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O-N-E sports schedule for the week

January 29, 2012

Sunday, Jan. 29
No games scheduled

Monday, Jan. 30
No games scheduled

Tuesday, Jan. 31
Bandys basketball at Maiden
Bandys wrestling vs. Maiden (Senior night)
Bunker Hill wrestling at Newton-Conover
Bunker Hill basketball vs. Newton-Conover
Fred T. Foard basketball vs. Hibriten
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Hibriten (Hunter Huss), 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
CVCC men's basketball at Rockingham CC, 7 p.m.
L-R baseball at Pfeiffer, 2 p.m.
L-R basketball at Anderson (women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.)

McGee's leads Wizards over Bobcats again 102-99

January 29, 2012

CHARLOTTE — The Washington Wizards may have found the recipe for winning this season: playing the Charlotte Bobcats.

Well, that and a balanced offensive attack.

The Wizards (4-16) defeated the Bobcats for the second time in four nights Saturday 102-99 as six players scored in double digits, including JaVale McGee, who led the way with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

The week's two wins equal the Wizards' total number of victories in their first 17 games combined.

CVCC men top Pitt, Lady Bucs fall to Lenoir

January 28, 2012

The CVCC men's basketball team overcame a 19-point deficit to win by one point, 71-70, against Region 10 foe Pitt Community College on Saturday.

Jalen Cannady carried the Bucs (8-11) with 31 points. Will White added 12 points in the CVCC victory.

Chris McLawhorn guided Pitt with 14 points.

CVCC men's basketball team holds its next game Friday against Lenoir Community College at 7 p.m.

Lenoir 62, CVCC 53

Despite 19 points from freshman Brianna Mitchell, the Lady Bucs lost a heartbreaker to Lenoir Community College on the basketball court Saturday.

Red Devils shutout Cavaliers on mat

January 28, 2012

Newton-Conover improved to 37-2 overall and 6-0 in the CVAC on the wrestling mat Friday with a convincing 76-0 victory against East Burke in Icard.

The Red Devils earned five pins in the match, including Ian Canrobert (40-2), Coleman Carter (30-8), Kyle Toomey (17-12), Tyler Benfield (38-3) and Jaron Pitts (23-13).

Newton-Conover 76, East Burke 0

106: Ian Canrobert pin Zack Leonard
113: Jonte Parker won via forfeit
120: Coleman Carter pin Austin Hildebrand
126: Franklin Wepner tech. fall J. Chandler
132: Casey Toomey tech. fall Dylan Hicks

PREP NOTEBOOK: Bandys girls bounce back

January 28, 2012

Madi Story scored 17 points and Brittany Moss added 15 points, lifting the Bandys girls basketball team to the bounce-back victory against West Caldwell.

Story also collected eight rebounds for the Lady Trojans (18-1, 9-1), along with teammate Taylor Sigmon.

Ravin Carter led West Caldwell (7-8, 5-4) with 20 points, while Brittany Dixon chipped in 17 points.

Hibriten 50, St. Stephens

Keisha Corpening scored 37 points to lift the Lady Panthers (5-11, 2-6) to the Northwestern Conference win against the Lady Indians (3-17, 0-8).

76ers rout Bobcats in front of 'Fresh Prince'

January 27, 2012

PHILADELPHIA — Lou Williams scored 17 points and Jrue Holiday had 15 to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-72 on Friday night.

Jodie Meeks scored 14 points for the Sixers, who bounced back from a rare home loss and still haven't lost two straight games all season.

MMA event returns to Hickory in February

January 26, 2012

For the second time in two months, the sport of mixed martial arts will visit Hickory.

Elite Championship Cage Fighting (ECCF) is hosting a second event at the Freedom Center, following a successful first event in December.
The first fight drew 374 people to the center.

“We did not expect that many people,” said CWK Promotions President and CEO Casey Jenkins. “(ECCF) expected a few people to come, but we weren’t sure because MMA had never been in Hickory before.”

Middle school tournament set for Tuesday

January 26, 2012

The dates for the 2012 annual Catawba County middle school basketball tournament were released this week.

The tournament will be at Mill Creek Middle School starting Tuesday and continuing through Friday, Feb. 3.

Game times for the first three days are at 4, 5:30, 7 and 8:30 p.m.
The final day includes the championship contests, which are set for 6 and 7:30 p.m.

All games will start approximately 10 minutes after the prior game is completed.

Host Mill Creek, the defending girls champion, knocked off River Bend last year, 47-37, at Jacobs Fork Middle School.

Lady Bears favored, Carpenter on All-SAC first team

January 26, 2012

Defending SAC softball champion Lenoir-Rhyne is a nearly unanimous pick to win the 2012 title, according to a coaches’ poll released Thursday.

Lenoir-Rhyne went 45-10 overall and 16-2 in league play in 2011, winning both the SAC regular season and Food Lion Tournament championships.  L-R received all but one of the preseason poll’s first-place votes.

The Bears also lead the way with five selections to the preseason All-SAC team — four on the first team and one player on the second team. 

L-R men victorious, Lady Bears fall in close contests

January 25, 2012

Leading by as many as 12 points, the Lenoir-Rhyne men’s basketball team held off a late charge by Tusculum (7-10, 4-5) to win on Wednesday.

The Bears improve to 9-9 overall and 5-4 in the South Atlantic Conference.
L-R’s Kevin Davis scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the victory.

Women's college basketball

Tusculum 68, Lenoir-Rhyne 65

Tied with 3:46 left in the game, the Lady Pioneers outscored the Lady Bears 11-8 in the game’s waning moments to pick up the conference victory.

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