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North guard nears school mark in Comets’ home win over West Montgomery

North Stanly senior guard Bryson Childress approached closer to the school’s all-time scoring record, putting in 15 points in a 73-26 home win over West Montgomery Friday night.

Childress is now 12 points away from breaking the mark set by Stephen Misenheimer in 2015, who scored 1,762 career points for the Comets before graduating in 2015.

Nalik Veasley scored 18 in the win for North (8-5, 5-2 YVC); nine Comets had points in the win.

Buddy Leake and QJ Drake each scored nine to lead the Warriors (5-6, 3-4).

North jumped out to a 13-2 lead over the first four minutes of the game, including six points from Carson Lowder. The Comets outscored the Warriors 10-0 over the final 2:28 of the first and led 27-4 at the end of the period.

The Comets continued to score at will in the second period, extending the lead to 34 with an 8-0 run. North outscored West Montgomery 22-3 in the quarter and led 49-7 halftime.

With a running clock in the second half, North subbed in the reserves midway through the third quarter.

“Coach Smith does a good job with his team,” North coach Paul Childress said. “We did some things different defensively and got out to a good start.”

North goes on the road Friday for a YVC road game at South Davidson.

WM 4   3  11  8    26
NS  27 22 13 11   73

WM – Leake 9, Drake 9, Baldwin 6, Chappell 2.
NS – Nalik Veasley 18, Bryson Childress 15, Lowder 9, Poole 9, Smith 6, Clark 5, Hogan 5, Hunt 4, Watkins 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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