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North Rowan girls lose lead, game to Comets

By Charles Curcio

Stanly News & Press

NEW LONDON — The North Rowan girls’ basketball team suffered the team’s seventh straight loss, playing its first game in 11 days in a 53-47 loss to North Stanly here Tuesday night.
Myanna Hillie led the Cavaliers (4-12, 3-7 YVC) with 15 points, while Tanajah Robinson and Jaylan Reid scored 12 points each.
Sydney Hinson scored 12 of her game-high 20 points in the second half to lead North Stanly (6-11, 6-3) with 20 points, while Camille Shelton added 18 points.
The Cavaliers were 19-of-67 overall from the field including 4-of-18 at the 3-point line and 5-of-13 at the foul line.
North Stanly shot similar numbers as North Rowan. The Comets were 19-of-59 from the field but shot better from the 3-point arc (7-of-21) and hit more free throws (8-of-15).
The Cavs built an 8-2 lead over the first 2:16 of the game including back-to-back 3-pointers from Taborn, but went the final 5:42 of the first quarter scoreless, allowing the Comets to pull into a tie.
In the second quarter, the two teams exchanged leads twice early with the Cavs’ Reid scoring six points in a row to put North Rowan ahead, 18-13.
North Stanly pulled within two points before baskets from Taren Sherill and Makiya McDaniel put North Rowan ahead at halftime, 22-16.
North Rowan built a 10-point lead in the third quarter, 26-16, but the Comets slowly chipped away at the lead for the remainder of the period. Hinson beat the buzzer in the third period with a deep 3-pointer to put the Comets ahead, 36-35.
North Rowan twice fought back early in the fourth quarter to take leads, including with 3:33 left on Hillie’s bucket, 44-43.
Taylor Burleson scored her only five points of the game for North Stanly in the next minute, putting North Stanly up for good in the game. The Comets outscored the Cavaliers, 9-0, over the next three minutes.
North Rowan goes on the road Wednesday night to take on South Stanly (5-9, 2-6 YVC). The Bulls won Tuesday night at home over Uwharrie Charter, 37-36.

NORTH ROWAN (47) — Taborn 4, Robinson 12, Reid 12, Cain 2, Sherrill 2, Hillie 15.
NORTH STANLY (53) — Hinson 20, Shelton 18, Landis 10, Burleson 5.

North Rowan    8    14    13    12 — 47
North Stanly     8     8    20    17 — 53

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