Final Score:WS Reagan 52, Davie County 50
Reagan - 12- 7-14-19 -- 52 Davie County - 14-11-15-10 -- 50
Reagan (5-3, 1-2) Noah Quarless 14, Jack Leonard 12, Jalil Rogers 11, Pennell 5, Grier 4, Corbin 2, McKoy 2, KJ Ford 2.
Davie County (4-3, 1-2) ZaHaree Maddox 19, Lawhon 8, Jackson Powers 5, Walser 4, Hudson 3, Williams 3, Summers 3, Carney 3, Jake Powers 2.
Reagan never led until the final horn but left Davie County with a 52-50 win on a 15-foot shot by Noah Quarless as time expired on the War Eagle’s home court in Mocksville Friday night.
Davie’s ZaHaree Maddox, the game’s leading scorer with 19, missed a shot in the lane with 7 seconds left. Jalil Rogers grabbed the rebound & passed ahead to senior PG Miles Grier, who found Quarless just inside the arc on the right side for the winning jumper.
The War Eagles jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first two minutes but Reagan clawed back to its only tie of the first 31 minutes (14-14) two minutes into the second quarter. Davie maintained leads of no more than five points throughout the second half, taking a 50-45 lead with 2:36 remaining on a Coleman Lawhon basket in the lane. The War Eagles never scored again.
Senior guard Nick Pennell scored in the lane for Reagan to cut the lead to three with 2:05 left & Quarless’ free throw with 1:51 left reduced the Reagan deficit to two. Senior Jack Leonard shoved a follow-shot in with 1:02 left to give the Raiders their first tie (50-50) since the second quarter.
Maddox & Pennell exchanged charges on missed field goals inside the final minutes before the game’s final sequence unfolded to give the Raiders their first Central Piedmont 4A Conference win of the season.
Quarless led Reagan with 14 points & added eight rebounds while Leonard had a Herculean effort with 12 points, a game-high 16 rebounds and took three crucial charges in the second half, 2 in the final period. Rogers added 11 points for the Raiders, who return to the court Monday as the top-seed in the WSFCS bracket of the Frank Spencer Holiday Classic, playing Carver at North Forsyth. Reagan defeated the Yellowjackets 57-13 on December 7 at Carver.
Courtesy of Coach Bill Armour, with WS Reagan Basketball