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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, January 31, 1976, Page 7, Image 7

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TIILETIC c In By HERMAN MATOEWS The National Basketball Association's regular season is almost at the halfway point. Only recently have I noticed the new theme song, tune, or whatever, that is being used in conjunction with its no A) televised games. SAT. JAMUARV 31.19W. TYI C wtf" W'""l Defending champion North State Saturday night in Carolina A&T and Morgan State Greensboro, at . the Coliseum, are the leaders in the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) basketball race as the members of the . seven-team conference head into the final four weeks of their schedules and seedings in the upcoming Sth annual MEAC Basketball Tournament which will be held February 26,27 arid 28th in the 91-79. Overall, the Aggies, are 11-2 having lost to arch-rival Winston-Salem State Friday night, 62-59. Morgan State has a clean conference slate at 3-0. The Bears romped to a 74-50 win over Delaware State Thursday night to run their record to 1 2-3 a pair of road games last week losing to Mercer, 80-78 in an overtime Monday night in Macon,; Ga.. and dropping a 91-79 conference setback to A&T Saturday night The Bulldogs are 1-2 against MEAC teams and 9-4 overall. North Carolina Central did not play a conference game last week but the Eagles divided a les i am oenina in my homework pertaining to professional ""T" r'LhZ ri, for the xason- Wednesday night pair of non-conference tussles roundball action. In the absence of havino 9 fovnrit.tMm tnnnt spacious Greensboro Coliseum, w , ' v , . ... on, , ir , APT ,u m7i,c ""5 cany iz-poini know, or have facts of what is going on puts me at a real AT won the 1974-75 )ead and dropped an g3.79 disadvantaged when conversing with hardcourt hardhats. visitation title and went on to decjsion t0 unbeaten Virginia I must cram. So, allow me to prepare and share my homework meet Mor8an State in the finals State right now, which is as follows: 01 inc m annual MtAC 1. There are about 213 players employed by 18 NBA teams. Tournament held in Baltimore a Approximately 140 of those players are tall, tan, and certainly vear a8 with the Aggies coming terrific. (Note: For EEO purposes, non-black players will out victorious. hereinafter be referred to as "minorities' , or "minority" when According to the MEAC singular, since there are more Black players in the NBA than of conference standings following any other races, creeds, or colors combined.) games of January 24th, the two 2. At last count, 17 of the 18 NBA teams had more Black tea may be headed for a players on their rosters than minorities. Philadelphia suits up 5 repeat performance in the Black players and 7 minorities. tournament this year. But before 3. Pertaining to individual statistics, Buffalo's Bob McAdoo is the tournament A&T and the scoring average leader at 31.5 points per game; Kareem Morgan must meet each other Abdul-Jabbar of Los Angeles leads in rebounding average (18.5) twice during the regular season. dnu uiuckcu snms o.uo;; wasnmgion s wes unseia leaasin neiu yne yggjes are 0ff (0 a fne goal percentage at .554; Don (Slick) Watts leads Seattle and the 5.g eague start jhe cate fjity league in steals with 3.10 per game; and Detroit's Kevin Porter is quinte, defeated uth Carolina on top assists average at 10.2 per contest. Rick Barry, a minority, leads in free throw percentage at .915. 4. A general overview of statistical categories reveal that: 9 of the top 10 individual scoring leaders have permanent tans, especially the top five players. While 7 of the top 10 field goal percentage leaders are Black, it is important to note that an equal proportion of Black players are identified as being the best at stealing the basketball that is. The pictures of nine of the leading ten rebounders, and seven of the top ten assist leaders appeared along with their teammates pictures, in Ebony Magazine's feature titled "NBA Outlook - 1975-76. 5. Looking at categories (1 2) on individual highs, such as Most Minutes Played, Most Points-Game, Mosts Assists-Game, and etc., only Pete Maravich of New Orleans breaks the color line with Most Free Throws-Game, 23. 