On the Western Guilford-HP Wesleyan boys game from the High Point Enteprise at www.hpe.com:
HIGH POINT â€“ Western Guilfordâ€™s boys nearly buried Wesleyan in the first half of their Bank of North Carolina Christmas Classic opener.
But the Trojans proved they have a few very big shovels.
Trailing 30-14 at the half, Wesleyan regrouped, fought back and survived to pull out a 76-72 triple-overtime thriller at Southwest Guilford on Monday. Will Coble scored 18 of his game-high 20 points in the fourth quarter and the overtimes, coming up with countless big plays down the stretch.
The Trojans improved to 10-5 with the win and advanced to Tuesdayâ€™s semifinals at 6 p.m. at Southwest. They will face the winner of the nightcap between the host Cowboys and Oak Christian Academy of Knoxville, Tenn. But they gave coach Keith Gatlin a few headaches in the process.
â€œIâ€™m gonna break about 15 clipboards this year, because they start off so passive,â€ Gatlin said only half-joking. â€œOur kids donâ€™t understand, when you play basketball you have to play hard for 40 minutes.â€
Boys from the NewBridge Bank Tournament in Lexington:
Southeast Guilford 64
East Davidson 59
from the Bank of North Carolina High Point Tournament:
Southern Guilford 40
Southwest Guilford 68
Knoxville Christian 53…..
Girls from High Point:
High Point Central 50
Calvary Baptist 21
High Point Andrews 51
Southern Guilford 40
Cardinal Gibbons 43
JL Mann 48
from the NewBridge Bank Tournament:
East Davidson 63
*****WALLBURG â€“ East Davidsonâ€™s girls scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to rally for a 63-57 victory over Southeast Guilford in the first round of the NewBridge Bank Classic on Monday at Ledford.
East trailed 39-28 before the surge. Taylor Hallman and Candace Fox led the comeback. Hallman scored 12 of her 16 points while Fox struck for eight of her 12. Haley Grimsley and Stacy Hicks added 11. Grimsley sank two 3s in the final period while Hicks had a 3 and two free throws.
Jessica Anderson and Ayshia McNeil each had 15 for the Falcons. Destiny Locklear had 11, all in the fourth quarter.
In the boys game, Southeast withstood an East rally to prevail. Down 33-27 at the half, East closed to within one at the end of the third quarter.
Bradley Savage led the Falcons with 15 points that included six in the final period. Tevin Johnson and Danny Pressley each had 12.*****