Lady Trojans Trample Fairmont, South Robeson
BY DOU(J R UTTER
West Brunswick's Lady Trojans
rebounded from their only two con
ference losses of the season last
week with easy wins over Fairmont
and South Robeson.
The West girls topped South Rob
eson 60-45 Friday night in Rowland
alter beating Fairmont's Golden
Tornadoes 61-49 last Tuesday in
The victories followed consecu
tive home losses to South Brunswick
and Whiteville, and give the Lady
Trojans momentum going into the
last two weeks of the regular season.
"I hope we can keep it up," Coach
Brenda Council said Monday. "I'm
sure these next two weeks arc going
to tell the story."
West Brunswick (8-2, 15-4) was
to host West Columbus Tuesday
night and travel to North Brunswick
Looking ahead to the final week,
the Lady Trojans will face East
Bladen be fore finishing the season
against county rival South Bruns
wick Feb. 28.
Christy King scored 23 points and
Monica King added 15 to lead West
Brunswick to its 15-point win at
The Lady Trojans look a 13-9
lead in ihc first quarter and in
creased i be advantage to 31-19 at in
South Robeson's Lady Mustangs
cut the West Brunswick lead to 40
31 after three quarters, but the Lady
Trojans pulled away in the final pe
"I was very proud, very im
pressed with the way we played."
Coach Council said. "We shot better
from '.he free throw line than we
have all season and really cut dow n
on the turnovers."
The L-ady Trojans made 18 of 26
tree throw attempts in the game.
Catherine Bell added nine points for
West Brunswick, and Ram Detrie
Chasity Oxcndinc led South Rob
eson with 25 points, and Tameka
Reaves scored 10 for the Lady
Score By Quarters
West Brunswick 13 18 y 20?60
South Robeson 9 10 12 14?45
West Brunswick scoring: C. King.
23; M. King. 15: Bell, 9; P. Detrie.
8: Norris, 5.
South Robeson scoring: Oxen
dine, 25: Reaves, 10; Haskins, 4;
McLean, 2; Smith, 2: Mcckins, 2.
Chrisly King and Monica King
scored 21 points cach to lead the
Lauy Trojans to a hi -49 victory over
Fairmont last Tuesday in Shallottc.
Fairmont started off strong and
led most of the first half before West
Brunswick went to a pressing and
trapping defense to force turnovers.
The Golden Tornadoes Ux>k a 1 2
6 lead in the opening quarter and led
14-8 early in the second quarter be
fore West Brunswick turned things
The Lady Trojans scored nine
unanswered points to lake a 17-14
lead with 3:33 left in the half.
West Brunswick led 25-22 at in
termission and went on a 14-2 run
the last five minutes of the third
quarter to open up a 44-30 lead.
Christy King scored 12 of her 21
points during the run as West Bruns
wick convened a series of steals and
turnovers into easy baskets.
Fairmont chipped away at the
West Brunswick lead in the fourth
quarter but never got closer than 1 1
Jessica McCormick led the Gol
den Tornadoes with 14 points, and
Yonte Spencer added 10.
Score By Quarters
Fairmont 12 10 8 19 ? 49
West Brunswick 6 19 19 17 ? 61
Fairmont scoring: McCormick,
14; Spcnccr, 10; Gaddy. 8; Bclhca.
7; Barley, 6; Buller. 2; Taylor, 2.
West Brunswick scoring: C. King,
21; M. King, 21; Norris, 7; P. Dctrie,
7; Hill, 3; Daniels. 2.
As of Monday, Feb. 17
Xeam Caul O'all
South Brunswick 10-0 14-3
West Brunswick 8-2 15-4
Whiteville 8-2 14-5
South Robeson 5-5 7-7
West Columbus 4-6 8-9
Fairmont 3-7 5-9
East Bladen 2-8 3-13
North Brunswick 0-10 2-12
?Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Men's Basketball
League at Shallotte Middle School: Sonics vs. Igloo
Freeze, 7 p.m.; Warriors vs. Rockets, 8:15 p.m.
AY, FEBRUARY 25
?North Brunswick at South Robeson in high school basket
ball, 5 p.m.
?South Brunswick at Whiteville in high school basketball, 5
?West Brunswick hosts East Bladen in high school basket
ball, 5 p.m.
?Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Co-ed Volleyball
League at Shallotte Middle School: Brunswick Community
College vs. Roberto's Pizza, 7 p.m.; Rita's Team vs. Gene's
Body Shop, 7:50 p.m.; Richard Jones Construction vs.
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ivaii 3 Itojn, p.m.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26
?Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Men's Basketball
League at Shallotte Middle School: Brew Crew vs. Lakers,
7 p.m.; Turntables vs. Warriors, 8:15 p.m.
This week's listings include events reported to the Beacon. To list a
sporting activity call 754-6890 or write lo Doug Rutter, The Brunswick
Bcacon, P.O. Box 2558, Shallotte, N.C. 28459.
