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WSSU players hold basketball clinic at Hanes
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Winston-Salem State basketball player
William Peay is working as an intern at
Hanes Hosiery Recreation Center, where
the center director is Coach Art Blevins.
He put together a basketball clinic, with
the help of several teammates from WSSU
along with family and friends.
\ A total number of 43 kids from ele
mentary to high school took part in the
clinic, as parents and other department
William Peay, along with the help of
his older brother Antwain Peay who grad
uated from Johnson C. Smith University
and West Forsyth High; Cedric Myers, a
childhood friend of William's at Reagan
High School; senior WSSU forward
Wykevin Bazemore a four-year All
Conference player who is the younger
brother of Atlanta Hawks guard Kent
Bazemore; and senior guard Javan Wells,
who also played at WSSU. All came out
for the special event and to help William
put on a basketball clinic for the kids.
William took the kids and split them up
by grades, with Antwain Peay working
with the youngest kids, taking those kids
and leading them through some passing
drills, dribbling drills and shooting drills.
Looking at the youngest kids in the gym
having fun and enjoying the game of bas
ketball brought joy to the parents' faces as
they took pictures of their children.
William Peay and Cedric Myers both
worked with the middle-school kids on
their mechanics on dribbling and shooting
the ball. as well as the different types of
passes to make on certain situations, and
making lay-ups. These kids were put
through drills that would help them be
more skilled in their basketball ability and
things they could use when they go into the
gym or at home practicing in the driveway.
Wykevin Bazemore and Javan Wells
took the older group of kids info drills that
they do every day for WSSU. Watching
these teenagers work was very impressive.
Out of all the three groups, this group was
the only one that the kids didn't want to
take a break for water. They were full
sp^? the entire time, working on shooting,
moves to get open and moves to get to the
basket, while finishing over top of defend
ers. They even did some defensive drills
that I'm sure no one in the gym expected to
see, but if you do follow WSSU basketball,
you should know their team motto is
"Shock N' Awe."
Every kid in the clinic came ready to
work hard and get better, and they couldn't
have had some of the best people to teach
them. In attendance for the older group of
kids was Winston-Salem Prep star
Mychala Wolf, who just came off of win
ning the girls 1A state championship.
The dedication that she showed by par
ticipating in the event was remarkable. It
proves that just because you have some
success, there is always room for improve
ment to get better.
Center Director Coach Art Blevins
said, "It was a great clinic, and I have to
thank William, his Ram teammates
Wykevin and Javan, and William's brother
Antwain and friend Cedric for coming out
and making this event a success and giving
back to the kids."
Blevins gave high praise for William
and the work that he is doing at Hanes
Hosiery, saying, "William is a great young
man that I am extremely proud of, and it is
a pleasure to have him here with me."
Photo by Erin Mizelle
for The Chronicle
makes a run
Late mistakes cost Rams in loss to Lenoir-Rhyne |
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The Winston-Salem State University
Raras faltered late and could not hold off
the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, and fell 14-11 on
Tuesday evening, March 24, at BB&T
Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem.
With the loss, Winston-Salem State
falls to 22-7, while Lenoir-Rhyne
improves to 20-12 on the season.
The Lenoir-Rhyne Bears wasted no
time in breaking into the scoring column,
as they were able to get to the Rams pitch
ing early and scored two runs in the first
and two in the second to go ahead 4-0.
WSSU fought back, and in the bottom
of the second inning got one run back, .
when Nathan Steger tripled to right field
? scoring Connor Andrus to cut the lead to 4
The Bears would answer with three
runs in the fourth inning to lead, 7-1, and it
looked as if they would run away with the
But Winston-Salem State would come
back with a big sixth inning, where they"
would plate six runs on six hits, to tie the
game at 7-7.
Connor Andrus homered to start the
inning, followed by a Jacob Barber double.
After a Nathan Steger single, and Alex
Grubb was hit by a pitch, Colby Keene sin
gled, brining in Chris Kane, who was
pinch running for Barber. Des Roberts
Vvould double down the left field line,
clearing the bases and Dylan
Dombrowskas doubled down the left field
line to score Des Roberts.
Lenoir-Rhyne was not done, and
scored a run in the top half of the fifth
inning, to surge ahead 8-7.
The Rams once again had an answer in
the bottom of the sixth, as Dylan
Dombrowskas doubled to right field
allowing Des Roberts to score, and
Dombrowskas would eventually scored on
a wild pitch to give the Rams a 9-8.lead.
Once again the Bears would fight back,
and would score a run in the top of the sev
enth inning to tie the game at 9-9.
In the bottom of the eighth inning,
WSSU would plate two more runs, and
looked to salt the game away. Connor
Andrus and Chris Kane would pick up
RBI's and WSSU would take a 11-9 lead in
the final frame.
But two big errors by WSSU infielders,
coupled with three hits, doomed the Rams
as Lenoir-Rhyne would score five runs to
take a 14-11 lead.
Winston-Salem State would go down
1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth, to fall to
the Lenoir-Rhyne Bears, 14-11.
Devin McLemore took the loss for the
WSSU, after surrendering three hits, three
runs and a walk in the ninth. Only one run
was earned, however. Eric Corlett started
for WSSU and went four innings, allowing
seven runs on six hits with four strikeouts,
and Hayden O'Neal went 0.2 inning allow
ing one run, walking two and strikeout,
"fyler Scearce went 1.1 innings, and
allowed one hit, one run with two walks
and a strikeout, and Jordan Cummings
went 2.0 innings, and gave up two runs on
two hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
Des Roberts led the Rams at the plate,
going three for five with three runs scored
and three runs batted in, including a dou
ble, while Connor Andrus went two for
four with two runs scored and two runs
batted in. Dylan Dombrowskas also fin
ished two for four with one run scored and
two runs batted in. Nathan Steger went two
for five with one run scored and one run
batted in, and Colby Keene went one for
five with one run scored and one RBI.
Chris Kane went one for two with a run
scored and one run batted in. Jacob Barber
finished one for two, while Gavin Culler
scored one run.
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