Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on March 15, 1976 · Page 7
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Post Offense, Defense Keys to LV-A's Win By Dennis O'Grady (Sports Editor) DBS MOINES - After most of the 14,354 spectators had left Veterans Memorial Auditorium here Saturday night, Lake View-Auburn Head Coach Louis "Bud" McCrea had a chance to talk about his team's second straight girls' crown, a 60-50 win over favorite and previously-unbeaten Manilla. "The turning point in the game came in the second quarter when we went to the post offense," commented McCrea whose club trailed 14-6 at the first quarter mark and 20-10 three minutes into the second period. "That post offense got us back to within one at half," exclaimed McCrea, wearing his second red championship jacket. (By the way, it fits.) "In the second half we started running the post offense again," continued McCrea. "It didn't work then. We went back to our weave offense and it eventually worke'd. We were able to get the shots we wanted." While the LV-A boss said it was a "fantastic team effort," he added the play of Sara (Wernimont) and JoAnn (Tjaden) was fantastic. "They're very unselfish and they work well together." "Our strategy in the game was to try and slow them down," McCrea remarked. "Also, we-wanted to keep Rostermundt (Jean) from shooting that set shot." The defense on the Manilla all-state forward worked as she could managed only 16 points, far below her 35 point average and way off her 54 Times Herald, Carroll, la. Q Monday, March 15, 1976 ~ point performance in Friday's semi-final win over Andrew. McCrea said his club used a man-to-man defense to keep Rostermundt shut down early in the game and then went to a 2-1 zone. Then in the fourth quarter when LV-A took command, the champs went back to a man-to-man. "There's two keys to playing defense," commented McCrea. "First of all, is working well together and secondly, adjustment." "People must recognize that defense is the name of the game," the LV-A boss added. Manilla Head Coach Larry Bullock was a forgotten man afterwards as his club suffered their first loss in 31 games this year. Manilla was shooting for their second championship in three years. "Lake View-Auburn played very well and did the things they had to do to win the game," commented Bullock whose club won the coveted title in 1974. "We didn't execute the things we usually do," continued the Hawkette coach. "We didn't penetrate. Two Schools Share Favorite Tag in A DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP)- Unbeatens Rock Valley and Burnside Central Webster share the favorite tag going into the boys state Class A basketball tournament — and both welcome the role. "We hoped we'd be among the top picks," said Rock Valley Coach Bob Miller. "We're a good ball club and have a good shot at it all." Central Webster Coach Jerry Patterson evaluates his team's chances in the eight-team field much the same way. "We welcome the favorite tag," he offered. "We went through a tough district and substate. We are a bona fide state tournament contender and we're going to live up to it." The state's small schools start their title march Tuesday night when Allison-Bristow, 23-1, opens against Central Webster, 22-0. First-round A action concludes Wednesday afternoon with Corning, 20-2, matched against Graettinger, 17-5; Iowa City Regina, 18-5, going against Manilla, 21-2, and Rock Valley, 25-0, testing Coggon North Linn, 18-5. "I don't think we can play any tougher teams down there than we did in earning a state spot," said Miller. "Little Rock, Sioux Center, Alton Floyd Valley and Marcus — the team that beat out Alta — were excellent teams. So we think we're ready." None of the eight A qualifiers were ranked in the final Associated Press poll — which covers all three classes. Alta was the highest,rated A team at No. 10, but lost in the district final to Marcus. "We have a combination of quickness from our guards and good strength and size up front," said Hill of his team, which has the best record of any team in the state. "We start two 6-foot-5 frohtliners and have a 6-6 center who also plays a lot. Our guards keep the ball moving pretty good so we score quite a few points.'' Jerry Lange, a 6-5 senior center, is the leading scorer at 14.2 points a gajne but the Rockets also have balance with Mark Faber (13.2), John Van Beek (13) and Mic Kooima(10.2). Rock Valley is making its second state trip. The Rockets were a 68-62 first-round victim of Johnston in 1973. "We were just happy to get there that time," Miller recalled. "And we probably let ourselves lose to a team we should have beat. We're looking a little