The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 25, 1986 · Page 15
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The Salina Journal Saturday, January 25,1986 Page 15 Briefly Wildcats face tough Sooners MANHATTAN - The Kansas State Wildcats hope the third time is a charm this afternoon when they host the Oklahoma Sooners in a regionally-televised Big Eight Conference game in Ahearn Field House. Game time is set for 1:10 p.m. with the game being broadcast by KMBC (Salina channel 9). Kansas State has played two conference games at home this season but is still looking for its first victory. The Wildcats have lost to Iowa State and Missouri in Ahearn. Conference victory No. 1 at home will be a tough task for the Wildcats today. Oklahoma is ranked fifth in the latest Associated Press poll with a 17-1 record and won't be in a good mood after losing its first game of the season Tuesday night at Kansas (98-92). K-State, which enters today's game with a 1-2 mark in the Big Eight and 13-5 record overall, continues to be paced by 6-8 freshman Norris Coleman. Coleman received a bundle of honors this week for his performances against Iowa State and Colorado last week. Coleman was named the player of the week by Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News and the Big Eight after averaging 35.5 points and 13.5 rebounds a game against the Cyclones and Buffaloes. Coleman scored 28 points Tuesday night against Missouri and is averaging 21.5 points a game for the season. KU, Cards meet on national TV LAWRENCE — Kansas and Louisville, a pair of Top 20 basketball teams, meet for the second time this season in a nationally-televised game today. The 12:05 p.m. game at Allen Field House will be carried by NBC (Salina cable channels 3 and 4). In their first meeting on Nov. 29, Kansas notched an 83-78 victory over the Cardinals in the semifinals of the Big Apple NIT in New York's Madison Square Garden. The seventh-ranked Jayhawks have won a pair of tough Big Eight Conference games this week over No. 5 Oklahoma (98-92) on Tuesday and Missouri (81-77) on Thursday, improving their record to 18-2. Louisville is ranked No. 13 in the current AP poll, but the Cards are coming off an 84-62 upset loss on Monday to Cincinnati in a Metro Conference game. That loss dropped the Cards to 11-5 on the season, and prevented coach Denny Crum from registering his 350th victory. Both teams display balanced scoring with four starters on each team averaging double-figures. For KU, Ron Kellogg, who had 27 points against Missouri, and Danny Manning both average 16 points a game. Seniors Milt Wagner (14.9 average) and Billy Thompson (13.8) lead the way for Louisville. Slumping Shocks at Tulsa tonight TULSA, Okla. — Plagued by poor field-goal shooting, Wichita State will try to break out of its slump tonight when the Shockers face arch- rival Tulsa in a Missouri Valley Conference basketball game. Tip-off at the Tulsa Convention Center will be at 7:35 p.m. The 87th game betwen WSU and Tulsa (Tulsa leads the series 45-41) will be televised live by Wichita station KAKE-TV (Salina cable channel 10). The Shockers are mired in a five-game losing streak. It's the first time one of Gene Smithson's teams has lost five in a row in his 11 years as a college head coach. The last time a Shocker team lost five in a row was the first five games of the 1972-73 season, and a loss tonight would be the team's longest losing streak since a nine-game skid during the 1969-70 season. The Shockers are 8-8 overall and 1-4 in the Missouri Valley, tied for last in the nine-team conference. Tulsa is 14-4 and 4-2, tied for second in theMVC. Bad shooting continues to haunt the Shockers. The last two games they have shot only 44 percent from the field (67-54 loss at Indiana State) and 29 percent (54-47 loss at Drake). KW squares off with "Builders WINFIELD — Kansas Wesleyan basketball teams will seek their second wins of the season over Southwestern here tonight. Tipoff for the women's game will be 6 p.m. with the men's game scheduled to start at 8:15. The KW men will be attempting to rebound from Tuesday's 71-63 loss to Bethany in Salina. The defeat kept the Coyotes from taking over sole