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Kings Mountain's Kisha .damrick (21, left photo), and Justin
Champion (55, right photo) make a break for the basket as high school
basketball action resumes following an unexpected break for bad Shelby Friday.
50-foot shot at buzzer beats Mounties
Mica Tribble's 50-foot bank shot
at the buzzer gave visiting South
Point a 66-63 victory over Kings
Mountain's Mountaineers in the
opening Southwestern 3-A
Conference basketball game
Tuesday night at the KMHS gym.
Kings Mountain's girls won the
opener 38-35 to avoid a double dip
after a long layoff because of bad
weather. For the KM boys, it was
their first outing since December
18 and it was the girls' first action
since going 1-2 in the Lincoln
Bank Classic December 27-29 at
The Mountaineers will try to re-
bound Friday night at Shelby, and
they remain on the road next
Tuesday to play a tough North
Gaston team. Kings Mountain's
due to weather
For the second week in a row,
numerous Kings Mountain High
athletic events were postponed be-
cause of the snow.
Last week's scheduled wrestling
match at R-S Central will be made
up on January 18.
Last Tuesday's scheduled bas-
ketball games against R-S Central
will be made up January 25 at
Last Friday's scheduled basket-
ball games at Mooresville will be
made up on February 7.
in duckpin league
Lightning defeated the Alley
Rats 6-2 and the Moose Heads split
with Thunder in Mixed Duckpin
Bowling League action Thursday
night at Dilling Heating.
After two weeks of action in the
second quarter, Lightning leads
with a 12-4 mark. The Alley Rats
are 8-8 and the Moose Heads and
Thunder are both 6-10.
Tommy Barrett's 153 line and
392 set led Lightning's victory
Thursday. Bobby Rathbone added
a 110 line and 311 set and Bill
Myers had a 120 line and 304 set.
Chris Hullender led the Alley Rats
with a 135 line and 358 set and
Allen Myers had a 128-339.
R.W. Hullender's 148 line and
356 set and Robbie Hullender's 122
line and 341 set led Thunder to a 4-
4 split with the Moose Heads. John
Dilling led the Moose Heads with a
111 line and 311 set.
Pro wrestling set
Friday at Armory
The Professional Wrestling
Association returns to the Kings
Mountain National Guard Armory
Friday for a Battle of the Belts
“2 OO OR COOK EK)
next home game is Friday, January
26 against Burns.
Kings Mountain point guard
Marcus Smith canned a three-
pointer with six seconds remaining
to tie the game at 63-all, but
Tribble's shot from beyond half-
court gave the Red Raiders of
Coach G.C. Harrill a successful
fourth quarter comeback from nine
The Raiders made their move in
the final 4.1/2 minutes after KM's
leading scorer, Eric Tate, went
down with an ankle injury- Despite
leaving the game, Tate led the KM
scoring with 19 points.
Tonja Bolden led the South
Point attack with 21 points and
nine rebounds. Ben Porter scored
Kings Mountain's T.J. McClain has the advantage on his opponent
weather. Kings Mountain's girls edged South Point Tuesday night but
the boys lost 66-63 on a 50-foot shot at the buzzer. KM travels to
15 points - all on 3-point field
goals - and Tribble added 10.
Smith added 15 points and Justin
Champion had 13 points and 12 re-
bounds for the Mountaineers.
Both teams came out of the
game with 3-5 overall records.
Kings Mountain's girls were
without the services of their top
two scorers - twins Tammie and
Tina Welch - but still managed to
hold on for their first conference
win and sixth win in 11 decisions
overall. The Welches were out of
town due to a death in the family.
The Lady Mountaineers led
most of the game, but never could
pull away from the hungry
from Independence in a recent wrestling match at KMHS, which
Independence won. The Mountaineers resume action tonight at R-S
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Danielle Hunter had her best
game of the year with 11 points to
lead the Mountaineers, and Niki
Ingram and Candes Moore added
eight each. Leeanna Smith led
South Point with 10.
SP (35) - Smith 10, Bowen 8, A.
