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$nt0*ti MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1976 · Qtilizen Spurts "^^ Features A SU tops Cats C;!-; 27 UA hopes keyed to road trip STEVE WESTON cats lost a rriHrnl u/octo,TM ,,_ .u. _ _ _ _ , .... . . JB- By STEVE WESTON Citizen Sporlswriter TEMPE -- Fred Snowden didn't need a guardian angel. What he needed was another guard. The sidelining of sophomore guard Gilbert Myles because of the flu became, by consensus, the difference here Saturday night when Snowden's University of Arizona "Wild- cats lost a critical Western Athletic Conference basketball game to Arizona State's Sun Devils, 67-63. The victory, No. 300 for A- State head coach Ned Wulk, came before 14,375 excited Devil partisans in ASU's Activity Center and seriously dented the Wildcats plans for a WAC championship. "It's simple," said Snowden. "We have to win both games on the road this week. Our chances are pretty much shot if we don't." The Cats will go against Utah's Utes Friday night in Salt Lake City and against Brigham Young's Cougars in Prove Saturday. While Arizona was missing a golden opportunity, Coach Jerry Pimm's Utah team was doing what the other contend- / ers feared -- sweeping at/ Colorado State and Wyoming. That puts the Utes, 87-77 losers to UA earlier in Tucson, atop the WAC standings with six wins and one loss -- but four of those six victories have come on the road. Arizona, w i t h one road breakthrough, stands in second at 5-2. And New Mexico, which upset Texas-El Paso at El Paso Saturday, is 4-3 with a pair of breakthroughs, but still has its toughest road swings to make. The pressure is squarely upon the Cats as this weekend approaches. A split would keep the Cats in the race, but a sweep would offer much more security. "We beat them (Utah and BYU) once," said Snowden, whose Cats edged BYU, 79-78, the night before the win over Utah. "We could beat them again. The game at Utah Friday," he continued, "is probably the key." Snowden's team, now 16-7, could've taken the tipper hand in the race despite the Utah sweep with a victory here Saturday. And even with Myles absent, the Cats had a real chance when the 14-5 Devils watched 6-foot-lO Scott Lloyd, 6-7 Ken Wright and 6-8 Tony Miller says Nicklaus is still best PALM S P R I N G S , ' Calif. (AP) -- The inevitable question came up in the wake of Johnny Miller's brilliant triumph in the Bob Hope Desert Golf Classic: How does Johnny Miller compare with Jack Nicklaus? This time -- in contrast to some of hts observations of the last two years -- Johnny Miller was having none of it. "I don't want to be compared to Jack," said Miller, who has moved to the fore as the heir-apparent to Nicklaus' reign as pro' golf's premier performer. "I might win as many tournaments as Jack, but I ' l l never win as many major tournaments." , And he even has quite a ways to go in that respect. Miller's nine-under-par 63 the best round in more than 12 months of tour activity -provided him with a three- stroke victory, put him past a milestone and nailed down his I7th American tour title yesterday. Rik Massengale made a gritty, last round challenge until Miller rolled in an 18- foot, downhill birdie putt on the 16th green. He finished second with a 67-347. Vietnam veteran Buddy Allin was third at 67-348. Jim Colbert, who had an amazing 28 on his last nine, Jerry Heard and Dave Newquist were at 351. Arnold Palmer, a five-time winner of this tournament, withdrew after three rounds because of the death o f ' h i s father. The victory put Miller 41 tournaments behind Nicklaus. He'd have to average five a year for the next eight years (he'd be 36 -- Jack's present age -- at that time) to be close even if Jack never wins again. In ^he matter of the majors -- the U.S. and British Opens, the Masters and PGA -- Miller would face an all- but-impossible task. Nicklaus has won 14. Miller has won one. i°J n .W Miller, 136,000 71-69-7W8-63--344 Rik Massengle, $20,520 69-72-71-68-67--347 Bud Allin, $12,780 67-63-75-71-67--118 Dave Newquist. $7,440 74-7O67-71-69-J51 Jim Colbert. S7.440 67-73-77-70?