WWAY’s Full Court Press – Feb. 7
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Basketball scores from our region are listed below from Friday night. In many 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.
EAST BLADEN 55 – WALLACE-ROSE HIIL 32
PENDER 42 – UNION 41 IN OT
ST. PAULS 43 – SOUTH COLUMBUS 38
COASTAL CHRISTIAN 49 – BETHEL CHRISTIAN 28
LAUREN DUNCAN LED CENTURIONS WITH 25 POINTS & 14 REBOUNDS
EAST COLUMBUS 38 – RED SPRINGS 23
MIDWAY 55 – TRASK 46
CLINTON 76 – WEST BLADEN 50
COURTNEY THOMPSON HAD 20 POINTS, MIKAYLA BOYKIN HAD 27 POINTS
HOGGARD 39 – LANEY 38
WHITEVILLE 56 – FAIRMONT 30
NEW HANOVER 68 – WEST BRUNSWICK 24
TOPSAIL 29 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 24
WALLACE-ROSE HILL 65 – EAST BLADEN 63
D.J. MCKENZIE LED THE BULLDOGS WITH 22 POINTS
RED SPRINGS 76 – EAST COLUMBUS 43
UNION 45 – PENDER 43
CLINTON 51 – WEST BLADEN 43
WHITEVILLE 64 – FAIRMONT 61
SOUTH COLUMBUS 55 – ST. PAULS 50
BETHEL CHRISTIAN 54 – COASTAL CHRISTIAN 50
WILMINGTON CHRISTIAN 55 – WILSON CHRISTIAN 47
JONAH ATTOE LED PATRIOTS WITH 18 POINTS
TOPSAIL 47 – SOUTH BRUNSWICK 46
HOGGARD 75 – LANEY 53
JACK BAGLEY LED THE VIKINGS WITH 21 POINTS
NEW HANOVER 62 – WEST BRUNSWICK 53
TRASK 79 – MIDWAY 63
RASHEED BROWN LED THE TITANS WITH 29 POINTS
SW ONSLOW 72 – NORTHSIDE 53
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– Sophomore Courtni Green scored 12 of her game-high 18 points during a pivotal second-half run to lead Delaware to a 70-50 victory over UNCW in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball action Friday at Trask Coliseum.
The Blue Hens picked up their third straight victory as they improved to 14-6 overall and 6-3 in league play. The Seahawks, meanwhile, dropped to 3-20 and 2-7 with the defeat.
Green paced a balanced Delaware attack that shot 45.6 percent from the floor for the contest, including 13-of-26 in the second half. Freshman Joy Caricciolo pitched in 17 points while senior Kelsey Buchanan added 11 and freshman Erika Brown chipped in 10. Reigning CAA Rookie-of-the-Week Hannah Jardine grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and Buchanan added nine to help the Blue Hens to a commanding 39-24 advantage on the glass.
Freshman Brie Mobley pitched in 16 points and junior Kelva Atkins chipped in 15 for UNCW, who shot a season-high 45.8 percent from the field for the game, but were just 8-of-23 (.348) from the floor in the second half.
UP NEXT: UNCW returns to action Sunday as it hosts Drexel in a 1 p.m. contest. The game will serve as the program’s “Play 4Kay” contest, with the squad wearing pink uniforms and other pink apparel in support of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s program designed to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Delaware is back on the court Feb. 13 with a 7 p.m. home matchup against league newcomer College of Charleston.
TURNING POINT: Trailing 38-37 early in the second half, a jumper by Caracciolo sparked Delaware to a 30-8 run that lasted 13:03 and gave the Blue Hens a 67-46 lead with 4:16 remaining. Green scored 13 of her 18 points during the stretch to highlight a balanced attack that saw six different players find the scorebook during the game-changing spurt.
POINTS IN THE PAINT: Delaware posted a commanding 38-18 advantage in points in the paint, highlighted by an 18-8 margin in the second half. All 18 of the Blue Hens points in the paint in the second half came during their 30-8 run.
FREE-THROW SHOOTING: Delaware was 16-of-20 from the free-throw line for the contest while UNCW was just 3-of-6 at the charity stripe. The Blue Hens missed just two free throws per half, going 7-of-9 from the line in the first half and 9-of-11 at the charity stripe in the second half.
SERIES NOTES: Delaware expanded its lead in the all-time with UNCW to 20-7 as the Blue Hens picked up their eighth straight victory, dating back to the 2011-12 season. Delaware also improved to 7-3 against UNCW at Trask Coliseum.
CHARLESTON, SC (UNCW) -– The Seahawks erupted for seven runs on 10 hits and freshman Peyton Jordan recorded a four-hit shutout in her collegiate debut as UNCW defeated Maryland-Eastern Shore, 7-0, in collegiate softball action Friday in the Charleston Southern Softball Tournament at Buccaneer Field.
Seniors Morgan Ayers and Casey Shue and junior Jessica Rappe tallied two hits apiece to power a UNCW lineup that finished with four extra-base knocks in the contest. Junior Casey Rowland went 1-for-3 with two RBI while freshman Nella Chamblee drew a pair of walks and recorded a RBI.
