Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 5, 1976 · Page 5
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SPORTS By The Associated Press Open the Atlantic Coast Conference basketball playoffs and you'll always find a lot of surprises. That's what happened Thursday — to no one's surprise. The incomprehensible ACC playoffs continued to be just that as Virginia popped up and beat nth-ranked North Carolina State 75-63. Clemson stunned Wake Forest with surprising ease, 76-63, and ninth- ranked Maryland had to fight for its life against Duke before pulling out an 80-78 thriller in overtime. The results set up tonight's semifinals pitting Clemson against fourth-ranked North' Carolina, the ACC's regular season champion, and Maryland against Virginia. "It's great that we're still here," said Clemson Coach Bill Foster, who finds it great to be anywhere at this stage of the game. His Tigers are on probation and can't go to the NCAA playoffs, even if they do manage to sweep the ACC tourney. Lawrence Boston hit a jump shot off a rebound with three seconds remaining in overtime to pace 'Maryland past Duke; Waily Walker and Mark lavaroni combined for 42 points to spark Virginia over North Carolina State and Stan Rome's 20 points led Clemson's rout of Wake Forest, an ACC giant-killer earlier this season. While the ACC tourney was opening, the Southern Conference playoffs were closing. Virginia Military Institute overcame Richmond's stall-ball tactics to beat the Spiders 41-33 and.claim a berth in the NCAA playoffs. Elsewhere Thursday night, Texas Tech whipped Houston 80-69 and Arkansas defeated Southern Methodist 74-70 to advance to tonight's semifinals in the Southwest Conference playoffs; Georgia Tech stopped Tulane 74-68 and Memphis State trimmed St. Louis 73-69 in the Metro-Six quarterfinals and Western Kentucky beat Middle Tennessee 88-78 and Morehead outscored Austin Peay 88-83 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference playoffs. In the ECAC's sprawling regional playoffs, third-ranked Rutgers bounced Long Island University' 104-76 and 16th-ranked St. John's topped St. Peter's 75-67 in the opening of the Metro Division;, Niagara beat St. Bonaventure 67-66 and Syracuse thrashed Manhattan 83-57 in the Upstate New York tourney and Providence turned back Holy Cross 64-61 and Connecticut stopped Rutgers-St. John's Loser Must Meet Indiana in NCAA By The Associated Press Rutgers and St. John's will be playing for more than pride and prestige Saturday in the ECAC's Metro Division basketball playoffs at Madison Square Garden. They'll be playing for position in the NCAA playoffs. While both teams have been assured of an NCAA playoff berth, the loser will have the dubious distinction of meeting top-ranked Indiana in a first- round game. This was established Thursday by an NCAA announcement- of bids for its 1976 tournament. While picking a fistful of independents and conference teams for its major college playoffs, the NCAA assured both third-ranked Rutgers and 16th-ranked St. John's of berths because of their stature in the polls. Both repaid the NCAA's confidence by winning opening- round games' Thursday night in the Metro Division tourney and set the stage for Saturday's finals. Along with the two best teams in the New York metropolitan area this season, the NCAA invited independents Marquette, Nevada-Las Vegas, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech to its post-season party. . The NCAA also said that defending champion UCLA and Washington of the Pac-8, Alabama and Tennessee of the Southeastern Conference and Arizona of the Western Athletic Conference would participate in the tourney — even though the races in their leagues have not yet been decided. Also selected was Big Ten runnerup Michigan to join league champion Indiana and three others who have secured berths in their respective leagues — Princeton of the Ivy League, Western Michigan of the Mid-American Conference and Virginia Military Institute, which won the Southern Conference playoffs Thursday night. While awarding spots to run- nersup in the Pac-8, the Metro- Six Conference, the Big Ten. Atlantic Coast Conference, the SEC and the Metro Division of the ECAC, the NCAA also assigned art'at-large berth to a No. 2 team from either the Big Eight Conference or WAC or Massachusetts in the New England