WWAY’s Wednesday night sports – Nov. 23


WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) — On Wednesday night we showcased the South Columbus High School football team. Click play video in order to see what several of the Stallions have to say about playing in the 2-A east finals. We also have basketball highlights from Trask High School. Rasheed Brown pumped in 46 in the Trask season opener in Rocky Point against the Dixon Bulldogs. New Trask head coach Rodney believes 46 is a school record. Also, we’ll hear from Cynthia Cooper-Dyke. She discloses her plans and her team’s plans for Thanksgiving.

Maui Invitational

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FINAL: (6) Duke 68 (14) Kansas 61

High Scorers: Kansas – Tyshawn Taylor 17
Duke – Ryan Kelly 17, Mason Plumlee 17

High Rebounders: Kansas – Thomas Robinson 15
Duke – Mason Plumlee 12

It’s only November, of course, but Duke’s 68-61 victory over 14th-ranked Kansas had a bit of a Final Four feeling to it. Sophomore Tyler Thornton canned a pair of three-pointers from opposite corners in the final minute to give the sixth-ranked Blue Devils their fifth Maui Invitational championship. Duke is 15-0 all-time in Maui.
The seldom-used Thornton came into the game averaging just under 3 points a game. Thornton only took four shots all night, and finished with seven points. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEF’-skee) said afterward he had Thornton in the game for defense, but he ended up making the two biggest shots of the night.
Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly each had 17 for Duke.

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Eric Griffin had 23 points and 13
rebounds as Campbell defeated Iowa 77-61 on Wednesday night.
The Fighting Camels are 5-0 for the first time since 1976 after
shooting 62 percent from the field.
Iowa (3-2) trailed by as many as 16 points and cut the deficit
to 54-49 with 10 minutes left. But the Hawkeyes couldn’t get any
closer despite forcing 22 turnovers.
Darren White scored 17 points for Campbell, which blocked 10
shots. Trey Freeman added 15 points.
Matt Gatens led Iowa with 17 points. Devyn Marble added 14
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