In the circle, Jordan scattered four hits and two walks while striking out eight in seven innings in the circle as the Waxhaw, N.C., product picked up the victory in her collegiate debut.
For UMES, junior Morgan King went 2-for-3 with a double while sophomore Emily Diseroad and sophomore Abria Tinsley accounted for the Hawks other two base hits in ballgame. Tinsley took the loss in the circle for UMES, allowing four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in four innings of work.
UP NEXT: UNCW’s nightcap against Charleston Southern was postponed after seven innings with the score tied at 1-all due to darkness. The two teams will resume their game in the top of the eighth after the Seahawks finish their contest against future CAA foe Elon, scheduled to start Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
QUOTEABLE: “Today was a complete team win. The team had great energy all game and we were able to get some timely hitting. Peyton (Jordan) was great in her collegiate debut. She allowed her defense to work and they all did their jobs when called upon.” – Head Coach Kristy Norton.
HOW IT HAPPENED: UNCW opened the scoring in the bottom of the second with a squeeze bunt by senior Morgan Ayers that plated Rappe to give the Seahawks a 1-0 lead.
Shue doubled the Seahawks advantage to 2-0 in the bottom of the third with a solo home run before UNCW closed out the scoring with five runs on five hits in the bottom of the fifth to build a 7-0 cushion. Rowland opened the scoring in the fifth with a two-run double while a single by sophomore Erin Brown, a groundout by Chamblee and a Hawks error accounted for the final three runs of the frame.
NOTES: UNCW won its season opener for the third straight season … Shue’s home run against the Hawks was the fifth of her career … Four freshmen were in the starting lineup for UNCW as Lauren Moore, Nella Chamblee, Peyton Jordan and Merritt Wilkinson all made their collegiate debuts … Fellow freshman Claudia Spinelli made her collegiate debut as a pinch hitter in the bottom of the sixth against UMES … Friday’s contest served as the first meeting between the two programs … The two teams combined for six stolen bases in the contest (UNCW 4, UMES 2) … Both teams left six runners on base.
WILMINGTON, NC (CFCC RELEASE) — The Cape Fear Community College men’s basketball team extended their winning streak to five as the Sea Devils picked up a 94-89 win over USC-Salkehatchie at the Schwartz Center on Friday night.
“I’m so proud of our boys tonight, said CFCC Coach Ryan Mantlo. “They battled and would never give up. We had some great support tonight from the community and look forward to tomorrow’s matchup in South Carolina.”
Four different players scored in double figures for Mantlo’s club as Osandai Vaughn hit for a game-high 19 points. Anthony Vanhook and Aaron Thomas each dropped 16 apiece and Demetres Abrams chipped in with 11 to pace the Sea Devils.
Cape Fear (2-1, 12-10) gets right back on the floor Saturday with a trip to the Palmetto State for a 5 p.m. tip-off against Rock Hill.
Boys Shot Put 3-A Indoor State Championship
1, Colin Minor, South Brunswick, 57-01, (17.39m). 2, Mateius Brown, Western Harn,
53-07.50, (16.34m). 3, Myquon Stout, Carson, Jess, 53-02.75, (16.22m). 4,
Chase Stehling, North Lincol, 52-05.25, (15.98m). 5, Alex Tate, Marvin Ridge,
50-10.25, (15.50m). 6, John Bolden, A.C. Reynold, 48-06, (14.78m). 7, Logan
Louzader, A.C. Reynold, 47-04.50, (14.43m).
WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW) -– The UNCW women’s tennis team won its second straight match without losing a point to christen the spring season after blanking Western Carolina, 7-0, on Friday at the UNCW courts.
The Seahawks improved to 2-0 with the triumph, while the Catamounts, out of the Southern Conference, dropped to 0-2.
“I’m very pleased with the way we competed and executed after a long layoff from competition,” said second-year Head Coach Evan Clark. “We are excited for what’s ahead and looking forward to playing Furman this weekend.”
Playing for the first time since a 7-0 win over Mercer on Jan. 26, the Seahawks swept all three matches in doubles to claim the early point. Angie Sekely and Alyssa Ritchie breezed past Erin Maguire and Megan McLinden, 8-0, at No. 1 doubles to get off the court first and Olga Blank and Christine Kharkevich wrapped up the point by trimming Stacia Kissell and Shannon Bettiol, 8-5.
In singles, UNCW continued to roll and didn’t surrender a set in taking all five singles pairings. The Catamounts did not enter at player at the No. 6 position.
With the score 2-0 following the default at No. 6, Sekely thumped Kissell, 6-2, 6-2, at the top of the lineup to raise the lead to 3-0 and Ritchie dominated Bettiol, 6-2, 6-1, at No. 2 to clinch the match.
Kharkevich, Cameron and Hamilton Lovett tacked on three more wins at No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles to close out the match.
Clark’s team begins a three-match road trip on Sunday with a Noon match at Furman.