£a5 Jerry Heard, $7,440 ~ .^ri^??J Jack Nrcklaus, $5,535 Leo eider, J5,53i Billy Casper, $4,860 BobMurDhv. $4,320 § 111 Rogers, $4,320 ruce Lletjke, $3,480 Dwioht Nevll. $3,480 Tonv Jacklin, $3,480 Mike Reasor, J2.520 Tommy Aaron, $£520 . J -.TM-, i TM--.,,, Dale Douolass. 52.520 75-73-72-71-65--356 M, McCullouoh, $2.520 72-73-70-70-72-J56 Jerrv Pale, $2,520 -. ~ -- -T -£^»° Rex Cal dwell, $2,520 Mike Morley. $2.520 Mason Rudolnh, $1.642 Howard Twitly, $1,642 Vic Regalado, $1.642 ,^,.,4-10-1^-^57 MacMcLofldon. S1.642 77-72-70-71-67--357 Hubert Green. $1.359 75-72-76-78^67^358 Lanny Wadklns, $1,359 71-75-69-72-71^051 Jimmy Powell. S1.3S! -72-7Kr-'--^^ Gay Brewer, $1,359 Oave Hill. $1.119 J.C. Sneaa, il.116 Charles Coodv. $1.116 George Cadle. $1,118 Orvflle Mcodv. SI,lie John Mahafley, S927 /u-'u-/j-/j-/4--TAG Peter Oosterhuis, $927 72-73-71-72-72-360 J i m Jamieson, $927 74-68-74-73-71--360 WallV Armstrono. $792 75-73-75-69-69--361 - . - 0 0 5 1 73-72-70-69-67--351 69-70-72-69-7J--352 7I-ZO-73-69-67-052 72-S5-7.J-6-74--353 7O68-76-74-66--354 69-71.74-70-70--354 74-69-72-72-68--355 71-67-73-7J-72-J55 71-76-69-72-67-J55 71-72-75-69-69--356 73-73^9-72-69--356 - - - 74-68-73^7417^356 - 74-67-74.70-72-357 / f - i \-n-i \-if--jsa 70-71-77-70-70--358 71-71-72-74-71^159 73-70-76-71-69-059 68-74-74-73-70--359 74-65-77-72-71^59 73-69-75-73-69--359 70-70-73-73-74--360 Rod Curl, $792 Gary Winh, $792 Miller Barber, $792 Jerry McGee, $666 Mike Mitchell. $666 Gary Koch, $666 Calyin Pecle, 1503 Bob Payne, $503 Gary McCord, $503 Ken Still, 1503 Jack Ewing. $503 David Graham, 1503 Curtis Slllord. $503 Bobby Nichols, $409- Uonel Hebert. $J09 Joe Porter, $405 Art Wall. 1409 Jim Wlechers. 54W Tom Jenkins, $409 .Don Massengale. $355 . IsaoMatsui, $155 75-67-73- 73-73-361 72-71-76-7I-71-J61 75-72-72-70-72--361 76-70-75-72-69--362 74-73-70-78-67-O62 72-74-71-70-75-J62 77-70-74-73-69--363 69-77-75-71-71^163 71-75-71-76-70--363 77-71-74-71-70--363 76-74-73-71-69--063 69-71-80-70-73-^)63 75-71-71-73-73--363 74-74-71-73-72--364 74-72-76-69-73--364 73-69-76-73-73--064 75-73-71-73-72--364 72-71-71-76-74--364 74-73-72-72-73--364 77-69-73-75-71-O65 72-74-78-71-70--365 Zeno sit down for good with five fouls apiece. Lloyd, the WAC scoring leader, left with 13:31 remaining and Arizona leading by six, 40-34. But James Holliman came off Ihe bench and led a surge with Wright that put ASU up by 52-48 when Wright was whistled down for the f i f t h time. If UA had a chance from that point on, it all ended when senior guard Jim Rappis drew his fifth foul with 4:51 left .and the Devils leading by one, 52-51. "In my mind," said Snowden, "that was the final difference." "He had to do the ball-handling and shooting from outside for them," said ASU forward Gary Jackson, who was held to three points. "That extra load took its toll. It hurt them when he fouled out." The Devils offset UA's inside height advantage with quickness in the final minutes, guards Rick Taylor and Dave Tarrant converting critical free throws to keep the Cats at bay. An early scoring dry spell hurt the Wildcats in the first half. And after 6-10 center Bob WAC Standing^ Conference All Games Utah Arizona ..... Arii. SI. Tex.-EI Paso New Mexico Colo SI. w I 6 1 5 J 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 Brig, Young 2 S , Wyoming 0 7 .857 .714 .571 .571 .571 .429 .286 .000 16 4 14 7 14 s 14 5 12. B 7 12 8 11 s n ft .737 .600 .368 .421 .400 .iuu .iu.*ui, *JJJ I 4-/4-/JJ-/ I - /U--365 Leonrd Thompson. 5355 77.73-74-71-70--365 Bob Gilder, $355 Gil Morgan, $355 75-72-7^72-71-365 79-73-71-7 -- . . ...... ,,.,,,, ,*jj / T - f J - / l - / v / ^ J05 George Knwdsoo, S3S5 74-72-71-75-73-365 Don Bies, $319 Forrest Fezler, Ml? Mike Shea, i3C6 George Johnson, i?a Alan Taple, $288 Barrv Jacckel, 5288 BobGoalby, $270 Chi Chi RocJrlouez. Dennie Gary Groh 7^-73-74-75-71--366 73-70-74-77-72-^66 . 