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Army Rallies For Comeback Win At Dartmouth
Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
          Release: 01/03/2009
Julian Simmons scored 15 points in his first career start.
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Julian Simmons scored 15 points in his first career start.

Army 61, Dartmouth 54

HANOVER, N.H. – Army used a 21-4 run over the final seven minutes and 22 seconds to overcome a 10-point deficit and score a 61-54 win at Dartmouth on Saturday night. The Black Knights trailed by as many as 11 in the second half, but rallied for their first double-digit comeback of the season and only their third in the last four seasons.

The victory snapped the Black Knights’ two-game losing streak and improved their record to 4-9 on the season. Dartmouth dropped to 2-10. It was the Black Knights’ second road win of the season.

Cleveland Richard’s three-pointer with 1:02 left gave Army a 56-54 lead it would never relinquish. Including the three-pointer, the Black Knights scored the final eight points of the game, drilling 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute.

“I really am proud of these guys,” head coach Jim Crews said. “We started off really well, and then the game leveled off in the first half. To start the second half, we were just awful defensively, but we stayed with it.”

Richard was Army’s offensive leader all game, finishing with a career-high 20 points. It was the first 20-point game by a Black Knight this season. The junior forward also added three rebounds, two assists and two steals without committing a turnover in 37 minutes of work. Freshman G Julian Simmons made his first career start and responded with 15 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including a 3-for-5 effort from behind the three-point line. Senior F Doug Williams grabbed a team-high six rebounds, while junior G Josh Miller filled the stat sheet with eight points, two rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Alex Barnett led the Big Green with 17 points, 2.5 below his season average, and a game-high seven rebounds. Clive Weeden was the only other Dartmouth player in double figures with 10, all of which came in the second half.

The Black Knights shot 50 percent in the second half to finish at 44.0 percent for the game. Army committed a season-low 10 turnovers and forced nine of the 13 Dartmouth miscues in the second half. The Big Green outrebounded the Black Knights, 37-35, including a 15-10 advantage on the offensive glass. Army was able to overcome a 17-6 deficit in the second-chance points category by outscoring the Big Green from the foul line, 12-3.

The Black Knights came out firing on all cylinders, scoring the first seven points of the game in only two minutes and 40 seconds. Simmons scored five points during the run, including a three that put Army on top 7-0 with 17:40 to go. After the two teams exchanged baskets, the Big Green came back with a 10-2 run of their own. Barnett’s putback with 10:02 left in half gave Dartmouth its first lead at 12-11.

Simmons gave Army a 13-12 lead at the 9:36 mark, ending a four-minute and 33-second drought for the Black Knights. Dartmouth came back and led by two at 17-15 before the Black Knights went on another 7-0 run to take a 22-17 lead with 3:17 left in the opening half. Trailing 24-19, The Big Green scored the final five points of the half to go into the locker room with a 24-24 tie.

Jabari Trotter extended the Big Green run into the second half with a three-pointer on the opening possession to give Dartmouth a 27-24 lead. Army sliced the margin to one point at 33-32 on a three-pointer by Simmons with 15:58 left, but the Big Green responded with a 13-3 run to open up their largest lead of the game at 46-35 with 10:43 left. A putback by junior G Marcus Nelson stopped the run and ended a stretch of four minutes and 44 seconds without a field goal.

With his team down 50-40, Richard kickstarted the game-winning run with a jumper. Miller was true from long range and senior F Kenny Brewer hit a pair of free throws to pull the Black Knights to within three points with 5:46 to go. Army had a chance to cut into the lead or tie on two occasions, but a turnover and a missed free throw kept the deficit at three points. Barnett pushed the lead back to five at 52-47, but Brewer’s putback dunk narrowed the gap back to three.

Dartmouth missed the front end of a one-and-one that would have made it a two possession game, and Army took advantage when sophomore F Jeremy Hence took a feed from Miller and finished in the paint to make it a 52-51 game with 3:15 to go. Richard put Army on top for the first time in the half with another jumper, but a foul sent the Big Green to the line with a chance to regain the lead. Weeden missed both free throws, but got his own rebound which led to a jumper by Ronnie Dixon that pushed Dartmouth back in front by one point, 54-53. That was Dartmouth’s last lead of the game. After Richard’s game-winning triple, Williams hit both ends of a one-and-one, Hence made one of two shots from the line and Miller drilled a pair of free throws to ice the game while the Army defense kept the Big Green off the board in the final 1:35.

The victory gave Army the season sweep over the Big Green. The Black Knights defeated Dartmouth in the season opener, 63-48, at Christl Arena.

Army plays its final non-conference game of the season on Tuesday, Jan. 6 versus Fairfield. Tip-off at Christl Arena is set for 7 p.m. The match up with the Stags is the first of a three-game homestand for the Black Knights.

