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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 22; VCU edges UNCW + 2nd round of state playoffs

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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- We've posted a complete game recap on the UNCW-VCU men's basketball game at the bottom of this page. High School playoff basketball scores are posted immediately below.

HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S SCORES FROM THE SECOND ROUND OF THE 1A STATE PLAYOFFS

EAST COLUMBUS GIRLS 59 - FRANKLIN ACADEMY 48
KJ JOHNSON LED EAST COLUMBUS WITH 18 POINTS
LAUREN JENKINS PITCHED IN 16 POINTS FOR THE GATORS
WEST COLUMBUS BOYS 71 - GOLDSBORO 63
ANTHONY DAVIS PACED WEST COLUMBUS WITH 21 POINTS
JAMES KENAN BOYS 81 - WALLACE-ROSE HILL 65

HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S SCORES FROM THE SECOND ROUND OF THE 2A STATE PLAYOFFS

WHITEVILLE GIRLS 52 - CLINTON 49
JORDAN RAY LED WHITEVILLE WITH 22 POINTS
NORTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 51 - BUNN 50
JEREMY YOUNG POURED IN A CAREER HIGH 36 POINTS FOR THE SCORPIONS
KINSTON BOYS 66 - TOPSAIL 48
PAYTON BALL LED TOPSAIL WITH 16 POINTS IN THE LOSING EFFORT
WEST BLADEN BOYS 75 - NORTHWOOD 44
DJ MASON PACED WEST BLADEN WITH 23 POINTS
JUSTIN GILLESPIE ADDED 16 POINTS FOR THE KNIGHTS

HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S SCORES FROM THE SECOND ROUND OF THE 3A STATE PLAYOFFS

WEST CRAVEN BOYS 67 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 51
SOUTH CENTRAL BOYS 60 - WEST BRUNSWICK 56
TAYLOR BUFFKIN LED WEST BRUNSWICK WITH 12 POINTS IN THE LOSS

HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S SCORES FROM THE SECOND ROUND OF THE 4A STATE PLAYOFFS

CARY GIRLS 29 - LANEY 27
CLAYTON BOYS 69 - HOGGARD 64
TYLER THAYER PACED THE VIKINGS WITH 23 POINTS IN THE LOSS
NEW HANOVER BOYS 62 - MIDDLE CREEK 49
KADEEM ALLEN FLIRTED WITH A TRIPLE-DOUBLE, POSTING 20 POINTS, 14 REBOUNDS AND 9 ASSISTS
THOMAS JOHNSON ADDED 18 POINTS FOR THE WILDCATS
NEW HANOVER WILL FACE CLAYTON IN THE THIRD ROUND OF THE 4A STATE PLAYOFFS ON FRIDAY
PINE FOREST BOYS 71 - SOUTH VIEW 68
THE TIGERS TRAILED THE TOP RANKED 4-A TEAM IN THE STATE BY 18 POINTS, BUT THE TROJANS ONLY WON BY 3

CLICK HERE FOR FRIDAY MATCHUPS: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/02/22/3rd-round-pairings-for-high-school-hoo...

HERE ARE WEDNESDAY'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

VCU 63 - UNCW 59
KEITH RENDLEMAN POSTED A DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR THE SEAHAWKS WITH 24 POINTS AND 10 REBOUNDS
DELAWARE 76 - TOWSON 69
OLD DOMINION 65 - GEORGIA STATE 60 OT
DREXEL 78 - JAME MADISON 61
NORTHEASTERN 85 - GEORGE MASON 82 OT
WILLIAM & MARY 75 - HOFSTRA 71

IN NBA ACTION THE LINSANITY CONTINUES AS THE NEW YORK KNICKS DEFEAT THE ATLANTA HAWKS 99-82
JEREMY LIN LED THE KNICKS WITH 17 POINTS AND 9 ASSISTS

THE UNCW WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM HOSTS TOWSON ON THURSDAY AT 7PM

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WILMINGTON,NC (UNCW sports release) -- Sophomore guard Rob Brandenberg came off the bench to score 21 points and VCU withstood a late UNCW run to outlast the Seahawks, 63-59, on Senior Night in Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball action Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.

