Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 8, 1976 · Page 12
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The Idaho Free Press it The News-Tribune. Monday. March 8 we- A-S Big Sky title Broncos roar past dazed Weber State OGDRN. Utah - Boise State got a score- tying 22-foot jump shot from guard Sieve Connor with five seconds left in regulation Saturday night and went on from there to drop Weber State 77-70 in two overtimes and lake its. first Big Sky Conference title in history by winning the league's playoff lournamcnl. The win also gives (he Broncos the righl to travel as the league's representative in the NCAA far West Tournament on Mac Court al Itie University of Oregon,.March !3. Al Eugene, the Broncos, now 19 10 on the season, meo'. the 28-1 University of Nevada- Las Vegas Rebels. Vegas lost only to Pep- perdinq in Los Angeles this year and sel several NX'AA records on Hie way to ils season, including average points per game 1110.8). · Boise led mosl-of the game, holding a five- point edge al halftime, bul the Wildcats were never far behind and they aclually had the lead in the last five minutes of (he game. Hut Boise shol ils way back into the contest and Connor tied things up with his pressure- packed jumper to send the game into over- lime. Boise ran out lo a 66-62 lead in the first momenls of (he first overtime, hut Weber came back and scores by Wildcats Jim Erickson and Jimmie Watts tied it up at G6-all and scnl the game into a second extra period. Boise, Rebels collide Ity lulled Press-International "We're giving all Ihe players a coupli' of days off." said Boise Slale coach PUS Connor. "We played well in the Big Sky Conference t o u r n a m e n t , and we're going to take a break until Tuesday lo relax, enjoy and savor Ilk 1 two w i n s before p r e p a r i n g for the N C A A playoffs." Connor said. "Wo sot only Iwo goals al (lie beginning of IK- season -- :L win Ihe regular season conference tide and to win the tournament. Now, we'll take whatever else we can gel." Connor added: The Broncos went" into the four-team conference playoff rated no belter Ilian the Ihird learn, after tying Idaho State and tournament host Weber Slale for first in Ihe Big Sky wilh U-ri regular season league records. But BSU slipped pasl Idaho Slale in Ihe firsl round Friday night and then edged Ihe Weber Wildcats in double overtime Saturday night, winning ils firsl- ever Big Sky basketball tide. But now Ihe Broncos must play nationally-ranked Nevada- Las Vegas Saturday in the NCAA Western Regional quarterfinals at Kugene. Ore. "They're a lot quicker than we are. But Nevada-Las Vegas can be heal, and most of its w p ii\s were al home. And we've proved we can win on the road by Inking the Big Sky title in Ogden." Connor said a lot of the load w i l l fatl on his sophomore son. Steve Connor. The young 6-2 guard led all scorers in the conference tournament w i t h -M poinls. including w in the 77-70 double overtime win over Weber Stale Saturday night. Connor lied Ihe game al 60-all on a long jump shol jusl before Hie regulation buzzer. He then scored eight of BSU's 17 e.xlra- period poinls in leading the Broncos lo the championship w i n . "We kopl Ihe ball away from Steve Hayes in the Idaho State game." said coach Connor. "And vi' gol on Weber center Al DcWilt early lo stop him from gelling hot And bolh times il paid off " D e W i t l only managed six poinls in'Ihe title game But Jim Krickson came in for DeWilt had kept the Wildcats in Ihe contesl wilh 20 poinls u n t i l he fouled out with [ioise Stale ahead 70-fifi with iwn minutes letl in Ihe final overtime Connor said he plans feu changes in his (cam's game plan against Nevada-Las Vegas "We malch up even wilh Ihern on size Our only problem w i l l be speed. We'll have to come up wilh some way lo slow them down to win in Oregon." Wcher Slate advanced into the playoffs by downing Northern Arizona -- Ihefourth learn in the playoffs - 1)3-58 f-'riday nigbl Connor and Boise Sl.ile center Pal Hoke led Ihe live players named lo the all-lournamenl learn. Also on the squad weie plamff most valuable player J i m m i e Walls and Paul Marigney of Wcher State, and XAl.' guard Tom DeBerry. TIMBERS SIGN 3 POim.A.V'D, Ore. WPl The Portland