Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 3, 1975 · Page 13
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NNC gets another close one M»,« ByJ«hnH.KIH« NAMPA - "When I looked up at th ·· ith "" lhan halt a Warner's on the Fritz The Idaho Free Press, Monday. February 3.1!fi5 Ray Burwick wasn't the only one ---Who'd. have believed that his Northwest Nazare Crusaders could g et ^ fc,, tack from warn.,,..^, the game in regulation and then finish off the visitors wit supefb defensive effort in overtime Apparently NNC did - ihey did just what they had to and s with a "That's the kind of game that could t* hard on your heart, said Burwick in the locker room. You might say sd. NNC didn't lead in the contest until lust 6:27 remained in the game. They had spent most of the night trying to come back on the Knights, only to have tvtry effort snuffed as Warner-Pacific refused to fold until the verv end. One of the main problems for the Crusaders was the fact that the Knights made the usually ball-hawking NNC defense look arthritic by comparison to Warner's own sleight of hand. "What impressed me most was their quick hands," said Burwick. "It wasn't so much that we were throwing the ball away or throwing bad passes, as it was them getting their fingers on the ball constantly and knocking it away. That 1-22 zone of their's was really tough lo work against." That zone, combined with a three-quarter court press, stymied the Crusaders time and again as they tried to move (he ball down court. It wasn't until the second half that NNC finally got some idea of what to doabout it. "We started having Fritz Jenkins turn and drive for the basket --that pretty well solved some of the froblems." What that didn't solve as far as bringing the ball up court, the NNC strategy of bringing a man from below up to the top for a pass as the ball was coming down the court did For the rest of the night, NNC seemed able to get the ball across the half-court line without too much difficulty. NNC spent most of the night just trying to stay wiihin range of the Knights. Warner kept bursting out with good- size leads, the Crusaders hanging on barely, and then closing things down, but never quite all Ihe way. "They were really something, the way they kept stopping our momentum. We'd be coming back on them and get within three or four, and then they'd hit a couple and hold us right there," said Burwick. In the first half, the Knights had leads of as big as 12 points. Late in the first half, they built themselves a 40-28 buffer with 55 seconds waiting until halftime, before the Crusaders could manage to get it down to 44-37 for the intermission. NNC managed to close it down to 52-50, the closest things had been since the opening moments, five minutes Into the second half. But right there, Warner activated one of their patented spoilers and blew back out to 61-50 before NNC could re-start. Big factors in the Knights' scoring surges were forward Ray H a rtford and guard Don Jared. Jared er.ded the evening with 26, high on the floor, and Hartford had 18. ' " . NNC gave it another go with about 12 minutes left in the game. Fired by Rommie Lewis and Fritz Jenkins, the Crusaders fought through the Knight defense to tie things for the first lime at 65-all with seven minutes left, NNC momentarily took the lead when Lewis hit a pair of free throws at 6:26, but Warner-Pacific wasn't ready to lose their momentum. Fouls re-tied it and gave the Knights a two point lead at 71-69 and when two more free tosses gave them a four-point margin, they kept it right up until the Crusaders last minute heroics. Behind 81-77, with 28 seconds left in the game, Hich Hills tied up Jared. NNC took the tip and Randy Lee hit a short jumper to bring things to 81-79. Warner-Pacific inbounded only to have Joe Martinez steal the ball. He fired a pass to Rich Hills and Hills -repeating his heroics of the previous night -- rolled in a layin to tie the game with five seconds left. Warner managed two shots in the fleeting final seconds but both missed and the game went into an extra period. In the added five minutes, the Knights got the first score with a top-of-the-jumper by Hartford, but NNC came back with a Martinez push shot after the Crusaders had sent the ball bounding off the rim repeatedly. A couple of exchanges later, Lewis found home on a fall- away jumper to give the NNC an 85-83 lead and the NNC defensive effort kept it right there for the remaining moments. NNC's next game is Tuesday when they host Westminster. 