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Colt women even record, top North 55-39

The West Stanly women’s basketball team won for the second straight time this week without its head coach in attendance.  On Thursday night, the Colts improved to 2-2 with a 54-38 non-conference win over North Stanly (0-2) without Chad Horn on the sideline.

Michele Roper-Shue acted as the Colts’ head coach on Thursday night.

Raelee Furr had the touch in the post for West Stanly, leading the Colts and all scorers with 20 points.

Two Comets reached double figures in points. Camille Shelton led with 13 and Payton Landis added 11. Shelton had a double-double, leading North with 11 rebounds.

West shot a higher percentage overall from the field than North and had more chances at the basket as well. The Colts were 25-of-76 overall (32.9 percent), hitting just 1-of-10 from the 3-point arc. North was 15-of-63 from the field (23.8 percent) and 3-of-17 from long distance.

North led 9-8 late in the first quarter before buckets from Callie Donaghue and Kailey Furr put the Colts up after the first period, 12-9.

The Comets did not score a basket in the first 5:18 of the second allowing the Colts to build a double digit lead. A Brittany Greene 3-pointer with 2:03 left in the first half put West up 25-13.

Trailing by 11 at halftime, North cut the lead to eight getting five points in a row from Landis. West answered with a 6-0 run to lead 35-21 with 4:47 left in the third, prompting a Comets timeout.

North again went within nine in the final minutes of the third quarter on a Shelton three-point play, but West extended the lead back to 11 after three periods of basketball, 37-26.

West built a 14-point lead in the fourth, which North cut in half midway through the period with a 7-0 run. West answered with a 10-0 un over a two-minute span late in the fourth to pull away for the win.

The Colts host East Rowan (4-1) tonight while North hosts South Davidson (1-3) in a Yadkin Valley Conference matchup, also tonight.

NS   9   7  10 12   38
WS 12 15 10 17   54

NS – Camille Shelton 13, Payton Landis 11, Good 6, Roseman 4, Bowers 2, Jackson 2.
WS – Raelee Furr 20, Bishop 6, Donaghue 6, Furr 6, Mauldin 6, Greene 4, Moss 2, Barbee 2, Scott 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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