Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 28, 1976 · Page 18
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.: J* Idaho Fr«« Press fc The Ne »vTtlbune. Saturday, February 28,1976-A-2 I Bench helps BSU prevail. 89-86 McKenna rescues Broncs ^!5F t ~5 e : a ?. l ! 1 ? K ! n . na '' th ?, All - sl « l « from free throws. 25-23. "T*TM^,^......^.'....-,, '\... .X ·.. BOISE - Sean McKenna, the All-Staler from Capital, has donea lot of things this season lo make you ihmk he's anything bul a freshman. . Friday nighl, in the heal of Ihe wacky Big Sky basketball race lo Ihe playoffs, it was McKenna and some more of his friends off the bench who helped . Hie Boise State Broncos lo an important 89-86 vic- ; lory againsl Montana Stale. .. McKenna, thrown into the bailie when starling center Pat Hoke was saddled wilh ihe flu, had nine . poinls and a game-high 10 rebounds while junior · Sieve Barrett, a hero on the road against Weber .- Male but inconsistent and (logged by illness since had 12 poinls and a flock of important free throws' ; The victory, before 3,576 al Bronco Gym, Ihrew : [he standings inlo a further tizzy (Idaho helped out · by ripping Big Sky-leading Northern Arizona in the Kibbie Dome) and Montana Stale is now forced lo ·. sweep its last [wo games lo make Ihe season-ending four-learn playoff for the Big Sky Mile. BSU is 8-5 in conference wiib Montana coming lo Bronco Gym for an 8 p.m. game lonighl, The Grizzlies worked a game-long stall on Idaho Slate Friday nighl bul lost on a foul al Ihe buzzer and two free throws, 25-23. If you thought the Big Sky couldn't gel any hairier, then listen: Four teams are tied now at the' lop - Boise included -- wilh 8-5 records. 1 fSU, Weber, and Northern Arizona also stand 8-5. If all four win tonight, a coin flip will be held lo decide the site of the March 5-6 eliminations. If the four lose, the coin flip will be held after the season-ending Montana vs. Montana Slate game which is Tuesday. In Ihe Broncos' game, it took clinch foul shots in Ihe last two minutes lo turn back Ihe Bobcats. In all, Boise made 27 of 39 from the line. It was80-78, Boise, with 2:16 remaining, but Steve Connor -- who had 30 points, seven assists, and his best game of Ihe year -- hit (wo free throws, Barrel! put in two more and McKenna added one lo make it 85-80 in Ihe last minute of play. Terry Miller, playing aboul as unselfishly as you can on Ihis night (12 assists) put Ihe lock on the contest with two more shots from the line in Ihe final 29 seconds. "I'm worn out tonight -- that's the hardest I've ever had to work at a game," said a happy coach Bus Connor afterwards. "I thought Steve played outstanding basketball and so did Terr)'. Steve got tired In the second hall, I should have taken him out earlter." ; Connor was talking about the pace. It was full tilt and that's why Ihe bench became so important Thai and the foul situation. Both forward Dan J(,jes and Hoke fouled out before it was over. . II was 40-39 at the.half, with the Bobcats in front bul the Broncs spurted later on and look a 10-point lead. Connor credited that to his assistant "He changed our defense in Ihe second half," admitted Connor. "And that's when we jumped ahead by 10 That was our turning point." · Montana State hasn't won a game on the road Ihis season, and they weren't about to Friday night Such was Ihe resolve of the playoff-hungry Broncs' "We just beat ourselves," said Rich Juarez, the" MSU coach, "We have no choice now. We have to win Ihc remaining two games to gel a shot at the playoffs," Juarez, Connor, and both learns know that isn't impossible. It's been lhal kind of season. Boise State runs ahead of the 'Cats in Big Sky wrestle duel FLAGSTAFF. Ariz. (UPD-Two-lime defending champion Boise Slate and Weber Stale advanced six men into Saturday's finals of the Big Sky Conference wrestling championships. Boise state had 60' ( points following Friday night's second round. Weber stale was second wilh 55 ] .i, followed by Idaho Slate with 36 J .