The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 24, 1981 · Page 9
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 9

Salina, Kansas
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Tuesday, November 24, 1981
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Tuesday, November 24,19# — The Salina Journal Page 9 Spartans rally to edge Southwestern By BRAD CATT Sporti Writer WINFIELD - The streak Southwestern College wanted so desperately to bury appeared dead. The Moundbuilders had the king of District 10 basketball — Marymount College — on a platter here Monday night. Down 40-27 at halftime, the Spartans' flawless record against Kansas Conference foes seemed destined to end in ancient Stewart Fieldhouse. "Our backs were up against the wall," said Marymount coach Frank Evans. "We were in a position to go ahead and lose and start looking for some excuses or come back and play hard and try to win it." The Spartans obviously chose the latter alternative. Marymount bounced off the deck to post a nail- biting 63-58 come-from-behind triumph. The win, Marymount's fifth in six outingi this season, wasn't sealed until Spartan forward Nate Rollins •cored the game's final two points at the^ree throw line with nine seconds remaining. The charity tosses climaxed a half which saw Marymount outscore the Builders, 36-18. Led by its sticky man-to-man defense, the Spartans held Southwestern to just five field goals after intermission. "I thought we came back and really played well defensively in the second half," Evans said. Southwestern coach Mike Sandlfar, however, wasn't all that impressed with the Spartans' defensive effort. He compared it to a good old-fashion mugging. "I thought they got real physical - which is what they do best," the Moundbuilder coach said. "They hung on us, grabbed us and pushed us. And most of the time, they got away with it. "We played basketball the first half and football in the second half," Sandifar added. The basketball game, then, was won by Southwestern. The Mound- builders, fresh from a two-game sweep in last week's Ottawa Classic, came out smoking in the first half. Led by All-District 10 guard Eugene Cheadle and forward Mason Jones, the Builders trailed only once (10-9) in the opening 20 minutes. Leading 19-17 with Just over eight minutes remaining in the first half, Southwestern tallied 10 unanswered points to grab a 29-17 advantage. The Moundbuilders' lead grew to 38-23 late in the first half before Marymount cut the deficit to 13 points at intermission. Reserve for- AAC women win, 57-40 WINFIELD — Marymount's women's basketball team had its finest outing of the young season here Monday night as the Spartans downed Southwestern, 57-40. The victory, which snapped a two- game losing streak for Marymount, evened the Spartans' record at 2-2. MC coach Tom Collins, who was disappointed with his club's effort in last Friday's loss to McPherson, praised his club after the 17-point win. "The big thing was tonight they played hard," Collins said. "The effort and attitude was much better." Senior Johnna Lowry continued to pace Marymount in the scoring column. The 5-11 center poured in 20 of her game-high 22 points in the first half as the Spartans rolled to a 32-22 lead at intermission. Southwestern was still within nine points (40-31) midway through the final half before Marymount scored nine unanswered points to salt away their first road triumph of the season. Senior guard Patty VanDeVander scored nine second-half points for Marymount to finish with 13, while Connie Visnieski and LaDawn Parkinson added seven points apiece for the Spartans. Southwestern's balanced attack was led by Diana Miller, who had 10 points. Marymount will be back in action Saturday when the Spartans travel to McPherson to meet the Bulldogs in a 7 p.m. contest. MARYMOUNT (57) VonDeVonder S 3-4 13, Kongs 0 0-0 0, Wolfe 1 0-1 1, Lowry 9 4-6 22, Samuel 1 2-2 4, Kelso 0 0-0 0, Parkinson 31-37, Vis- nieski 31-37, Allen 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 1119 57. SOUTHWESTERN (40) Scarbrough 2 0-0 4, Miller 4 2-3 10, Freighting 1 0-0 2, Friday 1 0-0 2, Powell 2 3-3 7, Fonshler 3 0-0 