Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 9, 1976 · Page 18
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 18

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, March 9, 1976
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in CREKLBY ( .) TKIBIINE Tmt., Mtrtfc t, 1ITI Tall Arvada West cagers meet Spartans in state tourney e « » ' 3 " h HEADED FOR STATE -- The Greeley West basketball team earned a state tournament berth by winning the Northern Conference tournament. Back row from left are assistant coach Larry Brunz, Jim Wolach, Mark Bower, Mark Martin, as Bergstrom. Game time is 8 p.m. in Denver's McNichois Arena. With their tallest players being 6-5 Garden Schnable and Brad Reeves, the Spartans will have their hands fullin trying to get some rebounds against Arvada West. Greeley West hopes to get its running game into Ugh gear, and rebounds will be necessary for the Spartans to run their fast break. And crashing the offensive boards has been an important part of the team's offense this year, witnessed by the win last Saturday over Wayne Hendrix, Tom Lauer and Randy Stoddard. Front row Rocky Mountain. Greeley West from left are Rick Dumler, Brad Reeves, Gardell Schnable, scored six of its first eight Jack Coy, A. J. Lauer, Pat Wolach and coach John Birleffi. points and 10 of its first 17 on (Photo for the Tribune] offensive rebounds. And you thought Loveland Jim Gibson and Scott Courts The Spartans' lineup may be -...-,.,.,,..,,,,,,., rf lh . was tough with 6-10 center Bob are the two front-line gianli altered somewh.1 by . hip confidence, Birtem «M onn. Berg»troni. Greeley West has to contend injury to junior forward A. J. Spartans »S c e n t e r w n o The Arvida Weil cagers, with, down, the only senior on Lauer. Brad Reeves started at ·TMTM g " '"·" fTM ,, He hB which meet Greeley Wert in the the team, measures 6-9, forward most of the year, but reooun °*'* *" ' ^ ^ tint round of the Clas« AAA averages J2.0 points and 13.5 Lauer started in the tour- real ·TM* « · state tournament Wednesday, rebound, per contest, nament. "We'll probably go jumping abil,ty._and»£ good have two giants on the front Courts, the 6-10 center, with Reeves even if A. J. is all « fen ^ ^'^ ££,, line, both as big and as talented pumps In 17.0 points and right, because we need the ... . .. _ _ i i_ _,,*__ u«:iiii " nirl*ffi utln strongest point is rebounding. averages 11 rebounds per extra Height,' Birleffi said. .wsnsive Reeves is 6-5, while Lauer is 'he offensive and defensive boards." geme. Combined, they average "He can 39 points and 24 rebounds a only 8-3. oppvirq game Birleffi describes his 12-man BRAD REEVES Despile (he site differential, team which undoubtedly will be Jump as high as .nybodym the there are quite a few one of (he smallest in the state «»m, similarities between Arvada tournament: West and Greeley West. Both JACK COY - "An extremely teams have 184 records, both smart and steady player, and finished second in their leagues probably the strongest all- during the regular season, and around player we have," both are appearing In the state Birleffi said of the 6-3 three- tourney for the first time in the year starter. "He has good school's history. jumping ability, and is ex"We kind of set a goal of ceptionally quick for a forward, going to state before the season He can take a 6-4 forward inside started," said West coach John and still out-jump him. In fact, Birleffi. "We had to play a lot of he can play with a 6-7 forward, the greatest desire of anybody. He's a good shooter but sometimes won't shoot, which is because he's a very unselfish player. He has excellent jumping ability and good TOM LAUER - "He's a mriein. weiHKuopiayaioiw »c vu.i F .»j ,,,»...-. . , ---..itTM- «,iih · int m youngplayerslastyear.andwe and still be a lot quicker." Coy great compeltor wUh ,, to rf knew most everybody would be leads the Sp.rt.ns in scoring at *·« to win H, · ·. ta. We/co cagers face Northwestern foes in Class AA cage tourney Thursday Rangely's starting five was named the all-conference team for the Northwestern this year, Denver Auditorium Arena. and that's a conference that Welco champion Weld includes defending state Central tangles with Nor- champion Glenwood Springs, thwestern runnerup Moffat knew most everybodyi coming back. And only one of 18.8 points and rebounding at our top 10 players participated 9-9 per game, in a fall sport, so everybody else RICK DUMLER - "He's our worked out, and it really helped leader, he keeps the ball