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Smoke Signals, Wednesday, December 13, 1978 — Page3
Braves Foil to King's After Winning First Five
By HARRY PICKETT
Chowan College opened its basketball
season with impressive victories over
non-conference opponents Newport
News Apprentice School 99-58 and
Smith Deal-Massey 107-92 on Nov.20
Sophomore guard Robin Hoey led all
scorers against Newport News in the
Braves’ home opener canning 15 points.
Hoey was followed by sophomores
Ronald Williams and Greg Dawson who
each netted 12 points for the evening.
Chowan, runner-up to Anderson Com
munity College in Region 10 tourna
ment play last season, never trailed the
Shipbuilders, but led only 32-26 with
three minutes left in the half. At that
point Dawson and Williams ignited a
14-8 Brave spurt that gave the locals a
46-34 margin at the half.
Dawson, coming off the bench scored
six of his 12 points during the flurry.
Williams also canned three baskete,
one being a slam dunk which seemed to
pick up the Brave momentum. William
Barnes was 2-2 from the line during the
Chowan put the game away during
the middle of the second half with a 22-8
run that began with 16:08 and ended
with an awesome dunk by Willianns
with 11:10 remaining. At this point
Coach Jerry Smith inserted his
Chowan converted on 65 percent of
the shots from the floor and 80 percent
from the free throw line in paving the
way to the romp.
William Bogues scored eight for the
Braves and reserves Johnny Johnson
and Barnes netted nine and eight
Chowan forward William Bogues
pumped in 23 points and snared 11 re
bounds to lead the Braves to a 107-92
victory over Smith-Deal Massey of
The sophomore All-American can
didate dazzled the Chowan partisans
with his leaping and breath-taking
moves to keep the Braves among the
undefeated ranks with a 2-0 mark.
The Braves trailed twice during the
game. After the score was knotted at
21-21, Smith-Deal Massey’s Tony Alsop
sent his team ahead 21-23 with a pair of
free throws with 11:05 remaing in the
Smith-Deal later led again with less
than five minutes remaining when Tony
White connected on a jump shot to send
his team ahead 40-38.
The Braves then ran off 18 points to
their opponents’ seven, and Smith-Deal
never regained the lead.
Chowan head coach Jerry Smith said
that Smith-Deal has a fine basketball
team, but “they lost their cool just a lit
tle bit.” Smith said that his adversaries
were well coached and “a super bunch
Smith emptied his entire bench and 13
of his 14 players scored. Greg Dawson
chipped in 15 points, Allen Porter, 14;
Ronald Williams, 11, and William
Wednesday December 13
7 and 9 p.m.
All eyes (except those of cheerleader Julie Andleton) are on Ron
Williams as the Braves' power forward goes up for one of his patented
slam-dunks against Smithdeol Massey. Allen Porter (25) is poised to re
bound in the unlikely event that something should go wrong. Teammates
Randolph Bell (41), William Bogues (30) and Robin Hoey (behind Williams)
watch intently. All five visiting players watch just as intently, although
hoping somehow for a miss. That's right, five Smithdeal Massey players
— look carefully and you’ll see a leg of the fifth one who's in between
Williams and Hoey. Photo by Ralph Kuhnley.
Frigid Start Dooms Lady Braves
Against Hot Truett McConnell
By ANGELA ELDER
The Lady Braves began a tough
season when they met Mt. Olive on
November 27. The Braves fell to a
disgusting 8249 loss. Coach Roy
Winslow attributes this t»an atrocious
shooting percentage and too many tur
Recovering from this disappoint
ment, the women cagers snapped back
at Christopher Newport to take the con
test 72-68. “We played a good first
half,” Winslow said. “We led 43-22 at
the half.” The second half the Lady
Braves started slowing down but were
ahead at the buzzer.
In their game with Peace College, the
Lady Braves were beaten 71-58.
Chowan met Georgia’s Truett Mc
Connell College at home on December
4. Chowan fell to the sharp-shooting, ag
gressive McConnell team 78-61.
Truett McConnell controlled most of
the first half’s play taking a 16-2 lead in
the first five minutes of the contest.
Chowan maintained only one bucket for
six minutes until little five-foot
Wilhemina Wilson stole the ball and
took it down court for a lay-up.
