Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Vt 1972 THI LfTHIMOGI MHAlfl Christmas tourney finals go this evening Pronghorns, Doug's unbeaten By LtOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer Doug's of Lethbridge and the University of Lethbridge 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 700 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 the remaining aeven games today. Five of the seven games will be staged on the "B" side of the tourney schedule while the other two will be the "A" side final and the championship fi- ESl. 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 II o'clock. Other games were set to go this afternoon at one o'clock, and four while the "B" side final is on tap for 7 p.m. and [fce championship final at 9 p.m. All games will be held at the Civic Sports Centre. Meanwhile Doug's of Leth- bridge are makk-g a strong bid to capture their third consecu- tive tourney title as they picked up a pair of victories in the opening round. Their first victory came quite easily as they Chipped Red Deer behind Gary Wil- liams' 2I-point performance. Doug's led 43-20 at the half and out-scored their opponents 41-33 in the final 20 minutes of play. Tollestrup aided in the ?.in 16 points while Alec Dudas added "another 14. Doug Baker paced Red Deer with 18 points while Leo Toucbette chipped in -with 14. Doug's concluded first night proceedings by defeating the Calgary Celtics 81-71 for their second win of the day. Tollestrup led Doug's attack with 21 points while Robin Fry notched 18. John WeOacd and Ed Blott swished 15 points apiece for Cal- gary, who Vailed 44-27 at tfee half. The U of L Pronghorns also fint round of play and could possibly dethrone power- bouse Doug's, who are seeking their seventh title in the last 10 years. The Pronghorns, who are miwing the services of start- ing centre Larry Baker, due to an ankle injury, officially open- ed the tourney by dropping Medicine Hat 72-67. Phil Tollestrup paced the Pronghorns with 13 points while Sherer managed 19 points in t losing cause. The Pronghorns picked up a 38-24 half-time lead and went on io blast the Raymond Mer- chants 73-47 for their second verdict. Tollestrup and Dan Court hooped 12 points apiece for the Pronghorns while Ltoyd Fair- banks managed a big 21-point outing for the Merchants. In other games staged Tues- day, the Browning Braves find themselves as the only by- standers as they suffered two straight losses, The Braves were dumped 81- 64 in their first encounter while Medicine Hat 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 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. CAP) A screened third-period power-play goal pulled Czech- oslovakia by the United States 3-2 Tuesday night in a fiercely played opening game of the sec- ond annual World Cup hockey tournament. The U.S. team, rallying be- hind a fine performance by goalie Dick Perkins, who had 45 saves, managed a 2-2 tie after two periods. The winning goal was scored by defenceman Peter Adamik, whose shot from the blue jine, screened by two players, slid underneath Perkins. The Czechs opened the scor- ing at of the first period as Jaroslav Holik rapped iu a rebound on a power piay situ- ation. The United States tied it up a minute later on a goal by Bob Young, which deflected in off a Czech defenceman. The second United States goal also came on a deflection, when Chuck Ness hammered the 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 around the country, battled the superior shooting and passing Czechs to a virtual standstill Holik, a 10- year veteran of Czech teams, drew 'three penalties in the Bowling Qanter AT son. The Czechs play Canada in remained unscathed after the Wednesday's second game. Upstart Pistons drop Milwaukee By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers aren't going any- where in the National Basket- bail Association and they're doing their best to bring Mil- waukee Bucks and Atlanta Hawks down to their level Rockets shaded Phoenix Suns 113-110, Los Angeles Lakers crushed Portland Trail Blazers 116-92 and Seattle SuperSonics Gddeo Warriors 97- Cleveland, which had tost its. last nine games, out-rebounded j With Stu Lantz scoring eight wfafle the' his 37 m tto rfnrfiw 1 Cleveland backcourt duo of Aus- of his 