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Page 10 Pharos-Tribune, Logansporl, Indiana, Friday, March 18, 1988 Sports HoosierHysteria1988 Semistate Saturday, March 19 Indianapolis Semistate State Finals Saturday, March 25 at Market Square Arena (Richmond (25-2) 11 a.m. Ben Davis (18-9) 8:15 p.m. Muncie Central (24-1) 12:30 p.m. Bloomington S. (18-6) Terre Haute Semistate Bedford N,L. (24-1) 11 a.m. Loogootee (19-5) 11 a.m. 8:15p.m. Evansville Cent.(15-10) 12:30 p.m. Greencastle (16-8) Lafayette Semistate Brownsburg (19-7) 11 a.m. Hammond Noll (19-5) 8:15 p.m. Kokomo (23-2) 12:30 p.m. Lafayette Jeff (13-11) 8:05 p.m. Fort Wayne Semistate Portage (20-5) 11 a.m. Norwell (23-3) 12:30 p.m. State Champs H 8:15p.m. F.W.Dwenger (19-6) 12:30 p.m. I Concord (25-0) Midwest Continued from page 9 half to finish with 12, more than six below his average. Damari Riddick led the Knights with 25. McCants, however, scored 16 points in the second half as Purdue pulled away to win a school-record 28th victory against three defeats. "Purdue is strong inside and great on the perimeter," said Fairleigh Dickinson Coach Tom Green, whose ECAC Metro championship team finishes the year 23-7. "It's just that simple." Memphis St. 75, Baylor 60 Memphis State opened the second half with a full-court pi-ess that keyed a 20-2 run in which Douglas had eight points. He also had six steals and seven rebounds for the Tigers, 20-11. "We know we've got our hands full," Coach Larry Finch said of the rematch with Purdue. "They went through the Big Ten playing physical basketball, and they've got very smart guards (Lewis and E verette Stephens.)'' Baylor, 23-11, led the first 13 minutes of the game until Memphis State's collapsing zone shut down center Darryl Middleton, who scored seven straight points for Baylor at one early stretch. Middleton finished with 22 points and set a new school season scoring record of 666, topping Vinnie Johnson's mark of 656 set in 1979. KansaslSteeTLa Salle 53 Kansas State's Mitch Richmond also set a school scoring record after hitting 30 points. The senior center has tallied 711 for the year, passing the 691 Bob Boozer accumulated in 1959. The Wildcats, 22-9 and runners-up in the Big Eight, rolled to a ninth straight victory in first-round action. Kansas State never trailed in the game and built a 34-23 halftime lead after holding La Salle's top offensive threat, Lionel Simmons, scoreless during one 10-minute stretch. The sophomore forward finished with 20 points, slightly under his 23.4 average. La Salle got off more shots, 57-45, but hit a poor 37 percent against Kansas State's man- to-man defense. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champions finish their season 24-10. DePaul "ffiCwichita St'TffiT DePaul, 22-7, ran past Wichita State with ease, using 10 of Kevin Edwards' 21 points to pace a 16-2 first-half run. That gave the Blue Demons a 26-8 lead and they led by at least 10 points the rest of the game, going up by as many as 32 (65-33) midway through the final period. "We've been to the final 16 two years in a row. Our kids know what it takes," DePaul Coach Joey Meyer said. "We must concentrate along the way, can't make any mental mistakes." Center Stanley Brundy led DePaul with 26 points and Edwards' backcourt mate, Rod Strickland, scored 19 and handed out 13 assists, tying his career high. Sasha Radunovich scored 18 points to lead Wichita State, which finished 20-10. Top 5 In Semistates Muncie Central, Richmond may collide Associa ted Press Maybe those sports writers and broadcasters who voted on the state's final Top 20 basketball poll before the start of sectionals knew what they were doing. A glance at the semistate pairings for Saturday shows the top five teams, headed by Muncie Central, still in the tournament Only four of them, obviously, can