High School Basketball Tonight Finals(2/17/2024) and the Forecast did not call for rain, but it was “Raining Three’s at NWG”, plus NWG girls got to be looking for another shot with NG girls now at (23-1)/SG boys(23-1)/Smith girls(21-2):MORE Scores

(See ALL the scores we have below, and there are some missing scores, but we will try and locate those for you, and have MORE later on the Saturday Morning Roll…Current Report at 12:49am Saturday….

Friday night at Northwest Guilford High School in the Roger Nelson Gym, with the Darlene Joyner Court….
Final:Northwest Guilford girls 54, Southwest Guilford 40
End of First Quarter:NWG 11, SWG 2…Halftime:SWG 22, NWG 19…End of Third Quarter:NWG 35, SWG 28…Final:NWG 54, SWG 40
NWG Scoring:Maslyn Mosbacher 14 points, Peyton Vernon 13, Sophia Apple 11, Grace Henline 7, Lauren Byerly 4, Bel Varadi 2, Kamryn Snyder 2, Kara Rumple 1…
SWG Scoring:Kennedy Leggett 14 points, Aleesisa Everett 11, Ally Gugilelmo 4, T’yauna Freeman 4, McKenzie Moore 3, Tykiah Freeman 2, Kory Lloyd 1…
More on this game, on the way….Listen Back now to the NWG-SWG girls game on GreensboroSports Radio…Talked to Maslyn Mosbacher, Kamryn Snyder, and Bel Varadi during our postgame report, and a great job turned in by these NWG seniors…Nice young ladies and very good Viking basketball players…

Got to feel like Northwest Guilford would like another shot at the Northern Guilford Nighthawks…NWG played NG(23-1) to a five-point game last Friday night at NWG…NWG grabbed an early lead in this game, but the SWG Cowgirls would not go away, and the C’girls took a three-point lead into halftime, and they out-scored NWG 20-8 in the second quarter…

SWG would go on to lead by as many as five points in the second half, before Northwest made their run to get back into the game, and go on and get the “W”…The “W” on Senior Night for NWG…Maslyn Mosbacher, Bel Varadi, and Kamryn Snyder all proved to be key parts of the Northwest victory, plus Sophia Apple came up big, with a couple of three’s and a total of 11 points for the game, for Northwest…Peyton Vernon came on and she was another NWG Viking who fit right into the action with her 13 points, and she was all over the place, as was Grace Henline…

NWG has developed a good steady force of complimentary players with Apple, Rumple, Vernon, Henline, and Lauren Byerly all playing key roles in the success being enjoyed by the (18-6/11-3) NWG Vikings…Northwest has the tools to make a solid run in the playoffs…Mosbacher and Varadi have the exeperience in many a tight game, that should help as they make the stretch run for the Metro 4-A Conference Tournament and then on to the 4-A Playoffs…

On this Friday Southwest Guilford battled back after being down big early and for the most part, SWG was led back by Kennedy Leggett…Leggett was making the shots, and getting the ball to hole on drives, with some dish passes and all of what she was doing, allowed the Cowgirls to hang in there and stay around and be competitive in this contest…Leggett got help from Aleesia Everett, with both Everett and Leggett paving the way for SWG’s ablility to stay in the game….

Crunch time in the County now with the Metro 4-A Conference Tournamet beginning on Monday, and finishing up on Friday, with the Championship Games, at Northern Guilford High School….

Final:Southwest Guilford boys 91, Northwest Guilford 44
End of First Quarter:SWG 33, NWG 13…Halftime:SWG 57, NWG 21…End of Third Quarter:SWG 78, NWG 32…Final:sSWG 91, NWG 44
SWG Scoring:Cale Lloyd 20 points, Corbin Wilson 17, Mikhai Twyman 12, Brayden Gatling 11, Quinton Jones 7, Sharif Bratcher 7, Christian Johnson 5, Alston Harrison 5, Stevon Harrison 4, Caden Vlazny 3…
More on this game, on the way…
Listen Back to the SWG-NWG game now, on GreensboroSports Radio…Talked to SWG head coach Greg Vlazy during the postgame report, and got his feelings on his teams’s win tonight vs. NWG and how his team came in ready on Friday, after a huge win at Grimsley, back on Tuesday…

Coach Vlaz said it was the worked turned in Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, that made it all work on Tuesday and Friday….Fifteen(15) made three-point shots in this game by Southwest Guilford HS…Six 3’s from Cale Lloyd, four 3’s from Corbin Wilson, and one each from Gatling, Johnson, Jones, Bratcher, and Caden Vlazny…

The SWG Cowboys were one of those teams looking to continue to make a late-season statement, and the SWG directive may have been evident all sesaon long, but the C’boys true identity is really starting to come out/show out, here late in the season…Southwest has a group of young men, going with their 1-15 players and as of late, everyone on the SWG Cowboys’ roster is making contributions to the team’s run toward the NCHSAA 4-A Playoffs…

Southwest Guilford has the athletes and Coach Vlazny tells us he wants to use those athletes to speed up the game…SWG does not have big bodies in the post, but they have Cowboys that can break out and run the court, and it all starts with their Defense…SWG has a very nice group of players that can produce with the Defense that they thrive on…

It looks like the Cowboys are playing with four long arms on each players’ body…Their hands are moving everywhere, they don’t stop…The coaches tell you to get your hands up, and for SWG it is about getting your hands out…Move those hands and Disrupt, Disrupt, Disrupt…And all of that disruption leads to points off of turnovers…

SWG foreces the turnovers, and then the Cowboys use those take-aways and they turn them into points off of take-aways and turnovers…After a while the opposing team also begins to give the ball away with unforced turnovers…They get it in their head the SWG is coming, and they end up throwing the ball away…You can hear and see these guys in your sleep…

They are coming after you, and it will all happen quick…They are on you with a double-team trap, and you end up giving the ball away…Gatling, Graves, Stevon Harrison, Alston Harrison, Wilson, Johnson, Twyman, Lloyd, Jones, Bratcher, Caden Vlazny, Hatfield, Billings-Fanning, and I think that is 13 of them right there….And they were all contributing on Friday night…

Gatling and Graves are just freshman, so it is obvious that Southwest has not yet found their best results yet…The Best is yet to come for this bunch of Cowboys…Tonight it was the three’s, the next night it might be the runners or the floaters, but one thing is for certain with this group from SWG…That is “D”….Every night for them it is going to be Defense, Defense, Defense….And they will use that Defense, and turn it into Offensive Success…

I think the brightest spot for Northwest Guilford in this game, might have been the spot on the floor from whence/where Zach Spivey was shooting…In the second half, Spivey nailed four big 3’s for NWG…His best spot was on the right side of the court, but he alsowent to left once or twice too…And his ball was going through the net…

Nobody else on the Northwest Guilford team shot the ball as well as Spivey did on this Friday night…NWG did have eight players score, none had more than Spivey…Also saw some bright moments from the NWG big post man, Etinosa Ogbeide…He has the size and the eyes to be a force in the paint…Ogbeide will just need to get more reps, and then more reps, and then more minutes…He’s like one of diamonds in the rough, and his rough stuff, could end of being good stuff for Northwest Guilford….

Confernence Tournament Time next week, and time to make some end of the season/noise for the NWG Vikings…And we were not happy to see Tanner Ballou out of the NWG lineup tonight…He was out/missing due to a bad left foot, and Tanner Ballou was wearing the injury boot, on that left foot….Could be ankle, could be a foot, we’re not sure, but he is due back on the football field in the early Summer of 2024, so he better get his foot in gear, and get that boot back to the proper medical services owner…

More Basketball Finals:
Northern Guilford girls 66, Grimsley 44
Grimsley boys 72, Northern Guilford 62

Western Guilford girls 62, Ragsdale 42
Western Guilford boys 62, Ragsdale 59

Page girls 63, Southeast Guilford 56

Page boys 60, Southeast Guilford 38
Page Scoring for the night:
– Tyren Martin w/ 17 points
– JacksonSellars w/ 12 points
– Finley Otterberg w/ 8 points

Smith girls 71, Northeast Guilford 23

Smith boys 80, Northeast Guilford 55

Dudley girls 58, Eastern Guilford 38
Dudley boys 79, Eastern Guilford 52

Southern Guilford girls 67, High Point Central 8
Southern Guilford boys 77, High Point Central 44

Rockingham County girls 42, WS Atkins 36
Rockingham County boys 76, WS Atkins 62

Vandalia Christian School girls 48, Unino Grove Christian 28
Vandalia Christian School boys 57, Union Grove Christian 56 OT

Mount Tabor girls 51, West Forsyth 36
Mount Tabor boys 85, West Forsyth 73

Oak Ridge Military Academy boys 72, Combine Academy Global 59

Woodland Christian School boys 65, Alamance Christian School 64

**********Western Guilford HS season summary, and things are looking up for the WG Hornets**********
Courtesy of our friends inside the Hornets’ Nest…..
WGHS vs Ragsdale JV
57-31 This team showed a lot of heart and determination and that they can play with the best young talent around GBoro. Coach Imani Watkins and delivered a remarkable coaching performance.

WGHS vs Ragsdale Girls Varsity
62-42, WG wins. These ladies showed hustle all season. Looking forward to see how this young team emerge and how new pieces could help this team excel.

WGHS vs Ragsdale Boys Varsity
62-59 WG wins, capping off two straight wins. What’s next for the Hornets as they look to build for the next season…lots of talent, we shall see what buzz the Hornets make in the offseason.