beyond that this time." Patterson never played basketball and started his coaching career at age 16 in a youth league. "It's always been in the back of my mind and the players that someday we'd get to the state tournament," said Patterson, who has coached most the squad members since they were in fourth grade. He coached 11 years in junior high and became the Eagles' head coach in 1974 and has compiled a flashy 60-5 mark in three years. Central Webster was eliminated in the district finals the last two years. "We thought we were due this vear," Patterson added. Mike Will, a 6-5 senior center, has powered the attack with a 20.2 scoring average. Fellow frontliners Rollie Peterson and Danny Lundberg are averaging 12.3 and 11.4, respectively. "Our strong point is that we play pretty consistent pressure man-to-man defense and on offense pass the ball well and take the good shot," added Patterson. Allison-Bristow, high-scoring Iowa City Regina and Manilla, a qualifier a year • ago, appear to be the chief threats to the two unbeatens. Allison-Bristow, under first- year coach Jim Kelly, brings a 10-game winning streak to its first tournament appearance. The only loss was 62-60 to Aplington at mid-season. Todd Reiher, a 6-4 senior forward, fires the attack with a 22.2 scoring mark.'Wade Miller at 11.8 and Dave Mennen at 10.2 add to the high-scoring front line. Regina, a 1972 qualifier, could well be the sleeper in the field. The aptly named Runnin' Regals are only 18-5 — but all of their losses were to AA or AAA teams. Balance has been the key with four players scoring in double figures led by Randy Norton at 14 points a game. Twice Regina has been over 100 points this season. Manilla, a first-round loser a year ago, is led by a pair of standout guards —Joel Buetel and Al "Bone" Robertson, who are averaging 19 and 9.3 points a game, respectively. 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For a no-obligation brochure or a confidential interview Call (301) 986-104O or write {include your phone number): General Business Services, Inc. 7401 Wisconsin Ave. • Washington, D.C. 20014 Sports Glances Set to Shoot — -Staff fnoto Hold on Ball — -Slaff Photo Lake View-Auburn's JoAnn Tjaden has hold on ball as Manilla's Shelley Soe (55) guards. Tjaden, only a sophomore, scored 26 points as LV-A captured second straight state girls' championship Saturday night, 60-50. Lake View-Auburn's Sara Wernimont gets ready to shoot during Saturday night's 60-50 state championship win over Manilla. The freshman forward scored 22 points as LV-A won state girls' crown for the second consecutive year. The last team to win back-to-back titles was Montezuma in 1969 and 1970. State Tickets Kuemper Athletic Director Steve Garbier announced today that if Kuemper wins their opening round Class 3A state tournament game, tickets for Friday afternoon's contest will go on sale immediately after the Cedar Rapids Washington clash. The tickets can be purchased at Veterans Auditorium. Nielsen Wins Glidden-Ralston's Marjean Nielsen captured the four-flight hurdle race in the girls' state indoor track meet Saturday in Des Moines. Nielsen shaved one-hundredth second off the old record in winning with a time of seven seconds. World Records Americans Sheila Young and Nancy Swider established world records at the Golden Skates international speed skating meet. Miss Young shattered her 500-meter record with a time of 40.68 seconds and Miss Swider broke the 3,000-meter mark in 4 minutes 40.85 seconds. Six-Shot Victory Hubert Green held off Jack Nicklaus and Mark Hayes and scored an easy six-stroke victory in the $200,000 Doral. Open Golf Tournament. LorasLoses The Loras College baseball team ran its spring trip record to 0-7, losing to Texas Wesleyan, 8-1, Saturday. We just seemed to shoot around the perimeter." Bullock blamed himself for the loss. "We should have changed our offense sooner. I didn't change until after we were behind." "Also, I should have sat on the ball with a three or four point lead in the third quarter, but didn't." Tourney Notes: Both Lake View-Auburn and Manilla landed two girls on the all-tournament team selected by the radio, television and sports writers covering the classic. Gaining honors from LV-A were Kay Pick and Micki Olberding and from Manilla, Jean Rostermundt and Shelley Soe. Others honored were Kim Peters from Andrew, the captain, Angie Sommers from Andrew and Sue Petersen and Chris Gorman from consolation champion Washington of Cedar Rapids. Saturday night's crowd of 14,354 gave the tournament a new attendance mark of 86.315 for the five-day run. The old mark was 86,175. Wide Open Class AA Boys' Tourney Field pfe MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wide open. There's no other way to describe the Class AA field for the state boys basketball tournament which begins a five-day run here Tuesday. "Quite honestly, I don't know who would have to be considered'a favorite," said Knoxville Coach Dale Hoist. "It's open for whatever team wants it." Knoxville is the reason there is no clear-cut favorite in the eight-team scramble for the title won surprisingly by Council Bluffs St. Albert a year ago as Iowa held a three-class tournament for a first time. A seven-time regular season loser, Knoxville upset second- ranked and previously unbeaten Pella 58-48 in a district final. Based on records, No. 9 rated Humboldt, 21-1, and No. 18 Forest City, 18-3, might have a slight edge. But they clash in the first round. Other first-round matchups Tuesday find Knoxville, 17-5, going against deliberate Maquoketa, 17-4; Mount Pleasant, 15-6, testing Spencer, 14-6, and Atlantic, 16-4, trying Elkader Central, 15-6. "I don't know if we should be considered the favorite or deserve to be," said Humboldt Coach John Westphal. "It looks to be a real balanced field. Every team has a good blend of size and scoring which should make for a very fine AA tournament field." Forest City Coach Bob Hilmer has a different theory about the field. "Class AA has been pretty unstable all year with good teams being knocked off almost every week, so it's not surprising that the state field issoeven." Humboldt carries an 11-game winning streak into its first state appearance and is buoyed by a big comeback victory in the suostate final against No. 14-rated Storm Lake. The Wildcats trailed by 16 in the first half but escaped with a 62-58 overtime triumph. "We came through a very tough district and substate," offered Westphal, "and if either Cherokee or Storm Lake had won the substate, I think they would have been a strong state contender too." Tom Newell, a 6-foot-6 senior center averaging 15.5 points a game, 6-3 junior guard Jamie Lilly, a 17 points a game scorer, and playmaking guard Gary Westphal, the coach's son, are the leaders. "I think the fact that Forest City has. already been there will be an aid to them," said Westphal. "They have good size and some fine shooters. They are just an all-around fine basketball team." Forest City returns only one of its top seven players from the team that finished third a year ago, but the returnee is a standout — 6-5 junior Bill Gahan. "We're a more standarized team than a year ago," noted Kilmer. "We don't get the cheap basket off the press as much but we are a lot more consistent. "We've played really good ball the last month or so and for the first time we're really healthy. I don't think we've reached our peak yet and I that comes in the tournament." Gahan, who missed three games midway in the season because of injury, is the scoring leader at 14.3, but Steve Espeland (12.8) and Tracy Peterson (10.7) also have been consistent performers. Hoist doesn't think Knoxville's state bid is any fluke. ,"We played as good a ball as we've played all year against Pella — and they helped us a bit by having an off night 11 .'•:'• • : •. . ' shooting,",:he said. 'But our. team jelled late too because Greg Buban's illness." Hoist also points out that four of the the Panthers's losses were to AAA teams. Two others were to Pella and the other to Centerville. Forward Ron Armstrong, a 13.2 scorer, and Buban at 11.2 power the attack. "We are quite aware that as records go, we have the worst in the field," added Hoist, "but we are a team quite different from the one that started the season and we're not counting ourselves out." No. 19 rated Maquoketa could be the sleeper in the field. The Cardinals have won 16 of their last 17. "This is the third team I've had to the substate and frankly I think it doesn't have the talent the other two did." said Maquoketa Coach Bill Fleming. Linus Gob/irsch Ever see a 15-million dollar cattle truck? It looks as though that's where things are headed with the announcement by major air carriers that 747's are going to be converted to livestock haulers for international markets. Officials say live cattle transportation to countries outside North America is already 80 per cent by air with both the volume and the percentage expected to increase during the coming years. For the animals themselves it's all first class. Interiors are redesigned and structured to resemble a barn with separate pens or stalls. Special temperature control and ventilation systems are being designec and separate studies are un derway to determine other ways to increase animal com fort. 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