The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 30, 1981 · Page 14
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LOOSE BALL - Ernie Grunfeld (left) of the Kansas City Kings and Golden State's Lorenzo Romar scramble for a loose ball Sunday night at Kemper UPI Photo Arena. The Kings snapped a four-game losing streak by posting a 104-100 victory. Grunfeld spurs Kings By United Press International Al Attles, a pretty fair basket-ball coach, may have missed his calling — he should have been a prophet. AWes watched his Warriors open a 27-point lead in the second quarter Sunday, then saw Kansas City close out the period with a 13-2 surge that left a 16-point advantage to Golden State at the half. "We lost momentum at the end of the second quarter," said Attles. "I hate to be a prophet of doom, but I told our club at the half that span would come back to haunt us." It did. Rookies Eddie and Steve Johnson combined for four field goals in the final six minutes to rally the Kings to a 104-100 victory. Kansas City went ahead went ahead to stay on a layup by Eddie Johnson with 5:31 remaining. A layup by Steve Johnson and a 10-foot jump shot by Eddie Johnson made it 102-96 with 4:29 left. After the Warriors closed to 102-98, Eddie Johnson hit an 18-foot jump shot with 3:30 remaining. "We've got to learn to put teams away and we had our chance in the Paul wins GT Classic DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (UPI) John Paul Jr. ignored a smoke fog on the track and passed British veteran Brian Redman on the final turn Sunday to win the llth annual GT Classic at the Daytona International Speedway. But Redman won the year-end series points championship despite Paul's victory in the hotly-contested race. Seventy-one cars started, but it was a two-car duel for the final 20 laps. Driving a Porsche-Turbo, Paul was stronger along the high banks and straightaways and Redman's Lola T600 dominated through the hairpin and horseshoe curves of the infield. A slower car in front of the leaders poured smoke across the track in the final turn and while Redman eased up for a moment, Paul never hesitated. "I just put my head down and plowed through," Paul said. "If you think about it, the hole would have closed. Jim Downing won a 100-mile race in his Mazda RX 3. Downing ran a cautious race, but his challengers fell by the wayide. Gene Felton of Atlanta won the American 50 for the second straight year, leading from flag to flag in his Camaro. Central boys to have cage soap scrimmage Salina Central's boys' basketball teams will have their "Soap Scrimmage" Tuesday night at the Central' gym. The scrimmage will give fans an opportunity to evaluate the Mustangs' freshman, sophomore, Junior varsity and varsity teams. The scrimmage will begin at 6:30. Admission is one bar of soap. ~ CHOOSE and CUT Your Own , LIVE Christmas TREE!' 1700 E«it Cruwford St. (Across the bridge on Crawford) comeback sink Warriors GOLDEN STATE (100) B. King 11 2-5 24, Williams 30-16, Carroll 6 5-7 17, Fr«e 7 5-8 19, Gal* 1 0-02. Smith 2 1-4 5, Romar 2 0-0 4, Park»r 1 2-2 4, Short 6 0-0 12, Brown 2 3-4 7, Hassett 0 0-0 0. Totals 41 18-31 100. KANSAS CITY (104) R. King 4 2-2 10. Robinson 61-1 13, M»rlw»a- th*r 3 1-37, Ford 2 0-0 4, Woodson 4 2-3 10, Grundfeld 10 4-5 24, S. Johnson 4 2-3 10, Lambert 2 0-0 4, E. Johnson 7 0-0 14, Dr«w 2 1-35, Ud«r 0 3-4 3, Douglas 0 0-0 0. Totals 44 16-24 104. Golden State 30 37 22 11 — 100 Kansas City 28 23 34 19—104 Fouled Out — Carroll. Total fouls -"• Golden State. 31. Kansas City, 34. A — 6,951. second quarter," said Attles. "Maybe things came too easy and we thought we could do anything we wanted. Then the third quarter was a disaster. I can remember coming from behind by 30 to win, but never losing with the lead we had." Ernie Grunfeld led the Kings with 24 points, including six straight in giving the Kings their first lead, 94-92, early in the fourth quarter. Bernard King had 24 points and Lloyd Free 19 for Golden State, which outscored the Kings 20-1 in a 5:03 stretch in the first half en route to a 65-38 lead. "The game was decided right before the end of the half," agreed Kings coach Cotton Fitzsimmons. "If we don't have that surge, the party is over." In other games, Milwaukee defeated San Antonio, 105-59, Los Angeles beat Houston, 122-104 and Portland outlasted Chicago, 114-109. Bucks 105, Spun 89 Junior Bridgeman scored 26 points and Quinn Buckner dropped in 21 to spark the Bucks' runaway win. Despite 33 points by George Gervin, the NBA's leading scorer, San Antonio was unable to maintain a consistent offensive flow. Buckner scored 10 points in the first quarter and Bridgeman came off the bench to tally 13 in the second quarter as the Bucks built up a 58-47 halftone advantage. Lakers 122, Rockets 104 Norm Nixon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scored 23 points as the Lakers strong fast break attack overwhelmed the Rockets. The victory was the 10th in the last 11 games for Pacific Division-leading Los Angeles and the fifth straight loss for the Rockets. Magic Johnson contributed 11 assists and 10 rebounds in a winning effort. Houston was led by Elvin Hayes' season-high 30 points. Trail Blazers 114, Bulls 109 Rookie Peter Verhoeven scored 24 points and contributed clutch scoring down the stretch to pace Portland. Verhoeven had 12 points in the first quarter as Portland raced to a 37-17 advantage. But Chicago's Artis Gilmore, who had just 2 points in the first half, scored 10 in the fourth period and Ricky Sobers' two baskets with just under six minutes to play put Chicago up 99-97. Verhoeven then hit a basket and two free throws to put Portland ahead to stay. •A- INSTALL Ml Insulation Machine Available CELLULOSE INSULATION IT COSTS SO LITTLE TO REDUCE HOME HEATING BILLS only 30* bag $166.00 for a 1000 sq. ft. attic to R-19 * One bag covers 28.8 sq. ft. to 5.2" for an R-Value of 19. 