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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Locals grab share of top spot ronghorns force over By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer "It had to happen sooner or later." University o� Leth bridge Pronghoms threw up their arms, clicked their heels and yelled "whoopee" as they defeated the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds 86-64 in Canada West University Men's Basketball League play Friday night. It was a sweet victory for the Pronghoms, who not only dropped the visiting Thunder-birds for the first time in their five-year history, but also managed to slip into a first place tie with the idle University of Alberta Golden Bears. The Pronghoms now sport a 11-4 record while the Golden Bears, who see action Saturday and S u n d a y in Calgary, are 11-3. Iii last night's encounter, the Pronghoms were determined to keep their pennant hopes alive as they performed brilliantly before a large crowd at the U of L gymnasium. The Pronghoms picked off the opening toss-up and from then on it was obvious which ball club was the hungriest for a victory. After eight minutes of play in the opening half, the Prong-horns held an insurmountable 16-6 lead which they never relinquished. By half-time ttoey extended the gap to 38-23 and more or less waited until the final buzzer sounded. Phil Tollestrup was at his best once again, leading the Pronghorn's offensive attack with 37 big points. He hooped 16 out of 37 field goal attempts and pumped in five of six free throw shots. Tollestrup didn't have to do all the work himself though as the Pronghoms received a 12-point outing from Dan Court and 10-point performances from Clark Sloan and Max Zaugg. Larry Baker also shone for the Pronghoms although he didn't do too much in the scoring column. Baker led the Pronghoms in the rebounding department as he nailed down nine of the 38 loose balls. On the other hand, the Thun-derbird's scoring was evenly spread. Rod Matheson notched 14 points to his teammates while Jack Hoy and John Mills added 13 points apiece. Darryl Gjernes also managed 11 points for the Thunderbirds, who shot 35 per cent from the outside, and 69 per cent from the foul line. The Pronghoms came up with a 41 per cent field goal average and a 75 per cent free throw average. Meanwhile the U of L Pronghoms varsity women's basketball team didn't fare as well and suffered a 73-35 waxing by the UBC Thiuiderettes. Liz Silcott netted 19 points to lead the visitors while Wendy Grant added 14. Joanne Sargent and Debbie Phelan also aided in the win with 10 points apiece. Leona Voth paced the Prong- Kodiaks keep rolli Williams hits for 3 A 30-point performance by Gary Williams was just about all the Lethbridge Community College Kodiaks needed to keep their unbeaten string alive. Kodiaks, winners of seven straight Alberta College Athletic Conference Basketball League games, bounced Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 80-42 Fi-iday evening. Meanwhile, in women's action, the Kodiettes made it a clean sweep with a convincing 59-35 win over the gals from NAIT. The Kodiaks and Kodiettes were to meet Camrose Lutheran College this afternoon in conference action. Williams hooped 12 points in the first half as the locals de- cided the issue early. When the two clubs headed for the shower at half time the visitors from the Capital trailed 44-14. Curt Wolsey continued his steady play for the Kodiaks as he came up with 13 points while Dwight White and Bruce Millis each added nine. Every Ko-diak on Tom Karren's roster hit the scoresheet last evening. John Jenner paced NAIT with a dozen points. Don McEarch-em chalked up 10. Three Kodiettes each came up with 10 points. Nancy Kin-near, Lavern Saunders and Judy McNab all hit in double figures. Brenda Brown put on a one-gal show for the Edmonton club as she hooped 17 points. Kodiaks have all but wrapped up the conference title but still have to meet Mount Royal College and Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. The locals host these two clubs next Friday and Saturday respectively. The only concern coach Kar-ren has at present is keeping fc'.s club up for conference games. The defending Canada 4-West champions have been tested only slightly in the ACAC and Karren may be showing signs of worry. Kodiaks should repeat as Alberta champions but could find trouble in inter-provincial play on the trail that may lead, this year, to a dominion title. Just like old friends Joe Rudi of the Oakland Athletics, left, and John Helton of the Calgary Stampeders relax Friday evening at Comets edge Cougars in overtime informal gathering prior to today's Kinsmen Club Sportsman's Dinner. (Rick Ervin photo) Rams move into first pla The LCI Rams grabbed sole possession of first place in the Southern Alberta "A" Boys' Basketball League with a little help from the Raymond Comets Friday night. The Rams did their share of the work as they blasted the Medicine Hat Mohawks 88-32 while the Comets edged the Catholic Central Cougars 57-66 in overtime. SPECIAL FRONT-END ALIGNMENT fi.M NOW ONLY ............................ V Including the following services:  Adjust camber  Adjust toe-in  Adjust caster  Adjust torchctn bars  Check all tire pressures  Inspect condition of front-end alignment FREE HEADLITE ALIGNMENT WITH FRONT-END ALIGNMENT Mire KING CHRYSLER DODGfc Corner of 3rd Ave. and 11th St. S. Phone 328-9271 PARTS The Rams, who sport a 6-1 record, received a 22-point performance by Al Stretton to defeat the Mohawks-in Medicine Hat last night. Kelly Strong chipped in with 12 points while Ron Scheman-chuk added another 11. The Rams were never in doubt of a victory as they held a 38-10 lead at the half. Meanwhile the OCHS Cougars dropped to second place with a 5-2 record after losing a heart-breaker last night. The Cougars had things going their own way for most of the game holding quarter leads of 8-5, 25-19 and 41-31. But tilings changed a little in the final quarter as the Coin-els cams, back to tie the game 51-51 after regulation time. Jeff Hill mustered up a solid game for the Comets with 21 points while Walter Zobell hooped 10. Zobell scored all his points in the second half. Peter Sikora led the Cougar's attack with 21 points while Randy Royer notched 11 and Guy Pomahac 10. In another league game, the Magrath Zeniths dumped the Cardston Cougars 57-49. Rick Tanner and Brad Wilde netted 14 points apiece for the Zeniths while Jim Toone managed a big 23-point outing in a losing cause. In "B" goys' action, the Magrath. Eagles slipped past the Cardston Wildcats 36-35. Ron Marker swished 13 points in the win while Rod Beszer notched 16 points for the losers. In Medicine Hal, a Id-point performance by Mike Baldry gave the LCI Colts a 43-23 win over the Redskins. Ross Blackmer added 11 points for the Colts. At CCHS, the Raymond Mustangs squeezed a 31-30 decision over the host Flyers. horns with eight points while Shelley Whitelaw managed seven. Lethbridge trailed 38-20 at fee half. All four clubs will see action again tonight with the gals hitting the floor at 6:30 p.m. and the men at 8:30 p.m. at the U of L 'gymnasium. Meanwhile the U of L dribble shoot contest will come to an end with the championship finals set to go tonight. The winners of all three zones will take part in finals with the grade seven winners competing at half-time during the women's game. The grade eight and nine students will compete prior to the men's game and during half-time. In other league action Friday night, University of Victoria V i k e 11 e s stunned previously unbeaten University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes 48-43 and the U of V Vikings downed U of S Huskies 85-67. THUNDERBIRDS & pronghoms - Edlund 3, Baldry i, Sloan 10, Baker, Kempt 4, Tollestrup 37, Court 12, F. Zaugg 2, Hunter, M. Zaugg 10 and Hague 4. Total - 86 Thunderbirds - Crlpps, Matheson 14, G|ernes 11, Blewett, Head 4, Hoy 13, Ireland, Mills 13 and Francis 9. Total - 64. THUNDERETTES 73 PRONGHORNS 35 Thunderettes -Silcott 19, Burdett, Williams 6, Sargent 10, Robinson, Barnes 8, Bland 2, Phelan 10, Grant 14, Gee 4. Total 73 Pronghoms - Orr 6, Voth 8, Glduk 6, Schandor 6, Whitelaw 7, Whitehead 2, Hover. Total - 35. Saturday, February 3, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD _ �3 ANDY CA?P NBA patsies give Detroit a victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Playing Philadelphia '76ers is a picnic for the rest of the National Basketball Association teams. The latest to get a little fatter off the young Philadelphians are Detroit Pistons. "I'm just glad nobody got hurt," said Detroit coach Ray Scott after Friday night's 114-104 victory over the '76ers. "Everybody got to play and we just got to look at a lot of guys we needed to look at." That's the way it's been going this year for the '76ers. Nobody takes them seriously. Friday night's loss was Philadelphia's 14th straight and the '76ers have won only four games in 56 decisions this year. In the other games, Baltimore Bullets turned back New York Knicks 89-77, Atlanta Hawks nipped Boston Celtics 100-99, Milwaukee Bucks bounced Buffalo Braves 114-104, Los Angeles Lakers drubbed Houston Rockv ets 126-109 and Seattle Super-Sonics stopped the Chicago Bulls 118-104. OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG MAN LEADING MEN'S WEAR STORE IN LETHBRIDGE DESIRES A BRIGHT YOUNG MAN The main requisites are a willingness to learn and ability to meet the public. For a personal Interview please reply stating experience, marital status, etc., to Box 107, The Lethbridge Herald Bl Winnebago RAND OPEN IN <3u Come see why more people buy Winnebago than any other motor home in America! We're proud to be the newest dealer for Winnebago, America's largest exclusive manufacturer of recreational vehicles. Winnebago has four lines and 13 exciting new motor home models for 1973, and we've got several on display now. We will offer you the Winnebago Brave, avail* able in 18 and 20 foot models. Plus the Winnebago Indian, the KJXOrious WTnnebago Chieftain and the oil n�w Minnie Winnie (TM) our new mini motor home. Come to our Grand Opening and see the new Winnebago* at our special Grand Opening prices. We'll deall IEN ULLY 30~HN GltfSijgCoWSKl SERVICE MANAGER MIRK KLOVANSKY L DORADO SALES 2910 1st Ave. S. Phone 327-1233 BE SURE TO SEE ALL THE MODELS ON DISPLAY DURING LIFE STYLE 73' - RECREATION VEHICLE SHOW lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion - Feb. 8, 9, 10, and 11 give you more. YffflUWAMA ;