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WWAY's Friday night sports - Feb. 22

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Friday night's high school basketball action. We had highlights from the Waccamaw Conference and the Mideastern Conference.

THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
EAST COLUMBUS BEAT FAIRMONT 58-53
RONALD RATLIFF LED THE GATORS WITH 29 POINTS

THREE RIVERS CONFERENCE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
EAST COLUMBUS BEAT ST. PAULS 57-48
LAUREN JENKINS LED THE GATORS WITH 18 POINTS

EAST CENTRAL CONFERENCE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
NORTHSIDE BEAT CLINTON 74-62
EAST CENTRAL CONFERENCE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
NORTHSIDE BEAT EAST DUPLIN 35-26

TRI COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
WALLACE-ROSE HILL BEAT UNION 64-54

TRI COUNTY CONFERENCE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
LAKEWOOD BEAT JAMES KENAN 47-45 IN OT

WACCAMAW CONFERENCE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
WHITEVILLE BEAT WEST BRUNSWICK 56-44

WACCAMAW CONFERENCE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
WHITEVILLE BEAT EAST BLADEN 55-49

MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
NEW HANOVER BEAT HOGGARD 48-47
TREVON BROWN LED THE WILDCATS WITH 19 POINTS

IN THE MIDEASTERN CONFERENCE GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
LANEY BEAT ASHLEY 50-45
AMBER DONIERE LED THE BUCS WITH 16 POINTS

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WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC) - The Cape Fear Community College men's basketball team lost tonight against NJCAA conference opponent USC Salkehatchie in Wilmington 63-67.

The Sea Devils trailed the Indians for most of the game and were not able to put together a second half rally to take the lead.

Terrance Hampton led Cape Fear's scoring effort with 14 points. Faronte Drakeford added 12.

CFCC has only two games left to play in the regular season. The next match-up is tomorrow night vs. Aiken Tech at 5 p.m. in the Schwartz Center. The Sea Devils' final regular season game is a home game rematch against rival Brunswick Community College on Wed., Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Wilmington.

The Sea Devils are now 5-4 in the conference and 18-9 overall.

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WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Steven Linkous collected four hits and scored three runs to back the shutout pitching of UNCW starter Mat Batts as the Seahawks rolled past Lehigh, 15-0, on Friday in college baseball action at Brooks Field.
UNCW improved to 3-3 while the Mountain Hawks dropped to 0-1 in their season opener. The series continues on Saturday with a 2 p.m. start.
The Seahawks pounded out a season-high 16 hits and plated another season-best with 15 runs scored. Michael Bass was one of five Seahawks with multiple hit games, finishing with two hits, scored twice and knocked in three runs.
No hitter in the Lehigh lineup had more than one hit as the Seahawk pitching staff scattered four hits.
Batts (1-0) tied his season-high with seven strikeouts over 6 and 2/3 shutout innings.
Colin Gotzon (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing six runs on five hits and a pair of hit batters in one-plus innings.
How It Happened: UNCW jumped on Gotzon and reliever Jayme Edwards for 10 runs in the first three innings. Tyler Molinaro, Luke Dunlap and Luis Renvill keyed a four-run first with RBI hits. In the third, Drew Farber and Bass had two-run singles for a 10-0 lead.
By The Numbers: The 15-0 win was the highest scoring shutout for the Seahawks since a 15-0 drubbing of Georgia State last season … UNCW pitching fanned 10 or more batters for the fourth time this season … Luke Dunlap extended his hitting streak to four, a career-long, with two doubles … Michael Bass, meanwhile, has reached safely in five straight and is 5-for-5 in stolen bases … The UNCW bullpen has now fanned 32 batters in 28 and 1/3 innings.

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