possession of first place in the Kansas Conference race. Wesleyan, 7-2 in the KCAC and 11-3 overall, enters tonight's game in a three-way tie with Bethany and Tabor for the top spot in the conference. Wesleyan captured a 69-53 decision over Southwestern on Dec. 4 in Muir Gymnasium. Moundbuilder foward Keith Nubine, who scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the first meeting between the two schools, has had a hot hand recently. He scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds Wednesday night in Southwestern's 67-64 victory over St. Mary of the Plains. That win improved the 'Builders' record to 5-4 in the KCAC and 9-7 overall. Wesleyan's women, 6-3 in the KCAC and 9-3 overall, also will be attempting to notch another win over Southwestern tonight. The Lady Coyotes edged the 'Builders, 64-59, in their first meeting. AS ADVERTISED ON TV American Artists ART SALE All Original Oil Paintings Large Selection of: Landscapes. Florals. Seascapes, Winter Scenes. Street Scenes. Ships. Harbor Scenes. Still Life and much more. Russell, Abilene post victories NO PAINTING OVER 39.95 INCLUDING LARGE SOFA SIZE ORIGINALS Many Paintings Priced from $3.00 to $26.95 These Artists Are Talented Professionals LARGE SELECTION OF HARDWOOD FRAMES AVAILABLE THIS SUNDAY ONLY January 26,1986 5 HOURS ONLY 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Best Western Mid-American Inn 1846 N. 9th, Salina, Kansas ByBRADCATT Assistant Sports Editor The Sunshine Bracket of any basketball tournament more often than not provides little entertainment and sub-par performances. But Russell and Abilene put on quite a show for their fans Friday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the Salina Invitational Tournament. Russell notched its first victory of the season by defeating Clay Center, 64-54, and Abilene walloped North Central Kansas League rival Concordia, 83-55. The victories advanced the Broncos and Cowboys into today's 3:45 p.m. consolation finals at the Bicentennial Center. Clay Center and Concordia square off at 2 p.m. in the battle for seventh place. Russell hardly looked like an 0-9 team in Friday's opener as the Broncos got the monkey off their back with a solid performance. They shot a season-best 57 percent from the field and played "our best defensive game of the season," according to Bronco coach Dave Jensen. "This feels good," Jensen said of the victory. "When you're 0-9, you need to build the morale of everybody, including the coach." The opening three minutes of the contest looked like too many other games Jensen has seen this season. The Broncos were O-for-4 from the field while committing two turnovers. The result was a 6-0 Clay Center lead. "We stood around too much on offense at times," Jensen said. "But RUSSELL 64, CLAY CENTER 54 Cloy Center (54) Wiemers 3-13 5-5 11, McNeil 4-7 1-3 9, Wickstrum 4-12 4-4 12, Lovin 1-4 0-0 2, Herrs 713 6-8 20, Williams 0-1 0-0 0. TOTALS 19-50 162054. Rull.ll (64) Forrester 2-2 0-0 4, Nuss 4-6 6-8 14, Beagley 5-10 0-2 10, Schmidt 5-7 2-3 12, Norris 9-18 6-9 24, Farmer 0-1 0-0 0, Wetig 0-0 0-0 0. TOTALS 25-4414-2264. CloyCenUr 8 12 16 18 — 54 Runall 10 19 12 23—64 TOTAL FOULS — Clay Center 20, Russell 16. FOULED OUT — Wickstrum (Clay Center). TECHNICAL FOULS — Norris (Russell). REBOUNDS — Cloy Center 29 (Herrs 11), Russell 30 (Norris 8). TURNOVERS — Clay Center 16, Russell 15. ABILENE 85, CONCORDIA 55 Concordia (55) Koester 1-6 0-0 2, Hoist 0-3 0-3 0, Cailteux 511 2-2 12, Samuelson 5-133-6 13, Christensen 717 6-9 20, Douglass 0-0 0-1 0, Bentz 0-1 1-3 1, CoppocO-1 0-00, Dick 1-1 0-00, Pounds 1-1 0-0 2, Palmquist 1-21-23, Reusch 0-2 0-00. TOTALS 21-5813-2655. Abilene (85) Willey 3-9 1-2 7, Dickson 4-11 1-2 9, Krenger 1-4 2-3 4, Stirtz 3-5 5-611, Stroud 8-15 5-7 21, Whitehair 5-7 0-1 10, Holmes 2-2 1 -3 5, Sears 4-4 4-6 12, Gish 0-0 0-0 0, Kijowski 1-1 0-0 2, Chindamo2-40-l 4. TOTALS33-62 19-31 85. Concordia 12 14 13 16 — 55 Abilene 23 22 19 21-85 TOTAL FOULS — Concordio 24, Abilene 18. FOULED OUT — Cailteux, Christensen (Concordio). TECHNICAL FOULS — Abilene coach Stein. REBOUNDS — Concordia 37 (Cailteux, Christensen 8), Abilene 46 (Stroud 9). TURNOVERS — Concordia 19, Abilene 11. today, the