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Underwood meets Of/worth, Rothsay meets Battle Lake tonight Pelican, Barnesville advance in District 23 By BRUCE B.AKKE Journal Sports Editor MOORHEAD - Barnesville's talented Trojans are off and running and the Pelican Rapids Vikings are just running after both teams posted opening wins in District 23, Class A basketball tournament action held last night at Concordia College, The Trojans shot 56 per cent from the floor and 77 per cent from the free throw line to notch a 72-55 victory over Frazee and move Barnesville one step closer to repeating as District 23 champions. Pelican Rapids used a lightning-quick, fast-breaking offense to roll over Detroit I-akes 62-46 in the second game of the first round at Concordia College Monday night. Pelican Rapids used a multiple-defense and out- muscled the leakers on the boards, pulling down 43 rebounds to the lakers' 35 in coasting to its impressive victory over Detroit I,akes. Tonight Dilworth, the Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Tues., Mar. 5, 1974 number tivo seeded District 23 team, meets Underwood at 7 and Battle I,ake takes on the run-gun-run Rothsay Tigers at 8:45. Battle Lake shared the Satellite Conference title with Henning, District 22, and carries a 15-3 record. Holhsay shared the Little Valley Conference title with Hillcrest and Underwood won the Little Eight Conference title. Both Rothsay and Underwood had to fight their ways through the Sub-District 23 tournament held in Fergus Falls. Barnesville72 Frazee 55 The top-ranked Trojans from Barnesville took a 21-9 first period lead and led by 20 at intermission, 41-21. The Frazee Hornets had to rely on the in-close shooting of Jack Ixmgfors in the third period and the ball handling of Al Nieman. This combination worked for eight minutes and Frazee outscored Barnesville 16 to 10 in the period. Barnesville regrouped its forces and pumped in 21 points in the final eight minutes and held Frazee to 18. Three Barnesville players Elbow Lake defeated Wheaton wins in District 21 ByROGERJOHNSON Special Correspondent Wheaton downed Hancock 5338 and Star buck put-played Elbow Lake 65-51 in playoff action at the U. of M. (Morris) Monday night to move into the semi-finals of the District 21 Tournament. Wheaton used a solid defense and good outside shooting to take an 18-6 lead over Hancock at the end of the first quarter. Warrior center, Steve Wahl, scored ten points in the opening session and finished the night with 17. Wheaton guards Scott Gail and Doyl Anderson contributed 15 and 14 points respectively. In the second quarter the Owls used hustle to overcome Wheaton's height advantage to outscore the Warriors 12-8 and cut the Wheaton lead to 26-18 at halftime. Hancock refused to give ground and fought back to cut the Warrior lead to four points midway through the third period but the Wheaton : machine continued to roll. The Warriors, led 39-30 at the three quarter mark and added 14 more points in the final eight minutes for the 53-38 victory. Starbuck65 Elbow Lake 51 Starbuck took control of the game in the first quarter as the cold shooting Golden Eagles could only manage to hit the hoop twice for a total of three points. The Bucks 14-3 first period lead was narrowed in the second quarter to a 16-13 margin with 3:52 remaining but then Starbuck scored seven straight free throws in nine attempts for a ten point lead at 2:12. At half time Starbuck led the contest 29-21. Elbow Lake center Gary Sabby left the game early in the third quarter with five fouls and the Bucks built up a 17-point lead with two minutes to go in period three. At the end of 24 minutes of play Starbuck was still on top 48-35. The fourth quarter was a seesaw battle from the free throw line with the Bucks having the edge in chances 18-13. In the first game Wheaton was 7-11 and Hancock 2-4 from the gift line but the second game saw Starbuck hitting on 25 for 45 and Elbow Lake