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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, March 11, 1974 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 9 Bulldogs lose in Southwest final Gaels finish storng in victory Foul coming up Kate Andrews Gaels won the Southwest 'B' Boys basketball crown Saturday night with a thrilling win over the pennant-winning Winston Churchill Bulldogs. Action was plentiful as the two clubs hooked up in the final of the four-day event. By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Sports Writer A packed house of enthusiastic rooters saw Coaldale's Kate Andrews Gaels come on strong in the fourth quarter to defeat the Winston Churchill Bulldogs 35- 31 in the championship final of the Southwest Zone "3" Boys high school basketball tournament Saturday night at the University of Lethbridge Fieldhouse. In the earlier game, the Stirling Lakers took third place in the tourney by outlasting the Picture Butte Sugar Kings 38-35 in another defensive battle. In the championship contest, the Gaels had to come-from-behind to defend their zone title as the Bulldogs had dominated most of the early going. Winston Churchill used a variety of full court and half court zone presses to excellent advantage in the second quarter. The Gaels were obviously rattled as the Bulldogs built up leads of as much as nine points. However, the G.aels regrouped and their hard- nosed man-to-man defense and disciplined pattern offense finally put them in the lead 29-28 with four minutes remaining. The contest went right down to the final seconds as Perry Mirkovich swished a jumper for Churchill to bring the Bulldogs within two with just over a minute left. Coach Glen Alexander's boys had several chances to knot the score in the final minute but just could not hit the bucket. Ewald Granson sank two free throws at the four second mark to insure victory for the Gaels. Granson paced the Gaels with 10 points while Leonard and Richard Boras each had eight. Mirkovich and Kendall Duce shared the scoring honors for the Bulldogs with 11 apiece. In the third place game, Stirling used a tight zone defense and the inside work of Marty Hirsche to fashion a five point lead at the half. Picture Butte.'s aggressive offensive rebounding brought the Sugar Kings back to knot the score at 28 by three quar- ter time. However, "they missed two free throws in the final half minute and the Lakers held on for the victory. The game was characterized by the cold shooting of both teams. Picture Butte shot 18 per cent from the floor, while Stirling TAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION Monday, Mar. p.m. N.A. Title Bout: No Disqualifications Harley Race VS Archie "Stomper" Gouldie The Kiwis VS Great Saki Tokyo Joe Little Bear Lane VS Krupp Ramirez Burke VS Anthony 5 Bouts f 2.SO, Alliii comes back to win golf classic MIAMI (AP) Tough little Buddy Allin came from two strokes off the pace with a sparkling five-under-par 67, avoided the misfortunes that struck down his challengers and won the Ooral-Eastern Open Golf Tournament Sunday by a single stroke. Allin. 29. collected THE NO. 1 BRIDGE STEEL RADIAL U illnilcaroj T'lRP The time-honored quality tire. I IHr UNCONDITIONAL MILE WRITTEN WARRANTY BRIDGE STONE The time-honored tire. (RADIAL RD-170V) lom with square ShodWers weais 'onger and per- forms more smortHty on sftisrp cornering. Invest in the Best BUY BRIDQESTONE AT TRIMBLES TIRE SUPPLY LTD, BLAIRMORE 562-2743 LETHBRIDQE 327-2007 VULCAN 445-2012 from the total purse of with his 272 total, 16 under par, Allin's total was a record for the course that once again turned monster and gobbled up the challenges of Jerry Heard. Tom Weiskopf, Bobby Nichols and Australian Bruce Devlin. Heard, a winner last week at Orlando, lost his last chance for a second consecutive victory when he hit a spectator arid bogeyed the final hole. He was second alone with Devlin, once tied for the lead, made bogey from a hunker on the 17th and finished with a 71- 274. He was tied at that figure with countryman Bruce Cramp- ton, who had a closing 68. SHARED LEAD Weiskopf. also tied for the lead after 16 holes Sunday, fin- ished bogey-double bogey, and dropped back to 275 with a fi- nal-round 72. He was tied with Bert Yancey. who blazed into a spot among the leaders with a last-round 65. Tom Kite, who had a course record 29 on the front side and finished with a 65 for 276. was lied with Nichols, in title con- tention until he made a double bogey six from a bunker on Hie 16th. Nichols, the winner at San Diego a month ago. had a closing 70. Mount Royal wins again RED DEER (CPl Calgary Mount Royai College Courgars defeated Red Deer College Kings 5-2 Saturday to win the hockey championship of Jiie Alberta College Athletic Conference for the third consecutive year. Mount Royal is lo represent Alberta in the western championships March 15-16 in Edmonton. Lome Guenetie led the Cougars with throe goals. Ihe last into an empty net in the last minute. managed only a 28 per cent. Marty Hirsche led all scorers with 16 for the Lakers. Leonard Neiboer was the leader with 10 while Terry Hanna and Murray Hughes Scott Perrett chipped in with each added nine points, eight. For Picture Butte, Following the games, Southwest Zone president, Michael Peterson, presented trophies and thanked those responsible