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S»t., Mirclj», Wit GREELEY (Cola.) TRIBUNE 13 Sporfans beat Lambkins, face Lobos By RANDY BAMGF.RT Trlbti IM Sporte Writer FORT COLLINS - "We hid one thing in mind when we came up here, and that's to win the tournament," laid Greeley West basketball coach John Birleffi. Birleffi's Spartans are now only one victory away from achieving that goal as they played perhaps their belt basketball of the year, in the middle two quarters, to dispose of Fort Collins by 75-67 here Friday night. The win in the Northern C o n f e r e n c e t o u r n a m e n t semifinals propels Greeley West into the final! against Rocky Mountain, which was impressive in a 71-48 win againit Poudre Friday. But Greeley Wat wu equally M impressive u the final score doeon't begin to indicate how totally the Spartans dominated the game. Greeley We«t led by ai much a's 25 point) in the third quarter, and it teemed the Spartans could do anything they wanted against Fort Collins. Birleffi then emptied his bench, and the Lambkins managed to pull' within eight in the closing minutes. Fort Collins beat Greeley West by two points early in the season, but it was a different Spartan team this time around, led by starters Jack Coy, Rick Dumler, Gardell SchnaMe and Pat Wolach. All four were in double figures (led by Coy's 21 points) as the Spartans managed to convincingly break out of their scoring slump. After averaging 72 points per game, Greeley West had only scored 58,63 and 59 in their last three games. But against Fort Collins the Spartans used pin-point passing, a devasting fast break and control of the boards for their second tournament win. "It was a great game for us going into the. finals," Birleffi said. "I got to play everybody, and our defense wss excellent." Birleffi was cautiously optimistic about playing Rocky .Mountain in the finals. "They're a good ball club, there's no doubt about that. But we play a different defense than Poudre, and we didn't have A.J. (Lauer) when we played them earlier." Greelcy West was a 65-56 winner in the previous league game at Rocky Mountain, and led by quite a bit more early in the game. The Spartans will have to beat the Lobos to earn a state tournament berth--the loser is done for the year. Greeley West conducted a clinic in how to play defense in the first three quarter, holding Fort Collins to 40 points. The Lambkins erupted for 27 points in the last period, most against West's reserves, to make the final score seem closer than the game really was. Greeley West had trouble FORT MORGAN - Merino and Haxtun advanced to the finals of the Class A District basketball tournament here Friday with wins over Pawnee and Weldon Valley of the North Central League. Merino beat Weldon Valley by 84-61, while Haxtun but Pawnee 72-35. The two winners meetat 8:30p.m. here Saturday night, with the winner advancing lo the Class A state tournamenl. Pawnee and Weldon Valley meet at 7 p.m. Saturday for Ihe consolation championship. Merino outscored Weldon Valley by 29-16 in the first period to set an early pace. Dave Kaiser scored 2S and Bob Shaw had 24 to pace Merino. Tex Covelli paced Weldon Valley wilh 17 and Tom Parachini scored 16. Haxlun took a 36-16 halftime lead and coasted the rest of the way for the easy win over Pawnee. Haxtun only had two players who scored In double figures, but all 11 that say action made it into the scoring column. UNC frock slate features six meets p.m. for its first home affair of the year. Wyoming returns to Greeley April 14, to meet the host Bears and Air Force. Coach Tom Benlch's team opens its season March 27. in South Dakota against Black Hills State, North Dakota State, South Dakota and Wyoming. Included in the seven-date schedule for the Bears are UNC's final Great