Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 7, 1975 · Page 12
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The Idaho Free I'ress. Friday. February?. W75-12 Three central characters It's Ho. 1 again Unbeaten Capital here tonight Ptolo by Hanh Odtgard Nampa guard Andy Vasquez turns on Capital's 6-7 Sean Mc- Kenno, the SIC's leading scorer, as Gary Simon, the 6-9 Bulldog center, watches. The Eagles, 16-0 and ranked No. 1 in the state, come to Bulldog Gym tonight at 8 p.m. NAMPA- What Capital Coach Charlie Henry hasn't exactly been looking forward to Is here. His eagles, 16-0 and ranked No. 1 in the stale, are In Bulldog Gym tonight. It may look like a mismatch, but nobody's lelling that to Henry despite Nampa's 3-10 Southern Idaho Conference record. The 'Dogs have been able to make it tough on the Eagles in Nampa. "We've usually been able to pve them good games, we give them trouble here," admits Merrill Anderson, the Bulldogs' coach. Henry would agree. "We aren't there yet," he said when somebody brought up the chances of a It's Simon against 6-7 NcKenna again perfect season. "We still have to play at Nampa." The last ranked team here was Twin Falls and the Bruins went home muttering about the buzzer and Gary Simon. If the focus is in the middle tonight, as Simon locks up with big Sean McKenna once more, then Merrill Anderson is hoping for a couple less fouls. That was most of the story in Boise when the two teams met and Capital won, 64-50. It was a well-played game for Nampa, a lesson in operating on the man-lo-man defense that the Eagles usually make pretty rough. Bui the 6-9 Simon, with his hands full of McKenna anyway, drew personal foul No. 3 at 4:41 of the second quarter. Anderson had lo pull his pivot out and McKoina swooped inside for a couple easy tips. Add a fast break bucket or two from Stan Grant and Bill Messing and Capital had the breathing room it needed. "A couple quick buckets in the third quarter Anderson hopes foi a few less fools blew it open," admits Anderson, who was pleased at the effort, if not the outcome. Two things are critical If you want to beat the Eagles. And nobody's done both well apparently. Capital is 12-0 in the SIC. You must contain Ihe 6-7 McKenna, a good leaper underneath with an excellent jump shol thai Simon found he couldn'l block earlier. The guards, Barrel Oakes, Scott Sisson, and Ihe quick Hessing, must be tied down and not allowed to gel loose on Ihe break. Nampa drove on Ihe Eagles' man-lo-man defense and did a good job rebounding while Simon was in the game. Even with 16 points, Gary had a poor snooting night, McKenna collapsed off inside and gave him the long corner shols he likes so well. He missed more than he made. Nampa committed 25 fouls in the contesl and ihey really haven't remedied lhat pitfall. They hacked away against Pocatello and Idaho Falls on the road and had far loo many lo suit An- derson's lasle in Tuesday nighl's 53-47 wm- against Mountain Home. In the Capital game, Ihe Eagles only beat Nampa 21-19 in field goals bul gol 22 of 30 free ihrows while Nampa made 12 of 18. Henry, in between talking lo a scout from Washingl on State who had come lo see McKenna operate (he did, with 30 points) talked about the Bulldogs' effort. "I thought they did a good job." he said. "In Ihe firsl half, they worked the ball well against our man-to-man," Henry said the secrei to Ihe second-half blitz wassimply the ineffectiveness of Simon with the exira foul burden and ability of his Eagles to play a tighter maiHo-man. He'll go with Ihe same five lhat starlcd the last game in lonighl's