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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Friday's high school action. We have video from the Hoggard-Laney game. That will posted shortly.

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
TOPSAIL BEAT CROATAN 8-7
NEW HANOVER EDGED NEW BERN 4-2
WARD COLEMAN GOT THE WIN ON THE MOUND FOR THE WILDCATS
ASHLEY TRIMMED GREENVILLE ROSE 8-7
MATT DAVIS HAD THE GAME WINNING HIT FOR ASHLEY
WEST BRUNSWICK SHUTOUT EAST BLADEN 4-0
WHITEVILLE DEFEATED WEST BLADEN 10-1
TRASK BEAT UNION 4-1
HOGGARD SHUTOUT LANEY 3-0
BRYAN SAMMONS EARNED THE WIN FOR HOGGARD

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER
CROATAN SHUTOUT TOPSAIL 2-0

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOFTBALL
TOPSAIL BEAT CROATAN 14-4
ZOE HOWARD PICKED UP THE WIN ON THE MOUND
KALEIGH BORDEAUX HAD 4 RBI'S FOR THE PIRATES
ASHLEY SHUTOUT GREEENVILLE ROSE 17-0
TRASK DEFEATED UNION 13-3
WEST BRUNSWICK BEAT EAST BLADEN 7-2

GIRLS LACROSSE
ASHLEY EDGED LANEY 11-10
PEYTON LECOMPTE HAD 3 GOALS AND 2 ASSISTS FOR ASHLEY
MOLLY LEWIS HAD 3 GOALS FOR THE BUCS
TOPSAIL EDGED NEW BERN 8-7
DAYNA ROGERS HAD 4 GOALS FOR THE PIRATES

BOYS TENNIS
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY BEAT HOGGARD 8-1

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AP-Tournament-Scorecard

Here are the latest scores from today's sports events:

COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS

NCAA

Second Round
at Frank Erwin Special Events Center
Final Miami 78 Pacific 49
Final Illinois 57 Colorado 49
Final ( 1) Florida 79 Northwestern St. 47
Final Minnesota 83 ( 2) UCLA 63

at Sprint Center
Final Mississippi 57 Wisconsin 46
Final La Salle 63 Kansas St. 61
Final ( 1) North Carolina 78 Villanova 71
Final ( 1) Kansas 64 W. Kentucky 57

at University of Dayton Arena
Final Temple 76 NC State 72
Final Indiana 83 James Madison 62
Final ( 1) Ohio St. 95 Iona 70
Final Iowa St. 76 Notre Dame 58

at Wells Fargo Center
Final Duke 73 Albany (NY) 61
Final Creighton 67 Cincinnati 63
Final Florida Gulf Coast 78 ( 2) Georgetown 68
Final San Diego St. 70 Oklahoma 55
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) - P.J. Hairston scored 23 points, James Michael McAdoo added 17 and North Carolina unleashed a flurry of 3-pointers to subdue gritty Villanova 78-71 in the NCAA tournament Friday night, giving coach Roy Williams his 700th career victory.

The never-say-die Wildcats (20-14) erased a 20-point deficit that North Carolina built in the first half and then nearly climbed out of a nine-point hole in the final minutes after the Tar Heels hit three consecutive 3s and once again appeared to take control.

The victory set up a possible dream matchup in the third round for Kansas fans, who have been jamming the Sprint Center in downtown Kansas City, about 30 minutes from the Jayhawks' campus. The eighth-seeded Tar Heels (25-10) take on the winner between Western Kentucky and No. 1 seed Kansas, where Williams coached for 15 years and rang up more than 400 wins.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Sherwood Brown scored 24 points and Bernard Thompson had 23 to lead Florida Gulf Coast to an incredible NCAA tournament debut, a 78-68 win over second-seeded Georgetown on Friday night in the second round of the South Regional.

The Eagles, in their second season of being eligible for Division I postseason, became just the seventh No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2.

FGCU (25-10) will play the winner of the game between seventh-seeded San Diego State and No. 10 Oklahoma in the third round on Sunday.

A night after America's oldest university, Harvard, pulled off a major upset over fourth-seeded New Mexico, one of its youngest - FGCU's first student was admitted in 1997 - got one that was even bigger.

The Eagles took control with a 21-2 run that gave them a 52-33 lead with 12:28 to play, though the Hoyas used a furious rally to get within 72-68 with 52 seconds left.

It was another disappointing NCAA exit for the Hoyas (25-7), who have lost to a double-digit seed in their last four appearances.

