WWAY’s Sunday night sports – December 1

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Submitted: Mon, 12/02/2013 - 4:16am
Updated: Fri, 07/17/2015 - 10:27am

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GREENVILLE, North Carolina (UNCW) — Junior forward Cedrick Williams swatted away a game-tying attempt by Prince Williams as time expired to preserve a 70-68 victory for UNCW over East Carolina in college men’s basketball late Sunday at Minges Coliseum.

The Seahawks, playing the middle leg of three games in five days, evened their record at 5-5 with the uplifting victory in the first game played between the two teams since Dec. 3, 2008, East Carolina lost for just the second time this season and stands 6-2.

“Our kids fought all night long and played with a lot of energy,” said fourth-year UNCW Head Coach Buzz Peterson. “I kept feeling good about it because we were scoring when we had to. Cedrick Williams made a big-time play with the block and you have to give him a lot of credit.”

Williams, who shared game-high scoring honors with 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, was one of four players in double figures for the Seahawks, who shot 53.6 percent in the second half to take down the Pirates. Junior guard Addison Spruill and senior forward Shane Reybold added 15 points apiece and junior guard Freddie Jackson contributed 13 off the bench for UNCW.

Sophomore guard Paris Roberts-Campbell paced the Pirates with 15 points, including 13 in a spectacular first half. Freshman guard Caleb White scored 14 before fouling out late in the game, Rhode Island transfer Akeem Richmond scored 13 and Williams finished with 10 for ECU.

In a see-saw battle that featured five ties and 10 lead changes, UNCW was in control most of the way and strung together six points with just under two minutes left to build a 69-64 lead on a Cedrick Williams monster slam with 30 seconds remaining.

But the Seahawks missed 3-of-4 free throws in the final 30 seconds, leaving the Pirates trailing 70-68, with 6.9 seconds remaining. Prince Williams drove the left side of the lane and Cedrick Williams rose up to slap the ball over the baseline as the horn sounded, setting off a wild celebration on the court by the Seahawks.

After the score was tied at 31-all at halftime, Reybold scored the first four points of the second half to get UNCW off to a good start in the second period and his dunk on a putback with just under 16 minutes remaining put the Seahawks on top, 41-35.

But the Pirates reeled off eight consecutive points to retake the lead, 43-41, on a three-pointer by White at 13:19.
No more than four points separated the two teams the remainder of the game until Jackson scored on back-to-back drives and Cedrick Williams flushed one home to give the Seahawks a five-point advantage with 30 seconds left, setting up the dramatic finish.

Williams scored early and often for the Seahawks in the first half as 20 of UNCW’s 31 points came inside the paint. Williams scored on a turnaround jumper at 14:12 to cap an eight-point spurt and give the Seahawks their largest lead of the first half, 13-5.

However, Roberts-Campbell brought the Pirates back with a hot streak in the middle of the period. Still trailing 15-7, ECU scored twice on buckets by Michael Zangari and Brandan Stith to slice the deficit to 15-11 before Roberts-Campbell caught fire.

The sophomore from Charlotte poured in 13 consecutive points and his three-ball on the right side tied the score at 24-all with 6:38 left in the first half. He wound up the first half with 13 points in the first 20 minutes.

UNCW took a 31-28 edge on a lay-in by Williams in the lane with just over two minutes left, but White scored his only basket of the half with a triple from the right corner with five seconds on the clock to knot the score at intermission.

The Seahawks return home to entertain their second straight state foe when Campbell visits Trask Coliseum on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off. ECU plays host to Fayetteville State on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

GAME NOTES: UNCW leads the all-time series by a 34-27 margin…The game was the first between the two teams in Greenville since Dec. 22, 2007…UNCW now stands 13-18 lifetime at Minges Coliseum…Peterson stands 3-1 against ECU in his 16-year head coaching career…Ben Eblen dished out a game-high seven assists…The Pirates committed just five turnovers…UNCW owned a 39-34 advantage on the glass…ECU shot 39.3 percent from the floor…The Pirates attempted 11 more three-point field goals than the Seahawks…ECU’s Brandan Stith pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds…Cedrick Williams had three blocks for the Seahawks.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Coastal Cowboys Pop Warner football team based out of Wilmington won the Mid-South Pop Warner championship on Saturday in Raleigh. Coastal beat Blythewood, SC 28-6. Coastal advances to the Pop Warner National Championship at Disney World later this month if the team can earn enough donations to help pay for the trip.

Here’s a link to the team’s online donation page. http://www.gofundme.com/5ct6q8

Here’s a link to the feature story that WWAY aired last week. Donations can be made in person at Ogden Park Monday through Wednesday this week from 6pm to 8pm at the grandstand football field during the team’s practice. http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/11/27/wilmington-pop-warner-squad-one-step-closer-to-championships#new



Final Philadelphia 24 Arizona 21
Final OT Minnesota 23 Chicago 20
Final Jacksonville 32 Cleveland 28
Final Miami 23 N-Y Jets 3
Final New England 34 Houston 31
Final Carolina 27 Tampa Bay 6
Final Indianapolis 22 Tennessee 14
Final OT Atlanta 34 Buffalo 31
Final San Francisco 23 St. Louis 13
Final Cincinnati 17 San Diego 10
Final Denver 35 Kansas City 28
Final NY Giants 24 Washington 17

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano has been impressed with Mike Glennon’s poise since he replaced Josh Freeman as the team’s starting quarterback.

