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Pensacola Edges Gulf Coast, 87-86 ByJOEGRAMAIERIII Staff Writer The Gulf Coast Commodores dropped a tough, one-point, 87-86 decision to the Pensacola Pirates Saturday night on the Commodore's home floor in a game that was marred by the ejection of GCCC head coach Bob Rachal midway in the first half as the result of three technical fouls. Rachal had drawn two technicals early in the game for arguing with officials but the third, which led to automatic ejection, was charged to Rachal as he walked on the floor to check on a Commodore wHb was on the floor. Rachal did not accept the decision without arguing but eventually moved into the stands behind assistant coach Dick Hanson with just over nine and one-half mtnutes gone. Pensacola's Jim Remole made the free throw awarded for the technical foul and had just sank a free throw earned by a foul on the play when Pirate coach Rich Daly moved to the scorer's table and began pumping the buzzer. The referees quickly ran to Daly's side and after a short discussion, Rachal was removed to the corner of the gym and warned against contact with the team. Rachal's ejection seemed to fire up the Commodores and after Flenoil Crook made a layup for the Pensacolians to boost the score to 26-11, Gulf Coast began to rally. The Commodores reeled off 21 points, answered by only two PJC buckets, to move ahead, 32-30, with 5:54 remaining in the half. PJC's Phil Abney made two free throws to tie the score at 32-32 and the game was knotted again at 36, 38, 39, and 43, before the Commodores went on a scoring spree with si.x free throws to take a 49-43 lead into the dressing room at halftime. Minutes after the two teams left the floor, Daly ran to the microphone at the scorer's table and pleaded, "Will someone from Gulf Coast please let us in our dre.ssing room?" The Commodores came out East Takes Hula Contest HONOLULU (AP) - The East, mounting the day's only sustained drive with the running of Purdue's Mike Pmitt and Kentucky's Sonny Collins, forged a 16-0 victory over the West Saturday in the30th Hula Bowl football game. Don Bitterlich of Temple added three field goals including a pair of Hula Bowl- record kicks from 46 yards out. Both teams started shakily, fumbling and losing the ball to each other within the first 90 seconds. But the East, using the power running of the 210-pound Pruitt and the slashing outside speed of the 190-pound Collins, put together a 17-play 80-yard touchdown drive in the second quarter capped by Pruitt's four yard touchdown burst. East 0 7 3 5-16 West 0 0 0 0-0 East—Pruitt 4 run (Bitterlich Itick) East—FG Bitterlich 26 East-FG Bllterllch 46 East-FG Bitterlich 46 A— 45,458 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards, Eiut 16 West 10 63-221 41-97. 65 26 6-12-1 4-14-0 1-18 5-32 4-3 5-55 3-3 2-10. INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING-East. Pruitt 16-57, Collins 841, Bell 13-31, Greene 8-33. D. Burton 1036, Baschnagel 8-23. West, T. Dav-ls 16-24. Washington 13-38. Morgado 7-30, Muncie 6-28, Owens 1-24. RECEIVING—East. Burton 2-25, Cunningham 1-13. Baschnagel 115, Bell 1-12. West, T. Davis 2-4, Owens 1-13, Morgado 1-9. PASSING-East, Greene 4-9-1. 43 yards; Buckey 1-2-0, 9. West, S. Davis 3-9-0, 17; Sciarra 1-4-0,9. Texas Bows To Mustangs DALLAS (AP) — Southern Methodist's Mustangs beat Texas 96-84 behind Ira Terrell's 21 points Saturday in a highscoring Southwest Conference basketball game. Terrell led a group of five Mustangs who scored in double figures as SMU upped its SWC record to 2-1 and season mark to 7-5. Te.xas is 0-2 and 5-6 for the year. The Mustangs bolted to a 5542 halftime lead in the regionally televised game then upped that margin to as many as 33 points in the second half. of the dressing room with hot hands and after five minutes led by 10 points, S5-55, with 14:38 remaining. The lead didn't last long, however, as the Commodores managed only a layup by Peanut Ransom, a jumper by Dave Washington, and a rebound bucket by Roshell Bellamy in the next six minutes, allowing the Pirates to close to within one point, 71-70. Tide Edges Auburn, 63-62 AUBURN, Ala. (AP)-Tenth-ranked Alabama erased an 11 -point halftime deficit Saturday and trimmed Auburn 63 62 in a Southeastern Conference basketball game, as Auburn's Mike Mitchell missed a game tying free throw with only five seconds remaining. Leon Douglas and freshman Reginald King poured in eight points each to lead the Tide surge at the start of the second half, obliterating a 38-27 