The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 18, 1986 · Page 16
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Briefly The Salina Journal Saturday, January 18,1986 Page J6 Hartman wants more scorers BOULDER, Colo. — Kansas State tries for its first Big Eight Conference win of the season tonight against the Colorado Buffaloes and KSU head coach Jack Hartman is hoping to see more of his players get into the scoring act. The Wildcats, 12-4, dropped their conference opener at home Wednesday to Iowa State (77-73) as only five K-State players scored points. Three of them — Morris Coleman (32 points), Joe Wright (15) and Benny Green (15) — accounted for 62 of KSU's 73 points. "We've got some people who don't represent a threat offensively," Hartman said. "We've got to get more offense in the lineup somehow. We had one guy play 24 minutes and didn't put up a shot or free throw... we can't have that." The player Hartman was referring to is 6-9 sophomore Ron Meyer, who, in addition to being shut out in the scoring column, had only two rebounds in 24 minutes of playing time against Iowa State. Meyer won't be in the starting lineup tonight for the 9:05 f CST) game against the Buffaloes in the CU Events Center. Meyer will be replaced in the pivot by 6-7 junior Percy Eddie. Green, a 6-1 freshman, will also start in place of senior Brad Underwood, at point-guard. In Colorado, the Wildcats will be facing a team which features a balanced scoring attack. The Buffaloes, 0-1 and 8-6, have four players scoring in double figures and a fifth — senior guard Mike Reid (9.3 points per game) — who is almost at the 10.0 mark. Leading CU is 6-9 senior center Randy Downs who is averaging 14.3 points and 7.0 rebounds a game. Matt Bullard, a 6-10 freshman and one of the top first-year players in the conference, is scoring 13.3 points a game. Coleman continues to lead the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding with averages of 20.1 and 7.6 a game. Jayhawks host O-State today LAWRENCE — The eighth-ranked Jayhawks of Kansas, triumphant in their Big Eight Conference opener Tuesday night at Nebraska, will tip off against Oklahoma State at 1:05 this afternoon at Allen Field House. The Jayhawks, 15-2, are coming off a strong second-half performance — spurred by a brilliant defensive effort from 6-0 junior guard Cedric Hunter — in their 81-70 triumph at Lincoln, Neb. Oklahoma State, 9-5, is also coming off a spirited contest, although the Cowboys lost 55-51 in their conference opener at Missouri. The Cowboys — in a period of transitition after the loss of leading scorer Muhammad Akbar, who became academically ineligible and quit school earlier this month — have only only starter scoring in double figures. That is 6-5 senior Terry Faggins, who is averaging 12.0 points per game. The Jayhawks, who hope to hone their edge in preparation for Tuesday's titanic tilt with seventh-ranked Oklahoma, are led by 6-5 senior Ron Kellogg's 15.9 points per game. Also averaging double digits for the 'Hawks are 6-11 sophomore Danny Manning (14.7), 6-6 senior Calvin Thompson (14.7) and7-1 senior Greg Dreiling (11.1). The game will be broadcast by several stations in the state — KSNW (Salina channel 3), KSNC in Great Bend, KMBC (Salina channel 9) and KLOEinGoodland. Shockers look to snap skid TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Wichita State will attempt to snap a three- game losing skid today when the Shockers face Indiana State in a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game. Tip-off at ISU's Hulman Center is set for 12:05 p.m. The game will be televised live on Wichita's KAKE-TV (Salina cable channel 10). The Shockers have had a week to prepare for the game since a 59-58 homecourt loss last Saturday to Illinois State. That ended an 0-3 week for WSU, which also lost games to Kansas State and Bradley. WSU is 8-6 overall and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley. Indiana State, a 7772 loser on Thursday to Drake, is 7-6 and 1-3. Lew Hill, the Shockers' starting point-guard, is still bothered by a groin pull and his status for today's game is questionable. Indiana State is led by John Sherman Williams, the preseason MVP in the conference. The 6-5 senior forward leads the MVC in scoring with a 20.8 average. Jones back for KW-Bethel game NORTH NEWTON — Kansas Wesleyan basketball teams end a four- game road trip tonight