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E2-Palm Beach Post. Wednesday, December 8, 1976 Duke Nips Tennessee, 81-78 ans Troj ' mi It was Indiana State's first loss in five games. Indiana State took a 14-8 lead, but Purdue went ahead to stay at 19-18 on an 18-foot jumper from the left corner by Eugene Parker. The Boilermakers then scored 12 more points in succession to build a commanding lead. Toledo, 63-59 TOLEDO, Ohio Sophomore Stan Joplin dropped in 15 points and Ted Williams and Jeff Seemann added another 10 each as Toledo swept to its fourth straight win, a 63-59 over Missouri. Toledo jumped to an early lead that held up throughout the game. The score at the half stood at 33-28, and the Rockets dominated the second half suffering .only two turnovers compared to 10 for the Tigers. Georgia, 53-47 ATHENS, Ga. - Freshman center , Lavon Mercer led a 12-point Georgia explosion and the Bulldogs raced from a 53-47 deficit to a 59-53 lead and held on for a 64-57 victory over Troy State. TROY STATE (57) - Felix 5-0-10, Bussman 5- 0- 10, Wood 3-0-6, Hollls 8-0-16, Sales 5-1-11, Brown 1-0-2, Means 1-0-2. Totals 28-1-57. GEORGIA (64) - Slonaker 0, Daniels 9-0-U, Foster 0, Mercer 6-1-13, Reavls 7-2-16, Jackson e-2-14, Thorne 0-1-1, Hicks 1-0-2, Fusl 0. Total 29-6-64. Halftlme-Georgla 30, Troy State 26. Notre Dame, 105-78 NORTHWESTERN (78) - Boesen 6-2-14, Szete 0, Klaas 0-1-1, Hllderbrand 1-4-6, McKln-ney 12-1-25, Marlske 4-2-10, Allen 1-0-2, Campbell 0-2-2, Carroll 2-0-4, Cartwrlght 3-1-7, Gibson 1-2-4, Wall 1-1-3. Totals 31-16-78. NOTRE DAME (105) - Batton 2-2-6, Peterno 6-7-19, Flowers 7-1-15, Williams 1-2-18, Martin 3-3-9, Knight 4-0-8, Brannlng 4-5-13, Hanillk 1- 1- 3, Kuzmlci 3-0-6, Haetner 2-0-4, Sahm 0, Fabian 0-4-4, Healy 0. Totals 40-25-105. Halftlme-Notre Dame 50. Northwestern 26. From Post Wirt Services KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tate Armstrong scored 29 points to lead Duke to an 81-78 victory over Tennessee last night. Armstrong, a 6-3 guard who played with the Vols' Ernie Grunfeld on the U.S. Olympic team this summer, scored two key baskets in the final three minutes to prevent a comefrom-behind attempt by Tennessee. The Blue Devils allowed Bernard King, starting his first game following a six-week suspension, 18 points, only four of them in the second half after tightening their zone in the lane. Sophomore guard Jim Stanarkel added 19 points for Duke and freshman center Mike Gminski, 6-11, had 15. DUKE (81) - Crowe 4-0-1, Hall 2-0-4, Gmlnskl 6-318, Armstrong 13-3 -2 Stanarkel 9- 1- 19, Gray 2-0-4, Morrison 0-2-2, Goetsch 0-0-0. Totals 36-9-81. TENNESSEE (78) - Grunteld 7-7-21, King 8-319, Johnson 2-26, Darden 3-06, Jackson 10- 2- 22, Crosby 1-02, Bertelkamp 0-00, Threeths I- 0-2, Totals 32-14-78. Halftime - Duke 41, Tennessee 33. Purdue, 82-68 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Walter Jordan scored 20 points and Purdue overcame a 27-point performance by Indian State's Larry Bird for an 82-68 victory. INDIANA STATE (68) - Morgan 10-1-21, Bird II- 5-27, Webster 3-0-6, King 4-0-8, Mlley 0, Smith 2-0-4, Johnson 1-0-2. Totals: 31-6-68. PURDUE (82) - Jordan 8-4-20, Walls 6-1-13, Scheffler 0, Parker 6-0-12, Parkinson 3-2-8, Thomas 4-1-9, Carrol 6-0-12, Slchtlng 4-0-8, Madey 0, Smalley 0, McDermott 0. Totars; 37-8-82. Halftime: Purdue 36, Indiana State 31. iw"1-,1""" " . . ' V " I f ft "" , V 'ja i : : ' . I row Raiders LAKE WORTH - Lake Worth connected on 26 free throws and rode the scoring of Winfred Patrick and Ron Taylor to win its third straight game of the season, 80-68, over Glades Central last night in a noncohference game. '. ' The! Trojans, 3-0, jumped out to a 22-12 lead in the first period and increased it to 39-16 at halftime. Patrick and Ron Taylor each scored 23 points ;to lead the Trojans. Oscar Taylor; was the only other player to score in double figures with 11. Glades Central, 0-1, outscored the Trojans in the third period and exploded for 25 points in the final period but the Trojans matched that. The Raiders had only one man in double figures that being Eddie Haynes who scored 27. - The; teams were even in the field goal department with 27 but the foul line was the difference. The Trojans' 26 outdistanced the Raiders' 14. GLADES CENTRAL (61) - Haynes 12-327, Staples 3-0-6, Chambers 2-1 5, Perkins 2-2-6, Mason .1-1-3, Strachen 1-0-2, Weston 3-2-1, Sheppard 2-5-9, Arnett 1-0-2. Totals 2M4-68. LAKB WORTH (80) - Black 1-5-7. rtwfln 1. 2-4, O Taylor 5-1-11, Patrick 10-3-23, Rumph 0-S-l, R.Taylor 1-7-23, Kabler 1-0-2, Atkins 1-0-2. Total! 