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Clark Atlanta University Panther
January 30, 1991
By ANTHONY GEORGE III
The lady Panthers started slowly, cranked up
during the middle, then fell apart during the
close of the game against Savannah State at
Vivian Henderson gym.
CAU trailed 21-4 early in the game. Junior
Kellie Wyatt led a scoring spurge for the Lady
Panthers as they closed Savannah State’s lead to
56-53 with seven minutes remaining in the game.
But Savannah State’s center Mable Sanders
scored 12 points in three minutes, as the
Tigerettes buried the Lady Panthers 75-58, Jan.
Sanders made 13 of the 15 shots she
attempted, and finished as the games leading
scorer with 29 points.
“Sanders is a tremendous player.” said Elmer
Mixon, head coach. “When we double teamed
her, she would just pass the ball to the open man.
We just didn’t have anybody who could stop
During the lady Panther’s run late in the first
half, and early in the second, they were able to
slow Sanders down. Center Sharon Guilford
and Wyatt sparked the team during that period.
Guilford scored a quick four points, narrowing
the Tigerettes lead to 21-1 1. Then Wyatt took
over, as she scored 15 straight points with a
barrage of 3-pointers and jump shots as she kept
her team in the game. A pivotal play in the first
half was the last play of the half as Guilford
grabbed a rebound and scored at the buzzer, as
the lady Panthers trailed 35-26 at halftime.
Guilford sprained her right ankle on that play,
and was lest most of the second half of the game.
Wyatt led the lady Panthers in coring with 22
The Panthers got off to a quick 19-4 lead and
never let up, as the Panthers defeated Savannah
State 104-86 at Vivan Henderson Gym Jan. 16.
Guard's Tito Parker and Dalton Greene
buried the Wildcats early as they made five of six
3-point shots they attempted. Center Dwight
Huggett banged in the inside to score 14 points
to go along wiht his 13 rebounds.
After the quick start of the Panthers,
Savannah State and CAU traded baskets, as the
. Panthers had a 53-39 lead at halftime. Savannah
State rallied during a four-minute stretch as they
outscored CAU 10-2, narrowing the Panthers
lead to 42-37 with 2:56 remaining in the half. But
Greene and Huggett took over at that point, as
they scored the remaining 11 points in the half.
Green swiped the ball from Savannah State’s
guards twice, which led to free throws. Huggett
rebounded a missed 3-point attempt by James
Martin, and dunked off the miss shot. He also
got an offensive rebound with the time running
out in the half and scored a layup, giving the
Panthers a comfortable 14-point cushion at
The second half belonged to the Panthers, as
they went up as many as 21 points late in the
second half. This is the Panthers fourth straight
win, and keeps them in first place in the
Dalton Green led all Panther scorers with 27
BRIEFLY: The Lady Panthers lost for the
13th time in 14 games when they loss to Morris
Brown 58-55 Saturday.
CA U Has A Ball In A laska
By WILLIAM H. BLACKBURN
If winning isn’t everything, then Clark Atlanta
University Panthers’ December basketball
journey into the Northwest can be chalked up as
Despite compiling a 1 -4 record on their winter
escapade, the Panthers learned a great deal
playing hours away from home.
“This was a different experience for all of us,”
said forward Dexter Brown. “Our win-loss
record was secondary to how we matured on the
After playing arch-rival Morehouse to a
double overtime thriller, the team hopped a next
day flight to Seattle and the lesson was about to
Suffering from jet-lag and exhaustion, the
Panthers squandered away a game that they
easily could have won.
‘When we got to Seattle, we ate, then slept up
to game time,” Brown said. “That is not our
normal pre-game routine.”
Having lost two consecutive games, the
Panthers traveled to the blistering cold of
Alaska. Though the players and coaches packed
wisely for the cold, they were not prepared for
the warm welcome that they received.
“Everybody thinks Alaska is full of igloos and
bobsledding teams with dogs, but it had
populated cities like everywhere else,” said guard
“The people there were very friendly,” said
freshman guard Tito Parker.
However, the two Alaskan teams that the
Panthers faced were not quite as courteous and
for good reason. Alaska-Anchorage was a
Division II pre-season top 10 team, but had
fallen on hard times coming into the game with a
record below .500.
Playing one of the best 4-5 teams in the
division, the Panthers were subdued twice but
not without a valiant effort.
“Anytime you go to Anchorage and play that
type of team, you can expect a hard fought
game,” said Kevin Moses, Sports Information
Director. “The team learned a lot and can use
this experience towards the teams in the S1AC.”