Markel Starks had 23 points for the Hoyas.

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DAYTON, OH (AP) - Freshman Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana slam dunked its way to an 83-62 win over James Madison in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.

Not taking any chances with a No. 16 seed, the Hoosiers (28-6) started fast and built a 33-point lead in the second half over the Dukes (21-15) and opened the tourney with a statement they intend to be around for a while.

Looking every bit like a team capable of cutting down the nets in Atlanta next month, Indiana will play Temple in the second round on Sunday.

Ferrell finished with 16 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Cody Zeller had four dunks for Indiana.

Freshman Andre Nation led James Madison with 24 points.

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DAYTON, OH (AP) - Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points, finishing the game with an injured left thumb that had him grimacing before his clinching free throws, and Temple broke with its one-and-done NCAA tournament trend Friday, beating North Carolina State 76-72 in the second round of the East Regional.

The ninth-seeded Owls (24-9) opened a 17-point lead before Wyatt - the Atlantic 10's player of the year and top scorer - hurt his left thumb and left the game briefly, returning with black tape on the non-shooting hand.

Every shot was an adventure, but he made enough - including six painful but perfect free throws in the final 32 seconds - to keep Temple around for more than one game. The Owls had lost their opener in four of their last five NCAA trips.

No. 8 NC State (24-11) trailed most of the game and came up short of a deep tournament run on the 30th anniversary of its national title.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Seth Curry scored 26 points, Mason Plumlee had 23 and second-seeded Duke beat Albany 73-61 on Friday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.

The Blue Devils (28-5) will meet the winner of the game between seventh-seeded Creighton and 10th-seeded Cincinnati in the third round Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center.

Duke shot 58.7 percent (27 of 46), just off its season-beat 60.8 percent against Florida State.

The Blue Devils, who lost 75-70 to 15th-seeded Lehigh in the second round last year, never really pulled away from the Great Danes (24-11), who got as close as eight points with 4:40 to play.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski extended his all-time lead with his 80th career victory in the tournament that he has won four times.

Jacob Iati had 15 points for Albany, which was making its third NCAA appearance, all since 2006.

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WIlMINGTON,NC (Ashley release) -- The Ashley Spring Break Baseball Tournament is scheduled yet again for
March 25-27. Here are the first-round matchups. All games at Ashley High School and tournament is being sponsored yet again by Coastal Athletics.

Monday, 3/25

Northwood vs. Hoggard, 10:30 a.m.

Forest Park (Va.) vs. New Hanover, 1:30 p.m.

Pinecrest vs. Laney, 4:30 p.m.

Topsail vs. Ashley, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, 3/26

10:30 a.m. winner vs. 4:30 p.m. winner

1:30 p.m. winner vs. 7:30 p.m. winner

10:30 a.m. loser vs. 1:30 p.m. loser

4:30 p.m. loser vs. 7:30 p.m. loser

Wednesday, 3/27

7th-place game: 10:30 p.m.

5th-place game: 1:30 p.m.

3rd-place game: 4:30 p.m.

Championship game: 7:30 p.m.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- UNCW starting pitchers Mat Batts and Jordan Ramsey
delivered dominant starts as UNCW sweep Colonial Athletic Association leader Georgia
State by the scores of 9-0 and 12-1 on Friday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks upped their record to 16-7 with the sweep overall and 3-1 in the
league. The Panthers, meanwhile, dropped to 15-9 and 5-3. UNCW has now won five
straight and 10 of its last 11.

In the opener, Batts (3-1) delivered a complete game four-hit shutout against the
Panthers, who entered the series as the second best hitting team in the nation. The
lefthander struck out seven and did not walk a batter. In the nightcap, Ramsey (3-2)
continued UNCW's domination on the mound, striking out a career-high eight and
allowing one run on five hits in eight innings.

Offensively, Michael Bass collected three hits in the opener as did Corey Dick. Ryan
LaGrange knocked in three runs on two hits and Drew Farber had a bases-clearing
three-run double to key a five-run sixth inning.

In game two, Luis Renvill and Luke Dunlap both scored three runs and had two hits as
the Seahawks broke open a 1-all game with a six-run sixth inning.
Jerry Stuckey (1-1) was tagged for the loss in game one and Garrett Ford (2-3) was
the losing pitcher in game two.

Josh Merrigan had three hits in game two and added a hit in game one for the
Panthers, who were held to one run on nine hits on the afternoon.