Timbers soccer t e a m announced Icday the signing of three more British players-striker Michael Ferguson, midfielder Pat McMahon and midfielder defender Neil Rioch. Bul (hen foul trouble caught up with the Wildcats. First, forward Paul Marigney. who'd posted 15 points and IH reuounds for Weber, fouled oul less lhan a minute in (he second overtime and minutes later, with Boise holding a 70-68 lead, Erickson also wenl to Ihe sidelines with five personals. That seemed to be just what the Broncos were waiting for and in Ihe lasl 1:46 of Ihe game. BSU outscored Weber 7-2. The win. the lille and Ihe trip lo the N'CAA Far \Vest were all Boise's. As it has many limes this year, the foul situation benefitted Boise vciy much. The Broncos gol 23 shots from Ihe free Ihrow line and made good on 25 cf Ihem. Another big (actor was the play of 6-8 senior Pal ilokc. Playing against the lop rebounding team in Ihe conference, Hoke had one of his best board nights of his BSU career, coming down wilh 15 caroms To that, he added in poinls. "This has to be Ihe thrilling moment of my career." said Hoke. "It's going lo lake a long time (o come down from (his one." High scorer for the Broncos was Connor, who had eight of his 20 points in the overtime periods. Terry Miller, the other Bronco guard wilh Connor, had U points and .1 rebounds. Dan Jones, before fouling out m Ihe final period, had 10 points. Erickson and Watts lied for high poinl honors for Weber, each hilling 20 poinls. Weber finished up Ihe season wilh a 21-11 record, overall. The Wildcats, Boise, and Idaho State had all finished lied in Ihe Big Sky regular season race with 9-5 records. Boise knocked off ISU Friday night in the firsl round of the lournamenl. Weber had bealen Norlhern Arizona, Ihe league's found-place team. Both Hoke and Connor were named lo Ihe all lournamenl learn. Connor led all scorers in the tournament wilh -lli poinls in Iwo games Irwin claims the playoff ORLANDO, Fla. fUPD-Hale Irwin won a darkness-delayed sudden dealh playoff on Ihe sixlh hole today when Kermit Xarley missed an 18-inch pull lo capture Ihe Citrus Open Coll Championship. Irwin, who also won two weeks ago at Ixis Angeles, appeared lo have blown a chance lo end Ihe playoff al Ihe sixth hole when he lipped out an eight-fool birdie pull bul Zarley, who had rolled a 20-footer up lo 18 inches from Ihe pin. failed lo sink his par and walked over ami shook Irwin's hand. while Hoke had a combined lolal of M poinls. Watts and Marigney were also named firsl learn, as was Norlhern Arizona's Tom DeBerry. No olher Big Sky leam was able lo beat Weber in Ogden this year, bul Ihe Bronco win Salurday night was BSU's second defeat of Ihe Wildcats on Ihe WSC campus this year. Boise also beat Weber in Ogden during the regular season, but fell to the Wildcats in Boise. With Ihe win under his belt, Boise Slate coach Bus Connor has to slart his leam doing some pretty heavy thinking aboul Vegas. That could take a lot of thinking. Boise and Vegas have had no common opponents this year, bul Connor only has lo look at some of Ihe Ihings the Rebels have done to their opposilion Ihis winler lo know he's in for a tough time. Besides Ihe fact thai the Jerry Tarkanian- coachcd leam set a new NCAA-scoring record, there's also the fact lhat Ihe Hens ended up the regular season as one of Ihe nation's top five-ranked teams. Vegas gol there with a running offense thai also sel a new NCAA single-game scoring record of 164 poinls at Hawaii-Hilo Feb. 19. The Rebels arcn'l much taller lhan Boise, bul word has it lhat their speed is something else. Photo by J«hn Kllltn HE DID IT AGAIN FOR BOISE STATE'S BRONCOS . .. Steve Connor nil \he bomb when it counted in playoffs KEN MARKWELL'S SURROUNDED BY KNIGHTS, BUT MIDDLE! ON'S GOT THINGS FIRMLY IN CONTROL SATURDAY MarAwelland his Wiirngs look A-2 game to enter pla foil wilh Wood Hirer lonigril for lasl Stale spot Middleton rips Kelly for chance at last State spot JCPenney Auto Center Call 466-8951 Sale 9 95 * Alignment and front wheel balance. Reg. 13.95 Our low price includes: · complete wheel alignment · balance of 2 fron! wheels · completesalely performance inspection. 