The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 15, 1981 · Page 28
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 28

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 15, 1981
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P»g6 28 The Sulina Journal — Sunday, November 15,1981 Spartans fall in tourney finals, 73-63 By BRAD CATT Sporti Writer Perhaps the rave reviews on Marymount College's basketball team were a bit premature. Wayland Baptist University showed 2,200 onlookers at the Bicentennial Center Friday night that the Spartans are not at all invincible. The Pioneers, displaying all sorts of poise and savvy, rolled to a surprisingly easy 73-63 victory in the championship game of the Spartan Booster Club Tournament. "We Just got outplayed - we got beat every way you can get beat," said Marymount coach Frank Evans. Indeed, Wayland dominated every phase of the title game. The Texans outshot Marymount 47 to 44 percent from the field, won the rebounding battle, 41-39, and committed one leas turnover than the Spartans. "I am extremely proud of my team — we beat a great ballclub," Wayland Baptist coach Ron Mayberry said. The victory didn't appear to be a fluke. Wayland, afterall, has "everybody" back from last year's team which finished second in the District 8 Tournament. But Mayberry classified his club's victory as a "big upset." "I think we just happened to catch them at the right time," the Wayland coach said. "We could probably play them 10 times and lose nine of them. "But we did the Job we had to do, and you've got to give our guys credit for that," Mayberry added. The Pioneers left Salina with the championship mostly because of their superior guard play. Using an effective spread offense, Wayland guards Lamar Lucas and Kelly Kitchens drove Tournament Scoreboard Chomplonthlp Wayland Baptist 73. Morymounl 63 Third Ploe* Control Stale 58, Hatllnal 56 Filth Plac* Bethany 53, Tarkio 52 the Spartans dizzy with their superb passing abilities. Time after time, the Pioneer guards hit the open man for an easy layup. "Our two little guards were the key tonight," Mayberry said. Evans agreed. "Their guards have a lot more composure than ours. Our weakness was really exploited." After a see-saw first half ended with Wayland holding a slim 36-33 advantage, the Pioneers took control of the game in the opening seven minutes of the second half when they bolted to a 46-38 lead. Marymount, which shot a respectable 48 percent from the floor in the opening 20 minutes, went ice cold after intermission. The Spartans paid dearly for missing 18 of their first 25 field goal attempts in the second half. Wayland's lead reached 50-40 before Marymount forward Nate Rollins connected on a three-point play at the 10:36 mark. But a furious Spartan comeback — which has been a Marymount trademark in recent years — never materialized. Leading 54-45, Wayland iced the game with seven unanswered points to take a commanding 16-point advantage with 5:25 left. Marymount never got closer than the final 10-point margin. "They got the momentum rolling in the second half," Evans said. "They got a basket whenever they needed one." Anthony Wilson, a 6-7 reserve center, paced the Pioneers' attack with 16 points. But it was 6-5 forward Drian Mansour who was voted the tourney's Most Valuable Player. The sophomore from El Paso, Texas, scored 13 points and hauled down eight rebounds. Marymount's attack was again paced by Rollins, who had 17 points and seven rebounds. Kent Smith (14), Bob Young (13) and Phil Hamilton (11) also finished in double figures for the Spartans. Marymount, now 2-1 on the season, will travel to Hays Tuesday night to meet District 10 rival Fort Hays State. Bethany wins Central State of Oklahoma and Bethany posted a pair of exciting wins in consolation action Friday. Central State edged Hastings, 58-56, in the third-place game while Bethany nipped Tarkio, 53-52, in the battle for fifth place. Steve Austin's 14-foot jumper in the lane with 1:14 remaining gave Central State its come-from-behind victory. Hastings' forward Mark Hiatt took game-scoring honors with 24 points. Bethany won its second game of the tournament when former Salina Central standout Curtis Cooke hit a short baseline jumper with two seconds remaining. The field goal was Cooke's only two points of the game. Senior forward Joel Kuchera paced the Swedes with 20 points, while Russ Maguire paced Tarkio with 18 points. Mansour was joined on the all-tournament team by teammates Kitchens and Lucas. Also making the 10-man team were Rollins and Smith of Marymount, Austin and Kendal Cudjoe of Central State, Hiatt of Hastings, Kuchera of Bethany and Maguire of Tarkio. MANYMOUNT (63) FO FT TP Rollins Homllton Daverl Smith Garner Tabb Young Harvoy Rungo Frederick TOTALS 615 59 14 7 12 1-7 00 