Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 14, 1998 · Page 14
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 14

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Sunday, June 14, 1998
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NBA FINALS Welcome back to Salt Lake City; earplugs anyone? Bulls, Jazz get set for game six By KEN BERGER AP Sports Writer SALT LAKE CITY — Just when the Utah Jazz could have waved the Chicago Bulls on to championship No. 6, they struck a major blow to expediency. And that's the least they did. By sending the NBA finals back to the asylum called the Delta Center for Game 6 Sunday night, they've taken the series — and the Bulls' "last dance" — for quite a spin. Now, a dynasty dogged by critics who say Chicago has never really been pushed to the limit in the '90s must achieve perhaps its final coronation in one of the toughest buildings in the league. And they must do it against a Sports review Utah team that is like the Bulls in one respect: They sure don't scare easy. "We're still kicking," said Karl Malone. who had a series- high 39 points as the Jazz beat the Bulls 83-81 Friday night to send the series back to Utah. "We're going back home, something we worked hard for all season long. We want to go home and play with confidence back there, and see what happens." Despite losing their hard- fought homecourt advantage in Game 2, despite being thoroughly humiliated with that 42-point loss in Game 3, the Jazz are back. Like last year, the series has reached a sixth game. Like last year, the Bulls lead 3-2. Unlike last year, Game 6 will be played in Utah. And, as folks around here volunteer without apology, so will Game 7, if necessary. "We want the chance to settle this on our home floor," Antoine Carr said after the Jazz practiced Saturday. "We're still the underdog, and if we come out flat, we're done. It's like we're close, but we're far away." No team ever has come back from a 3-1 deficit in the finals, and the Bulls haven't lost three games in a row with Michael Jordan in uniform since the beginning of the 1990-91 season. No, there is no panic in the Bulls. They had what must have been an easy practice in the suburbs of Chicago on Saturday, because Jordan was wearing his diamond earring when reporters arrived on the court. Ron Harper was wearing a '98 finals T-shirt that read, "Intimidate, Dominate, Celebrate." And the Bulls have already proved they can win at Utah, where ordinary foes get washed away in the noise. "We still have the advantage," Scottie Pippen said. "We don't want them to tie the series up. Even though they're very comfortable going back on their home court, we feel very good. We feel like we have a good grasp on this team." Continued from Page B-4 quite the same way as the Hornets of Deep Valley Christian. The Deep Valley boys played their first-ever varsity football game in September and announced in no uncertain terms that they will be a force to reckon with when Mike Andrews took the ball 81 yards for a touchdown on the team's first-ever play from scrimmage. The Hornets won four straight to start the season before injuries caught with the 11-man squad and they were unable to close out the season with the lack of numbers. On the volleyball and basketball courts as well as the softball diamond, the young Lady Hornets, with teams made up mostly of freshmen and sophomores, made some notable strides and can also look to he future with optimism. Erika Duran and Monica Hum in particular stood out with some memorable seasons. It was in basketball and baseball, however, where the Hornets stood tall and initiated what should be a longterm rivalry with Mendocino. Both teams battled