Guilford Great Eight Hoops Polls

Last night we saw the Page girls lose for the first time this season falling to Northeast Guilford  51-43 and the Page boys returned the favor knockng off  previously unbeaten NEG 56-52.  The new NEG gym looks great and I like to call it the John Primm Gym.  Mercedes King led the NEG girls to victory with 22, while Cecile Nettles and JT Stevens chipped in 16 and 11.  Brandon Harris and Josh Garrett led the Pirate boys to their win.

               Guilford Great Eight Boys Basketball Poll

#1) Greensboro Day School(The Bengals 9-1 lost for the first time on Wednesday night to GW Danville 71-67)

#2) Dudley(The Panthers lost on Tuesday to Oak Hill and then turned around and beat Smith Wednesday night 62-42 and now stand at 6-1 entering next week’s Little Four Tournament.  GDS beat Dudley last time and Dudley beat High Point Central earlier so that leads to our 1-2-3 in the best basketball poll in North Carolina)

#3) High Point Central(The Bison are on the road to Miami and with all the problems the Guilford County Schools are having with finances after the Eastern Guilford fire and other setbacks it makes you wonder how can our school system afford this type of trip?(If the school system is not paying for it, where is the money coming from?) may need to call in Jerry Bledsoe and John Hammer to check into these irregularities.  How can HPC and the Guilford County Schools afford this kind of trip to Miami for Christmas when the Eastern Guilford students are eating Christmas dinners off of the back of a Pickup Truck?  The Black Bison are a talented crew and are now 6-1 after Tuesday’s 69-40 win over Northwest)

#4) Northeast Guilford(The Rams fell for the very first time this year when Page sent them down on Wednesday.  NEG at 9-1 beat Eastern last Friday at UNCG.  NEG will play Page in round one of the Little Four next week at the Coliseum and the stakes will be much higher in the rematch. This promises to be much better than Rocky Balboa XXXXX)

#5) Ragsdale(The Tigers continue to go about their business and have put together a solid start and should give unbeaten Trinity a run for their money when the Tigers{8-1} and the Bulldogs get together)

#6) Smith(The Eagles stopped North Forsyth 70-69 in OT Tuesday and then led Dudley 13-9 after one quarter on Wednesday before falling to the Panthers 62-42.  The Eagles are 4-5)

#7) High Point Andrews(The Raiders have had to play without the services of Marcus Gilchrist who was away during the Gilchristmas Holidays for the Shrine Bowl in Charlotte, but they should be ready to challenge when MG gets back into full gear)

#8)TIE Grimsley/Page(The Whirles are 4-5 after beating East Forsyth on Tuesday with M. Smith, Manley, Beloved, Dupont, and Leonard all hitting for double-digits and Page hits the Poll for the first time this season after taking Smith 49-47 and NEG 56-52 to go to 3-5 after starting out 0-4)

(The other boys teams go SWG, NWG, WG, SEG, EG, HPW, SG)

              Girls Great Eight Poll

#1) Grimsley(The WhirlieGirls are the only unbeaten team we have left in Guilford County. At 9-0 after Tuesday’s 59-34 win over East Forsyth the WhirlieGirls will face NEG in round one of the Little Four next week at the GB Coliseum. This will pair the #2 seed vs. the #7 seed, go figure)

#2) Dudley(The Panthers are moving along at 7-1 after beating Smith 68-54 on Wednesday.  DHS was only up by 5 at the half but out-scored SHS 15-5 in the 3rd to grab the win and now they prepare to defend their title at the Little Four next week)

#3)TIE Page/Northeast(The Rams beat the Pirates on Wednesday to put Page at 8-1 and NEG improves to 8-2 with the only NEG losses coming to Grimsley and Page and NEG has beaten NWG and SWG and Page now must rebound for the LF Tourney next week)

#5)Northwest(The Vikings only losses are to Grimsley and NEG and at 8-2 after Wednesday’s 41-29 win over SWG, NWG could be ready to make a move.  The Vikings led Grimsley by 15 at the half last Friday but they couldn’t hold off the WhirlieGirls in the second frame.  Will they meet again in the Little Four?  Stay Tuned)

#6) Ragsdale(The Tigers have only dropped two games and we may need to get our Jamestown News reporter David “Ogi” Overman to send us more detiled news on these Cats)

#7) High Point Central(The Bison have lost their license to kill and Coach Carter needs to re-launch his Plan B with HPC at 3-5 after NWG topped Central 68-60, and KC will see teams like Page and Grimsley showing up on the HPC schedule soon)

#8) Southwest(The Cowgirls fell to NWG but they are still worthy of Great Eight recognition.  SWG actually led NWG 8-7 after one quarter before the Vikings took off and left the Cowgirls in the barn)

(The other girls teams line up SEG, Smith, HPA, EG, SG, GDS, HPW, WG)   College Hoops Tonight(Thursday) St.Peters at UNCG and John Carroll at Greensboro College…..UNCG men start at 7:00 and Greensboro College at 7:30…..  ACC winners this week include the Heels, Duke, Wake, while N.C. State lost again and Appalachian beat the Virginia Cavaliers(Appalachian features Jeremy Clayton of Smith HS and Kellen Brand of High Point Andrews) Lynn Bright has been red-hot for Greesnboro College with 26 points and 16 boards in the Pride’s 69-65 win over Fisk.  The Pride stands at 6-1 and Guilford College is 7-0.