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North Stanly basketball coach earns 100th career win

North Stanly’s head men’s basketball coach set a personal benchmark in Friday’s home game versus South Davidson.

George Walker earned his 100th career coaching win as the Comets defeated the Wildcats 67-28.

Four players reached double figures for North (2-2, 2-0 YVC) with Dyson Bell and Dre Hills scoring 12 points each. Doug Smith and Luke Cain each added 10 points for the Comets. Smith made it a double-double, adding 11 rebounds, while Bell had nine rebounds and four assists.

Walker previously coached at Mount Pleasant and Concord before taking over this season for the Comets.

The coach said he was “proud of our kids and how they have come to work hard each day and continue to get better.”

Coaching basketball this season in the COVID pandemic has made it “a unique season, but the kids have been great through everything.”

Walker said earning his 100th win “means I have been surrounded by some great kids and coaches. (I’m) just thankful to get to coach a great group of young men and continue winning.”

North Stanly will play three times in three nights starting Wednesday at home against Gray Stone, Thursday at Albemarle and Friday at North Moore.

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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