High School Basketball Today(12/29/2022) Scoreboard:GDS and Western Guilford winning early/Sheetz Christmas Classic at SWG, where HPCA women and PCS men take Titles/”Ron ‘Roll The’ Dice” checks in/Richard Goods and Nadiya Hairston are MVP’s

Sheetz Christmas Classic:
Men’s Championship Game:Piedmont Classical School 76, Southwest Guilford 70
Women’s Championship Game:High Point Christian Academy 66, Southwest Guilford 40
Men’s All-Tournament Team:Richard Goods-Piedmont Classical School-MVP…Others All-Tournament are Julius Harrison-PCS…Josiah Watkins-PCS…Corbin Wilson-Southwest Guilford…Martin Giant-SWG…Stevon Harrison-SWG…(Richard Goods with 20 points and double-digit rebounds in the Men’s Championship Game)…
Women’s All-Tournament Team:Nadiya Hairston-High Point Christian Academy-MVP…Others on All-Tournament team are Courtney Taylor-HPCA…#21-HPCA who is not listed on their MaxPreps.com roster…Sa’Mya McCullough-Southwest Guilford…Laila Bush-SWG…Ally Guglielmo-SWG…

Women’s Championship Game:End First Quarter:HPCA 11, SWG 6…Halftime:HPCA 29, SWG 11…End of Third Quarter:HPCA 47, SWG 27…Final:HPCA 66, SWG 40…
HPCA scoring:Amaya Glenn 15 points, #21 with 13 points, Nadiya Hairston 11, Angel Walker 10, Anna Krajisnik 9, Courtney Taylor 5, Sarah Utley 3…
SWG scoring:Laila Bush 15 points, Ally Guglielmo 14 points, Sa’Mya McCullough 8, Tykiyah Freeman 4…

Men’s Championship Game:End of First Quarter:PCS 14, SWG 11…Halftime:PCS 36, SWG 27…End of Third Quarter:PCS 55, SWG 47…Final:PCS 76, SWG 70…
PCS scoring:Josiah Watkins 22 points, Richard Goods 20 points, Nigel Vincent 10, Julius Harrison 9, Kahlif Barnes 8, Jeremiah Whitsett 4, Kareem Osman 1, John Frazier 1…
SWG scoring:Martin Giant 16 points, Noah Goldston 14 points, Corbin Wilson 11, Christian Bennett 9, Troy Scarborough 7, Stevon Harrison 6, Cale Lloyd 4, Jaeden Watkins 3…
******Not sure exactly how he did it, but SWG head men’s coach Greg Vlazny did a great job of keeping his Cowboys in this game…Every time you felt like the PCS Bobcats were going to run off and leave SWG, they just couldn’t keep Southwest Guilford down…Even as the last seconds were ticking off of the game clock, SWG was still trying to cut the PCS lead down to 2-3 points, and he(Coach Vlazny) was almost there, but his guys ran out of time…

SWG would not go away, they just kept on battling, and Piedmont Classical School had the SWG Cowboys out-manned with Richard Goods and Kahlif Barnes around the basket, but SWG did all they could to stay in this game, and they did…To SWG’s credit they continued to attack the basket and they were getting back up court quickly…PCS came on with key reserves late in the contest, but it didn’t really matter who was on the floor, SWG would not give up…

To Coach Greg Vlazny, you have to say this young man had his young men playing their tails off tonight/Thursday night…Piedmont Classical School is very talented and Coach Brown is doing a great job of having his men play together, but there is just so much talent on this team, that PCS is going to have to make sure that they keep that Team Concept out front, and that they continue to keep getting better and working harder at what they do…If this PCS team becomes a hard-working bunch/group/team, they can beat just about anyone…But they will have to find ways to put self aside, and learn to put that Bobcat team name out front and center…

It will be fun to keep watching both of these teams for the rest of this season, and see how far they can go…I would like to see a meeting between Greensboro Day School and Piedmont Classical School this season…I know GDS has Caldwell Academy coming up on the Bengals’ schedule after the first of the year…This PCS team is just beginning to scratch the surface, and where they end up will be anyone’s guess, but they are again, a very talented group…And for SWG, all you have to say is that these guys will follow their leader, and Greg Vlazny will have his young men ready for the Metro 4-A Conference wars…

For both PCS and SWG, and also for GDS, Caldwell, and all of the other teams in our area, they have to get the message that there are NO Nights Off…If you let up, and come out lazy and lacking your focus one night, that will be your “Night of Horrors”…

The Christmas Holiday games are coming to a close, and time to close the door on December, and get ready to attack the January rack….******

Men’s Third Place Game:Southern Guilford over West Forsyth…Southern Guilford 72, West Forsyth 58
Men’s Fifth Place Game:High Point Andrews 78, Oak Grove 50
Men’s Seventh Place Game:Glenn 64, High Point Central 38
Women’s Third Place Game:Oak Grove 73, Glenn 32
Women’s Fifth Place Game:Wesleyan Christian Academy 38, Southern Guilford 26
Women’s Seventh Place Game:West Forsyth 60, High Central 5

Western Guilford women 59, Topsail 44 game played at 10:30am this morning at the Wilmington Hoggard Tournament
Northern Guilford women 36, Wilmington Hoggard 30 at the Wilmington Hoggard Tournament
Caldwell Academy boys 68, Hanahan 21
Calvary Day School boys 74, Oak Ridge Military Academy 40
Cardinal Gibbons boys 67, Wesleyan Christian Academy 52
Asheville Christian boys 83, Bishop McGuinness 60
High Point Christian boys 41, Metairie Park Country Day 37

from the Chick-fil-A Classic in Columbia, S.C.:(and more scores on the way)….
Greensboro Day School men 57, Lexington, S.C. 49

Greensboro Day (NC) used a fourth-quarter run to defeat Lexington (SC), 57-49, on Thursday in the American Division consolation game at Chick-fil-A Classic.

Greensboro will play the AC Flora/River Bluff winner on
Friday, while Lexington gets the loser.

Virginia Tech signee Jaydon Young led the way with 25 points. Jordan Moody had 12 points and Joseph Bachman had 20.

Greensboro has won at least one game in all four CFA appearances.

Greensboro led 25-22 at halftime and was up 38-36 in the fourth quarter. The Bengals went on 6-0 run capped off by Will Otto’s slam to make it 44-38 with 3:36 left.

Cam Scott led Lexington with 19 points and Jose Figueroa added 13 off the bench.