Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on March 10, 1976 · Page 15
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 15

Nampa, Idaho
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Wednesday, March 10, 1976
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Pholo by Ve» Davenport Everybody fears Meridian 1U Paul linker Free Press S|Hrls Editor MERIDIAN - Last year's Meridian Warriors. Ihe bunch that snuck up on you like a jug of moonshine, are no longer the Stale A-1 Tournament's highest secret. That makes it tougher. "II sure^dpes," said \Varnors coach GregJIordcmaTuiI'vi-hoiri lilile more than 2-t hours will send his team against Moscow in the opening round of Ihe I97ii championships. Stale is at split sites starling tomorrow night, with Highland playing iioise at 7 p.m and Meridian meeting Moscow at 8::il) in Ihe Warriors' new facility. At Capital High, where the high-flying Eagles are also lowming large in their BH n place. Minico and Idaho Falls tangle nt 7 and Capital meets a physical Lewislon team at H::1D. All eyes up north will he on Meridian's game. That will he Ihe measuring stick for Moscow's hopes "1 think we've played well the last week or two." said Hordemann Tuesday evening after practice. "I just hope we can carry it a couple more games It's so ilarn hard to tell when you go into a tournament. I've had teams that looked great one night and then terrible the next." There was no mistaking Meridian's look a \ear ago. when the team shocked everybody liy finishing third. One of the victories was against Hordcmann's old team, Moscow, and the Bears might remcmhcr that At least, coach Tim Cummings does. Cummings assisted Hordemann in Ihe 1972 season -- the year Greg took Ihe Bears all the way to'the state title. He'd love ID Leal Ihe pants off the Warriors. "I don't know if we're belter than last year, only time will tell." said Cummings Tuesday right after putting Moscow- through an 8 a.m. praclii-e. Kim Goctz. the G-G All-Staler, made the Hears one of the most dangerous teams in Ihe tournament in 1975 hut Meridian Cummings a lesson in halance. "They harf (heir guns set for the championship." said llordemann of Ihe game. "We were on Ihe way up and Ihey were no longer going for the championship, so that probably helped " Cummings. going at Meridian now with a novice 6-7 center and a blue-chip guard- forward combination of Jon Sanchez and Rrari Eisinger. thinks Goelz 1 magic might have actually hurl his squad. "When you have the great kid. a Inl of kids don't assert themselves. I think that was the problem with us." he said of the player who did things like np Highland for .1.1 points in Slate competition So it was lhal Ihe Warriors, coming of age, beat Moscow by II While the Hears' team has t w o Slate starters returning, Meridian returns jusl about everyone who accd the Bears out of third. If it was N'cal Smart's superb play in the clutch that reversed the Warriors' for- luncs in I'J75. this year Hordemann is looking for everybody to play well They did at District the game rf the year in this area might have been that 71-67 overtime game that decided the district championship. Capital won. but Hordemann says his Warriors were anything bill crushed "The kids realizethal either team could have won. It was a great game " What aboul Moscow" "We jusl dnn'l knnw how good they are," admits Hordemann "Whoever wins these first-round games will he facing good people every night. There jusl isn'l anything easy about ii " "Cummings is really an enthusiastic coach. He likes lo press -- and 1 know he likes to break a lot I feel the game will IK a lot tougher lhan the third place game was last vear." Moscow vs. Meridian "H"s fun playing Greg again." says Cummings, "But I'm not sure if I'm looking forward toil -- not al their plate." That, more than anything, may give Ihe