New Hanover 53 South Brunswick 50
New Hanover remained atop the Mideastern Conference after Friday’s action as the Wildcats moved to 4-0 in league play with a 53-50 win at home over South Brunswick.
South Brunswick led for most of second half, but Ridell Camidge had 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Shawn Robinson chipped in with 10 points to pace New Hanover.
The Wildcats (4-0, 9-2) return to the floor at Brogden Hall against Durham Hillside on Saturday.
Midway 70 Trask 66
Midway took over possession of the conference lead and handed Trask its first loss of the season 70-66 on Friday. The Titans fell to 4-1 and 13-1 on the year. Midway moved to 12-1 and 5-0 in the league.
Cape Fear Academy 44 O’Neal School 33
Gene Middleton knocked down four shots from behind the arc and scored 16 points to help lead Cape Fear Academy to a 44-33 win over O’Neal School on Friday. Justin Aldrich contributed to the victory with nine points and seven boards, while Evan Head put in a workman like effort with eight points, four steals and four assists.
The Hurricanes (9-3) enter a big week starting on Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Harrells Christian. CFA plays three games in four days next week with games on Wednesday and Friday.
North Brunswick 58 Croatan 48
Jada Bellamy scored 22 points to lead North Brunswick past Croatan 58-48 on Friday. Nikayla Ramsey had an all-around effort for the Lady Scorps with 14 points, nine assists and five rebounds, while A.J. Mays chipped in with 11 points seven boards.
North Brunswick moved to 2-0 in the East Central Conference and 10-3 overall.
Coastal Christian 39 Carolina Friends 29
With a three-point lead after the first quarter, Coastal Christian went on a 10-0 run to start the second frame as the Lady Centurions picked up a 39-29 win on the road Friday. Lauren Duncan led all scorers with 14 points, while freshman Lillian Quinn had a standout game with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Coastal Christian (8-7) gets right back into action on Saturday at Cary Christian Academy.
O’Neal School 49 Cape Fear Academy 39
Midway 52 Trask 36
Lady Seahawks add Alabama transfer to roster
UNCW women’s basketball coach Adell Harris announced the addition of Alabama transfer Jasmine Steele to the Seahawks roster on Thursday.
Per NCAA transfer requirements, Steele must sit for one year upon enrollment at UNCW. She will be eligible to compete for the Seahawks following the completion of the 2014 fall semester. Steele will have two and half seasons of eligibility remaining upon her return.
“We’re so happy to add Jasmine to our family,” said Harris. “She is a high-character kid that happens to be a really good basketball player. Our team becomes a lot faster with her on it. She is a scorer and playmaker at the point guard position. We have improved our program on all levels with this addition.”
A native of Midfield, Ala., Steele played one game for the Crimson Tide during the 2012-13 season before being redshirted after suffering a knee injury in the season opener. In her lone appearance, Steele played eight minutes against Jacksonville State and finished with four points, one rebound and one steal.
Despite being sidelined on the court, Steele excelled in the classroom during her time in Tuscaloosa as she was named to the 2013 Southeastern Conference First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Prior to joining the Crimson Tide, Steele enjoyed a standout prep career at Midfield, where she led the Patriots to three straight Class 4A state championships and four straight appearances in the title game. A two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 4A First-Team selection, Steele was named the Birmingham News Metro Girls Player of the Year. She was also a finalist for the 2012 Class 4A Player of the Year award after averaging 20.3 points, 12.5 rebounds, 7.9 steals and 5.2 assists per game during her senior season.