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Daily Sitka Sentinel, Sitka, Alatka, Tuesday, March 5, INS, Page S Sentine Hoyas Ranked MM am .ByJlMO'CONNELL AP Sports Writer Georgetown regained the top spot today in The Associated Press college basketball poll as the Hoyas were the unanimous choice despite finishing second in the Big East Conference regular-season race. St. John's, which had held the No. 1 spot for the past five weeks, fell to second after losing to the Hoyas, 85-69, last 'week. Georgetown followed that victory with Sunday's 90-63 national television thrashing of then No. 12 Syracuse. But the Redmen clinched the Big East regular-season title and the No. 1 seeding in this week's Big East post-season tournament with a victory over Providence. The Hoyas, 27-2 overall and 14-2 in the Big East, who held the No;-l spot in the poll from the preseason vote until the one-point loss to St. John's on Jan. 26, received all 60 first-place votes and 1,200 points from the nationwide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. St. John's,'25-2 overall and 15-1 in the conference, had 1,127.. points in outdistancing Big Ten champion Michigan, 23-3, which remained third with 1,087 points. Oklahoma, the Big Eight regular, season champion which defeated then No. 10 Georgia Tech 87-80 Sunday in a nationally televised game, improved two places from last week's poll as the Sooners jumped from sixth to fourth with 989 points. Memphis State, the Metro Conference regular-season champion, fell from fourth to fifth with 937, while North Carolina, one of three teams to tie for the Atlantic Coast Conference 'regular-season title,-jumped from eighth to sixth with 756 points, 11 more than Duke, which finished fourth in the ACC after a 78-68 weekend loss to the Tar Heels. Louisiana Tech, the Southland Conference regular-season champion, dropped one place as it finished eighth with 732 points, 12 more than Georgia Tech, one of the teams that tied for the ACC crown. Georgia Tech won the coriference's coin toss to decide the top seed for the- post-season tournament that gets under way Friday. Kansas, which finished second to Oklahoma, rounded out the Top Ten with 707 points; Nevada-Las Vegas leads the Second Ten followed by Virginia Commonwealth, the Sun Belt Conference regular-season and tournament champion; Syracuse, Illinois,- Tulsa, the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season champion; Loyola, 111:, the Midwestern City Conference regular-season ' champion; Georgia, North Carolina State, the third team to tie for the ACC crown; Louisiana State, winners of the Southeastern Conference regular-season race, and Southern Methodist. . "T* " ' " Â· Louisiana State, 19-8, in the only new member of the Top Twenty as the Tigers returned to the rankings after a two-month absence. Last week's Second Ten was Kansas, Syracuse, Southern Methodist, Georgia, Tulsa, North Carolina State, Virginia Commonwealth, Illinois, Arizona and Loyola, III. . , Â· Arizona, 20-9, which lost Pac-10 conference games to Washington and UCLA, fell from theTop Twenty despite the losses being by a combined six points. Southern Methodist, which had been ranked as high as second during the season, fell from 13th to 20th as the Mustangs dropped Southwest Conference games to Texas Tech, which won the regular-season title, and Houston. Detroit Team Both Collapse By The Associated Press The roof fell in on the Phoenix Suns but it wasn't quite the same way it happened to the Detroit Pistons. Detroit's National Basketball Association game with Milwaukee was postponed Monday night after the roof of ;the Pontiac Silverdome collapsed under the weight of an overnight snowfall, sending three members of the Detroit Lions football team scurrying for cover. "It looked just .like, an avalanche," said quarterback Gary Daniels on, w.ho was practicing with James Jones and Eric, .Hippie when wet snow tore through the roof at 11:40 a.m.