Busy Day in Chapel Hill, as two Guilford County teams(SEG women/SWG men) claim State Titles and for GC/Guilford County, that’s SEVEN State Championships over the last three years, not too shabby brother/sister!!!

Posted by Andy Durham on March 16, 2019 at 10:23 pm under High School | 2 Comments to Read

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Guilford Teams Claimed Two State Basketball Titles Today in Chapel Hill:::::
Southeast Guilford Falcons 55, Cuthbertson Cavaliers 49….SEG Falcons 2019 NCHSAA 3-A Women’s State Champions
Southwest Guilford Cowboys 67, Burlington Williams Bulldogs 60…SWG Cowboys 2019 NCHSAA 3-A Men’s State Champions

Now for Guilford County/GC/336, that’s SEVEN State Titles over the past three seasons/years…
2017 Southwest Guilford boys 4-A State Champions
2017 Northwest Guilford girls 4-A State Champions
2017 Northern Guilford girls 3-A State Champions
2018 Northwest Guilford girls 4-A State Champions
2018 Northern Guilford girls 3-A State Champions
2019 Southeast Guilford girls 3-A State Champions
2019 Southwest Guilford boys 3-A State Champions

Other games in Chapel Hill today, we congratulate the Bishop McGuinness boys/men on their 1-A State Championship, with the Villains 55-54 last second win, over Henderson Collegiate…In the other game in the Smith Center, it was Pamlico County topping East Surry, 62-55….(Jainiya Jones with 39 points for Pamlico County in their victory.) Big day in Chapel Hill…

Big day for Kennedi Simmons, from Southeast Guilford High School, scoring 27 points and hitting 11-14 free throws, in SEG’s 55-49 victory over Cuthbertson…SEG converted 24-33 free throws and that was the difference in the game….The Cuthbertson Cavaliers were 11-22 at the charity stripe….SEG 24, Cuthbertson 11 at the foul line…..Huge difference in this game…

In my humble opinion, Kennedi Simmmons is the girl’s Player of the Year in Guilford County…If you have one better, let me know, but I think I have nailed it again…Mark it down, Kennedi Simmons, Southeast Guilford High School, your 2018-2019 girls high school Player of the Year in Guilford County…That name again, was Kennedi Simmons, and she is from Southeast Guilford High School…

Great game by the way too, from SEG senior Kristen Roberts, she hit some big shots for the Falcons when it mattered most, and Kristen Roberts finished with 13 points for the game…Sydney Roberts, Kristen’s younger sister, was 2-4 at the FT line and the two free tosses she hit came during a late crucial stage of the contest…Sydney is just a freshman and fellow-freshman Raven Preston, was 4-6 at the line and those freebies from the impressive Preston, loomed large…And then here comes Shunte Bethea stepping up to the stripe and Bethea came ready to play, as she was a perfect 4-4 at the foul line…

Remember last year when I was pumping up the SEG Middle School girls team, while I was already on to what these kids could do, even back then, when Preston was shooting the lights out, at the middle school gym…

I got this hunch, as we hit the post season playoffs this season, and the hunch was that Southeast Guilford might be able to make a strong playoff run and I was right on that point too…

The hunches seem to come in bunches…That was about my 15th trip to the Dean E. Smith Center to call these NCHSAA Championship games for our Guilford County teams, so the feeling is when we walk into the building there is very good chance to leave with a title…

Was there but didn’t get it for Grimsley, then Page and then the first trip with the NWG girls….But like I told a guy, the other day, “all I can do is get them there”, they have to take care of the rest and tonight, Southeast Guilford ran their own form of ‘Organized Chaos’, on defense and the Falcons were flashing a 2-2-1 full court zone press, then it was their 2-1-2 zone press, then it became a 3-2, or a 2-3 full court zone press and it was just what I told you, ‘Organized Chaos’, and it caused 17 turnovers on the part of the Cuthbertson Cavaliers, and that led to 19 SEG points off of those Cavalier turnovers….

Maddie Dillinger paced Cuthbertson with 17 points, but she was 4-11 from the field, due in part to SEG’s tough defense, around the low blocks….On the other hand, SEG’s Kennedi Simmson was 7-10 from the field and as we mentioned earlier, Simmons went 11-14 at the foul line…That gives Simmons 18-24 overall shooting for the evening and to use a line from our local Boy Scout troop Post 316, “Are You Kiddin’ Me”????? Simmons 18-24 shooting overall, when you look at the field and the foul line, and that is one for the books….Lillian Anderson grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Cuthbertson in that department…The Cavaliers actually out-rebounded the Falcons, 35-23, but let give you a stat that you won’t find in other post…I have the note, that you can quote, until you are sore in throat…

Take it to Roy Williams, take it to Coach K, take it to the NBA, YOU CAN’T REBOUND MADE FREE THROWS, brothers and sisters…Made free throws know no grabs, SEG goes 24-33 at the Free Throw Line and comes out to 72.7% made free throws….

