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High Point Enterprise, The (Newspaper) - January 23, 1974, High Point, North Carolina M outside the locker room factors right but score wrong it All began As a quest for a Tiger but somewhere along the Way the previously overlooked creativity of an ambitious group of people turned it into a basketball game played by grizzly bears snakes Roaches Robins and a Mongoose that right a Mongoose and if you understand it All so far the rest should come easy if you dont dont be surprised few people in the free world can keep up with the likes of Mongoose Mickey Stroud and his animal Cracker cagers what gives the somewhat dubious sounding project a touch of respectability is that its All part of a fundraising Campaign for the North Carolina zoological Park in Asheboro Jamestown Junior High students inadvertently got the Ball bounding by asking Stroud for help in raising enough Money to buy a Tiger for the new zoo the world May never recover As chairman of the Guilford chapter of the n c zoological society the fundraising Arm of the zoo Mongoose Mickey was Only Happy to help after talking with a few of his animal Loving and just Plain animal friends Stroud came up with the idea of a zoo basketball team which would play any school or organization team in the area to raise Money for the new zoological Park were willing to play anyone Wholl generate a Mickey explained Well go anywhere within reason and play anybody to raise Money for the zoo the zoo cagers will Kickoff or Tipoff their season feb 2 against the Jamestown faculty but before anyone starts nodding their Heads and thinking this is like every other Benefit basketball team take another look How Many teams feature a 60 Center named Gary grizzly Richardson who is known for his famous Bear hug pick and serious Board play we believe there Are Only two ways to Stop his prolific scoring says Stroud one is with a two your and the other is to Tell him his wife said to come Home with the grizzly in the Forecourt Are Don Snake Rich who in his of hours masquerades As the Southwest Randolph varsity basketball coach and Steve Robin Robbins Rich a former baseball player with Wake Forest mixes skills from both sports Well according to Stroud Hes one of the few basketball players known to slide in for a Layup comments Mongoose in the backcourt stands Ricky Roach Rush who gained Fame playing at Farmer High school its often said about Roach that you can take the boy out of Farmer but you cant take the Farmer out of the boy contributes Stroud other guard position is filled to use the term loosely by Stroud himself id have to say in the weak link on the team he admits but then its my team so i Getto play although i i at Ragsdale or Carolina i was once an Allstar bag boy for the big Bear grocery the team will feature a tenacious defense according to Stroud and a plethora of offensive plays that even a pro scout wont be Able to decipher we Hope to Combine basketball with the hysteria of professional wrestling As steady As a Bolt of lightning As fast As the Rock of Gibraltar the Only question seems to be whether or not Stroud himself will be Able to Combine with the teams More talented members my major chore is to get the Ball Dow court and set up the plays he explained the Only problem is in used to talking and running my Mouth instead of shooting sometimes i get carried away and try to talk the Ball into the net then sometimes when i bring the Ball up court ill look Over at the spectators to see who looking at me Stroud i forget to Start the play but it int a Lack of Effort that detracts from the play of Stroud or his teammates or a Lack of desire As Mongoose explain Sand explain Sand explains you see said the talkative Stroud i was one of those kids that had a late physical development not mental you understand just physical in fact i entered first Grade As a Whiz with a Genius in the Only trouble was i peaked out in the third Grade but anyway i never grew to my full 510 stature until i was out of College since i realized i had missed playing basketball All those years i Felt i let All this Talent go to waste any longer one of the zoo teams natural rivals according to Stroud would be a group from the Media because after can read and write and we have something against them that Okay Mongoose just keep talking basketball notes Irish play three Carolina teams state embroiled in the usual struggle for acc supremacy cant afford a letdown saturday afternoon at Purdue the boilermakers a ranked Lead the big 10 with a 50 record and Are 124 Overall by Ken Alyta a sports writer Charlotte a notre Dames basketball team Sud Denly no 1 in the nation will play Carolines teams the first three saturday afternoons in february the Irish will be at Home feb 2 against Davidson feb 9 against Duke and on feb 16 will be at South Carolina for a televised contest Frank Mcguire 13th ranked South Carolina gamecocks have a pair of games in new Yorks Madison Square Garden this week they play Fordham thursday night in the 9 pm game of a doubleheader that matches Southern California and Seton Hall in the opener on saturday Seton Hall plays South Carolina in the 7 pm game with Fordham meeting Southern California in the Sec Ond contest North Carolina they handed Michigan its first conference loss in Over time