***While we attempt to fix our technical problems, please enjoy this brief look at tomorrow's matchup between Josey and Westside in the region 3-AAA championship game. Notice the links to highlights of recent games involving both teams.***
It is commonly said that a good big man will beat a good small man playing basketball. If comparing Josey's strength, its long and tall front line, featuring 6'6" Kyle Doyle and 6'7" Robert Askew, to Westside's differentiating duo, guards Frank Booker and Ronald Campbell, provided a full analysis of tomorrow's region 3-AAA championship contest, then picking the winner would be easy.
But Josey also features good guard play. Senior Deion Craig and Freshman Darius Williams have provided solid shooting lately, and Williams in particular has electrified the Raleigh Roundtree Athletic Complex during the last week of play (see the Josey-Laney highlights and the region tournament quarterfinal highlights for proof).
And Westside's senior guard Kendall Harris is also playing well lately, making three pointers and attacking the basket. Harris adds a third threat to the already potent Westside attack. After watching the Patriots play lately (click here for a visual of Westside's three guard attack), we are beginning to question whether the saying referenced above about big players being preferable to small players was originated before the addition of the three point line.
***The Josey Eagles reach the championship game after defeating the Washington County Golden Hawks tonight 46-42. And the Westside Patriots advanced by beating the Thomson Bulldogs 64-56. Highlights of these games and others will be ready tomorrow.
The highlights of the most recent Josey-Westside game can be found here.