Plains Athletic Conference championship competition. UNC becomes independent at the end of the current academic year. UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN COLORADO 1978 TRACK SCHEDULE March 27 -- UNC at Black' Hills with South Dakota, North Dakota State, Wyoming. April 3 -- Wyoming, Colorado Mines at UNC, Jackson Field, 1 M 6 !TM 0 Tribune ISTriCT 4^ m. Steve Hnizdil scored nine to ^^7 ·^^.fe ftifl^ff lead Pawnee. ^^DmB^^Fm^^F^B Kax1un(71} ft Ft Ff Tp ^M ; Ham, D. Sharp* Flsbeck Lkk Wilion, L. Clark TOTALS Pawnee «) Everett Hnlidll ' Derkion Duggtn Landwetir TOTALS Kaitun Pawntt Merino (M) Pro pott Kaltir.D. Shaw Kara Kaltcr, C. TOTALS WeMen Valley (41) Parachlnl.T. Covelll Lowe, C. Riddle TOTALJ 3 1- 1 1 0 - 0 1 1- J j a- a 0 1-3 3 1 - 3 3 0 - 0 1 1- · 11 10-17 F| Ft 1 4- i 2 0- 0 I 3-13 4 \-t 1 1- 7 0 1-1 1 I. 4 o o - o 11 11-1! U 10 II l i t F« Ft * 5 - 5 1 0- 0 10 £ 4 11 J. 4 0 0 - 0 1 0- 0 M 1I-U Ff Ft t 4. S * 5. 4 t 1 - 3 3 0 - 0 11 l«l 1 KU gymnasts beat Bears Kansas University won five ween Mike Hynes, KU, and of the six events to end the L« Kerr, KU, 8.05; Tony University of Northern Adkison, UNC, 7.50. Colorado's gymnastics season Pommel Horse -- Bill Haron a sour note as Ihe Jayhawks mes, KU, 7.40; Paul Angelico, downed UNC, 174.95-167.50, UNC, 6.35; Mark Smith, KU, Friday at Gray Hall. 5.15; lie between Greg Forney, Greg Forney was UNC's only UNC, and Les Kerr, KU, 4.80. winner with a first place finish Still Rings -- John Nunley, in the vaulting. Forney scored KU, 8.90; Greg Forney, UNC, an 8.5 to win the event. 7.55; Les Kerr, 7.45; Keith Senior pommel horse Anderson, UNC, 7:15; Mike specialist Paul Angelico placed Hynes, KU, 7.05. second in his event with a score Vaulting - Greg Forney of 6 35 The Bears also received UNC, 8.50; Mike Hynes, KU second-place performances 8.40; Gary Garrett, UNC, 8.15; from Formy on the still rings Rich Swanson, UNC, 8.10; By UNC NEWS SERVICE Two home triangular meets highlight the 1976 University of Northern Colorado men's track schedule announced thli week by Athletic Director Joe Un- dahl. UNC hosts Wyoming and Colorado Mines April 3, at 1 Forney, who placed fourth in the all-around competition, also tied for fourth with Les Kerr of KU in pommel horse competition. Keith Anderson picked up fourth place finishes in the still rings and the high bar. Katui! University 174.95. Northern Colorado 167.50 Floor Exercise -- Sean Williams, KU, 8.45; Jody Summers, KU, 8.25; tie bet- 8.25; Randy Revak, UNC, 7.95; Greg Forney, UNC. 7.55; Gary Garrelt, UNC, 7.50. High Bar - Mike Hynes, KU, 8.45; Bruce Burkland, UNC, 8.15; Les Kerr, KU, 8.10; Keith Anderson, UNC, 8.00; Jody Summers, KU, 7.95. All Around -- Mike Hynes, KU, 45.20; Les Kerr, KU. 43.15; Jody Summers, KU, 42.05; Greg Forney, U N C . 40.35; Randy Revak, UNC, 37.65. fxfro set Monday There will be an extra registration for boys and girls interested in playing soccer in Ihe Greeley Soccer Assn., it was announced today. Due to the bad weather during the last registration, there will be an extra registration from 7-8 p.m. Monday at Arlington School, 23rd Street and 9th Avenue. More than 215 boys and girls in Greeley and the surrounding area have registered, but the group is particularly interested in more girls ages 8-12 and more boys ages 8-13. For further information call Ken Humphrey at 356-0590 or 352-6972, Bill Ezell at 356-0921 or 353-1551 or Andy Tiquet at 3560930 or 353-6123, extension 291. p.m. April 9-10--UNC at Colorado Relays, Boulder. April 14 -- Air Force, Wyoming at UNC, Jackson Field, 1 p.m. April 17 - UNC at Kearney State, Kearney, Neb. April 24 - UNC at Southern Colorado Invitational, Pueblo. May 1 - UNC at GPAC Championships, Kearney, Neb. June 3-5 - UNC at NCAA Championships, Philadelphia, Pa. FINAL PERFORMANCE - Mark Walter of the University of Northern Colorado does a final routine on the pommel horse as UNC gymnasts closed out the season with a meet against Kansas State. (Tribune photo by Steve Bauer) Thompson's 21 first-quarter points spark Denver to win DENVER (UPI) -- Rookie forward David Thompson scored a league-record 21 points in the firsl quarter, including eight straight shots from the field, to lead the Denver Nuggets lo a 137-1S5 win over the Spirits of St. Loiris in American Basketball Association action Friday. Thompson finished with 31 points as Denver improved Its ABA-leading record to 48-16, including 53 wins at home and only two losses. II was th« seventh win by the Nuggets in eight meetings with the Spirits this season. The game was decided in the first quarter as the Nuggets raced to a 43-22 advantage. Denver dominated both shooting and rebounding in the first 12 minutes, hitting 75 per cent of its field goals and grabbing 12 rebounds to only three for the Spirits. By halftime the Nuggets led 71-48 and the only question remaining was by how many points they would win. Denver coach tarry Brown used his reserves throughout much of the game, and started an all- substitute team in both the second and fourth quarters. The disorganized Spirits, who lost by 32 points lo San Antonio Wednesday night, were led by Moses Malone with 24 points. Marvin Barnes, last year's rookie of the year, finished with 23 points, including 16 in the first half. Other top scorers for the Spirits, who dropped to a 30-38 mark -- 20 games back of Denver - were Ron Boonc wilh It, Randy Denton with 12 and Barry Parkhill and M.L. Carr with 10 apiece. Freddie Lewis, averaging 16 points per game, hit only four. Thompson hit his first lofield goal attempts before missing in the third quarter. The Nuggcls hit 31 of 41 field goal attempts in the first half for a 73.8 shooting percentage. Denver hit 75.6 per cent of ils two-point field goal efforts in the second half, an ABA record. Denver, which led by as many as 33 points in the Ihird quarter, had six players in double figures. Dan Issel scored 20 points, while Gus Gerard, a former St. Louis player, finished with 16. with pesky Fort Collins in the first period, and even trailed by 12-10. But Birleffi then called a time out, and that's when the tempo of the game changed. Greeley West scored the next six points to go ahead 16-12, and then in the second period took a 36-22 lead. "We were staying too far outside," Birleffi explained of the first-quarter problems. "Against a zone defense like they were using we have to penetrate. So I just told our guards to get inside and penetrate their defense, and we started scoring more points." Also contributing to West's first quarter problem was a host of quick fouls, three on A. J. Lauer, two on Wolach and two on Brad Reeves. "The fouls slowed down the game and kept us from running," Birleffi said. "They really hurt us." The Spartans erupted for 24 points in the second period and took a 40-26 lead into the locker room at halflime. The lead reached 55-29 at one point in the third period. "We played just like we expected and just like 1 know we can," Birleffi said. "It was a great game for us." Birleffi was also happy with Greeley West's commanding edge in rebounding. Led by Gardell Schnable's eight, the Spartans held a 42-22 edge on the boards. Coy and Brad Reeves also added seven rebounds apiece. Behind's Coy's 21 points was Dumler with 15, Wolach with 14 Greeley W«t(7H coy uumler schnable Wolach. P Laiwr.A J. Reeves 330 1- I 1 3 I- I 0 0 S 3 7 0 - 1 0- 0 I 0 u Wolnch.J. Sloddard TOTALS Soukup Pen fold Meyer Faucett Noon an Ottoman TOTALS Greeley Welt Ft.collin! 