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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Friday's high school sports.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
WEST BRUNSWICK BEAT NORTH BRUNSWICK 14-1
WALLACE-ROSE HILL EDGED TRASK 11-10
NORTH DAVIDSON DEFEATED LANEY 14-4

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
SOUTH COLUMBUS BEAT EAST BLADEN 10-1
TOPSAIL DEFEATED SOUTH LENOIR 13-5
SUMMER DARNELL PICKED UP THE WIN ON THE MOUND FOR TOPSAIL
TRASK BEAT WALLACE-ROSE HILL 21-5

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER WHITEVILLE BEAT SCOTLAND COUNTY 6-2
GIRLS SOCCER CAPE FEAR ACADEMY AND ASHLEY FINISHED IN A 2-2 TIE
GIRLS SOCCER WALLACE-ROSE HILL AND TRASK FINISHED IN A 0-0 TIE

BOYS LACROSSE NEW HANOVER BEAT LANEY IN DOUBLE OVERTIME 7-6
JOSH ADAMS SCORED THE GAME WINNER FOR THE WILDCATS

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - P.J. Hairston scored 21 points to help North Carolina beat Florida State 83-62 on Friday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

Hairston hit five 3-pointers before leaving late in the game with a cut on his left hand, while Reggie Bullock added 17 points for the third-seeded Tar Heels (23-9). They took control with a 13-0 run early in the second half, hit 10 3s and also scored 27 points off 18 turnovers to beat the reigning champion Seminoles in a rematch of last season's championship game.

The Tar Heels reached Saturday's semifinals to face seventh-seeded Maryland, which upset second-ranked Duke earlier Friday. UNC has reached the past two finals and is trying for its first title since 2008.

Michael Snaer scored 20 for sixth-seeded Florida State (18-15), which lost all three meetings with the Tar Heels this season with the last two coming by 21 points each.

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GREENSBORO, Nc (AP) - North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston needed eight stitches to close a wound on his left hand Friday night late in the Tar Heels' win over Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals.

Coach Roy Williams says he has "no idea" about Hairston's status for North Carolina's semifinal matchup with Maryland on Saturday.

Hairston needed the stitches to close a wound in the webbing between the middle and ring fingers on his left hand.

He was hurt with about 4 minutes left in the Tar Heels' 83-62 win over the Seminoles when the ball became jammed between his fingers and blood poured onto the court.

Hairston had 21 points when he left. The Tar Heels won six straight late-season games after he was moved into the starting lineup.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - Boston College freshman Olivier Hanlan couldn't follow up his record-setting ACC tournament debut with a huge upset.

The eighth-seeded Eagles lost to No. 9 Miami 69-58 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

And Hanlan - who was coming off a 41-point performance in the first round, a record for league freshmen - was held to 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting by a Miami team that's built on defense.

"It's very difficult to come back from that type of performance and not expect one of the best defensive teams in the country to put you on lockdown," BC coach Steve Donahue said. "I thought he handled it well, and I thought we played off it well."

Hanlan made 16 consecutive shots over two days before missing 5 of his final 6 attempts of this one for eighth-seeded BC (16-17).

Yet the Eagles were in this one down the stretch and gave the top-seeded Hurricanes (25-6) a serious scare.

Patrick Heckmann finished with 15 points for the Eagles, and his 3-pointer with 3½ minutes left tied it at 55.

Durand Scott put Miami in front to stay with two free throws with 3:01 left, and Shane Larkin took over a few moments later. He came up with a key steal from Hanlan, then buried a momentum-shifting 3 off an inbounds pass to make it 60-55 with 1:49 left.

"It wasn't just me who got the steal," Larkin said, adding that Kenny Kadji was in on the trap and teammate Rion Brown made a heady play to save the ball. "It was all of us."

After Brown swished a pretty hanging jumper with 57.6 seconds left, and Kadji added a free throw to make it 63-55, BC didn't get closer than five points the rest of the way. Trey McKinney Jones punctuated the victory with a dunk with 17.2 seconds left.

"We just had mental breakdowns" during the final 3 minutes, Hanlan said. "The little things hurt us."

Larkin scored 15 of his 20 points after halftime, Kadji added 15 points and McKinney Jones finished with 12 for Miami, which shot nearly 70 percent in the second half while making all the plays down the stretch to avoid becoming the ACC's first No. 1 seed to lose its tournament opener since 1997.

And the Hurricanes - who have won at least one ACC tournament game in eight of their 10 seasons in the league - have Larkin to thank for their latest escape.

"By adding Shane to that group (of seniors), he adds an element that allows all of them to play better," coach Jim Larranaga said. "He's so good at what he does. A lot of times you'll see (Larkin) in the first half try to get the ball to (his teammates), and then the second half starts, he starts to pick his spots to attack and score or find the open man. We absolutely needed that."

Larkin also keyed the defensive effort on Hanlan, who a day earlier set an ACC tournament record for freshmen with 41 points in the first-round win over Georgia Tech.

Ryan Anderson also had 14 points for the Eagles, who had their ACC-best four-game winning streak snapped and were denied their first semifinal appearance since 2007.

They lost twice to Miami during the regular season in vastly differing ways: The Hurricanes romped by 32 points in Coral Gables a few weeks after holding on for a one-point win at BC.

And for a while, this one looked like a repeat of that blowout - at least until BC dug itself out of a double-digit hole for the second straight day.

After rallying from 15 points down to beat the Yellow Jackets in the first round, the Eagles spotted Miami a 21-8 lead before closing the half on a 19-4 run and took their first lead when Anderson's layup with 4 seconds left made it 27-25. That coincided with a brutally cold spell for Miami, which missed 14 of its last 16 shots of the half against a BC team that started pressing the Hurricanes and defending them with a zone.

"We got a little passive," Larranaga said. "We didn't attack the way we wanted to."

BC stretched its lead to 30-25 on Heckmann's 3-pointer 20 seconds into the half. Miami eventually countered with an 11-2 run and took a 48-44 lead on Larkin's deep 3, and things remained tight until Larkin and the Hurricanes finally pulled away.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - Scott Wood had 23 points and seven 3-pointers to help North Carolina State beat Virginia 75-56 on Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals.

C.J. Leslie added 17 points and 11 rebounds with three blocks for the fifth-seeded Wolfpack (24-9), who blew the game open after halftime and led by double digits nearly the entire second half for a second straight quarterfinal win against the fourth-seeded Cavaliers (21-11).

N.C. State also got strong performances from freshman T.J. Warren with 18 points and senior Richard Howell, who battled through a right thigh injury to finish with 12 rebounds.

The Wolfpack avenged a regular-season loss to Virginia that started a three-game skid, which all but took the preseason ACC favorite out of the regular-season title chase. Now N.C. State is back in the semifinals and has a Saturday matchup with No. 9 Miami, the tournament's top seed.

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GREENSBORO, NC (AP) - Dez Wells scored a career-high 30 points and Maryland upset No. 2 Duke 83-74 on Friday night in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

Wells was 9 of 13 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line to lead the seventh-seeded Terrapins (22-11).

They never trailed, held the league's best team from 3-point range to 4-of-25 shooting from beyond the arc, and bolstered their NCAA tournament credentials with their second straight win over Duke.

Mason Plumlee had 19 points to lead second-seeded Duke (27-5), which had the ball trailing by six points with about 2 minutes left after Seth Curry hit a rare 3-pointer and the Blue Devils got an even rarer defensive stop.

But Tyler Thornton missed 3-pointers on consecutive trips downcourt and Wells and Seth Allen each hit two free throws, with Allen's stretching the lead to 77-67 with 1:44 left.

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