Final:Southwest Guilford 91, East Forsyth 74
Southwest ended the week on the road to face off against the Eagles of East Forsyth. The Eagles are riding a 2 game winning streak, their most recent a victory over High Point Central by 6. Southwest is fresh off of a convincing blowout victory over the Glenn Bobcats last night 104-49.
In the previous match-up, the Cowboys pulled away for an 88-69 win. Southwest wants to stay perfect on the season in conference play and the Eagles want to keep their streak alive as well. This game was a sloppy foul filled chippy battle.
The opening frame was back and forth. The teams traded baskets and leads. The Cowboys regained the lead at 15-14 at the 1:46 mark for good. The game remained tight and physical as the quarter ended at 22-19 in favor of the Cowboys.
The gritty battle continued in the second as both teams had to adjust to foul trouble. A corner three pointer by Dezmond Woods just before the buzzer took the halftime score to 44-40.
At the break the Cowboys made some defensive adjustments that seemed to spark their offense and stifle the Eagles offensively. The second half opened with an 11-0 run to make the game 55-40. It wasn’t until a technical foul gave the Eagles 2 free throw makes that the East got on the board at the 4:37 mark. Southwest didn’t let that hiccup slow them down as the gas pedal was down as the pressure zone caused havoc that turned into transition baskets. When the dust settled as the quarter closed with Southwest up 71-50.
The final frame was more of the same recipe for the Cowboys as they used solid team defense to limit the Eagles’ offensive opportunities as well as get good looks on the offensive side of the ball. Despite using defending conference player of the year (Kameron Langley) midway through the frame, Southwest was just too deep and too much for the Eagles. In the end it was 91-74 with the Cowboys going home with a tough road conference win to stay perfect in Conference play.
The Eagles were led by Kameron Martin with 17 points. The Cowboys were led by Brandon Lamberth with (24, 2 Rebs), Kobe Langley with (22, 7 Rebs, 7 Asts, 2 Stls, 2 Blks), Kameron Langley with (16, 12 Rebs, 7 Asts, 3 Stls), and Dezmond Woods with (13, Stl, Reb). Southwest improves to 19-2 and 8-0.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final E. Forsyth 19 21 10 24 74 Southwest 22 22 27 20 91
East Forsyth (12-10, 3-5)
Hysheam Weston 9
Jordan Roberson 11
Josh Mahaffey 5
AJ Hall 1
Curtis Coleman 13
Kamron Martin 17
Sedrick Sligh 5
Tanis Samuels 1
Josh Wiley 4
Sirod Cook 6
Dominique Jones 2
Southwest (19-2, 8-0)
Paul Bullock As
Keyshaun Langley 9, 4 Asts, 3 Rebs, 3 Stls
Dezmond Woods 13
Kobe Langley 22
Christian Martin 7, 3 Rebs, Blk
Ty Radford 2 Asts, 2 Rebs, Stl
Jalen Snipes 2 Rebs
Kameron Langley 16
Cooper Cunningham Stl
Brandon Lamberth 24
Courtesy of SWG assistant coach Greg Vlazny