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Wesleyan a winner in extras
WINCHESTER, VA. -- After overcoming a 13-point halftime deficit, the Battling Bishop men's basketball team scored the first six points of overtime last Saturday afternoon to down homestanding Shenandoah University by an 83-78 score.

Junior guard Lenny Hall, who netted a team-high 24 points, knocked down a 10-foot jumper with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to knot the score at 66-66 and force the extra period. Wesleyan improves to 9-10 overall, 4-3 in USA South play.

The Bishops never trailed in the overtime period, out-scoring the Hornets 17-12.

The victory capped a furious comeback by Wesleyan. NCWC found itself down by as many as 17 late in the first half and went on to trail 38-25 at the break.

A three-pointer by SU's Curtis Grover at the 10:19 mark in the second half gave Shenandoah a 52-40 advantage. The Bishops, however, responded with a 16-4 run over the next 4:53 that was capped by a Jarvis Cobb fastbreak lay-up at the 6:53 mark. From this point on, the game saw three ties and four lead changes.

After Wesleyan took command of the extra session with the 6-0 run, Shenandoah was able to cut it no closer than four points the rest of the way.

Cobb chipped in 17 to go along with Hall's 24.

RM RAFFLE: Rocky Mount High School's Booster Club will hold a reverse raffle fundraiser on Saturday, March 17 in the school's main gym.

The last ticket drawn wins $10,000. Other drawings through the night will give out $200 each. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction on many contributed items.

For a $100 ticket, patrons will receive a dinner for two (menu will include grilled chicken, potatoes, slaw, dessert and a drink). Three hundred tickets will be put up for sale.

To purchase a ticket(s), contact Rick Adams (443-4982 or 443-7011) or Mike Gainey (977-3085).

HURRICANES: FSN South, the exclusive local television rights holder of the 2006 Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, has announced that it will launch Hurricanes LIVE on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (ET).

The 30-minute pre-game show will precede all Hurricanes game telecasts on FSN South for the remainder of the season, with the first show airing prior to Carolina's game at Boston on Thursday.

The total game experience, Hurricanes LIVE will provide viewers with a 30-minute pre-game show and expanded post-game coverage surrounding every televised game on FSN South. Hurricanes LIVE starts on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m. (ET) leading into the Hurricanes' game at Boston. Following the game, Hurricanes LIVE will return to give viewers a complete post-game breakdown.

AAU HOOPS: The Wake Forest Wizards AAU Basketball Program will be hosting tryouts/open gym on upcoming Sunday nights at the Franklin Academy Gymnasium in Wake Forest.

Girls ages 8-13 are welcome to participate.

Times will be from 6-7:30 p.m. each Sunday.

For more information on the Wake Forest Wizards, call Art Wollett at (919) 669-2062 or Greg Bunn at (919) 269-4274.

TEN-STAR CAMP: The annual Ten-Star All-Star Basketball Camp will be held at a variety of locations this summer, including Hickory.

The camp is by invitation only, and boys and girls ages 10-19 are invited to apply. Players from 50 states and 17 foreign countries attended the 2006 campus.

For a brochure on the Ten-Star All-Star Basketball Camp, call (704) 373-0873.

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