37 points in the closing minutes Tuesday night, the Pis- tons, cellar-dwellers in the Mid- west Division, beat first-place Milwaukee for the second time in a row, 112-105. Tie-Cavaliers, with one of the worst records in the league, snapped Atlanta's five-game winning streak by beating the Hawks for the second time in three meetings, 115-96, and knocked them "out of a tie with Baltimore Bullets for first place in the Central Division. Elsewhere, Boston Celtics turned back New York Knicks 115-105. Baltimore trounced Buf-! fab Braves 121-104, Chicago j Bulls whipped Kansas City-] Omaha Kings 117-103, Houston! tin Carr and Lenny Wilkens combined for 50 points. REVERSES TREND After the Pistons blew an 11- point lead in the final period and trailed 103-102, Lantz made two baskets and four free throws to pace the Pistons' late drive. Dave Cowens scored 39 points and John Havlicek 31 in Bos- CAPRI BOWL, veteran Mike Tobo took the honors as the men's bowler-of-the-week 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- cf-the-week in pre-Christmas play in NuMode Homes bowling for turkeys, she was 93 pins over her average and 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 288 Gary Ton- bridge was up to his old tricks in Knights of Co- lumbus with a great 891 triple and a high single of 320 Morgan Sparks was good for 312 and 813, Pete Berthiaume 333 and 816, Jack Smeed 325 and 824, Roliie Jalbert 295 and Joe ToUin with a 765 triple The stars of the week in Gordie's were Ryo Nagata with 301 and 786. Steve Pederson 316 and 773, Duane Spitzer -325. Gary Tunbridge 306 and 807, Jack Smeed 319 and 813, Bill Koskoski 320 and 818. Norm Toliey 291. Dan Finnerty 297 and Lew Mills 2S3 and 780 Leroy Conine hit it big in Henry Homes with a 355 vrhile in JCCA Mike Tobo was the big gun with his 321 and 856, but also sharing the spotlight were Tak Kafakami vith 329 and 844 and Jim Ya- mada 303 Dick Wells led AGT with 301. In women's league play Linda Malcomson's 713 triple paced Prebuilt while in Higas Barb Scatter- good roiled 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 and Marg Long's 276 led Doug's with Marg Neely's 283 high in Morning Coffee leaders in Wilson Junior were Dorothy Sorensen 318, Olga LaRocoue 275 and Lil Holt 281. In The Family Twosome holiday tournament in the Jet division Darren and Bev Swaren won the father-son event with Patty and Steve MMos 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 rolloffs 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 roH- off also the Western Canada handicap event will be 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. Secretariat wins award NEW YORK CAP) Score- ton's triumph over New York, i tariat was named Tuesday as which increased the Celtics' At-1 Horse of the Year, a rare honor tonta'c Division lead over tee j for a two-year-old, Knicks to 2% games. j The son of Bold Ruler won A run of 13 straight points in over the unbeaten, two-year-old the third period shot Baltimore Canadian bred filly La P- from a shaky lead against revoyante, owned by Jean Louis Buffalo to a commanding 67-501 Levesque of Montreal spread, Mike Riordan paced the 1 The selection was made by __Itl_ _ T it i Bullets with 23 points. i members of the board of selec- tion of the TJbOTOughbred Rac- ing Associations the Daily Racing Form staff and the National Turf Writers Asso- ciation. Meadow Stable's Secretariat and La Prevoyante were easy winners of Eclipse awards as the champion two-year-old mate and two-year-old filly, respec- tivelv. Russians no longer biggest headache Europeans open with victories By THE CANADIAN PRESS Teams In the Ontario Hockey Association Senior A league good hosts Tuesday night, yielding victories to two Eu- ropean teams as a 15-game in- ternational tournament' opened on two fronts. Czechoslovakia whipped Owen Sound Downtowners 6-3 and Moscow Dynamos outlasted Kingston Aces for a 8-6 win. The tournament is a 15-game total-points series between three OHA Senior teams and three European teams. Owen Sound, Kingston, Gait Hornets, Czech- csiovakia, Moscow and a team from Tinira, Sweden, are taking part. In Owen Sound Tuesday, the Czechoslovaks from Prague F'ayed Downtowners to a 2-2 tie at the end of the first period. they inarched to a 4-3 lead after the tecood period