WWAY’s high school hoops: 5 gyms, 5 games from Tuesday night

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — On Tuesday night on WWAY we featured five different basketball games at five different venues. We checked out action in Rocky Point between the undefeated East Bladen girls vs. Trask. We checked out the undefeated West Brunswick boys against Topsail. We also featured New Hanover-Laney, Harrells-Coastal Christian along with a wilder than wild finish in the Ashley-Hoggard boys basketball game.

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Tuesday’s High School Scoreboard
Boys Basketball

CROATAN 73 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 70
JOSH WHITE 29 POINTS FOR SCORPIONS

WHITEVILLE 93 – WEST COLUMBUS 62



SOUTH COLUMBUS 61 – EAST COLUMBUS 39

HARRELLS 70 – COASTAL CHRISTIAN 43 **Click icon for video

WCA 69 – FAITH CHRISTIAN 49

CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 59 – FAYETTEVILLE ACADEMY 56
HURRICANES TRAILED BY 17 POINTS

WEST BLADEN 67 – PENDER 56
RAHU PURDIE 18 POINTS

TRASK 80 – EAST BLADEN 54
TYQUAN DAVIS 25 POINTS, TRASK NOW 13-8 OVERALL

WEST BRUNSWICK 52 – TOPSAIL 29 **Click icon for video
TROJANS REMAIN UNDEFEATED

NEW HANOVER 74 – LANEY 57 **Click icon for video
ACCHEAUS FIELDS 25 POINTS FOR WILDCATS

BOYS BASKETBALL ASHLEY 65 – HOGGARD 64 **Click icon for video
TYRE GATHRIGHT 26 POINTS, JAKE STINNETT 13 POINTS

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Tuesday’s High School Scoreboard
Girls Basketball

HOGGARD 46 – ASHLEY 35
VIKINGS REMAIN IN FIRST PLACE IN MIDEASTERN

NEW HANOVER 33 – LANEY 28

TOPSAIL 36 – WEST BRUNSWICK 28
PIRATES SECURE #1 SEED FOR 3A MIDEASTERN

WHITEVILLE 73 – WEST COLUMBUS 42

EAST COLUMBUS 32 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 26

HARRELLS 51 – COASTAL CHRISTIAN 36
SABRINA SIMS 14 POINTS

WCA 54 – FAITH CHRISTIAN 44
ABBY SQUIRES 18 REBOUNDS

CROATAN 43 – NORTH BRUNSWICK 27

EAST BLADEN 60 – TRASK 39 **Click icon for video
LACEY SUGGS 27 POINTS FOR UNDEFEATED EAGLES

WEST BLADEN 42 – PENDER 31

FAYETTEVILLE ACADEMY 34 – CAPE FEAR ACADEMY 32

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Tuesday’s High School Scoreboard
Wrestling

Cary 55
Laney 24

Chatham Central 63
Trask 15

West Brunswick 65
Western Harnett 18

Swansboro 35
West Brunswick 27

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WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) — The UNCW men’s tennis team continued its four-match home stand on Tuesday by cruising past regional rival Coastal Carolina, 5-2, to win for the fifth time in six outings this spring.

Coach Mait DuBois and his team plays again on Saturday, Feb. 14, when Navy visits the UNCW courts for a Noon match.

In Tuesday’s match, the 55th-ranked Seahawks rallied from behind to take the doubles point and then won four of the six singles matches to turn back the Chanticleers.

“Coastal Carolina is a very talented team and a mature team,” said DuBois, UNCW’s eighth-year coach. “They came in with a lot of confidence and pushed us in singles and doubles. I was very pleased with how we responded to their pressure, and it was the best team effort we’ve had this spring. This is the kind of win that we will take a lot from, and I feel will help us take a stride forward.”

In doubles action, CCU won the first match off the court at the No. 3 slot before the Seahawks rallied for wins at No. 2 and No. 1. Zach Hublitz and Andres Torres breezed past CCU’s Renan Samed and Garik Yedigarian, 6-2, to start the comeback at No. 2 doubles and the top tandem of Christiaan Van der Burgh and Santtu Leskinen clinched the early point by outlasting Philippe Tsangarides and Kaue Pereira, 7-6 (1).

“A crucial part of the match,” DuBois said, “was Santtu and Christiaan fighting back from 5-3 down in the deciding doubles match. They ended up clinching it for us in a tie-breaker and really played well on some huge points. It set the tone for us going into singles and gave us a lot of momentum. Santtu then followed it up with a quick win in singles. He put in a great performance for us today.”

A junior from Helsinki, Finland, Leskinen made quick work of Pereira at No. 2 singles, 6-2, 6-1, to give the Seahawks a 2-0 advantage before the Chanticleers answered with a victory at the No. 6 position.

Torres then defeated Pedro Leme, 6-2, 6-3, at No. 5 singles to give the Seahawks a 3-1 advantage before freshman Xander Veys clinched the match by dumping Vuk Velickovic, 6-3, 6-4, at the No. 3 position.

The Seahawks have 15 matches remaining in the spring season, including six more home matches.

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WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — Codi Miller-McIntyre scored 23 points and Wake Forest built a huge lead then held off a comeback to beat North Carolina State 88-84 on Tuesday night.

Devin Thomas added 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Demon Deacons (11-12, 3-7 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built a 24-point lead midway through the second half with a dominating offensive performance.

Then they did just enough to hold on as the Wolfpack (14-10, 5-6) frantically rallied to make it a one-possession game in the final seconds.

Anthony “Cat” Barber’s three-point play brought the Wolfpack to within 87-84 with 11.2 seconds left, but freshman Cornelius Hudson hit a free throw with 9.2 seconds to go then Miller-McIntyre stole Des Lee’s pass on the final possession to seal the win.

Barber finished with a career-high 28 points and hit four 3-pointers, and had to carry the load for much of the night.

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