There has been limited high school basketball action this week because of the weather and last night I needed a fix so I headed down to the Pleasant Garden Gym. After writing about the hoops all week you have to get back into it and watch the roundball going up and down the court.
Tiger Miller’s team grabbed another win for coach Luke Stewart, the former QB at Southeast Guilford. Mr. Venable runs the league and some people even call him Don, but not many, because of the respect that they have for this man that has kept youth basketball going and growing in Pleasant Garden. We will call him Mr. Venable.
I also spoke briefly with Luke’s dad, Al Stewart, and they said Luke was headed to East Carolina or maybe Davidson. They hope Davidson because Luke is looking at pre-med studies. If we could have Luke’s mind and my hard-nosed/hard-hitting attitude then he would be QB’ing the Giants to a win over the Patriots in the Super Bowl. Luke is a smart kid and Tiger Miller and the other guys are lucky to have him and Mr. Venable as coaches.
On to the polls before South Carolina and then Super Tuesday sneak up on us:
Boys#1)Greensboro Day(21-2) Defeated Page Monday(MLK Day) and then topped Forsyth Country Day 70-66 on Wednesday. Saturday:at Charlotte Country Day
#2)Dudley(12-2) Beat Western Alamance 84-43, host Rockingham County tonight.
#3)Ragsdale(15-2) Off week for Ragsdale with the weather and exams, at SEG tonight.
#4)Grimsley(13-3) Defeated Page in OT last Friday night, play host to NWG tonight.
#5)High Point Andrews(11-3) Lost to Reagan 46-43 and will be at WS Carver tonight.
#6)Northern Guilford(11-6) Fell to Mount Zion 77-64 on Monday and now have Bartlett Yancey tonight and Western Alamance Saturday(4pm) with both games at the Northern Middle School.
#7)Northeast Guilford(11-6) Knocked off BY last night 82-47 and now play host to WG tonight.
#8)Western Guilford(10-6) Topped BY 70-54 last Friday will be at NEG this evening.
#9)Eastern Guilford(9-7) Defeated McMichael 71-62, will host Southern at UNCG tonight.
#10)Page(8-9) Tough times, lost 70-65 to Grimsley in OT, then fell to GDS 51-47, and now host HPC tonight at the Mac Morris Gym.
#11)High Point Wesleyan(11-10) Lost to Forsyth Country Day and now host Charlotte Country Day tonight.
#12)Northwest Guilford(5-13) Win streak was stopped when the Vikings lost 80-47 to East Forsyth and now NWG comes to Grimsley this evening.
#13)Smith(3-12) The Golden Eagles have won two straight under new coach Brian Jones after last Friday’s 68-52 win over HPC and now tonight Smith will play host to the East Forsyth Eagles.
#14)Southern Guilford(4-12) Lost to West Stokes face Eastern at UNCG this evening.
#15)Southeast Guilford(4-13) Dropped another one this time to Eastern Randolph, Ragsdale comes to SEG tonight .
#16)High Point Central(3-13) Got beat by Smith and now will be at Page tonight.
#17)Southwest Guilford(2-14) Lost to WS Parkland 79-62 and tonight they travel to face Reagan.
Girls#1)Grimsley(17-0) The Whirlies defeated Page 59-45 last Friday and now will have a Little Four Finals re-match with NWG coming to the Bob Sawyer Gym tonight.
#2)Northwest Guilford(16-1) The Vikings won at East Forsyth 65-44, at Grimsley tonight.
#3)Ragsdale(14-2) The Tigers have had a week off and now face a very tough SEG squad at the Falcons’ place this evening.
#4)Page(13-3) Lost to Grimsley, hosting the High Point Central Black Bison tonight.
#5)Southeast Guilford(13-4) Took care of ER 65-46 and now have their sights set on Ragsdale tonight. This should be a great girls matchup especially with the game at SEG.
#6)Eastern Guilford(13-3) Won 50-25 over McMichael, host Southern at UNCG tonight.
#7)Dudley(10-4) Rolled over Western Alamance 74-32, now have Rockingham County at home this evening.
#8)Northeast Guilford(10-7) Defeated a very tough Rockingham County bunch 63-49 last Friday, crushed BY 73-17 last night, and now host WG tonight.
#9)High Point Wesleyan(17-5) The Trojans were beaten 52-50 by Forsyth Country Day and now face Charlotte Country Day this evening at HPW.
#10)Southwest Guilford(7-9) Big win over WS Parkland last Friday 74-35, at Reagan tonight.
#11)Smith(6-9) Dropped a tough one to HPC 46-30 and now host EF tonight.
#12)High Point Andrews(6-9) Traveled to Reagan last Friday and visit WS Carver this evening.
#13)High Point Central(6-10) Defeated Smith 46-30, at Page tonight.
#14)Northern Guilford(5-11) Lost to Morehead 60-57, host BY tonight and WA on Saturday.
#15)Greensboro Day(4-9) GDS lost 58-32 to FCD, up next:at Charlotte Country Day on Saturday.
#16)Southern Guilford(4-13) Fell to West Stokes, meet EG at UNCG tonight.
#17)Western Guilford(2-13) Lost at Bartlett Yancey travel to NEG tonight.