6. Only four teams (of 18) had minority scoring leaders, and only one of those teams (Barry, Golden State) are playing better than .500 ball. 7. Boston, Washington, Milwaukee, and Golden State lead their respective divisions. Of the total 48 players on their playing rosters, 30 arc Black men. Well, as of now I have a little facts to help me warm up for the professional roundball season. The NBA is really a big business, and is run as such. Just as other businesses, who apply good business practices and political perception, the NBA hires people who can do the job, and adheres to EEO guidelines. Special Note: in the NBA, the "majority' rules! Howard made the biggest jump in the conference standings with a pair of family wins last week. The Bison moved up from last place to the number three spot in conference competition with and 85-65 win over ITMES and a 64-60 win over Delaware State. Howard now stands 2-2 in league play and 5-9 overall. The two losses suffered by Delaware State to Morgan and Howard dropped the Hornets to 24 in MEAC play and 3-10 overall. South Carolina State dropped The Eagles held on to an 80-71 win over Shaw at home Wednesday night but dropped to a 93-83 decision to St. Augustine' s in Raleigh Saturday night. JJhe Eagles are now 1-3 in conference play and 3-10 overall. Maryland-Eastern Shore dropped a pair of defeats last week. The Hawks suffered their fourth conference loss Wedneday night at home against Howard. The Bison walked away with an 85-65 victory over the Hawks Saturday afternoon. Maryland-Eastern Shore now stands 1-4 in league play and 2-13 against all opposition. Seven conference games will highlight a 10-game card in the MEAC this week. North Carolina Central will be the busiest team in the league this week with four games on tap including three league games. The Eagles played S. C. State Monday night, and will be playing three straight road games. Tuesday NCCU travels to Gardner-Webb and hits the road for weekend games against Maryland- Eastern Shore Friday night and Delaware State Saturday. S. C. State has three league games on tap this week. After meeting North Carolina Central, the Bulldogs will play host to Howard Friday night and Morgan State Saturday night. Delaware State plays at Coppin State Tuesday before rolling out the welcome mats for 'A&T Friday and N. C. Central Saturday night. Howard journeys to Lincoln University Wednesday and then do battle with S. C. State in Orangeburg, S. C, Friday. A&T plays Delaware State Friday night and Maryland-Eastern Shore Saturday night on the road. w 1 ? '4 , Vr w i ,7. , Tagwtw. J V; ' I J Grambling Heads Number Of Players On All-America Football Team NCCU Eagles Lose To So. Carolina State Bulldogs by Kenneth Edmonds Times Staff Writer Nlprth' Carolina Central University dropped a close one' Monday night against South Carolina State 72-71. After a slow and uneventful first half that ended with SCS leading 34-30 both teams emerged from the dressing rooms ready to play. NCCU rallied with 15 minutes'left as Robert McClellan hit three straight jumpers to tie the game at 42. But SCS got a shot in the arm behind the scoring of Harry Nickens and Steve Singletary The scoring see-sawed back and forth until John Harrell hit a jumper with five minutes left in the game. Central led 59-57. SCS continued to fight back until with 10 seconds left and Central ahead 71-70, Willis Brown got a lay-up on a broken play ending the scoring at 72-71 SCS. GRAMBLING - Here's one for the trivia buffs:. What is the most amount of All-Ameria players ever selected from a single college football team? Nine may be the answer. Grambling State University may be the school. Nine members of the 1975 Grambling football team have been selected to one All-America team or another. The nine Tiger gridder who earned All-America recognition this past season are: defenisve halfback James Hunter; middle linebacker Robert Penny well; tight end Ron of the group, being named to a combined total of 15 All-America units. In addition, Hunter and White were selected to play in the annual Senior Bowl and East-WestShrine football games. The two were also selected offensive and defensive players of the year by Jet Magazine, the Mutual Black Network and the National Black Network. Hunter also earned All-America honors during the 1974 season. The G-Men were named to the f ollowing All-America teams : Hunter: The Sporting News, Associated Press, Newspaper Enterprise John HarreU's desperation pass to Floyd Monroe was long and that was Central's last chance at winning. SCS was led by Harry Nickens with 20, Willie Brown with 15 and Steve Singletary with 12. For Central it was Robert McClellan with 16, John Harrell with 13. Edward Roper finished with 13 rebounds. Mngieton; wide receivers Association, Time Sammie White and Dwight Magazine, Mutual Black Scales; quarterback Network, Jet Magazine, Douglas Williams; National Black Network, defensive end The New Courier, Kodak Richard(Mike) St. Clair; and Universal, punter Keith Smyre; and White: Mutual Black offensive guard Arthur Network, Jet Magazine, Gilliam. The New Courier, National White and Hunter Black Network and reaped the biggest bonanza Associated Press. Scales: Jet St. Augustine9 s Cagers Win and Nationa Network. Magazine I Black Williams: National Black Network and The New Courier. Pennywell: Mutual Black Network, Associated Press,The New Courier, National Black Network, and Jet Magazine. Smyre: National Black Network and Jet Magazine. St. Clair: National Black Network. Gilliam: The New Courier and National Black Network. Singleton: Jet Magazine, National Black Network and The New Courier. Grambling players were named to every recognized college division team except