WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — On Wednesday night the UNCW women’s basketall team came from behind to beat Charlotte on the road. We have a complete recap of the game at the bottom of this page. We also featured high school basketball action from around the region (Pender vs. Ashley and South Brunswick vs. Laney). Click play video to see highlights from these games.
Wednesday night high school scores
LANEY BOYS 48 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 47 IN OT
ELIJAH WILSON SCORED 23 FOR THE BUCS
LANEY GIRLS 53 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK GIRLS 8
ASHLEY BOYS 63 – PENDER BOYS 44
BRANDON TRANCHON AND DREW COMBS BOTH SCORED 12 FOR ASHLEY
ASHLEY GIRLS 57 – PENDER GIRLS 25
CRYSTAL HARRELL LED ASHLEY WITH 18 POINTS
WEST BLADEN BOYS 69 – WEST COLUMBUS BOYS 49
DEVONTE SMITH LED THE KNIGHTS WITH 16 POINTS
NEW HANOVER BOYS 60 – BROUGHTON BOYS 54
MIKE HICKEY LED THE CATS WITH 20 POINTS
BROUGHTON GIRLS 61 – NEW HANOVER GIRLS 47
CLINTON BOYS 72 – NORTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 69
Women’s College Basketball
UNCW 74 – CHARLOTTE 73
ALISHA ANDREWS LED UNCW WITH 25 POINTS
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL FROM ASSOCIATED PRESS
Final ( 5) Louisville 90 IUPUI 60
Final ( 7) Duke 87 Colorado St. 64
Final ( 8) Xavier 73 Butler 61
Final OT (12) Florida 78 Arizona 72
Final (14) Wisconsin 70 Green Bay 42
Final Dayton 74 (16) Alabama 62
Final (22) Texas A&M 64 Sam Houston St. 37
Final (24) Illinois 48 St. Bonaventure 43
TOP-25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 3) Notre Dame 95 Marquette 42
Final (16) Texas Tech 88 Texas-Arlington 48
Final (18) North Carolina 95 Lipscomb 53
Final (19) Georgetown 82 Pittsburgh 54
Final (20) DePaul 69 St. John’s 52
Final (23) Vanderbilt 99 UT-Martin 84
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CHARLOTTE, NC (UNCW sports release) — UNCW closed the game on a 14-2 run to erase an 11-point deficit and post a 74-73 victory over Charlotte in collegiate women’s basketball action Wednesday at Halton Arena.
The Seahawks improved to 3-4 on the season as they halted a five-game losing skid to the 49ers, who dropped their fourth straight contest to move to 5-4 on the campaign.
Sophomore Alisha Andrews poured in a career-high 25 points, including 21 in the second half, and added seven assists and five steals to highlight a UNCW lineup that shot 44.1 percent from the floor, including 47.5 percent in the second half, and saw four players reach double figures.
Junior Karneshia Garrett poured in 16 points, junior Jessica Freeman scored 13 and junior Chelsea McGowen finished with 10 to go along with a team-high 10 rebounds for her first double-double.
Sophomore Gabby Tyler scored 15 points to lead four Charlotte players in double figures. Junior Amanda Dowe pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to highlight a 49-35 advantage on the glass for the 49ers.
Down 71-60 with 3:36 remaining, a layup and back-to-back three pointers by Freeman ignited a 12-0 spurt that lasted just under three minutes and gave the Seahawks a 72-71 lead with only 20 seconds remaining.
Charlotte had a chance to tie the game on its next possession when sophomore Ny Hammonds was fouled and sent to the free-throw line for two shots with 13 ticks on the clock. Hammonds was unable to pull the 49ers even, however, as she missed both free throw attempts and McGowen was able to come up with the rebound off the second attempt for UNCW.
Charlotte was forced to foul Andrews on the Seahawks ensuing possession and the Stone Mountain, Ga., product calmly knocked down both free-throws to extend the Seahawks lead to 74-71.
The 49ers trimmed the Seahawks advantage to one on their next possession with a back-door layup by Dowe, but were once again forced to foul, this time sending junior Brittany Gamby to the stripe for the one-and-one with two seconds remaining. Gamby’s first free-throw was short, but Charlotte was unable to get the ball past midcourt before time expired.
Earlier in the contest, a three-pointer from senior Epiphany Woodson sparked a 16-3 spurt that gave the 49ers a 22-15 lead with 8:50 remaining in the first half.
Charlotte would maintain its lead through the rest of the half, taking a 37-29 lead into the locker room before using a 7-2 spurt early in the second half to take its largest lead of the game, 53-39.
A 10-3 stretch would get the Seahawks within three, 59-56, but the 49ers responded with a 12-4 surge to pull ahead, 71-60, and set up UNCW’s game-closing run.
The Seahawks returns to action Saturday when they host long-time rival Campbell in a 2 p.m. matinee at Trask Coliseum.