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10-- Columbus Telegram Columbus. Nebraska Monday, Decembe- 13. 19/6 an h 7 -M u m , , I. Ru V° m " ball away, but .ho Rockets went on to ,anpv,ch (with ball) finds mmself son- break Seattle's 29-game home court win- dwiched between Somes Leonard Gray ning streak with a 96-92 victory ( i l ) and Tommy Burleson as he tries to /iiniwr i . i muscle in for layup. Burleson knocked the ' Wirepnolo)_ Sonics' home streak broken United Press International It finally rained on the Seattle SuperSonics' parade, but Coach Bill Russell is not one to get upset. "I honestly wasn't con- cerned with the winning streak," said Russell whose squad dropped a.96-92 decision to the Houston Rockets Sunday night to snap a 29- game home court winning streak. "I've never paid much attention to our winning streak. Not since Phoenix defeated '"Seattle last Feb. 8, had the ponies lost at home. Thirteen" df those games had been won at home thus far this season. ·Only .Philadelphia, with 36 ;rins in 1966-67, had gone ;tonger without a home loss. :;! "It's a cliche, but we just ;take one game at a time," jRussell said. "We played /pretty well, but some nights Hhat isn't quite enough. They {took advantage of every ;nistake we made." ! Rudy Tomjanovich scored !?2 points and Calvin Murphy ;18 to provide the offense for /Houston, now 14-8. Murphy, jlvho has established himself is one of top small men in the (NBA, became the Rockets' ifcll-time leading · scorer, /passing former Rocket Elvin ! Hayes. ! j . Houston Coach Tom JNissalke pointed to the ifebounding as the key to ; victory. The Rockets, playing their third road game in three nights, got 20 rebounds from, their rising star Moses Malone and held a 52-43 rebounding advantage over Seattle. "We made Seattle play our tempo and it's something not many teams have been able to do in Seattle," said Nissalke, who preceded Russell as coach of the Sonics. It was not until the final 35 seconds of the game that Houston closed the book on Seattle's winning streak. Houston's MikeNewlin hit a 253obr jumper--tor- :what proved to be the winning basket. Malone added two free throws and Newlin a breakaway lay-up to conclude the Rockets' scoring. Willie Norwood laid in a rebound at the buzzer for Seattle. Bruce Scales led Seattle with 22 points, while Leonard Gray added 18 and Norwood 15. Elsewhere in the NBA, Phoenix topped Atlanta 106- 91, Detroit beat Kansas City 110-94, Philadelphia downed Milwaukee 107-102 and Los Angeles whipped Denver 112- 83. Suns 106, Hawks 91 Guard Paul Westphal fired in 28 points to lead the Suns past Atlanta as Ptwenix evened its record at 11-11. John Drew and Lou Hudson each had 28 points to lead the Hawks. Pistons 110, Kings 94 Bob Lanier scored a game- high 29 points and Ralph Simpson added 20- to send Detroit over Kansas City. Lanier netted 10 points in the fourth quarter, while Simpson · sunk 12 to drop Kansas City's record to 12-14. 76ers 107, Bucks 102 George McGinnis scored 27 points to pace the 76ers past the Bucks for their third stright victory in a game in which the lead changed hands 15 times in the first three periods. Milwaukee dropped its sixth straight despite a game-high 30 points by Bob Dandridge. Lakers 112, Nuggets 83 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Lucius Allen led Los Angeles with 18 points apiece and Cazzie Russell added 17 to hand Denver its worst defeat of the season. The Nuggets, the Midwest Division leader with a 17-8 record, had never .been beaten by more than 12 points this year. Dan Issel was high man for Denver with 18 points, while standout David Thompson was limited to 12. Snapper picks up where most mowers leave off. · Snapper mowers vacuum as you mow. I.urge capacity bag mounted between handles for total maneuverability. 