contesl. McKenna in Ihe middle, and Oakes and Sisson in the backcourt, 'Dogs handled the Eagle man earlier against Nampa, the Capital forwards were no factor. Anderson is going with Simon, Andy Vasquez and Brian Stanlon, and Brent Clark and Steve Buckle. While McKenna comes in as the SIC's leading scorer, Simon runs a close second with a 20.0 per game average. In (he preliminary, the sophomores will be oul lo avenge a 55-46 defeat. Rasmussen sparks rout of Cougars Rv Hflh I (linker MpriHinn rlnminalnrt fhnl Trav K a u ^ I l n r l l n f n n a t S n n l n ^ l r n n r l r;*vl,J n~..l.. ] if* _-!-!_ m _ : . - - . . . . T I L _ I I _ : _ _ , _ _ . I . . _ . _ TIL DWEI I -- S 7 Bv Bob Hooker N-'i Sports Kdilor M E I U D I A N - A f l c r being upstaged in the Opera House by Caldwcll High's "shy runts" for a half Thursday night. Meridian High's s k y s c r a p i n g W a r r i o r s put on the final act. "A Meridian Melody Bul No W a l t z " in bagging a 75-57 victory over the smaller hut courageous 'ougars. This bailie was far different that Ihe 64-10 romp for Coach Greg llordemann's 8-9 Warriors on Jan. 17 in Caldwcll when South edges N-West N A M P A -- N i c k S m i l h a n d Greg Allen hit two free throws apiece in overtime Thursday night lo l i f t Nampa South to a 6056 victory over Nampa West in an overtime inter-city ninth grade battle at South Gym. West's P a u l Phillips had lulled West into a tie with three seconds lefl when he made Iwo Tom (he line, bul Soulh pulled away in the extra session, oulscoring West 84. Smith and Allen combined (or 27 points for Ihe winners, with Smith making 16. For Wesl. Rocky Butler had 19, Jerry flaycnga 13, and Ron Kollmann 10. Both teams are idle until Wednesday's Wesl Invitational :hal includes eight teams. The eighth-grade season-ender tourney also begins next week, at Meridian. W e d n e s d a y ' s t i r s t - r o t m d airings at Wesl are Boise No. 2 and Mountain Home at 3 p.m., Nampa South against Onlario al 4:30, Meridian against Caldwell at 6 p.m.. and N a m p a West against Boise's No. 1 team in the nightcap. wni 7 is » n si Sown l " » » « SOllTH-NIcK Smith II, Greg Allen n. Andy Law 10. Mite Pansnon 4. Jelf Curbin I, Carl Mxinden 3, Allan Rcbinion 1. iVEST-- Barrera 1, Butler If. Hayenqa 1. Killmann 13. Johnion la, Phillipi 4. Meridian dominaled that fray almosl from start to finish. This time Coach Ken Munns' 3-14 invaders h u n g lough through a 33-all first half and until a dry spell midway through the Ihird quarter proved to be Iheir dying scene in Ihe Opera House, which features (he Scoreboard on the wall behind (he playing benches. Roth [{orilemann and Munns can be excused today if they have sore necks, and thank goodness no one had to play for a last shol or Ihe players would have had lo (ace the clock and forget what's happening on the floor. Nevertheless, Meridian has Ihe horses, possibly for this season to go to "State" and cerlainly will be "the team of tomorrow" a year hence. Duke Jackson (6-5), who plays like a lithe 6-7, and Dennis Rasmussen made their presence fell underneath along with the third man of Ihe slrong Warrior front line. Rob Blaine, in controlling the second half. Hasmussen finished with eight field goals and 19 points, Blaine 8 and is 8-9 overall going into with 16. Jackson with 13 and Salurday's road game at Baker, Meal Stuarl-the lone senior on Ore. CHS continues in the 12- Ihe starting five-wilh 10. teamSlCdungeonat 1-12. In the For Ihe Cougars, Mike Munns i m p o r t a n t Class A - l Valley again was the leader, this outing [Region 2) seedings' race, w i t h eight buckets and 18 Meridian strengthened its No. 3 poinls-all bul four in the first spot at G-4 and Caldwell is last at half. Jay Brinkerhoff delivered 2-7, (hough Emmett will be 13 counters--nine in the linal seeded last due lo not playing frame when Meridian padded a every team Iwice. 