Final Score:WS Reagan 55, West Forsyth 52
Reagan - 13-11-13-11-7 -- 55 West Forsyth - 12-10-15-11-4 --52
Reagan (11-8, 4-6) Jalil Rogers 13, KJ Ford 13, Quarless 9, Corbin 8, Leonard 4, Ellison 4, Jackson 4.
West Forsyth (7-12, 3-7) Bralen Norris 17. AJ Baskerville 12, Broadnax 8, Lindsay 5, White 4, Hucknall 4, Rush 2
Reagan got timely scoring late from junior Jalil Rogers & freshman KJ Ford to defeat visiting West Forsyth 55-52 in a thrilling Central Piedmont 4A Conference game Tuesday night in Pfafftown. The Raiders survived with a strong overtime after a tight contest in which neither team led by more than six points.
After leading by six points (24-18) midway through the second quarter, Reagan maintained a smaller margin throughout the first 11 minutes of the second half, leading 43-40 with just under five minutes remaining. But the Titans scored eight straight over the next 2 minutes but Rogers’ three-pointer with 2:25 remaining cut the Raiders’ deficit to two (48-46).
Ford was fouled on a full-court drive after a West turnover and converted two free throws with 1:36 left in regulation to tie the score at 48. Each team missed two shots in the final 90 seconds to send the game to overtime, the first of the season for Reagan.
The Raiders never trailed in the extra period, getting a critical three from Ford with 2:30 left to take the lead (52-49). West’s Bralen Norris, the game’s leading scorer with 17, missed on a drive through the lane on the next possession & senior center Quinn Corbin hit a hook shot to push Reagan out front for good. Rogers converted a free throw with four seconds left to seal the Raiders’ 11th win of the season.
Rogers & Ford each had 13 points to lead Reagan, which also had a sizeable rebounding advantage (32-23) behind Jack Leonard’s game-high eight and seven boards from Noah Quarless. Norris also grabbed seven rebounds for the Titans.
Reagan returns to the court tomorrow night for the second of three CPC home games this week against Davie County, a contest postponed by snow last Friday night. The Raiders conclude their three-game home stand with Senior Night against Parkland on Friday.
Courtesy of WS Reagan Coach Bill Armour