Nampa bursts into North-South lead The Idaho KrccPress4 The News-Tribune. Salurday, January 25.1075-A-l IT Down, but not out yet Â»i John II. Kilten CALDWELL-Rollie Lane said Thursday that if his Bulldog wrestling team ' W h , n Â§ Â» North-South Invitational and build up a lot of points, il would really help his lean, -s chances of repealing their title in the event. But Lane didn't see much chance of that happening. Hollie must not have consulted with his crystal ball. The Bulldogs turned Kellogg everyway but loose Friday night, and ran up a 40-9 victory for the best team total alter the tourney's first round. Meridian was next with a 33-19 surprise nod over Moscow while the Caldwetl Cougars suffered a :il-ll loss to pre- lourney pick Lewiston. "That'll help us tomorrow." said Lane of lus team's point total. "I was pleased. Kellogg isagood team. They've got a lot of strong kids. We really had a tough lime getting any pins." Nampa did manage three pins at their end of the gym. an all-important factor under the North-South formal. The way things work is that each of the six teams in the two day tourney wrestles three dual matches. Every southern school wrestles every northern school. It takes three rounds and at the end of the second day, the team that compiles the most total dual match points is the winner, re- gurdless of how the team actually fared in the dual matches. As a result, a team need not win all three of their face-offs. Such was the case last year when Nampa edged Moscow 111-105 despite a 2-1 dual mark as compared to Moscow's 3 0. Nampa did it with a -15-6 win over Sandpoint. Lane is hoping that Kriday's 40-9 count points towards the same. One of the things that improved Lane's outlook more was Meridian's handling of Moscow. The Rears figured to be nearly as lough as Lewiston. having barely lost to the Bengals twice. Instead, the Warriors came on strong in tho upper weights and showed some real class in their win. "Geez, the kids really looked good," said Meridian Coach Bruce Burnett. "We got a couple of nice surprises at a couple of weights." Â· One of (he surprises came in the form of a draw. At 119, one of Moscow's top wrestlers, Kobin Welter, came up against Clay Brooks of the Warriors. At the end of three rounds, things were all lied 2-2. "We really didn't expect thai," said Burnett. Another surprise came through al 167 where Bill Laurence of Meridian, the recently crowned Southern Idaho Champion, beat Mitch Britzmann of Moscow 4-2. "1 really didn't expect to lose lhat one, even though Brilzmann is one of their best people. Still it was awfully nice," said Burnett. For tomorrow? "We just want to stay off our backs." Caldwell had the toughest lime of anybody. The Cougars had to deal with the Lewiston Bengals, Inland Empire league champions and the best wrestling learn in the stale north of Parma. Chris Inglis got things going in the right direction for Caldwell with a 5-2 decision al 98, but it was trouble for most of (he rest of the night. Caldwell's only other wins came from Reed Buhler al 119, and Dave Allen al 126. Caldwell managed a bye at 167 where Bryanl Brown drew with Randy Matson. Unless there was a major collapse this morning, Nampa should have gone head- tohead with Lewiston for the championship at 1 p.m. Lane'didn't gel much of a chance lu scout Ihe Bengals as his own team's mat mutch was going on al (he same lime, but he saw enough lo expecl a lough lime. "Il's going lo be lough. 