Comets get past Colts in rivalry game at Pfeiffer’s gym

Albemarle and Gray Stone Day are looking for their first wins of the season

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.