Game Report on WS Reagan-Davie County Boys Basketball:Raiders ride Rogers with 23 points/Quarless, Ellison, and Ford get it in gear too

Final Score:WS Reagan 71, Davie County 62

REAGAN -        19-17-18-17 -- 71
Davie County -- 11-20-11-20 -- 62

Reagan (12-8, 5-6) Jalil Rogers 23, Noah Quarless 13, Caleb Ellison 13, KJ Ford 10, Corbin 8, Leonard 2, Jackson 2.

Davie County (10-9, 4-7) Zaharee Maddox 16, Blake Walker 13, Lawhon 9, Hudson 9, Jackson Powers 6, Jake Powers 5, Carney 4.

Reagan took control early, then withstood a Davie County rally in the fourth quarter to win its second Central Piedmont 4A Conference game in as many nights, a 71-62 victory over the visitors Wednesday night in Pfafftown.

The Raiders trailed only once early (4-2) and led by as many as 16 points early in the fourth quarter (58-42) behind a balanced scoring effort and +10 rebounding advantage over Davie. But the visitors chipped away at the lead behind relentless pressure, scoring 18 of the next 24 points over a five-minute stretch to reduce the Reagan lead to four at 64-60. Blake Walser, the game’s leading rebounder (10), led the r DC rally with strong inside play.

But freshman guard KJ Ford hit a twisting drive with 1:20 left to push the Raiders’ lead to six (66-60). On the following possession, Noah Quarless, who hit the game-winning shot at the buzzer at Davie earlier in the season in Reagan’s 52-50 win, made the first of two critical plays in the closing seconds.

Quarless, who scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds, blocked a three-point attempt by ZaHaree Maddox which led to a free throw by Ford inside one minute to play. Then Quarless blocked a shot on the next Davie possession, but rebounded himself & drove the length for a basket to push the lead to 69-60. His two free throws closed out the game for the Raiders, who won their fifth CPC game of the season.

Jalil Rogers led all scorers with 23 points and added eight rebounds & four assists to the winning Reagan cause. Caleb Ellison matched Quarless’ 13 points & has seven of the Raiders’ 16 assists on 26 field goals on the night. Ford added 10 points and senior forward Jack Leonard led Reagan in rebounding with nine.

Reagan returns to the court Friday night at home for a Senior Night CPC game against Parkland before traveling to Mount Tabor & RJ Reynolds next week to close out regular-season CPC play.

Courtesy of Coach Bill Armour with Reagan Raiders boys basketball