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Lady Red Devils tally 23 steals in victory

December 27, 2011

Newton-Conover's 2010 Catawba Valley Classic title defense started where it ended last season — with a victory over Fred T. Foard.

The Lady Red Devils used strong defense to defeat the Lady Tigers, 66-34, for the first time since their championship meeting at the Classic one year ago.

“I thought in the first half, we were still in our Christmas mode,” said N-C coach Ike Williams. “I think we overindulged in food and gifts. We talked about it at halftime and we stepped it up. I'm happy for a win.”

Red Tornadoes oust Bears in CV Classic opener

December 27, 2011

Hickory kicked off its “drive for five” on Tuesday with an impressive 63-39 victory against Bunker Hill in the second game of the boys bracket at the Catawba Valley Classic.

The Red Tornadoes meet the winner of Newton-Conover and St. Stephens tonight at 9 p.m., with the winner heading to Thursday’s boys championship game.

The results from the Newton-Conover versus St. Stephens game were not available as of press time.

Other boys scores
Alexander Central 58, Maiden 44
South Caldwell 51, Fred T. Foard 46
St. Stephens 54, Newton-Conover 44

Girls bracket

Smith, Kalil selected to Pro Bowl, but not Newton

December 27, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Panthers center Ryan Kalil and receiver Steve Smith were selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team Tuesday night, but sensational rookie quarterback Cam Newton wasn't.

Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Eli Manning were the three NFC quarterbacks who made the Pro Bowl ahead of Newton.

Manning threw for 26 touchdowns and ran for one, while Newton combined for 34 touchdowns — 20 passing and 14 rushing. Newton was selected as a first alternate and will play in the game if any of the three quarterbacks ahead of him make it to the Super Bowl.

Bobcats score win over Bucks

December 27, 2011

CHARLOTTE — Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas floated the idea last week of playing point guards D.J. Augustin and Kemba Walker at the same time once they got comfortable with each other, even though it might put his team at a big size disadvantage.

Apparently they're comfortable.

When crunch time arrived Monday night both were on the floor. Augustin scored 19 points, Walker added 13, including two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining, as the Bobcats erased a 14-point second half deficit to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-95 in their season opener.

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