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Albemarle women end losing slide with win over North Moore

The Albemarle Bulldogs women’s basketball ended a six-game losing streak to the start the season with a 62-23 home win Tuesday over North Moore.

Krystin McLendon led the Bulldogs (1-6, 1-3 YVC) with 19 points while Shada Wall added 16 points. Promise Porter just missed double figures scoring eight.

Albemarle had not endured a losing streak as long since the Bulldogs were 0-8 to start the 2012-13 season, the year before Eric Davis became the team’s head coach.

“We have been missing on the defensive end and it was a huge emphasis in practice yesterday,” Albemarle head coach Eric Davis said.

“It was great to see (the players) come out with high energy and effort on the defensive end.”

The Bulldogs coach added with the amount of young players Albemarle has this season, the focus is trying to get better every day.

Albemarle hosts West Stanly (5-4) Thursday night.

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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