kids were determined.'' Russell's offense got rolling in a hurry as the Broncos hit five of their final seven shots in the opening period to take a 10-8 lead. With Craig Norris leading the way, Russell's hot shooting (8 of 13) continued in the second period. Norris, the lone senior on this Bronco squad, scored 15 of his game-high 24 points in the first half as Russell built its lead to 29-20 at intermission. Clay Center cut its deficit to 41-36 after three quarters and the Tigers were back within three points when Jon Herrs scored the opening bucket , of the final period. But Russell, despite having only seven players suited up for the contest (three Broncos missed the game for disciplinary reasons), never wilted. Leading 47-43 midway through the quarter, Russell outscored the Tigers, 8-2, to rebuild its lead to a comfortable 55-45 with 3:18 left. After Herrs temporarily halted the Broncos' momentum with a bucket, Russell reeled off five more points to seal its initial triumph. "We were getting tired but we kept our poise when they came back on us," Jensen said. For Clay Center, which fell to 5-7, it was a game to forget. Only Herrs (20 points and 11 rebounds) had a decent performance for the Tigers, who shot only 38 percent from the field and committed 16 turnovers. "We still don't seem to be playing with a whole lot of intensity, either offensively or defensively," said Clay Center coach Jim Koontz. "Today, we didn't wake up until the second half and then we were still kind of sleepwalking." The only walking Abilene did Friday was when the Cowboys went to the free throw line. Otherwise, it was run,run,run. "Good intensity" keyed the 30- point victory over Concordia, according to AHS coach Scott Stein. "Last night (a 59-46 loss to Sacred Heart), we didn't play with much unity or intensity," Stein said. "But Brett, Howser visit Carlin in Topeka TOPEKA (AP) — George Brett, star of the world champion Kansas City Royals baseball team, and manager Dick Howser disrupted the work of scores of state employees when they paid a courtesy call to Gov. John Carlin Friday. A crowd gathered in the hallway outside the governor's second floor office shortly after lunch in anticipation of the visit, which was part of the Royals' annual goodwill tour of Kansas. Inside Carlin's office, a line of people greeted Brett and Howser as they entered and a larger group of secretaries, aides, cabinet-level officers and reporters filled the governor's private office to watch the pair exchange pleasantries with Carlin. Brett was clearly the center of attention and stood for a number of shutterbugs and dished out even more autographs to the throng of fans. Even Carlin indulged by having Brett sign a newspaper clipping heralding the Royals' triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Carlin noted Brett's contract extension, which he signed prior to last season and said he wished he had such security. "You've got a lifetime contract and I'm in the last year of my contract, officially," said Carlin, who is completing his second four-year term and is barred constitutionally from seeking a third consecutive term. The slugging third baseman looked tanned and trim and joked with the governor about his support for a i/* Super (Continued from Page 13) Pitt a generation later. "You hear all kinds of stories about how he went out after a loss in high school and beat people up. I don't know how many are true. They may be just legends." Friday's meeting with both coaches was exemplified by the attitude expressed by Ditka at the start of his briefing. "I hope you feel like I feel," he said. "Let's get it on. I just hope it's the kind of game people can appreciate." Said Berry: "All this is getting me tired. I don't know about you people, but I was in bed at 9 last night.'' Whether it is or not, it's expected to be low-scoring, in contrast to last season, when the San Francisco 49ers and Miami Dolphins entered the Super Bowl with the NFL's two most explosive offenses. San Francisco won, 38-16, the latest in a long series of one-sided games. That's the way it's supposed to be Sunday. The Bears, with a 15-1 regular season record plus two playoff shutouts, are favored