4 Class AA Winners Follow Their Patterns DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — If you look back far enough, the opening round victors in the boys' Class AA state basketball tournament followed their regular season patterns. For instance, the four winners showed again: —Don't give Forest City a lead. Ninth-rated — and tournament favorite — Humboldt found out that can be a fatal mistake. The results: a 44-32 upset victory for the Indians. —A 6-foot-7 center and a quick guard are a combination you can't beat. Elkader Central is on the sidelines after losing to Atlantic 63-55 because of such a duo. —Maquoketa does like to control the tempo of the game, and once they do, look out. Knoxville was a 57-44 first-round victim of the Cardinals' deliberate game. —If you're going to beat Spencer, do it in regulation time. Mount Pleasant is evidence that when it comes to overtime, the Tigers can't be caged. The result: a 50-47 Spencer triumph. "We don't give up many cheap baskets because we're a very sound team defensively when we get a lead," said Forest City Coach Bob Hilmer after his 18th-rated club upended Humboldt. "Teams have shot only 33 per cent against us this year and that's because we hustle our little bottoms back on defense — and it pays. We stress defense." Forest City, 19-3, trailed only once — at 6-4 — in knocking out Humboldt, which came to the eight-team meet with a glittering 21-1 record and an 11-game winning streak. The statistics told the story of the game. Humboldt shot a frigid 22.4 per cent from the field, connecting on only 13 of 58 shots. "I'm sure they're better shooters than that so we must have been doing some good things on defense," added Hilmer, whose team was third a year ago. "There's not much you can do when the ball won't go down," said Humboldt Coach John Westphal. "We were a 45 per cent snooting team for the season, and I kept thinking we'd snoot our way back — but we didn't." Forest City rolled to a 20-10 'lead in the first 12 minutes, and the closest Humboldt got the rest of the way was seven points. The Indians led 22-13 at halftime and Humboldt's shooting percentage was 17.9. Jamie Lilly came into the game as Humboldt's top scorer with a 17-point average and a 47 per cent accuracy mark from the field. He finished with four points and was two-for-23 from the floor. Stev* .Espeland led balanced Fofest City with 12 points — all in the second half — and three other players added eight each, including junior forward Bill Gahan who pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds. Gary Westphal topped Humboldt with 11 points. The Atlantic combination of junior center Jerry Quick and pilfering Jeff "Zippy" Allen was more than Elkader Central could handle, despite a fast start. Elkader Central raced to an early 16-4 lead, but Atlantic Carroll Daily Times Herald Section B Carroll, Iowa, Wednesday, March 17, 1976 Page 1 chipped away, finally taking command in the final 4'/a minutes as Quick scored seven points. "Quick and Ken Mally had the big points in that second half, but also write that in most cases it was Allen that passed the ball to him," said Coach Jerry Waugh. At 5-foot-7 Allen is the smallest man on the Atlantic team, but he had several key steals and finished with 16 points as Atlantic boosted its record to 17-4 for the Thursday meeting with Forest City. 'Quick, a transfer from Liberal, Kan., finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds and Mally added 10 points — all in the final nine minutes. "Their guard quickness was Central Webster Shows Why They're Unbeaten DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) It took some time — and there were some lapses — but Burnside Central Webster showed Tuesday night why it's one of the state's three unbeaten basketball teams. "I think our quickness at the guards made the difference when it counted," said Coach Jerry Patterson after the Eagles opened the Class.A boys' state tournament with a 53-47 victory over scrappy Allison-Bristow. Central Webster's 23rd straight triumph pushed it into a Thursday night semifinal against either Corning or Graettinger. "It took us awhile to get untracked — nervous I think — but then we started to run our offense late in the second quarter, and it was a different game," said Patterson, whose team along with Rock Valley and Iowa City Regina are expected to battle it out for the small school crown. First-round Class A play concluded Wednesday afternoon with Coming, 20-2, going against Graettinger, 17-5; Iowa City Regina, 18-5, matched against Manilla, 21-2, and Coggon North Linn, 18-5, tangling with Rock Valley, 25-0. Allison-Bristow, 23-2, jumped to a 4-0 lead as favored Central Webster turned the ball over four times and missed its first six shots from the field before scoring. But 15 unanswered points late in the first half and in the first minute of the second shot the Eagles into a 30-16 lead and erring