Cape Fear Christian Academy’s middle school boys basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 42-25 win at Fayetteville Christian on Thursday as Brandon Surles tallied 23 points. Landon Alphin scored 12, Lathan Wilborn had four points and Eli Burns hit from behind the arc in the first quarter. … East Carolina has reinstated programs in women’s swimming and diving as well as women’s tennis. … Justin Thomas and Harris English shared the lead at 8-under par at the Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Hawaii going into today’s second round (Golf Channel, 6 p.m.). … Visiting San Antonio topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 118-109, on Thursday night as LaMarcus Aldridge had 28 points. … No. 23 Michigan State (8-3) hosts Purdue (7-5) in college basketball tonight (Fox Sports 1, 7 p.m.). … Charlotte visits New Orleans in NBA action tonight (ESPN, 7:45 p.m.).