Tornadoes survive overtime scare from St. Stephens

Senior Raheim Connelly scored eight points in overtime on Monday, helping the Hickory boys basketball team survive a thriller in the first round of the 3A playoffs with a 67-59 victory against rival St. Stephens.

The Indians finish their season with a 19-8 record overall.

To read more of this story, pick up the Tuesday edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.