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Thursday, March 24, 1988
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Page 10 Pharos-Tribune, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, March 24, 1988 Sports Young Warriors Win Associated Press With little left to do in the season aside from testing their young players, the Golden State Warriors received a dividend by doing just that. Golden State Coach George Karl resigned Wednesday, a few hours before the Warriors defeated Sacramento 126-118 with acting head coach Ed Gregory • running the team. • General Manager Don Nelson, who has been offered the head 'coaching job, and Gregory decided that young players such as reserves Steve Harris and Dave Feitl would get considerable playing time. Harris scored 21 points and Feitl a career-high 20 to go with Chris Mullin's 29 for the Warriors, who snapped a five-game losing streak. "Our objective is to play the young kids, decide who can play ' and who can't," Gregory said. • "The veterans won't be getting so many minutes. We know what -they can do." G'regory said being the head coach felt strange before and after the game, but not during it. "At the time we're playing, it goes out of your mind," he said of his appointment. "Running the game is the easy part. It feels kind of strange now." In other NBA games, it was Boston 104, Washington 89; Cleveland 105, New Jersey 96; Chicago 113, Philadelphia 102; Denver 118, Los Angeles Clippers 108, and Seattle 118, Portland 108. The Warriors are only 17-48 this season with the victory, but Mullin did not applaud Karl's resignation. "I think George Karl helped us a lot," Mullin said. "He made a NBA Roundup success in the future. "We've played hard all year, and that's not going to change." Sacramento's Jerry Reynolds, who replaced Bill Russell as coach of the Kings, 19-47, on March 7, said the contribution of the Golden State bench was the key to the victory. "Feitl and Harris are the kind of players we should stop head up, and we didn't do it," Reynolds said. "We shouldn't have to double-team a Harris or Feitl." Harris was 9-for-15 from the floor, Feitl 5-for-7, and the Warriors shot 59 percent as a team. "We've obviously got defensive problems. We've had them all year," Reynolds said. Derek Smith scored a season-high 30 points and Otis Thorpe added 22 for the Kings, who trailed 102-96 with five minutes remaining before junipers by Harris and Mullin started an 8-0 run for Golden State. Mullin scored 13 points in the opening quarter, with seven coming in a 17-3 spurt that gave the Warriors the lead to stay at 27-13. The Kings, losers of six straight road games, trailed by at least four points the rest of the way. Chicago snapped a six-game road losing streak as Michael Jordan scored 33 of his 49 points in the second half and Sam Vincent had 22 points and 12 assists against Philadelphia. Philadelphia trailed only 108-102 on a layup by Charles decision, though, and 1 wish him Barkley with 3:01 remaining, but Sports Shorts Workers Needed At Grain Field Parents of Logansport Youth Baseball League players, along with managers and coaches are asked to help with a work session at 8 a.m. Saturday at Grain Field to prepare the facility for the baseball season. Plenty of work must be completed on the field before the league's opening ceremonies and a double-header on Saturday, April 30. Tryouts will be held April 9 and 10, so all work must be finished soon. Please bring your own tools and/or equipment. Another work session may be necessary on Sunday, also. For more information., contact Mike Morgan, president of the league, at 722-1053. White River Bowling Sectionals Sectional bowling competition for the White River Parks State Games will be held April 4-10 at Myers Lanes, Logansport. Competition is broken down into age and skill level groups.. The top 50. percent of competitors in a 12-county area wilJ advance to the Regional Games, which will also be held in Logansport. Entry forms and rules are available at the bowling center. For other potential White River Park State Games athletes, handbooks and discounmt entry coupons are now available at all Indiana Hook's Drug Stores, Marsh Supermarkets and Village Pantry stores. Entry deadline is June 6. More than 18,000 athletes participated in the State Games last year. The entry coupons, worth $1 off individual entry fees or $5 off team entry fees, were introduced to attract more competitors this year. For more information on the Games, dial 1-800-HI-FIVES. Cass Pool League Banquet April 9 The Cass County Pool League will have its banquet on Saturday, April 9, at 8 p.m. at the Memorial Home. Final season awards will be presented there. Players with