|, host Nort h e r n Arizona with 27 and Montana Stale wilh 15. Montana was scoreless. Idaho does not have a team and Gonzaga didn't send a team to the championships. Idaho State will have four men in the championships, NATJ will have three, Montana State one, and Montana none. In second round matches, 182-pound Bill Murphy decisioned Ray Sargent of Idaho Slate, 17-1. Murphy, a senior who finished second Ihe last two years, will he trying lo regain the championship. V O N T A N M T . Hfldlwrg Klnne Milts Stgkci Donovln Rucktr R.Smilli Rotl B.Smilh Wyrwkri TOTALS BOISE STATE Connor Miller Johnson Jonei Hoke Triilanlch Morgan BarreH McKenna Chriitenson TOTALS HALFTIME SCORE - Monlana Stile FOULS--MonlinaStJIeJl, Bolie Sllle JJ. Smith IMSUI: Jones, Koke (BSD], A - o r 1-19 0-0 MS it 0-4 04 0 0 0 0 0-0 to. FO H MS US 1! 1.1 54-71 G 11-10 1.7 MO M 1-7 0-1 3-2 ;. M 0.0 1110 Boist at ULEDOU 04 1-3 M 0 0 1-7 I Ml F M« S » 0-1 1? M 0 0 O'O Ml 14 1-7 27-J1 10 » 1* 4 1 U r » 7 11 5 7 0 4 1! f 1 19 e J». TOT«L r -- Xinne, R. J.SIl JOHNNIE JONES OF IOWA STATE APPLIES A TOUCH OF PRESSURE . ISU, one of the NCAA wrestling favorites, is dominating Big Eight meet SCOTT FREEBY (LEFT) AND RICK LANDE IN THE THICK OF IT ... net 'ode into semitinals Friday night at NAIA district wrestling * * * * * * Crusaders crash 3 into semifinal MONMOUTH. Ore. -- Northwest Nazarene College, as coach Art Horwood suspected it mighl, turned in a solid performance after (he first day of the NAIA district wrestling championships. The Crusaders, who finished 11-2 in Ihe dual season, have a good chance al placing high in dislrict afler crashing the semifinals with three wrestlers. Brelt Carl (126). Rick Landc (150). and Scott Freeby (190) all wrestled in semifinal matches this afternoon on the Oregon College of Education campus. Tim K u r t z (134). Jeff Lonker (158), and Don Trenl (heavyweight) were all alive in consolation. There might have been more, bul both Mike (118) and Rick (142) Powers were shelved with the flu before the team left for Monmouth, a town just oulside of Salem. Bolh had to stay home in N a m p a . Carl, 15-2 on Ihe year now, co'ild very well make the finals. "We I h i n k Brett has a good chance of even going all (he way," said Horwood Friday night. "He's wreslling a kid from W i l l a m e t t e who knocked off the No. 1 seed He can beal him." Lande. lasl year's N A I A runncrup at 142. drew a hve inlo Ihe semis. Car! bcnl an OCE Meier hits 24 in Calvary win NAMPA -- Randy Meier hit 24 poinls for Calvary Assembly last night as his team rolled to an easy 48-26 win over Calvary Baptist in Nampa Church League basketball action. In other action. First Church gol 14 points from bpth Ward and Miller on the way to a 63-55 victory over 63-55. John Turnbull had 18 for Ihe losers. In the final game of Ihe evening between the Mennonites and College Church No. 2 no final score was reported, darbcr had 14 for Ihe Mennonites, however, and S. Shenk added 12 more. wrestler, 6-5, lo narn his spot. It's Landc who hasn'l lost since December, and while il was Southern Oregon's Joe Bold who proved his nemesis lasl year, this year his prime (itle obstacle is Pacific's Lcc Garbodcn, who's moved down from 158. Garbodcn is a good one, he look his fourth straighl Northwest Conference title a week ago. "Lanrte'sgol Ihc No. 2 seed for loday." said Horwood. t a l k i n g about the semis. "After lhal. it would probably be Garbodcn." Horwood was