Final:Greensboro Day School 59, Southwest Guilford 54
The Cowboys hit the road again to face off against the private school powerhouse Greensboro Day School. The game was held at a neutral sight at RJ Reynolds High School. It was standing room only in the gym to watch this highly anticipated match-up. Both teams are coming off of convincing wins from this past Tuesday.
The Bengals have 6 games under their belts, while tonight marked only Southwest’s second contest on the young season.
The Cowboys started the game off behind the 8 ball with a pregame technical foul. The Bengals made one of the two freebies before keeping possession. Southwest responded with a made 3 pointer giving them a 3-1 lead. Greensboro Day responded with a 3 point basket of their own and then continues to score until it was 8-3. The Cowboys fought back until it was 11-10 at the 3:50 mark. The two clubs traded baskets as the opening frame ended with the Bengals leading 19-15.
The slow pace of the Bengals controlled the tempo of the game as the speed screeched to a sloppy halt as the turnovers and ice cold shooting plagued Southwest throughout the first half as the opening frame closed with the Bengals up 31-21.
The abysmal shooting for the Cowboys continued in the third frame as the margin started to build up to as many as 15. By the end of it though, the frame turned into a stale mate thanks to a quick 5-0 spurt making it 43-33.
The Cowboys made a good fight in the last stanza. Southwest chipped away making the closing minutes intense. Thanks to finally making some shots and forcing turnovers, the Cowboys made it 57-54 with 42.5 left to play. That was as close as it would be as Southwest couldn’t convert anymore as the final horn sounded with the Bengals holding on for a 59-54 victory.
Southwest couldn’t overcome shooting 26% from the floor as well as an uncharacteristically high amount of turnovers. The Cowboys were led by Keyshaun Langley with 15, and 4 Asts. The Bengals were paced by JP Moorman with 19. The Cowboys fall to 1-1 and will host Northeast Guilford at 6:00 pm on Tuesday.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final GDS 19 12 12 16 59 Southwest 15 06 12 21 54
Will Dillard 13
Solomon Smith 11
John Newman 7
JP Moorman 19
Alex Michael 5
Jordan Perkins 4
Southwest 1-1 (0-0)
Keyshaun Langley 14
Dezmond Woods 2, 4 Rebs
Kobe Langley 5, 4 Rebs, 3 Stls, 2 Asts
Christian Martin 4, 8 Rebs
Ty Radford 2, 2 Rebs
Kameron Langley 10, 4 Rebs, 2 Asts
Cooper Cunningham 4, 2 Rebs
Brandon Lamberth 9, 8 Rebs
Thanks to SWG assistant coach Greg Vlazny for this Game Report….