SECf ION 2 HAYS DAILY NEWS PAGE 13 December 19, 1976 Tigers Fourth In Tdurney TUCSON — In a game that went down to the line — the foul Hne, that is — Port Hays .SUlte dropped the second game of the Grand Canyon Tourney Saturday night to Occidental.College, 88-80. The Tigers committed 31 fouls and Occidental cashed in ,on 30 of 38 shots from the free stripe. Fort Hays also was hampered by 13 turnovers. Occidental outrebounded the tTigers, too, 36-25. The mistakes took some of the shine off of fine performances by Rick Albrecht and Dave Stoppel. AJbrecht, a :Russell junior, pumped in 19 'points, 15 of which came in the ', second half. Stoppel, who had Ft. Hays (DO) ' Finch 'Locke Watto • Holloway Albrecht • .Gray ' Pauls •Wagler .Ewing .Stoppel Totals : . . Occidental (88) •Wither 'Czwomiak iKing Snodgress Felberg * Bremond... RBtkovich . Trotter .-. ' Roach..., Fg 5-8 .....0-2 . . . . 5-10 0-0 9-12 . ... 4-15 2-2 0-0 3-4 ' 8-11 . ..3fr62 1-3 0-1 . . . 8-14 6-« 0-0 ....6-11 3-7 ....5-11 0-3 Ft Pf 0-0 4 04 0 1-3 4 04 1 1-2 3 00 4 0-1 5 04 5 2-4 1 4-) 4 8-14 31 0-1 0 0-1 1 10-12 0 CM) 1 2-3 0 4-6 2 5-7 3 7-9 4 2-2 4 Tp 10 0 11 0 19 8 4 0 8 20 80 2 0 26 12 4 16 11 17 2 Totals 29-56 30-38 14 19 Friday night, hit 20 against Occidental. The Tigers never led In the ballgame. They failed to score until the 17:47 mark In the first half. Ironically, that tied the game at two apiece. Port Hays again tied the score at four, but after a quick bucket by Occidental, fell behind to stay. Occidental was paced by Dave Trotter with 17 and Walt Bremond with 16. As a team, they hit 29*56 from the field for a 52 per cent mark. Fort Hays managed 36-62 for a 58 "per cent clip from the field. The half ended with the Tigers trailing 37-29. They warmed up some in the second period, mainly on the strength of Albrecht's hot hand. The Tigers cut a 19 point lead down to just seven several times in the second half, but were never able to get the entire picture together. The loss dropped Fort Hays' record to 5-5. Occidental, who was undefeated before Friday's loss to Southern Utah, now stands at frl on the year. The Tigers lost their first game of the tournament, 85-72, Friday night as they were unable to handle Grand Canyon College's George Hall. Hall a former junior college teammate of Fort Hays State's Ben Gray led the Antelopes to their sixth win in SPORTS SHORTS By JAY SCHLYER Sports Editor The eight teams making up the 34th annual Tournament of Champions at Dodge City on Jan. 20, 21, and 22 will be Hays High (3A), Shawnee Mission East (5A), Dodge City (4A), Lyndon (2A), Shawnee Mission North (5A), Wichita West (5A), Meade (2A), and Phillipsburg (3A). Dodge City's J.C. Riekenberg has been named the 'Kansas High School Athletic Director of the Year for the 1976-77 school year. ' Susie Vblker, a sophomore at Kansas State is among the 12 co-eds that have been chosen 'as the 1976-77 Diamond Darlings. The Diamond Darlings act as bat girls for the Kansas State baseball team and aid the K-State athletic department in various activities. They were chosen by a six member panel and were rated in poise, attitude and appearance. The Ellis basketball fans just as well get use to the idea of seeing the Railroaders' opponents using the delay tactics as Plainville did last week. Not very many Class 2A teams in the state can run and gun with the talented Ellis crew. Maybe a 1977 hunting and fishing license would be a nice Christmas gift for a friend or member of your family. The new 1977 licenses will be available before Christmas from county clerk offices and local license vendors. Kent Boxberger, one of the reasons Russell High School is expected to be among the top Class 3A basketball teams in the state, made his first appearance* of the season last Tuesday against Abilene. The senior guard, who has to be among the better shots in the state, missed the first two games because of a back injury. Entering the game in the first period, Boxberger hit on his first three shots and finished the game with 14 points. The Dallas Cowboys, the team we selected before the start of the season to be in the Super Bowl, has made it at least to the