really happy with Frecbv. who didn't come out for the learn until after Chrislmas. He's 9-3 now after pinning an Eastern Oregon wresllcr in his firsl match. "It's probably Ihc bcsl match he's wrestled all year." said Horwood. "He beal the same guy from EOSC who pinned him on kind of a f l u k e before when Ihey upset us and gave us our second dual loss. He k i n d of proved a poinl in this match." Freeby, though, has the loughest semifinal of any of his teammates, facing Barrelo from Southern Oregon. He was No. 2 in his class lasl year in (he Nalional Junior College championships. Southern Oregon, the odds-on favorite lo lake another district championship, advanced all of ils wrenllers. "They arc slrong, Ihey'rcgood," praised Horwood. "Bul we feel firplly good about where we are." K u r t z , in his malch, fell lo an SOC man by decision lo gel bumped inlo consolation. Lcnker pulled the No. I seed in his weigh! and he was pinned, while Trent was also pinned. Bolh were up against SOC wrestlers. Thedislricl champions here advance lo Ihe N A I A nationals at Edinboro, Penn., and Horwood would like nolhing bcllcr than lo see two guys in orange heading cast. It's a busy weekend for NNC alhlclcs. and two different Icams are in Ihe Salem area. Both Ihc NNC v.rosters and Ihe NNC haskeluall players .ire slaying al Mole! 6 in Salem. Tonight, al 8:30 MST, the Crusader basketball loam lakes on I,infield in Ihc firsl round of Ihc N A I A dislricl playoffs. Thai game will he broadcast live on radio KCID (1490) of Caldwell. Bay/ streaks to 3:56.1 mile From United Press International FILBERT BAY], THE TANZANIA* running slar, said all week all he wanted was a'mere four- minute mile, Instead, he ran a sensational 3:56.1 Friday night at the AAD Track and Field championships - the third fastest in indoor history. "This wasn'l an important race to me," said Bayi. "I was just trying to break four minutes." The mile was the highlight of the firsl nighl at Ihe AAU, but Janice Merrill, a 17-year-old from Connecticut!, made waves with a 9:56.6 and 4:38.5 double in the two mile and mile. She set AAU championship records in both events. Also, Rick Wohlhuler ran his string of 1,000 yard victories lo Ihree with a 2:09.3 time. LONNIE SHELTON HAS PROBABLY fouled out for good. An atinrney said Friday lhal Shelton's appeal for an order permitting him lo play the remainder of the season has been denied. Shellon, Sports wire Oregon State's big center, was declared ineligible last week, right in the middle of the Beaver road trip lo UCLA and DSC. Oregon State beat DSC afler Ihe Shelton decision and is still in a position to finish second in the Pac-8. The Beavers played Washington today. OREGON'S PLOY OF STARING down the opposition from midcourt backfired Thursday against nationally-ranked Washington. The Huskies turned lo face the home team donned in Groucho Marx masks to the man. Sporting the false mustaches, eyebrows, and glasses, Washington ran past the line of Oregon players, laughing and waving. "We decided," sais IIW coach Marv Harshman, "to inject a little humor." Some joke, said Oregon. Washington won, 67-62. FUOR.V BORG BLASTED Rod Laver in slraight sets, 6-4,6-2,7-5, Friday to take the $110,000 purse in a winner-take-all challenge match al Gotcgorg, Sweden. Laver said before (he malch he had practice hard for weeks preparing for Ihe Swede. MARQUETTE AND VOLATILE COACH Al McGuire took on Notre Dame loday in Milwaukee and McGuire said il wasn't that much of a hig deal. "This is an cmmy game, like E m m y or Oscar nighl," said McGuire. "A showpiece game. It's a fan rivalry." TEXAS A M INSISTS it has nothing to be ashamed of, but ils two star freshman athletes, Karl Godine and Jarvis Williams, are ineligible