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PREP NOTEBOOK: LRDs pick up another CVAC win

January 17, 2012

Behind 18 points each from Dasia Tipps and Kadesha Gibbs, the Newton-Conover girls basketball team improved to 14-3 overall and 6-1 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a 78-28 thrashing of West Caldwell on Tuesday.

Taylor Petty added 16 points for N-C in the victory, while Shynese Whitener scored 11 points.

Draughn 58, Maiden 52

Despite being outscored by four points in the final quarter, the Lady Wildcats edged the Lady Blue Devils in Valdese on Tuesday.

Lauren Duckworth scored a game-high 22 points for Draughn (10-7, 3-4), while Haley Broadwell added 12 points.

Magic hang on to beat Bobcats, 96-89

January 17, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 25 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic past the Charlotte Bobcats 96-89 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win.

Jameer Nelson scored 17 points, Hedo Turkoglu had 15 and Von Wafer 13 as the Magic won for the 10th time in 12 games.

Gerald Henderson had 22 points for Charlotte, which has lost eight of its last nine. The Bobcats are also winless in their last five trips to Orlando.

Bandys' Gilliam healthy, awaiting baseball season

January 17, 2012

Nearly three months to the day his pick-up truck rolled three times in a ditch near Balls Creek Road, Jackson Gilliam is looking forward to spring baseball season.

Gilliam, a 5-foot-11-.inch junior at Bandys, suffered damage to his vertebrae, right hip, shoulder blade and face, and suffered from a concussion, internal bleeding and a collapsed lung from the accident.

The outlook on his health was fair, at best.

“He wasn’t supposed to be released from anything for three months of the date of the accident,” said Jackson’s mother, Janet.

55 candidates apply in Maiden coaching search

January 17, 2012

The application process in the search for the next Maiden football coach ended Friday, with about 55 candidates applying for the position, according to assistant AD Butch Parker.

“We’ve got some quality candidates,” Parker said Friday before the Blue Devils’ home wrestling match against Bunker Hill.

According to a source, the list of rumored names who applied for the position includes:

• Doug McRee, a long-time Bandys assistant coach and current three-year member of the Maiden coaching staff.

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