regionals. VMr, trailing by an incredible 9-8 score at the half due to Richmond's slowdown, rallied in the second half behind a quick defense to beat the Spiders. Rick Bullock scored 28 points and collected 18 rebounds to lead Texas Tech past error-prone Houston. Marvin Delph and Ron Brewer stole errant passes and cashed them in for layups in the last two minutes to help Arkansas beat SMU. Tech and Arkansas will meet tonight for the right to play Texas A&M in the finals. Harry Allen sank four pressure free throws in a 30-second stretch of the second half to help Georgia Tech hold off Tulane. John Gunn capped a Memphis.,State comeback with a pair df crucial tip-ins inside the final four minutes to independent DePaul. This final selection will be made Sunday. Because of the tenuous position 'of most of the conference races, pairings in the regional playoffs are still in a holding pattern. The NCAA said it could not determine any two opponents in any of the four regionals. In every case, an NCAA spokesman-said, it's a matter of something like "conference winners vs. one of several independents" or "tournament winner vs. a second team in a conference." In all, the tourney will have 32 team's with 17 spots going to conference champions and 15 to at-large teams. Sports Glances CARROLL GUN CLUB Shoot Son,, Mar. 7 weather permits (Otherwise following Sun.) District Basketball Kuemper battles Fort Dodge tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Fort Dodge in a Class 3A district final game. The winner will, meet ,WesJ, Des Moines' 'Cowling 1 in theV Sub-state Saturday night at West Des Moines Valley. Game time will also be 7:30 p.m. NAIA Pairings Briar Cliff College of Sioux City, Iowa, will meet Central Washington State Tuesday in first-round action at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics basketball tournament here. Briar Cliff, 19-7, faces the West Coast school at Ip.nr Leads Nation Former Des Moines Tech standout Tad Dufelmeier of Loyola of Chicago leads the nation in free throw Start turning your thin lawn thick again! lk'iv'xlt(w: Simply make an early-*pring application of Scorn TURF BUILDER lawn fertilizer. It halpt gran plants send out tillars above ground, and rhizomes under ground that grow into niw grass plants. Result? Your lawn grows thicker and greener, filling in those thin spots. The earlier you spread Scorn Turf Builder, the better. And you'll save money by buying now, during Scotts Early-Bird Sale. 5,000 «|. ft. SAVE $1 SAVE $2 SAVE $3 10,000 «q. fe.ba, 15,000 iq. II. Put a halt to CRABGRASS before it starts! AH it takes is a single spreader application of Scotts HALTS PUUS for Established Lawns. It forms an invisible barrier that lies in wait and knocks off ugly crabgrass as it sprouts. It also supplies a long- lasting fertilizer for your good grass. Helps it grow thicker, sturdier and greener-without crabgrass. Now is the perfect time to buy Scotts Kelts Plus for Established Lawns, so you'll be ready for that next nice day. SAVE $1.50 5,080 «|. ft. [-GARDEN CENTER Hwy.30W.,l percentage, accordi'ng to figures released by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Dufelmeier has hit 90.8 per ,;,ran( ; ofhisa,ttempts,,,, ,..,;,; • .:jowa State's. Hercle, Ivy was, 19th nationally in scoring with a 23.3 average through games of last Saturday. Wild Card Game The Colorado-Missouri basketball game will be televised regionally Saturday, instead of the Kansas State-Oklahoma State game, as previously announced. The switch was requested by NBC-TVS. A Missouri victory would give the first-place Tigers their first Big Eight conference title since 1940. The game will be televised live at 2 p.m., the same time Kansas State is scheduled to . meet Oklahoma State. "* Men's Title < Britain's John Curry, an Olympic gol.d medalist at Innsbruck, Austria, last 'month, captured the world championship title in men's figure skating. Grand View Rolls Five players scored in double figures Thursday night as Grand View rolled to a 96-57 victory over Augustana of South Dakota in the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women small college regional basketball tournament. Rhonda Penquite led Grand View with 16 points and Deb Coates and Terri Seplers each added 14. The Vikings pushed their record to 24-6 and will meet Emporia, Kan., State Friday in the