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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - February 16, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Kaplds Gazette: Sat.. 16. 1974 7 Kennedy Raps Wash; Jeff, Marion Score Cage Wins Wash Cool, Malone Hits 35 Points Hy Jack Ogdcn Executive Sports Editor Kennedy high school won .sixth straight game and added to Washington's basketball woe: in the Wash gym Friday nigh, with an impressive C8-56 victo- ry. The hot-shooting Cougars, tun- ing up for the approaching tour- nament grind, hit nearly 51 per- cent from the field as they broke away to a 35-20 halftimc lead and then held off a second half Wash rally. "We looked real good at admitted Kennedy .boss Dave Etiorme. "We alternated two offenses, and when Wash stopped one, the other seemed to work. "We gave them too many chances with mistakes in the second half, hut maybe that was because we had too big a lend. "It was really a team effort. Craig Enright did a fine defen- sive job on Jeff Dawson in the first half, Rick Danly came through with some big baskets in the third quarter and Bil Malone carried us down the stretch." Malone did more than that. The Valley scoring leader hit four straight baskets in the late-going to hold off Wash rallies, but lie also had five in tiie first half as he wound up with 12 of 20 from the field and 2G points. "I don't know if we were tighi or said Wash boss Don King, as he reviewed the fac that his squad hit only seven ol 33 shots in the first half. "We came back well and cut it from 15 to he explained. "But when we took one bad shot and missed a layup, and that was tht game." King paid tribute to the Cou gars. "They are a tough team to he admitted. "Their front line is so versatile they can go inside or outside." The Wash defense did a fine job in the first quarter Friday but even then the Warrior at- tack had problems. Wash led 11- 10 at the quarter, but five of the points were on free throws. Paced by Malone, Enright and Danly, Kennedy broke loose in the second to outscore the losers, 25-9, and virtually wrap up the victory. Turnovers, a total of 17 ol them, gave Wash numerous op- portunities in the final two periods and the Warriors took advantage of them enough lo trim the lead to six poinls, at 52- 46, on a basket by Steve Ken- nedy with just over four min- utes left in the game. But Malone then took over and scored Kennedy's next six points as the Cougars built it back to 58-48. Both teams were troubled with fouls. Junior Mark Ratcliff, who hit three baskets in the early going, sat out much of the remainder after picking up three first half fouls. Both Malone and Enright had four fouls in the second half and Enright eventually fouled out with lo go and Kennedy in front, 56-46. Jeff Dawson, who didn't start because of a knee injury that kept him out of practice most of the week, found the range in the second half and shared scoring honors for Wash with Dan Nem mcrs. Each had a dozen points. Kennedy (60) Wash (56) Fg Ft Tp Fg Ft Tp Malone ..12 2-3 26 Dqhly ...0 2-2 2 Danly Enrl Church Wsbrn Rnhold Schhln 2.2 12 Thpsn 2-2 14 Dwson 4-4 6 Kcndy 0-0 2 Rnllf 1-1 1 Cooling 1-2 7 Nomrs Hobbs Totals ..2812-1468 Totals 2310-1856 Kennedy ............10 25 14 19-60 wash ...............11 9 17 Field Goal Kennedy 55 .ill.. 28 made, 50.9 pel. W.ish alt., J3 made, 36 pel. Fouls: Kennedy 15, Wash 16. Fouled out: Enrighl. J-Hawk Soph Five Falls to Hempstead Dubiiquc Ilcmpslcad topped Jefferson (i8-G3 in sophomore basketball here Friday. Dave Hitlcnniillcr paced Jeff with 1C points. Rick Gnuklll 19, Davo Hilton, miller 16, slcvo Rooks 7, Slovo Carter 10, Mark Anderson 8, Rick Samok 6, Slovo nllorl 4. noun Mollonhimor 2, Terry 1601: Sclmnrli B, liulnndol 20, Glndson 1, Dolnnov 22, Tracov 6. photos by Tom Merrvman Too Tight on Defense Kennedy's Bill Malone who led all scorers with 26 points, was fouled by Washington's Mark