deficit to take a 56-46 advantage with 8:15 left in the game. But, the War Eagles came battling back as Mitchell pitched in seven points and Gary Redding added five. Alabama took a 6,3-59 lead with 58 seconds left on a free throw by Greg McElveen and Eddie Johnson cut it by one point eight seconds later when he cashed in one of two free throws. Mitchell rebounded Johnson's errant shot and made the final basket with five seconds left, was fouled on the play but feailed to convert the three-point play that could have sent the game into overtime. The defeat was Auburn's first at home in 15 games, dating back to a 1974 setback by Mississippi State. The victory, fourth in a row for the Tide, gave Alabama a 30 SEC and 10-1 sea.son record. Auburn fell to 2-1 in the league and 6-4 overall. Vols Win Thriller LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Bernard King hit a spectacular one-hand shot almost on the flat of his back to send the game into overtime Saturday night as Tennessee then took a 90-88 Southeastern Conference basketball victory over Kentucky. The Vols, outscoring Kentucky 31-15 during the final 7:54 of regulation and the overtime period, chewed up a 14 -point Wildcat lead to earn the triumph. Ernie Grunfeld led all scorers with 43 points, hitting 16 of 26 from the field and 11 of 12 from the free throw line. King added 24 for Tennessee. Mike Phillips led Kentucky with 26 points — pulling down a hefty 28 rebounds . Bruins Dumped CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State's Lonnie Shelton scored 20 points as the Beavers overpowered the third-ranked UCLA Bruins 75-58 Saturday in a Pacific-8 Conference basketball game. Oregon State now is 2-0 in the conference after dumping No. 18 Southern Cal 80-70 Thursday night in Corvallis. Women Hold Bowling Meet Mary Nell Barnes rolled a scratch 739 and Ruby Mashburn a handicap 832 to lead after two of the four shifts in the women's bowling sweeper Saturday at Bowlarama. The final two shifts will be rolled today at land 3:30 p.m. Gulf Coast's Conroy Williams came back with three jumpers aided by a Bellamy tip-in to boost the lead to 79-70 with just 6:33 remaining. Suddenly Remole hit three quick jumpers, teammate Russ Saunders added two and Remole made a three - point play and the Pirates led 83-81, the Commodores scoring only on Bellamy's 15 - foot jumper during the spree. A layup by Commodore Danny Duncan tied the score at 83 before Mike Muff and Saunders hit on jumpers for the Pirates to raise the score to87-83 with 2:07 left. - Gulf Coast brought the ball down fast and Robert King took a shot and was knocked to the floor but a foul was not called as Pensacola took the rebound. The Pirates missed their opportunity to score and Ransom turned a steal into a layup to draw to within two, 87-85. The inbounds pass by the Pirates struck the ceiling of the gym and the Commodores were given the ball under the basket, where Bellamy quickly passed to King who was fouled as he unsuccessfully went for the basket. King missed the first free throw but made the second and left the Commodores one down with 32 seconds left. Gulf Coast took the rebound of a Pirate shot and moved down court to fire the ball up from the inside where Danny Duncan's tip in was ruled goal tending. Pensacola brought the ball in and Scott Thompson was immediately fouled but missed the free throw before Crook knocked the ball out of bounds to give the Commodores another change with 16 seconds showing on the clock. Gulf Coast brought the ball down, looking for the good shot but Ransom was called for traveling while trying to pass inside to Duncan and the Commodores' chance was gone. The nationally third-ranked Pirates are now 13-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference but the Commodores remain atop Division One at 4-1 and 11-2 overall. PENSACOLA (36-15-87) -Saunders 11-2-24, Muff 7-0-14, Abney 3-4-10. Crook 2-1-8, Remole U-3-25, Thomas 1-2-4, Talbert 1-0-2. GULF COAST 136-14-86) — King 7-1-18. Williams 8-6-22, Ransom 2-0-1, Washington 1-0-2. Blue 1-2-1, Duncan 4-2-10. C. Slappey 6*12, Bellamy 7-0-14. Pensacola 43 44 — 87 Gulf Coast 49 37 - 86 Scoreboard COLLEGE BASKETBALL N Carolina SI 79 Rollins 75 Syracuse82L.sSalle77 Stetson 93 Columbia 84 Richmond 87 Appalachian 62 Navy 69 Air Force 58 SMU 96 Texas 84 Nevada-Las Vegas 88 Iowa St 82 Vanderbilt 95 Georgia 85 OT NCarollna 85 Virginia 82 Alabama 63 Auburn 62 E Carolina 72 Furman 68 Michigan State 92 Ohio State 82 Rutgers 93 Fordham 55 Illinois 74 Northwestern 69 Purdue 87 