Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 27, 1977 · Page 31
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 31

Greeley, Colorado
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Friday, May 27, 1977
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CREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE Fri., May 27.19H ichigan State tips UNC, 5-4, in eight-inning heart-breaker OUT AT HOME-Venus Jennings (41) of the University of Northern Colorado is out at home plate on a play during winners' bracket action Thursday against defending national champion Michigan State at the Women's College World Series Melee mars game in Omaha, Neb. MSU catcher Pati Lawson gets ready to catch the ball and make the tag. Michigan State, which beat UNC last year for the title, won by 5-4 in eight innings Thursday to put the Bears in the losers' bracket. (AP Wirephoto) 76ers pound Blazers By ALEX SACflARE AP Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) They're playing defense, they're passing the ball, they're setting up the open man -- the Philadelphia 76ers are doing their best to ruin their reputations. "People put us down all the time," said playmaker Henry Bibby. "They say we're a bunch of one-on-one players, we can't play team ball, we don't execute our plays well, we ·can't do the job on defense. "They keep saying it -- but we keep winning." Bibby was the sparkplug in Philadelphia's lopsided 107-89 triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers Thursday night, a victory which gave the 76ers a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven National Basketball Association championship series. The series resumes Sunday at Portland. Bibby scored 15 points and handed out six assists in the first half, when the 76ers took an 18-point lead with a racehorse offense and shackling defense. Portland never was really in the game after being out-scored 30-17. in the second period, and came no closer than 12 points in the second half. The game was marred by a fourth-quarter melee which saw both squads engage in a free- for-all and about 100 spectators join in. The main combatants were Darryl Dawkins of Philadelphia and Maurice Lucas of Portland, two of the heaviest of heavyweights, both of whom were ejected. The only casualty was Philadelphia guard Doug Collins, who tried to act as peacemaker and got socked by Dawkins for his effort. The game itself was one- sided, as Collins led the 76ers with 27 points and Julius Erving had 20..Philadelphia led 31-26 after the first quarter, then broke it open in the second period by hitting 13 of 24 shots while limiting Portland to just six of 27. It was 61-43 at the half and really no contest after that. As in the series opener, won by- Philadelphia · 107-101, the 76ers' defensive discipline was a key factor. The 76ers shut off Portland's fast break, then took away the Blazers' inside game, forcing them to take shots from the perimeter instead. And Portland is not a good perimeter shooting team. "A lot of people think that we're a bunch of renegades," said Erving. "They think that a good, well-drilled team can run us apart. We are trying to prove them wrong. "Portland is very singular in its offensive strategy. There is one basic play they like to run 75 per cent of the time -- they set up Walton in the pivot and then try to free their cutters for iayups. We know this, we've drilled against it and we've been able to stop it. We've forced them to do things they don't want .to do,, like -shoot from outside." Indeed, early in the first half, when the game still was up for grabs, Portland was able to get only one. basket off its pet play of center Bill Walton feeding a cutter for a layup. Walton led the Blazers with 17 points and 16 rebounds, but never was a dominating force. As a team, Portland, forced out of its normal patterns, shot a dismal 35.6 per cent, including 7-for-19 by Lucas and 6-for-18 by Lionel Hollins. Local bowlers take high honors Several bowlers from the Greeley area recently took high honors in the Cheyenne Invitational Bowling Tournament for DevelopmentaUy Disabled. Among the top honors in the event, which was sponsored by the Cheyenne Knights of Columbus, were first place finishes by Nancy Wymore and Cody Clark. Clark took first in the men's division with a tournament record high game of 244. Rex . Barden took second with a 179. Greeley also won the first place team trophy, which is on display at the Schaeffer Rehabilitation Center. A DR. J SLAM -- Sixers' Julius "Dr. J." Erving slams dunk shot through basket past Portland Trail Blazers' Maurice Lucus Thursday night during second game of championship NBA playoff series at .Philadelphia. (AP Wirephoto) Rain interrupts IrVCIVS slate OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Rainy weather cancelled six of the 14 scheduled Women's College World Series Softball games but not before outstanding pitching performances were turned in by Arizona State's Melanie Kyler and Northern Iowa's Pat Stockman. Thursday's rained out games were rescheduled for this morning. The 16-team tournament should end, as scheduled, with the championship game Saturday night. Miss Kyler, in her second victory in less than 24 hours, all but paralyzed Southwest Missouri hitters in a one-hit, 2-0 victory. Wednesday night, Miss Kyler, now 26-4, beat Univer- sity of California-Sacramento 21 in nine innings with a three- hit effort. She lost her chance for a no- hitter when SW Missouri's Jan Nelson singled with one out in the fifth inning. Cindy Sharpe tripled home Arizona State's first run in the fifth and later scored on an infield error. Meanwhile, Miss Stockman ran her record to 17-0 with a 4-0 win over Kansas