Albemarle women claim holiday tournament crown

Published 7:11 pm Saturday, December 31, 2022

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The Albemarle women’s basketball team took on the Covenant Day Lions for the second time in three days in the finals of the 2022 West Stanly holiday tournament.

As they had previously, the Bulldogs won big, claiming the tournament title with a 70-32 victory on Wednesday.

Amari Baldwin, who was named tournament’s Most Valuable Player, just missed a triple-double with 26 points, 11 steals and nine rebounds.

Nyleiah White added 13 points and five steals while Jasmine Brown had a double-double with 10 points and 10 boards. Bianca Robinson got close to another double-double, finishing with eight points and seven rebounds.

“It’s great to see them building the chemistry and starting to put everything together,” Albemarle head coach Eric Davis said. “We have a great group of kids; it was nice to get those wins heading into conference.”

Brown, Robinson and White were all named to the All-Tournament Team along with Baldwin.

Albemarle (9-3) takes a four-game win streak into conference play Jan. 6 playing as the road team at Pfeiffer University versus the host North Stanly Comets (11-1).

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. 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 won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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