Remember what I told you, YOU CAN’T REBOUND MADE FREE THROWS and Southeast Guilford wins the basketball game, 55-49…SEG didn’t have to worry about rebounding any missed free throws, they taking them and making them, and that was one of the big differences in this game…

The made Free Throws, the “Organized Chaos” that SEG created on defense, the play of the Guilford County’s Girl’s Basketball Player of the Year for 2018-2019, Kennedi Simmons, there you have it, brothers and sisters, and fellow Falcons Fans, there you have the reasons why your Southeast Guilford Falcons are the 2019 NCHSAA Women’s 3-A State Champions…

I have broke it down pretty well and what do I know, I know the SEG Falcons are your Champions and let’s go ahead and celebrate “The Moment” with them….

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SEG-Cuthbertson Box Score:
Official Basketball Box Score — Game Totals — Final Statistics
Cuthbertson vs Southeast Guilford
3/16/19 5 PM at Dean E. Smith Center – Chapel Hill, NC

Cuthbertson 49 • 29-4

                     Total    3-Ptr          Rebounds
                     
## Player            FG-FGA   FG-FGA  FT-FTA Off Def Tot PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
05 Kaylin McKinney   0-0      0-0     0-0    0   0    0  5   0 1  2 0    0  11
20 Kayla Young *     4-7      2-5     0-0    0   4    4  4  10 0  3 0    0  28
21 Lauryn Hardiman * 4-11     1-4     2-4    2   6    8  4  11 1  3 0    1  31
22 Maddie Dillinger *5-15     0-2     7-14   4   3    7  1  17 0  4 0    1  32
32 Lillian Anderson *3-6      1-2     1-2    4   7   11  5   8 6  2 2    1  30
10 Kendall Gallagher 0-0      0-0     0-0    0   0    0  0   0 0  0 0    0   1
11 Ariana Thompson   0-0      0-0     0-0    0   0    0  0   0 0  0 0    0   0+
13 Kamaria Sheriff   1-2      0-1     0-0    0   0    0  0   2 0  1 0    0   5
33 Ruby Williams     0-0      0-0     1-2    0   1    1  5   1 0  2 0    0   22
Team                                         1   3    4
Totals               17-41 4-14      11-22  11     24 35 24  49 8 17 2   3   160

1st – FG %: 5-7 71.4%
3FG %: 0-0 0.0%
FT %: 2-4 50.0%
2nd: 3-9 33.3%
1-4 25.0%
3-4 75.0%
3rd: 6-13 46.2%
2-4 50.0%
3-8 37.5%
4th: 3-12 25.0%
1-6 16.7%
3-6 50.0%
Game: 17-41 41.5%
4-14 28.6%
11-22 50.0%
Deadball
Rebounds
5

Southeast Guilford 55 • 28-3

                     Total    3-Ptr            Rebounds
## Player            FG-FGA   FG-FGA   FT-FTA  Off Def Tot    PF TP A TO Blk Stl Min
05 Kennedi Simmons * 7-10     2-4      11-14   1   1   2       2 27 1 0   0   0 31
10 Kristen Roberts * 4-16     2-11      3-5    0   2   2       3 13 0 3   0   2 30
13 Sydney Roberts *  0-1      0-0       2-4    0   0   0       1  2 0 1   0   1 28
24 Raven Preston *   2-6      1-1       4-6    1   5   6       4  9 1 1   0   4 25
35 Shunte Bethea *   0-1      0-0       4-4    1   4   5       3  4 0 2   0   1 22
03 Jessica Jopkins   0-2      0-0       0-0    0   2   2       2  0 0 0   0   0 15
23 Gabby McGough     0-0      0-0       0-0    0   0   0       0  0 0 0   0   0  0+
30 Emilee Liggins    0-0      0-0       0-0    1   0   1       1  0 0 1   0   0  7
44 Shekinah Cooke    0-0      0-0       0-0    0   0   0       1  0 0 1   0   0  1
Team                                           1   4   5
Totals              13-36     5-16     24-33   5  18   23      17 55 2 9  0   8 159

