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North Stanly men win big over South Davidson

The North Stanly men’s basketball team stayed a half-game behind South Stanly for third place in the standings with a lopsided home win Friday versus South Davidson, 81-43.

Koby Poole led North (8-7, 5-3 YVC) with 23 points while Dyson Bell added 16 points and T’Ziah Quarles reached double figures with 11.

Damon Hill paced the Wildcats (1-13, 1-7) with 14 points.

North’s offense exploded out of the gate as the Comets outscored the Wildcats 27-17 and led at the halftime break, 52-25.

The Comets return to action Friday at Pfeiffer against Albemarle (6-9, 4-4). Both teams trail third place South Stanly for the third and final automatic qualifier into the state playoffs. North trails the Bulls by a half game in fourth place and leads the Bulldogs by one game.

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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