-'It looked like^somebody threw hand grenades in therei It was a lot more dangerous situation than we thought at first?' In Phoenix, where it doesn't snow, Mark Aguirre poured in 27 points, including nine in a 1:42 span of the second period, as the Dallas Mavericks beat the Suns 107-99. Dallas scored the first 11 points and rolled to a 58-38 halftinie bulge. . "It was very similar to the Detroit game of about a week or so ago," said Phoenix Coach John MacLeod, referring to a Feb. 18 loss to the Pistons by a 122-103 score."We got ourselves in a big hole early and we just couldn't get going and never got out of it. We couldn't buy a bucket early in this one." In other NBA games," the San Antonio Spurs downed the Philadelphia 76ers 109-103 and the Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Golden State Warriors, 108-104. Spurs 109, 76ersl03 San Antonio used Artis Gilmore's strong-rebounding and a tight defense to offset the absence of high-scoring George Gervin -- out with a bruised shoulder --and win its third game in a row. Cavaliers 108, Warriors 104 World B! Free sent Cleveland ahead with a jump shot with 1:41 left and scored 25.points as the Cavaliers won their fifth straight .game. Golden State's regular center, Jerome Whitehead, missed the game with a sprained ankle and Purvis Short, the league's third leading scorer, was ejected late in the first half after drawing two technical fouls. He scored 15 points. After drawing a personal foul on a drive to the basket, Short said something to referee Dick Bavetta and was slapped with a technical. He chased after the official, was held back by teammate Larry Smith and then was charged with a second technical. Storm Stops Mushers RAINY PASS (AP) -- The 13th annual Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race ground to a standstill Tuesday at Rainy Pass Lodge in the Alaska Range as mushers waited out a storm expected to drop 1-3 feet of snow in the mountains. Virtually all the mushers opted to take their 24-hour rest stops, required of all mushers at some point in the race, at the lodge about 225 miles into the 1,100-mile race from Anchorage to Nome. Even if some racers braved the storm and tried to negotiate barren Ptar- City Volleyball In Community Schools city league volleyball action Monday, Sitka Medical won by forfeit over Pure Whimsy, Dan's Surveyors beat First Bank with 3-15, 15-12 and 15-12 and National Bank of Alaska beat Doug Fox Travel 16-14 and 15-12. Games set for tonight are ALPERA and McCaw Cablevision at? p.m., Rock Rack and Sitka Bottling at S p.m. and Sitka Sportsman's Association and Southeast Glass at 9 p.m. C By Sentinel Staff Thanks to : rekindled interest by Sitkans willing to help stage the event, the Sitka Salmon Derby has been saved, reports Bob LaGuire, president of the Sitka Sportsman's Association; -A' At a special association meeting Monday night to discuss whether to continue the popular event, dates for the 30th annual derby were set for May' 25 to 27, which is Memorial Day weekend, and June land 2. . The meeting was called not because too few Sitkans are taking part in the.. derby, but because too few have been' willing to ihelp run it, -explained;* LaGuire this morning. In addition, he added, businesses have been donating fewer and smaller prizes. "It's been the same shoe putting it on every year,' ? said LaGuire about the i handful of'-; Sportsman's Association members wtio run the contest. "We must have 300 members, but it ends up with,six doing it every year,; and we wanted that changed." Approximately 15 Sitkans attended Monday's meeting, including a representative of the Sitka Chamber of Commerce, LaGuire said. In addition, . he said, another dozen Sitkans who could not attend have contacted him, volunteering to help with the derby. How close was the association to actually dropping the event, particularly if no new 'volunteers had stepped forth? Â· "We were right down to where if the sportsmen themselves weren't interested in having it and some businesses that gained by it weren't interested, the few that's