reach next week's Final Four. And the only reason the top four teams can't be there is that two of them could play each other Saturday night. Second-ranked Concord, the only unbeaten team, is the favorite at the Fort Wayne semistate; No.3 Bedford-North Lawrence, headed by All-Stater Damon Bailey, is 'favored at Terre Haute; and No.5 Kokomo, whose only losses during the season were to Muncie Centra] and No.4 Richmond, is the logical choice at Lafayette. The most interesting semistate, however, could be at Indianapolis, where Muncie's Bearcats could get a rematch against Richmond's Red Devils, the state tourney runners-up last year, in Saturday night's semistate championship game. Richmond, ranked No.l at the time, handed Muncie Central its only loss of the season in December. Since then, the Bearcats have reeled off 21 straight victories and are anxious to advance to the Final Four for the first time since the school's record seventh state championship in 1979. Muncie Central opens against unranked but potentially tough Bloomington South, a tall team that is trying for its first semistate crown since 1960. Richmond, state runner-up to Marion in 1985 and 1987, takes a 25-2 record against first-time regional champion Indianapolis Ben Davis (18-9) in the other game; "There's no question that Muncie Central is a great ball club, one that's deserving of being ranked No.l in the state," says Bloomington Coach J.K. Holmes. "But I like my chances with Chris (Lawson) at 6-foot-10 and them at 6-3 and 6-4 trying to stop him." Lawson, a junior, slimmed down from 244 pounds to 218 and is averaging 23.5 points and 10.6 rebounds while shooting 61 percent from the field for the 18-6 Panthers. Richmond, led by state scoring leader Woody Austin at 34 points a game, comes in "rested and energetic," says Coach George Griffith. "Those (regional) games (victories by 26 points over Switzerland County and 39 points over South Ripley) restored their confidence. The kids needed that because it's been a long season with a lot of pressure games. "If we do have an edge, it's Woody and the experience factor," said Griffith. "And we think our schedule with all those big games will help us. These kids are used to playing in front of crowds." Evansville Rips Utah Defense Simmons' 29 leads Aces to NIT victory EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) The hot-shooting Evansville Aces shredded Utah's defense in the first half, and Utes Coach Lynn Archibald gave the credit to Aces captain Marty Simmons. "He's doing a tremendous job of being patient and shooting the basketball," Archibald said of the 6-foot-6 senior forward who led Evansville to a 66-55 victory in the opening round of the National Invitation Tournament Thursday. "He comes off the pick, he reads the defense very well. He catches it, turns and shoots just as well as anybody I've seen and we've played against," Archibald said. "We've never really had a lot of problems guarding people, so for a player to get 29 and shoot the way he did is really a compliment, not only to Marty Simmons but to the Evansville 66 Utah 55 coaching staff to give him the confidence and the freedom to do those things." Simmons overcame a mild case of the flu that had plagued him since Monday. He missed practice Tuesday and hit the court only sparingly the day before the game. "I thought I played OK," said Simmons, who hit 11 of 17 from the field. "I came out at the beginning of the second half and missed my first three, four or five shots and kind of lost my ryhthm. They cut the lead back, but then coach called a couple of set plays, got me coming off a couple of double screens and I kind of got my rhythni back." Junior guard Scott Haffner contributed 13 points, 11 from the free throw line, as the Aces won their first appearance in the NIT. The