Gray Stone women move to 12-0 with win at West Stanly

Published 1:41 pm Thursday, January 23, 2020

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The strongest offensive effort the Gray Stone women’s basketball team has had this season came in a 70-42 non-conference win Wednesday night at West Stanly.

Danielle Werts led the Knights with 19 points while Jenna Robinson added 11 points.

Kailey Furr led West (9-8) with 17 points while Carmen Bishop added 14.

The Knights set season highs in point for the first half as well as overall.

“We couldn’t miss (in the first half). We were inside; we were outside. We were very balanced,” Gray Stone head coach Robert Stack said.

“(It was) the best 16 minutes of basketball we’ve put together. It’s great to come out of the gate like that.”

West’s 70 points allowed to Gray Stone was the most the Colts have allowed all season.

“We can rely on our defense. We know we’ll be good on the boards. When we can build a lead we feel much better we can protect that lead.”

Gray Stone opened with a 12-1 run and led after the first period hitting four times from the 3-point arc.

The Knights’ offense continued in the second quarter. Werts scores nine in the period and the visitors led at halftime, 41-24.

Stack said the team has good chemistry right now and is fighting for each other.

Werts talked about the offense for the Knights.

“Everyone on our team played their part and no one slacked…post were sealing and guards were getting open. Our shots were really falling tonight,” Werts said.

Gray Stone hosts South Stanly Friday night while West Stanly hosts Mount Pleasant.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. 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 won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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