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Page 18 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Sunday, March 20, 1988 Sports No.l Bearcats In Final Four Kokomo's bid falls short to Hammond Noll Associated Press Kokomo's Michael Wilson slips by Tony Donoho Associated Press Chandler Thompson scored 34 points Saturday night, including a basket and two free throws in the final minute, as top-ranked Muncie Central beat Indianapolis Ben Davis 74-69 for the Indianapolis Semistate championship and a berth into the state Final Four for a record 17th time. The seven-time state champion Bearcats will play No.3-ranked Bedford-North Lawrence in the first semifinal game next Saturday at Indianapolis Market Square Arena. Bedford, behind Damon Bailey's 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists, rolled over Greencastle 62-47 for the Terre Haute Semistate crown and a trip to the finals for the second straight year. At Fort Wayne, No.2-ranked Concord got 24 points from 6-foot-ll Shawn Kemp and beat Norwell 65-60, while unranked Hammond Noll engineered the second upset of the semistate round with a 53-40 victory over No.5 Kokomo at Lafayette. They were the first semistate titles for both Concord and Noll, who will play in the second semifinal Saturday afternoon. The two winners will return for the championship Saturday night in the 78th Indiana High School Athletic Association tourney. Muncie Central's victory marked the 28th time in the past 33 years that at least one North Central Conference team has reached the Final Four, although Kokomo's loss kept the conference from having two teams in the semifinals for the sixth time in 10 years. No.4 Richmond, another NCC member and runner-up to Marion twice in the past three years, was the first semistate upset victim, falling to Ben Davis 69-61 in the first round at Indianapolis. In the championship game, Ben Davis never led but rallied from 12 points down to within one on a basket by Henry Williams with a minute to go. Thompson then got the clinching basket and after Williams missed a 3-point attempt, Thompson was fouled and hit the final free throws with 24 seconds to go. Cedric Vanleer added 15 points and Sam Long finished with 12 as Muncie Central raised its record to 26-1 and advanced to the Final Four for the first time since its 1979 state championship. Ben Davis, led by Williams' 29 points, ended its season at 19-10. The championship game was a rematch of their regular-season finale won by the Bearcats 74-73 in overtime. At Terre Haute, Bailey scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, when the Stars broke from a close game with a 20-9 advantage. Jay Ritter added 13 points as Bedford raised its record to 26-1. Brett Hecko had 18 points and Chad Remsburg added 11 for Greencastle, which finished 17-9. Concord, the state's only unbeaten team, went to 27-0 with its victory over Norwell at Fort Wayne. Norwell, finishing 24-4, outscored Concord by six field goals. But the Minutemen won the game at the free throw line, hitting 21 foul shots to just four for Norwell. Jamar Johnson backed Kemp with 21 points and Steve Larkin added 1.1. Norwell was led by Darin Archbold with 26 points and Tim Reed and Ryan Milholland with 11 apiece. At Lafayette, Noll won its first semistate crown behind Austin Banks with 18 points and Skip McCoy with 12. Kokomo, trying for its first Final Four trip since 1962, led 14-9 after one quarter but fell behind 25-21 at halftime as Banks had 10 points in the second period. The Wildkats tied the game early in the third period, but two free throws by McCoy put the Warriors in front 27-25 and they never trailed after that. Noll raised its record to 21-5, while Kokomo, led by Michael Wilson with 15 points and Brian Hogan with 12, finished at 24-3. The oniy other losses for Kokomo this season were in the North Central Conference to Muncie Central and Richmond. Semistates Fort Wayne Norwel! 