18" or 21"cuts. All Sinnx-i mown meet A N S I sjfoy s| Reg. $219.95 Mow Sole Ends Dec. 18 3816 23rd St. Phone 564-3266 SPORTS PARADE SCOREBOARD Final National Football League Standings East · x Ballimor 1 1 3 0 .786 417 246 / N e w England 11 3 0 . 7 8 6 3 7 6 2 3 4 Miami 6 8 0.429263264 NY Jets 3 1 1 0 .214 169 383 B u f f a l o 2 12 0 .143 245 363 Central W L T Pet. PF PA x Pittsbrgh 10 4 0 .7143-12 138 Cincinnati 10 4 0 . 7 1 4 3 3 5 2 1 0 Cleveland 9 5 0 . 6 4 3 2 6 7 2 8 7 Houston 5 9 0 .357 2 2 2 2 7 3 West W L T Pet. PF PA Oakland 13 1 0 .929 350 237 Denver 9 5 0 . 6 4 3 3 1 5 2 0 6 S a n Diego 6 8 0 .429 2 4 8 2 8 5 Kansas City 5 9 0 . 3 5 7 2 9 0 3 7 6 Tampa Bay 0 14 0 .000 125412 National Conference East W L T Pet. PF PA Dallas 11 3 0 .786296 194 y-Wshngtn 10 4 0 .714 291 217 St. Louis 10 4 0 .714 309 267 Philadelphi 4 1 0 0 . 2 8 6 1 6 5 2 8 6 NY Oiants 3 1 1 0 .214 170 250 Central W LT Pet. PF PA Minnesota 11 2 t .821 305 176 Chicago 7 7' 0 .500 253 216 Detroit 6 8 0 . 4 2 9 2 6 2 2 2 0 Green B a y 5 9 0 .357218299 West W LT Pet. PF PA Los Angeles 10 3 1 .750 351 190 San FrancibC 8 6 0.571 270 190 New Orleans 4 1 0 0 . 2 8 6 2 5 3 3 4 6 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286172312 Seattle 2 12 0 . 1 4 3 2 2 9 4 2 9 x-Clinched Isl on basis ol formula used to break 1 div. lies y-Clinched playoff spot i Clinched playoff spot on basis of formula used to break div. Saturday's Results Minnesota 29 Miami 7 Pittsburgh 21 Houston 0 Los Angeles 20 Detroit 17, [only games scheduled) Sunday's Results Baltimore 58 Buffalo 20 Cincinnati 42 NY Jets 3 Kansas City 39 Cleveland 14 Denver 28 Chicago 14 Green Bay 24 Atlanta 20 New England 1 31 Tampa Bay San Francisco 27 New Or- Philadelphia 27 Seattle 10 St. Louis 17 NY Giants 14 Oakland 24 San Diego 0 Washington 77 Dallas 14 (only games scheduled) Saturday's Playoff Games (All Times E5T) (NFC Semifinal Game) Washington at Minnesota. (AFC Semifinal Game) New England at Oakland, 4:00 p.m. Sunday's Playoff 'Games (All Times EST) (AFC Semifinal Game) Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 2:00 (NFC Semifinal Game)- Doane 107 Kearney 90 Nebraska Wesley a a 60 Sterling Illinois 67 Nebraska 63 Wom«ns Basketball Wayne State 59 South Dakota State 55 Nebraska Boys Basketball By United Press International Adams 71 Humboldt 48 Anselmo Merna 71 Stapleton 57 Arapanoe 77 Orleans 56 Arcadia 7C Wolbacn 64 (ot) Arlington 51 Elkhorn 42 Ashland 73 Seward 57 Auburn 56 Tails City 55 Beatrice 60 Grand Island 59 Benedict 63 Giltner 55 Blue Hill 45 Hastings Adams Central 44 Chappell 53 Potter 47 Coiad 55 Gothenburg 53 Curtis Medicine Valley 78 Culbertson 68 Dodge 60 fleemer 40 Dorchester 65 Milford 57 East Butler 71 Prague 32 Elba 68 Spatding Adademy 39 Elm wood 51 Weeping Water 42 Exeter 67 Milligan 66 (ot) Fdirbury 73 Lincoln Pius X 72 Fairmont 73 Bruning 39 F-remont Bergan 51 David City Aquinas 45 Friend 59 Hebron 58 Fullerton 62 Albion 55 Geneva 54 Henderson 53 (ot) Genoa 73 Palmer 63 Guide Rock 55 Burr Oak, Kansas 3B Hampton 78 Polk 68 Harvard 75 Doniphan 5/ Hastings 56 Columbus 42 Hastings St. Cecilia 58 Sutton 51 Hildreth 55 Alma 48 lowa Deaf 44 Nebraska Deaf 36 Kearney Catholic 54 Sumher 52 Lexington St. Ann 65 Maxwell 57 Lincoln Southeast 63 Fremont 45 Loganview 67 Clarkson 45 Loomls 65 Bertrand 55 Loup City 70 Gibbon 60 Madison 70 Wisner-Pilger 54 Malcolm 83 Gresham 46 McCook 47 Lincoln High 45 Minden 66 Aurora 50 Nphawaka 62 Gothenburg 44 , Norris 80 Wymore- Southern 45 North Loup Scotia 74 Sargent 64 Omaha Central 59 Lincoln East 53 Omaha Burke 57 Millard 51 Omaha Ryan 63 Omaha Creighton Prep 43 Omaha South 54 Ralston 53 O'Neill 68 West Holt 58 Ord 87 David City 57 Papillion 63 Bellevue 56 Republican