STAFF PHOTO BY DOUG BUTTER
WEST BRUNSWICK'S MONICA KING (13) guards Dacia Price (25) of Wallace-Rose Hill in last
Wednesday's game. King scored 44 points in three games last week, helping the ljady Trojans extend
their winning streak to five games.
Troian Coach Wishes He
West Brunswick boys' basketball
bottle ihc excitement of a home
crowd anil lake ii on the road.
He probably would have emptied
the bottle last week in Fairmont and
NVhiteville, where the Trojans opened
their Waccamaw 2-A Conference sea
West Brunswick's bovs bent
Wallace-Rose Hill for their first win
of the season last Wednesday in front
of the home crowd.
After four straight road losses.
Mints said playing hall in front ol some familiar faces definitely made a
difference in how the team performed.
"I think our kids get pumped playing in front of their own folks," he
said after the 60-40 victory over die Bulldogs.
"That's why I wish we could bring Shallotic to Whitcvillc and South
Robeson w hen we go to places like that because our kids see those familiar
laces and they're going to play a little harder."
West Brunsw ick had to rearrange us early-season schedule when foot
ball continued into mid-Dcccmbcr.
The revised slate put the Trojans on the road for six of its first eight
games, including a road trip to Florida.
Home was never no sweet as it was last week, and the Trojans play six
of their next nine games in Shallouc.
In addition to the home-court advantage, Mims said it was the "total
team effort" that led to the Trojans' first win last Wednesday.
West Brunswick was in good position on defense, he said, and used its
traps well to force turnovers. On the offensive side, Mims said the guards
handled the hall well and didn't make many mistakes.
The coach stressed the importance of getting a shot at the basket each
trip down the court. West Brunswick didn't commit many turnovers against
"I just want to get a shot at the basket," Mims said. "Whether it goes in
we don't know. We know it's not going to go in if we don't shoot it...at
least if we throw it up there, there's a chance it's going to go in."
Mims says his Trojans will have to out-hustle their opponents and cre
ate scoring opportunities on defense if they're going to be a playoff con
tender this season.
"!f wc don't create easy baskets we arc going to lose," he said. "If we
don't convert turnovers into lay-ups we're probably going to lose."
As far as hustle is concerned, Mims said last week he thinks the team is
finally getting the right atutude.
"We're not as big as some of the other teams, but that has nothing to do
w ith determination and hasde," he said.
Like everyone else in Waccamaw Conference Land, Mims has his own
opinion about the top teams. He thinks Fairmont and South Brunswick arc
the ones to beat.
Fairmont, he believes, has four players who will go on to a Division I
school. And South Brunswick has at least two big-time college prospects.
A Leaner Gene ?
Gene Doanc, the boys' basketball coach at South Brunswick, was ring
ing wet after a recent home game against Hoggard.
The packed gym and pressure of the game, which turned out to be an
easy win for die Cougars, left Doanc with a soaked shirt under his sport
Chatting with reporters afterward, Doanc indicated that the heat inside
the Cougar gym may be the best thing for his health.
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career and started the new year at 243. He predicts he'll be down to 200
pounds by the end of the season.
I think he may need to cut out some pre-game meals and join the play
ers in some wind sprints if he wants to reach that lofty goal. But we'll see.
Incidentally, Doanc thinks East Bladen is the team to beat this year in
die Waccamaw. Of course, his Cougars will be in the thick of things too.
Coach Billy Mims wishes he could
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WINNING STREAK HITS FIVE
Lady Trojans Win Conference Openers
1?Y DOUG RUTTKR
The West Brunswick girls' bas
ketball team extended its winning
streak to five games last week, beat
ing conference opponents Fairmont
and Whitcvillc on the road and
Wallace Rose-Hill in its only home
The Lady Trojans (2-0, 7-2)
knocked off conference rival Whitc
villc last Friday after beating Wall
acc-Rose Mill on Wednesday and
Fairmont on Tuesday.
Coach Brcnda Council said gixxl
defense and teamwork have been the
keys to the winning streak, which
started Dec. 30 against Pender High
"We're playing as a team anil
we're playing very unselfishly,"
Council said. "Thai's why we're
winning the games."
The victory at Whitcvillc was the
fifth straight for the Lady Trojans,
whose only losses of die season
came at the East Duplin Invitational
in late December.
West Brunswick hosLs South
DnKnonn F*rici?iy mivi p!nys
New Hanover on Saturday. Council
said Friday night's game will mark
the return of guard Christy King to
Monica King scorcd 19 points to
lead West Brunswick to a 55-45
over Whitcvillc last Friday night.
Catherine Bell added 12 points
and Tikila Morgan scorcd 11 for the
Lady Trojans, who look a 12-10 lead
in the first quarter.
