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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Eight teams seek honors in two-day event Thumfmr. Dxtmber 2, 1971 THE IfTHMIDOf HCRAID 13 All is ready for LCI hoop tournament By LLOYD YAHAGISIII Herald Sports Writer "We should do well." That's what coach Hugh Tam- blyn of the Lethbridge Colle- giate Institute Rams had to say about his club's chances of win- ning their own fifth annual in- vitational basketball tourna- ment this weekend. The Rams, who have finished runner ups twice in the tour- ney's four year existence, will challenge seven top learns from Alberta, Saskatchewan and nor- thern Montana for top honors Friday and Saturday. Tamblyn felt that their sfiff- est competition would be the defending champion Kremlin Foxes from northern Montana and the Edmonton Ross Shep- pard Thunderbirds. This season the Foxes joined forces with the Gilford High School and will be known as Lhe Kremlin K-G Cougars. Tamblyn had good reason to tear the K-G Cougars since head coach Bob Parsley vvill bring back all of last year's squad along with three players from Gilford who made the starting line-up this season. Meanwhile, the Thunderbirds are definitely considered as Dne of the favorites during the day affair. 4 TALL STORY Coach Don Melanychuk will bring along five boys that range from 6' 2" to 6' 4" and not give way to their oppo- sition in the height depart- ment. The Catholic Central Cougars will be the only other Leth- bridge entry besides the host Rams. The Cougars have worked hard preparing for the coming tourney and coach Dean Dahl and his chargers could be hap- pily rewarded. "We practice hard three limes a week for about two and a half hours and will be in shape to use a running commented Dahl. Dahl feels his club has a good chance to take it all and that their toughest competitors ivoiild be the K-G Cougars and the Thunderbirds. "Tile Rams could also come up big said Dahl when asked about the host school's L'hances. "There could be many sur- prises duriijg the two days and any team can win this early in the added Dahl. Dahl also released his start- ers for Uie tourney opener with reterai.s John Dudas, Calvin Poirier, Lyle Gallant and Peter Sikora leading the way along rtth rookie Bohdcn Mychalsiuk. The three time winn i n g champion Raymond Cornels are the final Southern Alberta "A" Boy's Basketball League com- petitors and will be out to re- gain their title they lost last rear. Coach Bob Gibb didn't com- ment on team's chances in win- since they have been the Cal- gary representatives in pro- vincial competition six out of eight years. Coach Gary Deman will bring a team consisting of veterans ami should be top contenders this year. Meanwhile, there is no fur- ther informal ion on the War- riors at this time, but they will definitely attend the two-day affair. The LCI tourney officials leased the draw for the first day of action Friday. Catholic Central Cougars will meet head on with the Ross Shcppard Thunderbirds in the touniey opener at four o'clock while the defending champion Kremlin Gilford will exchange shots with the St. Francis Browns at p.m. The Raymond Comets will follow at tangling with the Sheldon Williams Spart a n s while the host Rams will con- clude F r i d a y' s proceedings against the Henry Wise Wood Warriors at 9 p.m. Teunun tiles praise his moves Football for thinkers says Unitas BALTIMORE (AP) Johnny Unites is as surprising in his mental approach to the game of football as his play selection is to the opposition. While coaches, players, re- porters and broadcasters ex- toll the value of emotion in the contact sport, the Balti- more Colts' quarterback takes a divergent view. "Football is a thinking man's game, not an emotional game despite what some peo- ple (Julias says. "As far as J'm concerned, when you're emotional, you don't think well." Unitas, clearheaded and cool, directed