WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — On Tuesday night we featured a buzzer beater on the local high school basketball scene. All of the reported high school basketball scores from Tuesday are listed below. We’ve also posted the scores from ACC men’s basketball. On top of that we have a full recap of the UNC-Wake Forest game below as well. Click play video to see Tuesday’s sports.
High School Basketball Scoreboard:
VILLAGE CHRISTIAN BOYS 55 – CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 45
VILLAGE CHRISTIAN GIRLS 56 – CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 38
TOPSAIL BOYS 66 – CLINTON 53
WILL THOMAS POURED IN 27 POINTS FOR TOPSAIL
PENDER BOYS 52 – MIDWAY 40
MIDWAY GIRLS 51 – PENDER 26
RALEIGH CHRISTIAN BOYS 69 – WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 40
SOUTH VIEW BOYS 90 – OVERHILLS 55
HOBBTON BOYS 60 – TRASK 58
TRASK GIRLS 59 – HOBBTON 54
EAST COLUMBUS BOYS 57 – RED SPRINGS 37
TJ WILSON HAD A TRIPLE-DOUBLE FOR EAST COLUMBUS WITH 13 POINTS, 14 ASSISTS AND 10 STEALS
ELIJAH GRESHAM POSTED A DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR EAST COLUMBUS WITH 17 POINTS AND 20 REBOUNDS
EAST COLUMBUS GIRLS 49 – RED SPRINGS 39
SOUTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 50 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 44
WEST BRUNSWICK BOYS 67 – EAST BLADEN 49
EAST BLADEN GIRLS 42 – WEST BRUNSWICK 26
WEST BLADEN BOYS 49 – WHITEVILLE 43
DJ MASON SCORED 29 POINTS FOR WEST BLADEN, 11 IN THE FOURTH QUARTER
WHITEVILLE GIRLS 42 – WEST BLADEN 40
JORDAN RAY LED WHITEVILLE WITH 22 POINTS. SHE ALSO HIT GAME WINNER AT THE BUZZER
GREENVILLE ROSE BOYS 51 – LANEY 37
ELIJAH WILSON LED LANEY WITH 16 POINTS
LANEY GIRLS 49 – GREENVILLE ROSE 33
HOGGARD BOYS 74 – NEW BERN 66
JOE O’DONNELL PACED HOGGARD WITH 19 POINTS
HOGGARD GIRLS 55 – NEW BERN 46
NEW HANOVER BOYS 71 – ASHLEY 44
KADEEM ALLEN LED THE WILDCATS WITH 19 POINTS
ASHLEY GIRLS 56 – NEW HANOVER 45
Tuesday’s scores in ACC Basketball
VIRGINA 65 – CLEMSON 61
UNC 68 – WAKE FOREST 53
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – The misses kept piling up for No. 5
North Carolina and Wake Forest on Tuesday night. The Tar Heels
managed to help themselves by dominating the boards and
capitalizing on the Demon Deacons’ mistakes.
Tyler Zeller had 18 points and a career-best 18 rebounds to help
North Carolina beat Wake Forest 68-53 despite its worst shooting
performance of the season.
John Henson had 14 points and 12 rebounds for the Tar Heels
(19-3, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). But they shot 31 percent,
missed all the 3-point shots they buried two days earlier against
Georgia Tech and found themselves in a
closer-than-it-should-have-been game against a team near the bottom
of the league.
“It was an ugly game,” coach Roy Williams said, “and
sometimes you have to win ugly if you’re going to have a great
North Carolina did that by taking a 55-40 rebounding advantage,
including 22 offensive rebounds that led to 20 second-chance
points. The Tar Heels converted 11 turnovers by the Demon Deacons
(11-11, 2-6) into 11 points, while committing just six turnovers
themselves that Wake Forest failed to convert into a single point.
The game closed a three-game week for the Tar Heels, who beat
rival North Carolina State last Thursday then defeated Georgia Tech
on Sunday. They shot the ball well in the past two wins and hit 10
3-pointers against the Yellow Jackets, but they didn’t bring that
with them to Winston-Salem.
In a sign of what was to come, North Carolina’s first three
field goals were all second-chance baskets off its own misses,
while the Tar Heels shot just 4 for 19 from 3-point range.
No North Carolina player shot even 50 percent, while perimeter
threats Harrison Barnes, Reggie Bullock and P.J. Hairston combined
to shoot 6 for 26 from the field and miss 11 of 13 3-point tries.
“That’s just basketball,” Marshall said. “You can’t expect
50, 60 percent from the floor every night. A lot of shots that we
were missing were great shots and we weren’t missing terribly, so
you can’t frown upon that. You have to look at that as a positive
that we are getting great shots and just keep working to get in
extra shots and hope they go in next time.”
While the Tar Heels could shake off the bad shooting, their
biggest concern was probably the health of Barnes, who rolled his
left ankle while running downcourt untouched midway through the
Barnes headed to the locker room for several minutes in the
first half to have his ankle re-taped. He re-entered the game with
1:23 left and hit a 3-pointer in the final minute, giving North
Carolina a 36-24 halftime lead.
But as the team prepared to return to the court for the second
half, Barnes winced as he tried to lightly jump around outside the
locker room. Then, as the team started to jog out, Barnes stopped
and stepped out of the line as his teammates ran by and returned to
the locker room. He made it out for the second half and labored
through 15 more minutes, finishing with 13 points.
Williams said Barnes would get a few days off to rest before the
team travels to Maryland on Saturday.
“It’s in a lot of pain right now so we’re going to have to see
where it is later,” Barnes said.
North Carolina went 1 for 13 to start the second half and led
just 40-34 with about 14 minutes left before running off a 12-0
spurt to pull away. Kendall Marshall knocked down a 3-pointer, then
Bullock added his only 3 before Zeller tipped in a miss from
Marshall to give UNC a 60-38 lead with 6:11 left.
The Demon Deacons never managed any sort of offensive push,
shooting 30 percent and going 2 for 18 from 3-point range.
“We had some looks, but you’ve got to keep scoring,” Wake
Forest coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “You have to score the ball. You
go back and watch the film, we had shots around the rim and we had
some open shots. We’ve got to make them. We’ve got to finish the
C.J. Harris scored 19 points to lead the Demon Deacons, who were
greeted by plenty of empty green seats and a large splattering of
Carolina blue from the stands in their own building for this one.
“They were tremendous with their length and athleticism,” said
Harris, who scored his 1,000th career point. “But we had some open
looks that we didn’t make.”
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