Warriors the edge in Thursday's R:30 game at Meridian The Warriors have G-s forward Dennis fiasmussen. picked All-Stale by Idaho's collegiate coaches, who averaged IB.5 [Mints per game during the vear. and a 117 center in Duke Jackson, who missed the SIC rebounding title by jusl three hoards. Hordemann is getting good play from guards Doug Kirk and Hob Blaine. excellent shooting from Malt Johnston inside, and phenomenal bench work from Larry Chapman and l.onnie Hnlloway. In short, he doesn't want lo change anything. He'll even he using that trap defense lhat worked so well againsl Capital -- hut only lo a poinl. "We'll do pretty much what we've Ix'en doing The trap is (here, it's something we can use, hul it's nnt our normal defense by any means." It may be Has who checks Eisinger, Ihe H senior who also got All-Stale by the college coaches. Eisinger hit 18 points per game and Sanchez, an outside shnoter who played against the Warriors last season al the Minidome. hits around 14 per game. Craig Mosman. fi-2. is Ihe other forward while John lieed. 5-0, is the guard In the middle, opposing Jackson, is fi-7 Wayne Sprouse. Moscow. 17-5. dominated its district tourney - murdering Sandpoint in its last game -- largely on Sprouse's points. "This is Sprnuse's first year al basketball of any kind, hut he'll be surprise you." said Cummings. "Thai's what I've heard." said Ilnr dcmann "I hear he's pretty good." al District as Boise beat Mountain Home. Even with Swanson out with an injury, Kuyper look up the slack, hilling 22 (minis Thai kind of backdoor help won't hurl Ihe Braves anv. Minico High vs, Idaho Falls Minico upset Twin Kails and Graydon Stanley, the league's leading scorer and rebounder, by running the Bruins to death with Ihe fast break in a district surprise to the south. Kun with Idaho Falls, and you're the one doing Ihe dying. Thai's coach Gerald Mayes' problem. Nobody can call the Tigers and All- State guard Reed Jaussi fat cats going inlo (he game. After losing to lionncvillc in Ihe region meet, Idaho Palls had tor-limb back w-ith three straight victories, culminating in a fi2 57 win over the I!ees. "You bet I was worried," said !-es Rob, Ihe I.F. coach. When Pocatello, one of the Tigers' comeback victims, tried an all-nut stall. Koh didn't mind it a bit. Idaho Falls won lhal game la-li. "Actually, we were pretty down from losing to Bnnneville. The kids got lo jusl sland around and resl." While Minico has dangerous Jesse .Miller and decent learn speed and shooting, the Tigers come at you with G-G. li-fi. r-5. S--I and li-1 height. All'five starters from last year's Stale team are hack, anil no less than three Tigers - .laiissi, Don Rircti. and Greg Walker, arc in Ihe lop four in the conference in field goal accurracy. Jaussi averaged 15.8 poinls per game and he's probably the best guard in the State That and a 21-4 season record tell ynu that Idaho Falls figures to gel by this one. Highland vs. Boise High Capital vs, Lewiston lion Kress, the Highland coach, figures there were three or four teams from his region lhat should have gone In Stale "Kill lhal's not to downgrade your area." he said Tuesday "I do know for a fact that Region One 'Moscow. I.ewistoni is down this year " The Rams i;uro aren't. With the likes of f-9 Mark Strand, C-fi Lirry Tr/bler. am) mobile 6-3 forward Greg Smith, the All-SIC pass-catcher. Highland has to he favored liver Hnise The Hams beat Honnovillc-lS-l-l fnrlh'.'ir region tilie "I feel we playd well, and actually we've played lhal way for the last Ihrct weeks." sas Kress, wly saw- Moscow knnck his favored learn off al Ihe Minidome in game one of Slate a year ago. Stroud iis.fii, Smith i l l . 