1 didn't see much, bul oneof Ihe matches I did see was Hormalie iCraig, of Lewiston,) and Viissar (Cecil, of Caldwell). Anybody that can pin Vassar has lo be good." The loss was Vassar's third of Ihe year against 23 wins Uonnalie did the SIC champ in during the second round. "I guess we'll just have to wail (ill tomorrow. That'll tell." TEAM --Nampa 40, Ksllos ). Mf nilir. 11. Moscow II. Inrlllon 31, Caldotll 11. N -- Curl Bra'dtHKn, Htm, p Dlvi Fanning. Kel, 3rd. Chm Infill, CaH, d Dtan Johnun, Liw, I-:, Chid Pickird, MÂ«r, p Rich fehrtncrhorn, Mos, 111. ls-- DavtCmih, Nam, d Jim Herrlnstw, Kel. n. M:kt Irown, LÂ», d.TrÂ«cy Htrbeld, Cald, in. Jerry Sleitnioi, Mtr, d Varr, Albttl, Mas, ll-l. Ill-- Cnarllt Mundtn, Nim, d Phil Major, Ktl, ll. RÂ«d Svhter, d Pete'flloomiUjrg, Lew, *Â·!. Bruce HlLverson, Mot, d ftlll Gray, Mtr, 310. \ Ill-Frank MoiiKii.Xel.dRockyMerrick,Hun, IM. Tim HirtiKwn, Lip, d Brian Glare, CiW, M. Robin Welltr, MM, Cliy Brookt, Mar, draw M, IK-- Rod Short, Nam, p Cralq Mann, Ktl, 3rd. OaÂ«e Allen, Cald, d Hil cÂ»Â»ey, Lew, n. Pal Hilvtrion, Mis, d 1 Waynt WeW, Her, n-0. 117-- Keith Hcwird, Mam. Â« Gary Gillette, Kel, Ipd. Craig Bonnalie, Lew, p Cecil Vaitar, Cald, 2nd. Pat Hilyerwn, MM, d Wayrw Wet*. MÂ»r, n. Ill -- Scan tKCnimbeau, Nam, d Terry Polrler, IMÂ«. G. Geary, Lew, d Ernie GirnDn, Cald, U-l, ReÂ« Edward, Mer, p Doa* Brltimann, Mos, 3rd. US- John Rrtlnion, Kel, d Bret Millar. Nam. sÂ». M. Yalei, LÂ»w, p Mark Dovgal, Cald, Ind. Kevin Wavd, Mer, d Rick James, Mai, 11-3. 155 -- Mike Shannon, Nam, d Paul Polrler, Xel, l*-l. Roy Edwards, Lew, d Brad Brauner, Cald, 13.5. Jon Rldviger, Mos, p Tony Stevenson,'Mer, !Â»d. lÂ« -- Lyr* Hall, Nam, d Jim Pennlnjer, Kel, K-4. Bnanl BfoÂ»n, Cald, Randy Minion, Lew, draw. Bill Laurence, Mer, d Mitch BritimTnnj-Mw, Â«Â·!. lÂ«--Jim Firjca, Kel, d cÂ«rt Henslty, Nam, l-t. Pn'l CKurch, Lew, p Randy Jensen, Cald, 3rd. Mark Brown, Mer, d Phil Mitm, f-0. HEAVYWEIGHT - Larry Cronln, Nam. win! by lorfeit. DanSchoonmaker.Lew.dTlmGlardlna. Cald,Â«. J. Darnal Alexander, Mer, p Rkk Golul. ]nd. / J * ^^^^^^WP^^^^^^^(WWfÂ«*Â«(.p(^ Meridian's Bill Laurence is eating some mat here against Moscow's Mitch Britzmann, but the Warrior wrestler came back to post a 4-2 decision in South meet at Caldwell. Friday's Phote by Diini Olicn North- Notus tips Melba 63-50 Â· 1:1 S.1I oil I/. 1 : lo-i .I'd I I'M Vikes tip Kavemen NOTUS-Notus coach Bob Hultz called il a "sloppy game," but evidently his Pirates played less sloppy than Melba's Mustangs since Ihey won Ihe Friday matchup handily 63-50. "Really we didn't play very well.-- put Melba\ was dowii tonighl, 1 '-llullz explained. "We were lucky fp.calcji.them on a down night because'wc^ weren't playing very well -ourselves." As usual the Pirates relied on (heir inside allack. l.vnn Bittick mid Jim Bitlick liolii grabbed 13 rebounds and Gary Hansen snagged 12 in leading the Pirates lo a ^G-34 dominance on the hoards. Hansen also led (he scoring' with 17 points, followed by the Kevin Crocket! with 13 und the Billicks who again doubled with 12 poinls apiece. For Ihe Mustangs il was Dave Hulan, who led Ihem in scoring and shooting with 13 in both departments. "We shul off Hulan real well second half with their running .,,'j inside." llullz noted. "Hansen game but we really stopped "j,,,, did a good job on liim." them in Ilic first half," com-/ Nobody else from Melba got inented