Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on February 26, 1976 · Page 38
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 38

Greeley, Colorado
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Thursday, February 26, 1976
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UNG matmen to host NCAA regional meet Thurs.,j^eb. 26,1976 CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE S} Hy (lie UNC News Service The University of Northern Colorado wrestling team has met its share of standout competition during the 1975-76 season, but - as if enough isn't enough -- the Bears have even more of il in store this weekend. UNC, in the host role for the NCAA Western Regional Independent Qualifying tournament, faces a collection of teams with exceptional credentials. Nevertheless, Bear wrestling fans can expect to see some upsets from UNC, a team always ready to make things tough on opponents. Among the 11 schools now entered in the tournament is new addition Southern Illinois - Carbondale, which was direc- directed to enter the Western Regional Wednesday by the NCAA. SIU has competed in the Eastern Regional the past three years. SIU, don't forget, defeated UNC, 26-18, earlier this year in a dual meet in Greeley. Bear coach Jack La Bonde would like very much to avenge that loss as he sends his team on the mat for the final lime in Butler-Hancock Hall this year. La Bonde's team has saved the best for last most of the year, and the tournament will probably not be an exception. Heavyweight Jim Kish, two-time champion and once runner- up in the Mountain Intercollegiate Wrestling Association, takes a 15-4-1 mark into the tournament. Kish, who won Hie NCAA regional title two years ago, was named to the Amateur Wrestling News honorable mention All- America squad this week. West, Central eye final games of regular season Stepping backward one notch, the wrestler with the best record on the UNC team will go at 190 pounds. To start it all off, Matt Boyle will try to improve on his 1-5-1 record at 118 pounds, while some juggling has gone on in the other weights. Bill Brovsky, who has wrestled at any of the three lower weights this year, takes a 4-6 record into the 126-pound category. Tom Winberry, a 126 pounder most of the season, will be at 134 for UNC. Winberry has a 7-11 mark this year. At 142 pounds, freshman Jerry La Bonde, 7-12 this season, will represent the Bears, while Cliff Laughlin, a latecomer to the UNC starling lineup, takes a 1-1 mark into the 150-pound bracket. Gene Wilder has a 14-8 record at 158 pounds, while Will Trump has a 17-7 mark at 167 pounds. Jeff Vap goes in at 177 pounds with an 18-8-1 mark. Bill Baldwin has a 20-7 mark, including six pins, to head his credentials. Coaches meet tonight to seed and pair the wrestlers, and tournament action gets underway with the first two rounds of championship competition at I p.m. Friday. Championship semi-finals and the first round of the consolation bracket begin at 7:30 Friday, with consolation rounds slated for 1 p.m. Saturday. Championship and consolation finals begin Saturday night at 7:30. NCAA scoring not difficult By THE UNC NEWS SERVICE Let's see here . . . A superior decision over a left-handed wrestler from California is worth two points. If he has freckles or is a Scorpio, it's worth three points. But if he's right-handed, then... Wait a minute. The new NCAA tournament team scoring rules in effect at the Western Regional Independent Qualifying Tournament at the University of Northern Colorado Feb. 27-28 aren't that confusing -- quite. Very simply, an individual wrestler's win by fall, forfeit, default or disqualification earns his school one team point. A decision won by more than 12 points is worth three-fourths of a team point. Half a point goes to the school of a wrestler who beats his opponent by more than eight points. The school also gels one team point every time a wrestler advances in the championship bracket and half z point when its wrestler wins in the consolation rounds. Additional team points are awarded a school when its wrestler reaches the championship semi-finals. Going from first to fourth, till eventual points given are 10, seven, four, and two. The firstand second-place finishers in each of the 10 weight classes qualify for the NCAA finals. A third-place finisher who : has yet to wrestle the second-place wrestler in his division may challenge the runner-up for the right to go to the championship. Seven more NCAA qualifiers will be chosen from the Ihird and fourth-place wrestlers by a vote of the coaches after the championships are decided. See how easy that was? Representing opposite ends ot Ihc inlcin polo, the Greeley \Vcsl and Greeley C e n t r a l basketball teams will close out t h e i r regular seasons lliis Friday. Greeley West lias worked all season to win the Northern Conference championship, and now the Spartans are only one win away from accomplishing that goal. Greeley Central has tried all season lo escape from the N o r t h e r n Conference cellar, and is also only one win away from accomplishing lhat goal. F r i d a y ' s N o r t h e r n Conference slate finds Sterling at Grcolcy West, Grceley Central at Fort Morgan, I'oudre at Uminnont. Hocky Mountain at Niwot and Ccntaurus at Fort Collins. W i t h an 8-1 conference record, Greeley West has lo contend w i t h a learn thai gave them a good battle in their last game. Sterling, which has a 5-4 league record, lost lo the Sparlans by only 57-fiS after battling back from an 18-point Iliird quarter deficit. But West coach John Birleffi is confident his charges will play better this time, partly because the game is in West's gym. And »L' WL-iu kind of in till: middle of our mid-season slump when we played Sterling," Hirlcffi said. "We were having troubles on offense, and our three worst games were during t h a t stretch." The Spartans now lead the league in offense. 