The Cowboys played host in the nightcap of the opening round of the Sheetz Holiday Classic. Southwest faced off against city foe Andrews. The Red Raiders and Cowboys came into tonight looking to cap of an entertaining day of hoops here at the Ranch. The Cowboys got on the board fast with a 3 pointer to lead 3-0, but the Raiders managed to respond to make it 3-2 at the 7:15 mark. That was as close as it would be for the rest of the night. Southwest scored 11 unanswered points to lead 14-2 at the 3:32 mark. An Andrews basket stopped the bleeding, but a band aid can only do so much as another 8-0 run made it 20-4. The teams traded baskets one more time to close the frame at 22-6.
A quick 6-0 spurt to start the second quarter put the Cowboys up 28-6.The teams played evenly from there for the half as the teams traded baskets and the opening half closed at 46-20.
The third frame started with a Red Raiders bucket to make it 46-22, but from there it was another 9-0 run by the Cowboys that took it to 55-22 at the 5:25 mark. The Red Raiders used a 4-0 spurt to get it to 55-26 at the 4:35 mark, but the Cowboys continued to put runs together and closed the frame up 70-36.
The final frame started slowly for both groups, but a thunderous dunk at the 4:15 mark got the clock running with the score 76-36. The Cowboys cruised from that point to the tune of an 85-42 convincing victory in the opening round of the Sheetz Holiday Classic.
The Cowboys move on to play the Southern Guilford Storm tomorrow night at 7:30. The Red Raiders were led by Jathan Burnette with 13 points. Southwest got great contributions from the whole roster. Pacing the Cowboys were: Jay’Den Turner with (14, 4 Rebs, Ast, Blk), Jalen Snipes with (11, 3 Rebs), Christian Martin with (10, 3 Rebs, 2 Asts, 2 Blks, Stl), Joel Pettiford with (10, 3 Rebs, Ast), and Cam Thompson with (10, Ast, Stl).
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Andrews 06 14 16 06 42 Southwest 22 24 24 15 85
Andrews (2-6, 2-0)
Jameel Zimmerman 9
TJ East 4
Mike Watkins 2
Jenoah McKiver 7
Jathan Burnette 13
Malik Brown 3
Justin Alston 2
Southwest (8-3, 1-1)
Cam Thompson 10
Milli Huggins 5, 4 Asts, 2 Stls
JT Butler 4, 3 Rebs, Ast
Cameron Kimber 3 Rebs, 2 Asts, Stl
Jamell Carter 5, 4 Rebs, 2 Asts
Christian Martin 10
Jayden Turner 14
Ty Radford 5, 3 Asts, Reb, Stl
Jalen Snipes 11
Cooper Cunningham 3, 4 Rebs, Ast
Joel Pettiford 10
Naje McClendon 7, 5 Rebs
Collin Wilson 1, Stl
Miles Taylor 4 Rebs, Ast
Submitted by Greg Vlazny