High School Basketball Tonight(1/22/2020) Finals:Northwest Guilford takes both the Boys and Girls Varsity Games at Ragsdale HS(Reagan Kargo leads NWG girls/Mr. Electricity leads NWG boys/GDS boys and girls win/WES girls winners
Finals tonight from Lucy C. Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, N.C.:
Northwest Guilford girls 60, Ragsdale 46
NWG(16-2/3-0))/Ragsdale(14-3/1-1)….See major info on this game down below….
Northwest Guilford boys 81, Ragsdale 72
“Mr. Electricity”, Christian Hampton, led the NWG boys with 26 second-half points…Hampton did not play in the first half, but when he entered the game in the third quarter, Hampton turned on the super power and he again became, “Mr. Electricity”…The kid can change the game on a dime….He might be a future Harlem Globetrotter, that is how much charisma his game possesses…
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 15-3; 3-0
Chris Hampton 26; Josh Humphrey 16; Dean Reiber 8; Brandon Thomas 7; Jackson Hartzell 6; Shaq Marsh 5; Drew Watkins 4; Connor Ballou 4; Robbie Boulton 3; Khari Carson 2
RAGSDALE 6-12; 0-2
Jones 27; Parker 11; Siler 11; Williams 10; Atwater 7; Freeman 3; Fant 3
**********See more on the Northwest Guilford game Game Report….
JV Boys:Ragsdale 81, Northwest Guilford 71
The girls game was the one everyone was talking about coming in here tonight, and it turned out to be a good one…
Northwest Guilford wins the girls contest and the Lady Vikings were led in scoring by senior guard Reagan Kargo with 21 points…
For the game overall it went like this…..End of the 1st Q:NWG 22, Ragsdale 11…Halftime:NWG 29, Ragsdale 24…The Ragsdale Tigers made that patented ‘Ragsdale Run’, right before the half…End of 3rd Q:NWG 43, Ragsdale 28…Final:NWG 60, Ragsdale 46
NWG scoring:Reagan Kargo led all scorers, with her game-honors 21 points, Thalia Carter had 13 points for NWG, Jadyn Murray was Northwest’ other double-digit scorer and Murray had 10 points…Also NWG had Megan Harkey 7 points, Madison Young 5 points, Aniston Greene with 2 points, Hannah Baker with 1 point and Shanea Riddles with 1 point…
Ragsdale scoring:Nyah Stallings with 16 points, Diamond Monroe with 11 points, Mariah Frazier with 10 points, Aijah Palmore with 5 points, Katarina Maros with 4 points…
Reagan Kargo(Northwest Guilford) was so hot early in this game that I did not think she was going to miss a shot, so I told the person beside me that I was going to go ahead and go home…I just said, “I’m going home, because Kargo can’t miss”…But I stuck around and so did Reagan Kargo’s shooting touch…On my notepad she had three 3’s, and as NWG plays good defense, it allows them to do what they need to do on offense….
On defense for Northwest Guilford, Megan Harkey was a human “Stop Sign”…You could get nothing in the lane while Harkey was in there…She had those long arms and legs going in the correct direction and even though Ragsdale would try to compensate for Megan’s 6’6 tall lanky frame, there was very little Ragsdale could do about it, Harkey was in there altering every shot and Ragsdale was forced to change how the operated in the lane/paint/post on offense…Again, my assessment of it was Harkey was a human “Stop Sign”, and she made me think back to some of the days gone by, and it was like Marvin Webster Sr., “The Human Eraser” had come back to town, and he was roaming the lane for the Morgan State Bears again…Yes, again to me, she was like a human “Stop Sign” tonight…
Nyah Stallings, Diamond Monroe and Mariah Frazier did give Rasdale a fighting chance, but every time Ragsdale would cut the lead to seven, to five, and maybe even down to three, NWG would run that lead back up to 11 points…
We were also impressed with the free throw shooting by Ragsdale’s Katarina Maros, as she was four-for-four on the night, and the tall Ragsdale Tiger at 6’3, just needs to find more ways to get back to the foul line…Diamond Monroe had a couple of long three-point shots for Ragsdale and the Tigers will need more of this, the next time the two teams meet…You can take it to the hole/basket/rack and hope that you can get Harkey and Jadyn Murray in foul trouble and out of the game, but if they are resistant, and stay out of foul trouble while still offering up resistance in the lane, Ragsdale is going to have to move outside for their shots….You can’t take it to ’em, if you can’t get through ’em…
Mariah Frazier, from Ragsdale, was playing tough defense on Reagan Kargo, from Northwest Guilford, but Kargo was still scoring, although she did cool off some in the second half….Kargo ended up with a blister on her foot and she closed out the night, in the fourth quarter, spending most of the final portions of that fourth frame on the NWG bench…The blister was bothering Reagan Kargo..
