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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 14, 1983, Tokyo, JapanMonday february 14, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes sports 25 will Korea girls repeat in Acaf by Dave Ornauer ass sports write Yokota a Japan As the Korea All Star women s basketball squad prepares to defend its Pacific air forces Cage title starting monday at Yokota Abr a successful repeat is probably thelast thing on All Star coach Russell Thomas mind. Even though i have some Good Calibe ballplayers Thomas said the problem is getting them to mesh together. They re goo players individually but trying to Pul them together As a team in a Short time is a real problem. We had this past week to do it. The tournament starts monday in other words never mind worrying a outgoing to Acaf just yet. Get the team together first and then worry about Acaf Thomas asserted. He stresses that idea in spite of the fact that Korea has produced among other championship teams the 1981 men s slow pitch softball Champ the 1981 Bowling title both men s and women s basketball crowns in 1982 and last year s women Bowling championship a wealth of title Talent in a Remote tour environment in which mos people stationed usually leave after one year leaving the next coach to build new championship Aliber squads from scratch. No returnees from 1982 squad the 1983 Korea All stars Are no different. No players from last year s club which topped the Philippines Clark diplomats 48-43 in the Acaf final have returned to defend the title. Last wednesday the third Day of the Korea All Star women s training Camp at Kunsan a South Korea Russell was molding a bal club similar to the men s team that captured the men version of the Acaf Crown last week. We re going to try to win the same Way the Korea mended run and gun Thomas said. Power and scoring rest with what Thom Scalls an inside outside guard attack in the names of Tracey Thomas and Lolita Mccollum the latter All air Force last year. rebounding strength Thomas is counting on another All air Force Star for the past two years Power Forward Elaine Rex. She s jus about everything she s the Best Forward i be Ever seen As far As being in the right place at the right time Thomas commented. Tracey Thomas has a great Quick outside shot and Mccollum will take it to the inside. I m putting a lot of Faith in those ballplayers i carrying us All the carrying on the legacy also coach Thomas will bring to Yokota a a Keesler connection Forward tandem of Jenie Lynch and Sandra Everette. Both played a Keesler fab miss., last year. They la play Forward Here. They both play Good defensive ballgames and they crash the boards very hard. Everette has a very Good Baseline shot Thomas said. Altogether seven Korea All stars represent Kunsan a and three More come from Osan a some 100 Miles Northeast of called the Job of carrying on Korea s recent sports legacy tremendous. We be put a Lotof work into it so far. We be been practising Only three Days an they look like they la be competitive once they get there Yokota. I won t Tell you that they la Walkaway with it but they re going to beat some had a look at one Acaf rival in Advance of the Yokota raiders runner up in the 1981 Acaf tourney at Clark a. As the Kunsan Wolf pack and the Osa defenders the 10 Korea All stars and coach Thomas travelled to Yokota a two months ago for a Christmas invitational tournament. Without even having seen the four other team who will try to break Korea s Acaf Crown stranglehold the Kadena Falcons of Okinawa the diplomats of Clark the Guam bombers and the Hawaii All stars Thomas already feels the raiders Are in the running As the team to we saw Yokota play they had a lot of people some Quick guards people under the boards and not knowing the other teams Yokota will be in the running he said. The 1983 Acaf women s tourney is slated Roget under Way at 10 30 . Monday. A drawing was scheduled sunday night at a rules interpretation meeting Between coaches and tourney officials to determine the team pairings in the opening rounds. Four games Are scheduled monday an tuesday the Winner s bracket final at 8 30 tuesday in the double elimination playoff. The loser s column final is planned for 7 . Wednesday and the tourney final is slated for 4p.m. Thursday plus a second final if needed at 7 . East coast blizzard puts sports in deep freeze associated pres the blizzard that swept up the East coast caused the cancellation of most major sporting events Friday in a corridor Between North Carolina and new the casualties were basketball hockey horse racing and indoor soccer. Some Colleg basketball games scheduled for saturday were called off a Day Early when it became Clear that travel conditions were difficult. In Landover md., the National hockey league game at the capital Centre Between the Washington capitals and the Vancouver Canuck was postponed Early in the Day. No Date was set fora makeup. The major indoor soccer