SWG-Ragsdale, the Duke-Carolina of HS hoops goes to the Cowboys 65-60, in Jamestown…

from Greg Vlazny SWG….

The high school equivalent of Duke-Carolina was intense in the Piedmont between
Ragsdale and Southwest Guilford. The hosts jumped out strong early up 7-0 and 12-2.
But the quick firing Cowboys jumped back hard to tie the game at 16 a-piece after the
first. The second quarter was it’s mirror with the visitors jumping ahead but
Ragsdale came back, but this time Southwest held on for a 33-28 point lead at the
half. The high scoring Cowboys had engine trouble as Ragsdale played solid defense
and outscored the cowboys 19-10 to take a 47-43 lead going into the final 8 minutes.
Ragsdale used the momentum to control the first couple minutes but the Cowboys
fought back to tie it up at 50. Ragsdale hit one free-throw and the teams traded bad
shots but then after a scramble Southwest found Jordan Hanner in the corner and hit
a huge 3-pointer to take the lead 53-51. Which turned out to be huge because the
Cowboys never relinquished the lead for the rest of the fight. The Cowboys scored on
back-to-back possessions to go up 57-51. Southwest held on strong as the Tigers
began fouling and the Cowboys showed their grit by hitting enough free-throws to
take home a tough 65-60 win, remaining undefeated in the Piedmont Triad 4A
conference at 6-0. Ragsdale was lead by Eric Carter and Sharwyn McGee with 17
apiece. Southwest was lead by Jordan Hanner and Terrell Leach with 22 and 19

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Ragsdale 16 12 19 13 60
Southwest 16 17 10 22 65

Eric Carter 17
B. Rouse 5
Jaxon Randolph 4
Daniel Kanakanui 3
Sharwyn McGee 17
Tyquan Roberts 12

Terrell Leach 19
Ray Bridges 2
Andrew Bostic 10
Jordan Hanner 22
Rob Howze 2
Stevie Williams 6
Braxton Daye 2
LaKeith Scott 2

Courtesy of Greg Vlazny Southwest Guilford….