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UNCW bolted out to a quick start and survived a brief scare to dispatch state rival Campbell 69-50 in men’s basketball Tuesday night at Trask Coliseum.
Shane Reybold paced the Seahawks with his first career double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds as the senior forward went 5-of-7 from the floor to lead UNCW for the second straight game.
Four Seahawks ended up scoring in double digits. Junior Freddie Jackson added 11 points, while Cedrick Williams and sophomore guard Craig Ponder contributed 10 points apiece for UNCW, which shot 51.5 percent from the floor.
“I’m very pleased with this win tonight,” said fourth-year UNCW Head Coach Buzz Peterson. “We were very concerned about Campbell. We’ve played eight games in 18 days and we’re getting there. We got the big lead and we knew they would make a run.”
The Seahawks carried a 41-25 lead into intermission when Addison Spruill drained a triple at the buzzer to highlight a 55.6 percent shooting performance by UNCW in the first period.
UNCW improved to 6-5 overall with their second straight win and head into a 12-day layoff for exams. The Seahawks return to the floor against the Manhattan Jaspers in a 2 p.m. home contest on Dec. 15.
Sea Devils top No. 14 Louisburg
Four different players scored in double figures as the Cape Fear Community College women’s basketball team upset No. 14 Louisburg 71-69 in Region X play on Tuesday night.
Kristina Rumplasch recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Eboni Gilliams scored a game-high 22 points. Porsha Buchanan and Shanta Williams added 10 points apiece for the 6-0 Lady Sea Devils.
High School basketball
Laney 84 Pender 80 (OT)
Kirby Kealon put in a game-high 20 points and dished out five assists in an 84-80 win at home in overtime against Pender. C.J. Kirchoff added 19 points and pulled down nine boards, while Tariq Lane scored 12 points.
The Bucs get back into action Wednesday at East Columbus.
Pender 19 14 15 25 7
Laney 15 15 24 19 11
Trask 76 Topsail 45
North Brunswick 65 West Brunswick 64
Mitch Layton and Shelton Perkins scored 15 points apiece and J.J. Batts added 12 as the Scorps held off a late fourth quarter surge by West Brunswick in a 65-64 win on Tuesday night.
W. Brunswick 10-10-8-36=64
N. Brunswick 14-12-15-24=65
Cape Fear Academy 39 Wilmington Christian 29
Cape Fear Academy was relentless on the defensive end of the floor and Evan Head scored 13 points as the Hurricanes beat WCA 39-29 to even up the season series. Gene Middleon and Dennis Looney had all-around games with seven points apiece. Looney also pulled down nine rebounds and Middleton recorded four steals.
Jonah Attoe led the Wilmington Christian attack with 11 points in the setback.
Laney 56 Pender 7
North Brunswick 62 West Brunswick 43
Jada Bellamy dropped a game-high 23 points to lead North Brunswick in a 62-43 win at home over West Brunswick. Gracan Deal added 12 points as seven different Lady Scorpions found the scoring column on Tuesday night. McKayla Ramsey had eight points, Unique Hines put in seven, and A.J. Mays scored six for North, who improved to 1-1 on the season.
The Lady Scorps get back into action Wednesday at South Brunswick, while West Brunswick entertains Jones Senior on Dec. 6.
Trask 38 Topsail 27
Cape Fear Academy 35 Wilmington Christian 19
Azariah Fields dropped two shots from long range on the way to an 18 point night for Cape Fear Academy in a 35-19 win on Tuesday. Nicole Miller pulled down five rebounds, added two blocks and chipped in with six points for the Lady Hurricanes, who improved to 3-0 on the season. Abby Squires had eight points for Wilmington Christian.
Fayetteville Academy 66 Coastal Christian 33
Lauren Duncan had 13 points and eight rebounds for Coastal Christian. Sabrina Sims chipped in with two assists for the Lady Centurions (4-4), who return to action at Harrell’s on Dec. 6.