City 66 Hplbrook 51 Republican Valley 50 Trenton 37 Rising City 67 Clarks 62 Roseland 49 Kenesaw 44 Ruskin 75 Bladen 52 Shickley 54 Deshier 45 S p r i n g f i e l d - P l n t t e v i e w 66 Raymond Central 57 Sterling 88 Nemaha Valley 45 Stuart 58 Clearwater 41 Sutherland 54 Oshkosh 41 Tecumseh 40 Wilber-Claytonla 28 Tri-County 64 Johnson-Brock 46 tpcumseh 40 Blair 60 valentine 52 Bassett 50 Wayne 58 Columbus Lakeview 44 Wheeler Central 75 Cedar Rapids 56 Wood'River 52 Stromsburg 51 Los Angeles at Dallas, 5:30 p.rri. Nebraska College Sports By United Press International Men* Basketball Missouri Western 93 Wayne State Nebraska :Glrls Basketball - i ; - - " ! By United Press International,..,, ' Burr Oak, ka'nsas 49 Guide Rock 29 Holbrook 47 Republican city 24 O'Neill 62 Atkinson-West Holt 27 Nemaha 33 Sterling 20 Bladen 55 Ruskin 40 Weeping Water 43 Elmwood 29 Kiffin may leave, Osborne gets extension of contract LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI).- for the head football coaching Tom Osborne, University of job at the University of Kiffin Qsceolo gets 3rd dual win OSCEOLA-Osceola rec- orded its third dual victory of the season Saturday with a 47- 14 win over Friend. The Bulldogs gave up just three decisions to their visiting Bulldogs. Osceola wrestlers winning by pin were , Dale Runquist at 119, Tracy Day at 126, Bill Day at 145, Greg Cliffords at 155 and Joe Graham at 185. Decision winners were Tim Bachen- bcrg at 98, Corky Cliffords at 112, Carl Mangelsen at 132. Heavyweight Rick Johnson won by forfeit. The Osceola losses were by 105-pounder Ray Johnson, who wasn't 100 per cent healthy during the match, 138- pounder LeeRay Augustine, and 167-pounder Duane Tonniges. Osceola faces stiffer competition this week, coach Jon Habben said. They host a double dual with Clarks and Fullerton Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. and dual at Stromsburg Thursday in their third Goldenrod Conference event of the week. Hordville tromps Mustangs by 60 M O N R O E - H o r d v i l l e galloped by the Monroe Mustangs 89-29 Friday night in Crossroad Conference basketball action. Bill Anderson led the at- tack, driving in 32 points. Kirn Shoup contributed 12 with Ron Blase pumping in 10 to aid in the 60 point difference. Junior guard Rick Melcher dominated the Mustang scorers with 11 points. According to Coach Don Walford, his dulldogs out rebounded the Mustangs 55- 25, led by Shoup with 14. Nebraska-Lincoln head football coach, Saturday received a three-year con- tract extension and a $3,000 salary boost, effective Jan. 1. The NU .Board of Regents voted to extend Osborne's contract through Dec. 31,1980, and raise' his salary from $30,918 to $34,000. Bob Devaney, UNL athletic director and former head a t Oregon does represent a football coach, told the board y rea t challenge and advance- the Danny Thompson dies By MILTON R1CHMAN Brothers' Clinic in Rochester, UPI Sports Editor Minn. NEW YORK (UPI) - Three years ago, it was Danny Thompson, like all the similarly discovered Danny rest of us, was looking for- Thompson had chronic ward to the upcoming granulocytic leukemia. That holidays. He was a homebody, shook him up pretty good, the he liad a good number of years in baseball in front of him even after he was traded to the Texas Rangers last summer. Frank Lucchesi, the H a n g e r s ' m a happiest anytime he could be same way it would anybody, remembers the first day together with his wife and two but although he lived with that Thompson reported to 1UII.. ^ n ....U«..» n U.. In.inrJ nAnrlitinn ovnrv Hav ho Hirtn't Club Ul ChlC3gO. He little daughters, them dearly. A week or so before Thanksgiving, he felt some pain in his stomach, but not being the complaining' type, he was inclined to pass off