Albemarle junior joins 1,000-point club

Published 5:35 pm Sunday, December 3, 2023

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Before the turn of the century, only one player in the history of the Albemarle women’s basketball program had scored 1,000 career points.

Kricket Morton was the school’s first 1,000 point club member for the women’s program in 1989.

From 2011 until the start of the season, four players had joined the list: Paige McConlogue (2011), Akela Branch (2013), Kyleigh McLendon (2015) and Zycoria Tillman (2018). Branch is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 1,805 points.

Albemarle junior Amari Baldwin became the sixth member of the women’s 1,000 point club for the Bulldogs during a recent 73-23 home win versus West Stanly.

She finished the game with 41 points, shooting 17-of-21 from the field. Bianca Robinson added 18 for Albemarle in the win.

Baldwin added 25 points in a 65-64 road win at Chatham Charter last Tuesday.

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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