Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 18, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Celtics caught napping By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Forgive the fans at Boston Garden I! they relaxed at half- time of the Celtics' National Basketball Association game against Milwaukee Bucks Fri- day night. Here were the Celtics, win- ners of 14 of their first 15 starts, leading the Bucks by 15 points. It was obviously, a time to relax. The only problem was that Milwaukee didn't take it easy. The Bucks, led by Kareem Abdul Jabbar, rallied in the second half and knocked off Boston 93-88, only the second loss all season for the Celtics. Jabbar poured in 21 of his 32 points in the second half. Elsewhere in the NBA Friday night, Detroit Pistons whipped Chicago Bulls 109-96, Kansas C i t y-Omaha Kings downed Cleveland Cavaliers 115-96, Bal- timore Bullets took Phoenix Suns 117-96, Seattle SuperSonics beat Philadelphia '76ers 105-92, Portland Trailblazers trimmed Golden Stale Warriors 105-97 and Los Angeles Lakers nipped Buffalo Braves 103-100. In the American Basketball Association, New York trimmed San Diego 109-89, Virginia downed Kentucky 122-115, Caro- lina defeated Indiana 127-120 and Memphis took Utah 123-117 in overtime. Detroit ran off a 16-2 spurt In the final five minutes of the first half and went on to whip Chicago, tagging the Bulls with only their second loss of the year. Dave Bing led the Pistons with 25 points. Baltimore roared from behind v.ith Phil Chcnier and Elvin Hayes leading the way as the Bullcls ripped Phoenix. Chenier Ihrew in JO points and Hayes had 17 after intermission. Nale Archibald threw In points and picked up 11 assist! as Kansas City-Omaha defeated Cleveland. Bomber offence is good IT MAY NOT BE FUNNY LATER Two Ottawa Rough Riders, Borry Ardern (18) and Ron Wcodward odd a touch of clowning to a Friday practice in Ollawo. The Rough Riders met Hamillon Tiger-Cals in the first game of the Eastern Conference final this afternoon in a game that may remove the imilei from the faces of Ardern and Woodward. (CP Wirepholo) Robinson wants to play another three seasons CALGARY (CP) This is Hie time of year when some Canadian Football League players think about retire- ment, somellu'ng place-kicker Larry Robinson hopes to avoid for another three years. Robinson, also a regular de- fensive back, has been with Calgay Stampeders 12 rea- sons, missing only one of 320 league, playoff and exhibition games. One of his mam goals is career points from regu- lar-season competition, al- though Tommy-Joe Coffey of Hamilton Tiger-Cats may reach the total first. At the conclusion of the 1972 season, Coffey had 971 points after 13 years compared with Robin- son's 927. Robinson's total includes nine touchdowns, 330 converts and 145 field CFL 92 singles. A last-second, 32-yard field goal into winds gusting to 36 miles an hour at Hegina's Taylor Field heads his list of achievements. It sailed through the up- rights in the deciding game of the 1970 Western Football Conference best-of-three final playoff series, gave the Stam- peders a 15-14 win over Sas- katchewan Rougliriders and a berth in the Grey Cup. Eagle Keys, then coach of Saskatchewan and now field boss of British Columbia Lions, said it was "once in a lifetime kick." Robinson says: "I never thought I would make it against that wind. Be- fore the game I was warming up and couldn't get more than 25 yards." However, t h e 30-year-old Calgary native also remem- bers his first field goal at- tempt in 1961 when he joined Calgary with quarterback cre- dentials. "It was about a 43-yard try and I had never kicked in a professional game before. Tha ball hit our lineman in the rear and a piece of turf went over him. "I felt like jumping in the hole I made." A or fourth-string" quarterback when he first joined Calgary, he was used as a flanker for two seasons before moving lo defensive back in 1963. He has never been named Saturday, Noxsnyr II, THI UTHMIDO! HRMD 13 Magrath finals set for tonight Four teams reeled to tourney sidelines Four learns moved Into the championship round of the fourth annual Magralh High School Invitational Basketball Tournament after fi-st-round action ceased Friday night. WINNIPEG Skrien, head (CP) Dave coach of Sas- katchewan Roughriders, hinted Friday that the biggest chore his club faces in Sunday's West- ern Football Conference sudden- death final could be keeping up to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers offence. 'You just know the brush-cut coach pre- dicted. "They have good an offence to stop cold." But Skrien is confident his club will be on the Scoreboard as well. He said his team, Eight top southern Alberta high school teams were vying for the championship title in the two-day affair, but only four teams have a chance to walk away with the crown to- night. Taber W. H. Myers sparked by Robin Hanesen's 21 poiut performance moved into the title round by defeating the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Hams 5W2 in the tourney open- er. Kelly Strong managed 13 points in a losing cause. The Lelhbridge Catholic Cen- tral Cougars, who are the tour- ney favorites, also moved Into the final round of play by dropping the Milk River Ridge Riders 53-36 in the second game of the evening. Peter Sikora paced the Cou- gars with 19 points while Bill Dudas added 10. Bill Lodermier hooped 12 points the losers. In the third game staeed, the host Zeniths whipped the Stir- linir Lakers 57-42. I Brad Wilde notched 16 points -h nnl I wilile Rollingson chipped in with 13. Brent Drewry was the ton scorer for the Lakers with 12 points. Cardston Cougars also slipped which has been to the Grey Cup three times in the last six years, will come up with an of- fensive effort