The Cowboys headed over to Northwest Guilford to close out the regular season. The last time these two teams squared off it was as if the officials felt like the fans payed to watch them. In a foul and free throw filled battle the Cowboys came out on top in a back and forth affair. With a win the Cowboys can finish the season unbeaten in the conference and win the conference outright, while the Vikings were hoping to knock them off and hope for a chance to split the title.
Both teams came out with this in mind as they gave it all they had. Following the Northwest basket the Cowboys quickly got up 7-4. That quickly became 13–6 by 3:45 mark. And then early found some milk and four straight turnovers allowed Vikings or a head 15–13 at the buzzer.
The opening moments of the second quarter’s on Northwest game it’s largest lead of the night at 22–16 just two minutes into the frame. At Southwest tried to chip away at the lead, The Vikings maintained it until the three-pointer by Ben Ferguson took the halftime margin to 35–33.
Northwest open this morning second half with another three pointer and seemed to take control. Slowly the Cowboys fought their way back in and took the lead 40-39 at the 5:48 mark. The teams traded baskets until Southwest took the lead for good at 46–44 right at the 3:00 mark. Unlike the close of the half Southwest ended the third quarter on a roll taking a 56-49 lead at the end of the third.
Final order at Northwest clawback to even tie the game at 56 all with 5:09 to play. Southwest responded with a 3 point play, and never allowed the Vikings another real chance. unlike the earlier match up southwest made their free throws and pulled out the 75–68 victory.
Southwest winds the Piedmont Triad for a conference with a 10-0 record. Northwest was led by Tre Turner with 14.
Southwest was led by Kam Langley with 19, 3 Rebs, Orlando Smith with 16, 8 Rebs, 4 Asts Ben Ferguson with 14, 6 Rebs, 2 Stls. KJ Langley also reached double figures with 12, 6 Asts, 2 Rebs, as well as Kaymon Mitchell with 10, 6 Rebs.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Northwest 15 20 14 20 69 Southwest 13 20 23 19 75
Northwest (20-3, 7-2)
Matt Rakes 3
Jalen Spicer 7
Tre Turner 14
Kevin Henry 3
Sam Covington 9
Jalen Gore 13
Thomas Hennigan 9
Reggie Davis 11
Southwest (20-4, 10-0)
KJ Langley 12
Ben Ferguson 14
Cedric Morgan 2, 2 Stls
Chris Moore 2
Orlando Smith 16
Kam Langley 19
Kaymon Mitchell 10
Submitted by Greg Vlazny
SOUTHWEST GUILFORD – 75
NORTHWEST GUILFORD – 68
–Northwest Guilford and Southwest Guilford battled over the course of 4 quarters until the Cowboys took control of the game in the 4th quarter. Southwest played under control throughout the game and was able to handle the pressure from the Vikings by executing their offense which led to a 75-68 Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference win for the Cowboys.
–The Vikings were led by Tre Turner who finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Northwest also got 13 points from Jaylen Gore while Reggie Davis contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds.
–Kam Langley led the Cowboys with 19 points while Orlando Smith and Ben Ferguson also had 16 and 14 points for Southwest Guilford.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 13 20 23 19 75 NORTHWEST GUILFORD 15 20 14 19 68
SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 20-4; 10-0: Kameron Langley 19; Orlando Smith 16; Ben Ferguson 14; KJ Langley 12; Kaymon Mitchell 10; Cedric Morgan 2; Chris Moore 2
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 20-3; 7-2: Tre Turner 14; Jaylen Gore 13; Reggie Davis 11; Sam Covington 9; Thomas Hennigan 9; Jalen Spicer 6; Kevin Henry 3; Matt Rakes 3
Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff
Photos by Andy Gore. Click any picture for larger image or to see slide show.