West Stanly basketball opened with home game versus North Stanly
Published 3:30 pm Wednesday, January 6, 2021
West Stanly opened the 2020-21 basketball season Tuesday night at home taking on cross-county rival North Stanly.
Three players scored in double figures for the Colts to lift the hosts to a 61-52 win over the Comets.
Austin Medlin led the Colts (1-0) with 19 points, hitting 7-of-14 from the field, while Jake Bartell added 13 points, eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. Tayshawn Haywood knocked down a pair of threes and added 10 points for West while Jordan Manshack led the Colts with six assists.
Dyson Bell was top scorer for North (0-1) with 15 points, with Doug Smith adding 14 points including hitting 7-of-9 at the foul line.
“North did a good job taking us out of some of the things we want to do offensively,” West head coach John Thompson said. “We have to do a better job rebounding; they were tougher than us on the boards at times.”
Thompson added Bartell was “fantastic…he did a little bit of everything: scoring, rebounding and distributing.
The coach added Manshack “did a great job at the point making the right play and not turning it over.”