1210 West Crawford 827-3618 (Across from Sunset Plaza Center) Monday, November 30,1981 — The Salina Journal Page is Tabor, Cavs favored in KCAC By United Press International St. Mary of the Plains coach Frank Diskin says he isn't going to let being picked to finish second in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference by league coaches bother him — he says the game is played on the floor, not on paper. "I'm not sure it means anything," said Diskin, the six-year SMOP coach. "We're going to be good but we have a lot of maturing to do. "I hope we're as good as the coaches say we'll be." It was no suprise that Tabor was picked to be No. 1 at season's end despite losing lead scorer Dave Nahirny. The Bluejays have four senior starters that will be keys when KCAC play opens Tuesday. All nine league teams have been involved in non-league play since mid-November. The ringleader for Tabor, co-champion a year ago with Bethany with a 124 league mark and a 15-10 overall mark, should be Lance Ringler, a 6-2 guard who was an All-KCAC pick last season. Behind Tabor in the KCAC coaches' poll were: St. Mary of the Plains, Southwestern, Bethany, Friends, Sterling, Bethel, McPherson and Kansas Wesleyan. Last year SMOP was a disappointing 7-13 overall but returns nine lettermen, including senior Carl Martincich who has scored 96 points in St. Mary's 2-1 showing thus far. The Cavaliers shot 60 percent from the field against Hays Saturday in posting a 78-67 win. "We'll be better shooters, that game shows you that," Diskin said. Junior Jerome Thompson, 6-2, who has a 43-inch vertical leap, is called "the best athlete I've ever coached" by Diskin. Elsewhere in the league, Southwestern should improve on an 8-16 mark of a year ago while Bethany is expected to be hard pressed to defend its share of the KCAC crown. Coach Mike Sandif ar of Southwestern is one of three new mentors in the league. Others are Bill Carter at Friends of Wichita and Jim Robb of Bethel. Sandifar has a good base to build from because senior Eugene Cheadle, who averaged 19 points a game and was an All-KCAC pick last season, returns. Cheadle is considered one of the top small college guards in the midwest. Bethany will be minus three starters off last year's team because of graduation. The Swedes have been to the district tourney four of the last five seasons but Coach George Stephens, in his 12th season, will have little experience back. The chief returnee is Joel Kuchera, a 6-3 senior, who has started all three of his seasons at Bethany. NCAA set for special convention ST. LOUIS (UPI) - A decision whether to reorganize college football and give more control to big-time schools will be decided this week at a special convention of the NCAA. "I would characterize this as a very important, very significant special convention," said James Frank, the NCAA president who is also president of Lincoln (Mo.) University. The special convention, which begins Wednesday, was called by the NCAA Council after the College Football Association, a 61-member group of major football playing schools, challenged the authority of the NCAA to sell television rights to their games. "We feel each institution owns its athletic program and, therefore, owns the TV rights of its football team," said Chuck Neinas, CFA executive director. "What the NCAA wants to do is seize control of an institution's property rights to TV and also eliminate an institution's birthright to cable TV." The CFA has conditionally approved a four-year, $180 million television con- tract with NBC, setting up a legal battle because of the NCAA's four-year deal with ABC and CBS for $263.5 million. The NCAA, because of its desire to have the 61 schools — which include the members of all major conferences and independents except the Big Ten and Pacific 10 — has offered to reorganize Division I in an effort to please the CFA schools. Under a proposal by the NCAA Council, Division I would be reduced from its present 137 schools to between 90 and 95 schools, almost doubling the size of Division I-AA. The plan is virtually the same as one that failed in the 1978 convention. It also sets up the possibility of a floor fight at the convention from schools that do not want to be dropped from Division I to Division I-AA. Among the conferences that could be affected by such a move would be the Ivy League, Missouri Valley, Southern, Southland, Mid-American and Pacific Coast Athletic Association. 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