Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 23, 1976 · Page 9
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Season and Idaho Falls forgotten The Idaho Free Press, Monday. February 23.1976 -- A-l Nampa, Meridian tangle in district game ^^ JEFF TRIMBLE DRIVES FOR THE HOOP . Trimtsle helped tale charge vs. Tigers By Paul Bilker Free Press Sports Kdllor NAMPA -- It was a game nobody expected Nampa lowin, and for good reason. Idaho Falls, at 17-3 now a prime pick to cause a lot of trouble in (he State tournament, starts Idaho's tallest high school lineup. · Throw in the 58 per cent shooting i( pulled off against the Bulldogs Salurday nigrjl and school is out. "1 don'l know how we can do anything against people like that," said Nampa's Jim Scott, reflecting on a 71-55 defeat. Nampa has had trouble on the backboards in a 3-17 season and the Tigers did it to the Bulldogs right Iliere, outrebouiiding them 29-M. Les Roh's team has six players 6-3 or beller, including (wo G-6 and Iwo more 6-4. The starting lineup against Nampa read 66. 6-6, 6-4, 6-4, 6-1. Scott needed either divine intervention or something on the order of 80 per cent shooting to clip the Tigers. He got neither. Roh groused about turnovers and some strange whistles in the 71-68 shocker at Boise. "There's no way we should have losl that," he said of Friday's defeat. Against Nampa, Roh geared his Tigers to use their extra indies underneath and stop (he Bulldogs' top scorer, Andy Vasquez. Ahead once 7-6, (he Bulldogs watched the Tigers work Ihc offensive board for eight straight points to end the first quarter. Idaho Falls burned off a 26-10 spun for a 15-point halflime lead and then blew it open by 24,43-19, afler an 11-2 run in the second half. The Tiger guards got help from their forwards and denied Vasquez his favorite spols -- so the Nampa senior had his lowest scoring night of the year, getting just two points. "We played a good game against Nampa," said Roh. "And we played better on defense. I thought we did a hell of a job on Vasquez." With the tempo of the game decidedly in Idaho Falls' favor all evening, Nampa didn'l lake that many shots. The Bulldogs were a good » per cent from the field, but Idaho Falls was better. Nampa's Brian Stanton is gradually getting acclaim as the SIC's best defensive guard, but even he had problems with Reed Jaussi, the Tigers' G-4 buckcourl star. Jaussi dealt out assists, used his quickness to get down the floor and crack open the Bulldog defense, and he hit from outside. That added up to a game-high 20 points even though he and the rost of the starters were benrhed in the early part of the fourth quarter. "I thought Brian did a pretty good job on him, but whal makes it so "lough is his height," said Scolt. "For being as big as tic is," praised Roil, "he plays good defense, too." Iloh coaclicd at Minico in the glory years of Jim Boa (wight, the all-star center whn starred at forward for Utah State and is now on (he European circuit. "1 rale Reed on a level with Boalwrighl." said Roll, "he gives us an extra rebouisder. lie's an outstanding guard with a lot of coHeucs afler htm." Nampa could do w i t h o u t e x t r a rebounders. There was jus! no way tiny Nampa, wilh one starter close to 6-3 and the rest shorter, was going to handle a differential like that What kept the Bulldog fans yelling until the finish was the performance of the Mampa bence against the Tigers. With Idaho Falls ahead 67-38, Nampa reeled off 13 straight points lo pull within 67-51. Jeff Trimble, a 6-4 junior off the junior varsity, helped (he charge, which was sparked by the guard play of Jeff Cottcrcll and Randy Marchbanks. Gary Humphrey and Rich Kalbiis were also /actors as the unit as a whole looked good Scott would like that kind of cohesion Thursday night when (he Bulldogs open district lournament play against Meridian's Warriors, who were bush- wacked twice over (he weekend plavin" Skyline ami Highland. "If we get nur offense jelling, and gel the kids playing together like thai group of oursdid in the fourth quarter tonight, we'll be allrigiil," said Scott. Iton Bradford, (he starter at forward against Ihc Tigers, led everybody on the Nampa team wilh 15 points, lie shot with authority from oniside - winch is something Scnll needs at district. "If Hon. Brian, and Andy can gel hoi all in one night, we can be tough," he said Because of (he bracket Nampa's in, there' is oplimism for Thursday's game. "We're lirouuvr! with lioisc, 'Meridian .