Southwest Guilford 98, North Surry 62
(Courtesy of SWG assistant coach Greg Vlazny)
The Sheetz Holiday Classic Championship matchup pitted the Cowboys of Southwest against the Greyhounds of North Surry.
The Cowboys are rolling along, having won the first two rounds by a combined 101 points, while the Greyhounds have showed great fight and grit with come from behind victories in both of their tournament games. The Cowboys look to remain perfect on the year here at the midpoint of the season, while the Greyhounds look to beat a second team from the Piedmont Triad Conference.
The action started quickly with a Cowboy jumper right off the tip. A defensive stop and another basket had it 4-0 in favor of the Cowboys. The Greyhounds slowed the bleeding with a basket, but another 4-0 spurt put the tally at 8-2. The Greyhounds refused to lay down as they got into a little rhythm cutting it to 10-8 with just under 5 minutes to play. That was as close as they would get it for the rest of the night. Southwest wore down the Greyhounds getting the score up to 24-14 with a minute to play. North Surry managed another basket, but a 3 pointer to close out the frame made it 27-16 at the end of one.
The second quarter opened with a 5-0 run by North Surry which made it 27-21. The momentum once again slowly changed tides as the Cowboys methodically forced turnovers and frustrated North Surry as the lead stayed into double figures and eventually landed at 51-33 going in to the break, thanks in large part to Cooper Cunninham’s 4 first half 3 pointers.
The third quarter was when Southwest really put the pedal to the metal as the lead got close to 30 points, but a quick 5-0 spurt by the Greyhounds slowed it. But only momentarily. The Cowboys closed the third frame with a defensive driven 10-0 run making it 80-43.
The Cowboy bench continued their hard work from the third into the fourth as they closed out the game well for the Cowboys as they cruised to a 98-62 Championship Victory, winning their 4th consecutive Sheetz Holiday Classic Tournament.
North Surry was led by Kendal Tucker with 16. Southwest was paced by Cooper Cunningham (17 points, 2 Rebs, Ast), Keyshaun Langley (16 points, 7 Asts, 3 Stls, 3 Rebs), Kobe Langley (16 points, 4 Asts, 3 Rebs), Kaymon Mitchell (12, 7 Rebs, 3 Asts, Stl) and Tournament MVP Kameron Langley with (10 points, 9 Asts, 6 Rebs, 3 Stls). Each Cowboy got on the scoreboard tonight for a great overall team win to move to 13-0 on the 2015-2016 campaign.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final N. Surry 16 17 10 19 62 Southwest 27 24 29 18 98
North Surry (8-5)
Mason Hawks 8
Carter Phillips 13
Mason Gwyn 2
Kendal Tucker 16
Casey Hull 8
Hunter Badgett 5
Brady Watts 2
Luke Cartwright 4
Andrew Cave 4
Paul Bullock 2, 2 Rebs, 2 Stls
Keyshaun Langley 16
Orlando Smith 4, 4 Asts, 2 Rebs, 2 Stls
Kobe Langley 16
Christian Martin 7, 7 Rebs, Ast
Ty Radford 3
Jalen Snipes 8
Kameron Langley 10
Cooper Cunningham 17
Mantriel Reaves 1, Blk, Reb
Andre Jones 2, 4 Rebs, Ast
Kaymon Mitchell 12
from Andy Durham:
*****4 straight Sheets Titles for SWG and 5 straight HAECOs for Greensboro Day and now it is time to hook up the Greensboro-High Point Tournaments Title with GDS vs. SWG….What do you say???*****