The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 24, 2001 · Page 23
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL TUESDAY. APRIL 24, 2001 TERRY BRIEFLY Guard Terry leaves KSU basketball team , MANHATTAN — Sophomore reserve guard Richie ferry will not return to the Kansas State basketball team next year, K-State coach Jim Wooldridge announced on Monday "Richie has some personal issues at home he needs to take care of before moving on with his career," said Wooldridge. "We appreciate Richie's contributions to the program last season and wish him the best of luck in the future." • Terry a 6-foot-3 defensive specialist, appeared in all 29 games last season, starting 24, at off-guard and small forward. He averaged 5.2 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 1.8 steals a game in his one season as a Wildcat. Terry who posted the most steals in a season by a Wildcat sophomore (51), ranks tied for seventh on the K-State single-season steals chart. The Joliet, 111., native notched a career-high 16 points in K-State's loss at Nebraska (Feb. 14, 2001) and posted a career-best 11 rebounds in the Wildcats' 70-56 victory over Eastern Washington (Dec. 16, 2000). Broncos agree to contract with tackle DENVER — Brent McCaffrey, an offensive tackle from Southern California who was not selected in the NFL draft, signed as a free agent Monday with the Denver Broncos. Terms of the contract were not disclosed for McCaffrey a three-year starter for the Trojans. Rockies trade Sosa to Diamondbacks DENVER — The Colorado Rockies traded infielder Juan Sosa to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday for third baseman Ryan Owens. Owens has been assigned to Colorado's Carolina Double-A club. He has a .269 average in 204 minor league games. Sosa will report to Arizona's Triple-A team in Tucson. Bengals quarterback acquitted in DUI case SAN DIEGO — Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Akili Smith was acquitted Monday of two misdemeanor drunken driving charges. Smith was puUed over Feb. 8 for driving his car the wrong way on a one-way street in San Diego, his hometown. Jurors deliberated for about two hours before finding Smith innocent on both counts, said the player's attorney Myles Berman. The prosecutor. Deputy City Attorney Karen Li, did not return phone messages left seek- ift'g comment. ' Smith, the third overall pick in the 1999 draft, lost his starting job to Scott Mitchell after the 10th game last season, when the Bengals finished 4-12 for a second straight year. Lion baseball team sweeps Sterling JV STERLING — Brown Mackie received solid pitching performances from Dylan Nadeau and Jimmie White in winning a baseball doubleheader from the Sterling junior varsity on Monday Each pitcher picked up his first victory of the season as Nadeau pitched the Lions to a 5-3 win in the first game before White took over and helped deliver a 9-5 victory in the nightcap. The Lions (7-29) travel to Wichita on Thursday to face the Newman junior varsity Mizzou takes lead in Big 12 women's golf RHOADS, Iowa — Missouri battled the elements as well as the course to take a six-stroke lead Monday after the first round of the Big 12 women's golf tournament. , Gusts of up to 30 mph produced sub-freezing wind chills as the Tigers posted a score of 319 on the recently opened Harvester course northeast of Des Moines. Oklahoma State was second at 325 and Texas third at 330. Missouri's Jamie Tucker shot a 76 for the individual lead, one stroke ahead of Oklahoma State's Maria Boden. Linda Wessberg of Oklahoma State was third at 78 and Missouri's Amelia Moses was next with a 79. From Staff and Wire Reports CHARLOTTE 102 76 MIAMI Hornets repeat Game 1, spank Heat Mashburn torments former team, scoring 22 points as Hornets take 2-0 lead By STEVEN WINE The Associated Press MIAMI — By the third quarter, frustrated fans were booing the home team. Early in the fourth quarter, they were streaming for the exits. And as the game ended, the Charlotte Hornets celebrated. It was all an improbable repeat of Game 1 Monday night as Charlotte earned another 26-point victory over the hapless Miami Heat, winning 102-76 for a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series. Jamal Mashburn again tormented his former team and fans, trading barbs with Tim Hardaway and Dan Majerle, sticking out his tongue at hecklers in the crowd and scoring 22 points. David Wesley added 18 and Baron Davis 17. "Everybody else has been a little surprised; we haven't," Mashburn said. '•'We're a loose bunch and a close-knit group. That comes alive in the playoffs." Charlotte broke open Saturday's 