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CHARLOTTE â€” Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith said when it comes to comparing Cam Newton to Tim Tebow there is no comparison.
Smith said time will prove Newton is by far the better NFL quarterback.
"If Tebow is standing next to me I would tell it to his face â€” come check me out in five years, Jack, and you'll know who's the best quarterback," Smith said.
Trailing 38-37 entering the fourth quarter, the Bandys girls basketball team (8-0, 2-0) scored 14 fourth-quarter points to win the first of two rivalry games this season with Newton-Conover.
Bandysâ€™ Madi Story scored 15 points and her sister, Jesse, added 11 points in the victory.
The Lady Red Devils, who went 13-1 last season in the CVAC 2A, fall to 1-1 in the CVAC and 5-2 overall.
Shynese Whitener led N-C with 15 points, while Taylor Petty and Kadesha Gibbs added 10 points each.
Newton-Conover 51, Bandys 38
Lenoir-Rhyne senior offensive lineman Chandler Rearden was selected to the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America football second team. Rearden earns All-American honors for the second year in a row.
Rearden, a three-time First-Team All-South Atlantic Conference selection (2008, 2010-11), won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy for the second straight season this fall. The trophy is given annually to the top offensive lineman in the league.
Rearden helped guide Lenoir-Rhyne to its first conference championship in 17 years in 2011.
CHARLOTTE â€” Bobcats coach Paul Silas got what he wanted â€” a long-range shooter.
Charlotte signed shooting guard Reggie Williams to a two-year contract Thursday, filling one of the team's biggest needs.
But the team also announced Williams will have surgery in the coming days to repair a tear of the lateral meniscus in his left knee. He's expected to be sidelined for approximately six to eight weeks with the pre-existing injury.
A former Maiden athlete was selected Wednesday to be a part of the Davidson College Athletics Hall of Fame.
Ryan Crawford, who played for the Wildcats from 1998-2001, joins a list of five names being inducted into the Wildcatsâ€™ Hall of Fame on Feb. 4.
Crawford, along with swimmer Mary Shell Brosche, tennis coach Jeff Frank, track star Philip Koonce and baseball player Alan Lewis, will make up the 23rd induction class at Davidson.
A four-year letterman with the Wildcats, Crawford earned first-team Associated Press honors his senior year.
1. East Burke; 2. Newton-Conover; 3. Bandys
Individual Event Results
Girls 200 Medley Relay: 1. N-C 2:19.72; 2. EB 2:22.9; 3. BHS 2:30.21
Girls 200 Free: 1. Michaela Beatty BHS, 2:10.44; 2. Kelley Cansler N-C, 2:43.87; 3. Tori Brown BHS, 2:49.57
Girls 200 IM: 1. Abigail LeQuire N-C, 2:36.57; 2. Nikki Whisnant BHS, 3:06.65; 3. Anna Tinkelenberg N-C, 3:18.07
Girls 50 Free: 1. Rachael Picciano EB, 27.60; 2. Bethany Kassuba EB, 32.41; 3. Madison Self N-C, 34.03
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats signed power forward/center Melvin Ely to a one-year, non-guaranteed contract Wednesday giving them a veteran presence in the middle.
The move comes one day after they lost free agent center Kwame Brown to the Warriors.
An eight-year NBA veteran, Ely has played in 373 games for the Clippers, Bobcats, Spurs, Hornets and Nuggets. He holds career averages of 5.3 points and 3.3 rebounds, while shooting .460 from the field. Last season, Ely averaged 2.3 points and 2.5 rebounds in 12.2 minutes in 30 games played for the Nuggets.
Leading 30-23 at the half, the Newton-Conover boys basketball team scored 14 straight points to open the second half, which helped them pull away for the 54-39 victory in Tuesdayâ€™s conference opener against Maiden.
Kevin Halloway scored 13 points for the Red Devils (4-2, 1-0), while Thomas Corpening, Kevin Cline and Joshuwell McCombs each scored eight points.
Maiden (3-3, 0-1) was led by Jalen Gibbs with 12 points and Jason Gantt with eight points.
Newton-Conover 68, Maiden 29
The St. Stephens wrestling team improved to 12-4 on the season, sweeping a tri-match between Bunker Hill (6-5) and East Wilkes.
The Indians earned four pins against the Bears, including Justin Kidd at 120 pounds, Hunter Schronce at 132 pounds, Ian Martin at 145 pounds and Matt Baker at 220 pounds.
Both St. Stephens and Bunker Hill earned wins over East Wilkes, who did not show up and forfeited its matches.
Bunker Hill competes again this weekend at the Pirate Invitational at Porter Ridge High School, while St. Stephens travels to West Lincoln.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Charlotte Bobcats are gearing up for some small ball.
Starting center Kwame Brown agreed to a one-year contract worth $7 million with Golden State on Tuesday, leaving the Bobcats with one of the shortest starting lineups in the NBA.
The Bobcats planned to run quite a bit this season anyway, but now it will be imperative to play an up-tempo game.
"When you're so small you don't want to play half court with guys," said point guard D.J. Augustin. "You want to run and play transition and get some easy points off fast breaks."