Tuesday , Jan , 10 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

She got game, too

Being a female and writing this, I’m sure most people are going to think I’m some sort of crazed feminist. Rest assured … I’m not. But I must say that women’s basketball still does not get enough credit.

Missouri beat Baylor on Monday to end the nation’s longest winning streak and to put the Tigers at No. 24 in the AP Poll – the first time they’ve been on the poll in 21 years. That’s freaking big news, I’d say. But few people know about it. Apparently the UConn v. Cincinnati game was of more importance. Right.
Ivory Latta scored a game high 21 points as UNC annihilated Miami. The Tar Heels dropped 13 three-pointers, just missing their school record of 14 set in a game against Navy in 1991. The win against Miami was their ninth of margin of 30 points. 
What’s sad is that other news, whether it’s about men’s sports or not, still seems to take precedence over the talent that female athletes have. The story of Marcus Vick pulling a gun on a couple of teens was on the front of the local sports page here in Raleigh. Even with the Tar Heels being a local team, their game story is only on page five. 

I’m not usually one to make a fuss over this kind of stuff, because granted, men’s sports are usually more interesting and possess more talent than female sports. All I’m saying is give credit when credit’s due.