monday night state was a Winner in the schools Only basketball meeting 8471 in 1971 Duke University is on the verge of achieving its 1000th basketball Victory the Blue devils 66 Start this year makes the schools 69year record 997511 Dukes next three opponents Are Wake Forest tonight at Home Princeton away Satur Day and Davidson Home next wednesday Billy Cunningham was hailed As the Man who turned around the Carolina cougars but so Irish by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Chapel Hill time and circumstance Are key factors if North Carolina is to end North Carolina states recent domination of the bitter Atlan tic coast conference Basket Ball rivalry time and circumstance were never better for the tar heels than tuesday night when All the ingredients for an upset were present except the most important one the final score the thrilling 8380 Wolf pack Victory came despite Carolinas bubbling Confidence spawned by a close win Over archrival Duke it came despite a Brilliant 23 Point shooting performance by tar Heel senior guard Darrell Elston it came despite the obvious advantages of a psyched up emotionally feverish crowd of 8800 which waved such banners As pros is cons and Moe Rivers excedrin headache no 9 traditional cheers such As go to hell state Shook bolts Loose from steel beams overhead but failed to shake the Wolf pack neither did the to jail state a previous on Point loss was another psychological Edge for the tar heels plus the incentive of knocking off a higher ranked team in the polls and that Doest even get around to the acc Factor or the stigma of five now six straight losses to the pack All of it was in Carolinas favor and yet it want enough and it want enough because of one reason the Wolf pack is a helluva Basket Ball team and underline team there were individual Wolf pack performances of course like David Thompsons 26 Points or Little Monte towes 21 there was brutal Board play state 41 unc and there was sizzling outside shooting state 569 per cent unc they All tried hard and that All i can ask of them tar Heel coach Dean Smith said of his team people the Home crowd at Carmichael and a regional television audience saw two excellent basketball teams and state was better this time although that Doest take anything away from us we were As Strong As we could be in the second half but it want enough if state plays like that the rest of the year they May go through the con Ference undefeated again they didst play like that when they lost to Urcla i just have to give them credit Smith sighed because we didst play that badly the score was tied 10 times All in the first half and the Lead swapped hands five times before the Wolf pack went ahead to stay at 2422 on towes Baseline jumper with to go in the opening half shortly after that state built an 11point Lead the largest of the game but it Unis Ray Kite 12 gets off pass Wolf packs Moe Rivers Monte Towe defend Atwi Depholo no states Little gun Towe packs a Wallop by Jim Pettit Enterprise sports writer Chapel Hill in the Arsenal of collegiate basketball weaponry no states Monte Towe is a snub nosed 22 but his Small bore appearance is deceiving when the 57 Junior pulls the trigger for the Wolf pack offence the result is definitely 44 magnum Towe blasted huge holes in North Carolinas pressure defense tuesday night and it helped the Wolf pack carve notch number 12 of the 197374 season 8380 Towe finished with eight of 13 shots from the floor five of six from the foul line picked up two rebounds somewhere added three assists and drove the tar heels up a Wail with his Ball handling and steals incomparable David Thompson his 64 Pogo stick teammate did just a Shade better with 12 of 20 from the floor two of three from the line 10 rebounds three assists and some moves that Are classified in the category v and both Drew plenty of Praise Thompson showed Why he is the most dominating player with the possible exception of Bill Walton in the game today tar de Stahl 43 blocks states Moe Rivers victim Adwir Pototo Heel coach Dean Smith praised weve seen some great ones like Julius Erving when he was at Massachusetts but he didst dominate play the Way Thompson does there is no comparison Between the two at this stage of Thompsons career Hes the Best Ive seen in the acc a tired Bobby Jones offered Jones who spent much of the evening working defensively against the Shelby Junior added if you can get some help he can be defended but even then its hard to do tar Heel guard Darrell Elston agreed Thompson has More ability than any player Ive guarded in the last two years he said and that includes Barry Parkhill Gary Melchionni and some other Guys like that Elston also spent time chasing Towe last time we played them he didst shoot too Well he recalled but i thought he had a super game this time you know he really plays a great defensive game too we did do one thing different on him this time we switched on defense a lot but sometimes we got caught because the other guard would be helping out on Thompson and that left Towe open in not a great offensive player Towe insisted sweat pouring off the impish face and i dont even practice Long shots in fact i practice Hook shots More everything we try to do on offence is on instinct i cant compare our style of offence with anyone else but i cant see How anyone could