second-round of the eight-team tournament. Big Lead Mickey Higham of Kansas City averaged 247 in winning seven of eight games to take a 2$.9-pin lead in the $100.000 Dick Weber Five Star Open Bowling Tournament. Dead at 46 Jim Walsh, who starred in basketball at Stanford University and captained the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal in 1956, died at the age of 46. Broken Nose Reserve guard Stu Lantz of the Los Angeles Lakers suffered a broken nose in pra'ctice Thursday, the National Basketball Association team said. The Lakers said Lantz would probably miss Friday night's game against the Golden State Warriors, a team Los Angeles has been unable to beat in four previous tries this season. Flynn Signs The World Champion Cincinnati Reds Thursday announced the signing of utility infielder Doug Flynn while the bulk of the team's regulars remain unsigned. Only catcher Johnny Bench, right fielder Ken Griffey and pitchers Gary Nolan. Jack Billingham. Fred Norman and Pedro Borbon are among the 27 signed of the 40-man roster. Flynn hit .269 as a rookie in 1975. as the Tigers nudged St. Louis. The results thrust Memphis State into tonight's Metro-Six semifinals against Louisville while Georgia Tech landed a berth opposite Cincinnati. Western Kentucky took the lead for good'on a Wilson James basket^with just over eight minutes left and went on to defeat Middle Tennessee. Andre Jones scored 27 points and Ted Hundley added 20 as MoTehead 1 overcame a 21-point deficit to upset heavily favored Austin Peay. The victories put the winners into tonight's OVC finals. Glen Williams scored 25 points and backcourt mate Frank Alagia added 16 to lead St. John's in the ECAC's Metro Division finals Saturday. Rutgers earned a spot in the championship round at New York's Madison Square Garden with a bad beating of LIU behind" Mike Mike Hanley sank a crucial basket with 32 seconds remaining to pull Niagara ahead and Skip McDaniel added two clutch free throws with 17 seconds left to lift the Purple Eagles over St. Bonaventure. Syracuse beat Manhattan with a combined 40 points from Chris Sease and Jim Williams. Bruce Campbell converted four free throws in the last 28 seconds, lifting Providence over Holy Cross. Joey Whelton hit an 18-foot shot with three seconds remaining, pulling Connecticut past Massachusetts. Elsewhere, Wichita State and Southern Illinois emerged as the front-runners in the Missouri Valley Conference race. Wichita State beat Bradley 84-74 and Southern Illinois eliminated West Texas State from contention. 53-46. The leaders are tied for first place with one game left. 5 Strong Hawkeye Baseball Expected Two Big 8 Teams Possible in NCAA KANSAS CITY (AP) There are two angles to the NCAA basketball tournament which still have'Big Eight fans insuspense. One — will the Big Eight have two teams in the NCAA this year, as it did last? And two — what teams, besides Notre Dame, will play first-round games at the University of Kansas March 13? The Big Eight automatically puts one team- in the NCAA tournament, and Missouri. 23-4. can clinch that spot by winning the conference title outright with a victory over Colorado in Columbia Saturday. Last year, the NCAA assigned a second spot to the Big Eight. But this time the NCAA basketball committee members are waiting until after Saturday's final games before making up their minds. The committee chairman, Stan Watts, athletic director at Brigham Young, said this final berth in the 32-team tournament lineup is up for grabs among the second teams from the Big Eight and the Western Athletic Conference, and independent DePaul. Although Nebraska was mentioned as a mathematical possibility to match Kansas State's record — provided the Wildcats lose and Nebraska wins Saturday — the indications were that only Missouri and K-State were getting serious consideration. Nebraska Coach Joe Cipriano has indicated that the Cornhuskers are interested in NIT. Wife Helps Hill ±a>: , : I S*}\^ •'•„••_>*<•. ^1 •'_ to oo in Litrtts ORLANDO. Fla. (AP) — "Hideous." is the word Mike Hill used to describe the way he'd been putting this year. So after he missed the cut last week and failed to qualify for the final two rounds in the Tournament Players Championship he sought some help from his wife.