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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, January 30, 1989, Page 12, Image 12

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iiillllii Virginia 88 Wake Forest 69 Duke Clemson N.C. State Maryland 92 LSU 62 Georgetown 90 Missouri 67 Nebraska 82 Illinois 80 Indiana 75 Ohio State 65 Louisville 85 Georgia 79 Tennessee 100 Oklahoma 96 UNLV 74 Villanova 73 Pittsburgh 79 78 Sports 0" 7 7 Xj 20. DTH Brian Foley 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 Stall Writer 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 hours. 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 eight-point game. 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 Hatchell. "I agree that we were flat," said Hatchell. "We've worked hard and had a tough week with some heart my ' ' v. 1 ' s 'v x. : 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 back up." 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 technical foul. 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 Monday 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 13. 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." Men's oast EST UNC frontcourt dominates with physical play in paint By DAVE GLENN Shorts Editor More often than not, good inside basketball will beat good outside basketball. 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 very uncomfortable. 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 Center: 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 first half. 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 his game." 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 Bobby Cremins. 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 9 Tech dropped to 12-6, 2-2 in confer ence play. 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 down. "They have the big bodies and we need 'em." 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: Chris Spencer Asst. Sports Editor Tech forward David Whitmore, Cremins smartly declined to com ment because of the league rule that prohibits criticizing officials' calls. High-flying I ? - rVc v Vis ,( i ' -m : ..4 ..... ; S 4 V. ,.- f $1 A a it 1 'w : M " 1 1 . - . y Mi"- - :r . s ?y h J)J( ' A; ' p - :, yiv.V Aimer Riddick, winner of the CAA slam dunk contest Saturday afternoon, soars through the air for one of his scintillating slams. 90 Florida State 100 88 Virginia Tech 97 Lien's BackctfacU Saturday 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 64 7-685. 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 31 $2. 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 See TECH page 8 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 - - J -

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