Next up: The final game of the series is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday. UNCW's 1963
NJCAA National Championship team will be honored prior to the game.

How it happened (Game 1): Nine batters made their way to the plate in a five-run
frame that broke open a 3-0 game. With the bases loaded, Farber drilled a
bases-clearing double to left to highlight the inning. Michael Bass added a RBI
single and LaGrange doubled in a run.

How it happened (Game 2): It was the sixth inning again for the Seahawks as they saw
six runs score as 11 batters made their way to the plate. UNCW took advantage of
three walks and a hit batter mixed in with four hits in the explosion. Hunter Ridge
scored the first run with a sacrifice fly before a double by Dunlap and walks issued
to LaGrange two batters later opened the flood gate.

It all begins on the mound: The Seahawks did not walk a batter on the afternoon
between Batts, Ramsey and reliever Ryan Foster. Batts, who tossed his third career
complete game and first shutout, held the GSU lineup hitless in 11 at bats with
runners on base. Ramsey, meanwhile, allowed a run in the first inning before
settling down. In his last five starts, he's allowed just three earned runs and
eight total. During that span, he's posted a 0.74 ERA.

Inside the numbers: UNCW went 9-for-18 with runners on base in the opener and
followed that with a 9-19 performance in game two . In the nightcap, Seahawk batters
advanced a runner in 20-of-27 opportunities . UNCW score 11-of-12 runners from third
with less than two out combined in both games, including 7-for-7 in game two.

Notes: Michael Bass now owns a 19-game hitting streak and has reached base safely in
all 23 games and his streak is at 25 dating back to last season . Terence Connelly
and LaGrange extended their on base streaks to 15 and 12 games, respectively .
Farber has driven in 16 runs in his last 10 games to take the team lead with 22 .
UNCW's pitching staff dropped its league-leading ERA to 3.57 . The Seahawks have
scored at least nine runs in each of their five games in the winning streak,
including double figures on three occasions . The Seahawks own a 15-4 record at
Brooks Field.

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – UNCW’s Carly Tanner tied for 21st place in the 100 Breaststroke as she continued her dance card Friday on the second day of the 2013 NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium in downtown Indianapolis.

The senior from Manassas, Va., was seeded 20th overall entering the race and touched in 1:00.45 to tie with LSU’s Torrey Bussey for 21st place out of 48 entries. James Madison’s Sin Hye Won tied for 43rd at 1:01.71.

Texas A&M swimmer Breeja Larson came in first in the 100 Breaststroke prelims in 58.03, just ahead of Southern Cal’s Kasey Carlson (58.66) and Columbia’s Katie Meili (58.87). The top 16 swimmers will return for tonight’s finals at 7 p.m.

“Carly did very well,” said Dave Allen, UNCW’s 36-year veteran coach. “She was just off her time in the CAA meet, but still swam a good race. She was right on track the first 75 yards to come back this evening, but her legs got heavy down the stretch.

“The swim itself was a very good swim and we’re certainly pleased. Carly’s disappointed that she didn’t get a second swim. She felt her legs getting a little heavy and she faded. She’s disappointed she couldn’t finish as well as she wanted to.”

Tanner, who closes out her NCAA appearance by swimming in the 100 Freestyle on Saturday, clocked a 1:00.01 to capture the 100 Breaststroke gold medal earlier this month at the CAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Fairfax, Va., touching in front of JMU’s Won (1:00.29).

Tanner is only the second swimmer in the history of the women’s program to compete in the NCAA meet. Caitlin Kirsteier finished 39th in the 50 Freestyle (22.67), 32nd in the 100 Butterfly (53.81) and 45th in the 100 Freestyle (49.98) at the 2010 meet at the Purdue Aquatic Center in West Lafayette, Ind.

Tanner made her NCAA debut on Thursday by placing 46th out of 56 entries in the 50-yard Freestyle with a time of 22.89 at the impressive facility.

A total of 322 participants (281 swimmers and 41 divers) are competing in the Hoosier State. Student-athletes qualified for the swimming portion of the championships by meeting the established minimum time for the events in which they entered.

Live results are available through NCAA.com and CollegeSwimming.com and live video coverage of the finals will be available on Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, on ESPN3.com, beginning at 7 p.m. ESPNU will air a tape-delayed 90-minute show on Wednesday, March 27, at 8 p.m.

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CHAPEL HILL, NC (WWAY) -- Cari Blalock broke the ACC record in the 400 IM and Katie Nolan established a new school record in the 100 fly as North Carolina continued its outstanding swimming at the 2013 NCAA Championships at the IUPUI Natatorium Friday.

