WWAY’s Tuesday night sports – Sept. 18


WILMINGTON,NC (WWAY) – Click play video to see our coverage from the ceremony on Tuesday in the lobby at UNCW’s Trask Coliseum for George and Sylvia Rountree.

WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW sports release) — Citing the continued support and generosity of longtime benefactor George Rountree III, UNCW Chancellor Gary L. Miller announced Tuesday that the men’s basketball offices at Trask Coliseum will be named the George Rountree Basketball Suite.

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In a special afternoon ceremony near the offices off the Trask lobby, Miller said Rountree’s loyalty with the program has been significant.

“George and Sylvia have made a difference on our campus in many ways as friends, volunteers and very generous donors,” said Chancellor Miller. “Their commitment to the journey of learning inspires our student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff to ‘Dare to Soar.’”

The UNCW Board of Trustees announced the naming in February of 2011 after Rountree and his wife Sylvia made a $250,000 contribution to support UNCW Athletics. The gift was part of the Campaign for UNCW: Soaring to Greatness, a comprehensive fundraising effort that raised more than $66.5 million in support for scholarships, programs and services across campus.

Rountree, a civic leader and senior partner with Rountree, Losee & Baldwin, played a key role in the development of the Seahawk Club during its early years and served as president five times. He is a former member of the UNCW Board of Trustees and the Board of Visitors.

Rountree was inducted into the UNCW Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010 and the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 18, first-place votes in parentheses, records and total points as voted upon by a statewide panel of prep sports writers:

Class 4-A
1. Matthews Butler (14) (4-0) 140 1
2. Richmond County (5-0) 122 2
3. New Bern (5-0) 105 3
4. Indian Trail Porter Ridge (4-0) 88 4
5. Charlotte Mallard Creek (3-1) 83 5
6. Garner (5-0) 71 6
7. Wilmington New Hanover (4-0) 50 7
8. East Forsyth (5-0) 44 8
9. Scotland County (4-1) 28 9
10. Fayetteville Britt (4-1) 10 10
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

Class 3-A
1. Northern Guilford (14) (4-0) 140 1
2. Belmont South Point (5-0) 114 2
3. Havelock (4-1) 109 3
4. Charlotte Catholic (4-1) 88 5
5. Kannapolis Brown (4-1) 62 6
6. Statesville (4-1) 51 10
7. Clayton Cleveland (5-0) 48 7
8. Concord (5-0) 47 9
9. Shelby Crest (4-1) 37 8
10. West Rowan (4-1) 25 4
Others receiving 10 or more points: Wilson Hunt 17 (5-0), Eastern Alamance 11 (5-0).

Class 2-A
1. Tarboro (14) (5-0) 140 1
2. East Lincoln (5-0) 121 2
3. Jacksonville Northside (5-0) 111 3
4. South Iredell (4-1) 81 4
5. Reidsville (4-1) 77 5
6. Edenton Holmes (5-0) 74 7
7. Boonville Starmount (5-0) 53 9
8. East Duplin (4-1) 50 8
9. South Columbus (4-1) 27 10
10. Carrboro (5-0) 16 NR
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

Class 1-A
1. Swain County (13) (5-0) 139 1
2. Warsaw Kenan (1) (4-0) 120 2
3. Murphy (4-1) 95 3
4. Southwest Onslow (3-1) 85 4
5. Manteo (4-0) 75 7
6. Albemarle (4-1) 74 5
7. Hendersonville (4-1) 66 8
8. Ayden-Grifton (4-1) 43 9
9. Plymouth (4-1) 28 10
10. Red Springs (3-2) 14 6
Others receiving 10 or more points: None.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Tuesday night volleyball scoreboard:

Louisburg 0

Citadel 0 (see below for more info on this match

Hoggard 3
Laney 0

Hoggard won 25-18, 25-23, 25-20

Ashley 3
Rose 1

Ashley won 21-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-18. It’s the first loss of the season for Rose. Ashley will face Hoggard on Thursday at Hoggard.


WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW sports release) — Sophomores McKenzie Keightley and Morgan Kline combined for 27 kills and a .396 hitting percentage to lead UNCW to a 3-0 (25-21, 25-21, 25-17) victory over The Citadel in collegiate volleyball action Tuesday at Hanover Hall.

Playing at home for the first time in 11 matches, the Seahawks improved to 7-8 on the season while the Bulldogs slipped to 2-12 overall.

