Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Christmas tourney -finals go this evening Pronghorns, Doug's unbeaten Wedreltfoy, December 27, 1972 THE IETHBR1DGE By LLOYD YAMAG1SIH [fcralJ Sports Writer Duug's of Lcthbridge and the University of Prong- horns were the only two teams that remained unbeaten after first round action ceased in the 20th annual Senior Men's Christmas Basketball Tourna- ment Tuesday. Some 7W spectators took In the seven basketball games staged the opening day of the two-day event at the Civic Sports Centre and tourney offi- cials expect a larger crowd on hand for thfl remaining games today. Five of the seven games be staged on the "B" side of the tourney schedule while the other two will be the "A" side final arid the championship fi nti. Action resumed this morning when the Red Deer College Kings hit the floor with Edmon- ton LDS at while Calgary Celtics took on Medicine Hat at lo blast thrj Raymond Mer- are chants 73-47 for their second missing the services of start- verdict. ng centre Larry Baker, due to I Tollestrup and Dan Court an ankle injury, officially open- points apiece for the eti the tourney by dropping j Pronghoms h i 1 e Lloyd Fair- Medicine Hat 72-67. j banks managed a big 21-poiol Phil Tollestrup paced the outing for the Merchants. Prunghoms with 13 points fn other games stagrjd Tues- 3! o clock. Olher games were set to this afternoon at one o'clock, and four while the "B" side final is on tap for 7 p.m. and the championship final at 9 p.m All games will be held at the Civic Sports Centre. Meanwhile Doug's of Leth- bridge are making a strong bic to capture their third consecu live tourney title as they picked up a pair of victories in the opening round. fir.v. came quite easily as they whipped Deer behind Gary 21-point performance. Doug's ltd 43-20 at the haU and their opponents in the final 20 minutes o Tim Tollertrup aided in v.-in with I'j points while Alec D'jdas added another 14. Doug Baker paced Red Deer W> points while Leo Tnucbet'e chipped in with 14. Doug's concluded first night rst round of play and could Sherer managed 19 points bj a wssibly dethrone the power-1 losing wuse Doug's, who are seeking The I'rongborns picked up a heir seventh title in the last V.-M half-time lead and went on 'ears. The Prongnoms, who day, the Browning Braves find I Mne Hal's victory themselves as the only by- standers as they suffered two straight losses. The Braves were dumped 81- 54 in their first encounter while Medicine Hal edged them 73-72 in their second. Fairbanks led Raymond's as- sault on the Braves with 15 points while Karl Kipp man- aged 25 points in a losing cause. Dent was the big gun in Med- Czechs score victory lowling points while Loren with 13 Stiffarm paced the with JO. In one other match, Don An- drews netted 27 points and lift- ed to a S3-73 romp over Edmonton LDS. Bill Newcombe chipped in with 20 points while Blott add- eo 15. Vern Jubber was tops for Ed- monton with a 24-poini outing while Wes 17. Balderson rimmed proceedings defeating the Calgary Celtics SJ-71 for their Eocond win o! the day. Tollestrup led Doug's attack with 21 points while Robin Fry notched John Waland and Ed Blott ETvished 15 points apiece for Cal- gary, who trailed 44-27 at the half. The U of L Pronghorns also remained unscathed after the COLOT1ADO SPRINGS, Colo. fAP) A screened third-period i power-play goal pulled Czech-; oslovakia by the United States i 3-2 Tuesday night in a fiercely j played opening game of the sec- ond annual Cup hockey i urnament. The U.S. team, rallying be- hind a fine performance by goalie Dick Perkins, who had 46 saves, managed a 2-2 tie after two periods, The winning goal was scored hy defenceman Peter Adarmk, whose shot from the blue line. screened hy two players, s'Jd underneath Perkins. The Czechs opened the scor- ing at of the first period as Jaroslsv Holik rapped ir: a rebound on a power play situ- ation. The United States tied the j up a minute later on a goal by Young, which deflected in' off a Czech The second United States goal also came on a deflection, when Chuck Ness hammered tr.c puck off a Czech blueliner. Tempers flared in a stormy second