The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on May 6, 1997 · Page 11
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THE SALINA JOURNAL T HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL SPORTS TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1997 B3 Southeast sweeps Ell-Saline Troutfetter throws one of top games of year in winning first game By LARRY MORITZ The Salina Journal GYPSUM — Megan Troutfetter had a little something extra working for her Monday afternoon. The Southeast of Saline senior, having signed with the Cloud County Community College softball program earlier in the day, turned in one of her best outings of the season in the Trojans' opener against Ell-Saline. Troutfetter threw a complete game two-hitter, striking out 12 in a 7-2 Southeast victory. The Trojans completed the sweep with a 9-1 win in the second contest. "The whole season Megan's pitched pretty strong," Southeast V PRO BASKETBALL Rockets top Sonics By The Associated Press HOUSTON — Mario Elie led Houston's long-range shooting barrage by making all five of his 3- pojnt shots, and the Rockets held off the Seattle Super Sonics 112-102 Monday night for a 1-0 lead in their second-round NBA playoff series. The Rockets came into the game with five days rest after sweeping Minnesota in the first round, while Seattle finished up a rough five- game series against the Phoenix Suns on Saturday. Houston opened a 27-point lead at 103-76 with 10:07 left to play but the Su- perSonics wouldn't go quietly. Hersey Hawkins hit four 3-point baskets in a row during a final 26-9 run but it was too late to catch the Rockets. Elie, who finished with 20 points, got the Rockets started by hitting 5- of-5 treys in the first half to match a playoff record. The Rockets hit 10-of-15 3-pointers for a 64-55 halftime lead and finished the game 15-of-28 from long range. Elie tied the record for number of 3-pointers without a miss shared by three players, most recently by Seattle's Nate McMillan against the Rockets May 6,1996. Clyde Drexler led the Rockets with 22 points and Shawn Kemp paced the SuperSonics with 24 points. coach Mike Garretson said. "But today she mixed that with some savvy. When you have those kind of tools and mix it with savvy, you can be a champion." Troutfetter and game two winner Amy Scanlan were both backed by •M~M» • another solid • orr ** LL effort from the Eii-saiine 2 1 Southeast de- SE-Sallns 7 9 fense. The Trojans committed two errors in 14 innings and were able to take advantage of some Ell-Saline miscues when the Cardinals were in the field. "When we don't get loose with the ball and throw it all over the place, we're a pretty good defensive team," Garretson said. "But defense hasn't really been a problem this season. The problem has been making contact when we have people on base. "Tonight we put the ball in play when we got runners on and when you do that, you can put the pressure on the other team to make the plays." "I think the girls, when they are really communicating, they really play well together," Ell-Saline coach Tammy Thaxton said. "When we don't communicate, we start falling apart." Ell-Saline (7-9) took a 2-0 lead in the opener with two unearned runs in the top of the first. Elisha Shriver's two-out double drove in one run, but that was the last Cardinal hit until the seventh inning. Troutfetter retired 17 consecutive batters before Shriver got her team's second hit with one out in the seventh. Southeast (8-4) did its damage early, scoring four in the bottom of the first and three in the third. Troutfetter had a two-run single in the first and Vicki Florine added an RBI double. BRIEFLY Florine drove in another run with her second double of the game in the third. Whitney Nordstrom singled with one out and later scored on Ell-Saline's third error of the inning. "When you look back at most of our losses, we have an inning that really hurts us and we never recover from it," Thaxton said. In the second game, that big inning came in the third for Southeast. The Trojans broke a 1-all tie with four runs on three hits, including an RBI-single from Nordstrom and a three-base Ell-Saline error to score two runners. Crystal Giersch and Florine had run-scoring singles in Southeast's four-run fourth. Shriver and Cassie Hecker combined for six of the Cardinals' eight hits in the double header. Florine was 5 for 7 and Giersch added three hits for the Trojans. Stires, Jones taken by Columbus in ABL draft MANHATTAN — Two former Kansas State basketball players will be reunited in the American Basketball League after being selected by the same team in the sixth round of the ABL draft. Salina native Shanele Stires and Andria Jones were chosen by the Columbus Quest on Monday. Quest coach and general manager Brian Agler, who coached at Kansas State from 1993-96, acquired a second sixth-round pick from Long Beach, Calif., in order to get both players. Stires, a 5-11 forward from Salina, played at Kansas State from 1992-95, after reaching fifth on the Wildcats' all-time scoring and steals lists and sixth on the school's rebounding charts. Stires had a 30-day contract with the Quest last season as a replacement player. Chiefs sign Henley to three-year contract KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Running back June Henley has signed a three-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs, the club said Monday. Henley, the team's fifth-round draft choice, is the second Chiefs pick