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Volume I, Number 12
"Esse Quam Videri"
Thursday, February 29,1996
Basketball Season Culminates
Men Capture Revenge; Upset Covenant Cavs Conquer
by Shazette Davis
The men eliminators devoured the
Covenant Scots Saturday evening with a
score of 73-63. Montreat was ready for
battle having in mind the 3-point shot
Covenant hit to win the last game be
tween the two teams. Covenant tried to
make a come back, but Montreat wouldn’t
permit. Montreat led by as many as 14
points in the 2nd half.
Guard Kevin Laws was on fire scor
ing 20 points for the night.
Forward Tyrone Jones closed the
game with a smooth, Michael Jordan, rock
the house, slam dunk.
Forward Aaron Gilchrist com
mented, “We won because of team play,
hitting our free throws, being focused,”
then paused and giggled, “and God .”
An enthused Guard Jonathan
Bennett replied, “This is the biggest win
in Montreat history.”
Coach Steve McNamara expressed,
“Covenant hitting that 60 footer was re
membered and it left us with a hunger to
win. We played hard and execution v/as
Archie Gabriel of Catawba, NC,
father of Forward Aron Gabriel, re
marked, “We played wonderfully, and
most of all with a lot of heart. I give
Jesus all the praise, and I know that
Montreal can go further with His will.”
Disappointed Covenant fans
commented. “They (Covenant) weren’t
quite prepared; Montreal came ready
Gary Ball, fa
M c K i n e y
w h i n n e d ,
m i s s -1 h e y
Tuesday night, Bluefield
won the TVAC in overtime
against Tenn Wesleyan
by Queen Musengwa
Last Thursday night, men’s bas
ketball crushed Limestone at McAlister
Gymnasium with a final score of 97-84.
A few seconds before half time,
Jonathan Bennett mesmerized the crowd
with a 3-pointer from inside Limestone’s
paint. “1 have been working on that
shot for the past few weeks. It’s tough
to skip a ball off and
through the rafters from
90 feet but once it left
my hands 1 had confi
dence it was going in.
In practice 1 make 3 out
of 4 from that distance,
so I wasn’t surprised it
went in.” Anthony
Ulseth added that the
shot deserves a spot on
At half time the
score was 52-32, the
Cavs leading Limestone
by 20 points. When two
Ladies Anticipate 96-97 Season
by Linda Shirlen
llie lady Cavalier’s have not had an
impressive season. They finished the year
with a 7-22 record.
Coach Conley enthusiastically voiced,
“It was a learning experience for the fresh
man especially. There is a definite adjustment
period from the high school level and style
of play to the college level and style. The
college level is more physical and aggres
sive. There is a lot of mental preparation for
this level of play. The mental level must be
consistent each night. This was a great team
and I expect next season to be even better.”
Junior Erin Broome led the scoring ef
fort averaging 15.9 points per game and had
an average of 3.6 rebounds per game.
Senior Jennifer Hobbs averaged 12.6
points per game and had an average of 4.5
rebounds per game. Broome and Hobbs have
Moiitreat Nine Split Consecutive DHs
scored over 1000 points in their careers.
Junior Amy Harklerod lead the
woman’s rebounds averaging 6.9
reboundsand 10.3 points per game.
Next year there will be eight return
ing players and several new players for the
lady Cavs. Coach Conley has been veiy
busy recruiting new talented players.
“1 have already signed two promis
ing players for next season. Crystal
Lingerfelt of East Burke High School and
Marti Keys of Kingsport, Tennessee’s
Dobbins Bennett High School. ”
Conley also stated that he has been
talking to two McDowell High School play
He hopes that this year's season and
the new players will all come together to
make an outstanding team to represent
Montreal next season.
by Christian Malone
Last weekend, the Cavalier baseball
team split a pair of doiibleheaders, keep
ing their record at 5-5.
In the first game against Southern
Wesleyan, staff ace Shane Hatcher (2-1)
pitched a 3-hit shutout, winning 6-0.
Catcher Bryan Grogan led the hitting at
tack, going 3-3 with two doubles. In game
two, Bryan Snyder pitched well, but lost
4-3, as the Cavalier bats turned cold, pick
ing up only two hits.
Saturday, they split with Anderson.
In game one, Jamie Jessee pitched six
solid innings holding an 8-3 lead going
into the last inning.
But in the 7th, the bottom fell out.
Relievers Aaron Rust and Wes Helton (0-
1) blevv the lead, and Anderson came back
to win 9-8. An error by Chris Hoyle and
a misplayed double aided in the collanse.
3B Shane Brannock said, “We
made too many mistakes. We
In game two, the Cavs came back
from a 6-2 deficit to win 8-7. Center
fielder Joe Snyder continued his power
tear by slamming a home run and driv
ing in four runs, giving him two hom
ers and 7 RBI for the day, causing 2B
Daryl Bryant to exclaim, “Man, did he
crush it today or what!”
Jay Johnson, Chris Robertson,
and Brannock also hammered the
Rawlings cowhide, and Rust (1-0)
threw well in relief.
Once again, the Cavs were led by
hard hitting and strong starting pitch
ing, but the bullpen was inconsistent.
Jessee said, “Yeah, the bullpen’s sort
of a problem, but it’ll be straightened
teams came back from their break. Lime
stone was a thread to the crowd as it
took them just a few minutes before
they were 7 points away from overtak
ing the Cavs.
Junior forward Aaron Gilchrist
cited, “We have confidence during
times like that because we can handle
pressure since we have been in the same
Fan Aaron Burton commented, “1
enjoyed the game and the team put on a
Kerwin Francois compared, “the
team was executing their plays well and
have improved great deal since the first
home game, and it shows the results that
they got recently.
for last pencil
exam is March 8
Zola M. Griffin
Brian D. Fuller, MFA
Sliazcltc Davis, Linda Shirlen,
Queen Musengwa, Christian Malone,
JclT Sheets, Amy Buckner,
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