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CHARLOTTE â€” Byron Mullens knew it wouldn't be easy to win over Charlotte Bobcats fans.
Mullens had only scored 39 points in 26 games during his two seasons with the Thunder, so he understood the disgruntlement when the Bobcats traded away a second-round pick in 2013 to the Thunder to get him.
"When I got traded here a lot of people were kind of upset and saying, 'Why did we trade for this guy?'" Mullens said.
But three weeks into his tenure with the Bobcats, Mullens has quickly developed into a fan favorite because of the instant offense he's provided off the bench.
Kicking off action in the Northwestern 3A/4A, rivals Fred T. Foard and St. Stephens squared off on the wrestling mat Tuesday.
They didnâ€™t disappoint.
After 13-of-14 matches wrestled, a mere point separated the teams â€” 36-35.
Foardâ€™s Michael Vincent and St. Stephensâ€™ Chris Hunt tangled at 126 pounds with the winner helping his team claim the match.
Knowing what was at stake, Vincent pinned Hunt, lifting the Tigers to their 21st victory of the season.
Brooke Robinson scored 18 and Chelsea Turner added 15 points, leading Fred T. Foard to its second conference win of the season against St. Stephens on Tuesday.
The Lady Tigers (9-7, 2-3) led 22-11 at the half and outscored St. Stephens 32-20 in the second half.
Keyona Hicks led the Lady Indians (3-12, 0-4) with 12 points.
Bandys 63, South Iredell 36
The Lady Trojans continued their impressive roll this season with their 15th win of the season against the Lady Vikings.
CHARLOTTE â€” Rookie Chandler Parsons scored 20 points and Kevin Martin added 17 points and the Houston Rockets defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 82-70 Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Jordan Hill had a double-double for the Rockets off the bench with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Rockets (3-6) broke open a tight game in the third quarter and the poor-shooting Bobcats could never put together a big run.
Trailing 22-19 at the half, the Maiden boys basketball team found its second half wind.
The Blue Devils (6-6) outscored the Eagles (2-8) 30-8 in the second half, including 23-6 in the fourth quarter, rising to the non-conference victory.
â€śWe just stepped up,â€ť said Maiden coach Doug Miller. â€śOur intensity just got a whole lot better. We didnâ€™t give them second chances. We cut those out. I was proud of them. Hopefully, we can carry that defensive effort to tomorrow.â€ť
Blue Devils post player Jalen Gibbs scored 15 points, the only competitor in Mondayâ€™s game to reach double figures.
An area softball legend died last week at the age of 69.
David â€śStanâ€ť Harvey, a member of the famous Howardâ€™s Furniture softball teams in the 1970s and 1980s, died at his home in Gaston County.
Harvey started playing softball at the age of 14 in his native Tennessee.
At the age of 21, Harvey joined Richard Howardâ€™s Furniture softball team.
Playing a mixture of outfield and first base, Harvey became a part of teams that won five national softball crowns, including 1973, 1974, 1981, 1983 and 1984.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Carmelo Anthony shook off a poor shooting night to make the tiebreaking basket with 2:39 remaining and score 22 points, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Bobcats with a 91-87 victory on Monday night.
Amare Stoudemire also shot poorly but had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler finished with 20 points and 13 boards. Anthony was only 6 of 18 from the field, but scored eight of the Knicks' final nine points.
Monday, Jan. 9
Maiden basketball at Lincoln Charter
CVCC women's basketball at Walters State, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Bandys basketball at South Iredell
Bandys wrestling vs. South Iredell HS
Bunker Hill wrestling vs. West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at West Caldwell
Fred T. Foard basketball at St. Stephens
Fred T. Foard wrestling vs. St. Stephens, 6 p.m.
Maiden basketball vs. East Burke
Maiden wrestling at East Burke, 7 p.m.
N-C basketball at Draughn
N-C wrestling vs. Draughn, 7 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball vs. Foard
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Roy Hibbert scored 20 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-77 on Saturday night.
Hibbert, who briefly left the game with a sprained right ankle, also had eight rebounds and three blocks. Tyler Hansbrough scored 15 points, Darren Collison had 14, and Danny Granger and George Hill each added 13 for the Pacers (6-2), who improved to 3-0 at home. Indiana was coming off an 87-74 win at Boston on Friday night.
Newton-Conover took an early lead and pulled away from Bunker Hill for a 66-50 CVAC win.
Kevin Halloway led the Red Devils (8-6, 3-1) with 14 points.
Taylor Simmons netted a team-high 14 points for the Bears (2-13, 2-3).
Newton-Conover 83, Bunker Hill 18
Kadesha Gibbs, Taylor Petty and Shynese Whitener combined for 56 points to lead the Lady Red Devils (11-3, 3-1) to the win against the Lady Bears.
Gibbs also notched her 1,000th career point in Fridayâ€™s game.