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UNC forward J.R. Reid, who went inside for all 12 of his points Saturday, has his eyes set on two
Women's hoops syffeirs
sixth consecutive defeat!:
By DOUG HOOGERVORST
The "Jeopardy" answer is: "The
number of consecutive losses for the
UNC women's basketball team."
"What is six?"
Unfortunate, but true. The North
Carolina women's basketball team
dropped its sixth game in a row,
losing 97-89 in the Smith Center to
the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets .
The Tar Heels were led by Tanya
Lamb's 19 points while Liza Donnell
added 15 points in a losing cause.
North Carolina was without the
services of starter Dawn Bradley and
key-reserve Wendy Gatlin, both out
due to illness.
UNC's record falls to 9-11, 1-5 in
the ACC. The women's next outing
is on Wednesday against Virginia, the
only ACC team the Tar Heels have
yet to face this season.
Georgia Tech's Ida Neal led all
scorers with 30 points followed by
Karen Lounsbury with 25 points. The
Yellow Jackets upped their record to
11-7, 44 in the ACC.
As in every game, there was one
outstanding feature. In this case, the
feature was physical play. Sixty-one
personal fouls were committed drag
ging the game out for nearly two-and-a-half
Georgia Tech gained an advantage
because of the constant physical play.
The Yellow Jackets visited the foul
line 46 times, converting on 33
attempts. In all, Georgia Tech made
18 more foul shots than UNC in an
Though physical play was the
trademark of the game, other parts
played key roles in the Tech victory.
Emotion was one that came to the
mind of UNC's coach Sylvia
"I agree that we were flat," said
Hatchell. "We've worked hard and
had a tough week with some heart
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break games and it's easy for a young
team to get down. I think now is
maybe what's happened to us. We're
down a little bit and weVe got to get
Hatchell, who gave birth to a baby
boy last week, sat on the bench, but
under doctor's orders did not coach.
Andrew Calder, Hatchell's top assist
ant, coached his third consecutive
game in Hatchell's place.
With forwards Bradley and Gatlin
out, the Tar Heels were thin in the
front court and needed a big game
from their center and the ACC's
leading rebounder, Merlaine Oden.
However, Oden was strapped with
foul trouble throughout the game and
Calder had his hands full.
With 6:29 left in the first half, Oden
picked up her third personal and was
forced to sit. Despite the setback,
North Carolina stayed within a
basket of Tech until 33 seconds
remained in the half.
Tech's Lounsbury hit a 10-footer
in the lane and drew the foul from
UNC's LeAnn Kennedy. The call
pulled Calder from the bench and
apparently out of the coaching box,
earning the temporary coach a
Lounsbury, who was a perfect 11-
ACC Basketball Standings
Team Conference Overall
UNC 5-1 18-3
N.C. State 5-1 14-2
Duke 4-3 14-3
Virginia 3-2 11-6
Clemson 3-3 12-5
Georgia Tech 2-2 12-6
Wake Forest 2-6 9-8
Maryland 0-6 6-12
89 Kansas State 71 Syracuse
72 Kansas 70 Providence
12The Daily Tar HeelMonday, January 30, 1989
of-11 from the foul line, hit her free
throw and the two technical foul
shots. Tech retained possession due
to the technical allowing Lounsbury
to drill a 13-foot jumper from the left
corner for a nine-point lead. Cherie
Anderson cut the gap to seven for
UNC with an 18-foot jumper, closing
out the half.
Oden played only one minute in
the second half before picking up her
fifth foul, and the Tar Heels' inside
punch went almost punchless. Only
Kareema Williams was getting points
in the paint for UNC, finishing with
Tech's Neal was a dominant force
in her own right. Neal did everything
for the Jackets: shooting 7-of-12 from
the floor, 15-of-19 from the foul line,
grabbing six rebounds and dishing
out five assists.
Hatchell had nothing but praise for
Neal but preferred to focus on the
Tech team as a whole.
"(Neal) has been a great player for
them," said Hatchell. "But Georgia
Tech is a deceptive-type team. They're
a lot better than a lot of people give
them credit for. They're 4-4 in the
ACC and when you beat Virginia by
25 (105-80, on Jan. 21), you're no
slouch. They are a very good team."
UNC frontcourt dominates
with physical play in paint
By DAVE GLENN
More often than not, good inside
basketball will beat good outside
And Dean Smith's North Carolina
squad knows it.
In the big games, teams go to their
greatest strengths. For the Tar Heels,
that means getting the ball inside to
one of a broad selection of big guys
and letting them show their stuff.
So, Smith can rest easy knowing
that his Tar Heels have five frontcourt
players Pete Chilcutt, Rick Fox,
Kevin Madden, J.R. Reid and Scott
Williams who could start for just
about any team in the nation.
But, inevitably, what makes Smith
a happy coach makes somebody else
Saturday afternoon, that "some
body else" was Bobby Cremins and
the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Bolstered by a 63-41 frontline
scoring advantage, the Tar Heels
muscled their way to a 92-85 victory
over the Yellow Jackets before 20,808
"waving" fans at the Smith Center.
The victory improved the Tar
Heels' record to 18-3 and moved them
into a first-place tie in the ACC (with
N.C. State) with a 5-1 record. Georgia
Scott's bom bs kept it c I ose
Some notes and musings from the
Tar Heels convincing 92-85 win over
Georgia Tech Saturday at the Smith
B If it weren't for the long-range
artillery barrage of the Jackets'
sensational marksman Dennis Scott,
this one wouldn't have even been
close. The sophomore from Virginia
tickled the cords nine times in 18 tries
from past 199", including six in the
Some nights he's on, and some
nights he's off, but one thing's for
sure: he ain't afraid to put it up.