106- 80'victory with a 20-2 run to start the second half. This time it was a 24-5 run after halftime to make the score 78-57. Charlotte held Miami to seven points in the third quarter — a franchise playoff record for both teams. In successive games, the Heat have endured their two most lopsided losses of the season and their two most lopsided home playoff defeats. "Are we really playing that bad, or are they playing that good?" Miami forward Anthony Mason said. "I don't know." The Hornets need one more victory to reach the second round of the playoffs for only the third time since the franchise was founded in 1988. Game 3 is Friday at Charlotte, where Miami is 0-2 this season. "We have to gather ourselves," Heat coach Pat Riley said. "Thank God we have four days. Even though it's a daunting task in front of us, it's been done before." Five teams have rallied from an 0-2 deficit to win a best-of-five series, most recently Denver against Seattle in 1994. "Anybody who knows Pat Riley knows it's not over," Mashburn said. "We have to be desperate," Hardaway said. "We're still a better team." lliliiliiiiB ^P MONDAY'S RESULTS Charlotte 102, Miami 76 San Antonio 86, Minnesota 69 TODAY'S GAMES Indiana at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Dallas at Utah, 9:30 p.m. •A ^^^^^^ The Associated Press The Hornets' Jamaal Magloire battles his way to the basket against the Heat's Anthony iVIason in the second half of Monday's contest in Charlotte, N.C.The Hornets routed the Heat for the second straight game and took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series. Hardaway again started despite a bruised left foot and again failed to keep up with the Hornets' quicker guards. He scored two points in 19 minutes, and by the third period fans were chanting for rookie point guard Eddie House to replace him. Adding injury to injury, Alonzo Mourning played with back spasms that had him wincing and stretching on the floor when he was out of the game. He had nine points and four rebounds in 26 minutes. It was Mourning's 15th game in a comeback from kidney disease, and tho storybook ending he had hoped for looks increasingly unlikely "We haven't gotten it done," Mourning said. "We have to find a way to win three games. It's not impossible." The crowd showed no sympathy toward the Heat. Boos were even louder than Saturday, including a chorus of jeers from the few spectators left when the game ended. Mashburn, relishing the chance to show up the team that traded him last August, enjoyed the final five minutes from the bench. He got the Hornets off to a good start with 12 points in the opening period. "We have no problem scoring, getting easy baskets and getting the ball in side," Mashburn said. The Hornets led only 54-52 at halftime before Mashburn scored four baskets to spark their run at the start of the second half. The Heat committed five turnovers and missed 11 of 13 shots to begin the half. "They looked like a team that was out of sync and didn't have any answers," Davis said. Riley said the biggest difference in the two teams has been shooting — Charlotte is hot, Miami is not. The Heat relied largely on perimeter attempts and went 6-for-22 on 3-point tries. The Hornets, repeatedly slashing to the basket, shot 45 percent and outscored Miami 30-8 at the free-throw line. Said Riley: "Their accuracy our inaccuracy and their play have taken our heart right now." Spurs stymie Garnett, T-Wolves Minnesota star held to 5-of-13 shooting in 17-point laugher By MICHELLE KOIDIN The Associated Press SAN ANTONIO — Game 2 was a laugher for the Spurs, who were all smiles from the third quarter on. In a lopsided game in which the entire fourth quarter was garbage time, San Antonio dominated the Minnesota Tim- berwolves 86-69 Monday night for a 2-0 lead in their first- round playoff series. Tim Duncan had 18 points and 11 rebounds and held Kevin Garnett to 5-of-13 shooting. The Timberwolves' shooting percentage, 33.8, was one- tenth of a percent off their all- time low during the playoffs, and they committed 20 turnovers. The best-of-five series now shifts to Minneapolis. Game 3 won't be played until Saturday Garnett T-Wolves 69 Spurs 86 Spurs lead, 2-0 finished with a team-high 18 points for Minnesota, which fell behind by 28 points in the third quarter and never threatened thereafter. "We're thrilled that we got a big win, but you never go into a game like this thinking you're going to win by a wide margin," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. Reserve LaPhonso Ellis, who had 15, was Garnett's only teammate to score in double figures. Terrell Brandon, who sprained