by Gabriella Gaje
CHAPEL HILL - After a tough loss against Davidson County Community College over the weekend, the Tar Heels were looking for redemption and found it, winning against Massanutten Military Academy, 98-88.
"After the break, we hadn't been playing as well. We did a lot of work and had a lot of energy when they attacked us with a press. Today, I was proud of our execution," head coach C.B. McGrath said.
Junior Learie Jones tied his career high of 26 points, was 12-for-19 in shooting and had seven rebounds. Coach McGrath says that Learie gives a lot of energy, whether it is in running, attacking or rebounds. He added that the team feeds off the energy that Learie projects.
"I was less than happy with how I played the last game. My energy was not up and I felt like I was letting the team down. Today I did a lot of talking to keep the energy up," Learie said.
Learie's teammate, sophomore Kyle Currie, agreed that Learie's energy helps to fuel the team. Kyle had 20 points and 10rebounds in his 29 minutes of playing time.
This win was especially important for the Tar Heels after losing two straight games.
"This is the biggest win we've had since I started playing for JV two years ago," Kyle said.
The Tar Heels will go against Peace College on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 9 a.m. in the Smith Center.