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January 25th, 2012
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 Tuesdayâs girls basketball game against Newton-Conover.
The Lady Red Devils made sure there wouldnât 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.
Newton-Conover defeated Bandys in a match-up of top-ranked wrestling teams in the conference, 40-17.
The Red Devils improve to 36-2 on the season and 5-0 in the Catawba Valley 2A, while Bandys falls to 12-11 overall and 3-1 in the CVAC.
Maiden 48, West Caldwell 36
106: Ben Mayo (M) pin Grant Barnette
113: Gavin Thomas (M) pin Michael Lowe
120: Aaron Upton (W) win by forfeit
126: Jacob Hewitt (M) win by forfeit
132: Bradley Webb (M) win by forfeit
138: Ethan Steward (M) pin Kenneth Bentley
145: Matt Wooten (W) pin Gage Isaac
CHARLOTTE â Tyson Chandler had 20 points and 17 rebounds as the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 111-78 rout of the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night.
Chandler, a former Bobcats player, shot 9 for 10 from the field as the Knicks won despite a career-low scoring output from star Carmelo Anthony.
Amar'e Stoudemire chipped in with 18 points and eight rebounds while Landry Fields added 18 points and four assists for the Knicks, who won for the first time since Jan. 11.
Numbers tell the story. None rings truer than the girls basketball team at Newton-Conover.
The squad features eight players, sometimes seven given injuries.
Ike Williams, first-year coach for the Lady Red Devils, said heâs used the hurdle as a motivator.
âI call them the âCrazy Eight,ââ Williams said. âThey are on their way to becoming the âGreat Eight.ââ
The encouragement by their new coach is working.
The Lady Red Devils (15-3, 7-1) are in second place in the Catawba Valley 2A heading into Tuesdayâs pivotal home contest against the Lady Trojans of Bandys (17-0, 8-0).
Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is headed to Hawaii.
The Carolina signal caller, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 draft, was added to the NFC Pro Bowl squad Monday in place of New Yorkâs Eli Manning.
Manning and the Giants beat the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC championship to advance to Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5 in Indianapolis, meaning Manning had to withdraw from the annual all-star game.
Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick was chosen to represent the Mountaineers in the 2012 Senior Bowl.
The game, which is scheduled to take place on Jan. 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., features some of the countryâs top senior athletes and potential NFL prospects.
Quick is the second ASU player to play in the game, joining wideout Dexter Jackson, who played in the game back in 2007.
The 6-foot-5-inch Quick leads the program all-time in receiving yards (3,418), receptions (202) and touchdown catches (31).
NEWARK, N.J.â Deron Williams came close to a triple double on Sunday night.
He had 19 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 97-87 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats.
Williams' near triple double would have been the first of the season for the Nets, who improved to 5-12 on the season.
"It was close. I've been close a number of times," Williams said. "It will happen someday."
MarShon Brooks added 20 points for the Nets, while Anthony Morrow added 19 points.
Monday, Jan. 23
No games scheduled
Tuesday, Jan. 24
Bandys basketball at Newton-Conover
South Iredell at Bunker Hill wrestling, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at South Iredell
Fred T. Foard basketball at Alexander Central
Alexander Central at Fred T. Foard wrestling (Senior Night)
Maiden basketball at West Caldwell
West Caldwell/Lincolnton at Maiden wrestling, 5 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball at South Caldwell
Wednesday, Jan. 25
Last Chance swim meet
Tusculum at L-R basketball (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)
Northwestern 3A/4A championships (at Valdese Aquatic and Fitness Center)
1.St. Stephens 316; 2. Hickory 259; 3. Watauga 245; 4. Fred T. Foard 221; 5. S. Caldwell 220; 6. Hibriten 198; 7. Alexander Central 75.
200 medley relay
1. Watauga 2:03.94; 2. Fred T. Foard 2:04.5; 3. S. Caldwell 2:04.88; 4. St. Stephens 2:05.79; 5. Hibriten 2:07.51