-Sandie. The result —18 holes Thursday that required only 27 putts, an effort that produced a seven-under-par 65 and a tie with Mark Hayes for the first-round lead in the $200.000 Citrus Open Golf Tournament. "I hadn't played well all year," said Hill, 37-year-old younger brother of sometimes-stormy Dave Hill. "I'd been three-putting four or five times every tournament. When yo'i're putting like that, it gets to your whole game. It was just awful. I knew I was doing something wrong.'' So he sought some help from his wife. "I told her what to watch for." he said after Thursday's brilliant round. "All it takes is good eyes." She found Mike was breaking his left wrist on his putts. "When you do that, you're either going to lose acceleration or pull it." he said. "I firmed up the right hand and now it's a lot better. I didn't miss anything I should have made." IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) It's getting to be "old cap" with Duane Banks, but again he sees another strong University of Iowa baseball squad. But how strong? "We'll be very good — a strong contender for the Big Ten Conference title," said Banks, whose squad opens its season Saturday in Lakeland, Fla., against New York State- Buffalo. In place of its usual spring break trip to Arizona, the Hawkeyes will spend 12 days at Lakeland, site of the Detroit Tigers spring training camp. Iowa will play 12 games there against Buffalo, Michigan and Missouri. The teams will be housed at the Tigers' minor league camp and use the facilities which include four playing fields and two practice diamonds. Fifteen lettermen return from the squad that posted a 29-14 overall record, went 11-3 in the Big Ten and qualified for the NCAA regionals a year ago. Missing, however, are four of the top five hitters. "That concerns me," said Banks, "but we'll be a different type of ball .club, strong in pitching and defense. We'll be wide open on offense. We'll do some things we haven't in the past — like steal and use the hit-and-run." Although four starters and four top pitchers are gone in- Whitney New Audubon Boss Tlmei Herald Newi Service AUDUBON - Mark Whitney of Maxwell, la., has been named the head football coach at Audubon High school. He replaces Dave Gallaher, who resigned to take the head coaching job at Clear Lake. Whitney is a native of Radcliffe and graduate of' Mankato (Minn.) State. He began teaching six years ago at Cleveland, Minn., and became head football coach there the following year. Three years ago Whitney moved to Maxwell where he has coached the football squad to a 20-7 record and two conference titles in the TAMAJA conference. His team finished second the other year. eluding school home run record holder Bryan Jones (now in the Kansas City Royals farm system), the team is not lacking in experience. "We saw this coming two years ago and last year we gave a lot of people playing time." he said. "We have experienced people at all positions." Starting his sixth full year as head coach, Banks has not had a losing season and owns a 139-88-1 record at Iowa. The Hawkeyes have finished first, tied for seventh, tied for first and second in the Big Ten in the last four years. Steve Stumpff, a three-year lettermen. and Tommy Steinmetz, a junior, played in all 43 games a year ago and will anchor the infield at first and second, respectively. Ron Hess probably will be the shortstop and either freshman Del Ryan of Davenport or Bill Nelson will be at third. Tom Wessling again will be the catcher. The regular outfield will consist of Donn Hulick, transfer Willie Mims and Bob Rasley, the top returning hitter with a .333 average in 16 games. Freshman Mike Boddicker or Doug Sipe will share the designated hitter slot. "Our starting rotation will be Tom Steen. Craig Van Syoc. Bob Stepp, Mike Boddicker and Rich Carlucci." said Banks. "Craig Wolford and Doug Peckumn will work long relief and Mark Wold short relief ." 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Carroll High School Auditorium All Proceeds Donated To New Hope Village Plan Now to Attend — Bring the Whole Family Tickets $2.00 - Children Under 12 $1.00 Tickets Available in Westgate Mall, at New Hope Village Stores in Manning, Glidden & Lake City, Carroll Elks' Club, Carroll Chamber of Commerce & From Carroll Elks' Chorus, Kiwanis & Rotary Member* Tickets Will Also Be Available At The Door

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