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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 9, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, February 9, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOC HERALD 1! Mismatch at College reads 132-61 Kodiaks romp past Mount Royal Cougars Hess scores MIJSS hit for points Friday night as the y Kbdiaks belted Mounb Royjj in in action. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor If it had been a prize fight it would have been stopped in the fourth round. The Mount Royal College Cougars must have felt they were playing in a bomb shelter that leaked. They were, to put it mildly, blitzed. Cougars, unbeaten in Al- berta College Athletic Con- ference basketball action, ran into a red-hot Lethbridge Community College Kodiak basketball club and were left shaking their heads at the end of the encounter. Kodiaks, with a new-look for the second half of the sched- ule, ran roughshod over the Cougars 132-61 in the one- sided contest that had been billed as the game of the year. It was the game of the year, but only for the Kodiaks as they ran their season mark to 7-1. Their only loss came at the hands of the Cougars and that setback was by a mere three; points. Jack Kenyon, coach of the Cougars, left the LCC court in a state of disbelief. Four times this year, including tournaments, the Cougars have held the upper hand over the Kodiaks. Such was not the case Friday. As a matter of fact, it was the exact opposite. Meanwhile, foul trouble cost the LCC a sweep of games with Mount Royal as the Kodiettes dropped a 76-64 decision to the Kittens. In. the Kodiak-Cougar con- test, the writing began to ap- pear on the wall- in the first half as the club jumped into a 28-12 lead with 10 min- utes gone, in the game and then proceeded to rub salt in the Cougar wounds. Hitting a solid 50 per cent of their shots from the field, 61 of 122, the Kodiaks took a 53-25 lead into the dressing room at halftime and toyed with the Cougars the rest of the way. Coach Ben Brooks of the Kodiaks was elated. The win, which Brooks described as the biggest of the year, puts the Kodiaks in the driver's seat as hosts for the ACAC championships. "That congratulations from all directions. Pronghorns give Bears solid fight in loss The University of Lethbridge Pronghorns gave the league-leading University of Alberta Golden Bears a run for their money, but that's about all as they dropped a narrow 93-83 decision to the Edmonton squad Friday night. The hard-fought victory was number 14 for the Bears, who lead the Canada West University Men's Basketball _.eague with an attractive 14-1 2cord. On the other hand, it was the ronghorns" llth loss in 15 outings and leaves them in ifth place in the six-team Meanwhile in last night's encounter, the 10-point margin of victory doesn't ally show the closeness of le 40-minute match. The locals started out luickly as usual and mustered a slim lead which lasted for mly 18 minutes cf the 20- ?inute first half. They seemed to tire during e final two minutes and sat back as the Bears recorded a 48-43 margin going into the final halt. The two clubs battled end- to-end throughout the better part of the final 20 minutes of play and the locals only trailed 83-79 with 60 seconds remaining. But at this crucial moment. Pronghorns' sharp- shooting Phil Letham was fouled out of the game which extracted an uproar from his bench. The Pronghorns were assessed two technical fouls for their unsportsman-like behavior. Bears' Terry Valeriote calmly swished four free throws in-a-row and put the game out of reach for the hosts. The Bears were awarded four free throws since they were on the bonus rule at the time. Valeriote netted 15 points in the match and was second high scorer only to Tom Solyom who hooped 27. Stampede Wrestling Taber Civic Centre Monday, Fib. p.M. N.A. Title Bout: Stomper Goutdfe vs Larry Lane Girls World Tag Team Championship Match Danny Little Bear Benny Ramirex 5 Big Watch Stampede Wrestling on CJOC-TV Letham rattled the backboards for 27 points before being fouled out while teammates Max Zaugg and Roger Baldry notched 11 and 10 points respectively. The Bears had the hot hand managing to sink 46 per cent of their field