Graham Sporting Goods High School Basketball Tonight with High Point Central at Grimsley and more

Posted by Andy Durham on December 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm under High School | 4 Comments to Read

*****Vandalia Christian boys 81, Oak Ridge Military Academy 67*****
Final in the men’s game:
Grimsley 54
High Point Central 50

Grimsley now at (6-1) on the season….Numbers to follow, but John Puryear had around 16-18 points at halftime(Got to go back and re-check that sheet of game paper) for Grimsley and finished with 25 for the night…Whirlies were up 33-23 at the half and went up 49-36 at the end of 3 periods…(As you can see, Grimsley was having trouble hanging on to that lead.) More numbers on the way…
Back to the scoring….Grimsley:Puryear 25 points, Mason Moore with 8, Jamie Williams had 6, Aaron Wiggins had 6, Mike Featherston had 4, Rizzi had 3 and Nick Moore had 2…
High Point Central Bison scoring:Jamal Anderson was the Bison’ top scorer with 18 points, Tim Gorham had 10, Richardson had 9, Kamil Qdar had 5, Jenkins had 4, Ali Kdar had 3 and Bess had 1 for HP Central…
1st Q:Grimsley 18, HP Central 10…Halftime:Grimsley 33, HP Central 23…3rd Q:Grimsley 49, HP Central 36….Final:Grimsley 54, HP Central 50…

Women:
Grimsley 51
High Point Central 27

Grimsley scoring:Leigh Ramsey with 15 points, Rebecca Little with 10, Kiera Miller 6, Smith 6, Neese 4, Burton 2, Gillespie 2, Jones 2 and Sarah Miller with 2…
High Point Central scoring:Philbin with 10 points, Jenkins 8, Currie with 7, and Baker with 2 points….


  • 20fishing13 said,

    John Puryear did not have 23 points at halftime. I don’t know where you got your info but that is not true. I do know there were college reps from UNC, Davidson CC, and Christopher Newport Univ there at the game.

  • Andy Durham said,

    You may be right, it may have been 16 or 18 points at the half…Lots of sheets of paper and talking to coaches during the game…I still remember when I made that 23 point margin break in the points, but thanks for the word…You would not believe how many names and numbers we keeping up with in a lot of different directions, but it is for real, that is for sure…

  • Observer said,

    Andy, I’m gonna give you a throwback but Puryear and his smooth game and shooting stroke remind me of a former whirlie, Carter Gourley who played on those great grimsley teams with Darren Corbett. Ever hear if he played anywhere after high school? I think Puryear will make a fine player somewhere when he is done at Grimsley

  • Andy Durham said,

    Good call on Carter Gourley and John Puryear…When their shots are on they are ON…You can almost watch them at the arm/elbow release and it is like a fulcrum/hinge system at work…

    Like you say, very smooth shooters and it is not like the NBA Three-Point Shootout release, it is steady and like you said, smooth…The PJ Hairston release was more like rapid fire, sort of like the NBA Three-Point Shootout release…Bang, bang, bang…

    Sometimes catch and shoot, other times catch get the feet completely set/square and then shoot…

    Elbow-Arm release is still fun to watch and makes you wonder if Puryear and Gourley had their spots on the Grimsley floor where they feel like their shots had the best chance to fall…

    I remember some of PJ shots at Dudley and it seems like he was better on the left side that he was on the right side of the floor…Some players left-side, right-side it doesn’t matter, but for some they do have their spots and preferences….

    Thought I saw the Gourleys at the Grimsley game a while back, good supporters of the Whirlie program….

    Always fun to watch a shooter hit that groove….