Chowan continued to score in spurts
but found it difficult to penetrate Mc
Connell’s tough zone defense. With
eight minutes left to play in the half,
McConnell led 22-9.
McConnell went on a ten-point scor
ing spree leaving Chowan behind 32-12.
Both teams traded baskets for the re
mainder of the half including a lay-up
by Truett McConnell’s Nell Rhymes at
the buzzer. McConnell was on top at the
Apparently, the half-time pep talk did
the trick for both Chowan and Mc
Connell came out of their lockerooms
fired-up. The “speed of play picked up
and the score rose rapidly.'Chowan's
Gale Batts scored three consecutive
buckets and grabbed several rebounds.
It appeared that the Lady Braves were
making a comeback.
Truett McConnell called a time-out to
get organized. Chowan’s Laura
Brailsford went on a spree of her own.
She sunk three buckets in between a
Truett McConnell turnover. The score
stood at 29-46 with 15 minutes left to
play in the game.
McConnell’s 6’2” Robin Hendrix sank
two within a minute and her team put
up a full court press on the Brave
squad. Fouls and violations filled the
next few minutes of play. Chowan’s
sloppy passes and lack of adequate re
bounding allowed for many turnovers
and points for McConnell. With five
minutes left to play, McConnell led
During the last minute of the game,
Chowan’s Deborah Brown, Sandra
Brown and Wilhemenia Wilson let loose
on a total of five buckets. McConnell’s
Robin Hendrix sank the last field goal
of the game while her teamate Doris
Metcalf sank a free throw. A frustrated
Lady Braves team dropped the game
High scorers for Chowan were Laura
Brailsford who contributed 20 points
and Sandra Brown who scored 10
Back in his Old Position,
Williams Burns the Cords
Nov. 27 . . .
. Mount olive
Nov. 29 . . .
. Christopher Newport .
Dec. 1 . . . .
Dec. 4 ... .
. Truett McConnell ....
Dec. 5 . . . .
. Virginia Wesleyan . . .
Jan. 13. . . .
. Spartanburg Methodist
. Lenoir Community . . .
Jan.19. . . .
. North Greenville ....
. Virginia Wesleyan . . .
. Spartanburg Methodist. Away
. Lenior Community . . .
. Christopher Newport .
. Mount olive
Feb. 20. . .
Feb. 22-24 .
Eastern Division Tournament at Louisburg
Mar. 2-3. .
. Region X Tournament
Women's Basketball Coach
By HARRY PICKETT
Some things you never forget.
Ronald Williams, a 6-foot4Mi power
forward from Harrells, switched posi
tions Monday night Nov. 26 against
Elizabeth City State University’s junior
varsity basketball team; the 205-
pounder played his old high school
position — center.
Williams was instrumental in leading
the Braves to an 86-62 non-conference
victory in the Chowan gym — plucking
seven rebounds and scoring a season
high 21 points in a steller performance.
Coach Jerry Smith called on his big
reliable sophomore to spell injured
center Randolph Bell who was nursing
a bad knee, and freshman center
William Barnes who had two teeth
pulled the day of the game.
“Ron was right at home at center,”
Smith said. “He’s a horse on the
boards. He really likes to play the
Williams and sophomore point guard
Robin Hoey of Shelby led a furious
attack in the second half when the
Braves shrugged off a tight 41-36
halftime score and rolled up 15 points to
Elizabeth City’s six in one spurt, ending
on a pair of free throws by Williams
that sent the Braves to a 58-42 lead. The
Baby Vikings never closed the gap and
Chowan went on to win their third
straight game of the season without a
After being ahead by five points at
halftime, the Braves refused to play
against Vikings’ 3-2 zone at the start of
the second half. Smith said that ECSU
didn’t want to play a man-to-man
match up with the Braves, “and we
didn’t want to play against their zone,”
he added. Smith’s Braves stalled the
ball for nearly four minutes before the
Vikings came out of their zone.
