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Monday, March 12, 1984
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10 THE ADVOCATE MESSENGER, Danville, Kentucky, Monday, March 12, 1984 Martin's investment pays off as Morehead claims title "That right there makes the $200 worth it." Tournament MVP Earl Harrison added two more free throws with a second on the clock to stretch the 24-5 Eagles' margin of victory. Youngstown, 18-11, had gone up 44-43 when forward Ray Robinson banked in a 4-footer with 32 seconds to play. Morehead put the ball in-bounds, crossed midcourt, took a time out and then played keep-away to kill some time. Robinson hit Tucker as he went up for the shot, and the Penguins called time out, hoping to rattle Tucker. "We just talked about what we were going to do when he made them," Martin said. "I could tell by the look in his eye that he was going to do it. I didn't know he was going to stick both of them in. But I knew he was going to shoot both of them with By ANNE S. CROWLEY Associated Press Writer MOREHEAD (AP) Last fall, Morehead State coach Wayne Martin hired a special coach to teach forward Jeff Tucker how to shoot free throws. Martin's investment paid off Saturday night when Tucker, whose 56-percent average was the lowest among the regulars on the Eagles' team, sank two clutch free throws with nine seconds to play, boosting Morehead to a 47-44 victory over Youngstown State, the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament title and a Tuesday night meeting with North Carolina A&T in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. "1 knew it had to be done, so I just went up and did it." said Tucker, who improved his free throw average from 49 percent to 57 percent this season. "What a clutch two to make," rejoiced Martin. courage. Both shots sailed through cleanly, making Martin look like a psychic for having spent $200 during the off-season on a free-throw specialist for Tucker. The victory was Martin's 100th in six seasons at Morehead. His Eagles, making their second straight NCAA trip, grabbed the regular season title with a 12-2 OVC record. Harrison, a 6-foot-7 senior from Lindenwold, N.J., grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds and hit nine of 11 free throws and three of seven from the field to lead the winners with 15 points. Guard Ray Robinson had 10 rebounds and 14 points for Youngstown, which had stayed close by slowing down the tempo. Morehead took a 20-18 halftime lead thanks to eight-of-11 free throw shooting during a cold first period that saw both teams sink less than 36 percent of their shots. The Eagles improved the margin to 30-24 5'2 minutes into the second half, but Youngstown scored eight unanswered points six of them by forward Troy Williams in a four-minute span to go up 34-31 with 9:36 to play. It was the first of 11 lead changes in the final 10 minutes of the game. Youngstown State coach Mike Rice said it was "nice to know we played well" in their seventh loss in as many meetings with Morehead. "We got beat by a very, very good basketball team that kept their poise with a great deal of pressure on them," Martin said. "We had nothing to lose ... but we knew that the longer it stayed close, the easier it'd be for us to win." Scorecard Cage scores Saturda S rotlege Kaskfthall Scores B The Yssonaled Pres SOITH tu OrUiii 7:: Pan Aint'ncan fiy MIIWKST D.i :n M t Uii I oniinion H.i IM'aul M M.iriuet(t 4y !!i:n-' M. UiM'onsin V, i:h!ui.j i. Ohio SI 4y N -1 i-.-i'-ni ,4, Michigan 52. OT I K UKNT : ,i M. vahington St 8 . k'.illlnrniil 44 . .- 7u U'l.A ti5 KHUN AMKNTS '.!,iiilic ( 'oast Conference .semifinals ui !h Carolina 7"i :.-! till Wake Koresl to Mkiutic Ten ( onference t hampionship .