Hnltz. ^ inudi either, with Dave Wertz- The outcome of Hie game was s ' gl baugher Ilic only other Mustang never in doubt, with Ihe Pirates in double figures with 15 points, leading strongly throughout Ihe Notiis likes lo play deliberate. c'onlesl. once by 23 poinls. "V controlled basketball while The win leaves Notus solidly *Â°i Melba always tries to run wilh entrenched in second piacc in ld 'Â° Ihe ball An irhporlanl factor in the Treasure Valley League If ,i Ihe i-onlest was thus who would wilh a 7-1 record while Melba '"^ control Ihe pace of the game, rides even al 4-4. .. Â·. "They had a lilllc luck in Ilic" Meiba By Pete Sawyer MIDDLETON-Middleton's Vikings stood off repeated charges by Kuna lo lake a 75-68 Snake River Valley Conference win Friday night. Both teams are now 3-3 in the SRV, the Vikings showing a 94 overall record and Kuna dropping lo 8-6 for Ihe year. In a game that was far closer ; than the score would indicate, I nobody had a lead of more than Sseven points until Ihe final [ninety^ seconds,Â· Â·when", the LVikingssurged'loik 12-poiiitedge. [at one lime. Starling Ihe game wilh a full- I court trap-press, Middlelon [gave the Kavemen problems in Jthe first quarter, but Kuna ; solved the press and took the ! game lo the Vikings. Kuna shot a highly respec- lable 44 per cenl in the first quarter, hitting on eight of 18 field goal attempts, but Mid- dlelon was uncommonly accurate, sinking 10 of 14 shots for a remarkable 72 per cenl. Joe Ihli led the Vikings to a 2317 first quarter lead with 11 points, connecling on five of seven shots from (he floor along with a free throw. "We haven't had an easy game yet," was Middlelon conch Dan Pero's summation of the game. ' ' . Â· '.',, V , . . . As evidence of thai, Kuna roared back in the second quarter wilh nine buckets and four free throws and grabbed the lead wilh Ihrce minules lefl in the half. 38-34. Dan Johnson k n o t t e d il al 36- all.wilh both ends of a one-and- one, and Middlelon eased to a 4039 halftimc lead. Kuna sagged noticeably in the third quarter, despite Ihe fad that Roger Nebeker lied Ihe game al 40-all with a free throw lo open the second half. From that point on it was downhill for Kuna and up for Middlelon. The Kavemen made only Ihree of 17 attempts and three of nine free throws and fell seven points back. .^Bul, Ihe' Kavernen .rallied .again; !an : d narrowed Middleton's lead, lo 60-58'wilh just over five minules left, from which point the game was shot- for-shot for over three minutes when the Vikings made their cnd-of-thegamemovewilh eight points in the last ninety seconds. Bengals defeat Vandals POCATElLQ, Idaho ( U P I l i Steve Hays and Kevin Hoyt led a [ second half surge as the Idaho . Stale Bengals broke open a close |Big Sky Comference ball game Friday nighl and downed Idaho I 75-66. Hays, a 7-foot center and Hoyt, a 6-fool guard, scored 28 poinls belween them in the final half, nearjy as many as Ihe Vandals could manage as a leam. Hays finished with 24 for the night and Hoyl had 18. Idaho's Henry Harris led all scorers wilh 27. Steve Weist chipped in '22 for the losers. Hays swept the board with 20 rebounds and slammed six Vandal shots to the floor as he dominated Ihe middle. Harris hit most of his shots from around 20 feet but the outside shooting wasn't enough. Idaho hit two more field goals lhan !SU, but the Bengals won Ihe battle at Ihe free throw line, hilling 17 of 23 attempts to