The West Stanly Colts and North Stanly Comets varsity boys’ basketball teams squared off at Pfeiffer University’s Merner Gym on Dec. 5 in a battle between intracounty and interconference rivals.
The Comets (3-2) came away with an 87-71 victory over the Colts (1-3). West Stanly fell behind by 10 points early and the Comets led 38-28 at halftime.
Still behind 10 points heading into the final quarter, the Colts were unable to cut into North’s lead. West is now set to travel to South Stanly (1-2) on Dec. 8. North will look to win its third game in a row as it hosts fellow Yadkin Valley Conference opponent Robinson (3-2) on Dec. 9.
Southwestern Randolph 50, South Stanly 37
The South Stanly Bulls (1-2) suffered a 13-point road loss to the Southwestern Randolph Cougars (2-3) in a low-scoring, defensive-minded game.
While the Bulls opened up their season with a 76-72 road win over the Colts, they haven’t been able to get back into the win column since but will look to get a victory in a rematch with West Stanly on Thursday.
West Stanly 87, Albemarle 71
The Albemarle Bulldogs (0-3), who are still looking for their first win of the year after a 16-point road loss to West on Dec. 2, faced off at home with Mountain Island Charter (1-1) on Dec. 6.
In the Bulldogs’ recent contest against the Colts, they posted a season-high 71 points after averaging 55.5 in their first two games. For Albemarle coach Chauncey Bruton, hopefully that increase is a good sign of things to come.
South Davidson 61, Gray Stone 50
The Gray Stone Day Knights (0-3) are still looking for their first win since Jan. 8, 2020, after losing by 11 to the South Davidson Wildcats (1-2) last Friday.
The Knights battled Anson (1-2) on the road on Dec. 6 and will open up YVC play with a home matchup against conference contender Mount Pleasant (3-1) on Dec. 9.