Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 4, 1976 · Page 20
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Nampa, Idaho
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Thursday, March 4, 1976
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TteWaho Free Press t The News-Tribune, Thursday. March 4. I97fi- A-4 To get into cage Marshall turns to hacksaw EAST LANSING. Mich., U P I ) - Mike Marshall used a hacksaw and bolt-cutter Wednesday lo get into [he pitching cage at a Michigan Stale University Athletic facility from which he is tarred, risking yet another arrest. The former Cy Young Award winner told reporters he will skip spring training if necessary -and even part of Ihe regular season -- lo continue his battle with University officials over use of Ihe lurfed mulli-sporls arena in MSU's inlramural building. The Los; Angeles Dodgers pitcher, n graduate assistant in MSU's Physical Education Department, has been arrested twice in the past week. The first time was for using the pitching cage without a reservation and allegedly intimidating other students trying to play tennis in the s?mo area. The olher arrest came after he- had been barred from Ihe arena and refused to leave when ordered by police lo do so. Marshall had Ihe arena reserved in the name of a friend Wednesday. Hut when officials refused to give him the key to unlock the pitching cage, he took out a hacksaw and began sawing through the chain, eventually breaking the lock with a bolt-cutter. "I think all playgrounds should be unchained." he said afterwards. "I think anybody who tries to chain up an) activity is demented." Building officials immediately called campus police. Investigating officers declined lo arrest Marshall on the spot because they had not witnessed the incident, as had reporters, photographers and several other observers. But they said a report would be filed with the Ingham County Prosecutor's office for action as warranted. "You've maliciously destroyed university properly, Mike," inlramural direclor Harris F. "Frank" Becman told Marshall as (he pilcher began warming up in the cage. Marshall threw 120 pilches as a large crowd of students looked on and took turns posing as the batter. "Before the police get here, let's gtl the throwing done," Marshall said to his catcher. After a student told Sgl. George Groll of Ihe campus security force lhal he had witnessed Ihe chain-sawing incident, Groll slcpped into the cage and attempted lo question Marshall, who told him lo see his lawyer. Malicious destruction of properly is a misdemeanor punishable by u maximum SluO fine For 'a bunch of girls' 76ers aren't that bad By I'nited Press Jnternationnl The Philadelphia 76ers have been on the verge of collapse for at leasl three months. Funny thing, though, they never fall aparl. "They play like a bunch of girls." said rugged Boston center Dave Cowens of the .TGers earlier this season. If that's true, Wednesday nighl Ihe 76crs showed the Celtics how effective Women's Lib can be. Backed by 38 points from Doug Collins, 31 from Fred Carter, 28 from George Mcfiinnis and some terrific learn defense, Ihe 7(jers whipped Boston, 12.1-110, to move back into a second-place lie with idle Buffalo in theNBA's Atlanlic Division. Ij'-j games behind the Cellics. Coach Gene Shuc readily admits "we have very lillle slrength al center." but the 76ers didn't need it as they practically picked the Celtics' pockets, with Carter stealing the ball seven limes, McGinnis three and Collins twice. "Individually arid as a learn lhal was our besl efforl of the season," Shue said. "U'e had a super game." Philadelphia entered the final period with an 86-75 lead. Boston then rallied lo come within six points but was turned back when the Sixers went on a scoring streak, making tO-of-12 shots and opening up a 16- poinl lead with 5:33 left. Afler Paul Silas's baskel, Ihe Sixers Ihen ran off 12 straight points to make it 118-92 wilh 2:b5 left. Cowens was high scorer for the Celtics with 24 points. Elsewhere in the NBA. Detroit beat Seattle. 