been putting it on have worn out. "I believe we would Have dropped the salmon derby." ; LaGuire added thathe is happy that more Sitkans have volunteered to help continue the derby. "We'd like to continue it," he said. "We've got a lot of people who love to fish it." Over 450 king salmon were entered a year ago and approximately 900 fishermen took part, including some from out of town. J "Out of a community this size, that's a pretty good percentage," said LaGuire. A year ago, teen-ager Rod Herman won the 29th Annual Sitka Salmon Derby with a king salmon weighing over 61 pounds. USFL at a Glance EASTERN Memphis B i r m i n g h a m J a c k s o n v i l l e New Jersey Tampa Bay Baltimore Orlando WESTERN Houston Oakland Arizona Denver Portland San Antonio Los Angeles Monday's Game Memphis 24, Jacksonville 14 Saturday, March Â» Birmingham at Orlando Baltimore at Memphis Sunday, March 10 Los Angeles at New Jersey Portland at Denver Tampa flay at San Antonio Houston at Oakland Monday, March n Jacksonville at Arizona NHL at a Glance WALES CONFERENCE Patrick'-Qivlilon CONFCRCNCC W 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 L 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 T 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Pet. 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .500 .250 .000 ff 44 61 36 56 63 31 17 CONFERENCE 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 ) 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 .750 .500 .500 .500 .500 .000 84 48 23 50 21 19 43 PA 17 68 38 48 57 39 (3 61 27 23 54 19 34 46 Washington Philadelphia NY Islanders NY Rangers Pittsburgh New Jersey Adams Montreal Buffalo Quebec Boston Hartford W 38 37 33 21 21 19 Oiv 32 30 . 32 26 21 L 17 19 27 33 36 36 'Isle 23 21 24 26 35 T 9 7 4 9 5 8 n 10 12 a 8 7 Pts 85 81 70 51 47 46 74 72 72 64 49 OF 263 262 286 239 221 212 249 227 264 229 217 OA 191 198 249 269 293 260 217 182 230 215 271 New Jtrscy at Kansas City Portland vs. Atlanta, at NÂ»w Orleans Houston at D*nvÂ«r WÂ«tf*Â«ttfiy'Â« Oames Chicago at Boeton Scattlt at NÂ«w Jersay Atlanta at Philadelphia Portland at Washington NÂ»w York at Detroit Golden State at L.A. Lakers College Basketball SOUTH Alabama St. 83, Florida AfcM 79. Miss'. Valley St. 79, Grambltng 50 Navy 84, Campbell 63 MIDWEST Butler 56, Valparaiso 50 E. Illinois 67, Wls.-Green Bay 66, OT lll.-Chicago 74, SW Mlssourf 70 TOURNAMENTS East Ceast Conference Champienshlp Lehigh 76, Bucknell 74, OT ECAC Metre Conference ChamÂ»fonifiip Falrlelgh Dickinson 63, Loyola, Md. 59, OT ECAC North Atlantic Conference First Round New Hampshire 53, Colgate 47 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Iona57, Fordham54 Third Place Army 7i, st. Peter's 66 ' Western Athletic Conference First Round Air Force 82, Brlgham Young 79 Colorado St. 73, Hawaii 68, OT Utah 61, Wyoming 60 Top Twenty .CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Norris Division Women's Bftwling : . - : . , Â· 'Â· Â· ' Â· Â· - i s Winners Announced St. Louis Chicago Detroit Minnesota Toronto x-Edmohton Calgary Winnipeg Los Angeles Vancouver 30 22 11 31 30 5 20 34 11 20 35 11 17 40 7 Smytha Division 43 15 7 33 25 7 33 26 7 29 25 11 19 38 8 71 67 51 51 41 93 73 73 69 46 239 257 245 223 204 325 296 290 292 225 229 250 289 265 274 226 252 288 271 336 .migan Pass to cross the range, there would be .little or no dogfood awaiting them at the Rohn Roadhouse, the next checkpoint about 90 miles away. Airplanes have been unable to fly into Rohn because of the storm. Race Marshal Donna Gentry said the planes will be trying again Tuesday. Meanwhile, the mushers looked more like campers than racers as they passed their time * at Rainy Pass talking, tending to their dogs and most of all, sleeping. "I've never seen them so low key," Gentry sa d. "They're all content as long as eveybody is here. But if one bolts they'll be gone in a minute.'' It's unusual for so many mushers to take their 24-hour layover so early in Â· the race. Generally, they wait until they've gotten to