Wildcats runners-up in championship


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Andrew Spainhour hits a 3-pointer in the first quarter.


Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

Reid Fulk shoots above a North Surry defender and pulls in nine points at Friday night’s championship game.


Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

West Stokes coach Dan Spainhour received the Western Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year award on Friday.


Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

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West Stokes defeated North Surry 61-49 a little over two weeks ago, but couldn’t find that same rhythm Friday night in the Western Piedmont championship game. The Hounds, the state’s fourth-ranked 2A team according to MaxPreps.com, defeated the Wildcats 73-54 at the Carver High School gym.

“They completely outplayed us. They shot the ball well and we were in disarray all night. I was disappointed in that we allowed them playing well to take us out of our ability to do anything we usually do,” said West coach Dan Spainhour.

North Surry hit the Wildcats with a barrage of 3-pointers in the first half, taking a commanding 35-15 halftime lead.

Josh Turner was the only player to hit double digits and led the team with 10 points. Reid Fulk added nine, Andrew Spainhour eight, Noah Spainhour seven, Jacob Harris, Kameron Wall, and Wes Ayers each had six.

West finished the regular season 16-10, 7-3 in the WPAC securing their second place finish in the conference.

Spainhour went on to receive the Western Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year honor after the game. The coach has more than 30 years of high school and college coaching experience and received numerous awards during his coaching career including three state championships. He’s collected more than 500 wins and won nearly 70% of games.

On Tuesday night, the Wildcats open the playoffs at home against Parkwood.

Andrew Spainhour hits a 3-pointer in the first quarter.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Andrew.jpgAndrew Spainhour hits a 3-pointer in the first quarter. Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

Reid Fulk shoots above a North Surry defender and pulls in nine points at Friday night’s championship game.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Reid2.jpgReid Fulk shoots above a North Surry defender and pulls in nine points at Friday night’s championship game. Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

West Stokes coach Dan Spainhour received the Western Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year award on Friday.
http://thestokesnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/web1_Dan-COY.jpgWest Stokes coach Dan Spainhour received the Western Piedmont Conference Coach of the Year award on Friday. Charles Leftwich | For The Stokes News

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