·uid CaWwell in that tournament - all' learns we've played well against in the past," poinled out Suoll. Scoll also hupes for contributions from center Joel IVarsall, just getting back in stride after tin- flu, and forward Scott .Markirs, a man capable of having a hot offensive night. IDAHO F A L L S II. NAMPA SS Jaossi Wallcei Birch Andersen Tigue ZL-ndel Larsen Thomas Wright Liltle Pprry T O T A I S NAMPA SUnlnij Bradford Vasquez C l Grondarl Pearsall Marchbants Trmble HayM Kalhus TOTALS Idaho Falls Narr.pa o _ S H O O T I N G - Idaho Falls 51 per ct'nt,'iianuu"| ,, «»l. REBOUNDING - Idaho Fain II, Ham,, Leasers - Idaho Falls, Walktr I. BalS*in t. Birth Nampa. Brad lord 4. Grcrdanl 3, Markvs and Pearsall 2 ASS I STS - laahc Fain 7. Namw C. lateri - WaiKr 2" fiirch 2. Baldwin ?. M FT PF TP II II i 2 ! 9 0 2-1 0-1 n PF T (·1 1 H n RICH KALBUS MIXES IT UP UNDERNEATH . . . Idaho Falls gol this board and a lot more Now it's Crusaders going to Linfield in playoffs s hv vee D B Y erparl By Paul liuker Frc-e Press Sports Editor ^ NAMPA -- Terry Layton took in the Mad, Mad, Mad. Mad of (he . -- ...^ .,^.,., 11VJI i.utoivuc ndk:[] ouiiudy night "they'd have said you were nuts." Wilh the final spot in the playoffs up for grabs Saturday night, and the Crusaders waiting in the wings as the independent entry. George Fox. Lewis and Clark Pacific Simon Fraser and Alaska-Fairbanks all conspired to chanee' the final picture. Now it's N'NC against Northwest Conference champion Lmfield Saturday night at a site (o he determined (Linfield's gym isn't regulation size) and Lewis-Clark hosting Oregon Tech. I.infield and Lewis-Clark are both 18-8 while Oregon Tech is 16-9 with a game remaining on its schedule. NNC is H-n. The Saturday night winners play two days later on Monday night, for the district championship and the area's spot in the NAIA nationals in Kansas City. Of course, the question hanging Sunday was just whal happened (o George Fox, the team that had (he independent berth all but locked up last week? All the Bruins had to do was beat Whitman Saturday night in Walla Walla to lake the at-large spot in the playoffs and bump off Lewis-Clark. But (hen, all the Bruins had to do to lake the independent route was beat NNC, or Warner Pacific. Tlifl Bruins blew that by losing to both, and they blew their NNC falls, but hopes are alive SPOKANE -- Northwest Nazarene's women lost to Gonzaga 55-!9 Saturday evening, but the possibility of an AIAW playoff berth still exists for the Crusaders. "We have to wait and see what happens Tuesday evening," said NNC coach Martha Hopkins just after her team went down to the Zags. "Thai's when Whitworlh plays Gonzaga. If Whitworth loses that one, it lies Whilworth and us for second place in the Inland Valley League, so ihere would be a playoff between the two of us for second place." The top iwo leams in the league get berths in the AIAW regional playoffs which slart March S in Tacoma. Gonzaga, still perfect at 12-0 wilh its win over the Crusaders, is first in the league. NNC is second at -)-3 and one league game remains against cellar-dwellar College of Idaho. "1 think we can handle them okay," said Hopkins If the Whits beat Gonzaga, Ihey'll be in second all alone and will go to the rcgionals with Go;izaga. NNC beal Whitworth Friday evening, 48-41. "I don't think Whitworth can handle Gonzaga, though," said Hopkins. · Saturday night, NN'C's biggest problem was its foul shooting. "We've been shooting pretty well from the foul line," Hopkins said, "but we only hit five-of-16 against them