The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on January 25, 1966 · Page 5
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Sentral, Armstrong Win State Line 2-Point Margin In Both Finals, Saturday, Lakota Armstrong's Tigers, the pride and joy of their fans, came from behind to post a 59-57 win over favored Swea City and walk off with first place in the annual State Line conference tournament before a screaming SRO crowd last Saturday night in Lakota. Armstrong, an 18 point loser to Swea City earlier this season, carried thoughts of revenge into the contest and, for the majority of the game, was behind by from two to ten points until burly senior forward Allen Lindell popped in a jump shot with 5:15 to go to put Swea's Trojans behind. The contest also featured a duel between two giant centers, 6-9 junior John Luscombe of Armstrong, and 6-8 senior Tom Anderson of Swea City. Although Luscombe outscoredhis counterpart by 24-12, Anderson spent more of the evening keeping his team moving smoothly. Led by 6-4 senior forward Mike Hazelhoff s scoring and forward Tom Elliot's floor play and rebounding, Swea City jumped to an early 14-12 first quarter lead as Hazelhoff tossed in six points to lead Swea. Allen Lindell's seven points for Armstrong served to keep the margin narrow. To start the second quarter, the Trojans, still following Elliot and Hazelhoff, took off to a quick 22-12 lead before the battle of the "skyscrapers" began to get warm. Then, after taking a time out, . Armstrong got into the swing of things as "Big John" (Luscombe) finally started getting off some shots > that counted, Armstrong's backcourt turned in some nice feed plays but the bulk of Luscombe's ten second quarter points came on rebound shots. The Tigers did succeed in closing the gap to three as they went to the dressing room at halfttme with Swea on top, 30-27. Of Swea's thirty, big Mike Hazelhoff was the proud owner of eighteen points, all but four of these coming on field goals. Of the remainder, LeRoy Larsen tossed in six, Elliot four, and Anderson two. Holding a 24-15 edge over the Tigers, Swea's rebounders displayed balance as Hazelhoff collected seven, Larsen six, and Elliot and Steve Peterson five a piece. Luscombe collected 12 points at the expense of Swea's defense to lead Armstrong's attack. Lindell added ten as guard Jack Rooney and forward Steve Watt pitched in with four and one point, respectively. Of the Tigers' fifteen rebounds, "Big John" took in seven while Lindell added four. In the third quarter, Anderson popped in four field goals to lead the Trojan attack. Armstrong, however, had by now ganged up on Hazelhoff and limited him to a mere two points. But, as the third quarter ended, Swea City had another point on its spread as the Trojans led by 46-42. In the final quarter Armstrong quickly dispelled any reason for worry of a Swea runaway. The Tigers quickly closed the Trojan lead to within a point to set the stage for LindeU's go-ahead shot. Less than a minute after pushing his team into the lead, Lindell solidified that lead with another jumper to make the score 53-50 with about four minutes to go. Soon afterward, Armstrong went into the stall and Swea errors and fouls enabled Armstrong to stay ahead to the finish before the frenzied fans. After the fray, a very happy coach Pat Nolan of Armstrong exuded a great deal of pleasure in a job well done, stating that "they have really come of age (referring to his club). Luscombe, I feel, has the looks of a real fine player, but, of course, I was also very pleased with the job done by Al Lindell (23 points, plenty rebounds). Over all, I'd say that they showed a lot of poise and played a real fine game." • * * * The first game, the girls tournament championship game, turned out to be equally exciting. Sue Karels, Lakota forward, was fouled at the finish with five seconds to go and Lakota behind by two points, but a whistle was blown just before she sank a bucket, so it was allowed. Then her first free throw missed, and it was the ball game for Sentral.' Lakota, however, led all the way until the final 2 1/2 minutes of play. The Eagles held a 22-14 edge at the end of the first quarter. At the halfitwas37-29withLakotaleading, and at the third quarter, 54-47 for Lakota. Then Sentral's Betty Wehrspann, 5-3 senior, and guards Renee Douglas, Hollee Krause and Susan Blanchardledasurge offensively and defensively, that brought Sentral to a 54-all score, and with 18 seconds to ;go, Vicki Elmers drove in for what proved to be the game-winning tally. Lakota's defense, stout for three quarters, gave way to an onslaught by Miss Wehrspann which gave her afinal total of 27 points. Vicki Eimers turned in 23, Teresa Voigt added 18, including a fine free-throw tally, and Mary Ditsworth 2, Sue Karels led Lakota with 28 points, and Jo Junkermeier and Joyce Leonard each added 20. Sentral's defensive unit turned in a strong performance, coining up with 20 rebounds off their own boards to 12 for the Eagles, including nine steals, For the boys the Armstrong record is now 11-2, and Swea City's is 12-3. Sentral girts are 13-1 