his ankle in Game 1 on Saturday ditched the electric blue shoes he wore in that game but still shot just 2-of-9 from the field. The Spurs built a 16-point first-half lead with five 3-pointers and sloppy shooting by Minnesota. San Antonio finished with seven 3-pointers. After the Wolves opened the third quarter with Brandon's 3- pointer, the Spurs rattled off 12 straight points to go up 62-39. Danny Ferry contributed a 3- pointer and Duncan finished off the surge by rebounding two of his own misses and then throwing down an enthusiastic dunk. Minnesota only managed to score one point (on Chauncey Billups' free throw) before LaPhonso Ellis' flagrant foul sent Terry Porter to the free throw line. He made both shots, and Derek Anderson followed up with two jumpers to give the Spurs a 68-40 lead. The Wolves never cut the lead below 15 after that. "They changed their defense more, the came with double- teams a lot quicker," Duncan said. "When we started moving the ball, it hurt their defense a lot." David Robinson added 17 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocks, Terry Porter shot 3-for-3 from 3-point range and added 13 points and Anderson had 12. The Spurs scored 17 fast- break points to none for Minnesota. Garnett had 12 rebounds for the Wolves. No other Minnesota starter had more than seven points (Brandon). The Associated Press The Spurs' David Robinson celebrates a bucket by teammate Tim Duncan during the third quarter against the Tim­ berwolves Monday night in San Antonio. Big 12 / Jayhawks in seventh place FROM PAGE D1 1-under. "I was playing with Andy and saw how tough it was out there," Williams said. "I saw him having a few problems with the wind and I knew that I had to stay smart with my last nine holes. "Watching Andy really made me play smarter. It helped me concentrate even more." He chipped in again, this time from the left side of the fifth green to snap a string of three straight bogeys and then added another birdie on the par-5 7th. His lead could have been larger heading in­ to today had he not closed his round with back-to-back bogeys at Nos. 8 and 9. "Those chips that I hit in, I was just trying to get the ball close and they happened to go in," Williams said. "Out here, these pin placements were tough and you couldn't really go for the pin." The Jayhawks, who were the first round leaders after shooting a 307, fell off in the afternoon round and are sitting in seventh place with a 628. Kansas State, meanwhile, turned things up in the afternoon and shot 307 after a 328 in the morning and are sitting in eighth place. Lincicome / Toviessi not listed FROM PAGE D1 spine to the secondary someone who will crack a head and leave bruises. What I say is, if the linebackers did their jobs, you wouldn't need corner- backs making tackles. So desperate are the Broncos to find a cor- MIDDLEBROOKS nerback eager to smash into somebody that they will risk him spending the rest of the day reading the names on the backs of receivers' shirts. Yes, Mr. Middlebrooks, that blur who just went past you is Tim Brown. The second-round selection, defensive end Paul Toviessi, could not hide among the shadows of Marshall from the keen eyes of the Broncos, who So little is known of Toviessi, including how to pronounce his several middle names, that he was not listed among the 322 draft candidates, meaning that he was supposed to be a free agent. found him when others were not even looking. "We didn't know if he would be gone," Shanahan said, "but we didn't want to take the chance." If anybody knew Rahman would knock out Lewis, I'm betting it's Shanahan. By pick No. 51, any defensive end worth his weight in strained ligaments was already gone, but there were at least two dozen rated higher than Toviessi, including Reggie Hayward of Iowa State (ranked 133rd), who was still there for the Broncos at No. 87. So little is known of Tovies­ si, including how to pronounce his several middle names, that he was not listed among the 322 draft candidates, meaning that he was supposed to be a free agent. And there were all those linebackers available, Quinton Carver of Arkansas, and Sedrick Hodge of North Carolina and Eric Westmoreland of Tennessee. Did I mention the Broncos didn't take any linebackers? Blinded by the light from Marshall, no doubt. Season Tickets Now On Sale! PROfieSSIONAL BASKETBALL Tickets are available only at the Salina Bicentennial center. You may renew in person or by phone 826-7469 or toll free 1-888-826-7469. News. Life. Sports. Classified. "~ Salina Journal Connecting communities with information

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