One game to for sure go see, or keep an eye on tonight:New Hope Christian girls play defending 3A state champions Harding in Thomasville at 7:00 tonight.
*****Our GreensboroSports.com crew***** will be out at Northeast Guilford for the Page Pirates at the NEG Rams and the Pirates come in at (6-1) and the Ram boys stand at (7-0)…We will also get a chance to hear the Most Improved Band in the State of North Carolina….The Northeast Guilford Ram Band has banded together and they have come so far…The used to march on the football field and they would line up and do the best that they could, but they did not have much to offer…They were a motley crew and kind of make-shift in their lineup and they were lucky to get through the anthem…
Now we are in late 2012 and I was at a home basketball game in the John Primm Gym the other evening and when it was time for the Star Spangled Banner something started playing and it sounded good and I thought for sure that it was a tape, that they were playing from down by the scorer’s table….Lo and behold I looked down by the corner near the entrance door and up in the Ram stands, there stands the NEG Ram Band and they are playing the National Anthem and I almost go into shock….Anthems done like this are usually reserved for the Dudley Panthers’ Band, or maybe another school or two will slip in occasionally and be able to put out a sound like what I was hearing on that night…..But not Northeast Guilford, but it was Northeast Guilford and they had a smooth and professional sound coming down and it was almost like they had a string section working up there in their musical group….
To me they have to be, “The Most Improved Band in the state” and a tip of the cap to the NEG Band Director and we will all get the chance to hear them tonight when the Rams play the Page Pirates and the NEG Band plays the National Anthem….Game time says Varsity girls at 6:30pm and the boys go at 8pm…Page Pirate girls are also unbeaten…
*****Broadcast time from NEG for us at GreensboroSports.com and 97.7FM begins at 6:30 with the girls and the boys will follow…On the net/web Click On Basketball in Focus link at the top of this home page and on the radio, it is 97.7FM and you can pick that up inside the John Primm Gym and on the NEG High School campus…Check us out on FM or on the net tonight.*****
Also this evening in Friday Night Hoops we have:(Most starts at 6 and 7:30pm)
Eastern Guilford at Northern Guilford…Conference game and the boys should get close….
Grimsley at Western Guilford…Metro 4-A Action and again, the boys should be tight in this one….
Smith at Southeast Guilford…Another case of Metro 4-A Conference action and in this one girls game might be tight early, if Smith boys play the same way that did vs. Dudley, Smith wins big….
Southern Alamance at Dudley….Girls game could be the Game of the Night in our area, with Burnett, Boggs, Kelly and Sykes on the way in from Graham(Southern Alamance) and Dudley coming back at them with Davis, Abraham, Curry, Maize and more and Maize must have big game in the lane and she must stay in the game in order for Dudley to win…Burnett has a game that make the opposing teams blush….She can do things that make your defense do a gut-check that calls for all-out action and attention….This is the BIG ONE for girls in our area conferences tonight….Harding at New Hope big too, but this one has the key players that you know and they will be ready to let go with it tonight at Dudley…..Dudley boys should bounce back after last night’s loss in a large way over SA tonight….(I could write about that SA-Dudley girls game all day long, that is going to be a HOT ONE….
Kernersville Medical Center Shootout at Northwest Guilford High School
Greensboro Day School vs. Hntersville Hopewell 4:30pm Main Gym
Southwest Guilford vs. Southern Guilford 6pm Auxillary Gym…SWG has Terrell Leach, but SG has a very young and super-quick team under Greg Thompson….
Hickory Grove(Charlotte) vs. Northwest Guilford 7:30pm Main Gym…Saw Drew Harper hit on a dunk last night that LeBron James would have been proud of…
River Mill vs. Huntersville Hopewell 4:30pm Auxillary Gym
Hickory Grove vs. Northwest Guilford 6pm Main Gym…NWG got their first win of the season last night vs. Hopewell….Well we hope that they get #2 tonight…
West Charlotte vs. Greensboro Day School 7:30pm Auxillary Gym
*****Back when they first set up the K’ville Shootout I was looking for Greensboro Day boys vs. West Charlotte boys, but Kennedy Meeks and the Lions had other commitments….*****