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Wonders play vs. Warriors

A.L. Brown’s baskeball teams will play today in the Carolina Healthcare Systems Holiday Classic at Cox Mill.
The Wonders will take on both Weddington teams, with the girls scheduled for a 4 p.m. tipoff and the boys game scheduled for 5:30. Both A.L. Brown teams are 3-4 and will be underdogs.
• Lexington’s boys won 74-57 against Walkertown on Thursday in the Pepsi Cola bracket of the Frank Spencer Classic. Lexington (7-2) got 15 points from Nolan Benson and takes on West Stokes today at 5:30 p.m. at Joel Coliseum.
• Cody Bowers scored 20 points and Austin Miller had 17 as East Davidson’s boys won their first game of the year on Thursday The Golden Eagles beat South Davidson 71-54 in the NewBridge Bank Classic. Trent Shore scored 19 for the Wildcats.
• East Davidson’s girls raised their record to 9-1 with a 66-36 romp against South Davidson in the NewBridge Bank Classic played at Ledford.
Lori Morgan scored 18 didn’t sing but she did score 18 points. Madi Hallman had 17.
Candice Cook scored 11 for South Davidson.
• Thomasville’s undefeated girls routed West Davidson 62-21 in the NewBridge tournament. Jashona Thomas scored 20 for the Bulldogs.
• Southeast Guilford’s girls beat North Davidson 60-43 in the NewBridge Bank Classic. Lauren Ramsey scored 19 for the Black Knights.
• Bryan Blanton scored 14 points and led Albemarle’s boys to a 55-41 win Thursday against Central Cabarrus in a Christmas tournament being played at Mount Pleasant.
The Bulldogs held the Vikings’ high-scoring Lavon Hightower to six points.

The Salisbury Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking registration for girls (ages 7-15) and coed (ages 5-6) youth bbasketball leagues. The cost is $30 per person. Register at Hall Gym through Jan. 11 (1400-B West Bank St.). Practices will begin at the end of January and games are in February and March. For more information, call 704-638-5289.

Sports Junction is hosting a four-week baseball camp, starting Jan. 12. Sports Junction general manager Jim Knight will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy.
Classes are available for grades 1-12 and are limited to six players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is now under way.
U.S. Baseball Academy is keeping the holiday spirit alive by giving $10 from every registration to charity this week. Each player that registers this week will get to pick which charity benefits from their registration: the Jimmy V Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Wounded Warriors or the Special Olympics. The U.S. Baseball Academy Charity Challenge will run through Jan. 1, donating company proceeds of up to $1,000 per charity. For more information, visit www.usbaseballacademy.com or call toll free, 866-622-4487.
SAN DIEGO — The Northern Illinois football program has piled up recent bowl appearances but suffered a frustrating 21-14 loss to Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium late Thursday night.
Jordan Lynch, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy race, fumbled once and threw a third quarter interception which set up Utah State’s go-ahead score.
The Huskies averaged 41.6 points this season but the 14 points were a season low.

The previous low mark came in a crushing 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in the MAC championship game, a loss which prevented the Huskies from making a second straight BCS bowl game appearance.

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Huskie Stadium, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

The Huskies, who had hoped to finish with a program-best 13th win, struggled in other areas as well.

Punter Tyler Wedel shanked his first attempt of the night for a paltry 17 yards, kicker Matthew Sims missed field goals of 37 and 29 yards, offensive lineman struggled to handle a swarming Utah State defense – consistently getting beaten on blocks – and Coach Rod Carey’s decision to go for it on a fourth-and-three late in the first half backfired when Lynch was stuffed short of the first down marker. SAN DIEGO — The Northern Illinois football program had the record-setting Heisman trophy candidate at quarterback and has piled up bowl appearances along with wins in recent seasons but none of that mattered Thursday night during a frustrating 21-14 loss to Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium.

Jordan Lynch, who finished third in the Heisman Trophy race, fumbled once, threw a third quarter interception which set up a Utah State’s go-ahead score and generally looked nothing like the Superman who dominated opponents so often the last two seasons.

The Huskies averaged 41.6 points per game on the season but the 14 points were by far a season low. The previous low mark came in a crushing 47-27 loss to Bowling Green in the MAC championship game, a loss which prevented the Huskies from making a second straight BCS bowl game appearance.

RELATED

College football bowl roundup
MAPS
San Diego, CA, USA
Huskie Stadium, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA

The Huskies, who had hoped to finish with a program-best 13th win, struggled in other areas as well.

Punter Tyler Wedel shanked his first attempt of the night for a paltry 17 yards, kicker Matthew Sims missed field goals of 37 and 29 yards, offensive lineman struggled to handle a swarming Utah State defense – consistently getting beaten on blocks – and Coach Rod Carey’s decision to go for it on a fourth-and-three late in the first half backfired when Lynch was stuffed short of the first down marker.

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