North Carolina Newspapers

    Seasonal totals have
been compiJ.ed and these
figures were released by
the West Montgomery Bureau
of Statistics, supervised
by chief statistician John
Hodge. All totals are for
the 18 game regular sesison
and do not include touma-
inent activity.
The West Montgomery
girls team compiled a 2-l6
overall record and a 1-7
conference slate,, ending
in a tie with Rohanen for
the cellar position. ?Elhe
Warrioresses, who staged a
surprising comeback, stum
bled in the opening round
of Central Tar Heel Confer
ence and were eliminated
by the championship girls
squad of Siler City.
During the season, the
Warriors female counter
parts averaged 23-3 points
per game while the defense
allowed 3^-1 points to be
scored. Field goal percen
tage for the entire season
amounted to .253 while the
girls shot 35 per cent
f 2X)m the charity line.
Sarah Ingram, shooting at
a 30.8 per cent rate, led
offensive efforts with a
9-9 scoring average.Fresh
man stairter Baitiara Holt
followed in her wake with
a 5*3 average and Diane
Thompson accounted for 3*1
points per game. Loretta
Gray capped individual re-
bo'mding honors with 4.9
r«coveries a game, followed
by Thompson who tucked in
3.4 every contest. Holt
Stood next in this depart
ment with 2.8 rebounds per
game. The entire squad
grabbed 20.3 ricochets per
The Xferriors finished
with a 4-1^ overall re
cord and wound up fourth
in the conference with a
3-5 tab. In the confer
ence toumament at V/est
Montgomery, the Warriors
were knocked from conten
tion opening night by the
championship teaia from
East Montgomery.
West’s boys pounded the
baskets at an average rate
of 31*^ per cent for a
total of UI.7 points per
game while they allowed
their opponents 51-8points.
Af the foul line the In
dians were accurate 58.6
per cent of the time. Jim
Harris and Charles Bruton
toted West’s most lethal
offensive weapons. Harris
was armed with a 10.3 scor
ing average, closely fol
lowed by Bruton who packed
a 10.2 average. Harris al
so coptnred rebounding
honors with 6.3 rocoveries
each contest, and Ralph
Reynolds, who was a little
late breaking into the
starting five, ran a -cloBe
second with 6 per game.
The VJarriors averaged 27
recoveries per night.
Charles Crouch was third
in both scoring and re
bounding before a knee in
jury sidelined him as the
close of the season ap
proached .
feiit-goGx^iry ^>:>unty bas
ketball officially endefl
at niifirry/ille last week
as West I4)ntgDniery bowed
from District 6 Tournaraent
action after the opening
round on Wednesday night
and East Montgomery follow
ed on Friday.
Immediately after the
Eagles of East eliminated
Lowell in the first game
of the opening doublehead
er, West’s Warriors took
the floor against the top
seeded team from Stanley.
The Stanley group simply
out ran and outshot the
Warriors the first half.
The highly vaunted hustlers
from the Little 7 confer
ence piled up a 13 point,
31“16 half-time edge.West,
eXter a cold first half,
returned from the inter
mission and matched Stanley
point for point down the
backstretch. Final score
stood 6l-48, a difference
of 13 points.
Co-captains Jimmy "Red"
Harris and Fincher Jarrell
closed out their high
school cage careers fit-
i ngly eno ugh. Harri s
stuffed in West’s high of
11 points and Jarrell ran
closely behind with 10.
Backcourt ace Charles
Bruton was close on their
heels with 9 points.Harris
also led in rebounding with
6 recoveries,ably assisted
by freshman center Ralph
Reynolds who got 5• The
Warriors made good on 33*3
per cent of their field
attempts while 6k per cent
were true from the foul
On Thursday night, Bes
semer City toppled Randle-
man in the opening gaiae
and Siler City defeated
Mt. Holly in the nightcap.
In the semi-finals on Fri
day, Siler City, who tied
East Montgomery for regular
season top honors in the
Central Tar Heel Conference,
in the
first game. S>txmT.=y wnx
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