00 Portage t 57 Concord 84 Ft .Wayne Dwenger 75 Championship Concord 66 Norwell 60 Indianapolis tndpls Ben Davis 69 Richmond 61 Muncie Central 73 ' Bioomington South 59 Championship Muncie Centra! 74 Indpls Ben Davis 69 Lafayette Hammond Noli 58 Brownsburg 55 Kokomo 65 Lafayette Jeff 61 Championship Hammond Noll 53 Kokomo .40 Terre Haute " Bedford-N. Lawrence 72 Loogootee 63 Greencastle 69 Evansvllle Central.... 65, OT Championship Bedford-N.Lawrence,..,. 62 Greencastle 47 Indiana Girls All-Stars Pack Scoring Punch INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Debbie Bolen of North Judson, the highest scorer in Indiana girls' basketball history, and Donna Gill of state champion Fort Wayne Snider were among 11 players named Saturday night to the 1988 Indiana All-Star basketball team. They join Miss Basketball Vicki Hall of Indianapolis Brebeuf, named last week to the annual All-Star series against Kentucky in June. "I'm excited about the prospects for this team as the state has a lot of talent to offer and the quality of these players reflects that," said Noblesville Coach Ray Lyttle, who will direct the girls All-Stars along with Clinton Central's Linda Barnett. "With the scoring averages of these girls, offense obviously won't be a problem, and their potential defensively is strong as well because of their overall quickness and athleticism," Lyttle said. Also named to the All-Star team are Cara Gullion of state tourney finalist Scottsburg, Machelle Joseph of DeKalb, Muffy Murphy of Indianapolis Ritter, Beth Davis of Greenfield, Stacie Johnting of Randolph Southern, Missi Nelson of Rushville, Tracy Roller of Crown Point, Meridith Sanders of West Lafayette and Kristal Stahl of Worthington. The All-Star games are scheduled June 18 in Louisville's Freedom Hall and June 25 in Indianapolis Market Square Arena. The Indiana boys' All- Stars will be announced next month. 1988 Indiana Girls All-Stars Player-school Height, Ave. •Vicki Hall, Indpis Brebeuf 6-1,26.4 •Debbie Bolen, North Judson 5-10,30,3 •Beth Davis, Greenfield 5-10,22,4 •Donna Gill, Ft. Wayne Snider. 6-1,16.7 ;»Cara Gullion, Sqottsburg....;....... 5-11,17.5 •Stacie Johnting, Randolph Southern . 5-7,28.4 •Machelle Joseph, DeKalb 5-9,35.0 •Muffy Murphy, Indpls Ritter 5-6,24.1 •Mlssi Nelson, Rushville 6-0,20.7 •Tracy Roller, Crown Point 5-11,19.8 *Meridith Sanders, West Lafayette .... 6-1,17.2 •Kristal Stahl, Worthington 6-0,23.1 The 5-foot-10 Bolen finished as the state's career scoring leader for girls with" 2,421 points, fourth-best overall including boys. She averaged 30.3 points a game as a senior. The 5-9 Joseph set a state record for single-season scoring this year at 35.0 points a game. Davis, a three-sport star, averaged 22.4 points and 10.6 rebounds in leading Greenfield to three straight semistates. The All-Stars will be led inside by the trio of Hall, Gill and Nelson — all at 6-feet or over — who averaged 26.4 points and 11.3 rebounds, 16.7 points and 12.1 rebounds and 20.7 points and 13 rebounds, respectively. "Vicki is one of the most multi-dimensional players there is at the high school level," Lyttle said of Miss Basketball, "while Donna is so strong and can dominate defensively and Missi is versatile enough to hurt you on both ends of the floor.'' Bolen, he said, "is one of the most explosive offensive players I've ever seen, while Tracy (Roller) is impressive in that she always gets the most out of her ability. She reads the floor so well, and can both pass and shoot in a crowd. "With so much offensive firepower, all the players are going to have to evaluate how best each can help us achieve that goal (adding to last year's sweep of the Kentucky girls)," he said. "And I think this team, like the Indiana high school Final Four last month, will continue to reflect the improved quality of girls' basketball in Indiana." Sports Scoreboard State Tournament Indiana High School Basketball 1988 Tourney Final Four Pairings Saturday, March 26 Indiana Market Square Arena (All Times EST) 11:00 a.m.-Muncie Central (26-1) vs Bedtord-N. Lawrence (26-1) 12:30 p.m. -Hammond Noll (21-5) vs Concord (27-0) 8:05 p.m.-1968 Slate Championship NIT National Invitation Tournament FIRST ROUND Wednesday, March 16 Ohio St. 86, Old Dominion 73 Thursday, March 17 Georgia 53, Georgia Southern 48 Connecticut 62, Wesl Virginia 57, OT Evansville 66, Utah 55 Louisiana Tech 66, Arkansas-Little Rock 56 Boston College 73, Siena 65 Houston 69, Fordham 61 New Mexico 86, Pepperdine 75 Oregon 81, Santa Clara 65 Friday, March 18 Cleveland State 89, illinois State 83, OT Middle Tennessee Slate 85, Tennessee 80 Virginia Commonwealth 81, Marshall 80 Arkansas State 70, Northeast Louisiana 59 Southern Mississippi 74, Clemson 69 Colorado Slate 63, New Orleans 54 Stanford 80, Long Beach St. 77 SECOND ROUND Monday, March 21 Louisiana Tech, 22-8, at Connecticut, 16-14 at Hartlord, Conn,, 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 Southern Mississippi, 19-10, at Virginia Commonwealth, 22-11, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland State, 22-7, at Ohio Slate, 17-12,8:30p.m. Georgia, 20-15, at Middle Tennessee, 22-10,8:30 p.m. Boston College, 16-13, at Evansvllle, 21-7,8:35 p.m. Houston, 18-12, at Colorado State, 19-12,10:30 p.m. Oregon, 16-13, at New Mexico, 21-13,10:30 p.m. Arkansas State, 20-13, at Stanford, 21-11,10:30 p.m. NBA National Basketball Association EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pet. GB Boston 45 20 .692 Philadelphia 29 36 .446 16 New York 28 36 .438 16V; Washington 29 36 .438 16V; New Jersey 17 47 .266 27Vj Central Division Detroit Atlanta Chicago Milwaukee Indiana Cleveland.. ....43 20 ....39 24 ....37 27 35 27 ....31 33 ....30 35 .683 .619 .578 .565 .484 12'/i .462 14 4 8Vi 7V 2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W L ...43 20 ..38 24 ..38 26 x-Dallas... Houston .. Denver.... Utah ...36 29 San Antonio 24 39 Sacramento 18 45 Pacific Division x-LA Lakers 50 13 x-Portland 41 22 Seattle Phoenix Golden Stale.. LA Clippers ... Pet. ,583 .613 4 ,694 5 .554 8 .381 19 .286 25 G8 .34 31 .19 44 .16 47 .12 50 .794 .651 9 ,523 17 .302 31 .254 34 .194 37V; x-clinched playoff berth Friday's Game! Philadelphia 129, Indiana 109 Chicago 113, Boston 103 Atlanta 106, New Jersey 104 Seattle 118, San Antonio 110, OT Utah 118. Denver 111 Dallas 106, Los Angeles Clippers 98 Portland 121, Golden State 116 Saturday's Games Late Games Not Included New York 116, Atlanta 110 Philadelphia 94, Washington 89 San Anlonio 113, Utah 110 Cleveland at Milwaukee, (nl Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix, (n) Houston at Sacramento, (n) Sunday's Games Chicago at Boston, 1p.m. Indiana a! New Jersey, 1 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 4p.m. Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Los Angeles Clippers, 10 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Golden Stale, 10:30 p.m. Monday's Games Milwaukee at Atlanta, 7:30p.m. New York at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Los Angeles Clippers at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. NHL National Hockey League WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L T Pts GF GA Wasringtn.,37 28 7 81 257 21 Philadlph..35 30 7 77 263 287 NYlslndrs .33 29 10 76 270 246 NYRangers32 32 8 72 271 258 Pittsburgh .31 32 9 71 286 287 New Jersey 31 36 5 67 254 281 Adams Division /-Montreal.* 20 11 95 271 216 y-Boston...39 28 6 84 275 235 Buffalo....34 29 9 77 259 274 Quebec....32 37 4 68 256 273 Hartford ... 29 35 7 65 216 245 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Norris Division W L T Pts GF GA x-Delroit..,39 24 9 87 291 236 y-St.Louis.31 33 8 70 252 257 y-Chicago, ,30 35 8 68 258 291 Toronto.... 20 44 10 50 255 314 Minnesota. 18 43 11 47 218 304 Smythc Division y-Calgary.. 44 21 8 96 360 282 y-Edmonton 40 23 9 89 325 2 5 4 y-Winnipeg 31 32 10 72 272 278 Los Angeles .... 26 41 7 59 280 3 2 Vancouver,22 44 9 53 255 305 x-c)inced division title y-clinched playolt berth Friday's Games , New York Islanders 3, Washington 3, tie Edmonton 4, Winnipeg 1 Vancouver 5, Los Angeles 3 Saturday's Games Late Games Not Included Montreal 3, Chicago 0 Buffalo 4, Boston 3 Calgary 5, Quebec 4, OT Pittsburgh?, Philadelphia 0 New York Rangers 4, Toronto 3 Harttord at St. Louis, (n) Detroil at Los Angeles, (n) Sunday's Games New Jersey at Washington, 1:35 p.m. New York Islanders at Winnipeg, 3:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Buffalo, 7:05 p.m. Harttord at New York Rangers, 7:35 p.m. St. Louisa! Chicago,8:35 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 9:35 p.m. Monday's Games Calgary at Montreal, 7:35 p.m. New York Islanders at Minnesota, 8:35 p.m. Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE W L Pel. Kansas City 11 6 .647 New York 11 6 .647 Toronto 9 6 .600 California 8 7 .533 Seattle 8 7 .533 Oakland 8 8 ,500 Chicago 8 9 .471 Cleveland 8 9 .471 Texas 7 9 .438 Baltimore 6 9 .400 Boston 6 9 .400 Minnesota 5 tO .333 Milwaukee 5 12 .294 Detroit 4 11 .267 NATIONAL LEAGUE Los Angeles .... Montreal Chicago Cincinnati New York San Francisco... Houston W .14 .10 .11 ..9 ..9 ..9 Pet. .778 5 ,667 7 .611 .600 .563 ,563 ...9 8 .529 Pittsburgh 9 9 .500 SanDiego 8 8 .500 St. Louis 7 7 .500 Philadelphia 7 9 ,438 Atlanta 3 13 .188 NOTE: Split-squad games count in standings, lies do not Friday's Games Pittsburgh 1, Chicago White Sox 0,8 innings, rain Oakland 8, Chicago Cubs 5 Kansas City 5, Philadelphia 3 Houston 8, Detroit 7 Toronto 0, Cincinnati 0, tie, 6 innings, rain New York Mets 7, Boston 6 New York Yankees (ss) 5, Atlanta 1 Los Angeles 12, Minnesota 0, 7 innings, rain Baltimore11,Texas3 California 4, Milwaukee 1 San Fran Cisco 5, Seattle 1 New York Yankees (ss) 6, Montreal 4 San Diego 5, Cleveland 1 Saturday's Games Late Game Not Included Chicago White Sox 6, Texas 5 Chicago Cubs 5, Seattle 4 Philadelphia 4, Detroit 1 New York Mets 13, Atlanta 9 St. Louis 12, Toronto 6 Montreal^ Los Angelas 3 Cincinnati!!, Pittsburgh? New York Yankees 6, Baltimore 5 Boston 7, Minnesota 4 San Francisco 4, Oakland 3, 11 innings Cleveland 7, San Diego 3 Milwaukee 10, California 1 Kansas City 4, Houston 1 Chicago Cubs vs. Seattle at Temps, Ariz., |n) Tar Heels Set Tournament Record; Syracuse Upended Associated Press North Carolina set an NCAA Tournament record for most points in a game and ended the nation's longest winning streak at 25 Saturday with a 123-97 victory over Loyola, Calif. Ranzino Smith scored a career-high 27 points as the No. 7 Tar Heels, 26-6, advanced to next Friday's West Regional semifinals in Seattle against 10th- ranked Michigan. North Carolina held 15th- ranked Loyola, the nation's highest-scoring team