Divisional playoffs. The Cowboys poor showing last week has us a little worried about today's game with the Los Angeles Rams. Why worry, coach Tom Landry will be calling the •shots, and we like nothing better than to have him on our side going into a tough battle. Nolan Cromwell had his cast removed last week and is telling friends that he will be wearing a Kansas track uniform during the outdoor season. Notice Danny Schmidt, the 126-pounder on the Colby Community College wrestling team, lost his first match of the season. The former TMP star was defeated by Garden City's Terry Buckner, 14-10. Only two of the seven states that have no restriction on the number of games played by high school basketball teams had teams listed among the nation's top 20 teams. ; They were California and Colorado. One Kansas player, 6-0 Darnell Valentine of Wichita Heights, was selected on the All-American team, compiled by the National Prep Sports magazine. The magazine also selected the top girl'players, and making the fifth team was Tammy Siefkes from Buhler. How's this for a one game output — 53 of 70 field goals, 29 of 41 free throws, 32 rebounds, and seven assists. That was the performance given by Danny Heater of Burnsville, West Virginia, back in 1960 when he established the National High School single game scoring record of 135 points. Heater never did play college ball as he was injured in an auto accident. Remember the name Henry Morton? Well he was the Parsons player that kept the Thomas More Prep Monarchs from taking the state basketball title, two years ago. Hprton, now a sophomore at Independence Junior College, is having problems. He was suspended for a while for missing practice, now coach Dan Wall, hopes Ma grades come around the second semester. seven outings, with a scoring output of 27 points. •„ Hall, the Antelopes' leading scorer, hit 12 of 19 from the field and three of three at the line. The Antelopes did exceptionably well from the field. They dropped in 31 of 61 for 51 per cent. The Tigers, although outclassed, gave a fine showing. They outscored the powerful Antelopes from the field but were beaten at the free throw line. The Tigers, hittting 49 per cent from the field, had a 33-31 edge in field goals, but came out short at the charity line, 23-6. To stay with this fine Grand Canyon team, the Tigers had to put out a little extra, and it resulted in 24 fouls. The smooth working Antelopes drew only 10 personals. Besides Hall, the Antelopes had three others in the double figures. Mike Osborne had 20, Nate Stokes 14 and George Holm 10. Dave Stoppel was the Tigers' leader with 19, while Ben Gray chipped in with 15 and Mike Pauls 10. Pauls and Stoppel'shared the honors in rebounding with eight apiece, while the game's high with 12 was Holm. The Antelopes scored the first two baskets of the game and led throughout. Hitting seven of their first 12 shots, the Antelopes quickly doubled the score, 16-8 during the first five minutes of the first half. The Antelopes led 48-34 at halftime. With a scoring edge of four to two during the first two minutes of the second half, the Antelopes held their biggest lead of the game, 52-36 with 18:14 showing.' - The Antelopes maintained a 10 to 14 point lead during the next eight minues, but after four consecutive turnovers led to four FHS baskets, the lead was cut to five, 71-66 with 5:53 remaining in the game. The Tigers were never able to cut any more from the lead, as the Antelopes padded it with some deadly free throw shooting. In the first game Friday night, the battle of the un- beatens went to Utah State over Occidental College, 69-58. Grand Canyon College ( as ) Fg Ft Reb Pf TD Moorer ......... 2-14 '0-0 1 1 4 Bacon .......... 2-6 Osborne ........ 6-10 Martin ......... 0-0 Holm ........... 4-5 Stokes .......... 5-6 Price ........... 0-0 Hall ........... 12-19 Forrest ......... o-l 3-5 8-10 0-0 2-3 4-6 1-1 3-3 3-4 17 1 20 1 0 2 10 1 U 0 1 2 27 0 3 Airborne The Vikings' Chuck Foreman makei like a bird in his quest for first-down yardage during Saturday's game agatntt Washington. The "Inspired" Vlklngt whipped the 'Skin*, 35-20. (UPI Photo) Totals ......... 