The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)


February 20, 2014

West Stanly basketball competes at Rocky River Conference tournament

Thursday, February 20, 2014 — The West Stanly basketball teams traveled to Monroe this week to play in the Rocky River Conference postseason tournament.


West Stanly 50

Central Academy 49

In the regular season, the West Stanly girls’ basketball squad had swept the season series over the Central Academy Cougars in close contests.

The Colts won by four on the road Jan. 17 and by two at home on Feb. 4.

The number-four seeded Colts kicked off the opening day of play on Tuesday  at the tournament at Monroe and topped No. 5 Central Academy in another close matchup and advance to the semifinals.

Meredith Summers led West Stanly with 15 points and Abby Waggoner added 14.

Alyssa Carbone paced the Cougars (6-17) with 20 point and Olivia Funderburk chipped in 14.

CA    5    11    13    20    49

WS    12    11    15    12    50

CA – Pope 4, Alyssa Carbone 20, Olivia Funderburk 14, McCormick 7, Jones 4.

WS – Brown 9, Moses 5, Meredith Summers 15, Rushing 7, Abby Waggoner 14.

Parkwood 57

West Stanly 35

In the semifinals on Wednesday, the Colts faced the top seed in the tourney, Parkwood, who entered the postseason ranked No. 8 in the state in the 2A according to the media poll on ncpreps.ri

The number four-seeded Colts wrapped up its season on Wednesday evening with a loss to the Rebels.

Miranda Rushing led West Stanly (8-16) with 13 points and Meredith Summers added 12.

Emry Tsitouris led three in double figures for Parkwood (20-2) with 19 points.

The Colts finished the regular season with a 4-6 mark in conference play, having won twice over Central Academy and Mount Pleasant in the first season of the newly realigned Rocky River Conference.

WS    12    4    8    11    35

P    19    7    14    19    57

WS – Brown 3, Moses 4, Meredith Summers 12, Waggoner 1, Miranda Rushing 13, McIlwaine 2.

P – Lathan 3, Brown 7, Lillian Geehring 11, Brittany Autry 17, Emry Tsitouris 19.  


Central Academy 69

West Stanly 57

In two previous games against Central Academy, the West Stanly Colts had suffered losses with margins of 22 and 15 to the Cougars.

The third matchup this season between the two teams took place as the final game of the opening day of play in the RRC tournament as the No. 6 seeded Colts faced third-seed Central Academy.

A second-half run spelled the difference in an otherwise even game as the Cougars advanced to the semifinals to face No. 2 Forest Hills with a 12-point win over the Colts.

Trey Barbee led West Stanly (5-19) with 11 points as the Colts wrapped up their season with the loss.

Leading by six at halftime, the Cougars (15-8) went on a 14-2 run in the third period, converting offensive rebounds and a couple of fast-break opportunities off of turnovers.

“Our guys played hard tonight. We just made a few too many mistakes, especially on the defensive end,” West Stanly head coach John Thompson said.

WS    15    11    10    21    57

CA    13    19    18    19    69

WS – Trey Barbee 11, McCormick 9, B. Whitley 9, Eudy 7, Rowe 6, Smith 6, Edwards 5, Burgess 2, Hathcock 2.

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