The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

February 9, 2014

Stanly County Basketball Notebook

North Stanly boys win at South Davidson; South Stanly girls win at East Montgomery

By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor

Sunday, February 9, 2014 — In high school basketball action on Friday night, North Stanly, Gray Stone and South Stanly were all on the road in non-conference matchups, and Carolina Christian hosted Arborbrook Christian on the school’s senior night.

Editor's Note: Information on West Stanly's home games with Forest Hills was inadvertantly left out of Sunday's print edition. Those stories will appear in Tuesday's print edition and online as soon as available. We apologize for the mistake.

Friday’s Games


North Stanly 68, South Davidson 57

Playing for the first time in school history in the 1A classification, the boys’ basketball team at North Stanly is in the middle of a season for the record books.

Since 2008, no Comet team has finished a season with more than nine wins.

This year, Chris Misenheimer’s squad has posted exactly twice as many wins as that mark including Friday’s 11-point road win at South Davidson.

Kasey Caulder led North Stanly (18-3) with 18 points. A.J. Atkins added 17 points, Tyler Burris had 14 and Dylan Blalock scored 13 points.

The win stretched the Comets’ current win streak to six games and ties them with Albemarle for the most overall wins for a Stanly team this season.

North face three Yadkin Valley Conference West road games this week. The Comets play at Gray Stone on Monday, at South Stanly on Tuesday and at Albemarle on Friday.

NS – Kasey Caulder 18, A.J. Atkins 17, Tyler Burris 14, Dylan Blalock 13, Turner 2, Almond 3, Medlin 1.

SD – Shore 6, Davin Ball 17, Collins 7, Gidwell 3, Gallimore 6, Brett Hedrick 11, Hazelwood 3, Risk 4.

CCS 60, Arbrobrook 40

The Lions men rolled to a 60-40 win over the Arborbrook Falcons.

CCS (19-7) started slowly on offense but took a 21-11 lead to the locker room due to a strong all-around defensive performance.

After the break, CCS senior Troy George got going as he scored 13 of his game-high 21 points.

Luke Moore knocked in consecutive three-point baskets and the Lions never looked back.

Senior Josh Martin got in on the act with 14 points to go along with Moore’s 11.

“I am very proud of our seniors, they are leading us well and growing with each game,” CCS head coach Marcus Dilligard said.

AC    6    5    8    21    40

CCS    13    8    22    17    60

AC – Case 2, Chaffey 10, Boutross 16, Noble 2, Zang 1, Sossaman 3, Maughan 6.

CCS – Miller 5, Luke Moore 11, George 21, Player 3, Jo. Martin 14, Ja. Martin 2, Moran 4.

E. Montgomery 74, S. Stanly 53

The host Eagles avenged a loss earlier this season to the Rebul Bulls with a 21-point home win on Friday.

Wes Smith led the Bulls (2-17) with 19 points.

Bralen Morrison led East (6-12) and all scorers with 26 points. Damar Little added 16 points and Caleb Hassell scored 12.

SS    15    13    16    9    53

EM    16    15    14    29    74

Other Boys’ Scores

On Friday night, the Gray Stone Knights fell to 1-17 overall with a 75-57 loss at West Montgomery.


CCS 66, Arborbrook 5

The CCS Lady Lions cruised to the team’s 24th consecutive win 66-5 on senior night. The Lady Lions (24-1) dominated on both ends of the floor, holding Arborbrook to a season low five points on the night.

Carolina Christian senior center Chloe Burris passed the 1,250 career point mark, leading the way with 19 points. Burris also contributed 12 rebounds, six assists and nine steals in her final home game in Locust.

Senior Chelsea Burris posted a season-high 15 points and four steals. Sophomore Elizabeth Franklin netted 16 points, shooting 4-of-7 from behind the three-point arc.

“Tonight was a great night for Chloe and Chelsea,” CCS girls’ basketball coach Randy Burris said.

“They have had outstanding careers here at Carolina, and we are very proud of them.”

AC    2    2    1    0      5

CCS    20    15    19    12    66

AC – Tabor 3, Freeman 2.

CCs – Chloe Burris 19, Chelsea Burris 15, R. Burris 6, Elizabeth Franklin 16, Ashton Franklin 10.

South Stanly 60, East Mont. 53

The Rebel Bulls broke a five-game losing streak and improved to 4-14 overall with a road win Friday at East Montgomery.

Chesley Culp led four in double figures for the Rebel Bulls with 22 points. Gabby Benjamin added 12 points, Bailyn Allen scored 11 and Brianna Lisk had 10.

South Stanly hosts North Stanly on Tuesday.

SS    12    15    14    19    60

EM    12    6    20    15    53

SS – Bailyn Allen 11, Gabby Benjamin 12, Chelsey Culp 22, Nance 5, Brianna Lisk 10.

SS – Monica Hassell 23, Harrell 9, Harris 7, Quick 5, Watts 5, Greene 4.

S. Davidson 55, North Stanly 41

The Comets fell to 11-7 overall with a 14-point road loss to the Wildcats (15-6), only the second time this season that North has suffered back-to-back losses.

North Stanly was tied 35-35 with South Davidson in the third before the Wildcats outscored North 20-6 the remainder of the game.

NS    17    11    7    6    41

SD    10    16    14    15    55

West Mont. 69, Gray Stone 54

The Knights fell to 10-9 overall with a road loss Friday at West Montgomery.

GS    10    15    10    19    54

WM    9    22    11    21    69

GS – Erin Ansbro 14, Shannon Efird 14, Tracey Allsbrook 12, Sullivan 7, Habeeb 5, Redman 2.

WM – Melanie Horne 22, Danasia Dumas 15, Diggs 12, Waddell 5, Burchette 4, Steele 4, Hinson 3, Covington 2, Little 1, Baldwin 1.