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November 30th, 2011
Trying to end its current skid, the CVCC men's basketball team lost the lead late against Spartanburg Methodist, and eventually, lost the game in close fashion, 68-65.
The Bucs loss is their fourth in a row.
CVCC trailed at 36-32 at halftime, but a great offensive effort in the early stages of the quarter allowed them to pull back into the contest.
With 7:00 remaining in the game, free throws by Terrence Polk gave the Bucs (3-5) their first lead of the half, 55-54.
Fred T. Foard earned an impressive sweep of Bunker Hill and North Wilkes on Wednesday, defeating the two teams by a combined score of 127-16.
The Bears also earned a victory in that tri-match, topping the Vikings in a hard-fought contest, 46-30.
Fred T. Foard 62, North Wilkes 10
The Newton-Conover girls basketball team nearly scored 100 points, but came up just short in a 94-24 blowout against the East Lincoln Lady Mustangs.
Shynese Whitener scored 25 points in the victory for the Lady Red Devils, who improve to 2-0 on the season.
Bandys 61, Fred T. Foard 49
Behind 22 points from freshman Haleigh Lackey, the Lady Trojans improved to 2-0 with a home victory against the Lady Tigers.
Brooke Robinson led Foard (1-1) with 13 points.
Newton-Conover 48, East Lincoln 44
St. Stephens spoiled the head coaching debut at Bandys for Mark Story.
The Indians (1-1) pulled out to an early lead and never looked back, cruising to the 66-43 victory in Catawba on Tuesday.
Bandys (0-1) fell behind in the first quarter due to 12 turnovers, and were outscored 39-14 in the first half. Dillion Spencer and Jordan James led the Indians in the early going with seven points each in the first half.
The Fred T. Foard girls basketball team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 50-32 victory against the West Lincoln Lady Rebels.
North Lincoln 50, Bunker Hill 36
The Bears fell to 0-3 on the season with a loss to the Knights on Tuesday.
Gray Brotherton scored 21 points, while Travis Cannon added 12 points for the Knights (1-0).
Jordan McGinnis led Bunker Hill with seven points, while Nathan Sherrill added six points.
St. Stephens 54, Ashe Co. 30
113: Body Miller (ASHE) pinned Chris Hovis 1:34
Less than two weeks after playing in the football playoffs, rivals Maiden and Lincolnton went at it again â this time on the basketball court.
The Wolves held off a fourth quarter rally by the Blue Devils to earn an 88-84 triple overtime victory in Lincolnton.
Lorenzo Carter and Alonzo Moseley scored a combined 67 of the Wolves' 88 points in the game. Carter scored 39, while Moseley added 28 points.
Lincolnton pulled ahead 10-2 early in the contest behind six points from Carter, but Maiden gathered itself and eventually tied the contest at 19-19 before the end of the quarter.
Bunker Hill basketball at Alexander Central
Maiden basketball at Lincolnton
St. Stephens basketball at Bandys
North Lincoln at Bunker Hill basketball
Fred T. Foard basketball at West Lincoln
Maiden wrestling at Hibriten (vs. Hibriten and East Burke), 6 p.m.
N-C wrestling at Alexander Central, 7 p.m.
Fred T. Foard basketball at Bandys
Bandys wrestling at North Surry High School (West Wilkes HS), 6 p.m.
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Bunker Hill (North Stokes), 5 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball at Maiden
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â Carolina finally found a venue where it could win on the road â Indianapolis.
Cam Newton threw for 208 yards and ran for one touchdown Sunday, while DeAngelo Williams scored twice to help the Panthers hold off the winless Colts 27-19 for their first road victory in nearly two years. Carolina had lost 12 consecutive road games since beating the Giants in New York on Dec. 27, 2009.
Jonathan Stewart ran 10 times for 70 yards, while Williams finished with 15 carries for 69 yards. Newton ran nine times for 53 yards.
CVCC freshman Matrice Sweezy does a good job giving the basketball to her teammates.
She also succeeds when she keeps the ball in her hands.
Sweezy scored a game-high 17 points for the Lady Bucs on Tuesday, leading her team to the 69-41 victory over Mount Olive at CVCCâs Multipurpose Complex.
âShe shoots the ball well, but Iâd rather see her distribute the ball,â said CVCC coach Tommy Edwards. âShe shoots the ball really well. Sheâs been a pleasant surprise for us, both handling the ball and scoring. We were fortunate when she decided to play for us.â
For the first time in nearly 40 seasons, a Brown wonât be on the sideline as a coach for the Maiden football team next season.
Brian Brown resigned as the head football coach of the Blue Devils on Monday.
Brown held a meeting Monday with his players and coaches to announce the decision.
âI said when I took this job that I didnât know how long Iâd be doing it,â Brown said in a phone interview. âI just think itâs time. I just have some other things I want to do.â
Brown, a former player at Maiden, spent 13 seasons as a member of the Blue Devilsâ coaching staff.