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Bulls rally past East Montgomery in road win

The South Stanly men’s basketball team staged a furious comeback Friday night in a three-point road win at East Montgomery, 67-64.

Trailing after three quarters, 52-41, the Bulls (2-0) outscored the Eagles (0-2) by 14 points in the fourth period.

Jacorian LeGrand led South with 24 points including 9-of-11 at the free-throw line.
Justin Gaddy added 18 points for the Bulls hitting 3-of-5 foul shots.

Keyshon Ingram led three in double figures for East with 18 points on 8-of-18 shooting from the field. Jarrett Cagle and Zrmodd Ellerbe each added 15 points for the Eagles.

As a team, South had an advantage overall at the free-throw line. The Bulls were 20-of-32 from the stripe (62 percent) while the Eagles were 9-of-13.

East Montgomery hit seven times from the three-point arc out of 27 shots, while the Bulls connected three times on three-pointers.

For the second time in three season, the Bulls have opened the season with two wins in a row. The Bulls continue non-conference play tonight at West Stanly (2-0).

SS 17 17 7 26 67
EM 13 11 28 12 64

SS – Jacorian LeGrand 24, Justin Gaddy 18, Cooke 9, Colson 6, Tarlton 6, McSwain 3, Jones 1.
EM – Keyshon Ingram 18, Jarrett Cagle 15, Zrmodd Ellerbe 15, Pegues 4, Watts 3, Myrick 3, Collins 2, Dumas 2.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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