The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 6, 1968 · Page 21
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 21

Algona, Iowa
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Tuesday, February 6, 1968
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Estherville Races Past Bulldogs, 90-60, With Great Shooting Show A classy Estherville High basketball team used thievery and hot shooting to post an easy 90-60 victory'over Algona High's Bulldogs before a large crowd here Saturday night. Most spectators and Algona Coach Howie Stephenson of the locals agreed the Midgets were the best club they had seen this season. Next up for the Bulldogs, now 11-4 for the season and 8-3 in the North Central Conference, is a return engagement with the vaunted Clear Lake Lions, who top the loop standings with a 10-0 mark. The Lions, who pasted Algona, 76-62, here Dec. 22, had won 13 straight without adefeat- until Saturday night. Garner- Hayfield sprung one of the biggest surprises of the season in the entire state by notching a 61-51 victory over the Lakers. A win by Algona at Clear Lake this Friday would keep slim hopes for a loop title by the locals alive. The Algona-Estherville meeting was a rough contest — and 51 fouls (27 on Algona) were whistled. The fray didn't begin as a slam- bang affair - and two early fielders by Dale Pederson of the Bulldogs gave the locals a quick 4-0 edge. The Midgets, with everyone on the club the quick variety, quickly overtook the Bulldogs and with six minutes gone, led 12-10. TRIGGERS BLAST That's whenSmokeyBarrofthe locals flipped in one of his patented lay-ups - and the shot apparently enraged the visitors, who went into a full-court press and counted 22 of the next 23 points that went on the board. At the end of the quarter, it was 20-13-and about three minutes into the second round, the Midgets were on top, 34-13. It was too late to lock the barn-the horse was gone. The Bulldogs, who refused to give up, despite the odds, then played catch-up basketball - but everyone in the stands knew a miracle couldn't happen in this one. It was 48-26 at halftime as SPORTS I ALGONA (60) Meyer Betts Jones Black Pederson Barr Taylor Richter Rogert Voyles Lowman Allen ESTHERVILLE Ross Olson Vaubel Lee Hood Fitzgibbons Nitz Hornby Hillman Edwards Torrence FG FT 3 2-3 4 4-8 2 0-1 F 3 4 5 1-3 1 6-8 4 2 0-5 2 0 0-0 1 1 0-0 2 2 1-3 3 2 2-2 1 0 0-0 1 1 0-0 0 22 16-33 27 (90) FG FT F 9 7-7 3 5 1-2 5 52-42 3 4-7 4 2 3-3 4 4 5-6 3 1 0-1 1 00-20 2 0-2 0 1 2-2 1 0-0 1 1 33 24-36 24 - o six Midgets had done a lot of scoring, while Pederson had carried the load for Algona with 13 points. ONLY ONE WORSE Coach Stephenson, who said after the game lie had been beaten worse only once in his career as a coach, ran 10 men in and out in an attempt to stem the tide - and with Mike Betts furnishing much of the spark, Algona outscored the visitors, 22-21, during the third stanza. The teams entered the final period with the Midgets on top, 67-48, and the margin was built to 30 points at the end. Pederson, with 16 points, and Betts with 12 were the only Bulldogs in double figures, while Craig Ross canned 25, John Fitzgibbons 13, John Vaubel 12, Greg Olson 11 and Nelson Lee 10 for the winners. SHOOTING TELLS Olson was a bear under the boards as he captured 14 rebounds. Vaubel came up with nine and Ross eight and the latter also managed four steals. Algona managed a 13-12 edge in steals as Rog Meyer, Betts, Pederson and Rod Rogert each got two, and rebounds were all even at 46 each, with Meyer nabbing seven, Pederson, Rogert and Steve Voyles six each for the Bulldogs. Shooting percentages tell the story. Estherville hit 33 of 70 for 47 percent (with a 50 percent mark the first half), while Algona managed 22 of 78 for 28 percent during the night. Algona's Junior Varsity gave Estherville a 77-62 lesson in the curtain-raiser as Paul Christiansen canned 24 points, Steve Chrischilles 16, Tim Black 11, Dean Lowman 9, Greg Allen 8 and Dale Briggs seven. Coach Keith Christie's club is now 12-2 for the season and has posted six straight wins. - o - BULLDOGS