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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Basketball scores from our region are listed below from Friday night. In most 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.
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 47 – PENDER 23
HOGGARD 75 – WEST BRUNSWICK 35
NEW HANOVER 75 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 14
ALEX SIMMONS SCORED 17 POINTS FOR WILDCATS
LANEY 38 – ASHLEY 36
CLINTON 49 – TRASK 31
MIKAYLA BOYKIN HAD 24 POINTS FOR CLINTON
EAST DUPLIN 39 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 35
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 71 – WILSON CHRISTIAN 45
NEW HANOVER 68 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 44
RIDELL CAMIDGE AND SHAWN ROBINSON BOTH SCORED 16 POINTS FOR THE WILDCATS
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 79 – PENDER 70
SW ONSLOW 67 – DIXON 48
NORTH BRUNSWICK 80 – EAST DUPLIN 51
TERRANCE BROWN HAD 23 POINTS, CHRIS GRAHAM ADDED 16 FOR THE SCORPIONS
TRASK 87 – CLINTON 80
TYQUAN DAVIS LED TITANS WITH 20 POINTS, RASHEED BROWN ADDED 19 POINTS
LANEY 58 – ASHLEY 57
HOGGARD 69 – WEST BRUNSWICK 52
JACK BAGLEY LED THE VIKINGS WITH 19 POINTS, TRAE BRYANT ADDED 18 POINTS
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Corey Dick’s two-run single in the seventh lifted UNCW past visiting VMI in the second game of the Hughes Bros. Challenge on Friday at Brooks Field.
The Seahawks captured their sixth straight season opener with the late-inning victory over the Keydets. It was the season opener for both teams.
UNCW senior Ricky Holden (1-0) earned the win with two innings of hitless relief. VMI reliever Rian Ellis was saddled with the loss to fall to 0-1.
VMI’s Brandon Angus held game-high honors with three hits as the Keydets outhit the Seahawks, 9-5. Five different Seahawks accounted for all five hits.
Neither starter figured in the decision despite solid outings. VMI righthander Reed Garrett allowed three unearned runs over five innings, while senior lefthander Mat Batts fanned nine and allowed three runs, two earned, over five innings.
How it happened: Sophomore Terence Connelly opened the seventh with a walk and moved into scoring position on a sacrifice bunt from sophomore Steven Linkous. Following a walk that put runners on first and second, VMI committed a fielding error that loaded the bases for Dick. The junior then singled through the right side to score the winning runs.
Prince of the bullpen: Senior righthander William Prince earned his first save since May 12, 2012 when he retired three of the four batters he faced in the ninth. He was the final of four relievers for UNCW, who combined to limit VMI to three hits and two walks over four innings.
Inside the box score: VMI landed its leadoff hitter on base safely in six-of-nine innings … UNCW, meanwhile, placed its leadoff hitter on base just once (Connelly, 7th) … UNCW pitchers held VMI to 1-for-9 hitting with two outs … UNCW advanced runners in 9-of-17 opportunities while VMI was 13-for-28 … Both teams combined to go 4-for-22 in RBI opportunities … The Keydets finished 0-for-4 with the bases loaded while UNCW was 1-for-1 (Dick).
Notes: Prince earned the win in the 2012 opener against Ohio, while Holden earned the win, in relief, last season against nationally-ranked Kent State … Terence Connelly scored twice and drew a pair of walks … Christian MacDonald also tossed a scoreless inning of relief for UNCW.
Up next: UNCW hosts Kentucky, an 8-3 winner over top-ranked Virginia on Friday, on Saturday at 4 p.m. VMI faces in-state foe Virginia at noon.
Kentucky beat Virginia 9-3 on Friday afternoon.
HARRISONBURG, VA (UNCW) –- Colonial Athletic Association unbeaten James Madison raced out to a 39-14 halftime cushion and cruised to a 92-43 victory over visiting UNCW in women’s basketball action Friday night at the JMU Convocation Center.
The Dukes swept the regular season series from the Seahawks and won their 10th in a row to improve to 20-4 overall and a perfect 10-0 in the loop. The Seahawks now stand 3-22 and 2-9.
“James Madison is very good and I think they’ll represent our league in the post-season,” said second-year UNCW head coach Adell Harris. “We have a young team right now and this was more of an experience for our kids instead of trying to come out and being productive offensively or defensively. We just absorbed a lot of blows.”
Junior forward Toia Giggetts and sophomore guard Precious Hall paced six Dukes in double figures with 16 points apiece. Senior guard Kirby Burkholder added 15, while sophomore guard Jazmon Gwathmey, sophomore guard Angela Mickens and junior center Lauren Okafor chipped in 10 each.
Junior playmaker Kelva Atkins of UNCW tied for game scoring honors with 16 points. Freshman guard Brie Mobley also had 13 points for the Seahawks, who finish off a two-game swing to Virginia on Sunday with a 2 p.m. matchup against William & Mary at Kaplan Arena.
JMU, which defeated the visitors, 77-41, just 19 days ago at Trask Coliseum, put its depth and experience on display before a festive Valentine’s Day crowd at the JMU Convocation Center and broke away from the pesky Seahawks midway through the first half.
Giggetts and Hall helped the Dukes bolt out to a 39-14 lead at halftime as JMU held the Seahawks to 28 percent shooting and a season-low output of 14 points over the opening 20 minutes.
UNCW, behind Atkins and Mobley, traded buckets with the Dukes over the first eight minutes of the second half before JMU’s depth took its toll. Atkins scored on a reverse layup with 13:20 on the clock to cut the margin to 47-23, but JMU poured it on down the stretch and all 10 players in the lineup scored after intermission.
JMU built its largest lead of the game and the final score when reserve center Lauren Okafor scored on a layup with 56 seconds remaining.
Despite committing three turnovers on its first three possessions, UNCW hung tough with the Dukes early and trailed just 6-4 after a Giggetts layup with just over 17 minutes remaining.
UNCW was still behind, 15-10, when Mobley scored on the left elbow at 11:06 before the Dukes used a suffocating 22-2 run to bury the Seahawks. The rally included 14 unanswered points after the Seahawks had pulled within five points on Mobley’s jumper.
JMU then carried a 39-14 cushion into intermission when Nikki Newman connected on a layup in traffic to end the half. UNCW connected on just 7-of-25 field goals in the first stanza to fall behind the heavily favored Dukes.
GAME NOTES: UNCW shot 28 percent in the first half and 40.9 percent in the second period…The Seahawks committed 24 turnovers…JMU owned a 48-27 advantage on the glass…There were 36 personal fouls called in the contest, including 24 in the second half…The Dukes scored 54 points in the paint…UNCW had just four assists…Atkins and Mobley combined for 29 of UNCW’s 43 points…JMU outscored UNCW, 53-29, in the second half…The Seahawks never led in the contest…It was the sixth consecutive loss for the Seahawks…UNCW has four games remaining in the regular season…JMU now owns a 53-9 lead in the series and has won seven in a row against UNCW.