Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 25, 1976 · Page 11
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 11

Nampa, Idaho
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Wednesday, February 25, 1976
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SasJcefda/TsdownJo basics Tin' Ictaho KrccPress 4 'flu- \u«s-'i'ribuiw. Wednesday. February 25.1976- A-3 Those league races don't mean thing now so impoTMan[\o OS a e i| let h 8 (. Uea r» C *l th L l ^f h a V e been winners all year gel lo make College in Ontario, it'll bo I ho winner to weeks nff. \liikllelonin-finmt Kimt i u nl r t « \n p m ami Parma .5-151 and \ !,,,,,,- ; . . . . au me area basketba Ineir poml in soades ttnin u-hiin ih« ,-,,,.,, i, ,, ., L-... ..... _.. .,...,: , , ·'""'"lion 'l-H.'and Mm.i n-l-Dibjps. Al 7 V '"·· '"« ' J r i n a ia a ai\q j e ago' 1 forget abom ihem That's right llme flf "lTM the learns lhe basera TM "" I Unw 's also lhe time when the learns thai have been winners all year gel lo make their poinl in spades. District tournaments start this week in all four classifications and at (our different siles--five, actually, as the A-l tournament is using both Capital's and Meridian's jsyins. The idea, of course, is lo qualify for the state lournamenl in each classification. That honor will go lo lhe top Ihree finishers of the eighl entered in tht; A-l tournament in Meridian and Boise. In lhe A-2 tournament al Treasure Valley Community College in Onlario. it'll bo Iho winner to stale while lhe second place team gels a chance to playoff for a spul with another district's i-umirr-u|). Six loams slai I in the affair. From (he A-3 tournament in iVan\|ni. (wo teams out of ten will go make (he trip and from the A-4 lournamenl in PayellU, two of eight get lo go on. This year, lhe A-l stale tournament is in Boise. A-2 in Pucalello. A 3 in Twin Kails and A-4 in l.cwislon. The)'re still two weeks nff. Kor the A-l (cams, the first louncl ... action starts Thursday evening. Al Capital High School Meridian ( H - 6 lakes on Nampa i l l - 1 7 i n t 7 p.m. while al H::iO. llnise (11-71 lias Caldwetl (5-15). The same evening at Meridian High. Capital ns-2i lakes on Kniinell 110-10) al 7 and Hie Hurali l.ions 18-12) Caldwcll (5-l5 iwnic fnllnus. Thursday isalso lhe starlit^ dale fur Hie A-2 tmirnament. The first rimnd (jives iaml Kuna H-TGibjes. Al 7 ii ni.. Woiser (|-l»i and Vallivuc Ul-9) R nfler one another with the winner gelling lhe Kavemen Friday night. Al 8 M. Us Ilishop Kelly (ll)-ini'and I'ayelle i » - l 2 i . the winner meeting Middleloii Friday Al Nampa High, there's two first round panics as well, but lhe slakes are higher First round losers are mil From there on. ils double elimination The teams willi Ihcir seasons on the line are Council i ? - I J i anil Ilimrock i-l-im, winch ineil al 8 3d p in., and Parma i5-15 and Marsing, set lo play ai 7 p.m. Finally, al Payelle High, Thursday presents a full round of action. At 1:30 l m . (ircenleaf il3-6) lakes on Midvale (4- If.i Thai's followed by the Cambridge ( I B S' -- N'ampj Christian i5-14i game at 3 p.m. The action then lakes a break and picks up again at 7 p m. with Salmon River i ! 4 - 5 meeting Nolus iB-12). The evening closes out with a 8:30 meeting between Cascade i)8-2i and Garden Valley (3-17). Tar Heels put away Wolf pack Hy I nited Press International The patented North Carolina "four corner olfeisse" is hccoming as symbolic of basketball success as Red Auerba'ch's victory cigars. The Tar Heels went lo the corners again Tuesday night and. like Auerbach's famous cigar-lighting routine with the championship Huston Celtic teams of the 1960s, that spelled impending defeat for teth-ranked North Carolina Stale. Behind Phil Ford's 26 points. North Carolina put away State. 91-79. and in doing so. clinched the regular season Atlantic Coast Conference crown. "It is the earliest 1 can remember we went to the four corners ihis year," said Coach Dean Smith, "hui ! can't remember iMitcln Kupchak and 'Tommy i LaGarde with four fouls that early either." i Kupchak got his fourth toul willi 15:37 left. LaGarde 13:29). U'allcr Davis added 20 points for lhe Tar Heels, now 23-2 and 10-1 in the ACC. while Stale's Kenny Carr led all scorers with 33. Characteristically. Smith praised N.C. Stale but left no question he fell his own team has greatly developed since early season too. "N (.'