Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho on February 19, 1975 · Page 14
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Idaho Free Press from Nampa, Idaho · Page 14

Nampa, Idaho
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Wednesday, February 19, 1975
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TJ* Idaho Fr* Press4The News-Tribune, Wednesday. February ,9 W5 _ A .| Jack Joaes and Ron Hill Kuna, Falcs go in A-2 Al.lrtU.U. - Co-champiiins of Ihe Snake River \alley League wilh I'ayelle ai U-3, Ihe Vallivue ·alcmishave i» l*. al leasi a co-favm ile lo lake (he District A-2 luurney starling Thursday ai Treasure valley (.'ijjninuiiiiy College in Ontario. liui then Hie ralcims were favored last Friday nilJlil. Favored big - to lake Die Clh place Bishop Kelly Knijjhis in a game lhai would have given them sitle piissesiinii u( ihc league title. Ami I hey losl. They losl 52-51 In Ihe lowly Knighls. a team lhal wun unly fuur games all year, ami willi Ihe closing victory, three SUV games. Kriilay. lire Falcons il!-5 overall! start out al R p.m.. pla ing Ihe winner at Thursday's 7 p.m tip-off CO/MrS'. lhal means cither MidJIelon or Kelly. "I have mi prefoi ence. We have lo Ije awfully careful either way." Jones learned again Kriilay lhal vim dun'i lake anyihing for granted and lie's pulling his lesson inio practice. "We're prepai-ing far Uilh teams right now. We're working against Hie stuff t h a i cither one of them might use all week. Thai's not too easy as they aren't very much similar." Should lliildlciiin win. .limes figures control uf Ihe boards and slopping ihe deadly uuiside shooting of the Vikings will be a must fur his Falcons. If it's Kelly, he musl have his club ready lo adjust lo the slowdown ihat the Knights are almusl sure lo throw ai Ihe Falcons. "Thai's what they did to us Friday night and we weren't ready for il. They probably played about the bcsi ball game they've played 'all year and we probably j/layed abuui our ivursi. "If it's them ihai we come up against, we'll have to be ready to use the trap and we'll have to use a for- District A-2 tourney Thursday at TVCC 7 p.m. -- Middleton vs. Kelly 8:30 -- Kuna vs. Weiser Friday at TVCC 6:30 p.m. -- Payette vs. winner of Kuna-Weiser 8:30-- Vallivue vs winner of Middleton-Kelly ring type defense thal'll gel us back the ball when they stari lo stall it on us.' Puyettc. ciHitlehoMcr wilh Vallivue. also waits until Friday lo get things going. The Pirates (14-Con the yean have the winner of Thursday's nighlcap, cither Kuna or Weiser. Weiser finished on ihe very Indium of Ihe SRV, laking away Bishop Kelly's two-year-olc 1 claim on the spot, iiui lion Hill, coach of ihe Kiuia Kavemen, isn't looking lo Friday yet. "Overconfident 1 . 1 1 sure wouldn't think so. Net after last Friday." Hill refers to Feb. i-i, when the lowly Wolverines nearly upsei his Kavemen in Kuna. something not easily done. "Weunly beat them by Iwu poinls and when you get around tu tournament lime, league finishes don't mean much. Everyone gels up. If we're overconfident, we'll gel beat: ii's as simple as I hat." The man thai gave Kuna the mosl irouble in the last meeting between Ihe two clubs was George Iliroiiaka. ihe fourth leading scorer in Ihe SRV «-jtn a 13.3 average. Hill plans lo slap him wilh cither Ken Durrani or Shane Meeker, his two quickest defenders. "We'll probably press ihem some. loo. They had problems wilh that over here." 'Cats to face Marsing WlLDKJj handle." Thai's what Ferris Lynn, coach ol the Wilder Wildcats, expects ID gel from (he Marsing Huskies Saturday night at G p.m. in Wilder's first round of action in Ihe District A-3 tournament al Nampa High. "We've got a lot of respecl for Marsing. They're a good club with a lol of talent and they're or Jones (left) leads his Vallivue club against either Middleton Bishop Kelly in Friday's second round of the District A-2 meet while Hill's Kuna Kavemen play Weiser in Thursday second game at the TVCC Gym in Ontario. night's N-Christian battles Salmon in A-4 opener District A-3 tourney Friday at Nampa High 1 p.m. -- Rimrock vs. McCall-Donnelly 8:30 -- Council vs. Fruitland Saturday at Nampa High 4:30 p.m. -- New Plymouth vs. winner of Rimrock-McCaU 6 p.m. -- Wilder vs. Marsing 7:30 p.m. -- Parma vs. Melba 8 p.m. -- Homedale vs. winner of Council- Fruitland - well coached. "Al Ihe same lime, we're glad Ihat we've got a lough game Ihe