Another good leadership night for Thalia Carter, the NWG Vikings’ senior guard, as she finished with 13 points, but her experience and court savy were evident throughout the contest, and she has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two-three seasons….
One name that we mentioned for you in our game preview, the freshman Madison Young, she was able to get key minutes in this game and she contributed 5 important points and those points and her minutes, were all coming from off the Vikings’ bench…
Northwest Guilford coach Haley Hackett said in the post game interview that Reagan Kargo was a gamer, what the basketball people call a “hooper”….”Sometimes her scoring comes in waves, and that can be good”….Coach Hackett mentioned the blister on Kargo’s foot, but she doesn’t feel the foot will be a problem for Kargo and Northwest Guilford, as they head off to face the unbeaten (16-0) Southeast Guilford Falcons, on Friday night…NWG at (16-2) and SEG at (16-0)…And Coach Hackett going home to her old high school, Southeast Guilford, for the first time as a head coach…
Coach Hackett also said, “The key to Harkey’s defensive game in the middle, is she is able to STOP the penetration”…On Harkey and Jadyn Murray combining for 17 offensive points in the paint, Coach Hackett said, “We have to be able to utilize the paint”…Like Harkey, Coach Hackett was a big post player, for the Southeast Falcons back in her day…And on similarities between Hackett and Harkey in the post….”Not many at all”, said Coach Hackett…”I was more of physical and bruising post player and Megan is more of a finesse-type player in the post”…”Megan uses her long arms and legs well, to make her presence in the post more productive”….
Coach Haley Hackett went on to say, “Not a lot was expected of us coming into this season and have worked hard to earn respect and with our seniors, Thalia Carter, Reagan Kargo, Megan Harkey and Hannah Baker out front and leading, we have now reached a certain level of respectability”…
On going back to Southeast Guilford for the first time as a head coach this coming Friday night, Coach Hackett said, “You never want to forget where you came from”….The former SEG Falcon girl’s basketball player also told us that Southeast and Northwest do some of the same things…”We both use our defense to get our offense going”, and “we both play hard for 32 minutes”…As for Northwest on Friday, Coach Hackett said, “Our Bigs are going to have to be BIG”…..
It’s going to be a BIG game on Friday night with (16-2) Northwest Guilford at (16-0) Southeast Guilford and we will have our GreensboroSports Radio team on hand to broadcast this BIG game for you….Game time is 6pm at Southeast Guilford High School, “Home of the Falcons”, your 2019 NCHSAA 3-A State Champions, and the Northwest Guilford Lady Vikkings, your NCHSAA 2017 and 2018 4-A State Champions….
More numbers and all kinds of details on the way…
Greensboro Day School boys Win 77, Forsyth Country Day 60
Greensboro Day School girls 52, Forsyth Country Day 9
Wesleyan Christian Academy Lady Trojans 47
Piedmont Classical 30
Morgan Carter – 12 pts
Madison Tat – 12 pts
Lilly McRae – 11 pts
Meghan Howell – 5 pts
Sarah Chrapliwy – 3 pts
Ashton Wooten – 2 pts
Chandler Deese – 2 pts
Home game Friday against Concord First Assembly.