Greensboro Day School visits Top 25 Christ School on Friday

The Greensboro Day School Bengals will put their true defensive skills to the test when they travel to Arden on Friday of this week to face the Greenies of Christ School. Christ School in Arden, which is up near Asheville, is ranked 24th in the Nation in the current USA Today Top 25 High School basketball poll. The Christ School has the Plumlee brothers, Reggie King and Lakeem Jackson, among others and they are very tough to beat.

The only two losses for Christ School(28-2), this season have been to unbeaten Oak Hill and to Princeton High School 64-60. Princeton HS is the #1 team in the greater Cincinnati area.

Here’s the USA Today Top 10 Regional Poll with the Top 25 National Poll to follow. Dudley High School was ranked #7 regionally, before that loss by the Panthers last Wednesday night at Northern, to the NG Nighthawks.

The Oak Hill listing, in the Top 25, mentions they defeated Veritas Academy(Greensboro) last week, 56-43. Veritas is still hanging on? We heard last week that Logan Self(baseball), who came to Veritas from Northwest Guilford, has left and enrolled at High Point Wesleyan.

USA Today Regional Top 10 Ranking:

1. Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va. (30-0)

2. LeFlore, Mobile, Ala. (24-2)

3. Boyd Anderson, Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (20-1)

4. Strake Jesuit, Houston (27-0)

5. South Atlanta, Atlanta (17-3)

6. Christ School, Arden, N.C. (28-2)

7. Dudley, Greensboro, N.C. (18-1)….{Now 18-2 after loss to Northern Guilford}

8. Olympia, Orlando (18-3)

9. Fayetteville, Ark. (18-0)

10. Orlando Christian Prep, Orlando (21-3)

Through Sunday’s results USA Today Top 25 National Rankings
1. Mater Dei, Santa Ana, Calif. (22-0)

Previous: 1. Results: Defeated Servite (Anaheim) 102-57 as David Wear scored 19 points but the Monarchs lost Andy Brown to a knee injury. Defeated JSerra Catholic (San Juan Capistrano) 90-54 as Tyler Lamb had 27 points. Next: Wednesday vs. Santa Margarita (Rancho Santa Margarita), Saturday vs. No. 2 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark) in Nike Extravaganza in Santa Ana.

2. St. Benedict’s Prep, Newark (23-0)

Previous: 3. Result: Defeated Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.) 83-61. Next: Today vs. Life Center Academy (Burlington), Wednesday vs. No. 9 St. Patrick (Elizabeth), Saturday at No. 1 Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) in Nike Extravaganza.

3. Findlay College Prep, Henderson, Nev. (24-0)

Previous: 2. Results: Defeated Orlando Christian Prep 62-58 in Montverde Invitational in Montverde, Fla., as Avery Bradley scored 23 points. Defeated South Lake (Groveland, Fla.) 70-26 as Victor Rudd had 27 points and 10 rebounds and Winter Springs, Fla., 65-21 in the tournament as Rudd and Carlos Lopez had 14 points each. Next: Feb. 11 vs. Foothill (Henderson) in Henderson Invitational.

4. Oak Hill Academy, Mouth of Wilson, Va. (30-0)

Previous: 4. Results: Defeated Mountain State Academy (Beckley, W.Va.) 89-60 as Keith Gallon had 21 points and eight rebounds and Doron Lamb had 19 points. Defeated William Fleming (Roanoke) 75-45 as Gallon had 20 points and 11 rebounds. Defeated Veritas Sports Academy (Greensboro, N.C.) 56-43 as Gallon scored 23 points. Defeated National Christian Academy (Fort Washington, Md.) 76-56. Next: Friday at Blue Ridge School (Dyke), Saturday vs. Sound Doctrine Academy (LaGrange, Ga.).

5. Detroit Country Day, Beverly Hills, Mich. (13-0)

Previous: 5. Results: Defeated Powers Catholic (Flint) 71-63 as Ray McCallum scored 20 points. Defeated Kennedy (Taylor) 72-51 as Jordan Dumars had 12 points. Next: Today at St. Mary’s Prep (Orchard Lake), Friday at Detroit Community (Detroit), Saturday vs. Arthur Hill (Saginaw).

6. Bloomington South, Bloomington, Ind. (14-0)

Previous: 7. Result: Won 75-50 at Pike (Indianapolis) as Jordan Hulls scored 23 points. Next: Friday vs. Columbus North (Columbus).

