WILMINGTON, N.C. (December 12, 2006) - Members of the UNC Wilmington men’s and women’s basketball teams got into the holiday spirit early Thursday by delivering 296 pounds of donated items to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Montez Downey and Josh Sheets were joined by Casey Sawhook and Candace Walker during the dropoff at the Wilmington location. Food was collected during the men’s basketball exhibition games against Francis Marion and UNC Pembroke and last weekend’s women’s contest versus the College of Charleston. The Food Bank serves more than 50,000 people through its food distribution program.