3 i a 11 It 7 II 14-75 14 17--47 and Schnable with 10. Greeley shot 39 per cent from the field, still not up to their season average of around 45 per cent. Dave Sisson led Fort Collins in scoring with 21 points, and Jeff Armstrong added 10. They were (he only Lambkins in double figures, however. Fort Collins, which finished with a 5-5 league record, beat Longmont by 68-58 lo advance to the tournament semifinals. Greeley West, after healing Centaurus by 59-31 in the quarterfinals, now has a 17-4 record on the year. The tournament championship game against Rocky Mountain will start at 9:30 p.m. in CSU's Moby Gym. Rocky Mountain Lobos explode to advance to tourney finals FORT COLLINS -- The Loveland beat Sterling by 76-64 teammate Kirk Lussenhop Rocky Mountain basketball and Longmont edged Cen- added 20. The Indians, even team changed a six-point fourth taurus, 58-54. though they can't win the quarter lead into a 23-point Poudrc, which upset tournament championship, will victory here Friday night to Loveland in the tournament advance to the stale tour- advance into the finals of the quarterfinals, stayed within lament since they won the Northern Conference cage four points of Rocky Mountain league regular season title. tournament. through the first three periods Longmont had to come-from- The Lobos will meet Greeley but (hen fell apart in the fourth behind in the fourth period for West in a 9:30 p.m. game in stanza. its conquest of Centaurus. Colorado State University's The Lobos were led by Bob Centaurus had an eight point Moby Gym to decide the Brown with 18 points and Stan bulge early in the fourth period tourney championship and who Hobbs with 17, while leading but a Longmont press forced gets the league's number one scorer Pete McCaffrey scored numerous turnovers and the seed in the upcoming Class only four points on two of 13 Tigers ended up winning by AAA state tournament. from the field. four points. Rocky Mountain led by only Poudre was led by Reini S o p h o m o r e D o m six points going into the last Reiter with 14 points. DiGiallonardo scored 18 points quarter but ended up beating In the other two games, to lead Longmont. Fort Collins meets Poudre at 8 p.m. for third place. The Greeley West vs. Rocky Mcur.tair* game starts at 9:30 p.m. and wiii decide the tournament championship. * * * Loveland(7t) F? Ft Rb Pf Tp Kelley 1 - 7 0. 1 0 0 7 Towne 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 Luisenhop 7 - 9 4 - 7 1 7 0 BectK 1 - 3 1-7 5 Wation 1-1 1 - 3 T Howard 0 - 1 0 - 0 0 Berg'lrom 11 If 4- 7 17 Fellows 7 - 1 4 - 4 i; Masslich 1- I 1 - 4 11 TOTALS 15-51 lt-40 51 PflHvurrU 0. 5 6. J Poudre by 71-48. The Lobos Loveland and Longmont ad- Saturday's slate will start 5 R«hVj. 4.1? 4 4 erupted for 29 points in the last vanced and will meet for fifth p.m. when Sterling and Cen- carera n* v 3 stanza while holding Poudre to place. Loveland's Bob taurus meet for eighth place Wernsman 1 11 7 3 12. Bergstrom scored 26 points and Loveland and Longmont meet JJIi'it,,,, J; 3 J 5 In other tournament action, grabbed 17 rebounds, while at 6:30 p.m. for fifth place, and Dennmgion o - o o o I J^rwr-r.-.-t--- --,- , . . . , . . . . J U T I J JTI J J J^TJ IJ JTr-J-.l .1 - -L - .,.- J ,1 f he Scoreboard Roche. T. 4 - 9 0- 0 Castle 0 - 1 0' 0 Mori 0 - 1 0 - 0 TOTALS 10-13 Itlf 3 Sterling 1 11 Poudre (»l) Fg Ft Beery 0 - 1 0 0 Colorado HHjh schMl ·iiktlUll York Col 55, N.Y. Tech S4, A1A D* vlin j- ( * J- j Rocky Mountain 71, Poudre 41 Marquelte 74, Cincinnati Xa- Denver 41 Id .710 -- Webber J- 1 3 - 4 Unlverslly High 67, Bruin M vler " J" w Y o r k *' 1* '??' J '.' 1 uu,*TM* 0 '* t' i n n Boulder 40 Aurora Central 14 E *" Cont Conference Sfln Anton 31 J! .403 »' Cherry Creek 73, ralrv.ew 66 Ho " lr » "· L»layelt« » Kentucky 34 31 J« 14- nmuHT rhriiiian no *it* if Sooth At an! e Conference Indiana 33 is .41) 17 ^ O r«7fl BM « ValdOlta St 11, W Georgia 77 S.Louis .0 IB -44110 M.nTM»Mnr-.;^ V « °nlo Conference Virginia °1 54 .11! 