The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 30, 1986 · Page 11
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Sports The Salina Journal Thursday, January 30,1986 Page 11 Pratt fumes at officials as Spartans tumble By HAROLD BECHARD Sports Editor WICHITA — Marymount College basketball coach Dan Pratt hasn't seen eye-to-eye with official Jim Paramore ever since the "imaginary foul" Paramore called on Pratt's Spartans two years ago in the final seconds of a District 10 playoff game atWashburn. The call by Paramore allowed Washburn to sink a pair of free throws with one second left to give the Ichabods a two-point victory and a spot in the district finals against Fort Hays State. So, when Pratt saw that Paramore would be one of the officials for Wednesday night's game against Kansas Newman at Century II Auditorium, he had a feeling he and his club would be in for a long night. Pratt was right, but the Spartan head coach wasn't around as long as his club. Newman held the Spartans scoreless the first six minutes of the game, built a 22-point lead midway through the first half and held off Marymount in the second half for a 77-61 victory. Pratt didn't see the end of the game. The fourth-year Marymount coach was ejected with 7:20 remaining after protesting a series of controversial calls by Paramore and his officiating partner, Mark Stone. MARYMOUNT (61) FG FT R F TP Rhine ' ----Ward Stephens Belew Hamilton Mansfield Smith Robinson Guitroz Dugan Forge TOTALS NEWMAN (77) Preston Stegman Meibert McDaniel Morgan Layton Strand Gilbert Green Vermillion TOTALS 23-55 31-42 29 10 77 HALFTIME — Kansas Newman 39, Marymount 23. TEAM REBOUNDS — Marymount 3, Kansas Newman 1. TURNOVERS — Marymount 24, Kansas Newman 12. ASSISTS — Marymount 14 (Mansfield 3), Kansas Newman 19 (Preston 9 ). TECHNICAL FOULS — Marymount bench 3. OFFICIALS — Jim Paramore, Mark Stone. A — 500. 0-4 6-12 1-6 0-1 8-10 0-1 8-10 0-3 1-3 5-6 0-0 29-56 FG 1-5 3-5 8-16 3-8 2-5 4-11 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 FT 6-8 10-12 0-0 4-4 6-8 2-2 3-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 3 7 1 8 1 4 1 1 5 0 32 R 4 4 6 3 3 3 5 1 0 0 3 3 4 0 3 1 5 0 3 4 1 27 F 1 1 0 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 12 2 0 17 0 18 0 2 10 0 61 TP 8 16 16 10 10 10 7 0 0 0 "If I would have known he (Paramore) was going to be here tonight, we would not have played," said Pratt, whose team fell to 11-12 with the loss. "He was the one who called the imaginary foul on us against Washburn in the playoffs two years ago." Pratt was ejected with 7:20 remaining in the game and the Spartans down by 11 points. The Spartan bench picked up three technical fouls (Pratt two and assistant coach Tom Collins one). That total automatically sends the head coach to the showers. "He (Paramore) said if I didn't get off the court in 30 seconds, he'd forfeit the game," Pratt said of his shouting match with Paramore at the 7:20 mark of the second half. "I either had to handle it or make a stand. Heck, I should have taken the forfeit. A 2-0 game would have sure helped us a lot more in the Dunkel than a 16-point loss." The call by Paramore which started all the problems came at the 8:32 mark of the second half. Marymount, down by 18 points (4931) with 15:37 remaining in the game, made a furious comeback, outscoring the Jets, 18-5, in the next 6% minutes to close within five points (54-49) with 8:50 remaining. Ben Smith led the charge with four baskets and Rich Hamilton and Ernest Dugan added two each as the Spartans had Newman reeling. The Jets then came down and missed a shot from the field. In the ensuing rebound battle, Scott Stegman piled on top of Marymount's David Belew. But when the whistle was blown by Paramore, Smith was called for foul. Ton Collins. "We have a player knocked to the KW finishes strong to beat McPherson ByBRADCATT Assistant Sports Editor McPHERSON — For most of 30 minutes Wednesday night, Kansas Wesleyan's Kansas Conference basketball title hopes appeared to be on thin ice. But the Coyotes, in