6, Rivers 2 5-8 9. Totals 15 10-14 40. Halftime score: Marymount 32, Southwestern 22. Total fouls: Marymount 16, Southwestern 17. Fouled out: none. Technical fouls: coach Collins (Marymount). ward Clyde Harvey kept Marymount within striking distance by canning 4-of-4 long range shots in the final 4:35 of the opening stanza. They were the only four buckets Mary- mount scored in the final 10 minutes of the first half. "We Just went through the motions in the first half," Evans said. "We didn't do much of anything right." Southwestern, which had shot an even 50 percent (15-oMO) from tne field and had committed Just four turnovers prior to intermission, fell apart when the "football game" began. The Builders connected 6n Just 5- of-24 field goal attempts (21 percent) and committed 14 turnovers during the final 20 minutes. Marymount wasn't exactly burning the nets in the opening minutes of the second half, but the Spartans were within 44-42 midway through the period. That's right, Southwestern scored just four points in the first 10 minutes of the second half. The Moundbuilders did gather themselves together, however, to make this a dandy game down the stretch. Southwestern got five consecutive free throws to turn a 51-48 deficit into a 53-51 advantage with 3:29 remaining. But Harvey got a tipin to tie the game with 3:12 remaining. Twenty- five seconds later, Harold Garner stole a Builder pass and drove in for a slam dunk to give the Spartans a lead they were never to relinquish. "That was a key, key play," Evans said of Garner's steal and stuff. Rollins then scored six of his 21 points in the final minute as the Spartans held off each and every Moundbuilder challenge. "Maybe this team does have some character," Evans said after the tense contest. "We overcame an un- believeable amount of adversity to win tonight." The most encouraging aspect of the victory was the play of Garner. The 6-2 freshman point guard, who had struggled for the most part this season, came off the bench Monday to score 14 points. "He played his best game of the year," Evans said. The Spartans will take their 5-1 record to Springfield, Mo., later this week where they will participate in the Evangel Thanksgiving Tournament. MARYMOUNT (63) FG Rollins Hamilton Young Smith Runge Garner Da vert Harvey Frederick 69 9-12 2-8 0-1 2-4 2-2 0-0 6-8 0.0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-4 0-0 4-6 0-0 7-15 0-0 F Pts. 21 4 8 2 1 0 3 14 0 0 3 14 0 0 TOTALS 22-46 19-27 34 25 63 SOUTHWESTERN (58) FG FT R F Pts. 16 23 Jones 5-9 6-8 9 5 Cheadle 7-18 9-11 8 4 Hartley 1-20-0 1 12 Anderson 0-3 0-0 2 00 Raney 3-11 1-2 3 27 Sweetwood 2-4 0-0 3 24 Quick 2-4 2-3 3 46 Watson 0-3 0-0 0 30 TOTALS 20-54 18-24 29 21 58 HALFTIME — Southwestern 40, Marymount 27. TEAM REBOUNDS — Southwestern 3, Marymount 0. TURNOVERS — Southwestern IB. Marymount 21. TECHNICAL FOULS — None. A — 1.100. Sports The Salina Journal NU players top Big 8 team Fdlcons trip Vikings, 31-30 ATLANTA (UPI) - Veteran receiver! Wallace Francis said it wasn't: an Oscar-winning performance but:the Atlanta Falcons played-Just -well enough to win — for a change. Trailing-.21-7 at halftime, Atlanta's playoff hopes were sinking out of sight. But the; Falcons fought back to defeat Minnesota 31-30 in a nationally-televised game Monday night to remain in a four-way tie for the final NFC wild card spot with a 6-6 record. "We didn't play well enough to win an Oscar but we played well enough to win," said Francis, who caught a 29- yard touchdown pass that tied the game 21-21 in the third period. "We've played better in other games and lost." The Falcons, who had dropped six of their previous eight games, including two in a row, desperately needed the victory but were embarrassed by the varied Viking offense in the first half. However, Steve Bartkowski came back to throw -two of his three touchdowns after intermission and linebacker Buddy Curry Padded the clincher with a 35- yard interception return for their final score. Curry's touchdown put the Falcons up 31-21 with 4:06 left to play. But then the Vikings refused to fold. After the Falcons gave up a safety rather than punt out of their end zone, Tommy