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10The Daily Tar HeelMonday, December 4, 1989
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UNC's Hubert Davis and Towson's
From staff reports
The UNC women's basketball team
lost an overtime heartbreaker to Prin
ceton in the title game of the Princeton
Tournament Sunday night. The Tar
Heels fell 71-69 to the Tigers after
UNC junior guard Tanya Lamb hit a
three-point shot with two seconds left
in regulation to send the game into
UNC squandered a 47-40 lead in the
second half, allowing the Tigers to make
their comeback. Princeton was holding
onto a 69-66 lead until Lamb buried her
26-foot jumper to tie the game. In the
overtime, Lamb continued her heroics
as she scored all four Tar Heel points.
She scored 25 points in the tourney
final and was later named to the All
Unfortunately for the Tar Heels,
Lamb's four points were not enough
to conquer the fiesty Tigers, who
countered with six. The winning bas
ket by Princeton came with just 33
seconds remaining in overtime. Cor
tieille Burt broke free under the bucket
-on an inbounds play and canned the
; ;The last gasp for the Tar Heels came
on a three-point attempt by sophomore
-LeAnn Kennedy with eight seconds to
"go in the overtime. The shot bounced
"off the iron into the waiting arms of
'. freshman phenom Heather Thompson.
Thompson's lay-up hit the backboard
too hard and rolled off the rim, sending
the Tar Heels home two points shy of
.the tournament championship.
Princeton, which controlled the
tempo of the game from the outset,
plodded to a low 36-28 halftime lead,
and its defensive pressure forced the
.Tar Heels to shoot only 40 percent from
the field for the game.
Princeton guard Sandi Bittler also
did the Tar Heels in by hitting for 24
points. Six buckets from three-point
land led to 18 of those 24. Bittler was
named the tournament Most Valuable
Player for her efforts.
In first-round action, North Carolina
beat the Badgers of Wisconsin by a
final score of 84-77. Solid free-throw
Kennell Jones exchange high
hoops nipped by
shooting in the waning seconds of the
contest helped UNC seal the victory.
The Tar Heels hit all four of their at
tempts from the charity stripe in the last
26 seconds to clinch the game.
Thompson led UNC with 1 6 points
and eight rebounds against the Badg
ers. Sophomore point guard Emily
Johnson contributed 15 points and five
assists on the evening.
The Tar Heels dropped to 3-1 on the
season. They return home to face Fur-
ers trouble Tar Heels
By DOUG HOOGERVORST
Pesky, hustling and quick. That was
The Tigers played the Tar Heels
Sunday, and the many North Carolina
fans who expected a replay of
Saturday's 92-42 pummeling of Cen
tral Florida were in for a big surprise.
True, North Carolina won by a
comfortable 17-point margin, but it
didn't thoroughly destroy TSU as fans
who looked at last year's results antici
pated. UNC was never able to land the
knockout blow to TSU. Luckily for the
Tar Heels, the Tigers put themselves in
a hole they couldn't crawl out of.
"I wasn't happy at all with our play
the first half," North Carolina coach
Dean Smith said. "Thank heaven
Towson State missed some layups and
we did a good defensive job on (guard
Kurk) Lee (in the first half)."
Tiger head coach Terry Truax said:
"I was a little concerned with our team
because I thought we missed some very
easy baskets early in the game."
The overall team quickness, along
with the guard play of Lee and Devin
Boyd and the hustle and determination
of forwards Kelly Williamson, Kennell
Jones and Chuck Lightening, kept the
Tigers within actual able-to-catch-the-opponent
The Tigers' quickness disrupted
North Carolina's offensive rhythm in
fives as Kevin Madden rebounds
man at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in
Grapplers take third
UNC's wrestling team, ranked 10th
in the nation by Amateur Wrestling
News, placed third at the Domino's
PizzaPenn State Duals this weekend.
The Tar Heels defeated William and
Mary 25-13 in the consolation match
after losing to Clarion 24-15 in the
semifinals. North Carolina had ad
the first half and led to many inside
shots as the Tigers beat the UNC big
men to post positions.
"I don't feel as good as I should
feel," Smith said. "What I guess I'm
saying is, to have beaten a Towson
State team that is very quick, I wanted
us to play better. But, I don't think I've
given them enough credit and I'm doing
so now. When I watch the tape, I'll
recognize that even more so."
Lee and Lightening will be TSU
players Smith recognizes even more so
after watching that tape. The L & L
boys helped Towson on a 1 1-2 run in
the second half when UNC seemed to
be pulling away.
After some foolish fouls in the first
half, Lee settled in and got the scoring
touch, finishing with 26 points. The
senior put on a offensive show in the
second half, showing NBA range by
drilling a couple of 27-foot three point
ers. Lee picked a fine day for his display
as NBA scout Marty Blake was in at
tendance. "A couple of those shots that he
makes I don't want to take credit for,"
Truax said. 'Those aren't part of the
offense. That's just ability. I wish I
could say that's Coach Truax' s trick
shot, but I can't."
Smith agreed that Lee's points late in
the game threatened the Tar Heels.