RAMBLE PAST HAMPTON Things went better a night earlier as the Bulldogs climaxed the long trip to Hampton with a 68-59 loop victory as they maintained a slim grip on second place in the standings, one-half game ahead of Iowa Falls. Coach Stephenson fashioned the win while using 10 men - and the reserves got a chance to see plenty of action as the club led 14-13 at the quarter, 35-25 at halftime and 51-39 at the three-quarter mark. The lead was cut to 53-48 with 4 1/2 minutes of play remaining and Ricli Black and Mike Betts put the game out of reach of Hampton with a series of free tosses. Black and Meyer led the scoring for Algona with 17 points each, while Betts came up witli 13, his top night so far, and Pederson 11. heilskov notched 15, Aaron Hand Porter 10 for the losers. Algona's Junior Varsity took the curtain-raiser, 68-39, as Steve Chrischilles got 15 points, Dean Lowman 13, Paul Christiansen 12, Dave Lowman nine, Tim Black and Greg Allen five each, Dale Briggs and Denny Meyer four each and Max Laird one. Lakota Nips Senfral Boys In Overtime Lakota and Sentral met in a slam-bang State Line Conference basketball game Friday night, with the home Lakota club com ing through with a 78-71 overtime verdict. The contest was tied at the end of regulation time, 65-65. Lakota led all the way until the final moments, holding margins of 19-17, 31-26, and 51-43 at the quarter stops before Sentral came on to put the contest into the overtime with late points. The winners then outscored Sentral, 13-6, to win. Leading the scoring for both teams was Terry Krominga of Lakota with 34 big points. He was aided by Bruce Hertzke with 21 and Chuck Hoeppner with 10, while Howie Mueller, who nabbed 13 rebounds and nine steals, led Sentral with 21 points. Owen Kerber flipped in 16, Jim Geitzenauer 12 and Bob Bierle 10 for Sentral. Ken Marlow, Sentral's high- scoring center, was limited to six points after picking up three fouls in the first three minutes of action. SENTRAL (71) FG FT F Bierle 424 Mueller 692 Marlow 305 Geitzenauer G 0 4 Kerber 723 Nerem 2 2 1 Algona, (In.) Upper Des Moines-21 Tuesday, Feb. 6, 1968 Betty Wohrapan scored 33 points for Sentral with Cindy Lockwood adding 3D. Joyce Leonard scored 29 points for Lakota with Glenda Hertzke chipping in with 20. SENTHAL (GIRLS) (73) FG FT PF TP Lockwood Voigt W eh r span Oils worth Uthof Johnr.on Horn 'l',ri AL LAKO llert/.ko Leonard, Jo. Leonard, Ja. Gooki> Coy Berg Dorenbusli Haumann TOTAL 14 4 13 0 0 0 0 31 2 2 7 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 3 1 0 2 1 9 30 S "0 0 0 0 73 TA (Gl) KG 12 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 27 FT 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 PF 1 0 0 0 2 4 3 2 12 TP 26 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 61 28 15 19 LAKOTA (78) FG FT F Krominga 15 4 5 Hertzke 934 Karels 1 1 4 Hoeppner 340 Leonard 241 Dorenbusli 101 31 16 15 Junior Varsity Wins Wrestling Meet, E'Ville Algona snared five firsts and five seconds on the way to a team championship in a 4-team Junior Varsity meet at Estherville Sunday. STANDINGS ALGONA 53 Britt 38 Spencer 29 Estlierville 22 Coaches Champ Martin and Don Camenisch got championship performances from Mike Putney, 103, Jerry Simpson, 127, Steve Schultz, 133, Ferris Fett, 138, and Les Simpson, 165, on the way to the crown. Seconds were won by Tom Laing, 120, Steve Willrett, 145, Pat Elbert, 154, Eldon Meyer, 180, and Al Aldrich, heavyweight, while Wayne Taylor, 112, placed third. Algona had no entry in the 95 Ib. division. Les Simpson picked up a fall in the finals, while only other Algona fall was registered by Laing. The meet began Saturday afternoon Chuck Behr's 2nd Annual CAMPING AND TRAVEL TRAILER EXPOSITION Starts Thurs., Feb. 8, for 4 big days! AT THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY IN ALGONA FEBRUARY 8, 9, 10, 11 AT THE FAIRGROUNDS IN ALGONA NO ADMISSION • CAMPING DISPLAYS • DOOR PRIZES FREE CAMPING MOVIES • REFRESHMENTS • RED HOT BARGAINS! (a free portable TV given away with every 1968 Apache camper sold !)

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