50-39 lead to its final 18-point Munns said of his team's 3B.7 spread. per cent shooting: "Yes, we shol W i t h the w i n . Meridian well, bul so did Ihey-in fact, do climbed to sixth place in the better (45.2 per cent on 33-73 to Southern Idaho Conference at 6- Caldwell's 24-62 firing). "The thing thai hurl us were Ihe key turnovers in the third quarter. That's been o u r . downfall quarter most of the season, and the reason seems to lie in our small club battling hard for a half and having no stamina lefl lo conlinue comb a t i n g p h y s i c a l l y big opponents." Hordemann also fell thai the Warriors' strength underneath and with Ihe big men paid off, though Meridian owned only a 39-37 rebounding edge. Linen Manns Wilion Blood Simmoni 8rinV*fha Tolali C4LDVIELL--S! FO FT PF TP (.1! 0.0 4 HI J-5 II 14 11 14 M M 1-1 Kit II) 1 MERIDIAN-7I FT PF Riimuisen Blaine Jlchsofl Stuart Johnion Jahniton Ntlien Holloway Tuckntss Total! Caldwell Meridian 1-10 7-14 111 i II 1.1 14 M U-TJ Mi n 12 )) ji s? II II » 71 Scphi: Meridian 17-11 COT) Shockers rip Coyotes 90-74 W A L L A W A L L A . Wash. i Special i -- A poor shooting night from Ihe floor and the free throw line spelled doom for College of Idaho's Coyotes Thursday as (he Purple and Cold dropped a 90-7-) fray to Whitman in Northwest Conference basketball aclion. The loss drops the Coyotes to a 2-8 NWC tie for the cellar wilh Linfk'ld.wilhan overall mark of ·1-13. Whitman moves into a Ihird place deadlock with Pacific Lutheran with a 7-4 conference record and 11-9 overall. Don Gilmore leti C of I with 15 points, aided hy Gordy Vialel with 11 and Barrett Anderson wilh 10. The Shockers were paced Ijy Greg Fink and Scott COLLEGE OF IDAHO--7* FG FT F Scpncbfck 1-1 C-l I-II J-J Daniel Kutkenbl Anderson Villll Lawion Lawyer Gullaftcn Briggi Tctali ]·! 0-0 1-4 3.1 5-33 1.7 M 4-S Moody Hciniman Clamoitl Rickensacri Spang'er V r h Fink Motion Hickman ettngten Mull, Davis Thnmpion Totall HilFti 1 4 0-0 111 I I 30-fl UH WHITMtN-IO FG FT P 00 14 is M 4-11 I I 4 1 1-7 1-17 J-S JII7 111! score: Whilman 41. C ol Millie wilh 14 points apiece, wilh Jon Rlmgren scoring 12. From Ihe floor, the Coyotes could only manage a weak 32 per cenl on 30 of 91 shot attempts. Whitworth hit on 36 of 87 tries for Huskies rip Bears SEATTLE (UPD-Clarence Ramsey and James Edwards scored 17 points apiece Thursday night lo pace Ihe Washington Huskies to an easy 83-57 Pac-8 basketball victory over California. The Huskies found some holes in California's zone defense early and jumped off lo a quick 8-0 lead and gradually increased il lo a 39-24 margin at halftime. Cal never was in Ihe contest in (he second half as Washington chalked up its second conference victory against four losses. The H u s k i e s season mark is now 12-6. Cal's scoring was led by Carl Bird and John Terry with 12 poinls each. The Bears also are now 2-4 in league play and 12-6 for the season. Cal j o u r n e y s to P u l l m a n , Wash., for a Saturday night game with Washington Stale. The Huskies hosl Stanford Saturday. a steady 42 per cenl. The visitors only hit 14 of 26 free throws to the Shockers' 18-25. "We look some bad shols, and shot some that we shouldn't," concluded C of I Coach Dick Carrow. "We did start well, but they made a big run al us, and our shooting fell off." The Coyotes