to play baskelball until Ihe 1977-78 season because of recruiting violations. Also, coach Shelby Melcalf must rcslock his learn with a lower number of scholarships. A B R O K E N TIMING CHAIN kepi A.J. Foyt from qualifying Friday for Sunday's Carolina 500, but l.ennie Pond ignored a skipping engine lo grab Ihe 16th spot on the grid. Foyt, after breaking two liming chains, makes a lasl try lo qualify loJay. mOY COCIIRA.V TOOK THE women's gianl slalom at the U.S. National Alpine Ski Championships in Colorado Friday. Christin Cooper of Sun Valley was third, and in Ihe men's giant.slalom, Pele Patterson of Sun Valley was second, gelling nosed oul by Geoff Bruce of Corning, N.Y. 2:29 40 to 2:29:56. NEW ZEALAND HAD had enough Friday when John Newcombe clobbered Onny Parun in the Davis Cup Eastern Zone final, 8-6,6-3, 7-5. so the Aussies and New Zealanders will go in doubles Sunday. Newcombe's win evened the series. BOB L A N I E K , SHOWING recovery from a broken shoulder and oilier ailments, pumped in 33 ppinls to lead the Pistons pasl New York Friday night, 97-93. Coach Herb Brown put parl of Ihe credit on recent-, acquisition Roger Brown's shoulders. "Roger gave Bob a chance to rest." HOB I.URIK AND BOB SHORT say they hope io lie up loose ends loday and complete purchase of the San Francisco Giants by deadline lime Monday. The two, who will control 50 per cenl each in (he new Giants' organization, were given conditional approval lo buy Ihe club from Horace Sloneham by the National League in a meeting lasl Tuesday. I'KTK ROZK1.1.E. THE XFI, Commissioner, said Friday nigh! the veleran allocation draft for Ihe Tampa Bay and Seattle teams will be held soon afler the NFL owners' meeting in Coronado, Calif the week of March 14. BILL SHOEMAKEK. MOVING lo within just five viclories of (he magic 7,000-win plaleau, piloted four winners al Sanla Anita Friday. \ K A R L A N T H O N Y PU.I.ED AWAY to a 222-pin lead Friday in Ihe $100,000 Midas Open Bowling Tournament. Chasing Anthony going into the final eliminations are Johnny Petraglia. Sam Flanagan, Louie Moore, and Johnny Guenther. THE 7BKKS SIG.VKD C.ASTOFF guard Wali Jones Friday, and he played Friday nighl in the l e a m ' s g a m e with Golden Stale. Jones, 34, played wilh Utah in Ihe ABA in 1974-75. He was on the Sixers' 1966-67 championship learn in the NBA TOM OKKER MOVED INTO the semifinals of the WCT tournament al Rotterdam Friday by defeating unseeded Wojlek Fibak of Poland, 6-1, 6-4. NEW YORK JETS COACH Lou Holtz had added Jerry Kirk, a former North Carolina State assislant, and Burley Crowe lo his slaff for Ihe 1976 season. Crowe, from West Virginia, has an experience charl lhal includes stints with Chicago and Charlotte of Ihe WFL. C H A L L E N G E R ALFONSO LOPEZ OF PANAMA stopped Erbilo Salavarria of the Phillipines with 33 seconds gnr.e in the 15 round Friday lo win Ihe WBA's flyweight lille. January lets up on driver -and he's leading by 1 stroke LAUDERHILL, Fla. ( U P D - Thanks lo a bunch of "scaredy skinnies and blocky pullies," 46-year- old Don J a n u a r y goes into loday : s Ihird round of the $300,000 Tournament Players Championship wilh a one-shot lead. January was having trouble wilh his driver Friday, pushing his Ice shots lo the right so he started letting up and making sure thev landed in Ihe fairway. The result was a four-underpar 68 for a Iwo-round lolal of 135 and a one-slroke lead over Jack Nicklaus and J.C. Snead. Nicklaus fired a 70 Friday and Snead carded a 69 over the par-72 Inverrary Counlry Club course. Tied another shot back at 137 were Tom Walson (70) and Jim Masser (681. "I missed three fairways, but the ones I h i t , I was just hilling scaredy skinnies and blocky pullies " January explained. Johnny Miller, who played in [he same threesome as January, shot 71 and dropped way back in (he pack al 141. 