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March 26th, 2012
With the bases loaded in the fourth inning, no outs and his team up 9-0, Maiden pitcher Jason Gantt put faith in himself, and trust his head coach.
â€śI had to trust my pitches,â€ť Gantt said. â€śCoach was calling my pitches. He came out to the mound and talked to me. He told me to trust my stuff and to trust him.â€ť
The senior listened to his coachesâ€™ advice, earning a strikeout on his next pitch.
Gantt eventually got out of the inning unscathed, leading Maiden (7-4, 4-1) to a 10-0 mercy rule victory at home against East Burke (3-6, 1-3).
The Bunker Hill softball team improved to 4-1 in conference play with a 12-2 mercy rule road victory against the Lady Warriors.
Anna Williams pitched five innings, allowing two runs and striking out two for Bunker Hill.
Olivia Fulbright led the Lady Bears offensively with a three-hit game, including three RBIs.
Williams also had two hits, including a solo home run.
East Burke 5, Maiden 0
The Lady Cavaliers picked up the road victory against the Lady Blue Devils in Maiden on Monday.
CHARLOTTE â€” Paul Pierce scored a season-high 36 points and the Boston Celtics held on to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 102-95 Monday night to move into a first-place tie with Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division.
Pierce shot 10 of 20 from the field, made 15 of 18 free throws and added 10 rebounds and four assists.
Pierce has scored 20 or more points in five of the past six games and is averaging 22.3 points per game during March.
Kevin Garnett had 24 points for the Celtics.
Monday, March 26
NWC golf at Orchard Hills (Alexander Central)
CVAC golf at Lenoir C.C. (West Caldwell)
Maiden softball vs. East Burke
Bandys softball at South Iredell
Bunker Hill softball at West Caldwell
Newton-Conover softball at Draughn
Maiden baseball vs. East Burke
Bandys baseball at South Iredell
Bunker Hill baseball at West Caldwell
Newton-Conover baseball at Draughn
Maiden soccer vs. East Burke
Bandys soccer at South Iredell
Bunker Hill soccer vs. West Caldwell
Newton-Conover soccer at Draughn
Bunker Hill tennis vs. Challenger
Doug Miller resigned Friday as the Maiden boys basketball coach.
Miller, who spent four seasons as Blue Devils coach, went 19-75 during his tenure, including a 9-15 record and a playoff appearance this season.
â€śWhen the season was over, stepping down was something my wife and I talked about,â€ť Miller said. â€śI wanted to give it a month or two to see where I wanted to go with it, but I didnâ€™t want to leave the school hanging. I didnâ€™t want to drop off in the summer and have them scrambling for a coach.â€ť
Bunker Hill 10, Newton-Conover 3
The Lady Bears won a conference road game against the Lady Red Devils in Newton on Friday.
Courtney Adsit and Desirae Bebber both drove in two RBIs each to lead Bunker Hill, who improves to 3-1 in conference play.
Cierra Jones had two hits for the Lady Red Devils, who fall to 0-3 in the CVAC.
Kadi O'Shell pitched seven innings, allowing three runs and two walks, while striking out 10 Newton-Conover batters. N-C's Catherine Jones suffered the loss.
St. Stephens 14, Hickory 0
DURHAM â€” Duke expects freshman guard Austin Rivers to decide next week whether he will enter the NBA draft.
Team spokesman Matt Plizga said Friday that Rivers will discuss his future plans with his family this weekend, and an announcement on his future is expected next week.
The son of Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers averaged a team-leading 15.5 points and was a unanimous selection as the ACC's rookie of the year.
Fred T. Foard fell 9-0 at home to the defending conference champion Watauga on Thursday.
The Tigers (0-8, 0-5) were solid in doubles, including close matches with the teams of Russell Michaels and Samuel Hefner, and Jil Patel and Jacob Bechtol.
Watauga 9, Fred T. Foard 0Â Â
Mike Smith (W) def. Jacob Stinson 6-0, 6-0; Harrison Battle (W) def. Jacob Bechtol Â 6-0, 6-0; Landon Taylor (W) def. Russell Michaels 6-0, 6-1; Chris Ludwig (W) def. Alex Lowdermilk 6-1, 6-0; Aaron Evans (W) def.Â Samuel Hefner 6-0, 6-0; Jackson Yeats (W) def. Jil Patel 6-0, 6-0.
Bandys won a battle of softball heavyweights in the Catawba Valley 2A on Thursday.
Breanna Jones drove in three RBIs on a 3-for-3 day at the plate, leading the Lady Trojans (4-2, 2-1) to the key 4-2 conference win against Maiden (8-2, 3-1).
Tied 2-2 in the sixth inning, the Trojans struck with two runs to take the lead for good.
After Bandysâ€™ Scarlett Harris reached base on a single and Rachel Cox was hit by a pitch, Jones drove in both runners on her second double of the game.
The Trojans took a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning behind runs from Harris and Taylor Sigmon.
BOSTON — Top-seeded Syracuse used a breakout game by the slumping C.J. Fair to advance to the East Regional final.