Allis'on-Bristow never recovered. "I was proud of the way we came back late, but it's just too much to ask when your team's down 16 points with USED CYCLE AUCTION Over 50 models, all shapes, sizes, and makes. Sat., March 20 12:30 P.M. CYCLE VILLAGE Denison — 263-2643. Recreation Cage League FINAL STANDINGS AA Standings: W. L. Commercial Savings 13 1 Carroll Glass 11 3 Schlitzers 8 6 Denny's Westside 7 7 Double D 6 8 Breda Oil 5 9 Brend's Standard 4 10 Scranton Mfg...; 2 11 A Standings: , W. L. Don's Place, 14 0 Carroll Jaycees 9 5 General Electric 8 6 Uptown 7 7 Dedham ' 7 7 Sernett's 5 9 Red Carpet 5 9 Carroll County ^ „ „ „„._.._. „„ „ „ „ „ ^. J_ _ 13 five minutes to play," said Coach Jim Kelly. Central Webster led 47-31 with 4:52 remaining, but Todd Reiher caught fire with 14 points in the next 4:32 to let the Trojans narrow the gap to 5147. Two insurance free throws by Rollie Peterson with two seconds to play finally ended the belated rally. "We didn't do anything special to break it open," continued Patterson. "We picked up a few points on turnovers and that helped." The final five Central Webster points to forge a 24-16 halftime lead came after Allison-Bristow mistakes. Creighton to Rejoin Mo. Valley OMAHA, Neb/ (AP)—Creighton University, an.athletic independent since 1948, was expected to announce Wednesday that it will return to the Missouri Valley Conference. 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Monday • Saturday, 8 • 5 FREE ESFIMATES MART EARLY IOWA 50535 "Another big factor was when they had to put Reiher down because of his three quick fouls," added Patterson. "That hurt them because he's their scoring and floor leader." Twenty-five turnovers also were costly to Allison-Bristow, admitted Kelly. "We adjusted to their defense at halftime, but their guards still hurt us in the second half," added Kelly. Danny Lundberg led Central Webster with 18 points, Mike Will added 15 and Peterson 11. Reiher topped Allison-Bristow with 18, and Randy Stanek chipped in with 15. made at a luncheon. The Creighton Athletic Board met Tuesday. The Missouri Valley grew to eight teams last week when Indiana State was made a member. At that time, Apke and Mickey Holmes of Tulsa, Missouri Valley Commissioner, both said they had talked but that no developments were solid. They said at that time the league had issued no invitation and Creighton had hot appliied for admission. The Omaha school dropped out of the conference in 1948 because it did not restore football to its program. Football was discontinued at Creighton in 1942, during World War II. The football requisite for membership was eliminated from Missouri Valley by-laws last week. Holmes had said previously that the league wanted to strengthen its basketball program. Current conference members are Bradley, of Peoria, 111.; Drake of Des Moines, Iowa; New Mexico State of Las Cruces; Southern Illinois of Carbondale; Tulsa, Okla.; West Texas State at Canyon; Wichita State, Kan., and Indiana State of Terre Haute. At the Junction of Highways 71420 Watchjor the Spring Values Circular now being mailed or delivered to your door! Talk about nightmares. You dreamed your dream house had become a hot house. And that you were badly underinsured. Well... there's one way to be sure you won't be badly burned. Get down to your independent insurance agent. We're experts on selecting the right policies to protect you. And then helping you keep your property insured to value. The Greteman Agency 523 N. Main Phon« 792-9730 If we can't help you, nobody can. Oui! By Dennis O'Grady (Sports Editor) HatsOfftoLV-A As everyone knows now, Lake View-Auburn's back-to-back state championships are history. The Black Hawkettes surprised most writers and broadcasters covering last week's girls' tournament. Lake View-Auburn's showing had me somewhat surprised, but as the week wore on this writer could see another possible championship developing. Most coaches say defense and rebounding will win games and LV-A behind the marvelous coaching of Louis "Bud" McCrea. showed exactly that. The Black Hawkettes opened the tournament facing the state's fourth-rated Falconettes of West Burlington who were the state's second best defensive club behind LV-A. Well, everything went to form. The final was LV-A 44, and West Burlington 41. Some said, "not very interesting." The game wasn't spectacular from the offensive standpoint, but if you liked defense, both clubs showed plenty in contrast to three earlier games on Tuesday when the winning teams won by comfortable scores. Lake View-Auburn's second hurdle was West Lyon of Inwood on Thursday. West Lyon came into the game rated eighth, two notches ahead of McCrea's club. If you measure ratings, it was an upset as Lake View-Auburn's defense and offense warmed-up in the second half to pull away handily. Friday night came big-school Cedar Rapids Washington for the Black Hawkettes who had two sophomores and one