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Greensburg Daily News (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Greensburg, Indiana Greensburg daily news saturday March 31, 1990 5 sports pirate Tennis year in hands of six seniors by Bob Hunter sports editor if you watch real close these Days you can see a big smile on the face of Dave Jarvis. It s a smile full of Hope anticipation and Pride. And Why not he has the right after All Jarvis can sense Good things Are going to happen this Spring with his girls Tennis team at Greensburg. Six of the seven girls who played varsity last year Are Back for another go round. That s the anticipation. The team Hopes to do this year what it did not do last year. The pirates were runners up to Lawrenceburg in the Eastern Indiana athletic conference despite winning three of the five divisions. They were also runners up in the sectional to Triton Central. The six returning varsity players Are All seniors. That s the smile on Jarvis face. He knows he can count on their team leadership and their determination. And almost All the girls have worked very hard Jarvis said during the off season to get prepared for this year. That s the Pride. While the seniors and juniors were working on their game during the summer Jarvis spent his time with a younger aged travel team with mostly sophomores freshmen and Junior High players. That he says builds a Strong program from the beginning of players careers rather than focus All the time on their final two years of High school. Quot show me a successful program and i la show you a Strong summer program Quot said Jarvis. Quot when you look at the top teams in the state a the Cannels the Columbus norths the Floyd centrals a you see that those kids have been playing Long before High without placing any unnecessary expectations on the girls Jarvis said he Only wants the girls to accomplish what their abilities will allow them. Quot our Basic goal is for the kids to play to their potential Quot he said. Quot the thing i Hope most for this year is that our experience carries us. I Don t think most of them know what their potential really leading the group of seniors is no. I singles player Beth Alver son. Alverson was third team All state last year won the Elac title at no. I singles and was named the conference most valuable player and had a record of 12-4. Susan Westhafer will play no. 2 singles again this year after posting a 10-6 Mark in the same Slot a year ago. She was also Eisac Champ in her division. Both doubles teams will stay the same this year. Nikkie Maxwell and Janice Fogg will play at no. I. They finished last season with an 8-8 record. Angie Meyer and Elizabeth Ricke will handle no. 2 singles again. They were 11-5 last year and won their division in the conference. With Jill Fogg the Only varsity player lost from last year that leaves the no. 3 singles Slot open. Junior Mandy Glore would have filled that position but a knee injury in basketball has sidelined her until the fall. Quot she would have been no. 3 singles i m sure a Jarvis said. Now the position is Down to juniors us Kang and Vicki Nie Man and freshman Cathy mucker Heide. Jarvis said he will probably split the time Between them. Kang and Nieman both lettered last year. Quot Beth Susan Janice and Nikkie worked very hard in the off sea daily news photos by Bob Hunter Angie Meyer left and Beth Alverson Lead six seniors who return for the Greensburg Tennis team. Son a said Jarvis. Quot Beth works very hard at it. She takes lessons and really wants to be the Best. Beth and Susan have really worked on their singles game. Quot Janice and Nikkie wanted to play doubles again this year just because they play so Well together and know each other so Well. That a great the Way they work Meyer is the school record Holder with 35 career wins a doubles player. Alverson needs just 17 More singles victories to break the career record of 58, held by Cindy Heaton. Other athletes on this years team Are juniors Karen Burkhart Luann Scheidler and Karen Van Nort sophomores Chanda Evans Rewa Harpring and Karen Heaton and freshmen Jana Adams Lisa Bode Stacey Manus Anita Morris Beth Sinnott Amy Springmeyer Emily Westhafer and Christy Weston. Tigers in championship third straight year Auburn blows out tech sters Knoxville Tenn. Up a Carolyn Jones scored 21 Points Friday night leading the Auburn tigers to a 81-69 upset of the previously unbeaten Louisiana tech tech sters in an Mcaa semifinal game and propelling Auburn to the championship game for the third straight year. Auburn 28-6, will face Stanford on sunday. Neither Auburn nor Stanford has won an Mcaa championship. Stanford Defeated Virginia 75-66 in the first semifinal game to earn the cardinals first trip to the title game. Auburn had a 20-Point halftime Lead on the strength of Jones 13 first half Points and stretched the margin to 22 before Louisiana tech 32-1, began a comeback that pulled them to within 8. The game marked the third time in three years the two teams have met in the final four. Louisiana tech beat Auburn 