The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 21, 1996 · Page 29
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1 THE SALINA JOURNAL SUNDAY, JANUARY 21. 1996 OB BRIEFLY Brown Mackle women rally to beat Central MCPHERSON — Adrianne Cooper scored 27 points and Nikki Hines 20 Saturday as the Brown MaCkie women rallied in the second half and downed Central- McPherson 90-83. Brown Mackie (11-9) trailed by 12 in the second half, but rallied as Cooper scored 15 in the final period. Raelynn Redding scored eight the second half and finished with 12. The Lions trailed 44-39 at halftime. "We came back with good defense and rugged rebounding," Brown Mackie coach Bob Godsey said. "Cooper and Redding led the charge with tough post play. "Charmaine Hance, Shanita Harrison and Nikki Hines were instrumental in beating Central's press." Brown Mackie entertains Butler County on Monday. Fort Hays State wins to keep record perfect HAYS — Geoff Eck scored 24 points as Fort Hays State beat New Mexico Highlands 78-50 Saturday night in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference to keep its perfect season alive. Fort Hays (16-0 overall, 8-0 RMAC), which led 32-17 at halftime, also got 13 points from Sherick Simpson, 11 from Anthony Pope and 10 each from Alonzo Goldston and Jeremie Kester. New Mexico Highlands (3-12,17) got 15 points from Scott Hani: son and 10 from Brandon Heckroth but had only one assist in the game. Hudson fuels SIU rout of Shockers, 76-54 CARBONDALE, 111. — Troy Hudson scored 35 points, hitting on seven 3-pointers, Saturay night in leading Southern Illinois to a 76-54 win over Wichita State. Wichita's Shockers were plagued by turnovers and managed only six field goals in the first half of the Missouri Valley Conference game. The Salukis (9-6 overall, 2-2 MVC) were up 39-21 at the half, with Hudson contributing 22 points. The Shockers (5-13,1-7) fell behind by as many as 25 points, 7449, in the second half. Hudson shot ll-of-20, including 7-of-ll from long range. He was a perfect 6-of-6 from the foul line. The Shockers were paced by Melvin McKey, Terrance Flowers and Ryan Herrs, all with 8 points. Larry Callio had seven points and a game-high 11 rebounds. Shane Hawkins added 14 points for Southern Illinois. From Staff and Wire Reports Beloit / South's Maynes cruises to 112-pound title from all four classes from around the state. Maynes powered his way to the 112-pound championship with three easy victories — two pins and a 16-0 decision. The Cougar sophomore (19-0) scored eight points in the first period against defending Class 4A state champion Steve Shanks of Concordia (15-3) before pinning him with 10 seconds remaining in the second period. The victory continued Maynes' unbeaten streak in high school, but he said the pressure is always there. "When you're unbeaten, there's a lot of pressure," Maynes said. "You never know when something can happen to you, like that kid from Leoti who was unbeaten but got pinned." Kelly Pugh gave the Cougars their other individual title. The South senior scored a 12-2 victory over Amos Alstrom of Oberlin at 171 pounds. Pugh (18-2) had to cut down some tall timber in this. one. Alstrom is well over 6-foot and had 7 or 8 inches in height on Pugh. "I stood up (on the winner's platform) and he was still taller than me," Pugh said with a smile. "But, when I face a taller guy, I'm usually stronger in the upper body and also quicker." South finished third in the team race with 130 1/2 points. Manhattan edged Leoti for the title. South lost some team points when Si Xayajuck (15-4 at 103 pounds) was left home for disciplinary reasons, but the Cougars also received points from unexpected sources. Vinh Le, unseeded at 125 pounds, finished second to unbeaten Manuel Otero of Leoti, and 275-pounder DeAndre "Tank" Finch, who has been ineligible much of the season, lost to unbeaten Jay Eilers of Plainville (150) in the finals. "There's a lot of variables that any coach in this building could look back on and wonder, "what if?' "South coach Bob Warkentine said. "But Le gets to the finals and "Tank" gets to the finals for us, so I'm certainly pleased with that." The Hoxie Indians were dominant early by winning three of the first five championship matches. The biggest win came from Jason Woofter at 119 pounds, who pinned previously unbeaten Jairo Rito of Leoti with 38 seconds remaining in the match. Woofter trailed 5-3 before turning and pinning Rito at the 5:22 mark. "Coach told me it would be a full six (minutes)," Woofter said. "I was down two, but knew I had to keep going. I got that switch on him, caught him a little off guard and turned him." Asked if he thought Rito was surprised with the loss, Woofter smiled and said, "I was." Woofter and Rito will surely meet again. Hoxie and Leoti are in the same regional tournament next month. Hoxie also received wins from unbeaten Travis Baker at 103 and Peter Koster at 130. Baker, just a freshman, scored three points in the second period MAURI WEIGH (Auto - Home Insurance Phone 827-2 115 East Iron FOR YOUR NEWS & SPORTS INFORMATION ina Journal UPDATED 2-3 TIMES DAILY! 