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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Fourth-quarter rally falls short for WCDS boys

Wayne Country Day staged a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback against archrival Greenfield on Friday night. The Chargers came up short and the result was a 72-60 loss on the Coastal Plains Independent 1-A Conference boys' basketball scene. "I was really pleased...

Weekend preps: North Duplin girls surprise Rosewood, end five-game skid

Girls' basketball North Duplin 47, Rosewood 33 * CALYPSO -- Rosewood's misfortune turned into North Duplin's good luck Friday evening. The Rebels' five-game skid is now history. Jessica Jones and Tearra Ammons knocked down 14 and 13 points, respectively, in...

Goldsboro boys extend win streak to 10 games

Goldsboro not only sped up Spring Creek, it held one of the area's leading scorers in check in the process. The Cougars held Rashawn Edwards to nine points and forced 21 turnovers in a 78-51, Carolina 1-A Conference victory on...

Rosewood boys preserve road win at free throw line

CALYPSO -- What could have been a disastrous second half eventually turned in Rosewood's favor Friday evening. The Eagles endured an 81/2-minute drought without a field goal, but converted pivotal free throws down the stretch in a 56-49 triumph over...

Friday's prep basketball boxes

BOYS Rosewood 15 14 2 25 -- 56 North Duplin 10 8 9 22 -- 49 ROSEWOOD (6-7, 2-2) Dee Mabry 2 3 4-4 17, Josh Davis 1 0 7-10 9, Jyonte Raynor 0 2 2-2 8, Matt Shaw...

MOC baseball team picked 2nd in Conference Carolinas preseason poll

Two-time defending Conference Carolinas regular-season and tournament champ Mount Olive is destined to finish second this season, according to the league's preseason baseball poll. Despite receiving five first-place votes, the Trojans finished one point (59-58) behind Limestone, which drew three...

MOC women see 8-game win streak come to an end

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Senior point guard Kaileigh West pumped in 19 points and Limestone handed Mount Olive a 76-64 loss in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon. The Saints (14-4 overall, 8-0 CC) remained the league's lone unbeaten team in...

Hayes, Staton combine for 65 points in Trojans' road win at Limestone

GAFFNEY, S.C. -- Craig Hayes sizzled the nets for a game-high 34 points and Derek Staton added 31 in Mount Olive's 88-78 victory over Limestone in a Conference Carolinas men's basketball game Saturday evening. Hayes and Staton combined to...

Versatility is Bell's calling card on collegiate level

A fierce competitor in the pitcher's circle, a dependable glove in the field and a tough out at the plate, Brooke Bell is the definition of versatility on the softball field. A mainstay in the Charles B. Aycock lineup for...

Stevens: Offense sells tickets, but defense wins championships

Three of the four teams remaining in the NFL playoffs are bound together by a common bond that is no longer appreciated by the average football fan who has been oversaturated by points, passing records and touchdowns. The Baltimore Ravens,...