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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, 17, TM UTHMIDG1 HWAIO on at LCI Cougars, Zeniths still in, chalk up wins on Friday By LI.OVD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer "A bad.' 50-50 chance isn't too defending champion That's their net "When you're in their end, soys coach Har- old Osmond, second from the left. Osmond'i Midget Elks host Red Deer Sunday afternoon ot Henderson, Ice Centre at in the first game of a two-game, total goal series for the Alberta Midge? championship. With Osmond are, left to right, Kevin Keith, Bernie Syrenne, Randy Lowe and Ron Moser. Ontario wins schoolboy title Experience made it easier MONCTON, N.B. (CP) If at] first you don't succeed, try the third time. Mark McDonald did and it re- sulted in the Canadian school- boy curling championship for the Ontario student. With his experience from two previous schoolboy tournaments playing a large role, the 17- year-old skip from Gananoque secondary school defeated Que- bec's Serge Cote 8-4 in a sud- den-death playoff game to cap- ture the title in the 27th year of the competition. "Definitely, the experience in the 1971 and 1972 championships said McDonald, who pulled off the best shot of the week in the Ilth and final round Friday afternoon, when he picked up six points to defeat "Nova Scotia. "I sort of knew what it was all about; you had to keep calm the whole scnedule throughout the week had to he organized ana you just couldn' go wild, you had to know and pace yourself." It was the first national com petition for other members o his Lloyd Emmer son, second Philip Tomseti em lead Jon Clare. They advanced to the playoff ith a brilliant come-from-be- lind 11-9 triumph over Bill Campbell of Dartmouth, N.S., n the final game of the 11-rink ound-robin tournament. Ontario fell behind 9-7 after nine ends when headed one of the best rinks from Nova Scotia in many four. With McDonald's last rock to Tincher was best at Policemen's come on the 10th, he was facing a Nova Scotia stone which was WINNIPEG (CP) The Sas-! katchewan rink skipped by Dick Tincher Regina captured the Canadian policemen's curling championship Friday, defeating Alberta 8-2 to complete the tournament with an 11-0 record. The Tincher foursome, run- ner -up last year to another rink from Alberta, stole four in the sixth end to put the game out of the roach of Bob Morrison's Lethbridge rijik. The British Columbia rink, skipped by Neil Dickson of Vic- toria, lost 8-7 to Ottawa's Bob Nicholson in the final round to finish second with nine wins against two losses. Nicholson's D-3 record gave him third place. Tincher's RCMP rink, with Ray Croy third, Bruce Paynter second and Ken Fader lead, had its toughest match on the Eirst day of play Monday, edg- ing Dickson 7-6. "They curled said Tincher. "Northern Ontario gave us our next best run. None of them was easy." In other final-round games, Prince Edward Island defeated Quebec 8-6, Nova Scotia downed Manitoba 12-7, Newfoundland lying no. 3. A poor shot would have likely sent the game into an extra end as Ontario had enough for the tie. However, McDonald took out the rock when he punched it be- tween one biting the eight-loot circle and another biting the 12, about a 13-inch port. "I'll admit I thought that was .it after the said the I Grade 13 student. "But I blanked that end out of my mind and just thought abou playing the 10th." Emmerson said McDonald's experience was the main factor in Ontario winning, "I had complete confidence in him ha kept us in there." The playoff game, the first since 1964 in Regina, whc three rinks took part, was dead locked 4-4 after eight ends. But on Hie ninth, Col wrecked on guards with his las shot, and pushed in an Ontario stone which gave them three in Southern Alberta still has its' two entries in the running for the Alberta senior high school boys' basketball championship title after first round action ceased at the Lethbridge