The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 3, 2001 · Page 23
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 23

Salina, Kansas
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Thursday, May 3, 2001
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2001 D3 • PRO BASKETBALL Carter, Raptors remain alive Toronto wins first home playoff game in franchise history By CHRIS SHERIDAN The Associated Press TORONTO — Vince Carter threw down a windmill dunk the first time he got the ball, setting the tone for an inspired game by the Toronto Raptors as they defeated the New York Knicks 100-93 Wednesday night. Tying their best-of-five series at 2-2 and forcing a deciding fifth game Friday night. Carter and the Raptors looked nothing like the overanxious, poor-executing bunch that withered in Game 3. Carter scored 32 points, his most in seven career playoff games, and ex-Knick Chris Childs added a career playoff- high 25 on 8-for-ll shooting as Toronto won a home playoff game for the first time in franchise history The Raptors controlled the offensive boards, played intense defense and broke the game open with a 12-1 run beginning late in the third quarter to send the series back to Madison Square Garden for one more game. After being criticized by teammate Charles Oakley for failing to act like a superstar and deflecting criticism onto the team as a whole. Carter had a different look in his eye from the outset. He drove right around Latrell Sprewell just over two minutes into the game for a thunderous, highlight-reel dunk, firing up the crowd, his teammates and himself, and looked to drive to the basket rather than continually settle for the type of outside shots that contributed to him shooting 31 percent in the first three games. Carter finished lO-for-22 from the field and lO-for-14 from the line with seven rebounds and four assists. Alvin Williams bounced back from a poor FIRST ROUMP WEDNESDAY'S SCORES TORONTO 100 NEW YORK 93 (SERIES TIED 2-2 PHILADELPHIA 88, INDIANA, 85 (76ERS WIN SERIES 3-1 SACRAMENTO AT PHOENIX, LATE (KINGS LEAD SERIES 21) TODAY'S GAMES DALLAS AT UTAH, 8 P.M. (SERIES TIED 2-2) The Associated Press Raptors swingman Vince Carter throws down a dunk during the first half against the Knicks on Wednesday in Toronto. Carter scored A career-playoff high 32 points in the Raptors' 100-93 victory to tie the first-round series at 2-2. Game 3 and, added 18 points, while reserve Jerome Williams provided boundless energy and tight defense on Glen Rice to help shut down the Knicks offense in the second half. Following his first dunk. Carter added another dunk, a 3- pointer and a 20-footer to help Toronto to a 26-22 lead after one quarter. , Allen Houston hit all five of his shots in the first half and Sprewell shot 5-for-8, yet the Knicks trailed 44-41 at the half despite shooting 60 percent as a team. Working against them were their 12 turnovers and just one offensive rebound, which allowed Toronto to play from ahead for most of the half. Childs scored on a finger roll early in the third for a 56-47 lead, hut the Knicks kept finding high-percentage shots and chipping away at the lead until Mark Jackson tied it at 62-aU on two free throws with 3:23 left in the third. Antonio Davis picked up his fourth foul moments later, and Childs picked up his fourth and fifth fouls in the final two minutes of the third. The Knicks committed just one turnover in the quarter, yet they still trailed 70-64 entering the fourth after Carter scored four points from the free throw line in the final minute. 76ers 88, Pacers 85 INDIANAPOLIS — Allen Iverson scored 33 points and Aaron McKie came up with a big rebound and two free throws in the closing seconds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Indiana Pacers 88-85 Wednesday night to win their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series 3-1. Philadelphia advanced to the conference semifinals against the winner of the New York- Toronto series, which is tied 2-2. A 3-point basket by Travis Best gave Indiana an 85-82 lead with just over two minutes to go, but McKie pulled the 76ers within one and Dikembe Mu- tombo gave Philadelphia the lead with a hook shot with 1:09 remaining. After an exchange of possessions with no scoring, Reggie Miller missed a 3-pointer and McKie pulled down the rebound with 5.8 seconds to go. He was immediately fouled and hit both free throws. Jalen Rose then missed a 3-pointer for Indiana as the game ended. McRae / Brian working for ESPN FROM PAGE D1 is the more manageable version, compared to what people must deal with when first affected as children," he said, buttoning his uniform before going to work. "I got it at age 50." Since taking over as manager in mid-April, McRae's pace has dramatically escalated, plunging into boss stuff with Rays athletes and coaches, communicating with general manager Chuck LaMar and executing media interviews. "Other than my injections," he said of his diabetes, "there are no factors with my health. I really like being upbeat, appreciating the good things of life. Guarding against getting into ruts. Being in this job, that can be tough at times." AP file photo Devil Rays general manager Chuck LaMar (right) introduces IHal lUlcRae as the team's field manager during an April 18 news conference. If he starts to drag, he thinks about family An auto­ matic booster His is bountiful. Not enough of us noticed, but Jo McRae and her husband recently celebrated their 34th anniversary. She drives 40 minutes from their Manatee County home for almost every Rays game at the Trop. "We've got a lot to be thankful for," Hal said, smiling again. Their son, Brian, played nine seasons of major- league baseball and at 33 is working as a baseball analyst for ESPN. Daughter Leah, 23, is a psychology major at USE She plans to do social work. Son CuUen, 28, is in baseball as a Florida Marlins video coordinator. "We also raised a nephew, Keith," Hal said, "and take great pride that he is now an attorney for the state of Florida, living in Tallahassee." It makes a guy smile. Broncos release Cadrez By The Associated Press DENVER — Two days before he was due a $200,000 roster bonus, linebacker Glenn Cadrez was released by the Denver Broncos on Wednesday The move came less than 24 hours after the Broncos reached agreements with linebackers Henri Crockett and Antonio London. Cadrez led Denver was second on the team with 105 