56-54 in the championship game of 1988, overcoming a 14-Point deficit Auburn also Defeated Louisiana tech in the semifinals last year 76-71. Auburn put the game away in the first half with its tenacious defense and an unforgiving press that forced nine Louisiana tech turnovers which led to to Auburn Points. The tech sters were unable to get unt racked in the first half hitting Only 8 of 29 Field goals. Auburn built a 14-Point Lead 28-14, behind 6-foot-6 Linda Godby who came off the Bench to score 11 Points before picking up her third foul late in the first half. The tech sters could shave Only 9 Points off that Lead pulling to 28-19 with 6 58 left on a free throw by Venus Lacy. But Jones hit a three Pointer and Auburn hit seven of eight free throws to end the half leading 43-23. The 43 Points were the most scored in a half against the tech sters this season. Louisiana tech normally gives up Only 53 Points a game while defeating opponents by 34 Points. Louisiana tech Starkl Chipping away through rebounding. The tech sters out rebounded Auburn 49-42 and scored 25 Points off the offensive Glass. The tech sters pulled to within 8 three times the last time coming with 47 seconds left when Cara Guillion hit a 3-Point goal to Cut the Lead to 76-68. Free throws by Jones in the last two minutes helped Auburn pull away while Louisiana tech could manage Only 16 of 29 from the free throw line for the game. Auburn made 29 of 38 free throws. Other tigers in double figures were Evelyn Thompson with 17, Godby with 15 and Kendal Mago with to. Stanford earns first visit to Mcaa championships Knoxville Tenn. Up a Stanford coach Tara Vanderveer hardly recognized her Cardinal team in their first appearance in the women s final four. Her team May have played differently but the results were the same As in the last 31 of 32 Cardinal games a Victory. Katy Steding scored 18 Points and led four Stanford players in double figures Friday night powering the Cardinal to a 75-66 Mcaa semifinal Victory Over the Virginia Cavaliers. Quot it was t the Stanford team i m used to watching Quot Vanderveer said. Quot i thought we were tight. We did t play the offence we can play. Quot everyone thinks of Virginia As being a Young team but this is our first final four appearance too. None of us on the floor including the coaches has Ever been in this Type of game and it showed Quot Vanderveer said. Stanford 31-1, will play on sunday the Winner of the Louisiana tech Auburn game to be played later Friday night. Virginia which reached the semifinals by upsetting defending Champion Tennessee in the East regional final finished the season at 29-6. Stanford which averages 93 Points a game was held to its lowest Point total of the season. The 9-Point margin was Only the fourth time this season a Stanford game has been decided by to Points or less. But the Cardinal played tenacious defense and controlled the rebounding 43-40 to overcome an uncharacteristic 17 turnovers and a below Par shooting night of 40 percent. The Cardinal held the Cavaliers to 38 percent 27 of 67 Field goal shooting. Quot it was t pretty but it was a win Quot Cardinal player Trisha Stevens said. The Cardinal did do a few things right. Despite being unable to get into their running offence and score from the inside Stanford hit five of eight 3 pointers made 16 of 20 free throws and had la steals. After leading 42-38 at halftime Stevens and Sonja Henning scored the first two baskets of the second half to build the Lead to 8. Virginia scored Only 6 Points in the first five minutes of the second half and then went five minutes without scoring while Stanford built its largest Lead of the game 13, on a Basket by Steding with 8 32 left in the game. Virginia was led by Dawn Staley a 18 Points although she scored Only 4 in the second half while fighting leg cramps. Heather Burge a 6-foot-4 freshman whose identical twin Heidi also plays for the Cavaliers kept Virginia in the game scoring All of her 14 Points in the second half. Tammi Reiss who added la was the Only other Cavalier in double figures. Quot i Felt like we were being a Little too impatient Quot Virginia coach Debbie Ryn seek spirit of championships past by United press International with the Mucky residue of a 40-42 1989 season almost off their heels the Boston celtics might be ready to reclaim the spirit of the team that terrorized the Atlantic division in the 1980s. Quot the rollercoaster ride continues Quot said Boston s Kevin Mchale. Quot we re trying to find the Bloom of the old celtic Green was fresh Friday night when Boston outshone the visiting Aba Champion Detroit pistons 123-111. Larry Bird scored 15 of his 33 Points in the decisive third Quarter and Boston handed Detroit its fourth loss in five games. The pistons held a 53-49 halftime Lead and the teams alternated scoring the first 16 baskets of the second half. Boston twice held Brief leads but was behind 74-73 when it took the Lead for Good with a 9-1 spurt that included 4 Points by Mchale and was capped by Bird s 3-Pointer at 1 20 for an 82-75 Boston Lead. The