an astonishing 37-14 victory over Oakland Raiders last Sunday as he made the moves of a chess master in disecting the Haid- ers' defence. For his generalship, Unitas was selected as The Asso- ciated Press Offensive Player ANDY CAPP IT'S THE MAINTENANCE WOULDN'T "5TANO FOR THAT, MATE Cavaliers hot, in second spot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cleveland Cavaliers, pulling within a game of idle first-place Baltimore Bullets in the Central Division, reeled off their fifth consecutive victory Wednesday night as Charlie Davis came off the bench to pump in 11 fourth- while Rick Roberson hauled down 18 rebounds. Chicago's Bulk edged within 3% games of first-place Milwau- kee in the Midwest Division, and kept Cincinnati tied with Cleveland. quarter points and power them T> r.jvilw-wvt7 tn Iriinnnh over Hous- -ULClUlUtJ TT to a 110-110 triumph over Hous- ton Rockets. In other action, Chicago Bulls mug then- fourth title, but did j beal Cincinnati Royals 109-101, say his boys would go down Atlanta Hawks defeated Detroit lighting. "We'll hustle and make our shots good and play each game at a replied coach Jibb. "You never know what can happen in a lie idded. Tile Comets will face the Shel- ilon Williams Spartans from Regina in their tourney opener and coach Gibb felt they would one of the strongest clubs to beat. "Tiie Spavlans always come up with a strong team and arc lough to commented Gibb. Gibb should very wel] know, since he faced the Spartans In Lnthersn Invitational Basket- ball Tournament finals at least [our times in the past. The Calgary entries were finally decided in a play off early this week. The St. Francis Browns and Sic Henry Wisewood Warriors ml] represent central Alberta they finished one two for the honors. The Browns have an imprcs- ;ive record and could be con- sidered the strongest of the two Atlanta Pistons 117-103, Los Angeles La- kers belted Boston Celtics 124- 111, Philadelphia '76ers slipped by Seattle SuperSonics 102-08 and Phoenix Suns bombed Port- land Trailblazers 139-103 In the American Basketball Association's two games, Caro- lina nosed out Pittsburgh 118-117 and the Floridians squeezed by Dallas 107-106 in overtime. Butch Beard led the Cavaliers 21 points. John Johnson and Bobby Smith had 20 apiece, Davis had 19 and Austin Carr 16 Kiniuras suffer setback to LDS Kimuras suffered an 88-71 loss to the LDS in Commercial Men's Basketball League ac- tion Wednesday night. LDS trailed at half-lime, but Vernon .lubber kept on rat- tling the backboard to lead them to victory. picked up 26 points during the evening. Jerry Kosub and Glen Alex- ander paced Kimuras with 17 points apiece in a losing cause. Named Salesman of the Month Rcny Chevrolet Oldsmohile is pleased to announce that Jack Wyalt has achieved llic lionor of "SALESMAN OF THE MONTH" for the month of November. 1071. .lack has had a of experience in the sales field in Uio auto- mobile industry. Me welcomes his many friends and cus- tomers lo sor him for their every motoring neod. He njll ho pleased to assist Ilicin in any BENY JACK WYATT CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE OK SUPERMARKET CAR IOT Phone 327.3 MS set to go The 16th annual Rainbow bonspiel is all set lo go at the Lethbridge Curling Club Fri- day afternoon with 32 rinks in the chase for top honors. Commencing at four o'clock Friday the annual bonspiel is set to conclude Sunday after- noon. Also on tap at the Curling Club this weekend is the Leth- bridge Half Century bonspiel for curlers 50 years of age and over. It goes at one o'clock Friday and will continue throughout the weekend. The opening draws arc as fol- lows: HALF CENTURY 1 p.m. Bill Allen, Olds vs Harry Hudson, Lelhbridgo: Lou .Vaftioli, Fernie vs Bill Townsend, Letnbridqe. 3 p.m. Garth Pilling, Lethbridge vs Frank Sloan, Cardston; Cam Mc- Kay Milk River vs Charlie Morrice, Lethbridge. 