Cowgirls dial long distance, defeat Bison

Feb. 12, 2013 @ 10:38 PM


The Southwest Guilford girls basketball team continued its winning ways Tuesday night, this time using the 3-ball.

The Cowgirls hit six of their first seven 3-pointers to jump out to an early commanding lead to defeat High Point Central 63-15, extending the team’s winning streak to 14 games.

Briana Burgins led all scorers with 22 points, including three 3-pointers.

Kennedy Porter also reached double-figures scoring 10 points. Southwest shot 25 of 65 from the field.

“I am pleased, we are really coming together as a team. At the beginning of the season we were not a shooting team. I am happy with our improvement,” Southwest head coach Jessica Bryan said.

“Everything is clicking right now,” Burgins said.

Southwest, which clinched the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference regular season title last Friday, has not lost a game since Dec. 18. It also hasn’t lost a PTC game since Jan. 6, 2010 — a 43-game winning streak.

While acknowledging this year’s team’s feat, Bryan is keeping her players grounded before next week’s conference tournament.

“We need to stay focused, keep our routine. If we are all on the same page, I think we can make a deep run into the playoffs,” Bryan said.

Southwest (16-5, 11-0 PTC) will play Southern Alamance tonight, and can finish with a perfect conference record Friday night with a win at Parkland.

Meanwhile, High Point Central remained winless on the season, and will close regular-season play Friday by hosting Ragsdale at Southwest Guilford High School.

The Bison were led by Kierra Currie with five points.