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West women fall at home to Central Cabarrus, 59-35

The West Stanly women’s basketball team lost its third straight and sixth in the past seven games on Saturday in a non-conference home contest with the Central Cabarrus Vikings.

Two Vikings (6-6) reached double figures in the game, including Jael Miller, who finished with 21 points including 7-of-9 at the foul line. Aniyah Tate added 16, including 10 in the second half.

Raelee Furr led West (3-8) with 11.

The Vikings opened with an 8-0 run over the first three minutes of the game, but the Colts responded. Carmen Bishop scored back-to-back baskets, then buckets from Furr and Brittany Green tied the game, 8-8, with 2:07 left in the first quarter.

Central broke a 10-10 tie early in the second quarter with a 13-0 run within the first 3:28. The Vikings led by double digits at halftime, 29-17.

West cut the lead to 11 early in the third with buckets from Maryn Mauldin and Dani Moss, but an 11-0 run over the next four minutes put the lead into the 20-point range.

The Vikings led by as much as 29 in the final period before five late points from Cassidy Scott and Furr got West back within 22.

West hosts Forest Hills on Tuesday and goes to South Stanly for a non-conference game Thursday.

CC 10 19 19 11 59
WS 10 7 8 10 35

CC – Jael Miller 21, Aniyah Tate 16, Case 9, Webb 7, Barrie 4, Haley 2, Mpembu 1.
WS – Raelee Furr 11, Bishop 6, Mauldin 4, Moss 4, Honeycutt 3, Scott 3, Green 2, Donague 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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