"Lee got his shots and his points late
this year and last year," Smith said. I
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By MARK ANDERSON
Assistant Sports Editor
Ah, that home cooking.
The North Carolina basketball team
finally made it back to the Smith Center
after finishing a 10-day road trip with
losses to Missouri and Alabama. Coach
Dean Smith whipped up two cream
puffs (Central Florida and Towson
State), and the Tar Heels devoured both
with the intensity of a team hungry for
Smith used every player who dressed
in both games, as UNC crushed Central
Florida, 92-42, on Saturday and Tow
son State, 87-70, on Sunday. North
Carolina moved to 4-2 on the year,
while Central Florida fell to 1-2 and
Towson State to 2-1.
The Tar Heels started the weekend
sluggishly, falling behind Central Flor
ida 6-4 after just three minutes of play.
UNC grabbed its first lead on King
Rice's three-pointer from the wing,
which started a 40-14 run. The damage
came despite the absence of forward
Rick Fox, who was benched for the first
half after missing a pregame meal. The
Tar Heels finished the half with a 44-20
lead, behind guard Hubert Davis' 1 1
"Our defense and quickness were
able to take (Central Florida) out of
what they wanted to do," Smith said.
"Our defense was extremely active. I
told them who started on Sunday would
be based on how they graded out defen
After being beaten repeatedly on
defense at Alabama Thursday, UNC
did turn up the pressure, forcing UCF
into 28 turnovers and 3 1 percent shoot
ing. The tough man-to-man relied on
traps, trying to exploit the Running
Knights' 5-foot-5 point guard Vernon
'Their point guard is a good player,"
said UNC's King Rice, "but he's small,
and I think when he got in a trap, he had
a hard time getting out of it."
The Tar Heels allowed their fewest
points (42) since the shot clock was
introduced. N.C. State scored 41 points
during the 1981-82 season. Ken Leeks
led UCF with 14.
"They switched on everything and
overplayed everything," said UCF head
coach Joe Dean. "We didn't handle it
North Carolina handled everything
the Running Knights could muster. It
shot 58 percent from the field, with
Davis and Rice finishing with 14 and
12 points respectively. Scott Williams
gathered 12 rebounds.
2 no Ol
vanced to the semifinals by downing
Morgan State 32-9.
Penn State played the ungracious
host by overcoming Clarion in the
championship match by a score of 23
18 to take the tournament title.
UNC will travel to Lynchburg, Va.,
to face Liberty University at 7:30
p.m. Friday. North Carolina's next
home match is Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7:30
p.m. against Iowa State in Carmichael
think we concentrated on stopping him
this year throughout game and he got
the tough ones down."
The 6-5 sophomore Lightening (12
points) exhibited a fine touch. He con
nected on several turnaround baseline
jumpers with Williams, Pete Chilcutt
or George Lynch in his face.
Both Lee and Lightening hurt the
Tar Heels' offense, making five steals
each and forcing 20 UNC turnovers.
However, Towson faced a bigger
problem. It played a bigger, more-talented
"It was our third game and we're not
accustomed to seeing that type of pres
sure, and obviously within our league
(the East Coast Conference), most of
the teams we play are very similar in
size," Truax said. "We not used to
having (to play) people like Scott Wil
liams, Pete Chilcutt and (Rick) Fox,
who aren't only good athletes, but are
aggressive on the boards."
Because of the size differential, North
Carolina was able to score at will. On
the opening possession, UNC point
guard King Rice got the ball to Wil
liams at the elbow. The Tar Heel center
took two dribbles toward the basket,
and easily shot a 10-footer over the
much smaller Tiger defender.
Nonetheless, the Tiger contested
Williams enough to force a grimace,
one that stayed on North Carolina's
face until the final buzzer.
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The good overall shooting rubbed
off on North Carolina's suspect outside
game, as UNC buried 10-of-21 from
"We can play on the perimeter, we
just haven't shot well," said Rice. "Once
we know we can get the ball inside like
today, we can relax a lot on our shots."
Smith kept the game interesting for
Tar Heel observers by playing four
freshman (Kenny Harris, Henrik Rodl,
Matt Wenstrom, Scott Cherry) and
senior walk-on John Greene for the last
eight minutes. In their first extended
playing time, the squad brought the
fans to their feet with its hustle and
increased the lead to the final margin of
Rodl pumped in 1 1 points, but Harris
stole the show. An instant crowd favor
ite, Harris shot from downtown (3-of-5
three-pointers) and drove and spun for
1 1 points in 10 minutes.