desperate need of a win, played like gangbusters down the stretch to claim a tougher- than-it-sounds 80-68 verdict over the McPherson Bulldogs. The victory snapped Wesleyan's two-game losing streak and improved the Coyotes' overall record to 12-4. More importantly, KW improved its KCAC record to 8-3 and remained within a game of conference co-leaders Bethany and Tabor. "I'm not sure it's a big win, but it would have been a big loss," said KW coach Jerry Jones. "We just have to win them all the rest of the way ... it doesn't matter who we play." Lake usual, the Coyotes had a dickens of a time escaping the Sports Center with their hides intact. McPherson led most of the first half and the Bulldogs were still in the hunt with 2:30 remaining in the contest. "It wasn't easy at all," Jonessaid. Though Russ Pleiman scored 22 points and David Frederick came off the bench to add 19, it was Jones' decision to put his team in a spread offense with the game tied at 51-51 and 9:30 remaining which keyed this Coyote win. "We just wanted to get them out of their zones," Jones said of McPherson's 1-3-1 and 2-1-2 defenses. The strategy couldn't have worked better. After committing turnovers on two of their first three possessions in the spread attack, die Coyotes were near-perfect during the game's final 6:30 when they scored on 13 of their final 14 possessions. It was at the free throw line where the Coyotes got especially rich, connecting on 13 of 16 attempts after going to the spread. "We had some breakdowns on defense and they shot their free throws extremely well down the stretch," said McPherson coach Roger Trimmell. Pleiman, who had been held to three points and two rebounds in KW's 89-68 win over the Bulldogs in early December, was dynamite Wednesday night. The 6-8 center added 12 rebounds to his game-high point total. "He's one of the best players in the KCAC, so it doesn't surprise me he played that well,'' Trimmell said. It was Pleiman's tip-in with 8:22 remaining that gave KW the lead for WESLEYAN Woods Deering Pleiman B.Smith Phox Brown Frederick E.Smith Gray Hutzler Walters TOTALS McPHERSON Wempe Robertson Appel Kinnamon Crist Cramsey Sims Spexarth Elliott TOTALS HALFTIME — McPherson 37, Kansas Wesleyan 33. TEAM REBOUNDS — Kansas Wesleyan 1, McPherson 5. TURNOVERS — Kansas Wesleyan 13, McPherson 11. FG 5-10 2-3 8-12 1-3 1-4 3-3 6-11 2-5 0-2 2-3 0-1 30-57 FG 6-11 2-11 4-5 8-18 5-7 1-2 2-6 0-0 0-0 28-60 FT 3-5 0-0 6-10 0-0 2-2 2-3 7-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 20-28 FT 4-8 1-1 0-1 2-3 0-0 2-2 0-0 3-4 0-0 12-19 R 6 7 12 ;i 6 0 39 R 0 6 5 8 0 1 0 4 1 25 F 1 2 4 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 1 17 F 5 2 5 0 0 3 4 3 2 24 TP 13 4 22 2 4 8 19 4 0 4 0 80 TP 16 5 8 18 10 4 4 3 0 68 good, 53-51. Then Frederick took over. The senior guard, who was not starting for the first tune this season, carried the Coyotes down the stretch as he scored 13 of his 19 points in the final 6:27. After KW reeled off eight unanswered points to take a 59-51 lead, McPherson got back within 65-60 when Bill Wempe hit a 20-footer from the top of the key with 2:31 remaining. But Coyote guard Terrence Phox split the Bulldog defense and hit a driving layup 12 seconds later. And after Frederick and Pleiman sank both ends of one-and-one free throws on KW's next two trips up the floor, the Coyotes were in command, 71-60. Wesleyan appeared in deep trouble late in the first half. Trailing 24-21, McPherson hit the Coyotes with a 142 run to grab a 35-26 lead with 3:08 remaining in the first half. But the Coyotes whittled their deficit to 37-33 by intermission and then scored the first four points of the second half to get the game tied. The lead see-sawed during the next nine minutes before Jones directed his club to spread its attack. Wesleyan, which made only one of its first seven field goal attempts, finished the game shooting 53 percent from the field. That included a blistering 67 percent (16 of 24) in the second half. McPherson, which fell to 3-8 in the KCAC and 7-10 