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PAGE 6 — THE DECREE — FEBRUARY 22,2002
Men enjoy good basketball season
By MICHAEL GARCIA
Headed by sixth-year coach
John Thompson, the Men’s Bas
ketball team began the 2001-2002
season with a host of young play
ers and high hopes for winning a
In their season opener at the
Food Country Tip-Off Tourna
ment (Nov. 17-18), the Bishops
were defeated by Maryville, 66-
75, but came back to win against
Denison, 83-76. The following
week, the Bishops repeated the
same performance by losing to
Emory 91-103, then winning
against Oglethoipe 80-60.
After two weeks of travel, the
Bishops came home to host the
Roger Taylor Invitational (Nov.
29- Dec. 1). In their home opener,
Wesleyan thrashed Philadelphia
College of Bible 105-49 and then
defeated Warren Wilson 102-50
for their fourth consecutive Roger
Taylor Invitational Champion
Four Bishops were named to
the All-Tournament Team; point
guard Bobby Jenkins (So.), for
ward Keith Sudler (So.), guard
Bradley Blue (So.) and center Rob
Smith (Jr.). Both Sudler and Blue
were honored as co-tourney
The Bishops closed out 2001
with another decisive win against
Warren Wilson, 82-52, before
going home for Christmas break.
At the CUA Pepsi Classic (Jan.
5-6), the Bishops came up short
in their first game of 2002 by
losing to Edgewood 64-74. The
team reestablished their focus in
Women basketball squad
completes excellent season
By MICHAEL GARCIA
The N.C. Wesleyan Women’s
Basketball Team has just com
pleted their best season in recent
The Lady Bishops began with
a trip to the Marymount Tip-off
Tournament (Nov. 16-18) and for
the third consecutive year, went
1-2 in the tourney.
In their season opener, the
Lady Bishops fell to host team,
Marymount, 54-70 and then to
Elizabethtown 48-73. The Bish
ops ended the tourney on a high
note by defeating Frostburg State
69-54. The Bishop’s point guard
Misty Cameal (Sr.) was named
to the All-Tournament Team.
With a record of 1-2, the Lady
Bishops were off to a slow start,
but with a pair of victories over
Virginia Wesleyan, 64-57, and
Peace College, 70-44, the Bish
ops improved their record to 3-2.
Coming back from Christmas
break, Wesleyan began 2002 by
suffering twin losses at the
Moravian New Year’s Tip-off
Tournament (Jan. 5-6). The Lady
Bishop’s losses to host school
Moravian 44-62 and College of
New Jersey 45-59 took them
down to 3-4 for the season. For
her performance during the tour
ney, the Bishops point guard
Kodie Peake (Fr.) was honored
as the Dixie Conference Rookie
of the week.
The Lady Bishops redeemed
themselves with a five-game win-
Misty Carneal sets
new scoring record
The long awaited happening
took place 3:50 into N.C.
Wesleyan’s game against
Chowan College on Jan. 31.
Misty Cameal went to the free
throw line to shoot two shots. The
first attempt swished through and
Aerobics have resumed every
Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8 p.m.
Intramural basketball, 5-on-5,
resumed the second Tuesday in
For more information, contact
Felicia Tittle, director of
Cameal became the Bishop’s all-
time leading scorer in women’s
Cameal (Sr., Bumpass, Va./
Louisa H.S.) had entered the game
against the Braves tied with Lisa
Tyson with 1,471 points. Her first
free throw gave her the record
but she wasn’t done. Cameal went
on to score 19 points as NCWC
trounced Chowan 62-50 to remain
on top of the Dixie Conference
standings with a 7-1 record and
Cameal ended the game with
1,490 points and seven regular
season games remaining for the
ning streak that ended when they
were defeated by conference ri
val Christopher Newport 56-68.
After their loss to the Captains,
the Lady Bishops went unde
feated for another five game win
On Jan. 30, during Wesleyan’s
victory over Chowan 62-50,
Cameal became N.C. Wesleyan’s
all time leading scorer in women’s
basketball with 1,490 career
The Bishops concluded their
second five game winning streak
by suffering their biggest confer
ence loss of the season to Meth
odist 36-61, but regrouped to de
feat Shenandoah 54-45.
On Feb. 10, the Lady Bishops
hosted Christopher Newport
(ranked 4th regionally) in the
game that would determine first
place in the Dixie Conference.
