The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 65, No. 38, Ed. 1 Wednesday, November 4, 1981 Page: 8 of 8
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PACE S THE NORTH TEXa? daii Y
Wednesday, November 4. 1981
Guards match abilities,
continue position rivalry
By JKRRY HILL
and RODNEY EVANS
NT basketball coach Bill Blakeley has
a pleasant problem this season. He must
choose between two 6-feet-1 -inch juniors
for the starting point guard position on
his 1981-82 basketball team.
Pat Hicks and Furmia Nealy have
identical physical characteristics and
both have battled for the starting point
guard position since they were freshmen
PAT HICKS — Hicks is consideied
one of the top assist men in the nation.
He had 154 assists last season including
a season high 16 against Pan American
in the last game of the season.
Hicks averaged 2.6 points a game last
.eason as the regular at point guard He
also averaged 26 minutes of play a
game — third highest on the team.
"Pat is a very sturdy player,” assistant
coach Jimmy Gales said. “He is the kind
that will very seldom hurt you. He
doesn’t shoot as well as Nealy, but he
gets a good overall scope of the game.”
Blakeley said he plans to emphasize
the fast breaks this year with plenty of
running, and Hicks said he is pleased
with the new offense.
"I think we are looking to a good
season this year,” Hicks said. “We will
have a much more exciting offense. With
the emphasis on running, I think it will
give the guards the opportunity to score
NT defeated UT-Austin, SMU, TCU
and Texas Tech University last year in a
15-12 season. The Eagles also had a
dramatic 92-86 loss to DePaul Univer-
sity in the Super Pit.
"We don’t have the nationwide
powers on our schedule like DePaul and
Brigham Young, but we are playing
some regionally strong teams. Lamar,
Weber State, Pan Am — they are all go-
ing to be tough."
Hicks and Nealy are both talented
athletes, and Hicks said there have been
few problems between the two.
‘‘We get along fine,’’ he said.
“Sometimes I get the up on him and
sometimes he gets the up on me. I think
we compliment each other very well.”
FURMIA NEALY — Nealy averaged
5.5 points per game while sharing
starting duties with Hicks his freshman
vear. His average dropped to 3.3 points
per game last year, but he added 43 as-
Nealy is the shooting guard between
the two, and had a season high 14 points
against Brigham Young last season.
"He is a better shooter than Hicks,"
Gales said. “I don’t think he gets as
good an overall picture of the game, but
he is an excellent ball handler.
“I know they both have a burning
desire to play. They cheer for each other
when the other one is out there. They
both have a lot of character and I con-
sider them good people,” Gales said.
Nealy said he had problems last year
feeling comfortable on the court. He
said he has worked on his problems and
deserves the chance to start.
“I expect to start more games this
year,” Nealy said. "I am very confident
of my play at this point."
Nealy said the team’s goal this year is
to win 20 games and reach the National
Invitational Tournament or the
National Collegiate Athletic Association
"We feel we have the talent to do it
this year,” he said. “It isn’t a real tough
schedule, and we have a lot of ex-
perienced players coming back this
Nealy said there is no rivalry between
Hicks and himself. "We both have to
play on the same team. We know that
the most qualified player will get the
starting position. We get along well, we
encourage each other to play well and
there is no hate relationship,” Nealy
Blakeley also has a new point guard
on me back burner.
WAYNE “PEE WEE" JOHNSON —
Johnson was redshirted last year
because of a knee injury and returns this
season as a freshman. He averaged 17.2
points per game as a senior to lead
Houston Kashmere High School to the
state championship in 1980.
“I am just hoping to get some playing
action this year,” Johnson said. “I had
to sit out last year with an injury, but I
worked hard in the off season."
Gales said, “He is probably the
quickest one we have. If he will just take
his time and let his speed work for him, I
think he will be a very good player.”
Photo by BILL JONES
Furmia Nealy guards Pat Hicks in Tuesday’s practice
NT linksters claw way to second in Leopard tourney
\ I \ women x golf team rested at se-
cond place Tuesday with a team total of
623 points after two rounds of golf in the
Leopard Invitational at Temple Junior
UT-Austin heads the leader board.
“Monday’s round was the best ever
for the NT women's golf team with a
team totai of 300,” coach Debbie
Leslie Copeman led the team in the
first two rounds with scores of 81, 72
and a total of 153. She was followed by
Christina Whalen and Ingrid Norval
who both shot 81, 74 with a total of 155.
Christina Teno had rounds of 80, 80 and
a total of 160, Maria Haasch shot 86, 87
for a 173 total, and Nikki Murphy had a
96. 81 and a total of 177.
Norton said she took six players but
only the top four scores count toward
the team total.