The Rams climbed to 24-6, 14-3 in conference action, and improved to 6-0 against the Seahawks under Head Coach Shaka Smart. UNCW fell to 9-19 overall and 5-12 in the CAA with the loss in its home finale.

Sophomore forward Juvonte Reddic supported Brandenberg with 14 points and a team high nine rebounds for VCU, which snatched 14 steals and forced 19 Seahawk turnovers in the contest.

Junior forward Keith Rendleman paced UNCW with a game-high 24 points and 10 boards, marking his 16th double-double of the campaign. Sophomore guard Tanner Milson added 11 points, while freshman forward Cedrick Williams grabbed 11 boards.

VCU was leading by 10, 59-49, with 4:13 remaining when UNCW clawed back into the contest on the back of Rendleman. The Iron Station, N.C., native scored the Seahawks' final seven points as part of a 10-1 run, pulling UNCW to within a point, 60-59, after he completed a three-point play with 59 seconds remaining.

Junior guard Darius Theus was sent to the charity stripe with 49 seconds left, making 1-of-2 to make the score 61-59. But Brandenberg grabbed the offensive board off the missed free throw and VCU was able to run the clock down to 14 seconds, when senior guard Brandon Burgess missed a jumper.

UNCW drove down the court and called time out with nine seconds remaining. But Brandenberg stole the ensuing inbounds pass and converted both his free throws to put the game out of reach, 63-59.

The teams struggled offensively to begin the contest, with the score just 8-6 UNCW at the second media timeout with 11:58 remaining in the half. The teams combined to shoot 6-of-23 from the field and committed nine turnovers.

But at the 10:31 mark, sophomore guard Donte Morales drained a trey to give UNCW the 13-11 advantage and spark a 9-2 Seahawk run. Freshman guard Adam Smith capped the run with a fast break layup for his only two points at 8:23 to make the score 19-13 UNCW.

With the Seahawks still holding a six-point lead, 24-18, VCU rattled off a 10-4 spurt to even the contest at 28-all. Theus capped the run with back-to-back fast break buckets at 1:41 and 1:04 to tie the score.

Milson then converted a deep three to beat the shot clock with 28 seconds to go in the half and UNCW entered halftime with a 31-28 advantage.

VCU came out hot in the second, scoring six quick points to take a 34-31 lead off a free throw from sophomore center D.J. Haley. But VCU could not pull away, and the teams battled back and forth for the next 9:45, with neither squad holding more than a three point lead.

With the score 44-43 VCU with 8:59 remaining, the Rams exploded for a 15-6 run, capped by a layup from freshman guard Briante Weber at 4:23 to give VCU the 59-49 lead. UNCW then turned on the jets for its closing run, but the game was just out of reach for the upset-minded Seahawks.

Senior guards Trevor Deloach and Cam Chambers were honored in a pregame ceremony before the players started in their final game in front of the Seahawk faithful. Deloach notched one point and three boards in 12 minutes of action, while Chambers played four minutes in his first career start.

Both squads close out their regular seasons Saturday before heading to the 2012 CAA Men's Basketball Championships, March 2-5, in Richmond, Va. UNCW travels to Hofstra for a 4 p.m. bout with the Pride, while VCU hosts George Mason at 6 p.m.

GAME NOTES: VCU has taken 11 of the past 12 matchups with UNCW and leads the all-time series 25-17 ... The attendance was 3,514 for the regular season home finale ... The Rams forced a combined 47 Seahawk turnovers in the two games with UNCW this season ... UNCW held VCU's leading scorer, senior guard Bradford Burgess, to five points on 1-of-12 shooting.

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