WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — On Tuesday night we showcased highlights from the UNCW-Liberty men’s basketball game. The Seahawks extinguished the Flames by nine points in Lynchburg, Virginia. We also featured high school basketball action from around the region. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday night’s play(high school & college). This includes the first victory ever for Coastal Christian over Cape Fear Academy in boys varsity basketball. It also includes a 9 for 9 shooting performance from Ashley’s Drew Combs.
Tuesday night scoreboard:
TERRY SANFORD BOYS 60 – WEST BLADEN BOYS 48
EAST BLADEN BOYS 57 – UNION BOYS 47
THE EAGLES IMPROVE TO 5-0
EAST BLADEN GIRLS 39 – UNION GIRLS 11
WHITEVILLE BOYS 44 – WEST COLUMBUS BOYS 37
EAST COLUMBUS BOYS 54 – SOUTH COLUMBUS BOYS 42
TJ WILSON LED THE GATORS WITH 20 POINTS
EAST COLUMBUS GIRLS 39 – SOUTH COLUMBUS GIRLS 28
TRASK BOYS 57 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 52
TRASK GIRLS 54 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK GIRLS 48 IN OT
RALEIGH CHRISTAN BOYS 59 – WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN BOYS 52
TOPSAIL BOYS 46 – PENDER BOYS 15
ASHLEY BOYS 65 – WEST BRUNSWICK BOYS 48
ASHLEY GIRLS 66 – WEST BRUNSWICK GIRLS 22
DREW COMBS WAS 9 FOR 9 FROM THE FLOOR. 23 POINTS, 5 ASSISTS, 3 STEALS
COASTAL CHRISTIAN BOYS 56 – CAPE FEAR ACADEMY BOYS 49
FIRST VICTORY EVER FOR COASTAL OVER CFA. CHRIS SUTTON LED CC WITH 21 POINTS
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY GIRLS 51 – COASTAL CHRISTIAN GIRLS 31
HOGGARD BOYS 62 – JACKSONVILLE BOYS 42
TYLER THAYER LED THE VIKINGS WITH 19 POINTS
HOGGARD GIRLS 39 – JACKSONVILLE GIRLS 16
NORTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 54 – LANEY BOYS 53
JEREMY YOUNG LED THE SCORPIONS WITH 17 POINTS
ELIJAH WILSON SCORED 26 FOR THE BUCS
IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL UNC BEAT EVANSVILLE 97-48
HARRISON BARNES LED UNC WITH 17 POINTS
FORMER HOGGARD GUARD STILMAN WHITE SCORED 3 POINTS FOR UNC
VIRGINIA 68 – GEORGE MASON 48
UNCW 77 – LIBERTY 68
KEITH RENDLEMAN LED THE SEAHAWKS TONIGHT WITH A CAREER HIGH 29 POINTS
UNCW IMPROVES TO 2-5 ON THE SEASON
UNCW SWIMMER VALTTERI HALONEN HAS BEEN NAMED FRESHMAN SWIMMER OF THE WEEK
THIS MARKS THE FOURTH TIME HALONEN HAS WON FRESHMAN SWIMMER OF THE WEEK THIS SEASON
We’ve posted the UNCW-Liberty game recap below:
LYNCHBURG,VA (UNCW sports release) — Too much Keith Rendleman helped keep Buzz Peterson perfect against Liberty as UNCW doused the Flames, 77-68, in a non-conference men’s basketball game Tuesday night at the Vines Center.
Rendleman poured in a career-high 29 points and added 11 rebounds for UNCW, which won its second straight to move to 2-5 on the season heading into a much-deserved 11-day break. It was Peterson’s sixth straight win against LU without a loss.
The Flames, 2-8 overall, got 19 points and 13 rebounds from senior workhorse Jesse Sanders, but couldn’t handle Rendleman, who connected on a variety of jumpers, dunks and free throws to propel the Seahawks to their highest output of the season.
Only five points separated the Seahawks and Flames after the first half and Peterson’s club went to Rendleman often after the break to lead by as many as 15 points in the final period.
“Keith had a tremendous game tonight,” said Peterson. “Our kids did a great job of getting him the basketball. I also thought Donte Morales did a good job defensively on Sanders in the second half. It wasn’t pretty, It was pretty ugly, but we’ll take it.”
Despite being erratic from the floor, shooting 40 percent in the first half, the Seahawks still led, 36-31, behind Rendleman’s 13 points and 11 markers from Adam Smith. The Flames rallied to trim the lead to two points early in the second half before the Seahawks responded to close the game out.
Smith’s fourth three-pointer of the game increased UNCW’s lead to 41-34, but Sanders converted a spinning layup to narrow the gap to 41-39 at the 16-minute mark. Liberty hung around throughout the second half until the Seahawks finally gained some separation with eight minutes to go with a 14-4 spurt.
The Seahawks led by five points, 55-50, when Rendleman started the decisive run with a pair of free throws. The margin swelled to 69-54 four minutes later on Trevor Deloach’s free throw with 2:51 on the clock.
Things got a little anxious for the Seahawks in the final two minutes as the Flames made one last gasp at closing the deficit, but the lead was too much to overcome for the Big South Conference club.
In the first half, the Seahawks overcame 40 percent shooting, including just 3-of-16 behind the arc, to carry a 36-31 edge into the break.
After David Minaya’s layup gave Liberty an early 9-5 lead with 17:16 on the clock, the Seahawks regained the advantage for good on Smith’s second trey at 15:25. Smith had 11 points in the first period for the Seahawks and finished with 18 points for his seventh straight double figure game of the campaign.
The margin swelled to 24-16 on another triple from Smith with just under eight minutes left, but the Flames reeled off seven unanswered points. John Caleb Sanders made the first of two free throws as LU climbed within, 24-23, at 5:15.
The Seahawks responded, however, by scoring 10 of the next 12 points to registere their largest lead of the half, 36-27, on Rendleman’s soft jumper from the free throw line with 1:02 left in the half. A baseline jumper by Antwan Burrus as time expired resulted in a 36-31 edge for the Seahawks at intermission.
UNCW breaks for exams and is idle until Dec. 17 when the Seahawks travel to Richmond for their CAA opener at VCU.
GAME NOTES: UNCW shot 55.6 percent in the second half to end up 46.3 percent for the game…The Seahawks were just 4-for-25 from long range…Donte Morales and Freddie Jackson each dished out six assists…The Seahawks built a 45-35 rebounding advantage…The Seahawks and Flames are scheduled to play two more times in the future…Buzz Peterson is now 8-11 against non-conference opponents in his two seasons with the Seahawks…The Seahawks are 58-37 against the Big South Conference in 95 contests…The Seahawks stand 165-177 against Virginia opposition through the years…The Seahawks used the same starting lineup for the third straight game…Keith Rendleman and Adam Smith are on the only players to start all seven games