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D4 The Beacon Journal Tuesday, December 29, 1937 Area college basketball teams facing busy schedules Most area college basketball teams will be busy this week, including the University of Akron, Kent State and Ohio State. Akron's Zips (4-3), who have played just one game in the past 18 days, will dust off their uniforms to face Bethune-Cookman College (0-7) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rhodes Arena. The Zips, who have lost consecutive games to Kent State (92-74) Dec. 12 and Pittsburgh (67-63) nine days ago at the Coliseum, are led by juniors Eric McLaughlin (16.8 points, 3.5 assists), Shawn Roberts (12.1 points, 3.7 assists, 6.4 rebounds) and freshman Anthony Buford (10.3 points). After Bethune-Cookman, the Zips will play North Carolina A&T (5-0) Saturday night at 7:30 at Rhodes Arena. It will be the first of two meetings this season with the A&T Aggies, who have not played since Dec. 19. Akron will visit Greensboro, N.C., Feb. 3. A&T has won six consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles and appeared in the NCAA Tournament each of those seasons. Kent State (4-4), which also has not played in nine days, will travel to Huntington, W.Va., Wednesday night to take on Marshall (7-1). The Flashes are led by sophomore Eric Glenn (15.4 points) of Central-Hower and junior Reggie Adams (13.9 points). The Thundering Herd, which is coming off an 82-72 victory over West Virginia, is led by Skip Henderson (23.4 points). The Golden Flashes will conclude the week with a visit to Xavier Saturday night in Cincinnati. Ohio State (6-3) is coming off a 74-65 loss to New Mexico in the Lobo Classic championship game Sunday night. The Buckeyes, who are led by Jay Burson (18.8 points), Jerry Francis (16.4) and St. Vincent-St. Mary High's Curtis Wilson (11.7), will not play until Saturday when they play host to Central Michigan (5-5) at 2:30. Mount Union, Walsh and Wooster will hold holiday tournaments tonight and Wednesday. Mount Union (5-3), led by Barberton High products Ken Rector (16 points) and Jim Dippel (15 points, 9.3 rebounds), will be the host team for the 20th Carnation City Classic at the Tim-ken Physical Education Building. The tournament, which will benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, also includes Hiram (0-7), Buffalo State (4-3) and Bethany (1-6). Bethany will play Buffalo State in tonight's first game (6:30). The Raiders play Hiram at 8:30. The first Osterman Canadian-American Classic at Walsh also features Rio Grande, and Brock and Guelph colleges,; both from Ontario, Canada. Rio Grande will play Brock at 7 o'clock tonight, and Walsh plays Guelph at 9. In the 25th annual Mose Hole Classic at Wooster, Dickinson will play Muskin-; gum at 6:30 tonight, and Wooster plays Lycoming at 8:30. The consolation and championship games of each of the three respective tournaments will be played at the same times Wednesday night. PRO BASKETBALL REPORT Eastern Conference Western Conference Atlantic W L Pet. GB Streak Home Road Midwest W L Pet. GB Streak Home Road Boston 17 8 .680 W 6 9-3 8-5 Dallas 16 8 .667 W 4 10-1 6-7 Dk. -i.Hhi. io ii too a i i 7 a 7 Denver 16 9 .640 Vi W 1 11-1 5-8 Philadelphia 12 .522 4 L 1 7-4 5- HQuson )0 ,., 50Q , l 1 8-3 4-9 Washington 8 16 .333 8V2 L 2 5-6 3-10 San Antonio 12 12 .500 4 W 2 10-1 2-11 New York 8 18 .308 9 'a L 2 7-7 1-11 Utah 12 14 .462 5 L 1 10-3 2-11 New Jersey 5 20 .200 12 W 1 5-10 0-10 Sacramento 7 19 .269 10 L 1 6-10 1-9 Central Pacific Detroit 17 5 .773 W 10 11-1 6-4 LA Lakers 19 6 .760 W 8 11-2 8-4 Atlanta 18 7 .720 Vi W 2 11-1 7-6 Portland 16 9 .640 3 L 1 11-1 5-8 Milwaukee 14 9 .609 32 W 2 10-3 4-6 Seattle 13 13 .500 6V2 LI 8-1 5-12 Chicago 15 11 .577 4 L 4 7-4 8-7 LA Clippers 