North Moore Falls to Albemarle in OT
Senior point guard John Spivey stole an inbound pass and made a three-pointer as the fourth-quarter clock expired to send the game to overtime, but North Moore's boys' basketball team sputtered out from there.
Visiting Albemarle outscored the Mustangs 8-0 in the extra period to squeak out a 58-50 win.
Locked in a battle for Yadkin Valley 1A Conference supremacy, Albemarle improved to 11-3 overall and 9-2 in conference play, while North Moore fell to 4-13 overall and 3-8 in conference play.
Corbin Brock led the Mustangs with 18 points, and Spivey added 17.
North Moore was ahead 47-46 with 48 seconds to play in the fourth quarter after T.J. Kennedy Jr. banked in a jumper, but Albemarle took the lead back on a Kendall Sellers basket and extended it to 50-47 on a Terrance Christian putback with 10 seconds to play.
Christian led the Bulldogs with 16 points, including 12 in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Inside four seconds to play in regulation, Spivey's off-balance three-pointer was no good, and the rebound went out of bounds off the Mustangs with 1.4 seconds showing on the clock.
All Albemarle had to do was inbound successfully, and the game would have been over right then and there. But Spivey had other ideas, stealing the inbound pass and taking a step back to drain the tying trey as the buzzer sounded to send the game into an overtime period in which the Mustangs missed all their shots and free throws.
In the girls' game, North Moore erased an early 7-0 deficit and held off a late Albemarle rally to win 45-42.
Shakorya Brower scored 16 points to lead the Lady Mustangs (12-5, 8-3), who are alone in second place in the conference standings. Jalisa Davis added 11 points, and Katelyn Sheffield finished with eight.
Paige McConlogue scored 25 for Albemarle (6-5 conference).
The North Moore teams are back in action tonight hosting North Rowan in a varsity doubleheader starting at 6 p.m.
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