Coach Robert Pritchett agreed that the trip
would be used as a learning tool. “We scheduled
this trip to the West Coast to gain exposure,”
Pritchett said. “In the next few years if we
remain healthy, we will be one of the top teams in
In addition, the trip gave the team a chance to.
see the sites of Alaska. “We had a chance to tour
the University of Alaska,” Steele said. “Nobody
on the team had ever visited Alaska, and some
may never get an opportunity to return.”
When the Panthers traveled to Alaska-
Fairbanks, the team obtained more than
frequent flyer discounts. They also picked up a
15-point win, and a couple of fans.
“Playing more than 5,000 miles away from
home is a very lonely feeling,” Brown said. “So
when a couple of Alaskans cheer for you it’s
sweet music to the ear.”
Having learned the tune, the Panthers expect to
do a little Alaskan dance around the SIAC with
a little more rhythm during the second half of the
By ANTHONY GEORGE III
Because of the Chrismas Holidays and registration, the
Panther did not cover several of the basketball games Clark
Atlanta University played. Here is a synopsis of all the games
you mav have missed, men and women.
Dec. 4: The Panthers loss to Morehouse 109-108 in two
overtimes in the second annual King Cobra Classic. The first
overtime was caused by freshman guard Tito Parker’s 3-point
shot at the buzzer. In the second o.t., Morehouse’s Harold Ellis
scored the winning basket with no time remaining on the clock.
James Martin lead the Panthers with 33 points.
CAU played their next nine games away from home and the
immediate five in the Northwestern United States.
Dec.5: The Panthers lost a close game to Seattle Pacific
72-67. Martin,Greene and Parker lead the Panthers with 13
Dec. 7: The Panthers defeated University of Alaska at
Fairbanks 94-79. Greene lead the Panthers with 19 points.
Dec. 8: In the rematch game, the Panthers fell to UAF 92-87.
Greene lead the Panthers with 21 points.
Dec. 10: The road weary Panther took their worst loss of the
season 80-64 to University of Alaska at Anchorage. At this
time the Panthers had a 4-6 record. The Panthers loss could be
attributed to poor shooting, as they shot only 36 percent from
the field. Dwight Huggett lead the Panthers in scoring with 14
Dec. 11: In the rematch game against UAA, the Panthers
were more competitive, but lost 66-58. The Panthers lead 33-28
at halftime, but could not stop UAA in the second half. Jimmy
Smith lead the Panthers with 17 points.
Dec. 18: Out of Alaska and into Alabama did not produce a
win. CAU lost their fourth consecutive game of the season to
Alabama State 97-84. Greene scored 29 for the Panthers.
Jan. 3: The new year did not bring a win, as the Panthers fell
to Troy State 107-95. Martin lead the Panthers with 20 points.
Jan. 5: CAU jumped out to an early lead and relinquished it,
as the broke a five-game losing streak^with a 86-75 win over
Savannah State. Martin lead the Panthers with 21 points.
CAU rolled to an 86-68 win over Albany State. CAU
finished their road swing at 3-6. Martin lead the Panthers in
scoring with 24 points.
Jan. 12: Playing their first home game in over a month, the
Panthers rolled over Lemoyne Owen 125-97. CAU broke only
lead 50-46 at halftime. Greene lead the Panthers with 28 points.
Dec. 3: The lady Panthers were blasted by South Carolina
State 87-36. Clark Atlanta University shot a miserable 18
percent from the field, in contrast to South Carolina State’s 58
percent. Kellie Wyatt led the lady Panthers with 11 points.
Dec. 4: The lady Panthers lost to Spelman 57-55 at Georgia
Tech. Even worse, the lady Panthers lost to a team that is
playing their first year of college athletics, and is without a
mascot. After the game, first-year head coach Elmer Mixon
said, “We played hard, but we didn’t make some important
shots. But we did work hard, and we didn’t give up. After a
while, we will win some games.” The lady Panthers are 0-6.
Wyatt lead the lady Panthers with 16 points.
Dec. 10: The lady Panthers started slowly against Talledaga
but lost their seventh straight game, 67-61. Wyatt lead the
Panthers with 16 points.
Jan. 5: The new year did not promise a win for the struggling
lady Panthers as they loss to Savannah State.
Jan. 11: Playing their second consecutive game away from
home, the lady Panthers lost to Albany State "51-42. Wyatt
again led the lady Panthers with 16 points.
Jan. 12: The nine-game losing streak finally ends as the lady
Panthers defeated LeMoyne-Owens 43-36. Wyatt had her best
scoring performance of the year with a 26 point effort.
Jan. 14: Florida Atlantic defeated defeated CAU for the
second time this season with a 82-51 win. The Panthers trailed
by 5 points at halftime, but were outscored 50-24 in the second