Game Notes: Army used its sixth different starting lineup of the season on Saturday. Kenny Brewer made his first start of the season, while rookie Julian Simmons made his first career start. Cleveland Richard and Marcus Nelson are the only two players to start all 13 games this season ... The 24-24 score at intermission marked the first time this season Army has been tied at halftime ... The win evened the all-time series between Army and Dartmouth at 16-16. It was the Black Knights’ third straight win in the series ... Army’s 11-point comeback was its first double-digit comeback since being down by 10 in the first half against Sacred Heart last season ... The Black Knights have outscored their last two opponents by a total of 15 points after halftime.




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Late Rally Pushes Brown Past Army
Courtesy: Army Athletic Communications
          Release: 11/26/2008
Julian Simmons made a career-high four three-pointers at Brown.
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Julian Simmons made a career-high four three-pointers at Brown.

Brown 80, Army 73

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Brown used a late 9-0 run to break open a 63-63 tie with 3:59 to go and went on to an 80-73 win over Army Saturday night at the Pizzitola Center. Freshman G Julian Simmons led the Black Knights with a career-high 18 points in the loss.

Army (1-4) dropped its fourth straight game, while the Bears (2-3) have now won two of their last three outings.

Simmons scored five of his points in the final minute to bring Army within three points at 76-73 with less than 30 seconds to go. The Katy, Texas, native hit his career-best fourth three of the game to trim the lead to 76-71 then stole the inbounds pass and laid it in to cut the margin to one possession. The Bears were able to stem the tide, however, scoring the final four points to take the seven-point win.

Army led by three points with less than seven minutes to play and held a 61-59 advantage with less than six minutes to go.

“We just didn’t complete some things,” Army head coach Jim Crews said. “We got the ball inside a couple of times late, but we just didn’t finish. We did a lot of good things, but obviously not enough since we didn’t get the win.”

Simmons was 6 of 13 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from three-point range. Three other players scored in double figures for the Black Knights. Junior G Josh Miller netted a season-high 16 points, 12 of which came in the second half. He also dished out a game-high seven assists. Junior F Cleveland Richard chipped in with 12 points, his fourth double-digit effort in five games, and junior C Chris Walker tallied a season-best 10 points. Junior G Marcus Nelson, Miller and Walker tied for the team lead with four rebounds.

“Julian is a very active kid,” Crews said. “He has a great scoring mentality and can put the ball in the bucket. He’s still learning how to play Division I basketball, but he’s a bright kid and wants to do well. He was a good spark.”

Peter Sullivan led all players with 26 points, including five three-pointers, and eight rebounds.  Four of the Bears’ starters reached double figures. Matt Mullery posted 17 points, while Chris Skrelja tallied 15 points and completed the double-double with 11 assists. Adrian Williams rounded out the quartet with 10 markers.

The Black Knights had their best shooting performance of the season at 48.3 percent, but the Bears hit a sizzling 52.4 percent for the game. Brown connected on 10 of 20 three-pointers and outscored Army at the line by nine points. The Bears hit 18 of 26 foul shots, while the Black Knights made 9 of 15 from the charity stripe.

Army scored the first two points on a baseline jumper by senior C Doug Wiliams, but the Bears scored the next eight points to take their first lead. The run was capped by a three-pointer by Adrian Williams with 16:51 left in the half. The Black Knights came right back with a 7-0 run of their own to take a 9-8 lead following a free throw by sophomore G Nathan Hedgecock. Nelson put the exclamation point on the run with a dunk off an outlet pass by Walker.

That was the last time the Black Knights led as the Bears went on a 15-4 run to claim a double-digit advantage at 23-13 with 9:40 left in the half. Again Army responded, this time with a 14-4 run that was ignited by back-to-back baskets by Richard. Simmons’ three-pointers with 4:44 left in the half knotted the score at 27-27.

Brown scored the next five points to take a 32-27 advantage on a three-pointer by Sullivan with 4:01 to go. Another three-pointer by Simmons brought the Black Knights within a basket, but the Bears ended the half on a 9-4 run, including four points at the foul line, to take a 41-34 lead into intermission.

Sullivan led all scorers with 16 points in the first 20 minutes. Simmons paced the Black Knights with 10 points in only five minutes of play. It was the rookie’s first double-digit scoring half of his career and his second game with at least 10 points in his last three outings.

Army shot 50.0 percent in the first half, but was bettered by the Bears 60.9 percent field goal accuracy rate. Brown connected on 5 of 10 three-pointers in the opening stanza.