Col- legiate Institute Friday night. Eight Alberta teams repre- senting their respective zones officially opened their bid for the provincial crown but only four teams -are left to battle it out. The Lethbridge Catholic Central Cougars and the Magrath Zen- iths, who are representing southern Alberta in the two-day modified double-knockout tour- ney, scored opening victories last night for a berth into the championship semi-finals. Tlie two south dubs will be joined by the Edmonton Doon Lancers and Calgary Sir Winston Churchill Bulldogs, who also posted wins earlier in the day. Catholic Central were sched- uled to meet Bonnie Doon at 12 o'clock noon for one champ- ionship semi-final while Ma- grath met Sir Winston Church- ill at p.m. for the other. The winners will advance to the championship final set to go at nine o'clock tonight white the losers will meet at p.m. for the third place final. Meanwhile Catholic Central Cougars successfully opened de- fence to their title by scoring breath-taking 58-56 decision ver Oalgary Crescent Heights Cowboys before a capacity crowd at the LCI last night. It was a gratifying victory or the Cougars but a heart- sunk the winning basket with The Magrath advanc only one second remaining on..... the clock. Sikora was by far" out- standing ball player on the court as he ted the Cougars with 30 points, 18 in the first half. Andy Beaudin chipped in with 14 points and 10 rebounds while Randy Royer added six points and eight rebounds. The Cougars managed a 49 per cent shooting average from beat Northern Ontario 8-6 and New Brunswick won 8-4 over the Yukon-Northwest territories entry. MARCH 19 23 ALL STOCK MUST BE CLEARED TO MAKE ROOM FOR SUMMER SPORTS CAMPING EQUIPMENT LIMITED QUANTITIES AVAILABLE. SALE PRICES VALIDrONLYlON REMAINING STOCK the house. McDonald had little trouble adding another. Quebec ran out of rocks on the 10th and final end before 500 fans, Allan Becker of Humboldt, Sask., was third with a 7-3 record. Ross McKenzie of Kam- loops, B.C., and David Iverson of Winnipeg were both while Gib AndrusH of Boyle, Alta., and Campbell each had 5- 5 records. At 4-6 were Richard Thompson of Kapuskasing, rep- resenting Northern Ontario, and Doug Caldwell of Oromocto, N.B., while Randy Perry of St. John's, Kfld., and Peter MacDo- nald of Summerside, P.E.I., were both 1-9. Quebec qualified for the play- off by defeating Now Brunswick 8-5 on the Ilth round, a game that finished 30 minutes ahead of the N.S.-Ontario match. Other llth-round resulls were: Manitoba 9 New- foundland 4; B.C. 10 P.E.I. 3; and Alberta 8 Northern Ontario Saskatchewan got the bye. Tenth-round results Friday morning were: B.C. 9 Northern Ontario 5; New Brunswick 10 Nova Scotia 4; Ontario 6 New- foundland 4; Manitoba 11 Sas- katchewan 5; and Quebec 9 COURNOYER TAKES REST MONTREAL (CP) Right breaking loss for the Cowboys, who came oh so close in oust- ing the defending champions. The Cowboys came out fight- ing right from the opening toss- up and used an effective full- court press which had the Cougars stymied. After the first eight minutes of play, the Cowboys held a commanding 17-6 lead and extended it to 23-9 midway through the second quarter. The Cowboys' superb offen- sive and defensive attack seem- ed to be flowing smoothly along until it hit a snag at the mark of the second quarter. The Cougars changed their zone defence to a full-court press which stopped the Cow- boys dead in their tracks. By half time, the Cougars managed to cut their deficit to five points. TAKE OVER LEAD The Cougars, who trailed 28- 23 going into the second half, continued their new game plan and finally scraped up a 42-40 FISCHEI SKIS RES. is PAIB ONLY) 330 (B PAIR OHIY1 175.00 S100.00 Rocer _ 20 4 2 I ft. Super Glol P.E.I. 8. Alberta got the bye. SOME MODUS TRAPPEUR. TYROL BOOTS ttSULAK to APHIS SKI 100TS ALSO y, mice BEGINNERS PACKAGE INCLUDES SKIS, POLES, BOOTS 4 BINDINGS winger Yyan Cournoyer, ad vised earlier this week to take a four day rest from