Tiger girls rally past Bison, 36-19

Feb. 15, 2013 @ 10:59 PM

 

The Ragsdale girls basketball team used an 18-2 third quarter to hold off High Point Central Friday night for a 36-19 victory.

Jasmine Williams led the Tigers with 12 points, 10 coming in the second half, in Ragsdale’s final regular season game, which was played at Southwest Guilford’s gym.

“We’ve made some progress, but we’re still struggling shooting the ball,” head coach Jerry Fuqua said. The Tigers finish the season 8-12 overall, 5-7 in the Piedmont Triad Conference.

Despite shooting only 27 percent from the field, Ragsdale was able to use its defense to cause 20 turnovers on the night.

“We’ll see how the conference tournament goes, but we really play our best ball in transition. Getting steals, running the break — that’s what we do well,” Fuqua said.

High Point Central jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter with Kierra Currie hitting four of her first five shots. Currie led all scorers with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.

Ragsdale got on the board in the second quarter after missing its first 14 shots. Its poor first half performance left Central ahead 14-10 at halftime.

“They jumped all over us in the first half,” Fuqua said.

But in the third quarter the Tigers came out firing and turned up the pressure defensively, taking their first lead of the game. Full-court pressure from Ragsdale left the Bison in a panic.

Ragsdale will most likely play East Forsyth in next week’s conference tournament, and Central, which finished the season winless, will square off against Parkland.