31-01 23-31 38 10 85 Fort Hays Slate (72) Finch Watts Holloway . . . Albrecht. . . . Gray Pauls Wagler Ewing Stoppel . ... 2- 6 . ... 3- 9 ....0- 1 . ... 4- 6 7-18 . . . . 4-10 2- 3 . ... 2- 2 ....9-15 0- 0 1- 2 0- 0 1- 2 1- 2 2- 2 0- 0 0-0 1- 1 1 2 0 0 4 8 2 2 8 4 4 2 7 0 0 2 9 3 15 4 10 4 4 3 4 2 19 Totals ......... 33-67 6- 9 28 24 72 Mixed Team Golf Championship Tied MIAMI (UPI) — Sandra Post and Tom Watson, playing erratically, shot a two-under- par 70 Saturday and held on for a tie with JoAnn Washam and Chi Chi Rodriguez for the lead after three rounds of the $200,000 Mixed Team Golf Championship. Washam-Rodriguez, who led most of the day, dropped into the tie when they bogeyed the difficult par-four 17th hole. Both teams \youijd up the day with a three-round total of 12. underpar 204. In third position, four strokes back at eight-under- par 208, were Australians Penny Pulz and David Graham, who had a 70 ; Saturday. At 210 were Silvia Bertolaccini and Jim Colbert, who shot 69 over the par-72 Doral Country Club's "Blue Monster" course. The critical bogey on the 17th came when Rodriguez hit his second shot into a -sand trap and Washam was unable to blast closer than 20 feet. Rodriguez missed the putt and the twosome dropped into the deadlock. It was the first bogey of the tournament for the duo, who fired their third straight four- under-par 68. " !; ' Post-Watson started the round wth a two-shot lead, but spent much of the day trailing by two strokes. They drew within a shot with a birdie-two on the 13th when Watson laced his tee shot to within four feet of the cup and Post holed the putt. Emotion, Vikings Drub Washington, 35-20 BLOOMINGTON, Minri. (UPI) "This was a good demonstration of what emotion is in a football game," Minnesota Coach Bud Grant said of the Vikings' 35-20 NFC divisional playoff victory over the Washington Redskins Saturday. "You saw a very emotional Vikings' team today," Grant said. "Washington had played emotional football the past several weeks just to get into the playoffs and they simply ran out of it.. We held on to some balls only because of emotion and they didn't. "This showed that emotion is tough to sustain over a long period. We hit our emotional peak of the season in this game. The playoffs touched it off." Defensive tackle Alan Page, who harassed Washington quarterback Billy Kilmer throughout the game, said it was the Vikings' most impressive showing all season. "There was a lack of enthusiasm on our part at times during the regular season," he said. "There wasn't today. It was the best football we've played in quite a while. We're playing together and playing together well at the right time." Rookie wide receiver Sammy White caught two touchdown passes from Fran Tarkenton. On the first TD reception, a 27-yarder, Redskin safety Ken Houston deflected the ball, but White caught it on the ground at the one-yard line and rolled into the end zone. "Kenny had a good shot at intercepting it," said White. "I just kept my eyes on it and concentrated. The way we played today, no team in all of football could have beat us. This was the best we played all year." Tarkenton ended up with three touchdown passes in just three quarters of work. "We're coming on strong-at the right time," said the 16-year veteran. "I've said it all along since the start of trairiingeamp that the talent was there. We're hitting our peak. "We started the game on a good note and it carried throughout. I'd like to start every game with a 40 or 50-yarder like that. It was an off tackle play and there was very good blocking." Brent McClanahan, who along with Chuck Foreman both rushed for more than 100 yards, broke a 41-yard run on the first play of the game. With the Redskins keying on Foreman in the first half, McClannhnn ran wild in gaining 07 yards — more than he had ever gained in a single game, much less in <i half. McClanahan finished the day with his first 100-yard game evW with 101 yards in 20 carries. Foreman wound up with 105 yards, also in 20 carries, as the Vikings had two runners gain 100 yards in a single game for the first time since 1964. McClanahan came up with key