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WWAY's Friday night sports - March 14

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Friday Scoreboard

High School Girls Soccer
EAST DUPLIN 1 - WHITEVILLE 0
CLINTON 7 - TRASK 0
CROATAN 6 - TOPSAIL 0

High School Boys Tennis
CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 9 - EPIPHANY 0

High School Baseball
WHITEVILLE 12 - ST. PAULS 2
LANEY 9 - SOUTH BRUNSWICK 1, JAKE CICERO WINNING PITCHER, JON KUEBLER 4 HITS
SOUTH LENOIR 19 - DIXON 3
EAST BLADEN 2 - UNION 0, ALEX COATES WINNING PITCHER
CLINTON 3 - TRASK 1
SOUTH ROBESON 4 - EAST COLUMBUS 2
SOUTH COLUMBUS 6 - RED SPRINGS 3
MIDWAY 8 - WEST BLADEN 6
HOGGARD 2 - NEW HANOVER 0

High School Softball
WHITEVILLE 19 - ST. PAULS 0
SOUTH COLUMBUS 16 - RED SPRINGS 1
TRASK 12 - CLINTON 0
ASHLEY 5 - TOPSAIL 4
WEST BRUNSWICK 14 - PURNELL SWETT 4
EAST COLUMBUS 2 - SOUTH ROBESON 1
EAST BLADEN 10 - UNION 4, LEXIE DAWSON 3 RBI
WEST BLADEN 5 - MIDWAY 2, COURTNEY THOMPSON HAD 2 SOLO HOME RUNS FOR KNIGHTS

High School Girls Lacrosse
LANEY 15 - JACKSONVILLE 2
ASHLEY 17 - TOPSAIL 4, PEYTON LECOMPTE LED THE EAGLES WITH 6 GOALS
RAVENSCROFT 15 - CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 5

High School Boys Lacrosse
ASHLEY 16 - TOPSAIL 0

ACC MEN'S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - GREENSBORO
PITTSBURGH 80 - NORTH CAROLINA 75
VIRGINIA 64 - FLORIDA STATE 51
NC STATE 66 - SYRACUSE 63
DUKE 63 - CLEMSON 62

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Brent Campbell won the men's Long Jump for UNCW and Kelsey Turner and Tatyana Brewton tied for first in the women's to lead the Seahawks on the opening day of the Seahawk Invitational at the Greene Track and Field Complex.

Campbell used a mark of 23-10.25 feet on his second attempt to win the event. Teammate Aerial Chatman placed third with a mark of 23-3.50.

Both Turner and Brewton jumped 18-3.75 feet with both achieving that mark on their second attempts.

In other top-3 finishes for the Seahawks, Haley Kapheim placed third in the 5,000 meters and Valerie Afam was third in the women's Long Jump.

The Seahawk women have the early lead in the meet while the men are second to North Dakota.

The meet concludes on Saturday.

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (UNCW) -- Host North Florida claimed the doubles point in narrow fashion and then added four singles victories to beat No. 52 UNCW, 5-2, in men's tennis action Friday at the UNF Tennis Complex.
The Ospreys improved to 7-9 with their third straight victory. The Seahawks had their record evened at 6-6 on the season and stand 1-4 on the road this spring.
UNCW won the first doubles match off the court when Pedro Mol and Kaue Pereira, ranked 64th nationally, upset No. 34 Caio Gomes and Yannick Zuern, 8-6. But UNF rallied for wins at the No. 1 and No. 3 positions to claim the early point.
The Ospreys raised the lead to 2-0 when Zuern, playing No.4 singles, downed Santtu Leskinen. But Pereira sliced the margin to 2-1 with a 6-3, 6-0 verdict over Zachary Goldberg. Mol squared the match at 2-all by dominating Norbert Nemcsek, 6-3, 6-1, at No. 3 singles before UNF clinched the match with wins at No. 1 and No. 6 singles.
The Seahawks, who have played three consecutive away matches, return home on Wednesday (March 19) to entertain Yale of the Ivy League at 2 p.m.

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -- Josh Abshire's one-out single plated the winning run in the bottom of the ninth as UNCW ended Indiana State's 12-game winning streak with a 3-2 win on Friday at Brooks Field.

The Seahawks, who ended VCU's seven-game winning streak last weekend, improved to 8-8 on the season while the Sycamores fell to 12-2.

Kelly Secrest (4-1) earned the win with 2.2 innings of shutout baseball. He lowered his earned run average to 0.73. Starter Mat Batts didn't figure in the decision despite another strong start with eight strikeouts in 6.1 innings. He allowed two runs on five hits, a walk and a hit batter.

Reliever Josh Dove (1-1) was tagged with the loss after allowing the unearned run for UNCW to win it. Starter David Stagg allowed two runs, on five hits and a walk over seven strong innings.

Ryan LaGrange homered and doubled to lead the UNCW lineup. His first homer of the season coming in the fourth inning tied the game at 1-all and his double in the sixth game the Seahawks a 2-1 lead.

Tyler Wampler collected two hits for the Sycamores, who suffered their first loss since the season opener at Auburn, 4-0.

How it happened: With one out, Corey Dick extended his hitting streak to a career-long 12 games with an infield hit. Pinch runner Steven Linkous stole second and advanced to third as the throw bounced short and into the outfield. ISU walked Andy Austin and had two strikes on Abshire before he lined a single up the middle to plate Linkous.

Inside the box score: In a pitching dominated opener both teams went 2-for-8 with runners on base … The two teams combined to go 4-for-21 with two out … UNCW had the game's lone 2-out RBI (LaGrange in the sixth) … Batts held ISU to 1-for-7 hitting with two out and allowed just one leadoff hitter on base safely.

Notes: Dick extended his hitting streak to a career-best 12 games and his on base streak to 12 … Terence Connelly saw his on base streak halted at 11 … Both games with ISU in the series have been one-run games won by UNCW … Secrest won his 14 career game … Batts moved into sixth on UNCW's strikeout list with 240 … He's struck out seven or more batters in four of his five starts … The win was UNCW's first walk-off victory since Mar. 23, 2013, when the Seahawks plated five runs in the ninth against former conference rival Georgia State for a 12-11 win … The game time for the contest was a season-fastest, 2:09.

Up next: The Sycamores and Seahawks will play a doubleheader on Saturday with a 1 p.m. start. Sunday's game was moved to Saturday due to expected bad weather.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Buzz Peterson is out. Eddie Biedenbach is still in, but for how long? "Whenever they said I would be the interim head coach I asked for how long will that be?", Eddie Biedenbach said. "Until we do a national search, which I assume they want to be done quickly". The search which is already underway, will likely last 3 to 6 weeks. It could be quicker if UNCW athletics director Jimmy Bass finds the right guy at the right price, right away. "Buzz is a great guy, great coach. Enjoyed working for him. Buzz didn't do anything wrong here," Biedenbach tells WWAY. "Sometimes these situations occur. I came here to work for Buzz Peterson. The new guy coming in, I would like to keep my position. If they think that I'm the guy that should this, then I'd much rather be a head coach."

Eddie Biedenbach was the head coach at UNC Asheville for 17 years. He clearly loved coaching the Bulldogs. He loved being part of the Seahawks this past season too, except for all the losses. "I was looking forward to being a part of this program getting it not back where it should, but where it should be."

All of the Seahawk assistant basketball coaches remain on staff.

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