Thompson in this action Friday at Wash. Kennedy won the game, 68-56. SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) The pilot of a twin-engine plane carrying members of the North Dakota State basketball squad was credited with a. superlative job following a successful emergency landing at the Sky- haven Air Park near here. "We were very' NDSU head basketball coach Marv Skaar said. "God was with us." Earl Dahl, Fargo, N.D., brought the plane down Friday withoul the use of radio or landing gear after one of the engines malfunctioned. The plane, larger than recommend- ed for the runway at the air strip, slid off the runway inlo a field, but none of the nine passengers was injured. Fine Job "He did just a marvelous said Skaar, who along with assistant coach Dave Shel- honse and five starting players were on their way to Vermillion to meet the University of South Dakota for a conference basket- ball game Friday night. "We were on the, runway for about 100 yards and in the field for what seemed Skaar added. "If there would have been anything in front of us, it would have been curtains. We just thank God nobody was injured." Lost1 Confocf Skaar said the plane devel- oped engine trouble about p.m. and landed some 45 min- utes later. Dahl lost radio contact and was unable to land the craft at the. Sioux Falls municipal air- port, some 15 miles north of the Skyhaven strip. "The pilot did a beautiful job of bringing it down... ex- said Harris Hybert- san, manager of Skyhaven. The South Dakota Highway Patrol dove to the scene, picked up the North Dakota State party and look it to Sioux Falls where cars were rented for the 60-mile drive to Vermil- lion and the North Central Con- ference game. Another plane carrying the remaining NDSU team mem- bers and oilier officials landed at Vermillion. In addition to Skaar, Shel- house and Dahl, others on board the plane were players Warner Lynn Kent, Steve Salad- ino, Dennis Schultz and Mark Gibbons. Also on the craft were WDAY sports director Earl Williams of Fargo, and Sports Editor Ed Kolpack of The Forum, Fargo Vfoorhead. The Bisons lost the basketball game 101-94. FIGHT RESULTS NASSAU, Bahamas Ellsha Obed, 152. Nassau, Bahamas, stopped Wendetl "penccr. 156, Jamaica, 3. CHICAGO Rocky DeFazio, 156, Chi- caqo, stopped Nick Peoples, 154, Colum- bus, Ohio, 5. SAN DIEGO Tony Doyle. 310, Salt City, outpointed Richie Gosha, 194, Lake ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. Mike Ouarrv, 77, Los Angeles, outpointed Bobby Ras- con, 171, Phoenix, 10. Hempstead Gets 39 in 4th Period Al Miller Gazelle Snerti vjtiltt Jefferson high withstood a 30- point fourth quarter by Dubuque Hempstead lo pick up its third basketball victory of the season Friday night in the Jeff gym, 87-81. "It sure 'feels nice to exclained Colin Williams, the Jeff coach, "even though the score should have been 80-58 or 80-60. "I feel as if we're the Dubu- que city champs, as we've beaten Hempstead twice and Senior once for our three vic- tories." The J-Hawks have also lost nine times in the Mississippi Valley conference and 12 tunes, over-all. Hempstead is now 3-9 in the Valley, also. Hempstead shot 16 for 26 in the final a lot of easy buckets off its press- but only outscored Jeff 39-25. "It was the same old Williams explained. "We have to learn lo handle the 'panic' press. Now's the time to learn and I wasn't going to call a timeout every time we ran into trouble with it. "I thought we had a good enough lead to handle.it." Yeah, they did, thanks to 14 straight points at the end of the third period that shot their lead to 20 points at 62-42. "We went into the half with a 10-point lead and all we'talked about was maintaining that said Williams. Dean Uthoff, the 6-8 sopho- more center, was a tower of strength for the J-Hawks. He matched his season-high total of 26 points (also against Hempstead) and cleaned the boards 29 times. Uthoff had 17 