Wisconsin 72 .S'otre Dame 88 Manhattan 71 Providence 63 Louisville 60 Indiana 80 Michigan 74 St. Louis 46 Oklahoma 43 Oregon St 75 UCLA 58 Pennsylvania 63 Harvard 53 Bucknell 49 Colgate 48 FlaA4M 80 Benedict 68 LSU 100 Mississippi 75 Wake Forest 96 Maryland 93 anclnnatl 73 E. Kentucky 66 Florida 90 Miss State VH Florida State 77 Jacksonillle 57 PREP BASKETBALL Blountstown 64 Graceville 59 Cirrabelle 71 Panama City Christian 48 DeFunlak Springs Walton 60 Chlpley 39 (Juincy Munroe 62 Altha 51 Marlanna 68 Crestvlew 54 Tallahassee Macclay 58 Jacksonville Temple Christian 55 JUCO BASKETBALL Okaloosa-Walton 99 North porida 88 Pensacola 87 Gulf Coast 86 NBA BASKETBALL aeveland 106 Atlanta 100 Washington 107 Milwaukee 87 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Hula Bowl: North 21 South 14 NHLHOCKEY Boston 3 California 2 BUSY COMMODORE — Dave Wa.shington (20), Gulf Coa.st ComiiKHlore, tries to dribble around a rival in the game with Pensacola here Saturday night. Carrabelle Clips Crusaders, 71-48 By ROY HOUPT Vic Adams tossed in 22 points to lead the Carrabelle Green Devils to a 71-48 win over Panama City Christian basketball team here Saturday night. Carrabelle jumped out to a 23-10 lead in the first period Vandy Victor Over Georgia NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)Jeff Fosnes scored eight of his 16 points in overtime to lead Vanderbilt to a 95-85 Southeastern Conference basketball win over Georgia Saturday. Butch Feher, Vanderbilt's scrappy forward, led all scorers in the game with 36 points and caused several key turnovers as the Commodores fought back from a 10-point deficit to tie the game 75-75 at the end of regulation play. Georgia spread its offense with a 10-point lead, 69-59, and 9:02 remaining in the second half. But, the Bulldogs were unable to add to their lead and saw missed shots and turnovers contribute to Vandy's comeback. Vanderbilt tied the game at 71-71 on a 10-foot jumper by Joe Ford with 2:14- left in regulation play. The game was tied ag&in at 73-73 before the buzzer sounded at 75-75. The Commodores had anx)p- portunity to win the game In the last 17 seconds of regulation play but could not get a shot off against Georgia's sticky defense. Fosnes started the overtime period by hitting a 25-foot jumper. Navy Upsets Air Force ANNAPOLIS (AP) — A 12- point rally sparked by Kevin Sinnett carried the Midshipmen of Navy to a 69-58 upset victory over the Air Force Academy in college basketball action Saturday afternoon. Air Force, the second-ranked defensive team in the nation, led Navy in the first half by as many as eight points before going to the locker room with 2824 halftime advantage. The Cadets had yielded only an average 56.1 fx)ints in their seven previous games, six of which were victories. History Likes Cowboys By The Associated Press If history means anything— and in this case it may not—the Dallas Cowboys have an edge on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl X. Two of the previous nine games matched clubs which were playing in the Super Bowl for the first time. In the other seven games, the team with the most Super Bowl experience won six of seven times. And since Dallas is playing in its third Super Bowl and Pittsburgh is in its second, the Cowboys would figure to have the edge. But then, figures don't necessarily mean anything. There is, for instance, the fact that Pittsburgh, in defeating Minnesota last year, became the first Super Bowl winner to be victorious over a team with more experience in the post-season classic. And there's the fact that Pittsburgh is favored by seven points. Regardless, there is a bit of a trend, which goes this way: Super Bowl I: Green Bay defeated Kansas City. Super Bowl II: Green Bay, back again, defeated Oakland. Super Bowl III: Two first- year teams—Baltimore and the New York Jets—played, and the Jets won. Super Bowl IV: Kansas City, loser in the first game, played first-time visitor Minnesota and the Chiefs won. Super Bowl V: Baltimore, in its second game, disposed of Dallas, which was making its first trip. Super Bowl VI: The Cowboys came back and defeated a firstyear team, Miami. Super Bowl VII: The seasoned Dolphins made their second trip and defeated Washington, playing in this game for the first time. Super Bowl VIII: The Vikings made their second trip. But they lost to the Dolphins, playing for a third time. Super Bowl IX: The trend didn't work. The Vikings, making their third trip, lost to the first-year Steelers. So Dallas joins Miami and Minnesota as the only