WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Friday night we unveiled the All-WWAY Full Court Press Basketball Team. It's certainly a prestigious honor to be recognized as one of the top five players in the WWAY viewing area. Click the video icon to see how we showcased the achievements of five area standouts.
First Team All WWAY Trevon Brown New Hanover Adam Jacobs North Brunswick Joe O'Donnell Hoggard Trevor Singleton Hoggard T.J. Williams Ashley
————— WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — We've posted scores and notes from Friday night high school sports below. IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL DIXON DEFEATED RICHLANDS 7-6 WEST BLADEN 11 – ST PAULS 0 WHITEVILLE 20 – WEST COLUMBUS 0 IN GIRLS SOCCER PINECREST SHUTOUT NEW HANOVER 2-0 HERE ARE SCORES FROM FRIDAY IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL WEST BLADEN 4 – ST PAULS 1 WHITEVILLE 17 – WEST COLUMBUS 2 SOUTH COLUMBUS 10 – EAST COLUMBUS 9 DIXON 13 – SPRING CREEK 5 ASHLEY 4 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 0 ERIC EASON WAS THE WINNING PITCHER & BRODY CURRAN WAS 2 FOR 3 WITH 2 RBI'S LANEY 9 – JACKSONVILLE 2 BUCS IMPROVE TO 4-0 WEST BRUNSWICK 10 – NEW HANOVER 3 ERICK HILL WAS 4 FOR 4 TONIGHT FOR WEST BRUNSWICK IN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TENNIS HOGGARD BEAT TOPSAIL 8-1 IN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS LACROSSE ASHLEY DEFEATED NEW BERN 10-8
——————- RICHMOND, VA (UNCW)– UNCW's Keith Rendleman likes to do things in pairs – like scoring points and grabbing rebounds – so it's only natural that the double-double machine has earned First-Team All-CAA honors for the second straight year. Rendleman joined an elite list of former UNCW players to collect First-Team All-Conference honors in the Colonial Athletic Association in back-to-back seasons and added All-Defensive Team to his growing list of accolades when the soft-spoken senior forward was honored Friday night on the eve of the 2013 CAA Men's Basketball Championship. Rendleman, UNCW's 13th First-Team All-CAA selection, was one of three Seahawks recognized at the CAA's postseason banquet. Juniors Shane Reybold (First-Team) and Tanner Milson (Second-Team) were honored on the All-Academic list. Rendleman is only the third Seahawk to earn back-to-back All-CAA First-Team honors and the first since all-time great Brett Blizzard was a four-time selection from 2000-03. All-time leading scorer Brian Rowsom is the third player with back-to-back First-Team laurels. A 6-8, 220-pound bundle of energy, Rendleman averaged a double-double for the second straight season – the only player in UNCW history to accomplish the feat – with 17.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He tied with CAA Player-of-the-Year Jerrelle Benimon in the NCAA Division I ranks with 20 double-doubles during the regular season. A dominating force in the paint, he also ranked third in the CAA in steals (1.8 spg) and fifth in blocks (1.6 bpg), landing him All-Defensive Team honors. John Goldsberry was the last Seahawk to make the All-Defensive Team, claiming the honor three times from 2004-06. "Keith had an outstanding year and is truly deserving of this recognition," said Buzz Peterson, UNCW's third-year coach. "He came to practice and worked hard every day. He was consistent every game and every coach in the league had to prepare for him. We're going to miss him a lot." Rendleman was the only player to start all 30 games for the Seahawks and ended the season with nine consecutive double-doubles, averaging 20.3 ppg and 11.1 during that span. He leaves the program as the school's all-time leading rebounder with 1,055 boards and ranks fourth in scoring (1,516 points), second in blocked shots (142), fourth in field goals made (594), fourth in free throws made (318) and fifth in steals (140). Rendleman also departs as one of the conference's all-time greats. He's just one of eight CAA players with 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds, and ranks fifth all-time in rebounds in the league behind some of the best the conference has seen. Reybold, meanwhile, made the team as a walk-on three years ago and was given a scholarship this past year. The 6-8, 238-pound forward from Laurel, Md., is majoring in Exercise Science. Milson earned All-Academic Second-Team recognition from the CAA for the second straight year. The 6-2, 190-pound junior guard, the team's fifth leading scorer at 6.4 points per game and second leading assist maker with 1.9 assists per game, is a Business major.
————— RALEIGH, NC (UNCW) – N.C. State’s 33rd-ranked women’s tennis team remained unbeaten this spring with a 6-1 victory over visiting UNCW in a non-conference match Friday at the J.W. Isenhour Tennis Center. The Wolfpack surged to its ninth straight victory to open the spring season. The Seahawks closed out their spring break road trip with a 2-2 mark and carry a 6-5 record into Sunday’s 11 a.m. home match with East Tennessee State. NCSU won the doubles point by taking matches at No. 1 and No. 2 doubles. UNCW’s No. 3 tandem of sophomore Alyssa Ritchie and freshman Christine Kharkevich did push their record to 7-3 on the year with an 8-5 decision over the Wolfpack’s Chloe Smith and Sophie Nelson. The hosts increased the score to 3-0 with wins at No. 2 and No. 6 singles before the Seahawks got on the board. Ritchie, playing No. 5 singles, tripped up NCSU’s Elisha Hande, 6-0, 7-6 (2) for her seventh win of the season. The Wolfpack clinched the match at the top of the lineup when No. 52 Joelle Kissell came from behind to beat UNCW’s Angie Sekely, 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. The Seahawks return to the UNCW courts for back-to-back home matches against ETSU (March 10) and Appalachian State (March 14) before embarking on another four-match road trip.
——————- WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW)-– Mat Batts held VCU to one run over eight innings and Ryan LaGrange added three hits, including a home run, and three runs batted in as UNCW topped visiting VCU, 9-3, in college baseball action on Friday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks improved to 7-6 with the win while handing the Rams (9-1) their first loss of the season. Batts (2-0) scattered nine hits and struck out four in a season-long outing. He retired the first two hitters of all eight innings, but all nine hits came with two out. Batts induced 15 ground ball outs on the afternoon. LaGrange, meanwhile, homered to lead off the third against losing pitcher Heath Dwyer (3-1). He later added a single in the sixth and a two-run single in the eighth. Luke Dunlap added two hits for the Seahawks. Jordan Weymouth led VCU with three hits while James Bunn and Joey Cujas each added two. Up Next: The series continues on Saturday with a 2 p.m. start. Jordan Ramsey (0-2) gets the start for UNCW while VCU counters with Tyler Buckley (1-0). How It Happened: It was a three-run third and a two-run sixth for the Seahawks that lifted them to the win. LaGrange’s homer in the third and a fielding error that led to two runs gave UNCW a 4-1 lead. Leading 4-1 in the sixth, Dunlap doubled to open the inning and with two out Molinaro belted his third homer of the season for a 6-1 advantage. Notes: The Rams entered the weekend with a team ERA of 1.78, ranking ninth nationally, and allowed eight earned runs in the contest … Michael Bass extended his hitting streak to nine games and his on base streak to 15 … The Seahawks improved to 43-32 all-time against the Rams … For UNCW head coach Mark Scalf, it was career-win number 697 … For Batts, he avenged his shortest outing of his career after lasting just 2.2 innings in Richmond last season … He lowered his ERA to 1.75 … Jack Lane closed out the game with a ground ball double play, it was UNCW’s 18th twin-killing of the season. ——————