"It doesn't bother me to keep
shooting (if I miss early)," Scott said.
"I learned that when I was young.
You have to keep shooting, because
it's not something you can pick up
on during the course of a game.
Shooting is just self-confidence when
you're out on the court."
Tar Heel coach Dean Smith was
impressed by Scott's performance.
"We spent more attention preparing
for (Tom) Hammonds," he said.
"Dennis is streaky and he was on a
hot streak today. He is some scorer."
But Scott has a tendency to stand
off to the side and not work to get
free for his shots, and he did that late
in Saturday's game. It was a puzzling
move (or lack of a move), but he
shrugged it off afterwards.
"Late in a game, we're looking to
go to Tommy (Hammonds)," he said.
"But if it's really late, we're looking
for the three." '
Sure, hindsight is 2020, but Scott
might have made things more inter
esting if he had worked just a little
harder to get free for a trey attempt.
Scott had this to say about this
year's UNC team: "I think the key
to their team this year is King Rice.
He has a lot more confidence this
year. Jeff Lebo feels more comfor
table now, and he can go back to
B Usually, the post-game inter
views with the coaches are boring, but
Saturday's game brought out some
gems from both Smith and Tech's
After his opening remarks about
a "workman-like type of win over a
talented Georgia Tech team," Smith
brought out the laughs when he said
that the Tar Heels had better beat
Tech while they still can because
of the point guard they have coming
in next year. Smith, of course, was
referring to sensational recruit Kenny
Anderson, who signed with the
Jackets over, among others, UNC.
Cremins was hot when he toojc the
seat at the interview table. "I want
to say this: the five-second call is the
worst call in basketball," he said. He
went on to say that he is going to
try to get it eliminated, too.
When he was asked about the
controversial charge call on freshman
Tech dropped to 12-6, 2-2 in confer
After the game, a battle-weary
Cremins wasted no time in getting to
the key to the game. "We were a little
undermanned, and they have that big
front line," Cremins said. "We just
didn't have the personnel to bang with
them inside and they just wore us
"They have the big bodies and we
Well, Tech does have some big
bodies, they just aren't very good
basketball players. Take away 6-foot-8
guard Dennis Scott, who finished
the day with 29 points on 10-for-21
shooting, and 6-9 forward Tom
Hammonds, who added 22 points of
his own, and the Yellow Jackets have
very little to offer. Tech's dynamic
duo accounted for 60 percent of the
team's scoring Saturday.
On the UNC side of the scoring
sheet, there was a much more bal
anced picture. Nine players scored at
least a field goal. Six players finished
in double figures. And it seemed like
everybody went to the line.
Led by an 8-of-9 effort by Madden
from the charity stripe, the Tar Heels
took 31 free throws compared to eight
for the Yellow Jackets. Translation:
Asst. Sports Editor
Tech forward David Whitmore,
Cremins smartly declined to com
ment because of the league rule that
prohibits criticizing officials' calls.
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afternoon, soars through the air for one of his scintillating slams.
90 Florida State 100
88 Virginia Tech 97
UNC 52, Georgia Tch SS
Georgia Tech Whitnwre 3-7 3-3 a Hammonds
10-15 2-2 22, McNfeB 1-4 0-Q 2, Scott 10-21 0-0 29,
Oliver 5-10 2-3 12. Brfttian 4-4 0-0 6. Brown 0-2 O
0 0, Sheiroct 0-0 0-0 Q, Doma&k 1-1 CK a Totals 34
UNC Madden 4-10 8-9 16, Reid 5-7 2-5 12, WiSsams
7-13 M 15, Sucknall 2-5 4-4 10, Rice 2-6 0-0 6,
Fox 2-6 4-6 8, Chitcutt 6-9 0-0 12, Lebo 2-4 6-6 11,
Oavia 1-1 O-O 2, Denny 0-0 0-0 a Totals 31-61 25
Hatflime Score: UNC 45-36, Three-poW goals
UNC 5-12 MacWen 0-1, BocknaU 2-5, Wee 2-4, Ufco
1-2 Tech 10-22 (Sccffl 9-18, OSver 0-2, Brown 0-1.
Domalik 1-1), Turnovers UNC 12. Tech 19.
Rebounds UNC 33 (ChiteuB 8). Tech 29 (Hammonds
9). Assists UNC 21 (Bucknag , Tech 20 (CSver
12) Fouls UNC 12, Tech 20. A 20,808
25 points on the scoreboard for North
Carolina, seven for Georgia Tech f
an 18-point advantage in a game
decided by seven points.
Pete Chilcutt, who grabbed a team
high eight, rebounds to go with hisj
12 points on the afternoon, said that
he saw the Tar Heels inside game"
as the key to their improvement as"
a team over the past two weeks.'
"Now, we work the ball inside much-
better, and tonight was a great
example of that," Chilcutt said. "We
forced the ball inside and got their
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B Speaking of that call, it effec
tively snuffed out any chances of a
final Yellow Jacket comeback.
The dunk would have cut the lead
to four, but instead the Tar Heels
upped it to 73-63 after forward Kevin
Madden hit a free throw and followed
that up with a three-point play after
a baseline turn-around jumper. ,
DTH David Surowiecki
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