the whole thing at first. When the pain persisted, he consulted with his doctor, who suggested a checkup at Mayo loved condition every day, he didn't walk around with a long face looking for anybody's pity. He'd make it okay. All he ever wanted to do, really, was get to the big leagues and become a good ballplayer once he got there. Well, he made it with the Minnesota Twins in 1970 after a little more than two years in the minors and at 29, he still felt Colorado cage mentor is extra 'cheerleader' By TKACY R1NGOLSBY UPI Sports Writer KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) -- Colorado basketball coach Bill Blair is promising Buffalo fans something to cheer about. He also promises to help them if they don't make enough noise'. He proved that last week. With 52 seconds left in Colorado's 89-72 win over Jacksonville Monday night, Blair pulled out his starters. When the 1,073 fans in at- tendance gave only a polite applause, Blair went to work. First he ran back and forth in front of the scorer's table, · raising his hands in the air, asking the sparse crowd to give the starters a standing ovation. When tjiat failed, Blair climbed atop his chair and began to clap. "We'll teach these people what good basketball is and then if they don't come and see it, (expletive deleted) them," said Blair, who last season guided ' Virginia Military "to its first winning season in years. "This is as good as basketball as anybody is playing." After losing their first two games, Colorado has won three in a row, beating Air Force 10. days ago, upending Jacksonville and . Jhen knocking off Arkansas-Little Rock, 97-73 on Saturday before 1,841 fans, 900 of which purchased their tickets on game night for a Buffalo high in recent years. Against Little Rock, the Buffs had some trouble, taking only a 39-31 halftime ' lead. But by the time Blair put in the reserves with 10:30 to go, Colorado was up by 28. What did Blair tell his team at halftime? "I said a number of various and sundry things which mother would not have been please to have heard me say," said Blair. This week will be a good test for Blair's effort. Colorado, which found its program at rock bottom before Blair was hired, hosts Long Beach State Tuesday. While Colorado was running off its win streak last week, Oklahoma was using its youthladened lineup -- two freshmen and two sophomore starters--to beat St. Louis 62- 54 on Wednesday and Drake 82^7 on Saturday to remain the only unbeaten team hi the Big Eight. The other unbeatens going into last week were Kansas State, which was knocked off by North Texas Site 87-83 on Monday before coming back to rout Northern Illinois 79-58 on Wednesday, and'Kansas, who beat Oral Roberts 79^9 on Monday and Fordham 58- 49on Thursday before being the 90-63 victim of Kentucky at the dedication of the Kentucky Wildcats' new Oregon. Kiffin has been Nebraska's defensive coor- dinator for the past four years and is completing his 10th season as an assistant coach. If Kiffin. stays at "Nebraska, his salary would increase from $22,938 to $24,313.' Kiffen'said his "first loyalty and obligation remains with Nebraska, but the opportunity Osborne deserved the con- tract extension because of his successful record. Devaney called Osborne a "great football coach," and one of the best in the country. Devaney also said Osborne had a lot to do with Nebraska's national cham- pionships obtained while Devaney was head coach. In addition, the board ap- proved salary increases for eight UNL assistant football coaches and one recruiting coordinator. The increases, effective Jan. 1, ranged from about $1,200 to $1,400. Among those salary hikes ment in my career as a coach." Oregon Athletic Director John Caine said the other candidates are Jim Mora, defensive