A look at past Pickle Classics
Published in Sports on November 17, 2004 1:55 PM
1984 Pickle Classic
MOUNT OLIVE -- LeMonte Johnson's steal and layup with 38 seconds put Mount Olive in the lead and the Trojans held on for a 75-72 win against Lenoir Community College to win the 1984 Pickle Classic.
The win gave Mount Olive its second Pickle Classic championship overall and its first in 16 years.
Mount Olive led in the first half, but fell behind in the second half until Johnson's heroics. Johnson was named Most Valuable Player of the Tournament. After Lenoir CC missed a shot and Johnson was fouled after getting the rebound. He missed the front end of a one-and-one, but Darwin Carr pulled down the offensive rebound for the Trojans and hit a pair of free throws with 24 seconds left to seal the victory for first-year head coach Al Warrick.
The key to the win was the Trojans' defense against Lenoir CC 6-foot-7 center Thomas Beatty, who erupted for 32 points and 15 rebounds against Mount Olive earlier in the season.
"We knew we had to stop Beatty," said Warrick. "If we had let him get in the game early, he and the rest of their great players could have dominated."
Warrick had a guard front Beatty throughout the game and the team played a sagging man-to-man defense to help when Beatty got the ball. Richard Moore and John Blackwell drew the defensive assignment on Beatty most of the game.
"It worked perfect," said Warrick. "Beatty got frustrated and he wasn't there for the big shots at the end of the game."
What was happening in 1984?
News: AIDS virus first identified ... Ronald Reagan defeats former Vice-President Walter Mondale to win re-election to second term as President of the United States ... Mondale chooses Geraldine Ferraro as running mate ... Jesse Helms defeats former and future North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt to win third term in U.S. Senate ... Hurricane Diana hits North and South Carolina coasts ... Challenger astronauts complete first in-space repair ... India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi assassinated by two of her bodyguards ... 2,000 die from Union Carbide poison gas emission in Bhopal, India ... R&B singer Marvin Gaye is shot to death by his father.
Sports: USA dominates 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, boycotted by Eastern-bloc countries ... Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie throws 'Hail Mary' touchdown pass on game's final play to lead Boston College to 47-45 victory over Miami ... Maryland rallies from 31-0 deficit to defeat Miami 42-40 ... Detroit Tigers win 35 of first 40 games, finish season at 104-58 and defeat San Diego Padres in five games in World Series ... Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino sets an NFL single-season record with 48 touchdown passes, most of them caught by the 'Marks Brothers' --Mark Clayton and Mark Duper ... Patrick Ewing outduels Hakeem Olajuwon to lead Georgetown to an 84-75 victory in the NCAA Mens Basketball Championship Game ... Michael Jordan picked third in NBA Draft by Chicago ... 16th pick in NBA Draft: John Stockton ... Baltimore Colts owner Robert Irsay sneaks Mayflower vans into Colts facilities in the middle of the night and moves franchise to Indianapolis.
Entertainment: Michael Jackson stays on fire on the pop charts with "Thriller" and catches fire during filming of a Pepsi commercial ... Vanessa Williams forced to give up Miss America crown due to nude photographs of her ... Ten years after the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit is imposed, Sammy Hagar sings "I Can't Drive 55" ... Prince tops music and movie charts with "Purple Rain" ... Bruce Springsteen releases "Born in the USA" ... Courtney Cox has her first 'acting' role in Springsteen's video "Dancing In the Dark" ... Also on the radio: "Wake Me Up Before You Go Go" by Wham, "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper and "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan ... Unlikely duets of the year: The Jacksons and Mick Jagger ("State of Shock"), Tina Turner and The Fixx ("Better Be Good to Me") and Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias ("To All the Girls I've Loved Before") ... Bob Geldof-led Band Aid records "Do They Know It's Christmas" to raise funds for Ethiopia's hunger crisis ... In the theaters: "Footloose," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and "Sixteen Candles" ... "The Cosby Show " debuts, solidifying Thursday night as "Must-See TV" ... Also premiering on TV: "Night Court" and "TV's Bloopers and Practical Jokes" ... Can't-miss crime drama "Partners in Crime" starring Loni Anderson and Lynda Carter canceled after four episodes.
