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WWAY's Monday night sports - January 13

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We invite you to follow WWAY Sports on Twitter @WWAYSports.

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ITALY (WWAY) -- Former WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard continued his hot hand on Sunday. Blizzard scored 18 points in Prima Veroli's victory. Prima Veroli is tied for second place in the Italian League. The team currently has a five game winning streak. Blizzard is UNCW's all-time leading scorer.

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MONDAY NIGHT SCOREBOARD

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
HARRELLS CHRISTIAN 66 - WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 47
WHITEVILLE 70 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 48
KENDRICK BRADY LED THE WOLFPACK WITH 18 POINTS

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
WHITEVILLE 39 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 34

State rankings are out for high school hoops per NCPreps.com

East Bladen girls #3 in 2-A
Trask boys #5 in 1-A
New Hanover boys #8 in 4-A

MEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON 58 - NORTHEASTERN 49
DUKE 69 - VIRGINIA 65
SYRACUSE 69 - BOSTON COLLEGE 59

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
WAKE TECH 91 - CAPE FEAR COMMUNITY COLLEGE 84
EBONI GILLIAM HAD 22 POINTS, VICTORIA FLORENCE ADDED 20 POINTS
2ND LOSS IN A ROW FOR CFCC WOMEN

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- A native of Winter Haven, Fla., Mobley shot 62.9 percent (22-of-35) from the floor and averaged 22.0 points per game as the Seahawks opened league play last week with home contests against Northeastern and Hofstra.

“I’m happy that Brie was recognized by the league for a pair of great individual performances,” said UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris. “To open up conference play with career highs in back-to-back contests is a very impressive feat. I'm pleased for her and hope she continues to play with the type of confidence she displayed last week.”

Mobley began the week with 20 points on a 10-of-20 effort from the floor against Northeastern Jan. 9 before establishing a new season high with 24 points on 12-of-15 shooting against Hofstra Sunday. Mobley’s 24 points against the Pride were the most points scored by a UNCW freshman since Brittany Blackwell poured in 25 against Georgia State on Feb. 10, 2008.

Through 16 games, Mobley is second on the team in scoring (11.7) and field goal percentage (.441). She also ranks third on the squad in both steals (1.4) and assists (1.3)

The Seahawks return to action Friday as they travel to two-time defending champion Delaware for a 7 p.m. contest.

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Note: WWAY's Chasity Melvin and WWAY's Trot Nixon were both honored on Saturday by the NCHSAA

CARY, NC (NCHSAA) -- The 100th anniversary celebration of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association officially came to an end at the Embassy Suites in Cary as the NCHSAA hosted a black-tie gala.

The gala, attended by over 700 guests, celebrated the 100 years of the NCHSAA and culminated the centennial year, which has included a variety of special events. The theme for the centennial was “Honoring the Past, Embracing the Present and Embracing the Future” and occurred during the calendar year of 2013, meaning that it covered two different academic years.

During the course of the celebration, a special committee put together “100 To Remember” lists that were released at various times. The lists cited 100 administrators, 100 coaches, 100 female athletes and 100 male athletes who have been part of the NCHSAA program throughout its history.

Individuals who made one of the “100 to Remember” lists were among those invited to the gala, and those who attended were recognized during the course of the evening. They each were presented a commemorative medallion and then received a special 100th anniversary watch on stage from commissioner Davis Whitfield.

Whitfield officially welcomed the group at the beginning of the festivities and then later concluded the celebration with a special toast.

During the course of the gala, selected award recipients were interviewed on stage by master of ceremonies Rick Strunk, the associate commissioner of communications for the NCHSAA. For instance, the male athletes interviewed included former major league baseball player Scott Bankhead (Reidsville), former college football star Carlester Crumpler (Wilson Fike), former collegiate basketball standout, coach and administrator Terry Holland (Clinton), and former college and NBA star David Thompson (Crest).

NCHSAA media partner TimeWarner Cable was on hand throughout the course of the evening, interviewing many of those in attendance in the prefunction area and providing the feed for the video screens for the crowd in the ballroom.

Memorabilia from the NCHSAA’s extensive collection, including pictures, autographed balls and other items, was displayed.

Among other activities during the previous 12 months, there was a luncheon honoring athletic directors at the North Carolina Athletic Directors Conference and one for coaches at the North Carolina Coaches Association clinic. State championship teams enjoyed reunions and were recognized at state championships throughout the calendar year of 2013.

There was a community service component, as schools had the opportunity to participate in the “Football Feeding Frenzy” during the fall, with top schools in the project receiving special recognition at the state football championships.

“The gala was a wonderful night of celebration for the NCHSAA,” said Whitfield.
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CHARLESTON, SC (UNCW) -– UNCW’s men’s program won 10 events as it rolled to an impressive 149-80 win at the College of Charleston in a Colonial Athletic Association meet. CofC rebounded though with a narrow 128-115 win on the women’s side on Saturday.

Seniors Gabe Thran and Christian Cremer led UNCW in the men’s side, both winning a pair of events. Thran, who ranks among the CAA top times in most freestyle sprints, won the 200 Free and later added a first-place showing in the 100 Free, Cremer added wins in the 400 and 800 Freestyles.

Senior Emily Schwartz won the 200 and 400 Free events in the women’s meet. Sophomores Jenson Engen and Danielle Binkauskas earned wins in the 200 Breaststroke and 800 Free, respectively.

Adding event wins for the Seahawk men were Drew Gaertner (50 Free), Michael Baric (200 IM) and Valtteri Halonen (200 Back).

In diving, freshman Nate Lane won the 1-meter with a score of 273.97 points while Chase Seymour, a junior, scored 211.50 points in winning the 3-meter board.

In relay action, UNCW’s men’s 200 Medley Relay of Halonen, Baric, Zach Sowers and Joe Gallene opened the meet with a win.

UNCW improved to 33-0 all-time against Charleston’s men’s program while the women dropped to 30-3.
The Seahawks host Wingate on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. when they next return to the pool.

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