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Also Religion and Classifieds July 16? 2015
Suffocating defense sets T
tone in Lady Warcats'
BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE .
FOR THE CHRONICLE
It took a while for the
Warcats to get their juices
flowing against USA Elite
in women's semi-pro bas
ketball action last Saturday.
^ But once that happened,
what had been a tightly
contested game eventually
turned into a one-sided
By the time the dust
cruised to a 97-64 victory
in the regular-season finale
for both teams, which was
played at the Fulton Family
YMCA. Both teams fin
ished in the lower tier of
the Women's Blue Chip
Carolinas Division, which
means that neither team
will make this year's play- jl
Former Winston-Salem A
State star Vontisha Woods
turned in her 4l
W a r c a t s .
Woods, a 5-feet
11 forward who
is in her third
year with this
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See Blow-Out on B2 (J,
Photo by Craig T. Greenlee
heven Pickard (in white) plays tenacious defense against Monique Floyd of
Pointer emerged as a much-improved offensive threat during his
senior year at St. John's. mKF' _*
Photo by St. John's University Athletics
BY CRAIG T. GREENLEE
FOR THE CHRONICLE
For Sir'Dominic Pointer, it's been an immensely sat
isfying year. The year, however, isn't over.
Pointer, a 6-foot-6 swing man who played at Quality
Education Academy (QEA), capped a brilliant final sea
son at St. John's University. He was a prime factor in help
ing the Red Storm make its first NCAA Tournament
appearance in four years.
But that's only the beginning.
In May, he graduated from college with a degree in
Sports Management. A month later, the Cleveland
Cavaliers made Pointer a second-round pick in the NBA
Draft. Now he's looking to prove himself as a rookie in the
NBA Summer League.
"I'm so blessed," said Pointer, who averaged 13.7
points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.4 blocks and 1.9 steals
per game as a college senior. "One of my goals was to
leave college with a degree and I did it. Hearing my name
called out during the draft was very special. I'm excited to
get the opportunity to show what I can do at the next
Pointer closed out his college career as Co-Defensive
Player of the Year in the Big East Conference. Although
Pointer built his reputation as a fiercely competitive lock
down defender, he was hardly one-dimensional, especially
as a senior. His mid-range jumper improved dramatically
which helped to elevate his value in the eyes of the pro
Perhaps the most noteworthy collegiate accomplish
ment for Pointer was winning the Haggerty Award, an
annual honor which goes to the top Division 1 college bas
ketball player in the metro New York City area. Winning
that prestigious award put Pointer in elite company with
past winners which includes Chris Mullin, Mark Jackson
and Ron Attest - all of whom had standout NBA careers.
At QEA, Pointer (Class of 2011) was the key figure
See QEA grad on B2
New Head Coach Stevenson looks to get Bobcats back to winning ways
Antwon Stevenson knew that one day he would get his
shot at being a head coach. Earlier this year, Stevenson got
that chance when he was named head coach at Glenn High
Stevenson, a native of High Point, had been an assis
tant coach with the Bobcats for the past 13 seasons. He
will replace Aldine Payne, who resigned last year after
five seasons because of health issues.
Although Stevenson always had ambitions of being a
head coach, he said he was willing to wait even longer
because he knew God already had a plan in place for him.
"If 1 had to wait 15 years, 1 would have waited because
See New Coach on B2
Photo by Tevin Stinsoo
the new head coach at
Glenn High School,
had been an assistant
coach with the
Bobcats for the past
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