Independent from Long Beach, California on January 21, 1975 · Page 26
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It's toil jgtti**.MI.**.!*.11,m INDEPiNDENTJAML _; PKSJglWM(Hfr-ff DON HARPER Millikan , By KEN PIVERNETZ Staff Writer After w h a t transpired Saturday, it's no wonder Moore League basketball coaches are s i z i n g up each other with a great deal of caution. Lakewood High's startling 59-55 upset of Jordan jumbled the league power structure even before four of the six schools had a chance to play a game. The consensus now is that at least four clubs -Jordan, Lakewood, Poly and Wilson -- have a good shot at the title, while C o m p t o n and Millikan must at least be given CIF playoff consideration. Although the Jordan- Lakewood game w a s advanced five days for television, the league race gets off the ground this week. Wednesday, Poly plays at Compton (3:15) and Wilson hosts Millikan at 7:30. Compton is the defend- ing champion. As in previous "years, the .Tarbabes are somewhat of a mystery. E d d i e Thomas' t e a m / didn't cross paths w i t h any league rival along the D e c e m b e r tournament trail, but did record an 18- p o i n t v i c t o r y o v e r Dominguez, which later beat t h i r d - r a n k e d Poly' by three points. · Thomas doesn't consider Lakewood's win Saturday an upset. "I thought quite awhile' ago that Lakewood would be a team to watch," he says. "Will Foerster has done an outstanding job. 1 wish we were playing that well together." The" league, with four schools ranked in the CIF top 10 and a near 80 per cent won-loss record (68- 1S), figures to be as com- petitve as any in Southern California. Off what they've done so far, here's how the r.AUY MU.DEI! Wilson teams slack up. Statistics do not reflect Saturday's Jordan-Lakewood game: Compton 17-41 -- Tiirbubcs arc league's youngest team, startinc two sophomores, Purvis Miller and Marvin Henulon, and junior Marcus Hays along f r o n t l i n e . M i l l e r ' s point production has dropped since landing on his back in finals in Villa Park Tournament. Derek Davis an under-rated guard. "We'll he a factor in the league race, "insists Thomas. Compton G Pts. Avg. F Marcus Hays (6-2) 10 59 5.9 F Marvin Herndon (6-3) .. 9 9J 10.J C Purvis Wilier (6-5) 10 KM. 10.6 6 Derek Davis (6-1) 11 153 1J.4 6 Tyrone Davis (6-1) . . . . 1 1 109 9.9 -Leading reserves: Luther Herndon (3.8), Chris Jones (1.9). Lew McGlothin (2.0). W-l. L-2 vs. Top 10 teams (4-A, 3-A. 2-A),- del. Los Amigos 61-56; lost to Irralewood 68-63. Verbum Dei 80-49. Jordan (13-2) -- With .lames H a r d y and Frank VanDyke controlling the backboard. Panthers can afford an off-night shooting now and then and still be competitive. Someone else has to start scoring or Hardy will be pressured more than he already has. Panthers may Ix.' suspectible to press on defense, but if they can shake off effect of Lakewood loss, will still he prime playoff contender. Jordan . .\.. G Pts. Avg. F Bob Stephenson (6-3 1 il 15 103 6.9 F Frank VanDyke (6-8' 3) 15 123 8.2 C James Hardy (6-9) 15 466 32.4 G Jay Lorenzen (5-11) ...15 116 7.7 G John Dean (6-0) 15 84 5.6 Leading reserves: Bill Speck (3.9), Harold Jefferson (2.8), John Macias (1.31. W-4, L-2 vs. Top 10 teams (4-A, 3-A, 9 - A ) : del- Lakewood AO-5B, Palos What would Stones if Cerritos vs.