69 38 00 0-0 28-64 WAYLAND (73) FG Anderson Johnson Monsour Kitchens Lucas Parker Hunter Green Freeman Wilson TOTALS 1-4 28 6-6 14 35 46 3 10 0-3 2-4 69 28-59 TEAM REBOUNDS Baptist 1. Baptist 13 list). TURNOVERS . TECHNICALS 58 12 00 00 0-1 00 13 00 00 01 7-15 FT 0-0 1-5 16 44 4-4 00 39 00 00 44 17-32 7 8 2 4 3 1 10 3 0 0 38 R 1 5 8 4 5 0 7 0 3 7 40 Morymount Marymount 5 3 3 3 4 4 5 2 0 1 30 F 3 4 1 2 0 0 3 1 0 1 15 1. Wayla 17 It 2 14 2 0 13 4 0 0 63 TP 2 5 13 6 10 B 9 0 4 16 73 nd 14, Wayland Wilson (Wayland Bap- Third Plac* HASTINGS (56) Thompson 4 00 8. Oswald 35-6 11. Mark Hiatt II 24 24, Mike Hiatl 0 0-0 0, Fletcher 21-25. Hayes 4 01 8. Totals 24 8-13 56. CENTRAL STATE (58) Cud|oo 7 00 14. Pierce I 00 2, S.Austin 7 1-4 15. Thomas 4129, Crosby 2 3-4 7. Andrews I 2-2 4. Noel 0 00 0, Davenport 2 34 7. Totals 24 10-16 58. HALFTIME Hastings 30, Central State 29. TOTAL FOULS Hastings 13. Central State 13. FOULED OUT None. Filth Plac* TARKIO (52) Banner I 0-0 2, Sullivan 2135, McDonald 0 0-0 0, McCoy 2 0-2 4. Montgomery 5 00 10, Gorr 2 58 9, Purvis 1 23 4, Launlus 0 00 0, Maguire 8 2-2 IB. Totals 21 10-18 52. BETHANY (53) Krone 201 4. Conway 2 2-3 6, Brashoars 4 1-2 9, Cooko I 00 2, Boles I 2-2 4, Manzer 2 2-2 6, Kuchoro 8 4-5 20. Holloway 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 II- 1553. HALFTIME Bethany 30. Torkio 29. TOTAL FOULS Torkio 19. Bethany 21. FOULED OUT — Kuchora (Bethany). Chiefs to face Campbell, Oilers By RICK GOSSELIN UPI Sporta Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Normally it would be a mismatch: the beat rushing defense in the National Football League versus an offense that ranks only 14th in rushing yardage with a mere six touchdowns on the ground. But despite their No. 14 rushing ranking through 10 games this season, the Houston Oilers will never have a mediocre ground game. At least not as long as Earl Campbell has an oil rig on his helmet. Campbell has rushed for 1,000 yards in 1981 to rank third ir» the NFL behind Tony Dorsett of Dallas and George Rogers of New Orleans. But the former Texas All-America has already carried the ball 250 times — 33 more than anyone else in the league and 77 more than anyone else in the AFC. The mediocrity in Houston's team rushing statistics comes from the fact no other Oiler running back has gained Earl Campbell as many as 100 yards this season. Campbell's running mate in the backfield, Tim Wilson, has only carried the ball eight times for 22 yards. "That's the type of fullback he is," said Houston coach Ed Biles of Campbell. "He has to be worked; he has to be used. We run the I (formation) and you have to make a decision — you can either give the ball to Earl or you can give it to Tim. Earl is simply the better runner." Campbell started the season strongly with rushing games of 122 (Los Angeles), 182 (Cincinnati) and 186 (Seattle) yards during the first six weeks. But he has been held under 100 yards in each of his last four outings and the Oilers have lost three of them to fall to 5-5. Campbell and his Oilers will travel to Kansas City Sunday to face the Chiefs, who are 6-4 for a share of second place in the AFC West. The Chiefs have allowed an average of only 109 yards on the ground this season to claim that No. 1 ranking against the rush. No one player has rushed for 100 yards against the Chiefs in 10 games this season and the overall string stands at 13 games dating back to the 112 yards gained by Pete Johnson in a game with the Cincinnati Bengals Nov. 30, 1980. But Campbell has never been held under 100 yards in three meetings with the Chiefs, having rushed for 111 in 1978, 131 in 1979 and 178 in 1980. He has also scored four career touchdowns against Kansas City to help his Oilers win two of those three games. "Campbell is unique in this league," said Kansas City coach Marv Levy. "He has tremendous durability, strength, explosiveness, balance, consistency ... and those are his bad points." Biles admits part of the problem on the ground has been Houston's effort to strike a better balance offensively. That is also evident in Campbell's statistics: he has already caught his single-season high of 19 passes this year with still six games remaining. Houston wide receivers Mike Renfro and Ken Burrough have combined for 57 passes with six touchdowns. During the 1980 season, starting wide receivers Renfro and Billy Johnson combined for only 66 receptions and three touchdowns. "You can't be a one-dimensional football team," said Biles. "We beUeve you've got to diversify to be successful and we've tried to do that. Our feeling is that you can't win this thing with one football player. But it takes time to make the changeover." adv for weekend editions nov 14-15 Browns face must-win game BY JOE CARNICELLI UPI Executive Sport* Editor The