November 25, 2003
University and Cheyney University Resume Basketball Rivalry
On November 29 at Temple Universitys McGonigle Hall
Lady Lions and Lady Wolves will play in the opener at
6 p.m.; the Lions will take on All-American Forward Anthony
Frazier and the Wolves in the nightcap at 8 p.m.
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu)Lincoln University---the
nations first Historically Black College---will
play in one of college basketballs biggest rivalries
when the University faces the Cheyney University Wolves
on November 29 at Temple Universitys McGonigle Hall
in the 13th Annual Holiday Classic Basketball Doubleheader
beginning at 6 p.m.
Lincoln Lions, who won five of their last six games at
the end of the 2002-2003 season, are 1-1 thus far this
season going into tonights home game against Randolph-Macon
College. The Lions split two games in the Montclair State
University Tournament last weekend in New Jerseylosing
to seventh-ranked (in NCAA Division III) Montclair State
University, 80-45 in the first game. The Lions beat Fisher
College of Boston, 85-54, in the constellation game. The
Lions are led by 7-foot-2 1/2 sophmore center John Bunch
(Randallstown High, Maryland), who led the nation (NCAA
Division III) in blocked shots last season. Bunch is on
a division-leading pace on this season, collecting 23
blocks against Montclair State and Fisher College.
addition, Bunch pulled down 34 rebounds in last weekends
games. Coach Robert Byars, said the Lions inside game
would be further solidified by 6-9 junior forward/center
Linwood Gilmore (Duluth High, Philadelphia ), who is coming
off a nagging knee injury from last season. In last weekends
tournament, Gilmore had 14 points and 15 rebounds against
Fisher. Byars said the Lions will have to contain Cheyneys
All-American senior forward, Anthony Frazier.
bigger than Cheyney, but theyve got more speed and
experience, said coach Byars. Were looking
to limit them to a half-court game and control the tempo
of the game. We have to stay out of foul trouble. In the
Fisher College game, we showed more discipline.
a Cheyney alumnus and former football player at the University
who went onto play in the NFL, said he is looking for
strong outside shooting from 6-6 guard Andre Logan (Academy
Park High, Sharon Hill, Pa.), who had 39 points against
Fisher College, and 6-6 senior forward Michael Kearse
(Collingswood High, New Jersey).
Lincoln Lady Lions (1-1), who opened their season last
weekend at RAMAPO College Tournament with a split, play
the Lady Wolves in opening game at 6 p.m. The Lady Lions
are led by senior 5-7 guard Jada Savoy (Bodine High, Philadelphia
), who led the team assists and was second in scoring
last season; and 5-9 junior forward Altoria Spann (Ben
Franklin High, Philadelphia), who led the Lady Lions in
offensive rebounds last season. Alfred Miles, the womens
team head coach, is also looking for scoring production
from 5-5 freshman guard Rayshonna Hill (Benjamin Baneker
High, Brooklyn, NY), who scored 26 points against Lehman
College last weekends RAMAPO College Tournament.
Freshman center Mary Rotimi (6-1), out of Philadelphias
Frankford High School, is also expected to be a presence
going to be a war, said coach Miles of the upcoming
game against the Lady Wolves. Its our arch-rival,
so well be ready for a tough game.
for the game can be purchased in advance through the Cheyney
University Athletic Department by calling (610) 399-2287.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children six years
old and older and for students with identification. Tickets
will also be available at McGonigle Hall after 5 p.m.
on November 29, the evening of the doubleheader.
in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Lincoln University
is nationally recognized as a major producer of African
Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences
(biology, chemistry and physics); computer and informational
sciences; biological and life sciences. Lincoln has the
unprecedented distinction among all colleges and universities
of having two of its alumni -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Thurgood Marshall, class of 1930, and poet Langston Hughes,
class of 1929- -- honored with first-class commemorative
postage stamps in February 2003, and January 2002, respectively.