Prep basketball: Kendrick girls, Shaw boys win

November 24, 2012 

Cedarius Brantley had 17 points and 17 rebounds to lead Shaw to a 71-62 win over Kendrick on Saturday night.

Deionte Corprew added 21 points and six rebounds for the Raiders.

In the girls game, Kahlia Lawrence had 16 points, six rebounds and five steals to pace Kendrick in a 72-24 rout of Shaw.

Kendrick had 39 steals in the contest.Saturday at Kendrick

Boys Game

Shaw 20 23 15 13-71

Kendrick 13 17 18 14-62

Shaw (71)

Farley 5, Cedarius Brantley 17, Purter 2, Deionte Corprew 21, Turner 5, Johnson 4, Jackson 7, Williams 3, Graves 3, Wilburn 4.

Home (62)

Christian Bradford 11, Marquise Bonner 24, Kentrell Parker 14, Emmanuel Brown 12, Woody 1.

Team records: Shaw 3-0 Kendrick 0-2 Next: Shaw at Northside Tuesday 7:30 p.m.Girls Game

Saturday at Kendrick

Shaw 3 5 6 10-24

Kendrick 19 26 22 6-73

Kendrick (73)

Kahlia Lawrence 16, Angela Jones 11, Ashunti Jack 10, Cheatham 9, Farley 4, M. Jones 1, McKissic 4, Porter 4, Draper 2.

Shaw (24)

Jhalyn Feaster 13, Mahone 3, Sims 3, Reed 3, Johnson 2.

Team records: Kendrick 2-0, Shaw NA. Next: Kendrick at Hardaway Friday 6 p.m.; Shaw at Northside Tuesday 6 p.m.


Former boxing world champion Camacho dies

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Three-time former world champion boxer Hector Camacho, 50, died Saturday in a hospital on his native island of Puerto Rico, after doctors removed life support, medical officials said.

He suffered grave wounds to the face and neck on Tuesday in a shooting in which another man was slain. Doctors on Thursday had declared Camacho brain dead before removing equipment that had kept him alive, Rio Piedras Hospital chief Ernesto Torres said.

Camacho was riding with a friend in San Juan when their car came under fire. The driver died at the scene.

There was no clear motive in the attack, police said, though Camacho's slain friend was found in possession of cocaine.

Camacho struggled with drugs and alcohol throughout his career.

The retired boxer's family was planning a wake in Puerto Rico and a funeral in New York, the daily El Nuevo Dia reported.

In the 1980s, Camacho was the WBC world champion at super featherweight and lightweight and held the WBO belt at junior welterweight.

He compiled a professional record of 79-6-3 in a career that ended in 2010, with notable victories over Rafael Limon, Freddie Roach, Ray Mancini and Roberto Duran twice. In 1997, Camacho knocked out Sugar Ray Leonard.


McIlroy, Donald share lead after Round 3

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Top-ranked Rory McIlroy sank a short birdie putt on the 18th hole to join Luke Donald at the top of the leaderboard, putting them three shots ahead of a star-studded field after the third round of the Dubai World Championship on Saturday.

The two-time major champion, who has already wrapped up the European and PGA Tour money titles, struggled early when he bogeyed the first hole and missed several makeable birdie putts. But he stepped up his game on the back nine, carding three birdies and an eagle for a 6-under 66 that put him 17 under for the tournament.

Donald, tied for the lead with McIlroy and Marc Warren after the second round, sank several clutch putts on his way to a 66.


Arkansas AD: John L. Smith won't return as coach

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says interim football coach John L. Smith will not return next season.

Long says in a statement released by the university that he met with Smith on Saturday, a day after the Razorbacks' season-ending 20-13 loss to LSU, and told him the school "would be making a change in leadership within our program."

Smith was hired in April to replace the fired Bobby Petrino and signed to a 10-month contract. Long says that once a new coach is hired Smith will be reassigned as a consultant through the end of his contract on Feb. 23, 2013.

Arkansas (4-8, 2-6 Southeastern Conference) began the season ranked in the top 10 but quickly fell out of the polls after a stunning loss to Louisianan-Monroe on Sept. 8.


Hamilton wins pole position for Brazilian GP

SAO PAULO -- Lewis Hamilton won the pole position for the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix on Saturday, while Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel will start fourth and title challenger Fernando Alonso eighth.

Hamilton set a lap of 1 minute, 12.458 seconds with his McLaren at Interlagos, just in front of teammate Jenson Button.

Vettel's Red Bull teammate Mark Webber will start third after a lap of 1:12.581, and Ferrari's Felipe Massa fifth after clocking 1:12.987.

Alonso only managed a lap of 1:13.253, hurting his chances of overtaking Vettel for the championship.

Vettel needs to finish fourth or better on Sunday to become F1's youngest three-time champion at age 25. Alonso, also seeking his third title, needs at least a podium finish to have any chance of overcoming the 13-point deficit in the standings.

-- From staff, wire reports

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