NEW LONDON — The North Stanly Comets quickly bounced back from a 75-point home loss to Robinson on Saturday to put on a rout of their own, beating county rival Gray Stone 80-24 on Monday.
The Comets improved to 1-1 in Yadkin Valley Conference play and 4-3 overall, while the Knights (0-6, 0-2) remain winless.
North is now set for a road matchup on Dec. 14 against the West Stanly Colts (2-4), who have three more nonconference matchups on the schedule before beginning Rocky River Conference play on Jan. 3. The Comets won 79-62 over the Colts when the two teams squared off in New London on Dec. 5.
If North bests West again, it will be the Comets’ first set of back-to-back wins since the beginning of the season.
Charlotte Latin 84, West Stanly 58
The Colts suffered a 26-point road loss to the Charlotte Latin Hawks (6-3), a perennial heavyweight of the North Carolina Independent School Athletic Association (NCISAA).
West was set to play Albemarle (2-4, 1-0) on Tuesday after press time.
Albemarle 79, South Stanly 57
The Bulldogs beat the Bulls (1-4, 0-1) on Dec. 9 to open YVC play for both teams. Albemarle posted a season-high 79 points and allowed a season-low 57 points.
The Bulldogs will next travel to Rocky River Conference opponent Anson (3-3) for a game on Dec. 14 as their schedule briefly alternates between nonconference and conference foes. South will host North on Dec. 16 as a follow-up to a home game versus Mount Pleasant (5-1, 1-0) on Dec. 13.