HS hoops from the weekend:HP Andrews at Ragsdale tonight

NEG and Eastern split their games at UNCG on Saturday night with the Wildcat girls winning 58-51 led by Guilford County Watch List player Miranda Jenkins with 21 points. In boys action NEG topped EG 54-53.

The Bishop McGuinness girls defeated Rockingham County 56-39 behind DeFrancesco, Buckland, and Thompson. Wasn’t Megan Buckland over at Wesleyan last year? The HP Wesleyan boys won over Cary Academay 46-38 with James Robbins and Johnathan Johnson leading the Trojans to victory.

In Friday night notables from the local hoops scene we saw the Page girls lead Ragsdale at the half, then later the Pirates rallied to win over the Tigers in Jamestown. In the boys game Julius Brooks scored the first 7 points of the game for Page, but the Tigers made defensive adjustments to quiet Brooks and Jordan Weethe and Ragsdale went on to win in overtime by three points over Page. Joe Barile has the story here at the site. Brooks looked great early, but with the Tiger “D” and the way the offense was working he could not get his game going after the hot start early.

In other girls games NWG took out Western 75-45 with Gretchen Bennett, another kid on our Guilford County Watch List, hitting for 22. In the boys game, WG turned the tables taking a 56-45 win over NWG. The Dudley boys ran past Bartlett Yancey 120-48 as P.J. Hairston connected for 39 Panther points. Hard to believe, but according to the box, BY scored 12 points in each of the four quarters to finish with their 48. The Dudley girls wore out BY 103-23 and they were up on the Buccaneers 58-3 at halftime.

High Point Central stopped Southern in girls aciton 59-9 and the Bison led 45-6 at the end of three quarters and we heard Coach Kenny Carter kept up the defensive pressure until late in the game. SEG, without Amy Beasley, rolled over Smith 64-43. In other girls contests, it was HP Andrews topping Grimsley 47-37, as the Red Raiders move to (6-1) and Vandalia Christian improved to (10-0) after the Vikings’ 58-29 victory over Alamance.

More boy’s news, Greensboro Day suffered a rare loss, to Ravenscroft out of Raleigh, falling by 14, 56-42. Ravenscroft has the big kid(Ryan Kelly) that has already committed to Duke and he was probably the difference in this game(heard he had 27 points). Keith Manley paced the Grimsley Whirlies to a 65-58 win over HP Andrews. Manley had 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to help give the Whirlies the win. Big Charles Goodwin was the Raiders’ leader. Last up the SEG boys ran their record to (4-3) as they defeated Southern Alamance 56-41.

Hoops are hot and we will be looking for a game tonight……

*****High Point Andrews at Ragsdale TONIGHT*****
Mark hit the nail on the head, and I was back checking my master schedule and this one is on for tonight.

Both games should be good, HPA girls (6-1), Ragsdale boys unbeaten(6-0)….