also were hurt on the boards, losing the rebounding battle 63-47. Vialet led C of I Cards beat WSU 71-58 PULLMAN, Wash. (UPD- S t a n f o r d ' s Cardinals started without cenler Rich Kelley but it mattered little as they rolled to a 71-58 Pacific-8 Conference victory over Washington Stale Thursday nighl. Kelley, bothered by a virus for about Iwo weeks, still played 33 minutes, scoring 10 poinls. But Ed Schweitzer picked up the slack wilh 22 points as the Cards improved their conference record to 4-2. A f t e r (railing early and switching to a zone defense Stanford led 30-20 al halftime and 50-24 with 17 minutes left in the game. The Cardinals were able to riddle the Cougars' zone early in Ihe second half to lake their commanding lead. with 13 boards', and Rick Lawyer and Gene Gustafson each contributed seven. Afler leading for much of the early going, the Coyotes surrendered to a fierce Shocker charge in the middle of the first half. Wilh their shooting off, the Purple Pressers saw their hopes fade lo a 41-26 halftime disadvantage. After a poor start in the second 20 minutes, the Coyotes righted Iheir ship and played well to finish out the ball game, despite having lo gamble down Ihe streleh Tonight, Ihe wandering Coyote journey lo Lewiston to face Lewis and Clark Slate in a non-league game, C of I concludes its three-game road trip Saturday nighl against N'WC rival Whilworlh in Spokane before reluming home Monday to battle Pacific. Nets spoil evening By United Press International II lakes more than witchcraft to slop Julius Erving and the New York Nets. II was "Beat the Nets" night at the St. Louis Arena Thursday night, with unlucky ladders, a witch in a flowing black cape and a (altered effigy of "Dr. J.," slar of Ihe Nets, decorating the place. A crowd of 6,138 turned out lo do in Ihe Nels but neither the St. Louis players of the witchcraft worked. The Spirits lost to New York for Ihe seventh straight lime Ihis season. Wilh Erving scoring 22 points, the Nets surged to a 113-92 victory that gave them nine wins in their last 10 games. Larry Kenon added 24 points to the New York lotal in the only American Basketball Association game of Ihe nighl. In Ihe National Basketball Association, Kansas CityOmaha This week's NBA stars d e f e a t e d M i l w a u k e e , 95-94, Washington Deal Golden Slate. 98-97, Atlanla lopped Detroit. 111-98, Phoenix whipped Seatlle, 112-105, and Cleveland topped Portland, 98-90. Kings S5, Rucks 91: KC-Omaha got X! points from Larry McNeil! and withstood a frantic last-minute rebounding situation involving Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to win its sixth straight game and hand Milwaukee ils third straight loss. Jabbar had 25 points for the Bucks but couldn't pull oul the game in the final minutes. Hullrls M. Warriors 97: Phil Chenier scored 17 poinls in the last period, including two free throws wilh no time left, to give Washington its victory over Golden Slate. Chenier, who had 31 points, went to the line with the Warriors thinking they had won the game. In Ihe confusion, however, itwasruled lhat Butch Beard had fouled Chenier and his Iwo fouls won Ihe game. Hawks 111, Pistons 98: ' their longest streak of Ihe season, and moved them to wilhin a half game of Ihe second- place Sonics in Ihe Pacific Division. Gordon levels action MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) Dick Gordon, a former Chicago Bear slar wide receiver, charged Thursday in federal court that Ihe club's management discriminated against him and other black football players. Gordon testified lhat Bears' owner George