Coastal Christian 50 West Brunswick 48
With the game tied and under four minutes to play in the fourth quarter, senior guard Tommy Murphy propelled Coastal Christian on a 5-0 spurt as the Centurions held off West Brunswick 50-48 in Monkey Junction.
West Brunswick trailed by as many as 10 early in the final frame before a 7-0 run put the Trojans to within striking distance before the late push by Coastal Christian. Michael Parker paced the Centurions with 15 points, while Kamron Greene had 12 points and six assists.
Coastal Christian is now 5-2 on the season with impressive non-conference wins over West Brunswick and North Brunswick.
South Brunswick 46 West Bladen 45
Brandon Gonzales came up clutch for South Brunswick on Tuesday night with the game-winner from beyond the arc as the Cougars moved to 3-0 overall following a 46-45 triumph at West Bladen.
North Brunswick 76 Topsail 67
Topsail let a late lead slip away in regulation as Ian Hinson knocked down a three-point bucket as time expired for North Brunswick to send the game into overtime. The Scorpions out-dueled Topsail in Leland to grab the 76-67 victory.
Johnny Tartaglione and Owen Willis had 18 points apiece to lead the Pirates, but Topsail struggled from the free throw in the setback.
South View 62 Laney 49
Cape Fear Academy 61 Wilmington Christian 28
West Brunswick 39 Coastal Christian 28
Logan Locklear hit three shots from long range and finished with 13 points to lead West Brunswick in a 39-28 result against Coastal Christian.
Sam Stanko paced Coastal Christian with 12 points as the Centurions trailed 16-14 at halftime.
South View 22 Laney 16
Laney had a tough time putting the biscuit in the basket on Tuesday night with leading scorer Jenson Edwards sidelined because of an apparent shoulder injury. The Bucs fell to South View, 22-16, on the road.
North Brunswick 56 Topsail 27
The North Brunswick girls basketball team improved to 3-0 on the young season following a 56-27 victory at home against Topsail. Senior guard Taylor Perkins scored 15 of her game-high 19 points after the break for the Scorpions. Jada Bellamy chipped added 15 points in the win.
Cape Fear Academy 59 Wilmington Christian 38
South Brunswick 63 West Bladen 41