Daily Sports Wrap Up

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12/30/21 Sports Wrap Up 

NBA : The Hornets beat Indiana 116-108, winning their third in a row. Terry Rozier led Charlotte and all scorers with 35 points. Rozier also had 7 rebounds and 3 assists. LaMelo Ball had his best game since returning. LaMelo was one assist away from a triple double. Ball ended the game with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. 

 The Hornets will be off till Jan 2, 2022, when they host the Phoenix suns at the Spectrum Center. The Hornets are currently 19-17. 


NHL: The Carolina Hurricanes host the Montreal Canadians tonight at 7 p.m. The Hurricanes sit in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a 21-7-1 record.   


NFL: Week 17 and the Carolina Panthers have decided to start quarterback Sam Darnold and put Cam back on the bench. Newton was a spark when returning to the team after a season plus in New England. Carolina will take on the struggling New Orleans Saints. The game was originally scheduled for prime time but was moved to 4:25 p.m. The game will be aired on FOX. 

NBC’s Sunday night’s game is the 7-8 Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers sit in sole possession of the No. 1 seed in the NFL with an 11-3 record. Weather looks like the “Coldest Conditions of the Season”. The temperature for game time is expected to be three degrees, with a real feel of minus eight degrees. 

Monday night is the Cleveland Browns versus Pittsburgh on ESPN/ABC at 8:15pm. Both teams need a win to keep their post season hopes alive. 


NCAA: Men’s Football 

North Carolina State did not win the Holiday Bowl, but they did take home the trophy after UCLA had to cancel due to Covid-19. 

The Pinstripe Bowl  The Maryland Terrapins destroyed the Virginia Tech Hokies 56-10. 

The Cheez-It Bowl The Iowa State Cyclones lost 20-13 to the Clemson Tigers. 

The Alamo Bowl The Oregon Ducks lost to the Oklahoma Sooners 47-32 

The Duke’s Mayo Bowl is already underway. It started at 11am. It is a battle between North and South Carolina. Both the Tarheels and Gamecocks s are 6-6. 

LOCAL SPORTS: Last night’s Varsity Boys Basketball: 

South Brunswick over East Columbus 43-33 

Whiteville over Pamlico County 44-43 

West Columbus loses to Laney 57-50 

Today’s action: 

A battle of 7-3 teams as West Bladen heads into Whiteville. Tip-off scheduled for 4pm. 

West Columbus goes to St. Pauls for a 6pm tip-off 

Girls Varsity Basketball 

The Whiteville Lady Wolfpack travel to Ashley today with an early 1:30 p.m. start scheduled. 

State Mandates require facial masks for entrance to all high school games 

– Vinny Pagano is the Sports Editor for Columbus County News and Sports Director for WTXY Kool 103.9FM & AM1540. Local Sports stories can be sent to sports@kool1039radio.com

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