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SECTION 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS PAOK 13 December 12, 1976 Tigers Dump Benedictine With the home court ad- bntage, the Fort Hays State Tigers found the going much asier than they did earlier (this week as they defeated the Vtchinson crew at Gross iMeniorial Coliseum Saturday |nlght by a score of 82-69'. Earlier in the week, at lAtchinson, the Tigers got two free throws from senior Ben Gray in the final second for a narrow 58-57 win. "We won by a bigger margin, but we didn't really look that good," said Fort Hays coach Chuck BreHm. "The boys are tired, three rough games in one week has Breather Tiger forward Mike Pauls takes a moment's rest after being uncerimoniously dumped to the floor during last night's action with Benedictine College. SPORTS SHORTS By JAY SCHLYER Sports'Editor The Fort Hays State tigers may be the only college basketball team in the state with a roster consisting of only one out-of-state player. And only one of the Kansas products comes from a Class 4A School: The remaining 10 are from Class 3A schools or lower. The Hutchinson Salthawks' championship lasted less than 24 hours. ' A week ago at the Russell Wrestling Invitational, the Salthawks were presented the team trophy as it appeared they had edged the home standing Broncos. But in rechecking the scoring Sunday, it was found that the Broncos were deprived of four points so the championship went to Russell. The error never affected Thomas More Prep or Hays High who finished third and fourth, respectively. _ As we had mentioned before, the girls are going to hurt the boys'sports. Now the KSHSAA is thinking of cutting the basketball season from 16 to 12 games because of the rapid growth of activities for the girls. A discussion to see if the season should be trimmed will be Dec. 16. Coaches named for the East-West Shrine Football Bowl game to be played at Lawrence on June il, are Tom McVay of Derby, Mick Johnson of Wichita East, Mac Odell of Wellington, Loren Schomacker of Garden Plains and Larry Rich of Ashland While Kansas is thinking about cutting the number of basketball games to be played, Pennsylvania has become the eighth state where no limit is placed on the maximum number of basketball games in a season. The others are Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Utah. The largest number of games allowed in the state of Louisiana is set at more than 40. Pennsylvania also removed the restrictions on off- season play, allowing coaches to work with their own players at summer camps, clinics and recreation programs. The Nickerson Panthers are expected to make a little noise in their first year of basketball ,in the Mid-State League. They even lost a player who transfered to Hutchinson and is now a member of the Hutchinson High School team. A pat on the back for catcher Johnny Bench who doubts he would ever put himself on the market after playing out his option with the Cincinnati Reds. "Money is not everything," said Bench who a year ago was one of the top five salaried players, but is now in the middle of the puck. Here's a look at =some of the national high school records. The biggest score run up was by a Kansas school when Haven defeated Sylvia 256-0 in 1928. Rushing yardage in one game — 608 by John Burch of Elkins, Arkansas, in 1974. Passing yardage — 538 yards by Dwain Frazier of Houston, Texas, in 1968. The career rushing yardage record is held by Ken Hall of Sugar Land, TE, 11,232 yards. Hall also hojds the career scoring mark with 899 points. slowed us up on both defense and offense. "And since we lack' height, our boys have to work that much harder," Brehm explained. The win for the Beftgals boosted their overall record to 4-3. The Tigers will not play again until Friday when they head for Phoenix, Ariz, for the Grand Canyon College Tournament on Friday and Saturday. "We're sure going to take advantage of the layoff until then)" said coach Brehm. Although Brehm felt his Tigers were not quite as sharp as he would have liked them