Southwest hit the road for a Friday night conference clash against the Parkland Mustangs. In the match-up 3 weeks ago the Cowboys jumped out to a commanding lead that they never relinquished as they cruised to a 75-37 win. The Cowboys came into tonight looking to keep their perfect season rolling along, while the Mustangs were wanting to be the first ones to knock off the Cowboys.
Tonight would once again be a battle of style as the Mustangs would rather hold the ball and stall the tempo and the Cowboys play at a much faster pace.
Southwest got up very quickly 5-0, and the Mustangs scored to cut to 5-2 at the 6:15 mark. The teams traded baskets and it was 7-4 at the 5:53 point. From there the Cowboys were able to dictate tempo and pressure to go up 26-4. Parkland managed a bucket with 27 seconds left in the frame that closed the scoring for the first quarter at 26-6.
The second quarter wasn’t as smooth, but the Cowboys slowly pulled away as they put some defensive stops together. The frame ended with the Cowboys scoring the last 4 points in the final 12 seconds of the half to take a 45-17 lead at halftime.
The second half was slowed down by the patience of the Mustangs as they methodically attacked the Cowboys. Some possessions it worked, others it didn’t as the length and athleticism of Southwest allowed them to continue to control the game as the uglier frame closed at 59-29.
The final frame we similar to the previous as the Mustangs would try to slow the game down and not let the Cowboys run away. The Southwest bench once again did a great job and the visiting Cowboys ran away with it at 81-45.
Parkland was led by Camian Shell’s 18 points. Southwest played a solid team game and had great contributions from the whole roster. Some highlights were; Kobe Langley with (15, 6 Stls, 3 Asts, 2 Rebs), Keyshaun Langley with (15, 6 Asts, 5 Rebs, 3 Stls), Christian Martin with (13, 5 Rebs, 3 Asts, Blk), and Jayden Turner with (11, 9 Rebs, Blk, Ast, Stl). Joel Pettiford also had a solid night with 5 and 8 Rebs.
The Cowboys improve to 22-0 and 10-0 in conference play.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final Parkland 06 11 12 16 45 Southwest 26 19 14 22 81
Parkland (12-9, 6-5)
Chase Rorie 2
Camian Shell 18
Omar Bitting 9
Esosa Igbinigie 7
Omar Bolden 4
Cornel Brown 5
Jay Mobley 3
Southwest (22-0, 10-0)
Keyshaun Langley 15, 6 Asts, 5 Rebs, 3 Stls
Kobe Langley 15, 6 Stls, 3 Asts, 2 Rebs)
Milli Huggins 3, 6 Rebs, Ast, Stl
Cameron Thompson 5, Stl
Jayden Turner 11, 9 Rebs, Blk, Ast, Stl
Christian Martin 13, 5 Rebs, 3 Asts, Blk)
Nysiek Walcott Reb, Ast
Bryce Causey 6, Stl, Ast
Joel Pettiford 5, 8 Rebs, Blk, Stl
Aamaj Platt 6
Jeremy Mull 2, Reb, Ast
Rodney Scott 3 Asts, Reb
Caleb Theriault Reb
Miles Taylor 2 Rebs, 2 Stls, Blk
Courtesy of SWG Cowboys’ assistant coach Greg Vlazny