Queen’s Grant Stallions Sweep Huskies

Nasya Allen # 23 banks a shot off the backboard for two points.
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Lady Stallions Win 58-26

The Lady Stallions dominated the Lady Huskies from Cabarrus Charter in a 58-26 win on Friday night at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail. The opener was a close contest in the first period with the Stallions taking a 9-7 lead. Natalie Goodfellow the senior SG/PG led the charge scoring all 9 points in the period with multiple steals. While Nasya Allen and Jaimie Eason did a solid job under the boards. Ella Young for the Huskies lead the way with 4 points in the period and Kyana Wood contributed 3 points.

Nasya Allen # 23 banks a shot off the backboard for two points.

In the second period the Stallions defense created fast break scoring opportunities and they took full advantage of the situation. Also, Allen a PF took complete control of the boards scoring 8 points under the basket, grabbing multiple rebounds, and added 3 points from the free throw line. Also, Eason added 6 points, Goodfellow hit 1-2 from the foul line, and the Stallions outscored and outplayed the Huskies with an 18-6 burst. At the intermission with the home team leading 27-13.

In the second half, Allen continued to dominate under the basket on her way to another double-double. The Stallions kept the pressure on defensively and continued to control the tempo of the basketball game. They outscored the Huskies 14-8 and expanded their advantage after three periods of competition to 41-21.

Now having established a comfortable edge, the final 8 minutes became just a matter of wearing down their opponent. Senior team leader on the court Natalie Goodfellow scored 7 points solidifying the victory. Allen contributed 6, Eason 2, and Alicia Andews scored a  basket on a nice move to the hoop along the baseline. When the final buzzer sounded ending the game the Stallions picked up a solid 32 point victory.

Nasya Allen scored 25 points with 21 rebounds, Goodfellow 18 points with 9 assists and 5 steals, Eason added 9 points, Chavis 4, Andrews 2 for the Stallions. While Ella Young led the Huskies with 16 points.

Stallion Boys 65-39 Over Huskies

The Stallion boys team also dominated their opponent in a shorten game due to an injury suffered on the court by a Huskie player with 1:37 remaining in the third period. The young man had to be carted off the hardwood after a very bad fall under the boards on a clean play. Just a very unfortunate and rare occurrence, we certainly wish the player well and to have a full and quick recovery.

Kareem Weaver # 13 follow his shot as Jaxson Nelly # 23 looks for a rebound.

This contest was a close game for the first period with the Stallions taking a 21-17 lead after the first 8 minutes. Eli Grier had 3 steals in the period all leading to 6 points, Kareem Weaver drilled a 3-pointer, and Adam Boyd added 7 points to lead the charge.

In the second period, Keion Adams and the Stallions continued to control the tempo and the scoring to expand their lead to 52-26 at the intermission. Adams led with 11 points with a combination of power moves and jump shots. Grier continued to ball hawk in the backcourt, and the freshman scored 7, Weaver nailed is second 3-pointer, Carter Lee contributed 3, and Boyd banked in a 10 foot jump shot inside the paint. When the dust settled the Stallions outscored their opponent 31-13 padding their now comfortable advantage.

In the third and final period of this contest the Huskies tried to make a comeback, but the pesky Stallions just did not let up with solid defense and making the most of their scoring opportunities. Weaver led the way for the home team scoring 8 points in the period, Adams added 4 until the injury occurred that ended this contest. It was the correct decision made by the officials, coaches, and home team staff on hand.

Kareem Weaver led all scorers with 19 points, Adams 17, Grier 13, Boyd 9, Neely 4, and Lee 3 for the Stallions. While Kol Boyd and Jonathan Lee both had 11 points, Dane Edmond 8, and Dacaree McCain 5 for the visiting Huskies.

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