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Miller’s 11 points pushes Lady Red Devils to title

February 17, 2012

Cayla Miller picked the perfect time to have one of the biggest nights of her career.

The Newton-Conover senior guard scored 11 points — all in the second half — to guide the Lady Red Devils to the Catawba Valley 2A tournament title Friday in a 64-53 win over Bandys.

“I can’t say enough about her,” N-C coach Ike Williams said. “That’s the Cayla Miller we’ve been waiting all year for to have a big game. She really stepped up. She hit a big three, made some putbacks and made some free throws. That’s what you expect from a senior. I’m very proud of her.”

Trojans’ Madi Story is CVAC’s top player

February 17, 2012

Bandys sophomore Madi Story was named the Catawba Valley 2A player of the year Friday, while the Trojans’ Beth Queen is the top coach in the conference.

Story joins her sister, Jesse, as back-to-back CVAC players of the year.

The Trojans had a league-leading four players named all-conference, including Chelsey Queen, Taylor Sigmon and both Story sisters.

Newton-Conover had the second-most selections in the Catawba Valley 2A, including Taylor Petty, Shynese Whitener and Kadesha Gibbs.

Maiden’s lone selection in the conference was Sabrien Gaither.

Bobcats end 16-game skid, beat Raptors 98-91

February 17, 2012

TORONTO — Reggie Williams scored a season-high 22 points to help the Charlotte Bobcats snap a 16-game losing streak by beating the Toronto Raptors 98-91 on Friday night.

D.J. Augustin had 11 points and 10 assists, Kemba Walker scored 14 points and fellow rookie Bismack Biyombo had a career-high 13 rebounds as the Bobcats won for the first time since beating Golden State 112-100 on Jan. 14. Corey Maggette added 16 points as Charlotte avoided becoming the 28th team in NBA history to drop at least 17 straight games.

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