when the Coyotes battle the Bethel Threshers. Tipoff for the women's game is schedule for 6 p.m., while the men's game will follow at approximately 8:05. The Coyote men will be rejoined tonight by head coach Jerry Jones, who has missed Wesleyan's last four outings because of the death of his father. "I'm happy to be back," said the fourth-year Coyote coach. In Jones' absence, assistant coach Al Tiller guided Wesleyan to three wins in four outings. And two of those wins (against Friends and Ottawa) were recorded on the road. "We'd have settled for that without ever playing," Jones said. KW enters tonight's game tied with Tabor atop the Kansas Conference standings with a 6-1 record. "I'm happy with the job he (Tiller) did," Jones said. "I'd say he did certainly as well or better as I'd have done had I'd been here." The Coyotes, 10-2 overall, may be without the services of All-KCAC center Russ Pleiman tonight. The 6-fl senior has a severe bruised foot. If Pleiman can't go, 6-7 junior Quincy Woods will get the starting nod Though Bethel has won only one of its first six KCAC outings, Jones said his club wasn't taking the Threshers lightly. Wesleyan has won only one of three outings at Bethel since Jones took over the KW program. Wesleyan's women, who ended a two-game losing streak Wednesday at Ottawa, bring a 5-2 KCAC mark and 8-2 overall record into tonight's game. While Friends leads the KCAC women's race with a 7-0 record, the Lady Coyotes are in a three-way tie with Sterling and St. Mary of the Plains for second place in the KCAC. E-BOB'S Witherspoon batters Tubbs ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Witherspoon got back a piece of the heavyweight championship Friday night, then said "Now I want it all." Witherspoon, battering Tony Tubbs' body for most of the fight, won the World Boxing Association champion^ ship with a 15- round majority decision at the Omni. Witherspoon Many boxing writers at ringside thought Witherspoon had won by a far greater margin than the judges gave him. "I knew the fight was close but I thought I scored more to the body," said Tubbs, who lost the title in his first defense and suffered his first defeat in 23 pro fights. The judges agreed with Tubbs' as- sessment, to an extent. Judge Edward Woods Jr. scored it 144-141 and Harry Cecchini had it 144-143 for Witherspoon. Judge Robert Ferrara scored it 143-143. The AP card favored Witherspoon 146-139. "He was a good champion," the 28- year-old Witherspoon said of Tubbs. "This was getting me ready for revenge on Pinklon Thomas and Larry Holmes." Witherspoon failed to win the World Boxing Council title when he lost a 12-round split decision to Holmes on May 20,1983. He won the WBC crown on a 12-round majority decision over Greg Page on March 9, 1984, then lost to Thomas on a 12- round majority decision Aug. 31, 1984. Several hours before the fight, promoters Don King and Butch Lewis and Home Box Office, which televised this fight, announced a series of seven championship fights which would culminate in an undisputed heavyweight champion in 1987. One of the fights had Michael Spinks defending his IBF heavyweight title against Larry Holmes in April. "I attribute my victory to hard training and dedication and getting my mind together for this fight," said Witherspoon, who had said he wasn't mentally or physically prepared for the Thomas fight. After the fight, Tubbs said, "Tim won and I am happy for him. It's back to the drawing board and then back to the title." Witherspoon joined Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali as the only men to win heavyweight titles twice. Patterson was undisputed champion twice while Ali was undisputed champion twice and a WBA champion on another occasion. Fryar returns, denies wife cut him Fryar FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Irving Fryar returned to practice Friday and denied that his wife had inflicted a knife wound to his finger that kept him out of the AFC championship game. A published report said Fryar hit his wife in a restaurant parking lot Jan. 7 and that she pulled out a knife. He suffered a cut tendon in his right pinky. "I didn't beat her up and she didn't cut me," Fryar said. "That's not what happened. I'm not denying there was an argument but what was in the papers ... that's not true." New England coach Raymond Berry said Fryar probably will be able to resume returning punts