making 23 out of 28. Dave Ricks of Elbow Lake gained the scoring honors for the game with 21 points. Starbuck's Phil Johnshoy and Jim Gullickson each had 14 points in the win. In tonight's action in the District 21 Tourney Morris faces Benson at 7 p.m. and Breckenridge goes against Cyrus in the 8:30 contest. scored in double figures. Mike Pender had 18 points, Larry Plath had 19 and Colin Solum had 14 in Barnesville's 18th victory of the season. Only four of Frazee's five starters scored in the Hornets' defeat. Ixmgfors caputred scoring honors with 23 points hitting 56 per cent of his shots. Nieman had 16 points and eight rebounds and Steve Daniels had 10 points last night. Barnesville outrebounded Frazee 31 to 24. Plath led Barnesville in rebounds with nine and Pender had seven. Pelican Rapids 62 Detroit Lakes 46 "We decided to go to a man- to-man defense and when we got the lead we played it straight going into a 2-3 zone and it worked last night," said Pelican Rapids coach Rex Haugen after his Vikings upended the largest school in District 23, Detroit Lakes 62-46. Pelican's fast-moving offense and its tight defense proved too much for the Lakers Monday night. The Vikings led 13-11 after one period and went into the locker room at the half, leading 28-21. In the third period Pelican went into a man-to-man defense and limited the Lakers to seven points. The Viking offense nailed down 15 points and nailed the lid on Detroit Lakes coffin, taking a 43-28 lead into the final eight minutes of play. In the final period Pelican Rapids outscored Detroit Lakes 19-18. Four Vikings scored in double Barnesville Fraiee *** Barrfcjville (72) 21 20 10 71.7? 1 1? 16 11-55 NETTESTAD DRIVES FOR TWO — Pelican Rapids' outstanding guard Mike Nettestad (33) drove past two Detroit Lakes players and sauk a layup early in the third period of Pelican's District 23 victory. (Journal photo by Bruce Bakke) M. Pender D. Mosal L. Plam C Bernier C. Solum M. A$keqaa J. Ferris D. Solum K Ernst Tolals A. N'eman J. LOTidlors S. Daniels H. Kangas fl. Anderson Tcxats Pelican Rapids Detroit Lakes D. Engebrelson J. Lund M.Johnson M.Neit«tad H. Nelson L Newhall C. Paulson P. Restsd , Totals Delro.T LaV«s K Olson P. Buckley D. Huse&y G. Larson T Andersoci P. Jfpson S.Clausen Totals (g It pi Ip I 1 3 13 IIM (SS) 13 11 1 StfiHl <»2> 1 3 7 0 0 J 1 ? 1 0 1 1 76 70 19 II & 4 W 3 4 7 2 7 0 0 3? 11 is is 10 7 fait 0 0 1 0 6 1 5 1 1 0 S 0 3 6 3 14 1 7 1 j 1 1 0 3 17 7? pi Ip 1 14 5 2] 3 10 3 i 2 0 14 55 »« «•« pi tp 2 0 2 I \ It 2 13 0 2 : 10 6 5 3 17 1002 25 12 > n 19 It pf Ip 9 I 3 17 S 0 2 1C 3016 314) 2024 1 0 0 S 0 0 1 C 22 2 14 4( Whealon HaiKock Wheaton S. Wahl K. Mower B. Jossart S.Gail D. Anderson S. Lubfcen M Whaler Hancock R. Zellwanger G. Gramm D. Jepma R.TnieIKe C. Lembcke K. Sergei J. Schmidgall Siartxjcu El bow Lave Starcuck R. Anderson G. -Kjhnsrvd B. Dieuier P.Jonnshoy W. SchulU J.G'jIlicWon N. Peeler son T. Miner berna D. Anderson f,\ Cnalenturg R.Grole Elbow Lake O Ricks G. Sabby O. Amundson K Champ T. Martinson D. Frarkl:n P. Davidson <V Knutson J. Severson *** IS i 13 U S3 7 17 12 6 31 II pi tp 3 1 17 002 022 3 0 15 0 0 U 1 1 1 0 1 1 7 8 53 It p* tp 0 2 10 0 I 4 2 1 i 0 3 i 038 02} 002 ! 12 31 14 15 1? 17 6$ 3 18 U 14 51 It It pi Ip 1 1 702 1 0 I 2 4 14 251 i 2 14 1 3 1 s a H 0 i I 0 1 4 1 1 1 f II pi tp 13 7 21 052 3 i t 057 746 0 3 2 1 2 2 7 0 J Tit 337951 Trojans jump up in AP poll AN EAGLE FLIES — Elbow Lake's Kevin Champ almost jumped right out of the gym at Morris last night when he was defending against this Starbuck player in the second game of the District 21 basketball tournament held at UMM at Morris. Starbuck defeated Elbow Lake's Golden Eagles for the right to face Wheaton in the semi-finals on Thursday, March 7, in a 7 p.m. tournament game. (Journal photo by Roger Johnson) i C-'- By The Associated Press Southern California, heading for a Pacific Eight Conference showdown against UCLA Saturday night, is on the rise in