North Stanly girls notch 68-44 road win over Gray Stone

The Comets are in fourth place in their conference standings

Notching their 15th win of the season, the North Stanly girls’ basketball team defeated Gray Stone on Friday night by a score of 68-44 in Misenheimer.

The Comets (15-3, 3-3 Yadkin Valley) had only won two of five YVC matchups prior to their win over the Knights (7-11, 1-5 Yadkin Valley). Sitting at fourth place in the conference standings, they have a chance to make a late push with four games on the schedule remaining.

North hosted South Stanly (1-16, 0-6 Yadkin Valley) on Tuesday and will travel to Mount Pleasant (10-9, 4-3 Yadkin Valley) on Friday.

In back-to-back matchups with Union Academy (13-3, 4-2 Yadkin Valley), Gray Stone headed to Monroe on Tuesday and is now set to host the Cardinals on Thursday.

Albemarle 54, Union Academy 45

In what was their closest game since November, the Yadkin Valley Conference frontrunner Albemarle Bulldogs (16-2, 7-0 Yadkin Valley) pulled out a nine-point home win over the Cardinals on Friday.

Point guard Amari Baldwin (25.9 points and 5.2 rebounds) and forward Bianca Robinson (15.2 points and 8.3 rebounds) continue to lead a Bulldog team whose only losses this season were against non-conference opponents Bishop McGuinness (17-3, 10-0 Northwest Piedmont) and North Rowan (15-3, 8-0 Central Carolina).

Albemarle hosted Mount Pleasant on Tuesday and now has a rematch versus North Rowan at home on Wednesday.

Monroe 57, West Stanly 52

The West Stanly Colts (10-11, 7-2 Rocky River) suffered a five-point home loss to the Monroe Redhawks (5-12, 3-5 Rocky River) on Friday.

Winning six of the past seven games prior to the Monroe loss, the Colts still remain in first place in the RRC standings with a narrow edge over Parkwood (10-10, 6-3 Rocky River).

West hit the road to face Forest Hills (8-9, 4-4 Rocky River) on Tuesday and will now travel to Anson (7-13, 5-4 Rocky River) on Friday.

Mount Pleasant 68, South Stanly 26

In a season that has not recovered from an early set of losses, the South Stanly Bulls were blown out by the Tigers in Norwood on Friday in a 68-26 finish.

South has now been held under the 30-point mark in its last 11 matchups. The team opened the season with a 51-32 road win over Central Academy (0-14, 0-5 Rocky River), but has now suffered 16 consecutive losses since its season opener.

The Bulls played at North Stanly on Tuesday and will host Union Academy on Friday.