The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on April 28, 2001 · Page 16
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M SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2001 SPORTS THE SALINA JOURNAL BRIEFLY T PRO BASKETBALL Chiefs sign six rookie free agents KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs have signed six rookie free agents, team officials announced Thursday. Among the new signees are quarterback Ryan Helming, a 6-2,220 -pQuncl native of Springfield, who played at Northern Iowa, and Dyshod Carter, a 5-10 cornerback from • Kansas State University The other rookies signed . were wide receivers Dave •• Klemic, 5-11, from Northeast: ern, and J.J. Moses, 5-6, from Iowa State; linebacker Wes Robertson, 6-2, from Rutgers; and kicker Lawrence Tynes, 6• 0, of Troy State. Cagerzto take 12 players to Dodge Kansas Cagerz head coach Francis Flax said he will take •a 12-player roster to Dodge City on Sunday to open the United States Basketball League season against the Dodge City Legend. League rules allow 12 players on road games where there is not an overnight stay When the Cagerz travel to Florida next week for two games, their roster must be cut to 10 players. •Flax also said 6-8 forward Wayne Houston is doubtful for Sunday's game after spraining an ankle in Thursday's practice. Hill City's Long to play for Coyotes Hill City point guard Adam Long has signed a basketball letter of intent with Kansas Wesleyan. Long was a two-year starter for the Ringnecks under the direction of longtime coach Keith Riley "We expect Adam to add depth to our point guard position," Wesleyan coach Jerry Jones said. "He is devoted toward becoming a college basketball player. Being left-handed makes Adam tough to guard. , "Adam works hard and is dedicated to basketball. His practice habits allow Adam to play above his physical ability" Cloud Co. runner signs with Wesleyan Michael Willis, a native of Salina, has signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for the Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes. Willis attended Cloud County Community College and was a member of two national champion cross country teams. Volleyball player leaving Kansas State MANHATTAN — Senior setter Disney Bronnenberg has opted to leave the Kansas State women's volleyball team for personal reasons. "We are obviously disappointed that Disney has chosen to leave the team," Kansas State coach Jim McLaughlin said. "However, she has some personal matters that she needs to attend to and she can not do that and play volleyball at Kansas State University "She indicated to me that these personal matters were more of an academic nature than anything else. We appreciate her contributions over the last three years and we wish her nothing but the best in her future plans." Bronnenberg, a 5-foot-9 setter, was a three-year starter and two-time captain for the Wildcats from 1998-200. She helped lead the team to three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament, including the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2000 and three straight final rankings in the American Volleyball Coaches Association/USA Today Top 25 poll. Bronnenberg saw action in 331 games in her career, including all 92 starts at the setter position since her freshman season. She leaves owning nearly every assists record both single-match and single- season in Kansas State history Although she has requested a transfer from the Kansas State compliance office, she did not indicate her future plans. KSU rowers to host Big 12 invitational MANHATTAN — The Kansas State women's rowing team will compete at home today when it plays host to the Big 12 Invitational at Tuttle Creek. Big 12 Conference schools K- State, KU, Oklahoma, Baylor and Colorado as well as teams from Tulsa, SMU, Creighton, Texas Crew (club team) and Washington will take part in the event. The regatta is set to begin at 9 a.m. with heat one of the Third Varsity 4+ race. All preliminary heats will start in the morning. The finals will start at 12:30 p.m. and finish with the Varsity 8+ Grand Final set for 3:45 p.m. Bearcats' Satterfield to enter NBA draft CINCINNATI — Cincinnati point guard Kenny Satterfield is giving up his final two years of eligibility to enter the NBA draft. Satterfield, 6-foot-2, averaged 14.4 points and 5.1 reboimds a game last season, earning third- team all-league honors in Conference USA. He averaged 11.9 points and 5.2 rebounds during his two seasons at Cincinnati. "We certainly wish Kenny good luck," Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins said Friday "I hope that this is in Kenny's best interests and that he has made the right decision." Kansas State routs Missouri, 15-4 MANHATTAN — Kansas State had a pair of seven-run innings Friday as it pummeled Missouri 15-4. The game was called after seven innings because of a 10- run conference rule. Missouri led 1-0 in the third inning. But then Kansas State rallied with seven runs in the bottom of the third, and had another seven-run inning in the fifth. The fifth inning included a two-run triple by B.J. Crone and a two-run double by Osmar Castillo. Kansas State had three home runs, two doubles and one triple. Bethany freshman takes second at CSU FORT COLLINS, Colo.