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tans Anflcfpafo Post Season Honors
WINSTON-SALEM - The played Feburary 26,27 and 28 in The ftimi are led by
Winston-Salem State Rams beautiful Hampton- Roads All-CIAA Tom Paulin. the
dropped three of their first aeven Coliseum. Mid-season predictors leading scorer in the CIAA with
games, but now tney are on me have paired the Kami againsi a.t puui per game ana voa
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By HERMAN MATflEWS
ramnape with an eleven-same
winning streak, a 10-0 Elizabeth City. The team is is the conference's third leading
conference ' record and 15-3 anxious to avenge its lost to the rebounder and the team's second
overall talented Norfolk State Spartans leading scorer with 14 S points
in the finals of last year s per game. Helton, with 10.7
v Duckets per game is the team
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the L1AA and leading me . , .u f, antrino shnrt nuarter.harV H-lin.1 anH Turn
Southern Division, Coach th. .t,.n,ninn,ki .hi? vur are nriiUic fnr the
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from Innsburck, Austna, had me feeling much of the same as sweepmg the rest of their . Ram Plaver '
when I tune in Hew Haw, the television show Not that the tames conference schedule. Remaining Barring the worst oi luck in m .
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the events were entertaining, as I saw it. The skills displayed were Augustine's, Livingstone and CIAA Southern Division B Reserves are Mike
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andwatchedallpftheiceandSnow,andesPeciaUythe32degrees l W! rS? "ment whirl
and below (temperatures). Hee Haw occasionallv features
Charile Pride, at least! During the Winter Olympic telecasts,' I did
not get the opportunity to say "we could do it, too'7. No brothers
State, and a road game
North Carolina Central
The Rams are
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looking other participants. The Rams
fans throughout the
are making plans to
converge on Hampton
Individual And Team Loaders Remain
The Same In MEAC
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or sisters did 1 see in any of the competition. Although 1 admit to TSW . ZVlVr1 2??...SI? f,iSrV . " Tournament time and to cheer
seeing most, but not all, of the telecasts. There could have been Jieir team to victory.
some Black athletes in the games, but I did not see them.
Like golf and tennis, winter sports such as skiing, ice skating,
and ice hockey requires an outlay of cash for equipment and
training- from the beginning to the end of an athlete's career.
Especially if an athlete wants to compete seriously in one of
those sports. With no dough, one does not go far, generally.
Considering the money limitations, and the weather too, it is
not surprising that 1 did not see Black men and women
competing. Instead cf sulking or complaining about the situation,
I played with thoughts of how Black athletes would fit into the
Imagine someone such as 0 J. Simpson participating in the
slalom and giant slalom. The skis would negate his natural foot
speed, but his having to zig zag to avoid any stationery obstacles
may allow the ' Juice" to dominate Alpine skiing.
What about a tough but graceful Paul Warfield competing in
the figure skating events?Or, despite his bad knees, Earl Monroe
maneuvering on the hockey ice rink?Just daydream about all of
the double-clutching, herky, jerky, and spinning moves the
"Pearl' would effect while moving the hocky puck. Of course his
teammate would be Walt ' The Clyde" Frazier.
1 almost blew my mind fantasizing of Julius 'Dr. J.' Erving
and David Thompson entering the Ski Jump competition, against
themselves or anybody! Records would probably be broken, as
well as the law of gravity defied.
Hey! There is no way that I would want to see the athletes
mentioned above use their skills in any other way than how they
are now being used. However, some young brothers and sisters
with similar natural skills could conceivable direct their talents
toward Winter sports. If the money to train is available, and if
they could bravely face the ice, snow, and temperatures of 32
degrees and below, there is very little doubt that their
contributions would be as significant as the contributios made to
other areas of sports by Black people.
African Proverb - ' If there were no elephant in the jungle, the
buffalo would be a great animal."
Individual and team leaders
remain the same ' in the
basketball statistics released
Tuesday from the conference
A&T's James Sparrow
continue to dominate the
individual scoring race in the
league. Sparrow has scored a
total of 369 points in 1 7 games
for an average of 21.7 points
per game. Eric Evans remained
in the number two spot with
an even 19.0 average. Vadnay
Cotton of Howard and James
Rogers of Delaware State rank
third and fourth respectively
with 17.3 and 1 7.0 averages.
Four of the five top
individual rebounders remain
in their same positions this
week. Sinclair Colbert of A &
T is the leader with a 14.1
average. He is followed by Eric
Evans of Morgan State with a
12.3 average. Carl Green of S.
C. State and Floyd Monroe of
N. C, Central rank third and
fourth with 12.2 and 11.4
Monroe continues to lead
the field goal shooters this
week. The N. C. Central junior
has converted 112 of 187 field
goal tries for a percentage of
.599 S. C. State's Willie Brown
follows in second place with a
.549 shooting percentage.
Morgan State's Billy
Newton enjoys a big lead
among the free throw shooters.
He has made 56 of 60 tries
from the 15-foot strip for a
.933 percentage. His closest
challenger is Vadnay Cotton
Howard who moved up from
the number five spot to the
runner-up position with a .754
In team statistics, Morgan
State and A & T continue to
dominate. Morgan State is the
top defensive team having
given up an average of 63.1
points per game. A & T is
second with a 73.9 average.
North Carolina Central is
the top offensive team in the
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SHAVVS WOMEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM - The Shaw University's Women's Basketball team is the most victorious
athletic club at Shaw in recent years. They are (left to right): Kaye Young, Roslyn Ward, Patricia Funnie, Debora Kimbrough,
Denise Craig, Carol McDonald, Edith Bowden, Debra Ellerbe, Franceen Cobb and Lucy Benton.
