Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 6, 1976 · Page 18
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-Jeldaho Free Press^.S.turd.y, March6, .w-A-2 BSU vs. Weber St. far title Broncos burst past ISU and into finals . OODt,N. Utah - Boise Slate center Pal ; Hoke held Idaho Stale's 7-0 Steve Hayes lo ; jusl three points in the last 11 minutes of ine game lasl nighl as the Broncos surprised the Bengals in the first round of the · Big Sky playoffs, 93-81. It was Ibe.first win this year for BSU over Idaho State, as coach Bus Connor's team had lost to the Bengals in the two regular season meetings between the nig Sky co-champs. _ Boise State new plays Weber Slate, a 6358 winner over Northern Arizona in Friday evening's other game, tonighl at 8 p.m. The game will be carried on KBOf radio, with Ihe broadcast beginning al 7:50 p.m. The winner of (hat one travels lo Eugene, Ore., to take on the University of Nevada-Las Vegas in the NCAA Far West Regional March 13. Vegas is ranked as one of !he top five (c.ims in the nation, has averaged over 100 points per game, and has lost only otic game all year. But BSU's big concern lasl night was the Parma takes Bengals and they had a right to be worried. Coach Jim Killingsworth's learn had beaten Boise by six points in both of the two previous meetings and took lends of as much as 10 points in last night's contest. The Bengals, in fact, led from midway through the second half until 9:55 remained in the gprne. That's when Strive Connor, who led the Broncos with 26 points, stole a pass and went Ihe length of the floor fora lay-in and put Boise ahead to slay. Boise scored 30 poinls in the lasl nine minutes of the game, 20 of them on free throws, while ISU scored jusl 17. In the second half, BSU hit 28-of-33 free throws. A big part of the reason behind the outcome was the defense the 6-8 Hoke put on Hayes. Hayes had only 16 on the night -one of his lowest productions of the year as Hoke not only held him to almost four points below his average bul slopped him cold when it counted. "That man's first learn and he proved it tonight," said Connor, the player, after (he game. Connor referred lo the fad thai Hoke, first leain all-Big Sky as a junior, had been relegated to second learn in (he all-league picks in this, his senior year. Koke ended the nigh! with 18 poinls ?nd eight rebounds lo second his defensive efforl. "We knew Hayes had three fouls and I wanled to work on him," said Hoke. "I did have to adjust some. That's what you have to do against a player like Hayes. . "Bul I don't deserve all (he credit. The guys did it. They worked for it." One of the guys was Steve Barren. The 67 forward, coming off (he bench, came up wilh a key play. Wilh Boise leading 80-74 and with 2:09 left in Ihe game, Barrett look an inside pass from Connor and made good on a reverse lay-in. In (he process, he drew a foul and followed up by makinggood on Ihe free shot for a three-poin! play. It was all but over after that. Another big night fame from Trent Johnson. The 6-5juniorhad 16poin!son the BOISE'S PAT H O K E . . . A groat jab on Slfte Hiyes night and his nine rebounds was high for Boise. Dan Jones added 15 more points as he hit ieven-of-nine from the field. The foul line again proved