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The Charlotte Bobcats struggled to make free throws in a Saturday loss to Sacramento.
On Monday, giving them up was what cost the â€˜Cats a chance at another victory.
The Houston Rockets made a season-high 32 free throws to come away with a 100-94 win against the Bobcats in a rare Monday matinee game at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Catawba County came up just short in its semi-pro football postseason appearance on Saturday.
Despite forcing seven turnovers, the Hornets fell to the Orlando Rage 28-24 in the Florida Bowl â€” part of National Bowl Weekend in Deltona, Fla.
Charlotte failed to make the most of its free chances on Saturday against Sacramento, and ended up paying the price.
The Bobcats (10-32) made just 26-of-38 shots from the free throw line in a 97-93 loss to the Kings at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday.
Below are a look at Saturday's scores and results from prep, college and semi-pro sports action:
CVAC girls championship
1. Draughn, 317
2. South Iredell, 261
3. East Burke, 218
4. Newton-Conover, 196
5. Maiden, 189
6. Bandys, 120
7. West Caldwell 88
CVAC boys championship
1. Draughn, 701
2. South Iredell, 591
3. East Burke 445
In front of a jam-packed crowd at St. Stephens High School on Friday, Logan Starkeyâ€™s clutch play late helped the Indians knock off Hickory, 53-42.
Tied 42-42 late in the game, Starkey connected on 3-pointers during back-to-back possessions to help give Saint the late edge and lead for good.
Below are tonight's prep and college scores. For more, pick up a weekend edition of the Observer News Enterprise.
Bunker Hill 66, Maiden 57
Newton-Conover 77, South Iredell 42
St. Stephens 53, Hickory 42
East Burke at Bandys, ppd. to Jan. 24
South Iredell 58, Newton-Conover 51
Maiden 66, Bunker Hill 36
A little rest turned out to be the perfect slump-buster for the Charlotte Bobcats.
A jolt from their speedy backcourt didn't hurt, either.
The Carolina Panthers are turning over the keys to their offense to the son of an NFL Hall of Fame coach.
Mike Shula was promoted to offensive coordinator on Friday, the team announced.
The 47-year-old Shula replaces Rob Chudzinski, who stepped down Jan. 10 to take the Cleveland Browns head coaching position.
Below is a updated list of prep and college games for tonight:
Updated prep sports schedule for Friday
Maiden wrestling at Bunker Hill, still on
Cherryville at Fred T. Foard, still on
South Iredell at Newton-Conover, still on
Bandys wrestling at East Burke, postponed
St. Stephens wrestling at West Caldwell (with Hickory and Draughn), postponed
The Catawba County Hornets semi-pro football team takes the national stage on Saturday.
The Hornets compete in the 2013 National Bowl Weekend in Deltona, Florida.
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.