. State has improved since we played CSI throttles Chukarsquad ONTARIO. Ore. (LTD - Andre \Vakefield led three teammates into double-figure scoring and an 84-66 College of Southern Idaho basketball victory over Treasure Valley Tuesday night. Wakeficld scored 23 points, followed by Kim CioeU with 12 and Ken Davis and Eric Hovey with in apiece. Four Chukars also scored in the double figures. Ifaywood Campbell leading the way with 21 points. Dan McFadden had 12. Charles Addison 11 and John Bolds. 10. CSFs victory spoiled Gale Fillmore's curlain call as Treasure Valley's head coach. Fillmore has resigned effective March 19. "They were in control all the way." Fillmore said, after the game. "I feel they just totally dominated the game." The Golden Eagles snared 20 rebounds in the first half compared with five for TVCC. The loss left TVCC al a season-end tie of 13-11 CSI sports a 25 I record Portland State star hits 39 in SJS loss By I'niled Press International Portland State's Freeman Williams scored 39 points Tuesday night but his team lost to San Jose State 84-83. Steve Sincock and Ken Mickey converted both ends of one-and-one free throws in the closing seconds lo give the Spartans the win in lhe non-conference thriller. Williams, the nation's No. f. college scorer with better than a 31-point average, made ID-of-37 shots. them in Chapel Hill." he said, "but I think we've improved too. We're in better shape defensively. The tournament is still our real goal, though. We want lo win the tournament." In the only olher games involving top 20 teams. I6th-rated Texas A4S1 wrapped up the Southwest Conference championship by routing liice. 98-G7. and No. 17 Florida State vanquished Valdosta State. 106-61. to inch closer lo an independent NCAA tourney bid. Ray Roberts scored 22 points as Texas AM i2l-5i raced to its fifth straight victory and second straight SWC regular season crown. Karl Godine and Jarvis Williams, the two AM freshmen who Thursday face a conference hearing to determine whether thev violated any recruiting regulations, combined for 25 points in reserve roles. Florida Stale, which made ils first appearance in the L'PI lop 20 this week, ran its record lo 19-5 with a lopsided victory over outgunned Valdosta State. David Thompson led lhe Seminoles' onslaught with 21 points and 5-foot-8 guard Carlton Byrd added 17. Elsewhere. Joey Massed scored 24 points lo lead Providence to an 85-CG romp over Rhode Island, freshman George Walker's free throw with 21 seconds left lifted Houston lo a 100-98 decision over SMU and kept the Cougars' hopes alive for a home court advantage in the SWC [rest-season lournamenl and freshman Sidney Moncreif scored 25 points in sparking Arkansas lo an 86-64 over Baylor. DeWitt paces 'Cat victory UGDEN. Utah l U P l i - Center Al DeWitt scored It, points, grabbed 14 rebounds and held Utah State 7-foolcr Ed Gregg to just 33 percent shooting in leading Weber State to an WMw win over the Aggies Tuesday night. DeWitl got help from three other Wildca! starters who all ended lhe game in double figure scoring. Jimniie Walls had 16 points and It rebounds for Weber Slate. Paul Marigney finished with !5 points and 12 rebounds, and guard Dick Hunsaker added I I points. The Wildcats look lhe lead for good late in HIP first half, scoring seven of the final nine points down to the break to lead 37-32 at intermission. In the second half Weber Slate stay ahead easily, pushing out to lhe final 15-poinl victory margin as the Wildcats won their 18th game of lhe season. DeWilt's 28-poinl effort gives him 988 career points. With two regular season games remaining, the 6-8 senior is virtually assured of becoming the eighth Wildcat lo amass more lhan 1.000 career points. Gregg tried 24 shots against DeV.'iil but hil on only eight lo lead Utah Stale with 20 points and ).i rebounds before fouling out in the last minute. Blair Reed and Darryl Owens both had 14 points for the Aggies. Weber Stale is now 18-10 heading into its final iwo