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January 27th, 2012
Newton-Conover improved to 37-2 overall and 6-0 in the CVAC on the wrestling mat Friday with a convincing 76-0 victory against East Burke in Icard.
The Red Devils earned five pins in the match, including Ian Canrobert (40-2), Coleman Carter (30-8), Kyle Toomey (17-12), Tyler Benfield (38-3) and Jaron Pitts (23-13).
Newton-Conover 76, East Burke 0
106: Ian Canrobert pin Zack Leonard
113: Jonte Parker won via forfeit
120: Coleman Carter pin Austin Hildebrand
126: Franklin Wepner tech. fall J. Chandler
132: Casey Toomey tech. fall Dylan Hicks
Madi Story scored 17 points and Brittany Moss added 15 points, lifting the Bandys girls basketball team to the bounce-back victory against West Caldwell.
Story also collected eight rebounds for the Lady Trojans (18-1, 9-1), along with teammate Taylor Sigmon.
Ravin Carter led West Caldwell (7-8, 5-4) with 20 points, while Brittany Dixon chipped in 17 points.
Hibriten 50, St. Stephens
Keisha Corpening scored 37 points to lift the Lady Panthers (5-11, 2-6) to the Northwestern Conference win against the Lady Indians (3-17, 0-8).
PHILADELPHIA â€” Lou Williams scored 17 points and Jrue Holiday had 15 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-72 on Friday night.
Jodie Meeks scored 14 points for the Sixers, who bounced back from a rare home loss and still haven't lost two straight games all season.
For the second time in two months, the sport of mixed martial arts will visit Hickory.
Elite Championship Cage Fighting (ECCF) is hosting a second event at the Freedom Center, following a successful first event in December.
The first fight drew 374 people to the center.
â€śWe did not expect that many people,â€ť said CWK Promotions President and CEO Casey Jenkins. â€ś(ECCF) expected a few people to come, but we werenâ€™t sure because MMA had never been in Hickory before.â€ť
The dates for the 2012 annual Catawba County middle school basketball tournament were released this week.
The tournament will be at Mill Creek Middle School starting Tuesday and continuing through Friday, Feb. 3.
Game times for the first three days are at 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m.
The final day includes the championship contests, which are set for 6 and 7:30 p.m.
All games will start approximately 10 minutes after the prior game is completed.
Host Mill Creek, the defending girls champion, knocked off River Bend last year, 47-37, at Jacobs Fork Middle School.
Defending SAC softball champion Lenoir-Rhyne is a nearly unanimous pick to win the 2012 title, according to a coachesâ€™ poll released Thursday.
Lenoir-Rhyne went 45-10 overall and 16-2 in league play in 2011, winning both the SAC regular season and Food Lion Tournament championships.Â L-R received all but one of the preseason pollâ€™s first-place votes.
The Bears also lead the way with five selections to the preseason All-SAC team â€” four on the first team and one player on the second team.Â
Leading by as many as 12 points, the Lenoir-Rhyne menâ€™s basketball team held off a late charge by Tusculum (7-10, 4-5) to win on Wednesday.
The Bears improve to 9-9 overall and 5-4 in the South Atlantic Conference.
L-Râ€™s Kevin Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the victory.
Women's college basketball
Tusculum 68, Lenoir-Rhyne 65
Tied with 3:46 left in the game, the Lady Pioneers outscored the Lady Bears 11-8 in the gameâ€™s waning moments to pick up the conference victory.
Last Fridayâ€™s fundraiser game between Maiden and Newton-Conover raised almost $600.
All proceeds raised go toward â€śCoaches vs. Cancer.â€ť
Money was raised through various donations, a 50/50 raffle held in the third quarter of the boys game and $1 half court shots.
The Coaches versus Cancer Council was formed in 1998 to help raise funds through coaches to fight cancer.
The Newton-Conover and Maiden basketball game was one of several area contests that raised money for the organization.
Hickory Christian Academy will raise money Friday at its game against Statesville Christian.
WASHINGTON â€” Nick Young scored 20 points, and Andray Blatche had 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Washington Wizards to a 92-75 win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday night in Randy Wittman's first game as coach.
Wittman took over for the fired Flip Saunders on Tuesday, and guided the team without the benefit of a practice. Saunders' lead assistant has been an NBA coach twice â€” with Minnesota and Cleveland. His career record improved to 101-207.
He didn't change the starting lineup.
"All these guys get a clean slate with me," Wittman said.
Bandys won 17 games in a row entering Tuesdayâ€™s girls basketball game against Newton-Conover.
The Lady Red Devils made sure there wouldnâ€™t be an 18th straight victory.
Freshman Taylor Petty scored 20 points for N-C (16-3, 8-1), while seniors Shynese Whitener and Kadesha Gibbs added 20 and 19 points, respectively, lifting the LRDs to the rivalry win at home.
Newton-Conover, who is undefeated at home, jumped out to a 13-3 lead, forcing a Bandys timeout.