7 p.m. Stu Beagle, Blackie vs Gordon Hacking, Taber; Aubrey Gore, Milo vs B. Jordan, Lethbridge. RAINBOW 4 p.m. Bruce Stewart, Calgary vs Steve Gillies, Lethbridge; Wayne Wnitlock, Banff vs Pat Shimbashi, Taber; Ray Tull, Calgary vs Enso Ba- ceria, Lefhbridge; Quad Heller, Golden Prairie, Sask. vs Jack Gorrie, Leth- hridqe; Jerry Rasmussen, Calgary vs Lawrence Lennon, Lelhbridtje; Roy Cletand, Fernie vs Lylc Davis, bricfoe; Dale Groves, Champion vs Cliff Forry, Letnbridge; Rod Carmi- :hael, Fernie vs Bernie Sonntag, Leth- of the Week in the National Football League. "It's exciting to play with John as said centre Bill Curry, "because you never know what he's going to call." Baltimore's new running game has given Unita; more options than ever to confuse the opposition. "John was effective in the past, even when everyone knew he had to said tight end John Mackey. "Now Leaders bunched together NEW YORK (CP) Less than first-down yardage sepa- rates the three leading rushers hi the National Football League. The NFL's weekly statistics, released today, show Larry Csonka of Miami Dolphins lead- ing the American Conference with 878 yards in 160 carries. Tlie National Conference leader is John Brockington, Green Bay Packers' sensational rookie, with 874 yards in 161 at- tempts, followed by Steve Owens of Detroit Lions, who has liigKcd the ball 200 limes for 870 yards. With three games remaining, the only player with a chance of overtaking the lop trio is Floyd Little of Denver Broncos, the AFC runner-up with 833 yards in 213 carries. Vic Washington, San Fran- cisco Miters' acquisition from Uie Canadian Football League, j moved into third place in the NFC by picking up 125 yards in 27 attempts against New York Jels Sunday but the former Ot- tawa Rough Rider's 697-yard total left him virtually out of reach of the leaders. LEADS RECEIVERS Veteran Fred Biletnikoff took over the lead among pass-re- ceivers, snatclH'ng seven of Dar- yie Lamonica's tosses in Oak- land Raiders' 37-14 loss to Balti- more Colts for a tctal of 47, five more Ihan his nearest rivals. Ron Shanklin of Pittsburgh Sleelers, runner-up to Bilelni- koff in tire AFC, and NFC leader Ted Kwalick of San Francisco have caught 42 apiece. Paul Wai-field, the veteran Miami end who once played for Calgary Stampcders of the CFL, and Otis Taylor of Kansas City Chiefs lead the receivers in yards gained with 861 apiece. Miami quarterback Bob Griese threw his 18th and 19th touchdown passes of the season against Chicago Bears Monday to maintain his position as the AFC's leading passer and team-mate Garo Ypremian kicked 10 points for a confer- ence-leading total of 98. Warfield did not score in the Dolphins' 34-3 rout of the Bears but continue to lead the NFL in touchdowns with 11, two more than Owens. he moves us on I lie ground, too. He's the, master." The start against Oakland was only thy second of the season for Unitas, who under- went surgery in April to re- pair a torn Achilles tendon. It was the latest in a long line of injuries for Lhe SB- year-old veteran who is ill his 16th NFL season. Once again, he recuperated more quickly than expected. "John is a unique physical specimen in that said trainer Eddie Block, who then ticked off the various in- juries Unitas has sustained: "A punctured lung, broken ribs, a severe 'tennis broken nose, a knee operation, severe confusion of the right shoulder, and a great deal of etcetera." "According to medical aver- Block said, "it takes six months to recover from the Achilles operation. John was ready a month ahead of time." Unitas who had been writ- ten off once he sat out the season with arm not look particularly impressive while being used sparingly early this year. But he contended all he needed was more playing time to "get the general feel of the game, to recognize things more readily. "It's a case of reading and reacting, and you can't do it unless you're in a game. You still have to play In slay sharp, even