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Wildcats jump on Boone, tonight FORT COtJGE^Whewl ' and Brownftelr) tra,\*A u-* jjmjjjjgjjjgmjgffjmggggij^^ ^^^ The ttumboldt Independent, Siturtty. Mtfth 9,1974 -19 PORT It took an overtime for Humboldt's Wildcats t6 defeat Eagle Grove, 85-79, in* the District ffdiurftftnient finals* here Thursday night, and for awhile, it didn't look like Coach John Westphal's cagers would get the job done After a brilliant first half, Which included a 76 per cent first quarter, the Wildcats dropped behind by as much as 12 late in the fray before burning the Eagles at the end and during the overtime. The Thursday night win has tossed the Wildcats into a 7:30 p.m. Sub-State Tournament game at PoYt Dodge, Saturday, against a surprising Boone Toreador team. The BHS boys shocked defending champion Ames, 59-45, in their final-round contest. This was the first victory Boone has stopped Ames in 11 years and the first time for Coach Eldon Hutcheson, Westphal's former assistant coach at Albert City. . At first, the sub-state game was incorrectly reported by area media as set for Ames, but a check with the Iowa High School Athletic Association and Boone NEWS- REPUBLICAN, .placed the gamesite at Fort Dodge High. Terry''Joe" Brownfield wVis the hero for the Wildcats as he pumped in the last second shot wh'ich sent the game into a 76-all overtime. The 'Cats were down 75-74 with 25 seconds left to play. Mike Borland stole the ball from the Eagle stall and headed down court. During a tussle with Rick Govern, the ball was slammed off Borland's legs and out of bounds. The Eagles came down court ,and Brownfield fouled hot- shooting Jim Loux and it looked like the Eagles would advance to sub-state play. . As Loux swished the first of two shots, Eagle Grove fans swarmed at the edge of the court. The Eagle ace missed the second and the 'Cats rebounded and leaped down- court. Borland hit a basket with six seconds remaining and the Wildcat fans went wild as the score stood 76-76. However . . , The officials indicated a Wildcat called time-out and voided the bucket leaving HHS behind by two with six seconds left. Following the time-out the ball went 'to Brownfield who hurled the ball at the basket from outside the key. Brownfield's shot rippled the net and threw the game Into an overtime which the Wildcats commanded. With less than one minute In the extra period, the 'Cats held an 80-76 margin. By this time, Loux, who pulled the Eagles through the second half with beautiful shooting, had cooled off. The EG crew moved the ball to Loux each time but the Eagle couldn't get it through the basket. The score moved to the final on two for two from the field by the 'Cats and five charity shots. The Eagles scored on a Mark Voss free throw and basket by Jack Weets during the overtime action. That the contest went into an overtime was a surprise for both sides after Humboldt completely dominated the Eagles during the first half of play. The Wildcats hit 12 of 16 from the field in the first District champions These Humboldt Wildcats and coaches were responsible for the Wildcats' 85-79 victory over Eagle Grove in an overtime at Fort Dodge, Thursday night. Leading the Blue and Gold into sub-state action against Boone, at Fort Dodge, Saturday night are, from left! first row-Gary Westphal, Terry Brownfield, Mike Borland, Tom Newell, Dan Beebe, Gene Crist, Tony Nielsen and Don Davis; second row-Coach John Westphal, Jon Brandsgard, Dan Hendrickson, Jeff Kleiss, Leon Heider, Dan Monaghan, Brian Brandsgard and Assistant Bob Pattee.