High School Basketball Today/Tonight(1/5/19) FINALS in and around Guilford County/Looking at our coaches and coaching situations

Northwest Guilford boys 49, North Cross(Roanoke, Virginia) 38
NWG(11-2)/North Cross(3-5)

Greensboro Day School boys 74, Morganton Freedom 68
Carson McCorkle with 26 points to lead the GDS Bengals, Cam Hayes added 22 points for Greensboro Day….

Mount Tabor boys 62, Western Guilford 50

Northwest Guilford girls 56, Landmark Christian 41

        Q1	Q2	Q3	Q4	Final
LCHS	 8	 3	12	18	41
NGHS	31	14	 9	 2	56

North Davidson boys 100, West Davidson 83

Westchester Country Day boys 75, Hickory Christian 49

Hickory Christian girls 57, Westchester Country Day 48

Games set for today/Saturday January 5, 2019 and for tonight:
(These look like the main games for today, and if there are any more going on, we will try and stir them up for you.)

Northwest Guilford boys(10-2) vs. North Cross High School(3-4), from Roanoke, Virginia at the Chance Harmon Classic at Floyd County High School, in Floyd, Virginia….12 Noon

Greensboro Day School boys(14-4) vs. Morganton Freedom High School(10-0) in the Hoop City Invitational at Winston-Salem Prep HS 7:30pm…GDS coached by Freddy Johnson(1,033-292) in his coaching career and Morganton Freedom coached by Casey Rogers, another long-time winning name, in North Carolina high school basketball history….

Piedmont Classical School boys(13-1) vs. Killian(11-3) at the Adidas Holiday Slam-Miami, Florida 8pm..Piedmont Classical defeated Killian, 86-74, when they met here in Greensboro, back on December 21….

Northwest Guilford girls(9-4) vs. Landmark Christian(7-8) at the “She’S Got Game Classic” in Atlanta, Georgia at At Wheeler High School 12:30pm…Landmark Christian from Fairburn, Georgia

Western Guilford at Mount Tabor Girls at 1:30/Boys at 3pm….WG girls(1-10)/MT girls(6-5)…WG boys(1-11)/MT boys(10-2)

High Point Christian Academy boys(10-6) at Cape Fear Academy(16-3) 1:30pm….Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, N.C.

Hickory Christian Academy boys(6-3) at Westchester Country Day(6-7) 4:30pm
Hickory Christian Academy girls(2-7) vs. Westchester Country Day(2-8) 5:30pm

West Davidson boys(6-5) at North Davidson(5-3) 6:30pm

++++++++++Still keeping an eye and ear on the Page boys basketball head coaching job…There will be a ton of applicants for this job and you have to wonder if any of those who applied last time, will be looking at this job again, now that is open again….Will probably see first priority being a coach that will also need to be a teacher at the school…Coach Matt Harder has done an outstanding job as a teacher, while coaching boys basketball at Page…So if you are going to be a teacher at Page, it serves to reason that you will also need your college degree….

So do we see any coaches like Jeff Smith, the top assistant to Freddy Johnson over at the Greensboro Day School, get in the mix again??? Will we see Brandon Clifford, who was an assistant at Page back in the day under Coach Robert Kent, and last check, Clifford was coaching high school basketball out in Tennessee, and he spent time as the head man at High Point Christian Academy and worked a year or two with the Dallas Mavericks, will Clifford look to come back to Greensboro???

I have this feeling a coach who has done a great job down at Southern Guilford, Evan Fancourt, might look at a job like this one and say, ‘hey maybe I need to apply for the Page job’ and hope to land this position and move up to the 4-A ranks, at one of the best-known high schools in the state..Does a coach like Coach Fancourt, aspire to make a move like this one??? Your guess is as good and mine, and I am just speculating….

We heard the name James “Junior” Braswell dropped in here a few days back, when the job at Page was announced to be opening up, at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 high school basketball season…We don’t know the whereabouts of Junior Braswell, or much on his overall coaching and playing background, but I do remember the name of Tonya Braswell, and well maybe she was at Page and on the girls team a while back…

Just some speculation and the job applications may already be rolling in, but we will to wait a while for this future of this Page High School boys basketball job to come into full focus, and that is our goal, to bring “Sports into Focus”…….

++++++++++And on a related matter….We wonder how former long-time Page boys basketball coach Mac Morris is doing these days…Did not see him at this year’s HAECO Tournament, and was just wondering how Coach Morris was doing these days…A true Hall of Famer, from over the years, with I think 3 NCHSAA 4-A Titles in his time leading the Page boys basketball program…++++++++++

**********I had heard back in the Fall of 2018, that former Page football coach Marion Kirby had been under declining health, and he was not doing all that great in recent months…Another true championship coach, at Page HS, back in the days and I had been hearing that dementia had been attacking Coach Kirby and that he was battling, but it was had been a very rough go of it lately, for Coach Kirby.**********

Similar news for former Grimsley girls basketball assistant coach and long-time Greensboro Parks and Rec man, Wayne Butler….Wayne was an assistant under coach Phil Weaver and part of that Grimsley girls basketball staff with Coach Weaver, Wayne Butler and Wayne Barker that took the Whirlies to the 4-A State Title game back around 2007…You had Trumae Lucas, Nicole Hargraves, Kristen Fields, Amber Cook and one more DI product on that Grimsley girl’s team, and Wayne Butler was a big part of that club/team…Worked for many years with the Greensboro Parks and Rec Department and last check he was at New Garden Friends Home, and it was day-to-day for Wayne Butler, and he had been receiving Hospice Care…

Just wanted to drop in a few notes today and we wish the best for all of those mentioned above……..