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March 19th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” Jrue Holiday had 20 points and six assists as the first-place Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 105-80 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak and sweep the three-game season series between the teams.
Holiday, coming off a career-high 30 points in Saturday's night loss at Chicago, was 8-of-13 shooting from the field and made all four shots from the free-throw line.
Doug Collins said before the game the key to snapping the losing skid was to get a more balanced scoring attack from his players and he got just that.
Monday, March 19
NWC golf at Catawba C.C.
Maiden golf at Glen Oaks C.C.
Maiden tennis vs. South Iredell
Bunker Hill tennis vs. Draughn
Newton-Conover tennis at East Burke
Bandys softball at South Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball at North Lincoln
Bunker Hill soccer vs. West Iredell
L-R men's golf at Pinehurst Challenge
CVCC baseball vs. Lenoir-Rhyne JV
Tuesday, March 20
St. Stephens softball vs. Fred T. Foard
Maiden softball vs. South Iredell
Bandys softball at West Caldwell
Bunker Hill softball vs. Draughn
COLUMBUS, Ohio â€” Draymond Green scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and set up Keith Appling's crucial 3-pointer with 1:34 left, giving top-seeded Michigan State a 65-61 win over Saint Louis on Sunday and sending the Spartans to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament.
Michigan State will play No. 4 seed Louisville in the West Regional semifinals Thursday in Phoenix.
Surviving a bases loaded situation with eight straight fouled-off pitches, Bunker Hillâ€™s Kadi Oâ€™Shell made her ninth toss count.
The junior pitcher managed to get the final out on the ninth pitch of a long at-bat in Fridayâ€™s game against South Iredell, preserving a shutout against the Lady Vikings (2-6, 1-1) and a perfect 2-0 record in the CVAC for Bunker Hill.
The North Carolina High School Athletic Associationâ€™s (NCHSAA) realignment committee met Thursday to review appeals, and by Friday, the committee had a final draft.
In this third draft, which is set in stone barring any procedural error appeals, includes no changes to the proposed conferences from the second draft.
Current CVAC members and county teams Bandys, Bunker Hill, Maiden and Newton-Conover would join an all-2A conference with current CVAC member West Caldwell, as well as three Lincoln County teams in East Lincoln, Lincolnton and West Lincoln.
GREENSBORO â€” C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 in the South Regional to become the second No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 during a wild Friday in the NCAA tournament.
The Mountain Hawks were the sixth 15 seed overall to pull off the trick. Norfolk State edged Missouri in the West Regional earlier in the day, and No. 13 seed Ohio knocked off fourth-seeded Michigan to add to the madness.
With a perfect game and a no-hitter under her belt, Maidenâ€™s Hannah Callahan has helped position the Lady Blue Devils for a successful season.
The junior pitcher is 5-1 this season, including a season-opening no-hitter against Lincolnton and a perfect game Tuesday against Newton-Conover.
Callahan said the two performances are a product of her hard work.
â€śMy pitching means a lot to me,â€ť Callahan said. â€ś I work on spins on my pitches, locations and different pitches. I work on my infield, too, because I struggle with that. I work hard at it so I can help my team out.â€ť
For the second time in three days, the Newton-Conover golf team won a non-conference match.
The Red Devils notched a 148 to win by 12 strokes over Maiden in a nine-hole match held at Catawba Country Club.
Newton-Conoverâ€™s Alex Hefner earned medalist, carding a 33 in his nine holes.
Teammate Lee Mitchell wasnâ€™t far behind on the scoreboard with a 35, while Chris Ziogas (39) and Perry Davis (41) also had solid rounds.
Bunker Hillâ€™s Tyler Lail and Maidenâ€™s Thomas Lilly finished tied for third with a 36.
Austin Shuford was the leading golfer for Bandys with a 52.
PITTSBURGH (AP) â€” Reserve forward James Southerland had 15 points and a season-high eight rebounds, and Syracuse avoided becoming the first No. 1 seed to lose to a 16 when it rallied for a 72-65 victory over North Carolina-Asheville on Thursday in the East Regional.
The Orange entered the tournament without starting center Fab Melo, who was declared ineligible for academic reasons, and they almost left early with a piece of history no team wants. Instead, Syracuse (32-2) will play eighth-seeded KansasÂ State in the third round Saturday.
After scoring no runs on a bases loaded situation in the first inning, the St. Stephens baseball team made sure it didnâ€™t make the same mistake twice.
Nine of the Indiansâ€™ 12 runs in their game with Newton-Conover came in the third inning.
The entire Saint line-up scored a run in that inning, which paced the team to a 12-4 non-conference win over the Red Devils in Newton on Wednesday.