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South Brunswick High School has recommended Daniel Finn take over the Cougar football program and fill a physical education teaching position.

Pending approval from the Brunswick Board of Education. Daniel Fiinn is in line to take voer at South Brunswick.
Pending approval from the Brunswick Board of Education, Daniel Finn is in line to take over at South Brunswick.

Finn served as Southeast Raleigh’s Athletic Director since 2011 and served as head football coach from 2006-2011. Prior to his time in Raleigh, Finn was the head football and track coach at D.H. Conley (2001-2003) in Fayetteville and began his career as an assistant at East Carolina University (1996-2001) and J.H. Rose High School (2003-2004).

South Brunswick and former Coach Josh Rusk agreed after the football season to part ways two years into his stint.

The Brunswick County Board of Education will first have to approve Finn’s employment.


Lady Seahawks earn back-to-back wins

Freshman forward Ryan Flowers had a monster game of 17 points and 20 rebounds to muscle UNCW past William & Mary 60-59 in a see-saw Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) women’s basketball game Thursday night at Trask Coliseum. The young Seahawks won their second straight game to improve to 3-16 on the season and 2-3 in the CAA.

Freshman forward Ryan Flowers matched the third highest rebound total in Seahawk history with 20 boards against the Tribe.
Freshman forward Ryan Flowers matched the third highest rebound total in Seahawk history with 20 boards against the Tribe.

Flowers, a 6-2 newcomer from Raleigh, matched her season-high of 12 points at halftime and wound up 8-of-15 from the field to lead the Seahawks with 17 points. Her 20 boards equaled the third highest single game total in school history and fell just two shy of matching Vertha Dixon’s (New Hanover Coach) longtime school record set in 1979.

Junior playmaker Kelva Atkins chipped in 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists and freshman guard Amber Reeves collected a career-high 10 points to give the Seahawks three players in double figures.

The Tribe gained the upper hand with just over a minute left when the crafty Jazmen Boone scooped up a shot in the paint to give W&M a slim 59-58 edge. But, the Seahawks had several chances to take the lead on field goal attempts and ensuing offensive rebounds before Atkins drove through traffic to score the decisive bucket with five seconds remaining.

The Seahawks conclude a two-game homestand on Sunday with a 2 p.m. matchup against James Madison.


Southern Wayne 63   Ashley 60

Trailing 16-9 after the first eight minutes of play, Ashley outscored Southern Wayne over the next three frames, but fell short in the comeback attempt 63-60 on the road.

The Eagles get back into league play Friday at South Brunswick.

Village Academy 80  Cape Fear Academy 46


Girls basketball

Ashley 50   Southern Wayne 41

Felecity Havens led Ashley with 21 points as the Eagles evened their season record to 9-9 with a 50-41 win at Southern Wayne on Wednesday. Chyna Cotton added eight for Ashley, who get back into Mideastern Conference play Friday in Southport against South Brunswick.

Cape Fear Academy 48   Village Academy 46

The Lady Hurricanes moved to 9-5 on the year with a two-point win at home over Village Academy on Wednesday.

Eighth grade standout Azariah Fields scored a team-high 17 points and dished out seven assists, while Tayah Lowery recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Three different Canes scored in double figures as Maddie Burne put in 11 and Nicole Miller contributed down low with eight boards.

Cape Fear Academy entertains Harrells Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 28.