Archive - Nov 2012 - Sports Article
Down 11 points at halftime, the Charlotte Bobcats rallied behind Kemba Walker and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to force overtime and eventually come away with the 101-97 victory against the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday in Charlotte.
After 110 minutes of soccer competition, the Newton-Conover soccer team held on to knock off its fourth road opponent of the 2A playoffs, topping rival South Iredell in penalty kicks, 5-4.
"It was a great game by both teams," said N-C coach Angelo Palozzi. "It's always tough when someone has to lose on penalty kicks. I'm happy for our seniors and excited to be playing on Wednesday night."
Lenoir-Rhyne shared the South Atlantic Conference football title in 2011 with Mars Hill and were left standing at the altar in the end for a postseason bid.
One season later, the Bears played the role of blushing bride.
Lenoir-Rhyne racked up 513 rushing yards on its way to a 44-14 victory over rival Catawba College on Saturday at Moretz Stadium in Hickory.
Down its starting running back due to injury, Bandysâ€™ Quiante Derr carried the brunt of the load for the Trojans on the ground against Newton-Conover â€” and then some.
The sophomore rushed 31 times for 211 yards and three scores, helping Bandys eliminate the CVAC champion Red Devils from the 2AA playoffs with a 49-24 victory at Gurley Stadium on Friday.
Behind two rushing touchdowns from quarterback Chris Montgomery, the Burns Bulldogs eliminated Hickory from the 3A playoffs for the second-straight season, 28-13, in Kings Mountain on Friday.
The Bulldogs (10-3), who advance to the regional quarterfinals for the third time in the past four years, host Freedom (12-1) in the 3A third round next Friday.
Rallying from down two points at halftime, the Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team remained undefeated with a 71-58 victory against Clinton Junior College on Friday at the Tarlton Complex.
Nika Jones led CVCC with 22 points, while Gabrielle McClain added 15 points.
The Lady Bucs (3-0) trailed 34-32 at the break to the Lady Bears (1-2).
For the second time in the 2012 calendar year, a sports team from Catawba Valley Community College prepares to take the national stage.
The Lady Bucs volleyball program won the Region X/District P tournament last weekend at Brunswick Community College to advance to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championships in Toledo, Ohio from Nov. 15-17.
County rivals Bandys and Newton-Conover collide tonight on the football field at Gurley Stadium for a chance to continue their respective playoff runs.
The game is a rematch of a 35-14 victory by the Red Devils on Sept. 21.
To read more of this story, pick up the Friday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The Newton-Conover soccer team made up for a devastating 3-0 loss to Lincolnton in last yearâ€™s 2A playoffs.
The Red Devils (15-6-1) led 1-0 at halftime and held off a rally by the Wolves in the second half to come away with a 3-1 road victory to advance to the fourth round of the 2A playoffs.
The Catawba Valley Community College women's basketball team picked up its second win of the season on Wednesday with a 92-47 victory over Milligan College at the Tarlton Complex.
Nika Jones led CVCC (2-0) with 24 points and five steals, while former Newton-Conover standout Kadesha Gibbs added 13 points and seven rebounds.
The Lady Bucs led 48-23 at halftime.