to be, they showed no signs of tiring, especially during the second half. A seesaw first half saw the lead change hands a total of 16 times and the score was knotted only four times. After two consecutive baskets by Hays junior Mark Watts, the Tigers took the lead for good, 29-28 with 4:52 remaining in the first half. The Tigers went on to take a five point lead at halftime, 4237 as Watts scored his fourth basket of the half on a-great assist from Rick Albrecht. The biggest lead during the first 20 minutes of play came with 36 seconds remaining when Mike Pauls hit the first of a one-and-one and gave FHS a lead of six, 40-34. Gray led the' first half scoring for the Tigers with 12, while Larnell Mitchell who put on quite a shooting performance in the second half, had 10. The Ravens drew within one during the first three minutes of the second half, but an eight point Tiger spurt on baskets from Dave Stoppel, Doug Rohr and two from. Gray, found them breathing a little easier. With 4:30 remaining in 1 the game, and with the combination of Steve Ewing, Stan Wagler, Albrecht, Rohr and Marlin Locke in the game, the Tigers held their biggest lead of the game, a 15 point margin, 72-57. The amazing outside shooting of Mitchell was the only thing that kept the Tigers from turning the game into a rout. At one time the 6-6 Mitchell hit four in a row, all well over the 25 foot mark. Mitchell ended up taking scoring honors as he had 12 of 21 from the field and two of two at the line for 26 points. The Tigers, with good balance, had four in double figures. Gray led the way with 18, while Stoppel chipped in with 14, and Mike Pauls and Wagler 10 each. Sophomore guard Doug Finch had only four points, but came through with a total of seven assists. f The free throw shooting of the Tigers had to make coach Brehm happy as they hit 78.3 per cent. During the second half FHS sank 12 of 13 for a sizzling 92.3. The shorter Tigers came out short in the rebounding as the Ravens, led by Ray Williams, had a 37-43 edge. Top rebounder for the Tigers and the game was Stoppel with 11. In an earlier contest between the two school's junior varsity squads, the young Tigers, with five in the double figures, rolled up a lop-sided 104-62 win. Toby Holloway led the Tigers with 23, while Victoria's Ron Kuhn had 19, Steve . Ewing 20, Jack Wolf 13, and Kevin Yurchak 12. Only one Benedictine scorer, Kevin McMullan with 12, was in double figures. PI IN < Uoug Pinch Hen Cray Mike Pauls . . . . Duve Stoppel . . . Mark Walls Doug Kohr Slan Wagler Sieve Ewing . . . Hick Albrchcl . . Marlin Locke. . . Kevin Yaussi. . . Toby Holloway . .2- 7 .8-19 .11- 4 .li-14 . 4- li .2- 5 . 1- 2 .2- :l . 4- (i .0. 0 . 0- 0 . 0- 0 PI H IT Tp II- 0 4 II 4 1 2- 2 4- r, 2- 2 0- II 2- 2 II-HI II- II U- 0 II- I (I- 0 II- U 18 1(1 14 8 r. 10 4 8 II II Oklahoma Downs Drake Bulldogs Totals :i2-Wi 18-2:1 :i7 18 B2 Ill'llPdic'linr Cnlli'gc Kill) Brian Green 2-42-2 :! 4. 6 BillKolich 3-12 2-4718 Jimllcndrieks ..4-17 1-2829 JoeSalanky ;M4 (I- 2 5 4 6 Larncll Mitchell 12-21 2- 2 8 5 20 Sieve Kipp 0-0 (I- II u I 0 Mike Friday 2- 4 o- 1 :i 2 4 Kay Williams . ..5-11 II- I) 9 3 II) Totals . . . .:il-n:i 7-1:1 4:1 22 119 NORMAN, Okla. (UPI) — Sophomore forward John McCullough pumped in 16 points over a Drake zone defense and guard Gary Carrabine flipped in 13 to fuel unbeaten Oklahoma to an 8267 victory over the winless Bulldogs. Ron Littlepage scored 17 for the cold-shooting Bulldogs, who connected on only 32 per cent of their efforts in the first half. The Sooners were' hot, hitting 55.9 per cent from the field, compared with Drake's 40.5 per cent. The Bulldogs held a slender lead early, but Carrabine and freshman forward Clifford Johnson went on a 12-point scoring spree that gave Oklahoma a 15-point lead midway through the first half. Johnson was four for four from the field during the streak and connected on all six of his floor shots during the game. Carrabine scored four points in the spurt. . ; KIISJVs Illlll Kevin Yaussi. . . Hon Kuhn ...... JackWolIe ..... Toby Holloway Sieve (Owing . :i- s o-o 2.2 i> . II-IS :l- 442 111 .6-18 1- 2 3 2 13 .11-111 5- li 5 :i 2:1 10-13 (I- 2 11 2 20 Brian Winler I- 5 (I- u 4 4 2 Kevin Yurcll.ilk . . 