perfect scores in the final night of competition were"Frank Smith, Joe Oliver, Ash DeGrief, Mickey Hall, Rick Leazenby, Alan Hughes, Larry Rude, Ken Stratton, Mike Hlebasko, Vicki Dean, Buster Hinkle, Jim Browson, Kenny Titus, Perry Taylor, Jerry Dicken, Toney Beachey, Jim Hettinger, Joe Martindale, Mike Hayes, Wade Wooten, George Smith, Bill Brown, Carl Baker, Jr., Joe Ranee, Rick Rolewicz, Sam Bowles and Deb Rist. Women Softball Players Sought Any women interested in playing on a slow-pitch softball team this spring and summer should contact Scot Piercy at (219) 722-1391. the 76ers didn't score again. A three-point play by Charles Oakley, who had 19 rebounds, started a 10-0 run in the last 2 :39. Barkley and Cliff Robinson had 23 points each for the 76ers. Barkley, hampered by an ankle injury, played only 8:49 in the first half but most of the second Sonics 118, Trail Blazers 108 Dale Ellis scored 35 points and Xavier McDaniel added 31 as Seattle handed Portland its first loss by more than a point since Feb. 19. Ellis hit seven of 10 shots in the second half and McDaniel seven of nine for the SuperSonics as the Trail Blazers suffered only their second loss in 13 games. Clyde Drexler led Portland with 26 points, while Jerome Kersey added 25 and Kevin Duckworth 24 for Portland. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, with Seattle leading 88-84, Derrick McKey scored the Sonics 1 first eight points, sparking a 13-6 run that gave them a 101-90 lead with 7:22 left in the game. Celtics 104, Bullets 89 Larry Bird scored 14 of his 37 points in the third quarter, and his basket with 1:38 left in the period gave Boston the lead for good against Washington. Bird helped the Celtics overcome a 51-48 Bullets' lead at the half and gave Boston a 74-73 advantage after three quarters. Cavaliers 105, Nets 96 Cleveland snapped a five- game losing streak, rallying from a 17-point deficit by outscoring New Jersey 34-15 in the fourth quarter. Artis Gilmore (L) chases Tyrone Bogues Associated Press Richmond's Web May Not Hold Owls Associated Press The Spiders have had their fun. Now they get Number One. If Richmond's Spiders hope to continue weaving their magical web in the NCAA Tournament's East Region, they'll have to ensnare the top-ranked Temple Owls tonight at East Rutherford, N.J. The unranked Spiders already have stung defending champion Indiana and Georgia Tech. "Our goal at the beginning of the season was to get to the NCAAs," Richmond Coach Dick Tarrant said. "Once we got that, we decided to make Hartford our Final Four." Richmond, 26-6, surprised the Hoosiers and Yellow Jackets at Hartford, Conn. "After Hartford, we had a team meeting, reassessed our goals and said, 'Let's beat the No. 1 team in the country.' Our goals will end tomorrow at midnight if we can beat the No. 1 team." Eliminating Temple, which has won 17 straight games and is 31-1, might be too tall an order for the Spiders. They don't match up in size or quickness. "The big difference is in personnel," Tarrant said, mentioning Temple freshman guard Mark Macon, who led the Owls with a 20.7 scoring average, forward Tim Perry (14.7), Mike Vreeswyk (18.9) and point guard Howie Evans. The Owls were knocked off the branch only once this season, a one-point loss at Nevada-Las Vegas. The other game at the Byrne Arena tonight has Duke, 26-6, against another giant-killer, Rhode Island, 28-6. The fifth- ranked Blue Devils beat Boston University and Southern Methodist while Rhode Island knocked off Missouri and Syracuse, the latter the losing finalist last NCAA Roundup year. Also tonight, in the Southeast Regional at Birmingham, Ala., No. 6 Kentucky, 27-5, plays Villanova, 23-12, and No. 4 Oklahoma, 32-3, takes on Louisville, 24-10. On Friday night, in the Midwest at Pontiac, Mich., it's Vanderbilt, 20-10 vs. Kansas, 23-11, followed by No. 3 Purdue, 29-3, vs. No. 20 Kansas State, 22-8. The West, at Seattle, has No. 7 North Carolina, 26-6, vs. No. 10 Michigan, 26-7, and No. 2 Arizona, 33-2, vs. No. 17 Iowa, 24-9. EAST Duke, the ACC champion, must shut down the Rams' sensational backcourt of Tom Garrick and Carl ton Owens, both averaging better than 20 points a game. They combined with forward Kenny Green to subdue Syracuse. "The pressure is on Duke," Rhode Island Coach Tom Fenders said. "If they lose to us, it's tough. I'm sure Jim Boeheim has to wear a mask up in Syracuse because he certainly wasn't supposed to lose to Rhode Island of the Atlantic 10. "We're loose. We feel we have everything to gain and nothing to lose." SOUTHEAST Neither Louisville or Villanova are living in the past. Nor are they overwhelmed by their present. The Cardinals, winners of the NCAA crown two years