Kramer took Minnesota 68 yards in two plays with Joe Sensor's 16-yard TD reception cutting the lead to 31-30. But Atlanta recovered the Vikings' try for an onsides kick and ran out the clock. Atlanta coach Leeman Bennett said he did not'give a "fire and brimstone" halftime speech. "I Just told them the game was still out there, for us to go take and there was no reason why we shouldn't go take it," he explained. He admitted the Falcons' playoff hopes are "looking better" with the victory. "I felt going into the game we BATTED DOWN - Atlanta's Jeff Merrow (75) puts a heavy rush on Minnesota quarterback Tommy Kramer and then were a long way from out of the playoff picture," he said. "But we're still a long way from being in the playoffs now." Kramer, who hit 24-of-47 passes for 330 yards, despite intermittent rain, built the 21-7 halftime lead with scoring tosses of 6 and 42 yards to Ahmad Rashad and 3 yards to Bob Bruer and then got his fourth TD pass to Senser with 1:10 left to play. Bartkowski, who completed 21-of-32 for 213 yards, hit Alfred Jackson on an 8-yard scoring toss in the first period to tie the game 7-7 and then connected with Junior Miller on a 3-yarder and UP) Photo knocks down the pass attempt. The Falcons went on to defeat Minnesota in Monday night action, 31-30. Francis on a 29-yarder in the third period to again tie the game 21-21. Minnesota 7 14 0 9 — 30 Atlanta 7 0 14 10 —31 Mln — Rashad 6 pass from Kramer (Danmeler kick) All — Jackson 8 pass from Bartkowski (Luckhurst kick) Min — Rashad 42 pass from Kramer (Danmeler kick) | Min — Bruer 3 pass from Kramer (Danmeier kick) All — Miller 3 pass from Bartkowski (Luckhurst kick) Atl — Francis 29 pass from Bartkowski (luck- hurst kick) Atl — FG Luckhursl 32 Atl — Curry 35 Interception return (Luck- hurst kick) Mln — Safety James runs out of end zone Mln — Senser 16 pass from Kramer (Oanmeler kick) A — 54,086 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) Behemoth center Dave Rimington and five of his teammates on the league champion Nebraska Corn- huskers were named Tuesday to United Press International's 1981 All-Big Eight Conference football team. The 6-foot-2, 283-pound Rimington received 22 of a possible 24 votes from a UPI panel that included three voters from each conference city. Teammates Joining him on the first-team were running back Mike Rozier, tight end Jamie Williams, tackle Dan Hurley, defensive end Jimmy Williams and defensive back Jeff Krejci. Senior tailback Dwayne Crutchfield of Iowa State was the only unanimous selection on a team that featured only 12 seniors. Crutchfield led the conference in rushing for the second straight year with 1,189 yards and also captured the league scoring championship with 17 touchdowns. Crutchfield was also one of four repeaters from the 1980 team. The others were guard Terry Crouch of Oklahoma, linebacker Ricky Young of Oklahoma State and punter Bucky Scribner of Kansas. There were nine Juniors, two sophomores and a freshman named to the team. The two sophomores were Rozier and defensive tackle Reggie Singletary of Kansas State and the one freshman was place-kicker Larry Roach of Oklahoma State. Senior John Quinn of Iowa State emerged as the winner at the most hotly-contended position — quarterback. Five quarterbacks were named on ballots with Quinn receiving nine votes. Turner Gill of Nebraska was the run- nerup with eight, followed by Dan-ell Shepard of Oklahoma and Frank Seurer of Kansas with three apiece and Darrell Dickey of Kansas State with one. Quinn was one of four Cyclones named to the team and Young was one of four Oklahoma State Cowboys. Joining Quinn and Crutchfield from Iowa State were tackle Karl Nelson and defensive back Joe Brown. Joining Young and Roach from Oklahoma State were noseguard Gary Lewis and defensive back Pete DiClementi. Oklahoma and Kansas were next with three players apiece with the Sooners placing guard Don Key and fullback Stanley Wilson along with KyleMcNorton Bucky Scribner Wayne Capers Reggie Singletary Crouch, and the Jayhawks placing linebacker Kyle McNorton and wide receiver Wayne Capers in addition to Scribner. Capers, the Big Eight's