celtics Are anxious to set the stage for postseason play. Quot we be got to get into a playoff Groove Quot said the celtics Joe Kleine. Quot when you can beat the world champions decisively that sets a Good the pistons held a 53-45 rebounding advantage. Boston hit 39 of 44 foul shots. Isiah Thomas who led the pistons with 32 Points in t concerned with the Beantown team. Quot i Don t think there a anything to panic about Quot he said. Quot i d like to play them in the playoffs Quot said Mchale. Quot they play hard and they play Good Detroit is without guard Joe Dumars who broke his left hand on March 24 and is expected to be sidelined for four weeks. Quot they re not the same without Joe Dumars a said Mchale. Quot put Joe Dumars on any team and it is a better team he a a great but teammate Bill Laimbeer said the final score was the pistons fault because Quot we played a couple of stupid quarters of the Victory kept Boston three games behind the Philadelphia 76ers, who Lead the Atlantic division at 46-26. In other Aba games Washington whipped Orlando 143-115, Philadelphia dumped Denver 149-131, Phoenix downed new Jersey 126-119, Chicago edged new York 107-106 in overtime Minnesota nudged Dallas 84-82, Cleveland nipped Miami 105-104, Seattle trounced Golden state 139-108, the los Angeles lakers Defeated Portland 135-106, and Atlanta dropped the los Angeles clippers 122-118. Bullets 143, magic 115 at Landover md., Jeff Malone scored 35 Points and Bernard King added 32 to propel Washington to its highest Point total sending Orlando to defeat. Washington s Point total exceeded the 141 it scored on feb. 24, also in a Victory Over Orlando. The bullets Are 3-0 against the the magic this season. Washington 27-44, dealt Orlando its 27th loss in its last 29 Road games. Mixers 149, nuggets 131 at Philadelphia Charles Barkley scored a season High 38 Points to Lead seven 76ers in double figures against Denver. The mixers extended their winning Streak to six games and set a season scoring record. Barkley broke his season Mark of 37 Points which he set against Chicago on Jan. 26. Denver 10-27 away from Home lost its fifth straight game Overall and seventh in a Row on the Road. Suns 126, nets 119 at East Rutherford nj., Kevin Johnson scored 32 Points and dished out 11 assists and Tom Chambers pacers enter crucial Road stretch Indianapolis up a Indiana s bid for an Aba playoff berth and its second winning season in 14 years will depend on How Well the pacers play on the Road. The pacers have won five straight games the team s longest win Streak since february of 1988. But Indiana plays 8 of its last 12 games on the Road where they Only have won la of 33 games. The pacers 36-34 Trail Milwaukee by one game for sixth place in the Eastern conference playoff Chase with Atlanta and Cleveland close behind. Coach Dick Versace gave players a break from practice Friday but plans a brisk workout saturday before Indiana visits Cleveland on sunday opening a four game Road swing that continues with games at Chicago Milwaukee and Orlando. Quot just being in the fight and having our backs against the Wall Isnit anything Quot Versace said. Quot it does t matter what you accomplish. There a no breathing room. Cleveland has the Best schedule and every reason to believe they can make the playoffs. They re playing proudly. You can bet that game is going to be a after a 19-9 Start the pacers faded to 31-34 before winning their last five games. Reggie Miller the teams first All Star in 13 years said the team has responded to the threat of falling out of the playoffs and suffering its 12th losing season in 14 Aba campaigns. Quot we Are committed to winning Quot Miller said. Quot we lost that commitment for a couple of months. We re getting it Back at the right time crunch the pacers can sometimes be their own worst enemy Versace said. Quot this is a self determining team Quot he said. Added 31 Points to Lead Phoenix. There were to technical fouls in the game. New Jersey coach Bill Fitch was ejected for arguing a Call and the nets Pervis Short and the suns Mike Mcgee were thrown out for fighting. Chris Morris had a career High 33 Points for the nets who have lost 31 of their last 35 games. Bulls 107, kicks 106 at Chicago Michael Jordan scored 49 Points including six in the extra session to total 118 in his last two games and rally the bulls Over new York. Gerald Wilkins scored six Points in overtime for new York which remained wingless in Chicago since March 6, 1987, a Span of eight games. Timber wolves 84, Mavericks 82 at Dallas Sam Mitchell grabbed a rebound and scored at the Buzzer to lift Minnesota. Mitchell grabbed Tony Campbells missed 3-Point shot with three seconds left before scoring. The Mavericks playing without the services of starting Forward Sam Perkins snapped their six game winning Streak. Cavaliers 105, heat 104 at Miami John Williams hit one of two free throws with 2.9 seconds remaining to carry Cleveland and a desperation half court shot by Miami s Sherman Douglas fell Short

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