Archive - Dec 2012
Squandering a healthy lead is nothing new to the Charlotte Bobcats â€” hanging onto one is.
Kemba Walker had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Bobcats ended an 18-game losing streak with a 91-81 win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday.
The Hickory Tavern Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, honored three good citizens at their luncheon meeting on Dec. 11.
The chapter winner was Landry Brown from St. Stephens High School, son of Rodney and Tammy Brown. He will advance to the District level.
The city of Newton recognized six retiring employees in December.
On Dec. 14, the city honored Deputy Fire Chief Jerry Travis and firefighter/engineer Charles Richard “Rick” Crater with a luncheon at Fire Station 2 (Northside). Travis served the city for 20 years as a firefighter, lieutenant, captain and deputy fire chief.
Drew Brees and the Saints can hardly wait to get Sean Payton back and move beyond the bounty scandal that overshadowed their worst season in half a decade.
The Panthers rallied for a 44-38 victory on Sunday that dropped the Saints to their first losing season since 2007.
The Hickory boys basketball team rallied for the second-straight day to add to its already impressive Catawba Valley Classic rÃ©sumÃ©.
Trailing 39-38 after the third quarter, the Red Tornadoes outscored Newton-Conover 23-11 in the final stanza to come away with their 17th Classic championship.
Hickory won its second-straight Catawba Valley Classic girls title, knocking off previously unbeaten Alexander Central, 74-43.
Behind 17 points from tournament MVP Yazmen Hannah, the Lady Red Tornadoes (11-0) won a battle of unbeaten teams against the Lady Cougars (12-1).
Eric Gordon made his return to the lineup Saturday night. And for the better part of 24 minutes, he looked as if he'd never been away.
Gordon had 24 points and seven assists, helping the New Orleans Hornets overcome a 21-point first-half deficit and extend the Charlotte Bobcats' losing streak to 18 games with a 98-95 victory Saturday night.
26th Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament
Boys games (at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)
No. 6 South Caldwell 61, No. 7 Bunker Hill 40
No. 4 Alexander Central 43, No. 8 Maiden 22
No. 3 Hickory 52, No. 2 St. Stephens 45
No. 5 Newton-Conover 55, No. 1 Fred T. Foard 42
Girls games (at Hickory H.S.)
Mikhail Prokhorov saw the draining team spirit, the missing will to fight, and decided change was needed.
The Brooklyn Nets owner had to like the results in the first game under P.J. Carlesimo.
The Nets gave their interim coach a victory in his debut and the Charlotte Bobcats a 17th straight loss, getting 26 points and 11 rebounds from Brook Lopez in a 97-81 rout Friday night.
Below is a look at the results from Thursday's basketball tournament games, as well as Friday's schedule:
The 26th Catawba Valley Classic
First round games (Thursday at CVCC)
No. 2 St. Stephens 74, No. 7 Bunker Hill 51
No. 1 Fred T. Foard 74, No. 8 Maiden 47
No. 3 Hickory 82, No. 6 South Caldwell 59
No. 5 Newton-Conover 69, No. 4 Alexander Central 62