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December 28th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Friday's results, Saturday's games

December 29, 2012

26th Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament

Boys games (at CVCC's Tarlton Complex)

Consolation bracket
No. 6 South Caldwell 61, No. 7 Bunker Hill 40
No. 4 Alexander Central 43, No. 8 Maiden 22

Championship bracket
No. 3 Hickory 52, No. 2 St. Stephens 45
No. 5 Newton-Conover 55, No. 1 Fred T. Foard 42

Girls games (at Hickory H.S.)

Carlesimo, Nets hand Bobcats 17th straight loss

December 29, 2012

Mikhail Prokhorov saw the draining team spirit, the missing will to fight, and decided change was needed.

The Brooklyn Nets owner had to like the results in the first game under P.J. Carlesimo.

The Nets gave their interim coach a victory in his debut and the Charlotte Bobcats a 17th straight loss, getting 26 points and 11 rebounds from Brook Lopez in a 97-81 rout Friday night.

December 27th

PREP NOTEBOOK: Thursday scores, Friday games

December 28, 2012

Below is a look at the results from Thursday's basketball tournament games, as well as Friday's schedule:

The 26th Catawba Valley Classic

Boy's bracket

First round games (Thursday at CVCC)
No. 2 St. Stephens 74, No. 7 Bunker Hill 51
No. 1 Fred T. Foard 74, No. 8 Maiden 47
No. 3 Hickory 82, No. 6 South Caldwell 59
No. 5 Newton-Conover 69, No. 4 Alexander Central 62

AP Source: QB Newton fined for abusive conduct

December 28, 2012

A person familiar with the penalty says the NFL has fined Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $21,000 for abusive conduct toward a game official.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the league hasn't announced the fine.

Wade suspended game for action against Sessions

December 28, 2012

Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was suspended one game without pay by the NBA on Thursday for flailing his leg and making contact with the groin of Charlotte Bobcats' Ramon Sessions.

December 26th

Tigers rallying behind teammate's tragedy

December 27, 2012

When one of its teammates had to overcome personal tragedy, the Fred T. Foard boys basketball team bonded together to help out a friend.

The Tigers are off to an 8-1 start to their season and enter today's
Catawba Valley Classic basketball tournament ranked as the top boys seed.

Bobcats burned by Heat, drop 16th in a row

December 27, 2012

The defending NBA champions entered the Queen City on Wednesday, and walked out with their win streak intact.

Despite the best efforts from a hobbled Charlotte squad, the Miami Heat pulled away late on their way to a 105-92 victory against the Bobcats in a match up of teams in the NBA's Southeast Division.

December 24th

People's Bank tournament turning 10 years old

December 24, 2012

A holiday tradition continues Thursday at Lincolnton High School.

The People’s Bank Holiday Clash basketball tournament celebrates its 10th anniversary event this year. The Wolves are the host school for next week’s tournament.

Panthers drop Raiders for third-straight win

December 24, 2012

Christmas came two days early for the Carolina Panthers in their final home game on Sunday.

Behind solid play from their defense, the Panthers won their third-straight game, knocking off the Oakland Raiders, 17-6, at Bank of America Stadium.

December 23rd

Panthers QB Newton looks to stay hot vs. Raiders

December 23, 2012

Cam Newton is on a torrid pace and the Carolina Panthers are headed toward another strong finish they hope will save coach Ron Rivera's job.

The second-year QB is in the best stretch of his young NFL career with 13 combined touchdowns and no interceptions in the past five games.

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