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WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 18

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Monday marked the first night of conference tournament play in high school basketball. We've posted scores and notes below:

WACCAMAW CONFERENCE GIRLS TOURNAMENT

WEST BLADEN 47 - SOUTH COLUMBUS 40
THE KNIGHTS SCORED THE FINAL 12 POINTS OF THE GAME AGAINST THE STALLIONS, COURTNEY THOMPSON SCORED 17 POINTS FOR WEST BLADEN

EAST BLADEN GIRLS 51 - WEST BRUNSWICK 15

MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE GIRLS TOURNAMENT

HOGGARD 46 - NEW BERN 39

NEW HANOVER GIRLS 62 - ROSE 37

EAST CENTRAL GIRLS TOURNAMENT

NORTHSIDE 61- TOPSAIL 33

EAST CENTRAL BOYS TOURNAMENT

CLINTON 58 - SWANSBORO 37

SOUTH LENOIR BOYS 62 - EAST DUPLIN 44

COASTAL PLAINS GIRLS TOURNAMENT

SW ONSLOW 57 - DIXON 54

COASTAL PLAINS BOYS TOURNAMENT

JONES 82 - DIXON 80 IN DOUBLE OT

Click here to see the pairings for conference tournament week in high school basketball.
http://www.wwaytv3.com/2013/02/16/pairings-set-for-upcoming-conference-t...

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WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC) -- The Cape Fear Community College women's basketball team suffered another tough loss tonight against nationally-ranked Louisburg College 97-72 at the Schwartz Center. Louisburg is currently ranked number one in the Region 10 of the NJCAA conference.

Leading the Sea Devils on the scoreboard was Jordan Hill with 30 points and 8 rebounds. Alexis Redd added 14 points, 5 rebounds and two steals.

The team's current NJCAA record is 4-7 and 8-11 overall. The women will hit the road on Wed., Feb. 20 and travel to Kinston, NC for a game against Lenoir Community College at 5:30 p.m. The Sea Devils defeated LCC earlier this year in Wilmington and hope for a repeat performance to break a seven-game losing streak.

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SHALLOTTE, NC (News Release) -- West Brunswick High School Principal Brock Ahrens has announced the selection of Jimmy Fletcher as the school's next athletic director.

Fletcher replaces John Floyd who announced his retirement in January.

According to Ahrens, Fletcher is connected with the West Brunswick community, is a man of great integrity, and has a proven track record of fund-raising to support athletic programs. Fletcher's strong counseling background is an added support to student athletes as they select courses, maintain eligibility requirements, and stay on target to graduate.

"I'm excited about the opportunity and the new challenges ahead," Fletcher said. "I want to thank the administration, staff, and community for their support. I also want to thank my family for their support over the last ten years and I 'm looking forward to getting started with this new endeavor."

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW)-– UNCW senior forward Karneshia Garrett was named CAA Co-Player-of-the-Week, league officials announced on Monday.
Garrett, who shared the honor with JMU’s Tarik Hislop, is the first UNCW player to be recognized by the league this season.
“We are pleased that Karneshia has been recognized for her outstanding play last week,” said UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris. “She has worked hard all season to become a complete player on both ends of the floor. Her performances against George Mason and Georgia State show that she is one of the top players in the CAA when she plays to her full potential.”
A native of Hoover, Ala., Garrett averaged 18.5 points and 19.5 rebounds in leading the Seahawks to a 1-1 mark last week. Garrett shot 51.9 percent (14-of-27) from the floor and 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the free-throw line as she played all but two of UNCW’s 85 minutes on the floor.
She opened the week with 15 points and 19 rebounds versus George Mason on Thursday and followed that performance with career highs of 22 points, 20 rebounds and six blocked shots in the Seahawks’ overtime victory against Georgia State on Sunday. She became the first UNCW player to record 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game since Sharon McDowell accomplish the feat during the 1987-88 season.
UNCW (3-20; 2-10) returns to action Tuesday with a 7 p.m. contest at Drexel.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Senior forward Keith Rendleman has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Co-Player-of-the-Week after two outstanding games against William & Mary and Northeastern.

A 6-8, 220-pound junior from Iron Station, N.C., Rendleman averaged 23.5 points, 12.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.0 blocks as the Seahawks lost on the road at W&M and upset first place Northeastern.

“Keith has been very steady all season and we’re extremely pleased that he’s been recognized for his hard work,” said Buzz Peterson, UNCW’s third-year head coach. “We know what we’re going to get from Keith every night on the court. He works hard in practice and that carries over to the games.”

The hustling Rendleman scored 24 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, blocked three shots and made two steals in the 92-86 setback to the Tribe. He followed that up by pouring in a game-high 23 points with 11 boards and four steals in UNCW’s satisfying 73-67 verdict over the Huskies in the annual Homecoming Game at Trask Coliseum.

A 2012 First-Team All-CAA selection, Rendleman made 17-of-25 field goals last week and posted double-doubles in both contests. He has five straight double-doubles and 16 on the season.

Rendleman shared the award with W&M’s Marcus Thornton, who averaged 23.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists for the Tribe. The sophomore guard went 14-of-28 from long distance and converted 20-of-22 at the free throw line in a 2-1 week for W&M.

The Seahawks have four games remaining in the campaign. UNCW next travels to the Ted Constant Center in Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. tip-off against Old Dominion.

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