teams to play in three Super Bowls. And Pittsburgh joins Kansas City, Green Bay and Baltimore as clubs making it a second time. Which means those six NFL teams have produced 17 of the 20 Super Bowl clubs. and led by 18 points at halftime. Panama Christian rallied to within nine points early in the third period on shots by David Smith and Scott Still. The Green Devils scored 24 points in the fourth period to 15 for the Crusaders. Adams scored 14 of the 24 for Carrabelle. Smith led the Crusaders with 21 points followed by Steve Driscoll with nine. Carrabelle evened its record at 3-3 while the Crusaders dropped to 2-5, Carrabelle beat Panama Christian, 38-26, in a junior varsity game with Bill Saul scoring 12 for Carratielle and Henry Beauchamp 12 for the junior Crusaders. CARRABELLE JV (14-10-381 - Saul 4-4-12 Thompson 1-2-4. Denger IWW), Kilboum 3-2-8. Brannon 3-0-6. Daniels 1-2-1. Griffen 1-0-2. Hicks 1-0-2. PCC JV (10-6-26) — McGowen 0*0, Spangler 0-1-1, Woods 1-0-2, L*sler 2,1-5, Beauchamp 4-4-12. .McAd;ims3-0€. Carrabelle 8 7 8 15-38 PCC 4 8 3 11 — 26 CARRABELLE (26-19-711 - Adams 7-8-22, Thompson 6-6-18. Klilxjum 9-2-20, Weston 2-1-5. Cook 2-2-6, PCC (20-8-481 — Adams 1-0-2, Dri,scoll 4-1-9, Shell 0-0-0. Jones 3-2-8, Smith 9J-2J. Lacey 1-0-2, Ellezy 1-0-2, Barr 0*0. Still 2-2-4. Carrabelle 23 13 U 24-71 PCC 10 8 15 15—48 Gators Beat Bulidog Rival GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Lederman and Gene Shy combined for 40 points Saturday night to give the University of Florida a 90-78 basketball victory over Mississippi State in Southeastern Conference action. Shy had 23 points and Lederman finished with 17 for the Gators, who jumped into a commanding 14-2 lead at the game's outset and controlled the action with superior foul shooting. The Bulldogs matched Florida in field goals with 29, but Florida sank 32 of 36 foul shots to only 20 of 34 for Mississippi State. The Gators held a 37-30 halftime edge, but Mississippi State rallied to close the gap to two points, 47-45, on a jump shot by Gary Hooker. The Gators then scored 18 of the next 25 points to put the game out of reach. The victory boosted Florida's record to 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the SEC. Mississippi State, now 7-3 overall and 1-2 in the SEC, got 16 points from Ray White, 13 from Taylor Williams and 12 from Hooker. Soviet Wings Are Harassed UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP)Play was interrupted twice during the second period of Saturday night's exhibition game between the National Hockey League's New York Islanders and the touring Wings of the Soviet by people who threw bags filled with a red liquid onto the playing surface at the Nas.sau Coliseum. The first delay came with 4:10 played in the session, wiien a woman hurled a bag—said by officials to contain marbles and red dye—just past the head of a Russian player as he skated in his defensive zone. It took five minutes for a maintainanco crew to remove the substance from the ice. The second, shorter delay came a little more than two minutes later when a man and woman were seized for throwing two smaller .such bags to the ice. NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Sunday, January 11,1976 Page IC Weiskopf Leads Field At Tucson TUCSON, Ariz. (AP)—Tom Weiskopf, object of a raging controversy at this tournament a year ago, emerged from a tightly bunched field with a five-under-par 67 and as.sumed the third-round lead Saturday in ,$200,000 Tucson Open Golf Tournament. Weiskopf, who was accused— and later exonerated—of unprofessional play when he missed the cut here in 1975, put together a three-round total of 205, 11 under par on the 7,200 yards of cactus-studded desert real estate that make up the Tucson National Golf Club course. Just one stroke off his pace were Johnny Miller and Tom Watson. Miller, the runaway winner of this tournament for the past two seasons, had a third -round 67 and Watson, winner of the British Open and two other 1975 titles, shot a 68 that included a watery bogey on the final hole that kept him from a tie for the top. Veteran Rod Funseth followed with a 66-207, two shots behind the leader. Dave Hill, with a 71, and Dave Stockton, with a 69 that included a double bogey on the 18th hole, were tied at 208. The bulky group at 209 was made up of Lee Trevino, Don January, Gibby Gilbert, Howard Twitty and tour .sophomore Bruce Lietzke, leaving 11 men locked within four stokes of each other going to Sunday's final round of play for a $40,000 first orize. Norton Gains