The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on February 9, 1961 · Page 4
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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 9, 1961
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BULLDOGS Make If 14 In Row With 2 Victories After setting a new record for Algona high school in consecutive basketball wins, Friday night on the Algona court, at 13 game.;, the Bulldogs made it 14 straight at Estherville, Saturday night. The Red and Black, behind all the way until the final minute of the final regular quarter, went into a double overtime to win, 64 to 63. After trailing at the half, 42 to 31, things looked dark for the Bulldogs, but they whittled the margin to 50-45 at the three- quarter mark. Then with a minute to go Algona caught up at 60 all where the regular game ended. In the first overtime, each team connected for a basket, leaving the count still knotted at 62-62. In the sudden death second overtime, Estherville had a chance to win the game via the free throw rout, but after canning his first gift shot to give Estherville a one point edge, Geerdes missed his second toss. Algona came down the court in a last desperate effort, and Chuck Streit tossed one over his shoulder as he crossed the floor and the oval sank through the net to give Algona the game and send a large delegation of local rooters into a frenzy of joy. For the locals, it was the hardest fought game and the biggest "come from behind" effort of the season. Estherville had a phenomenal shooting record in the first half, but cooled off a little toward the end of the contest while Algona's accuracy picked up. It was a team victory throughout, and Coach Howie Stephenson went all the way with his starters without a substitution. Only a catastrophe can keep the Bulldogs from their first clear conference basketball title in six years. If Algona should lose both remaining loon contests, and Iowa Falls should win all throe nf their remaininf* games, tlie two teams could share in the title. But Alerona can clinch the troohy for itself with n victorv at Clear Lake Friday night, Feb. 10. The Lakers knocked off Clarion last Friday so cannot be taken liehtly at this staee of the season. In an earlier meeting Clear Lake save plenty of trouble before losing. Box score: Alcjona (64) fq ft pf Streit 10 1-4 4 Funk 5 4-4 2 Percival 7 2-?. 1 Peer 2 0-0 2 Waller, T. 4 1-4 4 Stieit Len Funk Bob Percival Gary Peer Tom Waller Denny Waller Larry Klein 14 grabs. Out-shot from the field, 20-19, the Bulldogs hit 28 of 45 free throws to take the win. Lcn Funk hit four for four to run his string to 13 straight without a miss. Box score: Algona (66) fg ft f Streit 3 9-15 3 Funk 1 4-4 4 Percival . 5 3-5 3 Peer 6 3-4 0 T. Waller 3 2-4 0 D. Waller 0 6-8 2 Willrett 0 1-3 0 Klein 1 0-1 0 Kueck 0 0-1 1 19 28-45 13 Hampton (49) fg ft f Geddes 2 2-4 4 Dreycr 0 1-2 4 Meyer 2 1-1 5 Jacobssn 3 1-2 2 Jenson 6 2-2 2 Helgtscn 4 1-1 4 Patteii (*,) 2 0-0 5 Birdsell 1 1-2 0 Evans 0 0-0 1 Zeigler „__ 0 0-0 1 Allen 0 0-0 1 Taylor 0 0-2 0 28 8-15 13 EsJherville (63) fq ft pf Lee 10 3-3 1 Mortiz 4 0-2 ? Oeerdes 3 4-5 1 Knutsen 5 1-2 3 Fatke ..._ 2 0-4 4 SVionwilcr 0 1-2 1 Orav 2 0-0 0 Long 1 0-0 0 20 9-16 29 'Technical Foul. Algona's B-team grabbed an early lead and took a 49-37 win in the curtain-raiser as Gary Naylor tossed in nine points. Beats Split Pair- Froehlich Suffers Bad Ankle Injury Conference Standings W L 1 3 27 9-16 12 ALGONA — 11 Iowa Fails 8 Webster City 7 Clear Lake 6 Humboldt - 6 Clarion 4 Hampton 4 Eagle Grove 0 Friday's results — Algona 66, Hampton 49; Clear Lake 57, Clarion 55; Humboldt GO, Eagle Grove 44; and Webster City 53, Iowa Falls 48. 6 6 8 11 "B" SQUAD ALSO WINS IN AN OVERTIME Lynn Kueck scored the winning basket with, two seconds to go to give Algona's "B" squad a victory, 53 to 51, in the preliminary game at Estherville, Saturday night. Score at the end of regular time was 47 to 47. Maynard Shackelford with 15 points led the Algona club, while Kueck had 14. • * * Down Hampton To Clinch At Least Title Tie The Bulldogs' record-setting game of 13 was a decisive 6(5-49 victory over Hampton before a large crowd in the high school gym Friday night, virtually cinched the North Central Conference championship for Conch Howie Stenhenson's outfit. Twelve consecutive wins was the previous school record. Howie's Hustlers have played better — and they have also played worse during the current season. After a slow start, the Bulldogs