But Schiano has been around long enough to know that rookies sometimes have a bad day.

Glennon struggled Sunday against the league’s stingiest defense. He was sacked five times, intercepted once and had a costly fumble as the Bucs’ three-game winning streak came to an end with a 27-6 loss Sunday to the Carolina Panthers.

“I don’t know if it was a step back, but maybe he looked a little more like a rookie than he’s looked in the past,” Schiano said. “The ball slips out of his hand going to his left. That’s an awkward deal, and unfortunate, but it happened. The throw to Vincent (Jackson) that gets intercepted and the flag gets picked up, it just didn’t look like it came off his hand cleanly. I’m not sure if there’s any reason.”

Glennon had thrown for 10 touchdown passes and turned the ball over only twice in his previous six games.

“We turned the ball over for the first time in a while, and missed a few opportunities here and there,” Glennon said. “We need to be better on offense on all three downs, so we’re not put in those third and long situations against such a good defense.”

Cam Newton and the red hot Panthers had fewer struggles.

Newton threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns and “Superman” leaped over the pile for another score as the Panthers (9-3) posted a franchise-record eighth straight regular season victory.

“It wasn’t prototypical, or the way we wanted to win, but we found a way to win and that’s the most encouraging part about it,” said Newton, who overcame two interceptions.

The victory set up a huge game next Sunday night in New Orleans against the Saints with first place in the NFC South on the line.

“We’re ready,” said fullback Mike Tolbert, who had 48 yards rushing and 41 yards receiving in the win. “Around here we pride ourselves on being able to follow up one game with another.”

The Panthers outgained the Buccaneers (3-9) 426-206.

Newton ran for 68 yards, 53 on a first quarter run to set up Carolina’s first touchdown. Newton is enjoying the best stretch of this professional career with 13 touchdown passes and five TDs rushing during the win streak.

The Panthers have not lost since a 22-6 loss at Arizona on Oct. 6.

“There is no roof, no sky,” defensive end Greg Hardy said. “We’re going up. Every person on this team, every coach on this team has the same mentality right now. I feel like it’s contagious. Fans are getting it. They feel like they can’t be beat.”

The turning point came in the second quarter with the Panthers holding a 7-6 lead.

Glennon rolled left on third-and-goal at the Carolina 4 and had the ball inexplicably slip out of his throwing hand without being touched and Panthers defensive tackle Dwan Edwards pounced on the loose ball at the 17.

“It just slipped out of my hand, and it really hurt us because we would have gotten at least three points,” Glennon said.

The Panthers cashed in with a 23-yard field goal by Graham Gano.

Newton made it 17-6 with 25 seconds left in the half when coach Ron Rivera went for it on fourth-and-goal at the 1. With fans holding signs that read “Riverboat Ron” in the stands, Newton dove headfirst over the pile, extending the ball over the goal line.

It was all Panthers in the second half.

Safety Mike Mitchell intercepted Glennon on the opening drive and Newton quickly took advantage. He moved the Panthers 78 yards in four plays, connecting on a 36-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr., who beat Darrelle Revis on a double move.

It’s hard to imagine the Panthers now have a shot at a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs after starting the season 1-3, when talk was rampant about Rivera’s future with the team.

“It’s unbelievable,” said defensive end Wes Horton, who had two of Carolina’s sacks. “When we were 1-3 it was tense, we were trying to find ourselves as a team. And now we’re rolling and everyone is one the same page.”

NOTES: Revis left the game in the third quarter with a shoulder and chest injury and did not return. He will be reevaluated on Monday. … Greg Olsen had 85 yards receiving on five catches. … Panthers WR Steve Smith moved into 20th in NFL yards receiving, passing Derrick Mason and Hines Ward. … RB Jonathan Stewart started for Carolina in place of DeAngelo Williams, who sat with a quadriceps bruise.

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (AP) – Chad Frazier scored 25 points and UAB made three free throws over the final 6.6 seconds to preserve a 63-59 upset of No. 16 North Carolina on Sunday.

Jordan Swing hit two free throws and Robert Williams made 1 of 2 to help the Blazers (6-2) hold on after losing most of a 14-point second half lead.

Marcus Paige missed two contested 3-pointers in one late possession and the Tar Heels (4-2) fouled Swing, who gave the Blazers a 62-57 lead.

Brice Johnson drove for a quick basket but Williams effectively put the game away when he made the second of two free throw attempts.

The Tar Heels were coming off a win over No. 9 Louisville to end the defending champions’ 21-game winning streak.

UAB second-year coach Jerod Haase played for North Carolina’s Roy Williams at Kansas and was a longtime assistant.

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MIAMI (AP) – Chris Bosh scored 13 straight points for Miami in the final minutes, including a trio of 3-pointers that capped a late rally, and the Heat found a way to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 99-98 on Sunday night to extend their winning streak to 10 games.

Bosh’s three 3s came in a 79-second span, the last of them putting Miami up 93-91 with 1:20 left.

LeBron James led the Heat with 26 points, Bosh finished with 22, Dwyane Wade scored 17 and Mario Chalmers added 12 for Miami, which has beaten the Bobcats 14 straight times.

Kemba Walker scored 27 points for the Bobcats, who had led the entire second half until Bosh’s barrage. Gerald Henderson scored 17, and Al Jefferson finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds for Charlotte.

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