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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Basketball scores from our region are listed below from Friday night. In many cases we had video of these games on WWAY’s Full Court Press. Click the play video icon to see WWAY’s Full Court Press with John Rendleman & Chasity Melvin.
We went youthful with our play of the week. It was a buzzer beater. One of the best we’ve seen all season!
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 53 – PENDER 32
EAST COLUMBUS 49 – ST. PAULS 25
FAIRMONT 35 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 34
WHITEVILLE 57 – SOUTH ROBESON 49
ASHLEY 81 – WEST BRUNSWICK 28
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 57 – FAYETTEVILLE ACADEMY 49
TAYAH LOWERY LED THE HURRICANES WITH 28 POINTS
NORTH BRUNSWICK 62 – DIXON 51
NEW HANOVER 53 – TOPSAIL 21
KAPRIA PRESSLEY LED THE WILDCATS WITH 21 POINTS
MIDWAY 41 – WEST BLADEN 39
CLINTON 82 – TRASK 39
PARROT. ACADEMY 60 – COASTAL CHRISTIAN 54
ROU HOLDFORD SCORED 18 FOR CENTURIONS
PENDER 68 – WALLACE-ROSE HILL 61
WHITEVILLE 77 – SOUTH ROBESON 36
FAIRMONT 79 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 73
CLINTON 70 – TRASK 67
WEST BLADEN 43 – MIDWAY 38
NATE PRYOR LED THE KNIGHTS WITH 14 POINTS
DIXON 69 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 55
EAST COLUMBUS 57 – ST. PAULS 50
FAYETTEVILLE ACADEMY 51 – CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 29
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 63 – TRINITY CHRISTIAN 49
JONAN ATTOE LED THE PATRIOTS WITH 31 POINTS
HOGGARD 62 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 51
XAVIER JOHNSON LED THE VIKINGS WITH 19 POINTS
NEW HANOVER 66 – TOPSAIL 28
RIDELL CAMIDGE HAD 16 POINTS FOR THE WILDCATS
WEST BRUNSWICK 72 – ASHLEY 66
GRAY CHEERS LED THE TROJANS WITH 25 POINTS
SAMPSON COUNTY (WWAY) — The MLK Jamfest will be held on Monday, January 20th at Union High School in Sampson County. Click to play video icon in order to get all the information you’ll need on this boys basketball event. Schedule of play is listed below.
10:30 Hobbbton vs. Cape Fear Christian
12:00 Union vs. Topsail
1:30 Laney vs. Jack Britt
3:00 Pender vs. Hoke County
4:30 Clinton vs. Pine Forest
6:00 Wallace-Rose Hill vs. Lakewood
7:30 East Carteret vs. Westover
NEWARK, DE (UNCW) -– Delaware closed the contest on a 25-6 run to pull away and defeat UNCW, 65-44, in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball action Friday at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The Blue Hens improved to 11-4 overall and 3-1 in CAA play while the Seahawks slipped to 1-16 and 0-3 as their losing streak reached 14 games.
Senior Kelsey Buchanan was 7-of-13 from the floor and a nearly perfect 10-of-11 at the free-throw line on her way to a game-high 24 as she powered a Delaware lineup that shot 51.9 percent (14-of-27) from the floor in the second half after making just 8-of-24 field goal attempts in the first half.
Buchanan also pulled down a game-best 11 rebounds to post the double-double. Fellow senior Akeema Richards joined Buchanan in double figures with 14 points while freshman Shanice Johnson chipped nine points to go along with 10 rebounds.
Junior Kelva Atkins tallied 11 points to for UNCW, who was just 13-of-46 (.283) from the floor for the contest, including a frosty 5-of-25 effort from the field in the opening frame.
Holding a slim 40-38 lead with 8:07 remaining in the second half, a pair of free throws by Johnson sparked the Blue Hens to score 14 of the next 16 points and build a 54-40 cushion with 4:39 remaining.
The Seahawks would pull within 12 with free throws from Atkins and freshman Johanna McMillan on its next two possessions, but the Blue Hens tallied the final nine points of the game to post the 21-point victory.
In the first half, a good defensive effort allowed UNCW to take an early lead as it held Delaware without a field goal over a 9:32 span to key a 14-1 run that gave the Seahawks a 16-5 advantage midway through the opening frame.
The Blue Hens would swing the momentum in their favor moments later, using a layup by Richards at the 9:27 mark to end the scoring drought and spark the Blue Hens to 15 unanswered points and a 22-16 lead. UNCW would cut into the Delaware cushion prior to the break, scoring six of the final eight points of the frame to make it a 24-22 contest at the break.
The two teams would trade baskets over the first 11 minutes of the second half before Johnson’s two free throws ignited the game-changing run.
Both teams return to action Sunday with 2 p.m. matinees. UNCW is at Towson while Delaware hosts Drexel.
WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC) — Osandai Vaughn scored a game-high 30 points to lead Cape Fear Community College past Denmark Tech 104-94 in overtime at the Schwartz Center on Friday night. Anthony Vanhook added 26 points and Demetres Abrams put in 20 to pace the Sea Devils, who moved to 1-1 in conference, 5-1 at home and 8-10 overall.
“We really needed this league win tonight,” said CFCC Coach Ryan Mantlo. “They hit tough shots, but we were able to calm the storm in overtime. Hopefully we can continue to build off a win like this.”
The men’s basketball team and the Cape Fear Community College Athletic Department will honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrate the MLK Holiday as they play host to Mount Zion Christian Academy Monday, Jan. 20th. Tip-off is set for 3:00 p.m., at the Schwartz Center on CFCC’s Downtown Campus. In observance of the holiday, the game will be FREE OF ADMISSION.