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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 14

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Thursday night's high school basketball action. We had highlights from Laney-Ashley and New Hanover-Hoggard.

NEW BERN BOYS 62 - ROSE 59

NEW HANOVER GIRLS 34 - HOGGARD 28

LANEY GIRLS 49 - ASHLEY 43
LANEY SECURES NUMBER ONE SEED FOR MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE
KELLY GOTTRY HAD 14 POINTS FOR LANEY
FELICITY HAVENS SETS A SINGLE SEASON SCORING RECORD FOR ASHLEY WITH 380 POINTS

ASHLEY BOYS 71 - LANEY 54
RIDELL CAMIDGE LED ASHLEY WITH 16 POINTS TJ WILLIAMS ADDED 13

NEW HANOVER BOYS 52 - HOGGARD 32
IT'S THE FIRST LEAGUE LOSS THIS SEASON FOR THE VIKINGS
TREVON BROWN LED THE WILDCATS WITH 16 POINTS

MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT WILL START ON MONDAY FOR THE GIRLS

Girls Tournament Pairings

5 New Bern vs. 4 Hoggard, 6pm Monday at New Hanover

6 Rose at No. 3 New Hanover, 7:30pm Monday

6-3 winner vs. 2 Ashley at Laney, 6pm Wednesday

4-5 Winner at 1 Laney, 7:30pm Wednesday

Title game: 6pm Friday at highest remaining girls seed

MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT WILL START ON TUESDAY FOR THE BOYS

Boys Tournament Pairings

5 New Bern at 4 Rose, Tuesday, 7pm

6 Laney at 3 Ashley, Tuesday, 7pm

3-6 winner vs. 2 New Hanover at Hoggard, 6pm Thursday

4-5 winner at 1 Hoggard 7:30pm Thursday

Title game: 7:30pm Friday at highest remaining girls seed

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WRESTLING DUAL STATE TEAM RESULTS:

IN THE 3A STATE DUAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT WEST BRUNSWICK LOST TO EDEN MOREHEAD IN THE REGIONAL SEMI-FINAL

IN THE 2A STATE WRESTLING DUALS TOPSAIL BEAT NORTH PITT, BUT CROATAN BEAT TOPSAIL 43-25 IN THE REGIONAL FINAL

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Senior Joyous Tharrington poured in a career-high 18 points and added nine rebounds to lead George Mason to a 62-52 victory over UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball action Thursday at Trask Coliseum.

The Patriots improved to 8-14 overall and 3-8 in CAA play as they won their second straight contest. The Seahawks, meanwhile, moved to 2-20 and 1-10 with the setback.

Tharrington was one of three Patriots players to reach double figures as junior Janaa Pickard pitched 14 and senior Amber Easter pitched in 12.

Senior Karneshia Garrett scored 15 points and added a career-high 19 rebounds for her ninth double-double of the season to lead UNCW. Junior Jessica Freeman joined Garrett in double figures with 14 points and added eight rebounds while sophomore Kelva Atkins pitched in nine points and six boards.

Following a tight first half that saw a total of seven ties and 10 lead changes and neither team lead by more than four points, GMU held a 42-37 advantage when a free throw by senior Melissa Collier sparked an 11-2 spurt that gave Mason its first double-digit lead of the game, 53-39, with 6:32 remaining.

The Seahawks would battle back, scoring nine of the next 11 points to make it a 55-48 contest with 3:13 remaining.

The Patriots would keep the Seahawks from getting any closer, however, tallying five of the next seven points to determine the 10-point margin of victory.

Both teams return to action Sunday. UNCW hosts Georgia State at 1 p.m. while George Mason entertains Towson in a 5 p.m. tip.

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CONWAY, SC (UNCW) -– On a day set aside for love and civility, the UNCW women’s tennis team showed no display of affection by dominating Coastal Carolina, 7-0, in a non-conference match Thursday.

The Seahawks raised their record to 2-1 on the young season under new coach Evan Clark. The Chanticleers now stand 1-2.

“I’m really pleased with the way our team performed today across the board,” said Clark. “They have worked hard to make improvements and adjustments since opening weekend and it’s exciting to see the positive progress. We will get some rest and a little work in tomorrow before taking on a very good Campbell team on Saturday.”

UNCW showed its depth up and down the lineup in the convincing win over their regional rival, taking the early doubles point and sweeping all six singles matches.

Kelly Cameron and Miller Hales set the tone early with an 8-0 blitzing of Alicia Robinson and Shelby Bates at the No. 2 doubles position and Angie Sekely and Olga Blank clinched the point by clipping Mikaela Davies and Kourtney Kowal, 8-2.

In singles, the bottom of the lineup breezed as Christine Kharkevich, Cameron and Blank won matches in succession to close out the match. The Seahawks are now 13-5 in singles matches this spring.

Kharkevich, a freshman from Houston, Texas, bageled Dominique De Wit, 6-0, 6-0, at No. 6 and Cameron followed with an easy 6-0, 6-2 decision over Davies at No. 5. Blank then topped Kowal, 6-4, 6-1, at No. 4 singles to clinch the match.

Sekely, the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player-of-the-Week, remained unbeaten through three matches when she outlasted Libby Scott, 6-2, 6-7 (4), 1-0 (10-6), at the top of the lineup. In other matches, Alyssa Ritchie cruised past Bates, 7-5, 6-0, at No. 2 singles and Christina Riley topped Robinson, 6-2, 6-7 (5), 1-0 (10-7), at No. 3.

The Seahawks return to action on Saturday with a 1:30 p.m. match against visiting Campbell at the UNCW courts. The Chanticleers entertain Coker and North Carolina A&T in back-to-back matches on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m.

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