WWAY's Thursday night sports - March 8
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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) - The New Hanover boys basketball team held their final Brogden Hall practice of the season on Thursday. Click play video to see the latest hype on New Hanover's 4-A state title game this Saturday versus West Charlotte.

The UNCW women's basketball team defeated Georgia State in the CAA tournament today. At the bottom of this page we have a complete summary of that. Click play video to see our game highlights and postgame reaction from Cynthia Cooper-Dyke.

SOFTBALL: TRASK DEFEATED MIDWAY 6-2

BASEBALL: MIDWAY 4 - TRASK 2
ASHLEY 6 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 0
TUNNEY MILIOTIS PITCHED A COMPLETE GAME THREE-HITTER IN THE WIN FOR THE SCREAMIN' EAGLES
SAM CAVANAUGH WENT 2-3 FROM THE PLATE FOR ASHLEY

TRACK & FIELD ACTION: THE TRASK GIRLS WON WITH 83 POINTS FOLLOWED BY MIDWAY WITH 61 AND UNION WITH 26
IN BOYS TRACK & FIELD TRASK WON WITH 97 POINTS FOLLOWED BY MIDWAY WITH 51 AND UNION WITH 24

GIRLS SOCCER: HOGGARD DEFEATED WHITE OAK 2-1
KELSEY HAMM AND CHELSEA FRANKENY SCORED FOR HOGGARD
THE VIKINGS IMPROVE TO 4-1 ON THE SEASON

WOMEN'S CAA TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND SCORES:
OLD DOMINION 72 - TOWSON 58
GEORGE MASON 70 - NORTHEASTERN 60
VCU 78 - WILLIAM & MARY 69
UNCW 66 - GEORGIA STATE 59
ABRIA TRICE LED THE SEAHAWKS WITH 15 POINTS
KARNEISHA GARRETT CHIPPED IN WITH 8 POINTS AND 11 REBOUNDS
UNCW WILL PLAY FOURTH SEEDED HOFSTRA IN THE QUARTERFINALS ON FRIDAY AT 2:30PM

THURSDAY'S NJCAA REGION TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT SCORES:
USC AIKEN 65 - CAPE FEAR CC 60
EMMANUEL ANDREWS LED THE SEA DEVILS WITH 21 POINTS
CFCC ENDED THEIR SEASON WITH A 14-17 OVERALL RECORD
USC SALKAHATCHIE 84 - BRUNSWICK CC 75
THE DOLPHINS ENDED THEIR SEASON WITH A 15-16 OVERALL RECORD

ACC TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MEN'S BASKETBALL SCORES;
MARYLAND 82 - WAKE FOREST 60
NC STATE 78 - BOSTON COLLEGE 57
VIRGINIA TECH 68 - CLEMSON 63
MIAMI 54 - GEORGIA TECH 36

IN CONFERENCE USA SECOND ROUND TOURNAMENT MEN'S ACTION SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI DEFEATED EAST CAROLINA 81-78 IN OT
THE PIRATES END THEIR SEASON WITH A 15-16 OVERALL RECORD

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UPPER MARLBORO, MD (UNCW sports release) – Fifth-seeded UNCW shook off a slow start to knock off No. 12 seed Georgia State, 66-59, in first round action at the Virginia 529 College Savings Plan Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Championship Thursday at Show Place Arena.
The Seahawks improved to 19-11 overall and advanced to the quarterfinals, where they will face No. 4 seed Hofstra Friday at 2:30 p.m. The Panthers saw their season come to a close with an 8-22 final mark.
Sophomore Abria Trice scored 15 points, 13 of which came in the second half, to lead a UNCW attack that shot just 33.3 percent from the floor for the contest. Junior Tawanna Lee and sophomore Alisha Andrews chipped nine points each while junior Karneshia Garrett added eight points and a game-high 11 rebounds as the Seahawks held a commanding 51-38 edge on the glass.
Senior Chan Harris tallied 18 points and added 10 rebounds in her collegiate finale to lead Georgia State. Junior Jerlisa Taylor added 10 points while Ashley Watson finished with eight.
UNCW made its first two shots of the game to take a 4-0 lead just 46 seconds into the contest, only to go the next 11 minutes without a field goal as the Panthers built an 11-4 edge.
Andrews would finally break the cold streak with a three-pointer at the 8:06 mark to make it an 11-7 game.
The two sides would trade baskets over the next three minutes until, with the score 17-15 in favor of Georgia State, a layup by junior Chelsea McGowen sent UNCW on a 15-6 run that gave the Seahawks a 30-23 lead at the break.
The Seahawks continued their strong play early in the second half, scoring five of the first seven points of the frame to take its largest lead of the game, 35-25.
Back-to-back baskets by Paulk moments after the Seahawks spurt ignited a 10-3 stretch that would last more than six minutes and pull the Panthers within three, 40-37, at the 12:33 mark of the frame.
UNCW would waste little time re-gaining its double-figure lead, using a pair of free-throws by Trice to start a 9-2 stretch that gave the Seahawks a 49-39 cushion with 8:05 on the clock.
The Seahawks would maintain a two-possession lead over the next six minutes until Georgia State made one last push, scoring six of seven points over a 1:52 span to trim the UNCW advantage to three, 62-59, with 39 seconds on the clock.
That would as close as the Panthers would get, however, as Trice and Garrett converted all four of its free-throw opportunities to determine the seven-point margin of victory.

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