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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — Visiting Manhattan overcame a sluggish start to stay unbeaten on the road with a 77-72 victory over UNCW in a non-conference men’s college basketball matinee Sunday at Trask Coliseum.
The Jaspers improved to 7-2 overall and 6-0 away from home with their fourth consecutive victory. Manhattan, a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), concludes a two-game swing below the Mason-Dixon line with a Tuesday matchup at South Carolina.
The Seahawks had their two-game winning streak snapped and stand 6-6 on the season going into next Saturday’s 2 p.m. home clash with former Colonial Athletic Association rival Old Dominion.
“Manhattan is a very good basketball team and (George) Beamon came up big when they needed it,” said fourth-year UNCW Head Coach Buzz Peterson. “We got out to the early lead and couldn’t sustain it. Give them credit for hanging in there and doing what they had to do to get the road win.”
Beamon, a senior guard, struggled early before regrouping and leading all scorers with 23 points for the Jaspers, including several key buckets down the stretch. MC’s top point producer went 7-of-16 from the floor and 8-of-9 at the free throw line for his game-high total. Senior forward Rhamel Brown added 16 points and junior forward Emmy Adujar had 10 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
Junior forward Cedrick Williams paced the Seahawks for the seventh time this season with 18 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double of the campaign and second of his career. Junior guard Addison Spruill chipped in 15 points and junior guard Freddie Jackson and senior guard Tanner Milson scored 11 apiece to give UNCW four in double figures.
Both teams shot 48 percent from the floor, but erratic free throw shooting hurt the Seahawks, who went 17-of-28 at the free throw stripe. Manhattan didn’t fare much better, connecting on 24-of-38 of its free throws for 63.2 percent.
Manhattan bounced back from a cold start to lead, 34-30, at intermission and started fast in the second half to build a 10-point advantage. Still up 36-34 with just over 18 minutes remaining, the Jaspers reeled off eight straight points to game some much-needed separation.
The slippery Beamon ducked inside for a layup and added a free throw at the 16:16 mark to extend the margin to 44-34.
The Seahawks then closed to five points, 48-43, on a baseline jumper by Spruill at 12:37 before the Jaspers went on another spurt, ignited once again by Beamon. The Roslyn, N.Y., guard converted both ends of a bonus situation to get the score back to 56-46 with 10:19 on the clock.
Milson pulled the Seahawks within four points twice in the final five minutes on a pair of three-pointers, but Manhattan responded to win for the first time in Wilmington. The Seahawks never led in the second half.
UNCW made its first six field goal attempts of the contest and jumped out to a 13-3 advantage before the New Yorkers caught their breath. Senior forward Shane Reybold provided the spark early for the Seahawks and his putback of his own shot gave UNCW a 13-3 cushion at 15:42.
Beamon, a slender 6-4 shooter, finally got on the board with a pair of free throws on the next possession at 15:33 and his follow-up with 10:19 left in the opening period closed the gap to 19-14.
The Jaspers used a 10-2 run to get within, 21-18, on reserve guard Tyler Wilson’s two free throws and Michael Alvarado grabbed a rebound and raced coast-to-coast for a layup to tie the score at 25-all with 6:13 left in the first period.
Manhattan grabbed its first lead of the game on a triple by Beamon with 5:30 left in the first half and the Jaspers took a four-point edge, 34-30, into the break.
UNCW closes out a three-game homestand next Saturday, Dec. 21, when ODU comes to Wilmington for another afternoon tip-off.
GAME NOTES: Manhattan now leads the series by a 3-1 margin…The Jaspers have won two straight over the Seahawks…The teams battled to a 34-all draw on the boards…UNCW had nine of its 15 turnovers in the second half…Reybold left the game with an injury early in the second half and did not return…There were 48 personal fouls whistled in the contest…Both teams went 5-of-14 behind the arc…Manhattan scored 38 of its 77 points in the paint…The Jaspers became the seventh team to reach 70 points this season against the Seahawks…Williams added four blocks to his complete stat line…Junior forward Luke Hager returned after missing two games with an injury and contributed six points and five rebounds in 18 minutes…The game was a return matchup from a BracketBusters date played two years ago in Riverdale, N.Y.
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) – Cam Newton threw for 273 yards and a touchdown, Captain Munnerlyn had two sacks and returned an interception for a score and the Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Jets 30-20 on Sunday.
Newton was an efficient 16 of 24 passing, including a 72-yard touchdown pass to DeAngelo Williams as the Panthers bounced back from their worst loss of the season, a 31-13 defeat last Sunday to the New Orleans Saints.
