WWAY’s Tuesday night sports – March 4

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Submitted: Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:48am
Updated: Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:18am

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Tuesday night high school scoreboard

Boys Basketball
Northside 54
SW Onslow 44

Laney 9
Pender 6
Jake Cicero, winning pitcher

North Brunswick 12
South Brunswick 11
Shelton Perkins, winning pitcher, 3 hits for Chris Graham

West Brunswick 5
South Columbus 3
Game halted after 6 due to darkness

Jacksonville 12
SW Onslow 2


MALIBU, CA (UNCW) — UNCW sophomore starter Evan Phillips turned in another strong start for the Seahawks, but Pepperdine was able to take advantage of a two-out rally in the sixth inning to win 2-1 on Tuesday at Eddy D. Field.

The Waves ran their record to 9-3 with the non-conference win and their seventh straight at home. The Seahawks saw their mark dip to 5-6 with the road loss.
Pepperdine used seven pitchers in the midweek test with Jayson Balades (2-0) picking up the win. Phillips (1-2) took the loss for UNCW after allowing two runs, one earned, on five hits and three walks. He finished with a season-high four strikeouts.

Bryan Langlois, Brad Anderson and Aaron Barnett each had two hits for Pepperdine, who outhit the Seahawks, 7-6, in the pitcher’s duel. Six different Seahawks had a hit on the afternoon. Robbie Thorburn plated UNCW’s lone run of the game with a sacrifice fly in the sixth that scored Casey Golden, who tripled earlier in the inning.

How it happened: In the sixth, pinch hitter Brandon Caruso lined a two-out single to centerfield with the bases loaded to tie the game and a throwing error to third allowed the second and eventual game-winning run to score.

Inside the box score: UNCW was 0-for-5 in RBI opportunities while Pepperdine was 1-for-10 … Both teams combined to strand 15 runners on base (UNCW 5, Pep 10).

Notes: Corey Dick extended his hitting streak to seven games while Dillon Bass reached base safely for the ninth game-in-a-row with a single … Phillips saw his ERA drop to 1.62 on the season.

Up next: The Seahawks return to Brooks Field on Friday for the first of a three-game series with VCU. First-pitch is set for 4 p.m.


Note: Bryan Sammons, mentioned below, is a gradaute of Hoggard. Click the play video icon to see Sammons in his first collegiate start. Video will be loaded shortly after Tuesday’s 11pm sports.

CULLOWEE, NC (WCU) — Cullowhee, N.C. – Senior catcher Adam Martin collected a game-high four base hits including his team-leading second home run of the season while classmate Cody Jones matched a career-high with five runs driven in as Western Carolina scored in bunches to upset No. 15 Clemson, 18-10, Tuesday night in nonconference action at Childress Field / Hennon Stadium.

WCU (8-2) scored all 18 runs before the fifth inning, producing all it would need in a four-inning stretch including a trio of big frames. The Catamounts lit the scoreboard for six runs in the second, a solo marker in the third, seven in the fourth and concluded it’s scoring with four in the fifth inning.

The Catamounts led 18-4 entering the top of the ninth inning before the Tigers tacked on six runs to provide the final tally.

Martin slugged out four hits including two for extra bases, finishing just a triple shy of the cycle. The Marietta, Ga., product got the Catamounts rolling in the bottom of the second inning. Trailing by a run after the top of the first, Martin belted the first pitch of his first at bat over the fence in left center for a two-run home run. He finished with three RBI in the victory – his fourth multi-RBI game of the season and third consecutive.

Jones finished 2-for-4 in the win, driving in a run on a second-inning single and helped break the game open with a three-run double to left center as a part of WCU’s seven-run fourth, propelling the Catamounts to a 14-3 lead.

Including Martin and Jones, a combined five Catamounts recorded multi-hit games. Taylor Sandefur finished 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and three runs scored while Dykota Spiess went 2-for-4 with an RBI, two walks and scored three times. Jacob Hoyle also collected two hits including a RBI single in the fourth inning.

