North Carolina Newspapers

    March, 1953
Page Three
Two Points
Brilliant cage star James Greer (27), was caught by the camera as he
scored for the Pirates. Seen in the background are Atlas Davis (12) and
Harry Freeman.
By Al Marbley
The Elizabeth City Pirates have
fought their way through the ar Juous
stages of play and have taken over
lop position in the E.I.A.C. Confer
ence. Coach Vaughan’s squad, filled
viith inspiration and eagerness from
his weekly lectures, have turned in
an excellent performance of basketball
during the entire season. Althoug'i
they were not victorious in all at
tempts they were highly recognized
because of their “never-give-up” pol
icy. . . . The teachers will journey to
Norfolk March 13-14 to participate in
the annual E.I.A.C. Conference are
expected to be on hand. . . . Pre-
tournament appearance of the Pirates
indicates they will be hard to handle,
and if they capture this title, it will
be the first ever taken by them. . . .
In there pushing for the Pirates will
be four senior players, John Bynum,
Vernon Randall, Atlas Davis and Capt.
Ernest Davis. Each has given many
hard hours of work to help round
out the teams for th elast four years.
Next fall will introduce to us a
new and better system of football.
The All-American will not be just a
person who can run, nor a person who
can just tackle, but he must be a
person who has all those abilities.
There will not be any more one-side
All-Americans. The football stars must
he able to perform on both sides. . .
Yes, Winston-Salem’s Teachers de
feated St. Augustine’s College to take
the C.I.A.A. crown for ’53. . . . Wake
Forest stopped State’s five to gain
the Southern Conference’s title. . . .
Walt Dukes of Senton Hall was nam-
ed to the Associated Press and Look
Magazine’s 1952-53 all-Star College
basketball team. . . . Exhibition games
are now on the way in the Majors.
The Braves have dropped two to the
Dodgers. . . . The Tigers have a
victory over the Cincinnati Reds and
the Braves have stopped St. Louis
Cardinals. . . . Should a player be
given a placs on all-tournament team,
even though he plays only one gam??
Yes or no? Why?
Maryland state
'Jn February 28, the Pirates bow
again to an alert Maryland Statr
team. They fought a comeback game
all the way, but to no avail, for at
lalf time Maryland State was leading
by a score of 34-18.
The Pirates seemed to have been in
somewhat of a strain because, on a
whole, the whole team was off a-
as scoring was concerned.
^ From the sccond half to the end o'
game, the Pirates seemed to h ’
een falling deeper. The hustle seen;
ed to have faded, and spirits were
The score at the end of the ?am'’
"'as Mar; land 80; Pirates 40.
Walt Dukes of Seton Hall has been
c osen as the most valuable player
of the year by the United Press.
According to Coach R. M. White,
scoring in basketball is not all, for
there are only three girls on a team
who have the opportunity to score.
It is necessary, therefore, to men
tion the outstanding guards, namely,
Ernestine Gamer, Evelyn Sanford,
Lizzie Leathers, Maurice Freeman,
Lola Joyner and Julia Dillahunt,
Sportsmanship is what we need to
exhibit more in our Intramural pro
gram. Without it the program cannot
obtain its goal.
Dr. Obertenffer of Ohio State Uni
versity lists the following sportman-
ship practices that apply to partici
pants. A player should:
1. Treat officials and opponents
with the respect that is due them as
fellow human beings.
2. Make his handshake with the
opponent sincere, and wish him luck
before contest.
3. Control his temper to the best
of his ability at all times, off as well
as on the playing field or court.
4. Take victory or defeat without
any undue emotionalism.
5. Congratulate opponents in a sin
cere way following either victory or
6. Use his influence on and off the
court to help curb the booing of of
ficials and opponents by spectators.
7. Tell students and friend; that
good crowd behavior makes going on
the field or court easier for the play
8. Explain ridej and strategies of
the games to parents and friends so
they can better understand why cer
tain decisions are made.
9. Learn to accept decisions as they
are made and abide by them like a
good sport should.
10. Coonerate with coach and fel-
’ow players in trying to promote good
A player sho’jdd not:
1. Be boastful in victory nor bitter
in defeat.
2. Take unfair advantage o^' his op
ponent. nor advocate such pr;ict:c3S.
3. Throw ins'-dting rem.irk; at his
opponent durin-? or after a contest.
4. Argue wdth the officials or go
through motions indicating his dislike
for a decision.
5. If a substitute, stand up on ev
ery decision in favor of opponents and
argue with officials.
6. Make degrading remarks about
officials during or after a game.
7. Criticise coach or official after
a game.
8. Lose his temper and start a
fight if opponent is not playing fair
9. Swear or use profane language.
10. Make a mockery of good sports
manship if a game is already lost.
The above rules refer almost ex
clusively to the players’ conduct on
the floor. The players can do a num
ber of things off the floor to influence
both the students and adults.
Many responsible people are of the
opinion that unless the quahty of
sportsmanship displayed at school and
college is improved, the contribution
of arts made to the social develop
ment of young people will be reduc
ed to nothing.
For a long time there has been a
need for strong inter-scholastic ath
letic conference in this section of
North Carolina.
Two weeks ago a meeting of high
school coaches was called by Coach
Bob White, Athletic Director, Eliz
abeth City State Teachers College,
Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to dis
cuss the possibility of such an or
ganization. This group appointed
Coach White to meet with high school
principals and present the proposal.
The principals approved the idea un
animously. A week later eleven high
school representatives in this area met
at Elizabeth City State Teachers Col
lege, elected officers, and adopted a
The organization was named the
Northeastern North Carolina Jnter-
scholastic Athletic Conference. Eleven
schools were present, namely. I’. W.
Moore High School, Elizabeth City;
R. L. V'ann, Ahoskie; Currituck Union
School, Maple; T. S. Cooper High
School, Sunbury; Perquimans County
Training, Winfall; Tyrrell High
School, Columbia; C. S. Brown High
School, Winton; Camden Consolidat
ed School, Belcross; Buckland High
School, Gates; J. J. Clemmons High
School, Roper; Edenton High School,
The following oficers were elected:
Casper W. Hill, Asst. Principal, P.
W. Moore, Elizabeth City, president;
R. F. McMullan, Principal, Belcross,
vice president; E. V. Winkins, Prin
cipal, Roper, secretary; R, L. Kings
bury, Principal, Winfall, treasurer.
It is expected that more high
schools in this area will join, and it
is hoped that this will mean a new
era in the administration of athletics
in this section.
Full Coverage of Intramural Program
Fighting Pirate
Hardwood specialist Santiago Burrell (24), in one of his spectacular mo
ments against Fayetteville in a recent conference game.

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