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June 23, 2014 

Ingram headed to the coast

Chapel Hill High School alum Denzel Ingram has made a decision to take his considerable basketball skills to UNC Wilmington. His father, Eddie Ingram, recently messaged friends that Denzel planned to enroll in fall classes at UNCW.

Ingram, who started 10 games last season as a sophomore guard, averaged 8.1 points and was third in Conference USA in 3-point shooting percentage (44.1 percent). He played in all 28 games last season and scored a career-high 20 points against Georgia Tech.

But UNC Charlotte heavily recruited guards over the last two seasons and appears a bit overloaded in the backcourt for 2014-15.

The Seahawks, on the other hand, have three guards returning, none of whom appear to be a gifted shooter or ball-handler. Combined last season, the three hit 247 of 658 shots (37.5 percent) from the field and had more turnovers (103) than assists (92).

In 2012, , Ingram was the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association and NCpreps.com 3A player of the year, and he was named all-state by the Associated Press.

Holman named All-Academic

Former East Chapel Hill standout Sydney Holman has earned a spot on the All-ACC Academic Womens Lacrosse Team, as announced Monday by Commissioner John Swofford. Holman recently completed her freshman year at the University of North Carolina, where she plans to major in journalism.

To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

Three other UNC players were named to the team, all seniors: Margaret Corzel (business administration); Taylor George (journalism); and Sloane Serpe (communication studies).

OCS hosts auto racing Saturday

Racing returns Saturday to the Orange County Speedway in Rougemont. The night’s slate includes early events for limited, pure and street stock cars, plus mini-trucks, and it concludes with a race for late models. Qualifying starts at 5:40 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.

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