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Wilmington, NC (WWAY) - Thursday night’s sports segment featured a preview for the Wilmington Hammerheads home opener against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday. We also traveled to Laney High School to check out girls soccer action between the Bucs and Vikings from Hoggard High School. In college tennis, the UNCW men’s and women’s teams collected individual honors at the CAA postseason banquet. On the men’s side, sophomore Rafael Aita was named first-team All-CAA in singles, while juniors Chris Cooprider and Kosta Blank received first-team honors in doubles. Head coach Jenny Garrity was named the CAA Coach-of-the-Year on the women’s side. The UNCW men’s and women’s tennis teams start play in the CAA Tournament on Friday in Norfolk, VA. We also had a Josh Brock update after the second round of the eGolf Pro Tour event in Greensboro. Brock is tied for 21st after shooting a 67 in Thursday’s round. Notes & Scores: EAST BLADEN SENIOR BASKETBALL GUARD MONTRELL ROGERS WILL SIGN TO PLAY FOR LENOIR COMMUNITY COLLEGE ON FRIDAY. UNCW MEN'S TENNIS SOPHOMORE RAFAEL AITA WAS NAMED FIRST TEAM ALL-CAA IN SINGLES. UNCW JUNIOR MEN'S TENNIS PLAYERS CHRIS COOPRIDER AND KOSTA BLANK RECEIVED FIRST TEAM HONORS IN DOUBLES. UNCW WOMEN'S TENNIS COACH JENNY GARRITY WAS NAMED CAA COACH-OF-THE-YEAR. FORMER UNCW GOLF STANDOUT JOSH BROCK RECORDED A 67 IN THE SECOND ROUND OF THE E-GOLF PRO TOUR EVENT IN GREENSBORO ON THURSDAY. BROCK IS CURRENTLY TIED FOR 21ST GOING INTO THE THIRD ROUND ON FRIDAY. HERE ARE THURSDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER SCORES: EAST BLADEN 4 - EAST COLUMBUS 1 NEW HANOVER 1 - NEW BERN 0 HOGGARD 5 - LANEY 0 ALI FRANKENY RECORDED A HAT TRICK AND HER OLDER SISTER CHELSEA FRANKENY PITCHED IN TWO GOALS FOR THE VIKINGS. IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL, SOUTH BRUNSWICK DEFEATED EAST BLADEN 6-2 ON THURSDAY. KEVIN HARRIS WAS THE WINNING PITCHER FOR SOUTH BRUNSWICK. IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL, SOUTH BRUNSWICK ROUTED EAST BLADEN 19-8 ON THURSDAY. ASHLEY BROWN GOT THE WIN FOR SOUTH BRUNSWICK. UNCW WOMEN'S GOLF STARTS FIRST ROUND PLAY IN THE CAA TOURNAMENT ON FRIDAY MORNING AT ST. JAMES PLANTATION IN BRUNSWICK COUNTY. IN NBA ACTION, THE MIAMI HEAT BEAT THE CHICAGO BULLS 83-72 IN A MATCHUP OF THE EASTERN CONFERENCE’S TOP TWO TEAMS. THE UNCW MEN'S TENNIS TEAM BEGINS CAA TOURNAMENT PLAY ON FRIDAY AGAINST WILLIAM & MARY AT 8:30AM. THE UNCW WOMEN'S TENNIS TEAM PLAYS DELAWARE ON FRIDAY AT 11AM TO START THEIR CAA TOURNAMENT RUN. UNCW TRACK & FIELD WILL TRAVEL TO THE QUEEN CITY FOR THE CHARLOTTE INVITATIONAL ON FRIDAY. THE UNCW BASEBALL TEAM GOES TO BOSTON FOR A DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST NORTHEASTERN ON SATURDAY AT NOON. THE UNCW SOFTBALL TEAM HEADS TO PHILADELPHIA TO FACE DREXEL IN A DOUBLEHEADER STARTING AT 11AM ON SATURDAY. THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS HAVE REPORTEDLY TOLD FORMER STANFORD QUARTERBACK THEY WILL MAKE HIM THE NUMBER ONE PICK IN THE NFL DRAFT. ORLANDO MAGIC CENTER DWIGHT HOWARD WILL MISS THE REST OF THE SEASON TO HAVE BACK SURGERY; HOWARD WILL ALSO MISS THE OLYMPICS.

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