overall, was led by Kurt Kinnamon's 18 points. Wempe and John Crist added 16 and 10 points, respectively for the Bulldogs. Both teams return to KCAC action Saturday night with Wesleyan at home against Sterling and McPherson entertaining Southwestern. OU gains share of Big Eight lead NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Darryl Kennedy and Tim McCalister scored 20 points apiece Wednesday night as sixth-ranked Oklahoma moved into a tie for first place in the Big Eight Conference with an 87-€0 college basketball victory over Nebraska. The victory was Oklahoma's 44th straight at home. At 4-1 in the conference, the Sooners, 19-1 overall, are tied with fifth-ranked Kansas for the league lead. Nebraska, which got 28 points and 11 rebounds from center Dave floor and they call a foul after that on Smith for reaching in," Pratt said. Stegman went to the free throw line and hit 3 of 4 free throws and followed with a 15-foot baseline jumper to complete a seven-point swing. Instead of having the ball and looking to cut the Newman lead to three points, the Spartans suddenly found themselves trailing by 10 (59-49). Things would get worse. At the 7:20 mark, the Spartans were called for a questionable blocking foul, sending Stegman to the line once again. T on Pratt ... this one called by Stone. As Pratt argued the call on the edge of the court, Paramore gave him 30 seconds to get off the floor. Another T on Pratt. Pratt ejected. During that wild, three-minute span, Newman scored 15 straight points, 13 coming from the free throw line. In all, the Jets hit 31 -of 42 from the free throw line to 3 of 4 for the Spartans. Marymount never got into the bonus in the second half. But, Pratt said, all the fireworks in the second half should not have detracted from Newman's play in the first half when the Jets built a 244 lead at the 10:21 mark. "That in the second half should not overshadow the fact that Kansas Newman played real well for the first seven minutes," Pratt said. "When you can't score for six minutes, you don't deserve to win. We had shots in the paint that we didn't attempt to shoot." The victory, which boosted the Jets to 9-16 overall, broke a 15-game losing streak against Marymount which dates back to December of 1978. Newman is now 3-31 against the Spartans. "It's about time," said Newman head coach Jim Seward. "I thought we played real well against them up there (in Salina when Newman dropped an 87-84 decision). We had a chance to win that one. "Tonight, we had the better basketball team, but I don't think that's always been the case in the past." Seward said he was concerned when Marymount had cut his team's lead from 22 points to five. He had seen the same thing happen several times already this this season. "When we let up a little in the second half, I'd like to think we were tired," Seward said. "But we battled out of it. Obviously, I'm very happy with tonight's effort." Stegman and Ray Melbert led the Jets with 16 points each while Smith scored 18 and Hamilton 17 for Marymount. The Spartans will play their first home game in 34 days Saturday when they host Langston (Okla.) University at Smoot Gym at 7:30 p.m. Happen, fell to 12-6 overall, 2-3 in the Big Eight. NEBRASKA (60) Marshall 4-8 0-0 8, Carr 2-8 0-0 4, Happen 917 10-10 28, Day 2-8 2-2 6, Matzke 0-1 0-0 0, Logan 2-4 1-25, Bailous 0-2 3-4 3, Brown 2-5 0-0 4, Martz 0-2 0-0 0, Sealer 0-0 0-0 0, Jackman 0-2 0-0 0. Neubert 1-10-02. TOTALS 22-58 16-18 60. OKLAHOMA (87) Kennedy 9-16 2-4 20, Sieger 1-4 0-0 2. Johnson 5-11 7-8 17, Davis 4-6 2-3 10, McCali- ster7-156-720, Bowie 2-7 0-04, Roberts 4-5 4-4 VI. Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Phipps 1 -3 0-0 2, Watson 00 0-0 0. TOTALS 33-69 21 -26 87. HALFTIME — Oklahoma 42-30. TOTAL FOULS — Nebraska 23, Oklahoma 21. FOULED OUT Roberts. REBOUNDS — Nebraska 28 (Happen 11), Oklahoma 44 (Johnson 10). ASSISTS Nebraska 13 (Carr 5), Oklahoma 22 (Davis 8 A—10,360. Kansas State's Norris Coleman (44) lofts a shot over the outstretched arm of Alan Bannister, Oklahoma State's 7-foot-3 freshman center. Cowboys gun down K-State From staff and wire reports STILLWATER, Okla. — Kansas State suffered through its worst shooting game of the basketball season Wednesday night and lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 86-70, in a Big Eight Conference game. The Wildcats hit just 26 of 68 field goals for 38 percent. K-State's top two scorers — Norris Coleman and Joe Wright — combined for 10-of-35 shooting and 24 points — 16 points under their combined season average. Coleman, the Big Eight's second- leading scorer at 21.6 points a game, hit just 5 of 16 shots in an 11-point effort. Wright sank 5 of 19 field goals in his 13-point output. "We shot real poor, terrible," said Kansas State head coach Jack Hartman. "The worse it got, the more we started pressing ourselves. That affected us the entire game. Defensively, they did nothing special onNorris." Terry Faggins, a 6-5 senior, scored 19 points to lead Oklahoma State. The Cowboys, 11-7 overall and 2-3 in the Big Eight, hit eight straight free throws down the stretch to pull away from the Wildcats, who dropped to 13-7 and 1-4. It was the third straight conference loss for K- State. It was a seven-point run midway through the second half that boosted O-State into the lead for good. Benny Green hit a long jump shot to give Kansas State a 47-44 lead with 14:13 remaining in the game. But a KSU (70) Coleman Mitchell Meyer Green Wright Simmons Eddy Smith Walker MIN 30 40 28 37 28 7 13 1 14 FG 5-16 4-7 2-3 4-12 5-19 0-1 3-6 0-0 3-4 FT 1-3 4-4 3-4 6-6 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 R 8 8 11 4 2 1 6 0 1 F 2 4 3 3 3 1 2 0 2 TP 11 12 7 14 13 0 7 0 6 TOTALS 200 26-68 18-24 44 20 70 OSU (86) Manuel Taylor Bannister Faggins Gilllam Young Andrews Patton Ivy TOTALS MIN 15 4 25 40 33 16 5 31 31 200 FG 4-6 0-0 4-12 8-14 6-16 1-3 1-1 6-11 5-9 35-72 FT 0-0 1-2 0-1 3-3 4-4 0-0 0-0 5-7 3-6 16-23 R 8 1 8 4 4 2 0 9 8 46 F 4 1 4 0 0 2 2 4 2 19 TP 8 1 8 19 16 2 2 17 13 B6 HALFTIME — Kansas State 37, Oklahoma State 36. TEAM REBOUNDS — Kansas State 3, Oklahoma State 2. ASSISTS — Kansas State 7 (Green, Eddy 2), Oklahoma State 25 (Gillian) 12). TURNOVERS — Kansas Stale 9, Oklahoma State 7. OFFICIALS — Zetcher, Eichorst, Seibert. ATTENDANCE — 4,502. Faggins' jumper at the 13:31 mark started the string of seven unanswered points that put Oklahoma State ahead to stay. A Roshon Patton foul shot, Jason Manuel jumper and another Patton jump shot made it 5147 with 11:38 top play. Green then hit another long jump shot to pull the Wildcats within two, but they never got closer. Oklahoma State was 16 of 23 from the foul line, but hit eight free throws in a row during the final four minutes of the game to keep Kansas State at bay. "It bothers me that we broke down totally in the second half," Hartman said. "Whenever people make a strong run at us, we seem to collapse 1 Tim Hostetter JOURNAL SPORTS WRITER too easily. Offensively, we didn't move. We stood around and looked around. We were inconsistent all night and went from bad to worse.'' Green led the Wildcats with 14 points. Ben Mitchell chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds. Ron Meyer was KSU's leader on the boards with 11 rebounds. Patton scored 17 points, Melvin Gilliam 16 and Ivy 13 for Oklahoma State. "Our scouting report didn't show that they were that good of an outside shooting team" Hartman said. The Cowboys hit 35 of 72 field goals for 48 percent. Kansas State returns to Ahearn Field House Saturday afternoon to play Kansas at 1:10. Oklahoma State will play host to Iowa State Saturday. Chiefs hire scout KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs have hired veteran scout Fred Schubach as a talent scout for the National Football League team. Schubach spent nearly 30 years with the Baltimore Colts, joining the team at its inception in 1953. He spent 10 years as head of the Colts scouting operation before leaving the team in 1982. Schubach was a talent scout for the Buffalo Bills in 1983 and 1984. In 1985, he established