The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 28, 1986 · Page 13
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The Salina Journal Tuesday, January 28,1986 Page 13 Mankato teams have lofty records Briefly ByTIMHOSTETTER Sports Writer It's unusual when both boys' and girls' basketball teams from the same high schdol. reach the state tournament. But Mankato fans are anticipating just that come March. Like last season, the Cougar girls are rolling along with an unbeaten record of 13-0. Mankato's boys are 121, losing only to Belleville in December. Both teams claimed Pike Trail League tournament championships last week and both are unbeaten in league play with three league games remaining in the season. Mankato's boys are ranked third in this week's Class 1A state rankings by The Salina Journal. The Cougar girls are among several teams ready to move into the elite top five in 1 A. Boys' head coach Mel Brown may have the best starting five in Class 1A. Four starters returned this season off last year's 16-7 team. That's enough for any coach to be pleased about. But Brown received a Christmas gift from Spain this season — 6-2 senior foreign exchange student Jorge Gonzalez. ;' "Usually, the only sport foreign ' exchange students can play well is soccer," Brown said. "But basketball is big in Spain and Jorge was in a basketball club there and had played several years. There was a • few adjustments he had to make, but he has fine skills and the kids really enjoy him." Gonzalez possesses slick ball- handling capabilities and excellent court vision. He is scoring eight points a game, but Brown said the Spaniard had to learn to score more. "He came here used to playing with 6-7,6-fl and 6-9 players," Brown said. "He was used to setting them up inside. He didn't have to shoot much. He discovered here, though, that he had to do more scoring." In last Friday's PTL tournament championship win over North Central, Gonzalez displayed his scoring capability by tossing in 16 points from his point-guard position. Not surprisingly, Mankato had three other starters in double-figures in the win. Doug Benoit had 18, Wynn Alexander 12 and Jay Johanek 10. The Salina Journal's basketball rankings BOYS CLASS iA School Record I.Kansas City WyandotteO* 10-1 2. Lawrence (4) 10-0 3. Hutchinson (NR) 9-0 4.KansasCitySchlagle(2) 11-2 5. Topeka High (3) 100 CLASS 5A 1. Liberal (1) 12-1 2. McPherson (2) 10-1 3.Atchison-MnurHill(5) 10-0 4. Altamont-Labotte County (NR) 11-1 5. Buhler(NR) 7-4 CLASS4A l.Atchison(l) 11-1 2. Colby (3) 11-2 3. Nickerson (2) 9-2 4. Pratt (NR) 9-2 5. Garnett(S) 11-1 CLASS 3A 1. Almo-Wabaunsee 0) 2. Richmond-Central Heights (2) 3. Gypsum-Southeast of Saline (3) 4.Hesston(4) 5. Hillsboro (5) CLASS 2A 1. Burden-Central (1) 2.Holcomb(2) 3. PittsburgColgan (3) 4.Centralia(5) 5. Elblng-Berean Academy (NR) CLASS 1A l.Claflin(l) 11-0 2. Bazlne(2) 11-0 3. Mankato (3) 12-1 4. Groinfield-Wheotland (NR) 9-2 5. MaraisdesCygnes(NR) 11-0 (Last week's ranking in parentheses) .11-1 .11-1 . 11-1 . 10-2 . 10-2 ..10-0 . 13-0 ,..9-2 . 10-1 .11-0 GIRLS CLASS 6A School Record 1. Topeka West (1) 12-1 2. Wichita Southeast (2) 9-0 3.KansasCityWyandotte(3) 7-3 4. Wichita North (4) 7-2 5. Shawnee Mission East (5) B-3 CLASS 5A l.Buhler(l) 10-0 2. Tecumeseh-Shawnee Heights (2) 11-0 3. Kansas City Ward (3) 9-2 4. Liberal (4) 7-1 5. Newton (5) 8-1 CLASS 4 A l.Concordia(l) 10-0 2. Baxter Springs (2) 11-0 3. Colby (3) 12-1 4.Wamego(4) 9-1 5. Anthony-Chaparral (NR) 9-0 CLASS 3A 1. Cottonwood Falls-Chase County (1) 8-0 2.Seneca-NemahaValley(2) 9-0 3.Whitewater-Remington (3) 10-1 4. Alma-Wabaunsee (5) 9-1 5. Hesston (NR) 9-1 CLASS 2A l.Canton-Galva(l) 9-1 2.Dighton(2) 9-1 3. Linn (4) 9-0 4. Winchester-Jefferson County North (5).... 8-1 5. Victoria (NR) 8-3 CLASS! A l.Burrton(l) 11-0 2. Ashland (3) 10-0 3. lngalls(4) 11-0 4. Rexford-Golden Plains (5) 10-0 5. Grainfleld-Wheatland (NR) 10-1 (Last week's ranking in parentheses) When Gonzalez took a permanent role at point guard, returning point guard Alexander (6-0 junior) was able to better show his shooting ability at the off-guard spot. "It worked out great," Brown said. "Alexander is a pure shooter and it gives him more opportunities to score." Alexander is averaging 17.5 points a game behind Benoit's 18.5. Johanek — a member of The Journal's preseason Top 33 list — is scoring nine points a game but missed the first six games with a broken finger on his shooting hand. "Jay (a 64 senior) still wasn't able to do much in the seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth games because he wasn't able to grip very well," Brown said. "He's just now coming on and should be averaging in double- figures soon." Mike Schlotterback, a 6-1 junior, is Mankato's other starter and is scoring seven points a game. The Cougars shoot 50 percent from the field and 69 percent from the free throw line. Add their superb ball- handling ability and reliable bench to that kind of shooting, and the Coug- Cosell wins TV Guide's Mr. Nice Gay Award RADNOR, Pa. (AP) — Sportscaster Howard Cosell, who criticized his former ABC Monday Night Football colleagues in a book published last year, is winner of TV Guide's llth annual Mr. Nice Guy Award for "a sports figure displaying boorish actions." Cosell, whose critically acclaimed "Sportsbeat" program was canceled by ABC in December, "went out in Nice Guy fashion, knocking the firm that made him rich and famous and knocking colleagues with whom he worked," wrote TV Guide sports writer Mel Durslag, who chose the winner and contenders. The magazine disclosed the results in its Feb. 11 issue. Cosell was chosen over baseball pitcher Joaquin' Andujar, who as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals refused a bid to play in the All-Star Game and was ejected in the seventh game of the World Series for bumping an umpire. He has since been traded to the Oakland A's. Third place went to Indiana University basketball Coach Bobby Knight for throwing a chair across the court in a game against Purdue and for not permitting two of his players to fly home from a game against Ohio State because he was displeased with their play. Also named as contenders were Detroit Lions football coach Darryl Rogers, University of Miami football coach Jimmy Johnson, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and tennis star John McEnroe. Cosell's book, "I Never Played the Game," raised a furor because of a chapter in which he criticized former broadcast partners Frank Giff ord and Don Meredith. Cosell said Gifford was a "Teflon man" because no matter what mistakes he made, "nothing sticks to him" and television critics treat him well. He also said Meredith was rarely prepared for a game broadcast. Cosell lake a Break lours, inc. Special to LAS VEGAS NON-STOP FROM SALINA February 14-17 $ 214 Morning departure Evening return Air only per person Complete air & hotel packages available. Jan. 31 & March 10 departures available too. For Reservations Call Your Travel Agent Today -L ' ANYWHERE TRAVEL Sears Center 825-2191 TRAYLOR TRAVEL 1 26 N. Santa Fe 825-0537 INTERNATIONAL TOURS Mid State Mall 823-1150 WORLD TRAVEL CENTER 1 82 7 S. 9th 827-0496 ars figure to be tough to beat come post-season tournament time. * * * Marsha Roster's Mankato girls should be just as tough at that time. The Cougars rolled over Pike Valley, 64-42, in the finals of the PTL tournament last Friday. It was the second time this season that Mankato had defeated its closest challenger in the PTL. Mankato took a 22-0 record into its first state tournament appearance last year. The Cougars defeated Otis- Bison, lost to eventual champ Grinnell, and lost to Luckey in the third- place game. Roster isn't rating her two teams but does admit to having more depth and better quickness to work with this season. "Last year, we were two deep. This year, we're four deep," Roster said of her bench strength. "This year, it's not uncommon for us to have eight to ten players score. We're more versatile this year. Our bench players can come in and play more positions on the court than in the past." The heart of Mankato's talented team is 5-11 Angle Malcom. The sen- ior center is scoring 18.7 points and grabbing 9.5 rebounds a game. She had 31 points in last Friday's win over Pike Valley. Malcom's consistency and court sense amazes Roster. "She doesn't let anything bother her," Roster said. "She's as calm as a cucumber. Last year after state, we told Angle that she had just played against the best big girls in the state. All she said was, 'I did?' Angle's stronger this year and more intense." Sheila Mohler was the only returning letterman off last year's 23-2 team. The 5-8 .senior is averaging eight points and seven rebounds a game. The most pleasant surprise for Roster has been the play of junior Sharon Grout. The 5-9 forward has proved a workhorse on the boards (6.5 rebounds a game) and is scoring 12.5 points a game. While the MHS boys received a gift in Gonzalez, the MHS girls had two capable newcomers move in. Senior JoLinn