Big Sky Conference games this weekend. Independent Utah State drops lo 1213 on the season with one game remaining. A-4 meet opens run \ NAMPA, LIKE CALDWELL, FIGURES IT'S A NEW BALLGAME THURSDAY . . . Topsboatm Andy Vasquez leads Bulldogs against Meridian in touiney Pheio cy jchn K.NV Seattle NFL team will go for youth S K A T T I . K ilTd -- Moll Hullway lold l j u(!ol Sound l l n l l w a j . defensive cmicli [or Hit- spurlswriU-rs and liroadi.'astei's Si-atlls .Scalnu-k.s. preilicis liis Tiiosday the Tampa owners lie said Ihi' Seattle owners i H ' l i e v c in b u i l i l i n j ; ;i solid team will go for " y o u t h and "wunl In lie Hie Super Run I right f n i l l h ; i l 1 l r a m w i l l i y o u n s Tampa Hay will select e x p e r i - away." However, he pointed out plau'rs. ului Imve promise for eiKf when llir Iwo new \ K L i h a t "New Orleans lonk older several years, r a t h e r than older clubs m a k e t h e i r expansion players (in tlie expansion d r a f t ) veterans with onlv short careers I 1 ' 1 ' 11 * and they're slil! slnig(jlinn." Ml. I'.AYF.TTK - ()[ lhe three area high b a s k e t b a l l learns starling mil after lhe district A-4 basketball lille this afternoon al ' a y e l t e H i g h School, only Nampa Christian has ever seen the opponent it faces today. F.arly in the season. Ihe Trojans played Cambridge luicc. losing close both times. Nampa Christian wetit on lo Mmsh 5-14overall and 4-9 i s i x t h i in Hie Treasure Valley League. The Bulldogs, on Ihe other hand, ended the year 18-2 and were the Long Pin Conference champs. Ciieenleaf. one of the olher local teams looking to win a nerlli in lhe stale lournamenl. has never laid eyes on first round opponent Midvale. and Ihe same is true of Nolus as the Pirales prepare to lake on Salmon River. About all GFA coach Bill Burns knows of the Hangers is that they tumbled to a 4-16 recoro this year afler winning the Long Pin lille last winter. Burns also can draw on the fad that Midvale split with Nampa Christian during the year, ant] Nnlus beat them twice. "We don't knnw a Ihing about them, except what olher teams we've played have done against them." said Hums, whose team was i:t-G this year "So we'll probably just play the same kind ot HIUUL' sve'vt; played all year and hope for the best." The game Greenleaf has player! has involved some of Ihe bcsl o v e r a l l l e a m shooting around. Greenleaf has needed scoring. Ihough. as the Friends haven't a great deal of height. "We've had a good week of practices, bin we don't know about Jon Fodge. lie's been sick anil its hard lo say if he'll be ready." Fodge is Grecnleaf's leading scorer, averaging 14.1 points per game. "Everyone else is o k a y . though, but we sure don't look for an easy ball game." GFA's meeting wilh Midvale slarled al 1:30 p.m. Neither does Nolus coach Jack Daniel]. Like Burns, he lakes Ins leam into Ihe game blind, not having seen Salmon River this year. "Up until a few days ago. I thought we'd he playing Midvale."said Daniel), "so I didn't really gel a chance lo scout them." What Daniell does know about the Savages is they have a 14-5 overall record and thai thev finished third in Hie Long Pin wilh a 10-4 mark, right behind Cambridge Nolus had a 8-12 season. "Bui we'll just worry more about what we do. anyway," said Daniell. "and try lo take care of whal they do when they do il. We have been playing good ball lately and if we continue lo do so. we should do alright." Nt'HS and the Savages play al 7 p.m. One of the people t h a t Daniell's crew has to walch out for is Salmon River's Spain, who !ias been averaging 17.1 points per game. But Nolus should be able lo counter wilh Jim Bittick. B i l l i c k ' s been one of the district's solid performers all year and is currently hilling at a 22.3 clip. As for Nampa C h r i s t i a n , coach Steve Hudson figures its now or never for his Trojans. "1 think we're ready. I think our chances are good. Even better, maybe, since we came so close to knocking them off twice." The first time lhe Trojans played the Bulldogs, they lost by jusi one point. And had a couple of free throws fallen for the Tros with time gone, they would have won. The second lime