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Denver dunks on, downs Charlotte on court, 113-99

February 24, 2013

While the NBA's Slam Dunk contest may have been last weekend in Houston, the Denver Nuggets made Time Warner Cable Arena their own personal highlight reel on Saturday.

The Nuggets (35-22) tallied 14 jams en route to a 113-99 victory against the Charlotte Bobcats (13-43).

Center JaVale McGee made seven of those dunks for Denver, scoring 17 points and grabbing six rebounds.

Red Devils dominant in winning 2A West Region title

February 24, 2013

Simply dominant.

Those two words can sum up the performances of Newton-Conover wrestlers during Saturday's 2A West Regions at West Lincoln High School.

PREP WRESTLING: Results from 3A West Regionals

February 23, 2013

A total of 13 Catawba County wrestlers in the 3A ranks are state qualified after the completion of the West Regional match held at North Gaston High School on Saturday.

Four 3A region champions were produced, including St. Stephens' Blake Rogers (106 pounds) and Andrew Christopher (220 pounds), as well as Fred T. Foard's Mikey Vincent (120 pounds) and Ben Pitts (132 pounds).

BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS: 9 area hoops teams qualify

February 23, 2013

Below is a look at Monday's first round games in the NCHSAA prep basketball playoffs:

2A girls (Sectional 4)
No. 15 Newton-Conover (15-10) at No. 2 Bandys (24-2), 7 p.m.

3A girls (Sectional 3)
No. 16 Ashbrook (17-7) at No. 1 Hickory (24-2), 6:30 p.m.
No. 9 R-S Central (16-10) at No. 8 Fred T. Foard (18-8), 6:30 p.m.

Bandys holds off East Burke to win CVAC girls title

February 23, 2013

The Bandys girls basketball team held off two tying attempts by East Burke in Friday's CVAC girls title game, coming away with a 50-48 victory at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.

Bandys' Madi Story scored 21 points to lead all players, while Sara Goble added 12 points.

Matthews, Isenhour lead Foard boys to NWC title

February 23, 2013

For the second-straight Friday, the Fred T. Foard basketball team got the better of Hickory.

Led by Spencer Matthews and Joe Isenhour, the Tigers (22-4) knocked off Hickory 58-46 at Craft Gymnasium to claim the Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament title.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Final look at tourney brackets

February 23, 2013

Below is a look at Friday's basketball tournament championship scores, as well as a complete look at both the Catawba Valley 2A and Northwestern 3A/4A brackets:

Catawba Valley 2A

Girls scores
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47

Warriors, Lady Cavs advance to CVAC hoops finals

February 22, 2013

The West Caldwell boys basketball team and East Burke girl basketball team advanced to the finals of the Catawba Valley 2A tournament with wins on Thursday at CVCC's Tarlton Complex.

The third-seeded Warriors knocked off No. 2 Newton-Conover to punch their ticket to the finals, while the second-seeded Lady Cavs defeated No. 3 South Iredell to advance to the championship game.

PREP NOTEBOOK: Updated look at tournaments

February 21, 2013

Below is a look at Tuesday's second round Northwestern 3A/4A boys basketball tournament scores, as well as look at the next round games:

Catawba Valley 2A

Girls scores
No. 1 Bandys 82, No. 8 Maiden 54
No. 2 East Burke 58, No. 7 Draughn 27
No. 3 South Iredell 62, No. 6 Bunker Hill 55
No. 4 Newton-Conover 56, No. 5 W. Caldwell 47

BREAKING: Bobcats trade Warrick for McRoberts

February 21, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats were active during Thursday's NBA trade deadline, shipping Hakim Warrick to the Orlando Magic for forward Josh McRoberts.

McRoberts, a former Duke standout, has played in 246 career games in his six-year NBA career. He was a second round pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Portland Trailblazers.

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