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South men lose at buzzer at East Rowan, 60-57

The South Stanly men’s basketball team lost on Wednesday night in the final seconds of a non-conference road game at East Rowan, 60-57.

Justin Gaddy, who led South (4-4) with 15 points, had a chance to send the game to overtime with a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the ball rimmed out.

Jaquez Cooke added 13 for the Bulls and Addison Tarlton reached double figures for South with 12.

Gabe Hinceman paced the Mustangs (5-4) and led all scorers in the game with 20.

The Bulls will take on Central Cabarrus on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. in the opening round of the Laurie Anne Cruse Christmas basketball tournament.

SS 12 13 19 13 57
ER 13 15 20 12 60

SS – Justin Gaddy 15, Jaquez Cooke 13, Addison Tarlton 12, LeGrand 9, Colson 4, Huntley 2, Lowder 2.
ER – Gabe Hinceman 20, Elton Hooper 12, Bennett 8, Jefferson 7, Jordan 5, Shipley 3, Padgett 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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