hit the mark with raoidity during the final two minutes of the opening period to take a 19-8 lead. Algona led, 34-23. at halftime and 46-33 at the three-quarter mark on the way to the win. Streit and Peer shared honors with 15 points each, while Percival topped the rebounders with Titonka Nearer Loop Crown With Win Over Rake Titonka maintained its lead in the State Line Conference with a 43-34 victory over Rake Friday night. The Indians now have a 17-2 season record and have suffered only one loss in conference action. The Indians used the 18 point scoring of Moe Sathoff to pood advantage. His shooting offset 1he firing of Terry Bredson of Rake who finished with 17 counters ami learn balance of the winners added the victory mar- em. In a reserve fame, Titonka grabbed a 37-26 decision. Split Two Loop Frays Friday Burt and Armstrong shared a nair of exriting basketball games in State Line Conference action Friday nisht. Burt grabbed the bovs game, 61-55. after Armstrong had edged Burt, 50-48, in the girls contest. Burl and Armstrong were tied. 32-32, at halftimo in the bovs contest. The shooting of Dennis Meister, who finished with 20 Doints. proved to be the difference in the teams. Tom Barrett was hi"h for Armstrong with 14 points. Armstrong held a 25-23 edge at halftime in the girls game and maintained the same margin at the final buzzer. Paul Gaarde gol 29 points for Armstrong anc Patty Long led Burt with 25. Garrigan's Golden Bears ran their season record to 13-4 with a split of two games during the week end. The Bears ran past Emmetsburg Catholic, 78-62, with a third quarter spurt in the Garrigan gym Friday night, then dropped a 71-55 decision to Holy Family at Mason City in a rough contest Saturday night. Coach Leon Vann's team will entertain Remsen St. Mary's in. the Garrigan gym here this Saturday night. It is possible Oscar Froehlich, high scoring guard, may see only part-time action in the game. He suffered a badly sprained left ankle,in the Holy Family game and sometimes such injuries take a while to mend. The story • of the Garrigan- Holy Family game might have been entitled "The Mystery of the Two Magoos", especially during the second period when things really got out of hand. The Magoos (officials) preferred to let Garrigan's rebounders and shooters get slapped silly by Holy Family defenders, then turned around and called fouls against Garrigan defenders when two players brushed together. The second quarter calls, plus the loss of Froehlich, who had punched home eight points when he got blasted from behind and injured his leg, probably cost Garrigan a chance for a win. They further proved their inefficiency late in the third period when, with the game practically out 01 reach of the Bears, they called a foul on a Holy Family player who sla'mmecl Lyle Loebach as he came down with a rebound. After the whistle, Loebach put the ball through the rim — and to everyone's amazement, the basket wis allowed and Loebach also got n free throw. With the starting five operating at full tilt, Garrigan battled to a 16-13 lead at the end of the first period. Seven points by Dick Heinen and four by Froehlich and the rebounding of Heinen turned the tide. Holy Family's Moss, one of the finest shooters in the north half of the state, began to hit with regularity during the fateful second round, and his firing, combined with the aforemention- d officiating, allowed Holy Family to wind up with a 36-30 lend at halftime. The Bears trailed by as much ! 1U points during the third period, which wound up with Holy Family on top, 5P-45, due to Locbcich's late three-pointer. The winners used a fast break :md long passes to advantage on their way to the 16-point bulge nt tho final buzzer. Bob Goecke wound up as Gar- rit'im's top point producer as he accounted for 13 points. Loebach 0ot 12. Mike Cink 10 and Heinen wuund up with nine. Loebach and Heinen topped the reboun- ders and Cink and Art Beckei tried to keep Holy Family's defense honest with out-shooting. Moss looped both teams with his 2P, noints for the winners. Box score' Oarricran (55) fq ft t D. Htinen 3 3-4 2 Goecke 5 3-3 1 Loebach 5 2-3 2 Becker 1 1-1 4 Froehlich 3 2-3 0 Cink 5 0-1 3 Fandel - 0 0-1 1 3—Algona (la.) Upper Des Moines • Thursday, Fsb; 9, 1961 KOSSUW COUNTY Basketball Result* . . : Boys Reed 0 Schneider 0 22 Holy Family (71) fg Moss 13 Lang 5 Mason " 2 Hubbard 3 Sheeny 4 Berrie _; 2 Fritz 0 Mineart 1 11-17 ft 2-4 1-3; 0-0 1-3 3-3; 0-1 3-4 1-3 30 11-21 14 Garrigan's Fresh-Soph