The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on December 12, 1967 · Page 13
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 13

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, December 12, 1967
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Bulldogs Humble Lynx, Remain In Loop Race Bears Blast Gehlen As Muller Hits 30 Points Algona's Bulldogs had defeated Webster City at least 10 straight times prior to Saturday night — extending back through the 196263 season. That fact had nothing to do with Saturday's fray, played before a packed house, but the 5949 victory fashioned by Coach Howie Stephenson's club has to rank with the best over the vaunted Lynx. Webster City was supposed to win this meeting- at least on paper, ljut the battling Bulldogs hadn't seen the statistics and overpowered the bigger visitors very convincinglyl The outstanding win, which will remain in Stephenson's memory until he lays his whistle down for the last time, was accomplished through the efforts of eight never-say-die cagers. Webster City led only once — and that was after the first basket of the night, 2-0. With Dale Pederson at the throttle, the locals quickly knotted the count, and after a 4-4 tie, raced to a 10-4 lead, with the little lefty hotter than Hades. The Lynx rallied, tied it at 10-10, but a final Pedersen bucket, his fourth of the period, gave Algona a 12-10 edge at the quarter buzzer. Pederson got a lot of help from Hog Meyer and Denny Richter as the 'Dogs led by eight, 20-12, and 13, 26-13, during the second round. The rebounding of Meyer, who was battling against a couple of biggies, Tim Shelton and Harry Parsons of the Lynx, was of special importance as the Bulldogs carried a 33-21 lead with them into the dressing room at halftime. The visitors counted the first seven points in the third period — and Algona fans suffered. A fielder by Pederson cut the string and made it 35-28, but Webster City got three more and it was 35-31. Worry, worryl Then, it was the Bulldogs' turn again, and with Pederson hitting three goals and Meyer a free toss, the lead went to 42-31. And the tension eased. The Lynx then got the last five points in the period - so it was 42-36 going into the stretch. It was now time for Tom Jones and Mike Betts to show up. Neither ever played a better eight minutes of basketball. They ripped the Lynx apart under the boards, with Jones getting five very important rebounds and Betts four (all but one of Algona's last stand grabs) to assure the win. Meanwhile, Ricli Black, who had done lots of everything except score, slapped home three field goals and Betts a pair as the lead varied from four to 10 points to the end. To say this was a team win is an understatement. While Pederson had to be rated top man in tliis one, the contributions of the other seven who saw action were not far behind. It didn't seem to matter if a guy played the entire game or just a few minutes everyone was sharp. Pete wound up with 24 points (all on fielders - he couldn't hit from the free throw line), nine more than he had ever scored for the varsity. Great shooting. Also in double figures were Meyer with 11 and Black with 10. So, Stephenson got 34 points from his two starting guards. Meyer led the rebounders with eight (and Shelton and Parsons will never meet a tougher 6-footer in traffic) and shared steal honors with Pederson with six. He was all over. Jones and Craig Taylor each I4-Algona, (la.) Upper Des Moineg Tuesday, Dec. 12, 1967 nabbed five rebounds, while Black and Taylor also made steals at the right times. Meyer, Black and Pederson each blocked shots. Webster City's 32-29 edge in rebounds was due to Shelton and Parsons, who got 12 and 11, respectively. Shelton and Tim McKinney shared scoring honors with 13, while a sophomore (and one with a great future), Ted Williams, flipped in 12. The Lynx managed only three steals, with Williams getting two, but blocked seven Algona shots, Shelton knocking down four. The victory came as a result of Algona's best performance this season. Box Score: SPORTS E94 lBr*\ M ALGONA (59) Richter Meyer Taylor Black Pedersen Barr Jones Betts W. CITY (49) Shelton Osboe Parsons Biggs McKinney Youngdale Williams Oswald FG 3 2 0 5 12 • 0 1 2 25 FG 4 1 1 2 6 1 5 0 FT 0-0 7-8 2-2 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 9-13 FT 5-11 0-0 C-l 1-2 1-6 0-2 2-2 0-0 F 5 2 3 4 2 0 1 1 18 F 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 20 9-24 10 Algona's Junior Varsity bounced back from a 51-37 defeat at Humboldt a night earlier and posted a 59-55 victory in the curtain-raiser, upping its mark to 4-1 (same as the varsity) as Steve