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Knights downed at home by first-place North Rowan, 66-29

Visiting North Rowan opened the game with a 10-0 run and never looked back, earning a 66-29 win at Gray Stone Tuesday night in YVC men’s basketball action.

Gray Stone’s Marshall Overcash goes up for a dunk in the first quarter of the Knights’ game Tuesday versus North Rowan. (Photo by Charles Curcio)

Brevin Goodlett and Dayjuan Cooke each scored 17 points to lead the Cavaliers (10-2, 5-0).

Chase Viscomi paced the Knights (2-9, 1-5) with nine.

Kendrell Goodes sparked a 10-0 run 90 seconds into the game with a dunk for the Cavs; North Rowan built an early 12-3 lead midway through the period.

Gray Stone answered with a 7-2 push over the next minute, capped by a Marshall Overcash dunk.

North Rowan did not allow Gray Stone to score for nearly six minutes in the second quarter, outscoring the Knights 9-0 over the span. The Cavaliers outscored Gray Stone 15-4 in the period to lead 35-11 at halftime.

The Cavaliers scored the first 15 points of the third quarter before the Knights answered with seven in a row. The visitors led 50-18 after three quarters.

Cooke’s offensive rebound and stick back with 4:59 left in the fourth quarter started a running clock for the remainder of the game.

Gray Stone has two home games this week. The Knights host Carolina International in a non-conference matchup Thursday then return to YVC play Friday versus Uwharrie Charter.

NR 20 15 15 16   66
GS   7   4   7  11    29

NR – Brevin Goodlett 17, Dayjuan Cooke 17, Page 8, Goodes 6, White 6, Smith, Jr. 4, Davis 2, Robinson 2, Stoner 2, Wilson 2.
GS – Viscomi 9, Overcash 7, McDow 4, Tuzenew 3, Whitesell 3, Bailey 2, Dulin 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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