The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 18, 1981 · Page 9
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 18, 1981
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Page 10 The Salina Journal - Wednesday, November 18,1M1 Spartans roll to 102-72 victory aw • I _ I A i By HAROLD BECHARD Sports Editor HAYS - When the buzater sounded ending the Marymount- Fort Hays State basketball game here Tuesday night, both teams headed in opposite directions to their respective dressing rooms. Neither team offered the customary handshakes ... they wouldn't have been accepted, anyway. It was a fitting conclusion to a wild and woolly evening for the 2,362 fans at Gross Memorial Coliseum. In short, it was a war. For the record, Marymount romped to a 102-72 victory - its third win in four games and the worst defeat ever handed to Fort Hays in the bitter rivalry. But fisticuffs and hot tampon were the topics of discussion after the game bad ended, not the 30-point margin of victory. During a 12-minute span in the first half, astonished onlookers saw one fight, two near-fights, two player ejections and three technical fouls. "That's a heckuva way to be introduced to this rivalry," Marymount coach Frank Evans said afterwards. The tempera started to simmer when Kent Smith slammed home a dunk to put Marymount in front, 10-3, with Just 4V4 minutes gone in the game. Smith was on his way to another dunk a short time later when Fort Hays guard Dave Lambertz "tackled him from behind," according to Evans. Things were getting hotter. But with 9:28 remaining before halftime and Marymount up by 14 points, 23-9, Bob Young was tackled by Lambertz and teammate Roger Casey as he was going in for another unmolested layup and dunk. That's when the roof caved in. The next thing people saw was Young tangled up on the floor with Lambertz and Casey. When the three finally made it to their feet, Young measured Casey and then punched him with a right-hand cross, a punch Muhammed All would have been proud of. Down went Casey and both benches emptied. "I had a wide open layup and they Just tackled me from behind," explained Young after the game. "When I was on the ground, he (Casey) took a swing at me and then kicked me as I was trying to get up. The guy was trying to hurt me, so I fought back." AAarymount, FHS game ••^^•••^^••••••^^^••••••^•^•••^^^•••••^••••••••••••^•^•••••••^••MA^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M . . • « * •>•. IAL eVt •^^1^4 A AMjl Sports The Salina Journal Young said he was provoked by Casey's actions and urged on by what had happened to Smith Just a short time earlier. "The same thing happened to Kent," Young said. "They tried to low-bridge him. I guess it was part of their game plan." With most of the attention still focused on Young and Casey, a fight at midcourt between Smith and Fort Hays State's Ray Nutter was stopped when Marymount center Nate Rollins put a Deadlock on Nutter and Spartan guard Harold Garner calmed down Smith. Young, along with Casey, was ejected from the game, but Evans defended his 6-7 senior forward. "They (Fort Hays) didn't want to play basketball," Evans said. "On the first two layups, they Just tackled our guys. The guy swung at Bobby and then kicked him. Bobby's not a violent person. It's the only time I've seen him mad since I've been here." Eight minutes later, Nutter and Marymount's David Frederick had to be separated after Frederick had fouled the 6-3 freshman from Chicago. Nutter was then charged with two technical fouls after grabbing the referee's shirt and not letting go. There were no more Incidents the rest of the way as Marymount handed the Tigers their second loss in three games. Marymount opened up a 23-3 lead after the first eight minutes, but failed to Increase the advantage for the next 25 minutes. It was a 48-27 game at halftime, but the home-standing Tigers pulled within 15 points (73-58) on a lay- up by Rege Klitzke with 6:20 left. But Marymount went on a 29-14 surge down the stretch to end all doubt and reached the century mark with 40 seconds remaining on a two-handed dunk by Rollins, who led the Spartans with 20 points and nine rebounds. Phil Hamilton, Smith and Clyde Harvey followed Rollins in the scoring department with 18, 17 and 16 points, respectively. Frederick came off the bench to score 11, but the aspect of the game Evans was most pleased with was the play of his guards. "Our guards played a lot better tonight," Evans said. "Bob Runge (who started) did a real fine Job and J.R. (Garner) played very well In the second half. But the guy I was especially pleased with was Clyde Harvey. He played with more discipline tonight and his shot selection was very good." Marymount burned the nets for 71 percent shooting (35-of-45) in the second half and ended the game shooting 41-of-67 from the field for 62 percent. Klitzke, a 6-8 Junior from Russell, paced Fort Hays with 23 point* and 10 rebounds. He was followed by Nutter and Lamberts with 13 and 11 point*, respectively. Marymount will be at home Friday night against McPherson at the Bicentennial Center. Fort Hayi and Marymount will tangle again on Dec. 1 in Salina. MARYMOUNT (102) FO Runge Smith Hamilton Rollins Young Da vert Garner Harvey Frederick Tabb TOTALS FORT HAYS (72) lomberti Nutter Klitzke Venhuizen Casey McCollum Stovall Brown Naegele DeWerfl