club ,,, " together," Birleffi said of the 5- The winner of Wednesday 11 guard who averages 14.1 night's game will advance to points per game. "He's an the Class AAA tournament excellent shooter, is one of our quarterfinals, while the loser is quickest players, and one of our eliminated. According to hardest workers. He's come a Birleffi, the top three teams in long way this year defensively the 16-leam bracket are Wheat because of his quickness and Creek and hard work. It takes a lot of desire to play defense, which he has." PAT WOLACH - 'The best thing he does is penetrate the Ridge, Cherry Denver Manual. Arvada West coach Joe Beckner rounds out his starling lineup with some normal-sized guard Alan Stahlcckcr. own to counter Weld Central's depends on the quickness to get p | a yers - 6-3 forward Mark other team's defenje, which · good shooter from I Lasley says his club relies on John Thurtell. Brett Winder, a the act rolling. "I feel that B iren e-2 guard Bill Davis and makes things happen. He's the and can move around its quick hands and speed while G-O junior guard, averages 18 we're as quick as anyone," said 5-11 guard Randy Lehl best ball-handler on the team, as well as most." shooter, and has the ability to come off the bench and get right into the flow of the game." MAKK MARTIN - "Jusl a super kid to handle and one of the finest I've ever coached as far as attitude is concerned. He has a great ability to come off the bench and get two points when you need it. He's also very unselfish." MARK BOWER - "Scrappy is the best way to describe him. He has the good ability to get position on the boards and is a good shooter." WAYNE HENDRIX - "He's a good shooter from the corner on offense By TOM HARBOUR off Moffat County, 105-60, in the 23rd in the state ratings Moffal County, the club that rebounds is Foster Beckett, a 6- Trlbunc Sports Writer league tournament and beat Hounding out the all- knocked Glenwood Springs out 4 junior center that checks in at It's the Welco Assn. versus Palisade, 93-72. last week to conference lineup are 6-0 senior ofdistrictcompetitionwitha91- zoopounds. the Northwestern League when advance to Denver. forward John Cook and junior w victory, has a shooter of Its Like Rangely, Moffat County the Colorado Class AA basketball tournament gets underway Thursday at the tor tne iNortnwestern tms year, iis quics nanus anu syecu wimc u-u junior guara, averages la we're as quick as anyone," said g.jj guard Randy Lehl ---going with a man-to-man points per contest to rank 18th Hensley about his club. Beckner, who is familiar with and has a great deal of desire! JIM WOLACH - "One of the defense. in the state. The winner of the University- Greeley West after scrim- He works In the off-season best ball-handling sophomores . _ Moffat County has felt the He gets his backcourt help Rangely contest advances to maging them two weeks ago, harder than anybody. He's that I've coached in a long time. "I've been told we should win wrath of Rangely three times 10 Friday's semifinals against the said the key to stopping the improved a lot on his defense, A good prospect." County at 8 p.m. Thursday after this first state tournament this season and Bulldogs coach points per outing scorer, with a winner of the Sanford-Holy Spartans will be to "shut down and can shoot on the run better RANDY STODDARD University and NL champ game," Lasley said. "But I Bob Hensley can testify about pair of forwards that average 12 Family game. The winner of tMt shooting from outside, than Dumler." Wolach "Came on strong at the end of Rangely start things off with a know this University bunch Is the Panthers. per contest. Chris Maneotls, a 6- Weld Central-Moffat County And slow them down a little. We averages 10.5 points per game. 0 senior, and c-2 junior Mike takes on the survivor of the Del Deyo man the forward spots. Norte-Dcnver Christian con- Gettiuij Hit bulk til the lest. ,,,,, some ,,,,, ,,.,,, y're extremely tough," iensley whose Moffat Information on the Bulldogs county went down by 45 points with a brother living in Greeley. in the league finals. "They can What makes the Panthers click Is three of the top 25 scorers in the state. Senior center Jeff Anderson leads the scoring parade with a run, shoot and play defense. Really, they can play just about anyway they want to." Lesley says his club had its mental high and low against Moffat County. Before the pasting in the league playoffs, Moffat took the Panthers to the 5:15 tipoff. In addition to its Welco