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Philadelphia Daily V 55 Brooks, ( s hon 6 Tuesday. June 17,1980 Impre Marvis Frazier (right) yelk as he hits Mitchell Green with a right-hand punch during Olympic boxing quarter-final M Easy WW INGLEWOOD, Calif. (I'l'l) For an 18-year-old kid, Isiah Thomas had himself a pretty good night against the big boy s. Thomas, who was a freshman last season at Indiana, was all over the floor last night, hitting 10 points, handing out 10 assists, pulling down 5 rebounds and got ting 3 steals as the VS. Olympic basketball team beat a team oi NBA players, 97-84. "I was impressed with his bal-Ihandling and the way he ran their offense," said the NBA coach, Paul Westhead of the world champion Los Angeles Inkers "He has a lot of poise for an 18-year-old." Forward Michael Brooks of La Salle, whom Westhead coached two seasons ago, led all scorers with 18 points lor the Olympians DePaul's Mark Aguirre had 15. The Olympians led almost all the way, pulling out to a 57-42 lead with 16:06 left to play. The pros rallied behind a 25-10 spurt that tied the game at 67-67. But then Randy Smith of Cleveland misfired on a slam dunk and the pros gave up two quick layups to Brooks and Danny Vranes ot Utah and the Olympic team won going away. The pros were without a legitimate center because Moses Ma-lone elected to miss the game to have minor surgery Sunday and Elvin Hayes simply failed to show up. George Gervin of San Antonio led the pros with 16, while Portland's Kermit Washington added 15 and Golden State's John Lucas had 14. The game was the first of a scries of five "Gold Medal Games" in which the Olympic team com petes against various collections of NBA stars and plays a final game against the 1976 Olympic team. The Olympic team will not be competing in the 1980 Moscow Games because of the American boycott. NBA (84) Cooper. 5 0-0 10. Johnsoi 6 13 13 W-hia Ion 7 14 16 Bcjrfcnoc 2 00 4 Ov.n S O i 1 Lucas 6 2 2 14 Shumate O O O O H STi.m O n t 0 R Smith 2 0-0 4, Ttwus 3 2 3 8 Tntnls 3 i 14 84 U S OLYMPIC TEAM (97) Agurra 7 1-3 15 Brooks 6 6 7 18 Him 3 0 0 6. Btacfcman 3 O-O 6. Thomas 4 2 3 10 V'atw 4 0-0 8, Wood 4 O-O 8 lestt 4 0 0 8 V iW-ct, 3 0-0 6. Williams. 5 2 3 12 Han 0 O 0 (i McCray 0 0-0 0 Totals 43 II-16 Im l.,ul- NBA 20. Otytnpn 1 7 A 4 000 Mirharl Hnxikst 18 points ' ' f ' t i al championships earlier this year. But last night. Broad decked Guzman three times, including a final, sure '"knockout at 1:38 of the first round. Frazier's father, Joe, caught nothing but grief from officials, from the moment he entered the Omni during the first round of ShulerV bout. Smokin'-Joe sat -down in Shuler's corner and began shouting instructions as the second round opened, and thef referee stopped the fight, pointed to the elder Frazier and made a shushing gesture with a forefinger to . his lips. Joe Frazier isn't considered an official team member, and therefore isn't allowed to coach . from ringside. THEN, DURING Marvis' fight, Joe was thrown out of his son's corner. "I didn't even notice," said Marvis. "I only heard his voice once, during the first round, and all he said was, 'One-two! One-two!' " Shuler said he was surprised at Decision ued. "Mitch and I threw, as many punches as a couple of lightweights would have. We'd met once before,: and I knew I was gonna have to get in " the mud with him. But, whoo!" He completed a sweep for Philadelphia fighters last night. In the 156-pound division, Frazier's teammate James Shuler decisioned Alfred Mays of St. Louis, and Kenneth Style, a Philadelphian fighting for the VS. Marine Corps team, decisioned Ken-. neth Butler of Ft. Bragg, N.C.. ; Myron Taylor, another member of the Smokin' Joe boxing team, goes against the Navy's Aaron Smith in the 119-pound class tonight. Frazier's semi-final opponent Thursday night will be a man "I know nothing about," the Army's James Broad, of Wildwood, N.J. The only way to compare Frazier and Broad is by one mutual opponent, Freddy Guzman. Frazier could only decision Guzman in the AAU nation to Protest . By ED HINTON - Special to th Daily News ATLANTA How much bombing, Marvis Frazier kept wondering, can one man