- Gahr i By JOHN DIXON Staff Writer What a year high jumper Dwight Stones had in 1974! . --A streak of 22 wins in 25 meets (in each loss, he climbed the same height as the winner); --Nine of the year's top 12 performances; --One European stretch of six consecutive winning marks between 7-3'/2 and 7-5 3 /4; * * · * THE INSIDE LANE....Pran- cic Larricu was bedded with the flu and unable to train the week prior to Saturday's meet, but she never mentioned it to K ess or promoters. No Alibi e, Francie routed Mary Decker and the 1,000 meter record. "She's a trouper," l a u d e d coach Jennings. "She was keyed for a competitive-type race, and she could tell very quickly that she would win, yet she broke the record." Francie will fun the 1,000 in San Francisco Friday, the mile Saturday in Portland. "I expect records in both events,", said Jennings. "The mile \yill. be more difficult." Larrieu will be targeting on her own record of 4:34.6. "Sly real goal," says the lone Pacific Coast Club of Lone Beach maiden, "is the world record at 3,000 meters." Decker appears to Ire a mile away from her record form of 1974. She is overweight, lacks training and coaching....Mike Tiilly of Millikan High and UCLA finished sixth in the pole vault at 16-6. He'll go higher -and soon. Tully was welfabove the bar at 17 feet, but his timing was sloppy. Dan Rinlcy of San Jose State, who vaulted 181. wasn't recruited by Long Beach State even though he competed at Cypress College, only a javelin throw away. "I didn't need a vaulter then," groaned L.B. State coach Ron Allice. "I had a fellow named Steve Smith, who could vault 18 feet." Smith opted for the pros, and Allice had to go 10.000 miles -- to Australia -- to get a vaulter, Don Baird. Baird is a good one. He vaulted 17-4 Friday at Pocatello. but missed three "times at l(i-l Saturday in Los Angeles. Baird had a high- level problem -- his uniform and poles were in Indianapolis. Marty Liquori. expected to make a" run at a 4-minutc mile, explained, "I have been having knee problems and I had to have a cortisone shot. I did not feel confident to t a k e the lead."....Al Fcuerbach has reduced to 240, yet, he says."My strength is greater. I can clean and jerk 430 pounds. Bui I have not been able to handle the adjustment in my weight. I can't lay back on my puts as I have done in the past. 1 feel quicker, though."....PCC teammate -and chief challenger -- George Woods retains a lifetime goal, a gold medal at the Montreal Olympiad, but not the same w e i g h t . H e ' s dropped 25 pounds, slimmed to a svelte 275....Steve Prefontaine, two- mile winner, admitted t h a t "I'm not as enthusiastic about training fur special meets like the Olympic Games or National AAU as I used to be, but I am very enthusiastic about running for "good times and having a good time." Pre would turn pro -- for the "right" offer. Randy Williams set a goal of 25-10 in the long jump. "That should win it," he predicted The Olympic champion fell a [(Kit short of his target and finished fifth....Look for Dwighl Stones to raise the high jump record another centimeter i j t of an inch) on Jan. 31 in the New York Millrose Games. Conditions will be perfect there. After erasing the indoor record Saturday, Stones put on his Long Beach Relays T-shirt. He'll compete in Ron Allice's annual carnival Fob. 2S. March 1-2. Allice has a new meet formal -- thank goodness....Allice ia'os Aiiieii oiioris, ".viPmrr o. the 500Saturday. as a I.i-Hi'ond quarfer-miiiT ami a ' iiefinik-" NCAA finalist this term....The S o u t h e r n California Indoor Games will he conducted in the' Anaheim Convention Com IT Kritliiy-Siitimliiy. After a (lay of review. Sunkist meel promoter Al Irnnkrn was "elated" with his nroduc- linn. "Tin' first race, the high ' school relay, prulucrd a national record, and that eslahlishiil the Irmpo," Franken said. --Two mihis'cule misses above his world record of 7-6%; --Only once, April to November, did.he fail to navigate 7-feet. Can he top that? He already has. On Friday, at Pocatello, Stones elevated the indoor j u m p high to 7-5. On Saturday, in the Los Angeles Sports A r e n a , Stones raised the pinnacle to 7-5%. . Back-to-back 'records -amazing. Achieved without benefit of training -miraculous. Stones hustled throughout the West -- as far as Las Vegas -- promoting the L.A. meet on radio, television, in interviews. He worked out once, a "little run around Long Beach State Wednesday n i g h t a f t e r a TV interview." W h a t could he accomplish with a steady training schedule? Stones' only ceiling may be the ceiling. At Pocatello, Stones leaped far over the bar at 7-5. In Los Angeles, Stones gave the bar a good lick at 7-5%. "You never know how those thiiTgs will fall," said his coach, Tom Jennings. "At Berlin l a s t : year he scarcely ticked the bar at 7-7, but it fell." Stones will jump Friday in San Francisco, Saturday in P o r t l a n d , but records a r e u n l i k e l y . J u m p surfaces and approaches a r e not conducive to records. "I didn't want to jump again-Saturday," Stones said with a chuckle. "One world record a night is enough. "I knew that 1 could break the record. 1 know that I can break 7-7. I'll do it this season." Stones talks of an ultimate goal of .7-10. Is that within his capability? "Stones is a s u p e r jumper," analyzed Olympic medalist John Rambo. "He has lots of c o n f i - dence, strength, and an i d e a l p h y s i c a l construct i o n . S u c c e s s f u l h i g h jumping is mostly mental, and Stones has a tremendous mental outlook. "I think that Dwight can go a bit higher -- 7-7, perhaps 7-8 -- but I be- l i e v e 7-10 is r e m o t e . Dwight is fi-i), but I think a person would have to be at least 6-8 to jump 7-10." Cerritos High travels to Gahr Wednesday at 3:15 to open the second round of play in the Suburban League. Cerritos (5-0) beat Gahr (3-2), 7fi-(55, in the first league encounter. G a h r was upset by Neff in overt i m e Friday. Neff, the second place club, hosts Artesia, a winner of its last two starts. S a n G a b r i e l V a l l e y League-leading Lynwood hosts Warren (2-2) while second p l a c e D o w n e y t r a v e l s to E x c e l s i o r W e d n e s d a y in 7 p . m . matches. Frontrunners in the S u n s e t League. Marina and Fountain Valley, face t o u g h tests Wednesday. M a r i n a travels to Los Alamitos while Newport hosts Fountain Valley. G a r d e n G r o v e 14-0) hosts Los Amigos (3-0) in Garden Grove League action. TONIGHT KMI'IHK I.KAfiL'K-FiHilhill ;it Cy- ]n!ss, Ki-nin-dy ;il Si«lillrb;u-k. H u n t - ingtim Ih'acli at KaU-lla. Aliahfin] at Orange. FREEWAY I.KAGl'K-Troy at Santa Ana Viilli-y, Itncna Park al l,:i llnbra. Savanna at Lmvi'll, FulWton al Sutjny Hills. OLYMPIC I.EAOIIK- WlntluT Christian al Bivtlm'ii, Ontario Christian at Bi'lPMf. Valli-v Christian atI.A..Ha|itisl. WEDNESDAY ' CAKDEN GROVE LEAGUE--In. A m i g o s at (lanli-n r.rovt'. Kanclm Ahimtin at l,a Quinla. Samiauu al Long Beach Premiere! 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A ' K 1 » ' M tl'll illlll-'l .'I.-:,',!" \"-l.- Long Beach Branch inarv ,_....., / i i i » 117 AUTJ tuw vricunguiit v ~ ' » ! ·»·.''·««" ' J FREE POSTER! Southern California Athletes of the year, 1900 to 1973 a collector's item! Action photos of every athlete honored by Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation Since 1900 . . , All in one giant poster. Pick up yours at the Sports Show. Verde$' 70-49,'L.A. Jefferson 92-91, Palos Verdes 57-55 (ETC); losl lo Ver- bum Del WM and 63-45 , . Lakewood 113-2) -- Hard to analyze Lancers who have only iivcraUo size and 'quickness, no individual standout, yet have blended everything together, especially-oh defense, for best start in school's histoiy. Mickey Chislock .has made rapid strides, at center: ami-is still learning to position himself in pivot. Good front line balance with Kevin Weaver and Scull 7-eiriier while Mike Spainhowcr league's No. 1 player coming off the bench. Lakewood G Pts. Avg. K Kevin Weaver (6-2) . . . . I S 153 10.2 F Scott Zeimer (6-3) .. .. IS 154 10.3 C Mickey Chislock (6-3) . . 