6A Thursday January 25, 1996 Kings Mountain's Cedric Smith (#32, left photo) and Tammie Welch (right photo) had big games despite their teams’ losses in Friday night Southwestern 3-A Conference basketball action at Shelby. Smith HERALD SPORTS - be 7 Wong % 7 A # Wom, © oy) i Na = N=. scorer Eric Tate in the lineup they fell to the Lions 69-52. Welch scored a game-high 18 points, including14 in the fourth quarter, but a late KM comeback attempt fell short, 36-33. KM returns home Friday to KM drops two to North Gaston Kings Mountain High's varsity basketball teams hope to get back on the winning track Friday night at home when they host Burns in Southwestern 3-A Conference ac- tion. The locals lost their second straight doubleheader - and the boys lost their third game in a row - Tuesday at North Gaston. The boys, again playing without the services of their leading scorer Eric Tate, fell 71-56 after the girls lost a hard-fought 42-41 decision. The Mountaineers continued to get good play inside from Cedric Smith, who led the scoring with 17 points, and John Sizemore added an outside shooting touch with 11. But that wasn't enough to offset the loss of Tate's 23-point per game average and the balanced scoring VOVVIVIVIIIVIIVIIIVIVIIVIVIIIVIIVIY Monday - Thursday 7 am - 9 pm Friday & Saturday 7:30 am - 1:30 pm of the Wildcats. Four North Gaston players scored in double figures, with Robbie Joyner getting 14, Wallace Montgomery 13, Charles Pratt 12 and Matt Gowdle 11. The North Gaston girls got 13 points and Miriam McLeod and 11 from Tammy Kiehl to hold off a KM upset bid. Danielle Hunter and Nicole Ingram scored 10 each for KM and Tammie Welch added sev- en. BOYS GAME KM (56) - Sizemore 11, Turner 5, Rhodes 3, Burris 2, McCree 2, Odums 2, C. Smith 17, Jones 6, Champion 4. ‘ NG (71) - Fields 7, Joyner 14, Guthrie 2, Summey 6, Burgess 4, Montgomery 13, Pratt 12, Gowdle 11. Hair « Skin Care » Cosmetics « Waxing We Feature the Wolff Sundash Platinum Series 10 Minutes - Maximum Tanning Time Prom. Pearle Call Now GL cored 10 points to lead the Mountaineers, but without their leading ings Mountain High's basket- I teams fell to Shelby in a Southwestern 3-A Conference twinbill Friday at Shelby. Kings Mountain's girls came from 15 points down in the fourth quarter to cut a big Shelby lead to three points, but lost 36-33 despite a game-high 18 point-effort from Tammie Welch. Welch scored 14 of her points in a 21-point KM out- frst in the fourth quarter. "Kings Mountain couldn't get its offense going in the first three quarters. Tony Leigh's ladies man- aged only one field goal until the final minute of the first half. The Kings Mountain High's swim neet with Salisbury and South Point Wednesday at Neisler Natatorium was cancelled after five events after an upset Salisbury swimmer was disqualified and ejected from the meet. According to Kings Mountain Coach Amy Gordon, a Salisbury swimmer who won the 200 indi- vidual medley removed his swim cap, splashing timers, and used orofanity. He was disqualified in that event and suspended for the emainder of the meet for "un- portsmanlike conduct." However, Gordon said, his dis- qualification angered other Salisbury swimmers, causing "junk talking" by both Kings Mountain ind Salisbury swimmers. The talk- ing continued through the next event and referee Scott Mayse of ngs Mountain halted the match revent any more problems. rding to the NCHSAA ndbook, players in any sport Dream Team leads n duckpin bowling The Dream Team defeated Sullwinkle 'n Friends 6-2 to open eight-game lead in Mixed Duckpin Bowling League action Tuesday night at Dilling Heating. In another match, Family Affair knocked the Antiques out of sec- ond place, 6-2. The Dream Team now sports a 24-8 record, compared to Bullwinkle's 16-16 mark. The Antiques are 14-18 and Family Affair 10-22. Mark Midgette's 126 line and 346 set and Chris Hullender's 111 ne and 312 set led Dream Team over Bullwinkle. Robbie Hullender had a 146 line and 354 set and Chuck Ruley had a 126 line and 324 set for Bullwinkle. R.W. Hullender's 136 line and 377 set and Debbie Hullender's 114 