Smith thought the game was very
educational for his team because they
found out they could play a slower and
deliberately paced game, which is the
exact opposite of most of the Chowan
Greg Dawson, a Kinston sophomore,
started his first game of the season for
the Braves and chalked up 15 points and
7 boards. Hoey added 15 and Ricky
Lewis, a Virginia Beach reserve, came
off the bench and exploded for 10 second
By ANGELA ELDER
Roy Winslow, associate dean of
students, also also holds the challeng
ing position of coach of Chowans Lady
Braves basketball team . Hoping to im
prove last year’s 5-13 season, Winslow
has 10 freshmen and one sophomore to
Winslow feels that the Lady Braves
face a much tougher schedule this year
compared to last year. “For example,
last year we played 18 games and this
year we play 22, ” he stated.
With only one returning player from
last year, Winslow uses an all-freshmen
starting line-up. This first team usually
consists of Anita Durham, Queenie Tor
rence, Gale Batts, Laura Brailsford
and Sandra Brown.
While Winslow says that all of his
freshmen have the potential to be good
basketball players, he acknowledges
that “Batts, Brown, and Durham are
the biggest point producers, all averag
ing double figures.”
Coach Winslow substitutes quite fre
quently during the games. He com
mented that “every girl has played in
every game who was physically able to
play. Every member of the team can
play good basketball.”
When asked for a statement summing
up his impression of Chowan’s ’78-’79
women’s basketball team. Coach
Winslow remarked “We have good
talent, but I think we need more ex
perience. The team is going through a
period of adjustment. The girls are
freshmen and new to college basket-
“The team lacks experience but that
we will get with time,” he concluded.
By HARRY PICKETT
Chowan College blew an 18-point lead
here Monday Dec. 5 against King’s Col
lege of Raleigh and had to setUe for a
93-90 loss, their first of the season.
The Braves, who fell to 5-1 overall,
dropped their first game at home in 16
outings, including last season’s 13-0 str
ing, of course.
The Braves were led by William
Bogues’ season-high 24 points. Allen
Porter chipped in 15 in a losing cause.
Many felt that the Braves had poor of
ficiating, and much of that was respon
sible for the loss. Ronald Williams was
tagged with three fouls in the first five
minutes of the game; that seemed to be
the first indication.
In the first half after the score was
knotted at 2-2 with a little over 19
minutes remaining, the Braves caught
fire and raced to 28 points while King’s
could mount only 10, leaving the score
at 30-12 with more than 9 minutes re
But the Cavaliers slowly but surely
made up the difference. They cut the
lead to six with a pair of free throws by
Jeff Bledsoe with 2:39 remaining in the
half, and to five when forward Rick
Mobely hit a jumper with 17 seconds re
maining, sending the teams to the
dressing room with the score at 47-42.
The Cavaliers knotted the score up at
55-all when little Jeff Goodwin scored
on a driving layup with over 16 minutes
remaining. King’s reeled off 13 points in
four minutes while the Braves tossed in
The Braves went back up by eight
points when Ricky Lewis sank a pair of
free throws with 8:30 remaining, but
King’s remained stubborn. With 1:08
left, Bledsoe hit a 15-foot jumper that
sent the game back to a tie at 85^11.
Chowan regained the ball and went
into its stall offense with Robin Hoey
directing the traffic. With 47 seconds re
maining the Cavaliers were assessed
with a technical for failing to come out
of their zone. King’s was previously
warned, and the violation was tacked
Hoey, an 87 percent free throw
shooter, was called on by Smith to shoot
the technical. A free throw would send
the Braves ahead by one with 47
seconds remaining — controlling the
ball and the lead. But Hoey’s shot was
far off the mark.
In overtime, Hoey fouled out and his
presence was missed. King’s scored
first and never trailed. A 17-foot jumper
by Allen Porter tied it at 87-all;
however, a jump shot and four free
throws by the Cavaliers did the Braves
FAYETTEVILLE — Allen Porter
scored 15 points and William Bogues
added 13 to lead Chowan College to an
89-59 victory over Methodist College’s
JV team in non-conference basketball
action here Thursday Nov. 30.
The Braves of Chowan shot a blister
ing 62.5 percent from the field in the vic
tory, while snatching 46 rebounds and
dishing off for 17 assists.
Porter's 19 Points
Aids Overtime Win
FAYETTEVILLE - Allen Porter led
the scoring attack with 19 points as
Chowan defeated winless Lafayette
73-70 in overtime on Dec. 1.
Teammates Robin Hoey and William
Bogues tallied 12 and 10 respectively for
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