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The Aletheia, Page 2
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Men’s and Women’s Basketball Teams Fall in
By Christian Malone
November 23 was not a good
day for Cavalier basketball. First the
Lady Cavaliers dropped a 71 -60
decision to Cumberland, falling apart
at the end of the game. Then the
Cavaliers were massacred by Mars
Hill 83-60 on the road.
Early on, Cumberland built an 11 -
point lead, but the Lady Cavs slowly
came back. Amy Harkleroad’stwo
free throws culminated a Lady
Cavalier run and tied the score at 35.
Erin Broome’s fallaway jumper
ended a fast-paced first half with the
Lady Bulldogs on top 40-39.
Cumberland held a single-digit
lead for most of the second half
before the Lady Cavs once again
came back to tie. With 7:59 remain
ing, Sis Fourkiller hit a three-pointer
to tie the game at 59-59, and
Montreat seemed in position to take
the lead. But unbeknownst to Coach
Billy Conley and the Lady Cavaliers,
they wouldn’t score another basket
the rest of the way.
The lid seemed to close on the
Cavalier basket, and the Lady Bull
dogs seized the opportunity, breaking
away with a 12-1 mn to finish the
game, (and the Lady Cavs) 71 -60.
Broome led the Lady Cavaliers
with 16 points, including 10 of the
team’s 21 in the second half Center
Marti Keys added 11 and forward
Tanya Rowe 10.
Minutes after the buzzer sounded
on the Lady Cavaliers, the men took
the court at Mars Hill.
Mars Hill had vengeance on their
minds, wanting to avenge a 16-point
upset loss they suffered on the same
floor last year. They were determined
not to let Montreat beat them again,
and it would turn out to be a very long
two hours for the Cavalier 12.
Early on, the Lions took a 22-16
lead, extending it to 37-22 at the ha
Then the bottom dropped out on t e
Cavaliers. The Lions went on a
massive 33-8 run to start the secon
half, and when the dust had cleare ,
Montreat was down 70-30. Center
Jeff Sheets said, “Neither our offense
nor our defense played well at the
beginning of the second half, and t ey
took advantage of that. Holy
The Cavaliers struck back with a
30-13 run of their own to finish the
Cavalier basketball fan Eddy
Carty expressed, “That’s gotta be
tough, for both the men and the
women to lose in the same evei^g-
Both teams need to play better if t
expect to win.”
Sheets added, “They came out
really wanting to avenge last year s
loss, and they really took it to us.
New Entertainment At The Basketball Games
half-tune show will consist of music, ered a sport at Montreat College-
cheenng, and a dance routine. The cheerleaders do not have a
Upon attending the first Montreat sponsor either; they are basically on
College men’s and women’s home their own.
basketball game, Ed Carty had this to There are still spaces and rooin
say about the cheerleading squad, “1 for people to try out. Volunteers do
0 not think v/e need cheerleaders, I not need to have any experience, jus
t ink they get in the way. ^ desire to learn, work hard, and
Sandy Roberts commented on the want to support their school athletics
negative statements being made by Campus support of the cheer-
some students, “We do take con- leaders may not be overwhelmingly
stnictive cnticism, but everyone has to great, but they have expressed that
eep in mind that none of the cheer- they work hard and are leanung
leaders have ever cheered before.” together. If you would like to volun-
The cheerleaders also have to buy teer, contact Sandy Roberts for
all of their own equipment and uni- information,
torms because they are not consid-
By Shellie Bowser
The Montreat College cheerlead
ers made their debut at the first men’s
home basketball game.
The Montreat cheerleaders were
chosen strictly on a volunteer basis.
Sandy Roberts, captain of the cheer
leaders, was in charge of the sign-ups
and the try-outs. As of now, there
are only five cheerleaders and two of
those five will be leaving at the end of
The cheerleaders work very hard
at what they do. They practice
almost every night and are also
preparing a half-time show for the first
home game of the next semester. The