Bears, St. Edmond Win In CYO Meet; Play Wednesday The teams favored to win, Garrigan and Ft. Dodge SL Edmond, came through, but not without plenty oi anxious minutes in first round games of the annual CYO Tournament before a large crowd here Sunday night. SL Edmond downed Bancroft St. John's, 80-62, in the opener and the Golden Bears edged Pocahontas Catholic, 54-46, in the finale. So the Bears and Gaels will tangle at Garrigan this Wednesday at 7:30 p. m. to determine which will represent the east half oi the diocese in the class A finals of the meet here Sunday night. Garrigan edged the Ft, Dodge club, 56-51, in an earlier meeting Ms season at Ft. Dodge Dec. 17. This meeting will probably be a dandy and must be rated a toss-up. The curtain-raiser between the Johnnies and Gaels was a dandy through the first half of action, but the big Ft. Dodge club then got hot and sacked the win over the tiring area team. The score was tied seven times during the first half and the Johnnies battled back following deficits to lead the favored club five times before the intermission. Ties at 4-4, 6-6, B-B and 1010 were on the board during the first quarter before the Gaels took an 16-15 lead. Twelve points by John Perkins, who turned in a fine job for the winners, allowed them to lead, while the Johnnies depended upon the shooting of Bob Hatten, Mike Carpenter and Dick Diers to stay in the fight. Hatten and Farrow then led a St. John's surge during the second stanza that allowed the score to be tied at 18-18, 20-20 and 22- 2E before the Kossuth club held 24-22-, 26-23, 26-25 and finally 30-29 leads. When St. Edmond went ahead 31-30, the Johnnies had led for the last time. It was 40-36 at the half and Perkins and Hatten each had 18 points. Three straight buckets after the intermission and another string of seven points gave the Gaels a 53-38 bulge and they couldn't be kept from going on to the win. Batten's work in a losing cause was outstanding. He fired in 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Dick Diers added 16 points and 11 rebounds and Mike Carpenter nabbed nine rebounds lor the Johnnies. Errors and steals by the Gaels robbed the losers of a chance to win, with Perkins notching 32 points and Jim Klinger 27 for the winners. Klinger also snared 14 rebounds and Perkins 10 as the winners held a slim 36-34 edge under the buckets. They picked up 16 loose balls or steals, however, compared to four for the Johnnies, Garrigan's win was tougher as the smaller Eagles stuck to the Bears like a postage stamp to an envelope, causing all kinds of trouble. While the Bears picked up their llth win in 12 starts, including the last eight in a row, the losers evened their record at 7-7, with three losses to Garrigan, by margins of 8-10 points. If shots by Dick Muller and Don Pottboff hadn't dropped lor the Bears during the first period, the locals might have been in deep trouble. The Eagles Mt two quick buckets and led, 4-0, before Muller canned one. Then the margin went to 6-2 before he hit another. It got io9-4wfag& Potthoff cMpped in with a pair ijllpperDesMoines SPORTS of free tosses and was 11-6, thanks to the shooting of Bob Hudek and Jim Amick of the Eagles, before Garrigan closed the gap to 11-10. Potthoff Mt the bucket that finally put the Bears on top, 14-13, but Amick canned a jumper and it was 1514 at the quarter buzzer. The pace was much the same during the second stanza. Dick Bleich Mt a free toss and a fielder to put the Bears on top, 19-17, and Potthoff, Bill Reding and Muller scored to give the locals a 26-23 haUtime edge. Bleicb and Potthoff each had three fouls, giving the Bears another problem when intermission arrived. Muller and Reding went to work under the boards after the rest period and their rebounding actually won the game. Garrigan was on top, 36-26, with four minutes gone in the third period when Amick, Pat Groff and Hudek rallied the Eagles and cut the margin to 40-35 at the three- quarter buzzer. Garrigan had another IQ-point lead, 47-37, with four minutes remaining in the game, but the Eagles weren't out of it yet. They got a couple of steals that paid off with baskets that made it 51-46 with slightly less than two minutes left. Garrigan's stall offense resulted in Catholic fouls and the Bears put me game away as Muller, Brian LaBarre and Reding completed the scoring. Muller totaled 