• 79°

West men fall at third-ranked Forest Hills, 78-40

The West Stanly men’s basketball team’s season records overall and conference both dropped to the .500 mark in a 78-40 road loss to the 2A’s third-ranked team, the Forest Hills Yellow Jackets.

Hayden Greene led West (10-10, 3-3 RRC) with 12 points; he now has 930 career points as a Colt. Austin Medlin added 10 points for the Colts as well.

Nas Tyson led four in double figures for the Yellow Jackets (18-2, 6-0) with 20 points.

“We did not match their energy and got careless with the ball; you can’t do that against a team of their caliber,” West head coach John Thompson said.

The Colts have four conference games left this season including Friday’s road game at Central Academy.

WS 8 9 14 9 40
FH 15 18 19 26 78

WS – Hayden Greene 12, Austin Medlin 10, Kelly 6, Bartell 5, Huneycutt 3, Brown 2, Manshack 2.
FH – Richardson 3, Huntley 6, Jamylan Blakeney 11, Trey Belim 10, Massey 2, Wrguel 7, Barrier 3, Wright 2, K. Tyson 4, Nas Tyson 20, Jai Rorie 10.

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.

email author More by Charles