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tournament, page 8
12The Daily Tar Heel Monday, February 13, 1989
By JAMIE ROSENBERG
Assistant Sports Editor
Don't let the Smith Center score
board fool you. It may have read 85
67, but the real score Sunday was 106
67, or maybe even 39-12.
Either way, the numbers come out
in favor of the North Carolina
defense. The Tar Heels, after being
w hupped 106-83 in Virginia last
month, held the Cavaliers to almost
40 fewer points in the Dean Dome
while stifling Virginia's leading
gunner, Richard Morgan.
"We played a lot better defense this
time than we did up at their place,"
senior point guard Jeff Leba said.
"We didn't scramble or play our
trapping defense as much today.
"(At Virginia) we did it a little bit
more, and they got a lot of open three
point shots that they knocked in."
The Wahoos didn't knock in a
whole lot on Sunday. North Carolina
went with a switching defense which
kept Tar Heel hands constantly in the
faces of Virginia shooters, and the
Cavaliers ended up connecting on just
26 of 80 shots for a 32.5 field goal
"Our scramble was more effective
than it was up there," UNC coach
Dean Smith said. "Actually, the
scramble is effective if they take a
quick shot, and they did take a quick
shot at Virginia, but they made it.
"You aren't supposed to make all
the quick shots you take outside."
Cavalier guards, in fact, made
hardly any of their shots. The starting
backcourt duo of John Crotty and
Richard Morgan, who entered the
game averaging a combined 34
points, managed just 20 against UNC
on 8-of-33 shooting.
Morgan blitzed the Tar Heels with
39 points in Virginia but finished with
12 on Sunday and was a pathetio 5-of-22
from the floor and 2-of-15 from
: "He didn't get that many shots that
we weren't running at him on," Smith
said. "He wasn't the same guy that
1 saw in early January;"
Morgan hit 13 of 25 shots when
the teams squared off in Charlottes
ville, including 8-of-I4 from outside
"We did some switching on him,
but we didn't run as much of our
trapping defense against him, so he
didn't have as many open shots,"
Lebo said. "With the shots he had,
we had a hand in his face on just
about every one, and that's what we
wanted to do differently from last
Virginia sorely needed production
from its guards because the UNC big
men were completely intimidating on
the inside. Tar Heel trees swatted nine
Cavalier shots and UNC outre
bounded the Wahoos, 47-43.
"They have good guards, but we
didn't think they had real strong big
guys," forward J.R. Reid said. "We
thought we had the advantage on
them inside, and when they tried to
force the ball inside it didn't work
Reid blocked three shots and
pulled down six boards, but the real
force was'center Scott Williams. The
6-10 junior took advantage of being
the tallest man on the court, torment
ing the Wahoos with three blocked
shots, three steals and a game-high
"Every time I turned around I felt
like he was blocking a shot or pinning
a rebound," Lebo said. "We need
Scott to do a lot of things for us out
there, and he proved it today."
In addition to perhaps his best
defensive performance of the season,
Williams connected on 5 of 9 shots
for 1 1 points on the offensive end.
"Scott came to play," sophomore
forward Rick Fox said. "When Scott
comes to play, we usually don't lose
very many games. He did everything
today that he was capable of doing."
Fox was also tough defensively and
added three steals of his own. He
showed signs of breaking out of an
offensive slump in which he went
seven games without scoring in
double figures before a 12-point effort
Thursday-against N.C. State. On
Sunday, he canned 6 of 9 field goal
attempts and finished with 14 points.
UNO's King Rice puts the moves
Wyiannd's comeback helps
By SCOTT GOLD
Everyone expected the North
Carolina wrestling team to avenge
last season's loss to N.C. State.
Everyone was wrong.
Well, no sweat, everyone expected
the Tar Heels to simply thump
Maryland on Saturday.
Thump? No. Win? Yes.
North Carolina's 25-1 3 victory over
the Terrapins was a roller-coaster
ride, marked with some great perfor
mancesj a temporary captain change
and the promising return of a catalyst.
Early in the match, it appeared that
the Tar Heels were going to win
easily, building a quick 15-0 lead after
only three matches and then increas
ing it to 20-2 after five matches.
The Tar Heel grapplers either lost
or tied four of the last five matches,
however, slowly chipping their thump
into an unimpressive win.
The victory put the sixth-ranked
Tar Heels at 15-4 for the season and
4-1 in the ACC. They are now tied
with N.C. State for first place in the
conference. Maryland, meanwhile,
fell to 1 1-7-2 on the year and 1-2.
Senior Neal Burkhead, captain-for-a-day
(along with senior Hays
Lewallen) because he was wrestling
in his last home meet, started the day
off strongly, pinning Richard Willi
ams. Burkhead's record now stands
at 8-1 1 for the season, and 1-0 in the
Following Burkhead's win at 118,
Doug Wyland made a triumphant
return from the injured list to over
whelm Maryland's Steve Schwartz.
Wyland had been recovering from
nagging shoulder and back injuries.
