Three-team Jamboree/Scrimmage last night at Western Guilford, the home of Athletics Director Jim Clontz and the Hornets, and Northern Guilford may have lost a few players from last year’s championship squad, but they have enough talent returning to turn it up a notch or two as the regular season approaches….
I just caught the end of the Ragsdale-Northern scrimmage, but there were good things to be said by all about the Northern Guilford effort, and Ragsdale looked solid against Western and Northern….
Ragsdale is very sound on the fundamentals and they have several new players that will make key contributions and the Tigers showed inside strength and they also had some young guards that were listening to closely to Coach Shoemaker and they took the ball into the lane, drew the fouls and hit their free throws….
The word on Northern is, I got two words for, you, Frye and Berry. They are both much-improved and from what I’m hearing, Frye is showing no ill effects from the hand injury he incured this past summer at the showcase down in Charlotte…..Berry’s three-point shot is even better than last year, when he was draino from the corners and he hit his peak at the perfect time in the game against Bertie in round one of the Regionals down at ECU/Greenville…
Frye and Berry are showing the leadership the Nighthawks need here early in the season and right now Western is looking for a firm hand at the point.
Western will have to settle down and decide who they want to bring the ball up and who they want to set the offense. Tyler Stutts, has already joined the Hornets after the WG football loss to Mt.Tabor, back on Saturday and he will help hold down the fort on the inside with Wilkerson and Spinks. DeEric Baldwin now has a Mohawk haircut and he will also add size to WG Hornets as they post up down low…..
Western has a regular season game coming up this Saturday so they have to get the horses/Hornets ready and willing to be filling up that basket with about 70-75 points per game…..
Last night’s scoring from the notebook paper pads in the stands had Northern taking the three-way dance over Ragsdale #2, and Western at #3….
Here’s what the note takers in the stands had as the final results:
These games were comprised of three 8-minute quarters and Heath Lineberry(Southeast Guilford-grad), was in charge of the timing and the official clock at WG.