smith vs. #6 Southeast Guilford at Dudley….Both games will begin at 7:30 and #1 Page and #2 Dudley both get Round One byes….

Scoring leaders for both teams….Smith:JJ Watson with 19…Aaron Simpson with 16…Devonte Phillips with 13 points…AJ Rogers had 4 and Myles White and Tristan Schurlock had one each….
Grimsley:John Puryear had 16 points…Solomon Smith had 10…Jayme Williams and Lucas Bouknight had 7 each…Mulvey had two, Featherston had 2, Banks 2, Moore 1 and Jeanette one point for the Whirlies…Point totals from the Smith and Grimsley books….Grimsley missed 18 free throws on the night….

Aaron Simpson for Smith….Smith up 53-51 with 3.2 seconds to play…
Timeouts by both teams…Grimsley must go the length of the court…

51-51 with 10 sedonds to play…Smith ball working for one..

Smith up 51-49 with 1:37 to play…

Smith 50, Grimsley 48 2:46 to play in contest…
Dunk by Smith’s Phillips, free thtow by Puryear Grimsley and Simpson Smith and a two by Puryear…

47-45 Smith with 4:34 to play in the game..

Watson for Smith and Puryear FT’s for Grimsley..

Smith 45
Grimsley 41
…5:41 left in the ball game…
Corey Jeanette with a three-point play and John Puryear a free thtow..

End of 3r Quarter:
Smith 43
Grimsley 35

Smith 41
Grimsley 34….2:22 left in 3rd Quarter…

Banks for Grimsley with a two and a big block, Bouknight for Grimsley with two…Simpson and Phillips for Smith….

Last shot of the half good by Smith’s Aaron Simpson for a two and at the half, it is:
Smith 32
Grimsley 27

47.7 secs. till hafltime and
Smith 30, Grimsley 27….

Two free throws for JJ Watson and Smith up 27-25 with 2:26 till half….
John Puryear with a three for Grimsley 25-25…

Three by Watson and Smith is now up 24-20….
Smith now leads 21-20 on two Devonte Phillis free throws….

Two free throws by Smith’s JJ Wtson and now tied at 19-19….

Now 2nd Q with Grimsley up 19-17 over Smith…4:42 till halftime…

Ebd if 1st Quarter
Grimsley 18
Smith 13

  • eagle fan said,

    good, tough, close game!

  • Question said,

    What middle school did this JJ Watson kid go to last year? He is a very special kid with great talent. He has a great coach around him in Coach Partee. This kid is the next big thing out of Greensboro.

  • THE MAN said,


  • Andy Durham said,

    from the ‘For what it’s worth Department’….

    We gave JJ Watson the name JJ ‘No Fear’ Watson back in December when we first saw him and that was in the TIMCO Tournament and the kid does have a load of talent…The key will be to stay humble and to maintain his focus…