“We have a real good chance to finish
this tall season with a good record. With
as young a team as we have, we’ve made
a tremendous improvement,” Norton
THE CO-RECREATIONAL portion
of the intramural volleyball tournament
was completed Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The tour-
nament covered a smaller period of time
due to a new scheduling format used by
the recreational sports department, Sue
Ivie, assistant director of recreational
sports, said Tuesday.
“We have condensed the season to
three weekends of play rather than play-
ing throughout the week," Ivie said.
Ivie said the men’s and women’s divi-
sions of volleyball will begin Nov. 5 and
will be completed Nov. 8, with the draw-
ing for playoff matchups Nov. 9.
The top two teams in each of the five
co-rec leagues will compete in the
playoffs, scheduled to begin Nov. 12,
The teams that qualified for the
playoffs in the co-rec divisions are:
League A, Motley. 5-0, and the Pikes, 4-
I; League B, Magic touch, 5-0, and Dig-
gers 2, 4-1; League C, ISM, 5-0, and
Bruce Hall Jazz, 4-1; League D, Pro
Club, 5-0, and Mac Pac 2, 4-1; League E,
Volleyball team takes
one of four matches
B> LAI RIE (.RIFFIN
The NT volleyball team felt pretty
good after a first-day victory at the
Saluki Invitational this weekend in Car-
bondale. III, but went on to lose all other
tournament matches, coach Vicky Guy
The Eagles started play by defeating
the University of Miami of Ohio 17-15,
15-12 Friday night.
“The competition was just what we
needed at this point," coach Vicky Guy
said. “We just took control of the court
in the first game and everything was ex-
However, the Eagles did not fare too
well in the rest of tournament, losing
three of three matches Saturday.
The team lost its first match Saturday
to Indiana State University 8-15, 12-15.
“Our passing errors were up a little,
and Indiana dinked a lot and that's what
killed us,” Guy said.
NT then played Oral Roberts Univer-
sity in a back-to-back match and lost to
the eventual winners, 0-15, 14-16.
“We couldn’t get things going in the
first game, but then we came back and
played very close in the second game,"
NT played its last match against
Southern Illinois University and lost 4-
“By the time we played Southern Il-
linois we had already played two
matches in a row, and fatigue was
starting to set in," she said. “We started
going in the match too late, but we
played a good second game."
Guy said she was pleased with the
team's play except for the two low game
"Our blocking was much improved,
and when we get that going, everything
else fits in," she said. “But even though
it's improved, it’s not what it needs to be
yet. At least we’re climbing the ladder.”
The strong players rotated matches
she said, and everyone played strong at
one time or another. "Each of the girls
gave it all she had, and there was not one
person on the court not pulling her
“The competition was good and I was
proud of how our girls represented NT,”
she said. “Everyone played well, and no
one walked away with anything without
having to work hard for it."
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Ivie said evaluation forms were given
to all participants of the tournament,
and overall response was positive.
The run, co-sponsored by Golden
Distributing and Coca Cola Buttling
Co., will start and finish at Pouts Field.
Trophies will be awarded to the top
three finishers in each age division in the
I0-kilometcr race, and ribbons will be
given to the top three finishers in each
group in the 5-kilometer run.
I he pre-registration fee is $5, or $ 10
with a T-shirt. Registration on the day
of the event will be $8, and T-shirts will
not be sold that day.
Runners are to report to ifficiais it
9:30 a.m. on the day of the race to
receive a race number.
“Most of the teams liked the new con-
densed format, because it allows more
time for other activities such as
studying,” she said.
“The co-rec schedule ran very
smoothly, and l was very pleased. We
had more spectators this year due to the
tournament-like format,” she said.
Ivie said anyone who participated last
weekend and did not receive an evalua-
tion form and would like to comment on
the new format may go by the
recreational sports office in the PE
Building and fill out a form.
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TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS
In accordance with the Texas Education Code Chapter 105.43
Student Union Fee, it is recommended that the Board of Regents
call for an election by the student body to approve an increase
in said fee. The increase shall not exceed $5.00 per student for
each semester of the long session and $2.50 per student for each
semester of the summer session.
Notice of this election shall be published in the North Texas
Daily for three consecutive days of the week (October 30,
November 3 and 4) immediately preceding the date set for the
election (November 5, 1981).
T he Board of Regents authorizes the Student Association to
canvass the returns and report the results of the election, and if a
majority of the students voting in the election vote in favor of
the increase, then the Board shall authorize the levying of the
fee in an amount not in excess of the amount authorized at the
election, to be effective with the beginning of the Spring
APPROVED FOR SUBMISSION TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
MOTION Regent Jamar_
SFOOND Regent Wolf_
Vote 9 ayes 0 noes
BOARD ACTION: The above recommendation was approved.
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