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Lenoir-Rhyne Bears survive, beat Bulldogs

January 11, 2012

The Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball team held off Wingate at home Wednesday for a 75-71 win in Hickory.

Sophomore Allan Jones led the Bears (6-8, 2-3) with 20 points, and forward D.J. Blackmon added 18 points.

Jamie Vaughn netted 16 points for Wingate (7-8, 3-2), while Quan Alexander scored 16 points of his own off of the Bulldog bench.

Despite leading by 13 with 15:07 left, the Bulldogs whittled down the lead to one with 3:28 remaining in the ball game.

Rangers announce Crawdads' 2012 field staff

January 11, 2012

The Texas Rangers, Major League parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, have announced the 2012 field staff for the ‘Dads.

Third-year field manager Bill Richardson, accompanied by pitching coach Storm Davis, will return.

Hitting coach Josue Perez and coach Humberto Miranda will be new to the staff this season.

Last year’s training and conditioning tandem will return in athletic trainer Jacob Newburn and strength and conditioning coach Anthony Miller.

New Bobcat C Mullens makes most of his opportunity

January 11, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Byron Mullens knew it wouldn't be easy to win over Charlotte Bobcats fans.

Mullens had only scored 39 points in 26 games during his two seasons with the Thunder, so he understood the disgruntlement when the Bobcats traded away a second-round pick in 2013 to the Thunder to get him.

"When I got traded here a lot of people were kind of upset and saying, 'Why did we trade for this guy?'" Mullens said.

But three weeks into his tenure with the Bobcats, Mullens has quickly developed into a fan favorite because of the instant offense he's provided off the bench.

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