The Black Knights opened the second half on a 6-1 run, and a basket by Doug Williams brought Army within two at 42-40 with 16:05 left. Skrelja hit a three-pointer with 15:02 left to end a span of 4:48 without a field goal and push the lead back to five points. Army came right back to score eight of the next 10 points and take a 48-47 lead off a spinning post move by Nelson with 12:16 left.

Brown scored the next five points with Sullivan’s third three-pointer putting the Bears up 52-48 with 11:30 to. A three-pointer by Miller put Army back on top by one with 10:01 left, but Adrian Williams fired right back with a triple of his own to put the Bears back in front. Army scored the next five points to take a 58-55 lead, but two missed free throws prevented the Black Knights from furthering its advantage. With Army up 59-56, Sullivan again came up big for the Bears, tying the game on three-pointer with 5:30 to go.

Army went ahead by two, but the Bears scored four straight before Miller tied the game for the final time at 63-63, setting up Brown’s decisive scoring spurt.

The seven-point decision marked the seventh straight game between Army and Brown that was decided by less than 10 points.

The Black Knights wrap up their three-game swing through the Ivy League on Saturday when they travel to Harvard. Tip-off in Cambridge, Mass., is slated for 2 p.m.

Game Notes: Josh Miller was back in the starting lineup after coming off the bench against Princeton ... Cleveland Richard, Marcus Nelson and Nathan Hedgecock are the only three players to start each of the first five games ... Army has now lost 16 straight when allowing more than 70 points ... The Black Knights’ 73 points were the most since last year’s game versus Brown at Christl Arena, a 79-78 loss to the Bears ... Army is now 5-18 in its last 23 games when getting outrebounded (36-23) ... Army still leads the all-time series with the Bears, 13-9 ... Army has lost both its games this season with four players scoring in double figures ... The Black Knights had four players score at least 10 in one game just once last season ... It is Army’s longest losing streak since a seven-game skid in 2006-07 ... The Black Knights will stay in New England for the Thanksgiving holiday before taking on Harvard on Saturday.

  Adam Ewig

Adam Ewig

Player Profile

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater:
Colorado-Colorado Springs (2002)

Adam Ewig enters his second season as an assistant coach at Loyola University Chicago. A former teammate of one-time Loyola standout Brian Contreras (1998-2001), Ewig played on the Colorado Rapids' reserve team in 2002 and works with the Ramblers' goalkeepers.

Last season, Ewig helped Loyola to a 10-5-4 overall record and its first-ever outright regular-season Horizon League title. Working under Ewig's tutelage, Brian Byrne posted a school-record 10 shutouts and compiled a sparkling 0.69 goals-against average en route to Horizon League All-Newcomer Team recognition in his first season as a Rambler. Byrne ranked 21st in the NCAA in GAA (0.69) and tied for 26th in save percentage (.833). Loyola also strung together a string of six consecutive shutouts, Oct. 5-21.

After beginning his collegiate playing career at Towson University and helping the Tigers to the 1998 America East Conference title, while earning All-Rookie Team honors, Ewig transferred to the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. At Colorado Springs, he was a three-time first team all-conference selection and three-time team captain.

Ewig, who holds a National "C" Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation, previously served as an assistant coach at Colorado College in 2006, where he focused on the development of the keepers. Prior to his stint at Colorado College, he was an assistant at his alma mater, Colorado-Colorado Springs, and he has also worked as the director of scouting and goalkeeper coach for the El Paso Pride Soccer Club.

Biography
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Julian Simmons
Guard
Freshman
Height:   6-0     Weight:    185
High School:    Cinco Ranch (USMAPS)
Hometown:    Katy, Texas
Printable Page
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Release: 09/08/2008

High School: Lettered four times for coach Rick Ellis at Cinco Ranch High School ... captained the squad for one season ... averaged 21 points, four rebounds and three assists during his senior season ... earned Cinco Ranch’s MVP award as a senior ... awarded the Cinco Ranch Cougar Heart Award ... named first-team all-district three times ... honored as a district MVP candidate ... twice led the Cougars in scoring ... ranked as the 24th-best player in Texas by RCSsports.com ... member of Texashoops.com’s Power 100 ... two-time Houston Chronicle Player of the Week ... lists his career highlight as hitting the game-winning shot with two seconds left against arch rival to put Cinco Ranch in the playoffs as a  junior ... played one year at the U.S. Military Academy Prep School ...  named the most valuable player at USMAPS in 2007-08 ... averaged 24 points, three rebounds and three assists at the prep school ... scored a season-high 40 points ... named to the Dean’s and Commandant’s List while attending the prep school... played on the Houston Hoops club squad that was ranked fifth in the nation during the 2005-06 season  ... made the all-tournament team at the McDonald’s Invitational Tournament as a junior and the Nike Memorial Day AAU Classic as a sophomore.