neck and neck for league titles in both sports, with Mendocino winning the basketball and Deep Valley the baseball, the latter's first ever varsity championship. Both teams matched up in the most memorable game of the year at the end of the basketball season, entertaining a packed house (and I mean packed house) of fans at Mendocino College. In baseball, the Hornets got their revenge, winning the title in the most memorable way by clinching a tripleheader on the final day of play. The Hornets had to win both games of a doubleheader at Geyserville to pull even with the Cardinals and then had to jump on a bus to Boonville for an evening playoff with Mendocino for the league crown. In track and field, the Cetani Brothers, Bryan and David, as well as Blake Slice and Andrews all made it to the Meet of Champions, as the Hornets sent eight participants for the second straight year. Most memorable individual achievements for the Hornets included David Cetani becoming the first player in school history to surpass the 1,000 career-point mark in basketball, while Bryan Cetani had an outstanding year in both basketball and baseball, leading the Redwood Empire in rebounds and ERA, respectively. If 1997/98 is anything to go by, 1998/99 should be another memorable year on the sporting fields of Mendocino County. Only 76 days to go. IF WE SAID ACCOUNTANT, WHO COMES TO MIND FIRST? Who does Mendocino County think of first when it decides where to buy? A recently completed survey covering 60 business categories and asked 500 Mendocino County adults is now available to any local business. The material is thought-provoking and free, and you're invited to see the results. Join us. Advanced reservations required. TOMA Top of Mind Awareness A presentation for Mendocino County businesses Thursday, June 18 8:00-10:30 a.m. Ukiah Valley Conference Center Brought to you by: f Ukiah Daily Journal Call 468-3528 THE DAY IN SPORTS NBA National Basketball Association Series Playofl Glance By The Associated Press AM Times PDT FINALS (Best-of-7) Utah vs. Chicago (All games televised by NBC) Wednesday, June 3 Utah 88, Chicago 85. OT Friday, June 5 Chicago 93. Utah 88 Sunday, June 7 Chicago 96. Ulah 54 Wednesday, June 10 Chicago 86. Ulah 82 Friday, June 12 Ulah 83. Chicago 81. Chicago leads series 3-2 Sunday, June 14 Chicago at Utah. 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 17 Chicago at Utah. 6 p.m.. II necessary MLB National League By The Associated Press All Times PDT East Division Atlanta New York Philadelphia Montreal Florida Central Division Houston Chicago Milwaukee Pittsburgh St. Louis Cincinnati West Division San Diego San Francisco Los Angeles Colorado Arizona W 45 36 30 26 20 W 40 39 32 33 31 29 W 42 41 34 27 21 L Pet. 22 26 34 39 46 GB .672 — .581 61/2 .469131/2 .400 18 .30324 1/2 L Pet. 25 27 31 33 34 38 GB .615 — .591 1 1/2 .508 7 .500 7 1/2 .477 9 .433 12 L Pet. 25 26 32 40 46 GB .627 — .612 1 .515 7 1/2 .403 15 .313 21 Pittsburgh al Philadelphia. 4:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs. 5.05 p.m. Colorado at Sen Francisco, 7:05 p.m. Only games scheduled National League Leaders BATTING—Olerud, New York, 361; MaGrace. Chicago. .347; Gwynn, San Diego. .346; Kendall. Pittsburgh, .341; BJordan. SI. Louis. .340; Alou, Houston, .339: Bichette, Colorado. .338. RUNS—Biggio, Houston. 59; ChJones. Allanla, 57; Galarraga. Allanla, 57; Glanville, Philadelphia, 53: McGwire. St. Louis. 53; Sosa. Chicago. 49; Mueller, San Francisco. 46; DeShlelds. St. Louis. 46; LWalker. Colorado. 46. RBI—McGwire. St. Louis. 80; Galarraga, Atlanta. 66; Castilla, Colorado. 61; GVaughn. San Diego. 57; Alou. Houston. 56: Sosa. Chicago. 