leading receiver with 36 catches for 629 yards, was the runnerup vote-getter with 23. Other first-team selections were defensive tackle Jeff Gaylord and defensive back Kevin Potter from Missouri and defensive end Pete Perry of Colorado. Capers, Jamie Williams, Nelson, Key, Rimington, Wilson, Lewis, Potter and Scribner are all Juniors. Key, however, had his football career prematurely ended last week when he had a kidney removed as a result of an in- Jury that dated back to the Texas game. He played in the next five games before the kidney ruptured last week. Quinn finished as the Big Eight's total offense leader with an average of 150 yards per game and also completed 56 percent of his passes for a league- leading 1,576 yards. Roach kicked 18 field goals, an NCAA record for a freshman, and Scribner averaged 43.8 yards in 75 punts. Singletary had 108 tackles, including a league-leading 28 stops for 143 yards in losses. Lewis had 19 tackles for 139 yards in losses, Gaylord 18 for 94 yards in losses and McNorton had 131 total tackles. Brown and Krejci each had four interceptions and DiClementi, in addition to his three interceptions and 10 passes broken up, led all defensive backs in tackles with 77. UPl's All-Big Eight Team First Team Offense Wide receiver — Wayne Capers, Kansas (South Miami, Flo.), 6-2, 200, junior. Tight end — Jamie Williams, Nebraska (Davenport, Iowa), 6-4, 231, junior. Tackles — Dan Hurley, Nebraska (Omaha, Neb.), 6-3, 272, senior; Karl Nelson, Iowa State (DeKalb, III.), 6-6, 262, junior. Guards — Terry Crouch, Oklahoma (Dallas, Texas), 6-1, 275, senior; Don Key, Oklahoma (Pasadena, Texas), 6-2, 246, junior. Center — Dave Rimington, Nebraska (Omaha, Neb.), 6-2, 283, junior. Quarterback — John Quinn, Iowa State (West Des Moines, Iowa), 6-0, 188, senior. Running backs — Dwayne Crutchfield, Iowa State (Cincinnati, Ohio), 6-1, 246, senior; Stanley Wilson, Oklahoma (Carson, Calif.), 6-0, 196, junior; Mike Rozier, Nebraska (Camden. N.J.), 5-11, 205, sophomore. Kicker — Larry Roach, Oklahoma State (Dallas, Texas), 6-0, 175, freshman. Defense Ends — Jimmy Williams, Nebraska (Washington, D.C.), 6-3, 220, senior; Pete Perry, Colorado (Littleton, Colo.), 6-5, 250, senior. Tackles — Reggie Singletary, Kansas State (Tampa, Flo.), 6-2, 251, sophomore; Jeff Gaylord, Missouri (Overland Park, Kan.), 6-3, 235, senior. Middle guard — Gary Lewis, Oklahoma State (Oklahoma City, Okla.), 6-4, 250, junior. Linebackers — Ricky Young, Oklahoma State (East Chicago, III.), 6-1, 217, senior; Kyle McNorton, Kansas (Topeko, Kan.), 6-1, 230, senior. Backs — Pete DiClementi, Oklahoma State (Wllmette, III.), 5-H, 193. senior; Kevin Potter, Missouri (St. Louis, Mo.), 5-10, 183, junior; Joe Brown, Iowa State (Pahokee, Flo.). 6-0, 174, senior; Jeff Krejci. Nebraska (Schuyler, Neb.) 6-0, 178, senior. Punter — Bucky Scribner, Kansas (Lawrence, Kan.), 6-0, 205, junior. Second Team Offense Wide receiver — James Caver, Missouri. Tight end — Andy Gibler, Missouri. Tackles — Lyndle Byford, Oklahoma; Conrad Goode, Missouri. Guards — David Lawrence, Kansas; Vince Rafferty, Colorado. Center — Brad Edelman, Missouri. Quarterback — Turner Gill, Nebraska. Running backs — Roger Craig, Nebraska; Phil Bates, Nebraska; Bob Meyer, Missouri. Kicker — Bruce Kollmeyer, Kansas. Defense Ends — Tony Felici, Nebraska; Bryan Horn, Kansas. Tackles — Shamus McDonough, Iowa State, .Ricky Bryan, Oklahoma. Middle guard — Greg Smith, Kansas. Linebackers — Mike Green, Oklahoma State; Steve Damkroger, Nebraska. Bocks — Victor Scott, Colorado; Ric Lindquist, Nebraska; Gary Morrill. Kansas State; Ronnie Osborne, Iowa State. Punter — Grant Campbell, Nebraska. Honorable Mention (3 or more volet) Offense Tight end — Dave Hestera, Colorado. Quarterback — Frank Seurer, Kansas; Darrell Shepard, Oklahoma. Defense Tackle — Henry Waechter, Nebraska. Middle guard — Johnny Lewis, Oklahoma. Linebackers — Dan Ruzlch, Kansas State; Van Darkow, Missouri; Chris Washington, Iowa State. Backs — Roger Foots, Kansas; Demetrlous Johnson, Missouri. Chiefs announce ticket plans Pittsburgh breaks No. 1 A vrn A n mmvT m»_ /TT»-»T\ riAnAn/iinrt /tn thAlt* MAnnaul «t tltA A«S! tn f/\lli* a