the Rohn Roadhouse after the difficult push over the Alaska Range. From there, they must cross the Farewell Burn, a particularly rugged stretch of the trail. Battling a narrow, winding trail arid difficult snow conditions, the first to finish the 30-mile trek from Finger Lake to Rainy Pass was Lavon Barve, a 41-year-old print shop owner from Wasilla who checked in at 10:20 a.m. Sitka Women's Bowling Association? has announced results of its annual city tournamenCheld Feb. 16-24. Team event winners were: Â· . First, -Bargain Barrel, members, Elaine Calhoun,/ Shirley Burkhart; : . s Demarie Wood and Patty Gardner;.; second, Channel Club, members Tina j Krause, Cindy Stevens, Kay Harrison " and .Lucy Washburn; third, Sitka, Northern Sales, Teri Loree, Cindy' ( Tomal, Shelby Bordon and Inez ' Schenderline. . Fourth, Don's Crescent, Linda Lee, Donna LaMar, Irene Pearson and Betty . Hpdnett; fifth, Wingnut Aviation, Lois Richter, Shirley Burkhart, Linda Cook . and Frankie Haag; sixth, JJ Ventures, Elsie James, Jodi Meftler, Patty Gardner and Betty Weisenburger: seventh, Lakeside, Betty Hodnett Cheryl Westover, Berty Dessell and " Â·NonaRiste. ; v Doubles winners.were: first, Hazel, Olsen and Lois Richter, tied iwith Sue '\ Luce and Karen' Buszka;" ^B^Elsie^ James and Corrine Brown; fourth, Marilyn Hanson and Joyce Martin; fifth, Betty Long and Elaine Calhoun^ Sixth, ISue Bdwen and Denise Olson; seventh, Corrine .Brown and Opal Fredrickson; eighth, Marta Rymari and Marilyn Hanson; ninth Betty Long and Rose Hartley. Singles, in order, Carol Reilly, Karen Buszka, Elsie James, Inez Scheh- derline, Cheryl Westover, Hazel Olsen, Sandy Gregg, Betty Weisenbuirger, June Me; Sherry Fabeck. Barbara Arnold, Marilyn Hanson, Elaine Calhoun, Cindy Stevens, Patty Gardner, ^ Betty Caldwell, Opal ANB-ANS Wins Juneau Tournament By Sentinel Staff Sitka ANB-ANS won four straight' games to capture first place in Division C of the Gold Medal Basketball Tournament in Juneau last week. . Another Sitka team, Arrowhead Truckers, won its first game but lost the next two in Division A. Sitka ANB-ANS opened by defeating Kake ANB in Division C play, which is for players 35 years and older. The Sitka team then topped Angoon ANS by two points in overtime, downed Hoonah ANB and edged Angoon ANS again in the championship, 70-69. The Sitka team led by five points in the last minute before Angoon trimmed the margin to one. Angoon ANS y finished second, while Hoonah ANB was third. Sitka's Bill Larsen was named most valuable player in the C tournament, George Ericksbn was also named to the all-tournament team, while John James received honorable mention. Other team members included Norm Carson, Bruce Warden, Arnold Johnson, player-coach Al Duncan, Frank 0. Williams Jr., Tom Lang, and player- manager Gary Lang. Sitka Truckers defeated Yakutat ANB in its first game, but lost to Juneau Merchants three nights later. The Sitka team then had to'play another game the same night and lost to Yakutat ANB. Juneau Merchants won the Divsion A tournament. Juneau AEI Ravens was second, and Yakutat ANB was third. Klawock Totems was first in the Division B tournament. HydaburgANB was second, and Angoon ANB was third. Count on the f to Do the JobS Fredrick son a nd Joyce Martin. In all events winners were, in order, Inez Schenderline, -Elaine Calhoun, Cindy Stevens, Cheryl Westover, Karen Buszka, Carol Reilly, Marilyn Hanson, Lyndene Downie, Rose Hartley, Denie Olson, Sue Luce, Betty Jensen. High game scratch was Inez Schenderline's 233. High series scratch was Carol Reilly's 569. The association expressed thanks to the sponsors for their support throughout the year. They are Stedman Insurance, Howey's Nugget, Sitka Bazaar,. McCAW Cablevision, JJ Ventures, Wingnut Aviation, Ernie's Sitka Bottling, JK Refrigeration, .Shrimp Lady, American Legion and Magic Mirror. ;Â· Random Housej Russell's, Lory's Sitka Cafe, Lakeside, Trophy House, Columbia Bar; McGraw's Custom Construction, Porky's Equipment and Sales, ALP Federal