first timeout. That'll make sure that we work hard all week. We'll be playing one game al a lime Ihis way." Lynn isn't kidding when he evaluates the Huskies. From 0-7 on !he year as lale as early January, the Huskies bolted through the latter half of Iheir schedule to end Ihe year with a 7-7 mark in Ihe Treasure Valley League, good for fourth place, and counted Kay Roeder, a forward among the league's lop five scorers wilh a 15.8 average. Besides Roeder, Lynn is watching out for a couple of other Huskies. "Tom Kovis 16-3) is probably the best center in Ihe league. And both Jeff and Tom Per- eifield do a real good job for them." Wilder's tenacious man-to- man defense was their prime weapon all season as Ihey compiled a perfect H O TVL mark and a 17-3 record overall and Lynn certainly doesn't plan any changes for the playoffs. "We're not going lo change a thing." asserts Lynn. That means lhal the responsibility of stopping Kovis will fall lo Wildcat center, Ray Gross. Gross gives away an inch in height to Kovis, but Lynn has failh in his muscular junior post man. "He's the best defensive player we've got on (he club." Lynn isn'l worried aboul anything in particular. He figures lhal if his club is at its best. Ihey can just aboul handle anyihing. "Theone thing thai might hurt us is if we get ourselves into foul Irouble." muses Lynn. As for whal type of strategy h.e expects from the Huskies, "They'll probably man us as well, and I sort of think they might press." "You can't really single oiil any one thing as the key lo llje game," says Lynn "A learn on : a hot streak like them is pretty hard lo predict. Just good, solid overall play is Ihe way to wjn this one. And they have lo worry aboul stopping "(Joel SalazaV and (Greg) Sweet. : "One thing we will need is good rebounding from (Paul) I.ivesay and Gross. If we get lhal. we'll be in good shape.'";·. The firsl round of A-3 play begins Friday nighl al Nampa with Himrock taking on McCal] at 7 p.m. and Council trying Kruilland al 8:30. . : : NAMPA - Word of mouth may be a good way to find a mechanic, but it doesn't usually prove oul the best method of scouting a basketball team. · All the same, it's whal Nampa Christian Coach Steve Hudson is going to have lo depend upon Wednesday night as he takes his Trojans into the first round of Ihe A-) district basketball tournament against the Salmon River Savages tonight al Payetle. "I never got a chance to see them this season," admits Hudson, "bul I have talked lo several other coaches who watched them play. From what I understand, the closest thing they've got to a real star is a boy by the name of Linficld. who averages aboul I t or 12 poinls a game. "From there down, they don't have any other real individual stars, bul Ihey do have aboul seven boys that are just real good players. Teams like that are sometimes harder to beat lhan teams Ihat depend on one excellent kid. There's not jusl one man to stop. You have to slop (he whole team. On paper, Ihe match-up appears prclty even. Both clubs finished in Ihe middle to their respective league races, the Savages posting a C O record in the Long Pin Conference (11-7 overall) and the Trojans finishing al 6-8 in the Treasure Valley League (9-11 for Ihe year). Height should match up evenly as well, as NCHS's G-G center, Ken Crow, looks to be definitely oul for ihe resl of the year after an ankle injury suffered in the second Wilder game. Neither team will have anyone District A-4 tourney Wednesday at Payette 1:30 p.m. -- Notus vs. Cambridge 3:00 -- Garden Valley vs. Cascade 7:00 -- Salmon River vs. Nampa Christian 8:30 -- Midvale vs. Meadows Valley going over 6-2. The Trojans ,ire coming off a loss in their season-endcr with Notus. but Hudson doesn't think that'll have his club down. "We were down for that game, but I think we were already looking forward to district. 'i think we're really up [or this one." As things swing into action, Hudson goes with Midvale and Katus as the favorites. The Hangers have jusl completed their third undefeated regutar season in a row and boast the valley's leading scorer in Lance Holmslrnm. who is averaging 25.