5- 8 2-4 2 4 12 Chuck Williams . 4- 5 II- I 5 5 II Ken Kickhaefcr .0- :i I- II 2 u I Totals 4(i-85 12-22 :lli 24 104 llom'ilii-tim'JVs U12I Dale Bcavliev ... 2- a 2-2.2 Ron Walker :I-I2 2-(i 4 Jon Floyd 3-14 0- i 11 Kevin McMullan. 11-18 0-0 12 f> 12 Kay Williams ... :i- li 2-2 4 5 8 Grog Post o-o 1-2 ;t 4 I Kevin Mulvaney. 2- 3 2-2 4 :i 5 Don Hawkins 1-5 1-6 4 0 :i Kich Slrockcr ... 4- 7 I- 1 4 2 U PalDelaney .... l- 4 1-2 1 0 :i Totals 25-77 12-25 4U 25 62. Pittsburgh Downs Houston To Clinch Playoff Berth Kansas ornithologists will start their annual census of the bird population on Dec. 18, and heading the group is Chuck Hall. HOUSTON (UPI).— Lynn Swann, Franco Harris and quarterback Terry Bradshaw each scored one touchdown and the opportunistic Pittsburgh Steelers capped a near season long comeback Saturday to earn an NFL playoff, berth with a 21-0 victory over the punchless Houston Oilers. . Three games behind division leading Cincinnati five games deep in the season, Pittsburgh won nine straight to keep alive its chances for an unprecedented third straight Super Bowl title. Bradshaw, who missed much of the nine-game streak because of two injuries, received only his third start since the Steelers comeback began. And he hit the big plays when he had to Saturday. On a second down and 18 at the Houston 21 in the second period, Bradshaw fired a touchdown pass to Swann, who was crossing the field in front of two Oilers' defenders at the goal line. In the third period Bradshaw drove his team 74 yards with a big boost from an unusual kicking penalty on the Oilers, and Harris ended the march with an 11-yard scoring run. Houston managed twmove into Pittsburgh's end of the field just three times, but was thwarted on the last threat in the fourth quarter when three passes fell incomplete. Pittsburgh took Houston's punt at that point arid moved 79 yards for another score, that coming on a one-yard plunge by Bradshaw. Harris gained 104 yards and running mate Rocky Bleier added 107 more to join Harris with a 1,000-yard plus rushing total for thQ season. Only once in NFL history, that being when Miami's Mercury Morris and' Larry Csonka did it in 1972, have two backs on the same team rushed for more than 1,000 yards each. Pittsburgh, 10-4, entered the game needing a victory to ensure a playoff trip for the fifth straight year. The win closed out any playoff hopes for the Cin- cinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, each of whom could finish 10-4 with wins on Sunday. But, since Pittsburgh has a better record in competition among these three teams, it captured the post-season berth. Despite the crucial nature of the game, Pittsburgh appeared flat in the first half and failed to capitalize when it drove five times into Houston territory. It took cornerback's Mel Blount interception and 28- yard return late? in the second quarter to wake up the Steelers' offense. Two plays later, Swann caught the touchdown pass. Pittsburgh led just 7-0 midway through the third period when Harris fumbled on a sweep at his own 35. During the scramble for the ball Houston safety C.L. Whittington was flagged for kicking the ball and Pittsburgh maintained possession 31 yards up the field. ' From the Houston 34, Pittsburgh scored in four plays with the big one Being a 14- yard Bradshaw bootleg on third-and-one. Add Two Fort Hays State's Steve Ewing gets by (34) and Mark Watts (20) look on. The Benedictine's Joe Salanky for a first Tigers took it to the Ravens Saturday half bucket as teammates Mike Pauls night, 82-69. McAdoo's Purse Matches Touch NEW YORK (UPI) — Bob McAdoo, whose outside shot is as good as gold, now has more money in the bank to go along with his soft touch. , ^:^iistwam security,'^ said the newest addition to the New York Knicks. "When I get ready to retire, I just want something for my family to sit back on." McAdoo, in his fifth season in the