Bulldogs defeat Bears, 50-48 ALOOHA (low* * * * * * A A * Swea City, Ledyard, Buffalo Center also winners Teeter's basket in last seconds wins it The magic hands of Dale Teeter ripped a basketball victory from the clutches of Garrigan high school just when the Bears seemed to have the win all but, in the record books Monday night as Algona high school nudged Garrigan from the running in a first round district game in the Bear gym, 50-48. For thrills and heart-stopping moments, this game has had no peers in the five-game rivalry between the Algena schools, which now stands 3-2 in favor of Algona. It went right down to the final seconds when Teeter stuffed in a rebound off his own shot with five seconds to go to provide the victory margin. He then inter cepted a desperation Garrigan pass as the buzzer sounded. Algona played near-perfect ball in fashioning a 22-8 lead midway in the second quarter and then the Bears came with a rush. They proved their mettle by chipping away at the Bulldog lead until they finally tied it ioi the first time since the opening moment with 7:47 left to play. THEY WENT ahead by three with 1:45 left and then the game took an unbelievable twist, v.hen all seemed lost for the Bulldogs. It was almost like the frantic Algona win over Pocahontas Catholic two years ago in a sub- state opener. Garrigan got its three point lead on a Bill Roding drive shot that made it 46-45 with 2:C4 loft and then two Reding free throws with 1:45 remaining in the game. The Dears got the ball again seconds later after a futile shoi by Tom Claude went out ol bounds. They stalled and Algona desperately attacked with no success. the oali Suddenly, reserve Jim Youngwirth saw an opening and broke for the basket. But Dave Walker was in front of him when ha prepared to shoot and Youngwirth was called for a charging violation after the ball had left his hands. There were 57 seconds left on the clock when Walter hit his first free throw to make it 48 46. His bonus try fell off the rim into the waiting hands oi Teeter, who put it back in ana it was tied at 48-48. THE BULLDOGS pressed again and Claude stole the ball irom Brian LaBarre near mid- court in a play that you'll never make a Boar fan agree there wasn't a foul committed on. They are probably right, too, but the action continued. Algona took a time out with 30 seconds left. It played for the last shot. Craig Espe drove into the corner with 10 seconds or so lelt. He hooked in the baseline and shoveled off to Teeter under the basket. The prolific Bulldog scorer sent the ball up but it missed and came back to him. The second time he put home the most important basket of his life and it was all over except for the final desperate pass. Algona looked like it was going to make a rout of the game in the first half. Garrigan didn't get a basket from tne field in the entire first half from farther out than live feet. The Bears scored only one field goal in the first period Merryman hit three times to make it 10-6 and Espe's layup and free throw on a three-poini play made it 13-6 with 2:10 lefi n the first period. Reding and Muller cashed in 'ree throws but an Espe free ;hrow and a length-of-the-floor Teeter drive basket, his first points, of the game with two seconds left of the quarter, gave Algona a 16-8 lead at the first rest period. The Bulldogs continued their rush. Teeter hit a jumper and Espe sent home a long one. Teeter slapped in a rebound and it was 22-8 with 5:50 left in the half. Then the Bears began to come alive. Don Potthoff slipped in a rebound and Merryman went to the 'bench with his third foul with 5:20 left in the half. Potthoff hit two free throws and LaBarre scored on a rebound to make it 22-14. Dave Walker put a momentary halt to the Bear charge with a layup and free throw but Muller got a three-pointer on a rebound and free throw to make it 25-17. More important though, Teeter picked up his third foul on the play and went to the bench with 2:18 remaining in the first half. WITH TWO regulars on the bench, Coach Howie Stephenson sent his team into a semi-stall, hoping to keep out of further foul trouble and go to the dressing room with a healthy lead. Garrigan made the margin *eem puny with two interceptions and resulting layups by Keding and Bleich. The half ended 25-21. Teeter and Merryman came back in to start the second half. Walker's