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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Basketball scores from our region are listed below from Friday night. In most cases we had video of these games on WWAY’s Full Court Press. Click the play video icon to see WWAY’s Full Court Press with John Rendleman & Chasity Melvin.



Three Rivers Conference (Regular Season)

Four County Conference Tournament Championship Game

Mideastern Conference Tournament Championship Game

East Central Conference Tournament Championship Game


Three Rivers Conference (Regular Season)
Whiteville 84 – South Columbus 63

Four County Conference Tournament Championship Game

Mideastern Conference Tournament Championship Game

East Central Conference

College Men’s Basketball
USC Salkahatchie 85 – Cape Fear Community College 80


Note: Cari Blalock is a graduate of New Hanover High.

GREENSBORO, NC (UNC) –– Senior Cari Blalock and junior Danielle Siverling won individual championships on the third night of the 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships and the Tar Heel squad jumped two spots in the team standings to place second heading into the final day of competition. This week’s championships are being held for the second successive year at the Greensboro Aquatics Center.

“We had a good night. We had a lot of swims and we had a few winners so things were picking up for us for sure,” said UNC head coach Rich DeSelm.

Blalock, a native of Wilmington, N.C., earned her second straight conference title in the 400-yard individual medley, clocking a winning time of 4:08.96, almost two full seconds ahead of runner-up Emma Nunn, her sophomore teammate at North Carolina. Nunn took the second spot in 4:10.86, eclipsing her previous career best of 4:11.60. It was the third ACC title of Blalock’s career. She also won the 200 fly as a junior in 2013.

“Cari Blalock defended her championship from last year and Emma Nunn came from behind after the breaststroke leg to move up several places and got her hand on the wall for second place which was huge for us. Those were great swims for both of those ladies, helping momentum swing our way,” said DeSelm.

Three other Tar Heels earned big points in the team race for UNC as sophomore Annie Harrison was ninth in 4:14.49, junior Hannah Runyon-Hass was 10th in 4:15.43 and freshman Abby Fisher was 18th in 4:20.59.

Blalock was joined atop the victory platform by junior Danielle Siverling who garnered first place in the 200-yard freestyle in a school record time of 1:44.43. It was the second time in three days that Siverling has broken the school mark in the event as she went 1:44.72 leading off UNC’s 800-yard freestyle relay on Wednesday night. Prior to Wednesday, Jessi Perruquet had held the Tar Heel record since her NCAA winning swim in the event in 2003.

Siverling was one of four Tar Heels in the championship final of the 200 free as junior Stephanie Peacock finished fourth in 1:45.71, sophomore Ally Hardesty was sixth in 1:46.58 (after going a personal best 1:46.26 in the prelims) and sophomore Lauren Earp was seventh in 1:47.76.

“We were pretty loaded in the 200 free with four of the top eight in the “A” final,” said DeSelm. “Danielle Siverling pretty much led all the way. She was just a little bit behind at the 100 but she put together a superb race and I’m really proud of her.”

The other Tar Heel to reach the medals podium on Friday night was senior Carly Smith, who took third place in the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 53.07. Other Tar Heels scoring in the event were freshman Sarah Hitchens in 10th place with a career best 53.63 and sophomore Annie Harrison in 20th place in a career best 54.32. Freshman Hellen Moffitt was 23rd after going a career best 54.08 in Friday’s prelims.

“Carly Smith, who is in her fifth year for us after redshirting one year, had a really nice swim. She was 53.07 which was just off her best time. She got third place and earned her way on to the awards stand,” said DeSelm.

The 100-yard butterfly was also an excellent event for the Tar Heels Friday night as three Tar Heels reached the championship final. Sophomore Hannah Lincoln was the top finisher in fifth place at 53.37, senior Meredith Hoover was sixth in a personal best 53.46 and freshman Hellen Moffitt touched in eighth place after going a personal best 53.37 in the prelims of the event. In the bonus consolation heat, freshman Sarah Koucheki took 19th place in 54.13 while senior Carly Smith was 22nd in 54.50.

Senior co-captain Katie Rechsteiner was a championship finalist in the 100-yard breaststroke as she took seventh place in a time of 1:02.13. She had notched a career best 1:01.47 in the prelims while qualifying eighth. Sophomore Rachel Canty and freshman Abby Fisher finished 18th and 21st, respectively, with times of 1:02.19 and 1:02.79.

Diving competition for both the men and the women is held on the same weekend at the ACC Championships. For the second straight day, UNC freshman Jack Nyquist was a championship finalist. He gained podium status on Friday, taking third place in one-meter diving with a score of 398.30 after capturing sixth in the three-meter on Thursday. His teammate Ryan Fox was 14th with 334.30 after taking 10th in three-meter diving. The men’s diving points will be reflected in the team scores in next weekend’s men’s championships. Nyquist’s score of 398.30 broke his own existing school record in the event by nearly four points.

The Tar Heel women’s divers stepped up in a big way on Friday in the three-meter event after a tough day on Thursday in one-meter diving. Sophomore Erin Purdy led all consolation heat divers with a ninth place finish with 321.45 points while junior Kelly Corish was 23rd with 264.10 points.

In Friday’s other event, UNC took sixth place in the 400-yard medley relay with a time of 3:36.80. The Tar Heel relay included senior Carly Smith, senior Katie Rechsteiner, sophomore Hannah Lincoln and sophomore Ally Hardesty.

CURRENT TEAM SCORES: Virginia 946.5, North Carolina 767, Florida State 706.5, NC State 659, Virginia Tech 619, Notre Dame 543.5, Duke 363, Miami 351.5, Pittsburgh 324.5, Georgia Tech 221.5, Boston College 130, Clemson 35


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