Halas once al- lacked him when he accused Kuna begins meet KUNA--For once, they're not pointing the finger at Jim Ghormley's K u n a w r e s t l i n g team as the logical choice lo win the Dislrict B championship. Thai happened before, and the Kavemen didn't come up with Ihe goods. "Parma and Bishop Kelly should give each olher a real t o u g h go." said Ghormley Thursday on the eve of this year's Dislrict meet at the d e f e n d i n g Stale c h a m p i o n Panthers' home gym. ."iliii I've got'four guys who have great chances to win and go lo State and I think we can be righl in (here if we wreslle good malches." Parma, of course, is the team that didn't even win Districl a year ago, then went on lo take all the marbles at State. Coach Jess Eddy's Panthers figure lo beat Kelly (or the lille. but Kuna may pose the biggest roadblock before it's through. Ghormley has proven talenl al 119 [Bob Withrow). 126 (Dan Noble), 132 (Cort O u d e r k i r k t , and 145 (Dan Johnston). Johnston was a third placer in last year's competition and his coach has high hopes. "If he gets into Ihe finals," says Ghormley. "I think he should win it. He's got the best chance to win an individual title for us." Noble, Ihe Kavemen's ace at 126, has (he toughest assign- menl. He's been seeded in the upper bracket wilh Parma's Stale champ. Matt Bake, and Ghormley doesn't like it much. "He beat all the other guys in there--he should have been in Ihe lower bracket, but 1 didn'l get Ihe notice on the seeding meeting u n t i l il was too lale " shrugged (he coach. "It's dog- eat-dog at those seeding meetings." Johnslon probably got the best arrangemenl of all the Kuna wrestlers. He's in the bottom bracket and if he gets past his Bishop Kelly opponent in the early rounds, he can make the final. Kuna finished Ihe season 7-5 in Steve Buckle Steve Heitk Reeky Merrick Cut BriOin Merrill Anderson tabbed Andy Vasquez and Sieve Buckle as his players of the week for the eastern road trip and Rollie Lane, after the big dual win against Caldwell in wrestling, chose Rocky Merrick, Curt Bradburn and Steve Heath ot the Nampa Booster meeting. Bob Lanier had 32 for the Pistons. Suns 112, Sonics 105: Charlie Scotl, back from a bout wilh the flu, scored 35 points in leading Phoenix to its victory over Seattle. The victory was the Suns' fourth in a row, Scores HIOH SCHOOL ·MM «, iMrrt il. M4O*an 1), cUm« 17, Nnr Pr»»»«Ki M, Pinna 17. MIMMm II, CWHal IV U, TMM 44, FMk II. COLLIOl ·H SlaH N, Wfttr lit* U. IUM I1at« tl, MOBUTU ArlltM 71. : WMMxtM a, uwmii n, SIMM II, wnMnflM ti, a SMtlfc N, Hr,H4 DOM u SIM o*t St. 71, IMP 71 ; Ln AntiM si. m, AMU u : tM MM SI. n. F.HtrH. M I WMmmi W, CM. « Mtftt 71 · «nM CMyM n, IM MM* u n ' LMril Mil Cttrt tl, LkHfaM U : MM» MMt II, Mr ArtMM n , MM M, UNilMIX M ' NW LMU n. u.i. imrtim.m n former National Football League players against Ihe Rozelle rule-a regulation lhal empowers Ihe commissioner lo set compensalion before a player who plays oul his option another learn. II was named afler NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle. The NKI, Players Association, on behalf of the players, contends Ihe rule Is monopolistic ft--Mark Fleming. I6J-- Rick Cardcia 111--Syd Carr. llt-rub Wilhrow l!i-^ Dan Nobi,. l«-cwt OufertlrK, Ist-uon Carries, lis-nan Jolinilon. m -Don Moflii. U7--tr*nf Hlrwr ll-.L*nt» Snarf. HEAVYWEIOHT - L, ar "l, Sh»y. KUrU'S H7I FINISH-Fourlh, ttma diet yt lf Ix| or , FAST CLAIM SERVICE IIICHMIVIS 222StkAie.S«. MUM 4(7-: THE BLACK CAT INN Prcs THE RAMBLERS FranMinot» Black CatRd.

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