The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 1, 1966 · Page 5
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Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 1, 1966
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Bulldogs Win Another 2; Run Victory String To // Dave Walker's finest game, combined with good team balance, lifted Algona's Bulldogs to a 52-43 victory over the Estherville Midgets in a non-conference game here Saturday night before a large crowd. The win was the llth straight for Coach Howie Stephenson's club and raised the season mark to 13-1. The victory also ended an Estherville jinx, which has seen the Midgets win all three earlier meetings here, while Algona had won the three played at Estherville. While all games must be classed big ones each season the REALLY BIG ONE for the Bulldogs is on tap this Friday night when they make their annual trip to Clear Lake and a meeting with the loop-leading Lions. Clear Lake is 10-1 in league action, the Bulldogs are 9-1 (with their game Dec. 10 with Hampton here fogged out) - and the locals gave Clear Lake its lone loss in loop games here Dec. 17,69-58- so the stage is set for the contest that likely will settle the championship, barring later upsets. After the fray with the Lions, the Bulldogs have meetings with Clarion and Hampton here and a game away with Iowa Falls. But Clear Lake must be handled first - and the Lions are big and rugged 1 A well-played second quarter gave Algona its victory over Estherville. During those eight minutes, the Bulldogs put-hustled the visitors and outscored them 20-8, and the 31-16 halftime deficit was too much for the Midgets to overcome. , The teams sparred early in the fray, with each club holding scant margins. The score was 3-3 after four minutes when the locals went to work. Tom Claude, apparently fully-recovered from his appendectomy, fired in a couple of buckets as the Bulldogs took an 11-8 lead at the quarter buzzer. Algona came up with six steals, with Craig Espe getting three, and five men scored from the field as the lead went to 17-12, 23-14 and 27-16 before the intermission. The rebounding of Walker, Dale Teeter and Espe allowed the locals to hold a 12-1 margin under the boards during the eight minutes - and eased the job considerably. By halftime, Algona had five men with from four to nine points, with Walker the top gun. The third stanza was scary for Algona fans, who got the feeling the Bulldogs had shot their wad in the hot second quarter. Roger Guge, a whale of a shooter, canned eight field goals and a free throw as Estherville quickly chopped into Algona's lead. Algona led, 3826, when the visitors hit eight straight points to make it 3834, but that's as close as the teams got during the final half. Walker and Teeter, still doing well under the boards, fired in a couple of baskets to allow Algona to post a 44-38 lead at the three-quarter mark. Each team got only two fielders down the stretch, but four consecutive free throws by Teeter, set up with Algona using Us stall offense, Iced the victory, Guge, the game's leading scorer with 25 points, managed only one free throw when the going got tough. Teeter edged Walker, 17-15, to again lead the Bulldogs In scoring, the 13th time in 14 outings he has done it, but Walker held the upper hand in rebounds, STANDINGS Clear Lake ALGONA Humboldt Clarion Iowa Falls Webster City Hampton Eagle Grove Friday results: Clear Lake 65, Clarion 49; Webster City 70, Iowa Falls 59; Humboldt 66, Eagle Grove 60. W 10 9 6 5 4 4 3 2 DAVE WALKER 14-13, as Algona mopped up a total of 42 to 22 for the losers. Espe managed five steals as Algona was 10-5overthevisitors in that department. Actually, the Algona win was the result of balance, while Estherville had none in this meeting. With the exception of Guge, the Midgets displayed nothing in the way of shooting. This was surprising, because the Midgets posted a 69-60 victory over a strong Storm