The Queens Grant High School men’s varsity basketball team defeated the Rowdy Rebel Bulls on their home court in Norwood, NC. From the outset, the Stallions’ quickness and sharp shooting jumped on top 13-3 within the initial 4:00 minutes of the contest and led 20-11 after the first period. Coach Forsythe and his running Stallions never looked back as they kept the pressure on all night long throughout the game. South Stanly made their run in the second period outscoring the Stallions 17-15 to cut the lead to 7 points with Queens Grant ahead 35-28 at half-time.
In the third period the Stallions came out aggressively to outscore their opponent 21-10 to increase their lead to 18 points. In the fourth period the teams played evenly, both scoring 16 points, and thereby giving the Stallions the win and their fifth victory of the season. This is the Stallions’ first conference win, putting them at (1-0) within their conference and (5-6) overall.
The leading scorers for the Stallions were Daymaun Harvey, 20 points; Terron Dixon, 16; and Khalil Chapman 8 points. Chapman was also a force under the boards, grabbing 14 rebounds, while Dixon contributed 7 and Harvey 6. South Stanly was led by Trey Lisk with 22 points and five 3-pointers, Jacorian Legrand scored 16 for the Rowdy Rebel Bulls.
After the game, Coach Forsythe mentioned due to the inclement weather and school closings with the team having zero practices, the boys played extremely well under the circumstances. Also, it is good to finally play their first conference game and come out on top.
The next game for the Stallions will be home on Friday night, 7:30 pm at Carolina Courts in Indian Trail against Grey Stone Day.
Meanwhile, both the boy’s junior varsity and Lady Stallion’s varsity squads lost their games to South Stanly with the boy’s game in a close contest.