North Stanly girls bomb North Rowan with 11 3-pointers

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 11, 2018

By Marny Hendrick

SPENCER — The North Stanly girls shook off a sluggish start with a barrage of three-point baskets,  claiming a 56-43 win at North Rowan on Wednesday night.

The Comets rained in 11 three-pointers for the game, to build as much as a 17-point lead in the Yadkin Valley Conference contest. North Rowan (4-10, 3-5 YVC) broke out on top, 12-6, in the first quarter, but the Comets (5-10, 5-2 YVC) went on a 10-1 run in the second quarter to take the lead for good.

North Stanly senior guard Sydney Hinson led the big comeback with a pair of 3-pointers, plus 6-of-6 from the foul line. Hinson finished the game with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, while junior forward Camille Shelton had four threes of her own and 18 total points.

The Cavaliers were behind by nine points at the half and trailed by as many as 17 midway in the third period, before closing the gap a bit. Forward Myanna Hillie came off the bench to lead the home team with 17 points, including 10 and a pair of long bombs in the fourth period, when the Cavs cut the deficit to 49-40.

But Comets’ guard Payton Landis (10 points) hit four consecutive free throws in the final two minutes to preserve the final 13-point margin.

For the Cavaliers, freshman point guard Natavia Taborn followed Hillie in double figures with 13 points. Tanajah Robinson added five points while forward Jaylen Reid led the team with eight rebounds.

North Rowan  will be back home Friday against YVC foe Albemarle, trying to snap a five-game losing skid. North Stanly will host South Davidson on Friday.

NORTH STANLY (56) — Hinson 20, Shelton 18, Landis 10, Roseman 4, Burleson 3, Jackson, DeLoach.

NORTH ROWAN (43) — Hillie 17, Taborn 13, Robinson 5, Robbins 2, Reid 2, Sherrill 2, McDaniel 2, Shoaf, Sifford, Perry.

North Stanly     6   22   15   13 — 56

North Rowan    12   7   11   13 — 43