73-76^5-74-79-^367 74-75-73-73-73-068 73-70-75-77-73-368 75-70-74-74-75--368 · 73-74-75-70-77--369 72-73.75-74-77-371 81-70-76-69-79--374 Plenty of pain in defeat University of Arizona basketball player Len Gordy writhes in pain while teammate Herman Harris comforts him. Gordy suffered only a minor shin injury in the collision Saturday with Arizona State center Scott Lloyd. The UA team saw its Western Athletic Conference title hopes take a giant step backward when ASU won 67-«3 in Tempe. 76-7S-69-7S-Disquallticrt Winter Olympics U.S. skier makes strong showing I N N S B R U C K ( A P ) American Alpine skier Philip Mahre moved into surprisingly strong medal contention today, after the sixth day of the 12th Winter Olympic Games was marred by a doping incident which cost a Russian skier her medal. Mahre, of White Pass, Wash., finished fourth in the first run of Ihe men's giant slalom with a time of ( 1 minute, 45.58 seconds. He trailed defending champion Gustavo Thoeni of Italy, who clocked 1:44.19, and a pair of Swiss skiers, Ernst Good and Heini Hemmi. The second run of the giant slalom will be held tomorrow when Mahre's combined lime over the two runs will determine whether he can move into the top three. "I like the hill a lot better over there," he said, looking forward to tomorrow's race on a nearby course. "1 think it's going to be a good run. It's a little steeper with not as much side hill. They'll have to make the gates closer together, and it will come out a loi quicker. It will be a lot easier." Philip's twin brother, Steven Mahre, was 14th in 1:47.90, and Greg Jones of Tahoe City, Calif., was 16th in 1:48.09. Earlier today, the International Olympic Committee announced it had stripped Soviet skier Galina Kulakova of the bronze medal she won Saturday in the five-kilometer cross-country race. A medical examination showed she had taken a drug called Ephidrine, banned by the IOC. However, the Russians retained the medal when it was Results on page 30 awarded to Mrs. Kulakova's teammate, Nina Baldicheva. The 33-year-old Mrs. Kulakova, a five-!ime world champion, had been suffering from a cold and apparently took the drug without knowing it was forbidden, said the IOC Medical Commission president, Prince Alexandre do Merode of Belgium. Tucson's top women athletes honored tonight at banquet More than 100 female a t h - letes and coaches will be honored tonight at the inaugural Women's Sports Award Banquet tonight at 6:30 at the Westward Look Resort. Sponsored by Ihe newly formed Southern Arizona Women's A t h l e t i c Achievement Association, the dinner will honor the top local atn- lete, coach and team of 1975. Two outstanding achievement awards will also be given. A high school senior girl will receive a one-year scholarship to either the University of Arizona or Pima Community College. Featured speakers for' tlie event will be ihu former Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby Mason and professional bowlor Loa Boxberger. Tickets will not be available at the door, but can be bought for $10 at UA's McKale ticket office, Pueblo ticket Agency, Dial-A-Tickel and at .ludi Kirby Associates, 199 N. Stone, Suite 903, "It was such a small amount that it seemed almost an injustice to take the medal away," Prince de Merode said. "However, if we are to have a medical commission and rules, we must enforce them." Mrs. Kulakova, a veteran of more than 10 years' competi- ton, did not appear at the medals p r e s e n t a t i o n last night. Soviet officials said at the time that she had been detained by traffic. It was later learned, however, that she had been summoned to a medical commission hearing. It was the first such inci-' dent of these Games but was not unprecedented. In the 1972 Summer Games at Munich, A m e r i c a n s w i m m e r R i c k DeMont was stripped of hjs gold medal and banned from further competition at Munich when he took a banned drug to ease his asthma. East Germany, meanwhile, continued its assault on the Soviet Union's medals lead, picking up a fifth gold with a victory by Ulrich Wehling in the Nordic combined event today. The East Germans also have four silver and three bronze for 12 medals. The Soviets have seven gold, two silver and five bronze for a total of 14. The