825-GOOO 6000 T BROWN MACKIE MEN BMC-Central game marred by fight Game suspended with 11 seconds remaining; ruling comes today By BOB DAVIDSON The Salina Journal McPHERSON — Saturday's junior college men's basketball game between Brown'Mackie and Central College of McPherson was suspended with 11 seconds left in the game when a brawl involving players and fans from both teams broke out. McPherson police had to be called 'to stop the fight that started moments after Brown Mackie coach Francis Flax was ejected after receiving his second technical foul. Central-McPherson led 87-81 at the time. "We had a fiasco," Flax said Saturday night. Flax was whistled for his first technical foul late in the game when he argued that a 5-second vi- olation should have been called on Central on an inbounds play. With time running out on the shot clock on Central's next possession a Tigers' player banked in a 35-foot 3-point basket, according to Flax. Flax said he again thought a 5-second call should have been called before the shot. Brown Mackie missed a shot on its possession and fouled on the rebound. Flax then got his first technical. "I got a technical for disputing the 5-second calls," Flax said. "I didn't cuss or swear." Central missed both free throws and hit one of the two technical free throws. "I was kneeling on the floor. I wasn't screaming or hollering. As they came back down court I told the referee 'that was a cheap call,' FLAX " Flax said, referring to the technical foul. "He turned and gave me another technical and pointed me out of the gym." Flax said he walked out the way he had come in, passed the Central bench. • "They were taunting me," Flax said. Flax said he made a comment that included an obscenity as he walked passed the Central bench and Coach Mike Beard. "Beard came after me," Flax said. "His players tried to restrain him. My players thought they had me and came over to help, but I was already in the locker room. All of a sudden the stands poured out onto the court. It was a full-fledged riot." Attempts to contact Beard Saturday night were unsuccessful. Flax said he heard the screaming, then saw game officials rush by to their locker room. He returned to the court to witness the brawl. He said he helped get his players and coaches off the floor and into the locker room. McPherson police escorted the Brown Mackie men's and women's players and coaches out of the locker room, into their vans and out of town. Flax said NJCAA rules state that players engaging in a fight will be suspended for the next game. Both teams play Monday night. Brown Mackie entertains Butler County and Central-McPherson goes to Pratt. NJCAA Region 6 director Rick Dreiling of Butler County will rule on the matter, but was out of town Saturday and not expected back until today. Flax said Central administrators have the game film. He said it was decided during a meeting of coaches and administrators after the brawl to await word from Dreiling. "It was an unfortunate situation," Flax said. "Neither team is going to profit." Gentz leads Kansas Wesleyan comeback win over Ottawa By The Journal Staff OTTAWA — Senior guard Jason Gentz scored the last 14 points of the game as Kansas Wesleyan rallied late in the game and downed Ottawa 86-79 Saturday night in a Kansas Conference game. KWU, 5-11 overall and 3-4 in the KCAC, trailed 75-72, but outscored the Braves 14-4 the final four minutes of the game. Gentz, who finished with 38, hit five of seven 3- point shots. "We went with a corps of players who have been playing well," said KWU coach Jerry Jones, who played nine players. "Everybody in the game was careful. We committed only nine turnovers. That was the big difference. "We protected the ball and got on the boards." Dwayne Coleman scored 18 points and Dwight Coleman had 12 for the Kansas Wesleyan. Ottawa falls to 5-9 and 3-3. • OTTAWA WOMEN 74, WESLEYAN 67 — Gretchen Dickkut scored 16 points and Joni Brown 15 Saturday night as Ottawa downed Kansas Wesleyan 74-67 in a Kansas Conference game. KWU falls to 7-8 overall, 3-4 in the KCAC. Ottawa is 7-6,4-2. Kansas Wesleyan trailed 36-24 at halftime and rallied in the second half. Toby -Harbin led KWU with 16 points before fouling out. Brenda DeShields added 11. for a 3-0 victory over Russ Wassenberg of Marysville to improve to, 14-0 for the season. . Four matches later, Koster (131) was in control throughout during a 10-5 victory over Dustin SteinleofLeoti. One of the best matches of the night came at 140 pounds when senior Jared Wisdom of Concordia outlasted previously unbeaten sophomore Brandon Pfizenmaier of Clay Center, 3-1, in overtime. The two wrestlers cracked heads in the second period when both dove at the same time. "I saw stars for a while," Wisdom said. Wisdom tied the match with an escape in the third period and then won the match with a takedown 39 seconds into overtime. "I thought my conditioning was a little better," Wisdom said. "This was nice, especially since he beat me twice last year." Wisdom figures he'll match up with Pfizenmaier "two or three more times" this season. "I hope they'll be a little easier this this," Wisdom said, "but I really think they will all be close matches." Other area winners included Brady Richards of Oberlin (152), Jacob Grater of Clay Center (160) and Thane VanEaton of Stockton (189). Richards (15-2) got a near pin in the first period against Wayne Benedick of Plainville for a five- point cushion before winning an 8-2 decision. Gratei stayed unbeaten in 17 matches with a 10-5 victory over Joey Biermann of Leoti. Grater also had a near pin in the first period and led 7-2 after the first two minutes. The Tiger senior reached the finals with a narrow 7-6 win over Salina South's Chris Augustine in the semifinals. VanEaton wrestled a familiar foe at 189 pounds, edging Shane Hall of Goodland, 5-3. "He's a good wrestler," said VanEaton, who improved to 14-0. "I've wrestled him ever since we've been in grade school. They've been close matches all the time." VanEaton met up with Hall last week in the Oberlin Invitational finals and came away with a 3-2 victory. The team championship couldn't have been any closer. 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