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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Dec. 18

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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Tuesday night high school basketball action below.

ASHLEY GIRLS 69 - WEST BRUNSWICK 26

EAST COLUMBUS GIRLS 68 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 30

NEW HANOVER GIRLS 44 - SOCASTEE 42

WHITEVILLE GIRLS 57 - WEST BLADEN 39

EAST BLADEN GIRLS 52 - RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHARTER 9

SOUTH COLUMBUS GIRLS 40 - WEST COLUMBUS 15

HOBBTON GIRLS 65 - PENDER 51
COURTNEY MESSICK SCORED 17 POINTS FOR PENDER

EAST BLADEN BOYS 96 - RESEARCH TRIANGLE CHARTER 20
SHANE LEWIS LED EAGLES WITH 18 POINTS

SOUTH COLUMBUS BOYS 60 - WEST COLUMBUS 45

UNION BOYS 44 - JAMES KENAN 39

MIDWAY BOYS 54 - TRASK 52

WHITEVILLE BOYS 67 - WEST BLADEN 55
ROBERT SMITH LED THE WOLFPACK WITH 21 POINTS
DEVONTA SMITH LED THE KNIGHTS WITH 25 POINTS

PENDER BOYS 53 - HOBBTON 45
QUATE MACKENZIE LED THE PATRIOTS WITH 18 POINTS

ASHLEY BOYS 89 - WEST BRUNSWICK 79 IN TRIPLE OVERTIME
GRAY CHEERS LED THE TROJANS WITH 27 POINTS

NORTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 79- EAST COLUMBUS 63
JAEDEN PHILLIPS LED THE SCORPIONS WITH 24 POINTS
ADAM JACOBS ADDED 20 POINTS FOR THE 6-1 SCORPIONS

WALLACE-ROSE HILL BOYS 68 - LAKEWOOD 55

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) - Lorenzo Brown scored 18 of his season-high 24 points after halftime to help No. 25 North Carolina State pull away to beat Stanford 88-79 on Tuesday night.

Scott Wood scored 15 of his 17 in the first half for the Wolfpack (8-2), who earned a fourth straight win with another high-scoring performance at home. It also allowed N.C. State to avenge a road loss last year in which the Wolfpack blew a 12-point lead in the second half.

Richard Howell finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Wolfpack for his fourth straight double-double.

Dwight Powell continued his recent strong play for the Cardinal (7-4), scoring 23 points for his fourth 20-point performance in five games. But Stanford gave up its highest point total of the season.

N.C. State, which came in leading the country by shooting nearly 53 percent, finished this one at 56 percent.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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SUPPLY,NC (WWAY) - Results from day two of the M&M Mini Storage Holiday Classic

Men's Basketball

PALM BEACH 78 - BRUNSWICK CC 72

CAPE FEAR CC 70 - CALDWELL CC 54
ANTHONY WILLIAMS LED THE SEADEVILS WITH 18 POINTS

Women's Basketball

HARFORD 58 - CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE 49

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CINCINNATI, OH (UNCW) -- Junior Ashley Wanninger scored a game-high 14 points to lead three players in double figures as Xavier defeated UNCW, 62-52, in collegiate women’s basketball action Tuesday at the Cintas Center.

The Musketeers evened their season mark at 5-5 overall with the 10-point victory while the Seahawks, playing their sixth road contest in eight games, moved to 1-7 on the season.

Wanninger was joined in double figures by senior Jessica Pachko and sophomore Lakeisha Crouch, who chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively. Freshman Jenna Crittendon grabbed a team-high 12 rebounds and Crouch added 11 caroms to post a double-double as the Musketeers enjoyed a commanding 53-34 advantage on the glass and a 26-4 edge in second-chance points.

Freshman Dana Brown tallied a season-high 11 points and sophomore Kelva Atkins scored 10 for UNCW. Senior Karneshia Garrett pulled down a team-best 12 rebounds and added nine points while junior Jessica Freeman chipped in nine points, all of which came in the second half.

Xavier never trailed in the contest, taking advantage of a 12-2 run over a four-minute span to build a 14-4 lead with 13:43 remaining in the first half.

The two sides would trade baskets for the next six minutes before back-to-back layups by junior Shatyra Hawkes and Crittendon keyed an 11-6 spurt for the Musketeers that lasted to the halftime break and gave Xavier a 30-16 edge at intermission.

Early in the second half, the Seahawks used a 12-6 spurt to pull within 10, 38-28, only to see Wanninger knock down back-to-back three pointers and convert a transition layup to power an 8-3 Xavier spurt and give the Musketeers a 46-31 cushion with 12:38 left to play.

A three pointer by Brown ended the spurt and helped the Seahawks tally five of the next seven points and make it a 48-36 game.

Xavier would answer the spurt, however, using consecutive layups by senior Amber Gray and Crouch to ignite a 12-4 run and take its largest lead of the game, 60-40, with 3:35 on the clock.

UNCW closed the game on a 12-2 run, highlighted by a pair of conventional three-point plays by Brown, to determine the final margin.

UNCW returns to action Thursday with a 7 p.m. contest at Northern Kentucky. Xavier is back on the floor Friday with a 1 p.m. contest at Indiana.

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KOURTNEY MESSICK

How about little Ms. Kourtney Messick for Pender High. I think she is a awesome player, when her coach play her. When he player her she will average anywhere from 12-17 points a game. I have been following her games for some time now she has been averaging this number points since middle school. She has been playing varsity since her freshman year in hs. as well.Shouts out to Ms. Messick.

How about TJ Williams having

How about TJ Williams having 22 points, 20 rebounds and over 15 blocks?!? That's incredible!

How about Tyre' Gathright's

How about Tyre' Gathright's 26 points for Ashley?