114-110. Houston downed N'ew Orleans, 113-105, and Phoenix kayoed Cleveland, 108-92. In Ihe ABA. Denver routed New York. 121-100. San Antonio trounced SI. Louis. 143-111 and Indiana defeated Virginia, 10495. 1'islons 111, Sonics 110: After Seattle reeled off the first 12 points of ihc second half to take an ll-point lead, Detroit outscoml the Sonics. 20-8, and kepi the momentum up in the fourth quarter lo expand its lead to 91-81. Curtis Howe and Eric Money each had 25 poinls for Detroit while Bob Lanier added 24 and Al Eberhart 22. Fred Brown scored 24 and Slick Walls 21 for Seattle. Hoi-kcls 113. Jazz 105: Ed Ralleff poured in 32 points, including 11 in the decisive Ihird period, to give Houston its victory over New Orleans. Ralleff hit five straight points within 16 seconds during Ihe third period, when the Rockets outscored the Jazz 38-19 and erased a 52-44 deficit. Suns 108. t'avs (12: Paul Weslphal scored 31 points to lead Phoenix to its fiflh win in the last seven games. The Suns led 48-40 at halftime and pulled away to their largest lead. 68-48, midway in the third quarter. Cleveland closed the gap to8l-76 wilh 7:M left but (he Suns Ihen hit nine straight points lo move out of reach. Nuggets 121, Nets 100: Dan Issel scored 27 points as Denver brought its home cnurl record to 32-2 (his year and booslcd its first-place lead in (he AHA to 7'- games. High point man for the and 90 days in jail. Marshall already faces arraignment next Wednesday on the misdemeanor charges of disrupting activities in a University building in violation of a campus ordinance and trespassing. Marshall has been feuding with Deeman, a former MSU tennis coach, for three years over the reservation policy and overall layout of Ihe facility. He claims lhal while it is a multi-sports arena where tennis, baseball and basketball could be played simultaneously, the current layout only provides room for tennis, Marshall told reporters Wednesday he will continue his battle indefinately until an "unbiased arbiter" decides on a solution acceptable lo bolh parlies. Asked about spring training and Ihe regular major league season, Marshall said, "I'm not going any where until Ihis is all resolved...if Ihis means Ihe entire season, then it will be (he entire season. "There's nothing in my contract that says I have to play baseball. It only says that i f ! do it has to be for Ihe Dodgers. Waller O'Malley (Ihc Dodgers' owner) knows what's going on and he sympathizes with me. lie thinks these people are a bunch of jerks." A-Statein easy romp T E M P K , Ariz. (UP1) Arizona State tuned up for Saturday's season-ending game againsl rival Arizona with an easy 93-63 victory over Loyola Marymounl Wednesday night. Sun Devil senior Ken Wright, making his final home appearance, poured through a career high 24 puinls and grabbed 11 rebounds !o pace Ihe Devil viclory. ASU jumped to a 41-27 lead al intermission and led by more than 22 points after the firsl few minules of Ihe second half. Loyola, finishing the season at 7-18, was paced by guards Tom Buzzard with 18 points and Luther Philyaw with 11. Scott Lloyd added 12 points and Nate Drayton 10 for ASU Nets was Rich Jones with 25. I'acers 104, Squires 95: Hilly Knight's 28 points helped Indiana eliminate Virginia as a possible ABA playoff contender wilh more than a month left in (he season. Spurs 113, Spirits II!: In his besl overall performance of the season, Billy Paultz pumped in 33 points lo spark San Antonio to a roul of lethargic St. Louis. Missouri near Big Eight title MANHATTAN, Kan. (UPI) - Willie Smith scored a season-high 36 poinls Wednesday night to lead Hth ranked Missouri to an 81-72 Big Eight victor)' over Kansas Slale and clinch a lie for Ihe conference championship, the Tigers' first since 1940. All Missouri, which tied (or the Big Six with Kansas and Oklahoma in 1940. needs to claim ils first undispuled crown since 1930 is a home win over Colorado Saturday. The Tigers are now 23-4 and 11-2 in Ihe league while Kansas Slale, which closes (he season al Oklahoma Slate Saturday is 19-7 and 10-3. Smilh, a point shy of his career high, got plenty of help