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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) â€” Denver Holmes knocked down outside shots and provided Evansville with some scoring punch against fourth-ranked North Carolina. The problem was that no one else followed his lead.
While Holmes scored 14 points in the 97-48 loss to the Tar Heels on Tuesday night, no other player reached double figures for the Purple Aces. The rest of the team struggled to knock down shots, particularly from 3-point range, that could have helped negate North Carolina's big size advantage.
Trailing by two entering the fourth, Hickory powered its way to 24 points in the final quarter, lifting the Lady Red Tornadoes past Newton-Conover, 59-48.
It was about as even as it could get in the early going. Newton-Conover (2-1) and Hickory (4-0) both scored nine points in the first quarter and 16 points in the second quarter, leaving the game tied 25-25 at halftime.
A two-point cushion entering the fourth quarter gave the Lady Red Devils hope they could come away with the victory, but that all changed in the fourth.
Hickory hit 14 three-pointers Monday against Newton-Conover, which helped propel them to a dominant 87-43 victory over the visiting Red Devils.
Jalen Byrd helped his team right out of the gate, scoring 12 of Hickory's 25 points in the first quarter â€” two of which came from three-point territory. He finished with a game-high 14 points.
Also strong for Hickory was Raheim Connelly, who netted four three-pointers and scored 12 points in the game.
The Red Tornadoes led 48-18 at the halftime break.
CHARLOTTE â€” Kurt Busch and Penske Racing parted ways Monday after six bumpy seasons, a split that clouds the former champion's future in NASCAR as he embarks on a personal journey to reclaim his passion for racing.
Both the team and driver said ending the relationship was a "mutual agreement," but most believe Busch was fired in the fallout of yet another embarrassing incident. A fan caught Busch on video verbally abusing an ESPN reporter during last month's season finale, and Busch was fined $50,000 by NASCAR after the clip was posted on YouTube.
Sports schedule for Dec. 5-11
Monday, Dec. 5
Newton-Conover basketball at Hickory
St. Andrews at Lenoir-Rhyne women's basketball
Tuesday, Dec. 6
Bandys wrestling at Alexander
Bunker Hill basketball at Fred T. Foard
Maiden basketball at St. Stephens
North Lincoln/SouthLake Christian/Hibriten at Maiden wrestling
Northwestern 3A/4A meeting at Lenoir-Rhyne
CVCC men's basketball at Caldwell CCTI
St. Andrews at Lenoir-Rhyne men's basketball
Wednesday, Dec. 7
Bunker Hill wrestling vs. West Caldwell/Queens Grant at WC
Gildan New Mexico Bowl (Albuquerque, N.M.) - Temple vs. Wyoming, 2 p.m. on ESPN
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Boise, Idaho) - Ohio vs. Utah St., 5:30 p.m. on ESPN
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (New Orleans, La.) - San Diego St. vs. La.-Lafayette, 9 p.m. on ESPN
Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl (St. Petersburg, Fla.) - Florida International vs. Marshall, 8 p.m. on ESPN
S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (San Diego, Calif.) - TCU vs. Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. ESPN
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) â€” Tajh Boyd threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as No. 21 Clemson routed No. 5 Virginia Tech 38-10 Saturday night to win its first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in 20 years.
The Tigers (10-3) clinched their first Orange Bowl berth since 1981, the year they won their only national championship. Clemson won't be playing for a national title this season, but the victory was still sweet considering they'd lost three of four games to close the regular season.
"We knocked down a lot of walls tonight," Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) â€” Warren Smith threw for three touchdowns and Maine held Appalachian State to 3 rushing yards in a 34-12 win Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The Black Bears (9-3) dominated the ground game. Pushaun Brown rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries, including a 31-yard score, and David Hood romped 54 yards for a TD to finish with 88 yards on four carries.
Tied 39-39 entering the fourth quarter, the St. Stephens boys basketball team grinded out a 54-45 road victory against Bunker Hill on Friday.
Jordan James scored 19 points and Kerigan Farley pitched in 10 points to lead the Indians (2-2).
For Bunker Hill (0-4), Jason Setzer and Jordan McGinnis scored 10 points each.
St. Stephens played and up and down game, taking an early 17-11 lead before trailing at halftime, 33-29.
The Bears took their halftime lead thanks in part to six three-point baskets in the opening half, four of which came from Setzer and Colton Chapman.
Bandys 82, North Lincoln 65
Taylor Sigmon scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, leading Bandys (4-0) to the win against the Lady Knights.
Jesse and Madi Story each scored 16 points for the Lady Trojans, as well.
Bandys completed 19-of-25 free throw opportunities.
North Lincoln's Lauren Armstrong scored a game-high 21 points.
Fred T. Foard 58, West Lincoln 30
The Lady Tigers improved to 3-1 on the season with a victory over the Lady Rebels.