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January 9th, 2012
Trailing 22-19 at the half, the Maiden boys basketball team found its second half wind.
The Blue Devils (6-6) outscored the Eagles (2-8) 30-8 in the second half, including 23-6 in the fourth quarter, rising to the non-conference victory.
â€śWe just stepped up,â€ť said Maiden coach Doug Miller. â€śOur intensity just got a whole lot better. We didnâ€™t give them second chances. We cut those out. I was proud of them. Hopefully, we can carry that defensive effort to tomorrow.â€ť
Blue Devils post player Jalen Gibbs scored 15 points, the only competitor in Mondayâ€™s game to reach double figures.
An area softball legend died last week at the age of 69.
David â€śStanâ€ť Harvey, a member of the famous Howardâ€™s Furniture softball teams in the 1970s and 1980s, died at his home in Gaston County.
Harvey started playing softball at the age of 14 in his native Tennessee.
At the age of 21, Harvey joined Richard Howardâ€™s Furniture softball team.
Playing a mixture of outfield and first base, Harvey became a part of teams that won five national softball crowns, including 1973, 1974, 1981, 1983 and 1984.
NEW YORK (AP) â€” Carmelo Anthony shook off a poor shooting night to make the tiebreaking basket with 2:39 remaining and score 22 points, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing loss to the Charlotte Bobcats with a 91-87 victory on Monday night.
Amare Stoudemire also shot poorly but had 25 points and 12 rebounds, while Tyson Chandler finished with 20 points and 13 boards. Anthony was only 6 of 18 from the field, but scored eight of the Knicks' final nine points.
Monday, Jan. 9
Maiden basketball at Lincoln Charter
CVCC women's basketball at Walters State, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 10
Bandys basketball at South Iredell
Bandys wrestling vs. South Iredell HS
Bunker Hill wrestling vs. West Caldwell, 7 p.m.
Bunker Hill basketball at West Caldwell
Fred T. Foard basketball at St. Stephens
Fred T. Foard wrestling vs. St. Stephens, 6 p.m.
Maiden basketball vs. East Burke
Maiden wrestling at East Burke, 7 p.m.
N-C basketball at Draughn
N-C wrestling vs. Draughn, 7 p.m.
St. Stephens basketball vs. Foard
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) â€” Roy Hibbert scored 20 points to help the Indiana Pacers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-77 on Saturday night.
Hibbert, who briefly left the game with a sprained right ankle, also had eight rebounds and three blocks. Tyler Hansbrough scored 15 points, Darren Collison had 14, and Danny Granger and George Hill each added 13 for the Pacers (6-2), who improved to 3-0 at home. Indiana was coming off an 87-74 win at Boston on Friday night.
Newton-Conover took an early lead and pulled away from Bunker Hill for a 66-50 CVAC win.
Kevin Halloway led the Red Devils (8-6, 3-1) with 14 points.
Taylor Simmons netted a team-high 14 points for the Bears (2-13, 2-3).
Newton-Conover 83, Bunker Hill 18
Kadesha Gibbs, Taylor Petty and Shynese Whitener combined for 56 points to lead the Lady Red Devils (11-3, 3-1) to the win against the Lady Bears.
Gibbs also notched her 1,000th career point in Fridayâ€™s game.
Maiden improved to 5-6 overall and 2-2 in conference play with a win over Bandys in boys basketball on Friday, 56-36.
Matt Johnson led all Blue Devil scorers with 15 points, while Jason Gantt pitched in 11 points.
Colton Medlin scored a game-high 17 points in the loss for Bandys (1-13, 0-5)
Fred T. Foard 68, Hibriten 54
The Tigers (11-4, 1-3) ended a 27-game conference losing streak by knocking off the Panthers on the road.
Jordan Turner scored 25 points, while Brice Falgout added 14 points in the victory for Foard.
CHARLOTTE â€” The Atlanta Hawks went to overtime for a second straight night, pulling out a 102-96 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday behind 23 points and 13 rebounds from Josh Smith.
The Hawks lost in triple-overtime to the Miami Heat the night before, but made sure there wouldn't be multiple extra periods needed by scoring the first seven points, with early 3-pointers by Jeff Teague and Joe Johnson.
Marvin Williams added 15 points and nine rebounds, and Al Horford scored 15 points for the Hawks (5-3).
Having trouble getting recruited, former Newton-Conover basketball player Adrian Powell found a way to play Div. I basketball.
When he finally got his chance and nearly lost the opportunity, the 2008 CVAC player of the year found a way to persevere.
Following graduation from Newton-Conover in 2008, Powell sought the Div. I basketball spotlight, enrolling at Massanutten Military Academy in Woodstock, Va. for one year.
Fridayâ€™s match-ups on the basketball court feature several in-county games.
The Bandys Lady Trojans (13-0, 4-0) try to keep their undefeated record when they host Maiden (5-6, 0-3).
Bandys (1-12, 0-4) seeks its first boys basketball win in the CVAC against the Blue Devils (4-6, 1-2).
Newton-Conover (10-3, 2-1) tries to keep pace in the CVAC girls basketball standings, facing Bunker Hill (0-13, 0-4).
The Bears (2-12, 2-2) and Red Devils (7-6, 2-1) also square off in boys hoops with the winner earning its third CVAC victory and moving up the ranks.