'Dogs fade to Tigers, 70-61 1IMIIO K\M,S (Special -ll figures. Vtinieitictable Ximipn. geared lo gun down I'liL-atrllo and pray fur rain against a tougher Idaho Kails loam, put together ils best garni 1 on Saturday niglil againsl I tit Tigers Oilleclively miserable Friday nigtii in a 2-t- |i«ini loss to the ijiHJiiits. tin 1 'Dogs played Iheir he.sl.ro;ici game'of (he year in a 7061 loss Km 16 m i n u t e s , e v e r y t h i n g M e r r i l l AtiiiiTsmi (nil on DIP liliickboard was Iran- sfcned inlo points on the tourl. Center (lary Sinmn. working against one of tin- Southern Idatiu Cimfcrenee's liiggesl fi outlines, poured in H idiots as Nampa look a M-31 lead. Andy Vasinii'2, who probably set a lifetime record against 1'ocatclto w h e n lie took jiisl "lie shol. liil I-I himself lo lead the (ear. Now. li they only liadn'l played the second hall Kinils and turnovers look a loll -Hie biggest an early departure for starters Brcnl Clark and Vasijucz--as Idaho Falls pulled back w i i h i n lirealliing distance in the tliird period and put the game away in the f i n a l frame. Natnpa is now 3-10 in tlie Southern Idaho Conference and 5-11 for tlic year and the Tigers arc B-i. good enough for fourlli in the SIC. and lit-li overall. N i i m p a «as in Hie game, and in fact led. alli'i the first and second (juarlers, bill Idalio Kails crept up in the third period, ontscoring the itnlldogs 2H-I2. lo lake (he lead going into the f i n a l stanza. The liulldogs were killed by their turnovers in the second hull, losing the b a t t l e of the blunder 20-16 lo Idaho Falls. Overall IVamna had 20 giveaways, most of them in Hie final two stanzas, while Idaho ed loo many limes," Anderson said Kails coughed it up only 10 limes. Regardless of the loss and the turnovers, Natnpa coach Merrill Anderson was happy with the Bulldogs' performance. "I thought the l;ids played real well," ho said. "1 was real hapjiy with their performance. "The t u r n i n g point." Anderson said, "was w h e n i ( i a r y i Simon picked up his fourth foul in the third quarter." Sinmn had lo leave the floor after his fourth, l o n l . i i n d a t l h a l juncture the Tigers closed the gal) lo just t w o points at the end of the third period. Don Birch and Heed Janssi look over t h e n and lifted (tic Tigers inlo t)ie lead two minutes inln the f i n a l period Kor Nampa. Simon and Vasquezboth had 20 points for the nijjbl. Nampa's next outing is with Mountain Home, the liulldogs traveling lo the Tigers' lair Tuesday n i g h t . Simon Vaiqi-fl Buckle CUlk Slanto-i Schafer Maikut TOTALS IDAHO F ALLS Heward Walker Birch Anderson Wood Cook Midiion TOTALS Nampa Idanor-all NNC's Fritz Jenkins, despite the close scrutiny of Knighl Ray Hartford, got free on this drive Saturday night and went on to score 20 points as the Crusaders capped a two-game sweep of NAIA District 2 foes with an 85-83 victory. Kuna fops Payeffe KUNA-Led by Ken Durrani's 30 points and to rebounds, Kuoa handed Payette an upsel Snake Kiver Valley League loss Friday night in a 75- 67.overlinie clincher. 1 ^'· «;. ··'"-· Aiding"Wfranii ihTh'is (aerial antics for the Kaveman were Keith Patterson with 18 points and Roger Neheker's 15. Starting off slow but gathering momentum in the second half, the Pirates were paced by Ihe double-figured efforts of Dave VanLith with Ihe Payette high of 15 tallies, followed by Mark Collingwood's 13 and Pal Campbell's ID points. Jumping lo an early quarter lead of 10-8, the Kavemen continued to hit from (he field at a torrid pace as they increased Iheir lead to 32-21 al intermission on Ihe laurels of their oulside shooting. Coming back from the break, Kuna ran aground converting just four of 22 al- templs as compared to Payelle's 10 conversions for 19 tries. With (he inlemperate change in Iheir scoring abilities. Kuna Coach Ron Hill saw his team's II points half-time lead converted lo a mere two poinls with the close of the third period. With the lead changing hands ^ofte'ri in'tfc final period,^isions Kof IhuKavernens previous loss lo Payelle flashed in front of Hill's eyes. In Kuna's previous contest wilh Ihe Pirates Kuna blew a 51-. 