The offensive explosion was a welcomed sight for freshman starter, Bryan Sammons (3-0) who scored his third victory of the season in his first career start. The Wilmington, N.C., native pitched around four walks with a career-high five strikeouts, surrendering four runs – only three of which were earned – on six hits in a career-long five innings.

Sammons was one of six Catamount hurlers to throw in the win. Senior Jordan Smith faced the minimum in two innings, aided by an Aaron Attaway to Hoyle double-play, with T.J. Fussell working around a lead-off walk with a strikeout and two fly balls for an inning out of the pen. Sophomore Reece Strong made his collegiate pitching debut with classmate relievers Alex Barr and Colton Davis sharing the three outs in the final frame, Davis tallying a strikeout.

Clemson (6-5) jumped out to the early 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Tyler Krieger doubled to left center before scoring on a single to left by Garrett Boulware. The Tiger advantage carried until the home half of the second inning, the first of four-consecutive scoring frames for the home squad.

Hoyle started the onslaught with a lead-off single ahead of Martin who blasted the go-ahead runs on the round-tripper to left as a part of five-straight Catamounts to reach. Three-consecutive walks loaded the bases before a Bradley Strong reached on an error, but drove home a run.

In the third, sophomore J.D. Long ripped a RBI double to left center to bring home Martin who led off the frame with a base knock to stretch the Catamount advantage to six, 7-1.

The Tigers pushed across a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning to claw back to within four at 7-3, capitalizing on a pair of hits and two WCU errors. Steve Wilkerson singled and scored in the frame with Jay Baum recording the other Clemson marker.

The decisive inning, though, came in the bottom of the fourth as 11 different Catamount batters strolled to the plate. WCU scored seven runs on six hits – only one of which went for extra bases. Three-straight batters – Hoyle, Martin and Spiess – collected RBI’s in succession with WCU loading the bases on a perfectly executed drag bunt down the third base line by Luke Gragg. Strong then drew a run-scoring walk ahead of Jones who delivered the biggest blow with the bases loaded double.

Clemson had four players tally multi-hit games led by Krieger and Wilkerson, both doubling as a part of three-hit performances. Tyler Slaton collected two hits in a 2-for-5 showing. Wilkerson and Jon McGibbon both drove in two runs to lead the visitors.

Freshman starter Alex Bostic (0-1) took the loss for the Tigers, allowing five runs – four earned – on just two hits in an inning of work. He issued three walks against one strikeout before being lifted. Clemson threw 10 different pitchers in the game, walking a combined nine with two hit batters.

Western Carolina returns to action this weekend in tournament play at the Univ. of Georgia and Foley Field. The Catamounts square off against two first-time opponents in North Florida (Friday, 1 pm) and Buffalo (Saturday, 5 pm) before facing the host Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon at 3 pm.


Note: Elijah Wilson, mentioned below, is a Laney High graduate

CHARLOTTE, NC (BIG SOUTH) — Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball student-athletes Warren Gillis, Elijah Wilson and Michel Enanga were all awarded honors by the Big South Conference, the league announced on Monday. Gillis was tabbed All-Big South Conference Second Team, Wilson was named Honorable Mention All-Big South as well as All-Freshman Team while Enanga was named to the All-Academic Team.

Gillis, a junior, earned his first all-conference selection. During the regular season, he ranked 11th in the conference in scoring (14.5 ppg.), third in free throw percentage (.854), fourth in steals (1.7 spg.) and 10th in assists (3.0 apg.). He is currently riding a 17-game double-digit scoring streak dating back to Jan. 3. His game-high 21 points against Charleston Southern University this past Saturday helped clinch the Chanticleers’ first Big South Conference South Division Title.