to match that of Winnipeg. Skrien has a healthy George Keed, the bruising fullback who ran for yards this season, to add to his offensive punch. Heed Is "close to JOO per cent. He's healthier than he has been for eight said Skrien. LACKED LINEMEN Reed was not able to run in- side last Sunday in the semi-fi- nal playoff game against Ed- monton Eskimos because Jack Abendscban and Larry Bird were hurt. However, both offen- sive linemen will be healthy for Sunday's sudden-dealh final and are expected to find some run- ning room for Reed. Skrien is not concerned that Mack Herron, the fleet halfback who led the Canadian Football League in rushing this season, will hurt his club. "We won't key on him. You can't key on any one player, es- pecially against Winnipeg with hat passing attack. You key on formations and patterns." Skrien said: "We managed to stop Herron in two games. In the third he broke for one long ;ain, but he hasn't hurt us as much as some other teams." Most of the football fraternity into the championship round as they edged the Raymond Com- ets 55-53. Jim Toone netted 18 points and Zealand Leavitt 10 for the Cougars While Walter Zobell sunk 22 points in a losing cause. In today's action, Raymond as a CFJ. aii-star but took the assembled here for the game WFC award last year. He won tlie CFL scoring title in and 1965 and was chosen WFC rookic-of-lhe-ycar in 1961. Although missed (ho playoffs this year for the second time .since 1959, most observers agreed that it was a gi-eal year for Robinson. He finished second this sea- son in Hie WFC scoring race with too points, including a touchdown on an interception. The 200-pounder joined the Slzmpcders aftc" one year of junior ball with Mount Royal College Cougars of Calgary. As a quarterback, punter and place-kicker (hat year, he guided Mount Royal to the weslcm junior final before they lost to Saskatoon Hill- tops. How about putting a few tax doHars back inhere? feel Winnipeg's offence has to come up big if the Blue Bomb- ers are lo win. THEY'LL SCORE Tom Campana, the Rough- riders talented running back who was named the Western Conference rookie-of-the-year, said the Winnipeg offence, with quarterback Don Jonas, re- ceiver Jim Thorpe and Herron, is too powerful lo keep off the Scoreboard. "ft certainly will require more Uian eight points lo win Sunday." he said, referring to the club's 8-6 win over Edmon- ton Ihe week before. Winnipeg's "layoff mil help Skrein said. "They'll bo recovered from any bruises or minor injuries. They'll have the steam. I found if you hove a layoff your legs get rested and when you come back you're full of steam." j Commenting about the j j wealhcr. hr snid. il i I bother us as much ns il will j bother Winnipeg, which won Iwn nf I Ihr- three regular-season games between Ihe clubs, is unbeaten at home in ils last ]3 games. The game will be telecast M.I- lionally on CHC beginning ;u I p.m. MST. Tigers to play Russians CALGARY (CP) Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Can- ada Hockey League will com- pete against teams from Russia, Czechoslovakia and the United States next month, il was announced Thursday. The international tournament will be played in Colorado Springs and Minneapolis Dec. 2G to Jan. 3, Joe Kryczka, presi- dent of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, said in an interview. The tournament will be a double round-robin affair. Kryczka also said the Rus- sians and Czechoslovalrians will be available for exhibition games after the tournament. There was a possibility that ex- hibition contests would be stag- ed in Calgary and Medicine Hat. The WC1IL was picked lo rep- resent Canada, he said, because it is Ihe league closest to the tournament sites. The Tigers were picked because they have a slow schedule at the time of the tournament. took on Stirling at 10 a.m. while the LCI Rams faced the Ridge Riderrs at a.m. Both games were semi-final matches on the consolation side of the tourney. The consolation final was planned ior 4 p.m. The semi fuial matches on the championship side of the lourney featured Magrath and Cardslon meeting at 1 p.m. while W. R. Myers and CCHS hit the floor at p.m. The third place final is set for 7 p.m. while the champion- ship final will get underway at p.m. BRAD WELL BRACED New York Rangers' defence- man Brad Pork, his injured righl knee in a brace, is well in hand, medically speaking, as he Iries walking with the aid of nurses before leaving Lenox Hospital in New York Friday. Park was filled with the brace for an injury he suffered Wednesday night against Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Wirephato) Win was third for California By THE CANADIAN PRESS I Then earlier this month, CahTornia Golden Seals have; ov.ner Cna-les 0. Finley an- had little to cheer about so far League and they can blame it all on the Woiid Hockey Association. The Seals, in last place in (he NHL's West Division, got two- goal performances Friday night from Joey Johnston and Reggie Johnston 7 MaVsriaTf'V'Mo! Leach to defeat Buffalo Sahrcs CALIFORNIA J, BUFFALO 1 First Period 1. Califomli J. Penalties Weir Second Period 2. California, Leach 3 (Gilderlswi. Weir) 3 California learn .1 Redmond! 6.53. J. .Jchnslon 1B-37 third 1. California, J. Jptin'.'nn 6 Patrick) .1 5. California. 7 fSmlth, Weir) U..S3. 6 Bulfalo. Meghan 3 (Har- Pralh Penally Lorenll nounccd that coach Garry Young was resigning for health reasons. Young had undergone lung surgery before the season started. Fred Glover, a former coach, replaced Young, and it now is his job to whip the Seals into a contender. If they can get the scoring 1 punch and spectacular goaltend- ir.p exliibilecl against the Sabres sdl1 13 73. on noal hy 3 FERNIE, B.C. Phone 423-7746 KIRK'S TIKE (TABER) LTD. 50th Avenuo I Phon.