WWAY’s Monday night sports – January 27

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Submitted: Tue, 01/28/2014 - 4:16am
Updated: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:18am

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Laney High School is the place to be on Friday. Four jerseys will hang from the rafters, including a larger than life Michael Jordan uniform.

Four jerseys will be unveiled prior to the the Laney boys varsity game against Topsail on Friday night.

Michael Jordan
Qwedia Wallace
Tamera Young
Kevin Whitted

Qwedia Wallace and Tamera Young are expected to attend Friday’s ceremony.



Trask 60
Union 28

Fairmont 43
West Columbus 26

Trask 46
Union 29

Fairmont 95
West Columbus

Bethel Christian 52
Wilmington Christian 48



Duke 80
Pittsburgh 65

William & Mary 74
College of Charleston 63

Towson 76
Hofstra 58

More info on all games listed below.


TOWSON, MD (AP) – Mike Burwell scored 17 points as Towson ended a two-game losing streak after beating Hofstra 76-58 on Monday night.

Jerrelle Benimon and Marcus Damas also had big nights for Towson (13-8, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association), scoring 15 points apiece. Benimon grabbed 10 rebounds helping the Tigers dominate the glass, 47-26. Benimon is now tied atop the nation for double-double’s after earning his 14th of the season and Damon eclipsed the 1,000 point mark in the second half.

Towson went to the free throw line 31 times, compared to just nine for Hofstra.

Zeke Upshaw led Hofstra (7-14, 3-3) with 20 points, but connected on just two of his 8 shots from beyond the arc. Dion Nesmith added 15 points for the Pride. Hofstra attempted 22 3-pointers, while Towson made 5 of 9.

It’s Towson’s best record after 20 games since the 1995-96 season.

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Jabari Parker scored 21 points, reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 and No. 17 Duke pulled away from No. 18 Pittsburgh 80-65 on Monday night.

Amile Jefferson chipped in a season-high 14 points for the Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2 ACC), which brought Pitt’s hot start in its first Atlantic Coast Conference season to an abrupt halt. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, including four during a 15-3 run midway through the second half that broke open a tight game.

Lamar Patterson had 14 points for the Panthers (18-3, 6-2) who fell to 12-1 at home when they couldn’t keep up with the Blue Devils.

Parker helped Duke fend off some early game jitters before Dawkins poured it on. The senior drilled 6 of 7 3-point attempts to lift the Blue Devils to their fifth straight victory.

The Panthers have strolled through their first month in the ACC, their only setback a four-point loss to fellow Big East refugee Syracuse. They have posted road wins at N.C. State, Georgia Tech and Maryland, but the Blue Devils constituted a significant step up in class.

It’s a step Pitt didn’t quite look prepared for on a night the Panthers gave up a season-high in points. Parker added 11 rebounds to set a Duke freshman record with his 12th double-double, but it was Dawkins that provided the difference.

Two free throws by Patterson brought Pitt within 52-51 with 9:41 left when the Blue Devils took off.

Dawkins slipped through the lane for a tip-in to get going. Quinn Cook followed with a 3-pointer. Dawkins responded by knocking down a 3 on each of Duke’s next three trips down the court, including a 25-foot heave at the shot clock buzzer. The final jumper made it 67-54 with 5:32 left and seemed to take all the life out of a record crowd. Pitt never drew within single digits the rest of the way.

Parker accepted congratulations from his teammates as the final seconds ticked off and the crowd headed out into the bitter cold night, a decisive end to a game that featured eight ties and nine lead changes over the first 25 minutes.

With the student section – some of whom had camped overnight – producing small tremors every time the Blue Devils had the ball in their hands, the Panthers controlled the game’s first 10 minutes but missed an opportunity to bury Duke early by missing a handful of shots in the lane. During one sequence Pitt grabbed four offensive rebounds but failed to convert.

Parker didn’t let the reprieve go to waste. The versatile forward did a little bit of everything to get the Blue Devils back in it, with a dozen NBA scouts in the front row getting an eyeful. He dunked twice, hit two 3-pointers and even put together a nifty up-and-under move that drew two Panthers off their feet before he laid it in.

The result was a slim 34-32 halftime lead for Duke.

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WILLIAMSBURG, VA (AP) – Marcus Thornton scored 26 points, making 10 of 17 field goal attempts, as William & Mary defeated College of Charleston 74-63 Monday night.

Brandon Britt added 15 for William & Mary (12-7, 4-2 Colonial Athletic Association).

Charleston (11-11, 3-4) led 34-25 at the half and held a 42-33 advantage with 15:54 remaining in the game. Thornton hit a 3-pointer that started William & Mary on a 13-2 run to take a 46-44 lead. Thornton then made a layup, jump shot and a 3-pointer to push the lead to 55-49 with 6:47 left.

The Tribe made 53.8 percent of their 13 3-point attempts, hitting 27 of 49 field goal attempts. They also made 13 of 18 free throw attempts while Charleston was only 5 of 7.

Anthony Stitt, who was 5 of 6 from beyond the arc, led Charleston with 18 points and Anthony Thomas had 16.

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RALEIGH, NC (AP) – Jordan Staal scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:55 remaining to help the Carolina Hurricanes rally for a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.

Eric Staal scored twice in the third period as the Hurricanes erased a two-goal deficit for their fourth consecutive victory. Anton Khudobin made 22 saves.

R.J. Umberger and Derek MacKenzie scored for the Blue Jackets. Columbus lost its second straight after stringing together eight wins in a row.

After shutting out Carolina in the teams’ last meeting, reigning Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky made 32 saves for Columbus. The Blue Jackets had won seven in a row against the Hurricanes.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Thanks in large part to a breakout performance against William & Mary, UNCW freshman forward Ryan Flowers was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie-of-the-Week on Monday.

Flowers is the second UNCW rookie to receive the honor this season as fellow newcomer Brie Mobley was recognized on Jan. 13.

“I’m so happy that the CAA has acknowledged Ryan for an incredible performance versus William & Mary,” said UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris. “This is great for our program and her overall confidence.”

A native of Hickory, N.C., Flowers averaged 10.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in leading UNCW to a split of its two games last week against William & Mary and James Madison.

Flowers began the week by posting her second double-double of the season with season-highs of 17 points and 20 rebounds in a 60-59 victory over William & Mary on Jan. 23. With her 20 rebounds against the Tribe, Flowers became just the fifth player and only the second freshman in school history to grab 20 or more rebounds in a contest. Flowers followed that effort with four points and six rebounds in a loss to league-leading James Madison on Sunday.

UNCW (3-17; 2-4 CAA) returns to action Friday with a 7 p.m. contest at Hofstra.


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Wednesday’s scheduled Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball game between host UNCW and Towson at Trask Coliseum has been postponed due to expected severe winter weather in Wilmington and the vicinity.

The Seahawks and Tigers were scheduled to tip-off at 7 p.m. in a rematch, but the game will be played at a later date. Towson defeated UNCW, 60-53, on Jan. 11 at SECU Arena in Towson, Md.

UNCW next travels to CAA frontrunner Delaware on Saturday for a Noon pairing at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, Dela

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2015 years 8 months ago

WOW……I would like to know what have these four people done to get their jersey to hang for the rafters.If I am not mistaken none of them have the scoring title at Laney High School.The scoring title is held by Shatara Jackson,now why they not hanging her jersey from the rafters or have her pictures on the board in the gym hallway She also went off and played college basketball like all four of the other players but she didn’t go PRO maybe that’s why?????But she have accomplish a lot at Laney High School her four years on Varsity Girls Basketball team 2004-2008. WOW Just a concern BUC…..