game was only the second postseason tournament appearance for Evansville since the team became a Division I program in 1977. The Aces lost to Marquette in the opening round of the NCAA tournament in 1982. Evansville had 68 percent accuracy from the field in the first half to take a 38-24 lead into the break. The Aces field goal average dropped to 35 percent in the second half, but Utah never managed to get closer than three points. Tommy Conner hit an 8-footer to bring the Utes to within 44-41 with 9:40 left, but Simmons responded with two baskets in the next minute and Evansville never looked back. Gimp Fleming Leads Pacers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A groin pull, a sore hamstring and a thigh contusion — all in the right leg — are preventing Vern Fleming from participating with the Indiana Pacers. But Fleming has started 164 consectutive games, including Thursday when he made nine of his 22 points in the final period as Indiana defeated Washington 99-95. 'The 6-foot-5 guard also made nine rebounds and five assists in 36 minutes to help Indiana overcome a 15-point deficit in the second half. "I wish I could rest Vern, but we need him," said Indiana Coach Jack Ramsay. "We know he's feeling pain and isn't playing as well as usual, but he doesn't give into physical problems." 'It's bothering me, especially Pacers 99 Bullets 95 when I jump," Fleming said. "I have to get some treatment, loosen it up and have it wrapped." The Pacers seemed on the road to a fourth straight loss and their eighth in nine games when they trailed 64-49 with 6:02 remaining in the third quarter. "As the game went on we got more aggressive, we attacked better, we defended better," Ramsay said. "It's a big win for us. I like the fact that we stayed in the game even when it was bleak." Wayman Tisdale, John Long and Fleming each completed three-point plays as Indiana scored 11 straight and when Steve Stipanovich's 17-footer ended a 19-4 streak the game was tied at 68. Washington's Jeff Malone scored 20 of his 31 points in the first half, and Indiana never led until a Fleming basket gave the Pacers a 71-69 lead at the start of the final period. The lead changed 10 more times before Fleming's 5-foot jumper gave Indiana a 96-95 advantage with 48 seconds re-, maining, He made three free throws in the final 12 seconds. "It still wasn't a pretty win, but we hung in, started to play ball and played good defense," Fleming said. "In the third quarter when we got down by 15. we could have called it quits there, but we kept on playing." Fleming also credited Indiana's bench. Sports Scoreboard High School Basketball INDIANAPOLIS (AP! - First-round semistate pairings Saturday in the /3th Indiana High School Athletic Association boys' basketball tournament (Games at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., local time, with winners playing 8:15 p.m. for semistate championships): Fort Wayne Portage (20-5) vs Norwell (23-31 Ft.Wayne Dwenger (19-6) vs Concord (25-01 Indianapolis Richmond (25-2) vs Indpls Ben Davis (18-9) Muncie Central (24-1) vs Bloomington South (18-6) Lafayette Brownsburg (19-7) vs Hammond Noli (19-5) Kokomo (23-2) vs Lafayette Jeff (13-11) Terre Haute Bedford-N.Lawrence (24-1) vs Loogootee (19-5) Evansville Central (15-10) vs Greencastle (16-8) NCAA NCAA Tournament EAST REGIONAL First Round At Hartford, Conn. Friday, March 18 Georgia Tech, 21-9, vs. Iowa Stale, 20-11,12:07 p.m. Indiana, 19-9, vs. Richmond, 24-6, 2:37p.m. Temple, 29-1, vs. Lenlgh, 21-9, 7:07 p.m. Georgetown, 19-9, vs. Louisiana State,16-13,9:37 p.m. Second Round Al Chapel Hill, N.C. Saturday, March 19 Rhode Island, 27-6, vs. Syracuse, 264,12:20 p.m. Duke, 25-6, vs. Southern Methodist, 28-6,30 minutes following first game. At Hartford, Conn. Sunday, March 20 Temple-Lehigh winner