WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) – On Wednesday night the Old Dominion Monarchs defeated UNCW at Trask Coliseum 53-48. We have highlights from this game on Wednesday’s sports. Plus, we’ve got action from the Brunswick Community College win over Cape Fear Community College.
UNCW freshman Freddie injured his knee late in the second half on Wednesday. Jackson will undergo an MRI on Thursday. A full UNCW recap from UNCW has been posted beneath the posted scores below.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD:
EAST BLADEN BOYS 63 – EAST COLUMBUS 42
ALEX STEPHENS LED EAST BLADEN WITH 14 POINTS
EAST COLUMBUS GIRLS 35 – EAST BLADEN 18
TRASK BOYS 84 – WALLACE ROSE 69
TRASK GIRLS 34 – WALLACE ROSE 30
PENDER BOYS 52 – UNION 51
UNION GIRLS 52 – PENDER 39
WEDNESDAY NIGHT COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD:
BRIGHAM YOUNG MEN 70 – VIRGINIA TECH 68
FLORIDA STATE MEN 75 – WAKE FOREST 52
WILMINGTON NATIVE TY WALKER HAD 4 BLOCKS AND 4 REBOUNDS FOR WAKE
DUKE MEN 74 – MARYLAND 61
OLD DOMINION MEN 53 – UNCW 48
ADAM SMITH LED THE SEAHAWKS WITH 18 POINTS
KEITH RENDLEMAN PITCHED IN 12 POINTS AND 17 REBOUNDS FOR UNCW
DREXEL MEN 68 – GEORGIA STATE 46
NORTHEASTERN MEN 62 – DELAWARE 61
GEORGE MASON MEN 55 – HOFSTRA 50
VCU MEN 67 – TOWSON 42
SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI MEN 72 – EAST CAROLINA 60
BRUNSWICK CC MEN 80 – CAPE FEAR CC 76
BRUNSWICK CC COMES BACK FROM 20-POINT DEFICIT IN SECOND HALF TO WIN
KAMEKO WALLS AND QUINTON MORROW PACED THE DOLPHINS WITH 23 POINTS EACH
GEORGIA TECH WOMEN 63 – VIRGINIA 53
NORTH CAROLINA WOMEN 77 – BOSTON COLLEGE 46
THE UNCW WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM WILL FACE NORTHEASTERN ON THURSDAY AT 7PM IN BOSTON
WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW sports release) — Senior forward Kent Bazemore scored 17 points and Old Dominion held UNCW to a season-low 30.2 percent shooting as the Monarchs defeated the Seahawks, 53-48, in Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball action Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.
The Monarchs raised their record to 13-9 overall, 8-2 in the CAA, and have won five of six conference road games. UNCW dropped its fifth straight to ODU and fell to 8-12 on the year and 4-6 in conference play.
In addition to Bazemore, senior forward Chris Cooper recorded his 12th double-double, tallying 12 points and grabbing 11 boards. Cooper also swatted a game-high three blocks.
Freshman guard Adam Smith of UNCW led all scorers with 18 points, while junior forward Keith Rendleman added his 11th double-double of the season with 12 points and a game-high 17 rebounds.
UNCW’s 30.2 percent shooting marked the second-lowest field goal percentage for a Seahawk team under head coach Buzz Peterson, eclipsed only by the 29.5 percent effort in a 59-56 win over Georgia State on Jan. 5, 2011. The point total of 48 was a season low for the Seahawks.
The Monarchs also had trouble scoring, shooting 36.4 percent from the floor, but used an extended 17-7 run in the second half to stave off UNCW’s attempt at recovering from the poor shooting performance. ODU wound up shooting 50 percent in the second half on 12-of-24 from the field.
With 13:16 remaining to play and the Seahawks clinging to a 31-30 lead, Bazemore nailed a trey to spark the decisive run. The spurt spanned 9:48 and stretched ODU gained its largest lead of the game, 47-38, off another Bazemore basket with 3:28 remaining.
The Seahawks closed the gap in the final minute, pulling within two points, 50-48, following a layup from Rendleman with 23 seconds remaining, but were not able to score again in the contest.
Both teams totaled only 35 points at halftime, as ODU forged out to a slim 18-17 advantage at the break.
UNCW’s 17 points was the lowest scoring output in a half this season, with the previous low coming in a 74-49 loss to Dayton on Nov. 19. The Monarchs’ total of 18 was the squad’s second-lowest of the campaign, nearly matching the 15 markers ODU notched in a 55-43 win over Howard on Nov. 16.
Both teams began the game shooting 1-of-8 and ODU was the first team to reach double figures when Nick Wright dropped in a layup at 9:40 to give the Monarchs an 11-4 lead.
UNCW scored six straight points after Wright’s bucket, capped by a three-point play by Rendleman at the 7:01 mark.
A three-pointer by Smith gave the Seahawks their first lead of the game, 17-16, at the 4:05 mark, but ODU quickly answered on a layin from senior guard Trian Iliadis just 17 seconds later. Neither team scored in the final 3:48 of the period.
UNCW jumped out to a quick four-point lead, 24-20, in the second half when Smith converted a layin with 18:44 remaining.
ODU responded with a 7-0 run capped by a transition trey from freshman guard Dimitri Batten at the 17:23 mark, giving the Monarchs a 27-24 lead. Four minutes later, ODU put together its 17-7 run that delivered the Monarchs the victory.
Both squads return to action in Saturday matinees. UNCW travels to Towson for the lone meeting of the year with the Tigers at 2 p.m., while ODU hosts William & Mary at 4 p.m.
GAME NOTES: Keith Rendleman’s 17 rebounds was one shy of his career high…Adam Smith scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half…Each team had 14 turnovers…The two teams combined for 15-of-27 at the free throw line…UNCW outrebounded ODU, 45-44, including 15-11 on the offensive boards…ODU reserves outscored their counterparts, 25-9…The Seahawks went 4-for-21 from deep…Donte Morales paced the Seahawks with four assists, but had five turnovers…Two freshmen starters – ODU’s Donte Hill and UNCW’s Cedrick Williams – did not score…There were four ties and eight lead changes…Keith Rendleman led all players with 38 minutes…ODU is the only team in the CAA with a winning record at Trask Coliseum at 12-8.