— Bethany's Jonathan Pingel, a freshman from Beloit, placed second in the decathlon at the Glenn Morris Multi-event Meet Friday at Colorado State University. Leading after the first day's events, Pingel finished with 6,119 points and trailed only Nick Herald of Air Force Academy (6,163). On Friday Pingel won the 1,500, was second in the javelin, third in both the 110- high hurdles and pole vault and fourth in the discus. Bethany freshman Josh Garlich placed sixth with 4,379 points. Additional Bethany members will compete today at the Jack Christiansen Memorial Invitational at Colorado State. Tech beats KU on ninth-Inning homer LUBBOCK, Texas — Tony Arnerich's two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth gave Texas Tech a 4-2 win over Kansas on Friday night. Chad Landry hit a solo home run in the third to give the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead. Kansas tied the game in the fourth when John Nelson scored on a sacrifice fly 'by Ryan Klocksien. Kerry Hodges got the lead back for Tech in the bottom of the seventh when he scored on a wild pitch by Kansas pitcher Doug Lantz. The Jayhawks came back to tie in the eighth when Brent DelChiaro doubled to left field and eventually scored on an RBI groundout by Kevin Farmer. Tech pitcher Brandon Roberson (10-3) held the Jayhawks to just three hits to record the complete-game victory Lantz (2-7) gave up eight hits and four runs in just less than 9 innings to get the loss. From Staff and Wire Reports ^WindowWoman" Enjoy Your Great Indoors With Window Coverings Of Distinction Ettzdbeth Bryan By appointment • Salina • 785-822-0912 Hornets complete sweep Mashburn, Davis score 21 apiece as Charlotte advances By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jamal Mashburn got the best of his former team, scoring 21 points as the headband-wearing Charlotte Hornets beat the Miami Heat 94-79 Friday night to coma stun- three- jMPywoM Thursday's Late Game L.A. Lakers 106, plete Portland 88 ning Friday's Scores g^me sweep Charlotte 94, Miami " „ TN-. 79 • Today's Games Philadelphia at Indiana, 11:40 a.m. Utah at Dallas, 2 p.m. Baron Davis also scored 21 in front of a raucous home crowd, and Mi- San Antonio at Min- ami was elimi- nesota, 4:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Or^ lando, 7:30 p.m. nated in the first round of the playoffs for the fourth time in Pat Riley's six years as the Heat's coach. Charlotte won this series' three games by a total of 67 points. "It was no contest, we were outcoached, outran, outjumped, everything," Riley said. "It's like a basketball coach that bottoms out. I need to do some deep searching to find out how to coach the Miami Heat." Mashburn, traded from Miami to Charlotte in a nine-player offseason deal, averaged 23.6 points in the series to carry the Hornets into the second round of the playoffs for the third time. They've never been to the Eastern Conference finals. "Mash was nothing short of sensational," Charlotte coach Paul Silas said. "He wanted it so bad, he would not be denied." It was sweet redemption for Mashburn, who took much of the blame for Miami's past play- WM. • -,,1 4 The Associated Press The Hornets' Baron Davis reacts after dunking the ball in the first quarter of the game against the Heat on Friday night in Charlotte, N.C. The Hornets won 94-79. off failures. The Heat will have to find someone else to blame this time. "We're all glad we took care of business," Mashburn said. "We were prepared and ready for the playoffs, we were building up to it." The Hornets, who wore headbands throughout the series to show team unity, collected their first playoff series sweep. They took a double-digit lead early in the second quarter Friday, built it to 27 at halftime and didn't let Miami back into the game. "There's power in the headbands, no doubt," Davis said. "When you see a 13-year veteran agree to wear a headband, that means something. It shows this team is together, playing as one and we were for 12 quarters of basketball." It did wonders for the city of Charlotte, which had been blase about the Hornets all season and barely blinked when the franchise filed for relocation to Memphis last month. But for Game 3 against the Heat, fans wearing headbands — including singer Darius Rucker from the band Hootie and the Blowfish — arrived early carrying brooms and towels in the first true sellout of the season. It was a stark change from a year ago, when just over 11,000 turned out for Charlotte's first- round playoff series against Philadelphia. But this time fans were on their feet from the start and were chanting "Sweep! S\veep! Sweep!" by the time P.J. Brown — another player who arrived from Miami as part of the off­ season trade — hit two free throws to give the Hoi-nets a 27- point lead right before halftime. Former Hornets player Eddie Jones, booed every time he touched the ball, led Miami with 22 points. "I felt like we were the better team, better conditioned knd better physically then they are," Jones said. "It is very disappointing" Tim Hardaway, ineffective in the first two games because of a bruised left foot, didn't play for Miami. The Heat used a combination of Anthony Carter