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12The Daily Tar Heel Monday, February 20, 1989
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By DAVE GLENN
COLLEGE PARK, Md. When
a two-hour flight turned into a nine
hour weekend bus ride for the Tar
Heels, the Maryland Terrapins' hopes
for an upset took a turn for the better.
The Terps knew that a high-flying,
21-5 UNC squad, which had lost to
N.C. State and Clemson in its
previous two ACC road games, was
grounded Saturday after the cancel
lation of an afternoon flight to
Washington because of poor weather
conditions. After the Tar Heels
packed a chartered bus and left for
College Park at about 3:30 p.m., the
"We thought we had a good chance
to beat them at first," said Maryland
forward Jerrod Mustaf. "But then we
found out about that (the long trip
by bus), and it pumped us up a little
"We know how tough it is to win
on the road in the ACC, . and that
just made things that much worse for
But, once the Tar Heels arrived,
even Mother Nature couldn't keep
them off the boards and away from
the foul line.
Behind the strength of 17 points
and nine rebounds by forward J.R.
Reid, the seventh-ranked Tar Heels
muscled their way to an 86-75
triumph over the host Terrapins for
their fourth consecutive victory. The
win upped UNC's record to 22-5, 8
3 in the ACC. The Terps dropped
to 8-16. 1-10 in conference play.
Though the Tar Heels shot only
42 percent from the field, they went
inside at every opportunity, ending
the afternoon with a season-high 34
free throw attempts. That was good
enough for 30 points from the bonus
line for UNC, compared to only nine
(in 10 attempts) for the Terps.
UNC coach Dean Smith said
getting the ball to the big guys is
risers swim to ACC title
By NEIL AMATO
The sixth-ranked Clemson wom
en's swim team gave the No. 13 Tar
Heel women too much, too late to
win the 1989 ACC Championships
at Koury Natatorium on Saturday.
The Tigers pulled away from the
competition on Saturday, the final
night of the competition, to easily
outdistance runner-up North Caro
Virginia placed third at 601, fol
lowed by N.C. State'with 426 points,
Mary land (334) and Duke (219).
The Tigers, who once trailed UNC
and led by only 28.5 points after
Fridays swims, won six of seven
events on Saturday and 16 of 20 for
the entire meet to capture their third
consecutive ACC title.
"I'm as proud as 1 can be," said
Clemson coach Bob Boettner, who,
for the fourth straight year, was
named ACC Coach of the Year. "It's
one of the greatest feelings. North
Carolina swam really well. We had
to swim well, and we did."
One Clemson swimmer who swam
very well was 1988 Olympic team
member Mitzi Kremer. Kremer
played a pivotal role in the Tigers'
.victory, contributing to four winning
relays and notching three individual
firsts. Kremer set ACC and Koury
Natatorium records in the 100-, 200
and 500-yard freestyles with times of
49.64, 1:47.14 and 4:45.66,
Despite her previous accolades,
Kremer was ecstatic about winning
her second ACC Swimmer of the
"The competition at ACCs is really
tough," Kremer said. "To come out
here and win events and to get an
award like Swimmer of the Year is
extra special. It means an awful lot
Besides Kremer, Clemson had
several swimmers with multiple wins.
. RuthjGrodsky placed first in the 400-
always important. "We've been get
ting the ball inside a lot," Smith said.
"And, generally, when you do that,
your field goal percentage is going
to be higher."
But while the Tar Heels struggled
at times with their shots in the paint,
the Terrapins were staying in the
game with some second-half sharp
shooting from the outside. Down by
seven at the intermission, Maryland
came out firing in the second stanza.
When senior guard John Johnson,
who finished the game with a game
high 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting,
buried a three-pointer with seven
minutes remaining in the game, the
Terps had crept to within two at 61
59. But they never took the lead.
After the Tar Heels answered with
a Reid 12-foot jumper in the lane,
Terrapin forward Walt Williams took
charge of the Maryland offense. The
6-foot-8 Williams, who handled the
ball effectively against the Tar Heels
trapping defenses for most of the
game, scored six of the Terps next
seven points as the home team was
still alive, trailing by four with less
than three minutes to play.