United Slates is third with six-- one gold, three silver and two bronze. Yesterday, Cindy Nelson of Lutsen, Minn., gave the United States its second bronze with her surprising finish in the women's downhill. "I'm happy with the bronze medal," said the 20-year-old daredevil after finishing behind Rosi Mittermaier of West Germany, and Austria's Brigitte Totschnig. "But I hope to get a silver or a gold before 1 leave Innsbruck." If Miss Nelson could win medals in both the slalom on Wednesday and the giant slalom Friday, she could become only the second American to win t h r e e medals. Sheila Young, the sensational speed skater from Detroit, look her third medal Saturday with a third in the 1,000 meters. The surprising performance by Miss Nelson and the strong challenge by the young Philip Mahre could go a long way in boosting the United States to its best total medal count since the 1932 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, N.Y. That year, the Americans won six gold medals, finishing with 12 -- double their count so far in these Games. The only chance for the Americans to increase their medal count today comes this evening when Colleen O'Connor and Jim Millins, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., pair in the finals of the ice dancing competition. They enter the freestyle windup of the event in third place. The freestyle is considered the best portion of their program. Elliott led a spurt that put UA up by five, 29-24, UA dried up again, scoring just two points in the final 4:06 to trail at the half by 34-31. Arizona got into a six-point lead, 40-34, at Ihe 13:31 point of the second half -- when Lloyd fouled out -- but then went scoreless for almost two minutes while ASU caught up. Without Rappis in the late going -- and without Myles at all -- the 23 points and 12 rebounds from Ellioti and 14 points and 12 boards from forward Al Fleming were just not enough for Snowden, who's now lost six of seven meetings with Wulk. With both teams putting through 25 field goals, A- State's four more free throws proved the difference. The opportunity was obvious for UA since Jackson had only three points and Lloyd just eight. But Taylor's 19 and Holliman's 16, plus Zeno's 12 rebounds, took up the slack. "Our bench really had the major hand," said Jackson. "And there were really some significant calls down the stretch." Coaches and players expressed dismay with the officiating of Blaine Sylvester and Tom Brown. "I'd hate to have two well- prepared teams involved in a brawl," said Snowden. "I'm glad both teams kept their cool." "I thought," Jackson «aid, "they were going to let us play." The 51 total fouls indicated otherwise, however. Snowden said he isn't sure Myles will be ready for the Utah trip, during which ASU plays BYU Friday night and Utah Saturday afternoon on regional television. "If he isn't ready," said Snowden, "the other guys will just have to do it for us. We have to go up and win two games. I t ' s as simple as that." Would you like to be Toro batboy? How would you like to be the batboy -- or batgirl -for the Tucson Toros baseball team this season? Well, here's your chance. The Tucson Daily Citizen Batboy Contest opens today for all girls and boys who have reached their 13lh birthday but who will not become 16 within the calendar year. And you must be maintaining an average grade or better in your school work. All you have to do to enter is write in 100 words or less your reasons for wanting to be the Toros' batboy. Then mail your letter, along with your parents' or guardian's consent, to the Tucson Daily Citizen Batboy Contest, P.O. Box 26767, Tucson, Az. 85726. There will be more than one winner. The Toros can use five youngsters to handle the bals and retrieve balls hit down the foul lines. The Toros will play 67 dates at home this season starting April 17. All games will start at 7:30 p.m. with' the exception of a 1:30 p.m. day game, April 25, and the five doubleheaders on the schedule which will start at 6:30 p.m. The Toros play an exhibition with the Oakland A's, July 28. The full