Results from earlier today:
Northern Guilford 54
Greensboro Day School 58
High Point Central 52
*****GDS now (8-0)*****
from www.hpe.com sports:
GREENSBORO â€“ Greensboro Day Schoolâ€™s boys foiled High Point Centralâ€™s season opener, posting a 58-52 victory on Saturday.
Derek Grant led the Bison with 15 points, while Sam Everhart and Drew Adams added nine points each.
Central visits Greensboro Smith on Tuesday.
Oak Ridge Military Academy 67
The game of the day was ORMA versus Smith as the Smith Golden Eagles tied the game on a three-pont shot at 65-65 and then Oak Ridge had the ball with 8.5 seconds remaining and they got a decent look and then they won it a short range put-back shot by Jay Canty(Xavier) and the Cadets got the hard-earned win over a very spunky and attacking Smith Eagles ball team.
Smith was led by Dominique Bartell, Donte Johnson, Keith Coleman and Darian Jones, while the Cadets were paced by Canty, Jacob Lawson, Asad Lamont and Chris McCain and Chris Richmond…..
The game went:
At the Half…..38-35 ORMA
End of 3rdQ 58-51 ORMA
This looked to be the game of the day and the upstart Eagles from Smith deserve a lot of credit for sticking with the Cadets from Oak Ridge. There was a ton of talent on the court especially on the ORMA side and Smith was not intimidated at all, they played hard and they were right there at the end….
Once Oak Ridge gets all of their guys in place and the injured kids return, they will be a season-long force to be reckoned with. ORMA is deep with Rankins, Mitchell and others in the mix with the previoulsy mentioned players…..
Smith may give a few more teams a run for their money at the Pizza Hut Invitational and in the Metro 4-A Conference this season.
From the people I spoke with, the Greensboro Day School Bengals were charging hard and their top man based on crowd input was Brandon Dorsett. Dorsett led the Bengals to the win over ORMA last Sunday and from what we were told on the way in, he was right back at it tonight….I was also told that Quayshad Williams turned in a solid performance for GDS and now the Day School stands at (8-0) on the year…
Frye was the name I heard from Northern and really no surprise there either and with the win the Nighthawks have yet to lose this year under new coach Ryan Freeman. The Nighthawks should be getting Jon McBeth from the football team on Monday and who knows, we still might see Keenan Allen and Maurice Harris out there with basketball team next week too, wearing the roundball colors of Purple, White and Black……
That’s all we have for now, although we have been receiving news that the Nothern Guilford girls have been tearing up the field in that Thanksgiving tournament down in South Carolina.
Hopefully we will get some news on the girls at the Papa John Classic going on over in High Point….Dudley girls versus Forrestbview(a re-match of last year’s 3-A State Championship game) was set for 7:30 with Dudley’s UNCG-bound Breonna Patterson and Forrestview’s Shannon Smith(UNC-bound) ready to do battle and Desiree Drayton prepared to control the inside game for the Panthers….
Let us know if you have more info on any of these games…….