But UNC's Steve Bucknall, who
finished with 16 points and a game
high seven assists on the day, put the
game away a minute later with
something the Tar Heels had been
shying away from all afternoon .
the three-pointer. Bucknall's trey,
UNC's fourth of the game, put the
Tar Heels up, up and away at 73
66 with just 1:45 remaining in the
Smith recognized the importance
of Bucknall's timely bomb. "Buck's
three-pointer as the (shot) clock was
running down was a big one for us,"
Smith said. "Then (King) Rice and
(Jeff) Lebo hit the free throws at the
Maryland coach Bob Wade's
score-and-foul technique in the
yard individual medley, the 100
breaststroke and the 200 breast
stroke. Jill Bakehorn also copped
three firsts in the 100 and 200
backstrokes and the 200 individual
North Carolina's only multiple
individual winner in the meet was
Melanie Buddemeyer. A fifth-year
senior from Pittsburgh, Buddemeyer
accomplished a feat that has been
equaled by only two other ACC
swimmers in history. With weekend
wins in the 100 (55.74) and 200
(2:00.87) butterflies, she became a
four-time winner in the two events.
Only UNC's Sue Walsh and Polly
Winde did the same, with Walsh
winning the 100 and 200 backstrokes
from 1981 to 1984 and Winde with
the 400 individual medley from 1983
During the awards ceremony for
the 200, Buddemeyer received a five
minute standing ovation when her
accomplishments were listed.
"It was a very emotional meet for
me," a teary-eyed Buddemeyer said.
"I couldn't have capped it off better.
Not by me winning, but by being with
the better team. The way we pulled
together and the way everybody
supported each other made the past
three days a much better experience
than my winning. That's what made
it so emotional. I wouldn't have it
any other way to end my career."
Going into Friday's competition,
North Carolina trailed by 32 points
and looked to close the gap. The Tar
Heels did get a big lift with their win
in the 200 freestyle relay.
UNC's first three swimmers
senior Kim Beattie, sophomore Jill
Benda and senior Wendy Powers
stayed even with the Tigers. Fresh
man Melissa Douse would swim the
last leg for the Tar Heels and go head-to-head
with Kremer. Douse got a
good start and nipped Kremer by .12,
giving the Tar Heels a victory with
a pool-record time of 1:33.59.
- 75 win
UNC 88, Maryland 7$
UNC flefcj 6-tO 5-7 17. Fox 4-1 1 5-6 14. a Wfflams
; 2-6 1-2 5. Budwafl 5-8 4-4 16. Rk 2-4 5-5 a Madden
3-8 2-2 8,CWicuS t-6 3-3 5. Lebo 2-5 5-5 10, RDavis
1-1 0-0 2, Oenny 0-0 0-0 Totets 26-60 30-34 86.
Maryland Dckerson 0-4 0-0 0, Mustaf 4-$ 2-2
11. Massenburg 5-8 0-0 10. Johnson 10-18 0-0 24,
i Narad 2-6 0-0 5. W. Wffiaim 4-11 6-6 16, Martin 1
3 0-0 Z Lewis 4-5 t-2 a Totals 30-60 9-10 75,
Hatftme Score: UNC 36-21 Three-point goals
UNC 4-9 (BucknaS 2-5, Fox 1-2, Lebo 1-2). Maryland
6-14 Johnson 4-9, Mustai 1-1. Narad 1-2. Dckerson
M, W. WOliams 0-1). ftdxxmds UNC 40 (Reid 9.
Maryland 28 (Mustaf 12). Assists UNC 16 (SucknaS .
75, Maryland 16 flwiassenburg, Narad, W. WifSams 4).
f outs UNC 15. Maryland 21. A 14,152 .
closing minutes proved unsuccessful
down the stretch. Lebo, who came
off the bench to score his 10 points,
nailed four consecutive shots from the
charity stripe and his replacement at
point guard, Rice, added a basket and
three bonuses of his own as UNC
pulled away in the final minute for
the 1 1 -point margin of victory.
