The Cowboys of Southwest hit the road last night for a quick trip to a familiar non conference foe High Point Central. It was opening night for both teams as both squads looked to open up the 2019-2020 campaign on a positive step. Both teams came out filled with adrenaline and went back and forth with a little sloppy play. After settling down, the Cowboys clamped down on the defensive end of the floor and the lid finally was broken on the other side. It quickly turned into a 10-0 lead for the visiting Cowboys. Following a timeout, the Bison were able to ebb the tide from getting too far out of hand. By the end of the opening frame the Cowboys held a 16-7 advantage.
The second frame was really when the defensive presence of the visiting Cowboys really had an impact on the hosts. Southwest’s swarming intensity held the Bison to just a pair of made free-throws in the frame. The halftime tally was in favor of the Cowboys 36-9.
The second half started with the same defensive efficiency by Southwest. Midway through the third stanza the Bison however seemd to put a few possessions in a row and kept Southwest from pulling further away. The third quarter buzzer sounded and the Cowboys led 55-19.
After a couple of possessions the clock wouldn’t stop and the Cowboy’s opening night road win quickly ended. It was a tremendous team defensive effort that allowed the Cowboys to cruise to a solid 62-23 victory.
The Bison were led by Keith McDuffie with 6 points. A tremendous defensive effort only allowed 8 made field-goals by the hosts Bison on the night. The Cowboys played a solid team game on both sides of the ball. A couple of contributors were; Jeremy Mull (19, 2 Asts, 2 Stls, 2 Rebs), and Bryce Causey (13, 5 Rebs, 4 Asts, Stl). Southwest had several other players play major roles in the victory that might not show up in the box score. The Cowboys open up their home schedule on Tuesday night against the visiting Falcons of Southeast Guilford.
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
High Point Central 07 02 10 04 23
Southwest Guilford 16 20 19 07 62
High Point Central (0-1)
Javion Green 4
Keith McDuffie Jr 6
Tre Hill 4
Isaiah Ramazani 2
Tyler Robinson 2
Robert Little 5
Southwest Guilford (1-0)
Noah Goldston 3, 1 Reb, 1 Stl
Claude Cormack 4, 4 Reb, 3 Asts, Stl
Deanthony Butchee 2, Ast, Reb
Bryce Causey 13
Jeremy Mull 19
Caleb Theriault 6, 4 Reb, 3 Asts
Mason Yarbray Stl
Miles Taylor 8, 6 Rebs. 3 Asts, Stl
Rodney Scott 4, 5 Rebs, 3 Stls
Henry Giant 1, 3 Rebs, Stl
Aamaj Platt 2, 3 Rebs
Elijah Foust Reb
Submitted by Greg Vlazny