period as the hard-hit- ting U.S. team, composed of top collegians from arourd the country, battled the superior shooting and passing Czechs to a virtual standstill. Holifc, a 10- year veteran of Czech teams, drew three penalties in the ses- sion. The Czechs play Canada in Wednesday's second game. Upstart Pistons drop Milwaukee Ry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rockets shaded Phoenix Suns Angeles Lafcers Portland Trail Blazers Seattle SuperSonics ate Warriors 97- Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going any- where in the National Basket- ball Association and they're! doing their best to bring waukee Bucks and Cleveland, wmch had lost its Hawks down to their level njne 8araeSi out-rebounded With Stu Lantz scoring eight jtte "awte 6M1 while the of his 37 points in the closing CIeveland backcourt duo of Aus- minutes Tuesday night, the Pis- tn Le'nny is, ceilar-dv.-eilers in the Mid- west Division, beat first-place REVERSEDS TREND Jlilwaukee for the second time in a rov.-, 132-105. Trf. Cavaliers, with one o! the vrorst records in the league, enapned Atlanta's five-game vrlnning st.reak by heating the Hav.io for the second time in three meetings, and knocked them out of a tie with Baltimore Bullets for first place in the Central Division. Boston Celtics combined for 50 points. After the Pistons blew an 11- point lead In the final period and trailed 103-102, made two baskets and four free throws to pace the Pistons' late drive. Dave Covrens scored points and John Havlicek 31 in Eos- ton's triumph over New York, which increased the Celtics' At- lantic Division lead over the Knicks to games. CAPRI BOWL, veteran Mike Tobo took the honors as the men's with a fine performance in JCCA long one of the steadiest bowlers in the JCCA league, Mike hit the centre with great accuracy to post an 856 triple on the strength of games of 301, 234 and 321 with his triple the season's new high for the men in JCCA Iris Cook got the nod as the women's bowler- of-the-week in pre-Christmas play in NuMode Homes bowlmg for turkeys, she was 93 pins over her average end to round out a perfect week she be- came a grandmother for the first time. In abbreviated league play for the week, Dennis Lagasse paced Prebuilt with a 303 with Bill Low adding 290 and Larry Dumontier 283 Gary Tun- bridge was up to his old tricks in Knights of Co- with a great 891 triple and a high single of 320 Morsan Sparks was good for 312 and 313, Pete IJerfniaurne 333 and 316, Jack Smeed 325 and 824, RolUe Jalbert 295 and Joe Tollin with a 735 triple The stars of the week in Gordie's were Rvo N'agata with 301 and 736, Steve Pederson 316 and 773, Iruaiie Spilzer 825, Gary Tun bridge 306 and 807, Jack .'ii9 and 313. Bill Koskoski 320 and 313. Norm To i ley 291. Dan Finnerty 297 and Lew Mills 293 and Leroy- Conine hit it big in Henry Homes with a 365 while in JCCA Hike Tobo was the big gun his 321 and 856, but also sharing the spotlight I were Tak Katakami vath 329 and and Jim Ya- rnada 303 Dick Wells led AGT with 301. In women's league Linda Malcomson's 71.3 triple paced PrebuiH while in Higas Barl) Scatter- good rolled 301. and 782 Jeanette Smeed clicked for a 742 in Knights of Columbus with Dianne Vio- lini adding 289 and a 776 Mary Mihalik's 276 End ilarg Long's 276 led Doug's with Marg Neely's high in Morning Coffee leaders in Wilson Junior were Dorothy Sorensen 318, Olga LaRocaue 275 ar.d Lil Holt 231. -A- In The Family Twosome holiday tournament in the Jet division Darren and Bev Swaren won the father-son event with Patty and Steve Miklos taking the father-daughter division Craig and Bert Ellis paced the field in the mother-son event while Darcy and Mae Shigehiro took the mother-daughter title the tournament continues all this week in the various classifications. Bowlers are reminded that the Western Canada ro'.loffs and city singles championships are set for Jan. 14 and 21 with the entry deadline Jan. 12 the winners will be determined on a 16-game roll- off also the Western Canada handicap event will he run off Sunday, Jan. 7 which is a competi- tion open only to the lower average bowler And Moonlight Bowl will resume Sunday night, Jan. 7. at 9 p.m. U of L 7! MEDICINE HtT it U of L Hvr.f'r, 2, 10, ZE'JSS f, F. Sliir, 4, U, Yr-rr.tf i'j, Esldry t, n Ha) M, 7. RAYMOKO Cl M l-'MivA 11, EVK >2. i, Ptrney 10. VTipp ;i, fsi5 i. O. i'-j 2. C. 1. K'pp n-tia i, 7, e- 7, 5. DOUG'S U RED DEER Doug's f- M. 7. 