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January 9th, 2013
Freshman Alex Johnson is growing in his first season as a member of the Newton-Conover boys basketball program.
Johnson is one of a six freshmen boys listed on the varsity prep basketball rosters of the seven Catawba County high schools.
Coming off of an overtime road win against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday having won two of their last three games, things couldn't have looked brighter for the Charlotte Bobcats.
That was until Wednesday's match up with the Western Conference foe Utah.
The Bobcats (9-25) gave up 60 points in the first half and couldn't catch up, falling 112-102 to the Jazz at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Carolina Panthers announced on Wednesday that David Gettleman is the team's new general manager.
Gettleman replaces Marty Hurney, who was fired on Oct. 22 after being with the team since 2002.
Spending the prior 13 seasons as the director of pro personnel for the New York Giants, Gettleman served as a senior pro personnel analyst for New York this past season.
Prep basketball scores
Alexander Central 62, Hickory 52
Bunker Hill 56, Draughn 46
Bandys 76, West Caldwell 43
East Burke 52, Newton-Conover 42
Fred T. Foard 32, South Caldwell 28
Hibriten 67, St. Stephens 49
South Iredell 63, Maiden 30
Bunker Hill 68, Draughn 65
East Burke 72, Newton-Conover 57
When Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap looks at point guard Kemba Walker he sees the NBA's next coming of Chris Paul.
Sounds like a reach, but that's how much faith Charlotte's rookie coach has in the second-year player out of Connecticut.
Dunlap has repeatedly told Walker "we're centering our team around you. You're that guy. Now live up to that billing and own what that means."
Brooke Robinson has rebounded many times in her prep basketball career at Fred T. Foard, but none bigger than tonight against South Caldwell.Â
The 6-foot senior post player for the Lady Tigers makes her debut on the court against the Lady Spartans after suffering a debilitating injury during this past summer.
It's not quite a winning streak, but after losing 18 straight, coming out on top in two out of three games is close enough.
Kemba Walker had 20 points and seven assists, Ben Gordon scored 18 points and the Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons 108-101 in overtime Sunday night for just their second win in 21 games.
The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team kicked off the new year by defeating South Carolina Sports Academy 99-82 on Saturday.
Five Bucs players scored in double figures, led by Josh McClain with 22 points.
Preston Early chipped in 18 points for CVCC (10-4), while Isaiah Cuthbertson recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Ron Rivera will return as coach of the Carolina Panthers next season following his team's strong finish.
Panthers spokesman Charlie Dayton said Rivera met with owner Jerry Richardson Saturday morning and was informed that he will return for a third season. Rivera has two years on his current contract.
"He's going about normal preparations for next season," Dayton said.
Boys basketball scores
Newton-Conover 57, Bandys 44
South Iredell 67, Bunker Hill 64
Fred T. Foard 61, Alexander Central 45
South Caldwell 55, St. Stephens 54
West Caldwell 72, Maiden 53
Hickory 74, Watauga 72
Girls basketball scores
Bandys 53, Newton-Conover 29
South Iredell 72, Bunker Hill 39
Fred T. Foard 54, Alexander Central 45