North Stanly women keep long win streak alive at Mount Pleasant

Published 12:29 am Saturday, February 5, 2022

The axiom in sports of defense winning championships has existed in basketball for many years.

For this year’s North Stanly women’s basketball team, defense has helped lead the team to a long win streak, including Friday’s 59-35 win at Mount Pleasant (7-12, 3-5 YVC). With the win, North has won 16 in a row after opening the season with a loss.

The Tigers’ 35 points scored matched the average of what North Stanly (16-1, 9-0) has allowed this season: 35.1 points per game in 17 games.

Regan Allen, the Comets’ head coach, said, “I have always been taught that defense wins championships, and that’s what I am trying to instill in them.”

Allen also credited forward Paris Bennett with her play in the post, saying the junior “really stepped up to the challenge.” Bennett led North with 21 points and 13 rebounds in the win.

(Photo Contributed by Earl Bradshaw)

For North, Lexi Goode added 20 points, three blocks, two assists and two steals. Freshman guard Gia Dunlap led the Comets with eight assists.

North Stanly has three road games this week, including Monday at West Stanly in a non-conference matchup.

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 four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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