In the first half, it was the Terrapins
who looked travel-weary, as UNC
jumped out to a quick lead on the
strength of four hoops and two free
throws by Reid.
Pressured by the Tar Heels' trap
ping defense, the Terps scored on only
one of nine possessions in one stretch.
When Kevin Madden coverted a
Bucknall pass into a fast-break layup,
the Tar Heels' lead stood at 20-1 1.
The Terps fought back to within
22-20 when Williams sliced through
the lane for a short jumper.
But once again, the Tar Heel
defense proved to be too much for
the Terps, who failed to score on
seven of their next eight possessions.
When UNC forward Rick Fox
nailed a three-pointer off a Lebo
inbounds pass at the first-half buzzer,
the Tar Heel lead stood at 36-29.
And it was Maryland that went
into the intermission feeling a little
bit under the weather.
"I was really excited about my
swims," Douse said. "Most of it has
to do with how supportive the team
is. We all know we're out here for
team goals, not individual ones.
When I'm up on the block, I'm not
swimming for myself, I'm swimming
for the team."
When asked about her duel with
Kremer in the free relay, Douse said
she thought she had taken off too
"I thought I had false-started,"
Douse said. "I saw her (Kremer) on
the last 25, and decided I'd better pick
Following the relay win and Bud
demeyer's victory, the Tar Heels were
poised to make a comeback.
North Carolina did actually hold
the lead following the 100 breast
stroke. Although Grodsky won the
event, Powers finished second in
1:04.48 and freshman Lisa Brown
placed third in 1:04.69 to give UNC
a 465.561 lead.
But the comeback was short-lived.
The next event, the 100 backstroke,
was swept by Clemson. Bakehorn
came in first at 56.25 and two other
Tigers followed closely behind. The
best UNC could do was Karin
Andren's sixth place. The score was
now 514-491.5 in favor of Clemson.
The Tar Heels never got closer, as
Clemson extended that lead on
Saturday to bring home the win with
Saturday's cdmpetition was more
Tiger dominance as Clemson ran
away with the title, winning by 118
Following Friday's swims, North
Carolina coach Frank Comfort knew
it would take a great effort to beat
Clemson, but he still believed his team
"We're having a great meet so far,"
Comfort said. "We're swimming
tremendously. We're giving Clemson
all they can handle, and that's all I
can ask for."
UNC forward J.R. Reid goes up for two of his 17 points in Sunday's 86-75 victory at Maryland
UNC women tiracEc down . title
From staff reports
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. The
North Carolina women defended
their ACC indoor track champion
ship this weekend in Johnson City,
beating second-place Clemson, 143
83. The UNC men tied Georgia Tech
for third place with 60 points.
Clemson was victorious with 155
points and N.C. State, was second
"We're very proud of our women
because we knew after the first day
it would be close," said head coach
Dennis Craddock. "We were ahead
by only two points. I called a team
meeting for Saturday for motivation
more than strategy, but the girls had
already had a private meeting among
"That was a big factor. They were
extremely enthusiastic going into the
second day. As soon as they found
out Kim (Austin) won two events,
that got things rolling even more."
Austin, as she has been all year,
was the Tar Heels' leader, being
named ACC MVP. Shewon the triple
jump and the 55-meter hurdles (7.79
seconds, ACC and school record).
She also finished third in the long
jump and sixth in the 55-meter dash.
"Kim's had a tremendous year,"
said Craddock, "and with her perfor
mance prior to the ACCs, we kind
of expected this (the MVP)."
Sharon Couch backed Austin with
second-place finishes in the long jump
(school record) and the 55 hurdles.
Tracy Cooke was fifth in the long
jump and fourth in both the triple
jump and 55 hurdles. Marta Thacker
tied for second in the high jump.