layup, a beauty, too, was sandwiched between free throws by Teeter and Espe and Algona led 29-23. Dick Muller then reeled off five straight .points on a layup, . free ^hrow and hook to make it 30-28^ Reding picked up his fourth foul with 3:55 left and went out, Another Walker layup and Claude free throw made it 33-23. Teeter got his fourth foul but stayed in. Muller and Potthoff closed the gap to 33-31 at the end of the period. Games Thursday at Garrigan Nigh 7 p.m. — Ledyard (16-5) vs. Buffalo Center (16-2) 8:30 p.m. — Algona (17-2) vs. Swea City (20-4) Up - and over / Sentral leads Ledyard 45-31 at intermission Ledyard and Buffalo Center took over the remaining two semifinal berths in the Garrigan district high school basketball tournament Tuesday night posting wins over Sentral by of high Potthoff tied the game with 7:47 remaining on a long one. And it was tied at 33, 35 and 37 before two Teeter free throws and a long swisher by Espe brought Algona to the front at 41-37. But Reding hit a juniper and after two more Teeter free :hrows, Potthoff hit twice to tie ihe game at 43 with 3:49 remaining. CRAIG ESPE hooks and Bill Reding grimaces during Monday night action in the Algoaa-Garrigan game. Don Pou- hoff is in background (No. 41). Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Teeter got a rebound basket with 2:25 left for a one-point Algona lead, then Reding got his four points for a 4845 Garrigan lead. That's when the noise really got deafening and the rest is history, OF COURSE the hero was certainly Teeter, mostly because Aigoiia won. He iimsheu with 18 points and 10 of those points came in the final 5:51 of the game, He hit six of 12 from the field and his final three baskets were all on rebounds. Although Garrigan's Potthoff did • beautiful job in guarding Teeter, his job was made easier by the Bulldog guards, who just didn't get the ball to Teeter enough. Any guy who averages 25 points a game over an 18-game span should get more than 12 shots. Espe was brilliant but then this is almost expected now that he has done it so often. His quick hands were everywhere, flicking the ball away and harassing Garrigan's big men around the basket. He added nine points to the cause too. Dave Walker certainly must come in for his share of laurels. During a 13-minute period during the latter stages of the second period and the entire third quarter, he scored eight of Algona's 11 points. Merryman got four key goals and did a great job of hounding Bill Reding. FOR THE Baars, there were 5tars aplenty too. Potthoff continued his terrific late *eafi"n ••>lay to notch 14 points and some key ones came in the furious ate-game action. He hauled in 11 rebounds to lead the Bears in that department and also played Teeter beautifully on defense. Likewise Muller snapped out of his late season slump to put home 14 points and take down 10 robounds. Don't forget Bob Smith's two' crucial baskets either in the franti: stages of the fourth quarter. Both brought Garrigan even at 35 and 37-ali. McCall used Reding almost alone to bring the ball downcourt in the first half and he did an excellent job of it. Likewise, Claude and Espe did not have too much trouble against the Garrigan press. * Surprisingly, Algona led ir. rebounds, 30-29. The Bulldogr hit 17 of 46 shots for a 37 per Becke r Fenton and Emmetsburg school. They'll clash in the first game Thursday night at 7 p.m. Both were behind at the half and needed second half rallies to win. . * * * LEDYARD 68 SENTRAL 56 Down by 34-17 at one time in | the game, Ledyard high school roared back in the second half to catch Sentral of Fenton and win 68-56 here Tuesday. The co-champions of the State Line Conference got off to a slow start and were down by a 34-17 count early in the second quarter. The Sentral lead had melted to only 45-31 at the half. With Duane DeSart bagging 15 points, his entire output of the night, and all his mates firing with deadly accuracy, Sentral pulled away quickly and were in complete command. De Sart did a fine job under the boards also. But Ledyard shut him off without a point in the second half and quickly changed the pattern of the game. After scoring 45 points in the first half, the Satellites were held to just 11 in the final two periods. Craig Lloyd ignited the third quarter Panther rally by hitting two long shots and following with a