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Aletheia. volume (None) 1977-1997, March 06, 1990, Image 5

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The Aletheia, Page 5 % 1990 CAVALIER BASEBALL By KEITH D. ROBINSON Staff Writer Yes, friends and neighbors, it's that time of year again. Time to dust off the bases and shine up the bats. That's right. Baseball season is once again upon us. Baseball teams all over the country have been practicing for weeks now, including our Montreat-Anderson College Cavaliers, who have been practicing since January 17th. According to head coach Harold Zonder, MAC has some good quality players with good hitting and fielding skills. He also feels that there is a very good attitude overall on the team even with a smaller number of players than in previous years. We have eighteen players on our baseball roster this season and they are up against some pretty tough teams both in and out the the Region X Conference. The biggest conference rivalries are University of S.C. at Salkehatchie, Lenoir Community College, and Southeastern College. Coach Zonder hopes to win the first and second twelve games within the Region X Conference. Finally, Coach Zonder, who has been head coach since December 1, said that everyone should "come out and see some exciting baseball." We're playing some tough teams and the team needs your suppoi t Thanks to Sports Editor Maria Fencne for the information contained in this article. Basketball Wraps Up... By MARIA FERRONE Sports Writer The Montreat- Anderson Cavaliers enjoyed perhaps their finest week ever in the history of the men's basketball program. The Cavs three victories each had some extra special significance. Tuesday February 13th: M-AC tied the school record for most wins in a season with a 81-73 victory of Region X rival Anderson. The win did not come easy as the Cavs could not stop the strong Anderson inside game and trailed at the half 47-41. Mark Dean hit the first 3 baskets of the 2nd half as the Cavs tied the score at 47. it would remain close throughout the half. Richard Smith gave M-AC the lead for good with his 10 foot jumper with 3 minutes 50 seconds remaining. Montreat would pull away outscoring Anderson 8-1 the last 2 minutes. 6’9" Mark Dean led the way for M-AC scoring 24 points and grabbing 9 rebounds. Jason Petty hit 17 points while Dave Bruce connected on four 3 point shots for a total of 12 points. Friday February 16th : The Cavs hosted the Owls of Warren Wilson in a battle for the Rotary sponsored "Little Brown Jug" Tournament. A standing room only watched as M-AC raced to a 105-73 victory while setting the record for wins at 19. Dav:.e Bruce's 3 point shot with 14 minutes to go put the Cavs ahead to stay. In a total team effort, all players for the Cavs had at least 6 points. Freshman Donald Williams hit for a season high 16 points. Donald was able to connect on all seven of his field goal attempts and also both of his free throws. M-AC shot a blistering 58% on the night connecting on 35 of 60 field goals. Saturday February 17th M-AC took to the road to visit Region X opponent Lees McRae on Saturday night and came away with a 82-69 victory. This was the Cavs 20th win and their 11th in region play. In a slow paced first half, the Cavs were given a spark off the bench by Travis Ross. With both starting post players on the bench early with foul trouble, Ross poured in 17 points, this accounted for more than half the teams points in the half. The Cavs led at halftime 32-26. M-AC pulled away mid-way through the second half behind some fine team defense and outstanding hustle coming up with many loose balls. Ross paced the Cavs with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Jason Petty added 20 points, and 8 rebounds while Bruce and Ethan Smith had 13 points Tuesday, Feb. 20 Montreat-Anderson hosted Limestone JV's this past Tuesday and came away with a 102-72 victory. This was the last home game for sophomores Jason Petty, Richard Smith and Andre Dixon. After a sluggish start the Cavs were able to pull away with 8 minutes remaining in the half on consecutive 3 point baskets by Dave Bruce. All ten Cavalier players would see considerable action. Jason Petty led all scorers with 27 points, while fellow sophomore Richard ^ith added 17. Mark Dean, Dave Bruce and Greg Pounds were also in double figures. Saturday, Feb. 24 : M-AC visited Louisburg on Saturday dropping a 106-83 decision. The Cavs held tough the first half trailing by four, 49-45. Montreat could not find the right combination in the second half as the Hurricanes out scored the Cavs by 19 points. It was a sluggish half of basketball as both teams shot 23 free throws. Freshman Mark Dean had 21 points to lead the Cavs. Darryl Harris, playing in front of his hometown fans, would add 19. M-AC finished 3rd out of 12 teams during regular season play in Region X. This allowed them a first round buy in the single ehmination tournament. On Thursday at 3:00, the Cavs will play the winner of the ColumbiaAJSC-Salkahatche game. The Cavs finished the season with a 21-9 record, 11-5 in the region. Cavaliersi

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