goal attempts while the Pronghorns were good on 37 per cent of their shots. The visitors also gave up 30 turnovers compared to the locals' 21 and were out- rebounded 38-32. Meanwhile the U of A Pandas jumped to a commanding 45-15 lead at the half way mark and went on to drop the U of L Pronghorns 59- 37 in a women's league game last night. Wendy Martin paced the Pandas' assault with a 20- point outing while Pat Schandor and Kathv Bardgett whipped in 10 points apiece for the Pronghorns, who out- played their visitors in the second half. All four clubs will see action again tonight at the U of L gym. The gals square-off at while the men hit the court at In other CWMBL games staged last night, the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds squeaked past the University of Calgary Dinosaurs 72-68 and the University of Saskatchewan Huskies dumped the University of Victoria in gals" action, U8C Thundcrettes dropped U of C Dinnies 87-22 and U of V Vikettes came back to upend U of S Huskiettes 43-38. The LCC gym was full and they saw what they came to see, a Kodiak victory. Three Kodiaks, Brent Fair- banks, Gary Williams and Greg Hess, hit for over 20 points apiece as they not only tamed the Cougar from the Cowtown, they destroyed it. Fairbanks hit for 23, Williams, who seems to lull Four unbeaten in gals tourney By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer Only four clubs remained in the running for the first annual Winston Churchill Invitational Girls' Basketball Tournament title after the first round action ceased at the local high school gym Friday night. Seven Alberta high schools along with a British Columbia entry are participating in the two-day .modified double- knockout classic which concludes with six more games today. The consolation semi-finals were slated to go at and 11 o'clock this morning while the championship semi-finals were to be played at one and three this afternoon. The consolation final is Lakers continue winning The league-leading Stirling Lakers chalked up their 10th consecutive Southwest Conference Boys' Basketball League victory by defeating Taber Trotters 49-36 Friday night. The Lakers have yet to taste a defeat this season and lead the eight-team conference with; 10 wins. Scott Perrett carried; the-. Lakers to their win last night wittua 17-ppint performance white Marty Hirsche chipped in with 15. Bruce Francis managed 13 points in a losing cause. the second place Winston Churchill Bulldogs lifted their season record to nine wins and a loss by doubling the score 50- 25 over the Fort Macleod Flyers. Perry Mirkovich was the top scorer for the Bulldogs, with 12 points while Barry Schmidt added 10. Chris Donohue notched eight points for the Flyers. The Coaldale Gaels came up with a 47-39 decision over the Vauxhall Vikings. David Janzen, Brian King and Walt Zelinski all notched 10 points apiece for the Gaels while Robert Friesen swished 14 points for the Vikings. In the only other league game staged last night, the Milk River Comets edged the Picture Butte Sugar Kings 53- 51. Anthony Miller paced the Comets with 22 big points while Terry Hanna netted 19 for the Kings. In junior boys' varsity play, Coaldale tripped Vauxhall 44- 32. WCHS belted Fort Macleod 45-20, Stirling edged Taber 49- 41 and Picture Butte downed Milk River 58-41. In a Southwest Conference Girls' Basketball League exhibition tilt, the Coaldale Larks dumped Vauxhall Vi- Queens 36-26. Bonny Stanko led the Larks with 10 points in her eight- minute stint while Cheryl Wright dunked 10 for the Vi- Queens. Local gals host Calgary The Lethbridge YMCA wil? host Calgary Tri-Wood for s pair of exhibition hockey games this weekend. The firs' encounter will gel underway al 10: is tonight while Ihe second is slated foi a.m. Sunday Both games will be held a! the Civic Ice Centre. scheduled for a seven o'clock start followed by the championship final at tonight. Meanwhile two local entries, the host WCHS Griffins and Catholic Central Kittens along with the Nobleford' Bladettes and Brooks Trents continued their bid for the tourney crown by scoring victories in their initial games last night. The Griff ens defeated Calgary Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs 21-16, CCHS