Game Reports on Northwest Guilford-Lake Norman girls and Smith-Northwest Guilford boys:Barber, Watson, Tucker and Pratt among the standouts

Posted by Andy Durham on February 25, 2014 at 1:16 am under High School, Photos | Comments are off for this article

Northwest Guilford girls 49
Lake Norman girls 35

NWG scoring from
Hayley Barber 14
Toni Tucker 10
Savannah Neas 9
Morgan Pointer 8
Catherine Moore 5
Leah Wallace 2…

Nicole Marshall, Allie Van Sant and Sally Yates with 8 each for Lake Norman….Maddie Riley with 6 and Briana Young-Harris with 5 points….

NWG now at (17-10) and Lake Norman ends the year at (15-9)…NWG at McDowell on Friday….

Photos from the Game by Andy Gore – Click any picture for larger version or to watch a slide show.


                         1st  2nd  3rd  4th  Final
   BEN L. SMITH          13   31   15   24    83
   NORTHWEST GUILFORD    16   20   23   20    79

BEN L. SMITH 14-13; 5-5: R. Pratt 27; JJ Watson 25; D. Phillips 14; K. Lowe 8; A. Simpson 5; M. White 2; J. Wallace 2

NORTHWEST GUILFORD 22-5; 7-3: Nick Powell 18; Kevin Henry 18; Colson Everett 15; Jaylen Gore 10; Jalen Spicer 6;
Hampton Billips 4; Tim Kilpatrick 3; Sam Covington 3; Nick Yocum 2

–Northwest Guilford and Ben L. Smith battled in a hot shooting game that ended with an Eagles’ victory by a slim 83-79 count. Northwest came out on fire in the 1st victory by a slim 83-79 count. Northwest came out on fire in the 1st quarter as they sprinted to a 16-8 lead halfway through the frame. Smith then fought back in the 2nd quarter by exploding for 31 points to take a 44-36 advantage at the half. The Vikings tied the game by the end of the 3rd but could not overcome some costly mistakes down the stretch where Smith countered with big plays of their own.
–The Vikings’ balanced attack was led by Nick Powell and Kevin Henry who scored 18 points each. Colson Everett and Jaylen Gore score 15 and 10 points apiece.
–R. Pratt and JJ Watson led the Eagles with 27 and 25 points respectively. Smith will move on to the 2nd round of the state playoffs versus the winner of the E. Meck/Independence game.
— This ends Northwest’s season with an overall record of 22-5 and 7-3 in the conference for a 2nd place finish in the Piedmont Triad 4A. The Vikings had a 3rd place finish in the TIMCO Invitational Tournament which was the best finish in school’s history. Northwest also won the Conference Tournament for the only the 2nd time in 15+ years.
–Northwest would like to say a fond farewell to a group of Seniors that provided tremendous leadership that was instrumental in the team’s success. These Seniors include: David Everest, Nick Powell, Tim Kilpatrick, Kris Keefer, Colson Everett, Nick Yocum, and Hampton Billips. These fine, young gentlemen will be sorely missed as their high school basketball careers come to an end.

Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff

Scoring from Dennis White at GreensboroSports Radio:
Smith….Ramon Pratt 33 points….JJ Watson with 25 points….Devonte Phillips with 10 points…Kendrick Lowe with 8 points…Aaron Simpson with 7 points….Myles White and Jamal Wallace with 2 each….

Northwest Guilford….Nick Powell with 19 points…Kevin Henry with 18 points…Colson Everett with 15 points…Jaylen Gore with 8 points…Jalen Spicer with 6 points….Hampton Billups with 4 points….Tim Kilpatrick with 3, Sam Covington with 3 and Nick Yocum with 2…..

Smith now (14-13) and NWG closes out at (22-5)…..Smith at Charlotte Independence on Friday….

Photos from the Game by Andy Gore – Click any picture for larger version or to watch a slide show.

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