to sign with the team. Financial terms weren't disclosed. The 21-year-old Henley, of Columbus, Ohio, is the University of Kansas' all-time leading rusher. The 6-foot, 226-pound back ran for a total 3,841 yards and set the school's all-time record of 41 touchdowns on 823 carries. "We were attracted to June because he was an extremely productive player in college," Chiefs Head Coach Marty Schotten- heimer said Monday. "He can do all the things you have to do as a running back in the pros. He can run, block, and he can catch." Central softball team splits with Great Bend GREAT BEND — The Salina Central softball squad, in the middle of a string of seven games in four days, managed to split a doubleheader at Great Bend on Monday. The Mustangs (6-5) rallied from a 3-0 deficit for a 7-3 victory in the opener. Great Bend responded with a 12-2 win in game two, breaking open a close contest with two runs in the third and three in the fourth. Junior Ashley Wilson picked up her first victory tossing a three-hitter. Great Bend capitalized on eight walks and three Central errors in the second contest. Central, after playing three games Saturday at the Wichita Northwest Invitational and the two games Monday, will travel to McPherson for a doubleheader against the Bullpups today. Barton County ends BMC's baseball season GREAT BEND — Barton County scored three runs in the sixth inning to top Brown Mackie, 4-2, in a NJCAA Region VI playoff game Monday. Greg Brack drove in both Lions' runs with a double and a fielder's choice. The Cougars plated the winning runs with a two-out single, scoring runners from second and third base. Brown Mackie pitcher Justin Green struck out three and walked two through six innings. Brown Mackie ends its season at 5-36. Ell-Saline girls second at Inman track meet INMAN — The Ell-Saline girls scored big points in relays and field events Monday to take second place at the Inman Track and Field Invitational. The Cardinals scored 36 of their 89 points in five field events, including first-place finishes for Melinda Griffin in the javelin and Erica Jensen in the triple jump. Ell-Saline's 89 points were second to team champion Moundridge with 108. The Cardinal boys had two first-place finishes and were seventh in the team standings. Sterling took the boys title with 110 points, followed by Inman (86) and Bennington (75). Griffin's winning throw in the javelin was 134-feet, 2inches, while Jensen went 34-4 to win the long jump. The Cardinals also finished first in the 400-meter relay (54.48) and second in the 800- and 1,600-meter relays. The Ell-Saline boys had wins from Nathan Martin in the 1,600 run (4:46.14) and Bret Windholz in the high jump (5-11). From Staff and Wire Reports KU / LaFrentz, Pierce remaining at Kansas FROM PAGE B1 Williams said LaFrentz and Pierce made their decisions independent of each other. The news Monday night is sweet music to the ears of Jayhawk basketball followers, who have been disappointed with recent near misses in the recruiting wars. The Jayhawks recruited three of the top high school point guards in the country in Bernard Smith (Texas), Khalid El-Amin (Connecticut) and Baron Davis (UCLA), but finished second in each case. But with LaFrentz and Pierce returning for the 1997-98 season, the Jayhawks will once again be considered one of the favorites to reach the Final Four and contend for a national championship. LaFrentz, a 6-11, 235-pound junior, and Pierce, a 6-7, 220-pound sophomore, are expected to be two of the top players in the country next season. LaFrentz was already there during the 1996-97 season and Pierce may not be far behind. LaFrentz, the 1997 Big 12 Conference Player of the Year, was a first-team consensus Ail-American after averaging 18.5 points and 9.3 rebounds a game for last year's KU team that finished 34-2. The scoring average was the highest for a Jayhawk since Danny Manning scored over 24 points a game during the 1987-88 season. LaFrentz, a high school superstar in Monona, Iowa, who chose KU over Iowa in a high-profile recruiting battle, was named The Associated Press Freshman of the Year in 1995 and was a second- team All-Big Eight selection as a sophomore. LaFrentz became the first player in Roy Williams' nine years as KU's coach to top 20 points in eight straight games, and he led the Jay- hawks into the postseason with a 29-1 mark. His 31 points against Missouri are the most by any player in a conference game in the Williams era. LaFrentz ended the regular season among the league leaders in scoring, field goal percentage (59.5), rebounding, free throw percentage (75.7) and blocked shots (1.3 per game) and has set himself up to be the No. 1 pick in the 1998 NBA draft. Pierce took a back seat to LaFrentz during the regular season, but led the Jayhawks in scoring in every game in the Big 12 and NCAA tournaments, hitting 16,19, 30, 19, 20 and 27 points. He was named the most valuable player in the Big 12 Tournament and aver- aged 22.0 points a game in the NCAA Tournament. Pierce averaged 16.3 points and 6.8 rebounds a game as a sophomore and was a third-team All-Big 12 selection. He is likely to bypass his senior season at KU for the NBA. The Associated Press contributed to this story Qshe measure of a life is in the I/ V peace me leave in the hearts of those we love. tstn<o Slusk <Smitk Sbnetal Siomjt 401 West Iron* Salina* 823-3456 Kyle West "Heivfor you since 1906" —ft JBBMg? 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