South men maintain second place with road win

Published 3:42 pm Monday, February 4, 2019

On Friday, the South Stanly men’s basketball team earned a 77-56 road win over the South Davidson Wildcats.

Jaquez Cooke led the Bulls (13-8, 11-2) with 27 points, including 15 in the first half. Jadius Jones added 12 off the bench for South Stanly.

Hayden Hicks led three in double figures for the Wildcats (2-16, 2-9) with 14.

“It was a very physical game. I’m proud of our guys for keeping their composure throughout. Jaquez really set the tone defensively and everyone raised their level midway through the second quarter,” South coach Sean Whitley said.

South Stanly hosts North Stanly (10-8, 7-4) Tuesday.

SS 14 21 21 21   77
SD 11 11 13 21   56

SS – Jaquez Cooke 27, Jadius Jones 12, Legrande 9, Lowder 8, Colson 6, McSwain 5, Watkins 5, Tarlton 4, Huntley 1.

SD – Hayden Hicks 14, Jacob Byerly 12, Devon Jernigan 10, T. Ellington 8, DeLotte 5, Kennedy 5, Reeder 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 four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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