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By John Lafferty
Somewhere, around four games ago, the 49ers crossed that magic
threshold, mid-season. It is times such as these that coaches, players
and fans pause to reflect upon the past, and contemplate the future.
This season did truly begin upon a dismal note as the 49ers fell
before a Guilford onslaught, 125-51. The results were not totally
unexpected. Guilford has returned 8 men, and added three promising
newcomers to a team which finished 13th nationally in the NAIA.
Coach Murphy had predicted that his young and scrappy club were
unpredictable, and untried. There was still the DLAC opener with
Wesleyan to look forward to.
‘Wait And See...’
The 49ers lost to Wesleyan, and than a host of other opponents
before pick^ up Its first victory against UNC-G. Thifi^
was followed by more losses, until once again the team met UN(>^
and scored an even more impressive victory. Better days^w^e
sure^ upon us. alas and alack, with snow and exams came more
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‘It Depends On The Effort..
Can it then be that the 49ers are not putting forth the effort to win
or as suggested by someone who knows, but wishes to remain
unknown, that they go into games feeling incapable of winning
There are many ways one can analyze the hapless 49ers.
But I suppose the team’s problems come from the shoes they
wear. Everybody knows good guys were white, and when they
take the court in black, it seals their fate.
For the remainder of the season, I suppose we must wait. I
hope we will see.
SPOTLIGHTING. . .
THE CAROLINA JOURNAL, Wednesday, January 31, 1968 PAGE 5
Bowlers Briefly Lead DIAC
Drop To 3rd
The 49er Bowlers emerged in
the number one spot in the league
following a head to head match
with Methodist, in which they won
all three games, plus most points,
to stand 16 wins, and 4 losses over
However, following a loss to
College of Charleston, in which
the 49ers lost all three games, plus
points, they slid to third spot in
hi the Charlotte victory,
UNC-C’s Hensley tied Metho
dist’s Sisk for high game, with
a 202, while Hensley had the high
series in the match, at 550.
In the latest statistics, St. An
drews College is leading the DIAC
with a 19-5 record and an 877
average, followed by College of
Charleston with an 18-6 record,
and averaging 869. The 49ers are
^‘le’wtas'an^ lotses?^ standing expresses dismay in tall from first place.
49ers Blow Halftime Lead
Lose To Charleston
Charlotte’s roundballers held a
three point lead at half-time, 36-33
and continued to lead until the
final nine minutes of the game.
when College of Charleston forged
ahead to stay, as the 49ers seemed
unable to shake their season long
loosing streat, with a 67-64 de-
Wrestlers Split Debut Match
Pete Donahue, a sophomore who transferred from Central Pied
mont, and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.
Pete is one of the “six starters’’ which Coach Muiphy picks
for his team. As such he has been a floor leader, and a perpetually
hustling ballplayer. Both spectators and fellow players gave credit
to Pete for sparking the 49ers in their second victory over UNC-G,
on January 3, 1968.
Born in ^uth Bridge, Mass., he has lived in Charlotte tor 15
years. Pete played one year of JV ball at East High, and one year
in the US Coast Guard, of which he is a veteran.
His major sport has always been swimming. At East he swam
the 400 and 200 yd. free style, and while in the Coast Guard he was
on the diving team.
About the team, Pete says, “If we ever get to working together,
we’ll be heU. We worked together at Greensboro, and also at
Pete is an inspiration to his team mates, even in the face of
defeat. For this reason we spotlight him.
UNC-C’s young wrestling team
emerged with mixed emotions from
their first competitive meet.
Wrestling against N. C. Wesleyan,
at Wesleyan, Mike Anderson pinned
his man early in the second period,
after taking a 2-0 lead in the first.
Terry Eudy was outpointed by
his opponent, 2-0, plus riding time
which pushed him to a 4-0 defeat.
In the final 49er match, David
The latest DIAC report shows
Greensboro College leading, with
an 8-0 record, followed by Metho
dist and Lynchburg, which are
tied at 4 and 2. UNC-C holds a
0-4 and College of Charleston a
0-6 and they stand 6th and 7th
Scoring is led by Jim Darden,
from Methodist with a 19.2 ave
rage. Jerry Anthony makes the
first 49er appearance and is 10th
in the DIAC, with a 13.3 average.
Sells, who had tied his man, 2-2
in the first period, was pinned mid
way through the second period.
Campbell College wrestled
against Wesleyan in the weight
classes which Charlotte was un
able to fill.
The February 3 basketball game
with St. Andrews will be played
at 5:00 p.m. at the Garinger High
The track team will meet today,
January 31 in the Union. All pros
pective members are urged to
Charleston was led in its second
comeback, by Fred Florence, who
finished with 23 points, and scor
ing honors, and Jim Powers, who
added twelve. They were assisted
by Ferrara who contributed 13 to
For UNC-C, Gary Cress has 18,
Jerry Anthony 15, Ben Bassinger
12, and Pete Donahur 11.
It was the 49ers 12th loss, to
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