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  • West Brunswick storms past South...

     

    SHALLOTTE — During the third quarter, West Brunswick came on like the Boston blizzard and left the court with a 77-48 win over South Brunswick on Jan. 27.

    A packed crowd estimated at 1,100 watched the Trojans stay unbeaten through 19 games this season.

    Three Trojan seniors — Gray Cheers, Saadiq Johnson and Alex Clarida — combined for 49 points and scored more than the Cougar team (0-8, 3-15). Cheers scored 20 points, Johnson 18 and Clarida 11.

  • Lady Trojans defeat South, get...

    SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick girls’ basketball team beat South Brunswick 54-47 in a conference game Jan. 27 at West.

    West improved to 1-7 in the conference, 4-9 overall. Sophomore McKenzie Benton hit five 3-pointers and scored 15 points. Freshman Natyra Gore scored 13 points. Leilani Emile scored nine points, Logan Locklear six (two 3-pointers),Yana Bland five, Britnee Taylor three, Rachel Neville two and Bria Bond one.

  • Trojan wrestlers finish 6-0 in...

     The West Brunswick wrestling team finished the Mideastern Conference regular season 6-0 by routing host New Hanover 75-4 Jan. 28.

    In a non-conference dual, West routed Pender 75-6 and remained unbeaten this season (22-0).

    WBHS 75

    New Hanover 4

    106: Jacob Teal by fall in 24 seconds against Alden Write.

    113: Shane Smith by fall in 5:41 against Alexander Rivera.

    120: Porfirio Bautista by fall in 1:32 against James Grant.

    126: Lincoln Smith by fall in 1:44 against Lawrence Cuba.

  • Ruppart, Bowersox win swim...

     

    West Brunswick junior Dustin Ruppart and South Brunswick sophomore Tyler Bowersox won events in the Mideastern Conference swimming championship meet Jan. 29 in Wilmington.

    Ruppart won two events.

    He won the 200 freestyle (1:57.94), finishing ahead of New Hanover senior Nolan Jewell by 1.44 seconds

    Ruppart won the 500 freestyle in 5:17.31. Jewell was second in 5:19.58 The two swam nearly even through nine laps. Ruppart took the lead in the final lap, which he swam in 30.61 and Jewell swam in 32.02.

  • Leland wins county middle school...

     Staff Report

    LELAND — Leland Middle School won the county middle school wrestling championship Saturday, Jan. 24, at North Brunswick High School.

    Leland scored 161 points, Shallotte 130, Cedar Grove 129 and South 119.

    Leland won seven titles, South five, Shallotte four and Cedar Grove two.

    The meet also had for the first time a division for girls. South’s Madelyn Barberia and Cedar Grove’s Mary Jane Weatherly and Cheyenne Espinoza wrestled in it. Barberia finished as champion.

     

    Results

  • Trojans defeat Laney, improve to...

     

    Staff Report

    The West Brunswick boys’ basketball team improved to 18-0 by beating host Laney 67-66 in a conference game Friday, Jan. 23. West scored the winning points on an offensive rebound in the final seconds.

    For West, 7-0 in the conference, senior Saadiq Johnson scored hit four 3-pointers and scored 24 points. He sank 10 of 13 free throws.

    Gray Cheers scored 22 points. He sank eight of 10 free throws. He sank seven straight in the fourth quarter.

  • McCumbee starts race season at...

    Staff Report

    Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer finished 18th in the season-opening IMSA Continental SportsCar Challenge race Friday, Jan. 23, at Daytona International Speedway.

    McCumbee was the qualifying driver in the ModSpace Mazda MX-5 for C.J. Wilson racing and started the race 25th in the Street Tuner class. The race was 2 hours, 30 minutes on the 3.56-mile course.

  • West Brunswick wrestlers improve...

     SHALLOTTE — The West Brunswick wrestling team beat Topsail 58-12 Jan. 21, improving to 20-0.

    “It’s pretty exciting,” West coach Jimmy Caraway said. “20-0, I’m pretty happy with. Be we can be better. We need to wrestle better.”

    West already had beaten the Pirates 54-24 in a conference dual this season, so this match had no consequences on West’s conference record (5-0). Indeed, Topsail forfeited six matches in this dual. Before a sparse crowd on Senior Night, the Trojans won five of the eight wrestled matches.

  • Swimmers compete in final home...

     BOLIVIA — The South Brunswick swim teams finished second to Topsail in a meet Friday, Jan. 23, at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center pool.

    In the girls’ meet, Topsail scored 121 points, South 96 and West Brunswick 10.

    In the boys’ meet, Topsail scored 105.50 points, South 92.50 and West 40.

    Five South swimmers reached regional standards in their events.

  • Trojans improve to 17-0 in boys...

     

     

    By Sarah Sue Ingram

    Beacon correspondent

    LELAND — West Brunswick’s opponents will be glad to get rid of the Trojans’ senior moments.

    “Senior moments” usually describe lapses in memory for the elderly.

    But for these teenagers, senior moments are when Gray Cheers and Saadiq Johnson take over a game and deliver performances they will never forget.

    The fourth-year basketball players led West to a 72-51 victory over North Brunswick Jan. 20.