Kline posted a match-high 15 spikes on the strength of a .333 hitting percentage while Keightley finished with 12 kills and a .500 attack clip to power the Seahawks attack. Senior setter Natalie Lahaie handed out 40 assists as the UNCW lineup combined for 46 kills and a .187 hitting percentage for the match.

Junior Haley Collins notched a match-high 18 digs to lead three UNCW players in double figures. Kline chipped 14 digs to post her fourth double-double of the season. Freshman Lindsay Hartmann added 11 digs to reach double figures in that category for the fourth time this season.

Senior Cassie Uribe tallied eight kills and senior Rachael Farrell pitched in six spikes and added a team-high 15 digs for The Citadel. Freshman setter Mikaela Tracy handed out 23 assists and added eight digs while senior Emily Dalton finished with 11 digs.

Trailing 13-12 midway through the first set, a kill by sophomore Leah Gagliardi sent the Seahawks on a 7-1 run that put them ahead, 19-13. The Bulldogs responded to the spurt, tallying four of the net five points to pull within three, 20-17, but UNCW answered back, notching three of the next four points to take a 24-18 lead. The Citadel would rattle off three straight points to make it a 24-21 contest before a Bulldog attack error gave the Seahawks a 25-21 victory.

The Citadel jumped out to an early 5-1 lead in the second set and held a 16-12 advantage later in the frame when UNCW tallied five of six points to square the match at 17-all. The two sides would then proceed to trade points until, with the score knotted at 21-all, back-to-back attack errors for the Bulldogs ignited a 4-0 spurt for UNCW that would give them a 25-21 triumph.

The third set saw the Seahawks take control early, racing out to a commanding 20-4 cushion. A kill by sophomore Lauren Hurt ended the UNCW run and sent the Bulldogs on a 13-4 run that would make it a 24-17 contest. That would be as close at The Citadel would get, however, as a kill by Keightley would send the Seahawks to a 25-17 victory and give them the match.

Both teams open conference play Saturday. UNCW hosts William & Mary at a 2 p.m. CAA matinee while The Citadel faces UNC Greensboro on the road in a 7 p.m. Southern Conference contest.


SIMPSONVILLE, KY (UNCW sports release) — SIMPSONVILLE, Kentucky – Junior Lori Beth Adams fired a one-over-par 73 Tuesday to earn her second consecutive top 10 finish and lead UNCW in the final round of the Cardinal Cup at the Cardinal Club Golf Course.

Adams finished the 54-hole event with a five-over-par scorecard of 221 (75-73-73) to give the Burlington, N.C., product her second straight top 10 finish after opening the season with an 8th-place result in the Terrier Intercollegiate last week.

Junior Laverry Kumar (75-75-74=224) and freshman Johanna Bjoerk (74-76-74=224) ended the event three strokes back of Adams, part of a four-way tie for 14th. Senior Danielle Lamy (79-86-87=252/80th) and sophomore Mallory Warrick (85-90-87=262/85th) completed the Seahawks lineup.

“I was really pleased with how Lori Beth, Laverry and Johanna played this week,” said UNCW Head Coach Cindy Ho. “The only other team to have three players finish in the top 15 was Missouri, so it was a very strong showing for the three of them. They played solid golf under difficult conditions in all three rounds and they showed their resilience today by bouncing back after getting off to a slow start given our starting position for the round.”

The Seahawks combined for a team total 308 during Tuesday’s final round to finish with a tournament scorecard of 921 (303-310-308), one shot back of ninth place Georgia State (307-292-321=920).

Louisville captured the tournament title for the fourth time in the 10-year history of the event, carding a three-round total of 896 (294-297-305), one stroke ahead of second-place Missouri (291-308-298=897). Chattanooga claimed third (300-301-300=901) while Cincinnati (299-297-309=905) took fourth.

Louisville’s Emily Haas led wire-to-wire to capture individual medalist honors, posting a one-under-par 71 in the final round to cruise to a five-shot victory over the field with a tournament scorecard of seven-under-par 209 (69-69-71). UNC Greensboro’s Fanny Cnops carded a 68 in the final round to claim second with two-under total of 214 (73-73-68) while Cincinnati’s Mackenzie Moir took third with a two-over result of 216 (71-74-73).

UNCW returns to action Oct. 1-2 in the Windy City Classic at the Glenview Golf Club in Glenview, Ill.