8 15 .348 10 L 3 6-8 2-7 Indiana 13 12 .520 5'2 W 1 9-4 4-8 Phoenix 8 15 .348 10 L 3 6-6 2-9 Cleveland 12 14 .462 7 L 1 8-5 4-9 Golden State 4 19 .174 14 L 1 4-7 0-12 BOSTON 114, SACRAMENTO 102 Larry Bird scored 35 points, and Kevin McHale broke open a close game with 16 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Boston Celtics won their sixth Schedule Late Monday Philadelphia at Phoenix Denver at Seattle Today's garnet Milwaukee at Now Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Portland at New York, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Utah at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Philadelphia at LA Lakers. 10:30 p.m. Wednesday's games Detroit at Indiana, 6 p.m. Portland at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Houston at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Phoenix at LA Clippers, 10.30 p.m. Boston at Seattle, 10:30 p.m. Thursday No games scheduled :Air ars Continued from page Dl what people want. I have all the good guests Ron Harper, Ber-nie Kosar, Lenny Wilkens, the ; best writers in town. I let them "talk. I inform and entertain the -audience. No one works harder ' than I do. I go to every Cavs and ;, Browns home game. Last year, I went to 60 of the 81 Indians games at the Stadium. Bruce is starting from a real disadvantage t because he has been out of circu- lation running his bar the last few - years." !1 Drennan: "No one can out Recent losses Cavs' missing Continued from page Dl league. The Jazz prevailed 91-83. In both of those bitter defeats, the Cavs scored a season-low 83 points. There was little ball movement as the defense was a grating pass-and-a-rushed-shot, pass-and-a-rushed-shot. "We need to learn how to win games when we're tired," said Cavs general manager Wayne Embry. "It's part of growing up. I know that (Cavs coach) Lenny Wilkens tells them not to let down. He warned them about 1 Utah and he warned them about New Jersey. But it is like dealing 1 with a teen-ager. You can tell him what not do to, but he 1 doesn't learn until he messes up for himself." With Ron Harper hurt and W Goalies on display Continued from page Dl volved in digging out from Monday's 8-inch snowfall. Chicago, at 8-6, leads the Eastern Division by a half-game over the Force, at 8-7. The Sting lost in overtime to Minnesota Sunday, Vaccaro sitting out the game with slight back spasms and Jay MISL DATA an L Standings Z E'em W L Pet. GB Strlr. GF GA Chicago 8 6 .51 - LI 56 51 o. Baltimore 8 7 . 533 I 4 64 54 Cleveland 8 7 .533 V? W! 73 61 Dallas 8 .41 1'i W 1 58 61 f Minnesota 7 8 467 l'i W! 71 67 Western W L Pet. GB Sttk. GF GA " San Diego 1 1 5 .688 - W 4 69 44 Los Angeles 8 7 .533 V i LI 640 1 ar oma 9 8 .579 2'j L 2 86 83 m Kansas City 1 9 .438 4 L 3 70 80 a SI Louis 6 9 .400 4"j LI 639 Wictitd 6 11 .J53 5'j LI 60 89 Schedule Today's games ' Minnesota at Baltimore, 7:35 p.m. NBA Standings Late Sunday result Late Sunday BOSTON 114, SACRAMENTO 102 Boston Sacramento 28 23 35 28-114 23 31 26 23-102 BOSTON (114) Bird 15-24 3-4 35, McHale 11-13 3-6 25, Parish 5-9 1-2 II, Johnson 6-13 4-4 16, Ainge 5-11 2 2 14, Acres 1-1 0-0 2, Sichting 1-3 2-2 4, Roberts 1-2 1-2 3, Minnielield 0-1 0-0 0, Daye 2-3 0 0 4. Totals 47-80 16-22 114. SACRAMENTO (102) Pressley 2-8 0-0 4, Thorpe 13-20 4-6 30, Kleine 7-13 0-0 14, K.Smilh 5-12 0-2 10, Theus 13-25 3-5 11, Thompson 2-7 2-5 6, Mc&ee 1-9 3-4 5, Pmckney 0-0 0-0 0, Tyler 1-3 0-0 2, Oldham 1-2 0 0 2. Totals 45-99 12-20 102. 