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?Sports Week? Also More Stories, Religion and Classifieds December 1, 2016 Lady Rams roll in 70-53 win over Morris SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE The Winston-Salem State Rams (1-4) women's basketball team got back to their winning ways, l\iesday, evening, Nov. 22, when the team took a dom inating 70-53 win over the Morris Hornets (2-6). WSSU rolled to the win in a big way with three play ers reaching double-digit scoring in the game. The Rams took the win behind their best effort of the season with a strong shooting performance com bined with some solid defense for the win. As a team, the Rams shot a solid 41.2 percent (28-of-68) from the floor. WSSU junior center Kandace Tate led the scor ing effoit for the Rams with 12 points while senior guard Trei Torain recorded her first career double-dou ble with 11 points and 11 rebounds in the win. Fellow senior center Jatzmin Johnson added 12 points as well. The Rams took control of the game and never looked back with & great first quarter effort. The Rams kicked things off in a big way, jumping out to a 12-6 lead after a jumper from sophomore guard Brionna Pate with 5:18 left in the quarter. Things,got tight.for the Rams a few minutes later when Morris cut the WSSU lead down to three points 12-9 with 4:26 left in the quarter, but the Rams answered in a big way with nine straight points, including a Torain three-pointer and a Tate lay-up with 1:25 left in the quarter that left the team on top, 21-9. After allowing a pair of Morris lay-ups in the final seconds of the quarter, the Rams 21-11. The Rams continued to dominate the game with a stellar second quarter. The Rams opened the quarter with a 13-2 run that includ ed the team scoring 11 unanswered points to go ahead, 34-15, with 4:38 left in the half. The Rams went ahead by as many as 20 points, 38-18 after a lay-up from Pate with 1:33 left in the half. The Rams allowed a pair of Morris scores in the final minutes of the half to take a 38-21 lead into the locker room at halftime. The second half began with a challenge from the Hornets as Morris scored on back-to-back baskets to cut the WSSU lead down to just 13 points, 38-25 with 8:56 left in the quarter. The . Rams' lead would get trimmed down to as few as 10 points, 40-30 with 6:24 See Lady Rams on B2 Submitted photo WSSU's No. 2 Jasmine Carter prepares to pass the ball. Rams post victory over Morris College - - mf ? . - . ft"**' - | SPEODBS)THEOWONJCLE - '??*" '" ' William Crandell put up a double-double and Robert Colon added 17 points, as the Winston-Salem State Rams rolled to an 85-63 win over Morris College on Tuesday night at the CE Gaines Center on the Winston-Salem State University campus. With the win, WSSU improves to 3-2 overall, while the Hornets of Morris College fall to 0-5 on the season. After jumping out to a quick lead, the WSSU Rams use the shock and awe style of play, and a 19-10 run push the Rams lead to 15 points, at 28-13. But the Hornets of Morris College used their own 14-9 run late in the half to pull to within 10 points at the half, 37-27. The WSSU started the second hot, and quickly ran off a 13-3 run to go up 20 points, but Morris College battle back to cut the lead to 12 points with 13:14 remaining. From that point on, it would be all Rams. Winston-Salem State would go on 23-6, pushiqg the lead out to a game-high 29 points, at 74-45 with just over six minutes left. The Rams would then put it on cruise control, and roll to the final score of 85-63. See Rams on B2 . I Local hoops legend rises above setbacks , ? * Ar ? ? ? BY TIMOTHY RAMSEY THE CHRONICLE Colonel "Buck" Reinhardt grew up in the "pond area" of Winston-Salem. He was an all-around athlete who played foot ball, basketball, baseball and track and field. Basketball, however, is where Reinhardt found his niche. He would later go on to average over 20 points and 20 all day, every day," said Reinhardt. "The guys in the neighborhood would start to come over to shoot and play at my house. I would eventually learn the game and learn it well." Once in junior high school Reinhardt quickly made a name for himself and was the starting center on the Northwest Junior High School team. In the ninth grade at Hanes Junior High School, the team was Submitted photo Colonel "Buck" Reinhardt as a member of the IIS. Armx "At home, I would practice shooting all day, every day." _ Colonel Reinhardt. 11 rebounds per game in 1973. Reinhardt let a setback his junior year derail his career, but not his dreams, however. He credits the Lord for his comebacks Reinhardt got into playing basketball after his father hung a hoop on a tree beside his house for his older cousin to shoot on when he visited from out of I town. He says once he learned about Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game and Winston-Salem State University's (WSSU's) own Earl "The Pearl" Monroe's ft7-point game against Fayetteville State, Ihis whole outlook on the game changed. "At home, I would practice shooting loaded with great talent, such as Larry Haney, Larry Rucker, and Michael Epps. Reinhardt was cut during tryouts. It devas tated him. "For the first time I felt bitterness and I had a feeling of, 'I'll show him,'" Reinhardt said. "I knew I was good enough to make die team. I was deter mined to someday put up numbers like Wilt Chamberlain, Spencer Haywood, and 'Pistol' Pete Maravich." Instead of letting the fact he was cut defeat him, Reinhardt instead took to per See Legend on B2 v?.