-1 per game. As for Notus. the Pirates finished Iheir season in second place in the Treasure Valley League with a 12-2 mark and a 1G--I record overall. "We've started to run a little more since we lost Ken." says Hudson. "That should match us up with them prellv well as they run-and-gun themselves "Defensively, we've gone more to a tight zone for added rebounding strength. It's worked prelly well. In Iwo of the last three games i.Noltis ex- eeptedl we've got better than HO rebounds." The A-3 playoffs arc full double-elimination, bul only Ihe lop (wo teams make it to Lewislon for the State championships. Mareh 0. 7 and ft Bradley, Barry open with talk, then fists McAdoo pacing at 34.0 AM bolts to 8-1 By t-'nilod Press I n t e r n a t i o n a l Bolh Arkansas and Texas Tech had Iheir hopes up for a while Tuesday night, bul at Ihe end of ihe night things stood jusl like they did before al the top of the Southwest Conference basketball race. Texas AM. which went into Tuesday night's action with a one-game lead over Arkansas and Texas Tech, found things about like they usually do at Baylcr--bad Baylor hit everything tl tried early in Ihe game and the Aggies could do little right. Before A4-.M knew it. the Hears had built an 11-poinl lead. Bul Barry Davis finally warmed up the Aggie shooting and A4M closed lo within two points al the half, 3634. Early in (he second half Sonny Parker broke away for two layups to give the Aggies a lead Ihey never gave up. The win boosted AM lo 8-1 in conference play wilh five games left. Arkansas and Texas Tech both stayed within one game of (he AiM bul Ihe Red Raiders had plenty of trouble doing so. Tech finally subdued SAIL', SO- 57, while Arkansas romped, 8157, over Texas Christian. Texas, meanwhile, won Us f o u r t h straighl game after losing its first five conference outings, defeating Rice, 68-62. Texas Tech continually threatened to pull away from SMU but the Mustangs battled back and were in a position lo take the lead in (he final minute. A shot by Jeff Sagehorn wilh 15 seconds, however, went astray. Rick Bullock sank two fouls r.hols wilh seven seconds left to give Tech a clinching three- point lead. Kickey Mcdlock scored 20 poinls for Arkansas and Dan Kruger, whose free throw shooting has been chiefly in- slrumenlal in Texas' winning slreak, scored 25 poinls in (he win decision over Kice. In olher major games Tuesday nighl, Rhode Island stunned Providence, 79-C?. George Washington dumped Temple. 8370, Pan American ripped Southern Mississippi, 97-78, Colorado Stale edged Air force, 72-71, in overtime and Utah Slate heal Oral Roberts, 91-fl.i. Scoreboard High school DISTRICT II, A S . . Poc*iell»n, BlitMool Highland ii, Donnevi'lf DISTRICT II, Neiperce SJ. Troy ** De»ry ij, Cu'dFMC if DISTRICT II. Citjrwiler Valley !l. X Pfjine n, T »n be r 1 1 ne *, College Colt a 11 Air Foict M N. Core tl Chadron (I I Ulah Sr tl Oral Robert* Cal IM »iuia n the 99-98 New York victory. "The rcfs lost roiilrol at the game early and svc f i n a l l y losl because Ihe ref didn't know the f a i u'h in UA BacMi ': rules. It's n shame when o game is decided by calls." The play Hint Harry felt decided the jjame came in the final 21) seconds and lie blames veteran ref Manny Sokol for the blunder. Golden Slate had fought back with seven straight points lo taken 98-97 lend with 50 seconds left after Ihe Knicks had led 07-91 ttilh two minutes to go. Phil Jackson (hen hit a 20-foot jumper wilh 3.1 seconds left to put New York ahead and Golden Slate called time oul. Cliff Hay drove lo the bnskel By Steve H'ilslcin I'i'lSimrlslVnVi "How's it g o i n g ? " b i l l Bradley asked liick Barry as the New York Knicks and Golden Stale Warriors lined up for the opening tap Tuesday night. "Okay," Barry said. "Long road trip." "Yeah," said U r a d l e y , "they're tough." Light, pleasant pre-game talk, shake hands come out playing. A m i n u t e later. Barry and Bradley- were swinging wildly at each olher. Wilh jusl -12 seconds gone in the firsl period. Bradley elbowed Barry, trying lo keep him outside. Barry swung around and pushed Uradley. ivho should! at him. "What's the mailer wilh you?" Barry stalked away angrily. The learns lined up for the llirow in, Bradley and Barry jostled each other again, then threw elbows and finally fists. Barry landed a right nn Brodley's jaw. Bradley swung bul missed and both players were held bock by teammates. Knicks' Coach Red llolzman stormed onto Ihe court and screamed, stopping jusl short of ,i technical When play continued. Barry hit a quick jumper. The sellout crowd of 19.C9J picked up the tension and never let it f.