and I think that made a big difference." Combine that with the scoring of the Bulldogs Naigle, who had24 points, and you can sec NNC's problem. "We did do a real good job in the second half, though. We . were down 15 poinls just afler the halflime and then came back lo within four with two minutes to go (SMfi). But we couldn't keepil going." NNC did outrebound Gonzaga, 33-27 wilh Mary Luhn, Debbie Uutar and Kalhy Shctdahi all pulling down nine. Sheldahl led Hie Crusaders in scoring with 11 points while Nancy Kcllmer added 10. . NNC now has a 9-9 record and returns home for a non- league game wilh Ihe Boise Stale .IV's Tuesday in Nampa. TJiiffsday. CSI comes lo town and the C of I game is set for a wwk from Tuesday. NNC 70 H G«fllH H If HHC -- M»iKy K»ll«fr 10. P»m Bfhhfljjhl 3, KITtly SH*ld»hl II, Jr»l DOIfrtt t. Ju*y KorntM I. Dcbbil RuUnl. Mary Luhn ). CON ZAOA -- lou kau 1. RatlcM, M( Dona Id IT. McFaul 1, Nichola X LMntrd I, Irym ,KaH!«!(, Unftr 1, Pnktr I. HiOUNDl-NNC )].OMia»a!M»divl*iali--U»nt. Rutanl, Shtldihlt TU«HOVf Hi -- NNC I), 0«iit|a It. But Lewis-Clark wasn't out of the woods The Pioneers ^'rfr? hT"r g '° beat Willamel »e Salurday. ((hey didTaTso needed he p f rorn s.mon Fraser and Pacific because the dislncl at-large team is picked by a point system devised a year ago by Lewis-Clark basketball coach Dean Ser^rl It s called theSempert system, and i( awards three points for a win over a team with a .500 record or betler two points TM Pacific and Simon Fraser both had chances to finish above .MOgomgmto (he weekend. If they did, that affected the Fox point total m the Sempert system. As it was, the Bruins had 48 points and Lewis-Clark 46 before the weekend Everything fell into place for the Pioneers. Pacific got uombed 110-82 by Linfield Friday night to fill one requirement. Up in Fairbanks, Simon Fraser lost 97-74 to Alaska-Fairbanks. That was No. 2. ,- And U ,V en ,£ e ° rge Fox saw its d««n« vanisn in 'he over- lime with Whitman. That was requirement No 3 "On man, they're out of it," commented Layton "1 reallv feel sorry for Fox, because they had a good season. I wanted to sec (wo independents inthe playoffs (NNC and the Bruins) and I alsowantedtoseeanall-independent final." Playing Linfield, instead of Oregon Tech as was the situation before, caught Layton by surprise NNC is taking on (he Wildcats because Lewis-Clark now assumes the No. 2 seed. Linfield is No. I, Oregon Tech No ? and the Crusaders No. 4. Layton watched Linfield, led by leading scorer and U n e r M a k W i c l a " . a^ns' College of Idaho in 8 ' and !alor los! a "I wasn't scouting them at (he lime, I was just (here for entertainment," said Layton. "1 know their big men are good, especially Wickman." . Changing gears is nothing new to Layton. He does it all the time. By Sunday, plans had already been made for live radio coverage of the NNC playoff game. There will also be a chartered bus for fans, "ft will cost somewhere around S20 " he says. ' The school said earlier (hat (he last NNC playoff appearance was 1969-70, but instead it was actually 1967-w Ore on Te^h"" fc " ' W ° Stra ' ghl '" * threc - gamD series "' Idaho Fails defeats the sophs-- tourney next NAMPA - Idaho Falls jumped in from 14-4 afler the first quarter and rolled away from the Nampa sophomores 52-32 Salurday night at Bulldog Gym. Rick Larson's team finished the regular season with the game and started play in (he season-ending soph tournament today at Mountain Home. Gary Johnson had eight points to lead the Nampa scoring wnne Hon Kollmana, who was on the injured list much of the year, had six points. ,lerry Hayenga and Brian Garlic added four for the sophs. ,, ,, )0 ,, II 13 3) IDAHO FALVS-- Zorn 10. Burton;, WoudaM*. Yoblru, Fisldlna*. Ahlilrom 7 Turinl I, SchnilMr 1. NAMPA -- Smith l, paillipv l, Garni «, Johnson |, Haveiw 4, Trimble 1, Durbln 7, Holt ), Kollmaiw t, §ff AND MORE AT Tires tone mm *-*"·"! FRONTEND ALIGNMENT j/i Set easier. V, Set camber. 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