his own scouting combine and worked on behalf of the Chicago Bears and the Los Angeles Raiders. Eight-Man coaches may join forces for all-star game Eight-Man football players may soon get a well-deserved all-star game. According to Pike Valley head football coach Don Melby, the state's Eight-Man football coaches have been invited to a Feb. 22 meeting, sponsored by the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, at Sauna's Red Coach Inn with the intent of organizing an Eight-Man coaches association. If the interest is there and the coaches elect to officially organize, then the idea of an all-star game could be kicked around. Melby said that letters have been sent to every Eight-Man coach in Kansas. Early responses have been favorable. An Eight-Man all-star football game is overdue. Nebraska and Oklahoma have successfully conducted such games for years. The fact that 104 high schools played Eight-Man football last season and only one player — Mankato's Gary Colson — played (very little) in last summer's Shrine Bowl are reason enough for an all-star game for Eight-Man players. As one of the members of the Shrine Bowl selection committee and having been around the teams' camps prior to the annual summer game, I know that the Eight-Man player is treated as a token throw-in. In defense of that prejudice, however, the adjustment from Eight- Man football to the 11-man game does take some time. The two-week Shrine Bowl camp for an Eight-Man player can be frustrating. The coaching staff really can't afford much patience. That's why a special game for the Eight-Man players is the obvious solution. Of course, the hows, wheres and whens of such a venture must be answered. Financing is strongly tied to the "how." The idea has been put to the Shriners the last couple of years, but they don't want to fiddle with the good thing they say they have going. "We would need to find a playing site then put together some type of package," Melby said. "Playing gear wouldn't be a problem because the players would use their own. We would have to buy jersies, feed the players and house them somewhere for 10 days to two weeks." Melby is confident of good gate receipts because small towns and communities are the best supporters of their school's events. Because a majority of Eight-Man teams are west of Salina, there are three logical locations for the game —Hays, Russell or Salina. Russell annually is the site for the two Eight-Man state championship games. Salina and Hays have college campuses capable of housing (through dorms) and feeding the players. Also, college coaches are often available to assist in such events. Journal sports editor Harold Bechard threw out the idea of having the two-week training camps — perhaps 24 players to a team — in Hays and Sauna and playing the game at Russell. Melby likes the idea. Economically, an Eight-Man all- star football game would benefit any host city. Melby agrees that an all-star game would have to be played in the summer. Late July or mid-August would be the best time because of the wheat harvest and plowing season of . June and early July and the Shrine Bowl game the first Saturday in August. Another reason Melby and other Eight-Man coaches want to gather the rest of the state's coaches is to organize an Eight-Man football clinic. "At the association's (KSHSAA) annual clinic, there's usually only one Eight-Man speaker who talks for two hours," Melby said. "We want a two-day clinic, hopefully held the same weekend as the all-star game. All the coaches would then be in town to share ideas and watch the game." With more schools converting to Eight-Man football each year, it's good that some coaches have finally initiated an attempt for a formal organization and a possible all-star game. I hope that the coaches can ban together and plan an all-star game. I know the small communities will support it and I hope Salina, Russell or Hays will volunteer the time, energy and, finances to provide a game site.

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