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Page 8-B?THE BRUNSWICK BEACI
BV JOHNNY CRAIG
West Brunswick saw its record losing
streak extended to four games
last Friday with a Three Rivers 3-A
Conference loss to East Bladen
(73-61) but ended the skid on Saturday
with a 71-69 nonconference win
over Whitevillc. The split left the Trojans
0-1 in the TRC and 9-6 overall,
league action continues for West
inunnniCn or. Friday si home
against improved Clinton.
Seniors Robert Thompson, Mike
King and Brad Thomas led the way
for the Trojans during the two-day,
two-game stretch. Thompson combined
for 56 points while King scored
27 points in the two games and
Robert Thompson socred 10 of
West Brunswick's final 12 points including
the game-winning basket at
?U~ ikn l/nti urith fix.-., onrnn/lu tn
avenge an earlier loss to WhiteviUe.
The game was originally scheduled
for early December but was postponed
due to the Wolfpack's involvement
in the state football playoffs.
The lead changed hands 18 times
with the score being tied on 16 other
occasions us no team managed a lead
of over five points.
Whitcville opened up the first of
four five-point leads in the game's
first three minutes taking a 7-2 advantage
before the Trojans rebounded
to tie the score, 13-13 as the first
quarter caine to a close.
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
Tlic West Brunswick 1 -ady Trojans
opened Three Rivers 3-A Conference
basketball play last Friday with their
first win over ICast Bladen In eight
years. The lady Trojans' upset the
defending THC champion and traditional
league power, 56-54 behind
Sheila Johnson's points and Sandy
However, host West Brunswick
dropped a 55-61 nonconfcrcncc loss to
Whitcville on Saturday but still kept
its overall record above the .500 level
with an 8-7 mark.
West Brunswick continues Three
Rivers play Friday at home against
West Brunswick broke from u 25-23
luilftline tie for a 20-23 lead In the
third quarter hut Whitcville, the
defending Fast Waceumuw 2-A Coni'civiivv
champs, managed to ?'?y
within striking distance and then
rallied past the lady Trojans for a
Whitcville took a 14-12 lead at the
end of the first quarter but evened
the score at 23-23 at the half.
The I ady Trojans took a 41-39 advantage
at the end of Uie third period
hut Whiteville rallied 16-10 in the
fourth quarter for the final margin.
Sheila Johnson led West Brunswick
scoring wlUi i'l (Ranis followed by
Sandy Cobb with 12.
Marilyn Cokley led Whitcville with
16 |Milnts while Susan (lore added 14
and Slierry Jones 11
Trojan JV 7
BY JOHNNY CRAIG
The West Brunswick Junior vartsty
boys opened Three Hlvers Conference
play last week with a 62-67
win over Kast Bladen The Trojan JV
also took a 70-67 decision (mm
Whltevtlle to run their overall record
to 11-2 with a home contest against
Clinton on tap Friday In continued
Ronald I *nee Iiml In 22 points and
Donnte Vanstren added IB to lead
West Brunswick past Whltevtlle on
Alter a 16-16 deadlock In the first
nn>ri*r Ih? TV'SHi trt
take a slim. 16-18 halftlme lead West
Brunswick then broke loose with 17
third-quarter points (or a 62-42 lead
at the end of the prruvl The Trojan
JV oubrared Whltevtlle. 16-U in the
fourth quarter (or the final margin
Behind the scoring o( 1 since and
Vansleen (or tiw Trojans were Chris
Johnson with 11 points and Aldrtdge
Mm Nance led the Wolf pack JV
With ! & (Miln'e 4 11.-?A
.. iwwv<?m -J I?T5ir.
He writ with 11 and Jo* Hnw 10
S4.Y1RK. BY QUARIHtS:
WbilevlUe 1C 18 t 18-47
In Brunswick io Vi 17 IS?75
WhitevtU* Soortng Reaves 10.
Nance W, Shaw 1, McGtockten 0,
Hewett II. James 9, Kln< 1, Ward.
West Brunswick Scoring
[)N, Thursday, January 24, 1985
The Wol/pack, who had won an
earlier meeting Last week over "'est
Brunswick (64-59), opened the second
period in similar fashion with an
18-13 lead with 6:04 to play in tlie half.
Trailing 20-16 with 5-30 left, the
Trojans scored eight unanswered
points for a 24-20 lead with 3:22 to
play. It was their first lead since 2-0
in the opening seconds of the game.
