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Red Devils sweep CVAC openers versus Maiden

December 13, 2011

Leading 30-23 at the half, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team scored 14 straight points to open the second half, which helped them pull away for the 54-39 victory in Tuesday’s conference opener against Maiden.

Kevin Halloway scored 13 points for the Red Devils (4-2, 1-0), while Thomas Corpening, Kevin Cline and Joshuwell McCombs each scored eight points.

Maiden (3-3, 0-1) was led by Jalen Gibbs with 12 points and Jason Gantt with eight points.

Newton-Conover 68, Maiden 29

Indians cage Bears on the mat

December 13, 2011

The St. Stephens wrestling team improved to 12-4 on the season, sweeping a tri-match between Bunker Hill (6-5) and East Wilkes.

The Indians earned four pins against the Bears, including Justin Kidd at 120 pounds, Hunter Schronce at 132 pounds, Ian Martin at 145 pounds and Matt Baker at 220 pounds.

Both St. Stephens and Bunker Hill earned wins over East Wilkes, who did not show up and forfeited its matches.

Bunker Hill competes again this weekend at the Pirate Invitational at Porter Ridge High School, while St. Stephens travels to West Lincoln.

Bobcats to go small after losing Brown

December 13, 2011

CHARLOTTE — The Charlotte Bobcats are gearing up for some small ball.

Starting center Kwame Brown agreed to a one-year contract worth $7 million with Golden State on Tuesday, leaving the Bobcats with one of the shortest starting lineups in the NBA.

The Bobcats planned to run quite a bit this season anyway, but now it will be imperative to play an up-tempo game.

"When you're so small you don't want to play half court with guys," said point guard D.J. Augustin. "You want to run and play transition and get some easy points off fast breaks."

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