The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

February 21, 2013

YVC Basketball Tournament

Albemarle Bulldogs roll to first-round win over Bears; South Stanly loses

By Charles Curcio, Sports Editor
Stanly News and Press

Thursday, February 21, 2013 — The opening round of the 2012 Yadkin Valley Conference tournament for the boys’ varsity basketball teams saw No. 2 Albemarle host No. 7 Chatham Central on Tuesday night while the No. 6-seeded South Stanly Rebel Bulls went on the road to take on No. 3 North Moore.

Albemarle 67

Chatham Central 36


One of the staples this season from the Albemarle boys’ basketball squad that finished the regular season ranked in the Top 10 in the state in the NCPreps.com 1A poll has been its pressure defense.

In Tuesday’s opening game of the conference tournament, the Bulldogs played a straight up man-to-man defense and used much less pressure than they had a number of games this season.

The man defense, along with a few minutes of full-court pressure in the third quarter, limited the Bears to 25 percent or less from the field in the first three quarters as the Bulldogs cruised to a 67-36 win over Chatham Central.

Albemarle takes on North Moore tonight at 7:30 p.m. at East Montgomery High School in Biscoe.

CC    5    4    9    18    36

A    15    10    25    17    67


CC – Zack Burke 12, LaQuinn Mordecai 10, Harris 4, Jones 4, Polston 3, Moore 3.

A –  T’Kyle Williams 15, Bryan Blanton 11, Andre Ridenhour 10, Ellis 6, Christian 5, Dumas 5, Brown 4, R. Baldwin 4, Nivens 3, Crowder 2, Autry 1, S. Baldwin 1.

North Moore 59

South Stanly 41


The Rebel Bulls fell to 8-16 overall with a road loss at North Moore 59-41 in the opening round of the Yadkin Valley Conference tournament.

SS    8    8    15    10    41

NM    7    15    19    18    59


SS – Juwan Johnson 10, Granados 8, T. Smith 8, Burris 3, Richardson 2, Holt 2.

NM –  Landon Auman 17, Matt Spivey 15, Malik Chisholm 13, Bullard 4, Purvis 3, Richardson 2, Hunsucker 1.

 

For more information on the games and the tournament, see Thursday's print edition.