and rookie Eddie House in his place. Davis scored 14 in the first half — six on flying dunks — and Wesley had 12 as the Hornets took a 58-31 lead at the break. Miami struggled to get the ball inside to its powerful frontline of Alonzo Mourning, Anthony Mason — two former Hornets — and Brian Grant until the result was decided. The trio was held to a combined 31 points in the game. Blazers facing possible last game Davis, Augmon out for today's game witli Los Angeles up 2-0 By LANDON HALL Vie Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. — The Portland Trail Blazers could be down to the last game of their tumultuous season, and they still can't believe how quickly they went froni NBA title contender to a likely first-round victim of the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers lead the best-of- five series 2-0 and will try to close out the Blazers on Sunday in the Rose Garden. "I'm not ready for it to be over," Portland's Scottie Pippen said Friday "It's looking like it's about to be over, but I'm not ready for that. We have to come out and play for some pride." The Blazers showed little of that during Thursday night's 106-88 loss in Los Angeles. After falling behind by 12 points in the fourth quarter, Portland began an embarrassing display of non-sportsmanship when Dale Davis was ejected for throwing an elbow at Robert Horry's chin. On Friday the NBA suspended Davis for Game 3 and fined him $15,000. Teammate Stacey Augmon also was suspended and fined $5,000 for leaving the bench area. Davis also received a flagrant foul in Game 1 and was fined $7,500 for verbally abusing the officials after fouling out. A little more than four minutes after Davis was tossed. The Associated Press Trail Blazers forward Rasheed Wallace reacts to being thrown out of the game against the Lakers on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Rasheed Wallace was ejected for picking up two of the team's five technical fouls in the period. Pippen, who received a technical foul for bumping Kobe Bryaiit in his sore left side as Bryant was going toward the basket, admitted the behavior was somewhat embarrassing. "We have to be a little bit more professional," Pippen said. "Fans pay to come watch us play We have to compete to the last minute." The Blazers have lost nine of their last 12 games going back to the regular season, and 16 of 24 since they had the Western Conference's best record (42-18) COLOR COPIES It's KOtjCUt Oy NoMtey... Its cu ?roi4iise^! (785) 823-2285 www.prontoprintcom • 627 E, Crawford • Located across from Central High School on March 6. And their performance hasn't improved against the Lakers, who have been dominant in the first two games. "We don't want them to get a vision or a hope," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "I told the team, we want to keep a foot on their neck." While the Lakers have been getting terrific production from stars Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, Portland is stiU waiting for its best player, Wallace, to take command. The Blazers had said they wanted Wallace to get 25 shots a game, but he's averaged only 16. He took 14 shots Sunday, making six, for 17 points. He h,ad 24 points in the first game, but none in the fourth quarter. The Blazers appeared unstoppable in the early minutes of Game 1, making 13 of their first 16 shots to take a 29-21 lead. But then they missed 14 of 16 and feU behind for good in the second (juarter Tlie Davis-Horry altercation came with 8:46 left to play Horry bumped into Davis as the two went for a rebound, and Horry was called for a foul. But Davis reared back and flung his elbow toward Horry's head. Davis then raised a fist at Derek Fisher as the Lakers came to Horry's defense, but the incident ended peacefully as Davis exited. "I think that was a product of TIME TO ENROLL Get The Latest Stuff Ages a-17 Site: KWU, Salina 30TH ANNUAL Kansas Premier Boy's & Girl's Sports Camps •Boy's Bttsketball •Girl's Basketball •Girl's Volleyball "TlieSkiU Builders" I For Info: Ask Your Coach Or CaU 827.6229 I the frustration, that he was getting beat up all night by Shaq," said Blazers coach Mike Dunleavy, who has been critical of the officials for not cracking down on O'Neal's physical play. "I don't think he meant to tag Horry with an elbow, but I think he meant just like Shaq does every time he swings his elbow." Only five teams have rallied from an 0-2 deficit to win a best- of-five series, and the Lakers haven't lost three straight since Jackson became coach at the start of the 1999-00 season. But Dunleavy says it's not over yet. "It makes certain people want to run and hide. Other people want to push it back against the wall and fight," he said. "I'm the latter kind, and I'm looking for us to come out here scratching, clawing, doing whatever we've got to do to win a baU game." SAVE $800 JOIN OUR FAMILY FUN AT THE ELKS! • 18 Hole Championship Course • Summer Junior Golf Program • Restaurant & Banquet Facilities • Swinuning Pool Call For Details 785-827-8585 VUare PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL Season Tickets Now On Sale! Tickets are available only at the Salina Bicentennial center. 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