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HOUSTON â€” The setbacks finally seemed to catch up to the Houston Texans in Cincinnati last week.
It had all been going remarkably well â€” while one key player after another went down with a major injury, Houston somehow continued to win.
At last, the Texans had run into a team good enough to beat them, and the Bengals had them down 16-3 at halftime, and 19-13 with just over two minutes left.
But not even that was too much for depleted Houston to overcome.
Tied late in the third quarter, the Lady Cougars of Alexander Central pulled ahead in the closing moments of the game and held off a late Foard surge to win 41-38 on Thursday.
Maddie Suddreth led Alexander Central (7-1, 2-0) with 22 points, while Marie Ritchie added 12 points.
Scoring a game-high 24 points was Foardâ€™s Brooke Robinson. Teammate Chelsea Turner added 14 points for Foard (4-4, 0-2).
Alexander Central 48, Fred T. Foard 36
Down 45-39 entering the fourth quarter, the St. Stephens boys basketball team scored 20 points in the final quarter, lifting them past South Caldwell, 59-55, for its first conference win of the season.
Drew Starkey scored a career-high 19 points, while Jordan James added 15 points in the victory for St. Stephens (6-3, 1-1).
Jordan Propst scored 30 points, leading South Caldwell (3-5, 0-2).
South Caldwell 56, St. Stephens 35
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.