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Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Tuesday, March 15, 1988 Page 11 Sports Manning Leads All-America Arizona gets 2; Lewis, Mitchell honorable mentioi Grant, Rice Pace All-Big Ten Squad; Garrett, Mitchell, Lewis On First Team CHICAGO (AP) - Gary Grant and Glen Rice, Michigan's outstanding scoring tandem, top the 1988 Associated Press All-Big Ten basketball team. Grant, a repeater from the 1987 team, was the only unanimous choice on this year's team and Rice missed being unanimous by one first-place vote. Dean Garrett of Indiana and Todd Mitchell and Troy Lewis of Purdue rounded out the first team which turned out to be easy to select. The top five players totally dominated the voting by a panel of 18 sportswriters and sportscasters. A player- received two points for a first-team vote and one point for a second-team vote Grant had 36 points, Rice 35, Garrett 34, Mitchell 33 and Lewis 31. Lewis also is a repeater from the 1987 team. B.J. Armstrong of Iowa topped the second team as he pulled down 18 points. Joining Armstrong on the second team were Shon Morris of Northwestern, Everette Stephens of Purdue, Nick Anderson of Illinois and Jay Burson of Ohio State. Rice led the Big Ten in scoring with a 22.9 average and Grant was second with a 21.;i average. It marked the first time since conference records have been kept that two players from one school finished first and second in scoring. Grant led the Iqague in assists and steals and Garrett was No. 1 in blocked shots. Grant also was voted Big Ten Player of the Year and Jay Edwards of Indiana was selected Freshman of the Associated Press LU's Jay Edwards Year, Grant received 12 votes to 4 for Rice. Mitchell and Lewis received one vote each. Edwards, who led the league in 3-point goals, won freshman honors by a wide margin. Edwards received 16 votes to 2 for Steve Smith of Michigan State. Columbia Girls Win 2; Host Winamac In Finale Columbia's 7th and 8th girls basketball teams swept a pair of games from Pioneer Monday, winning by respective scores of 27-10 and 36-15. Columbia's 7th is now 10-1 and the 8th is 7-6. Both teams will finish their season at home Wednesday, against undefeated Winamac teams. Those games will also be the final scheduled games in the Columbia gymnasium, which will be remodeled this summer. Columbia coach J.T. Hubenthal said door prizes will be given away at the game and several other festivities are planned. After the game, the Columbia players will cut down the nets as souvenirs of the last game played in the old gym. "Hopefully we can fill the gym for our last hurrah and maybe we'll go out with a bang," Hubenthal said. Against Pioneer, Amy Boonstra led the 7th grade with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Jessie Spitznogle scored five and made 10 rebounds. Gina Ogle also had six points and eight steals. Diane Nice and Thillia Pier led Pioneer with four points each. In the 8th game, Kim McDonald scored 15 points and made nine steals for Columbia, while Rachel Long added 13 and pulled down five boards. Pioneer got seven points from Jody Herriford. Winamac Girls At Caston Caston's girls 7th and 8th basketball teams finished their basketball season Monday night against Winamac, losing both games to the Warriors, 28-9 in the 7th game and 34-33 in the 8th. Lindy Smith led Caston's 7th <rade with seven points, while Tammy Boldry and Chelle Kline lad eight apiece to pace the 8th <rade Comets. Caston's 7th grade finished 1-7, vhile the 8th grade ended 9-3. Winamac's girls teams play at Columbia Wednesday in the final .rganized game to be played in Area Basketball that facility. All "Saints 5th" Vs. ""!ft . Bernard Ail Saints' 5th grade boys and girls basketball teams posted wins over St. Bernard of Wabash Sunday. The Saints girls won their game, 19-6 and the boys posted a 39-35 overtime win. Les Shafer and Heidi Smith led All Saints with six points apiece in the girls game. Rob Burger scored 20 and Chris Tillotson added 10 for the boys. CCY Men's B Tourney Herd's/Wing Ding and Big R teams earned championship berths in the Cass County Y Men's B League Basketball Tournament with wins Sunday. Columbia 7-9 Girls At Pioneer 7th: Columbia (27) — Spitznogle 5, Ruhl 1, fiudd 2, Ogle 6, Price 2, Boonstra 11. Pioneer (10) — Nice 4, Pier 4, Grandstaff 1, Pentlandl. 8th: Columbia (3«) — Long 13, Williams 2, Ulery 2, McDonald 15, Cotner 4. Pioneer (15) — DeWitt 4, Cauley 2, Barker 2, Herritord 7 Winamac 7-8 Girls At Caston 7th: Winamac (28) — Norrick 10, Crist 7, Manns 4, Dills 4, Montgomery 2, Ayd 1. Caston (9) — Smith 7, Brown 2 Btrt: Winamac (34) - Gudas 13, Torgerson 7, Koepkey B, .Heater 4, Wright 2, Simpson 2. Caston (33) — Boldry 8, Kline 8, Davidson 6, Jones 6, Williamson 3, Cain 2. All Saints Vs. St. Bernard 5th Girls: All Saints (19 ) - Shaler 6, Smith 6, Muller 2, Reeser 2, Newman 2, Parish 1. St. Bernard (6) — Dunhan 3, Driscoll 3. 