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Albemarle men win at Gray Stone, 75-44

The Albemarle men’s basketball team put up big numbers in the second and fourth quarters en route to a 75-44 Yadkin Valley Conference road win Friday at Gray Stone.

Albemarle’s Nhazer Little (No. 32) and Brandon Christian battle for the ball with Gray Stone’s Alex McDow in Friday’s game. (Photo by Jeff Balfrey)

Freshman point guard Marc Raye Jr. led Albemarle (6-7, 4-1 YVC) with 18 points, including 7-of-8 shooting at the foul line. De’Sean Horne added 11, including seven in a 27-point fourth quarter.

Chase Visciomi led the Knights (2-8, 1-4) with 14 points and Alex McDow added 12 points.

Albemarle built a 40-22 lead at halftime, including outscoring the Knights by 14 in the second period.

Late in the third quarter, tempers flared between the two teams. Dead ball flagrant technicals and disqualifications were issued to Gray Stone’s McDow and Albemarle’s Gage Dennis. Both will be available to play in the teams’ next games.

“Gray Stone has gotten so much better, they just didn’t have enough tonight,” Albemarle coach Marc Raye said.

Coach Raye said Ali Currie and Josh Megson both stood out in the game.

“I wanted to get my three freshmen in at the end of the game to get that experience,” Raye said.

Albemarle hosts South Davidson on Tuesday while Gray Stone hosts North Rowan Tuesday.

A 17 23 8 27 75
GS 13 9 8 14 44

A – Marc Raye, Jr. 18, De’Sean Horne 11, Little 9, Currie 8, Quarles 7, Baldwin 6, Christian 5, L. Megson 5, J. Megson 4, Williams 2.

GS –Chase Viscomi 14, Alex McDow 12,  Overcash 7, Bernard 6, Bailey 2, Tuzenew 2, Dulin 1.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored twice by the North Carolina Press Association.

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