the Associated Press' college basketball poll. The Trojans, 22-3 for the season and 11-2 in the Pac-8, jumped from No. 10 to No. 7 in this week's poll of a national panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Southern California beat Stanford and California last week. The Trojans face their major test of the season against the mighty Bruins with the league title and an NCAA Tournament bid at stake. UCLA, also 22-3 and 11-2, remained third in this week's poll. UCM beat South- City Basketball League results Three games were played in the semi-final championship round of the Fergus Falls Men's Basketball League Monday night here in Fergus Falls. In the American Division the Parts House toppled Jim's Interstate 70-53. Jim Elaine led the Parts House in scoring with 16 points and Lynn Balken had 19 in the loss. The Parts House plays Minnesota Motors this Wednesday night at 8:15 at the Senior High School. In the National Division Trojan Seeds defeated lake Region 65-59. Brian Severson had 16 for the winners and Virgil Holland had 21 for Ijke Region. In the other National Division game, Pizza Hut won over Farmers Grain 67-60. Darrell Barnack had 25 for Pizza Hut and Ed Askegaard had 20 points for the Farmers. On Wednesday night at the Fergus Falls Senior High School Trojan Seeds meets the Pizza Hut at 7:10. figures. Mike Johnson, senior guard, had 16 points, Chuck Paulson, favoring a knee injury, had 17 points and led in rebounds with 15. Nettestad had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Lee Newhall had 10 points and 11 rebounds. ern California 65-54 in their first meeting earlier this season on the Bruins court. North Carolina State held the top spot with 25 first-place votes and 770 total points. The Wolfpack recorded victories over Atlantic Coast Conference rivals North Carolina and Wake Forest, raising their record to 24-1. Notre Dame, also 24-1 after beating Ball State and Villanova, stayed a close second with 15 first-place votes and 750 points. No. 3 UCLA got the other first-place vote and 658 points. Maryland, 21-4, advanced one spot to No. 4 after topping Wake Forest and Virginia. Vanderbilt, 23-2, moved into the No. 5 spot after beating Mississippi and Kentucky. North Carolina, 21-4, fell from fourth to sixth after losing to North Carolina State and beating Duke. Providence, which upped its mark to 25-3 with victories over Canisius and St. John's, N.Y., vaulted from 12th to eighth. I>ong Beach State, 23-2 after beating San Jose State and Pacific, moved up from No. 13 to No. 9. South Carolina, 21-4, moved up four places to No. 10 with victories over Duquesne, Pittsburgh and Houston. Marquette, 224, headed up the second 10, followed by Alabama, 21-4; Indiana, 19-4; Pittsburgh, 23-3, and Kansas, 19-5. Rounding out the top 20 in ordei were: Michigan, New Mexico, Louisville, Creighton and Oral Roberts. OLSON NEEDS HELP — Kevin Olson, Detroit Lakes, needed some help from his teammates after two Pelican Rapids players ganged up on htm in last night's District 23 game at Concordia College. Fighting Olson for the basketball are Chuck Paulson (45) and Dean Engebretson, standing over Olson. Pelican won the game 62-45. Pelican Rapids is shooting for its first District 23 championship since 1969. (Journal photo by Bruce Bakke) Twins' head says Oliva is part-time player By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer Tony Oliva, the Minnesota Twins' designated hitter, is trying to avoid a designated salary cut and the issue is whether a designated hitter should be designated a part-time ballplayer. He met with Twins' President Calvin Griffith for 45 minutes Monday at the team's Orlando, Fla., spring base and continued to demand the $91,000 he received last season when he batted .291 with 16 home runs and 92 runs batted in. Griffith, meanwhile, refused to raise his $84,000 offer. "The designated hitter is something new," Griffith said. "No one knows what they're worth. I feel, however, they are part-time players and should be paid accordingly." Naturally, Oliva has a different view. "I had a good year," he said. "I deserve at least as much as I made last year. Other designated hitters like Orlando Cepeda and Deron Johnson received raises and I'm only asking for the same as I got last year." 1ft TOO Twenly. «.1> place voles in parentheses, son reccre!s IhroW 9»n-es Sa'urdac, and to'a' c Pon's racu'ated on bass ol 1! 