Kendra Mackey also had an excel
lent weekend. She tied Thacker for
second in the high jump and set a
school and ACC record in winning
the 200. She finished second in the
55-meter dash and set another school
record. Finally, she anchoredXhe
winning mile relay squad of Mia
Pollard, Sonya Thomas, and
Pollard was second in the 800 and
helped the two-mile relay team
(Michelle Faherty, Monica Whitter
holt, Kari Krehnbrink) finish second.
Thomas beat teammate Rebecca
Russell in the 400 and set an ACC
and school record. Faherty added a
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fifth in the mile.
"The big surprise with the men is
that we thought we'd get better
performances across the board," said
Craddock. "We realistically predicted
a score in the 90s, but they still geared
up and improved over last year's
"The rest of the guys (the ACC)
will have to deal with us in a year
Women's hoops falls
again; stireak at 1 2
From staff reports
COLLEGE PARK, Md.
Christy Winters scored 18 points to
lead four Maryland players in double
figures as the sixth-ranked Terps
rolled past North Carolina 87-60 on
Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Con
ference women's game at Cole Field
Vicky Bullett added 16 for the
league-leading Terps, who won their
1 3th straight game to improve to 21
2 overall and 1 1-1 in the ACC.
UNC, which dropped to 9-17 and
1-11, was led by Tanya Lamb with
18 points and Merlaine Oden with
11. The Tar Heels have now lost 12
in a row since beating Duke in Chapel
Hill on January 10th.
Maryland jumped out early and led
by 27, 49-22, at halftime. The largest
margin was a 35-point bulge, 69-34,
in the second half.
The Terps defense forced 24 Tar
Heel turnovers. UNC was able to
connect on 32.4 percent, 27 of 74, of
its shots from the field. Maryland
shot 60 percent, 39 of 65, for the
Dawn Bradley and LeAnn
Kennedy added eight points apiece
for the Heels.
Men's tennis drops two, wins one
CHARLESTON, W.Va. UNC
lost all three doubles matches on
Sunday as the Tar' Heels' men's tennis
team fell to Notre Dame 5-4 on
Sunday at , the Players' Club in
The loss drops the Tar Heels to
DTH Staff Photo
Tim Swaim jumped 16'4'i"to win
the pole vault. Tim Goad was second
in the shotput. Kyle Lowe was fifth
in the 800 and third in the mile. Scott
Morris tied for second in the high
jump. Eric Hichman was third in the
3,000. UNC's two-mile relay was third
and the mile relay was fourth.
Sean Murray finished second and
set a school record in the 35-pound
2-2 on the season.
In singles, junior Don Johnson
(2), sophomore Tom Tanner (4),
senior Jimmy Weilbacher (5) and
sophomore Andre Janesik (6) were
all straight-set victors. But their
performance was not enough to offset
two Notre Dame singles victories and
the Irish sweep of the doubles.
Earlier in the weekend road trip
UNC split two close matches. Ori
Friday night, the Tar Heels suffered
their first loss of the season against
20th-ranked West Virginia, 5-3.
On Saturday afternoon, the Tai!
Heels rebounded to defeated Murray!
State by a 5-3 margin. I
North Carolina returns to action!
on Saturday against Elon College at
the UNC Tennis Center. !
Women's tennis drubs Ivy League'
PRINCETON, N.J. Senior Ann:
Stephenson took a three-set victory;
6-4, 7-5, 6-4, at No. 1 to pace the
Tar Heels in a 6-3 upset of 24th-;
ranked Harvard in women's tennis at
Princeton on Saturday.
North Carolina, 2-1, won five of
six singles matches to down the
Crimson. Other singles winner's
included Gina Goblirsch at No. 2 (7
6, 6-0), Valerie Farmer at No. 3 (7
6, 6-0), Spencer Barnes at No. 4 (f
4, 1-6, 6-2) and Gigi Neely in the sixth
slot (3-6, 6-0, 6-3).
On Sunday, UNC continued its
mastery of the Ivy League with a 6
3 win over Princeton. Goblirsch,
Farmer, Barnes and Neely again won