layup. He added three more points later in the period and Ron Johnson got four more as the period ended 51-46. Only Perry Eim'ers could hit with any consistency in the final half for Sentral. He got seven of his team's 11 last half points. The Satellites hit only two field goals in each of the final two periods. Lsdyard finally caught Sentral at 54-54 with 3:45 remaining in the game on Dick Lloyd's short shot. They went into the lead on Craig Lloyd's two free throws but Elmers hit Sentral's final points on a jumper to knot the count at 56. Then Eugene Dontje and Lloyd took control and Lsdyard hit 12 straight points to finish it up. Dontje and Lloyd each finished witli 18 points while Johnson had 16. For Sentral, DeSart had 15, Elmers and Al Marlow 13 each and Chuck Collins 10; Sentral finished with a 3-15 record. Black 6 Weasels 3 Heitland 0 Totals 17 EMMETSBURG (44) fg Ellis 3 Thomas 0 Moore 0 Gertsema 7 Curry 3 Beryl 0 Reeves 0 Brown 1 Smith 0 Orsborn 2 Totals 18 6-10 4-5 0-1 18-34 ft 2-2 1-2 0-0 1-4 0-1 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 1-3 8-19 1 14 Pf 4 1 31 Swea City nips St. John's 72*71 at Armstrong Armstrong — Swea City high school won the rubber game with St.. John's of Bancroft in a first round district tourna ment game here Monday nighl 72-71 and advanced into th semifinals opposite Algona high school tonight. The Trojans, now 20-4 far ,he season, overcame a first lalf Bancroft lead and took the third meeting between the two schools. Bancroft won the sec- md affair 70-58 at Bancroft tier dropping a 64-56 decision at iwea City early in the season. The co-champions of the State Line Conference outshot Bart- croft 44 to 40 percent and were in control under the boards. vith Mike Hazelhoff pulling down 22. Tom Elliott led the Trojan scoring with 25 points while Hazelhoff had 20. Rob Hatten and Pick Diers were the whole show for the Johnnies, scoring 59 of the team's 71 points. Hatten had and Diers 25. Hatten hit 12 of 13 free throws in the game. Bancroft led 22-17 at the quarter and 41-36 at the half Then Swea City chipped away at the margin in the final two periods. w*) , MA THURSDAY, MARCH I Benefit are played by St. Joe teams St. JM — St. Joe Trojans <frH club basketball junior and senior teams met with the St, Joseph's grade school team* in benefit games Sunday evening in the school gym. The 4-tt sett' lor team defeated the grade team 61 to 27; the grade junior team defeated the. 4-H club Ifi to 15. Lenord McG 'and SWEA CITY (72) fg ft pf Hazelhoff 764 Elliott — ,___ 11 3 3 Skaar 1 14 Peterson 410 Larson, L. 4 1 1 Anderson : 3 02 Total. 30 12 14 BANCROFT (71) fg ft i Carpenter 2 0 2 Diers !__ 11 33 Hatten 11 12 Murray ._ 3 0 McCarthy 0 0 Farrow 0 0 Vaske 1 02 Totals 28 15 17 David McGuire were the' fef- erees. An added attraction was two quarters played by aliimni and several young men Which turned into a real thriller with the bare-backs winning 20 to 19 over the plain clothes team. Barney Thilges and Bob 1 Erpelding refereed. CDA TO MEET CD of A will meet March 9 in St. Joseph's School Hall with Grand Regent Mrs. N. JJ Weydert presiding. Sewn and rolled landages will be made for the epers and each member is to bring spiritual reading material o the March meeting. The woks can be of paper-back or hard book covers and. can be exchanged with members • to jive each good reading mater- al for the Lenten season. Knights of Columbus guest night was held Thursday with Need Printing? OH the ADVANCE) Merryman connects CHUCK Becker, former Garrigan high school eager, is a member of the Eagle Grove Junior College basketball team which opened play in the National Junior College Region 11 .ournament at Marshalitown on LEDYARD (68) fg C. Lloyd 7 Dontje 8 R. Lloyd ._ 1 R. Johnson _.._ 6 Berg 2 Govern .._ 1 A. Johnson 3 Totals 28 SENTRAL (56) fg Uthof 2 Elmers 6 Collins 4 DeSart Marlow Totals 5 4 21 ft 4-4 0-1 2-2 4-6 2-2 0-0 0-0 12-15 ft 1-3 1-2 2-4 5-6 5-5 14-20 pf 3 2 1 4 2 2 2 16 Pf 2 3 3 1 10 Score by Quarters: Sentral __ 28 Tuesday night. Eagle Grove, | Ledyard _ 17 cent mark while Garrigan con- which finished with an 8-10 rec- 17 14 6 15 5—56 22—68 DAN MERRYMAN shoots and Bill Reding (No. 43) of Garrigan moves in for rebounding position in front of Dale Teeter (No. 50) at right. Don Potthoff and Bob Smith are also shown in this action. Exclusive Advance Photo by Mike