The Cowboys hosted the Hornets of Western Guilford in Piedmont Triad
3A conference action tonight. Southwest was looking to keep their
terrific season rolling and the Hornets were hoping to get back in the
win column and stop their current 8 game skid.
The Cowboys and Hornets opened the game up by trading baskets, and the Hornets held a brief
4-2 lead. Some sloppy play ensued, but a quick 9-0 spurt almost
settled things down for Southwest to make it 11-4 at the 4:01 mark.
Some more uncharacteristic play by the hosts allowed for a 4-0 blip by
Western and it was 11-8. Yet again a quick burst of offense by
Southwest pushed it out to 17-8. This pattern continued and the
opening frame closed with Southwest only ahead 22-12.
The Hornets continued to take advantage of the Cowboys miscues and kept the game
tight. The first few minutes of the frame seemed as if the Cowboys
were starting to run away with the game as it got to 31-14 at the 4:12
mark. However, the Hornets swarmed around and played the Cowboys
roughly even the rest of the half and the halftime score was 40-25.
The third quarter once again had the teams trade baskets quickly and
it was 42-27. A simply 5-0 spurt made it 47-27 at the 5:45 point.
Western stopped the run with a 3 pointer of their own to make it 47-30
at the 5:30 mark. The next 2 minutes were a more familiar sight for
the Southwest faithful as the Cowboys started to put some more
enthusiasm and pride on both sides of the ball with a solid 12-0 run
to make the game 59-30 at the 3:33 mark. Another 3 pointer by the
Hornets stopped the streak, and got another bucket as well and it was
59-35. The Cowboys’ bench yet again showed how deep this roster is
with their intensity as Southwest started streaking again to close the
frame with an 8-0 run, but a deep banked 3 pointer by Western closed
the frame at 67-38.
In the final frame the depth of the Cowboys proved
to be enough to stretch the margin as they played effectively on both
sides of the ball as the game closed out for a 87-49 conference win
for the Cowboys.
Southwest stays perfect on the season as 21-0 and 9-0 in the Piedmont Triad 3A Conference.
The Hornets were led by Isaiah Cassell with 14 points.
Southwest once again placed several players in double figures.
Joel Pettiford with (15, 8 Rebs, 3 Asts, 2 Stls, Blk),
Christian Martin with (13, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts, Blk), Keyshaun Langley with
(12, 4 Stls, 2 Asts, 2 Rebs), Jayden Turner with (10, 5 Rebs, 3 Asts,
3 Stls, Blk), and Bryce Causey with (10, 3 Stls, Reb, Ast).
With the win the Cowboys have clinched at least a share of the Regular Season
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Western 12 13 13 11 49 Southwest 22 18 27 20 87
Western (1-18, 0-9)
Adonis Hayden 3
Isaiah Cassell 14
DJ Mcneil 5
Devaron Benjamin Jr 6
Keyun McCullough 2
Tyrone Kanu 4
Hassan Moore 4
Chris Hicks 11
Southwest (21-0, 9-0)
Keyshaun Langley 12, 4 Stls, 2 Asts, 2 Rebs
Kobe Langley 8, 6 Asts, 2 Rebs, Stl
Milli Huggins Ast, Reb, Stl
Cameron Thompson 4, 2 Stls, Ast, Reb
Jayden Turner 10, 5 Rebs, 3 Asts, 3 Stls, Blk
Christian Martin 13, 6 Rebs, 2 Asts, Blk
Nysiek Walcott 2, 2 Asts, Reb
Bryce Causey 10, 3 Stls, Reb, Ast
Joel Pettiford 15, 8 Rebs, 3 Asts, 2 Stls, Blk
Aamaj Platt 5, 4 Rebs
Jeremy Mull 2, Reb, Stl
Rodney Scott 2, Ast
Caleb Theriault 2 Rebs
Miles Taylor 4, Stl, Reb, Ast