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Albemarle women rally past Uwharrie Charter in home win

Tuesday night saw the Albemarle women’s basketball team rally from a slow start at home to earn a 46-44 win over the Uwharrie Charter Eagles.

O’Jayy Stanback led the Bulldogs (6-11, 4-5 YVC) with 18 points on six 3-pointers.

Krystin McLendon added 11 points, all in the second half, for Albemarle while Shada Wall just missed double figures, finishing with nine points.

Bre Books led Uwharrie Charter (9-6, 5-3) with 12 points while Kristen Jensen added nine.

Albemarle trailed 12-1 after one quarter and 16-7 at halftime, but the Bulldogs offense exploded in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 39-28.

Albemarle returns to Pfeiffer University Friday for a rematch with North Stanly. The Bulldogs lost the earlier matchup to the Comets, 68-54.

Sports Editor Charles Curcio can be reached at charles.curcio@stanlynewspress.com, 704-983-1361 or via Twitter (@charles_curcio).

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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