team turned in one of its better games on the way to a 37-30 win in the curtain-raiser. The Little Bears, who now have an 11-3 record, wore led in scoring by Bob Schneider with 17 points The defensive work of the fast five, led by Schneider, Steve and Mike Smith, turned the tide to Garrian in the second and fourth quarters. » • • • The Bears raced to a 26-14 lead in tho first, period of the game with Emmetsburg Catholic and .v(" p o never headed. Catholic closed the gap to 392 at halftime, but a third quar- :cr surge by the Boars upped the margin to 00-44 at the threc- qiiarter mark and Emmetsburg couldn't get within range of victory, dospite the use of 15 play- ors by Garrigan. Top point producer was Froehlich with 20 points. He was followed by Goocke with 15 and Dick Heinen and Cink with 11 each. Brennen got 22 and Foy and Molloy 10 each for the losers. Garrigan's B-team grabbed a 45-35 victory from Emmotsburg in tho curtain-raiser. Leroy Heinen got 1-2 points and Steve Stud- c-r 11 for Coach Beanie Cooper's loam. Box score: Garrigan (78) fg ft f Goecke 7 1-3 3 D. Heinen 5 1-2 0 Loebach 4 0-0 4 Froehlich 10 0-0 3 Becker 2 2-4 2 Cink 5 1-4 2 Fandel 0 2-3 2 Rill Reed 1 0-3 2 Bob Reed 0 1-2 2 L. Ileinen 1 0-0 0 Ills 0 0-0 1 35 8-21 21 Emmetsburg (62) fg ft Foy 4 2-5 Rrennen 7 8-10 Donahue 0 0-3 Brennan .. 4 Q-0 Fit/ecrald 0 2-2 Mo Hoy 1 8-9 Drehor 3 2-2 Oilman 0 0-0 Finn 0 2-2 19 24-33 16 '" Burt 61; Arfnstrohg'55' • <?••. , Cylinder 87, Whittemore 69- CorWith-WeSley 62 Rockwell- Swaledale 55 ;. ' .-Lincoln Central 68, Sentral 67 LuVerne 70; Ledyard '67 (OT) Ringsted 60,' Swea City 55 Albert City 58, Twin Rivers 40 Titonka 43, Rake 34 Armstrong 60, West Bend 58 Burt 65, Crystal Lake 37 Britt 80, Corwith-Wesley 74 Graettinger 74, Sentral 65 Pocahontas 60, Twin Rivers'55 Ringsted 63, Cylinder 62 Rodman 68, Gillett Grove 36 Titonka 84, Whittemore 53 Girls ' Armstrong 50, Burt 48 Cylinder 48, Whittemore 30 Corwith-Wesley 46, Rockwell- Swaledale 38 Lu Verne 70, Dows 51 Ledyard 50, Lakota 48 Sentral 51, Lincoln Central 26 Albert City 54, Twin Rivers 44 Cryslal Lajce 48, Burt 41 Cylinder 50, Ringsted 46 Pocahontas 67, Twin Rivers 49 Rodman 62, Gillett Grove 61 Sentral 70, Graettinger 49 Titonka 40, Whittemore 34 West Bend 74, Armstrong 60 Ringsted Jolts Swea's Trojans Ringsted threw a roadblock in,o ; Swea City's chances for a championship in the State Line Conference with a 60-55 win over the Trojans Friday night, The loss gave Swea City a 9-3 loop record and second place behind Titonka. The game proved to be a real scoring battle between Roger Conway of the Trojans & Glenn Smith of Ringsted. Each got 24 points during the night. The Swea'City reserves picked up a 53-28 win in the opener. Corwith-Wesley Wins Two Games Corwith-Wesley grabbed a pair of basketball wins from Rock- well-Swaledale Friday nicht. The sirls took the ooener. 48-38, and the boys won the finale, 62-55. Corwith-Wesley held a 27-21 lead at halftime in the pirls game and won as Marv Will came throueh with 28 points. The losers were led by Connie Geer with 21. Mick Will chucked in 23 points as Corw'th-Wpsley took the bovs gpme. Paul Pitzenberger notched 21 for the losers. LuVerne Takes Pair Lu Verne took a pair of basketball wins from Dows Friday night. The boys posted a 70-47 victory after the girls won the opener 70-51. Mae Belle Maass tossed in 37 points as the girls won and Bob Bristow came through with 17 counters in the boys win. It was a North Star Conference game. Ledyard Girls Remain Perfect Ledyard's girls posted a cozy 50-48 win over Lakota Friday night to remain unbeaten and in first place in the State Line Con- ference. The Lakota boys posted a 68-67 win in an overtime contest in. the finale to remain in third place in the loop. Sandy Johnson led Ledyard to its 19th win in the girls fray as she hit 23 points.. Her .total, two points higher than Marilyn Rippentrop registered for the losers, proved to be the deciding factor as Ledyard upped its league record to 9-0. Lakota has an 8-2 loop mark. Virgil Wallentine of Ledyard outscored John Cordes of Lakota, 27-23, in the boys game, but La- kola's over-all balance paid off with victory. Lakota now has a 9-4 loop record. STATE LINE BOYS . Titonka 11 1.. . .917 Swea City 9 3 -.750 Lakota _.._ 94' .692 Armstrong 76 .538 Rake _ 6, 6 1500 Ledyard 5 7 ' ' )417 Burt 5 7 ,417 Thompson : 4 8 t.333 Ringsted 4 8'• ,'}333 Senlral 2 1.0 .167 STATE LINE GIRLS Ledyard 9 0... 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