a major factor. Not only did Boise get 45 attempts, bul Ihey made good on 35 of them, ISU hit NAU Oeltrry Tliojir* Kirn Sp«nccr Gravcline ScMcX TOTALS WEBER STATE warn Huniaker Holgite Erklson frea Callm: 1-i TOTALS Il-Sl 11-11 II 13 HALFTIME SCORE - Wtbcr Sllle II. NAU ]}. TOTAL FOULS - NAU 17; WS - 11. FOULED OUT -NAU -- Slrartan, Tilng.n*. King. Gosswiller. WS -- Marigrrtr. Holg.le. A S S I S T S -- NAU - Tiingine 1. SfraTfonl.WS -- MarignevLWaml, Hunsaker 1 17 out of 24 tries. Ed Thompson, Dennis Green and Greg Griffin all fouled out for the Bengals down the stretch, another hindering factor for ISU. I! 1C SI G Ml I'll ill 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-1 10-11 G I'll 11! tio 1-7 1-10 1-1 0-0 III ILJU IJI r R IMI 7 1 M 1 1 1-1 1 t-l 7 14 H 01 « M 0 14 0 1113 JS F ft 11 7 1)1 11 1-7 II 1-1 1 1.1 3 04 0 04 1 ISU TnompMn Grnn ' Krata ' Griffin Ham Robinson Cook Str»nn;gan TOTALS BSU Connor Wilier JBhnjon Jonts Hike Barrett Chrlilianit MiKenni IRONCOS11, ItNOALSIl 0 7-U 1-4 1-1 Ml i-l |.J 1-i 1-1 1-1 3117 ft 1-1 1 1-1 4.| 7.) |.14 34 1-1 0-t »17 F · t-l M 1-1 5 * 4-4 M 1-t t-l 04 1114 F 11-11 11 1-10 1-1 14 II 04 04 ll-U R 1 1 J 11 11 1 1 1 II K \ 1 ) t 4 t J 3? T M 1 13 II 1 4 1 1 11 T 11 1 II I! 11 11 1 0 tj TOTALS »7-if »»-w jr it HALFTIME SCORE -- ISU II, BSU 3S. TOTAL FOULS -- ISU 19j BSU 19. FOULED OUT-- ISU -- Th»mplon, Grrcn, Grill.n; BSU - mix. ASSISTS -- ISU -Thompson 1, Krahn 1, GriFlin 1, Hay w I. BSU -- Cgnrwr 3. Miller 1. Barren 1. AlltndliKr- Mil. upset fly Pal Garrilj XAMPA - Exploding for a 20- ii advantage in Ihe fourth q u a r t e r . P a r m a ' s Panthers broke open a close game lo crush Fruitliind 6348 in (he consolation bracked of the A-3 D i s t r i c t Tournament Friday night. The w i n . which raises the Panthers' season record to 9-16. now moves Parma into tonight's second place battle against Homcdale al eight. The Trojans lost ;i 42-3'J hcartbrcakcr in the championship game to New P l y m o u t h lo guarantee the Pilgrims a stale tournament Ske/fon h/fs 22, Panthers rap Grizzlies b e r t h . The w i n n e r of the Iliimedale -- Parma game will also go to Stale Mar. tl-13 in Twin Falls. "We really wenl lo Ihe hoards well, and did what we wanled." remarked Parma coach Larry Haddock. "Frullland only got one shol on offense. We had ihem 15-9 on Ihe offensive hoards." Rig Handy Skellon led hoth squads in scoring with 'il points for the Panthers. Other Parma players in double figures included Gooding with 17 counters. Kerry Blackburn with 12. and Kelly Sulton with 10. For Kruilland. Leland Sasaki tossed in 1-1 poinls and John Ken'ool added 10. In rebounding, as Haddock indicalcd. the Panthers had a whopping 47-26 margin. The 6-5 Skellon pulled down 18 boards, while Gooding garnered nine and Blacklmrn seven. Al Ihe free throw line. Parma convened a whopping 11 lo two advantage to build the big margin, particularly in the final period. The Panthers were 26 of Hit from Ihe field for -14 per cent, while the Grizzlies hit only 23 of i : 8;illi'mpls for a low 34 per conl. "I Ihought our defense was prt'iiy gooil." Haddock nolcd. "\Vc didn'l feel that Fruitland cuiild liea( us from Ihe outside, oven though they are good shooters On offense, we went inside as much as we