points by inter- mission. He got able support from junior guard Dave Alberts, who enjoyed a season high of 1! points. Jeff also received 14 points from Guy Stoecker and 13 from Al .Selinger. Williams .was also pleased with the over-all play ol sophomore guard Gordy Nord- gren. -Hempstead, which was pacec by guard Greg Merrill's 28 points, outshot Jeff from the field, 34 baskets to 30. But the J-Hawks enjoyed their besl night of the season at the chari- ty stripe, canning 27 of 31 to 13 of 21 for the Mustangs. Hempstead (81) Jeff (87) Fg Ft Tp Fq TpFI Rmbg Hasken J. Mrt Rape G. Mrt Kcssler Jahncke Kirk Mchlsn Totals ..3413-2181 Totals ..3027-3187 Fg Ft Tp 4-s U Slngr ..2 3-5 7 Ernst .30-04 Uthoff ..6 3-3 75 Alberts .13 2-4 28 Stker 0 1-2 1 Jcbson ..2 0-1 4 Doonan 1 0-0 IBruiek .1 0-0 2 Nrflgrn G-10 26 7-10 19 4-4 1-- 0-1 0-0 I 0-0 Hempstead..............12 20 10 Jefferson .............22 ID 20 Field Goal Shooting: Hempstead.....Bo att, Jefferson 34 made, 43 pet. 71 att., 30 made, 42 pet. Team Fouls: Hempstead 28, Jeff 22. Fouled out: Hasken. Bob Lilledcihl Paces Adams Goal Shooting Bob Lilledahl scored 115 points to top basketball goal- shooting competition for boys at Adams school. Ken DePyper was second with 100 and Dave Flanagan third with 95. In girls shooting, Cathy Ruzic- ka had 105 points to lead Grant school, followed by Barb Ridder at 90 and Cindy Dvorak at 75. Jean Kane's GO paced St. Ludmi- a's, followed by Ruth Skvora ,55, and Karen Moeller 45. Photos by L. W. Ward No Robbing This Cradle Jefferson's Don Hittenmiiler (dark a fourth place -finisher in last year's state meet, has Prairie's Steve Shebetb locked in a cradle before he pinned the Hawk grappler in the finals of the 105-pound sectional tourney finals at Prairie Friday night. Jeff Matmen Dominate s !Fast Start Pays Off for The Indians I ANAMOSA-Marion's basket- ball team extended its longest winning streak this year to two games with a surprise 59-51 vic- tory over Anamosa here Friday. A big first half got the ball oiling for the Indians, now 2-9 Wamac conference play and -12 overall. In that period tfarion raced to a 37-20 lead. Anamosa was hampered by ie loss of star center Dan Veunabor, the conference's sec- nd leading scorer. Neunaber icked up three early fouls and o was forced to the bench for nuch of the game. The losers kicked off the third uarter with a six-point scoring urst which cut the deficit to 37- But Marion managed to ang on and preserve the mar- in until the final minute of lay. The mark of the fourth rame saw Marion on top by 53- 1. But then Sieve Stolze sank a pair of free throws and the ndians held on to win it. Neil Sumner had a brilliant light for the winners as he led all scorers with 20 points. He was also mainly responsible for holding Neunaber to 14, far jnder his 21-point average. Sumner got help from Jerry Crowley, who added 13, and Pom Bice, who had 11. Anamosa is now 8-4 in the conference and 12-4 overall. Anamoi By Steve AHspach Geieiie Sports Writer Take a "not so lucky" seven, leave out the hearts and flow- ers, but add a St. Valentine's Day massacre that came a day late, and what do you have? For Jefferson high's wrestling team you have an impressive opening defense of its state class AAA mat title and a sec- tional championship that was a mere point shy of 100. It all happened at Prairie Friday night, as the J-Hawks; easily outdistanced second- place Prairie (61% points) Iowa City (41) and Iowa City West "I'm very, very pleased with our total said Jeff head mentor Bill. McNeil. "It was very satisfying from the stand- Team Totals Jefferson Prairie Iowa city Iowa city West heroes for the J-Hawks, all were equally awesome. From Don Hittenmiiler (105) Paul Viktora to and Jim Balvanz (1191. to Bnh Jenkins who came through a toush wrestle back, point that this team was facing; it was a hi? night for Jeff. its stiffest challenge of the sea-; Prairie qualified