league called off the game Between the new York arrows and the Golden Bay earthquakes at the Nassau coliseum in Uniondale n.y., and the miss game in Baltimore Between the blast and the St. Louis steamers was called off when the blast were held up in Cleveland by the racing at Keystone race track and Liberty Bell Park in the Philadelphia area were cancelled As were racing at Roosevelt raceway in new York and the Meadowlands in new Aqueduct in new York the program was halted after four races when the snowstorm hit the new York areas. Stewards said that poor visibility made racing conditions unsafe. Among the College basketball games affected were saturday s Maryland Duke game at Dur Ham n.c., postponed because Maryland could no get out of the Washington area. Other saturday postponements included , n.y., at Loyola of Maryland american University at Towson state and Davidson a Virginia military Institute in Lexington a. The Davidson Vii game was rescheduled for march3. Friday games postponed included Brooklyn College at Navy and army at Lona. In a postponement unrelated to the blizzard racing at turf Paradise in Arizona was cancelled because of poor track conditions. Villanova beats Pitt but Wildcat coach gripes associated press with the Snow piling up outside and few fans paying their Way to get inside Villanova athletic official decided to let students in for free to watch the 12th-ranked wildcats tangle with Pittsburgh at Villanova even though Villanova won the big East matchup 78-65 Friday night wildcats coach Rollie Massi Mino said the people who got in for nothing got what they paid for. 48-44 in the second half before the wildcats took charge. Villanova s John Pinone scored 25points, despite a bout with the flu. The wildcats Are now 9-2 in the big East tied with St. John s for the conference Lead and 16-4 think we played them better this time said Pitt coach Roychik Man whose panthers lost 60-48 at Home to Villanova earlier this season. College basketball it s still Lack of Groove City Forus Massimino complained. We had an eight or Lapoint Lea throughout the second half and really that s All we could do. We could t break it he said that despite the fact tha Villanova hit a school record 69 percent of its shots from the Field. The game was the Only on involving a top 20 team Friday night. Meanwhile the driving Snow that blanketed the East forced postponement of several games saturday night. Pitt which had recently upset nationally ranked conference foes St. John s and Syracuse pulled within olympic coins minted san Francisco a the first of 52 million Silver and Gold coins honouring the 1984 olympics have begun rolling off the presses in an Effort to raise $200 million for the . And los Angeles olympic . Mint Here which struck the first dozen 1983 commemorative Silver dollars Al ready has taken orders for 800,000of the coins and has turned Over $14.3 million to be shared by the two olympic committees mint spokeswoman Michael Ann burkes id. . Mint director Donna Pope talking with president Reagan started the presses that will strike the 50 million 1983 and 1984 Silver Dollar and two million 1984 Gold$10 coins. The coins designed by chief engraver Elizabeth Jones show an Eagle profile on one Side and discus thrower on the other. The Silver dollars Are the first90 percent Silver coins minted in the United states since 1964, an the 90 percent Gold coins Are the first minted in 50 years burkes id. The coins May be purchased i three ways a three Coin set including a1983 Silver Dollar a 1984 Silver Dollar and a 1984 $10 Gold piece for $410 plus handling costs. A two Coin set including a 1983and 1984 Silver Dollar for $58 plus handling single Coin set consisting of a 1983 Silver Dollar for $29 plus handling. Sets May be purchased at the United states mint . Box 6766, san Francisco calif., 94101. Clyde Vaughn led Pitt with 22points. In other games Michael Chavez scored j4 of his 16 Points in the first half pacing California to an 80-53victory Over Pacific which suited up Only eight players. Chavez hit seven of eight shots from the floor in the first half. Cal scored the last nine Points of the first half to take a 36-17 Lead at intermission and then opened up a51-20 margin Early in the second half. Reserve Jimmy Elliott had eight Points late in the game and Lonnie Boone scored 22 Points As Tennessee tech beat Ohio Valley conference Leader Murray state 78-73. Glen Green scored 29 Points for Murray state now 17-4 Overall and 8-2 in the conference which it still leads by one game. Ivy league action saw Willi Oliphant score 17 Points As Pennsyl Vania routed Dartmouth 70-46 Butch Graves tallied 22 to Lead Yale Over Cornell 76-70 Craig Robinson s 17points helped Princeton defeat har Vard 67-46, and Columbia rallied past Brown 63-59 behind Darren Burnett s 19 Points. And in Elkins w.va., Joh Casner scored 27 Points As Davis and Elkins topped Bluefield state 111-110in five overtimes

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