Cedar Ridge Boys Basketball Rally Falls Short Against Rockingham 52-48

Updated: November 30, 2017

In the endless amount of box scores that flow through a high school basketball season, Cedar Ridge’s line score against Rockingham County stands out.

The Red Wolves scored 8 in the first quarter, ten in the second…and was held to a single bucket in the third.

Then they scored 28 in the fourth.

It was almost enough for its second win of the season on Tuesday night in Wentworth, but the Cougars held on for a 52-48 victory. Rockingham County is now 3-1. Jake Miller paced all scorers with 22, the only Cougar in double figures.

Khalil Barnett triggered the run by scoring all 16 of his points in the fourth quarter. Terrence Crawford had 13.

As Coach Clay Jones searches for scorers on his young team, he may have found one with sophomore Chris Tinnen, who came off the bench to hit a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, which put Cedar Ridge within three points after trailing 33-18 at halftime.

Tinnen’s three-pointer aided a cold shooting night for the Red Wolves, who finished 3-of-18 behind the arc. Cedar Ridge was 41% from the field.

“We didn’t play well for three quarters,” said Cedar Ridge Coach Clay Jones.”

Crawford added seven rebounds for Cedar Ridge, who falls to 1-3 on the season. Cedar Ridge travels to Magratha Chambers Court in Durham on Friday night to face Riverside.



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