The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 29, 1981 · Page 79
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 79

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 29, 1981
Page 79
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Sunday, November 29,1961 The Salina Journal Page B-» KSU hopes injury bug doesn't bite MANHATTAN — Things are looking up for the Kansas State women's basketball team again this season. Last year, injuries suffered by two let- terffien — Tammie Romstad and Jeanne Daniels — plus highly-touted freshman Beckie Smatana of New. Mexico, forced the trio to miss most' of the 1980-81 season. But despite the adversity, head coach Lynn Rickey's team still managed a 2311 record and a record 10th straight appearance in the AIAW Region VI Championships. Healthy again Romstad, Daniels and Smatana are healthy again, and with six other lettermen returning, plus the addition of four outstanding recruits, it's no wonder optimism is running high for the Wildcats. Nov. Nov. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Dec. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Feb. Mar. 1981-82 SCHEDULE 23 — Pacific Christian 27-28 — K-Stata Thanksgiving Tournament 4-5 — At Nebraska Classic 8 — At Missouri 12 - Oklahoma City 20 — Detroit 22 — Jackson State 2 — At Arkansas 4 — At Mississippi State 5 — At Memphis State 7 — At Tennessee M-16 — Big Eight Tournament in Manhattan 22 — At Tulsa 23 — At Oklahoma State 26 — At Kansas 3 — Wichita State 6 — Minnesota 11 —At Creighton 13 — At Iowa State 16 — Drake 20 — Creighton 23 — Kansas 27 — At Wichita State 5 — At Central Missouri Stato Romstad, a 6-2 senior from Independence, Mo., will hold down the center position. She started 11 games last year and averaged 17 points and 8 rebounds a game. She already holds nine K-State school records. When Romstad needs a rest, 6-2 senior Dee Weinreis will be ready to spell her. Weinreis started 21 games last year when Romstad was out and averaged 10 points and 7 rebounds a game. The forward positions remain intact with plenty of experience and depth. Kim Price and Shelly Hughes were the second and third leading scorers last year, averaging 12 and 11.5 points per game, respectively. Price, a 6-1 senior from Hutchinson, was an AIAW All-Region VI selection as a junior, and Hughes (6-1) was the Wildcats' leading reboun- der. Newcomers Angle Bonner (6-1 freshman), Karen Franklin (5-11 freshman) and Erin Schreiber (6-0 sophomore), plus Smatana (6-0 freshman) will add plenty of depth at the forward positions. If Hickey has a worry/it's at the guard podttoui where itarten Gayla Williams (11.2 pouits a game) and Taryn Bachis (101) both graduated. Sophomore Becky Dobbins (6-1) appears to be the natural choice for one starting berth and could team up with either Daniels (5-9 senior) or Jean Roise (5-7 senior) at the other backcourt position. Juniors Priscilla Gary (5-5) of Indianapolis, Ind., and Betsy Sloan (54) of Salina will also press for starting duty. K-State's schedule includes four of last year's AIAW Top 20 teams — Jackson State, Kansas, Minnesota and Tennessee. The Wildcats, who opened their season on Nov. 23 against Pacific Christian, are no longer a member of the AIAW, but will be vying for the first NCAA national women's championship. Augustine to lead Tigerettes Roberta Augustine HAYS - The best news for Fort Hays State basketball coach Helen Miles is that standout forward Roberta Augustine has two more years of eligibility for the Tigerettes. year was a banner campaign for the former Ellis High School standout as she led the Tigerettes in scoring (19.3 points) and assists, and was the team's third-leading rebounder. Trojans hit jackpot in recruiting wars For her efforts, Augustine was named the Central States Intercollegiate Conference's Player of the Year. In addition, the 5-9 Junior was named to the All-CSIC team and the All-District 10 squad. Miles also has two other starters — center Bonnie Neuburger and guard Robin Greene — back from last year's 16-12 team. Letterman forward Corinne Terry also returns. Neuburger averaged 11.6 points and 10.5 rebounds last season, while Greene scored 6.1 points a game and finished second on the team in assists. 10 newcomers Miles has brought in 10 newcomers to join the four returning lettermen. They include: guards Julie Kaufman and Cindy O'Neill, forwards Elizabeth Butler, Jeri Carlson, Nancy Lloyd, Melody Marcellus, Chris Rainsberger and Terrie Sargent, and centers Sharity Thomas and Tonia Worley. The Tigerettes, who finished 8-6 last year in the CSIC, play nine non-conference games before entertaining Kearney State Jan. 12 in their CSIC opener. FORT HAYS STATE ROSTER Juniors (7) — Roberto Augustine, 5-9, Ellis; Robin Greene, 5-9, Syracuse; Nancy Lloyd, 5-10, Salina; Melody Morcellus, 5-8, Liberal; Bonnie Neuburger, 5-10, WaKeeney: Cindy O'Neill, 5-7, Windom; Tonla Worley. 6-1, El Dorado. Sophomores (1) — Corinne Terry, 5-7. Natoma. Freshmen (6) — Elizabeth Butler, 5-9, Sorosota, Flo.; Jeri Carlson. 5-9, Kimball, Neb.; Julie Kaufman, 5-4, Medicine Lodge; Chris Rainsberger, 5-8, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Terrie Sargent, 5-10, Hays; Sharity Thomas, 5-10, Inman. COLBY — Only one starter returned for the Colby Community College women's basketball team, so coach Jason Nuss hit the recruiting trail. And it appears the Trojan coach hit the Jackpot as several prep standouts have joined the Colby squad. Topping the list are Fawn Flanders, a 5-10 forward from Edson, and Starla Sproul, a 5-8 forward from Edmond. Other top recruits include Becki Kenny of Sharon Springs, Polly Stucky of Moundridge, Jeri Northrup of St. Francis and Scott City's Leslie Skrdlent. But Nuss has three sophomores whom he's counting on as team leaders, including 5-9 forward Ann Jarmin. The former Goodland High School star averaged 11.9 points for the Trojans last season. Also back from last year's 12-12 team are Norma Elmore and Anne Denneler. Both figure to earn a lot of court time this year. "We expect our three sophomores to show our younger people what it takes to win," Nuss said. "All three are very to develop that as quickly as possible." COLBY ROSTER Sophomores (3) — Anne Dennelor, 5-9, Colby; Norma Elmore, 5-6, McCrocken; Ann Jarmin, 5-9, Edson. Freshmen (9) — Fawn Flanders, 5-10, Edson; Beckl Kenny, 6-0, Sharon Springs; Jeri Northrup, 510, St. Francis; Jodi Page, 5-6, Norton; Karla Raveling, 5-11, Loveland, Colo.; Solly Saddler, 5-5, Gem; Leslie Skrdlent, 5-7, Scott City; Starla Sproul, 5-8, Edmond; Polly Stucky, 5-4, Moundridge. Nuss said the Trojans must gain confidence in their early games if they are to be successful. "We have a great deal more talent than last year, but that team believed they were winners and had great confidence," the Colby coach said. "We need Prepared with* TORO Snow Thrower 20" pull start Hurls 600 Ibs. of snow per minute NO MONEY DOWN NOPAYMENT FOR 30 DAYS AAA Rents & Sales 1125 E. Crawford 825-1338 Ahead of our time since 1887 Serving Kansas Since 1960 Members New York Stock Exchange, Inc. Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Options, Commodities, Tax Shelters, Financial Planning "For Information Call" A.G. EDWARDS & SONS INC. 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