37 third quarler lead in the last quarter lo lose 62-61. But ihis was not the case Friday night. Although Payette managed lo tie Ihe game with :06 seconds remaining in'[he game on a tip, they courageously rallied to hand Payeltc the 75-67 loss. -·· The loss lowers Payelle from, the number one spot in the SRV tn second behind Vallivue. Payette's league record is 6-3 and 11-5 overall, white Kuna remains in fifth place wilh a league mark of ,.3-t and an overall record of il-6. The Kavemen Iravel lo Boise Friday night to face Bishop Kelly and are again on Ihe road Saturday al Emmeft. Kuna 10 31 4 Pay-- KelpinT. £0111119*00 ... li, Campbell 10. Orr 13, Taylo i. Ireland 3. Kun -- Nebeker is, Jorinso 5, Palterion M. Thortan 4. D'irranI 30, M H -- ?S U. VanLilh SPECIALTY TYPE INSURANCE If it's insurable, we can get coverage for you. "See Us For A Quote" 466-7863 INSURANCE P.O. Box 1037 - 447 Nampa, Caldwell Blvd Nampa, Idaho 83651 w************************ 'OMteti · · r 7 WARNER PACIFIC Afceri Baimbrldge Jared Hartlord Your* Freeman 8r»fnov TOTALS NNC Hilll Castle Willtn Bruner Marlinti Jenkins Lee Lewi i Warn LaCroix lorbe TOTALS Warner NNC Snooting percentage! -- W-r ti.l. NNC M.t. Rebound Hftrlord I. FT PF TP 1-1 i I t.J I I 1J 1 I 1-1 I I 11.71 II.li 11 U FO FT PF TP M M ) 4 1-1 M J I-J 1-1 J «·« 9-1 1 ·» M I Ml H 1 14 1.1 1 IH( « I t-t 1-1 »» M « M M * iM n-ii n « 17 -- 11 --I) » M-ll-- ·! It -- w-r)), NNC 41; Leiden -- Martlrwt and Lee It. Lewli and NBA sets meeting tonight at school NAMPA - The Nampa Booster Association has swllched ils usual Monday noon meeting lime back over to the evening, says President Frank Needs. Tonight, Ihe NBA meets al 8 p.m. in the high school cafcleria, the meeting place during the football sewon. Basketball Coach Merrill Anderson will show fllmi of Bulldog basketball at the gathering and Rollle Lanes Wrestlers of the week will be announced along with the hoop picks for the weekend games wilh Pocatello and Idaho Falta. Last week's winners were Rod Short and Mike Shannon in wrestling' and Scoll Markus and Brian SUnUw in basketball. All inieresied persons in addiiion lo NBA mtmben art invlled. fn NHL feature Brains by 5-1 By Sieve Krause For most of (he year, according to Coach Don Cherry, the Boslon Bruins have either run inlo hoi goaltenders, had Ihe puck bounce in funny ways, or had a ghastly combination of both. Sunday night they Iried a different approach and came away wilh their best-played game since before the All-Star break, defeating the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-1. Bobby Orr had a goal and four assists, while Gregg Sheppard added Iwo goals as Ihe Bruins decided lo gel back to basics and make their own breaks. "The puck went in for us lonight for a change," said Cherry. "It's Ihe law of averages evening oul for us. Sooner or later the puck has to slarl bouncing for us." By winning. Boston remained nine points behind first-place Buffalo in Division 4 of tile National Hockey League as Ihe Sabres belted the Kansas Cily Scouts. 8-1. Sabres 8, Scouts I: Jerry Korab, Rick Martin and Peler McNab scored Iwo goals each for the Sabres, who set a club record by taking 58 shots on goal. Simon Nolet, with his 21 si goal of the season, accounted for the only Kansas City score against Buffalo Roaltender Denis Herron. Red WingsS, Rangers 5: Rod Gilberl scored four goals for Ihe Rangers, Ihe second lime in his 13-year career he has achieved lhat figure, but New York still blew a four-goal lead. Bill Hogaboain had Iwo goals for the lied Wings, including Ihe final goal of the game with H:04 left to play. CamdlansS, Seals 1: Kookie Rick Hamplon pul California ahead wilh Ihe game 14:32 old, hut Yvan Cournoyer gol Ihe Canadiens even 22 seconds later and Steve Shull pul Ihem ahead for good midway through the second session. The victory was the llth in a row on the road for Montreal goallender Ken Dryden. Flamc-sS, NorlhSlarsS: He) 1 Comcau had two goals and Larry Romanchych a goal and an assist lo lifl Atlanta lo victory. After Comcau and Minnesota's rx\ug Rombough exchanged goals, Romanchych pul the Flamiik ahead for good at 4:24 of Ihe second period. Islanden 1, Black Hawks 1: Darcy Rota slapped a 35-foot shol pasl Islander goallender Billy Smilh al 2:20 of Ihe final period lo give Chicago ils tie. Rookie Clark Crillles scored (he New York goal with so seconds remaining in (he first period. tfSWftWSW: 3-Day Retread Sale Blackwall, plus 27$ to 32{ F.E.T., depending on size. No trade-in needed. 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