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January 16th, 2012
CHARLOTTE â€” Rookie Kyrie Irving is making the transition from college to the NBA look pretty easy even though he insists it's not.
The No. 1 pick in the draft continues to produce big numbers, scoring 25 points and adding seven assists Monday to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 102-94 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Cavaliers finished their longest road trip of the season with a 3-4 record.
Monday, Jan. 16
No games scheduled
Tuesday, Jan. 17
Bunker Hill basketball at Bandys
Bandys wrestling at Bunker Hill
Hickory basketball at Fred T. Foard
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Hickory, 5 p.m.
Maiden basketball at Draughn
Draughn wrestling at Maiden, 7 p.m.
West Caldwell basketball at Newton-Conover
N-C wrestling at West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Watauga basketball at St. Stephens
Rockingham CC at CVCC men's basketball, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 18
Lenior-Rhyne basketball at Catawba (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
CHARLOTTE â€” With Charlotte mired in a six-game losing streak, coach Paul Silas was desperate for a spark.
He found one in rookie Kemba Walker.
Walker scored a career-high 23 points in his first NBA start to lift the Bobcats to a 112-100 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
Silas benched veteran Boris Diaw, saying he wanted to see a different look with a smaller lineup. Diaw, who had started a franchise-record 235 straight games, had scored just three points in the last two games and had drawn criticism recently from Silas for his inconsistent play.
Tied 25-25, a prep wrestling match between Maiden and Bunker Hill high schools came down to three forfeits.
Fortunately for the Blue Devils, they were able to earn two of them.
Ben Mayo and Gavin Thomas received forfeits at 106 and 113 pounds, respectively, giving Maiden its second conference win of the season.
â€śIt got exciting there at the end,â€ť said Maiden coach Sean McGovern. â€śIt was a lot of fun. Itâ€™s our first win ever against Bunker Hill. The guys feel really good about that.â€ť
Behind 12 points from Zach Jarrett and 10 points from Raheim Connelly, the Red Tornadoes (15-2, 5-0) continued their undefeated play in the Northwestern 3A/4A with an overtime victory against St. Stephens.
Drew Starkey led the Indians (11-6, 3-2) with 18 points, while Jordan James added 12 points.
Bunker Hill 65, Maiden 42
Behind 17 points from Jordan McGinnis and 13 points from J'lean Wilson, the Bears earned improved to 3-13 overall and 3-4 in the Catawba Valley 2A with a victory against the Blue Devils.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Detroit Pistons got back in the win column Friday night, while the Charlotte Bobcats got a talking to from owner Michael Jordan.
Jonas Jerebko tied a career high with 22 points and the Pistons won the race to three victories Friday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, 98-81 to snap a six-game losing streak.
Both teams entered the game with identical 2-9 records and on lengthy losing streaks.
Tragedy struck Dec. 3 for Alleghany High School senior wrestler Luke Hampton.
During a meet at Hibriten High School, attended by both Fred T. Foard and Maiden High Schools in Lenoir, Hampton charged an opponent during a match at his 182-pound weight class.
The 17-year-oldâ€™s life changed forever.
Breaking his C5 and C6 vertebrae by striking a padded wall, Hampton, then ranked No. 1 in the state in his weight class, became paralyzed from the neck down.
The Hampton family immediately sought help. All of Catawba Countyâ€™s prep wrestling teams answered.
The first-ever Carolina Auto Racing Show (CARS) starts today at the Hickory Metro Convention Center.
The show, which is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., continues through Saturday. Admission is $10.
Former NASCAR owner and current engine builder Robert Yates will be in attendance today from 11 a.m. to noon signing autographs at the Roush Yates Performance products display.
ATLANTA â€” Before the Atlanta Hawks took the court, Joe Johnson whispered a message to teammates Josh Smith and Jeff Teague.
"We have to take ownership," Johnson said, "at both ends of the court."
Clearly, they were listening.
Smith scored 30 points, Johnson added 23 and Teague chipped in with 16, leading the Hawks to a 111-81 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Thursday night in Atlanta's first game without All-Star center Al Horford.
The Lenoir-Rhyne menâ€™s basketball team held off Wingate at home Wednesday for a 75-71 win in Hickory.
Sophomore Allan Jones led the Bears (6-8, 2-3) with 20 points, and forward D.J. Blackmon added 18 points.
Jamie Vaughn netted 16 points for Wingate (7-8, 3-2), while Quan Alexander scored 16 points of his own off of the Bulldog bench.
Despite leading by 13 with 15:07 left, the Bulldogs whittled down the lead to one with 3:28 remaining in the ball game.