vs. Georgetown-LSU winner, 12:20 p.m. Georgia Tech-Iowa St. winner vs. Indiana-Richmond winner, 30 minutes following first game. SOUTHEAST REGIONAL First Round At Cincinnati Friday, March 1R Villanova, 21-12, vs. Arkansas, 21-8, 12:07 p.m. Illinois, 22-9, vs. Texas-San Antonio, 22-8,2:37 p.m. Maryland, 17-12, vs. California-Santa Barbara, 22-6,7:07 p.m. Kentucky, 25-5, vs. Southern University, 24-i, 9:37 p.m. Second Round At Atlanta Saturday, March 10 Oklahoma, 31-3, vs. Auburn, 19-10, 5 p.m. Louisville, 23-10, vs. Brigham Young, 26-5, 30 minutes following first game. At Cincinnati Sunday, March 20 Kentucky-Southern winner vs. Maryland-Cal-Sartta Barbara winner, 2:20 p.m. Villanova-Arkansas winner vs, Illinois-Texas-San Antonio winner, 30 minutes following first game. MIDWEST REGIONAL First Round At Lincoln, Neb. Friday, March 19 Pittsburgh, 23-6, vs. Eastern Michigan, 22-7,1:07 p.m. Vanderbilt, 18-10, vs. Utah State, 21-9,3:37 p.m. North Carolina Stale, 24-7, vs. Murray State, 21-8,8:07 p.m. Kansas, 21-11, vs. Xavier, Ohio, 26-3, 10:37p,m. Second Round At South Bend, Ind. Saturday, March 19 Purdue, 28-3, vs. Memphis St., 20-11,2:25 p.m. DePaul, 22-7, vs. Kansas St., 23-8,30 minutes following first game. At Lincoln, Neb, Sunday, March 20 Pittsburgh-E. Michigan winner vs. Vanderbilt-Utah St. winner, 2:25 p.m. Kansas-Xavier winner vs. N. Carolina Sf.-Murray St. winner, 30 minutes following first game. WEST REGIONAL First Round Al Los Angeles Friday, March 18 Arizona, 31-2, vs. Cornell, 17-9, 2:37 p.m. Seton Hall, 21-12, vs. Texas-El Paso, '3-), 5:07 p.m. Iowa, 22-9, fc. Flobida Slate, 19-10, 9:07 p.m. Nevada-Las Vegas, 27-5, vs, Southwest Missouri State, 22-6, 11:41 p.m. Second Round Al Salt Lake City Saturday, March 19 Florida. 18-11, vs. Michigan, 25-7, 2:20p.m. North Carolina, 25-6, vs. Loyola, California, 28-3, 30 minutes following first game. Al Los Angeles Sunday, March 20 Arizona-Cornell winner vs. Seton Hall-Texas El Paso wy ur}4 4:55 p.m. Iowa-Florida St. winner vs. UNLV-SW Missouri SI. ginner, 30 minutes following first game. NCAA Midwest Fairleigh Dickinson-Purdue Box FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (79) Latney 5-10 2-6 12, Bozeman 3-8 1-2 9, Riddick 11-23 3-4 25, Roberts 6-13 (HI 14, Moore 3-6 1-2 8, Bigetow 1-30-03, Odom 3-4 2-2 8, Trudell (M) M 0, Stein (H) 0-00,Totals 32-67 9-1679. PURDUE(M) K.Jones 3-7 0-1 6, Mitchell 5-10 6-9 16, McCants 11-154-4 26, Stephens 1-5 2-3 4, Lewis 8-16 0-0 19, Beid 0-2 0-0 0, Burning 2-5 1-2 6, Barrett 0-0 0-0 0, T. Jones 3-4 0-0 6, Ewer 1-10-02, Brugos 0-0 0-1 0, Schelfler 3-4 3-4 9, Totals 37-6916-2494. Halttime-Purdue 41, FDU 28. 3- poinl goals-FDU 6-15 (Bozeman 2-5, Roberts 2-7, Moore 1-2, Bigelow 1-1), Purdue 4-9 (Lewis 3-5, Burning 1-2, Stephens 0-1, Reid 0-1). Fouled out-Riddick. Rebounds-FDU 29 (Latney, Odom 5), Purdue 47 (K. Jones 9). Assists-FDU 17 (Bozeman, Roberts 6), Purdue 24 (Stephens 8). Total louls-FDU 20, Purdue 13. A-10,760. NCAA East Notre Dame-Southern Methodist Box NOTRE DAME |75) Robinson 4-9 1-2 9, J.Jackson 3-10 4-6 20, Voce 9-13 64 24, Fredrick 0-2 M 0, Rivers 5-152-312, Stevenson 4-8 2-3 10, Paddock 0-0 M 0, Singleton 0-0 M 0, T.Jackson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-57 15-2275. SOUTHERN METHODIST (83) Thomas 6-8 5-617, McKinney 6-11M 13, Puddy 0-2 0-0 0, Armstrong 13-22 3-4 29, Longlno 2-7 <M) 4, Alexander 4-13 2-2 11, Perdue 4-4 1-2 9. Totals 3M7 11-1483. Halftime-Soulhern Methodist 37, Notre Dame 36. 