from forw; rd Jim Kennedy's 15 points and 12 rebounds and 12 points from guard Jeff Currie. DODGERS' PITCHER MIKE MARSHALL AT WORK AT MICHIGAN ST. He used hacksaw to get into pitching cage, escaped arrest this time Somebody tell Western's coach By Hick Van Sant I'nileii Press International Western Michigan Coach Eldon Miller knew Wednesday night's 73-58 win over Miami was a big one bul he didn't know how big. Twenty minutes after the game. Miller couldn't understand why reporters were asking him how it fell to be going to Ihe NCAA Tournament. "N'o." he said, "we've slill got to win another game." "Wrong," (hey replied. "Healing Miami twice Ihis season means your learn is guaranteed to be Ihc M i d - A m e r i c a n Conference tourney representative." "Hey." he yelled, "running into his team's locker room. "Do you guys know we're in (he tourney?" Yes Ihey did. They had realized il when they carried the bewildered coach off (he court al the final buzzer. "I'm so happy, f don'! know what to do." Arizona favored said Miller, who explained he had been too busy concentrating on healing Miami to realize the consequences of the victory. The victory tipped (lie lath-ranked Broncos' overall record to 23-2 and boosted their conference mark to 14-1, which clinches al leasl a lie for the league lille. Western, which hadn't won or shared an MAC basketball lille in 25 years, can have the top conference spot all to itself by beating Howling Green Saturday at home in the regular season finale. Miami led 27-19 in the firsl half hut was outscored 18-6 in Ihe final eight minutes in Ihe half and (railed, 37-33, al halftime. Then, down only 50-16 midway through Ihe second h a l f , the Redskins fell apart again and were outscored, 23-12. in the final 10 minutes. "The big difference in the game was our defense in (he second half." exclaimed Miller. "\Ve wcnl to a zone and they couldn't penetrate." Tom Cutter led Ihc Broncos wilh 23 points and Jeff Tyson added 16. Culler had an almost perfecl night, hitting lO-of-12 shots, 3-oH free throws and pulling down a game high 12 rebounds, twice as many as Miami's leading rebounder. Chuck Goodyear and Randy Aycrs shared Miami scoring honors with 15 points apiece. In olher major college action Wednesday nighl, Richmond topped William and Mary. 84-78. and Virginia Military beat Appalachian Slale, 71-64, in the first round of the Southern Conference Playoffs. 14th-ranked Missouri downed Kansas State, 81-72. lo clinch at least a tie for the Big Eight title. Nebraska edged Kansas. 62-58, Purdue blitzed Iowa, 94-78, Arizona Slate demolished l-oyola (Calif.), M-G3, and Colorado trimmed Oklahoma Stiilo, 8G-ai, in overtime. in race SALT LAKK CITY (U'Pli Arizona must be the favorite for two Western A t h l e t i c Conference titles (his week. The loth-ranked Arizona basketball learn only needs to win this Saturday's game againsl Arizona Slale to lake the WAC basketball 'itle. And. even wilh a loss. Ihe Wildcats arc assured of at leasl a tie for first in tho league. And. at the University of Utah. Arizona is also the favorite in ;he 197C WAC s w i m m i n g championships beginning today. 1,'lah coach Den Reddish says, "Arizona jusl has ton much depth for Ihc others lo handle. They should win by about 40 poinls." And lleddish's predictions have the touch of fad. He's picked l l o f l h e p a s t 13 winners,. "But. I musl say that Arizona Slale, Brigham Young ar.d our team, wilh Ihe right breaks and help from other teams taking away points from Arizona, could possibly win." The Wildcats are led by Gordon Clevenger. a double winner for 1975 WAC champion Arizona in the 200-yard back- slroke and individual medley. You have 9 days to get your snow tires taken off FREE , NAMPA - 1222 Cmlw*l 6'vO - 467 ?12* · MERMAN -216 £ Fairv.e* v, .BOISE ·-·U.i.'v.ewAve 342 5525 (Next to (femada Downtn*- .BOISE ~i99Farv.e«Aw 3:6 3422 .Ne»t to Grand CemM'. KarcherMall great fitting farah slacks And so easy lo care for just loss them in the washer! 100% polyester in Beige, Brown, Green, or Black. 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