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February 26th, 2013

PREP BASKETBALL: Wednesday's playoff schedule

February 26, 2013

Below is a look Wednesday's second round prep basketball playoff games across Catawba County along with each game's time:

3A boys (Section 4)
No. 6 Hickory (22-6) at No. 3 Fred T. Foard (23-4), 7 p.m.
**Winner gets either No. 2 Tuscola (24-4) or No. 7 Ashbrook (19-8)**

2A girls (Section 4)
No. 7 Madison (19-9) at No. 2 Bandys (25-2), 6 p.m.

February 25th

Lady Trojans eliminate LRDs for second-straight week

February 25, 2013

The Bandys girls basketball team had Newton-Conover's number for the second-straight week on Monday.

The Lady Trojans (25-2) pulled out to a double digit lead on their way to a 68-37 victory at Bost-Matheson Gymnasium, eliminating the Lady Red Devils (15-11) from the postseason.

Tornadoes survive overtime scare from St. Stephens

February 25, 2013

Senior Raheim Connelly scored eight points in overtime on Monday, helping the Hickory boys basketball team survive a thriller in the first round of the 3A playoffs with a 67-59 victory against rival St. Stephens.

The Indians finish their season with a 19-8 record overall.

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: Monday's playoff scores

February 25, 2013

Below is a look at Monday night's first round playoffs scores from prep basketball across Catawba County:

2A girls
Bandys 68, Newton-Conover 37

3A girls
Hickory 78, Ashbrook 53
R-S Central 68, Fred T. Foard 58

2A boys
West Caldwell 60, Newton-Conover 52
Shelby 87, Bunker Hill 55

3A boys
Fred T. Foard 87, Patton 48

February 23rd

Denver dunks on, downs Charlotte on court, 113-99

February 24, 2013

While the NBA's Slam Dunk contest may have been last weekend in Houston, the Denver Nuggets made Time Warner Cable Arena their own personal highlight reel on Saturday.

The Nuggets (35-22) tallied 14 jams en route to a 113-99 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats (13-43).

Center JaVale McGee made seven of those dunks for Denver, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds.

Red Devils dominant in winning 2A West Region title

February 24, 2013

Simply dominant.

Those two words can sum up the performances of Newton-Conover wrestlers during Saturday's 2A West Regions at West Lincoln High School.

PREP WRESTLING: Results from 3A West Regionals

February 23, 2013

A total of 13 Catawba County wrestlers in the 3A ranks are state qualified after the completion of the West Regional match held at North Gaston High School on Saturday.

Four 3A region champions were produced, including St. Stephens' Blake Rogers (106 pounds) and Andrew Christopher (220 pounds), as well as Fred T. Foard's Mikey Vincent (120 pounds) and Ben Pitts (132 pounds).

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: 9 area hoops teams qualify

February 23, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's first round games in the NCHSAA prep basketball playoffs:

2A girls (Sectional 4)
No. 15 Newton-Conover (15-10) at No. 2 Bandys (24-2), 7 p.m.

3A girls (Sectional 3)
No. 16 Ashbrook (17-7) at No. 1 Hickory (24-2), 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 R-S Central (16-10) at No. 8 Fred T. Foard (18-8), 6:30 p.m.

February 22nd

Bandys holds off East Burke to win CVAC girls title

February 23, 2013

The Bandys girls basketball team held off two tying attempts by East Burke in Friday's CVAC girls title game, coming away with a 50-48 victory at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.

Bandys' Madi Story scored 21 points to lead all players, while Sara Goble added 12 points.

Matthews, Isenhour lead Foard boys to NWC title

February 23, 2013

For the second-straight Friday, the Fred T. Foard basketball team got the better of Hickory.

Led by Spencer Matthews and Joe Isenhour, the Tigers (22-4) knocked off Hickory 58-46 at Craft Gymnasium to claim the Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament title.

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