Personal: Given name is Julian Curtis Simmons ... parents’ names are James and Helen Simmons ... two brothers, Justyn and Jaylon (deceased) ... member of Cinco Ranch’s Future Business Leaders of American and Peer Assistance Leadership chapters ... member and graduate of Jack and Jill of America ... enjoys watching movies, reading, listening to music and spending time with family ... favorite quote is, "Faith is taking the first step even you don't see the whole staircase," by Martin Luther King Jr. ... major is undeclared.


 

September 25, 2008
Men's Basketball's Harris Named to Preseason All-Big South Team by Blue Ribbon Basketball Yearbook

CONWAY, S.C. – Coastal Carolina University redshirt junior Joseph Harris (Lejeune, N.C./Lejeune) was named to the All-Big South Preseason Team by the Blue Ribbon Basketball Yearbook, it was announced Sept. 24. The magazine also forecasted the Chanticleers to finish in fifth place in the Big South Conference standings.
 
Harris, a 6-5 forward, returns to the Chant lineup after missing most of last season with a thumb injury. Harris averaged 7.9 points and 2.8 assists in the eight games he played for Coastal Carolina. This included a 14-point, 14-rebound performance against Presbyterian Dec. 7 and a 16-point, 10-rebound night at Houston Nov. 24. The redshirt junior had 13 blocked shots in eight games and now has 74 in his career, which is tied for fourth in Coastal Carolina history.
 
Harris has scored 476 points as a Chanticleer and has a 6.8 career rebounding average, good for 10th in Coastal Carolina history. He has shot 58.9 percent from the field and has 95 steals in his career.
 
Harris was joined by Liberty’s Anthony Smith, Charleston Southern’s Omar Carter, Gardner-Webb’s Grayson Flittner and Radford’s Joey Lynch-Floor on Blue Ribbon’s All-Conference Team. The magazine picked Smith as the Player of the Year, with Liberty’s Seth Curry earning Preseason Newcomer of the Year honors.
 
Blue Ribbon picked Winthrop to win the league, followed by Radford, Liberty and Gardner-Webb. The Chanticleers were next on the slate, with High Point, Charleston Southern, VMI and UNC Asheville rounding out the conference ledger.
 
 
 

Joe Womack (Eastern Carolina University)

High School: A three-year starter at quarterback and two-way player for coach Bob Eason at Northside High School ... Rushed for 1,378 yards and 20 touchdowns while throwing for 715 yards and seven scores during senior campaign ... Defensively, netted a team-high nine interceptions as team captain ... Also served as one of the Monarchs' top kick returners on special teams ... Completed 55-of-124 passes for 992 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior to help guide Northside to an 11-4 record ... Added 478 ground yards and 10 TDs on 126 carries in 2006 ... Also picked off five passes during junior year ... Rushed for 437 yards and passed for 658 more during first varsity season in 2005 (as a sophomore) ... Led Monarchs to three conference semifinal appearances ... Picked up a total of 10 varsity letters (three football, three baseball, four track) ... Rated among scout.com's top 40 wide receivers in the state and top 200 nationally ... Stood among North Carolina's top 32 overall recruits according to SuperPrep Magazine ... Earned invitation to play in the 2007 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas All-Star Game ... Also recruited by Duke, North Carolina and North Carolina State ... A three-sport performer during prep career at NHS ... Named to the school's prestigious Academic Achievers list.

Personal: Full name is Joseph Womack ... Born November 16, 1989 at Havelock, N.C. (MCAS Cherry Point) ... Son of Joe and Felicia Womack ... Would like to major in computer networking with a minor in computer software ... Cited ECU's new football facilities as one of the top reasons to sign with Pirate program ... Hobbies include fishing and video games ... Sister Johanna Womack is a freshman in the UNC Greensboro basketball program.

 

Meaghan Cole
Teacher, 4th grade Eastway Elementary
Durham, NC

White Oak High School 04’
Senior Year Accolades:
Most Outstanding Distance Performer Girls Track and Field
Most Outstanding Female Performer Cross Country
Most Valuable Girls Soccer
Reginald Montford Memorial Award Female Athlete of the Year
North Carolina East West All-Star Team

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 08’
Walk-on UNC Women’s Soccer (05’)
UNC Ram’s Club Soccer (04’and 06’-08’)
Graduated 08’ with a degree in Sport Administration

-3A State Champion Girls Soccer 2003
-Played club soccer for both classic and premier league teams
-NASM certified personal trainer

While I never had the opportunity to train under Coach Willie, his passion and words have inspired and motivated me. Howard Thurman once said “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs are people who have come alive.” Coaching makes Coach Willie come alive. Likewise, sports are my passion and I desire to serve God and others through them.




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