-Independent Photo. quarter for an even 75 per cent and added six of 11 in the second for 55 per cent. Halftime stats showed the 'Cats hitting 18 of 27 for 67 per cent. The Eagles were held to 19 of 41 attempts for 46 per cent. Free throws were the difference as the HHS crew nailed 12 and their opponents only scored on two through the first half. The second half was another story as Eagle Grove came back after intermission and bounced through the Wildcats to a 50-48 deficit with six minutes left in the third quarter. Brian Nelson zipped the score to 50-50 with 5:49 in the quarter for the first tie of the game. The 'Cats went ahead several seconds later on a Tom Newell basket but back-to-back tallied by Nelson and Mark Voss moved Eagle into a 56-62 margin. Eagle then put together a strong drive and moved into a Commanding 63-56 lead. Early in the fourth the ''Cats moved in on two by" Brownfield, one by Borland and two by Gene Crist to move into a 66-63 lead before the Eagles caught on. Loux tallied with 5:20 left in the game to set the score at 66-65, but then traded baskets with Brownfield with Brownfield scoring again to put the 'Cats into a 70-67 lead with 4:41 remaining. Loux scored again to set the score at 70-69 but Crist made one out of two as Nelson fouled out to set the score at 71-68, 'Cats' favor at 3:66. Loux knotted it 16 seconds later at 71-all but Crist hit a free throw to give the HHS crew a one-pointer lead at 3:24. Voss then scored on a drive with 3:10 followed by a Loux bucket to jump the Eagles into a 75-72 margin with 2:45 left. Beebe's basket brought the 'Cats into a 76-74 deficit going into the final minute of play. The rest, as they say, is history. Besides his win-saving shot, Brownfield-led the Wildcat scoring effort with 25 points. Joe scored on 11 goals and three of five free-throw tries for his total. The other four starters were also in double-figures as Crist hit seven buckets and four of eight free-throw attempts for 18. Soph center Tom Newell dumped in six shots and four of five from the line for 16. Beebe hit five goals and four of five from the line for 14 while Borland added five goals and two for two free-throws for 12. Humboldt nailed 34 of 56 from the field for 61 per cent overall and 17 of 25 from the line for 68 per cent. The Wildcats held a strong 34-22 rebounding edge over the losers as Borland cleared nine, with Beebe and Newell getting eight each. Westphal pointed out Brownfield also came through with 11 assists in the contest. "We-bad excellent passing ' throughout the game. as we credited 23 • assists, the season's high," Westphal said. "I was real pleased with the overall team play," he continued, "I was especially happy with the man-to-man defensive performance which was real good. We felt we were doing a good job defensively despite a tremendous job of shooting by Eagle Grove." The Humboldt mentor indicated a change in offense during the fourth quarter aided the team against the Eagles. "We had not been hitting and they slowed down our options during the third so we Brownfield jumper It was a shot similar to this by Terry "Joe" Brownfield which tied up the Eagle Grove-Humboldt game, 76-all, in the last seconds, Thursday night. Behind Brownfield's 25 points, the Wildcats powered past the Eagles in the overtime to advance to sub-state play against Boone with an 85-79 win. The Boone game is set for Fort Dodge, 7:30 p.m., Saturday.-Independent Photo. Boone becomes giant-killer; blitzes Ames Sophomore Russell was in his second start of the season replacing veteran Joe Redeker who suffered torn ligaments in an ankle during the Toreador's last game, "We played 32 minutes of nails two Gene Crist has a nice touch with a lay-up and the Humboldt player came up with two on this shot as he gets past Eagle Grove's Dan Hart and Mark Voss. The Wildcats took an 85-79 victory over the Eagles to move into first-round sub-state play against Boone at Fort Dodge High, 7:30 p.m., Saturday. Looking on is Eagle Grove's Brian Nelson.—Independent Photo. fine basketball," Hutcheson glowed. "This is one we'll remember for a long time. Oh, I guess it won't be that long after all. We've got to play again Saturday night." Humboldt's Wildcats will be up against a king-killer, Saturday night, when they face Boone in the first round of sub-state play, 7:30 p.m., at Fort Dodge High School. The Toreadors knocked off defending Class AA champion Ames, 59-45, for their first victory over the Little Cyclones in 11 years. The victory over the number 13 AHS crew moved Coach Eldon Hutcheson, a former JFHM Westphal aide, and his charges into the fray with Humboldt. It was Hutcheson's first win over Ames in his four years at the Boone helm. An interesting sidelight to the Saturday night game is that Hutcheson was