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Kobe Bryant scored four of his 30 points in the final 1:26 and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame an 18-point third-quarter deficit to beat Charlotte 101-100 on Tuesday night, handing the Bobcats their 12th straight loss.
The Fred T. Foard and Newton-Conover high school wrestling teams hosted their annual tournaments this past weekend.
To read more of this story and for complete details from both events, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
The CVCC men's basketball team made it 2-0 at the Wake Tech Classic with a 87-80 victory against Central Carolina Community College on Sunday.
Isaiah Cuthbertson led CVCC (9-4) with a 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Jalen Cannady chipped in 13 points and 10 boards.
The next game for the Bucs is Jan. 6 on the road against Johnston Community College.
On a fittingly glum, misty afternoon, the San Diego Chargers' slim playoff hopes were extinguished by Mike Tolbert, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers.
Although realistically eliminated weeks ago, the punchless Bolts finally got the mathematical heave-ho in a 31-7 loss Sunday.
The game was played before thousands of empty seats, and the crowd at times seemed too indifferent to boo.
Seven is a lucky number for many, but not for the Charlotte Bobcats.
Behind 20 points from Glenn Davis and Aaron Afflalo, the Orlando Magic handed the Bobcats their 11th consecutive defeat Saturday at Time Warner Cable Arena.
The Catawba Valley Community College men's basketball team picked up a huge win Saturday, knocking off Sandhills Community College 84-80 during the first day of the Wake Tech Classic.
Entering Saturday's game, Sandhills Community College was ranked third among Div. III National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) teams.
The pairings for both the 26th Catawba Valley Classic, as well as the People's Bank Holiday Clash, have been released.
The Catawba Valley Classic will once again be held at Catawba Valley Community College's Tarlton Complex and Hickory High School.
The People's Bank Holiday Clash, which was held at Bandys High School last season, will take place at Lincolnton High School this year.
The St. Stephens boys basketball team improved to 7-0 on the season Friday with a victory against Newton-Conover.
In girls basketball action, the Lady Red Devils pulled ahead early en route to a double-digit victory against the Lady Indians.
Lincolnton 69, Maiden 50
The Wolves knocked off the Blue Devils on Friday in Lincolnton.
Dakota Painter led Maiden (0-6) with 12 points, while Ricky Taylor added 11 points.
Alonzo Mobley scored a game-high 19 points for Lincolnton (2-3), while D.J. Cunningham added 16 points.
Cherryville 73, Bandys 61
Forty-six prep football players in Catawba County were honored as either All-Catawba Valley 2A or All-Northwestern 3A/4A selections following the 2012-13 season.
Leading those honored are a trio of Newton-Conover Red Devils, including quarterback Kevin Cline, kicker Chandler Johnson and head coach Brint Russell.