Railsback (5-7) started part time for Jewell last year and junior Tessa Rimminau (5-6) started for White Rock last season. The two have added greatly to Mankato's depth. * * * Every class but 3A has at least one newcomer in the boys' rankings. Wheatland replaced Quinter in 1A after defeating the Bulldogs, 76-73, in the finals of the WREA tournament. Marais des Cygnes also enters 1A with an 11-0 record. Undefeated Berean Academy out of Elbing jumps into the 2A rankings. Pratt is 4A's newcomer after defeating Ark City to win the Roadrunner Classic at Chaparral. Labette County and Buhler make their first appearance in 5A's top five and Hutchinson — which whipped Ransas City Schlagle last Saturday to win the Tournament of Champions in Dodge City — is now third in 6A. Lawrence moved up to second behind Ransas City Wyandotte after edging Topeka High, 80-79, to win the Topeka Invitational. Wyandotte plays at Lawrence tonight. Victoria moves into the girls' 2A rankings. The Knights defeated Norton to win the Mid-Continent League tournament. Unbeaten Chaparral is No. 5 this week in 4A, replacing lola, which lost twice in the Fredonia tournament. Tescott blasts Cadets, 68-36 Tescott's boys rolled to a 36-9 halftime lead on their way to a 68-36 victory over St. John's Military Monday night. Tescott, 3-1 in the Post Rock League and 6-3 overall, had four players in double-figures. Tim Sanders led the Trojans with 18 points. Matt Bitler had 11 and Scott Haines and Stuart Berkley added 10 points each. Mike Swisher paced the Cadets, 0- 5, with 11 points. TESCOTT (68) Haines 5 0-0 10, Berkley 5 0-3 10, Lovelace 2 1 -2 5, Winters 10-02, Hoff linger 0 3-4 3, French 20-04, Weisel 21-25, Sanders 82-318, Bitler 5 1-2 11 .TOTALS 30 8-1668. ST. JOHN'S MILITARY (36) Wall20-04, Eisenman 20-04, Klopfenstein 0 0-0 0, Rlley 21-35, Baker 20-04, Swisher 4 3-3 11, Mike Shaw 0 2-4 2, Simms 0 2-4 2, Lossmann 20-04. TOTALS 14 8-14 36. Taicott 13 23 14 18 — 68 SJMIIItory 6 3 10 17 — 36 TOTAL FOULS — Tescott 16, SJ Military 12. FOULED OUT —None. Murray (Continued from Page 11) speak, to Richard Dent as kind of surrogate for the group, but this was one game where victory came by committee. The quarterback, a cocky kid with a million-dollar arm and a five-and-dime attitude, had his moments, but this team didn't need a quarterback. All it really needed was a kickoff specialist. They have this Star Wars defense put in by this guy who looks like a small town druggist and answers to the unlikely name of "Buddy." 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The 6-foot-8 Coleman, who is averaging 30.3 points a game in conference play, was classified a sophomore this year after a four-year stint with the U.S. Army. Coleman, who was selected as National Player of the Week by Sports Illustrated and The Sporting News in their most recent issues, is now officially a freshman academically and athletically. Legislation passed at the recent National Collegiate Athletic Association convention provided an exception for those who served in the U.S. armed services. NCAA rules now specify that any years of competition after an athlete's 20th birthday count against his collegiate eligibility. The 22-year-old Coleman, a former all-state player from Jacksonville (Fla.) Paxon High School, joined the Army after his prep career. City prep teams in action tonight Fresh off their Salina Invitational Tournament championship, the Sacred Heart Rnights will return to action tonight against the Minneapolis Lions in an NCAA contest at the SHHS gym. The Rnights are 7-4 overall and 3-2 in the North Central Activities Association while Minneapolis, winner of its last two NCAA outings, is 3-9 overall and 2-3 in the conference. Sacred Heart's girls also will be in action tonight as the Rnights open against Ellinwood in the Claflin Invitational. Semifinals and finals of that tournament will be Thursday and Friday. Salina Central and Salina South's girls played their first-round games in the Newton Invitational on Monday night and will play again Wednesday. The finals are set for Saturday. South and Central's boys will be in action tonight. South's boys, 3-6, are coming off a third-place finish in the S.I.T. heading into tonight's road game at Great Bend. And Central's boys, who lost 55-52 to South in the third-place game Saturday at the Bicentennial Center, will take a 48 mark into tonight's home date with Abilene. Saberhagens expecting another child RANSAS CITY, Mo. 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