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L'Tona Lamonte, WSSU
head women't basketball
coach, sizes up the
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8:56 left in the quarter. The
Rains' lead would get
trimmed down to as few as
10 points, 40-30 with 6:24
left in the third quarter
before the team answered.
A brief 6-3 run by the Rams
' that included a pair of
Torain lay-ups left the
Rams on top, 44-30 with
5:28 left. The team would
push its lead to 15 points
after a pair of free throws
from senior forward
Jasmine Carter at the
buzzer left the team on top,
52-37 heading into the
The Rams were able to
close out the game with a
strong fourth quarter, but
the team had to work to get
it done. The points came
slowly early for the Rams
with Morris trimming the
WSSU lead down to 13
points, 55-42 with 6:47 left
to play. The Rams would
never relent with a free
throw from freshman Jahlia
Williams with 3:39 left to
play gave the team its 64
47 cushion. After allowing
a Morris lay-up with just
over a minute left to play,
the Rams clamped down
with back-to-back scores
from Johnson and a jumper
from freshman guard
Taniya Dunn with 00:40
left to play. From there,
neither team would score
for the remainder of the
game and left the final
With the win, the Rams
move to 1-4 overall.
WSSU't No. 11,
looks for a place to
throw the ball.
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WSSU dominated the paint, outscoring Morris
College 48-26, and also out rebounded the Hornets, 49
34 on the evening.
The Rams also got to the free throw line 45 times,
making 26, while the hornets only shot 9 of 15 from the
Winston-Salem State was led in scoring by the dou
ble-double of William Crandell, who finished with 20
points, 11 rebounds, two steal and an assist. Robert
Colon, coming off being named the CIAA Rookie of the
Week, added 17 points, and Nate Long chipped in 10
points and pulled down five rebounds. Jason Payne added
seven points and Stephen Pippins also scored seven
points and pulled down five rebounds. Carlos Rankins
scored six points and pulled down six rebounds, and TJ
Wilson added five points and three rebounds. 11 of 12
players who suited up for WSSU, scored.
Morris College was led by Arthur McKenzie, who
scored 16 points, and Raekwon McFadden added nine
points. In all, 13 players scored for the Hornets.
James Wilhelmi, WSSV head men's basketball
coach, talks to his team
( Left) WSSU's No. 11, Michael Adams, shoots the
fecting his craft, doing hundreds of drills per day to get
better. He says after some time, be "started to realize I
had a talent and a gift from God." He says he could jump
higher than most and was quicker and stronger than the
boys from his neighborhood.
His father would soon become severely ill and his
; family moved to the Mt. Tabor district. He said he could
not wait to play Hanes. That summer he visited family in
Boston and saw the fast style of play the ball players there
had and that would later become a big part of his game.
In 1973, Reinhardt says he was in the best shape of
his life and made the junior varsity team. At 6-foot-l
inch tall, Reinhardt was named the starting center. He
jpys his coach Tommy Reed let him play "his game."
Reinhardt got better each and every game and after reach- ?
ing the 20-point mark in a game, he scored 20 or more
every game after drat.
Unfortunately for Reinhardt, scoring inaccuracies by
^ hool score keepers did not accurately account for all of
his proper statistics every game. Following a game
against Kennedy High School in which he scored 22
points and 28 rebounds he was only credited for 18 points
and 22 rebounds. Nonetheless he would still go on to
average more than 20 points and rebounds even with the
inaccurate statistics. *
? He soon became somewhat of a household name with
the gaudy numbers he was putting up. He says his season
ended bittersweet because he was never recognized by
the school for his outstanding achievement not only on
the hardwood but on the track and field team as well.
Reinhardt then entered R J. Reynolds High School in
thetall of 1974 after a meeting he had with head basket
ball coach Rich Habegger He says he left the meeting
feeling uneasy but felt his talent would shine through. He
tried out for the team and felt he did well dining try outs
but he did not make the team. He says a friend informed
him that the coach felt his "streetbalT style of play was
"I remember staring at the list of names hoping I over
looked it," said Reinhardt "Instantly, I felt light headed.
I could see people's lips moving but I couldn't hear them.
I couldn't even walk away. I felt I had let my mother
down, let my family down and let everybody down who
was rooting for me."
The day Reinhardt was cut from Reynolds tryouts
was the end of his high school career. He says he was
afraid to try out for the team again because he would not
be able to handle not making the team for a second timet
After that traumatizing let down, his idol changed from
Julius "Dr. F Erving to Superfly. He then began to sell
and use drugs along with womanizing. He also dropped
out of high school two months before graduation.
With his life spiriting out of control, a meeting with
his grandmother and a chance1 encounter with an old
friend changed his outlook. He soon began playing bas
ketball again and received his GJBD In three months.
Reinhardt would later join the US. Army and later own
his own trucking company. He says everything changed
for him once he gave his life to the Lord.
He says his dreams growing up was to make it to the
NBA to own a nice house in the suburbs, have a nice
house for his family, have nice cars and a family. He was
able to achieve all of those goals without the NBA. He
says he lives by Proverbs 18:16, which reads, "A man's
guih will make room for him."
"It's good to know you have a God-given talent or
gift, but its better to know die giver of the gift because he
keeps on giving."