5th Boys: Overtime— All Saints (39) — Burger 20, Tillotson 10,' Brandstatter 1, Erny 2, Graybeal 2, Harvey 1. St. Bernard (38) — Hensley 10, Keffaba 13, Cooper 6, Loming6, Myrick2, Myersl. CCY Men's B Tourney Overtime: Hard's Insurance/Wing Ding (64) — Gery Lehman 16, Bob Rozzi 12. Happy Burger (81) — Mark Hall 27, John Williamson 17 Big R (50) — Mike Haynes 21, Bill D'Andrea 11. Corral Supermarket (45) — Jult Campbell 14, JohnScnlick 11. Elliott NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona Coach Lute Olson sees a lesson for basketball teams in his having a player on both the first and second All-America teams. Junior forward Sean Elliott was named to the first team on Monday and senior guard Steve Kerr was on the second team. Olson said having two players of such high caliber has not been a problem. "The biggest thing is they're all so completely unselfish. They don't care who scores," Olson said after learning the two players from his second- ranked Wildcats were chosen. "Individual honors are the least of their concern but it's interesting to see individual honors go with teams that perform well and it's a great lesson for teams to learn." Joining Elliott on the first team, which was selected by a 20-member panel of sportswriters from the AP and its member newspapers, were seniors Danny Manning of Kansas, Hersey Hawkins of Bradley and Gary Grant of Michigan and sophomore forward J.R. Reid of North Carolina. Elliott averaged 19 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Wildcats who were ranked No. 1 for six weeks this season. "To me I can't imagine a player who could have done more for his team than what Sean has done for us," Olson said. "We're sort of a team, with the exception of Sean, of role players and you better have one fantastic player to go with them, one who can create opportunities for himself and his team. He's probably the closest thing to Magic Johnson that's been around for awhile." The 6-foot-10 Manning, named to the first team for the second straight year, managed a fine senior season despite injury and academic problems that plagued the Jayhawks. "I think he's had a phenomenal year considering we've had so many problems this year, and it's added extra responsibility to Danny, and he's done a tremendous job," Kansas Coach Larry Brown said. "It's an honor to be a repeat choice and that doesn't happen too often." Brown said Manning would be missed at Kansas for reasons other than his basketball ability. "I don't think it's possible to replace a player like Danny," Brown said. "I'm thrilled that we had a chance to coach him and be with him. The next step will be to look back, see him play where he does in the future, and have unbelieveable pride that we were part of it. You don't replace kids like him, but you benefit from having had him," Manning, named Big Eight player of the year as a sophomore and junior, averaged 22.3 points and 8.9 rebounds this season. Hawkins, a 6-3 guard, enters tournament play with a 36.0 scoring Grant Hawkins Manning Reid average, the highest since Freeman Williams of Portland State averaged 38.8 in 1977. He's aiso the first player to score 1,000 points in a season since Williams 11 years ago. "He's the consumate collegiate player because he has an absolute great demeanor for the game and has seen every type of defense thrown at him and he's unflappable, yet remarkably consistent, inasmuch as he's averaging 36 points," Bradley Coach Stan Albeck said of Hawkins. "The honor is super and well- deserved as far as we're concerned because he not only elevated himself but our program." Grant averaged 22 points and 6.9 assists this year and led the Big Ten in steals three consecutive seasons. "I think it's a well-deserved honor not only because he was outstanding this year but he had a tremendous career," Michigan Coach Bill Frieder said. "He's one of the few players over the years that was instrumental offensively and defensively game after game. He made the big plays "defensively to turn games around. He shut down a lot of great players." Reid enjoyed a solid sophomore season. The 6-9 forward averaged 17.9 points arid 8.7 rebounds while shooting 61 percent from the field. "He had an excellent year and has improved in all areas of his game from last season," North Carolina Coach Dean Smith said. "Defenses on him have changed a great deal from last season and he's handled that well in doing what's best for the team." Pittsburgh's Jerome Lane, who was voted to the third team as a sophomore last season, joined Kerr on the second team this year. Others on the second team were Temple freshman Mark Macon, uke j t .,'L Danny Ferry and senior Jeff Grayer of Iowa State. The third team was Sherman Douglas of Syracuse, Fennis Dembo of Wyoming, Byron Larkin of Xavier, Ohio, Will Perdue of Vanderbilt and Michael Smith of Brigham Young. Leach Fills Any Met's Empty Shoes Associated Press The New York Mets pay Terry Leach to be a fill-in. He fills the bill perfectly. Leach, who spent 11 years in the minor leagues, was something of a savior for the Mets' starting pitching rotation last year. He was 11-1 after making the team only because reliever Roger McDowell was recovering from hernia surgery. On Monday, Leach once again proved his value as an emergency