Game Report on WS Reagan-WS Parkland Boys Basketball:Rogers gets Reagan Raiders rolling again with another Overtime Win

WS Reagan 58, WS Parkland 55 OT

Reagan -   17- 7-15-12-7 -- 58
Parkland - 14-15- 8-14-4 -- 55

REAGAN (13-8, 6-6) Jalil Rogers 16, Cooper Jackson 14, Caleb Ellison 11, Quinn Corbin 10, Leonard 5, Ford 2.

PARKLAND (2-18, 0-11) R.Williams 13, B.Jackson 12, C.Williams 11, Monell 8, Moore 7, York 3, B.Jackson 1.

For the second time in four days, Reagan showed tenacity in overtime to hold off upset-minded Parkland 58-55 on the Raiders’ home floor in Pfafftown Friday night. With their third Central Piedmont 4A Conference win of the week, Reagan pulled even in league play at 6-6 entering the final week of the regular season. It was not easy.

In early January, Reagan secured a tough-fought 73-68 road victory over the Mustangs despite a season-high 30 turnovers. Tonight’s rematch was similar, with neither team leading by more than seven points: the Raiders early in the second period (22-15) and Parkland after the first possession of the second half (31-24), finishing a 16-2 stretch over seven minutes.

Reagan regained the lead (35-33) with an 11-2 rally of their own through the third quarter. The game was tied four times in the final period, including 46-46 after a thunderous dunk by sophomore center Cooper Jackson. A floater by Caleb Ellison in the lane pushed the Raiders ahead 5149 with 1:45 left in regulation but 2 Parkland free throws inside the final minute sent the game to overtime, the second of the week for Reagan, which beat West Forsyth 55-52 in OT at home Tuesday night.

In the extra period, Jalil Rogers, the game’s leading scorer with 16 points, was fouled off the tip & sank two free throws to give Reagan a lead (53-51) it would keep for the final four minutes. After Jackson scored on a feed for Parkland to tie the game, Jackson scored for the Raiders on a strong follow of an Ellison miss to push the lead to 55-53 with 2:45 left.

Ellison hit a free throw and a floater in the lane on back-to-back possessions to give Reagan its final margin. Parkland missed two three-point attempts in the waning seconds to give the Raiders a sweep of the visitors.

Rogers added six rebounds to his 16 points and Jackson grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds for Reagan. Seniors Quinn Corbin and Jack Leonard, who were honored in pregame on their final night in the Raiders’ gym, scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds respectively in significant contributions to the win.

Reagan closes out it regular season next week with CPC road games nest Tuesday at Mount Tabor and Friday at RJ Reynolds.

Courtesy of Coach Bill Armour, with Reagan Raiders Boys Basketball