while the Lakota Eagles are 13-2 for the season* ARMSTRONG BOYS (59) FG FT F 0 l-l 3 8 7-9 4 11 2-5 4 50-02 0 1-3 3 Watt Lindell Luscombe Jack Rooney Jim Rooney Von Bank 0 0-0 I 24 11-18 J SWEA CITY BOYS (57) FG FT F H'Hoff 8 8*8 3 Elliot 3 3-6 3 Anderson 6 0*1 1 P'son 1 0-4 2 Larsen 34-44 Skaar 0 0*0 1 21 15-2014 Box scores: SENTRAL GIRLS (70) FG FT F Eimers 10 3-5 2 Wehrspann 11 5-7 2 Voigt 5 8-11 1 Ditsworth 10-10 Douglas 0 0-0 5 Krause 00-02 Blanchard 00-05 27 16-2417 TuMdoy, January 25, 1966 Algona, (la.) Upper Dei Moinet SPORTS LAKOTA GIRLS Karels Junkermeier Boyd S'dahl Leonard Coy Christ Rusher Hertzke Sleper (68) FT 12 7 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 28 FT F 4-11 2 6-7 4 0-0 0 0-0 1 2-3 0 0-0 2 0-0 4 0-0 1 0-0 3 0-0 1 12-21 18 Mark Hamilton of Lakota shared Individual scoring honors with Armstrong's 6-8 junior center John Luscombe as they each finished with 20 points. Terry Krominga added 17 for Lakota and four other Armstrong Tigers finished In double figures namely Jim Rooney with 11 points and Steve Watt, Jack Rooney and Duyane Von Bank each with 10 points. LAKOTA (57) FG FT PF TP Larson Smith Under bakke Horswell TOTAL Swea City Thompson 3 5 2 11 4129 7 2 3 16 0010 16 16 10 46 9 26 22 12 69 14 9 14 11 48 Sentral 14 29 47 - 70 Lakota 22 37 54-68 State Line Semi-Finals Lakota gained the tournament finals by turning back Ledyard 74-51 Thursday night at Sentral while Sentral upended Burt 6046 In the other semifinal tournament contest. LEDYARD GIRLS (51), Hamilton Werlnga Madetzke Meurer Karels Junkermeier Koppen Hippen Smidt Mabus Kromlnga TOTAL 8 1 2 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 6 22 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 5 13 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 12 20 2 4 2 0 1 6 2 3 0 17 57 ARMSTRONG (70) FG FT PF TP Watt Lindell McManus Trenary Luscombe Rooney, Ji. Rooney, Ja. Von Bank TOTAL 4 3 1 0 9 5 5 5 32 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 6 3 4 1 2 1 0 4 3 18 10 7 2 0 20 11 10 10 70 SWEA CITY (69) Schroeder Klocke Lloyd, R. Menke Beck Johnson, C. DeBoer MacKinnon TOTAL LAKOTA 1 VJI 4 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 15 * 1 * 9 9 3 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 4 2 1 1 6 6 3 21 24 a A 17 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 51 Skaar Larsen, L. Peterson, S. Elliott Larson, J. Hazelhoff Anderson Peterson, E. TOTAL JT \J 3 5 2 10 0 12 0 0 32 *" J. 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 J. » 5 4 1 2 1 4 3 1 21 A * 6 10 4 20 0 29 0 0 69 GIRLS (74) FG FT PF TP Karels Boyd Junkermeier Sheldahl Leonard Rusher Christ Coy Sleper TOTAL 11 8 1 30 4 2 8 1 6 1 10 2 4 18 002 0 0 12 THOMPSON (48) FG FT PF TP Harisen, R. 2 8 2 12 St. John's Drops 64-61 Contest At Pocahontas The Pocahontas Catholic notched their seventh win of the season by downing St. John's of Bancroft 64-61 at Pocahontas last Wednesday night. Bancroft led throughout the first three quarters but the Eagles rallied in the final period to gain the victory. Eagle's guard, Pat Groff, led the winners with 22 points. Bancroft's Hatten and Murphy scored 15 points each. Pocahontas JVs nipped Bancroft Jvs in three overtimes. Eagles' Jim Brenny fired home a field goal with five seconds left to give them the victory. Poca. Cathlic 10 26 48 64 St. John's 18 30 55 61 FIVE GENERATIONS Five generations were present recently at the Harry Ackles home in Trenton. Great-great- granddaughter, Dawn Kathleen Byrne and Mrs. Eva Burkey of Wayland were the fifth and first generations present. Also in the family gathering were Mrs. Johnean Byrne, Mrs. Gladys Alter and Mrs. Jean Johnson. o o o o o o o o o o 31 12 23 74 MARKETS Ledyard Girls 12 12 15 12 51 Lakota Girls 11 21 19 23 74 SENTRAL GIRLS (60) FG FT PF TP Elmers Wehrspan Voigt Douglas Krause Blanchard TOTAL 5 9 9 0 0 0 2 4 8 0 0 0 1 12 5 22 0 26 0 0 0 23 14 19 60 Market prices paid on Saturday of this week at your Co-op Elevator GRAIN No. 2 Yellow Corn in 1.17 out No. 2 White Oats in .68 out 1.21 .72 January Beans 2.68 BURT GIRLS (46) FG FT PF TP Fairbanks 6 4 5 16 Lappe, Charlenel Lappe, Charlotte Ortman Becker, N. Ackerman Meyer Becker, L. TOTAL 6 WhTTTEMORE COOP. ELEVATOR HOBARTON BRANCH 8 2 0 0 0 0 17 7 0 0 0 0 0 12 4 0 1 4 2 1 23 23 4 0 0 0 0 46 Sentral Girls Burt Girls 9 14 16 21 60 11 5 5 25 46 Friday night Armstrong and Swea City each cleared semifinal hurdles, Swea City captured its 12th win of the season against two setbacks by turning back Thompson 69-48, Armstrong gained the right to meet Swea City In the tournament finals by stopping Lakota 70-57 Friday night. Friday nigbt Swea City's one- two scoring punch-* Mike Ha- wlhoff and Tom Elliott—combined for 49 points, 29 by Ha- lelhoff sad 20 by Elliott, LeRoy Larson chipped in 10 Trojan counters, Armstrong sailed with com* paratlve ease past Lakota taking a 19-8 first quarter lead CO-OP and ^Golden Sun Feeds For top performance ine, fuel oil, oil* and lubricants OUR NEW PORTABLE GRINDER NOW IN OPERATION , 295-5614 CLOSED SATURDAY AFTERNOONS - DURING WINTiR MONTHS

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