plays in all three Viking touchdown drives of the opening half as Minnesota look a 213 lead at intermission. McClanahan dashed 41 yards on the opening play of the game to , the Washington 25 to set up the first touchdown, an 18-yard pass from Tarkenton to tight end Stu Voigt. He loosened up the Washington defense with 22 yards in two carries to set up Tarkenton's second touchdown pass, a 27-yarder to Sammy White, and picked up 17 more yards the next time Minnesota got the ball with Foreman capping the drive on a two-yard run. Raiders Nip Pats In Heart-Stopper OAKLAND (UPI) — Ken Stabler, who somehow always manages to find a way to score when it counts the most, caught the inexperienced but stubborn New England Patriots by surprise in the final minute of play Saturday. He ran one yard for the touchdown that gave the Oakland Raiders a 24-21 victory and put them in the AFC championship game for the fourth straight year. Stabler, who had earlier passed for two touchdowns, throwing 31 yards to Fred Belitnikoff for one and setting up the other with five straight completions, started Oakland's winning drive with 4:12 left to play and the Raiders down by four points, 21-17. Unable to throw long, Stabler passed short and when the Pats were ready for a goal-line smash by either Mark Van Eeghen or Pete Banazak with 10 seconds to go, Stabler faked a handoff; rolled left and dived in for the winning score. As a result, the Raiders, whose only loss in the regular season was a 48-17 thrashing by the Pats, now will play the winner of Sunday's Baltimore-Pittsburgh ganic for the AFC championship in Oakland next week. While all around him was bedlam, Stabler took Saturday's victory over the Pats, seven points underdogs, in stride. juiilina uiiuui V**-*J;j»J| an uiiiuw. "Every year at this time we say this is the year," Stabler said, "but to this point we haven't accomplished anything. This victory, though, teaches you to never quit." "We did what we had to do to win," said Raider coach John Madden, who saved most of his praise for Stabler. "Ken has ability and confidence, and that's why he is a winner." Mar/mount KU, WSU All Victorious Friday Night He Got It Agelett Fred Blletnikoff leapt above the outstretched arrns of Bob Howard to nab a touchdown pan from Ken Stabler. The catch moved Oakland put In front pf New England, 10-7, In the flrtt half. They went on to win, 24-21. (UPI Photo) LAWRENCE, Kan. (UPI) Here Nobles and John Douglas combined for 46 points to help Kansas stop a threat from Mankato State and give the Jayhawks an 87-74 victory Friday night. Nobles and Douglas scored most qf their points midway through the first half when Kansas scored 13 straight points, erasing a three-point deficit to go ahead 36-26. Mankato State, led by Curt Clark's 24 points, never came closer than seven after that but KU was unable to build a lead bigger than 14. Nobles tied Clark for game scoring honors with 24 points while Douglas added 22. Kansas went to 6-1 and Mankato State dropped to 5-2. HONOLULU (UPI) Charles Bostic led all scorers with 31 points as he paced the Marymount Spartans to a 9873 blunting of the Chaminade Silverswords Friday night. The Spartans widened a 4038 halftime lead in the second half, forcing Chaminade to play catch-up and commit errors in the process. The Spartans spread the Silver- swords on the court in the second half by playing a one- on-one offense and racked up the points. Allan Silva led Chaminade with 21 points. WICHITA, Kan. (UPI) — Freshman John Kobar scored 17 points and center Bob Elmore added 14 points and 17 rebounds Friday night to lead Wichita Stale to a 70-63 victory over California State- .Fullerton. It was Wichita's sixth win in seven starts and llth straight at home. California State is now 4-4. Kobar, starting only his second game, scored 10 points in the first half to power the Shockers to a 39-26 lead at intermission. Wichita was ahead by only three, 14-11, when Kobar, Ray Shirley and Charlie Brent made four points each in a 19-6 spurt which lifted Wichita to a commanding 16-pointedge, 3317 with 3:30 left in the half.
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