coordinator at the University of Washington; Rich Brooks, UCLA linebacker coach; and Raye Greene, receiver coach at Michigan State. Caine said one other prospect may be added to the list. BEL.VIONT OLDEST NEW YORK ( U I ' I ) - - T h e IM- mont Stakes, first run in 1867. is receiving (he oldest of racing's Triple was Monte Crown events. The 1'reakmss Kiffin, who is among, four was inaugurate! in 1873 and the candidates being considered Kentucky Derby in 1875. Aquinas drops 6 point game EREMONT-David City Aquinas experienced one of its coldest shooting nights in history, according to coach Dale Kerkman, when it lost '51-45 to Fremont Bergan here Saturday. f The Monarchs connected on just 20 of 76 shots. The loss was the second in two nights as Aquinas let a five point lead slip away Friday, lossing 59-55 to Omaha Paul VI. Despite the cold shooting, the Monarchs played good defense, allowing just four offensive rebounds by the Knights. Aquinas totaled 18 rebounds off their own board. Mark Moravec topped all game scorers with 18. Teammate Tom Hilger added 10 while Randy Meister led Berban with 14. Aquinas, 2-2, travels to Wahoo Newman Friday. 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'You know, it's kind of nice being closer to my home now with my wife ·and family,' he said. He lived in Burlington, Oklahoma." Lucchesi waited until the Rangers got back home before putting him into the starting lineup and Danny Thompson went four-for-four in that game. Thompson began limping, though, and noticing that, Lucchesi took him out in the late innings. "Danny, it looks like you're hurting and you've had enough," he told his back-up shortstop. "Well, 1 can stick it out," Thompson replied. "No use pushing it," Luc- chesi said. At the baseball meetings in Los Angeles last week, Luc- chesi knew Danny Thompson had gone to Minnesota for a check-up, but he certainly wasn't ready for what he heard from Minnesota owner .Calvin Griffith shortly after the meetings ended Friday. "Did you hear the bad news?" Griffith asked him. "No," said Lucchesi. "Danny Thompson passed away." Frank Lucchesi felt he wasn't hearing right. He was so shocked, lie could hardly talk. On Sunday,' barely more than a day after he had returned home to Texas from the meetings, Frank Lucchesi boarded a plane again for Wichita, Kan., where he would rent a car and drive to Burlington for Danny Thomp- son's funeral still stunned over tile events of the past 72 iBrena Saturday,. , , .. hours, ' ., .. . , ;.;' In other ·ga'meii last week, ' fThoriipsbh W kept a diary ·"games last week, Missouri lost to Toledo 63-59 on Tuesday and beat Florida State 67-63 on Saturday; - Oklahoma State beat West Texas State 81-76 on Monday and Arkansas State 75-54 on Wednesday before losing to Oral Rpberts 79-65 on Saturday. Nebraska dropped a pair, 66-58 to Minnesota Wednesday and 67-63 to Illinois Saturday. And Iowa State was an 88-65 victim of Tulsa Saturday. Along with Colorado's test with Long Beach State Tues- day, key game this week include Arizona State at Iowa State on Tuesday; Arkansas at Kansas on Saturday; and Oklahoma Slate at the Dayton Holiday Tournament and Mis- souri at the Sun Carnival during the weekend. during the 1975 season of- fering some of his thoughts about playing baseball every day'and living with leukemia. He didn't die from the disease itself but rather from com- plications which developed from the surgery he un- derwent last week for the removal of his spleen. That's all academic now. What matters much more is that · Danny Thompson, who was only really starting to live, only beginning to enjoy his two little daughters, is gone now. "I don't think I'll ever forget him," says Lucchesi.. 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