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Trojans beat East Burke, await Red Devils in final

February 16, 2012

With a balanced team effort and a strong third quarter, the Bandys girls basketball team punched its ticket to the Catawba Valley 2A championship game.

The Lady Trojans (24-1) knocked off East Burke (17-9) on Thursday to advance to their third meeting of the season against Newton-Conover (23-3) in Friday's CVAC girls championship game.

Following two East Burke three-pointers late in the first half, Bandys led by 10 points at the half, 38-28.

The Trojans immediately cranked up their defense to start the second half and out-rebounded the Lady Cavaliers 16-4 in the third quarter.

Cavaliers eliminate Red Devils in CVAC semifinals

February 16, 2012

Behind a game-high 34 points from guard Clay Byrd, East Burke knocked off third-seeded Newton-Conover to advance to Friday’s CVAC championship game.

The Cavaliers (18-8) meet top-seeded West Caldwell (16-6) in the CVAC boys title contest.

The Red Devils (16-10) fell behind 8-0 early, committing seven fouls in the first quarter, including four offensive fouls.

N-C’s Tyoun Shuford, who committed two of those fouls, powered his team back into the contest with a seven-point first quarter. The Red Devils trailed 15-13 after one.

Bobcats on pace to become the worst NBA team ever

February 16, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan continues to struggle as a league executive.

The Jordan-owned Bobcats are 3-26 and flirting with NBA futility.

Because of the lockout-shortened season Charlotte won't challenge the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers' record of 72 losses. However, the Bobcats have lost 16 straight games and have a worse winning percentage (.103) than that infamous 76ers team.

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