tad added two more goals in the tbinl Bohuslav Eberman got two goals for the Czechoslovaks and singles goals were added by Vaclav Nedomansky, Bohuslav Stastny, Oldrich Machac and Jin Novak. Jom Weeks, Mayo Paquette and Rod Bloomfield replied for Owen Sound, Weeks suffered a shoulder separation and will be sidelined for three to six weeks. Owen Sound was reinforced by defenceman Pat Bester and forward Pete Panagabko of the Oakville and Banie OHA teams. Moscow kept up a steady attack at Kingston, tak- ing a 2-0 lead in the first period, making it 5-2 in the second and raising It to 6-2 eairly in the third before Kingston became respectable. "When the score was 6-2 early lo toe third aaid Moscow coach Arkady Chernno- sfaov, "I think our players thought the game was over. I wasn't satisfied with our play tonight. We will get better." Meanwhile it's the Czechs who are posing the biggest headache to Canadian Amateur I Hockey Association officials I helping IL the Ontario interna- jtionai hockey tournament this i week. i The CAHA has learned to ex- pect such problems from the Soviet Union, but according to Gordon Ren wick of Gait, a CAHA director, the Moscow Dynamos have been noticeably quiet on the tour. "We've had nothing but prob- lems and complaints from the Czechs since they arrived here .while the Russians have given us no complaints at Ren- wick said Tuesday night ftemvick, who is also presi- dent of the Gait dub, Mid i lot of little things were piling one on top of the other to make tilings 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.' The Russian club was miffed, too, said Renwick, but at the Prague team for showing up "with a packed lineup im- ported for the tournament." of the clubs were al- lowed to add three nationals. But it looks like the Prague team has at least nine in its lineup and the Russians aren't the least bit pleased." He said the difference devel- oping between the two clubs will probably lead to a bitter showdown when they meet in the touraincat at Fridaj flight idne Hat's victory with 18 points while Loren Staffarm paced the Braves with 16. In one other match, Don An- drews netted 27 points and lift- ed Cajgary to a romp over Edmonton LDS. Bill Newcombe chipped in with 20 points while Blott add- ed 15. Vern Jubber was tops for Ed- monton with a 24-poJat outing while Wes BaMersoa rimmed 17. U of t 72 MEDICINE HAT U of L Hunter, Hague 2, Court 10, g, f. Ztagy Sloan 6, Tdiesfryp Kempt 10, Baldry 4, Wpsnak. 71 .MMicint Hat France U, Milrwr 7, Cqrns t, Cabosn 2, Hsusman 2, Wsmple, HoWen Dent t, Clark, Shwer 19. RAYMOND iROWNINO M Raymond e, Arrwood 11, 12, Nelson S, Jemes, Persley 10, Graham, Fairbanks 15, ffL Cwrt 10, Usmcivinsfcy, B. Court, Prios 12- TOTAL-81. Browning J. tCipp 6, K Kipp 25, L. jK-dan J, Pepion 7, Buffalo 2, G. A, Jordan, Pepion 7, BvffaJs 2, G. KJpp. 64 DOUG'S M RED DEER ft Doug's L M, T, Toilesfrop 16, WlJerrs 21, Fry 12, J, Dudsj 3, Myshssfafc 5, 6, Ge.'lsrrf i, Trio.-np- soi 1, Kydychak 2. Red Toucrrerte M-. Spiller, SaV.er 13, Grey 4, 2, Dublsnto 6, Erswne 8- TOTAL M CALSARY 99 EDMONTON 75 SirtfJinger 15, 22 G. w. 1 1 crsws 27, Wfiisnd 11, Kette 12, Chris. tie. TCTAL-W Edmonton i, Sfcujira t, Balderscr! 17, Jabber 2i, M. Hansen t, Anderson (A, Keeler, 16. TOTAL-75 MEDICINE HAT 73 BROWNING 72 Mediums Ha! ctr.'.z 11, 10, Ccsns t, Hajsman, riiicen U, Der.T 2, Sherer 12, TOTAL Srowning J. c, K.- Kipp 11, !_ Jordan i, 76, Nevirs 2, A. JO-Tisr. 4, i, S-jffsb If, G. 72 U of L 73 RAYMOND 47 U ef L Horter 2, Hsg-js Ssl- 7oi- issTrup 12, Ke.rrpr 72 Raymond Saves, Wu. Co-jrl tr Fries 2, Csuri Ja-nej, Neissr, a, rer'ey 2, Afwooi 4, rairbar.'cs 21. TOTAL 47 DOUG'S 81 CALGARY 71 Doug's riydycirjK 2, IS, Rice, A Duies 15, J. Duies 50, 15, Trcrrpsori, Tol- lesrrup 21, SI Cslgary G- SincJfinser, Vrtilsnd 15, T. Sincllnjer 2, Newfonbe 6, drew 14, Kakkfi Christie 11, Arr.a- 4, 15. 71 PIGGY BACK RIDE? Phil Tdfestrup of the University cf Lethbridge (42) appears to be giving unidentified Raymond Merchcnt a free rice on his back in Christmas tourney action ct Civic Centre Tuesday. Pronghorns were cne ef two ciubs- unbecten cfter play the first day. (Rick Ervin photoj 0ULAR MADE-TO MEASURE SUIT SALE ENGLISH SCOTCH LOW PRICE ONLY: A Special Selection. 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