14, Vr'illsms 21, >2. J. Djdil 3, U. i.. G-'l---' '.r, 1, W Red Otir U, lj Her, Kullstri TOTAL K CALGARY W EOMOMTOW 7S Calgary _ T2, Slc'f 15, 12. Ch.'Is- }J Tcllty 17, ii, TOTAI 7S MEDICINE HAT 73 BP.OWNIKG 7! IS. 7i U '.f L 73 RAYMOND i7 U cl L i-la-.t-r i, Hij-.t Eil- c-.-.'t 12. Rjyrr.ond E f. A'- C'-.rt 21. TOTAL Secretarial >vins award XE'.V YORK (AP) Secre- wss named Tuesday as of the Year, a rare honor or a "ho son of Bold Ruler won A run of 13 straight points in ovtr the unbeaten, hvo-year-old turned hack New York Knicks the third period shot Baltimore i Canadian bred filly La P- Baltimore trounced Buf-j from a shaky 54-M lead asainst rovov ante. ov.ned by Jean Louis 121-1W, Chicago Buffalo to a commanding 67-50 Lt-.t-nuz of Montreal. falo Bravts Bulls whipped Kansas City- spread. Mike P.iordan paced the Orr.aha Kings 117-103, Houston i Bullets with 23 points. TCP. selection was made by mcrnr.ers o: the board of selec- tion of the Thoroughbred Rsc ing Associations the Daily Racing Form staff ant the National Turf Writers Asso- ciation. Meadow Stable's Secretaria and La Prevoyante were eas; winners of Eclipse awards a. the champion two-year-old male and two-year-oid filly, respec tivelv. Russians no longer biggest uropeans open wilh victories By THE CANADIAN PRESS Teams In the Ontario Hockey Senior A league v.tre pxxl Tuesday night, yielding victories to twn Eu- teams as a 15-garne In- ternationa! tournament opened on fronts. whipped Ov.-en Dtrffritowners 6-3 and Moscow outlasted King.ston Aces for a 3-6 'Mn. Tnc tournament is a 15-game total-points series between three OilA Senior teams and three learn.s. Owen Sound, Kingston, Gait Czech- 'ovakia, and a team from Timra, Sweden, are taking In Owen Sound Tuesday, the from Prague I !syed Downtowners to a 2-2 tie a! the end of the first period. Iney marched to a 4-3 lead after the second period and ?dded two more goals in the j Moscow coach Arkady Chernnu- third. iji.w, "I think our players Bofmslav Eberman got two thought the game was over. I foals for the Czechoslovaks ar.d wasn't satisfied with oar play singles goal? were added by taight. We will get better." Vaclav Nedomansky, Eohuslav! Meanwhile it's the Czechs Stastny, Oldrich Machac i who sre posing the biggest Jiri Novak. .Fom Weeks, Mayo headache to Canadian Amateur Paquette and Rod Bloomfitld i H'xikey Association officials replied for Owen Sound. Weeks i helping the Ontario ioterna- suffered a shoulder separation tirjnal hockey this and will be sideltaed for three 'wtf'k. to six weeks. j The CAHA has learned to ex- Owen Sound was reinforced j pert such problems from the by defenceman Pat Bester and j Soviet Union, but according to forward Pete Panagabko of the i Gordon Itenwick of Gait a Oakville teams. and ag Barrie OHA CAHA Dyn; the Moscow have been noticeably Moscow Dynamos kept up a i fjuie'. or, the tour. steady attack at Kingston, tak. "We've iiad nothing but prob- ing a 2-0 lead in the first period, nrid complaints from the making it 5-2 in the second anrl j Czechs since they arrived here raising it to fi-2 early in the' while the Russians have given third before Kingston became' us no complaints at Ren- respectable, j wick said Tue-day night. "When the score was 6-2 Renwick, who is also presl- early in the third said I dent of the Gait club, eaid a lot t. h 6. li. 71 PIGGY BACK RIDE? Phil TeHsstrup of the Universily of lethbridge Pronghornj (42) cppeors to be giving unidentified Merchant D free ride on Ms back in Chrislmas Icurney action at Civic Centre one cf two unbectsn offer play the first day. (Rick Ervin photo) of little things were piling on on fop of the other to make things more difficult. He said the Czech team was particularly upset by its prac- tice time allotted at Maple Leaf Gardens 7 to 9 a.m. beefed until they were finally given the p.m. time slot. 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