Wyland was in complete control
thoughout the match, which ended
when Wyland pinned Schwartz with
27 seconds left in the second period.
The 126 pounder's record is now 28
1. He has racked up seven pins and
his three tournament championships
this year lead the team.
After a John Welch win at 134 and
a tie by Guy Palker at 142, Enzo
Catullo, in the last home match of
his career, faced the Terrapins' Keith
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on UVa.'s Brian Oliver during Sunday's 85-67 win over the Cavs
Venanzi. Venanzi came into Satur
day's match with an outstanding 24-8-1
; Catullo, who usually wrestles at
142 pounds, moved up to 150 to give
Palker some playing time. Catullo
came through, though, winning 10
5. The match started out evenly, with
alternating take-downs in the first
period. But Catullo turned on the
juice early in the second period,
breaking a tie with a powerful
Catullo, now 22-3 on the year, won
his 10th match in a row. He is a
perfect 5-0 in the conference, verifying
his status as one of the top grapplers
in the nation. He is currently ranked
ninth in the country.
In the 158 slot, Jay Landolfo (20-10-3)
was matched with the Terps'
best wrestler, Scott Buckiso (25-2-2).
Landolfo battled the heavily favored
Buckiso to a nail-biting 3-3 draw.
Coach Bill Lam has been con
cerned lately with the middle of his
lineup. Landolfo, usually a 167
pound wrestler, dropped to 158 in an
attempt to strengthen the team in the
Lam was relying on big production
from Erik Keyser in the 167 slot, but
Keyser hasn't been giving the team
the desired results.
Against Maryland, Keyser (12-8)
was matched with Matt Caro (12-9-1).
Caro won 1-0 in the final seconds,
after the two had wrestled to a draw
through the entire match.
Ben Oberly, wrestling at 177,
continued to struggle, losing to
Maryland's 190-pounder Jeff Gio
vino. The match started controver
sially, with the referee scoring a two
point takedown for Oberly after
Giovino had called an injury timeout.
Giovino came back with a reversal,
however, and tied the score at 2-2.
Giovino built a 6-4 lead in the third
period, but Oberly scored a reversal
with under 20 seconds left to tie it
up. As the excitement mounted and
the intensity level increased, a penalty
was called on Oberly in the closing
seconds, giving Giovino one point
and the victory, 7-6.
Oberly's record fell to 26-10-1 and
3-2 in the conference. He leads the
team with eight falls. His No. 13
national ranking probably won't be
substantially affected by the loss.
After Glen Pazinko (15-8-1) out
matched his opponent, winning 7-2
to make the score 25-10, it was time
UNC womneim lose
By NATALIE SEKICKY
The UNC women's basketball team
dropped a school-record 10th consec
utive game Saturday, losing to
Clemson 71-66 in an ugly battle.
Before a Smith Center crowd of
1,600, the Tar Heels committed 24
turnovers and shot only 39 percent
from the field as their record fell to
9-15 overall and 1-9 in the ACC.
The Tar Heels, who fielded four
freshmen and a sophomore against
four Clemson seniors and one sopho
more, were simply too inexperienced
to defeat the Tigers, who improved
to 13-8 and 5-4.
The game was marked by sloppy
play throughout, especially in the first
half, when both teams had a hard
time holding on to the ball.
With Clemson leading 6-5, Tiger
guard Becky Holloway hit three
consecutive long-range jumpers to
put Clemson up by seven points. All
three Holloway shots were the result
of UNC turnovers.
A long pass to Tiger forward Karen
Jenkins caught the North Carolina
defense asleep for an easy hoop,
making the count 20-9. UNC failed
to convert on its next possession and
Jenkins struck again. This time she
nailed a 16-footer to give Clemson
its biggest lead of the half at 22-9 and
prompt UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell
to call a timeout.
The timeout proved worthwhile, as
the Tar Heels scpred the game's next
13 points. A follow shot and a jumper
from the foul line by forward Dawn
UNC settles old
score with first
win in 2 weeks
By DAVE GLENN
Two weeks can seem like a very
long time these days, especially if you
are a UNC basketball player.
The Tar Heels, who hadn't won a
game since Jan. 28 against Georgia
Tech, went into Sunday's game
against Virginia with a new attitude
toward winning and losing in the face
of 15 days without a victory.
UNC guard Steve Bucknall said the
Tar Heels were motivated by some
thing they saw on tape themselves,
getting bombed by Virginia, N.C.
State and Clemson on the road in
recent ACC matchups.
"WeVe been looking at a lot of
tapes the last few weeks, and I think
we were all tired of watching other
teams celebrating," Bucknall said.
"We knew it was about time we did
some celebrating of our own."
The Tar Heels celebrated in fashion
Sunday, before 21,444 guests at the
Smith Center, beating the Cavaliers
at both ends of the floor and cruising
to an 85-67 victory.
In a game played just 28 days after
Virginia's 106-83 thrashing of the Tar
Heels, UNC evened the score with the
Cavs by playing with intensity from
the opening tip to the final buzzer.