University. After, two rounds, the other unbeaten teams are Arizona which knocked the University of Nebraska-Omaha into the loser's bracket 7-4, and defending champion Michigan State which rallied for three seventh- inning runs and beat Northern Colorado 5-4 in eight innings. Womens Softball CWS, By The Associated Press At Omaha, Neb. Results Thursday Winners' Bracket Arizona 7, Nebraska-Omaha 4 Arizona State, Southwest Missouri 0 Nothern Iowa 4, Kansas 0 Michigan State 5, Northern Colorado 4, 8 innings Losers' Bracket Texas-Arlington 4, Western Illinois 1 California-Sacremento 6, Springfield, Ma. 0 Oklahoma State 3, Southern Illinois 0 Oregon State 8, West Chester, Pa. OMAHA, Neb. - Three runs scored with two outs In the bottom of the seventh, and an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth carried the Michigan State women's Softball team to a 5-1 win over the University of Northern Colorado in women's College World Series action here Thursday. The loss puts UNC into the WCWS loser's bracket and means the Bears have to win their next seven games to advance to the championship game. UNC was rolling along with a 4-1 lead before Michigan State, which won the national title last year, rallied in the late innings. In the bottom of the seventh, a bunt single by Cindy King, a walk and a wild pitch put runners on second and third with two outs. Consecutive singles by Denise Spoelstra and Amy Anderson scored two runs, and the tying run scored on a UNC error. Michigan State won the game in the bottom of the eighth. Nancy Lyons singled, and the Bears then errored on an attempted sacrifice bunt, allowing Miss Lyons to score from first base. UNC scored in the top of the second as Debbie Hicks singled, moved around to third on a wild pitch and scored on a single by Dianna Quinn. Michigan State made it 1-1 with a tally in the bottom of the third on a run-scoring single by Linda Foodsma. But the Bears broke loose for three runs in the top of the fifth for the 4-1 lead. Lou Piel walked and Jan Breckenridge singled, and both moved up on an error. Venus Jennings then singled for two runs, and she later scored on a Michigan State error, The Bears held on to their lead until the bottom of the seventh and finally lost it in the bottom of the eighth. One of UNC's scheduled games in the consolation bracket was rained out last night, and rain threatens to cancel all games today. Arizona State and Arizona, which finished behind UNC in the regional tournament, both won their Thursday games and UNCK) ' *B R' N Bl I JacksTM. II Wilt.31) Hlcki.3b Quinn, rt Gardner, ss Fist. Ib Breckenridge, e will meet today in (he semifinals. UNC's next game in the consolation bracket is against Texas-Arlington, a team which the Bears defeated by 1-0 in 12 innings in the opening round of the WCWS last year. Teams which have already been eliminated in the double elimination tournament are number-one seeded Western Illinois, Springfield (Mass.) College, Southern Illinois, and Westchester (Pa.) State College. The University of Northern Iowa and Michigan State meet in the winner's bracket today, along with Arizona and Arizona State. ; UNC had a 23-game winning streak snapped in Its loss to Michigan State, and now has a 23-3 overall record. The rain outs may delay the tournament, which was scheduled to end Saturday, until Sunday or Monday. iSftKJSSSJSiSSMSWSfiSiSSKS Tribune Tfitlll MkhignnSMi) King, II ( Barren!,' Ib Foodsmi.rt 5pofHtra,3D Hutchlni, M Hills, p Lyoni. p Totil UNC Michig 13 0 1 M Sports BIO 010 M -Ml OM 31 -- I E -- Jennings, Witt, 'Otilnn, Cart King, Barrens. LOB -- UNC J, MIel St. 10. SB -- Hutchlnson. SB - Jackson -- Jackson. Schachterle (L," 13-2} so-*, bb-3; and Brtckervldge. ' . Hills so-0, bb-i, Lyons (5) (W) so 0, bb 1; and Lawson. SHOCK SPECIAL buy 3, get the 4th (fee Ken's Muffler Shops 1030 7th Ave., 351-0220 GREELEY SWIM CLUB A.A.U. MEMBER CLUB Practices Begin June 6th TIME: 7-9 a.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday thru Friday PLACE: Centennial Pool on 23rd Ave. COST: 510.00 for summer season; to include A.A.U. registration. COACH: Mr. Stan Benson ASSt COACH: M r . Mike Moran , - . . . _ . ATTENTION: Beginning this summer, the Greeley Swim Club will be a Year Round Program designed to meet the needs of all age group swimmers. Competition in sanctioned meets will be available and parttcipalion encouraged. All swimmers welcome! For more information, contact the City Recreation Dept. Registration -- June 1st, 7 to 9 p.m. Shorl Stuff Jack Coy, who played at Greeley West. last year, was recently named the Oustanding Freshman on the Northland College basketball squad. A 64 guard, Coy. led his' team in - scoring with a 15-point average and was third in rebounding. He received Honorable Mention All-Wisconsin Independent College Assn. for the 1766-77 season. xxxxx Former Greeley tennis player Zach Smith, a senior on the Army tennis team, recently had an eight-match victory streak broken in a meet against Colgate. He now has a 9-l record in singles play and is the team captain. X X X X X Bruce Willard of Greeley was a member ;of the Air Force Academy tennis team which broke a school record for most victories with a 20-9 mark this spring. Willard recorded a 12-8 record at number-five and number-six singles in his sophomore year. Greeley District Six Athletic Director Jim Miller has been named president-elect of the International Assn. of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO). Miller was vice- president last year, and assumes the president-elect position next year. f .31 HAVE YOUR AIR CONDITIONER CHECKED NOW!! Hot weather's on the way ; ...ready or not! 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