Carolina moved up one spot in the team standings on the second day and now stands 13th with 61 points. The Championships conclude with seven more events on Saturday with preliminaries at 11 a.m. and finals at 7 p.m.

"We continued to have a terrific meet. We've already exceeded our point total from last year and stand in 13th place after two nights," said UNC head coach Rich DeSelm. "We're all excited about how the meet is progressing. We need to come in tomorrow and do what we are capable of doing both in prelims and finals."

Carolina had two swimmers score in the 400-yard individual medley as junior Cari Blalock placed eighth in 4:07.58 and freshman Annie Harrison took 16th in 4:12.70. Both Tar Heels were faster in the preliminaries Friday morning.

Blalock finished her prelim swim as the sixth qualifier in a time of 4:06.77. That broke the ACC record of 4:07.29 set by Claire Crippen of Virginia on February 18, 2011. The swim also took down Blalock's own existing school record which was 4:07.51 set at last December's Ohio State Invitational. Harrison was the No. 16 qualifier in the event in 4:10.50, nearly four seconds faster than her previous personal best of 4:14.35 set at last month's ACC Championships. Harrison moved into the No. 3 spot on Carolina's all-time depth chart in the event behind Blalock and Laura Moriarty.

"Cari Blalock qualified for the championship final in a conference record and produced two spectacular swims on Friday," said DeSelm. "Annie Harrison, a freshman, had a tremendous drop this morning of four seconds. It was awesome to see her come into the meet and score as a freshman. That's a huge accomplishment."

Senior Katie Nolan turned in three spectacular swims for the Tar Heels on an individual basis Friday. She earned fifth place in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 52.02 as she twice eclipsed Richelle Fox's existing school record in the event. Fox's record was 52.34 seconds set in 1997.

Nolan's career best coming into Friday was a 52.64 set earlier this year at the OSU Invitational. She qualified in the eighth spot in the prelims in a school record 52.25. She made the championship final by only a .01 margin over the ninth place swimmer. Nolan took full advantage of her opportunity at night, moving up three spots to fifth place and taking her own record down another .23 seconds to 52.02. Nolan also swam in the 100-yard backstroke preliminaries and finished in 28th place with a career best time of 53.38. Her previous personal best had been a 53.87 at December's OSU Invitational. Nolan now ranks third in UNC's all-time depth chart in the 100 backstroke behind Carly Smith and Candace Cooper.

"I couldn't be happier for Katie Nolan," said DeSelm. "She earned fifth place in 100 fly which is a much deserved recognition for her. Her swims today were a tremendous testament to her work ethic and her belief in the UNC program and the coaching she received."

Sophomore Danielle Siverling, who finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle Thursday, came back Friday to finish 11th in the 200-yard freestyle, earning more points for the Tar Heels. Siverling qualified ninth in 1:45.03, a career best and just .02 off the school record of 1:45.01 set by Jessi Perruquet in 2003. Siverling's previous best was 1:45.42 earlier this season. She was just slightly off her morning time in the consolation final, taking 11th place in 1:45.24.

"Danielle Siverling just missed out on another top eight championship finish today," said DeSelm. "I am very proud of her. She had a lifetime best time this morning, just .02 off the school record. She swam three outsanidng 200 freestyles today-1:45.0 in the prelims, 1:45.2 in the finals, and 1:45.4 leading off the relay. It was a great day for Danielle."

Carolina's 800-yard freestyle relay finished in 14th place in a time less than a second off the school record. The Tar Heel relay touched in 7:07.15, just off the school mark of 7:06.32 set in 2011 by Stephanie Peacock, Stephanie Eisenring, Emily Kelly and Katura Harvey.

UNC's relay was led off by Danielle Siverling in 1:45.47. The other legs included Lauren Earp in 1:46.67, Ally Hardesty in 1:46.57 and Katie Nolan on her fourth swim of the day splitting in 1:48.44.

Other Tar Heels competing on Friday morning who did not make it into the championship or consolation finals included freshman Emma Nunn, who was 42nd in the 400 IM at 4:17.88; freshman Hannah Lincoln, who was 41st in the 100 fly at 53.84; freshman Lauren Earp, who was 21st in the 200 free at 1:46.14; and redshirt junior Carly Smith, who was 21st in the 100 back at 53.63.
"We have a great group ready to represent UNC tomorrow. We're excited about 13th place but know we have to earn our place with our performance Saturday."

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