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WWAY's Monday night sports - March 18

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Monday high school action.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
DIXON SHUTOUT EAST DUPLIN 4-0
SOCASTEE BEAT WEST BRUNSWICK 9-5
LEJEUNE DEFEATED COASTAL CHRISTIAN 10-2

HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL
TOPSAIL DEFEATED PENDER 11-4
THE PIRATES SCORED FIVE RUNS IN THE FIRST INNING
ASHLEY DEFEATED PURNELL SWETT 11-3
WEST BRUNSWICK SHUTOUT HOGGARD 3-0

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
WEST COLUMBUS BEAT SOUTH COLUMBUS 4-2
CLELSEA BRITT AND ERICA SMITH BOTH SCORED TWO GOALS FOR THE 5-2 VIKINGS

BOYS LACROSSE CAPE FEAR ACADEMY BEAT NEW HANOVER 10-5

GIRLS LACROSSE CAPE FEAR ACADEMY DEFEATED NEW HANOVER 10-6
ANNA CORCORAN HAD 5 GOALS FOR THE HURRICANES

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BOSTON (AP) - LeBron James made the go-ahead jumper with 10.5 seconds left to lead Miami to its 23rd consecutive victory, 105-103 over the Boston Celtics on Monday night.

It's the second-longest winning streak in NBA history, surpassing the 22 straight that Houston won in 2007-08 and trailing only the 33 in a row won by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

James scored 37 with 12 assists as the Heat won in Boston in the regular season for the first time in 11 tries despite a career-high 43 points from Jeff Green. The Celtics were without Kevin Garnett, who has the flu and a left thigh strain.

Paul Pierce had 17 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Celtics. But he missed a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left that could have given Boston the win.

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NEW YORK (AP) - Rangers rookie J.T. Miller fumbled his way to a goal in the third round of a shootout and New York snapped a three-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night.

The 20-year-old Miller skated in slowly on Dan Ellis and briefly lost the puck before calmly gathering it and scoring from a tough angle near the goal line. Rick Nash scored in the opening round of the tiebreaker and Henrik Lundqvist stopped both Carolina tries.

The Rangers (14-12-2) moved into ninth place in the Eastern Conference - two points behind Carolina (15-11-2), which lost its third straight (0-2-1). It was the Hurricanes' first shootout of the season.

Carolina's Eric Staal scored in the first period, and Derek Stepan tied it in the second for the Rangers.

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UNDATED (AP) - Baylor has claimed the first overall seed in the upcoming women's basketball tournament as the Lady Bears try to become the fourth different school to win consecutive national championships.

Baylor heads the Oklahoma City Region after running its record to 32-1. The lone loss came in November against Stanford, which has drawn the No. 1 seed in the Spokane Region.

Notre Dame is the top seed in the Norfolk Regional, while Big East rival Connecticut grabbed the No. 1 seed in the Bridgeport Region.

Baylor also has finished No. 1 in the final Associated Press women's basketball poll for the second straight year, receiving all 40 first-place votes. The Lady Bears topped the poll for the final 11 weeks.

Notre Dame is second, followed by UConn, Stanford and Duke.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Senior middle infielder Michael Bass helped UNCW to a
3-1 week with wins over Elon, Coastal Carolina and at James Madison with a big week
at the plate, keying the Seahawks at the top of the order and earning Colonial
Athletic Association Co-Player-of-the-Week honors.

Bass led the Seahawks to an impressive 3-1 week, hitting .625 with six runs scored
and seven knocked in. He also posted a .700 OBA and a .875 slugging percentage.
Against Coastal Carolina, he launched his team-leading and career-high fourth homer,
a three-run shot, that tied the game and ignited the Seahawks to score the next
eight runs and take control of the game.

Bass extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 game and his on base streak to
21 games. In two games against JMU, he hit .714, scored three times and knocked in
three.

Bass shared the award with Towson junior outfielder Dominic Fratantuono.
The Seahawks open a six-game homestand on Tuesday with a 6 p.m. start against East
Carolina. UNCW head coach Mark Scalf will be honored prior to the game for winning
his 700th career game last week against Elon.

For ticket information, visit UNCWsports.com and click on Tickets.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW)-– Associate Head Coach Jamie Kachmarik and Assistant Coach Dante Calabria will not return to the UNCW men’s basketball staff in 2013-14.

“We appreciate the leadership and service of Jamie and Dante and wish them the best in the future,” said Buzz Peterson, UNCW’s third-year coach. “By restructuring our coaching staff and reviewing every phase of our program, we hope to return the program to a level of excellence that will become a source of pride for our student-athletes, the university and the Wilmington community.”

Kachmarik recently completed his third season with the Seahawks. He coached with Peterson at Coastal Carolina and Appalachian State before moving to Wilmington in 2010-11.

Calabria finished his first season as a full-time assistant coach after serving as the program’s Director of Basketball Operations in 2011-12.

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