37 TM n TM '*' "orwooo K wiltenberg 44. Qtterbeln S4 Frlday'i Garnet Primer « P hi"-; hi nr Princeton 72, Cornell 58 New York \1J, Virginia 101 ^h£$£"!£i$ *TM« VlJ. D ElSwrr W BJ ^Denver 137. St. Lculs 1» t D Si*CheyM*?Wdlt57 Wyoming 44 Utah 41 Indiana* 1 ""?/' 1 KMlwVv artcr EMi 81, Genoa 41 Colorado St. 85 0 Brlpham Indiana at Kentucky, artcr Denver Manual 13, Denver Eesl 67 Young II OC v?rolnla al Denver afternoon Wr-r-M Rktgf 43, Arvada West 40 ·'· sh V Tournament ^v Anton|Q a) Me ^ Yflrk HolvFamSi^^rencelO Weber St 43. N Arizona M NB A Kennedy M, Denver Wesi 44 ""?,,, B«t«rn Conference r.w.ri)ii,vjKhrmjtnnW. flirivrr Soulh 5) Semifinal Atlantic Dlvlilon Thomai Jefferson 54, Denver North 45 Memphis M til. Loonvme t w L Pet . OB Kim «i witiw/j E " c ***' Colerence Boston 41 70 .til -- Snnfc'd 73. Waljenburg 5V 11 ' Buffalo 3S 11 .S« 6 ) Grand Junction 79, Grand Junction Cen New York 30 33 .474 1? ' r *D S |ta t4B Hev[Jcn6l Southern Dlvlilon Washington to 15 .4iS ..,,.',,,,,,,'*,, Flrit ROUM Cleveland 37 J5 S97 W, ENIroTl 77 CuMcTcount 57 Georgetown 77, Vlllonova !9 Houston 313! .4H 8 SangredeCnslo4B, Trinidad CalholicU Amherst 90. Springfield 75 M Orleans n 34 479 13 Cnoyenno Mountain 13, Trinidad 40 V I ««m|(in«U Western Conference Pl.McCan^.i.Sim,.;, ranTM, n. Unto, B1 MPI». u k,V M 3° .45! - Friaiy't College Baikilball Dlvlilon 1 and 1 K.C. 74 40 .375 S By The Aiioclatcd Pr»t Upsals 41, Jersey City St 54 cm c ago 18 it .»0 10 TOURNAMENTS Merrimack »4. Trinity 77 Pacific Diviilon Atlantic Coait Conference Soulhern Olvlilon G.Stale 4$ 18 .714 Semi final I George Wathington V!, w Vir- L.A. 37 31 .508 13 N Carolina 61, ciemson 74 Qlrila 97 Seattle 3? 33 .«! 14 Metro-Ilx Southwell Conference Phoenix 79 31 .475 IS Simiflnali Semlllnali Porlland 18 34 438 17'i Cincinnati 71, Georgia Tech Texas Tech 70, Arkaniai *3 Friday'* Result* M Collet* Gymanitict Philadelphia 173. Detroit ill Ohio Conference Northern Kansas 174.95, Northern Colo. 147.SO Boston 98, New Orleans 93 Champion tnl p ' Co lies* Hockey Kansas City ill, Seattle 93 ODerlin 88, Ohio Norlhrrn 70 By TheAiiotialed Pieti Pnoenlx 99, Chicago 97 Atlantic Coatt Conference WCHA Cleveland 111, Portland 100 Semlfinali Minnesota 5, North Dakota 3 Los Angeles 104, Golden State Virginia 73, Maryland 4S Colo. Colieoe 7, Denver 5 W Prflrnt 0- 1 Stull 7 0- 1 Schiedt 0 TOTALS 1 IM Malsn 0- Wlnslo'w 1- McCaffrey 0 Johnson 0 Dennlson !· Brown, R. 0 1 TOTALS 3I« ll-l» PAiiflro U 11 Rocky Mtn. H U Longmont(H) F« FI Engel 711 0 3 Roqge 3-11 8 8 DiGiallonardo, D. B 11 1- 1 Chrisman 1 7 0 0 ( Adams 0 4 0 1 Cul tls 0 - 0 0. 0 Team Rebounds TOTAL 7 -4* 14-11 Piper 0 0 - 0 Flnljon 14 1- I Trcbold 3 0 - 0 Loll 3 7 7 Caivo 14 · 0 Hill 0 · J Wflrrembourg 4 · 1 Day hofl 0 · 0 Conarroe 1 0 TOTALS 14-51 1 I Longmont 10 4 3 0 J4 7 3 71 Tp « 9 IS 6 7 1 0 4 B 1 0 0 0 30 M 21-7* 11-- M P I T p 1 0 4 14 5 5 8 7 3 0 0 If 41 P Tp 17 1 4 4 11 0 0 0 7 71 11-- « Jt-71 PI Tp 4 4 1 6 3 14 3 18 1 7 0 0 0 0 14 SI Pf Tp 0 0 5 017 7 7 1 11 S 5 0 0 0 0 17 54 Centaurut 10 11 IB-- H West wresffers Greeley West wrestlers received lettermen awards and special awards al an awards dinner Thursday nighl. Receiving special awards were Terry Havprluk as the team's "Out- standinR Wrestler." Robert Ura. as Ihe "Most Improved" wrestler, Todd Banck as the "Oulslanding Junior" and Ron Pfleidercr as the "Outstanding Sophomore." Other letter winners were Ruben Martinez, Jay Kyne. Lee Sakuri. Jim Hill. Bill Murphy, Doug Derr, Rod Wagner. Jim Esquibel and managers Kent Mcngc and Rick Keener. Pictured, back row. from left, are Lara and Maverluk. Front row. from left; Ranpk and Pfleidercr. (Tribune photo by Steve Bauer)

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