the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA),quad. In addition to the players Grambling coach Eddie Robinson was named 'Coach of the Year" in polls conducted by the Mutual Black Network, Jet Magazine, the National Black Networkd and the 100 Per Cent Wrong Club of See Grambling page 10 BOWLING BULLETIN The Hazel B. Plummer League of the Durham and Orange County Bowling Association announces the following scores for High Game and High Series in the Men's and Women's Division. Leading in High Game in the Women's Division was Nancy Rowland with 198, followed by Anne Reed with 193 and Dee Plummer with 188. Leading in High Series was Del ores Plummer with 534, followed by Nancy Rowland with 520 and Anne Reed with 506. Leading in High Game for the Men's Division was Jimmy Harrington with 217, followed by Wallace Royal with 204 and Guster Lewis with 201. Leading in High Series was Norman Johnson with 552, followed by Jimmy Harrington with 551 and Wallace Royal with 549. In other bowling news: George Thorne, 543; Jim Dyer, 536; Joseph Parker, 534; Doss Massenburg, 523; Mike Nieves, 520 and Guster Lewis, 519. RALEIGH - Melvin Baker made only four points but all came in an overtime period as St. Augustine's defeated Livingstone's Bears, 8U-77, in a CIAA basketball game here Wednesday night. St. Augustine's held a one-point lead in the extra period when Baker entered the game. He hit two quick jumpers to settle the issue. Livingstone tied the regulation game at 69-69 on a three-point play by George Washington, with about 15 seconds left in the contest. St. Augustine's missed and Livingstone grabbed the rebound. Tommy Johnson was fouled with five seconds left. He missed the front end of a one-on-one, which probably would have won the game. Johnson topped the Livingstone attack with 27 points. Reginald McDougal followed with 14, and Melvin Boone followed with 13. James Weathers had 11. It was the seventh straight loss for the Bears. They are now 2-1 1 for the campaign. 51" - j .... wy Open Nights til 9Use Your MASTER CHARGE Card 1 109 N. MIAMI BLVD. 2202 AVONDALE DR. 3167 HILLSBOROUGH RD. OPEN 10-9 MON.-SAT. Get to know us; you'll like us. IT'S NICE TO KNOW SOMEBODY REALLY CARES And when it comes to finances, it's nice to know there's i bank that cares, too, with services geared to the needs of your community. Whether it's regarding a checking account, savings, or a loan, we're here to serve. infoy full Srvfc Bonking Checking & Savings Accounts Auto loan Mortgage Loom Horn Improvement loans Bonk-by-Mail o Safe Deposit Dccbanics & formers Etanh COLUMBUS, OHIO - Top-seeded Arthur Ashe looks up in the air with disgust after missing a serve by Australian Phil Dent during their World Championship Tennis semi-final match here Jan. 10. Ashe advanced to the finals by beating Dent 6-2, 7-5. (UPI). Black Athletes Back To Black Colleges: Hayes and back to Durham's Hillside High where he was in line for the head coaching position following Russell Blunt's retirement. Ram Athletic Director, ' Bighouse' Gaines says he likes Hayes' philosophy and the energy he puts into recruiting. Hayes contends that one of the problems in making the transition from Wake Forest to Winston-Salem State will be COACH BILL HAYES WINSTON-SALEM - A Durham native who sees a new trend developing in black college athletics has been named head football coach at Winston-Salem State University. Bill Hayes says that ' Black kids are looking more and more these days toward black schools instead of predominantly white schools.' The 1965 graduate of North Carolina Central University says "it's happening in all sports. And 1 just heard a report. ..that during this year's pro sports drafts, more athletes were drafted from black colleges than from white collegesrThat's got to be proof that things are changing." For the past three years, Hayes was offensive coach and recruiter lor Wake Forest University under Coach Chuck Mills. After leaving Durham, he coached at Danville, then took over the Paisley High football team in Winston-Salem. From there he went to North Forsythe having to teach at least two classes. He says coaches have a little easier time at Wake having to "teach about twenty minutes a year.' Hayes believes he would have ' the inside track on the guys I've already recruited. But at this late point I would have to rely on some of my fellow coaches to help me get the guys that might be a step or two too slow for their own teams." STANDOUT ALL-AMERICAN AT PITTSBURGH'S PEABODY HIGH SCHOOL BBttiiTT SIGNED WITH THE VIRGINIA SQUIRES or THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION AFTER HIS FRESHMAN YrAP AT THE UNIVERSITY vi- rt i is&URGH. HE AVERASFD O.I POINTS AND 10.2 REBOUNDS FOR THE PANTHERS. L rt Id il 1 X 91 H WAS A STAR IN THE '7V DAPPER CM SCHCOLBcy CLASSIC. yENUETT M5 VrwFn "aa-ict VALUABLh HLAYEk'' IN TUP STEEL BOWL CLASSIC, DESPITE THE FACT HIS TEAM DROPPED BOTH GAMES. I DIOUM CHmoni r "1 r.i mum ni Pj jj Sip Jj Gallon '$39 Frith Pint

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