West Brunswick increased its lead
lo 28-20 at halftimc anil had a B
point advantage going into ihc
"Defense is what kept us in the
game," Council said. "They put a
press on us and we were able to
break that fairly easy. I felt like
overall we played real well. I was
Score Bv Quarters
W. Brunswick 12 16 14 13?55
Whiteville 10 10 9 16?45
West Brunswick scoring: King,
19; Bell. 12; Morgan, II; Hill, 6;
Norris, 4; Dctrie, 3.
Whiteville scoring: Thrcadgill,
15; Garcia, 10; Toon, 8; Jones, 5:
Register, 4; Holdcn. 2: Miller, 1.
Morgan scored 15 points to lead
West Brunswick's girls to a 42-20
win over visiting Wallace -Rose Hill
Defense and turnovers were the
keys in the first half as the two
teams combined for only 18 points
in the first 16 minutes.
Nesthcr tcarr* scorcd <*> tliC ? iniil
five minutes of the second quarter,
and West Brunswick had an 11-7
lead at intermission.
The Lady Trojans got their of
fense rolling in the second half,
outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 16-6
in the third quarter and 15-7 in the
Monica King and Nicole Norris
each scored eight points for West
Brunswick. Elizabeth Dctrie came
off the bench in the fourth quarter to
score five points for the Lady
Fayc Henry led Wallacc-Rosc Hill
with seven points, and Hope Murray
added four points.
Score Itv Quarters
Wallacc-Rosc Hill 4 3 6 7?20
West Brunswick 7 4 16 15 ? 42
Wallacc-Rosc Hill scoring: Henry.
/; Murray, 4; Wiiiiams, 2, Ncwk.nk,
3; Merrill. 2; Pricc, 2.
West Brunswick scoring: Morgan,
15; King, 8; Norris, X; E. Dctric, 5:
P. Dctric, 4; S. Hill, 2.
Hie Lady Trojans opened the
week with a convincing 55-38 victo
ry al Fairmont, which won the
Waccamaw Conference regular-sea
son and tournament titles last year
Monica King led West Brunswick
with 17 points in the conference
opener for bolh schools.
Slaccy Hill scored 14 points and
Pam Dctric added 1 1 for the Lady
Trojans, who ux>k a 19-6 lead in the
first quarter and never looked back.
West Brunswick led 33-21 al half
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19 poinLs after three quarters.
Erccia Graddy led Fairmont scor
crs with 12 points and Tyra Taylor
chipped in 10.
Score Bv Quarters
W. Brunswick 19 14 16 6?55
Fairmont 6 15 9 8?38
Wcsi Brunswick scoring: King,
17; Hill, 14; Dctric, 11; Morgan, 8;
Norris, 4; Daniels, 1 .
Fairmont scoring: Graddy, 12;
Taylor, 10; McCormick, 7; Budcr, 5;
Bethca, 2; Spcnccr, 2.
Girls Fall 58-46
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North Brunswick's girls' basket
ball team lost its Waccamaw 2-A
Confcrenec opener last Friday to
West Columbus 5X-46.
Sliindcria Odom stored 1') points
and Fclicia Everett added 12 to pace
the visiting Lady Vikings.
North Brunswick was led by Ayo
Robbins with 13 points, Latonya
Grady with 12 and Tosha Robbins
The Lady Scorpions (0-1. 2-3)
wore to ho:;', the South Bninswirt
girls' team Wednesday night iKlore
traveling to East Bladen Friday.
Scorps Lose League Opener
West Columbus spoiled the Wac
camaw 2-A Conference boys' bas
keibaii opener for North Brunswick
last Friday, beating the Scorpions
X4-79 in Lcland.
Tyrone Lathan scored 18 points to
lead lour West Columbus scorers in
Barry Baldwin poured in 26 points
to lead North Brunswick (0-1, 4-3).
Dwain Waddell and Ronnie Ballard
each added IS points for the Scorps.
North Brunswick took a 22-16
lead in the opening quarter, but the
Vikings rallied in the second quarter
West Columbus extended tite lead
to 63-47 to lake a 16-point advan
lage ai Ihc end of ihrcc quarters.
North Brunswick camc back in
the np.iil period, but West Co!uss:bus
held on for the five-point win.
The Scorpions were to host South
Brunswick Wednesday night and
will play al East Bladen on Friday.
Score Bv Quarters
West Columbus " 16 26 21 21? X4
North Brunswick 22 14 11 32?79
West Columbus scoring: Lathan,
18; Jones, 17; Frink. 15; Roberts,
12; Dawson, X; Powell, X; Sander
North Brunswick scoring: Bald
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