ago, face an Oklahoma team that has looked nearly unstoppable. The Sooners have scored more than 100 points 19 times this year and have lost just once in their last 19 contests. The Big Eight champi- ons routed Tennessee- Chattanooga and Auburn last week. "We know we're not the favorites, but that's good," Louisville Coach Denny Crum said. "A lot of times you play better when you're the underdog." The Metro Conference champion Cardinals have won 11 of their last 12 games. Villanova, the 1985 champion, is the only Southeast survivor that didn't win its conference and is the only one of six Big East invitees to the NCAA that is still around. They face Southeastern Conference regular-season and tournament champion Kentucky, which ousted Southern University and Maryland. If this matchup of Wildcats comes down to experience, watch out for Villanova's Mark Plansky. The only remaining player from the title team, Plansky has been instrumental in Villanova's postseason surge. "WEST Another set of Wildcats, the Arizona brand, also has a rematch of a regular-season game. Arizona beat Iowa 66-59 at Iowa City on Dec. 12. Lute Olson, who used to coach the Hawkeyes, dismisses the earlier meeting. "I'm sure they look at it like they have a revenge motive, and we would look at it that we beat them on their home court," Olson said. "We'd have to have the confidence that we could beat them on a neutral court." North Carolina and Michigan breezed into the Sweet 16, the Wolverines beating Florida 108-85 and the Tar Heels routing Loyola-Mary mount 123-97. It is the eighth straight year North Carolina has gotten this far in the tournament. MIDWEST Purdue is considered a heavy favorite to emerge from the Silverdome. The Boilermakers routed Kansas State 101-72 in December. Kansas and Vanderbilt, the other teams in Pontiac, were also-rans in their respective conferences. Kansas is a one-Manning gang. All-American forward Danny Manning almost singlehandedly lifted the Jayhawks past Murray State and also was overpowering against Xavier, Ohio in the first round. He has 49 points in two games. The Jayhawks face a Vanderbilt squad that needed a pair of 3-point field goals from Barry Goheen to force overtime against Pittsburgh. The Commodores then roared past the Big East regular season champs. Vandy is no slouch inside, either, with 7-foot center Will Perdue. CALL 722-5000 ACTION-PACKED CLASSIFIEDS Loganland's Auctioneer For Your Auction Larry W.Aaron Baseball Continued irom page 9 thon by hitting his fourth homer of the spring, a 380-footer off Kurt Kepshire. Rookie Zach Crouch, the fifth Boston pitcher, blanked the Expos on three hits over the last four innings. Cardinals 10, Blue Jays 3 Jose Oquendo's three-run triple in the fifth inning helped St. Louis beat Toronto. Trailing 3-1, the Cardinals loaded the bases in the fifth with three singles off Toronto starter Jim Clancy. Tony Pena then drove in a run with an infield grounder. After Clancy walked Curt Ford to reload the bases, Toronto Manager Jimy Williams brought in reliever 1 Mark Eichhorn, who gave up the bases-clearing triple to Oquendo. _ Astros 4, Dodgers 3 Bob Knepper pitched six scoreless in- nings and Reid Nichols and Jim Pankovits homered to lead Houston over Los Angeles. Knepper scattered five hits, walked one and struck out four as he evened his spring record at 1-1. Rocky Childress pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the save. Both Nichols and Pankovits hit two-run homers off loser Don Sutton. Danny Tartabull's two-run homer in the fifth inning helped Kansas City beat Minnesota. Tartabull hit Joe Niekro's knuckleball over the left-field fence after Bo Jackson had singled. Jim Eisenreich had three hits, including a double, and scored three runs for the Royals. Frank White added two hits and drove in the game-winning run in the fourth. ___________________ Brewers 1, Giants 0 Juan Castillo drew a two-out, bases- loaded walk from reliever Don Robinson in the ninth inning to lift the Brewers over San Francisco. Robinson retired the first two batters before Joey Meyer singled. Jim Gantner's infield pop fly was misplayed by Giants' third baseman Kevin Mitchell for an error and put runners at second and third. After Robinson walked pinch-hitter Dale Sveum intentionally, he got two strikes on Castillo before walking him to force in the game's only run. Indians 6, Mariners 3 Ron Kittle hit two homers, his third and fourth of the spring, to power Cleveland. Kittle, signed as a free agent during the offseason, connected for a two-run homer over the 420-foot sign in center field off Mariners starter Steve Trout to cap a three-run fifth inning. 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