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March 10th, 2012
ATLANTA â€” After a rugged, foul-plagued game in which each team lost its top scorer, the officials put their whistles away in the closing seconds.
It worked out just fine for North Carolina.
It sent North Carolina State into a tizzy.
Kendall Marshall banked in a shot with 10.2 seconds remaining and the fourth-ranked Tar Heels came up with a pair of defensive stops to edge their state rival, escaping a wild finish with a 69-67 victory over N.C. State in the semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Saturday.
Already off to a perfect start to its season, the Bandys girls soccer team notched its fourth win of the season Friday.
Behind a pair of assists by junior Allie Santos and two goals by senior Cassidy Winchester, the Lady Trojans improved to 4-0 overall with a 5-0 victory against Highland Tech.
â€śThe girls played well,â€ť said Bandys coach Cliff Mayer. â€śI think this is by far our best game this season. Weâ€™re 4-0 and ranked 11th in the state. Maybe with this win, weâ€™ll move up. Iâ€™ll know on Monday. Weâ€™re doing really good.â€ť
Fred T. Foard knocked off the defending NWC softball champions, Alexander Central, in impressive fashion, scoring nine of their runs in the final two innings to win 9-1.
The Lady Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning behind an RBI single from Chelsea Wilkinson.
Ashley Oliver helped pace the late Foard run, scoring three RBIs (two in the fifth and one in the sixth).
Mackenzie Dziendziel and Addie Bolick also drove in two RBIs each, while Rebecca Rowe tacked on an RBI of her own.
CHARLOTTE â€” Kris Humphries had 20 points and 15 rebounds and the New Jersey Nets overcame an injury to Deron Williams to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 83-74 Friday night.
Anthony Morrow scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Nets break open a tight game.
Williams, who scored a career-high and franchise-record 57 points on this same floor Sunday night against the Bobcats, left in the second quarter with a sore right calf and did not return. He finished with seven points and three assists.
After dropping its past three softball games, St. Stephens received great play on the mound and timely double plays Thursday to knock off unbeaten Maiden, 3-1.
Up 3-0 in the sixth inning, the Lady Indians (2-3) dodged several potential tying chances by the Lady Blue Devils (5-1).
Maiden scored one run with one out in the sixth inning to cut its deficit to two, but a solid defensive play by the Lady Indians stopped the possibility of more Lady Blue Devil runs.
Taylor Rios and Liz Bell scored a pair of goals each to lift the Fred T. Foard soccer team past R.S. Central on Thursday, 6-0.
Caroline Durham and Ashley Jolly also scored one goal each for the Lady Tigers (4-1).
Foard's Hannah Skeen and Jennifer Montoya combined for the shutout in goal.
Bunker Hill 6, St. Stephens 2
Up one run heading after five innings, the Bears scored four runs in the sixth to distance themselves in a victory against the Indians.
Oliver Reitzel and Justin Aiken both scored two RBI each for Bunker Hill (3-2).
ATLANTA â€” Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points, including nine straight in a decisive 20-4 run to open the second half, and No. 8 Maryland ran past Wake Forest 82-60 on Thursday in the lopsided opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Ninth-seeded Wake Forest led 28-27 late in the first half before Stoglin's basket capped a 9-0 run that helped give Maryland a 36-31 lead at halftime. The Terrapins pulled away in the opening minutes of the second half.
Newton-Conover senior Jake Walker will play his last high school football game with teammate Jervasse Moss after being selected to the 64th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star game.
Walker was thrilled when he learned of his selection.
â€śI was excited because it was one of my goals that I set at the beginning of the year,â€ť Walker said. â€śI wanted to strive to get better, on and off the field, that way in the end I could achieve my goal of playing college ball and becoming an all-star, either through the Shrine Bowl or East-West game.â€ť
After suffering defeat to Hickory on the baseball diamond once already this season, Newton-Conover was dealt the same fate again on Wednesday.
The Red Devils (1-2) allowed 10 runs to the Red Tornadoes and scored none in a mercy rule loss.
â€śOur team is so much better than 10-0,â€ť said N-C coach Corey Nunley. â€śThatâ€™s not taking away from coach Craftâ€™s Hickory team. I donâ€™t think they are 10-0 better than us at all. They are good. Nine out of 10 times they might beat us, but we can keep it closer than 10-0.â€ť
The Bunker Hill tennis team earned its first victory against Challenger on Wednesday, 6-3.
The Bears (1-3) picked up four singles victories and two doubles victories on their way to the match win.
Michael Elmore (C) def. Kris Trihemasava 8-2; Braxton Williams (BH) def. Jairo Betancourt 8-0; Garrett Williams (BH) def. Brandon Williams 8-3; Nicholas Lee (BH) def. Russell Emerson 8-2; Jordan Punch (C) def. David Chang 8-6; Sai Vang (BH) def. Fidel Bazaldua 8-0