Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 1, 1976 · Page 28
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 28

Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, March 1, 1976
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man., Mircn 1, i»7l Loveland beats West, 68-58, for Northern title By RANDY BANGERT Tribune Sports Writer A group of imposters called the Greeley West basketball Almost unexplalnably, the Spartans could only score 63 Greeley West lost its shooting and 58 points in the two loucl1 in the two weekend weekend losses. ' 8 ames that Previously had "We just didn't score the Despite West's two lona, was the nutjor reason that held throughout the the gam*. '- '-- TM"'« "" numerous Loveland, on Birleffi is anxious for the West's two centers, Garddl . "We figured (hit if we gave ,,,,._ ... Northern Conference tour- Schnable and Brad Reevei, Bergstrom hit » pointi, we'd Spartans'foul problem started wasioie tn . ..... . ..... .... nament to start. "It's a whole both fouled out of the game with still win," Birleffi said. What taking its toll. After Schnable ic kledI to aea ln m team lost the Northern Con- malie '' lne league's most points we have been," Birleffi new season now, and we'll be a combined total of 11 points. Birleffi didn't count on was collected his fourth foul late in Loveianu in in; ference championship to prolific offense. And the explained. "I thoughtwe moved ready for the tournament," he Loveland's ability to draw losing Schnable, Reeves and the third period, the Indians »«»»«· a " "I"·'"TM ' " predicted. fouls and West's ability lo guard Rick Dumler with five look their biggest lead of the it had to pay he two previous Greeley West will have the collect Ihem caused Birleffi lo fouls apiece. game, 58-44. Nol much later, nights, BlrleHi sam. number two seed in the say. "We lost the game at the And he didn't count on these Dumler and Reeves also fouled Loveland Saturday nighl - and Spartans did it on their home t |, e ball around real well, but coach John Birleffi would like naar ' wnere lnev naln ' 1 lost all we just didn't shoot well. And I lo know what happened to his year ' aixl "gainst two teams would have liked to run a little real team. which they had defeated earlier bit more." The Sparlans rolled through lhis vear °" the road ' The Spartans hit only 24 of 70 the first nine games of a 10- ''· Poor shooting," is how shots from the flodr against game league schedule, and Birleffi .described the Loveland, a measly 34 per cent, appeared to. be a shoo-in for the Saturday loss to Loveland The five Greeley West starters league crown. But that was wnicn Save the Indians an were 22 of 66 from .the field and automatic qualification in the six of 14 from the free throw line. With figures like that, It's before they lost Friday to Sterling and Saturday to Lovelend, 68-58, in a special playoff game. nament, they will have the league's number one seed in Uie Class AAA state playoffs. state tournament and number one seed in the Northern Conference tournament. Averaging 72 points per game, reeltyWtil(M) Tribune Sports wanted to win that game Friday. We played a very ££;·, emolional and physical game nTM t r against Sterling, and we ^" weren't quite as sharp Satur- L.V.U . Cricrty day. That is now Greeley West's ie*gue 3 niunocr iwu sew in ure $av "we lost UK game ai ine inu ire uiuii i twm MI mcw= i/unuci mm nccrca a«w muiw . eight-team tournament, which free throw line." The statistics shooting figures from the field ou t, leaving Wesl with three only chance or mailing starts Thursday in Fort Collins, support Birleffi: Greeley West for his starters: Pat Wolach, starters on Ihe bench. the stale playolls. If the Spartans win the lour- had 24 field goals to Loveland's three of 15; Schnable one of six; Greeley Wesl never gol closer Uvf (B 23, bul the Sparlans had Just 10 Dumler, six of 18; and Jack [nan nine points the rest of Ihe LUII ^K, P free throws to Loveland's 22. Coy, eight of 20. night. JJJ* Greeley West staged a As in Friday's loss to Birleffi felt thai Greeley WBIOT Loveland's big MOte center number of rallies to keep the Sterling, Greeley West suffered Wesl's loss on Friday con- |!J]JJJ"" Bob Bergstrom'played a major game close, but each time its first cold spell midway. iributed to Saturday's defeat. TM*^ W| easy to understand why Ihe role in the win over West with 26 Bergstrom led Loveland back through Ihe firsl period. The. "We were emotionally upsel Cor " Spartans suddenly folded in the points and 14 rebounds. He also to its eight and 10 point lead it Spartans once led by 6-5, but Saturday," he said. "We really last two games. ' Lo'veland scored eight unan- swered.points for a 13-5 lead. However, the Spartans shooting picked up near the end of the quarter and they battled back to a 15-15 lie. Bul in the second quarter, Bergstrom scored eight unanswered points by himself as the Indians went ahead for good, 25-17. Greeley West closed the gap Pairings set for Northern tourney After four playoff games Greeley West earns the num- Salurday night, the field of ber two seed, and faces seven- eight teams. ready lo par- th place Ccntaurus at 6:30 p.m. ticipate in Ihe Northern Conference basketball tournament has been set. Loveland has the number one seed in the tournament after beating Greeley West lor first place Saturday night, 68-58. The Indians will face eighth seeded Poudre in an 8 p.m. Thursday contest. Thursday. Longmont was the number three seeded team and faces Fort Collins in a 5 p.m. game Thursday to open tournament action. Hounding out Thursday's slate will be Rocky Mountain (No. 4) vs. fifth-seeded Sterling, at 9:30 p.m. 