West Brunswick held a 33-30 lead
with 35 seconds remaining in the half
but Jerry Sellers' free throw and
Ronald George's jumper with five
seconds left evened the game, 33-33
at the break.
"We worked better offensively
against their first-half defensive full
court press than our earlier game at
Whitcville," said a happy West
Brunswick coach Ronnie Champion.
"We still didn't sec the open man
deep in the corner when bringing the
ball up court though."
"The difference in this game and
our last meeting was the way we
handled ourselves in the final three
minutes. Both Jeff Marlowe and
Brad Thomas did a good job getting
the ball up the court against the
West Brunswick equalled its biggest
lead of the game, four points,
43-39 with 5:23 left in the third
quarter on Mike King's layup.
The Woifpack then went on a KM
tear in the quarter's final 2:08 to take
their last five-point lead, 55-50.
is Stun East B
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Whitcville 14 9 16 16-55
W. Brunswick 12 11 18 10?51
WHITKV1U.K EDGES 1-AOY THOJ
the court after grabbing a rebound I
Saturday'* lady Wolfpark SV~51 win,
Itrunawtrk'* Camellia Hill (IS).
K.Johnson 6, Vanstecn 18. C.Johnson
11, lance 21. Heed 10, Mtntx 1, Bryant
West Brunswick scored 15 at 21
fourth-quarter points front the free
throw line to take a five-point conference
victors over Kast Bladen on
Freddie Johnson led four Trojans
In Mniih)# flgnrewt With U rvsinte
followed by Konald lance with 14
lHmnte Vansteen and Chris Johnson
each added 11.
The Cougars took a commanding
20-9 lead at the end of the first
quarter but West nrunswici managed
to cut the deficit to only sis. X2-J7,
at halfUme Kast Bladen maintained
its lead in the third period with a ii-?i
advantage at the end of the period
The Trojans then outscored Kast
Rladen. 11-12 in the final quarter on
crucial free throw shooting
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West Brunswick scored five
straight points ?< nrw.n the fourth
quarter and tied the game, 55-55.
Thnmnsnn srnrpH Wpc(
Brunswick's next six points from
deep in the corner for a 65-64 Troian
lead with 1:07 to play.
Whiteville's Keith Jordan connected
on a short jumper with 12
seconds left to tie the game for the
final time, 69-69 before Thompson's
"The final play worked to perfection.
It was designed for either
Robert (Thompson) or Brad
(Thomas) to take the final shot.
Robert was on a hot streak down the
stretch and sank the game-winning
shot," continued Champion.
Thompson led West Brunswick
with 26 points while King followed
with 18 and Thomas 15.
Jordan led Whiteville (13-2) with 17
points with Patrick Lennon adding 12
and I-arry McMllllan and Ceorge 10
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
Whiteville 13 20 22 14-69
W.Brunswick 13 20 17 21-71
Whiteville Scoring: Jordan 17, Lennon
12, McMillian 10, Scott 8,
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uuutncl II ?, HV/UHBUII 6, \JVUl gc XU,
Sellers 1, Carrell 2.
West Brunswick Sccirng:
R.Johnson 2, King 18, Thomas 15,
Thompson 25, Street Walker 1.
Gore 7, C.Johnson, Marlowe, Hill.
Visiting West Brunswick opened
laden; Fail Tc
Whiievillc Scoring: Faulk 7, Smith
5, Cokely 16, Jones 11, Gore 14,
^ saaBaHB^ 4
INS?Whitevflle's Susan Gore falls to
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Guarding Gore from behind is West
3. E. Bladen
with 31 points followed by L>avld
Mclvln with li.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
W. Brunswick 9 18 14 21-62
E.Bladen 20 13 14 12-57
West Brunswick Scoring:
K.Johnson 16. Vansteen 11,
t'.Johnson 11, lance 15, Bryant 6,
Reed, Turner, Mlnti, Bernard.
East Bladen Scoring . l-Oomartle
1. William ?. C=?rr 5 Rohirwco 31.
Campbell 4, Melvln 12. Greach 2,
lesiofie. South. C.Cromartic. Mcrotnge
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defense of its Three Rivers Conference
crown Friday with a 73-61
loss to defending state 3-A champion
East Bladen. The Cougars rallied
with a 24-16 final-quarter surge to
take the important league win ,
despite Robert Thompson's 30 points
that equalled his season high.
East Biaden took a 17-16 lead at the
end of the first quarter and extended
its advantage to 37-30 at halftime.
