Reidsville's No. 3 team remains undefeated after securing a road victory against Dudley in a non-conference matchup.

Reidsville’s No. 3 team remains undefeated after securing a road victory against Dudley in a non-conference matchup.

There was a specific reason why Reidsville played against Dudley on U.S. 220 late in the season, and it was evident from the start on Wednesday evening.

The Panthers put up a strong fight against the undefeated Reidsville in front of a packed audience, but ultimately fell short. Reidsville once again proved their dominance.

The Rams remained unbeaten with a 65-55 victory, propelled by the impressive performance of Dionte Neal (24 points) and Kendre Harrison (19 points) in the latter part of the game.

Reidsville High School, with a record of 19 wins and 0 losses, is currently ranked third in the state according to the latest HSOT rankings. At halftime, they were only leading by 4 points, 31-27. They ended the quarter with a fast 4-0 run to maintain their lead against Dudley High School, who is ranked 10th out of 336 teams in the area.

At halftime, Neal had 10 points and Harrison had five. Neal chose to assist his teammates, while Harrison sat out the entire second quarter due to two fouls he received in the first quarter.

However, once they gained momentum, they became unstoppable. Neal aggressively drove to the basket and made impressive layups, while Harrison dominated in the post.

Despite being a close match in the second half, Reidsville maintained control. This season, the Rams have dominated most 2A teams, making the game against a skilled 3A team a valuable experience.

Dudley High School, with a record of 9-2 in the Mid-State 3A Conference, performed admirably. Junior players C.J. Neely scored 18 points and Jerron Blackwell scored 14 points.

Scoring Summary

Reidsville’s top scorers were Kendre Harrison with 19 points, Dionte Neal with 24 points, Johnniyus Sharpe with 14 points, Cam’Ron Jones with 6 points, and Aidan Mansfield with 2 points.

Dudley’s starting lineup consisted of players C.J. Jones, C.J. Neely, Jerron Blackwell, Ishmael Mande, Zion Nichols, LiShawn Speller, and Andrew Rogers with respective scores of 9, 18, 14, 5, 2, 5, and 2.