The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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January 24, 2013

Bulldogs split at South Davidson; Gray Stone swept by West Mont.

Friday, January 25, 2013 — The high school basketball teams of Albemarle and Gray Stone both continued play in the Yadkin Valley Conference with road games on Tuesday evening.

Albemarle travelled over through Denton to take on South Davidson, while West Montgomery was the destination for the Knights.

Boys

Albemarle 86

South Davidson 38

The Albemarle boys’ basketball squad, ranked eighth in the latest NCPreps 1A state poll, got a balanced effort across the scorebook on Tuesday night, pushing their win streak to 11 games with an 86-38 win over the Wildcats.

Andre Ridenhour came off the bench to lead four in double figures for Albemarle (11-1, 7-1 YVC) with 13 points. Deon Christian and Terrace Ellis each scored 12 points and Bryan Blanton added 10.

Trent Shore paced the Wildcats (1-13, 1-8) and led all scorers with 16 points.

Albemarle had a solid night from the field, hitting 39-of-81 overall (48.1 percent) and had 16 team assists, with Shawn Baldwin leading with three.

The Bulldogs also pulled down 45 rebounds in the game, with Rashaad Baldwin’s 10 boards leading the ‘Dogs.

Albemarle’s high-pressure defense also came up with 25 steals with Marquez Brown leading the Bulldogs with five steals.

A    27    17    18    24    86

SD    12    10    9    7    38

A – Andre Ridenhour 13, Deon Christian 12, Terrace Ellis 12, Bryan Blanton 10, Currie 8, R. Baldwin 6, Nivens 6, S. Baldwin 4, Crowder 4, Dumas 4, Autry 3, Brown 2, Williams 2.

SD – Shore 16, Ball 4, Collins 4, Glidewell 4, Gallimore 4, Hazelwood 3, Stephenson 3.

West Montgomery 79

Gray Stone 29

The Gray Stone boys’ season continued on Tuesday night as the Knights faced a Warriors’ squad that trails Albemarle by a game for second place in the standings and needed a win to keep pace with the Bulldogs.

A big first quarter for West Montgomery led to a road loss for Gray Stone on Tuesday night 79-29.

West Montgomery hit 32-of-63 from the field (50.8 percent) and was 10-of-18 at the free-throw line.

GS    5    7    8    9    29

WM    30    17    14    18    79

WM – Caleb Drake 15, Terrell Marshall 12, Dreshaun Nicholson 12, McKenzie 8, Absher 7, Sims 7, Morse 6, Little 6, Cole-Awong 4, Burnett 2.

Girls

South Davidson 64

Albemarle 44

The Albemarle girls’ basketball squad fell to 3-10 overall and 1-7 in the YVC with a 64-44 loss at South Davidson.

Akela Branch led Albemarle with 13 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks, while Kyleigh McLendon added 10 points including 5-of-7 at the free-throw line.

Larsen Sigmon paced the Wildcats (12-2, 9-0 YVC) with 26 points and 10 rebounds, hitting 11-of-15 from the field in the game. Madison Beeson added 16 points on 5-of-9 shooting and had a team high six assists for South Davidson.

Albemarle is scheduled to host West Montgomery on Friday night.

A    8    10    10    16    44

SD    15    20    17    12    64

A – Akela Branch 13, Kyleigh McLendon 10, Davis-Hill 6, Bruton 6, Currie 4, Dick 4, Hudson 1.

SD – Larsen Sigmon 26, Madison Beeson 16, Hunter Sigmon 10, Wall 8, Fee 2, Grubb 2.

West Montgomery 70

Gray Stone 41

The Gray Stone girls’ basketball squad entered Tuesday’s road game at West Montgomery coming off an emotional loss at the buzzer Friday night to the rival of the host Warriors, East Montgomery.

Gray Stone kept the game close in the opening period but two low-scoring quarters back to back led to the Knights’ 11th straight loss of the season 70-41 to West Montgomery.

Erin Ansbro led Gray Stone (4-13, 1-9 YVC) with 10 points.

Danisha Dumas led four in double figures for West Montgomery (7-3, 7-1) with 16 points, including 4-of-6 from the three-point arc. Latoya Cuthrell added a double-double for the Warriors with 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds.

Gray Stone travels to Chatham Central on Friday night.

GS    13    6    6    16    41

WM    22    11    24    13    70

GS – Erin Ansbro 10, Taylor 6, Efird 6, Harward 5, Sullivan 5, Harrington 4, Burris 3, Deese 1, Everhart 1.

WM – Danasia Dumas 16, Jasmine Diggs 13, Stephanie Lindsey 12, Latoya Cuthrell 11, Waddell 7, Covington 6, Burchette 3, Steele 2.

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