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North women win at home over West Montgomery, 53-47

The North Stanly women’s basketball team held off a late surge by visiting West Montgomery on Friday night to earn a 53-47 Yadkin Valley Conference win.

Camille Shelton led three in double figures for the Comets (2-8, 1-6) with 17 points, including six in a early third-quarter run. Lexi Goode had 15 for North and Peyton Landis added 11.

Abby Hurley paced the Warriors (0-11, 0-7) with 18 points and Malaysha Drake added 16 points.

North led 26-18 at halftime, building to 34-22 early with 5:55 left in the third.

West Montgomery rallied later in the quarter, pulling to 37-32 after a 3-pointer with 2:49 left.

The Warriors got within one possession midway through the fourth on a free throw, but two Shelton free throws and an Abby Roseman bucket pushed the lead back to seven with 3:13 on the clock. Leading by four in the final minute, Roseman and Goode both scored to cap the victory for the Comets.

“We talked at halftime about how wide open the middle (of the floor) was,” North coach Greg Speight said. “(Shelton) broke from the top into the middle and took jump shots…that was big.”

North travels to South Davidson on Friday.

WM 9 16 8 14   47
NS  15 3 22 13   53

WM – Abby Hurley 17, Malaysha Drake 16, Yarboro 6, Lilly 4, Douglas 3.
NS – Camille Shelton 17, Lexi Goode 15, Peyton Landis 11, Bowers 4, Roseman 4, Jackson 2.

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 twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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