IN CHURCH LEAGUE
Camp Methodist Wins Pair
Camp Mclhodisi won a pair of
games last week to improve to 7-3
in the Brunswick County Church
Men's Basketball League.
Camp edged Ocean View Baptist
34-32 last Friday after beating
Shallotte Presbyterian 46-30 last
In other Friday night games, Cal
vary Baptist stayed undefeated with
a 78-52 victor)' over Leuics Grove.
Shallotte First Baptist kept its
hold on second place in the league
with a 60-4 1 win over Supply Bap
On Tuesday, Jennies Branch beat
Soldier Bay 51-35, and New Britton
knocked off Zion Baptist 52-38.
Church Basketball League
Standings As Of Feb. 16
TEAM WINS LOSSES
Calvary Baptist 9 0
First Baptist 8 1
Camp Methodist 7 3
New Britton 6 3
Ocean View 5 4
Zion Baptist 5 4
Jennies Branch 4 6
Lcttics Grove 3 6
Shallotte Presbyterian 2 7
Supply Baptist 2 8
Soldier Bay 0 9
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C1 990 THE tUNSWtCK BEACON
Why i;> it uiai everybody ioves a winner?
Why is it that people allow their allegiance to their favorite sports
teams to fluctuate with the fortunes of those teams?
Case in point: Everyone in the S
last fall when the Braves advanced to
the World Series.
Everywhere you went, you could
find people wearing Braves T-shirts
and baseball hats. It seemed like the
whole region was doing the toma
hawk chop in unison.
But where were those people
when the Braves were in the National
League West's cellar the year before?
They may have been silcndy
cheering for the Braves. They might have been catching glimpses of Braves
games on television during the Jeopardy commercial breaks.
But most of them didn't have the courage to admit that, yes, they were
in fact Atlanta Braves fans.
The same concept applies to local high school snnris, only on a much
Nearly everyone in the greater Shallotte area was a West Brunswick
football fan last season when the Trojans went to the state championship.
Where were those folks during the lean years? One thing's for sure,
most of them weren't waving golden flags or sitting on a frosty set of
bleachers in Elizabethtown watching a football game.
Winning teams seem to attract fans they wouldn't otherwise have. But
what happens when a team is having one of those "rebuilding" years?
Let's look at the high school basketball scene. West Brunswick, by all
accounts, isn't having the best of seasons. In fact, the Trojans arc having a
downright poor season compared to recent years.
You couldn't buy a seat last year at a West Brunswick basketball game.
The Trojans were having their best season in 13 years, and everybody
wanted to see Ricky Daniels play.
This year has been a vasdy different story. The Trojans have struggled
and with very few exceptions, you could have had your pick of seals at any
game this season.
On some occasions, the visiting teams have filled just as many bcnchcs
as the West Brunswick faithful.
I wonder how the Trojans feel when they take the court and see hun
dreds of empty scats. It probably doesn't boost their confidence a whole lot.
The point I'm trying to make here is that real fans will support their fa
vorite team when they arc winning and losing. It's good for the teams and
the fans to go through periods of success and failure.
I like the Philadelphia pro sports teams ? the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers
and Flyers ? even though they haven't won a championship between them
in the last nine years.
I also like West Brunswick. Whether they win every game or lose
every game, I'm sticking with the Trojans.
Fans who only come around and show support when their team is win
ning aren't fans at all. It's when the times arc tough that fan support is
needed the most.
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STAFF PHOTO BY OOUG RUTTER
WEST BRUNSWICK'S NICOLE NORMS (30) tries to block the
shot of Eairmont's Yonte Spencer (53) during last Tuesday's game
in Shallotte. The luidy Trojans won 61-49.
South, Shallotte Win Hoops Tourney
South Brunswick's boys anil
Shalloitc's girls won the county
middle school basketball tournament
championships Monday at West
1 1; .l o ? *
uiumv\iv.A i ii?,H OL IKHJI.
The Shallotte Middle School girls
beat regular-season champion Wac
camaw Elementary in the finals 22
South Brunswick Middle, which
also won the regular season boys' ti
tle, beat Shallotte 3^-35 to win the
Waccamaw Coach Terry Chest
null said about MX) people attended
the finals Monday night.
Downer Bowls 205 In Mixed League
Travis Downer bowled a 205 and
Jean Fullwood rolled a 187 lor the
men's and women's high games in
the Sunday Night Mixed League this
week at Brunswick Bowling Center.
Men posting the high series
scratch scores were Jim Hagler, 529;
Travis Downer, 525; Jay White,
519; and Theron Johnson, 507.
High scries scratch scores for the
women were Wanda McLcod, 482;
Faye Hagler, 478; Jean Fullwood,
477; and Marian Monaghan, 476.
"Beach Cafe II" posted the high
est team series scratch with 1,891.
They also had the highest team sc
ries handicap score with 2,389.
"Slip N & Slide N" rolled the
highest scratch game with 667, and
"Coronary Care" had the highest
handicap game with 838.
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