WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — We’ve posted scores and notes from Tuesday night high school basketball action below. We had highlights from Wilmington, Boiling Spring Lakes and Shallotte.
MIDWAY GIRLS 52 – PENDER 28
CLINTON GIRLS 56 – TOPSAIL 38
TRASK GIRLS 43 – HOBBTON 35
LANEY GIRLS 47 – SCOTLAND COUNTY 31
HOGGARD GIRLS 65 – N. BRUNSWICK 25
EAST BLADEN GIRLS 61 – WEST BRUNSWICK 41
SOUTH BRUNSWICK GIRLS 52 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 30
FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN GIRLS 43 – CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 23
WALLACE-ROSE HILL BOYS 59 – UNION 32
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY BOYS 45 – FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN 43
PENDER BOYS 59 – MIDWAY 50
CLINTON BOYS 75 – TOPSAIL 51
HOBBTON BOYS 51 – TRASK 49
WEST BRUNSWICK BOYS 70 – EAST BLADEN 56
PHIL GAUSE HAD 16 POINTS FOR WEST BRUNSWICK
84 FREE THROW ATTEMPTS WERE TAKEN IN THIS GAME
COMBINED, BOTH TEAMS WERE 45 FOR 84 FROM THE LINE
WEST BRUNSWICK ATTEMPTED 51 OF THE 84 FREE THROWS
SOUTH COLUMBUS BOYS 60 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 38
PHAROAH MCKEVER LED THE STALLIONS WITH 18 POINTS
HOGGARD BOYS 61 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 52
JOE O’DONNELL lED THE VIKINGS WITH 20 POINTS
LANEY BOYS 61 – SCOTLAND COUNTY 50
KEEGAN CZESAK HAD 15 POINTS AND 8 REBOUNDS FOR LANEY
SHALLOTTE,NC (WWAY) — West Brunswick High School athletic director John Floyd has announced his retirement.
Floyd’s last day at West Brunswick will be March 1. Floyd has coached for 26 years with 17 of those at West Brunswick. Floyd told WWAY on Tuesday night that he’s looking forward to more family time and more fishing.
LUMBERTON,NC (WWAY) — The football head coaching vacancy at Lumberton will be filled by West Bladen’s Joe Salas. Here’s more information on the story from the Robesonian. http://www.robesonian.com/view/full_story/21345484/article-Lumberton–Fairmont-pick-new-football-coaches?
WILLIAMSBURG, VA (UNCW) — UNCW closed the game on an 11-0 run to complete a double-digit comeback and defeat William & Mary, 61-52, in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball action Tuesday at Kaplan Arena.
Trailing by as many as 14 in the second half, the Seahawks improved to 2-11 overall and leveled their CAA mark at 1-1 as they picked up their first road victory in eight tries this season. The Tribe, meanwhile, slipped to 2-11 and 0-2 as they suffered their eighth straight setback.
Senior Tawanna Lee scored a game-high 16 points, all in the second half, and sophomore Kelva Atkins notched 13 of her 15 points in the final 20 minutes to lead three Seahawk players in double figures as the Seahawks shot a season-high 48.9 percent from the floor, including 9-of-16 (.563) from three-point range.
Redshirt junior Jessica Freeman joined Atkins and Lee in double figures with 12 points. Senior Karneshia Garrett grabbed seven rebounds and Atkins added six as the Seahawks posted a 33-26 advantage on the glass.
Seniors Janine Aldridge and Emily Correal tallied 12 points each to lead William & Mary. Correal pulled down a game-high eight rebounds while Aldridge and sophomore Jazmen Boone notched four steals apiece as the Tribe forced the Seahawks into a season-high 27 turnovers.
Trailing 52-50 with 2:18 on the clock, a three-pointer from the right elbow and driving layup by Atkins ignited the decisive run and put the Seahawks in front, 55-52, with just 73 seconds remaining.
The Seahawks forced the Tribe into a turnover on its next possession and Freeman was sent to the line, where she knocked down both free throws to give the Seahawks a 57-52 cushion with 56 seconds left to play.
The Tribe would miss its next two field goal attempts and Freeman and Lee would split a pair of one-and-one opportunities to give UNCW a 59-52 edge. An Atkins steal and layup with 10 seconds remaining would determine the final nine-point margin.
Earlier in the contest, UNCW raced out to an early 12-0 lead as it converted four of its first six field goal attempts, including three from beyond the arc, to build a quick double-digit advantage.
The Tribe would respond to the spurt, using a three-pointer from Aldridge to spark a 17-4 run that gave the Tribe their first lead of the contest, 17-16, with 7:29 on the clock.
Back-to-back layups by Atkins and Garrett would stem the William & Mary run and put the Seahawks back in front, 20-17, only to see the Tribe notch six of the last eight points of the frame to begin a 23-6 spurt that lasted to the 14:00 mark of the second half and stretched the Tribe’s lead to its largest margin, 40-26.
Back-to-back three-pointers by Lee would turn the tide in favor of the Seahawks, however, as UNCW rattled off 13 unanswered points to ignite a 24-8 run that put UNCW in front for the first time in the frame, 50-48, with just over five minutes remaining.
The two sides would go more than 90 seconds between points before back-to-back layups by Correal and Kestler would give the Tribe a 52-50 advantage and set up the Seahawks critical run.
UNCW is back in action Sunday as it hosts Drexel in a 1 p.m. matinee at Trask Coliseum. William & Mary returns to the court Thursday with a 7 p.m. contest at Northeastern.
DURHAM,NC (AP) — Quinn Cook scored a career-high 27 points and No. 1 Duke held Clemson to its lowest-scoring half in 12 years in a 68-40 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.
Ryan Kelly added 12 points in the first half but sat out the second with what team officials said was a right leg injury.
The Blue Devils (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) shot 48 percent, built a 42-31 rebounding advantage and pulled away down the stretch to improve to 58-4 at home against the Tigers.
Devin Booker had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Clemson (8-6, 0-2), which had season lows for points and shooting percentage (28 percent) and shot 12 percent in its brutal first half.
The Tigers had just 10 points at halftime, their fewest since scoring nine against Wake Forest in 2001.
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