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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Nov. 28

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Thursday is typically a light night for high school basketball. That was certainly the case in the Wilmington area. We've posted scores and notes below.

WHITEVILLE BOYS 54 - SOUTH ROBESON 36
JOVON BELLAMY LED THE WOLFPACK WITH 13 POINTS
WHITEVILLE BOYS ARE NOW 3-0 ON THE SEASON

LANEY BOYS 59 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 45
SENIOR TEVIN JONES HAD 17 REBOUNDS FOR LANEY IN NATHAN FAULK'S FIRST WIN AS THE LANEY HEAD COACH

RICHLANDS BOYS 68 - DIXON 40

WHITEVILLE GIRLS 60 - SOUTH ROBESON 29
WOLFPACK GIRLS TEAM IMPROVES TO 2-1

LANEY GIRLS 60 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 8
BRIANNA BAHAM LED THE BUCS WITH 15 POINTS

RICHLANDS GIRLS 35 - DIXON 32

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The UNCW men's basketball team looks to go above .500 on the season when the Seahawks face Marshall on Saturday. Click the video icon in order to see WWAY's game preview.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- WWAY's Full Court Press will start another season on Friday, November 30. It's going to be a bit different. It's not John Rendleman & Kevin Schneider(last season). It's not John and Brett Blizzard(previous season). It's all three. We invite you to check it out. The Full Court Press will tip off around 11;15 on Friday.

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ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons raced to a 17-0 lead and the defense made it stand up, picking off five of Drew Brees' passes and ending his NFL-record touchdown streak with a 23-13 victory Thursday night.

The Falcons moved to the brink of clinching the NFC South and dealt a big blow to the Saints (5-7) and their fading playoff hopes. William Moore had two of the five interceptions, which were the most of Brees' career and came four days after he had two passes picked off and returned for touchdowns in a loss to San Francisco.

Brees had thrown a touchdown pass in 54 consecutive games. He had an apparent scoring pass to Darren Sproles late in the first half, but it was nullified by a penalty.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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WILMINGTON, NC (SHARKS) -- The Wilmington Sharks released their 2013 season schedule today. Now heading into an unparalleled 17th season in Wilmington, the Sharks open the gates to the upcoming summer of fun on Tuesday, May 28 on the road facing the Florence RedWolves.
The Sharks open at home on Wednesday, May 29th hosting the Fayetteville SwampDogs, increasing their reputation as the longest tenured sports team in Wilmington history. The regular season runs through August 5th, with the final regular season home game on August 3rd against the Morehead City Marlins. The playoffs for the 2013 season run from August 7th through August 17th.

The league’s annual All-Star Fan Fest and All-Star Game will be on July 7th and 8th. The location of the 2013 CPL All-Star Game will be announced soon.

Once again, the league will be comprised of two divisions – the East and the West – that will feature seven teams in each. The East will be made up of the Edenton Steamers, Fayetteville SwampDogs, Morehead City Marlins, Peninsula Pilots, Petersburg Generals, Wilmington Sharks and Wilson Tobs. Meanwhile, the West will again feature the Asheboro Copperheads, Forest City Owls, Gastonia Grizzlies, Martinsville Mustangs, Thomasville HiToms, Columbia Blowfish and Florence RedWolves.
The fun and excitement Sharks fans have come to know and love will continue to impress as the 2013 summer of fun promises new and unique experiences for fans. Some of those experiences are new theme nights, more fun giveaway items and some returning fan favorites for promotions. Fans can look forward to nine “Thirsty Thursdays” and one of the best fireworks extravaganzas of the summer. Add in many incredible giveaways and fans have a summer of lifelong memories and many incredible keepsakes to bring home.

Fans can keep up with the Sharks all off season long by visiting wilmingtonsharks.com. With 2013 season tickets on sale now, fans can make sure they have the perfect seat for the 2013 summer of fun.
The Wilmington Sharks are a proud member of the Coastal Plain League, entering their 17th season in the nation’s hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Celebrating its 17th season in 2013, the CPL features 14 teams playing in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. The CPL gives college players the chance to refine their skills with the use of wooden bats. Players are housed with local host families for the summer and past experiences have been very positive for both players and hosts. Furthermore, the CPL has had over 1,000 alumni drafted and 55 alums – including 2011 AL MVP and Cy Young winner Justin Verlander – make their Major League debut thus far. For more information on the Coastal Plain League, please visit the league website at www.coastalplain.com, and be sure to friend us on Facebook (at www.facebook.com/coastalplainleague) and follow us via Twitter (as cpleague).

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