schedule will be announced soon. The five winners will be selected from a list of 10 finalists who will be interviewed by a judging panel consisting of David Cartun, general manager of the Toros; Jerry Kindall, baseball coach at the University of Arizona; Phyllis Ellinger of radio station KCEE; Jack Furrier, president, Downtown Sertoma Club; R u t h Irving, former Tucson baseball commissioner; and Hal Eustice, baseball coach at Sahuaro High. Each of the five winners will be outfitted in a Toros' uniform, paid a nominal salary and will be given four reserved seats for the season so that the family can come out and enjoy the ball games. Get your letters in early. The contest closes March 6. WAC cage Utes win on the road Sun Devils 67, Wildcats 63 Amend (631 Rappis Harris Ellioti Gflrdy Fleming Harrison Marshall Maxcv Gladriev Ig-a ll-a reb pf tp 4-14 2-9 0-1 0-0 3-7 0-1 1-1 M 0-1 2-2 2-4 OO M Team rebounds -- -- 3 4 4 3 2 . B 1 0 2 0 0 Sports Calendar Ariiona Stale (67) Ig-a fl-a reb of to Taylor ' " -- . ' · - · ' RADIO, TV TODAY Winter Olympics: 7:30 p.m., Channel 9. TOMORROW IN TUCSON Basketball: High-school, all games start at 7:30 p.m. Amphi vs. Tucson at Rincon Salpointe at Cholla Sunnyside at Catalina Rincon at Sahuaro Santa Rita at Flo Verde CDO at Flowing Wells RADIO, TV TOMORROW Winter Olympics: 8 p.m., Channel 9. Hockey: CHL, Tucson vs. Tulsa, fi:20 p.m., KTUC (1400): Basketball: High school, Rincon vs. Sahuaro, following hockey game, K T U C (1400). ; Taylor Holliman Lloyd Jackson Tarranl Drayton Zeno Harris Team rebounds TolaH ArlionA Arlrona Slate . 6-17 6-11 3-7 4-6 1-2 2-6 OO 4-6 2 5 00 3-5 _ "-?. 15-62 17-31 1 19 5 I 16 5 5 8 3 5 9 3 1 7 S . I 7 12 5 4 0 0 0 2 41 72 47 . . . H 3 2 - U M 33 -- 67 Perccnlaoes: FG -- Arizona .466. Arr jona Slate .403; FT -- Ariiona .560. Ari rnna Slalc .54R. OlficlaU -- Svlvcslor and Brown, A -- 14.375. Sun Imps 77, Wildkittcns S3 UA JVs . . ASU JVl . . 30 33- U 3* 1 -- 77 UA JVs -- Jung IB, Llovd IS. Dcmic 1, Block B, Davis 6. F. hlmann 6. ASU JVs -- Guvc 18, Kcllcv 15, Wriahl 13, Kucharskv 9. Sims B. GlMin 7. Nwci- slfln 5, Schwpfjnan 3, By Associated Press Utah basketball coach Jerry Pimm says that teams normally have an advantage at home in the Western Athletic Conference. Except when they're playing Utah. Pimm took the Utes on the road for the weekend games at WAC results page 29 Colorado State and Wyoming and the squad returned home with two victories and first place in the WAC. A furious second-half scoring spree enabled the Utes to defeat Wyoming, 87-69, Saturday following Friday's 82-75 triumph over CSU. Eagles hire Vermeil PHILADELPHIA (AP) -UCLA's Dick Vermeil took over the task of rebuilding the National Football League's Philadelphia Eagles today, without the help of a No. 1 or No. 2 draft pick until 1979. The 39-year-old Vermeil, who coached UCLA to a 23-10 upset over Ohio State in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, was named head coach by the Eagles yesterday by owner Leonard Tose. Arizona Stale football coach Frank Kush turned down the job 10 days ago. In other conference games Saturday, CSU snapped a three-game conference losing string with a 93-84 win over B r i g h a m Y o u n g , Arizona State squeezed out a 67-£i win over Arizona and New Mexico won a 69-5S contest from Texas-El Paso in a regionally televised game. Jeff Judkins and Charles Menatti provided the spark for Utah, 6-1 in the league and 16-4 overall, in the win over the punchless Cowboys. Trailing 40-39 with nearly three minutes gone in Ihe second half, U t a h oulscored Wyoming 21-11 over the nexl 10 minutes to take an insurmountable lead. Menatti contributed 12 points and Judkins eight during the scoring spree. The loss droppd last-place Wyoming to a record of 0-7 in the WAC and 8-12 overall AAA tvreslling .28 Racquetball. . . . 29 Paul Darnell rinds ou! Ilw stale championship Is hard to calch. UA swimmers . . 29 Wildcals show their strengih In Ulah Invitational. ' Olympic results . 30 Swim results . . . 3 0 Rec roundup . . .30

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