73.2 points per game, and also allow only rn.u lo rank first in defense. "I've noticed Sterling wins a lot of games by shooting good al the free throw line, so we'll have to play good defense and not foul," Birleffi said. The Spartans will have a definite height advantage over Sterling, "so we'll have lo overpower them on the boards and get our running game going." Birleffi said. In last weekend's two games, the Sparlans outrebounded Ihcir opjxniL'nts by M-44. All-purposeforwardJack Coy continues lo lead the Sparlans in numerous categories, inc l u d i n g scoring 1 1 9 . D ) , rebounding (11.0) and steals ( 4 4 ) . Rick Dumler adds 10 points |)er game, while Pat Wolach and Gardell Schnable are also both in double* figures w i t h I Z a n d l O s c o r i n g averages, respectively. Schnnhle. in his lasl six [jrwiPi, i« nvfraginy 15 points per contest and has been in double figures in rebounding. Brad Reeves, a junior forward, is also coining on strong and has increased his average to e i g h t p o i n t s a n d eight rebounds per game. .Sterling's tallest player is 6-2 center Mark Carrera, and he also leads the Tigers in scoring. Other slarters are 6-0 guard Joe Roche. 6-1 guard Tony Unrein, li-l forward Mike Sonnenburg and ft 0 forward John Kdwards. The Spartans will receive a number one seed in the league luuTiiciiiiL'iit plus an automatic spot in the state lourney if they beat Sterling. Greeley Central is optimistic aboul finishing strong as the Wildcats won their first league game lasl weekend, a f)5-50 conquest over Niwot. "We really didn't do very much different," said coach Fred G r i f f i t h . "We just eliminated some mistakes and our sophomores finally started coming around." In a previous game, Niwol had defeated Greeley Central by 30 points. The sophomores G r i f f i t h t a l k s about, three of t h e m , will probably start against Fort Morgan Friday. Morgan and Central both have 1-8 league records. "It should be a heck of a game because the loser will be in the cellar, and nobody wants to f i n i s h on t h e bottom," G r i f f i t h said. C e n t r a l defeated Fort Morgan in an earlier contest, but Griffith expects them to be "twice as tough on their home f l o o r . " "They arc a very physical team, so we'll have to box out on the boards and rebound well." Central's super sophomores arc forwards Mike Huhbard nncl Ahm S! ringer ,nnd f-H center Bob Rosendale. Hubhard and Stringer both scored 11 points in weekend games, while Rosendale held one of the league's most prolific scorers, Steve Nchf of Niwot, to only t h r e e points in Saturday's victory. The Wildcats will also have Reuben Johnson back for spot duty after recovering from an a n k l e i n j u r y , and Tom Molhershed and C h a r l i e Mylander will see considerable action. Greeley Central will be involved in a p l a y o i i game Saturday night because of the league tournament structure, but the Wildcats won'l know until Saturday who or where the game is to lc played. The lop five conference teams are assured of playoff berths, and w i l l be idle S a t u r d a y . The b o t t o m six conference teams playoff Saturday, w i t h the three winning teams advancing to the eight-team league tournament, which is the following weekend in Fort Collins. I I I I I I I LOADED DATSUN Ml HUSTLER. Horn's i{ri!i)t economy ;ml low cosl niunti;n;un.t!. DiilsuiVs riimifid I.i'l Hustler is America's #1 si;!linn siiuill p i c k u p for tin* same old nwsnns: · A Bonder ovnrhiNiil ciim tMii;inn · Power assisted drum bnikcs · | ; ro nl s l i i b i l i / f i r liar; prcciw lir · Hiisy I f i n t l l a i l K H l i : · W h i l e · Conloured bunch Mint I Greeley's No. 1 Selling Import Dealer* ·R. I. Polk Regii'ration, November il» I Ehrlich Motors, Inc ITII c nth Auo 353. . Greeluy Central will either finish 10th or n t h in the league (depending on Friday's game), and will have lo play either C e n t a u r u s , Foudre or Fort Collins on Saturday. Griffith hopes i I is Foudre or Fort Collins, because he considers them the weaker of the three squads. If Central wins Saturday's playoff game, they will no doubt have to play Greeley West in Thursday's first tournament contest. "And we'd like that very much," G r i f f i t h said. "We think we have something lo prove. They really beat us bad last time, but we think we're a bcllur team than the score indicates." h O K I H t H N (.OriF tKLNCL SCORING LEADERS Team G Pit Avg Bob Bergitrom, Lv IE 413 M v Jvuk Cny. GW 17 !97 17.* RoDin R.II-, P t? 387 16 t PC'CMtC.ntfOy, RM 17 JIB U 3 Mflf Finclon.Cti 17 ?7S 1ft I BrfldMurphf.CiC 17 744 15 5 Tony DIGiflllonnrrfo. Lg 17 ?Si 15.0 Rick Dumler, CW 17 251 U.7 JMI Armilrong. FC 17 751 14 7 Sieve Nrhf.N 16 733 j j S N O R T H E R N CONFERENCE B A S K E T B A L L STANDINGS League G«m« T**m W 1 Pli A v g Opp Avg , Cr Weil B l 65? 73 7 SIS 58 3 I Lovcland t 7 tit 64 4 S99 5 9 9 RtxkyMln. 6 3 677 69 7 561 6? 3 Lodgmcnl 3 597 66 3 SS6 61 B S 4 590 «S ft S57 ftl 3 tc-nl.iurul 4 5 643 71.1 £53 7 7 6 PwjdfC 4 5 544 604 533 59.7 FortCollini 4 5 S76 511.4 578 SB 7 Hiwol 3 A 574 438 641 7 1 . 2 W L Pit AV9 Opp Avg HOST TEAM -- University of Northern Colorado wrestlers will host the NCAA Western Regional qualifying wrestling tournament Friday-Saturday at Butler-Hancock Hall. Back row, from left: Matt Boyle (118), Bill Brovsky (126), Tom City volleyball meeting tonight Winberry (134), Jerry La Bonde (142), Cliff Laughlin ( I S O ) , Front row: Gene Wilder (158), Will Trump (167), Jeff Vap (177), Bill Baldwin (190), Jim Kish ( H w t . ) . 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