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West Stanly men’s basketball improves to 2-0 with road win

A fast start to Monday’s road game for the West Stanly men’s basketball team led to a win for the Colts.

West opened with an 8-0 run and never trailed in a 73-49 win at South Stanly.

Austin Medlin led the Colts (2-0) with 21 points, hitting 5-of-6 at the free-throw line, while Trevor Kelly added 17 points, hitting five times from beyond the three-point arc. Jake Bartell added 13 points for West and led the team with seven rebounds.

Carson Lowder was the top scorer in the game and for the Bulls (0-2) with 23 points, hitting nine shots from the field including three makes from the three-point arc.

West head coach John Thompson said both teams played hard, adding Kelly “hit some threes early that helped us build a little lead, but our focus on defense was not as good as it should have been…We were much better in the third quarter with our defensive intensity.”

Thompson added if West can “continue to improve on the defensive end and have a little better shot selection we have a chance to be a really good team.”

West Stanly opens Rocky River Conference play Friday at home against Forest Hills.

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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