56; Brogna. Philadelphia, 54. HITS—Bichette, Colorado, 93; Glanville. Philadelphia. 91; MaGrace. Chicago, 85; ChJones. Atlanta. 84; Biggio. Houston. 82; Sosa, Chicago. 81; Galarraga. Atlanta, 81. DOUBLES—Fullmer. Montreal. 28; LWalker. Colorado. 27; BBoone, Cincinnati. 22; JKent. San Francisco, 22; Biggio. Houston. 21; Bichette. Colorado. 21; Bonds. San Francisco, 21. TRIPLES—DeShlelds, St. Louis. 6; Glanville. Philadelphia. 5; Collier, Pittsburgh, 4; NPerez, Colorado. 4; AJones, Atlanta, 4; Hollandsworlh. Los Angeles, 4; Vina, Milwaukee. 4; Alou. Houston, 4; SFinley, San Diego, 4. HOME RUNS—McGwire. St. Louis. 31; Galarraga. Atlanta, 25; Caslilia. Colorado. 22; GVaughn. San Diego. 22; Sosa, Chicago. 20; ChJones. Atlanta. 17: Mondesi. Los Angeles. 15; Bonds. San Francisco. 15. STOLEN BASES—EcYoung. Los Angeles. 26; Womack, Pittsburgh, 24; Biggio. Houston. 23; Renteria. Florida, 19: Stynes. Cincinnati, 14; Clayton. St. Louis, 14; DeShields, St. Louis, 14. PITCHING (8 Decisions)—GMaddux, Atlanta, 9-2. .818. 1.75; Millwood. Atlanta, 8-2, .800. 4.07; Schmidt. Pittsburgh. 8-2, .800, 3.51: Glavlne. Atlanta. 8-2. .800. 2.37: Trachsel. Chicago, 6-2. .750. 3.86; Miceli, San Diego. 6-2. .750. 3.21; Hampton, Houston, 8-3. .727. 2.88. STRIKEOUTS—Schilling, Philadelphia, 147; Stotllemyre, Si. Louis, 99; Wood, Chicago, 98; KBrown, San Diego, 86; RMartinez. Los Angeles. 85: GMaddux, Atlanta. 84; Reynolds, Houston. B2. SAVES—Nen. San Francisco, 19; Holtman, San Diego, 18; Shaw, Cincinnati, 17; BWagner, Houston, 16; Urblna. Montreal, 16; Beck. Chicago. 16; JFranco, New York, 14. American League By The Associated Press AM Times PDT East Division Friday's Games Cincinnati 8, Houston 1 Florida 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 0 Montreal 7, Atlanta S Los Angeles 2, Colorado 1 St. Louts 9, Arizona 4 San Diego 10, San Francisco 3 Saturday's Games Late Games Not Included Chicago Cubs 10, Philadelphia 8,10 Innings St. Louis at Arizona Colorado al Los Angeles N.Y. Mets at Florida (n) Milwaukee at Pittsburgh (n) Houston al Cincinnati (n) Montreal at Atlanta (n) San Francisco at San Diego (n) Sunday's Games Montreal (Perez 6-4) at Atlanta (Millwood 8-2), 10:10 a.m. Houston (Bergman 5-3) at Cincinnati (Winchester 33). 10:15 a.m. Chicago Cubs (Clark 4-6) at Philadelphia (Loewer 0- Naw York Boston Baltimore Toronto Tampa Bay Central Division Cleveland Minnesota Chicago Kansas City Detroit West Division Texas Anaheim Seattle Oakland W 46 38 32 32 27 W 38 30 26 24 23 W 39 37 29 28 L Pet. 14 .767 26 .594 34 34 38 .485 .485 L Pet. 26 .594 34 .469 38 40 39 .406 .375 .371 GB 10 17 17 GB 12 14 14 Detroit (GrelsingerO-1) al Kansas City (Rusch 3-8). 11:05 a.m. Chicago White Sox (Navarre 5-7) at Minnesota (Hawkins 3-6), 11:05 a.m. Seattle (Cloude 3-5) at Oakland (Haynes 4-3), 1:05 Baltimore (P.Smith 0-0) at Toronto (Clemens 6-6). 5:05 p.m. Anaheim (Flnley 7-2) al Texas (Helling 8-3). 5:05 p.m. Monday's Games Minnesota at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland. 4:05 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay. 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, 4:35 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 5:05 p.m. Anaheim at Texas. 5:35 p.m. Only games scheduled American League Leaders BATTING—IRodriguez, Texas, .372: BWilllams, New York. .353; Segui. Seattle, .345; HMorrls, Kansas City. .342; TWalker, Minnesota, .335; Erstad, Anaheim, .335; DJeter. New York, .329; O'Neill, New York, .3?9. RUNS—GriHey Jr, Seattle, 59: DJeter, New York, 53: Thome. Cleveland. 53; Durham, Chicago, 52; Grieve. Oakland, 50; ARodriguez. Seattle. 50; TGoodwin, Texas. 48; IRodriguez, Texas, 48: Knoblauch, New York. 48: JCora. Seattle. 48. RBI—JuGonzalez. Texas, 80; Griffey Jr, Seattle, 60: Thome, Cleveland, 55; Belle, Chicago. 