Wilson, a freshman, had a phenomenal rookie campaign. He led the Chants in scoring while breaking Coastal Carolina Hall of Fame member Jack Leasure’s freshman scoring record by more than 70 points. He also broke the school’s freshman field goals made record which stood for 29 years with 185 made baskets. The previous record was held by William Calvin who made 156 shots during the 1984-85 season. Wilson finished the regular season ranked among the top-10 freshmen scorers in the country and ninth overall in the Big South (16.4 ppg.)

Enanga, a sophomore, carries a 3.57 GPA in computer science. He was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 4 Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America earlier this season becoming just the fourth Coastal Carolina men’s basketball player in program history to achieve the feat. He finished the regular season ranked 13th in the conference in rebounding (5.6 rpg.) and fifth on the CCU squad in scoring (5.7 ppg.).

Gillis, Wilson, Enanga and the rest of the Chanticleers will return to action this Friday, March 7 at 6 pm when Coastal opens up play in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com Big South Championships against the winner of the Campbell/Charleston Southern match-up. All games will be played on the campus of Coastal Carolina University inside The HTC Center. Tickets can be purchased here.

2013-14 Big South Conference Post Season Awards

First-Team All-Conference
John Brown, F, R-Soph., High Point
D.J. Covington, C, Sr., VMI
Javonte Green, F, Jr., Radford
Rodney Glasgow, G, Sr., VMI
Andrew Rowsey, G, Fr., UNC Asheville

Second-Team All-Conference
Warren Gillis, G, Jr., Coastal Carolina
Jerome Hill, F, Soph., Gardner-Webb
QJ Peterson, G, Fr., VMI
Jaron Lane, F, R-Sr., UNC Asheville
D.J. Cunningham, C, R-Sr., UNC Asheville

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Elijah Wilson, G, Fr., Coastal Carolina
Tristan Carey, G, Sr., Longwood
Jordan Downing, G, R-Jr., Presbyterian College
Devante Wallace, G, Jr., High Point
Keon Moore, G/F, R-Jr., Winthrop

All-Freshman Team
Andrew Rowsey, G, UNC Asheville
QJ Peterson, G, VMI
Elijah Wilson, G, Coastal Carolina
Keon Johnson, G, Winthrop
Tyrell Nelson, F, Gardner-Webb

All-Academic Team
Paul Gombwer, F, Jr., Charleston Southern
Michel Enanga, F, Soph,, Coastal Carolina
Mike Byron, C, Sr., Gardner-Webb
Haiishen McIntyre, G, Soph., High Point
John Caleb Sanders, G, Sr., Liberty
Jeylani Dublin, F, R-Jr., Longwood
Kyle Noreen, G/F, Jr., Radford
James Bourne, F, Jr., Winthrop

Player of the Year
John Brown, F, R-Soph., High Point

Freshman of the Year
Andrew Rowsey, G, UNC Asheville

Defensive Player of the Year
D.J. Covington, C, Sr., VMI

Coach of the Year
Scott Cherry, High Point

Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Mike Byron, C, Sr., Gardner-Webb


TARZANA, CA (UNCW) — The UNCW women’s golf team combined for a team total 329 to claim 15th place in the final round of the Bruin Wave Invitational Tuesday at the El Caballero Country Club.

The Seahawks finished the 54-hole event on the par-72, 6,173-yard layout with a 317-317-329=963 scorecard, nine strokes ahead of New Mexico State (322-320-330=972) and BYU (317-323-332=972).

Top-ranked Southern California more than doubled its 36-hole lead on its way to a 13-stroke victory with a three-round total of one-under-par 863 (296-277-290). Co-host No. 17 Pepperdine (291-290-295=876) took second while No. 2 UCLA (292-286-308=886) finished third and No. 11 Arizona (299-295-305=899) claimed fourth.

Senior Lori Beth Adams paced the Seahawks in their spring debut, finishing tied for 21st with a 73-72-82=227 tournament scorecard. Sophomore Meghan Theiss (84-79-76=239) claimed a share of 55th and fellow sophomore Annette Lyche (79-84-81=244) earned a share of 68th while junior Mallory Warrick (85-87-90=262/T-84th) and senior Megan Burnham (81-82-WD=163/90th) rounded out UNCW’s lineup.