'anuary, who relumed lo Ihc lour at Ihe begin- ni ig of 1975 after laying oul for (wo and a half years, promised lo do some work on his swing before today's third round. He said there is apparciuly just one minor flaw thai is plaguing his swing, bul he can't figure out whal il is. "If I don'l /nd it and correct il, it's going lo cost me down ihe line-it's going to cost me dearly," he ScLlu. N'icklaus hada Jong day, gelling up al 5:30 ti jy Ihc final (wo holes of the firsl round that were suspended when darkness hailed play Thursdav n i g h t . ' A birdie four and a routine par moved him into a ic for the first-round lead wilh Fred M; - j at 66 and Ihen ihe "Golden Bear" turned around and fired an erratic 70. "I hit too many bad shols- four of (hem-and every oneof ihem cost me a stroke," said Nicklaus looking for his first win of the year. Marl! she,' a 74 h riday and was tied for 12th al 140 Snead, like January, said he was having (rouble wilh his dnver, His problem was t h a i his drives weren't going far enough pla'iUd 01 l i k o '' m s i c k ' or something," he com- Thompson hits a cool 50 in ABA By United Press International David Thompson, who forsook the National Baskelball Association for an estimalcd $3 million contract wilh Ihe Denver Nuggels, reeled off a career high 50 points Friday nighl in pacing his team lo a 140-116 romp over the San Antonio Spurs. Denver, which has gradually been turned inlo a firsl-rale baskelball (own over Ihe last few years, has gone ecstatic this season wilh Ihe presence of Thompson and perhaps Ihc btsl baskelball team in the counlry. The Nuggels, 44-15, own nol only a six-game lead in Ihc ABA hut have Ihc best won-loss record in the pros. Even Ihe (orrid NBA defending champion Golden Slate Warriors, another run-and-gun style learn wilh a 43-16 record, might have [rouble slaying wilh Ihe streaking Nuggets. Thompson made his first nine shols and finished by hilling 17-of-20 from Ihe field and 16 of-19 free Ihrows. He also had four assists and Ihreo steals. "I've never seen anylhing like il," said Denver Coach Larry,Brown. "He didn't lake a bad shot. He did it unselfishly and I Ihink the team responded lo him oul there." In Ihc NBA Kriday nighl, Golden State beal Philadelphia, 121-114, Boston downed Seattle, 122-118, Houston defeated Buffalo, 113-107, Delroil edged New York, i.7-93, and Los Angeles tripped Kansas City, 97-90. In other ABA action, Si. Uuis ripped Indiana, 116-105, and New York whipped Ken- lucky, 113-101. Warriors 121, IGers 111: Jamaal Wilkes paced a balanced scoring attack wilh 31 points for Golden Stale. Three other Warriors scored 20 or more points. Rick Barry finished wilh 23 poinls for Golden Slale, which has now won Ihrce in a row and six of ils last seven. ('allies 122. Snnlcs 118: Jo Jo WHts E'.rick for 14 of his game-high 34 poinls in Ihe final period, netting eight of Boston's final 12 poinls, as the Cellics snapped Seattle's eight-game winning slreak. White's hot shooling overshadowed a 33-poinl performance by Sonics guard Fred Brown. Rockcls in, Kravrs 107: Calvin Murphy scored 33 poinls and had eighl assists and Mike Newlin added 22 poinls lo help Houslon slop Ihe Braves in Buffalo for Ihe firsl time in Ihree years. WE NOW HAVE FULL GYM FACILITIES SAUNA BATH m«: i I.N. TO « P.*. - TIB. ITHMS. I! U.TO 1Ml. · WOMEN: Mon., Wed., Fri. · MEN: Tuts., Thurs., Sat, "GOOD HEALTH iS NOT AN ACCIDENT... INACTIVITY INDECISION Will KILL YOU!" -··^···^·^·^·i 6 Mo. $60.00 (Vi dowi plus $10.00 per mo. tor 3 mo.) 1 Yr. $1 Ofl.OO (» down p(««.oop. r mo. (0f 5 mo .) 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