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PREP NOTEBOOK: N-C girls nearly score 100 points

November 30, 2011

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.

Boys basketball

Newton-Conover 48, East Lincoln 44

Indians spoil Mark Story's coaching debut

November 29, 2011

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.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Lady Tigers top West Lincoln

November 29, 2011

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.

Prep wrestling

St. Stephens 54, Ashe Co. 30

113: Body Miller (ASHE) pinned Chris Hovis 1:34

Wolves top Blue Devils, 88-84, in triple overtime

November 28, 2011

Less than two weeks after playing in the football playoffs, rivals Maiden and Lincolnton went at it again — 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.

O-N-E sports schedule for the week

November 27, 2011

Nov. 28
Bunker Hill basketball at Alexander Central
Maiden basketball at Lincolnton

Nov. 29
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.

Nov. 30
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

Newton, Panthers keep Colts winless, 27-19

November 27, 2011

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carolina finally found a venue where it could win on the road — 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 guard Sweezy scores 17 in victory

November 22, 2011

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 CVCC’s Multipurpose Complex.

“She shoots the ball well, but I’d rather see her distribute the ball,” said CVCC coach Tommy Edwards. “She shoots the ball really well. She’s been a pleasant surprise for us, both handling the ball and scoring. We were fortunate when she decided to play for us.”

Blue Devils' Brown resigns

November 21, 2011

For the first time in nearly 40 seasons, a Brown won’t 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.

“I said when I took this job that I didn’t know how long I’d be doing it,” Brown said in a phone interview. “I just think it’s time. I just have some other things I want to do.”

Brown, a former player at Maiden, spent 13 seasons as a member of the Blue Devils’ coaching staff.

O-N-E sports schedule of the week

November 21, 2011

Monday, Nov. 21
Fred T. Foard wrestling at Gamewell HS (vs. Patton, East Lincoln, West Caldwell), 5:15 p.m.
St. Stephens wrestling at Maiden, 7 p.m.
N-C wrestling at North Gaston Quad (Hopewell, North Lincoln), 5 p.m.
Mt. Olive at L-R men's basketball, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 22
Bandys basketball at North Iredell
Bunker Hill basketball at North Lincoln
N-C basketball at St. Stephens
Bandys/Foard wrestling at FTF vs. Parkland, 6 p.m.
Bunker Hill wrestling at Cavalier Quad (East Burke HS), 5 p.m.
Fred T. Foard boys basketball at Freedom (scrimmage)

Stewart wins NASCAR championship

November 21, 2011

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Tony Stewart insisted he wasn't a title contender when NASCAR's championship race began.

When it became clear he actually was a viable threat, he kicked it into another gear and vowed to go for broke in his pursuit of Carl Edwards.

Did he ever.

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