be simpler Towe also shunned any aspirations of greatness although there Are those who will Tell you right now Hes gods gift to the Abas three Point Field goal Rule in not an Allstar candidate he stressed i just fill the position or at least As much As his tiny Frame i dont even compare with Elston and John Lucas i think you Guys blow up what i do and in not being modest if i was that Good id Tell you defensively Towe is a terror flicking a hand in to tap a Ball away or else making a surprising leap to Bat away a pass i just try to position myself on the Ball he explained i like to watch Bill Bradley of the kicks play to get pointers but its really the other Guys who make me look great i May not even score another two Points All year but Towe did prove he was human once making a clean steal galloping Down court for an easy Layup which he unceremoniously missed that blown Layup really embarrassed me he grinned it blew my mind Here i am a Junior on the nations third ranked basketball team and i cant even make a Layup actually the reason i missed it was because i was looking for Elston Elston who led the tar heels with 23 Points also Drew Praise for his Fine shooting and Overall defensive play but the loss was very disappointing i think we have the team to beat state Elston said but i cant say what to do because we Haven beaten them in the last two years i do think though that if were going to beat them till be Mantovan i didst think we played particularly Well this time although before the game our Confidence was the Best its been All year in looking Forward to our next game i think play better Over at Raleigh theres no mystique about state at least not for me Well get another shot at them and i think we can beat them Only 4236 at halftime and dropped from an eight Point spread in the second half to just two 8280 with less than a minute to play but Thompsons free throw with 11 seconds to go made it 8380 and both teams blew opportunities at the foul line to alter it further were a Good team that getting better state coach Norm Sloan offered and we beat a tremendous team but its still the games in March the acc tournament that count asked about the matchup that sent Carolinas heralded Bobby Jones 18 Points nine rebounds against Thompson Sloan noted matchup make great copy but there not practical All i know is Thomp son takes the big Forward and Burleson takes the Center i know in a disappointment As an interview some Guys can be geniuses with their fancy names for defences but i just want to have the most rebounds and the most Points at the end of the game that kind of answer wont make me coach of the year but All i know is Tommy gets the Ball for us Monte takes it Down court and David puts it in Carolinas Best Chance came in the final minute after the Wolf pack climbed Back on top by three state missed a one Andone with eight seconds to go Mitch Kupchak rebounding for Carolina and drawing a foul Kupchak went to the line with a Chance to Cut it to one Point if he made both free throws or perhaps tie it up if he made the first and intentionally missed the second hoping for a Carolina rebound and Basket we wanted Mitch to make both free throws and then wed try to keep them from getting the Ball inbound that what we did at Greensboro big four tournament when we almost won Smith explained but As it turned out Kupchak missed Mark Moeller subbing t or the High mint enteifii5e Section c wed Jan 23 1974 made some mistakes but we didst let them bother us the Victory pushed states acc record to 40 and season Mark to 121 Carolina drops to 41 in the acc and 122 for the year were very disappointed Smith stressed but now we have to Bounce Back against the nations fifth ranked team Maryland and who to say there not As Good As state i voted for Urcla As no 1 and for state and Maryland in a tie for second Thompson no Stutte 183 it Reb a pop Burlion 717 Rivers 310 23 in 00 i c 2 11 00 3 4 i 5 2 10 i was awful pleased with the Way we held our poise at the end Sloan added this was the kind of game that could have gone either Way Andrews team wins wrestling Over Williams the Andrews red raiders ran their Victory Streak in wrestling to seven straight in the conference with a 4812 win Over Burlington Williams tuesday night the team is now 93 Overall and 70 in the league Gary Walker and Steve Campbell remained unbeaten and both won by pin Over Burlington also winning by pin for the raiders were Allen Campbell and Steve Brown winning by Superior decision were Bernie Ingram Harold Robinson and Kara Mack win Ning by regular decision were Levander Perkins Barry Perkins and Ardain Bass the raiders Host Burlington Cummings Friday night town 611 5 6 2 21 0 Spence 3s 10 Stoddord 01 000 totals vis 9m 3 2j e3 North Carolina 90 Fig it Rab or to 0 Dunchok 47 Jones Erston 916 Horrison i i Dorl 71 so nil i mite 13 Hoytt Kurt 0 i Chambers c0 kits ter u0 00 1 Bell 00 27 00 00 0 r o in 00 01 of Ca u52 0 6 0 1 1 1 1 21 3 s 1 3 t n 0 0 is j 7 0 n n totat5 1422 14 80 no stale 4z Carolina 34 attendance fico officials Nicholi and work cry a Friendly voice is As near As your phone 8828121 selected styles by Square Streeter Sli Pons boots patents All styles but not every size in each style formerly of 39 Urigh clothing stores downtown High Point 80

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