3-point goals-Noire Dams 0-4 (Fredrick, Rivers 0-3), Southern Methodist 2-6 (McKinney 1-1, Alexander 1-4, Longino 5-1). Fouled o u I —H o b i n s o n . Hebounds-Notre Dame 33 (Voce 11), Southern Methodist 29 (Thomas 8). Assisls-Notre Dame 18 (Rivers 9), Southern Methodist 14 (Alexander 5). Total fouls—Notre Dame 18, Southern Me1hodisl20.A-NA, NBA National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W- L Pet. GB Boston 45 19 .703 Washington 28 35 .444 16V4 New York 27 36 .429 17% Philadelphia 27 36 .429 17% New Jersey 17 46 .270 in Central Division Detroit 43 20 .683 Atlanta 38 23 .623 4 ihlcago 36 27 .571 7 Milwaukee 35 27 .565 n ndlana 31 32 492 12 Cleveland 30 35 .462 14 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L Pet. .677 .613 .603 .556 .377 .286 x-Dallas 42 20 Houston 38 24 Denver 38 25 Utah 35 28 San Antonio 23 38 Sacramento 18 45 Pacific Division x-LA Lakers 50 13 ,794 x-Portland 40 22 .645 Seattle 33 31 .516 Phoenix 19 44 .302 Golden State 16 46 .258 LA Clippers 12 49 .197 x-clinched playoff berth Thursday's Games Indiana W, Washington 85 Detroit 102, Cleveland 99 Houston 115, Seattle 106 Denver116, Portland115, OT Friday's Games Indiana at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 8.30p.m. Atlanta at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Seattle at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m Denver atUtah, 9:30 p.m. Dallas at Los Angeles Clippers, 10:30 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 11 p.m. Saturday's Games Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, p.m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Utah at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m. Sunday'sGames Chicago at Boston, 1p.m. Indiana at New Jersey, 1 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4 p.m, Washington at Detroit, 7p.m. GB 4 18% 24'/2 9'/2 17'/2 31 33'A 37 , sers, . 7:30 9:30 m. Dallas at Portland, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Los Angeles Clippers, 10p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. NHL National Hockey League WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L T Pts GF GA Washingln , 37 28 6 80 254 209 Philadelpn.35 29 7 77 263 260 NYIslandrs33 29 9 75 267 243 NYRangers31 32 8 70 267 255 Pittsburgh . 30 32 9 69 279 287 New Jersey 31 36 5 67 254 281 Adams Division y-Monfreal,41 20 11 93 268 216 y-Boston.,,39 27 6 84 272 231 Buffalo.... 33 29 9 75 255 271 Quebec.... 32 36 4 68 252 268 Hartford... 29 35 7 65 216 245 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Norn's Division W L T Pts GF GA x-Detroit . . . 39 24 9 87 291 236 y-St. Louis. 31 33 8 70 252 257 y-Chicago, , 30 34 8 66 258 288 Toronto.... 20 43 10 50 252 310 Minnesota, 18 43 11 47 218 304 Smythe Division y-Calgary . . 43 21 8 94 355 278 y-£dmonton 39 23 9 87 321 2 5 3 y-Winnipeg 31 31 10 72 271 274 Los Angeles .... 26 40 7 59 277 3 2 4 Vancouver. 21 44 9 51 250 302 x-clinced division title y-clinched playoff berth Thursday's Games Chicago 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Calgary 7, Boston 5 Quebec 4, New Jersey 3 Minnesota 2, St. Louis 2. tie Friday'» Games New York islanders at Washington, 8:05 p.m. Winnipeg at Edmonton, 9:35 p.m. Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10:35 p.m. Baseball Exhibition Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE Thursday's Games Montreal 6, Chicago While Sox (ss) 5 Chicago While Sox (ss) 7, Cincinnati • (ss)3 Chicago Cubs (ss) 11, Milwaukee <ss)9 Chicago Cubs (ss) 5, Cleveland 3 Cincinnati (ss) 3, Boston (ss) 2 ! New York Mets 5, Atlanta 2 St. Louis 8, Houston 7,11 innings Texas 3, Pittsburgh 2 Toronto 8, Boston (ss) 2 [ Baltimore 3, New York Yankees 2 Los Angeles 6, Philadelphia 5 ' San Diego 10, Oakland 0 ' Milwaukee (ss) 5, Seattle 3 i Detroit 3, Minnesota? Friday's Games Kansas City vs. Philadelphia at' Clearwater.Fla., 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla.. 1:05p.m. Toronto vs. Cincinnati at Plant City, Fla.,1:05p.m. Pittsburflh vs Clticaeo White Sox at Sarasota,Fla., 1:35 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago Cubi at Mel*, Ariz., 3 p. m

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