The Ragsdale Tigers gained a split with the Grimsley Whirlies on Wednesday night with the Tiger girls winning and the Tiger boys dropping their game with the Whirlies….
The Ragsdale Report with Mike Ellis from the Jamestown News…..
The Ragsdale girls team jumped out to a 13 – 2 first quarter lead against
the Grimsley Whirlies on Wednesday night. Both teams had trouble scoring in
the opening quarter as they were tied at 2 with just under three minutes
left in the quarter. Ragsdale then got a trey from Ally Darnell and a layup
from Emma Sonricker on a feed from Mikayla Pettyjohn to go up 7 – 2 before
Darnell hit back to back threes at the end of the quarter to give the Tigers
the 11 point lead.
Grimsley made a run to cut the lead to 4 at the half, then got to within 3
at the start of the third but could get no closer. Ragsdale went back up by
ten at the start of the final quarter on another Darnell shot from behind
the line and went on to record the 36 – 27 win to even their record at 1 –
1. Darnell led the Tigers in scoring with 5 three pointers for 15 points.
Grimsley was led by Roxanne Henshall who had 10 points. Grimsley’s record
dropped to 0 – 4 on the season.
The Grimsley Whirlies rode the hot shooting of Diwan Purvis who scored 21
points, 14 of them coming in the second quarter to defeat the Tigers by a 67
– 49 score on Wednesday night. The host Tigers were tied at 11 at the end
of the first quarter and only trailed by one point at 15 – 14 with just over
4 and a half minutes left in the first half when Grimsley went on a 22 – 7
run to take a 37 – 21 lead into the halftime break.
Ragsdale tried to make a comeback late in the game and cut the lead to 8
points at 50 – 42 with 4:36 left in the game as they started the fourth
quarter on a 6 – 1 run, but the Whirlies blew the game open on back to back
buckets by Diwan Purvis and Luke Bouknight as they closed the game on a 17 –
The Whirlies had 7 three pointers, played tenacious defense and used their
speed up and down the floor to keep the Tigers off balance. Point guard
Reggie Wilson ran the offense to perfection as the hot shooting Whirlies had
no trouble putting the ball in the basket. In addition to Diwan Purvis’s 21
points, Bouknight had 10, Wilson had 9 and Diquan Purvis and Kevin Walton
both had 8. Grimsley improved their record to 3 – 1.
Ragsdale was led by Bryan Rouse with 15 points. James Stepp was also in
double figures with 11 points and Jarrett Holland chipped in with 9 as the
Tigers dropped to 1 – 1.
*****Courtesy of Mike Ellis from the Jamestown News….*****