replacement. Sid Fernandez was scratched with back spasms, so the 34-year-old right-hander took his place and pitched four strong innings. Leach struck out four and allowed two hits and a run as the Mets beat Cincinnati 5-4. That was in keeping with Leach's performances last year. He was 7-1 as a starter with a 3.51 earned run average, despite pitching much of the season with torn cartilage in his right knee. "I could run late last year but I couldn't pitch," said Leach, who set a team record with 10 straight victories at the start of the season. "My knee has still got a little pain to it, but that's normal recuperation according to my doctor. Gary Carter told me he had one knee operation where it took him two years before it quit hurting. I'm hoping for a year." He's also hoping for a repeat of his results last year — as a starter or reliever. With Fernandez sidelined, Leach could slip right back into the rotation. "Fernandez is hurting pretty bad. He's got a big knot in his back." Manager Davey Johnson said. Elsewhere in exhibition baseball Monday, it was Toronto 5, Philadelphia 3; Houston 5, Associated Press Cubs' Shawon Dunston turns a double play Pittsburgh 0; Texas 4, Atlanta 3 in 10 innings; Baltimore-5 V Detroit 4; San Diego 9,. San'Fran-. Cisco 4; Seattle 9, California 8; and Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3. In games involving split squads, the Chicago White Sox edged St. Louis 12-11 and lost to the Yankees 7-4; Los Angeles beat Boston 3-2 in 10 innings and Montreal 6-1; and Cleveland beat Milwaukee 1-0 and the Chicago Cubs 8-6. Indians 1, Brewers 0 Indians 8, Cubs 6 Charlie Scott, Jack O'Connor and Greg Harris combined on a five-hitter and Carmen Castillo homered for the game's only run against the Brewers, who have lost seven in a row. Castillo homered with two outs in the fourth inning off Bill Wegman. Castillo and Gary Allanson had three hits each in Cleveland's 12-hit attack. Scott pitched five innings, giving up just three hits and striking out six. In Cleveland's other game, Ron Tingley's two-out, two-run double in the ninth inning won it. Julio Franco opened with a single, and one out later, Milt Harper walked. After an infield out advanced both runners, Tingley doubled home the winning runs. Tingley, a catcher who played at Class AAA Buffalo last year, drove his double down the leftfield line against reliever Jay Bailer. The runs were the first of the spring against Bailer, attempting a comeback after a near-fatal case of poisoning in December. White Sox 12, Cardinals 11 Yankees 7, White Sox 4 Dave Gallagher, trying to make the team as a non-roster outfielder, hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning as Chicago edged St. Louis. Gallagher's homer was one of three in the game that included 34 hits, 19 by the White Sox, and three errors by each team. Harold Baines also hit one for Chicago while Tom Pagnozzi and Mike Fitzgerald homered for St. Louis. The White Sox scored five runs off starter Greg Mathews in his two-inning stint, while the Cardinals countered with six runs off starter Adam Peterson in the first three innings. Hoosiers' Strong Finish Earns NCAA Berth BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Coach Bob Knight of Indiana's defending NCAA basketball champions says steady improvement the past seven weeks earned the Hoosiers a spot in this year's tournament. Indiana appeared out of the Big Ten race after four losses in the first five conference games in January. But the. Hoosiers won 10 of the next 13 and will open defense of their NCAA crown against Richmond Friday at Hartford, Conn. Indiana, trying to become the first repeat NCAA champion since UCLA in 1973, is seeded fourth in the East Regional. "We have to be really pleased with these kids coming back and getting into a position to play in the NCAA," says Knight, who also won NCAA titles at Indiana in 1976 and 1981. "We had a lot of things we had to come back with and replace, and it has taken us a while to do that. But I think, by and large, we're a team that, except for a couple of games in these last 13, has been pretty competitive," he said. "Our basic thought is to be out there and be difficult to beat. I think these kids have reached that point, and now we'll see where we can take it from here." Indiana lost starters Steve Alford and Daryl Thomas from last year's championship team but returned guard Keith Smart, who hit the winning basket in the 74-73 championship victory over Syracuse, and 6-10 center Dean Garrett. However, it has been the development of 6-4 freshman Jay Edwards, a deadly outside shooter, that has given the Hoosiers their biggest boost. Edwards, a reserve player early in the season, was benched for five games because of grades, then returned as a starter. Over the past 13 games with Edwards in the starting lineup, he has averaged 22.1 points a game, finishing with a team-best 19.2 in Big Ten games and 15.5 for the entire season, second to Garrett'sl6.4. "We've played our way into the NCAA tournament, and I think deservedly so," Knight said.

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