NORTHWEST GUILFORD 82, GARNER 75
The Vikings of NW GUILFORD set their compass for due east as they made an epic voyage into Raleigh. Meanwhile, The Trojans of Garner, also sporting 2-0 record, were anxiously awaiting the Gate City’s representative.
This matchup would prove to be quite an odyssey as the contest began with both squads trading baskets. The Vikings couldn’t quite figure out Garner’s “Achilles heel” as the Trojans fast break attack and relentless physical defense caused NW to commit several turnovers. By halftime the score was deadlocked at 41 apiece.
Last two minutes of the first half proved to be quite the precursor for the third quarter. The Trojans were using their full arsenal to slice through the Viking defense. Both teams traded punches throughout the third quarter, as NW took a two point lead going into the final period.
Following a late fourth quarter timeout, the Vikings managed to redirect their ship into much safer waters. They ultimately came out on top with an 82-75 victory.
Thomas Hennigan poured in 20 points and eight rebounds. Tre Turner chipped in with 15 points, 6 rebounds, and an eye-popping 3 charges. Jalen Spicer scored a dozen and served up 7 assists. Matt Rakes contributed with 10 points. Reggie Davis cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th NORTHWEST GUILFORD 19 22 20 21 GARNER 16 25 18 17
NORTHWEST GUILFORD 3-0; 0-0
– Thomas Hennigan: 20pts; Tre Turner: 15 pts; Jalen Spicer: 12pts; Matt Rakes: 10 pts.; R. Davis 7 pts; C. Hampton 7 pts; J. Davis 6pts.; D. Funderburg 5 pts.
Garner – 2 – 1
Omari Harris 18 pts; Alex Reed 17 pts; Kenyon Burt 13 pts; Demetric Horton 10 pts; M. Maultsby 7pts; M. Harrison 4pts; T. Ferrell 4pts.; M. Townes 2
Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff