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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - May 15


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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- We've posted scores and notes from Wednesday's high school state playoff action below.

Girls soccer state playoffs:
Clinton 3
Whiteville 2

New Hanover 4
Laney 0

Check out video of both of these game. Just click on the video icon. New Hanover will host New Bern on Friday at 7pm.


WILMINGTON, NC (AP) - A committee at UNC Wilmington recommends the school cut five sports teams, including a men's swimming and diving team that has won 12 straight league titles.

The school announced the findings of its intercollegiate athletic review committee Wednesday.

It says cutting men's and women's swimming and diving, men's cross country, men's indoor track and softball would save roughly $890,000 per year.

The school would have 14 sports - the minimum for Division I.

Committee chairman Terry Curran says there was "no way for the athletics department to meet its fiscal goals" without cutting sports.

Chancellor Gary Miller will discuss the recommendations with athletic director Jimmy Bass and the board of trustees before a final decision is made.

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MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Heat are headed back to the Eastern Conference finals.

LeBron James scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade added 18 and the Heat rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat the Chicago Bulls 94-91 on Wednesday night and close out their second-round series in five games.

Chris Bosh scored 12 points and Udonis Haslem added 10 for Miami, which ran out to a 22-4 lead, then was outscored by a whopping 29 points over the next 27 minutes before recovering. The Heat outscored the Bulls 25-14 in the fourth.

Carlos Boozer finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Derrick Rose for the 99th straight game. Nate Robinson and Jimmy Butler missed potential tying 3-pointers on the final possession of the season for Chicago, which dropped the last four games of the series.

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