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In Annual All-Sfar Game
Love, Braves Quarterback, Named MVP
Chowan College quarterback Xavier Love passed for
two touchdowns, one to teamniate Harold Williams, to
lead the South to a 24-17 win over the North in the an
nual Coastal Conference all-star game played here in
the Mini Dome of East Tennessee State University
Saturday, Dec. 1.
When Love entered the game at the start of the se
cond quarter, the South team had been blanked by the
North. In addition to passing for two scores, the Miami,
Fla. sophomore also directed his team to another
touchdown. He had two TD passes dropped in the end
zone. Love was named the game’s outstanding offen
Third Win for Coach
The win was the third in as many tries for as head
coach for Jim Garrison. The Braves’ head coach was
assisted by Dan Surface, Chowan’s defensive coor
Garrison said all of Chowan’s 12 all stars played well.
Running back Percy Godette picked up 93 yards.
Linebacker Walter Poston intercepted two passes and
back Mike Sheppard stole one. Oiowan’s coach said
defensive ends Hal Henderson and Robert Brown and
tackles Keith McFadden and Danny Jones also played
an outstanding game.
“At one time, eight of the defensive ball players on
the field were from Chowan,” Garrison commented.
The South team was made up of players from
Chowan, Lees-McRae and Potomac State. North
players came from Wesley, Nassau, Hudson Valley
and Westchester. Fernmi players who normally play
for the South, were absent since the Panthers were
playing in the first Eastern Bowl game. Ferrum won,
defeating College of DuPage, 111., 28-16.
Lees-McRae’s nose guard, Tim Novak, was named
the game’s most valuable defensive player.
Other Braves who saw action were guard James
Fraser and defensive backs Elliott Washington and
Braves Win Tip-Off Tourney Crown
By HARRY PICKETT
The Atlantic Coast Conference isn’t the
only league in the country with a Big Four
tournament. Just ask Jerry Smith.
The first Eastern Tarheel Tip-Off Tour
nament was played here and the winner
was the host team, Chowan College.
Participants in the newly formed ETC
tournament, included conference foes
Louisburg, Mt. Olive and Southeastern.
“This tournament was just like the Big
Four, except we have the top four teams in
the Eastern Tarheel Conference,” the
Chowan coach quipped.
Smith, who’s team wrapped up an
undefeated weekend, posting victories over
Smithdeal Massey (100-87) and Craven
(42-38) in doubleheader action here, were
impressive in tournament play, roUing
over a surprising Southeastern Community
College team, 90-74, and conference arch
rival Louisburg 82-61.
A jubulant Smith, after claiming the
tournament championship, said he was
“very pleased” with his team’s showing.
“These four games have taught our kids so
much that practice couldn’t.”
“I’m pleased at where we are right
now,” he said.
Chowan’s victory over Louisburg wasn’t
as much a surprise to the Brave coach of
three seasons, as was the final score
(82-61), considering Louisburg is one of the
favorites to capture the conference crown.
“How much better can we get?” Smith
asked his team after displayed tenacious
defensive job on the Hurricanes. “I
thought we played super defense. We had
two 30-point halves, how much better
defense can you ask for?”
In consolation action. Southeastern upset
Mt. Olive 96-79 in a game that saw the
cagers from Whiteville “out-quick” the
larger Trojans. The Rams pulled to 1-1 on
the season, while Mt. Olive dropped to 0-2.
First Roand Victory
Mark Moore, a freshman from Fairfax,
Va., came off the bench to notch a season-
high 24 points in the Braves opening vic
tory over Southeastern.
Moore, who got his shots mostly from
back-door passes underneath, was followed
by freshman center William Barnes’ 17
points and 14 rebounds. Mark Murdock and
Kim Griffin each netted 10.
In the second half Southeastern managed
to tie the Braves at 50, on a jumper with
13:18 left by Clayton White. But Moore and
Bames went to work, scoring 11 of the
Braves’ next 15 points, as the Braves
spurted to a 65-54 lead.
Southeastern was paced by Mike
Southland’s 32 points.
Smith said Southeastern scared him
more than any of the rest because you
never know what to “expect” from them.
During the first six minutes, the score
see-sawed back and forth, and then tied at
12-12. But after William Bames went to the
hoop with a layup of his own, with 14:01
left in the first hjQf, it was Chowan all the
way, never relinquishing the lead.
After leading 44-30 at the half, the
Braves lost their composure a bit, and
Louisburg’s Craig Rhew pumped in five
consecutive baskets for his team, com-
Braves' quorterback Xavier Love
was named the most valuable
player in the Coastal Con
ference All-Star game. He
passed for two touchdowns in
guiding the South, coached by
Jim Garrison, to a 24-17 win
over the North.
pared to two for the Braves, and the Hur
ricanes pulled to within eight at 4840.
Then Chowan guard Haywood Evans got
his act together, pumping in 10 of his 11
points in a four-minute span, aiding the
output of a 62-40 margin with 9:55 left.
•Haywood showed more leadership,
ability and poise than he has all year,”
Smith lauded the quick quard from Tar-
The Braves, who pulled to 4-0 on the
year, were led in scoring by Johnny
Johnson’s 16 points, 11 rebounds and three
assists. Barnes followed with 15 and Jean
Earl Williams netted for 12.
Louisburg, dropping to 1-2 on the year,
were led by Craig Rhew’s 24 points.
How does this Chowan team rank with
last year’s Region 10 finalist. Coach?
“This year’s team would beat last year’s
Sounds impressive, but can they beat a
Big Four team. Coach?
Johnny Johnson played his best game at Chowon in the
Braves' 99-76 win over arch-rival Ferrum College. Johnson
led Chowan with 24 points and 26 rebounds.
For December, 1979