27-26-00. Glades Central 12 14 17 25- Lake Worth 22 17 16 25- in iuilo) J! AP Wirephoto ! M 1 Duke's Jim Spanarkel ... by Tennessee's Reggie Jupiter Eases By Okeechobee Pacers Roll to Victory Against Biscayne JVs JAI ALAI OPENS DEC. 9TH. EVENING PERFORMANCES MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, DOORS OPEN 6:30 P.M. MATINEES: MONDAY, WEDNESDAY 7Wefk Gets Penned In Johnson after rebound In the non-conference contest which remained tight most of the way, Jupiter handed the Brahmans their second defeat in as many starts and improved its record to 1-2. Jupiter broke on top, 10-8, at the end of the first period but Okeechobee had its most productive quarter of the game in the second and left the court with a 24-22 halftime advantage. Jeff Rosier and Marshall Mitchell scored six points each to account for a dozen of Okeechobee's 16. Jupiter regained the lead in the third quarter, however, and stalled for about two minutes to protect a King's Wins Sophomore forward Keith Au and senior center Don Tillman combined for 23 points last night, leading King's Academy to a 66-21 win over Belle Glade Christian on the Lions' court. Au led all scorers with 12 points, while Tillman added 11. The game was the first of the season for the Meanwhile, the Steelers, in first place and indebted to the Raiders, whistled while they worked at practice. "It's a new birth," Dwight White said. "The start of the 1976 season," Ernie Holmes said. "Like a great awakening," John Banaszak said. "A new beginning," Terry Brad-shaw said. "We're back in the driver's seat," Joe Greene said. All were smiling as a result of the Raiders' victory over the Bengals. LAKE WORTH - Palm Beach Junior College outclassed the Biscayne Junior Varsity basketball team here last night and rolled to a 108-70 victory.; The Pacers, never in serious difficulty! used their superior height to control both the offensive and defensive backboards and forced numerous Biscayne turnovers with their pressing defense. In addition, coach Joe Ceravolo's team, bringing its season record up to 4-4, had six players in double figures.; Bruce Hlatky led the way with 23 points, converting nine of his 12 op & SATURDAY, DOORS OPEN AT 11:30 A.M. ADMISSIONS FROM 50c. ACRES OF' FREE PARKING BE A WINNER AT Dolm Bengals Limping; Steelers Smell Money lty Und8r 18 Admii,ei) E hi alai 1 beach ST., WEST PALM BEACH in Stereo Radio r a four-point edge. The Warriors were on top, 37-33, going into the final eight minutes. Okeechobee tied the game early in the fourth before Jupiter once again went ahead to stay. Bennie Salery scored 14 points and Steve Vonzaber 10 for the winners. Roster's 16 and Mitchell's 10 led Okeechobee. JUPITER (46): Merle 3-0-6, B. Salary 7-0-14, Vonzaber 5-0-10, J. Saiery 4-0-8, Williams 0, Bullard 2-2-6, Madison 0-2-2. Totals 21-4-46. OKEECHOBEE (43): Crawford 2-1-5, Alderman 0, Fleming 3-0-6, White 3-0-6, Mitchell 4-2-10, Rosier 6-4-16. Totals 18-7-43. Jupiter 10 12 IS 9-46 Okeecobee 8 16 9 10-43 JV: Okeechobee, 67-46. Opener, 66-21 Lions. Belle Glade Christian dropped to 1-2. BG CHRISTIAN (21) - Graham 2-3-7, Atkins 1- 0- 2, Bowen 0-4-4, Warren 3-0-6, Cisneros 1-0-2. Totals 7-7-21. KING'S (66) - Au 4-4-12, Husted 2-1-5, Knights 1- 0-2, Thomas 3-2-8, Tillman 5-1-11, Jones 2-0-4, R. Loveland 3-0-6, Rob. Loveland 0-2-2, Hoskins 1-0-2, Thompson 2-0-4, Ploutfe 2-0-4, Slfford 1-0-2, Pan-nell 2-0-4. Totals 28-10-66. BG Christian 5 7 7 2-21 King's Academy 17 19 12 18-66 Eight weeks ago the Steelers were 1-4 and yielding an average of 20 points per game. Yet they've allowed a total of 28 points in their last eight victories. "I smell money," said defensive end Dwight White. 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Biscayne 39 31-70 Palm Beach JC 52 56-108 "We were just had by a helluva ball club," he said. "Offenively, they performed as well as any football team can. (Ken) Stabler is a tremendous quarterback and their line gave him as good a protection as he could ask for." Southpaw Stabler threw four TD passes against the Bengals. "We certainly didn't expect them to move the ball as consistenly as they did," said Johnson. Meanwhile, Bengals' quarterback Ken Anderson threw three interceptions. Even though the Steelers now have the playoff edge over Cincinnati, the Bengals are still hoping Houston can upset Pittsburgh Saturday, which would give Cincy the final say in the playoff debate against the Jets. "It's a crazy business," reminded Johnson. "We've cautioned the team against sloughing off in New York." TRANSMISSION TUNE UP SPECIAL ink 19 (AND ADJUSTMENT LINKAGE ADJUSTMENT 95 REMOVE PAN t CIEAN CLEAN FILTER COMPLETE AUTOMATIC (. STANDARD TRANSMISSION SERVICE FOREIGN ii DOMESTIC CARS TRANS-CO. 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