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  • Cougars beat Whiteville 44-31, clinch No. 2 seed in state playoffs

    WHITEVILLE—Positioning for the upcoming Class 2A state high school boys’ basketball playoffs was on the line at Friday’s South Brunswick-Whiteville game.

    The winner earned a home game as the No. 2 seed from the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference while the loser will travel as a No. 3 seed.

    Barring any huge upsets in this week’s conference tournament at East Columbus, the Cougars secured a probable home date in the state playoffs, using an 18-5 second quarter advantage to post a 44-31 victory.

  • South expecting another great spring

    South Brunswick won the Wachovia Cup for Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference excellence last year and is well on its way to a repeat for the 2007-08 school year.

    Already in tow are the volleyball, girls’ tennis, girls’ golf and wrestling championships.

    Looking ahead, the Cougars are defending league champions in girls’ soccer, softball and boys’ golf and figure to be right in the thick of things in baseball as well.

  • South girls drop finale

    WHITEVILLE—It wasn’t the way South Brunswick girls’ basketball coach Mike Isenberg wanted to end the regular season.

    But it was just what the doctor ordered for the Whiteville Lady Wolfpack, who took an early lead and never looked back in defeating South Brunswick 34-25 in a battle of Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference also-rans.

    “Even tough Whiteville beat us tonight, we won one more game in the conference than they did,” Isenberg said. “Three of the four 2A schools make the playoffs so we’re the No. 3 seed.”

  • South splits with Titans

    South Brunswick’s girls rolled to an easy victory against Trask while the boys suffered an overtime loss in high school basketball action last Tuesday at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    The Lady Cougars jumped out to a 13-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 62-26 win. They outscored the visitors 26-7 in the fourth quarter and improved to 4-7 in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference and 9-13 overall.

    Kat Adams scored a game-high 23 points and Brittany Spivey chipped in 20 to lead South Brunswick. Christina Deveney tallied 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

  • Scorpions finish strong against West

    LELAND—North Brunswick emerged victorious Friday in a regular-season finale between two high school boys’ basketball teams that had disappointing campaigns.

    Junior forward Shawn Sanders scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Scorpions to a 77-52 win against county rival West Brunswick.

    Tyshon Walker added 12 points as North Brunswick (8-14) completed a season sweep of the Trojans (5-19) and finished the regular season with back-to-back wins.

  • North baseball coach optimistic

    A solid group of returning starters and additional help from last season’s Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference champion junior varsity squad have North Brunswick baseball coach Randy Fennell optimistic going into the season.

    Seven starters are back, including the entire pitching staff off a team that finished 11-13.

    The return of junior catcher Dakota Irwin, who was sidelined much of last season with a head injury, should provide help.

  • North boys upset Stallions

    The North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball team wrapped up Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference play last Monday with an upset win at South Columbus.

    Shawn Sanders scored a game-high 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead the Scorpions to the 75-66 victory. The game pitted the second- and sixth-place teams in the league.

    North Brunswick trailed 28-17 after the first quarter but outscored the Stallions 18-5 in the second period for a 35-33 halftime lead. The Scorpions had a 24-17 advantage in the fourth quarter.

  • Hard-hitting Lady Trojans set for season

    SHALLOTTE—For years, students and parents have parked their vehicles beyond the left-field fence at West Brunswick High School’s softball field with little fear of property damage.

    But anyone who parks there this year is asking for trouble. These Lady Trojans can flat out swing the sticks.

    West Brunswick coach Joe Noble said his players hit 21 balls over the fence during three days of batting practice last week. And it’s not just one or two girls who are going deep.

  • West soccer loaded with experience

    SHALLOTTE—If the West Brunswick High School girls’ soccer team struggles this season, it won’t be because of a lack of experience.

    Coaches Laura Libero and Steve Nagy have 17 players returning from last year’s squad, led by all-state candidate and senior midfielder Mary Dorn.

    “I’m really excited about this year because we have so many returning players, and the new players have added to the chemistry,” said Libero, the team’s head coach.

  • Talented, deep Trojans expecting another special season in 2008

    SHALLOTTE—After winning 19 games and reaching the third round of the state playoffs a year ago, West Brunswick High School’s baseball team is aiming even higher in 2008.

    Coach Mike Alderson said this year’s talented, deep and experienced club could be the one that finally gives West Brunswick its first Mideastern 3A/4A Conference championship in a varsity sport.

    “I think we have the opportunity to win the conference outright and that’s our first goal,” Alderson said.