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Steve Creason - Erie wins basketball battle, 91-89, over...
Erie wins basketball battle, 91-89, over Roosevelt in Green of the night and out the ball, Simpson JOHNSTOWN - "There's really nul much difference between these two ball teams," said Erie's coach Tom Maguire. Roosevelt's coach Tim Altergotl agreed. After four regulation quarters, quarters, two overtime periods, in a game two hours and ten minutes in length, the only difference between Erie and Roosevelt' Saturday was two points. The Tigers defeated Roosevelt, 91-89, in double overtime to take sole possession of first place in Welco Assn. South Division basketball here Saturday night. The standing-room-only crowds not only got their money's worth, but also saw two teams display a tremendous tremendous amount of respect for each other's ability, as Erie recorded its ninth win in eleven games in league play, while Roosevelt stands with a 8-3 record in Welco action. For the Tigers, Steve Creason, the C-foot-6 center, was the game's hero, as he tipped in a missed shot with two seconds left in the second overtime period. Just prior to that, Roosevelt's Steve Shultz fouled out, which proved the demise for the Rough Riders. Creason and Shultz matched in games both have played. offense, defense and rebounds ^^ overtimes, before Creason inch-for-inch, in what both was under the basket at the coaches felt were the finest r '8 n ' '' lne f° r the winning bucket. Coupled with that was the If there was any noticeable play of Erie's Rich Vidsl and difference between the (TO Roosevelt's Mike Crespin and teams, Altergott thought it Hay Hernandez. Vidal con- in the first half Erie lead. Iributed dearly to the Erie Tigers led by nine at attack, as he continued to lead 37-28- the Tigers with his playmaking "We just can't afford lo ability. For the game, Vidal down that far to a team scored 25 points and also added Erie," he said. But the many key assists with sharp half Riders comeback really passestoopen men underneath, lold him more about his Crespin, who Maguire called winning desire, he said, one of the finest pure shooters Tire junior varsity game in Ihe league, led all scorers went into an overtime with 35 points, mostly from as Frosty Castilleja scored accurate outside shots. Her- points in the final minute nandez showed his quickness overtime to give the Tigers a n d b a l l - h a n d l i n g 72 victory over aggressiveness in selling up the junior varsity. Riders' offense and stealing the Erie, now 11-2 overall, ball for numerous fast-break to Platte Valley Thursday, lay-ups. while the Hough Riders "have Creason added 20 points and to win the remainder of 25 rebounds for Erie, while games and beat Erie in the Schultz had 14 points and 17 game of the regular season, rebounds for Roosevelt. a tie in the league," Altergott Erie jumped out lo an early said, firsl quarter lead, and with 2:28 left before halftime, held a 13 point margin. Roosevelt came back lo narrow the difference to nine at the intermission, 37-28. With lOseconds left in regular play, Vidal hit a game-lying jump shot from the top of the free throw lane, after Jim Terry put Roosevelt ahead, 7472. 7472. Thus, the first overtime resulted. The lead changed hands in Roosevelt (89) Slarck Heinande Crespin Mess Ray Shultz Herrera l.ebsack Terry Totals Erie(9l) Jordan Vidal Creason Veenendaal Hell Birkler Totals Roosevelt Erie 9 Ft PI Tp 0 0 1- 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 7-13 I 9 Ft P 1- J 7- 9 2- 5 2- 3 -1 6 5 10 13 35 11 o M 0 4 2 at Tp 9 25 70 4 16 34 73J5 I 91 12 It 25 21 17 ID 20 17

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 03 Feb 1975, Mon,
  3. Page 30

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