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WSSU Rams win CIAA
Winston-Salem State University put on a
defensive clinic as they successfully defended
their CIAA title with a 63-50 win over North
Carolina Central University.
A crowd of 15,000 were at theRaleigh
Entertainment and Sports Arena. They saw
the Rams hold NCCU (17-9) to 18 points at
the half and 32 percent shooting for the game.
“We just stepped it up. Marcus stepped up
and made some big plays for us at the end",
said Larry Patterson. “He triggered it and
everyone else followed him."
Larry Patterson, the CIAA player of the
year, led the Rams with 22 points, three steals
and three assist. Tournament MVP Rob
Williams pitched in eight points and four
Rob Williams was surprised to be named
MVP. “I asked why they didn't give it to
Larry," he said. “But I felt pretty good about
myself. Hopefully next year I can make the
all CIAA team."
Coach Rick Duckett said this title differenti
ates this team from the team that won the
CIAA tournament last year.
“We did it with different people. Last year the
team was an unknown commodity and we
had to come in and teach a whole new style
of play. But this year the team knew what
was expected, so in a lot of ways, it was easi
er," Duckett said.
The Rams (26-3) led by as many as 13
points in the second half. Brent Harper dunk
with 6:25 to play in the game cut the Ram
lead to 45-44.
On the next two possessions, the Rams got
a layup from Russell English and Patterson
was able to make one of two free throws to
put the Rams ahead 48-44. From that point
on, the Rams did not look back as they scored
See TOURNAMENT, page 2
Community members march in downtown Winston-Salem to honor civii-rights activists.
Community, students turn out
to recognize civil-rights leaders
On Wednesday Feb. 23, many in Winston-
Salem joined students and participants of the
Kress lunch-counter sit-in.
On Feb. 8 1960, a group of students led by
Carl Matthews went to Kress in downtown
Winston-Salem. They refused to leave until
they were served. The 21 students from
Winston-Salem Teacher's College, Wake
Forest University and Atkins High School
were arrested, charged and later acquitted
with a prayer for judgment.
The march to the dedication site began
downtown at the Sawtooth building. Th\e
march continued down Fourth Street.
The voices of whites and blacks could be
heard singing songs of victory and inspira
tion. “We shall overcome, we shall overcome"
rang loud as onlookers found themselves
joining the parade.
Several speakers were at the dedication to
show their appreciation to Carl Matthews
and the other protesters. Mayor Jack
Cavanagh and Chancellor Harold Martin also
spoke at the ceremony.
Teaune Vinson, a sophomore, said, “It was
a very inspirational experience and it reas
sured me that if you stand on your beliefs
you can get positive results." Vinson was one
of many students to participate in the march.
Craig Edwards, a senior, said, “The m.arch
brought back memories of the struggle. The
landmark itself informs the public of the sit-
• Carl Matthews speaks about civil rights. Pages
3 and 5.
Editor in Chief
We know him as the new chancellor of
Winston-Salem State University. What you
don't know is that there is so much more to
Harold Martin than just a man whose job is
to run the university.
You've read so much about
Martin and his decisions for
WSSU. Now that all of the
commotion has calmed
down, the university is able
to continue forward with its
Martin grew up in the
Carver community of
Winston-Salem. He is the
youngest of three - he has
one brother and an older sister. His parents
instilled strong religious and family values in
their children by using strict rules as tactics
for enforcing high moral standards. Loud
music was not allowed to be played in the
home and only their best behavior was
His parents were hard-working people who
wanted the best for their children. His father,
Richard, was a minister who also drove a
delivery truck for a meat company, and his
mother, dinner, worked as a seamstress.
TTie Martins did not have a lot of money.
But, he said he enjoyed the company of his
friends, family and sch>,..I mates.
See MARTIN, page 2