against the Chicago Bears in the Super. Bowl Jan 26. He added that Stephan Starring, who filled in at wide receiver for Fryar in last Sunday's victory over the Miami Dolphins, would start against the Bears. The National Football League team issued a statement Friday that "Irving and Jackie Fryar announced today that they are working to build a stronger marriage by resolving the issues which resulted in a domestic altercation last Wednesday (Jan. 8)." Another published report said Fryar had been cut during a quarrel with his wife on Jan. 8. That report was in The Patriot Ledger of Quincy. Hornets edge PSU, 69-67 PITTSBURG (AP) - Jim Biggs was fouled as the buzzer sounded and then sank two free throws to give Emporia State a 69-67 victory Friday night in a Central States Intercollegiate Conference college basketball game. Brian Robinson and Marvin Chatman dumped in 20 points each for Emporia State, 13-1 and 1-0, as the Hornets came back from a 39-37 halftime deficit. Pittsburg State, 84 and 0-2, led the entire first half before the lead changed hands 10 times in the final period. The Gorillas were led by Jeff Guiot, who scored 16 points. The story which said an alleged incident occurred Jan. 7 was in last Sunday's Boston Globe. Fryar, the first pick in the 1984 NFL draft, was tied for second place on the Patriots list of receivers this season with 39 catches. Strong safety Roland James filled in for Fryar on punt returns, and lost two fumbles. One led to the Dolphins second touchdown that cut the Patriots lead to 24-14. "I blame it on myself, not Roland," Fryar said. "They (the team) miss me... coach Berry told me today they needed me. That made me feel good." Fryar did not accompany the team to Miami Jan. 8, but arrived later and said the next morning that he had cut his finger while trying to put a knife in a kitchen drawer at his home. He left Miami before the Ledger published its report. "I don't regret what I did," Fryar said. "There were some things said in the press that weren't true. Hey, you guys can't hurt me. "A man's personal life shouldn't be public, but so be it. I won't be playing football forever." Fryar denied that he had made any mistakes in his handling of last week's incident and its aftermath. "I think I let my team down by not being on the field to play," he said. "I think I did things the way everyone else would have done them.'' Mudd's 63 ties Cook for lead PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) — Jodie Mudd matched the course record with a spectacular 63 and tied John Cook for the third-round lead Friday in the $600,000 Bob Hope Chrysler Classic. "I'm playing with a lot of confidence and things just seemed to be going well for me," Mudd said after his 9- under-par round tied the one- day-old course record at Bermuda Dunes. Mudd, 25, who lost twice in playoffs last year but has yet to gain his first PGA Tour title, had a gaudy collection of nine 3's on his card, with no bogeys andnoS's. It was, he said, the best score of his four-year tour career, and went with his 65 in Thursday's round for his career-best 36-hole score. The slim, soft-spoken Mudd finished 54 holes at 200,16 shots under par. Cook matched that total with a 65 in warm, sunny weather at Indian Wells. Mudd, who played his back nine in 30, got his share of the lead with a late rush that included birdies on four of his"* last five holes. He hit short-iron approaches inside of a foot on both his 14th and 15th holes, scored a 2-putt birdie-4 on his 17th and closed it out with a sand wedge shot to four feet on his final hole. Cook, a resident of this desert resort area who hasn't won since taking his second title in the 1983 Canadian Open, hit all 18 greens in regulation and also finished with a flourish. The future is no time for surprises, SATURDAY SPECIAL STEAK & LOBSTER The lii-sl of hoth lasti- treats. Come enjoy this special even! and price! WITH SA1.AD VVACON \ND POTATO FIXINGS OPEN FOR BREAKFAST LUNCH AND DINNER I Weekday Hours: Sun.-Thurs. u'a,m.-10p.m. (MO Westport Blvd. Salina, KB. Weekend Hours: Fri.-Sat. lia.m.-ll p.m. Reg. 5400.95 Electric Start SNO-BURST i SNOWBLOWER '359 • Powerful Jacobsen 2 cycle engine. 3 H.P. • Power Burst - feature for quick switching to maximum power mode • Big 20" clearing width • Throws snow up to 18 feet • Electric start BARRAGREE RENT-ALL 15OOS. 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