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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Brett Blizzard pumped in 31 points on Sunday to lead the Wilmington Sea Dawgs to a 108-95 victory over the Johnston County Nighthawks. Zach Herrman led the Dawgs with 11 assists. Blizzard had 8 assists. Wilmington’s next home game will be Sunday, May 26. Click the video icon to see the highlights from Wilminton’s win.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Blizzard Athletics hosted a bone marrow fundraiser over the weekend. 23 basketball teams participated in the “Be the Match” event. Click the video icon to see some of the game action.
WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) -– The Wilmington Hammerheads tallied their second win of the season Saturday night versus the Los Angeles Blues in a 2-1 victory at Legion Stadium. This was the second time the Hammerheads and Blues encountered this season, the last being on the West Coast when the Hammerheads traveled for their first road game of the season, returning home with a 4-0 loss.
With a total of five goals scored over their last six matches, the Hammerheads looked to compile opportunities to put shots on goal from the beginning of the game. The first Hammerheads goal of the night was from defender Jamel Wallace off an assist by fellow defender Uriah Bentick in the 16th minute of play. As the half progressed, the Hammerheads maintained majority of the field as Blues midfielder Allan Russell collided with Hammerheads forward Kyle Greig at the top of the eighteen allowing a free kick in the 30th minute. Hammerheads midfielder Tom Parratt was close to increasing the lead by two when his attempt on the free kick grounded just outside the goal.
The second Hammerheads goal of the night came in the 40th minute by defender Daniel Steres off a cross from Parratt. The Blues tallied their first shot of their overall three during the entire match in the 45th minute of play from midfielder Gabriel Gonzalez, hoping to decrease their deficit as halftime approached.
Blues goalkeeper Steve Gonzalez kept the Hammerheads at a halt in the second half with a deflection on Daniel Roberts’ attempt in the 83rd minute, allowing a corner kick from Wallace. The Blues decreased the Hammerheads lead down to one in the 86th minute after a scuffle in the box allowed for a penalty kick by Russell. Trying to predict which corner Russell would take on goal, Hammerheads goalkeeper Philip Tuttle took a dive to the left post as Russell went for the kick, putting the ball into the right corner of the net.
The Blues quickly attempted to keep possession as final time approached, however the Hammerheads were able to keep the ball on their end of the pitch after a breakaway run by Greig in the 88th minute caused for a one-on-one challenge with defender Matt Hall, only to be ended in a deflection out of bounds.
The Wilmington Hammerheads travel to Austin, Tx on Tuesday, May 21 to face the Austin Aztex (PDL) in the second round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Kick off is set for 7:30 p.m. at House Park. The winner of this match will advance to the third round and will take on MLS’s Portland Timbers in Oregon on Tuesday, May 28.
Following the Hammerheads’ match in Texas this week, they will travel to Florida for a doubleheader weekend versus Orlando City on Saturday and VSI Tampa Bay on Sunday.
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — With the regular season complete, UNCW’s win over then top-ranked North Carolina was the Tar Heels’ lone non-conference loss of the season … Freshman shortstop Terence Connelly is the only Seahawk to start all 56 games this season … The Seahawks had their bats going in the regular season finale with four home runs coming off the bats of Ryan LaGrange, twice by Tyler Molinaro and Luke Dunlap’s eventual game-winner in the 10th … UNCW and Hofstra combined to use 16 pitchers in the season finale as the Pride needed a win to qualify for the league championship tournament … The Seahawks remain the only program in the history of the conference to play in all 28 editions of the tournament … Senior reliever Justin Livengood continued his solid season with five shutout innings of relief last week and allowing just one hit … Blaze Tart also threw well in relief, allowing just four hits in four and 1/3 innings while striking out four, he was the winning pitcher in the Hofstra series finale.
CAA Championship Tournament: The Seahawks won the 2012 championship in Harrisonburg, going 3-1 and edging Delaware in the finale game by a score of 10-8 … The tournament will move to Wilmington in 2014 and then head to conference newcomer College of Charleston in 2015 … The Seahawks have won the post season classic on three occasions (2004, 2006 and 2012) and played in the championship game in 2009 and 2010.