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TUESDAY NIGHT HIGH SCHOOL SCOREBOARD

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GIRLS BASKETBALL
LANEY 33 - HOGGARD 24
EAST BLADEN 57 - TRASK 22
WHITEVILLE 55 - WEST COLUMBUS 23
WEST BLADEN 51 - PENDER 23
COURTNEY THOMPSON HAD 20 POINTS & 18 REBOUNDS FOR THE KNIGHTS
COASTAL CHRISTIAN 51 - WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 32
EAST COLUMBUS 44 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 22
FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN 52 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 28
NEW HANOVER 74 - WEST BRUNSWICK 30
ALEX SIMMONS HAD 19 POINTS & 20 REBOUNDS FOR WILDCATS
KAPRIA PRESSLEY LED WILDCATS WITH 31 POINTS

BOYS BASKETBALL
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 47 - COASTAL CHRISTIAN 41
EAST COLUMBUS 70 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 59
FAYETTEVILLE CHRISTIAN 57 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 51
EVAN HEAD LED THE HURRICANES WITH 26 POINTS
WEST BLADEN 61 - PENDER 54
NATE PRYOR HAD 26 POINTS & 12 REBOUNDS
SW ONSLOW 68 - NORTH BRUNSWICK 58
MIDWAY 71 - WALLACE-ROSE HILL 70
CLINTON 60 - UNION 34
SOUTH BRUNSWICK 49 - TOPSAIL 38
WHITEVILLE 65 - WEST COLUMBUS 49
TRASK 91 - EAST BLADEN 58
NEW HANOVER 41 - WEST BRUNSWICK 37
HOGGARD 59 - LANEY 42
TRAE BRYANT SCORED ALL OF HIS 19 POINTS IN THE SECOND HALF FOR HOGGARD

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WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC) -- After a three-week layoff due to the holidays, the Cape Fear men’s basketball team started the new year on the right track with a 103-79 win at home over S.C. Sports Academy. Anthony Vanhook had a stellar performance with a game-high 31 points, 18 of which came in the first half to pace the Sea Devils.

“We needed to get this out of our system coming off Christmas break,” said CFCC Head Coach Ryan Mantlo. “We were sloppy early, but responded in the second half to pull away.”

Osandi Vaughn chipped in with 17 points for Cape Fear, who moved to 7-9 on the year.

“We must get better fast with this weekend’s big game approaching,” said Mantlo.

The Sea Devils return to the floor in a big Region X game as part of a men’s and women’s doubleheader set for Saturday, Jan. 11 against the Dolphins of Brunswick County Community College. Tip-off for the women is set 4 p.m., followed by the men’s game.

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SOUTH BEND, IN (AP) - T.J. Warren scored 17 points and North Carolina State outscored Notre Dame 25-9 at the free-throw line to beat the Fighting Irish 77-70 Tuesday night.

The Wolfpack (11-4, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who had squandered double-digit leads in two of their previous three games - and nearly did in the other one also - allowed the Irish to use a 12-3 run in the second half to tie the score at 54. But N.C. State never let the Irish get the lead in the second half.

It was the first loss in three games for the Irish (10-5, 1-1) since leading scorer Jerian Grant was dismissed from school for an academic violation.

Anthony "Cat" Barber added 16 points for the Wolfpack, Desmond Lee and Ralston Turner added 12 each.

Garrick Sherman led the Irish with 21 points and a career-high 18 rebounds, Pat Connaughton had 15 and Eric Atkins 14.

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DURHAM, NC (AP) - Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 points in the second half, and No. 16 Duke beat Georgia Tech 79-57 on Tuesday night.

Quinn Cook added 13 points and slumping freshman Jabari Parker had 12 on 4-of-12 shooting for the Blue Devils (12-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Playing their first game outside the top 10 since November 2007, they spent half the night proving they deserved their drop before Hood helped them pull away for their 25th straight win at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 18 points for the short-handed Yellow Jackets (9-6, 0-2), who shot 49 percent yet lost their second straight.

Duke had trouble getting any sort of separation until Hood hit 3-pointers 45 seconds apart down the stretch.

Hood - who made all five of his 3s in the second half - hit a stepback 3 one possession before knocking down one with a hand in his face to put the Blue Devils up 66-50 with 6½ minutes remaining.

Rasheed Sulaimon scored 11 points and Andre Dawkins added 10 for Duke, which has won 30 of 33 in the series and avoided its first consecutive regular-season losses since February 2009.

Daniel Miller added 14 points for Georgia Tech.

The Yellow Jackets were outrebounded for the first time this season on the same day the ACC's top rebounder - Robert Carter Jr., who averages 9.3 boards- had surgery on the meniscus in his left knee. He has been out since tearing it Dec. 29.

The Blue Devils struggled for much of the game to slow down a Georgia Tech offense that entered 12th in the 15-team ACC in both scoring and field goal percentage, averaging 71 points and making under 43 percent of its shots.

The only thing resembling a Duke run came early in the second half when Sulaimon's 3-pointer capped a quick 12-3 burst that gave the Blue Devils their first double-figure lead, 48-38, with 16½ minutes left.

Duke's streak of 225 consecutive games as a top 10 team came to an end shortly after a 79-77 loss at Notre Dame that sent the preseason ACC favorites tumbling down the rankings.

The defeat led Duke to tweak its starting lineup, reinserting Sulaimon and forward Amile Jefferson in place of seniors Josh Hairston and Tyler Thornton, who had both started the past eight games.

