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West women end losing slide, win at South Stanly

The West Stanly women’s basketball team ended a five-game losing slide Thursday night with a 48-35 non-conference road win over South Stanly.

Three starters for the Colts (5-10) scored 10 each in the win: Brittany Greene, Kailey Furr and Raelee Furr.

Mattie Hinson was the top scorer in the game, putting in 13 for the Bulls (6-9).

West came out strong offensively in the first period, outscoring South 11-2 over the first 3:27 including five from Greene and four from Raelee Furr. The Bulls answered with 10-0 run over the final four minutes of the opening quarter, trailing the Colts 13-12.

Hinson put the Bulls up early in the second, but West quickly answered with an Addie Barbee three to retake the lead. South fought back to within two midway through the quarter before a 6-0 push over the final 2:19 of the half gave West a 27-19 halftime lead.

West pushed the lead to double digits in the third, outscoring the Bulls by nine to lead 41-26 at the end of the period.

The Bulls outscored the Colts 9-2 over the first four minutes of the final period, getting within seven, 42-35, but South did not score for the rest of the game.

South will host North Moore on Friday in a YVC matchup while West will be at home against Central Academy on Friday for an RRC game.

WS 13 14 14 7    48
SS   12  7  5  11    35

WS – Brittany Greene 10, Kailey Furr 10, Raelee Furr 10, Mauldin 5, Bishop 4, Moss 4, Barbee 3, Scott 2.
SS – Mattie Hinson 13, Legrand 8, Noble 8, Crunp 2, Harris 2, Lee 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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