Westphal's assistant at Albert City, several years ago. "I was real pleased with the way we played," Hutcheson said after the win over Ames. "Our defensive effort was outstanding." Ames went about four minutes before they could score in the game and Boone held a 12-4 first quarter and 26-10 halftime lead. Four Toreador starters hit double figures with twin brothers Kim and Tom Duffy leading the way with 15 and 14 respectively. Ron Anderson was next with 13 while Jeff- Russell hit 11. Swea City puts finis on Lion tourney hopes third-quarter lead. The finals winners were to play Northwood-Kennsett, Friday night at Mason City. .BOX SCORE ALGONA—Swea City's basketball team ended Lu Verne's state tournament ambitions, here Wednesday night, as the Lions were dropped 66-51. Coach Sam Tvrdik's Lions finished 18-5 for the season including the District Tournament finals loss to SC. "They were a good ball club and out-played us," Tvrdik said. "They executed better. We didn't do what we had to do to beat them." Terry Froehlich led the Lion scoring attack hitting five from the field along with three of four from the line for 13 points. He was closely followed by Jeff Hanson and Kirk Nielsen with 12 points apiece. LVHS scored on 37 per cent of their field goal attempts. Terry Froehlich also led the rebounding with 11 of the 32 Lion bounds. Dan Froehlich was next with eight while Nielsen had six. "I was real proud of our guys," Tvrdik said. "They've done a good job all year. They had to come back a lot of times but they've never given up and always hustled." Darwin Isaacson led <all scorers with 24 points hitting on nine goals and six of eight from the line. Daryl Isaacson Rallied 15 while Ed Payne added 12. Swea City led the distance holding a 19-16 firs: quarter lead and 32-25 halftime margin along with a 46-40 Swea City 66 Dw. Isaacson. T.Kollasch... E. Payne . D. Eggerth. . Dy. Isaacson. S. Bloodworth J. Larson. . . . TOTALS.. Lu Verne 51 J. Hanson. . . . K. Nielsen. . . T. Froehlich. . B. Pedersen. . K. Stripling.. D. Froehlich . . K. Vaudt L. Trauger . . . D.Kiley S. Gronbach. . B. Voss R. Gronbach. . FG FT F TP 9 6-8 3 24 32-2 38 5 2-5 3 12 30-1 06 5 5-5 4 15 00-0 00 01-2 01 25 16-23 13 66 FG FT F TP 5 2-5 2 12 6 0-0 0 12 5 3-4 3 13 20-0 54 20-1 34 20-0 44 0 04) 2 0 00-0 00 00-0 00 10-0 02 00-0 00 00-0 00 Stretch, Newell, stretch Humboldt sophomore center Tom Newell goes up against Eagle Grove's Brian Nelson and Mark Voss for two during the second half of the Wildcat-Eagle District Tournament finals at Fort Dodge, Thursday night. The 'Cats came back after a weak third quarter, and an excellent first half, to down the Eagles, 85-79, in an overtime. The Wildcats play Boone, Saturday night, at Fort Dodge in the first round of sub-state play.—Independent Photo. changed," he said. "The change resulted in seven straight field goals." Westphal also credited his team with good poise after dropping down in the third, "This poise is especially important in these tournament games." Concerning Saturday night's game, Westphal said, "I don't know too much about Boone except they are a good defensive team. .They held Ames to 10 points the first half. We haven't worked on a game plan yet but we will gather more information and work one out Friday afternoon in practice." BOX Humboldt 85 D. Beebe M. Borland . . T. Newell... G. Crist T. Brownfield T. Nielsen... TOTALS.. Eagle Grove Voss Hart Nelson Loux Govern Weets Thielen SPORE FG FT 6 4-5 . 5 2-2 . 6 4-5 7 4-8 .11 3-5 . 0 0-0 34 17-25 79 4 2-4 6 0-0 8 0-3 11 5-7 3 0-0 4 0-0 0 0-0 . F TP, 21* 2 1% 3 16 4 18 3 25 0 0 14 85 4 10 1 12 5 16 4 27 5 6 1 8 1 0 TOTALS.. 36 7-14 21 79 Score by Quarters OT Humboldt .. .29 48 56 76 85 Eagle Grove.20 40 63 76 79 FroehUchs put pressure on TOTALS.. 23 5-10 19 51 Score by Quarters S^a City 19 32 46 66 Lu Verne 16 25 40 51 Lu Verne s Froehlich brothers, Terry, left, and Dan, right, get their arms up in an attempt to stop Swea City's Dajgd Isaacson fromlakintthe bjjl from the Lion forecourt, Thursday night. Swea City captured the district tournament championship, in Class A action, with a 66-51 victory which ended Lu Verne's state tournament hopes.-Independent Photo.