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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 29

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WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) -- On Wednesday night the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team concluded their regular season with a win over Georgia State. We have a complete game recap at the bottom of this page. Coincidentally UNCW will face Georgia State in the first round of the CAA Women's Basketball Championship next week. Click play video to see our game highlights from Wednesday night from Trask Coliseum.

The CFCC Sea Devil men's basketball nipped arch-rival Brunswick Community College. Tyler Zeller scored 30 to lead UNC over Maryland. NC State edged Miami. The New Hanover Wildcats are preparing for Thursday's showdown with Millbrook. Plus, St. John's shutout UNCW in college baseball. We have a full game recap of that at the bottom of this page.

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S SOFTBALL SCORES
ASHLEY 10 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 0
CRYSTAL HARRELL STRUCK OUT 10 BATTERS FOR THE SCREAMIN' EAGLES IN THE WIN
NORTH CAROLINA 3 - UNCW 2
AMANDA DAVENPORT STRUCK OUT SIX BATTERS AND ALLOWED 3 HITS FOR THE SEAHAWKS IN THE LOSS
NORTH CAROLINA IMPROVED TO 12-2 WITH THE WIN WHILE UNCW SAW THEIR RECORD FALL TO 1-10

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S BASEBALL SCORES
LANEY 5 - WHITEVILLE 3
ST. JOHNS 3 - UNCW 0
JAKE KOENIG RECORDED 2 OF UNCW'S 3 HITS IN THE GAME

IN GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER ACTION WHITEVILLE SHUTOUT JACK BRITT 3-0

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE PLAYOFFS
THURSDAY: NEW HANOVER VS. MILLBROOK AT 7PM AT CROWN ARENA IN FAYETTEVILLE
FRIDAY: WEST COLUMBUS VS. ROCKY MOUNT PREP AT 8:30 AT CROWN COLISEUM IN FAYETTEVILLE

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S 4A GIRLS EAST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL STATE PLAYOFF SCORES
MILLBROOK 53 - SANDERSON 29
SOUTH VIEW 39 - GREEN HOPE 38

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S 3A BOYS EAST REGIONAL SCORES
ROCKY MOUNT 73 - WEST CRAVEN 53
TRITON 55 - WESTOVER 51

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S 4A GIRLS WEST REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYOFF SCORES
MYERS PARK 58 - ALEXANDER CENTRAL 51
WEST FORSYTH 46 - SOUTHWEST GUILFORD 32

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S 1A BOYS WEST REGIONAL SCORES
HIGHLAND TECH 43 - HAYESVILLE 41
WINSTON-SALEM PREP 61 - MONROE 41

HERE ARE TONIGHT'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES
THE UNCW WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM DEFEATED GEORGIA STATE 64-54
ALISHA ANDREWS HIT 6 THREE-POINTERS AND FINISHED WITH 22 POINTS TO LEAD ALL SCORERS

MEN'S BASKETBALL
CAPE FEAR CC 60 - BRUNSWICK CC 56
BOSTON COLLEGE 56 - GEORGIA TECH 52
NC STATE 77 - MIAMI 73
NORTH CAROLINA 88 - MARYLAND 64
EAST CAROLINA 69 - MARSHALL 68 OT

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW sports release)-- Sophomore guard Alisha Andrews lit up the floor with 22 points, including a career-high six made three-pointers, to lead UNCW past Georgia State, 64-54, on Senior Night in Colonial Athletic Association women's basketball action Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.

The Seahawk victory ensured a rematch between the squads in the opening round of the CAA Women's Basketball Championships on March 8. UNCW improved to 18-11, 11-7 in conference play, and finishes in a tie for fourth with Hofstra in the league standings, but claimd the No. 5 seed by way of tiebreakers. The Panthers dropped to 8-21, 2-16 in league action, and finished as the No. 12 team in the CAA.

Senior forward Theresa Jackson-Henderson, who was honored before her final home contest as a Seahawk, made the most of her first career start with career-highs in boards and points, posting 14 and seven, respectively. Junior forward Karneshia Garrett added a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

Junior center Cody Paulk paced GSU with 16 points, while senior forward Chan Harris notched 14 markers and a team-high eight boards. The duo shot a combined 12-of-21 from the floor, but were two of the only effective elements of the Panthers' offense on the night.

Early in the second half, the Seahawks were still holding a slim 25-23 lead when one of Andrews' five three-pointers in teh frame sparked a 15-4 run. Garrett concluded the streak with a layup at the 13:37 mark to give UNCW the 40-27 lead.

GSU battled back, creating a 10-2 run of its own to cut the Seahawks' advantage to 42-37 off a jumper from Paulk at the 9:52 mark.

But UNCW answered behind two more treys from Andrews, boosting the advantage back to 10 at 48-38. The Seahawks held sway for the remainder of the contest, never allowing the Panthers to pull within six.

Both squads struggled shooting the ball at the start of the contest. A layup from Garrett with 17:51 left in the half gave UNCW a 6-3 lead, but neither team scored for the next five minutes of action.

By the time GSU's junior guard Tiffany Anderson broke the scoreless drought at 12:14 to cut the Seahawks' lead to 6-5, the teams had started a combined 3-of-22 from the field.

With UNCW still clinging to a 13-12 lead at 5:27, Garrett deposited two of her 10 first half markers to spark a 12-6 run to give the Seahawks their largest lead of the half, 25-18. Andrews capped the run by draining a trey with 1:58 remaining in the half.

Two Panther free throws in the final minute, one by both junior guard Jerlisa Taylor and junior center Cody Paulk, concluded the halftime scoring as UNCW went into the break with a 25-20 advantage.

The two squads are off until a week from Thursday when they meet again in the opening round of the CAA Tournament. It will be the first meeting between the Seahawks and the Panthers in the conference championships.
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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW sports release) -– Kevin Grove collected two hits and scored twice while Sean O’Hare added two hits as St. John’s shutout host UNCW, 3-0, in college baseball action Wednesday at Brooks Field.
The Red Storm improved to 3-5 with the non-conference road win while the Seahawks dropped to 2-6 with their fifth consecutive loss. The Seahawks were also blanked for the third time this season.
Eddie Medina (1-0) picked up the win in his first start of the season. He limited the Seahawks to a hit and three walks over six innings while striking out four. Stephen Rivera and James Lomangino finished off the game for SJU out of the bullpen. Lomangino pitched a perfect ninth inning for the save.
Jake Koenig had two of UNCW’s three hits in the game. UNCW was held hitless for the first 4 2/3 innings by Medina.
Thomas Jones (0-1) was saddled with the loss after allowing two runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings. Jones finished with four strikeouts in his first start of the season after missing 2011 with an arm injury.
The bottom of the SJU order combined to go 5-for-8 with two runs scored and two knocked in with Danny Bethea adding a hit along with Grove and O’Hare’s totals.
The Red Storm broke through in the third plating a run on a bases loaded ground ball double play.
Bethea made it 2-0 in the fifth with a single off UNCW reliever Ricky Holden that plated Grove.
The final run of the afternoon came in the seventh when O’Hare singled in Zach Lauricella with two outs.
The Seahawks host the Hughes Bros. Challenge with UNC Asheville and NC State starting on Friday. UNCA and NC State open the weekend’s games at noon followed by UNCA and UNCW at 4 p.m.

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