'Spin balance add S3. S2 extra lor cars wilh air condilioning or torsion bars. Make appointment Ihru March 13th Sale 5.88 Auto air conditioner check up. Here's whal we do: · Test compressor output with gauges · Test complete system for leaks · Tighten all belts and hose connections · Clean condenser and radiator exterior · Add Freon as necessary Replacement parls and service available at exlra cosl. Make appointment through March 13lh Charge il a' JCPenney Au!o Cenler. Open 8:30 to 9 P /V Mo.", ihru Sal. Sun. 12 noon to 5 p.m. Mv (larv Schaffei ONTARIO - Tlie Middlelon Vikings rn,i\ make it lo Slate yet. after Ihey took a stop in Ibc right direction Saturday by romping pasl Ihe Bishop Kelly Knighls 7-i- M in tin- f i n a l A-5 District Basketball T o u r n a m e n t al Uif Treasure Valley Community College. The Vikings musl travel lo Mountain Home to meet Hie Wood River Wolverines in .1 playoff maich lo determine which leam w i l l travel lo I'ocalello and the Slale Tnsini.imerit The contest will tie al 7::iO p i n . (r-night in the Mountain Home High School gymnasium. M i d d l e l o n d i d n ' t wasle a m t i m i recovering from lasl Fridays upsel In V'allivue. as il utilized a lO-of-17 firsl quarter from Ihe floor to huild up a 24-1.1 lead. "Il was good In see us cmnc back after lasl nighl and lake conlro! Ihe way we did." Viking coach Dick Dillon com- menierl. "11 shows you wh.il kind of leam we are II was lough lo come hack, hul we asserled ourselves early and kepi up the pressure " Aller Ihe firsl period, the cold-shooting Knights u e r e n e i e r i n thcballgame. Kelly managed only ll-of-41 from the floor in Ihe firsl h a l f , and fouls ptil ihcm in deeper trouble, wilh Ihrce starters having three fouls each forced lo sil oul a largo porlion of Ihe Ihird period For Ihe game. Bishop Kelly had 11 personals lo 19 for Mnlillelon. "II was a lotal learn cfforl. all the way down the line." Dillon assessed "Our flold Unit (second le.imi did a super job. They've worked Iheir tails off all year and havpn'l played much, and I'm glad they grit (n pul in so much l i m p tonight, because they sure deserved il." Dan Johnson's 19 points led (he Viking attack. Ijandv Hopkins chipped in wilh 17 poinls. while Ken Markwoll added 17 also to go with IS rebounds gmid for game honors in lhat category. Besides milslinoting Kelly 42210 34.'2 per com. Middlelon also oulboardcd Ihe K n i g h l s -14-tt. Middlelon ended Ihe evening with I I turnovers, w h i l e Bishop Kclh committed n mistake* Scott May gets Player of Year NKW YOHK il.'I'I) - Scflll May of nationally first-ranked Indiana, a li-fool. 7- inch player w i t h HIP inslincls of a "lilllc digger." has been named the v inner of iru 1 James A. N'aismilh Troph\ as Ul'I's college basketball player of Ilic year. May. «hoh,is ltd Indiana (o two straight undefeated seasons, won the award by a men Iwo voles over .N'nlre Dame's Adrian Danllcy in balloting by sporls writers and sporlscaslcrs from across Ihe naMun. He is Ihe lirst Indiana player honored in the 22- year history of the award. May received 55 voles compared to S-t for Danllcy. Kent ilenson of Indiana was third wilh 17 votes followed hy John l.ucas of .Maryland and I'hil Sellers of Hutgers willi eight voles each and Uich Washington of LTI.A anil lion I.eo of Oregon wilh five each. "He is Ihe hesl all-around player wilh whom I've been associalcd," commented Indiana t'oach Hobby Knighl. "Also, probably Ihe hcsl I've ever seen play Ihe game." Sieve Acarregui scored 2-1 poinls for Bishop Kelly lo lead all other scorers. Jim Scanlon added 11 points fnr the losrrs, who ended Iheir season wilh a 15-10 slate Tonight's contesl should prove lo he an interesting one. pilling the fasl-brrnking offense of .Midcllclmi against Inn slmml- dnwn. deliberate a t t a c k of Ihe lallcr Wood Hiver ballclub. Obviously, HIP team which can sel Ihe tempo of ttir game will win. something Dillon's crew has been successful doing all season long "File Iwo (earns are exaci opposite!,." Dillon assessed. "Wood Hiver plays a good man-lo-man defense and Ihey arc my patient on offense. They will lnai you 2 n if you let (hem." "Hul we are going lo try lo speed up the game, force them to play behind if we c.in Whoever controls Ihe pace will win " W.IDOLETO.NJ4. 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