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South Stanly men hand Bears first conference loss

The South Stanly men’s basketball team improved on the road to 10-5 overall and 3-2 in the Yadkin Valley Conference handing Chatham Central the team’s first conference loss of the season, 63-52.

Justin Gaddy led the Bulls with 27 points including 9-of-11 from the foul line while Addison Tarlton added 16 points and Jaquez Cooke scored 13.

Lucas Skertich paced the Bears (11-4, 6-1) with 20 points.

South’s defense limited Chatham to a season low in points, more than 10 points below the Bears’ average of 62.5 points per game.

“It was a great defensive effort tonight. Quez did a great job on (Michael) Moore and we defended as a unit all night,” South head coach Sean Whitley said.

The Bulls’ coach also credited Gaddy and Tarlton’s offensive efforts.

Sitting at third in the YVC standings, South hosts the conference’s first-place team, North Rowan, Tuesday night.

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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