Williams had 81 yards rushing and 87 yards receiving for the Panthers (10-4), who’ll get another crack at the Saints next Sunday in a game that could determine the NFC South division title and who’ll get a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs.
Geno Smith had a touchdown pass and one costly interception in the fourth quarter for the fading Jets (6-8). Rookie defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson ran for a TD on a goal-line play.
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Note: Ashley Sloup is a student at South Brunswick High School
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (CPGA RELEASE) — After over night rains and a cloudy start to round two, 90 players teed it up to complete their second round of the 24th Charles Tilghman Junior Championship. The leaders came to the course prepared to recreate their first round, and hopefully shoot a few strokes lower to make up some of the gap the leaders had after round one.
The boys 13-14 age division top three finishers were, in third place was Carson Castelli with a two day total of 152, in second place was Patrick Golden with a two day total of 146 and tied for first place with a two day total of 145 was Jack Massi and Dalton Mauldin.
The boys 15-16 age division top three finishers were, in third place was Cole Patterson with a two day total of 144, in second place there was tie with a two day total of 142 between Christian Salzer and Davis Richards, and in first place and your overall boys champion was Dwight Cauthen Jr. with a two day total of 138.
The boys 17-18 age division top three finishers were, in third place was a tie between Austin Zoller and Jake Smith with a two round total of 144, in second place was McKenzie Barringer with a two round total of 143, and in first place with a two round total of 141 was Keenan Huskey.
The overall boys champion was Dwight Cauthen Jr., who shot an impressive six under par, for a two day total of 138. Cauthen only made two bogies during his 36 holes of play, with a outstanding display of golf in round one with seven birdies and no bogies.
The girls 13-15 age division top three finishers were, tied for third was Anna Eddy and Jodee Tindal with a two day total of 163, in second place was Kate Harper with a two day total of 159 and in first place was Victoria Huskey with a two day total of 158.
The girls 16-18 age division top three finishers were, in third place was Anna Redding with a two day total of 146, in second place Kelli Murphy with a two day total of 145 and in first place was Ashley Sloup who also shot 145 and clamied victory in a playoff with Kelli Murphy.
The overall girls champion was, Ashley Sloup, who shot an even par 72 for her second round. She secured the championship after a three hole playoff between Kelli Murphy. Both girls birdied the first two holes and on the third playoff hole, Sloup drained a long putt to claim victory for the overall championship.
Results for contest Overall Boys:
1 Dwight Cauthen, Jr. Columbia, SC 2016 65-73–138 -6
2 Keenan Huskey Greenville, SC 2014 69-72–141 -3
T3 Christian Salzer Sumter, SC 2016 74-68–142 -2
T3 Davis Richards China Grove, NC 2015 69-73–142 -2
5 McKenzie Barringer Durham, NC 2014 73-70–143 -1
T6 Austin Zoller Summerville, SC 2014 77-67–144 E
T6 Jake Smith Spartanburg, SC 2014 75-69–144 E
T6 Cole Patterson Greenville, SC 2015 73-71–144 E
9 Walker Cress Concord, NC 2016 73-72–145 +1
T10 Wes Simmons Goldsboro, NC 2016 75-71–146 +2
T10 Jordan Vogler Pilot Mountain, NC 2014 75-71–146 +2
T10 Tim Conover Holly Springs, NC 2014 71-75–146 +2