1st – FG %: 7-12 58.3%
3FG %: 2-5 40.0%
FT %: 2-2 100.0%
2nd: 2-10 20.0%
1-3 33.3%
4-6 66.7%
3rd: 2-10 20.0%
1-6 16.7%
3-4 75.0%
4th: 2-4 50.0%
1-2 50.0%
15-21 71.4%
Game: 13-36 36.1%
5-16 31.3%
24-33 72.7%
Deadball
Rebounds
3,1
Officials:
Technical fouls: Cuthbertson-None. Southeast Guilford-None.
Attendance:
NCHSAA 3A Women’s Championship

Score by periods      1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Cuthbertson           12  10  17  10   49
Southeast Guilford    18   9   8  20   55
       In    Off  2nd   Fast
Points Paint T/O Chance Break  Bench
CUTHBE 20    7   10     2      3
SEGUIL 14   19    3     2      0

Last FG – CUTHBERT 4th-00:06, SEGUIL 4th-04:30.
Largest lead – CUTHBERT by 6 3rd-01:09, SEGUIL by 8 3rd-07:24.
CUTHBERT led for 09:00. SEGUIL led for 21:15. Game was tied for 01:45.
Score tied – 2 times.
Lead changed – 6 times.


  • Del said,

    I would be interested in your take on if this Southwest Guilford team is one of the top high school teams in North Carolina State history. Surely they would be in consideration for the top 10?

  • Andy Durham said,

    Here is something to chew on…This is how Langston Wertz Jr. has the Top Ten Teams ranked for men’s high school basketball, regardless of classification, public and private and this how this year’s Men’s High School teams stack according to Wertz Jr., from the Charlotte Observer…And in this ranking, SWG is just outside of the top spot for 2018-2019…

    No. 10 Fayetteville Academy Eagles (private 2A): The 27-3 N.C. Independent Schools state champions

    No. 9 Charlotte Christian Knights (private 4A): The 27-2 Knights won one of the state’s toughest Christmas tournaments, the Hoodies House in Charlotte…

    No. 8 Raleigh Millbrook Wildcats (public 4A): the N.C. 4A Eastern Regional finalist had one of the best seasons in school history, going 27-2 before losing to eventual N.C. 4A state champion South Central in the semis.

    No. 7 Farmville Central Jaguars (public 2A): The Jags were an unbeaten 2A state champ and are just down the road from 4A state champ South Central.

    No. 6 Greensboro Day Bengals (private 4A): The Bengals won a third straight state championship under legendary coach Freddy Johnson. This season. Greensboro Day finished 30-5 after beating Ardren Christ School 67-53 in the finals. Johnson won his 1,049th game and his 11th state title.

    No. 5 Concord Cox Mill Chargers (public 3A): The Chargers were probably one semifinal win away from becoming the first modern day 3A team to 3peat.

    No. 4 West Charlotte Lions (public 4A): the Lions played multiple nationally ranked teams and really hit their stride with a great playoff run.

    No. 3 Southwest Guilford Cowboys (public 3A): the unbeaten N.C. 3A state champions opened eyes by blowing out two-time defending state champ Concord Cox Mill in the semis. Southwest Guilford didn’t have many close games this season and was a dominant wire-to-wire state champion.

    No. 2 South Central Falcons (public 4A): the N.C. 4A public schools state champion features great athleticism and one of the state’s five best players in center Day’ron Sharpe. The Falcons whipped West Charlotte in Saturday’s state final and only lost to nationally ranked Ranney (NJ) 63-58.

    No. 1 Carmel Christian Cougars (private 3A):The N.C. Division III Independent Schools state champions were nationally ranked for much of the season and played, along with West Charlotte, one of the state’s toughest schedules. They were tested more often than, say Farmville Central or South Central or Southwest Guilford. I just think this senior-led team would win an open classification championship in North Carolina.

    And here’s an interesting idea from Freddy Johnson, head boys/men’s coach at Greensboro Day…
    Freddy Johnson
    @CoachJ1977
    Who thinks is it time for NC to adopt a Tournament of Champions? NCISAA & NCHSAA State Champs compete in an 8 team event to see who is the top team in the #hoopstate. Talk about a fun weekend of basketball.

    **********This sounds like a great idea from Freddy Johnson and with the Top Ten we are seeing from Langston Wertz Jr., he is not giving Southwest Guilford #1 status for this season of 20-1-2019…

    This is some good stuff to chew on, right????

    ++++++++++I think a SWG-GDS matchup would be a good way to get this tournament started…..++++++++++
    If we can’t get the others on board, let’s just settle for SWG-GDS at the Greensboro Coliseum Field House….