Graham Sporting Goods High School Basketball Tonight for 12/17/13:SWG vs. HPA at HPU

+++++Adding in from MaxPreps:Dudley at Burlington Cummings…Ragsdale boys at Mount Tabor(7:30pm)+++++
*****Here is what we have so far and we will be looking for others.*****
Southwest Guilford vs. High Point Andrews at the Millis Center on the High Point University campus…Girls at 6pm/Boys at 7:30pm….Tickets can only be purchased at the high schools(SWG/HPA) prior to the game and there will be NO ticket sales at HPU…Parking will be available in the lot on the corner of Lexington and Centennial Avenues and there will be shuttle buses provided that will take you to the game location at HPU…

Also we have this evening:Almost all cases boys at 7:30 and girls at 6pm….
Southeast Guilford at Northwest Guilford….Girl’s game is for all of the marbles…SEG only has one a loss…NWG heavy favorite in the boy’s game…This year the Vikings’ depth will kill…Gore, Spicer, Henry in the backcourt and Powell on the perimeter with Everett as a floater and Billups ready to step inside and wait until Harper dunks one on you…You will not be prepared….Plan to be at this game and we want to talk to winning coach after the contest…

Eastern Guilford at Northern Guilford….You will love both of these games if you are a Wildcat or Nighthawk fan…Both of them should be real interesting/exciting….Danny Robinson will be reporting on these games for us…

Grimsley at High Point Central…HPC girls still rough around the edges and Grimsley appears to be coming on some, behind Coach Gunn and she had her husband Jim and son Adam on the bench with her last Friday night and usually when Adam is in town, things will be going good for the Gunns…Coach Ben Free at HPC used to be at G/Grimsley….Boys game will be tightly contested…Mulvey, Puryear, and others expected to lead Whirlies…

Page at North Davidson..Page boys are (7-0)….Hard to top that….Page girls sit at (5-2) after two losses last week…My advice for Paris Kea this week is to ‘follow your shot’….If you miss an outside shot, you have a certain degree of follow-through on your shot form, but follow your shot to the basket and if there is a miss, you might get your own rebound and have a chance to put it back up, with the follow…Almost like playing desperation ’21’ and you have to get to that ball, wherever it may fall and it ‘must not’ hit the floor, before it ends up in your hands…Don’t foul to get it, but get to that ball……Just some observations from the outsider, looking in….Page boys, should we say, “Can’t touch this, or is it too soon?”….

Northeast Guilford at Burlington Williams….We will have to wait and see, but my early indicators tell me Williams girls and NEG boys take these games..Honest opinions on the way to the games…NEG girls are getting better and still hard to believe, but they beat Rockingham County and topped some other teams so far along the way….

Southern Guilford at Asheboro…Don’t know a thing about Asheboro, but Coach Whitaker and Coach Thompson(SG girls and boys leaders) have been on my ‘Advil Shopping List’ during the early part of 2013….

Bishop McGuinness at North Wilkes…Four straight Double-Doubles for Will Garnder9Bishop) going into Wilkes County, while Spencer Wilson, Nick Efird and Jack O’Halloran have not been standing back and watching, they have added to all the ‘Bishop Momentum’…Nieters for the girls and a portion of Julia Brown thrown in for good measure…DeFrancsco is on the mend from what I have been hearing…

Shining Light at Mount Airy White Plains Christian
American Hebrew at Durham Carolina Friends….No boys game here…Girls only….

McMichael at Morehead….Former Dudley coach David Price is now a volunteer coach at McNichael…I think it is his nephew that is the head coach there…They have had several injuries already this season…Coach Price one of the winningest coaches in NC high school history…

Rockingham County at Western Alamance…I recently met the Gordon family from ‘The Rock’ and they are former NG Nighthawks and now they have become RC Cougars….The young Gordon girl, is a sophomore for Coach Wall’s Cougars..


  1. Alot of good girls games tonight. I am going with SW Guilford, SE Guilford, Eastern Guilford, HP Central,Southern Guilford, Bishop, Morehead and North Davidson.

  2. If High Point Central girls beat Grimsley that will be something and what do we know about North Davidson girls??? I think SWG beat HPA girls earlier this season, a very good re-match….SEG will be a favortie at most stops along the way this season, with maybe the exception of when they meet Dudley or Southern Alamance…..EG at NG, will be battle…..Others, need time to look at them all in detail for sure…

  3. Andy,

    I saw ND girls average 54 ppg. That means Paris has to get 30 and get 24 from her teammates to win. They have lost two tough games. If her teammates dont step it up then Page will lose again. They have Davie County which is a very solid basketball team after ND. This is a tough stretch.

  4. North Davidson(3-3) just beat Davie County(2-3) 71-59….The otther Pirates will for sure need to step up this week and let’s hope that Emily Casper is now back at full strength…Not sure how much she was able to play last Friday night at Durham Riverside…

  5. The Northwest Guilford girls have a very good team. The Lady Falcons will have to play very well tonight to win this one. Not for sure if 6’2″ Kimberly Flippen will be back in the line up or not. If not, they will have to rely on Martin, Tinsley and Jeffers to play the middle. It should be a very good game.

  6. DeFrancesco girl for McGuinness is not on the mend. She has a torn ACL and is done for the year. Johnston, Cappuccio, Brown, and younger Nieters girl have been doing the scoring. Older Nieters girl still trying to fully recover from being sick for a month I think with Mono.

  7. Maybe HP Andrews dropped a game in there to SEG instead of SWG…I will have to make another visit to the MaxPreps toybox and check on it….I know HPA fell in there somewhere, where I thought they might on track to pull it out…

    Was trying to be optimistic about DeFrancesco and not make it sound as bad as it was/is, but that is the way it is….

    Maybe the Bishop boys are on another ‘Mission’ this season and what is Aaron Toomey doing these days…A blast from the Kernersville past there….

  8. The skinny on Andrews girls is:

    HPA 47
    SWG 43….

    SEG 70
    HPA 57….

    It blows your mind but the NEG Ram girls are (4-2) overall and currently (3-0) in the Mid-State 3-A Conference….Mid-State harder or easier than the Mid-Piedmont for girls basketball???

  9. Dinah Neal is having an all-conference/all-area type of season for Northeast. She has improved vastly from last season. Coach Ramsey could be coach of the year in the area.

  10. My Poll

    2.GDS(Private 3A)

  11. Everyone is so worried about page. Just give them the Timco championship. No need to play any conf games. Southern Alamance, Dudley, and SE Guilford don’t have a chance. Per the news and record page has won everything already.

  12. I am shocked that Northeast girls are doing so well. I always thought if you took Ledford away the MPC, the conference was much weaker than the Mid State. Has Northeast picked up some players or have they improved that much?

  13. NE girls has a new assistant who I believe coaches a young girls team for Delaney Rudd’s Lady Phoenix AAU program.They also have a freshman guard who is good and Ellis kid who transferred back in to district from Southern.

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