for making the tournament a success. Cardston joins LCI Rains in provincial hoop final RAYMOND (Special) The Cardston Cougars picked up Southern Alberta's second berth to the provincial "A" boys' high school basketball championships next weekend in Calgary by downing the Magrath Zeniths 58-44 Saturday night in Raymond. The Cougars will join the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Rams next Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16, in representing this area in the eight-team single- knockout Alberta finals. The Rams won the first berth by taking a 55-48 decision from the same Cougars last Friday night at the Civic Centre. In B division preliminary action on Saturday night, the Cardston Wildcats captured the junior varsity championship by edging the Magrath Eagles by a score of 50-40. In the "A" contest, the issue was never seriously in doubt as the Cougars jumped out to an early 11-point lead and led 37-18 at the half. Cardston maintained control in the second half to build the 14- point margin by the time the final buzzer sounded. The Cougars were paced by 22-point performance of Jim Toone. Don Yuill was also outstanding as he hooped 21. For the Zeniths, Tim Rollingston had 13 points while Kevin Anderson added 11. In the B division championship final, the Wildcats and Zeniths fought to a 20-20 stalemate in the first half, but Cardston came on strong in the second half to take the 10-point victory. Rick Bracha led the way for the Wildcats with a strong 23- point showing. Ralph West helped out with 16. For the Eagles, Vince Barker rimmed 17 points while Barry Aiehew added eight. Meanwhile, league president Jim Whitelaw announced Sunday that he will file a report with the Alberta Schools Athletic Association and the Southwest Zone regarding the shift in sites for Saturday's games. The contests were originally scheduled for Winston Churchill High School but the location was changed at the last minute by an informal decision of representatives of the teams from Cardston, Raymond and Magrath. At the present time, it is not known on what basis the games were played. However, it is certain that the referee assignment for the contests was for WCHS, and the referees were at that school on Saturday, although the four teams were at Raymond. Whitelaw stated Sunday that although it is highly unlikely that the matter will have any effect on Cardston's status in next weekend's provincial competition, he feels that the dispute merits a full investigation by zone and provincial organizations. Captain Scott Perrett accepted the third-place trophy for the Stirling Lakers, while Derek Redmond was presented with Winston Churchill's runner-up hardware. Coaldale's champion Gaels have no permanent captain, so the championship trophy was presented to them as a group. The boys also received medallions individually for their efforts in capturing the zone title for the third straight year. Coach Pius Labolevech thanked the spectators and the Coaldale community for their support. Meanwhile, the Gaels will travel to St. Paul, Alberta next Friday to defend their provincial title in an eight- team provincial "B" high school tournament. The Southwest Zone representative is perennially in the thick of things in provincial action, and this year should be no exception. Hoop Shots The "B" zone tournament features high school basketball at its best, with the basketball and the tourney organization both of a high calibre the majority of the teams emphasize a disciplined brand of pattern Coaldale does so with more success than anyone else There is very little free lance basketball and the teams seern to shy away from the fast break somewhat. DERBY IWCCPfTAKC It's easy to put yourself on our wanted list for big cash prizes. Soon, Albertans will be receiving 6-packs of Canadian Derby Sweepstake tickets in the mail. When you receive yours, fill them in immediately and mail as instructed. No other Alberta sweepstake offers such a bounty of cash prizes. The money that isn't used for prizes will go toward a lot of worthwhile things for our province. SO EVEN IF YOU LOSE, YOU CANT LOSE The day of the big race will be August 24th That's when our major award, or one of thirty-nine other cash prizes, could come your way. But before that date, you have a chance to win part of Because this year there are four Early Bird Draws. That means you have a chance to win part of the on March 19th, April 16th. May 14th and June 18th. YOU COULD BE A BIG WINNER! FOUR EARLY BIRD DRAWS Twenty cash prizes each totalling 20.000 Two First Prizes of 5.000 Two Second Prizes of 2.000 Two Third Prizes of 1.000 Plus fourteen consolation prizes totalling 4.000 DERBY DAY DRAWS first Prize Second Prize 25.000 Third Prize 12.900 Fourth Prize 7.500 Fifth Prize 5.000 Plus thirty-five consolation prizes totalling Winning tickets on each of the four occasions are eligible for all remaining draws. BUY5 TICKETS NOW! GETTHE 6th FREE I I I I I Yes. I'd like to be big winner! Please send me ___tickets at per ticket. Enclosed is my remittance (either cheque or money order) made payable to the 1974 CANADIAN DERBY SWEEPSTAKE. Name ______ Address _____ City _______ Province ____ Your remittance must accompany coupon. Mail to: 1974 CANADIAN DERBY SWEEPSTAKE P.O. Box 1922, Edmonton. Alberta, Canada Postal Code ___ Phone __ I I I I I ;