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Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:47pm.

GREENVILLE, NC (AP) - Jeff Lebo is bringing his East Carolina program to the same court where he starred for North Carolina under Dean Smith and Roy Williams. Lebo's Pirates (6-1) are making their first trip to Chapel Hill on Saturday to play the No. 21 Tar Heels, while Lebo is facing his alma mater for the second time in 15 seasons as a head coach. Lebo said Thursday it was exciting to return to Chapel Hill and give his players "the opportunity to play on that stage in that atmosphere." Lebo is in his third season leading the Pirates. He played at UNC (7-2) from 1985-89 under Smith. Williams, now in his 10th season as UNC's coach, was an assistant to Smith during Lebo's first three seasons before taking over at Kansas. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) ---------------- WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - It was a light night for high school hoops in the region. Thursday scores and notes have been posted below. SOUTH BRUNSWICK BOYS 42 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 35 CALEB STANLEY LED THE COUGARS WITH 18 POINTS CAPE FEAR ACADEMY GIRLS 34 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 22 GRACE ANDREWS LED THE HURRICANES WITH 14 POINTS PURNELL SWETT BOYS 55 - RED SPRINGS 47 ST. PAULS GIRLS 38 - PURNELL SWETT 31 ------------------ Did you see both of our team of the week recipients on WWAY? Whiteville last week & Ashley this week. http://tinyurl.com/c4sbt63 Check it out Check out WWAY's first two player of the week recipients. North Brunswick Scorpion Nik Sloan & Trask's Rasheed Brown. http://tinyurl.com/c3f9t5k ------------------ Make sure you're with on Friday night. It'll be another edition of the Full Court Press with John Rendleman, Brett Blizzard and Kevin Schneider. ------------------- PHILADELPHIA,PA (AP) - One Pennsylvania team down, one to go for the Cincinnati Bengals. Andy Dalton threw one touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers and the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 Thursday night. The Bengals (8-6) took a half-game lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-6) for the last playoff spot in the AFC. But their game at Pittsburgh next week is far more important in the standings than this one. The Bengals would clinch their second straight playoff berth with a win over the Steelers if Pittsburgh loses to Dallas this Sunday. A loss to the Steelers, though, would likely ruin Cincinnati's chances. The Eagles' season was lost a long time ago. They fell to 4-10, losing double-digit games for the first time since 2005. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) -----------------

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