T10 Stephen Franken Raleigh, NC 2015 71-75–146 +2
14 Jacob Earl Haithcock Burlington, NC 2014 73-74–147 +3
T15 Aaron Purviance Winston Salem, NC 2014 75-73–148 +4
T15 Austin Harrill Hickory, NC 2016 75-73–148 +4
T15 Kyle Spencer Mt Pleasant, SC 2017 71-77–148 +4
T18 Doc Redman Raleigh, NC 2016 77-72–149 +5
T18 Alex Hefner Conover, NC 2014 78-71–149 +5
T18 Harrison Rhoades Raleigh, NC 2015 75-74–149 +5
T18 John Thatch New Bern, NC 2014 73-76–149 +5
T22 Michael Wicker Rougemont, NC 2016 76-74–150 +6
T22 Justin Westveer Charlotte, NC 2014 73-77–150 +6
T22 Jordan Warnock Roebuck, SC 2016 73-77–150 +6
T25 Alex McFadyen Fayetteville, NC 2014 78-73–151 +7
T25 Zakariya Butt Summerville, SC 2016 72-79–151 +7
T27 Nicholas Lyerly Salisbury, NC 2017 75-77–152 +8
T27 Blake Taylor Atkinson, NC 2016 75-77–152 +8
29 James Sugg Pinehurst, NC 2016 80-73–153 +9
T30 Stephen Carroll Concord, NC 2017 82-72–154 +10
T30 Nolan Mills Charlotte, NC 2015 76-78–154 +10
T32 Jonathan Costello Spartanburg, SC 2015 81-74–155 +11
T32 Viraj Garewal Raleigh, NC 2017 76-79–155 +11
T32 Michael Walsh Charlotte, NC 2016 77-78–155 +11
T35 Davis Kiger Harrisburg, NC 2015 82-74–156 +12
T35 Walker Simas Charlotte, NC 2016 80-76–156 +12
T35 Vijay Mishra North Myrtle Beach, SC 2015 77-79–156 +12
T35 Nicholas Beiers Lexington, SC 2016 77-79–156 +12
T35 Will Strickland Greer, SC 2015 75-81–156 +12
T40 Jennings Huntley Columbia, SC 2015 80-77–157 +13
T40 Robert McPartland Cary, NC 2016 80-77–157 +13
T40 Avery Price Gastonia, NC 2017 77-80–157 +13
T43 Zander McCall Statesville, NC 2017 83-75–158 +14
T43 Griffin Cryan Pinehurst, NC 2015 82-76–158 +14
T43 Daniel Castleberry Greer, SC 2017 80-78–158 +14
T43 Logan Kennedy Greenville, SC 2015 78-80–158 +14
T47 Ben Burton Charleston, SC 2016 82-77–159 +15
T47 Patrick Talledo Blythewood, SC 2015 81-78–159 +15
T47 Blake Childers Granite Falls, NC 2013 84-75–159 +15
50 Christopher Kaylor Pawleys Island, SC 2016 77-83–160 +16
51 Alex Scott Raleigh, NC 2017 85-76–161 +17
52 Evan Runion Georgetown, SC 2014 84-78–162 +18
53 Will Straub Huntersville, NC 2016 82-81–163 +19
T54 Charlie Duncan Rock Hill, SC 2015 81-83–164 +20
T54 Will Franzen Raleigh, NC 2014 83-81–164 +20
T56 Preston Ball Raleigh, NC 2016 86-79–165 +21
T56 Nicolas Principi Huntersville, NC 2016 82-83–165 +21
T56 Kevin Wiles Cary, NC 2016 81-84–165 +21
59 Timmy Leonard Cary, NC 2016 83-83–166 +22
60 Daniel Graves Longs, SC 2015 85-82–167 +23
61 Matt Simmons Goldsboro, NC 2015 87-82–169 +25
62 David Cho Chapel Hill, NC 2016 83-87–170 +26
63 Victor Harper Isle of Palms, SC 2014 88-86–174 +30
64 Cory Fabian Gilbert, SC 2017 91-87–178 +34
Results for contest Overall Girls:
1 Ashley Sloup Southport, NC 2014 73-72–145 +1
2 Kelli Murphy Elgin, South Carolina 2014 72-73–145 +1
3 Anna Redding Concord, NC 2015 77-69–146 +2
4 Jaelyn Tindal Rock Hill, SC 2015 70-77–147 +3
5 Madison Moosa Charlotte, NC 2017 73-75–148 +4
T6 Kasidy Beckel Okatie, SC 2015 77-72–149 +5
T6 Jacqueline Twitty Chapin, SC 2015 75-74–149 +5
8 Kayla Thompson Whiteville, NC 2014 76-76–152 +8
9 Chandler Case Rock Hill, SC 2014 75-78–153 +9
10 Annika Bovender Mt. Pleasant, SC 2015 80-77–157 +13
11 Victoria Huskey Greenville, SC 2016 80-78–158 +14
12 Kate Harper Isle of Palms, SC 2016 81-78–159 +15
T13 Anna Eddy Hilton Head Island, SC 2017 84-79–163 +19
T13 Jodee Tindal Rock Hill, SC 2017 85-78–163 +19
15 Marisa Daquil-Kawabe Fayetteville, NC 2016 84-82–166 +22
16 Taylor Hinson Belmont, NC 2017 91-84–175 +31
17 Alexis Whitney Charlotte, NC 2016 91-87–178 +34
18 Kathryn Huntley Columbia, SC 2014 94-86–180 +36
19 Hannah Fesperman Georgetown, SC 2017 97-93–190 +46