Chrischilles canned 15 points, Max Laird and Paul Christiansen 13 each and Dave Lowman 10. The Bullpups led, 37-24, at halftime and hung on to post the win. - o- BULLDOGS PINNED 68-62 AT HUMBOLDT The first loss (for the season and in loop action) for the locals after three wins came at Humboldt in a North Central Conference contest Friday night. The tall Wildcats were in command most of the way - but had to hang on to win after rolling up a 39-23 bulge at the half. Humboldt got off to a 19-13 first quarter lead, which didn't frighten Algona at all. The halftime deficit was disturbing, however. Despite the job facing them in the last half, the Bulldogs threatened to pull the game out in the final 16 minutes. A 22-point third round narrowed the gap to 50-45 as die Wildcats managed only 11 points during the same frame. Rich Black and Dale Pederson knocked the ball away from the home club many times during the rally. The home team rallied, however, then with a matter of seconds left, hung on as Algona closed the edge to three points and took the win. The rebounding of Craig Taylor, who played about a half for the Bulldogs after missing the last two games with a leg injury, was important to the would-be victory attempt by Algona. Meyer and Pederson looped in 14 points each to lead the Bulldogs in scoring, while Taylor notched 10 and Black nine. Jeff Larson led the winners with 19 points as John Sleiter accounted for 14, Norm Silbaugh 13 and Steve Carlson 10. Humboldt held a 24-21 edge in field goals and hit 20 of 23 free throws while Algona canned 20 of 28. Nineteen fouls were called on the winners and 18 on Algona. Twin Rivers Takes 2 Games From Man son Mike Christensen's 40 points paced Twin Rivers to a 94-86 Twin Lakes Conference victory over Manson Friday night. It was the first conference win for Twin Rivers after three close losses. Manson suffered its first defeat, however, against three wins. Christensen had 25-point help from Doug Logue. Manson got 32 points from Jim Junkman and 26 points from Jerry Junkman in a losing effort. Manson took a 69-68 lead into the fourth quarter but couldn't pull off the victory. Twin Rivers held a 49-45 lead at halftime. Twin Rivers' girls edged Manson 65-64 in a key Twin Lakes Conference game. It improved the Twin Rivers season record to 5-1. Susie Cran had 35 points to pace the victory followed by Connie Christensen with 17 and Susie Christensen with 11. Jackie Jacobson scored two points in a reserve roll. Titonka 61-44 Loser To Rake Friday Night Gaining its third win in the State Line Conference race, Rake defeated Titonka 61-44 Friday night. Rake is 3-0 in the conference, with Titonka holding a 1-2 mark. Rake outscored Titonka 34-25 in the second half to build its winning margin. Paul Johnson was the leading scorer for Rake with 17 points. Dave Benn scored 14, with Steve Haugen adding 12 points. Leading the way for Titonka was Bahling with 13 points. Swea City In 54-51 Defeat To Ringsted Holding off a fourth quarter rally, Ringsted nipped Swea City 54-51 in State Line Conference action Friday night at Ringsted. Ringsted has a 2-1 season record. Ringsted held a four point lead at the end of the first half 29-25. The Great Danes outscored the Trojans 11-5 in the third quarter. Swea City rallied in the final quarter, outscoring Ringsted 2114. Rick Reed scored 23 points to lead Ringsted with Don Johnson adding 13. Jeff Newlin scored 15 points for the Trojans with Randy Newlin adding 12, Johnnies Lose Emmetsburg Catholic posted an easy 55-39 victory over St. John's of Bancroft Friday night. The winners led 33-14 at halftime and were led by Bill Joynt Gar rigan High used a fast break to good advantage during the third period on the way to an easy 76-34 pounding of Gehlen at LeMars Saturday night. The win, following the Bears' first loss of the season at Mason City Newman a night earlier, upped Coach Steve McCall's club to 2-1 so far. Big Jack Muller was unstoppable during the third quarter blast, which saw the locals bomb the home club into submission after holding a very commanding 35-18 bulge at the half. Muller, who wound up with 30 points, nine more than his previous single-game high, canned 16 of them during that round. The McCallmen (and 12 saw action, with reserves taking over throughout the fourth period) suffered no ill effects of the lengthy trip to LeMars, limiting the losers to only 34 shots from the floor during the torrid display. While the third period was most productive, the Bears didn't wait until then to get away from the blocks on the way to the victory. The locals pounded away during the opening round and led 16-5 after eight