Game Report on Ragsdale-Western Guilford Boys Basketball:Tigers remain Unbeaten

Posted by Press Release on December 1, 2015 at 11:44 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

Report Courtesy of Brandon Mullis

Ragsdale 55, Western Guilford 53

Team	                   1	   2	   3	   4	Total
Western Guilford	   9	  12	   8	  24	  53
Ragsdale	          11	  14	  20	  10	  55

Jamestown, NC – –

After losing their opener on the road, the Western Guilford Hornets had reeled off two consecutive impressive wins. The Ragsdale Tigers were heading into tonight’s matchup with two consecutive wins of their own, both to start their season. Someone’s streak would come to an end tonight as both teams would look to make a mark early to gain the upper hand.

The opening period was close, with neither gaining more than a one possession advantage. The second quarter saw Ragsdale take an eight point lead, however in the final minute of the half the Tigers would squander the ball away several times, but would still hold on to a slim four point halftime lead. In the third period, Ragsdale’s defense would stiffen and hold Western to only 8 points, while the Tigers would go on a 12-2 run to gain an advantage that would certainly come in handy. As well as the Tigers played in the 3rd quarter, the Hornets were just as good in the final frame. Trailing by 16 points entering the 4th, the Hornets would go on 14-0 run to cut their deficit to only two points. The final few minutes of the game were back and forth. With the game tied at 49, Kyle Watkins hit two key free throws for the Tigers to go up 51-49. Western’s next possession was a running lay-in to tie the game at 51 a piece. After both teams traded baskets yet again, Ragsdale’s Shawn Stringfellow was then fouled with 1.5 seconds remaining. He would calmly knock down both free throws to give the Tigers the two point advantage. Western’s full court pass was first deflected out of bounds to put only 0.9 seconds remaining. This time they completed the pass, and got a decent look near half court but it would not fall. Ragsdale prevailed in thrilling fashion by the final score of 55-53.

Ragsdale improves to 3 – 0 overall. Western Guilford drops to 2 – 2 overall.

Western Guilford (2 – 2):
Demetrius Butler – 19 points
Michael Giles – 10
Ce’Darius Dockery – 7
Saul Pelcastre – 5
Keenen Baker – 5
Raekwon Dean – 3
Zane Minkins – 2
Mar’Ryon Hopson – 2

Ragsdale (3 – 0):
Kyle Watkins – 23 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists
Eric Williams – 9 points, 5 rebounds
Greyson Collins – 6 points, 4 rebounds
Brian Free – 5 points
Elijah Joyner – 5 points
Shawn Stringfellow – 4 points, 5 rebounds
Mason Clement – 2 points
Shane Holland – 1 point

Ragsdale next plays on Thursday 12/3/15 on the road at 7:30pm at High Point Andrews HS.

Report on Western Guilford-Ragsdale from WG assistant coach Michael McDuffie:

1st. 2nd. 3rd. 4th. Final.
Western. 9. 12. 8. 24 53
Ragsdale. 11. 14. 20. 10. 55

Western

Ce’Darius Dockery 7pts
Michael Giles 8pts
Raekwon Dean 3pts
Zane Minkins 2pts
Keenan Baker 5pts
Saul Pelcastre 5pts
Demetrius Butler 21pts
Mar’Ryon Hopson 2pts

Ragsdale

Stringfellow 4pts
Clement 2pts
Free 10pts
K. Watkins 23pts
Williams 9pts
Collins 6pts
Joyner 5pts
Holland 1point


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