'Fort Collins ends Greeley West must finish second or higher in the tournament to qualify for a position in the Class AAA state playoffs. The tournament semifinals will be Friday, with the finals scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The tournament will be held all three days at Colorado State University's Moby Gym in Fort Collins. REBOUND BATTLE -- Loveland's Bob Bergstrom soars above Brad Reeves (42) and A. J. Lauer (22) of Greeley Wesl to pull down one of his 14 rebounds. Bergstrom led both teams in rebounds and helped the Indians beat West, 68-58. (Tribune photo by Randy Bangert) Pawnee cagers win North Central title FORT COLLINS - Greeley Central basketball players took it on the chin again as Fort Collins trounced the Wildcats, 75-38, Saturday to advance in the Northern Conference tournament. The Lambkins are seeded sixth and meel Longmonl in Ihe quarterfinals Thursday at 5 p.m. at Moby Gym on the Colorado State campus. Central kept up with Fort Collins in the first half and trailed, 28-22, at the end of the second quarter. In the second half, Central scored eighl points in both the final two quarters, while Fort Collins racked up 16 and 33 points in the third and fourth quarters, respectively/ The Wildcats had 19 steals in the game, not counting other n « cage season Lambkin turnovers, "but we over their 2-17 season record couldn't generate any offense," this year. said Central coach Fred Griffith. ?"!Sli," 11 Four seniors played their Lehr*" final game in a Wildcat' Jj'^ uniform; Brad Murphy, John Motnt^ticu Lehr, Reuban Johnson and *$££ Charley Mylander. Murphy, the cniooette only returning letterman, "is a JSSJJJ 1 legitimate basketball player and had a real fine year," Griffith said. Murphy, Mylander and sophomore Mike Hubbard each scored eight points Saturday, And. while Lehr led the Wildcat . %£££* scorers with 10 points. souh^j Central has been starting JJJJf d three sophomores (Hubbard, FBU "» Bob Rosendale and Alan HTMTM Stringer) the past three games Ctnl( J*" 7 ,, and expect much improvement Ft.miin* n n ForlCIIIIni ITS) SIMOn JohnsonT. Mill o o o - 1 o o o- i o- o Q. o 13-H H-JJ Ft P T II 75 t--N 3J-7I FAMILIAR SIGHT -- Bob Bergstrom sinks one of his many baskets as he helped the Indians beat Greeley West, BB- SS, Saturday. Bergstrom, who led Loveland with 26 points, is defended by Spartan A. J. Lauer. (Tribune photo by Randy Bangert) AULT - The Pawnee basketball beat tournament favorite Weldon Valley by 75-55 here Saturday night to win the North Cenlral Class A Sub- District tournament. Weldon Valley won the North Central league with a 8-0 record (and Pawnee was second at 62), but Pawnee outscored Weldon Valley by 31-11 in the last period to win going away. Pawnee won the game at the free Ihrow line, hitting 25 free throws compared to Weldon Valley's five points from the charity stripe. Both teams had 25 field goals. Weldon Valley held a one- point lead at halftime and the score was lied going into the last period. But then Pawnee' Steve Mnizdil and Ken Everett Franks TOTALS prJIM McE led it to a 31*point production. Dwane Timm led Pawnee with 21 points (11 coming from the free throw line), while Hnizdil had 18 and Everett added 17. Tom Parachini led Weldon Valley with 16 points, while Rich Shaver scored 14 and Tex Covelli added 12. Contributing to Weldon Valley's letdown in the fourth period was the fact that four of its starters fouled out of the game, including leading scorers Parachini and Covelli. Weldon Valley now has a 16-2 record and plays Merino next Friday in the district playoff game. Pawnee, with a U-6 mark, faces Haxtun. The winners of those two games meet on Saturday, with the winner of that game advancing to the Class A state playoffs. All tournament games will be at Fort Morgan High School. In the third place game, Briggsdale edged Prairie in high-scoring affair, 98-93. Briggsdale Arland's Ball scored 35 points and Dave Heinle added 27. Tracy Samber led Prairie with 27, while Ken Carlson added 18 and Tim Pauling had 15. Dr-rkso O u oga Anderson TOTALS WtldonV Pa'acfiin UvcM, Ridflie LOA*. W LUI«tfl) G. D rJion £ (HI alter n S (711 a itn illty Fg Ft 15 5 1 0 11 5 1 2 3 J 0 3 1 1 4 3 If If Fg Ft S 1 1 J 7 0 10 7 6 3 4 3 o n 7 4 37 1) ia u 17 17 31 IS FB Ft 5 It 7 3 8 2 1 3 3 4 1 0 D 2 11 IS 6 0 0 0 t 0 1 1 A 1 0 0 JS S J 14 17 11 ) 14 11 II 1 Tp T - 1 1 U 7J SI DRIVING LA VHP -- Dwane Timm of Pawnee drives past Weldon Valley's Stew Musser (23) in Saturday's North Central sub-district championship game. Pawnee upset Weldona to win the title. (Tribune photo by Steve Bauer) ComeEariv.Come Hungry. Introducing Breakfast at Bonanza, Extra Bonanza Breakfast Special! Coffee (Believe it or not) Two Egg Platter with Home Fries and Toast. Ranch Egg Sandwich, Home Fries A Bonanza original. Bacon, Eggs, Toast idTaters, all in one. Bacon nd Eggs. $1.29 Rich and Crisp French Toast with Syrup. A Short Stark of Steaming Pancakes with Syrup. 79t Steak and Ranch Egg Sandwich . with Home Fries. 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