23 points, giving him 58 in Ms last two contests, and speared 11 rebounds, while Potthoff counted 13 points and glonuned nine off the boards and Reding poked in 11 paints and garnered 13 rebounds, with nine coming in the last half. The quick-as-cats Eagles managed nine steals to three for the Bears, with Groff, Hudek, Amick and Weishaar the leading culprits, and Hudek fiMshed as the leading scorer with 22 points, followed by Amick with 16. Box scores: ST. JOHN'S (62) FG FT F Carpenter 3 1-1 2 Diers 66-41 Hatten 11 5-3 4 McCarthy 1 1-0 0 Farrow 4 5-1 0 Meyer 02-02 Schneider 02-11 25 22-1010 ST. EDMOND Perkins Klinger Hoerchler Bemrick Hassett McTigue Peterson Hanson Doyle Hoft O'Brien (80) FG 14 13 1 3 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 37 FT 9-4 2-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-0 14-6 F 3 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 18 GARRIGAN (58) Potthoff Reding Muller Smith Bleich LaBarre FG FT F 53-34 5 1-1 2 7 11-9 2 1 1-0 2 15-25 14-30 20 25-18 15 POCAHONTAS (48) Amick Groff Hudek Brenny Rhodes Weishaar FG FT F 7 2-2 3 34-24 9 6-4 1 0 2-0 10-02 0 2-0 3 20 16-8 17 Wrestler Injured, AHS Loses At Charles City Algona high school's wrestling team dropped its seventh dual meet in 10 outings tftig season, and third in a row, also losing a wrestler along the way during a 35-10 loss at Charles City in a non-loop meet Saturday night. Steve Claude sustained a fractured collarbone during Ms match against the Comets - and as a result had to default and will be lost for the balance of the season, which includes the final dual meet of the campaign against Osage here Friday and the Sectional Tournament, Feb. 7-10. Claude became the second member of Ms family lost to varsity squads at the high school tMs winter. His brother, Tom, regular guard on the basketball team, has been idle since the first five games due to an emergency appendectomy, Tom also sustained a fractured collarbone a year ago in a fall. Only winners for Algona at Charles City were Dave Martin, who remained unbeaten with a fall in the 154-pound division, and Tom Samp with a decision at 127. Max Miller picked up a draw at 165. Algona's B-team picked up a 22-21 decision in the curtain- raiser, with Charles City giving up three forfeits and Don Camp, Larry Taylor and Brad Farnham gaining decisions for Algona. Win Crowns CAL Latimer downed Goldfield 61-58, to take the boys title and Meservey - Thornton raced past Kanawha, 75-60, for the girls title in the finals of the North Star Basketball Tournament at Latimer Saturday Mght. Goldfield got to the finals with a 72-53 victory over Boone Valley Thursday and the Kanawha girls reached the finals with a 76-71 win over Boone Valley the same evening at LuVeme. TO MALAYSIA Kelly DeBoer, son of Mrs. Margaret DeBoer, Hartley, who is a Peace Corps Volunteer, left for Malaysia on Dec, 6 for an assignment as a teacher in the primary and secondary schools and colleges there. * * * ADDING MACHINES & TYPEWRITERS At The Upper Dei Maine*. Algona (In.) Upper 0*t Mold**- Tiwiday, January 15, 1966 - in-^—-' ; -. -- —_L. - -. • -"-'i:"-- rnr^.----'-j'-"r-uitrriH---iii-ii_ij_--i.i_j__^ ^^, Bulldogs Handcuff Lynx To Win Ninth In A Row A better-than-average defensive show, combined with the shooting of Craig Espe, Dale Teeter, Dave Walker and Dan Merryman, and the rebounding of Walker pushed Algona's Bulldogs past Webster City, 63-48, there Saturday night in a win that came easier than expected. The victory didn't allow the locals to pick up any ground on loop- leading Clear Lake as the Lions downed Eagle Grove and remain one-half game ahead of the Bulldogs, Clear Lake with a 9-1 loop mark and Algona 8-1. Coach Howie Stephenson's club, which has now won nine straight for an 11-1 season record, plays two big ones this weekend, traveling to Hampton Friday night for a North Central Conference fray, then hosting the rugged Estherville Midgets in a non-loop contest here the following evening. The locals are again faced with a "must" situation, with a victory over Hampton needed to stay in contention for the loop title'. The next conference game for Algona is against the big Lions at Clear Lake Feb. 4, and while the Bulldogs dumped the league-leaders, 69-58, here Dec. 17, it will be much tougher to get the job done in their own lair. Algona's tenth win in the last 11 meetings