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February 8, 2013

Albemarle splits at home with E. Montgomery; South loses to West; Knights lose at Wildcats


Friday, February 8, 2013 — A – Deon Christian 18, T’Kyle Williams 12, Ellis 8, Blanton 7, Currie 5, Nivens 4, Autry 4, R. Baldwin 2, S. Baldwin 1.

West Montgomery 83

South Stanly 65

The South Stanly boys’ basketball team got a balanced effort from their starting five on Tuesday night at home against West Montgomery.

South had four starters in double figures but the visiting Warriors also had four scorers in double digits as West Montgomery went on to the 83-65 win.

Bernardo Grandos and Michard Richardson led the Rebel Bulls (7-13, 6-7 YVC) with 15 points each. Wes Smith added 11 and Juwan Johnson had 10.

Caleb Drake led West Mont-gomery (9-9, 8-5) and all scorers with 23 points.

WM    14    17    26    26    83

SS    12    16    16    21    65

WM – Caleb Drake 23, Brad Absher 19, Cody McKenzie 14, Deshawn Nicholson 13, Ben Morse 10, Marshall 2, Sims 2.

SS – Bernardo Granados 15, Michard Richardson 15, Wes Smith 11, Juwan Johnson 10, Burris 7, Harris 7, T. Smith 5, Holt 2.

South Davidson 76

Gray Stone 70

The Knights fell to 0-20 this season with a six-point road loss at South Davidson (2-16, 2-10).

Gray Stone travels to Albemarle on Friday night.


East Montgomery 49

Albemarle 46

At one point recently this season, the Albemarle girls’ basketball team had a comfortable lead for sixth place in the Yadkin Valley Conference, nipping at the heels of North Moore for the fifth-seed from the YVC into the 1A state playoffs.

Challenging the Bulldogs for their spot in the standings is East Montgomery, who pulled into seventh place and narrowed the gap between the Eagles and the ‘Dogs to one game in the standings, rallying from nine points down Tuesday night for a 49-46 road win.

Kyleigh McLendon and Akela Branch led the Bulldogs (5-13, 4-9 YVC) with 18 points each.

Madison Crisco paced East Mont-gomery (3-19, 3-10) with 16 points and Kiana Harris added 13.

The Bulldogs led 9-6 in the first quarter but East hit a trio of three-pointers and went on a 11-3 run into the early part of the  second quarter, taking a 17-9 lead.

Albemarle rallied in a huge third quarter to take the lead, hitting 7-of-13 from the field and outscoring the Eagles 18-5 in the period.

East immediately went on the offensive in the fourth quarter with a 9-0 run over the first four mintues as a Harris three-pointer tied the game 36-36 with 4:11 on the clock.

Albemarle led 40-39 with 2:11 in the game before East took the lead for good on another Harris three-pointer. Albemarle pulled to withing a point in the final minute but could not score at the free-throwline and East held on for the win. The Bulldogs were 6-of-16 from the charity stripe in the fourth.

EM    12    10    5    22    49

A    9    9    18    10    46

EM – Madison Crisco 16, Kiana Harris 13, Hassell 3, Watts 8, Greene 9.

A – Kyleigh McLendon 18, Akela Branch 18, Currie 5, Bruton 5.

West Montgomery 59

South Stanly 43

The South Stanly girls’ basketball team lost their home game Tuesday night to West Montgomery 59-43, but lost something more important in the game: the team’s leading scorer this season.

Chelsey Culp suffered an elbow injury on a layup attempt right before halftime and did not return to the game, but she should play in Friday’s game at North Rowan.

In her absence, Ashlyn Whitley stepped up in a big way, leading the Bulls (4-16, 2-11 YVC) with 24 points, leading a second-half rally.

Danasia Dumas led the Warriors (11-4, 11-2) with 19 points.

West Montgomery led by 15 at halftime and by as much as 27 at one point, but the Bulls fought back to cut the lead to 13.

“I thought we played great the second half especially since we did not have Chelsey on the floor. We really played hard to  get back in the game,” South head coach Larry Honeycutt said.

WM    11    23    16    9    59

SS    7    12    10    14    43

WM – Danasia Dumas 19, Latoya Cuthrell 11, Johnson 9, Lindsey 9, Diggs 4, Burchette 3, Steele 2, Waddell 2.

SS – Ashyln Whitley 24, C. Russell 6, Nance 5, S. Russell 4, Culp 2,  Benjamin 2.

South Davidson 72

Gray Stone 25

The Gray Stone girls suffered a 72-25 loss Tuesday night at South Davidson, falling to 5-14 overall and 2-12 in the YVC.

Madison Sigmon led South Davidson (16-2, 12-0) with 20 points while Madison Beeson added 16 and Larsen Sigmon had 13 points.

GS    6    4    0    15    25

SD    18    13    25    16    72

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