Montreal Canadiens National Hockey League games, will be out of action until next Wednesday. More sport page 12 lead by the end of the third quarter. The two clubs battled it out evenly throughout most of the final eight minutes of play but had the crowd literally biting their nails when the Cowboys tied tbo game 66-56 with only one minute remaining on the clock. With 41 seconds left, Cougars lost possession of Uie ball and gave the Cowboys the break they needed. The Cowboys looked for an opening for a sure basket as the clock dwindled. With five seconds left Wayne' Campbell drove in for a lay-up but was called on travelling vi- olation by Edmonton referee Don Munro. Peter Sikora quickly fired a pass to teammate Randy Roy- er, who in turn tossed it to Billy Dudas, situated under the Cowboys' basket. Dudas flipped the ball up and BONNIE DOON 73 GRANDE PRAIRIE Bonnie Doon Carter 20. V, SacXtey 4, Prince 1, Johnston 13, LUCJS 5, Hansen 4, Hill, Sulton, Mar- tin, Candter 5, Klrsch. Grande Prairie King McNab 13, Byrnes, R. Slofan 2, M. Stolan, Jones, Sebastian 4, Anderson B, Range Tolar-3J SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL It HARRY AINLAY 51 Sir Winston Motr 1, 8relt 17, Salmon H. Watson, B. Salmon, Peter- son 2, Prent, Thompson, Hambty 6, Battershlll 9, Vulcano' 13, Harry Ainlav savage, Horn, Rob- In Rosborouqti, Lillev 11, Schuli 7, Martin, Peterson 8, Burley, Flanders, Getty 13, Rick Rosborough 4, McHarg 9. CATHOLIC CENTRAL 51 CRESCENT HEIGHTS 51 Catholic Central Davclc, tey, Peaks, Sikora 30. Beaudin U, Wotfe, Federfceit, We If, Kenwood J, Royer Dudas 4, Fener. Tolal-SI. Crescent Hcighls Huckulock H, Smith, Brooker, Taven 18, Man, CruJJc- shank 7, K. Smith, Campbell 1, Cas- longuay, Folkard 13. Total MAGRATH I) XED DEER 12 Magralh 2, Pooomar 11, Karren, Alston, Wilde I, Leishman, Baldersoo 27, Brewerlon, Rolllngson 5, Anderson 9. Red Deer Skafolub 1, Neis, Wult- Iiling, Cloutlei Poytresj U, Merrytield, Grleb i. TMal-52. an impressive 73-39 victory ver Grande Prairie Toma- lawks. Dave Carter and Wayne Sar- ore hooped 20 and 21 points respectively for Uio winners while Dave King scored 12 and Dave McNab 13 in a losing use. Bonnio Doon led 30-13 at lalf. Sir Winston Churchill Bull- dogs came back from a lalftime deficit and went on to defeat Edmonton Harry Ainlay Titars Sl-52. The Bulldogs received a 17- point performance from Kerry Brett and a 14-point outing from Ross Salmon. Dale Getty managed 13 points in a losing effort. The Titans were to have hit the floor again at a.m. against Red Deer in one consol- ation final while Grande Prair- ie and Crescent Heights met at a.m. for the other. The consolation final got un- der way at three o'clock this afternoon. Royer scores tivo Randy Royer (24) of the Catholic Central Cougars, scores two points Friday as the Alberta "A" Boys' high school basketball final got under way of the LCI. Cou- gars won the flams 58-56 with a basket in the dying seconds. Checking Royer is Earl Folkhard of the Crescent Heights Cowboys. ______________ Senior men's finals start Three teams advanced to the championship semi-ilnal round while another one was still pending after first round play ended in the Alberta senior 'B" men's basketball playoff finals. Eight clubs from various parts of the province are taking part in he two-day event stag- ed in Cardston. The Raymond Merchants, Cardston Kreals' Western Sport and Calgary Host Rent-A-Car earned victories during the opening day of play and moved onto the semi-finals. Two Edmonton squads were to have met this morning for the final semi-final berth. Don MacLain notched 25 points and led Raymond to a 71-66 win over Calgary YMCA Rammers in one contest last night and Tim Tollestrup hoop- ed 20 points that helped Card- ston bounce Red Deer RCMP 83-62. Calgary Host Rent-A-Car scor- ed a sUm 69-66 decision over Pincber Creek. By GARY KIRK J KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. 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