Ragsdale 51, East Forsyth 45
East Forsyth 10-18- 9- 8 -- 45 Ragsdale 8-10-17-16 -- 51
East Forsyth (0-2) Will Rhodes 16, Lyles 9, Williams 7, Leggett 5, Timmons 3, Thorns 2, Reeves 2, Jackson 1.
Ragsdale (4-4) Jordan Jones 16, Andrew Siler 11, Jaylen Williams 10, Saigo 3, Cameron Parker 3, Manley 2, Freeman 2, Nassir Parker 2, Atwater 2.
Ragsdale mounted a strong second-hand rally to come from behind and defeat visiting East Forsyth 51-45 in Jamestown Tuesday night. The Tigers, who had played three straight games decided by one point (winning two), came from 14 points down in the first half to deal the Eagles their second loss in as many starts.
After a tight first quarter, East opened up a wide margin midway through the second quarter behind three-point shooting by Tyler Williams and solid floor play from point guard Will Rhodes, the Eagles’ leading scorer with 16.
East led by 12 early in the third quarter (32-20) but the Tigers steadily chipped away at the deficit, tying the score at 35 with a minute left in the period.
The teams remained tied until Ragsdale’s Jaylen Williams scored on a drive with three minutes left to put the Tigers up for good at 43-41. Andrew Siler hit seven of eight free throws down the stretch to seal the win for Coach James Atkinson’s Metro 4A conference team.
Jordan Jones led the balanced Ragsdale attack with 16 points while Siler & Williams added 11 & 10 respectively. Williams also grabbed 5 rebounds & teammate Morgan Atwater had a team-high eight boards for the Tigers.
Will Rhodes led East Forsyth with 16 and Zyun Reeves grabbed a game high nine rebounds. The Eagles return to the court tomorrow night for their first home game of the season against Mount Tabor in a 6:30 tip-off in Kernersville.
Courtesy of East Forsyth assistant coach Bill Armour