Southern California claimed the top three spots of the individual leaderboard as Kyung Kim (70-70-73=213) recorded a one-shot victory over teammates Annie Park (77-68-69=214) and Doris Chen (72-67-75=214). Pepperdine teammates Grace Na (73-72-71=216) and Marissa Chow (72-70-74=214) finished in a tie for fourth.

UNCW returns to action March 21-23 as it takes part in the LSU Tiger Classic at The University Club in Baton Rouge, La.

Team Results: 1 Southern California (296-277-290=863) … 2 Pepperdine (291-290-295=876) … 3 UCLA (292-286-308=886 … 4 Arizona (299-295-305=899) … 5 Oklahoma State (294-297-312=903) … 6 Washington (299-301-311=911) … 7 California (301-303-309=913) … 8 Oregon State (301-309-316=926) … 10 Washington State (306-314-309=929) … 11 Long Beach State (308-311-317=936) … 12 UNLV (308-312-317=937) … 13 San Diego State (314-308-316=938) … 14 CSU-Northridge (322-314-315=951) … 15 UNCW (317-317-329=963) … T-16 New Mexico State (322-320-330=972) … T-16 BYU (317-323-332=972)

UNCW Results: Lori Beth Adams (72-72-82=227/T-21st) … Meghan Theiss (84-79-76=239/T-55th) … Annette Lyche (79-84-81=244/T-68th) … Mallory Warrick (85-87-90=262/T-84th) … Megan Burnham (81-82-WD=163/90th)


WILMINGTON, NC (HAMMERHEADS) — Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Head Coach David Irving have invited four combine participants to enter preseason in Wilmington as trialists leading up to the 2014 USL PRO regular season. Steven Miller, Emmanuel Gómez and Michael Collis attended the New Jersey combine at Capelli Sport Center, while Vasilios Dimopoulos was invited for his performance during the first Wilmington combine in February.

Day one of preseason training for the Hammerheads began on Monday. The team is scheduled to play the Charleston Battery on Tuesday, March 11 at Blackbaud Stadium for their first preseason matchup.

Midfielder Steven Miller, originally from Ivyland, Pennsylvania, was first seen by Irving at the New Jersey combine hosted by the Hammerheads in February. A 2011 graduate of Colgate University, Miller was drafted by Montreal Impact during the 2012 MLS Supplemental Draft and played with Blokhus FC of the Danish Second Division in 2013.

Emmanuel Gómez also attended the New Jersey combine at Capelli Sport Center in February. The Gambian defender began his professional career with Samger FC of the GFA League First Division. Gómez made his MLS debut with Toronto FC in 2009 and remained with the squad until 2011.

Forward Michael Collis is the final trialist invited by Irving to join the Hammerheads via the New Jersey combine. A native of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Collis resides in Brooklyn, NY. A former player of Monroe College and St. Francis College, the forward was awarded NJCAA Player of the Year in 2010.

A native of Wilmington, NC, goalkeeper Vasilios Dimopoulos is former player of North Carolina State University from 2008-2011. Dimopoulos is the sole trialist invited to join preseason training from the first Wilmington combine that was held at Legion Stadium at the beginning of February.


WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC RELEASE) — The Region 10 Women’s Basketball Tournament will be hosted by Wake Tech Community College March 7 – March 9,2014. The tournaments physical address is 9101 Fayetteville Road, Raleigh, NC 27603. Teams will be vying for a spot in the NJCAA DII National Tournament in East Peoria, Illinois March 19 – March 23, 2014. The final standings and schedule are as follows.