could, particularly (o Randy." The garni' was dead even for HIP first three quarters. The scnre al Ihe end of the first pennri was H-14. and Parma assumed o narrow :tt-:tO lead at (he intermission. The Panthers were ahead 43-12 going into iht- f i n a l cighl m i n u l e s . a n d proceeded to stun Ihe Grizzlies w i t h an impressive fourth tjuarler display as Fruitlanri's long h n w i l z c r s f a i l e d (o ilctonate. The Panlhers seem lo have sump momenlum going irilo lonighl's r u n n e r - u p battle. Parma had a disappointing 5-15 regular season record when they « p irr expected by many observers to challenge for Ihe S o u t h w e s t e r n Idaho League litlc. However, the Panthers have put il together in the tour- n a m e n t , riefealing M a r s i n g . Wilder. Council and Fruitland ty impressive margins and losing only to eveniual champion New Plymouth. In Ihe regular season. Parma dropped .10-50 .ind 58-46 decisions lo Homedale, bul will try to make the ihird lime a charm and journey to stale for Ihe first time in 18 years. For Fruitlanri, Ihe Grizzlies finish Ihe season wilh a 15-9 m a r k , including a tri- championship of the SW1L. Bryan Zatica sets himself, Tim Cooper's around Larry Landa,. Cooper collides with Tro and hits hoop, it counts, and Pilgrims win NEW PLYMOUTH 42, TROS 39 N C W P L Y W O U T H Ko.'iawar No 1 1*3 Ricft*rdv Ktllar MilChfll Clow Cooper C4tm r nti T O T A L S rIOMEDALE TOTALS Nrw Pl/moufh NEW PLYMOUTH 4?. HOMEDALE 3? FI PF i '. 0 · 1 I 1 C !·! I FT PF T I) 1 0 0 Edf-ru T O T A L S P A R M A Skellon SLllon FQ FT PF TP DUCkburn Romarho T O T A L S Fruilljnd 3-3 0 0 0-1 1 04 Ja-ll 11.11 n M IS 1 Pirma ,, 3, ,. R E B O U N D I N G -- P ^ i r r a * J . Frulliritill Individual! -- SVfttcr. II Good'ngl BlackMrn 7. SHOOTING P E R C E N T A G E S - Parma «.l, Frviiland ill T U R N O V E U S - Parmi 15. Fru.lllnd 13 NNG statistics R E B O U N D S -- Hew Pirftnei;^ 3*. HcmuJji} 33 lAdivlduali -- Coc«r l JOhnunt, Pf»rion1, K*llir I. Cl«rr«n1i i. SHOOTIHS PERCENTAGES - Hf* PJ/mcuth 15 7, Horticdirt 3.» T U R N O V E R S - HomcdUe 9, Ne* Plymonh t PARMA 63, FRUITLAND 48 f RUITLAND Otlt Snakl obray Kerloot Ptttrtcn Trauftber Arnatl Ctiurth PADM.AIi.FRUITLANOII FC I 0 ) it 0 1 NORTHWEST NAZARFNE COLLEGE FINAL BA Oimtl FGA F G M P c t f Ltw.l II 3» 1!» SMI WlKlcnbllll ?l 111 113 »0 Uruntr Jl )SS Itt Hi H'llf. R. U 741 111 11.0 Jenklnt H 7aO II 41.0 M»nin«z 1 Wihon W«rd ; Weirt* I RetrJ StulrT Hill) J NCC TOTAL lit H 410 t J 4 i 1 Jl !.» » tl.l H III 1 »t I IM 0 1 SKE TA F U to N) it !4 U If :) 3 t ] T8ALL TM PC H i K t 10S t 3« 7 3 i S3 7 3 3 !1 1 11 1 0 B i t Sir} !t 4! 3 J4t 147 H OPPONENTS ISU 7!) 117 44f STAT . RB 1 311 ) 1U m J 107 il 33 t! 3S 7 t j 137 STI Avg. 1.3 O 7.1 I.I 4.4 I.) i.; . 1.0 1.0 i.) .1 :s TO 7t i) n n i r j 31 1 7 13 3 1 0 ASS a n 3* 13 il 34 i 1 7 0 0 0 373 77 ttC PPO H.J It 7 HI 1.3 II U 3 1 71 4 t 1.7 II .! 