WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — Former New Hanover Wildcat standout Jay Ross was released by the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. The East Carolina grad is back in Wilmington now. On Tuesday night we caught up with Jay Ross in order to get his heartfelt take on his release from Buffalo.
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WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW sports release) — Led by the trio of junior Christi Laite and sophomores McKenzie Keightley and Morgan Kline, UNCW cruised to a 3-0 (25-17, 29-25, 25-15) victory over visiting Campbell Tuesday in collegiate volleyball action at Hanover Hall.
The Seahawks improved to 3-1 on the young season as they recorded their fourth victory in five tries against the Camels. Campbell, meanwhile, saw their season mark evened at 2-2 with the setback.
The trio of Laite, Kline and Keightley combined to record 34 of the Seahawks’ 40 kills for the match as Kline and Laite tallied 12 spikes each while Keightley pitched in 10. Freshman setter Victoria Phillips paced the Seahawks lineup to a .174 hitting percentage as she dished out a match-best 33 assists.
Defensively, freshman Lindsay Hartmann notched 12 digs and junior Haley Collins added 10. Phillips pitched in nine digs to finish just shy of a double-double.
Sophomore Jessica Groen notched seven kills and sophomore Brooke Kelley added six for the Camels, who were limited just 27 kills and a .048 hitting percentage for the contest. Junior Heather Wilson notched 24 assists and added seven digs while freshman Lauren Bewick posted a team-high 12 bumps. Junior Lindsey Coats, the Big
South Defensive Player-of-the-Week, posted a match-best five total blocks to highlight Campbell’s effort at the net.
Lead 10-9 midway through the first set, a Campbell service error sparked the Seahawks to an 11-5 spurt and a 21-14 advantage. The Camels would cut the deficit to six moments later, 23-17, but an attack error and a kill by Keightley gave UNCW the next two points and a 25-17 victory in the opening set.
The Seahawks carried their momentum into the second set, racing out to a quick 9-4 lead. UNCW maintained their advantage and held a 21-16 edge later in the frame when Campbell rattled off six of seven points to knot the score at 22-all. The two sides would then trade points until, trailing 27-26, a service error, a kill by Kline and an attack error led UNCW to a 29-27 triumph.
Campbell held a 7-5 lead early in the third set when a kill by Keightley ignited a 15-3 stretch that put the Seahawks ahead, 20-10. The two sides would then trade points until a kill by Laite would give the Seahawks 25-15 win and the match.
Both teams return to action Friday. UNCW opens the Deacon Invitational with a 7 p.m. match against host Wake Forest while Campbell begins the William & Mary Tournament with a 4:30 p.m. contest versus Georgetown.
DURHAM, NC (AP) – Duke announces Art Heyman, the captain of the Blue Devils’ first Final Four team, has died.
The school said Tuesday family members say Heyman died Monday night in Florida. The cause of death was not available. He was 71.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski says Heyman was “one of the elite players to ever wear a Blue Devil uniform.”
Heyman led Duke to a 69-14 record from 1960-63 and averaged 25 points and nearly 11 rebounds. He was the most outstanding player of the 1963 Final Four.
He’s tied for 12th on Duke’s career scoring list (1,984 points) and is one of three Blue Devils to average a double-double for three straight seasons.
Heyman was drafted by the New York Knicks in 1963 and played eight seasons in the NBA and ABA.
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