Center Scott Williams and Buck
nall led the way for the Tar Heels,
who upped their record to 19-5 on
the season, 6-3 in ACC competition.
Virginia dropped to 13-8, 5-4 in
Williams, a 6-foot-10 junior, had
one of his best games of the year
11 points, 14 rebounds, three steals
and three blocked shots. He was a
defensive force throughout the after
noon and a big factor in Virginia's
horrendous 32.5 field goal percen
UNC stop Teirps
for the heavyweights to take over.
Jeff Bradley, North Carolina's 190
pounder who was converted to a
heavyweight out of need, was pitted
against Maryland's Matt Groom.
Groom's weight is not listed, but he
can be adequately described as
Supposedly the NCAA rules say
that heavyweights cannot weigh more
Bradley made it 22-16. Then Emily
Johnson added a trey and an 18
footer from the right wing to cut the
lead to one, 22-21.
North Carolina then ran the break
to perfection. Liza Donnell pushed
the ball down the right sideline and
hit Merlaine Oden, who was trailing
the play. Oden was fouled trying to
make the layup. She hit the second
of the two foul shots and it was a
tied game with 2:13 left in the half.
Clemson finally got back into the
scoring column with an eight-point
run sparked by Holloway and for
ward Ramona O'Neal. At intermis
sion it was 30-24 Clemson.
The second stanza started with
three consecutive hoops from fresh
man center Terrie Condery. Con
dery's efforts evened' the score at 30,
but Clemson went on a tear that
ended with the Tigers up by 20, their
biggest lead of the game.
The assault started with two
jumpers from Tiger Renee Bowman,
one from treyland. Buckets from
Jenkins, Holloway, O'Neal, Louise
Greenwood and Peggy Sells made it
After UNC's Sheri Anderson hit
from the baseline and Condery nailed
two free throws to make it 56-43,
Clemson's Michellle Bryant dumped
in three consecutive layups. Anderson
slashed through the lane for a layup
and Jenkins countered with a six
footer from the baseline. A free throw
from Bryant put Clemson up 65-45
with 6:33 to go.
UNC refused to fold, however.
tage. Bucknall added a team-high 19
points and some tough pressure on
Virginia guard John Crotty (3 of 1 1
from the field) in UNC's man-to-man
UNC coach Dean Smith liked what
he saw. "Defensively, we played well,"
Smith said. "I thought Williams was
very active and important to the win."
The Tar Heels finished the game
with nine blocked shots, intimidating
the Cavs in the paint and forcing them
to rely on their perimeter game. But
Virginia guard Richard Morgan, the
Cavs' main outside threat who scored
a career-high 39 points against the
Tar Heels in their last meeting, felt
the Tar Heels' presence on numerous
occasions and finished the day with
12 points on 5-of-22 shooting.
UNC guard Jeff Lebo said the Tar
Heels knew they would have to
control Morgan early. "The key to
stopping him is not letting him get
on track," Lebo said. "If he hits a
few in a row, he starts hitting them
But Morgan, along with most of
his teammates, struggled from the
very beginning. Only Virginia for
ward Matt Blundin, who finished
with 16 points and nine rebounds,
shot better than 50 percent on the
With the Cavalier offense strug
gling, UNC jumped out to an early
lead. When Lebo hit a three-pointer
from the top of the key just two
minutes into the game, the Tar Heels
led by a 10-2 margin.
After a Morgan airball from
treyland, the senior guard decided to
take it to the hoop. Slicing through
the lane, Morgan put up a one-hander
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than 275, but Groom makes one
Bradley, in his five conference
matches this year, has been blown out
only once, and has lost by two points
or less three times already.
Though he put in his usual valiant
fight, he was overwhelmed by
Groom's girth and lost 4-3, complet
ing the 25-13 score.
Once again it was Condery and
Anderson hitting for UNC. A hoop
apiece from the duo, plus a follow
by Oden made it 68-56 with 1:44 left.
Anderson then connected on a three
point effort to cut the margin to nine.
It was too little, too late, though,
and the Tar Heels ran out of time.
A free throw by Clemson's Melissa
Miller and a bucket from Bryant
offset a follow by Condery and one
more trey from Anderson. Johnson
was fouled at the buzzer as she drove
to the basket and hit both free throws
to close out the game.
"We're getting more mentally
tough at times," Hatchell said of her
team's resiliency. "But again, it's
inconsistency, maybe as the result of
inexperience. We were starting four
freshmen and he (Clemson head
coach Jim Davis) was starting four
seniors. You're talking about three
years difference in maturity and
playing experience." .
Hatchell was very pleased by the
play of Anderson and Condery. "I
thought that if everyone had played
as hard as Terrie did, we'd have beeri
in great shape. Terrie has worked so
hard that she started today because"
she beat out the upperclassmen fof
a starting position."
Condery led the Tar Heels with 16
points on 7-for-8 shooting and had
eight rebounds. Anderson added 15
points on 5-for-6 shooting.. For.
Clemson, Holloway had 17, Jenkins
13 and Bryant added 12 points and