3-poinl goals Bird 2, Ainge 2 Rehounds-Bns. 46 (Parish II), Sac. 55 (Kleine 15). Assisls-Bos. 32 (Johnson 12), Sac. 29 (Theus 10). Fouls-Sac, 21-19. Technical-Daye. A-10,333. Odds & ends SCOREBOARD Atlanta at Chicago 18 30 p.m.). The Bulls won the (irsl two meetings between the Central Division rivals, including a 94-92 triumph last time Ihe Hawks came to the Windy City. In the matchup ol Ihe last Iwo league scoring champions, Atlanta's among taiic Hosts work me. Sure, I'm a little behind. But how long will it take me to catch up? A few weeks, a month at the most. I do my homework and I don't care what Brinda says. Hey, I was doing Indians play-by-play on television when I was 29. I've done the Cavs and the Browns. Brinda tried for all those jobs and didn't get any of them. And he tried for this job, too, and he didn't get it. There was a poll last week in the Plain Dealer and I killed Brinda. They say I got 57 percent of the votes, but I really got more but the station didn't want me to know be- point out ingredient Brad Daugherty in a recent slump, only Mark Price was able to consistently supply points. The 7-1 Daugherty went into last week averaging 19 points and nine rebounds and shooting 50 percent. But in the last four games he has averaged 11 points and five rebounds and shot 44 percent. It seems that Daugherty has wandered too far from the basket and is hesitating slightly before he shoots. He simply is going through a bad stretch. NOTEBOOK The Cavs are expected to activate Harpor today and must cut someone from their roster. It would seem that Johnny Rogers will stay, because he has played in the last two games. The most vulnerable player is rookie forward Kan-nard Johnson, who has sat out the last 10 games and has played only 12 minutes all season. McCutcheon, his backup, getting edged out of a decision. Vacca-ro's goals-against average for 10 games he has won seven of them is 2.74, second in the league behind San Diego's Zoltan Toth (2.21) and just ahead of the Force's P.J. Johns. The Vaccaro-for-Nogueira deal that the Force made in midsum- Cleveland at Chicago, 8:35 p.m. San Diego at Wichita, 8:35 p.m. Late Sunday results MINNESOTA 4, CHICAGO 3 Hector Marinaro's goal 4 OB into overtime gave the Minnesota Strikers a victory over Ihe Chicfiyo Sting in Rosemont, III. DALLAS 4, LOS ANGELES 3 Doc Lawson. shooting Irom a difficult angle In the right corner, scored 3:46 into overtime to give Dallas a viclory over Los Angeles in Inglewood, Calif. consecutive game by defeating host Sacramento. Otis Thorpe led Sacramento with 30 points. Reggie Theus added 29 points, and Joe Kleine had 14 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. Dominique Wilkins - red-hot of late has out-scored Chicago's Michael Jordan 71-62. SUNDAY'S STARS Ben Coleman, Nets, scored 22 points on 10-ot-17 shooting, pulled down II reoounds, made three steals and blocked two shots to lead New Jersey to its filth victory in 25 games, a 101-83 decision over Cleveland. Larry Bird, Celtics, made 15-of-24 field-goal attempts en route lo 35 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dealt out five assists lo lead Boston past Sacramento 114-102. SHOOTING STAR Kevin McHale of Boslon made U-of-13 lield-gnal Iries Sunday, finishing with 25 points, in the Celtics' 1 14-102 viclory over Sacramento. On Ihe season, McHile has made 77-of-128 shots Irom Ihe field, a .602 percentage. BOARD GAMES Since being inserted into Sacramento's starling lineup lour games ago, center Joe Kleine has graDbed 47 rebounds, an 118 average. SIZZLING! Dominique Wilkins of Atlanta, the 1986 NBA scoring charrp, is averaging 34 S points per game in his last eight, including three games of 45 or more. Wilkins scored 3 Saturday in the Hawks' 125-98 victory over New York, converting 1 1 -of -?0 field-goal attempts and all 15 of his free throws. Atlanta is 7-1 during Wilkins' hoi streak. cause they would have had to pay me even more money than they are already." Brinda: "During the World Scries, Bruce filled in for me on my show. I'll tell you, I had to fill him