The game against the Captains
was also Senior Day for N.C.
Wesleyan and the Bishops hon
ored their two seniors: Cameal
and Assistant Coach Terry Walsh.
Unfortunately, the Bishops
couldn’t keep up with CNU’s ag
gressive style of play and lost the
game, 53-67. The Bishops tough
luck continued in their non-con
ference game against Meredith
College, losing to the Angels 38-
Having eamed a conference
record of 9-3, and an over all
record of 14-8, the Lady Bishops
are second place in the Dixie Con
ference and ranked 8th in the re
gion. Wesleyan will be hosting
this year’s Dixie Conference
Tournament, which began on
Thursday. Feb. 21.
time to win the consolation game
against Swarthmore 67-55.
Bishop guard Ryan Sinclair (So.)
received All-Toumament Team
The Bishops went 7-2 for the
rest of January, losing by nar
row margins to conference foes
Greensboro, 72-75, and Method
ist, 68-69. It was during this
stretch that the Bishops also won
their most stunning victory of the
year during an away game
against conference rival Chris
topher Newport (ranked eighth
nationally and third regionally)
The win against the Captains
was Coach Thompson’s 100th
career coaching victory for N.C.
Wesleyan and the first time CNU
suffered a Dixie Conference loss
on their home court.
The Bishops began February
by avenging their earlier loss to
Greensboro and slipping past the
Pride in overtime, 79-76. UnforJ
tunately, Wesleyan was unable t
yield the same results againsl
Methodist four days later. The!
Bishops were again defeated bj|
the Monarchs by one point, 6ftl
61. Wesleyan rebounded howl
ever, with a win over conference!
opponent Shenandoah 69-64.
On Feb. 10, the Bishops cell
ebrated Senior Day by facinJ
Christopher Newport in an ini[
portant conference game. In theiil
final home appearance, the BishI
ops honored their two seniors: for )
ward Dan Dalton and center Deri
rick Beamer with an exciting winl
over CNU 91-89 in overtime. ThiJ
is the first time in four years thal
N.C. Wesleyan has swept CNu|
in regular season play.
With a conference record
9-3 and an over all record of 16-j
6, the Bishops are tied with CNul
for second place in the Dixie Con |
New coach leading
men’s soccer team
By SHANNON ST.GEORGE
For the third time in three years
the North Carolina Wesleyan Col
lege Men’s soccer team has an
nounced a new head coach. Jason
Kilby, of Frostburg State Univer
sity, will replace Paul Forster,
who resigned to take the assistant
Men’s Soccer position at Wake
Kilby has filled the roll of As
sistant Coach at Frostburg for the
last four seasons. Prior to that he
was a four year starter for FSU
and served as team captain for
two years. During those four years
he amassed a record of 47-26-5,
winning an AMCC Regular Sea
son Championship and advanc
ing through the ECAC Regional.
Professional soccer is also an
accomplishment for Kilby as he
has played in the U.S.L. and the
U.S.I.S.L., as well as the Mosley
Football Club in London, En
gland. He holds a NSCAA Ad
vanced National License.
I m very pleased to be given
the opportunity to bring my past
experience to a college the cali
ber of North Carolina Wesleyan,”
said “I wanted to bring in
F' are successful both
and athleticlv. I
want quality people in the pro-1
gram, the type of people who will!
be here for four years and gradu-|
ate. The beginning will be a littlej
tough because I’ll be new and ill
will take time for the players and I
I to get to know each other, butj
that will come.”
Kilby considered his coachingl
experience at Frostburg a good!
opportunity to leam and prepare I
him for a head coach position. [
With additional knowledge!
gained from coaching licenses andl
playing, Kilby feels he has a good!
grasp on the game and what it|
takes to compete.
Contention for the Dixie Con-|
ference Championship is an ob
vious long term goal for Kilby I
and the men’s team, but grades,!
self-esteem, and structure are im-l
mediate concems for the coach!
and his players. In addition, Kilby
hopes to eventually form a J.V.f
team, which will help build thej
program and players.
“We are extremely happy to I
have someone with Jason’s cre
dentials as our new coach,” noted [
Athletic Director John Thompson.
He has certainly been success
ful as a player and a coach and
has a good understanding of what
it takes to build a oroeram.”