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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Oct. 4

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Brett Blizzard is the all-time leading scorer at UNCW in men's basketball. Brett & Megan Blizzard as of Thursday afternoon are now proud parents of Roman Kai Blizzard. 7.1 pounds / 20 inches. Welcome to the world Roman !

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) - North Carolina says Roy Williams' second kidney tumor isn't cancerous.

The school announced the test results Thursday night, a day after the Hall of Fame men's basketball coach had a biopsy of the tumor discovered on his left kidney. The school says the tumor is the same kind of non-cancerous growth that was surgically removed from his right kidney on Sept. 19.

Dr. Eric Wallen, one of Williams' surgeons, said in a statement that the 62-year-old coach won't need surgery on the left kidney. Wallen said Williams should be ready for the start of preseason practice next week.

In a statement, Williams said his family was "overwhelmed" by messages of support from former players, fellow coaches and friends.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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ORLANDO, FL (AP) - Quincy McDuffie had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and added another 64-yard touchdown reception to help Central Florida beat East Carolina 40-20 Thursday night.

Knights' quarterback Blake Bortles threw for a touchdown and ran for another. Shawn Moffitt kicked four field goals.

UCF (3-2, 1-0 Conference USA) scored on eight consecutive possessions to seize control of the game, while its defense tightened and allowed only a field goal after halftime.

The Pirates (3-3, 2-1) led 14-0 early, but lost an opportunity to take control of C-USA's East Division with a favorable schedule the rest of the season against several teams in the league's bottom tier.

Quarterback Shane Carden had a rushing score and 76-yard touchdown pass, but threw an interception and was sacked twice.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Thursday night high school scoreboard

IN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS WHITEVILLE IMPROVES TO 15-1 WITH A 5-4 WIN OVER WEST BLADEN
IN HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TENNIS HOGGARD DEFEATED ROSE 8-1
IN HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL WEST BRUNSWICK BEAT EAST BLADEN 3-0
IN HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL ROSE BEAT ASHLEY 3-1
IN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER HOGGARD EDGED NEW BERN 4-3 IN OVERTIME
IN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER ASHLEY BEAT NEW HANOVER 2-1

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WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia –Junior Dani Rutter scored twice in the second half to break a 1-all tie and lead William & Mary to a 3-1 victory over UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association women’s soccer action Thursday at Albert-Daly Field.

The Tribe improved to 10-3-0 overall and remained undefeated in league play as they moved to 4-0-0. The Seahawks, meanwhile, slipped to 7-6-1 and 2-3-0 with the setback.

“Our first half performance was very good,” said UNCW Head Coach Paul Cairney. “However, we gave up that killer goal right at the start of the second half. You cannot allow a good team like William and Mary to get into a rhythm. We lost our composure as a group in the second half. We are a good team and I know that we will bounce back and get ready for Old Dominion Sunday.”

With the score tied at 1-all at the break, Rutter put William & Mary ahead less than a minute into the second half, taking a feed from junior Audrey Berry and placing a shot in the back of the net for the decisive marker. Senior Bristol Cortlyn was also credited with an assist on the play.

Rutter added an insurance marker in the 70th minute, heading home a corner kick from Bristol for her fourth goal of the season.

In the first half, junior Natalie Winslow opened the scoring at the 6:35 mark, converting a corner kick from senior Kim Currie for her first collegiate tally.

Senior Mallory Schaffer brought the Tribe level at 1-all in the 22nd minute, tallying her league-leading ninth goal of the season on a shot from 15 yards out. Cortlyn was credited with an assist on the play.
The Tribe held a 20-11 shot advantage in the contest, highlighted by a 13-4 margin in the second half. W&M also held a 6-5 edge in corner kicks taken.

Freshman Caroline Casey finished with four saves for the Tribe while senior Caitlin Hunter made seven stops for the Seahawks.

UNCW returns to action Sunday as it hosts Old Dominion in a 2 p.m. matinee at the UNCW Soccer Stadium.

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