7. Montrose Christian, Rockville, Md. (15-1)

Previous: 6. Result: Defeated Paul VI (Fairfax, Va.) 52-50 as Dominic Milburn hit the winning layup. Next: Today at Stuart (Falls Church, Va.), Feb. 10 at St. Johns Catholic Prep (Frederick).

8. Westchester, Los Angeles (21-1)

Previous: 8. Results: Defeated L.A.C.E.S. (Los Angeles) 75-30 as Dominque O’Connor had 12 points and eight assists. Won 84-43 at University (Los Angeles) as Jordan Mayes had 22 points and eight rebounds. Next: Wednesday at Venice (Los Angeles), Friday vs. No. 19 Fairfax (Los Angeles), Saturday vs. Rainier Beach (Seattle), Monday at Hamilton (Los Angeles).

9. St. Patrick, Elizabeth, N.J. (15-2)

Previous: 9. Results: Defeated Blair Academy (Blairstown) 66-49 as Michael Gilchrist had 17 points and seven rebounds. Kyrie Irving scored 22 points in a 99-55 win vs. Lawrenceville School. Won 86-60 at Life Center Academy (Burlington) as Irving scored 20 points. Next: Wednesday vs. No. 2 St. Benedict’s Prep (Newark), Thursday vs. Hun School (Princeton), Friday vs. Edison (Jamaica, N.Y.), Sunday at Pennsbury (Fairless Hills, Pa.).

10. De La Salle,Concord, Calif. (18-1)

Previous: 10. Results: Defeated California (San Ramon) 68-35 as Brandon Smith had 14 points and seven assists. Defeated Livermore 73-27 as Smith had 14 points and 10 assists. Next: Today at Granada (Livermore), Thursday vs. Foothill (Pleasanton), Saturday vs. No. 12 Dominguez (Compton) in Nike Extravaganza.

11. McClymonds, Oakland (18-1)

Previous: 11. Results: Defeated Fremont (Oakland) 60-48 as Will Cherry scored 13 points. Won 68-55 at Skyline (Oakland) as Cherry scored 14 points. Next: Today at Castlemont (Oakland), Friday at Oakland.

12. Dominguez, Compton, Calif. (17-4)

Previous: 12. Results: Kendal Warren scored 17 points in an 88-37 win at Warren (Downey). Defeated Gahr (Cerritos) 99-57. Next: Wednesday vs. Downey, Friday at Paramount, Saturday vs. No. 10 De La Salle (Concord) in Nike Extravaganza.

13. LeFlore, Mobile, Ala. (24-2)

Previous: 13. Result: Defeated Lee (Huntsville) 85-74 as DeMarcus Cousins had 25 points and 10 rebounds. Next: Playoffs, Friday vs. Citronelle.

14. Boyd Anderson,Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (20-1)

Previous: 14. Result: Defeated Coral Gables 74-39 as Travis Elliott scored 17 points. Next: Played Monday at South Plantation (Plantation).

15. Strake Jesuit, Houston (27-0)

Previous: 15. Results: Won 59-39 at Memorial (Houston) as Joey Brooks had 27 points. Defeated Northbrook (Houston) 72-19 as Brooks scored 18 points. Next: Today vs. Elsik (Houston), Friday at Alief Taylor.

16. Hopkins, Minnetonka, Minn. (15-0)

Previous: 17. Result: Won 92-58 at Cretin-Derham Hall (St. Paul) as Royce White had 17 points and Raymond Cowels had 16. Next: Today at Cooper (New Hope), Friday vs. Edina.

17. Tulsa Memorial, Tulsa (17-1)

Previous: 18. Result: Defeated McLain (Tulsa) 62-46 as Cameron Downing had 18 points and eight rebounds. Game at Washington (Tulsa) postponed. Next: Friday vs. East Central (Tulsa).

18. Franklin, Seattle (14-1)

Previous: 16. Results: Lost 62-60 to Bainbridge (Bainbridge Island). Defeated Chief Sealth (Seattle) 81-44 as Peyton Siva had 27 points. Next: Today vs. Seattle Prep, Friday vs. Cleveland.

19. Fairfax, Los Angeles (17-3)

Previous: 20. Results: Defeated Palisades (Pacific Palisades) 84-83 as Renardo Sidney had 37 points and 12 rebounds. Defeated Hamilton (Los Angeles) 82-44 as Sidney scored 30 points. Next: Played Monday at Palisades (Pacific Palisades), Wednesday vs. L.A.C.E.S. (Los Angeles), Friday vs. No. 8 Westchester (Los Angeles), Saturday vs. Whitney Young (Chicago) in Nike Extravaganza.