in on a lot of things. It was during the World Series and he was very out of touch." Drennan: "What can I say about Brinda? I feel sorry for the kid. He thought he was going to get this job and he didn't. Look, I'm going to blow him out. It's over for him." Brinda: "All I can say is that I wish Bruce a lot of luck because he'll need it. Not only does he have to go against me, he will be haunted by replacing Pete." NOTEBOOK In New York, Franklin continues to build a steady audience. He is doing a lot of his "As The Ball Bounces" routines, including one where George Stelnbrenner sits in Santa Claus' lap and Santa slaps George and calls him a spoiled brat. All ol Franklin's commercial time is sold out, and 60 seconds goes for $500. That means on his 4-hour spot, Franklin Is earning WFAN $32,000 a day. His station is sending him to the Super Bowl in San Diego and to spring training with the New York Mets. "For the first time in my career, I got a Christmas bonus," Franklin said. "I'm talking about money. In the past, the most I ever got was a coupon for a turkey. So, I guess that means I'll be on the air at least for next week." Finally, Franklin has Ihe love ol his life Raquel Welch doing promos lor his show. . . . There are rumors that Steve LaMar may be replaced as Herb Score's partner on WWWE's Indians broadcasts. . . . There will be a second all-sports station In addition to WFAN in New York. WIP in Philadelphia soon will adopt that format. ... It is believed that Force owner Bart Wolstetn has more than just a minor interest in WWWE radio. Some sources say Wolstein comes very close to owning 50 percent ol Ihe station. Guess where the Force games will be broadcast next year. toni mer right now factors out in the Sting's favor. Nogueira is 3-4 in decisions, and his 5.07 GAA figure markedly is higher than his career average (4.52). But it's still a long season. The Force practiced Monday before flying into Chicago Monday night. It was definite then that Ali Kaemaini was lost for the 2-game road trip that continues in Dallas Wednesday night. Kazemaini had to come out of Sunday's game, a 6-3 Force conquest of Wichita, in the first half after pulling a hamstring. Kaze-maini's miseries stem from a chronic back problem. Cleveland also may be missing the services of top goal-scorer Craig Allen, whose sore thigh muscle has him listed as "questionable." Allen was ineffectual against Wichita after putting together a 5-point game against Minnesota Dec. 19. get lutler surprises Iowa State behind Tucker's 29 points Associated Press Chad Tucker scored 29 points and the game-winning basket to lead Butler to a 78-76 upset of No. 16 Iowa State in the opening round of the Blade Classic Monday night in Toledo. Butler will play the winner of Monday's Navy-Toledo game in tonight's championship game. With 2:32 remaining and Butler (5-3) leading 74-73, Mike Born hit a 3-pointer to put Iowa State ahead 76-74. Darren Fowlkes then drove down the lane to tie it at 76-76 with 1:50 left. Tucker, a 6-foot-8 center, made a layup with 57 seconds left for the decisive basket. The Cyclones (9-2) had a chance to win the game with six seconds to go, but Elmer Robinson missed a 3-pointer when shooting off-balance from 20 feet. Iowa State called a timeout after getting back the ball with one second left, but the inbound pass was blocked at the baseline. Robinson led Iowa State with 24 points. Fowlkes added 26 points for Butler, and John Kar-affa had 12. In other games: Kentucky 100, Alaska-Anch. 58 Forward Winston Bennett scored 24 points, and lour other Kentucky players scored in double figures as the second-ranked Wildcats (7-0) coasted to a non-conference viclory over Alaska-Anchorage (11-5) in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky led by 72-52 with 8:25 to, then outscored Anchorage 28-6 the rest of the way. Temple 70, Mississippi 61 Tim Perry scored 20 points and Marc Macon had 17 to lead sixth-ranked Temple (5-0) to a victory over Mississippi (5-3) in the opening game of the Sugar Bowl tournament In New Orleans. Charles Prater led Mississippi with 23 points. Syracuse 110, Morohead St. 69 Sherman Douglas scored 17 of his 29 points in 13 minutes of play in the first half, and No. 7 Syracuse (9-2) built a 28-polnl halftime lead on the way to a non-conference victory over Morehead State (4-5) In Syracuse, N.Y. Bo Rivers scored 13 points for Morehead. Indiana 94, Penn 54 Junior Brian Sloan, making only his third collegiate start, scored a career-high 14 points as No. 13 Indiana (7-2) beat Penn (1-6) in the opening game of the Hoosier Classic In Indianapolis. Tonight, the Hoosiers go against the winner of Monday's second game between California-Santa Barbara and Stanford. Kansas 64, Memphis St. 62 Danny Manning scored 19 points, and Archie Marshall added 16 to lead No. 17 Kansas (8-2) to a victory over 19th-ranked Memphis Slate (6-2) in Ihe opening round of the ECAC Holiday Festival in New York. Kansas didn't secure its seventh consecutive victory until Kevin Pritchard made Iwo free throws with 15 seconds to play for a 64-59 lead. Kansas plays the winner of Monday's St. John's-Marist game for the title tonight. Minnesota 94, Geth.-Cookman 50 Forward Wilde Burlon scored 16 points, leading 12 teammates into the scoring column, as Minnesota (5-3) beat Bethune-Cookman (0-7) in Minneapolis. The Wildcats didn't score until almost 4Vi minutes into the game and never were closer than 31 points in the second half. Forward-center . Timothy Jones led Bethune-Cookman with 12 points. Notre Dame 91, St. Joseph's 70 David Rivers scored 34 points, including Tiebreaker needed in football contest Two contestants tied with two games wrong in the Beacon Journal football contest that ended with the Oklahoma State-West Virginia game Christmas Day. Don Torgler of Dalton won first prize of $50 on the tiebreaker. John Baldwin of Akron was second, winning $25. Both are eligible for the grand-prize drawing in January. This contest was based on 19 games. The Aloha Bowl was thrown out because of an error in the names of the teams playing in the game. The results of the final contest will be published Monday. Orrville accepts OHSAA verdict Continued from page Dl Smith, now in his 10th season at Orrville. Thomas would not reveal the specifics of that disciplinary action. "I'm proud that Coach Smith didn't try to hide anything," Thomas said. "Even though the school has disciplined him, we did not think it was necessary to suspend or release him. He's a good coach, and we'll try to pick up the pieces and make sure this doesn't happen again." DeLoach, a 6-foot-2 forward, COLLEGE BASKETBALL nine in a second-half run that gave Notre Dame the lead tor good, as the Irish (5-2) beat St. Joseph's of Indiana (4-4) in a non-conference game in South Bend, Ind. Maryland 82, South Carolina 77 Sophomore Tony Massenburg, after missing more than a year for academic reasons, scored nine of his 25 points in an 1 1-0 second-half spurt that lifted Maryland (6-2) to a non-conference victory over South Carolina (5-2) in College Park, Md. Cornell 77, Miami, Ohio 71 Sam Jacobs scored a season-high 18 points to lead the Cornell (3-1) over Miami of Ohio (2-7) in the opening game of the Music City Invitational in Nashville, Tenn. Eric Newsome led Miami with 21 points. Cornell will play Vanderbilt or East Carolina in tonight's final. Cleveland St. 86, Niagara 76 Ken McFadden scored 23 points, and Eric Mudd and William Tomlin added 17 apiece to lead Cleveland State past Niagara in the opening round of the annual