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West women lose at home to Piedmont

The West Stanly women’s basketball team lost its second straight game on Wednesday, falling to the Piedmont Panthers 39-29.

Ashley Caraway was the only player in the game to reach double figures in points, scoring 10 to lead Piedmont (4-3).

Raelee Furr led West (2-4) with nine points, with Carmen Bishop adding six.

West head coach Chad Horn returned to the bench on Wednesday to coach the Colts after an undisclosed absence.

Piedmont shot a lower percentage than West overall but had more shots at the hoop in the game. The Panthers finished 15-of-60 overall and were 5-of-16 on 3-pointers, shooting 4-of-10 at the foul line. West was 13-of-36 from the field (36.1 percent) and 1-of-6 from the 3-point arc. The Colts also committed 22 turnovers on offense, while Piedmont had 10 turnovers.

West tied the game twice in the first quarter before losing the lead for good midway through the period. The Colts were outscored the next two periods 20-8 and never got the deficit under double digits in the second half.

The West women return to the court Monday on the road at North Stanly.

P     15 9 11 4   39
WS 12 2 6  9   29

P – Ashley Caraway 10, B. Atwell 8, Helms 8, Jordan 5, A. Atwell 4, Collins 2, Evans 2.
WS – R. Furr 9, Bishop 6, Donaghue 4, K. Furr 3, Mauldin 2, Moss 2, Barbee 2, Greene 1.

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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