Westchester’s boys roll past American Hebrew

Feb. 11, 2014 @ 10:20 PM

BOYS BASKETBALL

WESTCHESTER 87, AMERICAN HEBREW 31
HIGH POINT — Justice Cuthbertson scored 18 points as top-seeded Westchester Country Day School rolled past eighth-seeded American Hebrew Academy for an 87-31 victory in the first round of the TAC 2A Tournament on Tuesday.
Sam Argo added 14 points for the Wildcats (15-9), who play host to the Caldwell Academy-Trinity of Durham winner in the semifinals today at 6 p.m., weather permitting. The game could be rescheduled for Saturday, pending the winter storm’s impact.
Laika Abebe tallied 12 points for the Wildcats.

SW GUILFORD 87, NW GUILFORD 69
GREENSBORO — Orlando Smith pumped in 25 points and recorded four steals as Southwest Guilford’s boys downed Northwest Guilford 87-69 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action on Tuesday night.
Tyliek Brister added 14 points for the Cowboys (18-5, 7-2), while K.J. Langley had 10 points. Southwest got eight points and six rebounds from Ben Ferguson and eight points, four rebounds, three steals and three assists from D.J. Chamblee.
Nick Powell paced the Vikings (19-4, 6-3) with 17 points.

BISHOP MCGUINNESS 59, MOUNT AIRY 49
MOUNT AIRY — Nick Efird tallied 23 points as Bishop McGuinness’ boys turned back Mount Airy 59-49 in Northwest 1A/2A Conference action on Tuesday night.
Spencer Wilson added 20 points for the Villains (19-4, 8-3).
Isaiah Simmons led the Granite Bears (17-7, 7-5) with 11 points.

EAST FORSYTH 77, RASGDALE 59
KERNERSVILLE — Ragsdale’s James Stepp scored a game-high 30 points to surpass 1,000 for his career, but it wasn’t enough as East Forsyth downed the Tigers 77-59 on Tuesday night.
Stepp also notched three assists and three rebounds for the Tigers (13-8, 3-5 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference). T.J. Parker finished with 10 points and three rebounds for the Tigers.
Larry Curry led the Eagles (20-2, 8-1) with 25 points, while Brandon Childress had 17. East reached the 20-win mark for the first time since the 1977-78 season.
Ragsdale plays host to High Point Central Thursday, weather permitting.
East plays host to Northwest Guilford on Friday, weather permitting, in a game that will determine the outright league title.

NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN 95, GENESIS 67
THOMASVILLE — Jaqwan McCauley led all scorers with 28 points as New Hope Christian Academy downed Genesis Academy of Lynchburg, Va. 95-67 on Tuesday night.
Ryan Johnson added 26 points for New Hope, while Kai Shaw had 11 points and seven assists and Deivedas Poguzinskas finished with 11 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

BISHOP MCGUINNESS 56, MOUNT AIRY 37
MOUNT AIRY — Tia Cappuccio scored 12 points as Bishop McGuinness’ girls cruised past Mount Airy for a 56-37 victory on Tuesday night.
Danielle Nieters and Julia Brown added 10 points each as the Villains (19-4, 10-1) clinched at least a share of their first Northwest 1A/2A regular-season championship since 2008-2009. Alex Putman and Tessa Johnston had nine points.
Bishop plays host to East Surry on Thursday in the regular-season finale, weather permitting.

SW GUILFORD 47, NW GUILFORD 45
GREENSBORO — Jenea Rogers pumped in 17 points as Southwest Guilford’s girls remained undefeated in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference play with a 47-45 victory over Northwest Guilford on Tuesday night.
Lashonda Monk and Kennedy Porter added eight points each for the Cowgirls (20-2, 9-0).

RAGSDALE 41, EAST FORSYTH 35
KERNERSVILLE – Jasmine Williams led three Tigers in double figures with 13 points as Ragsdale’s girls wrapped up third place in the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference with a 41-35 win over East Forsyth on Tuesday.
Jordan Quick added 11 points for the Tigers (12-8, 4-4) and Bojo Jada had 10.
Ragsdale plays host to High Point Central on Thursday, weather permitting.

LATE MONDAY

BOYS BASKETBALL

LEDFORD 79, ASHEBORO 67
ASHEBORO – Ledford attacked Asheboro’s 1-2-2 zone defense better in the second half and pulled away for a 79-67 Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference victory on Monday.
The Panthers improved to 16-7 overall and 9-2 in the league, staying even with North Forsyth in the battle for first place.
Skyler McGee led Ledford with 33 points. Brandon Rothrock had 15, JOhn Sullivan 13 and Brock Braddy 10.
Leadind 20-11 after one quarter, Ledford had trouble keeping the ball after Asheboro switched defenses in the second quarter. The Blue Comets led by one at halftime.
The Panthers were more patient and efficient on offense in the second half. going up by seven after three quarters and outscoring Asheboro 32-26 in the fourth.
Ledford will honor its seniors as it plays host to Southwestern Randolph on Friday.

RAGSDALE 59, EAST FORSYTH 55
KERNERSVILLE — Daniel Kanakanui notched 22 points, 12 rebounds and four assists as Rasgdale edged East Forsyth 59-55 in Piedmont Triad 4A Conference action.
James Stepp added 17 points, four steals and three assists for the Tigers (13-7, 3-4). Malcolm Burke had eight points and six rebounds and T.J. Paker had eight points.
Ragsdale plays host to High Point Central on Thursday, weather permitting.

SWIMMING

PACIS MEET

AT GREENSBORO AQUATIC CENTER
GREENSBORO – Wesleyan won the girls team title at the PACIS championship Monday at the Greensboro Aquatic Center.
The Trojans finished with 103 points, followed by Forsyth Country Day (82), Calvary Baptist (47), Greensboro Day (43) and High Point Christian (27).
Winners for Wesleyan included Elizabeth Baker in the 200 IM (2:22.08) and 100 breaststroke (1:13.58), Sarah Stahl in the 50 free (25.78), Lauren Turner in the 100 butterfly (1:05.22), Audrey Curtis in the 100 backstroke (1:04.82), the 200 medley relay team of Curtis, Baker, Turner and Stahl (1:57.91) and the 200 freestyle relay team of Curtis, White, Baker and Stahl (1:48.7).
Baker was named the conference’s female swimmer of the year.
Greensboro Day won the boys championship with 97 points. Calvary was second with 91, followed by FCD (61), HPCA (26) and Wesleyan (22).
Curtland Hanes of HPCA prevailed in the 500 freestyle (5:19.01) and 100 breaststroke (1:05.08).