the Vandals' 4-8. The win evened ISU's conference record at 1-1 and the loss dropped Idaho lo 1-2 in league "I Ihink Frank Hoffman was the slar of the game," Perosaid. "It was definitely a leam effort, bul they rallied around him, and he led Ihem. He had (our-for-fourin field goals, made four free throws, and he gol 13 rebounds for us. "Add thai team effort to Frank's performance and you gel a great game. "And," i'cro added, "I Ihink lhal Kraig Johnson and Keith Palterson were outstanding for . Kuna. -i-.They.,: made I ' L L , '.awfully hardier us-all rtighl.'' Â·"" Â·Â·Â·Â· Dcspile its frigid third quarter, Kuna shot 40 per cent for Ihe nighl wilh 27 of G8 field goals, bul Middlelon sizzled wilh 29 of 54 for M per cenl. Kuna died on the foul line. The Kavemen sank only 14 of 33 gift shols while Middleton was converting 17 of 24. Kuna hosts SRV co-leader Vallivue tonight and the Vikings play. Overall, ISU moved lo 8-6 IraveltoWeisertcdnbattlewith Wilder outmans GFA lelba t it D Â» Notui u JO U 41 Melba -- Slohes 1, Tlioj t. Rutan u, Wllion 1, YoshiVane 1, Bortlhe ^, Charier! I, WerTtbauyher II, Griq^s I. Notus -- Hansen H, Lynn BiHick 13, Crockett U, Vrhlle T, Jim Rlltlck II, Landls 3. \ while Idaho slipped to a mark. 7-7 M [OTMETON BKST A K H I V K S NEW YORK (UPI) - George Besl, one of the brighlesl stars in English soccer until his off- Ihe-field anlics caused his a , career with Manchester United MarkÂ«Â«n to nose-dive, arrived here ""'' Thursday to open negotiations with the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League. Ihe Wolverines. KUNA R.Ntbetor PaHertlji Durrani MÂ«kir Swan K,'n",,n FG FT PF TP t 1-f I i HI 4 I 0-! 4 FG FT PF T 17-14 !1 11 41 II Sam, Trojans bomb Rimiock IlIMROCK-Nampa Christian followed the hot shooting of Sam Everhart and Ken Crow lo a whopping 97-77 viclory over out- manned and out-sized Rimrock Friday. Everhart put in 33 poinls from Ihe outside while Crow sluffed in 23 from Ihe inside to thoroughly frustrate Raider defensive ef- forls. Rimrock was not without its own high.scorers, wilh George Tolorica scoring 26 and Bob Love 22 poinls. The oulcome of the game was established in the first quarter when Nampa Christian exploded lo a crushing 29-8 lead. "We had a cold first quarter," lamented Rimrock coach Bob Quinly. "We only Ml 4-21. "We played Ihem even Ihe last three quarters and even started pulling up until we got in foul trouble." "Foul trouble" is ralhcr an understatement, since six of Rimrock's players fouled out. In the fourth quarter the Raiders were forced to play with only four players. The Trojans were of course anxious to run Ihe score up lo 100 points, hut Iheir coach Sieve Hudson decided that they were going lo have loearn Iheir poinls (he hard way and pulled one of his men to even things up. But it's hard lo even things up when you are playing a team NampaChrlirian it 41 71 n Rlmrock I H II 77 i. - ,, , - - ~ Nampa Chrlitraa-- Everflart}], Trover thai doesn't have any players u. c ,oÂ» Â«. A,*,, ,j, a,,,;,,/4. over six fool. As a result Nampa HtnriuÂ»n 10, n,atr i. cleaned up the boards 70-39, with L^^^'i^^'S^Â». Crow raking in 20 rebounds and s "i""r J- Lee Anders 15. WJLDEH-Wilb size the deciding factor, Wilder nul- jumped, out-gunned, and out- manned Greenleaf Friday nighl as Ihe Wildcals ran away from (he Friends Friday night with an overwhelming Treasure Valley League basketball win of 95-51. Wilh their biggest man measuring. 