Born in 1984: NBA star LeBron James, actress/singer Mandy Moore, singer Ashlee Simpson and Henry Charles Albert David Windsor (aka Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana)
Livingstone drops Mount Olive women
in season opener
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SALISBURY -- Livingstone broke open a four-point halftime lead with a 24-7 run to start the second half and held on to defeat Mount Olive 61-48 in a non-conference women's basketball contest Tuesday evening.
The game was the season opener for both teams.
Mount Olive (0-1) took its first lead of the game at 10-9 with 12:53 left in the first half on a jumper by Ladora Charles. The Trojans still led 14-13 when Livingstone (0-1) scored six unanswered points to take the lead for good. Shenetta Moye's field goal with 59 seconds pulled the Trojans within two points before Livingstone answered with a basket to take a 28-24 lead at halftime.
In the second half, Love Brown hit a pair of baskets for Livingstone and Sherree Gillespie's layup with 17:58 remaining gave Livingstone its first double-digit lead. The Lady Blue Bears then went on an 11-0 run to take its biggest lead at 52-31 with 10:02 left in the game.
Mount Olive never got closer than 15 points the rest of the way until Anita Rogers hit a basket at the buzzer for the final margin.
The Trojans shot 32.8 percent from the field (19-for-58) and hurt itself by shooting 30.0 percent from the line on 9-for-30 shooting. Mount Olive outrebounded Livingstone 50-39, but committed 34 turnovers.
Teneal Boone recorded a double-double for the Trojans with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Melanie Cobb and Latoria Harvey pulled down seven rebounds apiece.
Brown led Livingstone with 15 points, while Gillespie recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Jennifer Plymouth added 10 points for the Lady Blue Bears.
Mount Olive is off until Nov. 29 when the Trojans travel to Newport News, Va., to take on Newport News Apprentice.
MOUNT OLIVE (48)
Ladora Charles 1 0 2-4 4, Latoria Harvey 2 0 1-2 5, Shenetta Moye 2 0 1-3 5, Melanie Cobb 2 0 1-2 5, Teneal Boone 6 0 0-4 12, Keona Corley 1 0 2-6 4, Elaine Larson 1 1 1-4 6, Tilah Worthy 0 0 0-0 0, Anita Rogers 2 0 0-1 4, Sierra Taylor 0 0 1-2 1, Sierra Medeiros 0 0 0-0 0, Amber Hill 1 0 0-0 2. TOTALS -- 18 1 9-30 48.
Sherree Gillespie 4 0 5-10 13, Kim Westray 0 0 0-1 0, Denissa Herndon 0 2 0-0 6, Kautelza Richards 0 0 4-4 4, Jennifer Plymouth 5 0 0-2 10, Turquoise Lane 1 0 0-0 2, Che'la Madden 0 0 0-0 0, Jasmine Billups 0 0 0-0 0, Crystal Jones 1 0 4-6 6, Tasia Kiser 0 0 0-0 0, Lamika Davis 0 0 0-0 0, Love Brown 6 0 3-6 15, Nicole Moore 1 0 1-3 3, Lazhai Stewart 1 0 0-0 2. TOTALS -- 19 2 17-32.
Halftime -- Livingstone 28-24. Three-point baskets -- Mount Olive 1-9 (Charles 0-4, Moye 0-1, Larson 1-4), Livingstone 2-8 (Herndon 2-6, Richards 0-2). Rebounds -- Mount Olive 50 (Boone 12), Livingstone 39 (Gillespie 11). Assists -- Mount Olive 6, Livingstone 12 (Richards 6). Turnovers -- Mount Olive 34, Livingstone 32. Blocked shots -- Livingstone 2. Steals -- Mount Olive 15 (Charles, Corley 4), Livingstone 15 (Brown 4). Technicals -- none.
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