117 Ml Fau n 41 17 34 M it 31 JJ X i 1 0 M S33 1 TJ 4t4 7H 111 III Itl 'SI it a n 11 i i 1717 1713 Cooper's shot lifts Pilgrims Hy Tat (iarriu N A M PA Tirn Cooper's physical basket with 12 seconds on the clock boosted the New Plymouth Pilgrims lo a 42-39 victory over Home-dale Friday night lo claim Ihe "championship of (he District 3 A-3 Tournament at Nampa High. Cooper's tiaskct came after Bryan Zalica had given the Trojans Iheir only lead in the second half, 39-38 with -15 seconds remaining in the game. The Pilgrims used two limeouls (osize up llomcdale's defense, and Iheu wral to (he player everyone in the gymnasium know would lake (he key shot. Tin- C-2 forward gol the ball above the free throw line, and dribbled past one defender into the key. About five feel away from the basket he and Zalica had a violent collision, wilh Ihe Ilomedalt player going to Ihe floor as Cooper's shot banked in. The baskcl counted, but Cooper missed his subsequent free throw on Ihe thrce-poinl !ry. llomeilalc Ihcn li;n] one hisi chance to defend ils 1975 District crown, bul Larry hituhi's inside pass to Gerald Pearson was picked off by Ihe Pilgrims' Jay Clow. Clow was hammered lo (he deck as Ihe Trojans were forced lo foul in despcralion. and he hit two free throws with otic second on the clock for'the 1 final margin of victory. ' ' · · "We were bealen by n good team," remarked llomedale coach Garry Mallock after Ihe decision. "New Plymouth really earned it. I was proud of our kids slaying in then', hul we just got slarlcd late." Cooper led boll) squads in scoring with 18 points, and Clow added 10 for (he Pilgrims. OPEN DAK." 9-10; SUN. i 1-7 Homedale was paced by Zalica with 12 counters, and Larry Landa contributed 11. ·New Plymouth was 20 of 56 from the field for 3(j per cenl. while the Trojans were 35 per cent on 15 of-13. Homedale hit nine of 15 from Hie charily slripe lo Ihe Pilgrims' two of five, liul thai difference wasn't enough lo overcome New Plymouth's wide field goal ad- vniitagc. Both squads appeared tighl iti the early i going, bul New Plymouth's rebounding offset' (lie Trojans' early advantage for a 6-6 deadlock after the first period. Although · Homedale led for mosl of the second quarter,' New Plymouth's aggressive board play game ' (hem a 20-19 halftimc margin. Homedale's offense wenl flat in the third slanza. but the Pilgrims were unable lo. gencrale much of an attack themselves and ' led only 30-27 going into the final eight minutes. New Plymouth pulled out lo a 36-31 lead with 5:1910 go, bul Ihe Trojans foughl back to trail 38-37 wilh three minules remaining. The Pilgrims tried lo hold Ihe ball inside Ihe two minulc mark, and Dave Kellar drew a foul wilh 1:03 left. Kellar missed (he front end of Ihe onc-and- ; one, however, and Zatica retaliated with a 17- j foot'bomb to give Ihe Trojans the temporary " lead with 45 seconds lefl. Cooper and the Pilgrims had the final nod, avenging a loss in the finals lo Homedale lasl season. Now .Mallock and his team must face a vastly improved Parma club for second place al eight lonighl. Parma has looked impressive al District. SUN.. MON.. TUES.. WED. Our Reg. 17.94 Ea.-5.60x13 Plus F.E.T., 1.52 Ea. MOWED FREE NO TRADE-IN REQUIRED MAINTENANCE- FREE BATTERY Our Reg. 42.88 SERVICES mciuoE- I.IXWIV.II.KI ,«,«.,,),,, No Eichangt Ntcessary Sea'cd baliety -- pOAcr than your car sllould ever nee]i F, |S mos i ij s cars Save al Kman 6-CYLINDER ENGINE TUNE-UP Sale Prlct Save en. lor most U NEVER NEEDS WATER HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER, INSTALLED Our 20.85 - Installed H.D. 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