eight for th "We qualified several guys for the districts, but that one (the tourney) will be extremely tough. We're just happy to be taking this many guys into the thing." For the record, McNeil will have no less than ten grapplers in the district and seven of those won titles Friday night. There were no outstanding district and that pleased Bo Mellgren, who had his finger crossed for six qualifiers. Leading the Prairie charg was unbeaten Doug Teach, no' 16-0. Last year's third-plac state finisher at 112 pounds hammered Iowa City's Kiel Bostwick in in the 119 pound final. Jeff's Balvanz (Continued: Page 8, Col. 2.) Ralph Miller's Ca CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) UCLA lias won seven con- secutive NCAA basketball championships, but Coach John Wooden now is just "concerned about us winning the confer- ence title" after Friday night's Miller shocking loss to Oregon State. A sellout crowd of here ivatched Oregon State, after several near misses in recent years, finally knock off the top- ranked Bruins 61-57. "I have no Wooden said after UCLA lost Is first Pacific-8 game in four years, snapping a 49-game con- "erence winning streak. The Bruins hadn't lost a Pac-8 game since Southern California scored an 87-86 victory to end he 1970 season. Oregon State lest lo the Bruins 80-75 last weekend in Los Angeles, leading Wooden to Bennett Hat Trick Paces D.M. Victory DICS M01NES (AP) Harvey Henncll .scored his lust gotfl of n 1ml I rick Friday night in over- lime to ijlve I'm Moincs n '1-3 Inlormilionnl Hockey tanguc win over Korl Wayne, By Kevin Kane The Coe college basketball team had to rally five times before escaping a determined upset bid, 81-79, Friday light in Moray Eby fieltlhotise. Little All-Amcrican candidate Id McFalls finally put the Ko- lawks ahead for good at 80-79 with 31 seconds left. Steve Van Every added a free throw for -he final margin at the two- second mark. Tho last-second victory inched the Kohawks (9-1) within per- centage points of Monmoiilli (8- which climbed inlo the loop driver's seat with nn 86-85 win over Coelust weekend. Tho high-pressure title race will gel nil the hotter Satur- day night us the Kohmvks host third-place Si. Oliif while the Scots, who did nut piny Friday night, trnvel to iircli-rlvul Knox. Ed McFalls Eby ficldhousc clash will be the; season home finale for the hawks, who must play their! final three games on the road at Lawrence, Ripon and Bcloit. Even if the Kohawks can win nil their final gomes, they still will need n loss by Monmonth to tie the Scots for the title. And the Kohawks with (he exception of last-second spurts hy McFiills and soph guard Garland "Gccsc" Smith looked tar Irom tlllc-con- Icmlcrs against Carlctna. Saturday's p.m. Moray The Cnrls, who dropped lo 3-7 in (lie conference, slowed down Coc's third-ranked NCAA Divi- sion III offense virtually with ease in the first half and wound up becoming the first 1974 league squad to head the Ko- hawks at the half with a 37-33 count. And, after the Kohawks had taken advantage of a series of Carlcton turnovers to ten-point leads at 59-49 and 67-57 midway through the second half, the Carls stopped the Kohawks dead for the next 5 1-2 minutes to forge n 73-07 lead of their own. Carleton mates Leon Smith, Frank Gomez, Mike Grossman, Mike Giudici, and Neil Evans all joined in that IB-point scoring burst which ended with left. Not to he outdone, the Ko- hawks Inched (heir way back to a 77-74 deficit before Smith (Kolmwk-vnrlcty) popped In two successive goals for u 78- 77 Coe lead with left. Grossman countered with two pressure free throws for a 79-78 Carleton lead 26 seconds later but then McFalls pocketed his game-winning goal, Carlcton's Leon Smith missed on a last- chance shot and Van Every was fouled as the clock ticked down to two seconds. Coe called a timeout following Van Evory's charity appearance lo set up its defense, and Carle- ton's