line and 315 set led Family Affair over the Antiques. John Dilling had a 109 line and 311 set for the Antiques. Mounties drop Mountaineers still managed to lead 5-4 after the first quarter but the Lions came on strong to lead 18-8 at intermission and 27-12 going in- to the fourth quarter. Shelby, which improved its con- ference record to 3-0, got 13 points from Tasha Hopper. Shelby's boys got off to a quick start, and Kings Mountain, playing without the services of its leading scorer Eric Tate, couldn't get its of- fense untracked. The result was a 69-52 win for the Lions and their new head coach, Ken Napier, the former KM Middle School mentor, who are ejected from a game are ineligible to compete in the follow- ing game. Both Gordon and Salisbury Coach Gus Andrews said they sup- ported the referee's decision. Andrews said he didn't agree with every accusation made by Kings Mountain officials against his swimmer, but he supported the referee's decision "100 percent.” "They were basically telling me he was disqualified for unsports- manlike conduct when he finished the race, which is not totally un- usual in high school athletics," Andrews said. "If you're unsports- manlike, you're disqualified. I was over on the side of the pool and didn't see what happened, but you have officials running the meet and according to them it was unsports- manlike conduct, and I support them 100 percent. They have very good officials, very knowledgeable people running their program." Gordon said she did not know at this time if NCHSAA officials have been notified of the situation. She said it is Dr. Mayse's responsi- bility as the meet official to report the disqualification, and it is Salisbury High School's responsi- bility to report the ejection and sus- Hwy. 150 W. Across from Shake Shop Early Games - 6:00 pm Program - 7:00 pm Packs Only - $1.00 Ea. face Burns. pair at Shelby led 19-11 after the first quarter and 39-19 at halftime. Sophomore guard Norris Hopper had a big night for the Lions with 14 points. Ronald Watkins added 13 and Cliff Washburn 12, and the duo also dominated the back- boards. Cedric Smith was KM's only double-digit scorer with 10 points, and John Sizemore added nine. NA y Shelby improved to 2-1 in the conference and 6-8 overall, while the Mountaineers dropped to 0-2 and 3-6. pension of its swimmer. Kings Mountain and Salisbury have been among the most compet- itive 3-A swimming programs in the state for several years, and the state championship sometimes boils down between the two clubs. Kings Mountain won the state title in 1993 and 1994 but was edged out by Salisbury last year when two of KM's top swimmers were disqualified, one by a Salisbury of- ficial. "As a result of that, we lost," said Gordon, "but it wasn't one call or the other. Both of them together cost us the points. Shelby BOYS GAME KM: (32) -'C.. Smith 10, Sizemore 9, M. Smith 8, Jones 6, Crocker 4, McCree 4, Turner 3, Champion 2, Odums 2, Rhodes 2, Burris 2. S (69) - Hopper 14, Watkins 13, Washburn 12, Fullerwider 8, Hamrick 8, Scott 8, Cannon 6. GIRLS GAME KM (33) - Tammie Welch. 18, Tina Welch 7, Hamrick 4, Moore 3, Ingram 1. S (36) - Hopper 13, Moore 7, Currie :6, Pass 3, Borders 2, Boulware 2, Eberhardt 2, Labon 1. WM-Salisbury swim meet called "I think there may be some bad ° blood between the two schools be- cause they've competed so tightly in previous years. Salisbury is al- ways really competitive. They've been coming over here for a num- ber of years (for a non-conference meet) because they don't have a fa- cility of their own. It's usually a re- ally good meet for all the kids be- cause they really swim well." Kings Mountain was scheduled to host West Henderson and South Point in a non-conference meet yesterday. Kings Mountain and South Point will travel to R-S Central next week. — RE AS RE oop UNBEATABLE CLEARANCE 0 Get The Price & Payment You Want To Fit Your Budget! ® 4 08 BRAND NEW MAZDA 626 DX Loaded With Popular Standard Features ¥DT341 LTH While Selection Is Good! down for qualified buyers, Tax & tags extra. 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