By D.N. PENNELL, Jr.
The Alexander Central Varsity Men’s Basketball Team outscored Statesville 39-21 over the second and third periods and rolled to a 61-39 victory in the semi-final round of the North Piedmont Conference Tournament on Wednesday night, February 15, in Olin.
With the win, the Cougars advance to the tourney title game on Friday evening, February 17, at 7:30 pm at North Iredell HS. The Cougars will face Mooresville in the title game after the Blue Devils knocked off regular season champ Lake Norman in the semi-final game on February 14.
In Wednesday’s ACHS win, Justin Dula tallied a double-double to lead the Cougars. Dula scored 11 points and snared 10 rebounds for Alexander. Kaleb Parsons also finished in double figures with 10 points, while Matt Graham and Noah Presnell added eight points apiece.