Mustangs Sweep League Foes
The North Moore varsity basketball teams continued their climb in the Yadkin Valley 1A Conference standings Friday by sweeping visiting South Stanly.
The Rebel Bulls proved little competition for the homestanding Mustangs. The North Moore girls took a 34-15 lead into halftime on their way to a 64-31 win, before the boys' team held South Stanly to six second-half points on its way to a 77-26 romp.
The Lady Mustangs improved to 8-4 overall and 4-2 in league play with the win, while South Stanly fell to 3-9.
"The girls played great defense tonight and pressured both ends of the court," said North Moore head coach Sammy McNeill. "I believe that this is the best game that they have played this season. All this week at practice, we have been teaching them accountability and that they need to use teamwork, and tonight they showed us that they are learning."
Sophomore forward Shakorya Brower scored 18 points in the second half to follow up her 27-point performance in Tuesday's win at Gray Stone with a game-high 22 points. Freshman wing Jalisa Davis added 15 points, and Caroline Childers, Katelyn Sheffield and Hillary Walters each finished with six points apiece.
"I'm so proud of the way our team is growing," said Childers. "We are getting better every game. All the things that we are doing at practice are paying off and are showing on the court each time we play."
The Lady Mustangs took a 15-7 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 34-15 at halftime, led by 12 first-half points from Davis. Brower scored 18 of the team's 30 points in the second half.
Allison Greene led South Stanly with nine points.
In the boys' game, North Moore put up 37 points in the first half before outscoring the Rebel Bulls 40-6 in the second half and holding them scoreless in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs improved to 4-8 overall and 3-3 in conference play with the win while South Stanly fell to 0-11.
"The kids worked hard tonight," said North Moore head coach Grant Smith. "One problem we have had in the past games is running out of steam in the fourth quarter. Tonight we had a shutout in the fourth quarter."
Senior point guard John Spivey followed up his 27-point performance in Tuesday's win at Gray Stone with a game-high 25 points, 12 in the first half and 13 in the second.
"I'm just glad I can contribute to the scoreboard," said Spivey. "It don't matter what I do in the game but rather how the team plays and what we all contribute. Tonight we all did our part."
Corbin Brock added 16 points for the winners, and Tyler Wallace finished with eight.
Jalen Holt led South Stanly with nine points.
"We are now playing like a team should play," said Smith. "The captains are stepping up and embracing their roles, and everyone on the team is doing their part."
The Mustang teams are back in action Monday at Albemarle.
Holden Caviness contributed reporting to this article.
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