around. NCHS trailed by only two points wilh 30 seconds lo go before r u n n i n g into problems and losing by seven. This time, the two me«v al 3 p.mi.loday. · "We've been having real good practices. I think the kids have put the season behind them and are Ihinking in terms of doing well in the tournament." When all's done, two of the eight teams that make up the bracket will head for the A-4 slate tournament in'Lewiston. PHILADELPHIA iL'PIi - Duanc Pulman and Ken Iman. iwo former s t a n d o u t NFL linemen, have joined (be staff of new Philadelphia Eagles Coach Hick Vermeil. HAND GUN SALE Now in progress WIDE SELECTION'10* IN STOCK! · BUY .SELL .TRADE TRADER'S DEN 713 Arthur-Calctwell Phone 454-8223 * Prep stars of the week* RON HORN Valtivue High DANNY DAVIS MlddMon High D. RASMUSSEN Meridian High RANDY HOPKINS Middleton High KEVIN JOHNSON Middleton High RON HORN -- Three w e e k s 190, ibout tlwonly people 1ti»t knew about Ron were Itiose that made It to Valiivue games early enouoh lo catch the JV preliminaries, lut a com- Wnafion ol illness on me varsity and th« t-1 junior's rapid improvement prompted coach Jack Jones to move Horn up to lhe varsity and Jones probably couldn't b« happier. L»sl week, as the Falcons stormed past Nampa t« 51, Horn hit nine-oH* from the Held, flve-ol-jin from the line and led the way with » points lor Valllvut - all In his first varsity s t a r t . O A N N Y O A V I S - Middleton's se«l»r guard not only get the Vikings going early m Ihe SRV championship *imi with Kuna S a t u r d a y night, bul he set me pace the rest of ttie night s well in Middleton's I?-" win. By the lime the iamt w»s over he'd hit seven-ol-io Irom Ihe field, scored 15 points, * grabbed nine rebounds, made 10 assists and came up w i t h S several s t e a l s as well. BILL DOUGHTY Kuna High DENNIS R A S M U S S E N - Meridian's 4-5 junior lorwaid had another one ol those nights Friday, even though the Warriors lost lo Skyline t-*7. Dennis hit 30 points and pulled down 14 rebounds. RANDY H O P K I N S - While Oan Davis was all over the floor Saturday night lor Mtddlelon, Randy Hopkins was playing lust as big a part In the Viking win. Shooting mostly trom Ihe outside, Hopkins p«pted In 1 J-of-?S shots and led Ihe Vikes with 3« points total In Me S R V title game. K E V I N JOHNSON- Mldtfleten coach Dick Dillon has said all year that a total team effort has been the key to Ihe success ot the Vikings and that was no more obvious than Saturday night when Middleton came up with three outstanding ocrtormances. Johnson put up II shots and made eight of them. He also went lour-ol-live from the line and lo top things oil, t a m o oil thu bnards wilh 13 rebounds BILL DOUGHTY - Despite Kuna's loss to Middleton, Doughty camo up wilh a great performance. He hit 10-of-J? field goal attempts anrt half his lr«e shots lor 33 points. To t h a t , he added nine rebounds. H O N O R A B L E MENTION - Judy Gross had a tine tournament In the Stile Class B meeting in Twin Falls over Ihe weekend and despite the fact lhal Ihe Wildcats lost both of Ihcir games, Gross was one ot f i v e girls nomed to the all- tournament leam. Rob Blaine was six-of-nine Irom Ihe Held and teammate Doug Kirk hil six-oHO Saturday night ai Highland as Meridian look a good shot at SIC champion Highland before falling »-ti. The two shared high honors lor the Warriors Jeff Perclfield had IS points and IS rebounds for Marsing Saturday night, but even that wasn't quite enough as Ih* Huskies closed out with a st-si loss lo Jordan Valley. [Sunny Side'Up' '%"."""""" Casey Smit Honslead's SALESMAN OF THE MONTH · · Now they let kids use pocket calculators for math tesls. If they dunk, you don't know whether it's due to low intelligence or low batteries. These days, a bargain is anything that costs no more than it did yesterday. Our friend says his cooking is so bad. last week he ordered dinner from outside and burned the telephone. The drawback to a lot cf modern music is that you can't tell when the record Is worn out. Nature is generous. When we reach the sitting- around stage ol life, she otten provides us with more cushions. 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