Johnson TOTALS 1-2 B-13 6-9 9-16 3-4 2-5 1-2 8-12 3-4 0-0 4147 FG 3-6 6-11 10-17 2-6 0-3 2-5 2-5 0-0 2-3 0-1 1-3 M-eO FT 0-0 1-2 6-7 2-2 0-0 4-7 0-0 0-1 5-6 2-3 20-21 FT 5-7 1-2 3-4 0-0 2-2 5-6 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 16-24 R 2 3 7 9 1 7 0 4 1 0 a R 2 2 10 5 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 32 F 1 3 4 3 1 1 1 3 1 1 n F 5 1 4 4 0 2 3 0 1 1 1 23 Fit J 17 18 20 6 8 2 16 11 2 103 ftt 11 13 13 4 2 9 4 0 4 0 2 73 HALFTIME — Morymount 48, Fort Hoy« State 27. TEAM REBOUNDS — Morymount «. Fort Nays State 7. TURNOVERS — Marymount 20, Fort M«y» State 23. TECHNICAL FOULS — Coach Gorrett and Nutter 2 (FHS). EJECTIONS — Young (MC). Casey . (FHS). A — 2,382. Schmidt repeats as Most Valuable Player PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Mike Schmidt moved in with some impressive company Tuesday. The Philadelphia Phillies third baseman was named the National League's Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America to become the third player in the league to win the award in two consecutive years. "A second MVP award is something darn few people get to enjoy," Schmidt said. "To be included with those people (who have won the award) is quite an honor." Since the inception of the award in 1931, Joe Morgan and Ernie Banks were the only two other players to have won the honor in consecutive years. Schmidt also Joined seven other players who have won the NL MVP Award at least twice. He is only the third Philadelphia Phillies player to win the MVP. The 32-year-old third baseman said Mike Schmidt he was especially pleased with his ability to bat over .300 this season. But he said the effect of the strike took away some of the satisfaction. "I don't want to play it down, but the real test of hitting .300 is to do it over 162 games - not over 107," he said. "The test of time when you're mentally and physically worn down is much different. I don't know if I can (bat .300) because I haven't done it over 162 games. That's still a challenge for me." Schmidt batted .316 with 31 homers and 91 RBI during the strike-shortened season. Kings defeat Knicks, 124-110 NEW YORK (UPI) - One starts, the other doesn't. Reggie King and Ernie Grunfeld are teammates on the Kansas City roster. Both are 64, are in their third year with the Kings and have the same sort of game — a good outside shot complemented by capable ballhandling. And, like most players in the NBA today, they measure their relative value Knight impressive in Jayhawk victory LAWRENCE (UPI) - Tony Guy pumped in a game-high 18 points and Salina sophomore Kelly Knight added 16 points and 17 rebounds Tuesday night to lead Kansas to an 8343 exhibition victory over the People's Republic of China basketball team. Kansas never trailed and the game was tied only once. The Jayhawks broke away for a 37-24 lead behind freshman Jeff Dishman's seven points. Guy and Knight each had six point* in the surge. Kansas had a 41-34 halftime advantage mainly because of Knight's 12 points and 11 rebounds. Grand slam beats Royals KURASHIKI, Japan (UPI) - Rookie Tatsunori Kara of the' Yomiuri Giants smashed a grand slam homer Wednesday to lead a Japanese all-star team to a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the western Japanese city of Kurashiki. It was the Royals' seventh defeat against five victories and one draw in their 17-game tour of Japan. Kara belted the homer in the first inning off the Royals' starter Larry Gura, who was the game's losing hurter. Catcher John Wathan and third baseman Onix Concepcion drove in one run each for Kansas City. Three pitchers from the Giants and the Hanshin Tigers gave up seven hits. Sadao Omachi of the Tigers, who relieved teammate starter Kazuhiko Kudo in the fifth inning, was credited with his first win in the series. Kansas City Japan WP — Omachi. LP pan. Oil 000 100 — 3 400 000 OOx — 4 Guro. HRs — Hara, Jo- Send your news tip to The Salina Journal, $45 in prizes awarded every week. WE HAVE THE GENUINE lit hffa. TOP 0 UALITY PLASTIC W°£p- WINDOW MATERIALS! wide FLEXIBLE! SHATTERPROOF! All 36" Easy To /nstaf/1 Just Cut & Tack Ont i Cheaper ThanGltMl For Porches it.i»)V Breezeways i. n. * For Doors For Windows MS SATISFACTION GUARANTEED I BOSTER LUMBER CO 1210 W.Crawford 8273618 [Across from Sunset Pla/a) WORK FOR YOlJI Make Your Own Storm Windows, Storm Doors. 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Kansas City coach Cotton Fitzaimmons then removed the Tennessee product at the start of the second quarter but sent him back in five minutes later and five more points resulted. "I really would love to start," commented Grunfeld, who capped his 26- point night with 15 points in the final quarter. "There's nothing I would like better, I really get itchy on the bench. "But it isn't my decision to make. Hell, if every guy could decide his playing time, there'd be 12 players on the court all the time. Somebody has to make the decisions, and that's the coach. But sometimes I wish I was the coach." King triggered a 13-2 break at the start of the third quarter that broke open a two-point game to create a 89-78 Kings lead entering the fourth quarter. Grunfeld, whose height and quickness allows him to shuttle between forward and guard, then replaced King and proceeded to help build a 19-point lead. 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