TrC*!lT-f within four
points, 49-45, at the end of the third
quarter before East Bladen began to
The loss was West Brunswick's
fourth in a row and left the Trojans
with a 0-4 mark since beginning piay
after the Christmas holidays.
Following Thompson's 30 points for
West Brunswick was Brad Thomas
Leon Cromartie led East Bladen
(1-0, 7-5) with 21 points followed by
Tim McKoy s 12 and Alien Suiiui with
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
w. Urun.-y.lcK 15 15 15 16?61
E.Bladen 17 10 12 24-73
West Brunswick Scoring:
C.Johnson 2, Thomas 11, Thompson
30, Gore 2, King 9, Street 2,
R.Johnson 2, Grissett 2, Hill 1,
M.Johnson, Marlowe, Walker, Jones.
East Bladen Scoring: Eesane 8,
Hall 4, Carter 7, Cromartie 21, Smith
10, Newkirk 5, Rhoda 4, McKoy 12,
West Brunswick Scoring: Johnson
27, Cobb 12, Benton 2. Hill 3, Gause 7,
West Brunswick grabbed a share of
first place in the Three Rivers conference
and defeated East Bladen for
the first time since 1976 Friday with a
56-64 win over the host lady Cougars.
East Bladen opened an 11-8 flrslquarter
lead before West Brunswick
outs cored the I-ady Cougs, 14-8 in the
second period for a 22-19 halftime
West Brunswick extended its lead
to yu-.su in the third txu iud and an
17" ? 111.. .1 ?? at ? 1 a
uiai uuut'n i any ui uk iuuu quancr
came up short. The Lady Cougars
outscored West Brunswick, 22-19 but
could never retake the lead.
Ann Hancock led East Bladen with
18 points followed by Michelle
McKrey with 13.
SCORE BY QUARTERS:
W. Brunswick * 14 1* i#?Sfi
E.Bladen 11 8 11 22-54
West Brunswick Souring: Johri&on
29, Cobb 16, Benton 4. Hill, Daniels,
East Bladen Scoring: leake 7,
McKrey 13, Hancock 18, Cotton 8,
Maxwell 2, Johnson 4, Smith.
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to go back up for a shot underneath t
Patrick Lennon (24) of WhitevUle. Bioci
Is Gar}' Gore (44), The Trojans won th
snap a four-game losing streak. West ]
Three Rivers Conference play.
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BY JOHNNY CRAIG
It seems like it's "monkey see,
monkey do" in both college and high 1
school basketball in this area as of 1
late. What started innocently enough
with the start of Aiiantic Coast Con- j
ference league games has resulted in
more nail-biting, ulcer-nourishing
contests than not. It's as though wat- '
rhino Af*C hackpfhall r?n Joiouioinn i?
no longer good (or the weak of heart J
(not that it ever was).
The finish of such ACC games as
the Maryland?North Carolina. 1
Virginia?North Carolina, North
Carolina?Southern mcrhodisi, N.C.
State?Georgia Tech, North
Carolina?N.C. State and just last i
night's Virginia?Georgia Tech con- ]
tests are certainly leaving fans know- j
ing they definitely got their money's ;
Now it appears as this trend has )
moved to the high school level and
the local fan cannot watch a game i
without getting his/her stomach tied |
up in knots with such close finishes.
For instance, of two games I saw j
over a two-day stretch
(Hallsboro?South Brunswick and ;
Whiteville?West Brunswick), there |
were 37 lead changes during the two (
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STAFF rHOTOS BY JOHNNY CRAIG
iswick's Scott Street (3?! prepares
be basket while being guarded by
king out on the play for 'he Trojan*
e nonconlerence matchup, 71-69 to
Brunswick hosts Clinton Friday in
James combined with the contests
leing tied 24 other times. The total
margin of victory of the two games
*as two points.
I'm sure I wan't the only one in the
iym sighing in relief when the final
iuzzers were sounded.
What makes the trend ever, rr.o^e
exciting is that the conference season
n the Three Rivers?East Wae:amaw
area is just beginning. It
ooks as though Alka-Seltzer could be
his season's MVP.
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fun Scheduled Saturday
If the cold weather has you confined.
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>,000 meter (3.1 miles) and 15,000
meter (S.3 miles) races Saturday
seginning at 10 a.m.
The races begin at the intersection
if Ocean Boulevard and Main Street
n North Myrtle Beach. Entry fee
with s t-shirt is $7 and $4 without a
Race-day registration will be until
JO minutes prior to the start For
more information mil Clroa Ramhill
at 803-272-4000 or 272-4007.
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