WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Jan. 15
 

DUBLIN, NC (West Bladen High) -- Toni L. Warrick, principal of West Bladen High School is proud to announce that Grady “Russell” Dove has been named the new head football coach for the school. Mrs. Warrick states, “Russell was an obvious choice for West Bladen. The students, staff and community all agreed that Russell was needed for our football program to continue in an upward direction.” Russell has 10 years of football experience and worked last year with Joe Salas in building a program that involves all stakeholders. Russell is a national board certified teacher who holds a Master’s Degree from UNC-Pembroke. He is a member of the Health and Physical Education Department at the school and also coaches the WBHS Track Team. “Coach Dove is a master in the weight room and is always looking for ways to improve our teams’ performance. I am excited for an awesome 13-14 ball season from our Knights under their new head coach,” Mrs. Warrick continues. Coach Dove assumes the position of Varsity Football Coach immediately due to approval by the Bladen County School Board on Monday night, January 14th.

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CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) - Roy Hibbert had 18 points and seven rebounds, and the Indiana Pacers handed the Charlotte Bobcats their 13th straight home loss with a 103-76 victory Tuesday night.

The Pacers bounced back from Sunday's 11-point defeat to the Brooklyn Nets and won for the fifth time in six games.

With team owner Michael Jordan looking on from the bench, the Bobcats lost their fifth in a row. They've dropped 24 of 26 since Thanksgiving.

Indiana won this one going away behind some dominant inside play, outrebounding the Bobcats 60-31 and outscoring them 52-22 in the paint, once again exposing Charlotte's problems down low.

Paul George had 16 points and 10 rebounds, while David West added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Pacers. George Hill chipped in with 16 points and seven rebounds.

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CLEMSON, SC (AP) - K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points and had career highs with nine rebounds and seven blocks to lead Clemson to its fourth straight win over Wake Forest 60-44 on Tuesday night.

The Tigers (10-6, 2-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Demon Deacons to their lowest point total this season as McDaniels led an aggressive defensive attack that held Wake Forest's two leading scorers in C.J. Harris and Travis McKie to 20 points - 11 points below their combined average coming in.

Adonis Filer scored 13 points and Devin Booker added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers. Clemson, second in the ACC in points given up, held their second straight league opponent to 44 points.

McKie led the Demon Deacons (9-7, 2-2) with 12 points, but struggled against Clemson's inside defense and was just 4-of-13 shooting. Wake Forest shot under 25 percent (15 of 61).

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FAIRFAX, VA (AP) - Sherrod Wright netted 23 points and Marko Gujanicic collected his first career double-double as George Mason dominated inside in a 68-57 win over James Madison in Colonial Athletic Association action Tuesday night.

The Patriots (10-7, 3-2) held a 48-29 edge in rebounds, led by Gujanicic's career-high 10 boards. The freshman also added 10 points.

Wright has now gone over 20 points in seven of his past nine games, and scored 19 in one of the two he fell short. The junior hit 5 of 13 from the floor and 12 of 16 at the foul line Tuesday.

James Madison (9-9, 3-2) led 33-28 at halftime, and maintained the advantage until Bryon Allen's free throw for the Patriots tied it 43-43 with 11:53 left. James Madison recaptured the lead three times in the ensuing 4-plus minutes, but then a 10-0 George Mason run put the Patriots up 59-50 with 5:03 left.

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

VILLAGE CHRISTIAN GIRLS 47 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 38

VILLAGE CHRISTIAN BOYS 63 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 36

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Hoggard defeated Ashley on Tuesday in a high school wrestling match 39-28. On our sports we showed Jesse Jewell of Ashley winning by a 14-13 decision over Nick Clay. We also showed Luke Wilson winning a decision over previously undefeated Phil Frederick of Hoggard.

Below we've posted a preview story on the high school wrestling tournament that will be held at Ashley this coming Saturday.

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WILMINGTON, NC (News Release) - The 12th Annual Veterans Cup wrestling tournament will be held at Ashley High School, Saturday, January 19, 2013, beginning at 9:00 AM and continuing into the evening. Sixteen teams are competing in the tournament this year including all four New Hanover County high schools and defending team champion South Brunswick High School. The complete list of teams includes Ashley, Clinton, Hoggard, Jacksonville, Laney, New Hanover, North Brunswick, Northside, Pender, Richlands, South Brunswick, Swansboro, Trask, West Brunswick, West Craven and White Oak.

The Veterans Cup was so named to honor Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant First Class Eugene Ashley, Jr. for whom Ashley High School is named and for the men and women who have served our country to defend our freedom in times of peace and conflict.

Spectator admission to the tournament is $10 for adults and $5 for 1st through 12th graders. Veterans, currently serving members of the armed services and pre-school age children will be admitted free of charge.

This year the Ashley High School wrestling team will donate $2 from each admission fee to Step Up for Soldiers, a local all-volunteer organization that provides renovations and recreational opportunities for recently disabled veterans.

The Ashley High School wrestling team is grateful to this year’s tournament sponsors which this year Golden Corral, Michaels Seafood, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, McAllister's Deli, Port City Java, Georgio’s, Rucker John's, Chick-Fil-A and Papa John's Pizza.

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