take? He was throwing every bomb he had at Mitch Green, and landing plenty. But he couldn't even get Green glassy-eyed. - ' He'd land one, look up, and get only a wide-eyed stare from the lanky New Yorker in return, all through their quarter-final heavyweight bout last night in the nowhere-bound Olympic boxing trials. Frazier won his war by decision, after absorbing a few bombs himself, but walked away feeling empty without a knockout or even a knockdown. "I hit him with double rights twice, and he had to go down," Frazier told his coach afterward. '"But he didn't. He refused. I couldn't believe it. And I put a couple of left hooks right on the money. . "IT WAS A WAR," Frazier contin Scypion first by Mays, who opened their fight with a full minute of flurries but then sputtered. - "That's the first time he's ever come out on me like that," said Shul-'er, who had beaten Mays twice previously, once on his way to the 156-pound national Golden Gloves title ; this year. "I was trying to measure him at first but he wouldn't let me. He won the first round, but then I settled down and got control of the fight. In the second round he ran straight into a right hand and then I changed it to a right uppercut and messed him up with it, and I had clear sailing from that point." Shuler's semifinal bout will come Thursday night against Donald Bowers of Jackson, Tenn., and Styles will face Michael Grogan of Atlanta. Victories by Shuler and Styles would set up an all-Philadelphia 156-pound final Saturday night. "We grew up in the same area and have known each other for years," said Styles. "If I can make it to the finals, I don't think it will be an easy fight for Shuler. Somehow I always find a way to get by." Last night's biggest upset was Texan Robin Blake's decision over national 132-pound Golden Cloves champion Melvin Paul of New Orleans. OTHER BOUTS went as follows: In the 112-pound class. Golden Gloves champion Jerome Coffee of Nashville, Tenn.. decisioned George Kil-lian of the Marine Corps; AAU national Champion Richard Sandoval decisioned Barry Houseman of Vancover, Wash.; Pinky Rivera of San Jose, Calif., decisioned Tyrone Stewart of -Washington, D C, and Randy King of Nashville decisioned Billy Smith of Avilla.Ind. In the closing heavyweight bouts, Chris McDonald of Tiverton, R.I., decisioned Curtis Jackson of Santa Monica and Michael Arms of Madison, Wis... decisioned Joe Ballard of .-.W.PchburgVa., DETROIT (UPI) The state boxing commissioner yesterday reaffirmed her authority in overruling the referee in Sunday's trouble-ridden middleweight bout between Mustafa Hamsho and WilfordScypion. Mike Jones, Scypion 's agent, said he would protest the scheduled 10-round fight that ended in the disqualification of the Houston boxer. Scypion, tagged with his first loss in 17 decisions, was disqualified in the final round when he left the ring and refused to return, state boxing officials said, f THE MOVE CAME after Michigan Boxing Commissioner Hiawatha Knight overruled referee Tom Briscoe's decision to count out Scypion, who careened through the ropes with 40 seconds left in the final round. Jones claimed that Scypion was "illegally pushed through the ropes," but Knight said he fell on his own. "Scypion really went out on his own steam," she said yesterday; "He was holding onto the other boxer and moving at a full pace backward. He wasn't really pushed." Hamsho, who improved his record to 31-0-1, had been leading in the scoring up until the disqualification. Knight said. BRISCOE GAVE SCYPION 10 seconds to return to the ring and when the fighter did not, ruled him out on a 10-count. . Scypion 's manager, Kenny Weldon, protested the ruling and Knight ordered the fight to continue. Scypion returned to the ring, but before the bout could resume, he left for unknown reasons and did not come back. Briscoe then declared the Bayonne, N.J., boxer the winner by virtue of Scypion 's disqualification. Jones contended that Scypion left the ring before the official end of the bout because Hamsho already had taken off his gloves. But Knight said, "Hamsho still had his gloves on." . "

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