Game Report and Photos: Northwest Guilford vs Southwest Guilford Boys Basketball

Posted by Press Release on February 20, 2014 at 10:26 pm under High School, Photos | 2 Comments to Read


                        1st  2nd  3rd  4th  OT  Final
   SOUTHWEST GUILFORD    8   12   10   22   12   66
   NORTHWEST GUILFORD   21   10    7   14   14   64

SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 18-6; 8-2: B. Ferguson 12; DJ Chamblee 12 K. Langley 8; A. Patel 7; T. Brister 6; O. Smith 5; KJ Langley 5; R. Mach 5; K. Mitchell 4.

NORTHWEST GUILFORD 21-4; 7-3: Jaylen Gore 16; Nick Powell 15; Colson Everett 12; Hampton Billips 7; Tim Kilpatrick 6; Sam Covington 6; Kevin Henry 4

–Northwest Guilford came out with a hot shooting 1st Southwest Guilford. The Vikings then held on for the victory in overtime after fighting of a furious comeback by the Cowboys in the 1st Tournament. Northwest was able to answer every run that Southwest had to end up with a slim 66-64 win.
–The Vikings were led by Jaylen Gore’s 16 points 5 rebounds. Nick Powell and Colson Everett scored 15 and 12 points respectively for Northwest. Hampton Billips contributed 7 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 blocks for the Vikings.
–Ben Ferguson and DJ Chamblee scored 12 points each to lead Southwest Guilford.
–Northwest Guilford will move on to play in the Championship game of the Conference

Tournament versus the winner of the East Forsyth/Ragsdale game.

–Congratulations to Senior Nick Powell who scored his 1,000 career point for the Vikings.

Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff

Courtesy of the Vikings defeating East Forsyth, the Cowboys shared the regular season conference champsionship. But, losing the coin-flip, the Cowboys are the #2 seed, and squared off against the Vikings of Northwest as the #3 seed. These two teams split the regular season with the Vikings winning the first matchup on a buzzer beater at the end of overtime. The second matchup was dominated by the Cowboys. The rubber match in the conference tournament held at Ragsdale was an anticipated matchup.

Similar to their last matchup, the Vikings came out red hot and jumped all over the sluggish and lackluster Cowboys. Poor shooting and poor execution doomed Southwest from the tip, falling behind 21-8 by quarters end.

The damage wasn’t done yet, as more uncharacteristic turnovers, an abysmal 1-8 from the charity stripe, and 5 missed layups total for the opening half and the deficit ballooned to 20. The tally landed at 31-20 in favor of the Vikings at the break.

The second half opened with a slightly better SW showing, and the Cowboys cut the lead to it’s closest point at 31-25 by the 5:20 mark. The lead went back up but a 5-0 spurt to close the quarter cut the tally to 38-30.

The final quarter was intense and the Vikings started to pull away and by the 6:00 mark the lead was in double figures again at 46-35. The teams traded baskets for a few possessions, but a huge 3 pointer got it to 50-44 at the 3:46 mark. Northwest was able to run over a minute off the clock on their next possession and made it 52-44. A Southwest 3 point play by Tyliek Brister made it 52-47 at 2:10 left. Southwest was able to get a stop but missed on 2 layup opportunities. Luckily for SW they got another stop and then made it 52-49 with 1:25 to play. Another stop and unfortunately only 1-2 from the free-throw lane made it 52-50 with 57 seconds left. Following a NW timeout, the Cowboys forced another turnover and tied the ball game up at 52 with just 31 seconds left. On the ensuing Viking possession, the Cowboys drew a charge and got the ball back with 4.0 seconds left. KJ Langley did a great job of getting to the basket but a questionable offensive foul was called at the buzzer to send it to overtime.

The extra session opened with more bad defense by the Cowboys and gave up a layup to the Vikings giving them the lead for the remainder of the night. Southwest fought back hard but could never put multiple possessions in a row. The Cowboys weren’t able to overcome a game filled with terrible shooting from the field and a pitiful 43% from the charity stripe to complete the dramatic comeback attempt in the final quarter and overtime.

Northwest was led by Jalen Gore with 16 points. Southwest was led by Ben Ferguson with 12, 2 Stls, and DJ Chamblee with 9, 12 Rebs, 3 Stls.

Northwest (21-4) (8-3)
Hampton Billips 7
Nick Powell 13
Tim Kilpatrick 6
Colson Everett 12
Jalen Gore 16
Kevin Henry 4
Sam Covington 6

Southwest (19-6) (8-3)
Tyliek Brister 6, 6 Rebs, 2 Stls, 2 Asts
Rick Mack 5, 2 Stls
KJ Langley 5, 2 Rebs, 2 Asts
Ben Ferguson 12
Austen Zente 6 Rebs, 2 Stls
DJ Chamblee 9
Orlando Smith 5
Kameron Langley 8, 4 Rebs,
Arjun Patel 8, 4 Rebs
Kaymon Mitchell 4, 2 Rebs

Submitted by Greg Vlazny

Photos from the game by Andy Gore – click on any picture for larger version or slideshow.

  • NW SRO said,

    Great job Vikes!

  • GoVikingHoops said,

    Hey Greg Vlazney..Real ‘Unbiased’ report. Fact: the Vikings led a good SW Guilford from the tip off throughout the entire game! Fact: The Vikings just keep getting a little better as the season goes on! Congrats to NWG for 2 wins this week over E Forsyth & SW Guilford…the 2 teams tied for 1st. Also to Nick Powell on his 1,000 points as a Viking!! Look out tomorrow nite E Forsyth!!