-ule..The coiirtside fans began razzing Harry bul he prelended to lake no notice. Then one eluded, "llradley'll kill ya, Barry." lo which Barry raised a doubtful eyebrow and sneered For three more quarters, the teams played chest-to-chest baskelball. trading the lead often. Barry drew a technical in the third period and nearly talked himself r,ff the court, lioth teams complained often aboul the officiating. "There were a lot of bleep calls out there," Barry said, nol bothering (o edit his anger after f,"TM" 0 ,, tln " , JS ' ?" J,',, wilh 21 seconds left and was called for an offensive foul. New York took the ball and Jackson found himself caught wilh double coverage. Rather lhan throw the ball away or be called for a 10-sccond violation, he called time. Sokol whistled (hen realized he blew the call. A team cannot call timeout in Ihe back- court in Ihc lasl two minutes and, if it does, Ihe ref must ignore the call. Sokol acknowledged his mistake but could not call a technical on Ihe Knicks. Instead he gave New York the ball and the Knicks ran oul Hie clock. Barry managed just 18 points after scoring « (he last time he played in New York. Walt Frazier led all scorers with 34 points. Golden State, though oulrebounding the Knicks, -13-21, and oulshooling (hem 58-18 per cent, turned the ball over 34 limes lo the Knicks' 15. Elsewhere, B u f f a l o routed Phoenix, 124-109. Milwaukee downed Cleveland, 101-93. Chicago ripped Los Angeles, 128105, New Orleans bcal Philadelphia, 103-85, and Houston beal Portland, 103-87. In Ihe only ABA game, K e n l u c k y vi'hipped Virginia. 121-IM. liravos 121, Suns HID: Bob McAdoo scored 41 points and Jim McMillian and Jack .Uirin e.ich chipped in with 22 lo help Buffalo beal Phoenix and snap a (hrce-gamc losing streak. Bucks 101. Cavs M: Rookie Gary Brokaw- hit 10-of- NEA standings Eaifern Allanl Confer ( Dimn SOUO'i B u f f a l o Cleveland Hojiloi I. p e c . gl 12 shots for a career-high 24 points lo spark Milwaukee over Cleveland. Bob Dandridge added 18 poinls for Ihe Bucks and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 17. Jim Chones topped Cleveland with 16 poinls. Bulls 128. l.akcrs Ids: Six Bulls scored in double figures, lopped by Bob lxve with 27 points, to help produce a team scoring high for the season. It was Chicago's fourth straighl win. its loth in the last Ugamesand lOlh straight home court win, a club record. Los Angeles lost for Ihe seventh time in the lasl nine games. Jazz 103, Tilers XS: Pe;e Maravich had 33 points to lead N'cw Orleans toils 11th win. Doug Collins also had 33 for Philadelphia, liockels 107. Blazers 83: Rudy Tomjanovich oulscorcd Portland by himself in Ihe firsl quarter, M-13, and Houston pulled away lo an easy victory. Houston center Kevin Runner! was ejected for slugging Bill Wallon after a foul was called on the Portland center. Colonels 121. Squires 101: Artis Gilmorc had 20 points and 17 rebounds and Dan Issel added 27 poinls and 13 rebounds to help Kentucky beal Virginia and tic idle New York for first in the ABA East. TO I I K . M A I N 1\ IIOSI'ITAI NEW YORK t U P I l - Earl Monroe will remain in the Lenox Hill Hospital for another two days svith Ihe flu and will miss at least two more games, the New York Knickerbockers announced Monday. NEW YORK (IJPI) - Wilh Buffalo's Bob McAdoo pulling a little farther ahead of Golden Slate's Rick Barry in scoring, Ihe closest individual race in the National Basketball Association has developed for the rebounding championship. Through lasl Sunday's games, five players were wilhin a poinl of each other with Wes Unseld showing the way with an. average H.9 rebounds a game; according lo official statistics? released Tuesday.' Happy Hair-: slon of Los Angeles and Sam': Lacey of Kansas City-Omaha-: were lied for second with 14.3,'' followed by Kareem Abdul-. Jabbar of Milwaukee (14.2) and'-McAdoo 114.1). '··: FARMERS At today's prices, the importance of PRECISION APPLICATION is greatly increased. PRECISION APPLICATION comes with experience. NH 3 FERTILIZER COMPANY experience. has the NH 3 FERTILIZER CHEMICAL CO. NAMPA 466-5100 SHELL PRODUCTS r* J4 JO .41) lj' ? Ccilral Division v». i pel. g.b. ") *l u .71* - jo if .»j 11 Chicjqc KC-OmJhi Deiro.l icaMIf pjr ?7 or.r V, So t*l.1. Coll 7| Wil-rr Mtd*t\l Aihlnd *] Bidrtn w i K c Auquirjna )| Milliktn CecUrvl tt W M b r f r c e t O«runcc *c 0 Ajorlhem tlmhru 94 KcMn Ccm Mtr*m 11 John C a r r c ' l 111. 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