1 5 266 17.7 G Fred Powers (6-0) 14 125 8.9 G Rob Williams (5-10) . . . 14 92 6.6 Leading reserves:. AAike.Spainhower (6.7), Jim Arenson (3.1), Brett Woll (2.0). W-l, L-2 vs. Top 10 teams (4-A, 3-A, 2-A); del. West Torrance-Bl-63; losl to Jordan 60-53. .. . . . Millikan (tl-7) -- Rams more than any other team must play up to their f u l l capabilities every time out to be contender. Kurt Kachigan has been a recent starter in attempt lo take some of the ball handling pressure .off leading scorer Don Harper. Paul Elhotl is expected to play some Wednesday after being sidelined five weeks with injury. Improvement needed on defense where R a m s h a v e given up OB points a game. MOORE LEAGUE STATISTICS Wilson Jordan Lakewood Poly Compton Millikan Pet. .933 .857 .636 .563 PF Avg. PA Avg. 1103 1032 970 881 ·619 1008 64.7 62.9 56.3 63.0 87.'. 911 863 772 616 1058 58.3 60.7 57.5 55.1 56.0 66.1 Millikan · G Pis. Avg. F Ken Urln (6-3) . ..16 115 7.2 F John White IW) .16 135 . 8.4 C Brte Wicker (4-3) ..·-- !« "8 IH 6 Kurl Kachigan (5-9) ...12 37 3.1 G Don Hatuer (6-2) ....:.16 316 19.8 Leading reserves: Dan Huntslnger (7.3), Steve Trefjger (5.1). . W-0, L-3 vs. Top 10 learns M-A, 3-A, 2-A),- lost lo Poly 61-52, Inglewood 80-51 and 84-63. . · Poly (12-2) -- Jackrabbits be- · c a m e complacement a f t e r . early successes says coach Ron Palmer which resulted in team losing two in a row after winning first 11; Poly has played only once in last 18 days so Palmer has had plenty of time to straighten out a l t i t u d e . Hares tunes in their play so opponents must play nearly errortree ball to beat them. League's best 1-2 frontline combination in Jonny Nash and Michael,Wiley. Poly G Pts. Avg. F James Hughes (6-3) . . 1 4 130 9.3 F Johnny Nash (6-5) 14 213 15.2 C Michael Wiley (6-7) . . . . 1 4 259 18.5 G Clyde Johnson (6-2) .... 14 ' 96 6.9 G Leif Herlzog (6-2) 14 84 6.0 Leading reserves: Cardale Tademy (3.5), Percy Jackson (1.8), Alvin White (1.4). W-l, L-l vs. Top 10 teams (4 A, 3-A, 2-A); del. Inglewood 58-56; lost to Palos Verdes 58-52. Wilson (14-1) -- Critics sav Bruins haven't played tough schedule, but hard to ignore 15- point margin of victory which is best in league, foes must he able to handle press and get b?.':k quick on defense. Excellent speed, league's best free throwers. Switching of N e i l Arnold to forward hasn't hurt h i s s c o r i n g . Gary M u l d e r league's most improved player over a ear ago when- he wa. reserve on junior varsity level Big drawback is lack of size_~^. Wilson 0 ,f"«« AW; · F Neil Arnold U 2) 5 328 F Jerry Anderson (40) 15 22 C Joe SHnson (64) 5 106 , 7 G Gary Mulder W O ) | »' 3 G Rich Rivera (510) 15 153 ipg Leading reserves Scoll Hullm (4.1) ffl Miller (32), Sieve Phill ( 3 9 ) ' . ' - . . · w'-l. L 0 vs Top 10 leams (4 A 3 A . 2-A); del. San Clemenle 72-47. i It's a baby girl for Yince, Scullys A baby daughter, Catli^'.' 1 ; e r i n e A n n e , x w a s bo'i'n '' Monday to M r s , Vine*"1 Scully, wife ofthq · Dodg-',· crs' broadcaster. '· , The 8-pound,- 7-ounce 'daughter and Mrs: Scully. · were reported doing fine, . Long Beach's Oldest Jewelers 333 Pine Ave. Spencer funeral to he Wednesday Funeral services will bn Spencer. 2G. who was kill- held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Church of Our Fa(her at Forest Lawn. Cypress, f o r d r i v e r . B i l l ed S a t u r d a y when his car crashed into a wall during a stock car race at Rivers i d e International ' R a c e way. Pai-ifira SAN GAimiEL V A L L E Y LEAGUE--Dcivnu-y at Ewi-lsinr. 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