after 16 years." HEELS OVER HEAD Jockey Vic Soone clings to the neck of his mount Cardinal Error which stumbled after taking the second fence in the John Comins Opportunity Steeplechase. Soane foiled to hang on and hit the turf not injured. few strides further on but Dave George buck with cluh Kings in action twice Lethbridge Sugar Kings George toiled with the Kings won't be in their new rink until last season and was a key fac- al leasl Dec. 15lh so it wfli be j tor in their second place finish. Adams Ice Centre for a week- j This year he started with the end set this Saturday and Sun- day. Kings, struggling to get un- tracked after a slow start, play host to Drumheller Falcons and Red Deer Rustlers. Saturday evening the Kings meet the Falcons at while Sunday at seven o'clock the locals meet the high flying Rustlers. The game Sunday is an experimental one what with the seven o'clock start. "It has proven very success- ful in Red Deer and said Sugar King manager Syd Hall. "So we thought we might as well give it a try." Kings got some good news Wednesday evening as it was annoiinced Dave Geoigc has re- joined the club. Calgary Centennials but w a s traded to Victoria Cougars of the Western Canada League but returned to the Kings this week and signed a contract. Also back with the club is coach John Chapman. The firey coach sat out most of Novem- ber due to a suspension but Minor hockey Bruce Anderson earned his fourth shutout of the season as he led the Vikings to a 4-0 vic- tory over the Totems in Pee Wee action Wednesday night. Murray Haughton, Peter Wat- son, Dale Kaininski and Brian Robinson a i d e d Anderson's cause with a goal apiece. will be back behind the bench Saturday and Sunday. Meanwhile a former coach of the Edmonton Maple Leafs has moved over to coach their arch rivals, the Edmonton Movers. Red Simpson, who coached the Maple Leafs until a month ago, was signed Wednesday as coach of Uie Movers. Simpson replaces Don Hunt who resigned as coach at the same time as Jim Weir resign- ed as team general manager. A club spokesman said Hunt and Weir resigned from the Movers because they could not get the team moving. The Movers are in a fourth- place tie with the Maple Leafs in the seven team league with H points. Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars lead the league with 32 points. bridge Don 1 P. I Dan Browll, Clare Calcjary vs Bob Urry Norlhcoll, Caki ;.on. Vulcan; Don Ha Tod Ganclrn, Medkin derson, Calgary vs Bill KarDasliowski. Lelhbridfjc; Ray Forsyllie, Calqary vs Wayne McLennan. Coaldalo: Gil Schmaltz, Calnary vr. Larry Fransden, Medicine Hat; Ken MCKulMiin, Cal- gary vs Terry Lynn, Pinchpr Crock. Stephen, Vu ry Dan rM. dilqar Hnt; Jim STAUBACH SHINES Roger Staubach had a big day in Dallas Cowboys' 28-21 victory over Los Angeles Rams last Thursday, firing two touchdown passes to dethrone Greg Landry of Detroit as the leader among NFC quarterbacks. Despite his scrambling style, he has given up only three interceptions, an NFL low, while completing 96 of 161! throws. Jcrrcl Wilson of Kansas City retained the league punting leadership with a 47.0 average to 45.2 for Dave Ixjwis of Cincin- nati Bengals, a former quarter- back with Montreal Aloiiettes of the CFL. SALVAGE FOR SALE SNOWMOBILES, MOTORCYCLES PARTS and ACCESSORIES DAMAGED IN FIRE For examination of merchandise and placing of bids contact Mr. Rccj. or ten Dnnforlh of TABER SCORPION SAIES and SERVICE PHONE 223-4211 TABER Highest Bid Nol Nncosinrily Accepted m SIMPSONS-SEARS Men's 10 speed Racing Bike 99 10 speed racing bike has plated handlebars and 21" steel frame. Centre pull hand brakes for safe action. Comes with circular chain guard and hub and front sprocket. Pedals adjust from 32" to 37" in length. Finished in flamboy- ant silver bronze. 95 STORE HOURS: Doily 9 lo p.m. lltimilny and friday 9 lo 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone .120-9131 ;