tackles in 2000, but he made only three starts last year. In two of the final three games, he appeared only on special teams. Stiles / Work ethic precedes star FROM PAGE D1 physical education at SMS two weeks early, arrived in Portland Tuesday afternoon and went straight to practice. She's a little nervous about driving her new car in a city of slightly more than a half-million people, and about living by herself for the first time. As a high school star in Claflin — population 670 — Stiles spent hours shooting after practice, not leaving the gym until she had made 1,000 baskets. "I'm just looking forward to playing with her, having the opportunity to put on the same jersey that she puts on," the Fire's Tasha Pointer said. "I want to say 'That's my teammate,' instead of, 'That's my opponent.'" In Washington, Chaniique Holdsclaw showed up at the Mystics' training camp 16 pounds lighter. In Auburn Hills, Mich., Australians Carla Boyd and Rachel Sporn were at the Shock's training camp after skipping last season to prepare for the Sydney Olympics. In Houston, the Comets opened camp without the stars who led them to four straight league championships. Sheryl Swoopes, Houston's leading scorer and WNBA MVP last year, is out for the season after knee surgery; Cynthia Cooper, the MVP of all four league championship series, retired and is now coaching the Phoenix franchise; and Monica Lamb retired this week. In Indianapolis, the Fever started with at least one player from each of the last four NCAA championship teams. The group includes first- roiuid draft pick Tamika Catchings of 1998 champion Tennessee, who still hasn't been cleared to run after February surgery on her right knee. Second-round draft pick Niele Ivey helped Notre Dame win this year's NCAA title, Kelly Schumacher was on UConn's 2000 championship team, and Stephanie McCarty was runner-up for national player of the year honors after leading Purdue to the 1999 title. In Salt Lake City, the Starzz said guard Dalma Ivanyi, who averaged 2.5 points and 1.7 assists in two seasons with Utah, won't play in the WNBA this season because of commitments to a team in her native Hungary Badii & Refinishing Paintless Dent Removal Vern Winter Body Shop 2088 E. South Front St. McPherson, KS 620-241-6054 Sooners recognize Salina native IVIaynes NORMAN, Okla. — Salina native Bo Maynes was selected the recipient of the Jimmy White award this past weekend during the University of Oklahoma wrestling team's annual awards banquet. According to a university press release, the Jimmy White Award is the oldest and most prestigious honor given to an OU wrestler and is based on athletic ability as well as team contributions, individual achievement and team spirit. Maynes won the award despite an early end to his sophomore season. A Salina South graduate, Maynes was 21-5 when he suffered a season-ending injury more than a month prior to the NCAA Championships. Maynes was ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation at 125 pounds before suffering the injury. Among Maynes' wins Were an upset of A.J. Grant of Michigan and decisions over Matt Brown and Skylar Holman of Oklahoma State. Maynes defeated the third- ranked Grant despite having , severely injured ribs and missed the rest of the season after that match. Trojans awarded forfeit victory The high school baseball game between Southeast of Saline and Sacred Heart postponed by severe weather Monday night has been declared a forfeit victory for Southeast. The Trojans won the opener of the doubleheader and were leading 20-1 in the second inning of game two when tornado sirens forced the teams to seek shelter. Sacred Heart, with six games in the next eight days, was unable to find a date to resume the contest. If the two teams had been able to agree upon a makeup date, the game would have continued from the point of suspension. School officials received permission from the Kansas State High School Activities Association to rule the game a forfeit victory for Southeast. The Trojans record now stands at 15-3, while Sacred Heart's record is 10-4. Brown l\/lackie wins Region 6 tourney HESSTON — Dylan Nadeau and Jimmy White pitched complete games as Brown Mackie swept Hesston 3-1 and 6-0 Wednesday to win the NJCAA Division II Region 6 basebaU tournament. The Lions (13-29) advance to the regional playoffs May 18-19 in Phoenix. They will be joined by Phoenix College and a team from Oklahoma in the three-team round robin tournament. Nadeau (2-5) pitched a two- hitter in the opener and Dominic Garza had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run. T.J. Fields sparked a three-run second-inning rally with a two-run single. Nadeau struck out two and walked one. White (2-4) allowed just three hits in the second game. He struck out five and walked three. Anthony Perez drove in two runs and Clay Delaney was 2 for 4 with a RBI and two runs. "We tried to put pressure on (Hesston) and it worked," Brown Mackie coach Steve Bartow said. "They made some mistakes and we took advantage of it. I'm very happy The kids did a super job." From Staff and Wire Reports COUI\ITY PREP ROUNDUP Golf Central finishes third at Topelo Invitational TOPEKA — Singles players Brett Taylor and Nathan Martin finished second in leading Salina Central to a third-place finish Wednesday in the Topeka Invitational tennis tournament. Taylor improved to 17-3 on the season by posting a 2-1 record. He lost to Phillip Lem of Shawnee Mission East 62, 6-3 in the championship match. Lem was the Class 6A state runner-up last season. Martin was 3-1 and lost to John Martens of Shawnee Mission East 6-0, 7-5 in the championship match. Nathan Mull (2-2) placed seventh at No. 3 singles. The Mustangs' No. 2 doubles team of Leighton LaPierre and Jeremy Zimmer took fourth with a 2-2 record. The No. 1 doubles team of Cole Graham and Aaron Martin' placed eighth with a 2-3 mark. "It may have been our best day of. tennis this season," Central coach Bryant McKee said. "This is a premier tournament." "Nathan Martin had a breakthrough day He upset the number two seed in the second round and the number three seed in the third round. He played smart tennis." Shawnee Mission East won the team title with 74 points. Blue Valley North was second with 65. Central had 56. Tom Wilbur President Quite simply, Security. Security Savings Bank 317 S. Santa Fe 1830 S. 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