The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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December 17, 2012

Bulldogs sweep West Stanly at home; South tops Knights

(Continued)

Monday, December 17, 2012 — A    15    33    17    6    71

NM    16    6    7    17    46

A –  Bryan Blanton 14, Deon Christian 12, Terrance Ellis 11, Williams 9, Autry 6, Brown 4, Delonte Crowder 4, Ridenhour 3, Rashaad Baldwin 3, Nivens 3, Currie 2.

NM –  Spivey 9, Troxler 7, Davis 8, Auman 6, Bullard 4, Hunsucker 4, Richardson 3, Purvis 3, Herron 2

Thursday’s Games

Girls

West Stanly 43

Albemarle 36

The Colt girls went on the road Thursday night and jumped out to a double-digit lead early at Albemarle in non-conference action.

West held off the Bulldogs late, along with a dominating performance from Albemarle center Akela Branch, to earn a 43-36 road win.

Sarah Talley led the Colts (4-3) with 14 points.

Branch scored 27 of the Bulldogs’ 36 points in the game, adding nine boards, five blocks and five steals for Albemarle (0-4). Katie Dick also added nine rebounds for the ‘Dogs and freshman Kyleigh McLen-don had four steals.

West shot 55 percent from the free throw line in the game, something that West head coach Wesley Kidd said could have put the game out of reach if the Colts had shot better.

The Colts led by 14 after one quarter but their lead was shaved to one point in the fourth quarter 36-35. West finished the game on a 7-1 push to preserve the win.

“I am proud that the girls battled back and did not let the momentum shift beat them,” Kidd said.

West Stanly opens Rocky River Conference play on Tuesday night at Monroe. The Colts were scheduled to play Central Academy this Friday but the game was rescheduled to Jan. 2 of next year.

WS    18    9    5    11    43

A    4    13    6    13    36

WS –  Sarah Talley 14, Fincher 7, Chapman 5, Furr 4, Moses 4, Brown 3, Morgan 2, Summers 2, Webb 2.

A –  Akela Branch 27, McLendon 6, Hall 1, Barrino 1.

East Rowan 61

North Stanly 45

The North Stanly girls’ squad suffered their third straight loss of the season in a non-conference game Thursday night at East Rowan 61-45.

Hailey Chandler led the Comets (4-4) with 12 points off the bench, with Gentry Grubb and Jenni Speight adding eight points each.

NS    6    7    12    20    45

ER    9    13    26    13    61

NR –  Hailey Chandler 12, Grubb 8, Speight 8, Huff 6, A. Poolos 6, Hart 3, Beadle 1.

ER –  Kelli Fisher 19, Karleigh Wike 10, Sides 8, Poole 6, Ajayi 6, Lowe 5, Thomas 4, Gobble 3.

Boys

Albemarle 52

West Stanly 38

The Albemarle boys’ basketball squad extended their win streak to three games with a 14-point home over the Colts.

T’Kyle Williams led the Bulldogs (3-1) with 19 points, hitting 8-of-13 from the field and adding five rebounds.

Andre Ridenhour added 14 points  including 2-of-5 from the three-point arc and 4-of-5 at the foul line, and Deon Christian reached double figures with 11 points.

WS    10    12    7    9    38

A    11    18    13    10    52

WS –  Charlie Eudy 11, Hill 9, McCormick 8, Rowe 3, Barbee 3, Hathcock 2, Martin 2

A –  T’Kyle Williams 19, Andre Ridenhour 14, Deon Christian 11, Ellis 6, Nivens 2.

East Rowan 64

North Stanly 56

On Thursday night, the North boys went out of conference play to take on 3A East Rowan, losing their third straight game 64-56 loss to the Mustangs (2-5).

T.J. Smith led North (2-6) with 20 points and Kasey Caulder added 11.

North returns to conference play Tuesday night, hosting a Piedmont team coached by former North Stanly and West Stanly head coach Rudi Heath.

NS    12    9    13    22    56

ER    9    20    20    15    64

NR –  T.J. Smith 20, Kasey Caulder 11, Burris 9, Greene 9, Blalock 6, Sylvester 1.

ER –  Donte Means 17, Conor Honeycutt 10, Sa. Wyrick 8, Gobble 7, Edwards 7, Se. Wyrick 6, L’Hommedieu 6, Corpening 2.

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