NBA, was traded Thursday along with Tom McMillen from the Buffalo Braves to New York for $3 million and center John Gianelli. The 25-year-old center was playing out the last year of a five-year contract with the Braves and had expressed concern that Buffalo owner Paul Snyder would be unable to pay off the deferred payments portion of that contract. McAdoo, the league's leading scorer in each of the past three seasons, was receiving an annual salary of $350,000, with $150,000 being deferred each year until 1980. Kentucky Rolls By Jayhawks, 90-63 LEXINGTON, Ky. (UPI) Fifth-ranked' Kentucky', with reserve James Lee scoring 16 points and Jack Givens contributing 15, placed six players in double figures to defeat previously unbeaten Kansas, 90-63; in the dedication game in Rupp Arena Saturday night. The win, Kentucky's fourth this season, extended the nation's longest major college winning streak to 14 games and was the Jayhawks 1 first loss after five straight wins. A sell-out crowd of 23,000 attended the arena's dedication game, named for legendary coach Adolph Rupp, who was honored at halftime. Kentucky, employing a fast- break offense and accurate shooting underneath, broke the game open midway in the first half, expanding a 12-6 lead to 30-14 with nine minutes left in the half. Givens scored 13 of his points in the first half as the Wildcats, who shot 54 per cent in the first half, rolled up a 4B- 27 lead at intermission. Kansas was out-rebounded in the game, particularly after 7-foot center Paul Mokeski and 6-10 forward Ken Koenigs fouled out. Calvin Griffin Is AL Veep • LOS ANGELES (UPI) The American League Friday re-elected Minnesota Twins' President Calvin Griffith as vice president. The league also unanimously re-elected Detroit Tigers' owner John Fetzer and Milwaukee Brewers' Board Chairman Edmund Fitzgerald as members of • the Major Leagues Executive Council. injured Athlete 'Not Mad' By JAY SCHLYER Of The News Staff Not only did the Hill City Ringnecks lose the game to Phillipsburg last Tuesday, they also lost the services of senior guard Kelly Powers. Powers is out for the season after suffering a fractured back in three places, when he was ridden into the wall by Phillipsburg's Jeff Van- derplas while going in for a layup. "He didn't do it with the intention of hurting me, but it was uncalled for since they were leading at the time by 10 points," Kelly said about the accident that will keep him in a brace for six months. "I'm not mad, it's just that I wish it hadn't happened, especially in my senior year," said Powers who was looking Bucks' Davis On Waivers MILWAUKEE (UPI)-The Milwaukee Bucks said Friday Kevin Restani has been from the injured reserve list and forward Mickey Davis placed on waivers. Restani has been out with a broken rib suffered Nov. 4 in Cleveland. The 6-foot-10 forward has been 'on the injured reserve list Nov. 12. forward to the track season, and playing college football. Hoping to make the Fort Hays State football team, Powers said he now may have to lay out his freshmen year, then give it a try as a walk-on the following year. The past season with the football team, Powers started as a halfback or quarterback. With the track team last season, he participated in such events as the low hurdles, the 100 and 220-yard dashes and also alternated in the 880 and mile relays. "We're really going to miss him," said Hill City coach Keith Riley about Powers. "He was our sparkplug, and was doing a good job on defense," said coach Riley, pointing out the good job he did on Victoria's Quinten Stookey the game before. "But as far as I'm concerned, the accident was not intentional. It was just one of those things when a kid gets emotional," Riley added. Both Powers and coach Riley felt the officials did a good job and both stated it was nothing like the game at Victoria. "If it would have happened at Victoria, the way they (the officials) let the game get out of control, I would have been a little unhappy," Riley added. \ KELLY POWERS

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