desperation shot wasn't even close. Leon Smith led both teams with 28 points, while McFalls say publicly that his team, par- ticularly his seniors, lacked the killer instinct. The loss Friday night con- firmed his suspicion, he said. Not Killers "I was right about us not having the killer instinct. We're not as hungry as we should Wooden said. "Oregon State played he added. The Beavers did play well. However, OSU Coach Ralph Miller said, "UCLA is still No. 1, but I think we made some progress in the poll out there." In the end it was four con- secutive free throws by George Tucker, one of three freshman .starters, that cost the Bruins their first Pac-8 defeat in eight games this season and left them 18-2 over-all. Big Ones "George is the worst free throw shooter on the team." Miller said of the 18-year-old guard from PaSadena, Calif. "But, my, he hit four big ones there at the end." (although held lo six points in the first half) had 22 and Gar- land Smith had 21. Coe 181) McFIl! Rotilmi) Cooper Smith Ullrk stvsn Klloy Andsn (lltsn Evrv ;rnsl 6.9 12 Evans 3-6 21 Gomci 0-0 14 Holull 0-0 t Grsmn 0-0 0 Glucl 0-0 0 Gulan 0-0 0-0 0 C.irloln (JO Ft Fl Tp ..13 2-2 29 ...a 1-3 17 4-4 9 00 12 H 0-0 0.0 0 Tucker two free throws after UCLA, behind by seven poinls, scored three straight times from the field to pull within one point with 42 sec- onds remaining. Then, with OSU ahead 59-57, Tucker sank two more foul ij shots with It seconds to go, clinching the Beavers' third o-o o Tolnll 31 15.26 ai Totals 33 13.15 79 Hall: Orlolon 37, Coo 31. Coo 83 ftlt., 31 mado, 40 pel. Cnrlolqn ......Si all.. 31 mailo, 60 pet. Tola! fount Coo 17, C.irloloii D..... Fnulod Out: Cooper, Deletion, Evanli Holichuh, Pac-8 victory in eight games. OSU is 10-10 over-all. "I consider myself a good foul Tucker said, "but my statistics just don't show it." lie's right. He had been shooting 35 per cent from the free throw line. "I didn't even hear the he said. "That is how hard I was concentrating." "We made some mistakes that could have cost us, bui they didn't in the Miller said. The reason was thai UCLA committed 21 turnovers, including two by All-America center Bill Walton in the fina! five minutes. Walton finished with 15 points, six under his Pac-8 av- erage. He also grabbed rebounds as UCLA controlled the boards Oregon State trailed 34-27 al the break, but sophomore Paa Miller came off the bench to hil five shots from the outside to rally the Beavers in the seconc half. Miller, who led all scorers with 16 points, was 8 for 10 from the field. UCLA today moved into near- by Eugene for an afternoon game against the University ol Oregon. Oregon lost to 13th- ranked Southern California, 6-2 in Ihe Pac-8, by a 76-61 margin Friday night. Marion (59) Fg Ft Tj Smnr R-13 i Crwly Blr Rotn Stolze Kiburz Jensen _ Neunbr 1-4 13 Raisin 3-3 11 Michels o-l a Costello 3-3 5 Sinkey 2-2 2 Burck 0-0 0 Shada Rchdn (51) 9 Fl Tp 2-2 14 0-1 10 3-3 9 0-0 6 2-4 i 0-0 0 Totals .2117-2659 Totals ..22 7-1151 Marion Anamosa ............IB 19 12 Fieltf Goal Marion .....51 alt., 21 made, 41 pet. Anamosa .....55 alt., 22 made, 40 pet. Team Fouls: Marion 15, Anamosa 20. Fouled Out: Marion: Kiburz; Anamosa: Neunaber. Pro Sports PRO BASKETBALL Buffalo Philadelphia Capital Atlanra Houston NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W L 41 16 36 24. 32 31 19 41 Central Division 33 27 23 39 20-43 Milwaukee K.C.-Omaha iolden State Western conference Midwest Division 44 16 44 20 40 21 Pacific Division Pet. GB .719 .600 .508 12 .317 23'A .559 .435 7V) .371 IIM, .317 15 .733 .688 2 .656 .359 23 'hoenrx 'crtland 31 25 .554 32 27 .542 28 37 431 23 37 .383 10 21 38 .356 1114 Friday's Games Buffalo lie, Detroit 116 Philadelphia 92, Kansas City-Omaha 89 Chicago 92, Milwaukee 90 Los Angeles 112, Seattle 96 Boston 106, Portland 104 New York 
                            

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