Kittens walloped Invermere Lakettes of B.C. 37-10, Nobleford dumped Red Deer Kittens 36- 28 and Brooks Trents upended the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Clipper Queens 28-24. The host Griffins, who recently captured the 1973-74 Brooks gals' tourney, had their share of problems in their successful outing against the SWCHS Bulldogs. The locals, who trailed 6-4 after the opening quarter, seemed unable to find the range in the eight-minute period and missed on at least a dozen fine opportunities. They finally "settled down somewhat in the second quarter and turned their two- point deficit into a four-point lead. The Bulld9gs came back in the second half and managed to cut their deficit to 15-13, but a third quarter surge by the Griffins killed their chances for the tourney crown. Diane Turner led the Griffins' attack with six points while Gail Blanchard and Deb Bosch chipped in with four apiece., Barb Stewart and Jill Walters hopped six points each in a losing cause. The CCHS Kittens, who are the newlycrowned city gals' champions, had an easy time of things last night as they literally blasted Invermere Lakettes. The Kittens were never headed during the 32-minute contest as they held quarter leads of 10-4, 20-5 and 26-5. The Lakettes failed to score a point in the third quarter and only managed one in the second. Martha Kapalan paced the Kittens with a 10-point outing while Mickey Kinahan added eight. Alison Huchinson with four points along with three points each by Val Jaques and Ann Stephenson were the Lakettes' only scorers. The Brooks Trents watched a 10-point lead vanish in the third quarter but still hung on to defeat the LCI Clipper Queens. Brooks, who trailed 14-12 at the half, were led by Cathy Patterson with 12 points followed by Georgina Lester's eight. Davlyn Last hooped 12 points and Connie Frouws eight for the Clipper Queens. The Nobleford Bladettes jumped to a 14-1 lead after eight minutes of play and went on to dump the Lindsay Thurber Kittens by eight points. The Bladettes were never headed in the end-to-end tilt as they carried quarter leads of and 24-22. Carolyn Sjorgen was outstanding for the Bladettes notching 18 big points, while Karen Grieb sunk 13 points in a losing cause. HOOP SHOTS The CCHS Kittens and Nobleford Bladettes should reach the championship final while the LCI Clipper Queens and Red Deer Kittens could possibly meet in the consolation final. Calgary Bulldogs" coach uses a two-unit style of attack which enables all the players to see some action This man really knows what athletics is all about... Some of the Red Deer gals mentioned that they were a come-from-behind club You just about did it gals. the opposition into a feeling of false security with a slow start, hit for 22 and Hess ram- med home 21. Hess also had six points called back as he got anxious and travelled on an occasion or three. Double figures also came to Kendon Eakett with 16, Robin Hansen, 14, Glen Schu- ler with 12 and Jerry Shockey with 10. And so does Shuler .1 ii ili >t'pumps in two more points for theLGC i night as they made it look easy over HoV'-il College Cougars. Sports menu College Athletic Women's and Men's SATURDAY Alberta Conference Basketball League. Southern Alberta Institute of Technology vs Lethbridge Community College Kodiettes at 1 p.m. and SAIT vs LCC Kodiaks at 3 p.m. at the LCC gym. Canada Wesl University Women's and Men's Basketball League. University of Alberta Pandas vs University of Lethbridge Pronghorns at p.m. and the U of A Golden Bears vs U ot L Pronghorns at p.m. at the U o! L gym. Southwest Conference Girls' and Boys' Basketball League. Girls' action will have Fort Macleod at Picture Butte and Taber at Vauxhall. Boys' action will have Fort Macleod at Picture Butte. Vauxhall at Taber. Winston Churchill at Milk River and Stirling at Coaldale. Alberta Junior Hockey League. Edmonton Mets vs Lethbridge Longhoms at p.m. at Henderson Lake 'ce Centre. Winston Churchill Invitational G'r'S" Basketball League. semi-finals at a.m. and 11 a.m. and "A" semi- finals at 1 p.m. and p.m. The consolation final is at 7 p.m. and the championship final at p.m. SUNDAY Central Alberta Junior Hockey League. 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