freshman in their line-up against the all-senior C.R. school. Once again. LV-A proved most writers wrong. Practically everybody in press row felt it would be a Manilla-Washington final. The pairing didn't come about as McCrea's half-young and half-veteran squad put the brakes on Washington with tough defense, rebounding and good shot selection. Historic Satuday night came and No. 2 and unbeaten Manilla was the favorite in press row to shatter LV-A's hopes for a second consecutive championship. Midway through the second quarter the green and white from Manilla held a 10-point lead, 20-10. and it looked like they would blow the champs away. Well, the Lake View-Auburn girls didn't get rattled. They played their style of game and closed to within one at half. The game was still anybody's after three quarters, but then LV-A took command in the final quarter, playing excellent defense on both ends and taking the good shot. Also, we can't forget the clutch free throw shooting of Micki Olberding or JoAnn Tjaden either or the play of 14-year-old freshman Sara Wernimont in the forward court. We must not forget the guards who often have lacked praise for their efforts. Kay Pick. Gloria Olberding, Debbie Cole, Diane Buse and Diane Pick were all terrific. With Gloria Olberding, Wernimont, Tjaden, Cole and Diane Pick returning next year, things aren't looking bad. From us to Lake View-Auburn and their fans, "Hats Off" to the great coaching effort by McCrea and assistant Garold Thomas, to the super play by all the girls and outstanding sportsmanship shown by the LV-A fans. Ivy, Johnson Pace Cyclones the difference," said Elkader Central Coach Rog Thomas. "We just hadn't run up against anyone like that Allen." Chris Grau led Elkader Central, 15-7, with 19 points, and Randy Galwe added 12. "I still can't believe it. I'm sure I'm going to wake up and find myself with a .500 club — like we should be," said Maquoketa Coach Bill Fleming after his team knocked off giant-killer Knoxville. "We're just not that good, but we play as a team. You can tell by watching us. no one out there cares how many points he scores." No. 19 Maquoketa, 18-4. chugged to a 11-2 lead in the first seven minutes with its disciplined game and then weathered foul troubles to claim its 17th victory in the last 18 games. "We did what we wanted in that first quarter and had good shots," said Knoxville Coach Dale Hoist. "But they just didn't drop. They're a physical ball club and hurt us on the boards. But in the final analysis, they handled the pressure in the first quarter — we didn't." Despite Maquoketa's foul troubles and 17 turnovers. Knoxville, 14-8, never came closer than seven points after the first quarter and ended up shooting 30.4 per cent against the rugged Cardinal defense. Randy Yanda. who came into the tournament averaging 6.5 points, led Maquoketa with 16 points, and junior Lester Johnson chipped in with 10. plus 10 rebounds and a half-dozen blocked shots. Ron Armstrong had 13 for Knoxville, which ousted No. 2 Pella in the district. The Spencer-Mount Pleasant game was one of streaks. Mount Pleasant built a nine-point lead, then ran into foul trouble and let Spencer race to a 12-point advantage. Mount Pleasant, 15-7, erased that in the final minutes and sent the game into overtime only to have Bob Auburg and Roy Wigen each score two baskets to give the Tigers their fourth overtime victory in as many overtime games this season. "We got cautious and didn't attack their defense — that let them get back into the game." said Spencer Coach Charlie Barrett. "But we put Roy (Wigen) back in there to start the overtime to get things moving again." Wigen, the game's leading scorer, sat out the final seven minutes of regulation play because Barrett wanted to go with a "strong defensive team." Wigen finished with 20 points, and Auburg and Randy Groen had 10 each as Spencer ran its record to 15-6. AMES — Iowa State has put the lid on its disappointing 1975-76 basketball season, which saw the Cyclones finish with 3-24 and 3-11 records. But the year was not without its moments, supplied mainly by seniors Hercle Ivy and Art Johnson, both second team all-Big Eight Conference picks. Ivy finished his career with 1,752 points, Iowa State's all-time leader and his 752 career field goals are also tops. The St. Louis product was second in league scoring with a 22.8 average and his 570 points were the fourth best yearly total at ISU. Johnson, from Indianapolis, Ind., led the conference in rebounding with a 9.9 average. His 460 season points were good for ninth on Cyclone charts. ELKS'CLUB} STAG NITE Thursday March 1 8 Dues, Dues, Dues. ! If you have paid your dues or pay tonight, your dinner it P on us, so send your check for A $35.00 or bring it along. This J is worth going to the Elks' for. 9 The Secretary will be on A hand to give you proper J credit. 9 good neighbor. 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