North Stanly men move into second place in YVC with win

Published 6:33 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022

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The North Stanly men’s basketball team got back to work Tuesday in conference play with a home game versus the Mount Pleasant tigers.

Four players reached double figures as a big third-quarter effort from the Comets lifted the hosts to an 86-72 win over the Tigers.

Doug Smith posted a double-double for North (8-5, 3-1 YVC) with 20 points and 12 rebounds while Clay Hatley added 16 points. Stefan Harris and Koby Poole added 14 points each for the Comets.

Jaden Carnes led three in double figures for Mount (9-5, 3-1).

After finishing the first quarter tied, North took a five-point lead at halftime and outscored the Comets 23-12 in the third period.

The win for North puts the Comets in a tie for second place in the YVC with Mount. Robinson (11-2, 3-0) is in first place in the YVC by a half-game.

North Stanly takes on rival Albemarle (5-5, 1-1) Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be at Merner Gym on the Pfeiffer University campus.

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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