Final Standings

#1: Louisburg College (13-3)

#2: Guilford Tech Community College (12-4)

#3: Catawba Valley Community College (12-4)

#4: Lenoir Community College (9-7)

#5: Wake Tech Community College (9-7)

#6: Cape Fear Community College (9-7)

#7: Brunswick Community College (5-11)

#8: Patrick Henry Community College (2-14)

#9: Tidewater Community College (1-15)

2014 Region 10 Women’s Basketball Tournament

Friday, March 7, 2014

1:00 pm: Game One: Wake Tech (#5) vs. Lenoir (#4)

3:00 pm: Game Two: Patrick Henry/Tidewater winner vs. Louisburg (#1)

5:00 pm: Game Three: Cape Fear (#6) vs. Catawba Valley (#3)

7:00 pm: Game Four: Brunswick (#7) vs. Guilford Tech (#2)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

1:00 pm: Game Five: Winner of game one vs. Winner of Game two

3:00 pm: Game Six: Winner of game three vs. Winner of game four

Sunday, March 9, 2014

1:00 pm: Championship Game – Winner of game five vs. Winner of game six


Wilmington, NC – The Region 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament will be hosted by Brunswick Community College March 6 – March 8, 2014. The tournament will be held at their main campus, 50 College Road, Bolivia, NC 28422. Junior Colleges from North Carolina and South Carolina will be competing for the Region 10 Conference Title and a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, Kansas March 17 – March 22, 2014. The final standings and schedule are as follows.

Final Standings

#1: Brunswick Community College (7-3)

#2: Cape Fear Community College (6-4)

#3: USC Salkehatchie (6-4)

#4: Spartanburg Methodist College (5-5)

#5: Denmark Technical College (3-7)

#6: Clinton Junior College (3-7)

2014 Region 10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule

Thursday, March 6, 2014

5:00 pm: Game One: USC Salkehatchie (#3) vs. Clinton (#6)

7:00 pm: Game Two: Spartanburg Methodist (#4) vs. Denmark (#5)

Friday, March 7, 2014

5:00 pm: Game Three: Winner of two vs. Brunswick (#1)

7:00 pm: Game Four: Winner of game one vs. Cape Fear (#2)

Saturday, March 8, 2014

2:00 pm: Game Five: Championship Game – Winner of game three vs. Winner of game four


ATLANTA, GA (UNCW) — The 47th-ranked UNCW men’s tennis team opened its three-game spring break trip with a 5-2 victory over former Colonial Athletic Association rival and No. 73 Georgia State on Tuesday.

The Seahawks improved to 6-4 on the season and will also play South Florida and North Florida on their southern swing. Georgia State stands 6-9 on the year.

UNCW has played six nationally-ranked opponents and defeated three of them this spring.

“I feel good about today and winning over a very good Georgia state team,” said UNCW Head Coach Mait DuBois. “The quality of the doubles point was very high and they competed well in every position. We lost a heartbreaker the last time we were here and we have a lot of respect for this program. Sam (Williams) and Rafael (Aita) hung very tough to win the doubles point for us and that momentum carried well into the singles”

In Tuesday’s match at the Sharon Lester Tennis Center in Piedmont Park, the Seahawks got off to a quick start by winning the doubles point with wins at the top two positions and then tacked on four singles victories.

The No. 2 team of Kaue Pereira and Pedro Mol rolled past Valentin Horvat and Felipe Jaworski, 8-3, and the top tandem of Aita and Williams, ranked 28th by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, edged Robert Schultze and Sofiane Chevallier, 8-7.

Aita, ranked 87th nationally, got things rolling in singles with a 6-1, 6-4 decision over Thomas Cook at the top of the lineup. Sophomore Santtu Leskinen, playing No. 4 singles, then extended the lead to 3-0 with a 7-5, 6-2 victory over Chevallier.

The Panthers picked up a point at No. 6 singles before UNCW closed out the match behind Williams. The Bristol, England, netter won in straight sets, 6-1, 7-6 (5), against GSU’s Jannis Koeke at No. 2 singles.

The Seahawks next play at No. 53 USF on Saturday at Noon in Tampa

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