Milwaukee Classic invitational in Milwaukee. Cleveland State (6-2) plays for the championship tonight against the winner of Monday's game between Air Force and host Marquette. Bowling Green 76, Wagner 71 Forward Anthony Robinson made 1 1 -of-1 3 shots Irom the field to lead Bowling Green (4-4) over Wagner (4-4) In the first round of the Siena Invitational in Loudonville, N.Y. ittman scores upset with big second half Rittman (2-7) outscored visiting Orrville (6-3) 41-22 in the second half to score a 57-40 non-league upset in girls' high school basketball Monday night. Rittrnan's Paula Webb led all scorers with 14 points, Wendy Wilkinson contributed 13 and Buf-fie Selby scored 12. In other games: Cuyahoga Falls 74, East 24 Theresa Berg scored a game-high 14 points In leading Cuyahoga Falis (6-2) over East in the first round of the Cuyahoga Falls Tournament. Denise Miller and Beth Read each contributed 13 points for the Black Tigers. Shannon Mabry led East with 12 points. Garfield 38, Ellet 36 Straci Freeman scored on a 15-foot jump shot with 1:20 remaining to give Garfield (2-6) a victory over Ellet (2-8) in the first round of the Garfield Tournament. Julie Jones led the Rams with 10 points. Ellet's Christy Hofus led all scorers with 13 points. Angela Donnelly contributed 10 points for the Orangemen. Garfield plays North tonight for the championship. North 45, Firestone 24 Danyelle Love and Beth Abood each scored 10 points to lead North (5-3) over Firestone (2-5) in the first round of the Garfield Tournament. St. V-M 51, Norton 31 Beth Enright scored a game-high 17 points to lead St. Vincent-St. Wary (6-3) over host Norton (2-8) in a non-league contest. Theresa Seikel con- PREP HONOR ROLL The Honor Roll is a weekly Tuesday feature in the Beacon Journal, recognizing outstanding performances by area high school athletes from the previous week. Coaches only may make nominations by calling 375-8050 on Saturdays and Sundays from 5-9 p.m. Boys' basketball MARK ALBERTS, Wooster - Senior guard had 31 points, 11 assists, six rebounds and seven steals in an 80-6 victory over Jackson. ERIC BRYANT, Garfield - Sophomore forward had 45 points, and shot l7-ol-27 Irom the field and II-of-12 from ihe tree-throw line, in victories over Hob-an and Walsh, His two loul shots with five seconds left in the game beat Walsh. R.O. DELOACH, Wooster - Senior guard had 14 points, live rebounds and tour assists against Jackson. JEROME HOLMES, Wooster - Senior forward had 19 points, six rebounds and Iwo steals against Jackson ANTHONY MAULL, Garfield - Soohomore center had 12 points, 24 rebounds and seven blocked shots against Hoban and Walsh. DERRICK PRYOR, Garfield - Junior guard, had 24 points and nine assists against Hoban and Walsh. JUSTIN SMITH, Wooster - Senior guard had 13 points and six rebounds against Jackson. earned Class A All-Ohio special mention last season. His parents visited several schools in the Wooster and Orrville areas before deciding on Wooster. DeLoach had played for Generals coach Mark Alberts the past three summers on the Wooster AAU squad. "We overreacted to the (De-Loach) parents' visit to the school," Thomas added. "It was an innocent mistake, but the coach overreacted. We got into this trouble because the coaches don't, always understand the rules," Robinson, a 6-6 senior from Canton Mo Kinley High, led all scorers with 26 points. Bald.