While Central Florida tried to con
trol the tempo, Towson State used their
quick guards to push the ball right at the
Tar Heels on Sunday. For UNC how
ever, the results were the same: another
The Tigers took their biggest lead of
the game, 11-8, 3:17 into the first half
on forward Kelly Williamson's second
North Carolina offset TSU's quick
ness by exploiting the Tigers lack of
UNC 92, Central Florida 42
Centra! Florida Blackwood 4-12 0-0 10,
Green 2-6 0-0 4, Leeks 5-9 4-7 1 4, Hay nes 1
5 0-2 2; Pinkney 1-5 0-2 3, Boles 1-3 0-0 2,
Tormoklen 2-7 0-0 5. Besler 0-2 0-0 0, Blue
1-2 0-0 2, Hammerberg 0-00-0 0, Breunig 0
: 0 0-0 0, Buchanan 0-1 0-0 0, Burley 0-2 0-0
0. Totals 17-544-11 42.
UNC Madden 3-6 2-4 9, Chilcutt 2-3 0-0 4,
Williams 3-8 2-4 8. Rice 5-7 0-0 1 2, Denny 1 -4
1-2 4, Oavis 5-8 2-2 14, Rodl 4-5 2-3 1 1 ,
Lynch 4-6 1-3 9, Wenstrom 1 -2 0-0 2, Fox 2
3 0-0 4, Harris 4-7 0-111, Cherry 1 -1 0-0 2,
Greene 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 36-62 10-22 92.
Halftime Score: UNC 44-20. Three-point
goals Central Florida 4-1 4 (Blackwood 2
6, Haynes 0-1, Pinkney -1 -2, Tormoklen 1-3,
Burley 0-2), UNC 10-21 (Madden 1-2, Wil
liams 0-1, Denny 1-4, Rice 2-4, Davis 2-3,
Rodl 1-2, Harris 3-5). Rebounds Central
Florida 32 (Leeks 8). UNC 42 (Williams 12).
Assists Central Florida 1 1 (Blackwood 3),
UNC 19 (Rice 5). Fouls Central Florida 17,
Frosh Henrik Rodl helped keep
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height. UNC went inside easily, and the
Tar Heel frontline outscored its Tiger
counterparts 63-30. UNC forward Pete
Chilcutt had 14 points and eight re
bounds, while freshman forward
George Lynch added 12 points and
seven boards. Williams continued his
recovery from surgery by leading all
UNC scorers with 20 points in the paint.
"I could've scored more," Williams
said. "I feel fine, but I tire easily. I drag
on defense sometimes, and I'm not
rotating quick enough."
A Chilcutt steal resulting in a three
point play at the 15:48 mark started a
12-1 Tar Heel run that gave them the
lead for good. TSU managed to cut the
lead to five several times behind the
drives of sophomore point guard Devin
Boyd, who had 10 points at the half.
Rice's three-pointer from the left
wing gave UNC its biggest lead of the
half at 1 3 with 1:52 remaining. The Tar
Heels took a 46-33 lead into the locker
"We missed some very easy baskets
early," Tiger head coach Terry Truax
said. "Our guys tried to get contact on
some of those, but you have to attribute
it to North Carolina's pressure defense.
They'll do that to a lot of good teams."
The combination of UNC's defense
and many missed inside shots dropped
the Tigers halftime shooting percent
age to 30.3. TSU's star guard Kurk Lee,
averaging 32 points a game, was held to
five points at the break.
"They did miss a lot of layups,"
Smith said. "We did do some good
things on defense, but it bothers me
when anyone gets the ball in that close."
Despite the lead, Smith was also not
pleased with the Tar Heels' offense.
"I was not happy at all with the first
half," Smith said. "Our execution could
have been much better, but we haven't
practiced since Thanksgiving. I don't
feel as good as I should."
North Carolina continued to control
the game in the second half, but could
never put Towson State away. With
13:40 remaining, UNC forward Kevin
Madden blocked Lee's shot out to Rice
for a layup, and Rice fed Fox for an
alley-oop dunk to give the Tar Heels a
After a TSU timeout, the Tigers
scored two quick hoops before UNC
took charge with a 14-6 run. A baseline
jumper and two free throws by Lynch
gave North Carolina its biggest lead of
the game at 78-55.
UNC 87, Towson State 70
Towson Stated-Williamson 3-92-28, Jones
1 -5 3-4 5. Morin 2-7 1 -2 5. Lee 1 1 -22 0-2 26.
Boyd 3-8 4-6 10, Lightening 5-10 2-2 12,
Waller 1-5 2-2 4, Griffin 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-
1 0-0 0, Valentine 0-0 0-0 0, Edwards 0-0 0-
2 0, Heidler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-67 1 4-23 70.
UNC Rodl 0-0 2-2 2, Madden 2-3 2-2 6,
Williams 7-9 6-10 20, Davis 1-6 4-4 6, Rice
4-9 0-0 1 0, Chilcutt 6-9 2-3 14, Fox 4-9 1 1 9,
Lynch 4-7 4-6 12, Wenstrom 0-0 0-0 0,
Denny 2-4 0-0 5, Harris 1-1 0-1 3. Cherry 0
2 0-0 0, Greene 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 31-59 21
Halftime Score: UNC 46-33. Three-point
goals Towson State 4-9 (Lee4-9), UNC4
12 (Davis 0-1, Rice 2-6, Fox 0-2, Denny 1-1,
Harris 1-1, Cherry 0-1). Rebounds Tow
son State 36 (Jones 14), UNC 40 (Chilcutt
8). Assists Towson State 11 (Jones 4),
UNC 21 (Fox 6). Fouls Towson State 23.
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