Easy Knockout LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Ken Norton killed some time while awaiting a title shot against heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali by taking charge when he was ready Saturday and stopping Pedro Lovell of Argentina in the fifth round of a scheduled 12-round fight. Norton, 30, one of only two men ever to defeat Ali, set up Lovell with a series of lefts and rights to the head, and referee Ferd Hernandez stopped the fight at 1:40 of the fifth round after a smashing right to the head buckled Lovell's legs and caused him to turn his back on Norton. The husky Lietzke had a remarkable round that included nine birdies, a double bogey and a triple bogey, the triple bogey coming on the treacherous 18th, which is bounded by water on both sides of the 460 yard fairway The same water led to Johnny Miller's triple bogey seven in the first round of competitive play on the pro tour this year. But Miller birdied it Saturday, rolling in a 30 foot putt. "I'm getting even with it," he said. "I've birdied it two days in a row now and I'm only one stroke behind on that hole and in the tournament. I'm closing up." Six players led or shared the lead in the bright, warm winter sunshine before Weiskopf pulled away. Indiana Edges Michigan Foe ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Top-ranked Indiana, with 6-footll center Kent Benson hot from start to finish from the field, fought off a tenacious Michigan and scored an 80-74 victory Saturday in a Big Ten basketball sl)9wdown. Michigan got the first basket of the game and then the Hoosiers scored 16 straight points — six each by Quinn Buckner and Benson. Benson sank nine of 10 field goal attempts—he shot 16 of 18 for the game—to get 18 of his 33 points in the first half. Then Michigan hammered away, taking advantage of numerous Indiana turnovers to whittle the halftime deficit to three points at 36-33. Hawks Bow To Cavaliers ATL ANTA(AP)-Campy Russell led a balanced Cleveland attack with 18 points to help the Cavaliers to a 106-100 National Basketball Association victory over the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night. The Cavaliers, who edged into second place in the Central Division over Atlanta, had four other men in double figures. Bobby Smith and Jim Chones had 14, Jim Brewer addeed 13 and Dick Snyder had 312. He reached the first two par fives in two and two-putted for birdies, holed another from about 10 feet and took the lead alone with a 15-foot birdie putt on the seventh. Weiskopf scored his third birdie four of the day on the nth, bogeyed the 12th from a bunker, then dropped in a 10- footer on the next hole. The on-rushing Watson tied Weiskopf with iron shots that left him birdie putts of 2V2 and 11/2 feet on the 15th and 16th holes , then surrendered his share of the top spot when his tee shot bounced into the water on the 18th. "I was fortunate to get out of it with a bogey," Watson said. "It put me in a good frame of mind going to the la.st day. I'm looking forward to it." Miller didn't make a bogey, didn't really come close. In addition to his long birdie putt on the final hole, he hit three in the 12-15 foot range and dropped another from ahwut 45 feet, "I changed my .stroke a little," said Miller, who has complained of putting woes all week. "Now I'm putting good— I hope." Blountstown Nips Leaders BLOUNTSTOWN — Blountstown High, rated No. 5 in state 2-C basketball circles, beat the state's No. 1 team, Graceville, 64-59, here Saturday night. It was Graceville's first defeat after 10 runs. Blountstown is 8-2. Kelly Faulk and Bubby Chason scored 17 each and J.D. Baker 14 for Blount-stown. Mike Clark got 18 and Mike Britt 14 for Graceville. GRACEVILLE (26-7-59)-Ross3*«, DavLs 2-^4, Brltt 7-00-14, Balcom 3-3-9, Clari 7-1-18, Riggs 2-0-1, McLendon 1-0-2, Robinson 1-00-2. BLOUNTSTOWN (22-20*41-Chason 6-5-17, Baker 6-2-14, Garrett 3-2-8. Faulk 5-7-17, Godwin 2-4-8, Casey 0*0, Graceville 14 14 14 17-59 BIount.stown 19 16 17 12-64 Malibu Won By Forceten ARCADIA, Calif, (.4P) — Forceten powered his uay past favored Messenger of Song and My Juliet in the stretch en route to a 1'4 length victory in the $57,950 Malibu Stakes Saturday at Santa Anita Park. ZS%OTTm Is your Towie sterling pattern shown here? If your pattern is among these old favorites, now is the time to add to or complete your set of silver. These patterns are made once a year only. If you don't act now, you will have to wait another year. 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