-Wallace 89, Mt. Vernon 78 Terry Hanna and Craig Thomas each scored 16 points to lead Baldwin-Wallace (6-4) over Mount Vernon Nazarlne (4-6) in the first round of the Kenyon Tournament in Gambler. Nazarene's Steve Gregory led all scorers with 19 points. B-W plays Capital in the championship game tonight. ; Ashland 80, Guelph 36 Lebron Gladden scored 22 points In leading Ashland to a victory over visiting Guelph, Ontario. Ashland led 44-17 at halftime. Jamal Smith and Andre Feagin contributed 1 1 points apiece tor the Eagles. ' Late Sunday New Mexico 74, Ohio State 65 Hunter Greene scored 28 points, and tournament most valuable player Charlie Thomas added 24 as New Mexico (10-3) beat Ohio State (6-3) In the championship game of the Lobo Invitational In Albuquerque, N.M. Greene and Thomas, who also had 15 rebounds, repeatedly beat the Ohio State defense for easy baskets. Guard Jay Burson led Ohio State with 21 points. Curtis Wilson added 15 and Jerry Francis scored 10. New Mexico opened a 14-3 lead and Ohio State never recovered, although the Buckeyes closed to 52-45 with 7:34 left in the game on a layup by Burson. Wyoming 92, Columbia 56 Wyoming forward Fennis Dembo scored 32 points to help the Cowboys (8-0) come back from a sluggish first half and defeat Columbia (1-5) in the first round ol the Cowboy Shootout in Casper, Wyo. BASKETBALL Hich school girls tributed 15 points for the Irish. Sue Betz led Norton with 14 points. , Barberton 60, Cent.-Hower 36 Francis Krizovski and Megan Weaver each scored 13 points to lead Barberton (8-0) over Central-Hower (1-6) in the first round of the Barberton Tournament. Amy Weaver contributed 10 points for the Magics. Central-Hower's Angela Stanley led all scorers with 20 points. Barberton plays Elyria in Wednesday night's championship game. Elyria 59, Cleve. East 30 Monica Taylor scored a game-high 27 points to lead Elyria (7-0) over Cleveland East (2-4) in the first round of the Barberton Tournament. Makeba Goodwin led East with 10 points. LaBrae 66, Garrettsville 56 Ronda Prisby scored a game-high 22 points in leading Leavittsburg LaBrae (7-1) to a victory over visiting Garrettsville (5-1) in a non-league contest. Jennifer Tackett led Garrettsville with 19 points. Sarah Nichols collected 13 points and 12 rebounds. Game rescheduled The Stow at Ellet boys' basketball game originally scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Feb. 26. Site of the game will be announced later. Girls' basketball MISSY GRIMES, Louisville - Soohomore forward had 15 points and eight rebounds in a victory over Canton Central Catholic. JUTTA GUSTAFFSSON, Louisville - Senior forward had 10 points, seven rebounds, four assis's and three blocked shots against Canton Central Catholic. JULIE JONES, Garfield - Senior guard had 16 points and nine rebounds against North, and 16 points against Stow. SUSAN LINGENHOEL, Louisville - Senior forward had 20 poims and six rebounds against Canton Central Catholic. TAMMY PREPRAGOVIC, Louisville - Senior guard had 12 points, lour rebounds and three assists against Canton Central Catholic. Wrestling MICK DRAGASH, Walsh - Senior heavyweight scored two victories, one a Pin, that clinched Iwo of Walsh's three victories in a quadrangular meet with Barberton, Buc.btel and Parma Padua. DAN LEEMASTER, Walsh - Freshman impounder improved his record to 6-1 with three victories in a quadrangular meet. TOM REINBOLT, Walsh - Junior 189-poundor had three victories in a quadrangular meet to improve his record to 5-2. ERIC SABO, Walsh - Freshman 112-pounder improved his record to 6-1 with 'hree lirsl-oenod oms in a quadrangular meet. He has lour pms on tne season. The OHSAA rule states that "no school employee can initiate any contact with any person prior to his or her enrollment." DeLoach and his brother, Andrew, a Wooster sophomore who rushed for more than 1,000 yards last fall, left Lucas primarily because the school did not renew the contract of basketball coach Jim Stimmell. Lucas superintendent Davi 1 Ritter initiated the OHSAA investigation by charging Alberts and Wooster with recruiting DeLoach.

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