6-0. GFA couldn'l, . slay .with the Wildcats G-5, 6-2, fi- 1 front line. Turning in spectacular shooting performances for Wilder was Gregg Sweet wilh 22, Ray Gross and Joe Salazar each with 20 and Hay Livcsay following close behind wilh 19 In addition lo Iheir stellar shooting 'performance, Gross with 21 rebounds nnd Livesay wilh 17 contributed greatly to Ihe Wildcat's succesv. Commenting' on the gaine,. victorious Wilder Coach Ferris Lynn staled, "We lake a lol of pride in our defense, bul were exceptionally pleased with our big guys. Due lo our big men we shot 47 per cenl from the floor while they shot 30 per cent." Lynn continued, "We were unhappy wilh our defense in the first half as we ran wilh them too much, but we played much better in the second half when we started to conccnlralc more on defense and playing more of our slyle of play." Incongruous to Ihe final score, Wilder led by only ten, 43-32 at intermission". Wilh this win, Wilder now stands aslride of the TVL pcnnanl race with an 8-0 league mark and an 11-3 seasonal mark. In contrast lo Wildcr's flawless league mark, Greenleaf remains winlcss al 0-8 in TVL play while in sole possession of Ihe cellar, and 1-12 overall. \Vildcr takes their perfect league mark to Adrian Tuesday night for a TVL bout wilh Ihe Antelopes. * * * Greenleal Is 31 3t M Wilder is i! II Â» G F A -- WilVinsT, Smilherman 3. Hall!}. Koch I. Lamb I. Bjrni 1, Halnes 1. Jen. ring i 4 Wil -- GIOH ;o. Salaiar Â», Svte'et !!, Livesar 11. Ortet I, Keener f. TRAP SHOOT SUNDAY MELBA GUN CLUB OPEN DAIIY 9.10. SUNDAY 11-7 SUN.,MON.,TUE.,WED. 4-FULL-PLY POLYESTER CORD BUCKWALLS 'WhilewoHs Only ChorjÂ» II \.S3Â£a(h MOUNTED FREE NO TRADE-IN REQUIRED WHITEWALLS 2.44 MORE EACH Olher high scorers for the Trojans were Anders with 13 poinls, Jerry Troyer with 12 and Tim Henrichson wilh 10. The win makes Nampa Christian the undisputed owner of Ihird place in the Treasure Valley League al 5-3, while Ihe Raiders hold fast in seventh at 26. Marsing by 57-53 MARSING-Leaping lo a 15-4 first qimrler lead, Marsing held on despite poor second quarter field goal shooting for a 57-53 win Friday nighf over Treasure Valley League for Adrian. Paced by Ihe scoring of Ray Rpeder wilh 17, Dave Tanner with 12, and Tom Clovis's 10, the Huskies slaved off two rallies: by (he Antelopes to make it through the game. Hearting the dual rallies for Adrian was Larry Thell wilh 19 and Jed Chamberlain with H. The firs I of Adrian's rallies came In the last hall of the second period as Ihe Antelopes overcame an 11 point deficit to pull to within one, 22-21 at intermission. The Huskies (hen countered pulling to a 46-35 third period lead bul then saw their com- for lable margin dwindle lo Ihree with Ihree minutes remaining in the game. But the Antelopes were unable to come any closer as the Huskies, aided by Ray Roeder, held Adrian at bay for Ihe remainder of Ihe contest. Commenting on the game, Marsing fcoach Mike Layman was exceptionally pleased with Boeder's performance. "Ray played head and shoulders above anyone ehe, playing exceptionally well in the second half." Layman added, "It was a physically rough game and the play was ragged with heavy fouling by both teams." With Ihe loss, Marslng's TVL record stands at 3-5 and 4-9 overall while Adrian is tied in league play with the Huskies wilh arrldenlical 3-5 mark and 412 seasonal record. 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