The Hazel B. Plummer
Leage of the Durham and
Orange County Bowling
Association announces the
following league scores for the
Women's and Men's Division.
The High Game scores:
Aletha Rease, 226; Gaynelle
Curtis, 1 95; and Virginia Rogers, Harold Nichols, 570; Doss
186. High Series: Waltercne Massenburg, 569 and George
Parrish, 507; Dclores Plummer, Thorne, 555.
501 and Alctha Rease, 482.
The High Game scores in the l" other bowling news: James
Men's Division: Harold Nichols, Parker, 537, Mike Nieves, 530,
227; Doss Massenburg, 217 and JosePh Parker, 518 and Jimmy
Joseph Parker. 210. High Series: Harrington, 511.
Physical fitness is good
business, many U.S. companies
believe. The February issue of
Reader's Digest notes that last
year some 50,000 firms spent
an estimated $2 billion to help
keep their employees healthy.
seven-team league averaging
83.6 points per game. S. C.
State is second with an 81.3
average while A & T is third
with an 80.9 average.
S. C. State is the top
ranking team in rebounding.
The Bulldogs are averaging
49.4 rebounds per game. N. C.
Central moved up one spot
from three to two with
average of 47.5
In team field goal shooting
percentage, S. C. State holds
the top mark with a .476
percentage. A & T ranks
number two with a .466
Morgan State is the top free
throw shooting team in the
Morgan has a .719 shooting
percentage from the free thow
line. Howard has replaced A &
T as the number two team with
a .693 percentage.
A & T leads the league in
scoring margin difference. The
Aggies are outscoring their
opponents by seven points per
game. Morgan State is listed in
the number two position with
a 5.9 scoring margin difference.
' Morgan State's Eric Evans
who led his team to sole
possession of first place in the
Conference Tuesday was
named Player of the Week in
the MEAC by the Sports
Information Directors in the
Evans, z 6-9 sophomore
from Clinton, who scored 68
points and grabbed 50
rebounds in Morgan State to
three' conference wins last
week, won the conference
weekly honor for the third
time this season.
Evans scored 20 points and
grabbed 17 rebounds in leading
Morgan to a 58-52 win over
Delaware State last Tuesday.
Friday night against North
Carolina Central Evans scored
23 points and had 1 7 rebounds
in a 02-4 victory, men
against A&T last Saturday
night in the game to decide the
first place in the MEAC, Evans
scored 25 points and collected
16 rebounds to lead Morgan to
a 74-67 win.
Other players nominated for
the weekley honor were Carl
Green of S. C. State, Algee
Lovelace of Delaware State,
Don Aaron of
ST. LOUIS: New York Nets' Julius Erving catches Marvin Barnes off guard as he
an drives around him to make a lay-up in the second period of the game. dim.
MEAC Tourney Finally Finding Home
GREENSBORO, - Finding a
proper home for the exciting
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
basketball tournament hasn't
been easy, but the league's
officials believe they have hit on
a gold mine this time.
The tournament, which
features seven of the nation's
top predominately black
cblleees. will be held in the
16,000 seat Greensboro
Coliseum, Feb. 26-28.
And there are indications that
the three-day playoffs will be as
successful as some of its
predecessors in the Greensboro
'We are looking forward to
becoming a fixture in
Greensboro," said Dr. James
Younge, the MEAC's acting
commissioner. "We have gotten
a lot of cooperation from the
public and the business
community, and out tickets are
going real well."
The MEAC was organized five
years ago when six former
members of the Central
Conference and S. C. State
College decided to join forces in
order to seek recognition as
NCAA Division I teams in
The leagues's basketball
Robert McClellan of N. C.
Central, John Mulle.i of
Howard and James Sparrow
and Sinclair Colbert of A&T.
tournament was held the first
two years in Duke Uriversity's
indoor stadium in Durham, then
the tourney was shifted for two
years to the Baltimore Civic
Although reception to the
tournament was generally good
in both areas, MEAC officials
feel that the Greensboro
experience will be even better.
They note that the city has
become widely known as a
tournament city, having hosted
for years the successful AUantic
Coast Conference (ACC)
Tournament, the CIAA and two
years ago, the NCAA's national
They also point to the fact
that North Carolina A&T, the
league leader this year, is located
The hot shooting Aggies arc
being chased for the regular
season championship this year
by Morgan State and S. C. State,
but Howard, Del. State, North
Carolina Central, or Maryland
Eastern Shore could prove to be
spoilers in the tournament.
Since the regular season
champion receives a first round
bye, tournament officials have
adopted a format which includes
a 3:30 p.m. game on Thursday,
and 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. games on
Friday and Saturday.
A&T has won the tournament
title three of the last four years.
IN NATION DURING
1974 AT UTAH
WITH' 2S.7 AVERAGE...
Editor's Quote Book
Mediocrity requires a
loofness to preserve its
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WAS FIRST TEAM
WITH A 28. 7
HITTING 49 2
PER CENT OF HIS
FIELD GOAL ETEORTS
AND 80.2 Jo FROM
THE CHARITY LINE.'
BURDEN LED 7UE US. TEAM IN
SCORING IN 1974 WORLD GAMES
IN PUERTO RICO. . . A VERAGED 27
POINTS PER GAME TO TAKE
CORING HONORS IN THE I97H
SHAW COACHES AT WORK - Shaw University's head basketball coach James Farrls. yells
instructions to his toam during the Hampton Institute contest Saturday night Assistant Coaches Cliff
Anderson and Bobby Sanders share intense moment. Shaw won 79-73.
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