title, Vi'eid Ceuti dl Ma, a 1S-3 icuiull record to the fray with Moffat County after last Friday's 63-51 qualifying win over Yuma. University is 20-2 after Friday's 87-60 squeaker over Brush, the Northeastern League titlist, for its state berth. In the AA opener, UHS takes 21 points per game average, on a Rangely team that is 19-1 good for eighth in the state, for the year. Coach Greg Another senior, guard Brian Lasley's Panthers averaged 86 Fairchild, is next with a 19.1 limit before going down, 89-87, points per contest in winning average good for 19th in UK in double overtime. Early in the the Northwestern title with a 21- state with forward Alan Ducy year, Rangely scored a 20-point 1 mark before going on to knock chipping in 17.0 per contest for win over the Bulldogs. N.C. State joins 12-team NIT field WEDNESDAY CU»AAA Auditorium Arena - 5; 15 p.m,Crand Junction vt. Boulder; 6:45 p.m. Mullen vs. UovclanrJ; B p.m. Colorado Spring* Palmer vi. Wneal R)do»: *:» p.m Fountain vs. Manual. Me Nichols ArrnA -- 5:15 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain vt. Real*; 4:45 p.m. Cherry Cr«* vv Denver East; I p.m. Crccley West vi. ArvaOa Weil; V.X p.m. Fruita vs. Pueblo Enit. THURSDAY CUuAA Auditorium Arena -- 5:15 p.m. Rangier vs University; (:45 p.m. Sinford vi. Holy Family ;B p.m. Weld Central vs. MoflatCounly; 7:30 p.m. Del Norte vs. Denver Christian. can't run Uiit much because we're so big," he said. Two of Arvada West's losses have been to powerful Wheat Ridge, including one in overtime. Last Friday night Arvada West lost to Wheat Ridge by 6540 in the Jeffco League's tournament. West coach Birleffl hopes that his team's fast-break offense can reach its potential and match the team's 71.8 scoring average. GARDELL SCHNABLE -"The biggest thing he's done the year and is a good outside shooter. We expect a lot out of him in the future." CREELKY WKST ·ASKETIALL STATISTICS O FOFOA POH 11 177 335 5J.I 11 131 171 pi I Wolach Garatll Schnabtt Brad Reeve* A j.Louer 11 i: is H 41 ti 111 41. 41 41. II 35 77 11. 11 12 43 51. 11 14 11 63. 31 10 35 21. 11 t» l*tl 44 % FT 1 *1 a so 17 11 IS 4 7 1»t fit 101 71 70 11 41 37 11 1 n 4*4 r IT* 46.1 40.0 11.7 M.I 40.4 M.4 I7.S U.I *M rii 4)i JOt m IK 14* 73 6S 4B 34 14 11M 11. lil. ID. 10. 6. 3. 3. ). 1. 1. 71. I l l Jt 51 m 141 11 10 70 U 31 111 «»· M 1.7 I.* I . I t.4 1 1. M. UHS second, West ninth in prep poll By I1FRSC1IEL NISSENSON AH Sports Writer pleted its 12-team field Monday d ence meets North Carolina by naming six more clubs, in- A 4T. At night, San Francisco s P°i, inrCl f ss . . . . . . . _ . . . o t ichn/1 f i t - e l ,n By The Associated Press Cherry Creek is No. 1 in the Associated Press Colorado high school basketball poll announced Monday, retaining its edge over second-place Manual in Class AAA in the final balloting of the season. Denver Christian took the top ished first in Class A in the fi- NEW YORK (AP)-There is eluding North Carolina State, plays UNC-Charlotte and Holy .., ,,.,,... the ,_...,.. 19-8, and North Carolina-Char- Cross opposes St. Peter's. nal P 0 "' as the leams lotte, 21-5. North Carolina A4T, on Monday night, March 15, 20-5, was selected Sunday. Oregon goes against the USF- None of those clubs is to be UNCC winner and N.C. State confused with the University of f acc s the Holy Cross-St. Peter's North Carolina, the nation's victor. The next evening, Louis- fitth-ranked team. And a flat v ille takes on the Providence- turndown by Maryland, an also- N.C. AfkT survivor and Kansas ran in the Atlantic Coast Con- state plays the Kentucky-Niag- fcrence postseason playoffs, a ra winner. The finals will be leaves the NIT without a Top held Sunday, March 21. Twenty team in the field. Meanwhile, Maryland, 22-6, North Carolina State was upheld the ACC's recent tradi- ranked 17th last week but the Won of having one of its top and broadcast stations. Manual took the other six first-place ballots, leaving the Bruins with 174 points and Manual with 162. The Bruins meet Denver East in first-round play of the high school tournament Wednesday night in Denver. Manual is matched against Fountain. Pueblo East and Wheat Ridge swapped places in the final poll, with Pueblo East moving to third and Wheat Ridge dropping to fourth. Denver Mullen retained its No. S spot, arid Buulder remained sixth. Pomona, 7th last week, lost 63-52 to Arvada West in the Class AAA subdistrict playoffs and fell from the rankings. Palmer, ranked 10th last week, moved into No. 7 on the strength of two victories that