WWAY’s Wednesday night sports – Nov. 14


JAMESTOWN, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Community College defeated Guilford Tech in men’s basketball on Wednesday 96-85. Faronte Drakeford led CFCC with 27 points. The SeaDevils home opener will be 7pm on Friday against Baltimore City. CFCC is now 5-0 on the season.


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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Cape Fear Community College defeated Wake Tech 49-45 in women’s basketball on Wednesday. Alexis Redd led CFCC with 15 points. CFCC improves to 2-0.


WINSTON-SALEM, NC (UNCW) — UNCW closed the game on an 11-4 run, but Wake Forest was able to hold off the Seahawks for a 60-59 victory in collegiate women’s basketball action Wednesday at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The Demon Deacons improved to 2-0 on the young season with the one-point win while the Seahawks moved to 0-2. Both teams return to action Sunday. UNCW travels to Elon for a 7 p.m. contest while Wake Forest is at No. 25 Kansas in a 3 p.m. tip.

Senior Lakevia Boykin led four Wake Forest players in double figures with a game-high 18 points as junior Chelsea Douglas added 14 while senior Asia Williams and sophomore Dearica Hamby pitched in 10 points apiece. Hamby grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and Williams added seven boards and a game-best five assists.
Senior Tawanna Lee and sophomore Kelva Atkins scored 13 points apiece to lead UNCW while senior Chelsea McGowen joined the duo in double figures with 10. McGowen added a career-high 12 rebounds for her second career double-double as the Seahawks held a commanding 50-38 advantage on the glass. Senior Karneshia Garrett pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds and added nine points and a team-high three steals in an all-around effort.

Trailing 56-48 with 3:42 remaining in the contest, a jumper by McGowen sparked the Seahawks to score seven on nine points and pull within three, 56-53, with 1:57 on the clock.
Wake Forest regained its two-possession lead moments later on a jumper by Williams, but back-to-back layups by McGowen pulled the Seahawks within one, 60-59, with just 30 seconds remaining.
The Seahawks would foul on the Demon Deacons next possession and sent Douglas to the line for a one-and-one opportunity. Douglas’ free-throw attempt was long and UNCW would gather the rebound with a chance to win the game.

On the final possession of the game, the Seahawks would work the ball to Lee at the right elbow in the final seconds. Lee would get off a three-point attempt just as the final buzzer sounded, but her shot hit the rim and stayed out, allowing the Demon Deacons to escape the one-point victory. UNCW got off to a fast start in the first half, knocking down five its first eight field goal attempts of the game on its way to building an early 13-7 advantage.

The Demon Deacons responded to the Seahawks opening charge, using back-to-back three pointers from Boykins to spark an 18-6 run and take a 25-19 lead with 8:31 remaining in the first half.A free throw by freshman Dana Brown and a layup by Atkins on back-to-back possessions ended the Wake Forest spurt and started a 9-3 run for the Seahawks that would tie the game at 28-all. The Demon Deacons would once again counter the Seahawks run, going on an 11-3 spurt that would last more than six minutes and gave Wake Forest its largest lead of the game, 41-31, with 15:03 remaining. A layup by Mandic would end the spurt and send the Seahawks on an 11-3 run that trimmed the Demon Deacon advantage to two, 44-42, at the 11:15 mark of the frame. An 8-2 run by the Demon Deacons capped off the UNCW spurt and pushed the Wake Forest cushion to eight, 52-46. The two teams would trade baskets over the next four minutes, setting up the Seahawks late push.


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Kemba Walker’s jumper with 0.7 seconds left lifted the Charlotte Bobcats to an 89-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.

Walker finished with 22 points, five assists and four rebounds, and his 19-footer over the out-stretched arm of Alexey Shved helped the Bobcats to their first three-game winning streak in nearly 20 months.

Byron Mullens had 12 points and 15 rebounds and Ramon Sessions had 18 points and six rebounds for Charlotte, which has won three straight games for the first time since March 2011.

Andrei Kirilenko had 26 points and 12 rebounds for the Timberwolves, who used a 16-2 run to tie the game with 12.3 seconds left.

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UNDATED (AP) – Tampa Bay’s David Price is the winner of the American League Cy Young Award edging Detroit’s Justin Verlander by four points for the honor.

Price picked up 14 first place votes in the balloting to 13 for Verlander.

Price won 20 games and posted a season-low 2.56 ERA. His 205 strikeouts were sixth best in the league.

The National League Cy Young Award winner is R.A. Dickey of the New York Mets. He got 27 of the 32 of the first place votes to become the first knuckleballer to win the Cy Young Award. Dickey went 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA and 230 strikeouts. Dodgers Clayton Kershaw and Washington’s Gio Gonzalez finished distant second and third, respectively.

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Wednesday marked the first day of the early fall signing signing period for high school seniors. A handful of local athletes signed national letters of intent.

A.J. Stillwell, Laney boys tennis, Gardner-Webb
Amber Doniere, Laney girls basketball, Appalachian St.
Brooke Holcomb, South Brunswick softball, Charleston Southern

Click play video to see WWAY’s story on Stillwell and Doniere from Laney High School.