-' r iiim;. .lit. St lion a venture f6 His Kast ( onference l hampionship I'toun K2. Syracuse 71. T Hit; Kijiht ( onference Championship k.H.r 7M i tklahoma 78 Hit; Sky (hampionship V- Keno 71. Montana w ECU" Metro Championship Lung Island t H7. Robert Morns 81 KC C North Atlantic Championship Nui (heaem 85 Canisius 75 Championship Kfntuck 51. Auburn 4it Southland Conference Championship Louisiana Tech M. Iamar K5 Southwest ( onference Semifinals Arkansas 49. Texas A & M 47 Houston 5.1 Rice 50 Southwestern Athletic ( onference Championship -Worn St 78. Texas Southern hi) Sundav s Scores MIDW EST Michigan St 51. loua 44 Cunjue i i. Minnesota 82 Tnl HWMKNTS Ulantic Coast onference Championship Marvland 74. I Hike til! Mid- Xmencan ( onference ( hampionship ' ' 'hio 42 Kent St 4 southwest ( (inference h.impioiiship m.hiLiv s High i;Mii dames Itots : I Region i ailoway Cu 4:t F 2nd Region v, Hopkinswlle 77 F .irfJiegion : t.:. Breckinridge I 'o 45 F 1th Region . ' 2 Warren Kast i F 1 5th Region M .!''. ( 1 1 55 Larue Co 53 F Hth Region -"" Pleasure Ridge Hark 52 F 7th Region i..u Ballard 72 Fern Creek 58 K-9th H eg ion New port t at hoi ic H7 Fori Thomas Highlands S5 (IT K lUth Reg,.(n Bourbon Co 8S Pendleton Co 77 F I Ith Region :.iMniitn Henr ( !a i-iljvettr 52 F 12th Region I'ui.i-k; i o Vi. laurel Co 41 F litth Region " 51 Bell Co 49 .JOT V I Ith Region M Napier Breathitt Co 61 F 1 J 5th Region .;, :or, . entral 62. Magotfin Co Wi F Ifilh Region R..d ' o mi Xshland Blazer 58 F (iris ith Region iUr i o 5h Fort Knox 54 Nelson ' o 5ti. Adair Co 42 sth Region M'Jham i o w Western Anderson 2-5 s of i ,. fii North Bullitt 46 llth Regwn 1-nir.gton Catholic 56. Richmond Madison 36 Md'itson Central 38. Jessamine Co 36 Phoenix 31 34 477 11 (iolden Slate 30 34 469 114 San Diego 24 40 375 17'2 x-Chnched playoff berth Saturday's Games New York 114. Utah 105 Detroit 115, Washington 100 San Antonio 123. Houston 118 Dallas 120. Golden State 103 Indiana 126. Los Angeles 114 San Diego 115. Chicago 110 Sunday's Games Boston 117. Phoenix 109 New Jersey 106. Seattle 105 Philadelphia 120. Utah 97 Atlanta 108. Milwaukee 94 Denver 149. Portland 123 Golden State 115. Kansas City 109 Houston 108. Cleveland 101 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Phoenix at New York Denver at Washington Atlanta at Cleveland Philadelphia at Indiana Detroit at Milwaukee Dallas al San Antonio San Diego at Houston Portland vs I'tah at Las Vegas Seattle at Los Angeles Chicago at Golden State NHL glance National Hockey League At A Glance B The Associated Press Wales ( onference Patrick Division K( Al South I. T Pts C.F G. (hampionship x y Isles 44 24 2 90 318 247 Huhmcini 74. Navy 5.i x Washington 42 25 4 88 27 207 Kast Coast ( onference x.y Rangers :i" 25 9 83 276 269 Championship x Philadelphia 36 24 10 82 296 255 Kider 7:1. Hucknell 71 yjew Jersey 16 47 6 38 208 300 Metro ( onference Pittsburgh 14 50 6 34 223 340 ( hampionship Adams Division Memphis SI 78. Virginia Tech (B x Buffalo 43 21 7 93 284 232 Mid-merican (onference x Boston 42 23 5 89 297 230 Semifinal x yuebec 38 25 8 84 320 244 Kent St 1. 7 . E Michigan 5 H Montreal 32 33 5 69 260 258 Miami. Ohio 51. Toledo 46 Harlford 23 36 9 55 251 280 Mid ( ontinent Campbell ( onference Semifinal Norris Division W Illinois 87. Ill Chicago 67 x Minnesota 35 29 6 76 305 299 Midwestern City ( onference Detroit 28 36 7 63 262 284 Championship si Louis 27 37 7 6 1 253 288 Oral Huberts 68. Xavier. Ohm 66 Chicago 26 37 8 60 242 273 Missouri Valley Conference Toronto 24 .18 8 56 267 342 Championship Smvthe Division Tulsa 70. t'reighton 68. OT xv Edmonlon 50 16 5 105 404 284 Ohio alley ( onlerence Calgary 30 27 13 7 3 270 270 Championship Vancouver 29 37 7 65 281 303 Morehead St 47. Youngstown SI 44 Winnipeg 26 32 10 62 299 322 Southeastern ( onference Los Angeles 20 40 12 52 275 336 Lexington NBA glance National Basketball Association At A Glance B The Associated Press EASTERN (ONFERENCE Mlantic Division W L Pet. GB x-Boston 49 15 766 - Philadelphia 39 24 619 91-. New York 38 25 603 10: 2 New Jersey 34 30 531 15 Washington 28 36 43S 21 rntral Division Detroit 38 26 594 - Milwaukee 38 27 $85 Ailanta 32 34 485 7 Chicago 23 39 371 14 Cleveland 22 40 355 15 