55: RPalmelro, Baltimore. 52; Easley. Detroit. 51; ARodriguez, Seattle. 50. HITS—Erstad. Anaheim. 90; IRodriguez. Texas, 89; ARodriguez, Seattle. 66; McCracken, Tampa Bay, 63; MVaughn, Boston. 83; JuGonzalez, Texas, 82: Segui. Seattle, 81. DOUBLES—Thome, Cleveland. 26; IRodriguez, Texas, 24; Justice, Cleveland. 22; EMartinez. Seattle,. 22; JuGonzalez, Texas, 21; Grieve, Oakland, 20: CDelgado. Toronto, 20: Belle, Chicago, 20: O'Neill. New York. 20. TRIPLES—Offerman, Kansas City. 7; DJeter, New York. 5: Durham. Chicago, 5; BWilliams, New York, 5; 8 are tied with 4. HOME RUNS—GriHey Jr. Seattle. 26; ARodriguez. Seattle. 23; JuGonzalez, Texas, 21; MVaughn, Boston, 19; Canseco, Toronto, 19; Easley, Detroit, 17; Thome, Cleveland, 17. STOLEN BASES—Henderson, Oakland, 25: TGoodwin, Texas, 23; Lofton, Cleveland, 20; BLHunter, Detroit, 18; Canseco, Toronto, 17; Stewart, Toronto, 16; Knoblauch. New York, 16. PITCHING (8 Decisions)—DWells. New York. 8-1, .889. 4.25; Cone, New York, 8-1, .889. 4.97; WWilliams. Toronto, 7-2, .778. 3.02; PMartinez, Boslon, 7-2, .778, 3.46; CFInley. Anaheim, 7-2, .778. 2.65; Sele. Texas, 9-3, .750. 3.53; Helling, Texas, 8-3, .727, 4.62; Saberhagen, Boston, 8-3, .727, 5.03. • STRIKEOUTS—BJohnson, Seattle, 115; PMartinez, .*' Boston. 114; CFinley, Anaheim, 104; Clemens, • Toronto, 87; Erickson, Baltimore. 81; Arrojo, Tampa Bay. 77; Colon. Cleveland. 75. SAVES—Percival, Anaheim, 19; Gordon, Boston, 19;-' Wetteland, Texas. 18; RaMyers. Toronto, 16; ." MJackson, Cleveland, 13; MRrvera. New York. 12; * RHernandez, Tampa Bay, 12: Aguilera, Minnesota, 127 NHL National Hockey League L Pet. GB 26 .600 — 27 .578 1 1/2 38 .433 11 37 .431 11 0), 10:35 a.m. Milwauk ukee (Woodard 3-4) at Pittsburgh (Peters 1-4). 10:35 a.m. SI. Louis (Petkovsek 3-3) at Arizona (Blair 2-8), 1:05 p.m. Colorado (Aslaclo 4-8) al Los Angeles (R.Martinez 73), 1:05 p.m. San Francisco (Darwin 6-3) at San Diego (Ashby 8-4), 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mels (Nomo 2-7) at Florida (Hernandez 4-4), 1:35 p.m. Monday's Games Houston at Cincinnati, 4:05 p.m. Friday's Games Cleveland al N.Y. Yankees, ppd., rain Boston 5, Tampa Bay 1 Baltimore 9, Toronto 5 Kansas City 7. Detroit 3 Anaheim 5, Texas 1 Minnesota 8. Chicago White Sox 7 Seattle 5, Oakland 0 Saturday's Games Late Games Not Included Cleveland al N.Y. Yankees, ppd., wet grounds Seattle at Oakland Baltimore at Toronto Tampa Bay at Boston, ppd., rain Detroit at Kansas City (n) Chicago White Sox at Minnesota (n) Anaheim at Texas (n) Sunday's Games Tampa Bay (Saunders 1-6) at Boston (Lowe 0-5), 10:05 a.m. Cleveland (Wright 5-3) at N.Y. Yankees (Cone 8-1), Series Playoff Glance By The Associated Press All Times PDT STANLEY CUP FINALS Tuesday, June 9 Detroit 2, Washington 1 Thursday, June 11 Detroit 5, Washington 4, OT, Detroit leads series 2-0 Saturday, June 13 Detroil al Washington, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, June 16 Detroit at Washington, 5 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, June 18 Washington at Detroit, 5 p.m., if necessary (FOX) Saturday, June 20 Detroil at Washington, 5 p.m., if necessary (ESPN) Tuesday, June.23- ,• • , Washington at De^t, 5, p.m., |f necessary (FOX) Accountant? Get cable installed for only a quarter during Century's 25th Anniversary Celebration! For 25< installation on up to 3 TVs, call today. 462-8737 Ukiah 459-2262 wuiits 964-6613 Ft. Bragg CENTURY COMMUNICATIONS Service guaranteed. Installation offer and Showtime offer apply in cabled residential areas serviced by Century Communications. Other restrictions may apply Offer expires 7/3/98. 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