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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Nov. 30

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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- On Wednesday night we showcased highlights and the dramatic finish from the UNCW-Toledo men's basketball game. The Rockets downed the Seahawks by two points when a desperation shot at the buzzer from UNCW missed. We also featured high school basketball action from Ashley. The Screaming Eagles are now 2-0 after beating Pender. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Wednesday night's play(high school & college). Click play video for the hoops highlights. We pay tribute to the late Chester McGlockton as well.

IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL ACTION THE UNCW WOMEN BEAT OHIO 56-51 ON WEDNESDAY

IN MEN'S BASKETBALL ACTION TOLEDO NIPPED UNCW 75-73 ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT
ADAM SMITH LED UNCW WITH 27 POINTS, BUT HE MISSED LONG RANGE SHOT AT BUZZER
KEITH RENDLEMAN ADDED 10 POINTS AND 9 REBOUNDS
UNCW FALLS TO 0-5 WITH THE LOSS
MORE DETAILS ON THE GAME ARE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE FROM UNCW

IN THE ACC-BIG TEN CHALLENGE INDIANA BEAT NC STATE 86-75
MICHIGAN STATE 65- FLORIDA STATE 49
PENN STATE 62- BOSTON COLLEGE 54
NORTH CAROLINA 60 - WISCONSIN 57
WAKE FOREST 55 - NEBRASKA 53
MINNESOTA 58 - VIRGINIA TECH 55

HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES
ASHLEY BOYS 53 - PENDER BOYS 43
DREW COMBS LED ASHLEY WITH 15 POINTS & 6 ASSISTS
BRANDON TRANCHON ADDED 10 POINTS FOR ASHLEY
ASHLEY GIRLS 75 - PENDER GIRLS 22
TRASK BOYS 53 - DIXON BOYS 51
JOSH WRIGHT LED TRASK WITH 22 POINTS
TRASK GIRLS 42 - DIXON GIRLS 31
ADRIANNA ROBINSON LED TRASK WITH 17 POINTS
WEST BLADEN BOYS 60 - ST. PAULS BOYS 37
EAST BLADEN BOYS 63 - LAKEWOOD BOYS 60
RAY BEATTY LED THE EAGLES WITH 18 POINTS
LAKEWOOD GIRLS 55 - EAST BLADEN GIRLS 34

TOLEDO,OH (news release from UNCW ) -- Junior guard Dominique Buckley poured in 18 of his team-high 21 points in the second half to ignite a late surge and lift host Toledo over UNCW, 75-73, in a non-conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night at John F. Savage Arena.

The Rockets won their fifth consecutive game to improve to 5-1 on the season and won for the second time in as many tries at home. The Seahawks dipped to 0-5 and fell in their third road test of the season.

Four of Toledo’s five starters reached double figures, topped by Buckley, who scored nine of his points at the free throw stripe. He went 5-of-10 from the floor and 9-of-10 at the foul line as the Rockets converted 15-of-21 free throws. Sophomore guard Rian Pearson added 18 points, freshman guard Julius Brown scored 15 and sophomore forward Matt Smith had 12 for UT.

UT’s second half comeback overshadowed an outstanding individual performance by UNCW freshman Adam Smith, who pumped in a career-high 27 points on 11-of-20 from the field and 2-of-2 at the line. Another freshman guard, K.K. Simmons, scored a career-high 11 points in his first start and junior forward Keith Rendleman chipped in 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds.

The Seahawks, playing the first leg of a four-game road swing, took control early in the first half and still led with 5:31 showing before the Rockets rallied behind Buckley and Pearson.
After Smith staked the Seahawks to a 64-60 advantage with a fadeaway jumper along the left baseline, Buckley strung together seven straight points. He scored on a layup and free throw to close the gap to 64-63 and added four free throws to give UT a narrow 67-64 edge.

Buckley later tossed in two more free throws and Brown converted a layp to put UT ahead, 75-68, before Simmons drained a triple and Smith added a pair of free throws to tighten the game to 75-73 with 41 seconds on the clock.

The Rockets missed from close range as the shot clock wound down with five seconds left, but Smith’s desperation heave glanced off the bottom of the net as time expired.

Both teams came out firing in the early going, combining to connect on eight of their first 13 field goal attempts, before the slippery Smith heated up.

After Pearson was fouled behind the arc and made two free throws to give UT a 14-11 edge at 14:25, Smith took over. He scored seven points in a 12-2 spurt that helped the Seahawks grab control, 23-16, with just under 11 minutes remaining.

The Seahawks increased the lead to 10 points, 29-19, when sophomore guard Tanner Milson rattled in a three-pointer from the left side to cap a six-point flurry.

The Rockets then rallied behind Brown’s long distance shooting to tie the game at 32-all. Brown drained three consecutive triples and Pearson’s putback at 3:16 brought UT even. However, Smith answered with his third trifecta of the half and Simmons made a pair of free throws with 25 seconds left to give the Seahawks a 41-37 advantage at the break.

The Seahawks continue their road journey on Saturday when they return to the Midwest to battle Illinois State at 7 p.m. in Normal, Ill. The Rockets visit the Windy City on Saturday to take on Chicago State in a 3 p.m. tip-off.

GAME NOTES: Adam Smith’s 17 points in the first half topped his 16-point effort in the opening 20 minutes of his collegiate career at Maryland on Nov. 13…Eight Seahawks scored in the contest…Toledo built a 36-33 advantage on the glass…K.K. Simmons did not have a turnover in 27 minutes in his first start at point guard…UT outscored UNCW in the paint, 34-18…The Seahawk bench outscored their counterparts, 11-0…UT shot 52 percent in the second half…UT snapped a two-game losing streak to UNCW and evened the all-time series at 2-all…Senior guard Trevor Deloach celebrated his 23rd birthday by scoring two points and collecting four rebounds…It was the first game this season between the CAA and MAC leagues…UT avenged last year’s 64-42 drubbing at Trask Coliseum.

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