Lake team in Lakes Conference action a night earlier. Only three fouls were called on each team the first half and five were added to Algona's total and six to Estherville's in the final 16 minutes. Local fans also watched another new Stephenson wrinkle - with three guards, Espe, Bill Boldridge and Claude, on the jobattimesduring the fray. All three were tough I Box score: ALGONA (52) FG FT F Merryman 4 0-0 0 Teeter 59-72 Walker 72-13 Espe 2 1-0 0 Boldridge 00-00 Claude 4 0-03 22 12-8 8 ESTHERVILLE (43) FG FT F Myers 2 0-0 1 Bolty 23-12 Ross 0 1-10 Hammond 1 0-01 Dahna 1 1-1 0 Bezdicek 1 1-1 1 Guge 11 4-3 4 18 10-7 9 Algona's B-team got off to a 17-7 first quarter lead, then got cold and had to come back in the last half to post a 45-41 victory in the opener as Greg Betts got 11 points, Rog Meyer nine and Bob Farnham eight. The win was the 12th in 13 outings for Coach Keith Cbristles's outfit. EDC-, IHMPTON The Bulldogs had to come up with a last-half rally to get past Hampton there Friday night, 6965. The home club took 18-17 and 36-31 leads at the quarter and halftime buzzers, but a real old-fashioned Algona rally in the third period gave the locals the win. Dan Me r ry man led the su rge that gave Algona a 54-47 lead at the three-quarter mark - and the locals hung on to win. Teeter led the scoring, although he had been down with the flu for a couple of days during the week, with 22 points, while Merryman added 15 and Espe 10. Espe ran his consecutive free throw string to 20, then had it chopped on his only attempt the next night against Estherville. Tom Jones hit 17 points to lead the B-team to an easy 7535 win in the curtain-raiser. - o- JR. HIGH WINS Algona's junior high wrestling team belted Estherville, 34-0, here Friday afternoon, winding up its season with a perfect 6-0 mark under Coach Fritz Nielsen. Algona's winners were Robbie Claude, Buzz Fairbanks, Mike Devine, Duane Hunt and Steve Fitzpatrick, falls; and Denny Petersen, Tom Laing, Eddie Bennett and Steve Schultz, decisions. Teeter Still Leading loop Scoring Race Prior to Friday's loop games, Dale Teeter, Algona high school scoring ace, continued to lead the North Central Conference scoring race, with 216 points in nine games, an average of 24 points per contest. He held a 36 point bulge over Bill Morisky, Clear Lake, who was second with 180 points and a 20- point average. Next in line were Tom Notestine, Eagle Grove, 166, 18.4; Jim Klein, 164, 18.2; Doug Marso, Humboldt, 170, 17; Randy Butler, Hampton, 129, 16.1; Bob Lee, Humboldt, 152, 15.2; and Bruce Simpson, Webster City, 141, 13.1. Clear Lake continued to lead the varsity clubs with a 9-1 record, with Algona second at 8-1 while Iowa Falls was on top in the junior varsity standings with an 8-1 mark and Algona second at 6-1. Sentral Cops Brace of Wins FENTON- Sentral swept a basketball doubleheader from Lincoln-Central Tuesday night with the girls winning 49-32 followed by a 62-46 victory for the Sentral boys. Betty Wehrspan scored 28 for Sentral and Mary Justus hit 20 for Lincoln-Central. In boy's action Perry Elmers paced Sentral with 17 points and Tom Weber's 15 counters were tops for Lincoln-Central , SENTRALGIRLS (49) FG FT PF TP o i o i Wehrspan 12 4 1 2« Elmers 0202 Muller Shoots Bears To Third In CYO Tourney GHS 8-Game | s Sentral Girls Notch Sixth League Win TITONKA -In State Line action Friday night the Sentral girls won their sixth game In the conference against no losses defeating Tltonka GO-r,3.The Tltonka boys found the measure of the Sentral boys 52-4B. The Sentral girl's after trading by seven points In the first quarter 13-G narrowed the score to three at the end of the first half 20-36. .Sentral gained the edge in the third quarter 34-32. Sentrul outsrornd Tl- tonka 20-21 in the final quarter of play. Betty Wehrspan scored 21 points to lead Sentrat with Vicki Elmers adding 10.TeresaVolgt chipped in 18 points. Iris Michael sen scored 23 for Tltonka with rindy Budlong adding 15 points. In second game action Tltonka gained n 14-11 first quarter <!