Indiana 19 45 297 19 WESTERN CONFERENCE Mtdwnt Division Dallas 35 538 - i rah 35 31 530 4 K-ifiAas City 29 34 460 5 ienver 29 36 446 fi Nar. Antonio 27 38 415 8 Houston 25 39 397 9lt Pact Divtsmi , ne)- 41 22 SSI - -r-.jrid 39 26 600 3 Wi- 32 32 5O0 94 x Clinched playoff berth y -Clinched conference championship Saturday's (lames Minnesota 4. Philadelphia 3 Calgary 5. N Y Islanders 4. OT Boston 4. Montreal 2 Toronto 4. Detroit 3. OT N Y Rangers 3. Edmonlon 2 St Louis 6, New Jersey 5, OT Sunday's Games Winnipeg 6. (Quebec 5. OT Washington 2. Boston 1 Buffalo 4. Hartford 3. OT N Y Islanders 6, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 3. Calgary 2 Edmonton 12. Vancouver 2 l.os Angeles 4. Chicago 3 Monday's Games Winnipeg al Toronto Montreal at Minnesota Tuesday 's Games Edmonton at yuebec N Y Islanders at New Jersey Hartford at St Louis Pittsburgh at Vancouver Baseball glance Exhibition Baseball At A Glance B The Associated Press Saturday 's Games Cincinnati 3. Philadelphia 2 Houston 7. Los Angeles. 1 Atlanta 3. Montreal 2 New York 1 NL' 2. St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 14. Chicago White Sox 4 Boston 9. Toronto 3 Detroit 6 Minnesota 3 Texas 5. Kansas City 4 Chicago Cubs 5. Milwaukee 3 San Diego 6. California 5 San Francisco 7. Cleveland 4 Seattle 7. Oakland 3 Baltimore 6. New York f AL 0 Sunday's Games Cincinnati 11. Pittsburgh 3 Los Angeles 4. Houston 3. 10 innings New York .NL 5. Philadelphia 2 Toronto 3. Atlanta 2 ' Kansas City 1. St Louis 0, 10 innings New York AL' 8. Baltimore 0 Chicago White Sox 3. Boston 2 Detroit 1, Minnesota 0 Milwaukee 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Oakland 15. Seattle 4 Montreal 4. Texas 3 San Diego 7. California 2 San Krancisco 6. Cleveland 2 Monday s Games Houston vs Atlanta at West Palm Beach Ma Detroit vs Philadelphia at Clearwater. Kla Toronto vs Pittsburgh at Bradenton. Fla New York NL' vs Boston at Winter Haven. Fla Chicago White Sox vs St Louis at St. Petersburg. Fla Montreal vs Baltimore at Miami. Fla Transactions B The Associated Press BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS W aived Bobby Johnson, catcher BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS- Signed Geff Crompton center, to a 10-day contract DALLAS MAVERICKS-Signed Roger Phegley guard, for the remainder of the 1964 season FOOTBALL National Football Leigse DENVER BRONCOS-Signed John Hig ginbothan. nose tackle, and Mike Staff, defensive end Sports briefs Bv The Associated Preu TRACK AND FIELD SYRACUSE. NY AP - Mike Conley became the first athlete in 15 years to win the men s long jump and the tnpte jump m the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships and led Arkansas to its first team championship Saturday The Razor backs, the nmnen-up m 1982 and thrd last year, finished the two-day. It-event competition with 38 pants, edging Iowa State, which finished second with 3 Denver routs Blazers; Hawks triumph TRUCK DRIVERS! Road Drivers needed now! Minimum experience required. No relocation. (615) 855-0377 By WILLIAM R. BARNARD AP Sports Writer Nearly four months after Portland scored 156 points in a controversial victory over Denver, the shoe was on the other foot. The Nuggets, who lost 156-116 to the Trail Blazers on Nov. 22, defeated Portland 149-123 in a National Basketball Association game Sunday. Denver Coach Doug Moe was fined $5,000 and suspended for two games for ordering his players not to play defense in the final 1 : 12 of the earlier game, and Portland scored 10 points in that span to set a team scoring record. Late in Sunday's contest, Portland called timeout, which reminded Moe of the reversed situation. "I guess they called it with the express purpose of telling them not to get back defensively because they didn't get back after that," Moe said. "I must be kidding myself because that team always hustles until the last second. They always really go. I guess them not running back was just one of those quirks one of those