minutes, then counted 19 points in the second to take the 17-point bulge at the half. Gehlen couldn't recover from the third quarter assualt, which saw the Bears outscore the home team 27-8, and the final stanza, developed into a proving ground for the reserves. Garrigan managed 58 rebounds during the night, with Muller getting 17, the same number he came down with Friday at Mason City. Dave McCarthy grabbed 13 and was next to big Jack in scoring with 14 points, while Jim Walker, Jim Fickbohm, Kevin O'Brien, and Kajewski each getting five rebounds. O'Brien got away with four steals. The Bears, short on out- shooting so far this season, didn't need it in this one. The inside shooting was more than adequate and the defense held the losers at bay most of the time. Robinette led the losers in scoring with 13 points. Box Score: GARRIGAN (76) FG FT F O'Brien 2 3-5 2 McCarthy 62-74 Muller 12 6-7 2 Walker 2 1-3 0 Elbert 0 3-4 4 Fickbohm 0 0-1 2 Wingert 1 1-2 0 Black 1 0-2 1 Kollasch 1 1-2 1 McGuire 02-41 Winkel 1 1-3 4 Kajewski 20-00 28 20-40 21 The Garrigan sophomores under Coach Dick Walsh pulled out a come-from-behind, 54-48, victory in the curtain-raiser. The Little Bears were down, 193 at the quarter and 30-16 at halftime, then rallied to win. Tom Froehlich led the scoring for the third straight time, canning 12 of his 21 total points in the final period. - o- FffiST LOSS 62-48 TO NEWMAN FRIDAY The Bears developed cold hands after a good start and were downed by unbeaten Mason City Newman, 62-48, before a large crowd there Friday night. Garrigan managed' to hit only 16 of 66 field goal attempts (24 percent) and 16 of 31 free throw tries (52 percent), factors that, coupled with a number of errors, allowed Newman to win despite good margins by the locals under the boards and in the theft division. The Bears held the upper hand in rebounds, 33-25, and steals, 14-4, but turnovers gave the home club, an outfit that doesn't shoot often, the victory. The McCallmen led early in the fray (which was rough and rugged all the way), but by the end of the first period, the Knights were on top, 13-12. The first seven points in the second stanza were Garrigan's, so it was 19-13, then after the home club scored, Jack Muller & Co. had another string of seven and cruised into an imposing 26-15 bulge. Thafs when the coolness set in. Newman counted 10 straight points, then alter a Garrigan free throw, hit a goal that knotted the count, 27-27, at the half. The Bears, who got no breaks on calls during the last half, led three more times before going under for good, at 28-27, 30-28, and 31-30. By the end of the third round, the Knights held the upper hand, 43-40. With Muller, Dave McCarthy and Pickles Elbert fouling out in the final round, the home club kept adding to the lead until it reached the final 14-point cushion.- Newman hit 49 percent from the field and 71 percent from the free throw line (19 of 39 and 24 of 34) during the night. Twenty- five fouls were called on the locals and 26 on the Knights. Muller, for the second straight outing, led the Bears in scoring with 16 po.ints, while Kevin O'Brien added mne and McCarthy and Jim Fickbohm seven apiece. Joe Kienast notched 14, Joe Wolf 12 and Gary Leucht and Bruce Faulken 11 each for the winners. The Garrigan sophs leveled their season mark at 1-1 with an easy 59-35 verdict in the opener as Tom Froehlich canned 18 points, Potthoff 15 and Elbert 12. They led at the half, 26-18. LuVerne Girls, Boys Hammer Kanawha High LuVerne's cagers ran their combined season record to 11-1 with a pair of victories over Kanawha at LuVerne Tuesday night, Dec. 5. The girls won, 67-31, their sixth win without a loss, and the boys came through, 70-45, upping their record to 5-1. Connie Hefty counted 29 points and Michele Coyle 28 as the girls won the curtain-raiser easily. Betty Eliason led the losers with 20 points. Doug Nelson, with 13 points and Leroy Hansen with 12 were tops for LuVerne as the boys also romped. Balance turned the trick in this one. WEEKEND BB RESULTS Humboldt 68, Algona 62 M-City Newman 62, Garrigan 48 Buffalo Center 85, Forest City 63 Clear Lake 74, Iowa Falls 59 Ringsted 54, Swea City 51 Webster Gity 77, Clarion 50 Twin Rivers 84, Manson 86 Twin Rivers 65, Manson 64 (girls) LuVerne 83, Corwith-Wesley 52 LuVerne 56, Corwith-Wesley 49 (girls) Algona 59, Webster City 49 Garrigan 76, LeMars Gehlen 34 Sentral 76, Armstrong 54 Sentral 73, Armstrong 44 (girls) Emmetsburg Cath. 55, Bancroft St. John's 39 Ledyard 104, Burt 46 Ledyard 77, Burt 66 (girls) Lakota 75, Thompson 73 (girls) Thompson 78, Lakota 72

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