with a 110.7 average, under 100 points for the first time in six games, dealing the Lions their first loss since game seven of this season. Loyola finished 28-4. "We've had a pretty good run. Nothing is forever," Loyola Coach Paul Westhead said. "We ran our system, tried our best, but the shots didn't go that we frequently make." The 123 points broke the tournament record of 121 set by Iowa in 1970 and matched by Nevada-Las Vegas in 1977. St. Joseph's, Pa., scored 127 points in a game in 1961, but the Hawks' victory was nullified because they were found to have used ineligible players. "We played the best defense we played all year," North Carolina Coach Dean Smith said. "We had a hand in their face most of the time, and we got back on defense. We said run if it's there, if not look for the backdoor cut." Jeff Fryer led Loyola with 27 points. "WEST No. 10 Michigan 108, Florida 85 Glen Rice had 39 points, one short of his career high, as Michigan ran up a lead of as many as 27 points in an easy victory over Florida. Loy Vaught had 22 points and 15 rebounds, and All-American guard Gary Grant had 19 points and 11 assists for the Wolverines, who advanced past the regional's second round for the first time in four straight tries. Rice played the game with eight stitches in his shooting hand from an injury sustained last Sunday when he reached inside a dishwasher. Rice said the injury bothered him in Michigan's 63-58 opening-round victory over Boise State, but not this time. "In the first game, it started to bleed and it was hurting. It bothered me a lot," he said. "So I just decided to go out today and play hard and not think about it." Michigan is 26-7, while the Gators finished 23-12, led by Vernon Maxwell's 23 points. _____ Rhode Island 97, No. 5 Syracuse 94 Rhode Island got 26 points from Tom Garrick and 23 from Kenny Green to silence some sniping from Syracuse, and the Rams will meet Duke in the East semifinals. Rhode Island guard Carlton Owens, said he heard some demeaning remarks by Syracuse players during the game. "They were talking most about playing some weak Atlantic 10 team," Owens said. "I just returned and said, 'That was an Atlantic 10 dunk Kenny just did.'" Kenny Green had 23 points, incuding 16 in the second half, for the 28-6 Rams. Most of Green's offense came after Rhode Island went inside in an effort to get Syracuse into foul trouble, and it worked. Syracuse forward Derrick Coleman fouled out with 5:32 left. Center Rony Seikaly, who led Syracuse with 27 points, picked up his fourth foul with 7:31 to play, and forward Stevie Thompson got his fourth with 4: 15 left. Syracuse finished its season at 26-9. No. 5 Duke 94, SMU 79 Kevin Strickland scored a career-high 31 points, leading Duke to a lopsided victory over Southern Methodist in the other East Regional second-round game. Duke, 26-6, outscored SMU 21-7 over the final half of the opening period to take a 52-35 lead at intermission. Duke led 60-39 after Strickland converted a three-point play with 16:39 to play. SMU, which was led by Todd Alexander's 17 points, ended its season at 28-7. No. 20 Kansas St. 66, DePaul 58 William Scott scored 21 of his season-high 23 points on 3- pointers as Kansas State held DePaul to its lowest point total of the season. Scott was 7-of-8 from the 3-point line for Kansas State, 24-8. DePaul ended its season at 22-8, making its quickest exit from the tournament in three years. Only nine of Scott's points came in the first half, but three of them put Kansas State ahead for good, 30-28, one minute before halftime. Rod Strickland led DePaul with 19 points.

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