Stillman. Mrs. Clarence Bormann and Harold Friders receiving the door prizes. Following the pancake and sausage supper, euchre and 500 were played. Receiving prizes in euchre were Mrs. Peter Bormann and Irwin Mertz, and in 500 Mrs. Frank Hilbert and John Seller. Weekday evening Masses in St. Joseph's church will be Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7:45 during the Lenten season. St. Joe Trojans 4-H club met Thursday with the Baugous brothers. The pledge of allegiance was led by Richard Berte. Plans for Fun Night in Algona were discussed. Marvin Kohlhaas is club reporter. The Francis Erpeldings were recent visitors with their son, Jim Erpelding, student at St. Bernard's Seminary in Dubuque. Robert Origer 3, oldest son of the Marvin Qrigers, entered St. Joseph's Mercy hospital,»Ft. Dodge, Thursday with pneumonia. Peter Reding 90, Algona, father of Peter C. Reding, St. Jos, and Mrs. Jim Stalzer, Lu Verne, is a surgical patient in St. Joseph's Mercy hospital in Fort Dodge. Orville Wagner, St. ,Joe, and Ted Wagner, Livermore, attended the funeral of a cousin, Ray Roby, 80, at Watertown, S.D., Saturday. Girls teams set new state mark Armstrong high school won the district consolation basketball championship at Rolfe last Friday night, 112-110 over Laurens and in the process, the teams set a new state scoring record. Claude Cecil paced the Tigerette* to the win with 40 points while Bonnie Barret had 39 and Sharon Waldschmidt netted 33. Armstrong led 53-46 at the half in the new two-team scoring record. OK boys, let's jump ALGONA HIGH (50) fg-a ft-a pf Espe _________ ..... _________________ 3—6 3—5 3 Claude _______________________ 0—7 1—2 0 Walker _____________________ 4—9 6—8 4 Teeter ________________________ 6—12 6—8 4 Merryman __________________ 4—11 0—1 3 Boidridge ________________________ 0—1 0—1 0 TOTALS _______________ 17—46 16— 25 14 GARRIGAN HIGH (48) fg-a ft-a pf Bleich ________________________ 1—2 0—2 2 Smith _______________________ 2—4 0—0 2 Potthoff ____________________ 6—11 2—2 3 Muller _____________________ 4—10 7—9 3 Reding _____________________ 3—13 4—4 4 LaBarre ____________________ 1—3 0—0 4 Youngwirth _________________ 0—0 1—11 TOTALS ____________ 17—43 14— II 19 tp 9 1 14 18 8 0 50 tp 2 4 14 15 10 2 1 48 reb. 4 2 7 14 2 1 30 reb. 1 0 11 10 5 2 0 29 Score by Quarters: Garrigan __ __________________ 8 AJgona -L ______ '---- ---------- 16 13 10 17 — 48 17-50 nected on 17 of 43 for 39.5 per Electrical difficulties knocked out the P. A. system beiorc the game ever got started and the Gr.rrigan side of the scoreboard didn't work until the Bears reached the 10-point mark. That was a long time because the Bears didn't reach that level until 2:25 into the second quarter. Both teams played tcnaciou? lefensive games. The clubs worked hard for shots and the low score was a tribute to the defensive play, not poor shooting. Garrigan finished a fine season at 16-5. Coach Steve McCall echoed the feelings of most Bear fans when he said in a post-game comment, "Our kids played as well as they were able. I couldn't have asked for anything more." ord, met Cre'ston Tuesday. Mrs. Rudy Lemkee BUFFALO CENTER 52 EMMETSBURG 44 Buffalo Center spotted Emmetsburg a 23-18 halftime lead then the North Iowa Conference champions pulled away to win 52-44. Emmetsburg won and family moved Monday Kenosha, Wis. Alene Hemphill will honor i only one game during the en- J ' tire season. But the E-Hawks overcame a 1Q . 9 BC j d t th opening ' . her brother C. B. Glascock at ; iod to in front ', a bu-thday dmner Sunday. 1 he; he Bisons > Loren Nelsons will be gueyls Neil M. Anderson, Nashy, He,. 4Q _ 34 after three periods and by the hal The Bisons took over after that ickl led renn., spent the weekend at hi parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. An- rson's. He is a Fellow of the ii mes m ' UmeS in i the winner's tional Life. Mr. Anderson had spent several days interviewing i BUFFALO CEN- math students at Drake and the TER (52) university of Iowa for future Orthel employment at the National Life Heiman _ Insurance Co. of Nashville. Cushman fg 5 2 1 ft 6-11 0-1 2-6 P* 2 3! action BOB SMITH and Dick Bleich (hidden behind Tom Claude) tie up Algona's Claude during in Monday night's Garrigan-Algona g?iuc. No. 41 coming upon the scene is Don Potthplf.
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