The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

January 10, 2013

Colts sweep Union Academy; N. Stanly swept by Monroe

By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor

Thursday, January 10, 2013 — In Rocky River Conference play on Tuesday night, both Stanly teams were at home as West Stanly hosted Union Academy and North Stanly was at home against Monroe.


West Stanly 54

Union Academy 31

The West Stanly girls ended a three-game slide and earned their first conference victory on Tuesday night over the Cardinals.

Sarah Talley led the Colts (6-7, 1-3 RRC) with 14 points.

Savannah Fox paced the Cardinals (1-4, 0-3) with nine points.

West Stanly goes on the road Friday night to take on Piedmont (5-6, 1-2) who lost 52-48 Tuesday night at Forest Hills.

UA    4    7    9    11    31

WS    12    10    14    18    54

UA – McNulty 5, S. Lunn 8, Fox 9, K. Lun 5, Starnes 2.

WS – Fincher 2, Morgan 7, Summer 6, Sarah Talley 14, Webb 1, Swaringen 9, Rushing 6, Chapman 2, Brown 1, Wilson 7.

Monroe 55

North Stanly 49

The annual girls’ basketball series between North Stanly and Monroe had gone the Comets’ way for the past several seasons since the last realignment of the conferences.

In North’s final year in the Rocky River Conference, the Redhawks ended their losing streak to the Comets with a 55-49 win at North Stanly on Tuesday.

Four Redhawks scored in double figures, with Asha Jordan’s 18 points leading the way for Monroe (8-1, 3-0 RRC).

The duo of Jenni Speight and Gentry Grubb led North Stanly (9-5, 2-3) with 16 and 14 points, respectively.

The loss for North Stanly ends a five-game winning streak and puts the Comets in fifth place in the conference standings.

“We played well for three quarters but in the end they were too physical,” North head coach Greg Speight said.

The North head coach also talked about Monroe’s rebounding, saying that the Redhawks’ “domination on the boards was the difference.”

North Stanly will continue conference play hosting Central Academy on Friday night. The Cougars (3-9, 1-3) lost at home to Cuthbertson 57-48.

M    9    11    14    21    55

NS    12    13    14    10    49

M – Daya Jordan 14, Thomas 2, Asha Jordan 18, Zasha Barrett 11, Brian Roddy 10.

NS – Huff 8, Beadle 2, Gentry Grubb 14, A. Poolos 4, Jenni Speight 16.


West Stanly 60

Union Academy 28

The Colts entered Tuesday’s home game with Union Academy without starting point guard Ryan McCormick.

Despite that fact, West Stanly shot the ball well from the free-throw line and the three-point arc in a 60-28 home win over the Cardinals.

B.J. Hill led the Colts (5-8, 2-2) with 16 points with Baron Whitley adding 14, including four three-pointers in the first half. Whitley’s touch from the outside “loosed up their zone for our inside guys,” according to West Stanly head coach John Thompson.

“Union Academy is very young and inexperienced, and we took advantage and were aggressive after the first few minutes of the game,” Thompson said.

Thompson also credited Hunter Martin and Talan Rowe for the job they did in getting West into their halfcourt offense from the point guard spot.

West Stanly takes on Piedmont (11-1, 3-0) Friday night in Unionville.

UA    5    4    13    6    28

WS    19    17    16    8    60

UA – Collin Whitaker 11, Guillot 7, Beeson 5, Lloyd 3, Whisnant 2.

WS – B.J. Hill 16, Baron Whitley 15, Eudy 6, Hathcock 6, Helms 4, Grubbs 1, Martin 6, Rowe 7, Burgess 5.

Monroe 70

North Stanly 29

A number of the outstanding athletes that helped the Monroe High School football team to the 1AA West Regional finals took the floor Tuesday night as members of the varsity basketball team, along with Monroe’s football and basketball head coach, Johnny Sowell.

The Redhawks jumped out to a double-digit lead at North Stanly on Tuesday night enroute to a 70-29 win over the Comets.

Brandon Roddy led Monroe (7-2, 2-1) with 24 points, with Quashawn Chambers adding 14 points.

Freshman Stephen Misenheimer led North Stanly (4-10, 1-4) with seven points.

The Comets host Central Acacdemy (4-8, 1-3) on Friday night. The Cougars lost to Cuthbertson 77-28 on Tuesday.

M    15    18    24    13    70

NS    4    9    8    8    29

M – Quayshawn Chambers 14, Thompson 4, Wynn 8, Dikemba White 12, Brandon Roddy 24, Taylor 2, Parker 4.

NS – Caulder 6, Burris 4, Misenheimer 7, Smith 6, Greene 4, Owens 2.