The Cowboys went over to Jamestown to square off against their long standing rivals of Ragsdale High School. These arch rivals are no longer conference opponents, but that doesn’t change anything.
The Cowboys wanted to keep an 11 game winning streak against these Tigers going, while Ragsdale wanted to stay unbeaten for this early season. After trading poor possessions the Cowboys got on the board first with a basket to take the early lead 2-0. Ragsdale responded with a made free-throw to make it 2-1. Southwest lead wire to wire and got up 10–2 with 1:05 left. But the Tigers closed the first quarter with a 5-0 spurt to make the low scoring emotional affair at 10-7.
The Cowboys opened the frame with a made three pointer to make 13-7, but the Tigers made one of their own. That was the running theme for the frame as they traded baskets throughout the entire stanza. The first half closed at 19-15.
The second half opened up with another Cowboys basket to go up 22-15. Southwest upped the pressure and tempo and forced several quick shots, turnovers and turned them into multiple baskets, and in a blink the lead was 42-16 at the close of the third quarter.
The final frame was more of the same Cowboys style as they continued to force the tempo that the Tigers just weren’t comfortable with. It was too much Southwest as they cruised out to a 60-40 win on the road.
The Tigers were led by Jaay Ford with 11 points. Southwest was led by Jay’den Turner with 19 points, 7 Rebounds, 4 Steals, and 2 Blocks. Southwest played a great team game and had great contributions from the whole roster.
Southwest next hosts Northwest on Tuesday night at 6:00 pm.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Ragsdale 07 08 11 14 40 Southwest 10 09 23 18 60
Trevor Marsh 1
Aaron Pittman 2
Sam Hayes 3
Aaron Clark 9
Jaay Ford 11
Tre Goode 5
Zach Walker 6
Jon Spillman 1
Cameron Thompson 2, Ast
Milli Huggins 8, 5 Asts, 3 Rebs, 2 Stls
JT Butler 6, 4 Asts, 4 Rebs
Cameron Kimber 3 points
Christian Martin 7, 5 Rebs, 3 Stls, 2 Asts
Jayden Turner 19
Ty Radford 5, 4 Asts, 2 Rebs, Stl
Jalen Snipes 2 Stls, Ast
Cooper Cunningham 2, 3 Rebs
Joel Pettiford 2, 4 Rebs, 2 Blks
Naje McClendon 5, 2 Rebs
Miles Taylor 1
Courtesy of Southwest Guilford assistant coach Greg Vlanzy
From the Ragsdale camp and assistant coach Chris Bristol:
Southwest Guilford Cowboys 60, Ragsdale Tigers 40
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 F SW Guilford 10 9 23 18 60 Ragsdale 7 8 11 14 40
Southwest Guilford (3-1)
Jaay Ford 14pts, 10rebs
Aaron Clark 9pts, 3stl
Tre Goode 5pts, 4rebs
Zach Walker 6pts, 8rebs
Aaron Pittman 2pts
Sam Hayes 3pts
Jon Spillman 1pts
Ragsdale Varsity Boy’s Asst. Coach