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CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
All the Winston-Salem State University men's basketball
team wanted for Christmas was a victory, a win that would
extend their win streak to two games and Averett delivered
the gifts for the Rams last Saturday at the C.E. Gaines
Center. The Cougars gift-wrapped 26 turnovers as WSSU
earned a hard-fought 68-55 victory against a very talented
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totals in the victory.
Senior forward Jamal Durham chipped in with 13 points
as he surpassed the 1,000 career point mark for the Rams.
With 13 points Durham is the 25th player in WSSU history
. to eclipse the 1000-poipt milestone as he finished the game
with 1,005 career points.
Brian Fisher started the contest with back-to-back three
point field goals en route to helping the Rams jump start
their offense in the early going as the junior guard put the
Rams ahead by six points early.
Undaunted the Cougars responded as Averett's Jonathan
Rumley, a Winston-Salem native and 2003 graduate of
Glenn High School , scored four points of his own in the first
half as the Cougars trailed the Rams by only eight points, at
33-25, headed into the halftime intermission.
Averett would cut the WSSU lead to as little as only one
point, at 42-41 with just over 12 minutes to play in the con
test, but the Rams would answer as they used a 26-8 run
See Durham on B4
WSSU's Jamal Durham became the 25th play
er in school history to score lflOO points.
. - Photo by Anthony Hill
Carver head varsity basketball coach Danny Piggott Jr., takes pride in helping kids on and off the court.
Piggott more than a coach
BY ANTHONY HILL
Images of whistles blowing, someone barking orders and
instructing strenuous drills may come to mind when initial
ly thinking about a typical varsity basketball coach.
A lot of varsity coaches would probably rather simply
coach than teach classes. But Carver head varsity basketball
coach Danny Piggott Jr., who's also a math teacher, doesn't
really fit the mold of a stereotypical basketball coach. As a
matter of fact, Piggott seemingly fits more of the mold of a
great teacher compared to a seasoned coach with more than
15 years of experience. He arrives at school early, and he
often leaves late. Not because of basketball practice. Piggott
is normally staying after school to tutor kids, even if they
don't have him for math.
"Danny cares about kids," said Carver athletic director
Alfred Poe. "He's an excellent teacher too. He always puts
the kids first before anything. He's a great asset to Carver
High School. He's the type of person we need to keep here
Evidently, Piggott's peers recognized his worth in the
See Piggott on B5
Wake's senior safety Chip Vaughn.
Trio of Demon Deacons
headed to the Senior Bowl
CHRONICLE STAFF REPORT
Last Saturday's EagleBank Bowl in Washington, D.C.
won't be the final time a trio of Wake Forest defenders
don their Demon Deacon helmets.
Linebacker Aaron Curry, defensive back Alphonso
Smith and safety Chip Vaughn have all accepted invita
tions to play in the 2009 Under Armour Senior Bowl on
Jan. 24 in Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The game
will kick off at 6 p.m. (CT) and will be televised live by
the NFL Network.
Both Curry and Smith have been projected as future
first round NFL draft picks. The 2008 Butkus Award
See Deacs on B2
Photo by Charlie Pftff
Winston-Salem Prep's CJ. Brinson soars over the North defense.
Squads going for
Lash tourney title
The 16th annual Chronicle/ Lash JV Basketball
Classic will officially begin tomorrow at Carver High
School. The special JV boy's tournament will be going
on Friday, Saturday and Monday. Game times are
2:30, 4, 6 and 7:30 p.m. The title game will be on
Monday at 7:30 p.m.
In case you're not
with the tournament, it's
basically the Frank
Spencer for the JV guys.
I always bring up the
fact that CP3 (Chris
Paul) came into his own
during this tournament
in 2000. He won the
MVP that year. As a
matter of fact, his father
(Charles Paul) told me
that's when he knew Chris was going to be special ?
after watching him control things during the Lash
Each year it's arguably the most exciting tourna
ment ? despite the fact that two other tournaments are
usually going on at the same time. This year, the Lash
tourney is on the exact days as the Frank Spencer. I
See Hill on B4
Ho! Ho! Hole-in-One
Plantation. Terry AUen
in the Chick -
Alma Mater at
Ga.. The tour
nament will air
(Dec. 25) at
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