JV's Continue Winning Ways
December 4, 2012By Denis Vass of Graham High School
Coach Kyle Ward won his fourth game of the season with his JV Boys as they nipped Eastern Alamance 55-52 tonight in the Devil's Den. Khalil Cole scored 15, while Brent Baldwin added 15. Baldwin knocked down two free throws to seal the win with 17.5 seconds left.
The varsity girls had a complete turn around from a week ago when they played Eastern Alamance. Last week the Lady Eagles smashed the Lady Devils. Tonight, Eastern hung on to a 40-36 lead after three periods of play. Turnovers, missed shots, and missed and blown calls doomed the Lady Devils the fourth period, as the Lady Eagles outscored Graham 11-6 to claim a 51-42 win.
Kay Kay Wilson led the Lady Devils with 17 points, while Cherise Ashley and BrieAna Snipes scored 8 points each. Graham fell to 1-3 with the loss.
The varsity boys stumbled late in the game as the Eagles claimed a 64-60 hard fought win.
Graham bolted to a 20-7 1st quarter lead. Eastern steadily came back, outscoring the Red Devils 14-3 the second period to pull within 2 at the half, 23-21.
The Eagles took the lead 27-25 with 6:00 left in the third quarter and built up a lead that never was more than 5 or 6 the rest of the game.
The Red Devils fought back, pulling to within one at 60-59 with under a minute to go.
The Eagles hit a basket to push the score to 62-60. With time running out, Eastern's Lamont Robinson stripped Kendall Patterson of the ball and sprinted down the court for an easy bucket to put the Red Devils away.
The game was tightly called, with three Red Devils fouling out.
Robinson led all scorers with 25, while hitting 7 of 10 free throws down the stretch to help the Eagles.
Kendall Patterson led Graham with 20 points, while Troy Bowden added 12 and Jeremy Williams 11.
The Red Devils were successful on only 6 three point baskets, due to the Eagles aggressing man to man defense.
Graham falls to 3-1 with the loss.
Graham will travel down Highway 87 Friday to encounter the Patriots of Southern Alamance.