things that happen in the last minute." Elsewhere in the NBA, it was Boston 117, Phoenix 109; New Jersey 106, Seattle 105; Philadelphia 120, Utah 97; Atlanta 108, Milwaukee 94; Golden State 115, Kansas City 109 and Houston 108, Cleveland 101. Denver's turnaround was aided by forwards Kiki Vandeweghe and Alex English, who scored 36 and 34 points, respectively, and a 47-41 rebounding advantage, including 35-19 in the second half. The Nuggets, who usually rely more on finesse that strength near the basket, also blocked 11 shots, including four by Dan Issel. Calvin Natt led Portland with 29 points and Jim Paxson had 21. Hawks 108, Bucks 94 Atlanta got 29 points from Dominique Wilkins to win at Milwaukee and snap a seven-game losing streak. The Hawks took the lead for good at 55-54 on a free throw by Wilkins with 8:06 in the third period, and two long jumpers by Sly Williams at the start of the fourth quarter put Atlanta up 81-70. Marques Johnson led all scorers with 31 points for the Bucks. Celtics 117, Suns 109 Boston got 33 points from Robert Parish and 29 points and 10 assists from Larry Bird to beat visiting Phoenix for its sixth straight victory. The Celtics led by 13 points late in the third quarter as Parish scored 15 points in the period. The Suns, who got 21 points from Maurice Lucas, rallied to cut the deficit to 99-96 with 5:08 left in the game, but Kevin McHale scored six points during a 12-3 run that put Boston in front 1 1 1-99 with 1:48 remaining. ACQ SEC top field (Continued from Page 8.) In the East Region at Charlotte, N.C.. first-round action on Thursday has Temple, 25-4, meeting St. John's, 18-11, and Auburn, 20-10, going against the preliminary round winner between Richmond, 20-9, and Rider, 20-10. North Carolina, 27-2, will take on the Temple-St. John's winner and Indiana, 20-8, will meet fhe winner between Auburn and Richmond-Rider on Saturday. On Friday in East Rutherford, N.J., in the other East first-round games, Virginia, 17-11, meets Iona, 23-7, and Virginia Commonwealth, 22-6, meets the preliminary round winner between Northeastern, 26-4, and Long Island University, 20-10. The winner of that game gets Syracuse, 22-8, and Arkansas takes on the Virginia-Iona winner on Sunday. In the Midwest on Thursday. Memphis is the site of first-round action between Memphis State, 24-6, and Oral Roberts, 21-9, and Fresno State, 25-7, and Louisiana Tech, 25-6. Houston, 27-4, the run-nerup in last year's championship game to North Carolina State, will meet the winner between Fresno and Louisiana Tech on Saturday. Purdue, 21-6, plays the Memphis State-Oral Roberts winner on Saturday. On Friday in Lincoln, Neb., it will be Illinois State, 22-7, vs. Alabama, 18-11, and Kansas, 21-9, against the preliminary round winner between Alcorn State, 20-9, and Houston Baptist, 24-6. On Sunday in Lincoln, Wake Forest, 21-8, meets the winner between Kansas and Alcorn State-Houston Baptist and Meyer's DePaul Blue Demons launch their bid for the title against the Alabama-Illinois State winner. The NCAA said starting times of all games will be announced later. Johnson rins WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) Olympic champion Bill Johnson of the United States won his second straight World Cup downhill ski race Sunday, overcoming an 18th starting position to capture the Molson World Downhill well ahead of Hemlut Hoeflehner of Austria and Pirmin Zubriggin of Switzerland. Urs Raeber of Switzerland won the World Cup downhill points title despite finishing well back of the leader. Nets 106, Sonics 105 At East Rutherford, N.J., Albert King hit only two of nine shots, but one of those he made came with eight seconds left, giving New Jersey its narrow triumph over Seattle. The Sonics, who have lost five games in a row, had a chance to win at the buzzer, but a shot by Al Wood was too long. Wood finished with a season-high 29 points for Seattle, while Gus Williams added 28. 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