In the final Piedmont Triad 4A Conference Tournament (before realignment kicks in), the regular season champions Cowboys faced off against the only team to beat them, the Vikings of Northwest.
Just like last season, these two conference foes split the regular season. This time around it was the Cowboys who jumped ahead with a nine-two run to open the game at the 5:09 mark. The Vikings however responded with a 5-0 spurt of their own to make it 9-7 at the 4:16 mark. The teams traded baskets with Northwest cleaning the lead for the first time on the night at 12-11 with 3:12 to play. Southwest responded with another for 4-0 spurt to take a 15-12 lead with 2:40 on the clock. Northwest turned it up and re-claimed the lead at 18-17. The final 20 seconds of the quarter were outstanding, as Southwest made a basket, then Northwest Guilford Reggie Davis hit a three-quarter court shot to give the Vikings the lead at 21-19.
The second quarter play opened up with both teams not being able to find a good offensive rhythm, and it wasn’t until the 5:19 Mark that the Cowboys managed to tie the game at 21 apiece. The Vikings held a small lead throughout the frame and took a small 34-30 lead going into the break.
Following a discussion of reemphasizing defense of rebounding, the Cowboys started to Play complete defense of positions and limit Northwest to single shots on the offensive side. The Cowboys and Vikings still traded baskets throughout the frame as the Vikings defense continued to slow the pace of the game. Despite that however, The Cowboys took a 45–43 lead with 1:10 to play in the frame. Those final 70 seconds showed the Cowboys had committed to playing better solid team defense and got a good defensive stop to end the quarter at the same score.
The final frame continued the heated battle. Southwest struck first quickly to get the margin at 47-43 just 30 seconds into the frame. Another solid defensive stop and score but the Cowboys are up 49-43. In a foul filled frame, Southwest managed to get all of the key stops, and shoot a good field goal and free-throw percentage to slowly pull away for a strong, tough, and physical win on the road at 60-51.
The Vikings were led by Tre Turner with 22 points. The Cowboys were paced by: Kameron Langley with (15, 6 Asts, 4 Rebs, Stl), Kobe Langley with (15, 7 Rebs, 2 Asts, 2 Stls), and Christian Martin with (11, 5 Blks, 5 Stls, 4 Rebs, Ast). The Cowboys head into the State Playoffs after winning the regular season and tournament championships.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Northwest 21 13 09 08 51 Southwest 19 11 15 15 60
Jalen Spicer 8
Tre Turner 22
Thomas Hennigan 6
Christian Hampton 2
Jacob Riddles 2
Reggie Davis 11
Keyshaun Langley 6, 4 Rebs, Ast
Dezmond Woods 7, 5 Rebs, Ast, Stl
Kobe Langley 15
Christian Martin 11
Ty Radford 2, Reb
Kameron Langley 15
Cooper Cunningham 3, Reb
Brandon Lamberth 1, Reb
Courtesy of Greg Vlazny, SWG Boys Basketball Assistant Coach
SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 60, NORTHWEST GUILFORD 51
–Northwest and Southwest Guilford competed in a back and forth affair in the championship game of the Piedmont-Triad 4-A conference tournament. The 1st half was up and down and but the pace slowed tremendously in the 4th quarter as Southwest was able to execute better than the Vikings down the stretch to come away with a 60-51 victory. Both teams will move on to the State Playoffs on next Tuesday with home games.
–Tre Turner led the Vikings with 20 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Reggie Davis added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds in addition to his 3 assists, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Thomas Henningan contributed 6 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 blocks while Jalen Spicer finished with 8 points 3 assists.
–Southwest Guilford was led by Kobe Langley and Kam Langley as they both finished with 15 points each.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th NORTHWEST GUILFORD 21 13 9 8 SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 19 11 15 15
NORTHWEST GUILFORD: 20-5; 8-2
Tre Turner 20; Reggie Davis 11; J. Spicer 8; Thomas Hennigan 6; Jacob Davis 2; David Funderberg 2; Christian Hampton 2
SOUTHWEST GUILFORD: 21-3; 9-1
Kobe Langley 15; Kam Langley 15; Christian Martin 11; Dez Woods 7 Keyshaun Langley 6; Cooper Cunninham 3; Ty Radford 2; Brandon Lamberth 1
Submitted by: Northwest Coaching Staff