7 guard Dirk Knciler i!0.7 and Tobler MO-li give the Hams mnre firepower than jusl anyliody in the field. Throw Ihem in w i t h Itoise. and (he fireworks begin "1 don't know about lhat one," admits Meridian's Hordemann. "Hnise has heen playing so well -- hut f would have In give Highland (he edge " II's douhlful Boise has anybody lu slay w Hi Stroud. Then again, Tim Jennings i(i- 5i. Kurt Kuyper ifi-6) and Jeff Swanson ift- 5i may gel the job done inside. They did it Capital has Hrian Welch n;-!) Kipp liedard ili-4 but a B-G jumper) and one of Ihe Stale's slickest guards in Hill Messing A finesse team lhal does everything well. Enter the I.cwiston Mentals H7-ri ID Capital's 21-2i. They come nn like Ministers of the Midway. "We heal 'cm by nine and one," says Moscow coach Tim Cummings. "They're a very strong learn. Very big and strong. They're a II aboul 200-2111 pounds anil fairly rjuick." Doug and Dave Blume, Ihe two twin gianls who do jusl alionl everlhing al I.owislon, are the anchors in a l.cwislim team lhal's made S t a t e for Ihe first lime in in years. The real player of the group is i;-4 junior Dan Korge, however. lie had 14 poinls in the team's tourney-clinching ;ffl- M win againsl Sandpnint. Reports arc he's exlremcly quick inside, so Capital's Charlie Henry may be thinking Hedard as he plots a plan lo stop the fiengals. It appears Ihe Bengals are playing some of their l*sl har.kcllxtll at precisely llu 1 right momenl hut Capital, in ils own nym. is formidable. Just ask Meridian. Messing. Ihe only returning Icllcrman nn the Eagles, showed what his niellle is in the clutch with 2T poinls in llu 1 district final, lie scored M.S per giiine. led Unlearn in assists, and was uickril by Ihe slate's cnllegc roaches along wilh Idiihn Kails' Jaussi as a firsl-lcam All-Stale guard. State picture State A-1 IT MERIDIAN THURSDAY'S S T A T E O P E N E R S l-.ti - H.qhljnd I lilt .1 Bone {It I! 1.11- Meridian III n ,1. Moitox I Mil *T CAPITAL THURSDAY'* STATE OPENESS o Fa'li 1M] vi. Mimco t f 11) State A-2 AT POCATELLO T H U R S D A Y ' S S T A T E O P E N E R S 1 05 - Buhl f i t 71 vi Sn»«e R i v e r J : O C - s r Manes sncllty n s Miridlelo State A-3 AT CSI, TWIN FALLS The Idaho Free hess. Wednesday, March 10,1976- R 1 Ras, Duke are named HOUSE - Dennis fiasmusscn and Dukt- Jackson of Meridian both earned spots on the Idaho Stalcsman's all- stale basketball learn released Wednesday morning. The Statesman team was picked on the basis of recommendations and nominations from Idaho's collegiate couches. Uusinusscn. Meridian's tl-5 junior forward, was named first team while Jat-kson. a G-7 senior tenter, earned honorable mention. Southern Idaho Conference players dominated the squad, will 11 of Ihe :'0 players honored coming from SIC schools. The team was picked without regard lo classification of players' schools liesides Hasnuissen. other first learners were Capital High SWard Rill Itcssing. a 5-11 senior, Idaho Falls guard Reed .biisii. u li-i senior. Moscow's Urari Eisingcr. a 6--1 senior fin-ward, and Mark Stroud. a 6-9 junior center from Highland Marc \\aid. a (M senior Irom lionnevillelecl off the second team and was joined by Mountain Home's I'al Kngelhardl. a 6-5 icniiir. Twin Kails' Graydon Stanley. ,1 B-G senior. Tom Jennmus. a ti-5 senior from lioise and Gary Funhss, a 6-6 junior from little Teton High. .liiinini; Jackson on the honorable mention list were Jon Sanchez of Moscow, Greg Smith of highland. Brian Welch of Capital. Dan Forge of I.ewisloii. Don Baldwin of Idaho Falls. Jeff Swaiison of lloise. Karrell Williams of Hurley. Itugcr Dalling of Madison and Jeff Urudie of Htmneville. 1 K- Kimbtrli l! 7 it - Nan Plymou 1:03 -- Gereiee NJ 6:30 -- HOTiptfale I l THU«SO»Y'S S T A T E OPENERS l )l Yi. Teln (I)-OI State A-4 AT LEWISTOH THURSDAY'S STATE OPEHERSIMST1 I'll - - Claik County »i Troy :03- Csstadf OC-7J vs Ralr River (17-1) 8JQ -- Cambridge L?M) vi Plummet IMC -- N'eiperte vs R nit,eld Mf-ii FREE! 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