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Lady Red Devils thrive despite their numbers

January 23, 2012

Numbers tell the story. None rings truer than the girls basketball team at Newton-Conover.

The squad features eight players, sometimes seven given injuries.
Ike Williams, first-year coach for the Lady Red Devils, said he’s used the hurdle as a motivator.

“I call them the ‘Crazy Eight,’” Williams said. “They are on their way to becoming the ‘Great Eight.’”

The encouragement by their new coach is working.

The Lady Red Devils (15-3, 7-1) are in second place in the Catawba Valley 2A heading into Tuesday’s pivotal home contest against the Lady Trojans of Bandys (17-0, 8-0).

Newton replaces Manning on Pro Bowl roster

January 23, 2012

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is headed to Hawaii.

The Carolina signal caller, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 draft, was added to the NFC Pro Bowl squad Monday in place of New York’s Eli Manning.

Manning and the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship to advance to Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, meaning Manning had to withdraw from the annual all-star game.

ASU's Brian Quick selected to Senior Bowl

January 23, 2012

Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick was chosen to represent the Mountaineers in the 2012 Senior Bowl.

The game, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., features some of the country’s top senior athletes and potential NFL prospects.

Quick is the second ASU player to play in the game, joining wideout Dexter Jackson, who played in the game back in 2007.

The 6-foot-5-inch Quick leads the program all-time in receiving yards (3,418), receptions (202) and touchdown catches (31).

Nets upend Bobcats 97-87

January 23, 2012

NEWARK, N.J.— Deron Williams came close to a triple double on Sunday night.

He had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 97-87 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.

Williams' near triple double would have been the first of the season for the Nets, who improved to 5-12 on the season.

"It was close. I've been close a number of times," Williams said. "It will happen someday."

MarShon Brooks added 20 points for the Nets, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points.

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