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  • West Brunswick remains winless in league

    WILMINGTON—West Brunswick’s last realistic chance of winning a Mideastern 3A/4A Conference high school boys’ basketball game this season fell by the wayside Friday night.

    The Trojans found themselves in a hole early and never really threatened to stage a comeback in a 58-47 loss at Ashley. It was their 13th loss in the last 15 games.

    “Just too many careless mistakes,” said West Brunswick coach Brad Lewis. “We still don’t play 32 minutes. We play in spurts.”

  • Vikings top Trojans 54-41

    West Brunswick was right where it needed to be through three quarters but did not play well down the stretch of its high school boys’ basketball game last Tuesday at White Oak.

    The Vikings closed the game on a 17-4 run and defeated the Trojans 54-41 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference game.

    “We played in spurts, but couldn’t get a good run going,” said West Brunswick coach Brad Lewis.

    Darryl Davis scored 13 points and Jacob Legan and Lazon Bady added eight apiece for White Oak (3-5 conference, 5-15 overall).

  • South wrestlers win conference tournament

    South Brunswick High School’s wrestling team had five individual champions and took first place in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference Tournament Saturday at Boiling Spring Lakes.

    The Cougars won the four-team event with 172 points. Trask came in second with 142 points, followed by North Brunswick with 110 and Pender with 41.

    South Brunswick senior Sammy Roundtree won the 130-pound title and tournament MVP honors.

    Other champions for the Cougars were Jeromy Roundtree at 119 pounds, Charlie Martin at 125, Jonathan Marvin at 135 and Rick Logan at heavyweight.

  • South Brunswick swimmers make splash at state meet

    South Brunswick High School swim coach Lucia Kincer already is looking ahead to next season after watching the Cougars’ performance in the Class 1A/2A state meet last Saturday at the N.C. State University pool in Raleigh.

    “I’m looking forward to moving up on our finishes,” Kincer said after the Cougar girls came in 17th with 44 points and boys finished 20th with 30 points. Some 76 schools took part in the meet.

  • League-leading Patriots sweep South Brunswick

    The Pender High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams swept South Brunswick last Tuesday to remain unbeaten in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference.

    Pender’s girls rolled to a 70-31 victory against the visiting Lady Cougars. The Patriots won the boys’ game 63-58 in overtime despite 24 points from South Brunswick’s Ervin Hall.

    Pender’s boys overcame a five-point deficit late in the fourth quarter and held the Cougars to three points in overtime.

  • Scorpions squeak past East Columbus

    LELAND—The best and the worst of the North Brunswick High School boys’ basketball season was on display Friday night against East Columbus.

    An almost full house saw the Scorpions come out on fire to start the game. They took a 41-21 lead into halftime of the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference game between two teams trying to avoid last place in the league standings.

    The Scorpions (3-6 conference, 6-12 overall) used a 10-0 run at the start of the second quarter to forge the wide gap, and they needed every point in the 66-64 victory.

  • North splits with Whiteville

    The North Brunswick High School girls’ basketball team recorded its fourth consecutive win while the boys’ squad suffered its fifth straight loss last Tuesday at Whiteville.

    Freshman guard Tyera Fisher scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Lady Scorpions to a 64-53 victory.

    Latesha Harrison added 11 points and Asheley Robbins had 10 as North Brunswick improved to 6-2 in the Waccamaw 1A/2A Conference and 13-4 overall.

    The Lady Scorpions trailed 27-26 at halftime and erupted for 38 points in the second half.

  • West's Lady Trojans get back on track

    WILMINGTONThe West Brunswick High School girls basketball team shook off a five-game losing streak in the best way possibleby winning two conference games on the road.

    After posting a 59-53 victory last Tuesday at White Oak, the Lady Trojans crossed the Cape Fear River again on Friday and came away with a 49-45 overtime win at Ashley.

    West Brunswick improved to 4-5 in the Mideastern 3A/4A Conference and 12-8 overall and moved to within one game of clinching a berth in the state 3A playoffs.

  • Contract awarded for Sunset Beach high-rise bridge

    North Carolina Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett has approved awarding a $31 million contract to replace the Intracoastal Waterway bridge in Sunset Beach to English Construction Co. of Lynchburg, Va., according to information released Thursday.

    The award comes three months after residents opposing a high-rise bridge filed a federal lawsuit, which stopped the North Carolina Department of Transportation from awarding the $30.9 million contract to build a 65-foot-tall bridge to replace the town's aging pontoon span connecting its mainland and island.

  • Republicans race to the White House

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.—With the South Carolina GOP presidential primary just days away, candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination sparred last Thursday night at the First-in-the-South GOP presidential debate.

    No Republican has ever won the presidency without first winning the South Carolina primary, debate panelist Carl Cameron told the candidates, whose demeanors already suggested they understood the importance of capturing the key state.