Early on, it didn't seem to help.

The Blue Devils led 34-33 after sleepwalking through a first half in which they allowed Georgia Tech to shoot nearly 54 percent.

The struggles continued for Parker, a 20-point scorer in 10 of his first 12 games who found himself benched late in the Notre Dame loss following a 2-for-10 shooting performance. His only two field goals in the first half of this one were dunks, and he didn't hit a jump shot until midway through the second half.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– UNCW Head Coach Kristy Norton announced the signing of Kelsey Bryan (Raleigh, N.C./Garner Magnet), Abby Harris (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt), Tracy Haynes (Kernersville, N.C./Robert B. Glenn), Monica Taylor (Weaverville, N.C./North Buncombe) and Ty Triplett (Morganton, N.C./Draughn) to National Letters-of-Intent during the fall signing period.

All five student-athletes will join the Seahawks as freshman for the 2015 season.

“Our coaching staff is very excited about the class of 2014,” said Norton, who is entering her second season with the program. “These athletes bring a competitive attitude to our squad that will make us better on a daily basis. They have achieved great things at their current club and high school level but are all excited about putting on their UNCW uniforms next season.

“What makes me feel that we got the right athletes for this class is that they each echoed one sentiment throughout the recruiting process; that their goal was to put UNCW at the top of the CAA during their time here. I expect them to help us do just that.”

Complete bios for all five signees can be found below.

Kelsey Bryan | 5-6 | IF | Raleigh, N.C. | Garner Magnet

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time All-Conference selection … Has led Garner Magnet to back-to-back Greater Neuse River Championships and three straight NCHSAA Class 4A state tournament appearances … Posted .339 batting average and .400 on-base percentage during freshman season … Finished with .444 batting average, .500 on-base percentage and .587 slugging percentage as a sophomore … Fashioned .443 batting average, .493 on-base percentage and .590 slugging percentage as a junior … Named Garner Magnet Athlete-of-the-Year for the 2009-10 academic year … Also plays basketball and volleyball at Garner Magnet, earning All-Conference accolades for basketball … All-Academic selection in all three sports.

CLUB/AAU: Plays for NC Challengers.

Abby Harris | 5-6 | OF | Fayetteville, N.C. | Jack Britt

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-Conference and All-District selection … Two-Time All-State pick … Named to All-Tournament Team at Mid-South Conference Championship as a junior … All Cape-Fear selection as a sophomore … Led Jack Britt to two regular season (2011 & 2013) and three straight conference tournament (2011-13) championships … Posted .448 batting average, 20 RBI and 31 runs scored during junior season … Hit .449 with 24 RBI and 39 runs scored as a sophomore … Fashioned .388 batting average, 20 RBI and 27 runs scored during freshman campaign.

AAU/CLUB: Plays for Carolina Wildcats.

Tracy Haynes | 5-7 | OF/IF |Kernersville, N.C. | Robert B. Glenn

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-State and All-District selection ... Two-time Second-Team All-South Region selection … Led Robert B. Glenn to Piedmont Triad Conference Tournament Title during junior season … Also guided Ladycats to regular season crown as a freshman … Posted .605 batting average along with 36 RBI, 1.013 slugging percentage and .663 on-base percentage during 2013 season ... Also recorded 19 steals and fashioned school-record 19-game hitting streak during junior season … Recorded .605 batting average, 34 RBI, 27 stolen bases and .914 slugging percentage as a sophomore … Named Team MVP following junior season … Earned Team Offensive Player-of-the-Year honors as a sophomore and Defensive Player-of-the-Year accolades as a freshman.

Club/AAU: Plays for Knockouts 18U squad … Posted .444 batting average, .494 on-base percentage, .543 slugging percentage and .971 fielding percentage during 2013 season … Participated in PowerAde State Games during sophomore season, earning bronze medal.

Monica Taylor | 5-4 | C/IF| Weaverville, N.C. | North Buncombe

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-Conference and All-District selection … Two-time All-State and All-WNC pick … Three-time Team MVP … Has served as Team Captain for three seasons … Posted .333 batting average and .426 slugging percentage during freshman season … Turned in .433 batting average and .582 slugging percentage and .479 on-base percentage … Fashioned .403 batting average, .580 slugging percentage and .439 on-base percentage as a junior … 2011 NFCA Academic All-American … Three-time Scholar-Athlete honoree.

CLUB/AAU: Plays for Team NC … Also played for Tennessee RIP … Named to All-Tournament Team at 2012 16U Babe Ruth World Series … Gold Glove Recipient at Babe Ruth World Series.

Ty Triplett | 5-4 | RHP | Morganton, N.C. | Draughn

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-State, All-Conference and All-District selection … Led Draughn to third round of Class 2A state playoffs in 2011 and second round appearances in 2012 and 2013 … Has compiled 47-22 mark in the circle during prep career with 641 strikeouts in 447 innings pitched … Has tossed three no-hitters, including one perfect game … Posted 222 strikeouts and 1.61 earned run average during freshman season … Recorded 202 strikeouts and 0.97 earned run average during sophomore campaign … Finished with 217 strikeouts, 1.60 earned run average … Named NFCA South Region Player-of-the-Week on May 16, 2011.

CLUB/AAU: Plays for Carolina Wildcats … Led team to 2013 Dynamite Classic title … Finished season with 14-3 record, 1.68 earned run average and 71 strikeouts.

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