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PREP NOTEBOOK: Foard scores pivotal NWC win against Alexander Central

March 9, 2012

Fred T. Foard knocked off the defending NWC softball champions, Alexander Central, in impressive fashion, scoring nine of their runs in the final two innings to win 9-1.

The Lady Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning behind an RBI single from Chelsea Wilkinson.

Ashley Oliver helped pace the late Foard run, scoring three RBIs (two in the fifth and one in the sixth).

Mackenzie Dziendziel and Addie Bolick also drove in two RBIs each, while Rebecca Rowe tacked on an RBI of her own.

Humphries leads Nets to 83-74 win over Bobcats

March 9, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Kris Humphries had 20 points and 15 rebounds and the New Jersey Nets overcame an injury to Deron Williams to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 83-74 Friday night.

Anthony Morrow scored all 17 of his points in the fourth quarter to help the Nets break open a tight game.

Williams, who scored a career-high and franchise-record 57 points on this same floor Sunday night against the Bobcats, left in the second quarter with a sore right calf and did not return. He finished with seven points and three assists.

Double plays lift Lady Indians to win

March 8, 2012

After dropping its past three softball games, St. Stephens received great play on the mound and timely double plays Thursday to knock off unbeaten Maiden, 3-1.

Up 3-0 in the sixth inning, the Lady Indians (2-3) dodged several potential tying chances by the Lady Blue Devils (5-1).

Maiden scored one run with one out in the sixth inning to cut its deficit to two, but a solid defensive play by the Lady Indians stopped the possibility of more Lady Blue Devil runs.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Tigers shutout R.S. Central

March 8, 2012

Taylor Rios and Liz Bell scored a pair of goals each to lift the Fred T. Foard soccer team past R.S. Central on Thursday, 6-0.

Caroline Durham and Ashley Jolly also scored one goal each for the Lady Tigers (4-1).

Foard's Hannah Skeen and Jennifer Montoya combined for the shutout in goal.

Prep baseball

Bunker Hill 6, St. Stephens 2

Up one run heading after five innings, the Bears scored four runs in the sixth to distance themselves in a victory against the Indians.

Oliver Reitzel and Justin Aiken both scored two RBI each for Bunker Hill (3-2).

ACC tourney: Terps, 'Pack, Hokies, Canes advance

March 8, 2012

ATLANTA — Terrell Stoglin scored 25 points, including nine straight in a decisive 20-4 run to open the second half, and No. 8 Maryland ran past Wake Forest 82-60 on Thursday in the lopsided opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Ninth-seeded Wake Forest led 28-27 late in the first half before Stoglin's basket capped a 9-0 run that helped give Maryland a 36-31 lead at halftime. The Terrapins pulled away in the opening minutes of the second half.

N-C's Jake Walker named an East-West All-Star

March 7, 2012

Newton-Conover senior Jake Walker will play his last high school football game with teammate Jervasse Moss after being selected to the 64th annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star game.

Walker was thrilled when he learned of his selection.

“I was excited because it was one of my goals that I set at the beginning of the year,” Walker said. “I wanted to strive to get better, on and off the field, that way in the end I could achieve my goal of playing college ball and becoming an all-star, either through the Shrine Bowl or East-West game.”

Lack of hitting, mistakes doom Red Devils

March 7, 2012

After suffering defeat to Hickory on the baseball diamond once already this season, Newton-Conover was dealt the same fate again on Wednesday.

The Red Devils (1-2) allowed 10 runs to the Red Tornadoes and scored none in a mercy rule loss.

“Our team is so much better than 10-0,” said N-C coach Corey Nunley. “That’s not taking away from coach Craft’s Hickory team. I don’t think they are 10-0 better than us at all. They are good. Nine out of 10 times they might beat us, but we can keep it closer than 10-0.”

PREP NOTEBOOK: Bears top Challenger on court

March 7, 2012

The Bunker Hill tennis team earned its first victory against Challenger on Wednesday, 6-3.

The Bears (1-3) picked up four singles victories and two doubles victories on their way to the match win.

Singles
Michael Elmore (C) def. Kris Trihemasava 8-2; Braxton Williams (BH) def. Jairo Betancourt 8-0; Garrett Williams (BH) def. Brandon Williams 8-3; Nicholas Lee (BH) def. Russell Emerson 8-2; Jordan Punch (C) def. David Chang 8-6; Sai Vang (BH) def. Fidel Bazaldua 8-0
 
Doubles

Jefferson leads Jazz over Bobcats 99-93

March 7, 2012

CHARLOTTE — Al Jefferson had 31 points and nine rebounds as the Utah Jazz defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 99-93 Wednesday night.

The Jazz controlled the paint, where they outscored the Bobcats 54-36 and outrebounded them 43-34.

Jefferson was 11 of 19 from the field and hit all but one of his 10 foul shots in a dominating inside effort. Paul Millsap scored 16 points while Derrick Favors added 14 points for the Jazz, who won for just the fifth time this season on the road.

The victory helped pull the Jazz back to .500 at 19-19.

Trojans hammer Yellow Jackets on diamond

March 6, 2012

The Bandys baseball team earned a mercy rule victory Tuesday — and then some.

The Trojans (4-0) scored nine runs in the first, six runs in the second and five runs each in the third and fourth innings, scorching visiting Lexington 25-0 on the diamond.

Despite Bandys’ lead throughout the game, coach Frank Porter said his team didn’t change its approach.

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