Several important high school basketball championships will be determined tonight and greensborosports.com will be out in full force covering these tournaments.
The biggest event will take place at the John Primm Gym on Hicone Road.Â This is the home of the Northeast Guilford Rams and they will be hosting the Dudley Panthers in both the girls and boys Triad 3-A title games.Â The girls game gets under way at 6pm and will feature #1 seed Dudley(19-5) against #2 seed NEG(19-5).Â Should be a great contest as the two teams split during the regular season and Dudley has well-known 6’4 center Sierra Little and NEG do-everything G/F Mercedes King.Â Watch out for the freshman guard for Dudley Brianna Patterson, she is quick like a ‘waterbug’.(whatever the heck that is, I’ve heard that term for many years)
The boys game will be equally exciting, with Dudley(19-4) seeded #1 and NEG(22-4)Â the number two seed.Â NEG and Dudley split their regular season games(1-1) and on Thursday nightÂ Dudley routed Rockingham County 75-53 and NEG bested BartlettÂ Yancey 67-45.Â Dudley has big Kenny Belton at 6’8 along with super-point guard Josh Chavis and NEGÂ relies heavily on Mezie Uzochukwu and gets excellent balance from it’s supporting cast.Â Uzochukwu had 25 pts. and 17 rebouds vs. BY.Â Â When Mezie gets a rebound heÂ always looks for something intelligent to do with the basketball.
The boys game at NEG will follow the young ladies contest and willÂ be heard in it’s entirety on AM 950 WPET the local high school radio outlet.Â Jim Modlin will be there and we will have Paul Lambeth inÂ High Point for the Metro 4-A finals and PTL will have updates on AM 950 on the major girls championhsip featuring Grimsley vs. High Point Central.
Paul will stick aroundÂ after the girls game and give us news on the High Point Central boys battling East Forsyth for the Metro men’s title.Â Keep it on AM 950 and greensborosports.com.Â The Page and Northwest Guilford boys both lost on Thursday night in their quest for the gold and we had Greg JohnsonÂ from the Max Meeks MorningÂ Show calling with the updates on Page-HPC and NWG-EF.Â Â Max in the Morning and Culler’s Store are two High Point institutions.
The Ragsdale girls won the Mid-Piedmont 3-A girls tournament championship game on Thursday night in Asheboro, with the Tigers defeating the Eastern Randolph Wildcats 68-64.Â Ragsdale heads into the sectionals with a 23-4 record and ER falls to 23-2.Â The Eastern Guilford girls dropped the North State 2-A title into the hands of Reidsville as the EG Wildcats fell 65-61 in the final. In a regular seasonÂ game, the Greensboro Day School boys(29-1) beat High Point Wesleyan 79-63.
We’ll have all the Championship FridayÂ details coming up beginning at 7pm on AM 950 and we will have DougÂ Cockman and Jimmy Fulmer at the IPD EateryÂ Sportsdesk bringingÂ us a roundup of the area scores.Â Paul Lambeth, Jim Modlin, Greg JohnsonÂ these men have the county and the Greensboro Sports scene covered.Â Jason Gaertner of the N&R and Big Ben Derrick of Fitness TodayÂ may also throw a few bones our way.
*****Speaking of bones, I was talking to BobÂ Via, the NEG RamÂ assistantÂ football coach and former Page Pirate mentor, and he showed me something very catchy.Â He hadÂ a text message for his son Michael Via and it was from Doc Holliday one of the coaches on the staff at the University of Florida, theÂ collegeÂ football National Champions.Â Seems the Gators want Michael to come and play in Gainesville.Â NotreÂ Dame, Kentucky,Â Virginia Tech, Tennessee, North Carolina, N.C. State, and all the others wantÂ Michael too.Â He’s a junior at NEG and is 6’6(nearly 6’7) and weighs on a good day, say 245-250.Â Michael will be a starting offensive linemen atÂ some Division I school and they will be lucky to have him.Â I’veÂ been promotingÂ this kid since he was in the 8th grade and I’mÂ still here to tell you he is going places.Â InÂ fact Wake Forest andÂ coach Jim Grobe are having him over to the Demon Deacons’ Winston-Salem facilities on Saturday.Â I only require a 25% agent’s commission.*****Â Â