Game Report on Ragsdale-High Point Central Boys Basketball with Tigers on top in 2OT

Ragsdale wins it in 2OT 44-37 over HP Central…Courtesy of Ragsdale assistant coach Brandon Mullis….

                     1    2    3    4   OT 2OT  Total 
Ragsdale            12    7    8    4   4   9    44 
High Point Central   2   10   11    8   4   2    37 

High Point, NC – –

Tonight the Ragsdale Tigers made the short trip to High Point for their first Piedmont Triad 4A Conference test against the Bison of High Point Central. The Tigers would come out of the gates racing to an early 12-2 lead after the opening period. The Bison would slowly chip away and cut their deficit to just 4 at the halftime break. The 2nd half was a defensive battle. Both teams struggled to put the ball in the basket all night. High Point Central had a two point lead late in the game when Ragsdale was able to tie the game with just under one minute left in regulation. Ragsdale was then able to get a key defensive stop, but was not able to score, sending the game into Overtime. During the first overtime period, Central took an early lead, but the Tigers were able to attack the basket and tie the game at the free throw line. Ragsdale was once again able to get a key defensive stop late in the first overtime, sending the game to a 2nd Overtime. In the 2nd Overtime, the Tigers were once again in attack mode and able to get a lead they would not relinquish. Central was then forced to foul, where the Tigers would hit 9/10 free throws in the 2nd overtime period.

Ragsdale was led by two Seniors, TJ Parker (13 points & 10 rebounds) and Austin Love (11 points & 6 rebounds). Rakeim Richardson led the Bison with a game-high 15 points on the night.

Ragsdale improves to 10 – 4 overall and 1 – 0 in the conference. High Point Central drops to 4 – 9 overall and 0 – 2 in the conference.

High Point Central (4 – 9, 0 – 2):
Rakeim Richardson – 15 points
Jo’el Jenkins – 9
Kamil Qahar – 5
Jamal Anderson – 4
Patrick French – 3
Tim Gorham – 1

Ragsdale (10 – 4, 1 – 0):
TJ Parker – 13 points, 10 rebounds
Austin Love – 11 points, 6 rebounds
Tevin Quick – 7 points, 5 rebounds
Kyle Watkins – 4
Greyson Collins – 3
Brian Free – 2
Jarious Drayton – 2
Grant Ali – 2

Ragsdale next plays on Friday 1/9/15 on the road at NW Guilford HS.