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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 conference title. 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 ship. 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 MVPs. 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 history. 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 Intramurals busy Aerobics have resumed every Tuesday and Thursday, 7-8 p.m. Intramural basketball, 5-on-5, resumed the second Tuesday in February. For more information, contact Felicia Tittle, director of Intramurals, 985-5192. Cameal became the Bishop’s all- time leading scorer in women’s basketball. 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 12-5 overall. Cameal ended the game with 1,490 points and seven regular season games remaining for the season. 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 ning streak. 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 points. 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- 67. 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 honors. 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) 74-67. 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 | ference. 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 Forest University. 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.”

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