San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns present a marked contrast. The 49ers, patsies for the past few years, have all but clinched a playoff berth. The Browns, who walked off with a division title last year, are struggling simply to remain in the playoff picture. San Francisco is 8-2 and has built a 3-game lead in the NFC West with six games left. Only a monumental collapse could prevent the 49ers from making the playoffs. Cleveland, on the other hand, is 4-6 and last in the AFC Central. The Browns trail first-place Cincinnati by three games but can take some consolation in the fact that they're still alive in the wild card race. The Browns are in a must-win situation Sunday as they face the 49ers in San Francisco. "I still think we can make the playoffs," said Cleveland coach Sam Rutigliano. "I still think we can go 10-6. In 1979, we were 7-3 and got knocked out in the 16th game. In 1980 we were 7-3 and we didn't win (the title) until the last game. "Just like in baseball, we haven't won enough 'one-run' games. Last year we were winning those games. We're not exactly where we'd like to be but there's no reason for anybody to panic." San Francisco coach Bill Walsh isn't taking anything for granted despite the big lead. "We're not in the playoffs yet," said Walsh. "Things can evaporate very quickly in three weeks. We have to keep winning. We can't sit back and SALINA AUTO SALVAGE II .\ '• • li i" I >' I.I' ll WU I (III ijol (I I ,.II.|,|HH,I' Sen, H w ID fib i ilins IVi Milts North on 81 827-5686 think we've got this thing won because that's when we can blow it. You have to go out and play every week." The 49ers' Joe Montana remains the top-rated passer in the NFL and he'll be throwing against a secondary that has had problems with the passing game. Cleveland's Brian Sipe, who has not been playing as well as in the past few years, will be going against the 49ers' young but talented secondary. "I don't think there's anything you can really put your finger on", said Rutigliano of Sipe's play. "A lot of things are not fitting into place this year. He knows that and he also thinks we can win the next six games." Elsewhere today, Los Angeles is at Cincinnati, Denver at Tampa Bay, Houston at Kansas City, Buffalo at St. Uuis, Dallas at Detroit, Pittsburgh at Atlanta, Washington at the New York Giants, Baltimore at Philadelphia, the New York Jets at New England, Oakland at Miami, Chicago at Green Bay and New Orleans at Minnesota. San Diego is at Seattle Monday night. Cincinnati and Los Angeles are in a situation similar to Cleveland and San Francisco. The Bengals are looking to rise from last place to a division title this season and lead the AFC Central by two games. The Rams, a playoff club a year ago, are three games behind San Francisco in the NFC West. "If we keep playing football the way we played Sunday, we'll be a contender," said Bengals coach Forrest Gregg. Last week, Cincinnati dismantled San Diego, considered one of the top clubs in the NFL, 40-17. "The Rams are going to be tough," said Gregg. "They lost a tough one to New Orleans last week. That will make them all the tougher this week. They are usually right there when playoff time rolls around." "I think we have finally gotten over that identity crisis that many people had about us," said Bengals wide receiver Steve Kreider. "Most people Just didn't think we were for real." Los Angeles is having quarterback problems again. Pat Haden apparently has fallen out of favor and his early replacement, Jeff Rutledge, is through with an injury. That leaves veteran Dan Pastorini to contend for the Job and he threw four interceptions in his first start as a Ram last week. Pastorini is expected to start for Los Angeles today. "He had some excellent passes but at other spots his timing was off," said Rams coach Ray Malavasi. "I expect him to overcome this." Denver, leading the AFC West by a game over San Diego and Kansas City, begins a three-game road trip that could make or break the Broncos' title hopes. Tampa Bay trails Minnesota by a game in the battle for the NFC Central title. Dallas, tied with Philadelphia for the NFC East lead at 8-2, must come off its big come-from-behind victory over Buffalo Monday night with a road game at Detroit. The game features two of the NFL's top runner, Tony Dorsett of the Cowboys and Billy Sims of the Lions. Philadelphia, tied for the best record in the league at 8-2, takes on the NFL's worst club this year, the Baltimore Colts. The Colts won their opener and have lost a club record nine straight since then. The Eagles are coming off a 52-point barrage against St. Louis last week. Do you need another employe? Hundreds of readers are looking through the clasified ads every day. Phone 8236363 and an ad-taker will help you. 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