The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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January 7, 2013

N. Stanly tops the Cards; West loses at F. Hills

Monday, January 7, 2013 — The Rocky River Conference basketball teams from Stanly County, North Stanly and West Stanly, went on the road to Union County for road games.

The Comets travelled to Union Academy while West Stanly made the trek down to Marshville to face Forest Hills.


North Stanly 67

Union Academy 37

The North Stanly girls’ basketball team extended their win streak to five games and evened their conference record on Friday night on the road with a win at Union Academy.

Gentry Grubb led the Comets (9-4, 2-2 RRC) with 18 points while Jenni Speight added 12 points and Hailey Chandler reached double figures with 12 points. Dana Beadle led North Stanly with six rebounds.

Two big quarters made a huge difference in the game as the Comets held Union Academy (1-3, 0-2) to just six points in the first and third quarter while scoring 20 and 23 points in those quarters, respectively.

North Stanly hosts Monroe (7-1, 2-0) on Tuesday night. The Redhawks won Friday night at home over Cuthbertson 57-30, giving the Cavaliers their first RRC loss of the season.

NS    20    17    23    7    67

UA    6    13    6    12    37

Forest Hills 63

West Stanly 35

The West Stanly girls’ basketball team lost their third straight game and fell to 0-3 in the Rocky River Conference with a 63-35 loss at Forest Hills.

Sarah Talley led the Colts (5-7, 0-3 RRC) with 15 points. Tonjai Everett paced the Jackets (9-3, 3-0) with 17 points.

West Stanly hosts Union Academy (1-3, 0-2) on Tuesday night.

WS    9    12    3    11    35

FH    21    14    16    12    63

WS – Morgan 7, Moses 3, Sarah Talley 15, Webb 5, Rushing 2, Wilson 3.

FH – Tonjai Everett 17, Tarah Harrell 11, Ishemia Bivens 15, Burns 8, Hailey 6, Kirkland 4, Rivers 2.


North Stanly 56

Union Academy 35

With a 21-point road win on Friday night at Union Academy, the North Stanly boys’ basketball squad put together back-to-back wins for the second time this season and North’s first conference win of the season.

Elijah Greene led the Comets (4-9, 1-3) with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 6-of-9 from the three-point arc.

T.J. Smith added a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds. He was 6-for-8 from the field and 3-for-3 at the foul line.

North had a strong night offensively, shooting 20-of-44 from the field and 15-of-21 at the free-throw line.

The Comets host Monroe (5-2, 1-1) on Friday night after the Redhawks nearly handed Cuthbertson their first loss of the season, losing 64-63.

NS    12    19    23    2    56

UA    3    4    17    11    35

NS – Elijah Greene 17, T.J. Smith 15, Misenheimer 9, Sylvester 8, Caulder 7.

Forest Hills 48

West Stanly 33

The West Stanly boys’ basketball team lost its third straight game and tied its season low for points scored in a 48-33 loss at Forest Hills.

B.J. Hill led the Colts (4-8, 1-2 RRC) with 16 points.

Roshad Gibson, Roderick Poag and Jarvis Wilson had nine points each to lead the Jackets (7-5, 2-1).

“We played decent defense but we were horrible offensively.  Their defense had a lot to do with that, but the bottom line is I did not have us prepared to play,” West head coach John Thompson said.

The Colts host Union Academy (0-4, 0-2) on Tuesday.

WS    11    6    6    10    33

FH    12    10    11    15    48

WS – B.J. Hill 16, McCormick 3, Eudy 6, Barbee 1, Martin 2, Rowe 5.

FH – Gibson 9, Perkins 2, Poag 2, Harrison 4, Wilson 9, Blakeney 4, Rorie 4, Huntley 7.

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