20. South Atlanta (17-3)

Previous: 21. Result: Defeated Jackson 84-55 as Derrick Favors scored 23 points. Next: Today at Rutland (Macon), Friday at Spaulding (Griffin).

21. Thornton, Harvey, Ill. (20-1)

Previous: 22. Results: Defeated Thornton Fractional North (Calumet City) 53-38 as Reggie Smith scored 19 points. Defeated Fenger (Chicago) 87-80 as Smith had 20 points and nine rebounds. Next: Feb. 13 vs. Thornton Fractional South (Lansing).

22. Princeton, Cincinnati (13-1)

Previous: 23. Result: Won 64-34 at Colerain (Cincinnati) as Orlando Williams had 15 points. Game with Middletown postponed. Next: Today at Oak Hills (Cincinnati), Friday vs. Fairfield.

23. North Central, Indianapolis (16-1)

Previous: 24. Result: Defeated Warren Central (Indianapolis) 95-71 as D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera had 27 points. Next: Friday at Terre Haute North Vigo (Terre Haute).

24. Christ School, Arden, N.C. (28-2)

Previous: 25. Results: Defeated Carolina Day School (Asheville) 69-29 as Reggie King scored 16 points. Won 84-59 at Asheville Christian (Asheville) as Lakeem Jackson had 19 points. Won 70-50 at Rabun Gap Nacoochee (Rabun Gap, Ga.). Next: Today at Spartanburg Day School (Spartanburg, S.C.).

25. Northland, Columbus, Ohio (13-1)

Previous: 19. Results: Defeated Centennial (Columbus) 62-45 as Javon Cornley scored 13 points. Defeated East (Columbus) 59-42 as J.D. Weatherspoon scored 21 points. Lost 67-61 in overtime at Timken (Canton). Next: Today at Whetstone (Columbus), Friday vs. Linden-McKinley (Columbus).

Dropped out: None.


  1. A couple of thoughts:

    1) How in the world did Dudley ever get ranked in the Top 10 in the south region of the United States. Just goes to show you that reputation takes you a long ways. They aren’t the 7th best team in the state. Maybe even in this region.

    2) As good as GDS defense is, how can they match up with the size of Christ School? Just think that is too “tall” of an order.

    3) Has anyone seen UNCG this year? Who was the recruiting coordinator that brought in that junior class? They have 5 or 6 juniors and maybe two players. I am guessing that staff was wishing a few were seniors.

    4) Is Greensboro hosting regionals this year or does that start next year?

  2. Yes when your program has a consistent reputation for winning then people will take notice. I see we have a few haters on this board but this is to be expected considering how Dudley used to smack around pretenders like SW Guilford in the old Piedmont Triad 3A. The “Ponygirls” haven’t even sniffed the Regionals since what 1996 when they won their state title. Yep, back in the 90’s Smith used to run off at the mouth too when they were making their ‘good’. Then it was RJ Reynolds, The West Charlottes, the Parklands, The Glenns, now Trinity even etc etc…………and once the dust settled Dudley was still there somehow much like Duke or UNC.

  3. Well DudleyFan I am a fan of basketball. And love to watch games in the area and throughout the state. One thing I can tell, and I am sure Duke and UNC would as well, is that you are only as good as the team you have this year. And from the games I have seen them play this year, that isn’t very good. You cant even say you have the premier program in the county. That belongs to GDS. At least over the past 5 years. To make things worse, you have had twice the talent as GDS. Makes one wonder why you cant beat them. But you were smart to leave them out of your remarks. Part of what makes both schools successful is that there is little turnover on the coaching staff. That to me is why you see so many other schools so up and down. Just an opinion. Not a hater of Dudley, just dont think they are very good this year.

  4. I’m almost certain that Greensboro starts hosting the West Regionals this year at the Coliseum.

    Good chance to see Page, Ragsdale, High Point Central, Bishop McGuinness boys there, plus Northwest Guilford girls possibly and the Bishop girls are a near certainty.

    Mount Tabor boys are a front-runner for the 4-A boys too……

  5. gboroguy………’re a very out-spoken fella and thats easy to do sitting behind a computer screen in your mama’s basement. I wonder what school do you coach at or if you’re even a coach at all? How is a team that only has 2 losses on the year not very good? That tells me all I need to know as far as your ‘expert’ opinions on hs basketball are concerned.

    Perhaps you have an ax to grind from a past incident with a Dudley team??

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