Credit Union, Happy Feet, Channel Club, Sollars Court' Baranof Seafoods, Bargain Barrel. : Judy's Hair Boutique, Doug Fox "Travel, AW Plumbing, The Other Side, Don's Crescent, Finishing Touch, Riggs Air Service, Southeast Ordnance. Sheffield Hotel, First Bank, Alaska Federal Savings Loan, Sitka Northern S ales, ' House of Liquor and McGraw Gravel Sales. FRANK AND ERNEST Â©by Bob Thaves x-cllnched playoff spot Monday's Gama Minnesota 4, Montreal 3 Tuesday's Gamts Boston at Quebec New Jersey at Washington Hartford at Buffalo Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders Toronto at St. Louts Edmonton at Calgary Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Wednesday's Games Detroit at Toronto Montreal at Winnipeg Chicago at Minnesota N.Y. Rangers at Vancouver The Top Twenty teams In the Associated Press' college . basketball poll, with first-place votes In parentheses, total points based on 20-19-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-1110-9-6-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, record through Monday, March 4 and last week's ranking: Record Pts Pvt I.Georgetown (60) 2.St. John's ^.Michigan 4.Oklahoma S.Memphis St. 6.North Carolina 7.Dyke B.Louisiana Tech 9.Georgia Tech 10.Kansas il.Nev.-Las Vegas 12. Va. Commonwealth 13.Syracuse I4.llllnols IS.Tulsa 16.Loyola, III. 17.Georgia 18.N. Carolina St. 19.Louisiana St. 20.So. Methodist 27-2 25-2 23-3 25-5 24-3 22-7 21-6 25-2 21-7 24-6 24-3 25-5 20-7 22-8 21-6 22-5 20-7 19-8 19-8 21-8 1200 1127 1087 989 937 75* 745 732 720 707 699 472 397 337 282 266 254 236 151 126 2 1 3 6 4 8 5 7 10 11 9 17 12 18 15 20 14 16 -13 NBA at a Glance EASTERN CONFERENCE : Atlantic Division W L Pet. GB Transactions x-Boston x-Phlladelphla New Jersey Washington New York Milwaukee Detroit Chicago Atlanta Cleveland Indiana 48 13 .787 -46 15 .754 2 . 31 29 .517 16V3 31 30 .508 17 20 41 .328 28 Ctntral Division 41 19 .683 -33 27 .550 8 27 32 .458 13Va 25 35 .417 16 24 37 .393 17/Â» 19 40 .322 21W WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division Denver 40 21 .656 -Houston 36 24 .600 3Vj Dallas - 33 28 : .541 7 San Antonio 31 31 500 9Vi Utah 28 33' .459 12 Kansas City 20 40 .333 19Vs Pacific Division . L.A. Lakflrs 43 18 .705 -P* 0 */ 1 '*- Â· - Â· - - Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· Â· - . " 2 9 33 .468 : 14Vj Portland = 28 33 .459. 15 - Â« Seattle. 26 34 .433 16'/Â»" L.A.. Clippers . 22 39 .361 21 Golden' State 16 45 262 27 x-clinched playoff berth. Monday's Games Milwaukee . at Detroit, ppd., collapsed roof =-Â·Â· Â· . ' San Antonio 109, Philadelphia 103 Dallas 107, Phoenix 99 Cleveland 108, Golden State 104 Tuesday's Games Boston at New York Washington at Chicago Seattle at Milwaukee Indiana at Dallas Â·ASKBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX--Agreed to terms with Roger Clemens, pitcher, on a one-year contract. ' Â· A NatJonal Leaaue NL--Announced the retirement of Satch Davidson, u mpi r e . SAN -FRANCISCO GIANTS-SI0ned Frank Williams, pitcher, to a two-year contract. . FOOTBALL National Football Leaiue NFT if-Named. Jay^ Moyer executive vice- presldentleague - counsel and Joe- Browne, director of communication*. United States Foatkall League JACKSONVILLE BULLS--Signed Ed Luther, quarterback; to a four-year contract. " Pool Playoffs Ernie's Red took first place in the Sitka Pool League playoff. Lonesoini Pete's A took second, Legion A third and Don's Crescent fourth. The league will hold its banquet 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Elks Lodge. Cost is $3 per'person. Awards will be given for league play and playoffs and door prizes will be given away. LEVY'S LAWÂ®by James Schumeister ...TMNkS I CONVINCED THÂ£ UUV THAT THE- VICJOU6 5iNGÂ£ SALT CHUCK by Chuck Sharman YOO-HOO, -MY'Ywfo*F NIFTY, SHIRV WHAT A RSHE3MAN DO6S To TM' FISH AM* A WOMAN DOES ro Tfc' FISW6SMAN I Doonesbury BY GARRY TRUDEAU 'IT STARTED WITH A CALL. PfANA K) t SIMON, KENNYK06, MLLIZ HBL5OH, TINA TVKNBZ, 5MOKBY ROBINSON ANP - f * WTOU3H, WFRJBW.