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Albemarle women advance to YVC finals, top North Moore

In one of the closest results of the season, the Albemarle women’s basketball team kept its win streak alive Wednesday in a 59-55 win over North Moore.

Zycoria Tillman scored a season-high 34 points for the Bulldogs (25-1), adding five rebounds and six steals. Armani Baldwin added eight points and six rebounds, while Kiana Ridley led Albemarle with 11 rebounds, adding seven points and three steals.

Nadia Brower led the Mustangs (14-11) with 27 points, while Alexus McCrimmon added 14. The Mustangs led 16-13 after one quarter before the Bulldogs outscored North Moore 16-9 in the second period to lead 29-25 at halftime. The two teams tied in both the third and fourth periods in terms of points scored.

Albemarle’s win was the second-closest result in a win for the team, increasing the team’s active win streak to 15 games.

The Bulldogs will take on third-seeded North Rowan Friday at 6 p.m. The Cavaliers won Wednesday over second-seed Gray Stone, 41-37.

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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