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North men win in first round at Cherryville

The North Stanly men’s basketball team, seeded 21st in the 1A West Region of the state playoffs, went on the road to No. 12 Cherryville and topped the Ironmen 71-59.

Bryson Childress led three in double figures for the Comets (17-10) with 31 points, including 27 in the second half, netting his eighth 30-point game of the season. Carson Lowder added 15 for North, while Nalik Veasley scored 11.

Nathan Jeffers led the Ironmen (20-6) with 17, while Matt Cain added 13.

North Stanly will be on the road Thursday at No. 5 Starmount (20-5), who won at home 71-39 over Thomas Jefferson Academy.