Smith 6, Gurganus 3, Hill 2, Buck
2, Boyd 2, Lobell 2.
KM (38) - Hunter 11, Ingram 8,
Moore 8, Adams 4, Hamrick 4,
“Pearson 2; Byers 1.
SP (66) - Bolden 21, Porter 15,
Cabe 11, Tribble 10, Perry 5, Dye
KM (63) - Tate 19, M. Smith 15,
Champion. 13, C.’ Smith 8,
Sizemore 4, Burris 2, Odums 2.
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Short cuts from the world of
Sophomore Dave Messenger, a
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a couple . of
years ago, has
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Georgia swim- MESSENGER
ming and diving team, which re-
cently finished its fall season and
now is in its winter campaign.
Most recently, Messenger fin-
ished fifth in the 200 free in a time
of 1:45.36 and fourth in the 200
back in a time of 1:56.35.
Georgia was 4-1, 2-0 going into
a meet Saturday against Florida
The Bulldogs count North
Carolina, Clemson, Emory,
Minnesota and Kentucky among
their victims. Their only loss thus
far was to Florida.
JUST PLAIN STUPID - The
most ridiculous rule in football is
the "breaking of the plane" rule.
People who are actually tackled far
short of the goal line are awarded
touchdowns if they reach the ball
over the goal line before their knee
touches the ground. It is particular-
ly disgusting in high school, where
an offensive back is awarded a
touchdown for breaking the plane
but a defensive, back can intercept
a pass two inches shy of the goal
line and go into the end zone either
by being hit by another player or
on his own momentum, yet have
the ball placed at the two-inch line.
CODE BLUE - I agree that
Clemson is the up-and-coming bas-
ketball team in the ACC, but I
don't know what TV commentator
and former Duke Coach Bucky
Waters was thinking Sunday when
he kept saying the injured Merl
Code could have made a difference
in the Tigers' game at North
Carolina. Carolina was so hot
"'Sunday - and Clemson was so cold
- it wouldn't have made any differ-
ence if the Tigérs' had Merl Code,
Zip Code, Area Code, Morse
Code, and Secret Code in the line-
BUT WHAT DO I KNOW? -
Duke fan Sam Reavis of the U.S.
Savings Bond office, who I met
several years when I was a Duke
fore the ACC regular season
opened and we made our predic-
tions for the ACC race. He went
with Wake, and because sanity had
escaped me for the moment I
picked Maryland. The Deacons are
3-0, and the Terps 0-3. I agree Tim
Duncan is the most dominating
player in the ACC, and perhaps in
the nation, but Wake opponents
would fare better if they'd let
Duncan have his points and con-
centrate on stopping the other four.
I'LL EAT CROW - A couple of
weeks back I said UNC's Antawn
Jamison should be ACC Rookie of
the Year. Even though I admitted
prejudice at the time, I'm taking the
statement back. Now, there's no
doubt in my mind that Stephon
Marbury of Georgia Tech is the
best freshman in the ACC, possibly
even the best in the nation. He's
first team All-American potential.
CHASING THE CUP - By
winning the state championship in
girls tennis and being a semifinalist
in football, Shelby's Lions are sec-
ond in the race for the State
Wachovia Cup for 1995-96. The
Cup is given to the school with the
best overall athletic program in the
state, based on a point system.
Jamestown Ragsdale leads the 3-A
bracket with 192.5 points after the
fall season, and Shelby has 147.5
points. Mount Airy leads in 1-A
with 160 points, Mooresville leads
the 2-A race with 140, and
Providence leads in 4-A with 180
LEGEND, FOR SURE - The
resignation of Don Shula as head
coach of the Miami Dolphins defi-
nitely took from the NFL a coach-
ing legend, and quite possibly the
best coach ever. His career record
was phenomenal - just two losing
seasons in 33 years. Jimmy
“Johnson may be the Big Fish now
and someday may take the
Dolphins back to the Super Bowl -
if the owners are willing to pay
some mega bucks to lure big name
players such as Emmitt Smith from
other teams - but it's not likely JJ
or anyone else will ever equal Don
Shula over the long haul.
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