advanced the Terrors to the state playoff's First round. Arvada West moved to eighth, knocking out Pueblo South, although South advanced to the playoffs. Pueblo South was not ranked in the final poll. Two unranked teams last week moved into the final standings, with Greeley West in ninth and absolutely no truth to the suggestion that (he N in NIT stands for North Carolina. No, it's still the National Invitation Tournament, the nation's oldest postseason basketball extravaganza, which com- Denver East in loth. Behind Denver Christian in Class AA Is No. 2 Greeley University, moving up from fourth after knocking off last week's No. 2 team Brush in the league playoffs last week. Brush dropped from the rankings. In class A, the top five remained unchanged with Eads in first again. for state championship play this weekend. Cherry Creek garnered 12 of the 18 first-place votes from sports writers and sportscasters of AP member newspapers Here are Ihe lop Colorado hlgli school basketball leamt In balloting by sports writers and sporlscastert ot Associated and broadcast College llascball By The Associated Press Wyoming 7, Grand Canyon Wolfpack was upset by Virginia teams, disappointed at failing in the Atlantic Coast Confer- to win the conference tourney, Missouri 7, once playoffs and dropped out snub the NIT. The Terrapins, of the ratings 1972 NIT champs, also turned The NIT, which lost its tele- *»TM "" invitation in 1974 while vision contract this year, also N ' C - Statc re J ccted a bld lasl was faced with having to pick vcar ;, from what was left after the II s been a Ion 8 5ras TM and . 1 Northwest Wyoming 3 Arizona 7-6. Oklahoma 1-3 hoses. Point lolals lor Class AAA are based on 10 points lor a first place vote; and tor Class AA and Class A, live points lor a llrslplace vote through one point lor a tilth place vote. class AAA I. Cherry Creek MJt 174 !. Manual (4) l« 3. Pueblo East 131 4. Wneal Ridge 124 5. Der !r Mulli 6. Boulder 94 110 7. Pal T S ? College Tennis Colorado 5, Oral Roberts 4 Monday's College Basketball Results Alabama 84, Vandcrbilt 77, OT Auburn 103, Mississippi 88 Florida 91, Louisiana St 81 Kentucky !4, Mississippi St 93, OT Itnst 67, N'orlhwood 03 TOUHNAMKNTS NAIA First Round California Daptist 95, Husson 81 Coppin St 78, Howling 55 Doane 80, Norfolk St 79 Fairmont St fin, Howard Payne 52 Illinois Wcslcyan 100, SW Baptist 84 Uk» Supcrinr SI H». Alcnrn SI 70 Lincoln Mcnmrijil 101, Qjil- ford 95 Trxn? Southern 81, VV Florida National Collegiate Athletic Association selected its 32-team field. Also named to the NIT Monday were San Francisco, 23-7; Kansas Stale, 20-7; Holy Cross, 21-9, and St. Peter's, N.J., 1910, the only local five in a tournament which has been accused in the past of selecting teams on their ability to sell tickets rather than play basketball. The five clubs picked Sunday along with North Carolina AT were Ixuisville, 20-6; Kentucky, 15-10; Niagara, 17-11; Oregon, 19-10, and Providence, 19-9. Kansas State, Louisville, N.C. State and Oregon were given byes for the first round of (he NIT, which gets under way at Madison Square Garden Saturday with a pair of doubleheaders. In the afternoon, Kentucky faccs Niagara and Provi- we feel, a good season," said Maryland athletic director Jim Keoe. "We don't feel we have anything to apologize for and we didn't want the season to last another 10 days or so." Kehoe also cited high travel and lodging costs and noted that Maryland's share of the 1972 receipts barely covered expenses. 6. Arvada West 50 9. Crccley Wcsi 30 10 Denver East 74 Olfier teams receiving voles (not In order): Pueblo South, Lovt-tond, Pomona, Rcqll, Palrvlew. Clan AA 1. Denver Chrlst'an (1?) W 2. Greeley ilnive«ity[4j M 3. Holy Family S? 4. Rangely U) so 5. Sinford 14 Other learn receiving votes (not In order): Glenwood Springs, Brush. Del Nftr IP, Weld Cmlrftl Cl«i A 1. EddsMZ) 76 Jf REAL ESTATE · TRAINING CENTER f\ OF COLORADO PHONE 221013) OR 221-0310 Call Collect -- Classes In Greeley Ft. Collm*. Start your career now! It's NEW! F, S. M. S. Ford Service Management System only at Garnsey Wheeler Co. We Offer Competitive Prices (including Parts and Labor) ^ Check These Specials ^ OIL AND FILTER 5 Quarts--Your choice of premium motor oils plus top quality Motorcraft oil filter. A 13.95 value. FRONT END ALIGNMENT Includes check and correct caster, camber, and toe-In (passenger cars only) Parts extra if required. JJ72 $995 Prices Good Thru Apr. 30, So Hurry! 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