by 10% points, fifth highest spread in Super Bowl history and higher than all but one spread since 1970. Earlier this week, Bears linebacker Otis Wilson brashly predicted a shutout, a prediction he hedged somewhat later in the week. But the Pats come in off three road wins in the playoffs, the first time that's ever been done and Berry was quietly confident on Friday, suggesting that his biggest fear was that Chicago's William "The Refrigerator" Perry might fall on New England's All-Pro guard, John Hannah. "I don't think any of our players think about being underdogs, we just do our work," said Berry, whose team was also an underdog in its first three playoff games. Asked to make a prediction, he replied: "I'm the worst predictor in the world. Ask my kids. They always go the opposite way." Ditka said just about the same thing. "We don't worry about it. If anything, that's the kind of thing that can motivate them." state-operated lottery and pari- mutuel gambling on horse racing. "We need a race track in Leawood," Brett told Carlin. "Then I won't have to go to Nebraska or anywhere else to watch the horses. When we get a track I'll donate a lot of money to the Kansas economy." Last year, Brett, who lives in Johnson County, kidded with Carlin about the need for liquor-by-the- drink in Kansas. The governor said he hopes Brett's support of the lottery and pari-mutuel gambling with have the same effect as his liquor comments. The Legislature endorsed the liquor resolution last session. "I bought some lottery tickets the other day," Brett said. "It's difficult to have to drive across the state to get them. I hope it's the last time I buy lottery tickets until my own state has them." Ross signs new pact with Terps COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Bobby Ross signed a new four-year contract Friday to stay on as head football coach of the Terrapins, the university's athletic director, Dick Dull, announced. The terms of the contract were not disclosed. Ross, who had been wooed last year by several other schools, has compiled a 34-14 record since joining the Terps in 1982. Ross had consecutive 8-4 seasons in his first two years at Maryland, including trips to the Aloha and Florida Citrus bowls. He followed that with a pair of 9-3 seasons and victories in the Sun and Cherry bowls. "I am pleased that the contract is signed and Coach Ross can again direct his full attention to recruiting and the football program," said Dull. today, we played eleven guys and all eleven were ready to play. That makes a big difference." Fifty-three percent shooting and a 46-37 advantage on the boards doesn't hurt either. "Rebounding to me is being aggressive and we played with a lot more aggression today," Stein said. "Plus, it makes a big difference when the ball goes in the hole." The Cowboys, now 6-5, spotted Concordia two field goals then flat kicked the tar out of the Panthers. The Pokes led 23-12 after the first quarter and 45-26 at half time. Abilene center Kevin Stroud scored 11 of his game-high 21 points before intermission, while reserves Matt Whitehair and Mike Sears tossed in eight points each in tne nrst half. Abilene, which had whipped Concordia, 70-46, earlier this season, didn't let up after intermission. The Cowboys built their lead to 64-39 after three quarters before the final margin ballooned to 30 points down the stretch. Only the play of forward David Christensen (20 points, 8 rebounds) kept this from being a total embarrassment for the Panthers, who fell to 6-5. "You pick about any aspect of the game and we didn't do it very well," said Concordia coach George Meyer. "Anytime anybody gets those kind of points (85), you're not playing very good defense. And geez, we turned it over abunch (19 turnovers)." Stroud was one of four Cowboys to finish in double figures as Sears scored 12, Roger Stirtz chipped in 11 and Whitehair added 10. « Christensen was joined in double figures by Panther teammates Chris Samuelson (13 points) and Jay Cailteux(12). Need Help Tackling Your Taxes? Give yourself a break this year...let our extensively trained professionals prepare your income tax return. 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