with Webster City was not loaded with as much excitement as some earlier go- arounds, but the Bulldogs accomplished the win in very workman-like fashion, trailing early, pulling away to an eight-point balftime margin, then putting the game in the sack with some red- hot shooting in the third stanza. Fouls in the first quarter threatened to make a shambles of the Bulldogs, but the club settled down and after committing five in the first eight minutes, fouled only eight more times in the entire game to win with ease. The same four Bulldogs who were to do all the scoring in the contest flipped in the points that hoisted the locals into a 10-7 lead after trailing 6-4 earlier. It was 14-13 at the quarter buzzer, with Simpson and Bruner furnishing the scoring fireworks for the Lynx. Algona superiority began to prove itself during the second quarter as a lead 67 32-21 went on the board. The Lynx rallied, however, and chopped the bulge to 32-26 before the Bulldog lead went to 34- 26 at the intermission. Scoring for the locals at this point read like a script. Teeter had 10, Espe 9, Walker 8 and Merryman 7 - and if Bill Boldridge, who turned in a fine job without getting a point all night, had gotten six, the poker hand would have been complete. Webster City threatened the Bulldogs early in the third round, cutting the edge to 34-30 and 3934 before the locals EXPLODED! Algona got the next 13 points, building a 52-34 cushion that proved too much for the Lynx, with the floor work of Boldridge, rebounding of Walker and Teeter and the shooting of Teeter and Espe turning the trick, Teeter, who had not been hot during the first half, hit five straight buckets in the period, after missing the first shot he attempted. Algona wept into the final period with a 54-39 lead. Each team scored only nine points in the final quarter as Algona used a semi-stall, which was broken a few times by the Lynx - to no avail, however, as errors kept the home club from closing the gap. Teeter's 24 points allowed Mm to lead the team in scoring for the llth time in 12 games and upped his season total to 291 points and career mark to 890. He's averaging 24.2 points per game this year add is over the 17-point per contest average for 51 games on the varsity during the past 2 1/2 seasons. At Ms present pace, be should wind up with a nJT"<nuim of 1,035 career points. Walker got half the Bulldogs' 22 rebounds - and tossed in 12 points to complete one of Ms best games ; Espe Mt 5-of-5 field goal attempts and 6-of-6 free throw chances and was tremendous; Merryman hit well from the field, got 11 points and a few vital rebounds; and Boldridge, who doesn't specialize in scoring points, proved again he is one of the best defensive players around with several steals and important blasts into the pack under the boards. Simpson led the losers in scoring with 15 points, followed by Williams with 14. The former also got seven of the 19 rebounds captured by toe Lynx. Box score: ALGONA (63) FG FT F Merryman 43-3 3 Teeter 10 6-4 3 Walker 37-61 Espe 56-62 Boldridge 00-03 Farnham • 0 0-0 1 22 22-19 13 WEBSTER CITY (48) Marvel Williams Simpson Jerde Wilson Bruner Kesler FG FT F 1 1-1 4 55-43 72-14 2 6-2 3 10-00 3 0-0 1 02-20 19 16-10 15 - o - DOWNHUMBOLDT Algona led Humboldt, 18-11, 36-22 and_51-42 at the quarter buzzers, then bad to frpng on for dear life to post a 68-62 victory over the Wildcats here Friday night. The Algona B-team won the curtain-raiser, 81-47. Algona's halftime lead actually salavaged the win as Teeter counted 13 of Ms 25 points, Merryman seven of his 14; and Espe 10 of Ms 16 before the intermission. Lee got 21 points, Marson and Lewellyn 14 each for the Wildcats, who have now dropped four straight after leading the loop earlier in the season. Garrigan And Armstrong To Host Districts Garrigan and Armstrong are among 76 Boys' District Basketball Tournament sites released by the Iowa High School Athletic Assn. Friday. The meets get underway Feb. 28, preceded by Sectional Tournaments wMch end Feb. 26. Sectional sites in this area are Lakota and Armstrong. A total of 545 class B, class A and class AA schools will be competing in the State Tournament series. -92- Mrs. Stella Scott of Perry was honored at a birthday open house party there on Jan, 11 when she celebrated her 92nd birthday.
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