Akeem Richmond is working hard on and off the court to pick up the pace as a rookie in professional basketball.
Lee County's Shantel Bennett poured in a game-high 20 points and the Lady Yellow Jackets (8-10, 5-2) put away Gray's Creek for an easy 49-25 conference win Friday night.
Northwood's girls basketball squad entered Friday night hosting a chance to match defending state champion Chapel Hill at the top of the Big Eight standings. The opportunity lasted a little less than a half of basketball.
Southern Lee 49, Douglas Byrd 30
North Carolina coach Roy Williams has spent much of this season trying to drag more intensity and toughness out of Brice Johnson.
Of course Clemson would have an unlikely hero in an unlikely win where the Tigers led for exactly 24 seconds.
The Cavaliers are back on their game.
ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 22 points, Jeff Teague added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks eclipsed the franchise record with their 15th straight victory, beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-93 on Friday night.
Ryan Palmer shot the lowest round in his PGA Tour career. He matched the tour record for the longest eagle-birdie streak. He moved into contention in the Humana Challenge.
Chatham Central 58, Jordan-Matthews 24
Presbyterian 72, Campbell 70
The last few minutes of the first half almost doomed Miami.
Blake Adams figured he was already way ahead of the game when he teed off in first round of the Humana Challenge. A high spot on the leaderboard was a bonus.
No. 12 North Carolina 67, N.C. State 63
University of Miami officials apologized to North Carolina State after a fan shoved a Wolfpack player Thursday night in the final seconds of the Hurricanes' victory.
Southern Lee senior Briana Holcomb will continue her volleyball career at the college level as she signed to attend and play at Sandhills Community College last Friday.
Jeff Gordon, the charismatic four-time NASCAR champion who became the face of the stock car racing as the sport exploded in popularity a generation ago, will retire as a full-time driver after the 2015 season.
Western Harnett 62, Lee County 55
UNC-Wilmington 58, College of Charleston 56, OT
The Charlotte Hornets were held without a field goal for the last seven minutes. And they still earned another victory.
Gracie Gold practiced making eye contact with the audience. She "did so many spins it drove me nuts."
North Carolina kept forcing the ball inside and scoring easy baskets to build momentum and the lead. The 15th-ranked Tar Heels need to stay with that formula to keep winning on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
O'Neal 70, Grace Christian 28
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse entered Tuesday night's home game against Boston College with payback on its mind.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 3:57 into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a fight-filled game Tuesday night.
Dayton coach Archie Miller said he was concerned about Davidson's 3-point shooting coming into Tuesday night's game.