A a to fsitt itiA frntsi_rramA nnnL> ^»^ KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) The Kansas, City Chiefs have announced plans for the sale of postseason playoff tickets to the general public, should the Chiefs earn a post-season playoff berth, The Chiefs, who hammered the Seattle Seahawks 40-13 Sunday for a share of the AFC West lead with an 8- and-4 record, have also mailed ticket orders for. possible NFL port-season games in Arrowhead Stadium to their season ticket holders. Ticket order forma were mailed to season ticket holders this week. The NFt office has notified the team to begin making playoff game plan* along with other teams in the NFL who presently figure in the playoff picture. Depending on their record at the end of the regular season, the Chiefs could boat one or two playoff games in Arrowhead. The possibilities include the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game on Sunday, Dec. 27, or one of two AFC Division Playoff Games either Jan. 2 or 3 and the AFC Championship Game, Sunday, Jan. 10. The procedures (or public sale of post-season ticket orders are as follows: Orders must be for two games at $31 ($14 for wild card or divisional playoff and $17 for AFC Championship Game). Only cashiers qr certified checks or money orden payable to the Kansas City Chiefs will be accepted. There is a handling charge of $1 for all orders. Fans will be allowed to purchase up to four seats for the two-game package. Orders, which should be mailed to Kansas City Chiefs, Attn: 1981 Playoffs, P.O. Box 7932, Kansas City, Mo., 64129 will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and only one order per person will be accepted. All orders must be postmarked on or before Tuesday, Dec. 8. Refund procedures will be announced for any playoff game not played in Kansas City. Ticket orders should include: A 4" x 6" order card listing the number of tickets (up to four seats) wanted, the dollar value of the order, name, address, city, state and zip code. It should also include a telephone number, A self-addressed, stamped, No. 10 (9 V4"x 4") envelope should be included with the order card. jinx NEW YORK (UPI) - Washington and Iowa, who will be banging helmets in the Rose Bowl a few weeks from now, Tuesday are rubbing elbows in the UPI Board of Coaches weekly poll. While the top five college football teams held their positions for just the second time this season, Washington and Iowa made the biggest jumps in the ratings announced Monday, to Nos. 10 and 11, respectively. Washington advanced six places after a 23-10 victory over Washington State while Iowa, which earned its first Rose Bowl berth in 23 years with a 36-7 triumph over Michigan State while Ohio State was beating Michigan 14-9, also jumped six spots. Sugar Bowl-bound Pittsburgh, l(M> with a game on Saturday against Penn State, became the first team to retain the No. 1 rating for four consecutive weeks. Tbe Panthers, riding a 17-game winning streak, received » of tbe 4> first-place votes cast by the coaches — sii from each of seven geographical sections of tbe country — on UPI's Board. Pittsburgh, which posted a 35-0 victory over Temple on Saturday, received 627 points, one leas than last week to easily outdistance No. 2 Clemson, which received the remaining three first-place votes and totaled 578 points. The Tigers, who completed their first undefeated regular season in 33 years, will meet Nebraska in the Orange Bowl on New Year's night. NEW YORK (UPI) — The United Press International Board of Coaches Top 20 college football ratings, with first-place votes and records In parentheses. I. Pittsburgh (39) (10-0) 627 V. Clemson(3) (11-0) 578 3. Georgia (9-1) 5J8 4. Alabama (8-1-1) 487 5. Nebraska (9-2) 455 6. Texas (8-1-1) 394 7. Southern Calif. (9-2) 375 8. North Carolina (9-2) 376 9. Penn St. (8-2) 269 10. Washington (9-2) 249 II. Iowa (9-3) 164 12. Brigham Young (10-2) 145 13. Michigan (8-3) )16 14. Ohio State (8-3) 104 15. So. Mississippi (8-1-1) 84 16. UCLA (7-3-1) 59 17. Arkansas (8-3) 51 16. Washington St. (8-2-1) 26 19. Houston (6-3-1) 12 20. San Jose St. (8-2) 8

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