High School Basketball Tonight Scoreboard:Smith girls on to Round Four of the Playoffs/Greensboro Day School boys State Champions/Smith boys win at Hickory, 69-62, and more scores/news

The Smith boys and girls have found a way to Survive and Advance, and they will be carrying the Guilford County Banner into the Regionals next week….Got to feeling good right now for those folks over in South Greensboro, off of South Holden Road, and right in that area, near Ben L. Smith High School…..
Next Tuesday night:West Charlotte boys at Smith…Smith girls at West Rowan

Final on Smith boys…Smith 69, Hickory 62
Smith at Hickory boys still in progress, but we had what would be considered overall, a tough day at basketball courts, for our Guilford County area teams…From Guilford County, we saw big wins from the Smith girls, and from the Greensboro Day School boys, but we lost the Northern Guilford girls, the High Point Andrews girls, the Grimsley boys, the Southern Guilford boys, and like we were saying, we are still waiting for the word on the Smith boys…Big time CONGRATS to the Greensboro Day School boys, they are State Champions again, for their head coach Freddy Johnson, and Mike Bolton’s Smith girls are making believers out of those that follow girls and boys basketball, in Guilford County…

From the basketball floors/courts in-and-around Guilford County:

Final from this afternoon over at Ben L. Smith High School:
Smith girls 69, Pisgah Bears 60
Smith girls now (25-2) and on to Round Four of the Playoffs next week…Round One of the Regionals should be coming up on next Tuesday….Pisgah(23-5)

Final from over at Forsyth Country Day:
Greensboro Day School Bengals 58, Concord Academy 56
GDS boys 2023 NISAA Men’s 3-A State Champions…GDS(30-5)/Concord(31-7)

Central Cabarrus boys 97, Southern Guilford 53
Halftime:Central Cabarrus 58, Southern Guilford 26

Charlotte Catholic takes home two wins from the Gate City area tonight…And from area code, 336…
Charlotte Catholic girls 58, Northern Guilford 53
End of First Quarter:NG 21, Catholic 18…Halftime:Catholic 35, NG 33…End of Third Quarter:NG 47, Catholic 46…Final:Catholic 58, NG 53
Catholic Scoring:Blanca Thomas led all scorers in the game with 25 points, and she hit 9 FT’s…Aniya Scales 15, Gracyn Gough 7, Maggie Kernodle 5, Olivia Fava 2, Kate McArdle 2, Harper McKain 2
NG Scoring:Malena Delisa 15 points, Laurel Zlotkowski 10, Jasmine Harris 9, Jadyn Newsome 9, Skylar Fowler 4, Lizzie Gram 4, Christina Delisa 1
Tough way for Northern head coach Kim Furlough go out, but she has earned her retirement from coaching, and she won many big games over the years, on what in the future should be named, in her honor, The Kim Furlough Court, at Northern Guilford High School…They may want to go with the Kim Furlough Gymnasium some day, but the Kim Furlough Court does have a nice ring to it, and it was a bit bittersweet, to see Coach Furlough walking away with her Nighthawks, at the end of the evening, on Saturday February 25, 2023….The only coach the NG Nighthawks girls basketball team has ever known/had, Kim Furlough…

But got to also say, that was a very tough Catholic team, that took out the Nighthawks tonight…Blanca Thomas, in the middle for the Cougars, sort of gives you a glimpse of a latter-day Elissa Cunane, who used to man the middle, for Northern Guilford…A very tough zone defense employed by Catholic in the second half, and in the first half, Kate McArdle made Jasmine Harris’ life, a living nightmare, as Jasmine could only get off one shot, and that one didn’t go…

Harris recovered to post nine big second half points, where she had two three’s and a three-point play, where she drove to the basket with a behind-the-back dribble, put up the shot and made the bucket, and she got fouled, and then made the free throw for the three point play…

Malena Delisa was able to keep NG in the game, in the first half, and she will continue to be a solid contributor for the ‘Hawks next season…Thirteen points in the first half for Northern’s Malena Delisa…

Catholic had those big and important nights from Thomas on offense, and from McArdle on defense, and they also got 15 points from guard Aniya Scales…Scales hit the scales hard, and she connected for two 3’s for CC…Catholic saw themselves get into some foul trouble, and they played through it, and now they will stay on the road, and play at Watauga, next Tuesday night….

Congrats to out-going Northern Guilford seniors, under head coach Kim Furlough; as Christina Delisa, Jadyn Newsome, Laurel Zlotkowski, Lizzie Gram, Caroline Gram, Avery Burnham, and Skylar Fowler, all close out their high school basketball careers…

Charlotte Catholic boys 44, Grimsley 43

Salisbury girls 55, High Point Andrews 53

Concord Academy girls 64, High Point Christian Academy 43

Reidsville boys 59, Robinson 45

Bishop McGuinness girls 62, Bessemer City 55

Bishop McGuinness boys 65, Thomasville 60 OT

Chambers boys 56, Mount Tabor 53

Randleman girls 62, East Rutherford 55

North Mecklenburg boys 88, East Forsyth 55