<IKC, .entral outscored Titonka i2-10 to narrow the Titonka It-ad to one point 2423. Titonka outscnrr-d Scntral 28-25 ii! llic fin:il h.-.lf of.ictum. Leading Titonka was Roger Acker man with 10 points. George Ponimor scored 15 points. Dennis Uthof wor-'d 14 points for Sentrnl. SKNTRAI, GIIU..S (GO) FG FT PK TP Voigt » 2 0 18 Wehrspan U 3 2 21 Elmers V 5 0 19 Lockwood 0202 Blanchard 0040 Krause 0060 Geitzenauer 0000 Douglas 0020 TOTAL 24 12 14 GO TITONKA GIRLS (G3) FG FT PF TP Michaeisen 11 1 1 23 Rlckless 4 3 2 11 Smidt, C. 1103 Budlong, C. C 4 3 16 Sachau 0030 Harms 0020 Budlong, L. 0020 Smidt, J. 0050 TOTAL 22 9 IB 53 Sentral Girls 6 20 8 26 60 Titonka Girls 13 16 3 21 53 SENTRAL BOYS (48) FG FT PF TP Elmers 3258 Collins 3218 Utbof 5 4 2 14 Marlow 3127 Kerber 3026 DeSart 2145 TOTAL 19 10 16 48 TITONKA BOYS (52) FG FT J J K TP Acker man Jams on Thomas Poramer Rafdal Hike TOTAL 8 0 2 5 4 1 20 3 2 33 11 5 4 00 01 12 11 3 5 15 8 2 52 Sentral Boys 11 12 13 12 48 Titonka Boys 14 10 12 16 52 Lockwood Blancbard Douglas Krause TOTAL L-C Girls 8 2 1 18 0040 0020 0050 20 9 13 49 2 10 13 7 32 Sentral Girls 12 14 13 10 49 SENTRAL. BOYS (62) FG FT PF TP 7 3 2 17 6 2 3 14 0 12 Elmers Collins UtboC Marlow Kerber TOTAL L.C. 5 7 2 27 2 0 1 8 0 14 2 5 7 62 8 14 16 4 46 Sentral Boys 17 15 12 18 62 LAMBS There are now quadruplet lambs on the George Gawley, Jr. farm three miles east of Irwin. They're doing floe and are now over three weeks old. Slopped, 62-5? Ft. Dodge St. Edmond used free throws to fashion a G2-57 victory over Garrigan's Golden Bears in the semi-finals of the CYO Tournament here Wednesday night, Jan. 26, sidelining the locals, ending an eight-game winning streak and giving Coach Steve McCall's club its second loss in 13 starts. The game was hard-fought all the way, and not until Dick Muller, Garrigan's leading scorer and rebounder, fouled out with 6:41 remaining in the fourth period, were the Gaels able to stitch the win. The Ft. Dodge entry held a 41-39 edge at the time and quid:';' built it into an insurmountable.' bulge. Garrigan led oarly, due to the shooting of Bill E<oding, Muller and Don Potthoff, 8-4. However, by the end of the first period, St. Edrnond had a 14-13 edge as John Perkins and Jim Klinger warmed up. The Bears hurried to a 17-14 lead early in the second round, then got cold, hitting only three fielders in eight minutes, ;md trailed 26-23 at the intermission. By then, Muller had two field goals and six free tosses and Reding had three fielders, while Perkins had eight points for the Gaels. St, Edmond took a 31-23 lead early in the third stanza, but the Bears came back with a rush as Potthoff and Muller furnished the points, cutting the edge to 35-32. It was 39-36 with eight minutes left. Muller left the scene 1:19 into the final stanza and the Gaels quickly took a 49-39 lead. Moments later, it was 55-41, the Bears closed it to 56-48, thanks to good balance, but the Gaels added another four points in a hurry to make it 60-48 with two minutes left. Long shots by Bob Smith, Reding and Brian LaBarre chopped the margin to five points at the end. Muller of the Bears and Perkins of the Gaels shared scoring honors with 18 points each. Potthoff added 14 and Reding 12 to the Garrigan total, while Klinger notched 16 and Jim Hassett 10 for the winners. Muller grabbed 12 of Garrigan's 29 rebounds, while Perkins got 12 of St. Edmond's 33. Garrigan notched nine steals or interceptions and the Gaels seven. GARRIGAN FG FT F Potthoff Reding Muller Smith Bleich Young wirth LaBarre Ringsdorf 8-6 2 3-2 1 8-8 5 5-4 4 0 1-0 5 04-14 2 1-0 2 00-02 18 30-21 25 ST. EDMOND FG FT F Algona, (10.) Upper DM Moiiw Tuesday, February 1, 1966 Perkins Klinger Hoerchler Bemrick Hassett McTlgue Doyle Peterson Holt 5 10-8 3 65-45 0 0-0 1 1-1 5 6-4 2 5-4 5 6-2 2 2-1 1 2-2 0 18 37-26 24

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