Game Report on Northwest Guilford-Pinecrest Boys Basketball:NWG Vikings fall behind early and drop first game on the season in a tough, Defensive Battle/Vikes down 24-12 at half
PINECREST HIGH 50, NORTHWEST GUILFORD 41
–Northwest Guilford played Pinecrest High tonight in the championship match at the Holiday in the Pines tournament final in Southern Pines, NC.
This was a defensive battle from the tip off until the end of the game. Pinecrest came out hot and scored 11 pretty quickly and went up 11-0 early in the first quarter. Northwest struggled to score early and ended up getting its first bucket nearly 3 minutes into the game off of a jump shot from Chris Hampton.
Northwest would struggle to convert on Pinecrest’s missed opportunities and go into the half down 24-12. The Vikings would cut into the lead in the 2nd half cutting Pinecrest’s lead to 5 but ultimately the Vikings would not be able to catch up. It was a good defensive battle by both teams but ultimately Pinecrest would hold off the Vikings in this one 50-41.
–Chris Hampton led the Vikings in scoring with 13 points and 3 rebounds. Connor Ballou added a spark off of the bench with 10 points and 5 rebounds. Brandon Thomas had 5 points along with 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Dean Reiber had 5 points, Drew Watkins added 4 points along with 6 rebounds while Robbie Boulton and Josh Humphrey added 2 points each.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th NORTHWEST GUILFORD 4 8 15 14 PINECREST HIGH 13 11 11 15
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 8-1; 0-0
Chris Hampton 13; Connor Ballou 10; Brandon Thomas 5; Dean Reiber 5; Drew Watkins 4; Robbie Boulton 2; Josh Humphrey 2
PINECREST HIGH 8-1; 1-1
B.Haskell 26; D.Drennan 10; W.Bode 6; J.Goins 6; A. Lyons 2
Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff