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Pbon by Timothy Ramaey
West Forsyth guard Jamon Brown, No. 2 in white, attempts to drive around
North Forsyth Forward Richard Ryce, No. 24 in red.
Atkins guard Jaleel DeBerry, No. 25 in red, goes up for a reverse layup.
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effort and I love how hard
we played. We played a
tough Reynolds, team but
if we play that way for the
rest of the year, we will be
The game involving
Reagan and Lexington was
another close one during
the first half. Defense
reigned supreme before
intermission as Reagan
held a slight lead 22-18.
During the second half
Reagan point guard
Landon Rice took over and
hit clutch shots. The
Raider defense showed up
as well allowing only IS
points in the final two quar
ters propelling them to a
Reagan head coach
James Stackhouse says the
victory wasn't pretty, but he
will take the win. He felt
his team was sluggish in
the first half and the size of
Lexington bothered them.
Lexington head coach
Dwayne Tate said his team
played hard and made
strides in the game. He
says going 3 for 13 from
the free throw line hurt his
team. He commended
point guard Louis Estrada
few his excellent play dur
ing the game by scoring 11
of his teams 33 points.
The host team, the
Carver Yellowjackets, was
seeded No. 6 . They faced
off against the No. 11-seed
ed Winston-Salem Prep
Phoenix. The Phoenix
jumped on Carver early by
going on an 11-0 run to
start the game and never
looked back. Prep was led
by Jalen Crawley, who
scored 20 points and Essin
Arid, who added 16 of his
own. Carver kept turning
the ball over in key situa
tions, which played right in
the hands of Prep. The
Phoenix downed Carver by
the score of 66-55.
Phoenix assistant coach
Jerran Foster thought his
team "did OK" but lacked
intensity at times. He says
his team is learning, and
that's what matters. He
says they must learn to
play with a lead. Carver
coach Raheem Martin says
his team was sluggish in
the first half, but by the
time his team woke up, it
was too little too late.
West Forsyth is the No.
7 seed and the team that no
one wants to play. The
Titans are an athletic bunch
that used that to their
advantage against North
Forsyth in their game. West
was led by CJ. Smith and
Elijah Scales. The biggest
lead of the night was 16
points for the Titans, and
they won by the score of
West Forsyth head
coach Jeffrey Williams
said his team played good
enough to win but they
struggled at times shooting
the ball. He says he was
pleased with his team's
ability to break the press.
North Forsyth coach Will
Bell felt his team was
gassed a little bit by play
ing four games in five
nights, which is why he
went so deeply in his
bench. He says that was
not an excuse and praised
West for their play.
The Glenn Bobcats celebrate their mirac- ^
ulous 20-point comeback against 'fZZ
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lead. At the half, Thomasville led 37-17.
To start the third quarter, Glenn went to a full court
press to speed up the pace of the game. With Javon
Cunningham being the only reliable ball handler for the
Bulldogs, beating the press would be a difficult task.
Early on Thomasville seemed to be up to the challenge as
they were able to beat the press most times and answered
any run Glenn could muster. At the end of the third,
Thomasville still led 50-27.
The full court press finally had its desired effect for
Glenn in the fourth quarter. Tbe Bobcats began to create
turnovers and hit shots at a high rate. They cut their deficit
to 10 at 53-43 behind solid defense and clutch shooting
from JaQuay McMillan, Daniel Napper and Benjamin
By continuing to press they closed the gap to one and
finally took the lead at 56-55 with 40 seconds left to play.
Thomasville hit a free throw to tie the game but Williams
stepped to the line in the final seconds after being fouled
and drained two big time free throws to end the game.
It was instant jubilation for the Bobcats and the entire
crowd. Geter said he lit a fire under his kids at halftime
that pumped them up for a second-half push.
"I always tell my kids to never quit and play until the
end," Geter said. "From the time the ball tips off until the
time that horn goes off we are going to play until the end.
I don't care what the score is, if we don't work, we don't
On beating his mentor, Geter said, "It feels teal good
because if we would have gotten beaten by 20 he would
have never let me live that down."
Geter says that this win will propel his team to next
week's quarterfinal game against Parkland. He said he
knows they are a good team, but his team is ready for
Moore said when Glenn went to the full court press, he
could see the concern on his team. He says it felt as
though no one wanted to take control of the ball. Moore
says he told his team that Glenn would make a run and to
be prepared for it.
Moore went on to say that he was very happy for
Glenn and his friend Geter going forward.
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break and the Sauras used their big
men to score high percentage shots in
the paint. At the end of one, the score
was tied 12-12.
South Stokes scored two quick
buckets to open the second quarter to
take the lead. Each time the Sauras
looked to make a run to stretch the
lead, the Wolfpack made a clutch shot
to slow the momentum. South Stokes
was cold from the floor but stayed
alive by getting offensive rebounds
and consistently going to the free
Walkertown did not help their
case for a win by constantly turning
the ball over toward the end of die
Second quarter. The Sauras held a
slim 23-22 lead at the half.
South Stokes head coach Richard
Smith says he was pleased with his
team's resiliency but wants them to
convert their offensive rebounds into
"I would like to see us be able to
convert some of those offensive
rebounds into points and we did a lit
tle bit better job of that down the
stretch, being able to attack and get
some points," said Smith.
Kierre McClain got Walkertown
off to a good start following halftime
by hitting back -to-back shots. The
Sauras would not go away and kept
the game close. Late in the third
quarter, the Wolfjpack led 32-27 but
only led by one at the end of three
Walkertown head coach Charles
Thomas sets up a play during a
To start the fourth quarter, both
teams went cold again. The teams
traded the lead throughout the last
frame. With .43 seconds left in the
game, Jacobey Williams of
Walkertown hit a three-point shot to
give his team a two-point lead. On
the next possession, Shemar Dal ton
of the Sauras was fouled and hit both
free throws to tie the game at 41.
Walkertown held for the final shot but
missed, sending the game into over
In overtime, Williams hit another
big three-pdint shot, giving
Walkertown a one-point lead. After
South Stokes missed two free throws,
Walkertown seemed in complete con
trol. Unfortunately, they were bit by
the turnover bug, again giving pos
session to the Sauras. Landon
Parsons hit a three-pointer for South
Stokes to put them up four and effec
tively sealed the victory.
Charles Thomas, head coach for
Walkertown, said he felt his team
played hard but not as efficient as he
would like. He said the turnovers and
free-throw disparity contributed to
"They are learning how hard they
have to compete each and every game
to have a chance to win a game at the
end," said Thomas. "We had a
chance in the end but didn't get the
victory, but we were there and had
our opportunities, which is a step in
the right direction. I am very proud
of the effort and not-give-up atti
Smith spoke highly of his point
guard Shemar Dalton, who hit some
big shots down the stretch of the
"I was very proud of him keeping
his composure and knocking down
his free throws and making sure
everything was running the way it
was supposed to," Smith continued.
Thomas said it was good for his
team to play well against a 3A team
even though they are in the 1A class.
He says this is a confidence builder
for his squad, win or lose.
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Daniel Fulk, No. 50 in red, blocks the shot of Dante