North Carolina Newspapers

    4* BENNETT BANNER • OCTOBER 27, 1994
BELLE SPORTS PAGES
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Bennett Invitational held
Senior Dain Magodo (13) fires a "j" against JBC last January. She
will be returning to assist the Belles in the '94-95 season.
Belles basketball
tryouts begin
Cinzia “Buffy” Atkinson
Sports Editor
Squeaky shoes, swishing nets, and
gasping air is what you probably
heard if you entered Goode Gym dur
ing the week of Oct. 17-21.
It’s that time agmn. Bennett
College held basketball try-outs and
unlike volleyball, upperclassmen will
make up the majority.
Coach Joyce Spruill no longer
has to wait until the completion of
volleyball season to get the basket
ball players in full gear. NCAA regu
lations allow collegiate level basket
ball to start much earlier.
“I am really ready to get
into the swing of things,” she said.
The try-outs began with
intense, full court drills. A lot of
passing and dribbling tests were also
a major part of the try-outs. With the
volleyball team coming off a winning
season with an 8-4 record, Spruill
said that she’s ready to pursue the
best of both sports.
“We had a good turn out
and key players will be returning.”
One of those key players is
senior Dain Magodo from Zimbabwe.
Magodo lead the team in scoring and
assists last season and she is definitely
ready to pick up where she left off.
“I’m anxious about this season,” she
said. “Ijust hope people continue to
play and don’t quit on us.”
Also returning after leaving
for one season is junior Vicki Rose
from Cinncinati. Rose spUt the posi
tion of guard and forward during the
1992-93 season. She’s on the come
back. “I’m definitely back and ready
to put my skills to work,’’she said.
Bennett has yet to have a
winning season in the last few years.
This year Bennett has oppurtune time
to get in physical, as well as, mental
shape. “We’re going to bring Bennett
achampionship this year,” Rose added.
Assisting Spruill and the
Belles will be Jerry Patterson. “These
girls worked out fairly well this week,”
Patterson said. “But I’m ready to get
the ball bouncing.”
With the enthusiasm of the
coaching staff and players of this year’s
basketball team, a winning season defi
nitely won’t be hard to grasp.
Kelita Vanterpool
Banner Reporter
The Bennett College vol
leyball team sponsored its third an
nual Bennett Invitational on OcL 1.
The tournament consisted of four
teams: Bennett College, Barber-
Scotia, Southern Virginia College,
and Mary Baldwin College.
The tournament lasted
fi'om 9 to 3 p.m. Barber-Scotia and
Bennett College, opened up the
match andBarlier-Scotia and South
ern Virginia College brought it to a
close.
The teams each played one
another during the day with Bennett
College losing to Bart>er-Scotia, and
winning against Mary Baldwin
College and Southern Virginia and
ended the tournament with a 2-1
record.
Barber-Scotia won against
Bennett and Southern Virginia Col
lege, and loss againstMary Baldwin
College. They ended the tournament
witii a 2-1 record.
Mary Baldwin College
won against Southern Virginia Col
lege, Barber-Scotia, and a loss to
Bennett, left them witii a 1-2 record
Southern Virginia College
loss to Mary Baldwin College,
Bennett, and Bart»er-Scotia. South
ern Virginia College finished with
a 0-3 record.
The tournament ended with
Barl>er-Scotia chnching first place
with a 2-1 record; Bennett took sec
ond place with a 2-1 record; Mary
Baldwin grasped third with a 1-2
record, and Southern Virginia fin
ished fourth with a 0-3 record.
Along with the awards pre
sentation, the all-toumament team
was announced with Barber-Scotia
having two of their members being
named to the all-toumament team.
Mary Baldwin CoUege and South
ern Virginia had one member
named to the team. Two members
from the Belles volleyball team,
Tamara Adams, junior from Cali
fornia and Laticia Jolly, sopho
more from Ohio were also named
to the team.
As to taking the first place
trophy home for the second year in
a row, Barber-Scotia also took die
MVP (Most Valuable Player)
award home for the third year in a
row.
The Bennett College vol
leyball team completed their last
week of games witii an overall
record of 10-4, and will be attend
ing the Mary Baldwin Invitational
on Get 21-22.
Sports from Across the Tracks
Aggies host tournaments
Cinzia “Buffy” Atkinson
Sports Editor
The Aggies of North Carolina
A&T University hosted a regular
season volleyball and tennis tour
nament Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
This tournament was composed
of all of the schools in tiie Mid-
Atlantic Athletic Conferenc
(MEAC).
The volleyball matches
were played in Moore Gymnasiimi
at 9 a.m. The tennis tournaments
were held in four sites (Memorial
Stadium, Hester Park, Smitii High,
and Dudley High) and tiiey all be
gan at 9 a.m.
In volleyball, each of tiie
southern divison teams, which are
N.C A&T, Florida A&M, and S .C.
State played the northern teams
which are Coppin State, Delaware
State, Howard, and Maryland
Eastern Shore, Morgan State.
These games were played
in order to seed each team for the
MEAC Championship. The cham
pionship games wiU be played on
the campus of N.C. A&T Nov. 9
and 10.
BELLE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE
1
Nov. 18-19
Meredith College Tourney
Away
TBA
22
Warren Wilson College
Away
6pm
29
Averrett College
Away
6pm
30
WSSU
Away
5:30pm
Dec. 3
Dillard University
Away
5:30pm
5
Meredith College
Home
7pm
7
Greensboro College'
Home
7pm
9
Voortiees College
Home
7pm
Jan. 13
Sweetbriar College
Away
6pm
14
Mary Baldwin College
Away
2pm
16
Methodist College
Home
7pm
17
Meredith College
Away
7pm
20
Johnson Bible College
Away
7pm
25
Greensboro College
Away
7pm
27
Warren Wilson College
Home
7pm
28
Baruch College
Homa
2pm
Feb. 2
Averrett College
Home
7pm
4
Spelman College
Home
1pm
7
Sweetbriar College
Home
6pm
14
Piedmont College
Home
7pm
17-19
N.C Invitational Tourney
Home
TBA
24-25
Wesleyan College Tourney
Away
TBA
Coach: Joyce Spruill
Asst: Jerry Patterson
Stats: Crystal Proctor
Mgr.: Sherri Johnson
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