16 '4 1P109 J76543 21 INC SI liS' ! S Dane ns> 3 UCL4 [1> Griffith said doctors have told him Oliva, who has had four operations on his right knee, will never again be able to play the outfield. He said if the player doesn't sign by Sunday he may change his offer to a maximum 20 per cent cut. In New York, meanwhile, Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn met with Bill Bartholomay, president of the Atlanta Braves, and you can bet the topic was whether to make Hank Aaron a designated player in the Braves' season-opening series in Cincinnati. The commissioner's office, though, slapped a top-secret lid on the discussion. However, Kuhn has questioned the Braves' announced intention not to start Aaron in the three games at Cincinnati in an effort to have him break Babe Ruth's record of 714 home runs when the team returns to Atlanta — hopefully before sellout crowds. Aaron has 713 homers. Elsewhere, the 24 major league teams continued to get their players in shape for the exhibition games, which begin later this week. The Detroit Tigers were given a clean bill of health following routine physical examinations. Outfielder Ken Berry rejoined the Milwaukee Brewers after a three-day bout with the flu and pitcher Sam McDowell of the New York Yankees, another flu victim, was reported much improved. So was Oakland shortstop Bert Campaneris, also out three days with the bug. Outfielder Rick Monday of the Chicago Cubs, who has regaind seven of the 17 pounds he lost to the flu, was to be examined today to decide whether he can start working out. Cincinnati second baseman Joe Morgan, coming off an operation to remove a calcium deposit from his left heel, said it "seems to be fine." Los Angeles pitcher Andy Messersmith threw 20 minutes of batting practice and said he "didn't feel any strain whatsoever" from the pulled groin muscle that hampered him late last season. X-rays of Montreal outfielder Boots Day's right knee, which he twisted Saturday, were negative. IJSl sea cl WARRIORS HOLD MEETING - Wheaton High School basketball coach Nell Johnson, center, met with his troops during the Warriors District 21 victory over Hancock Monday night at Morris. Shown are Steve Wahl (40), Scott Gall (20) and Steve Lubben (44). Also from Wheaton is assistant coach John Tauber. (Journal photo by Roger Johnson) CAPTAIN HARRIERS WEST POINT, NY. i AP) Norm Reinhardt, a junior from Springfield, N.J., will captain the 197-1 Army cross country team. 34 1 ?;0 i41 »50 I! 3 ti! !>4 443 !3 1 HI 21 4 4^0 2! 3 «l 353 :M /32 1W 71 4 is; !!4 15; !' 4 US 194 13S 23 3 W 19 S 78 194 66 ,206 55 IS LOM.Wlle 1'S 51 19 CreighTon 71 5 37 » O^a 1 <?ot«Tls 31 4 IS O'h«rs receivipq vct«. ' s'KI a'pr^Ml.ca'ly Ar.ICKia. Cer. lerarv. C'^cirwiati. F'Of'da SI . Jacksonville. Kansas S'are. /,^rv'a>xl Easlern y-ore, Pen.n syivania. Onio U.. Ular 1 5 Varxlerbiil 4 N Orol.na ! Scu"trn Cal 5 Provmwce 9 LJ^ BtN SI iO S Carolina n Marqufttf H Inoa™ 14 P.mbcrch 15 Kansas '6 V ch'gan 17 New w«x-co 1974 DISTRICT 22 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT ALL GAMES AT 7:30 P.M. SAUK CENTRE 46 Monday, March 4 atMELROSE HENNING 53 HENNING LONG PRAIRIE 51 Monday, March 4, at SAUKCENTRE GLENWOOD 49 Thursday, March 7 at MELROSE LONG PRAIRIE OSAKIS Tuesday, March 5 atMELROSE UPSALA Friday, March 8 at ST. CLOUD APOLLO MELROSE Thursday, March? at SAUK CENTRE Tuesday, March S at SAUK CENTRE SWANVILLE CLIP AND SAVE! Fine Beverages by Voyageur FOLLOW DISTRICT 22 ACTION-COURTESY OF COCA-COLA, SEVEN-UP BOTTLING CO. FERGUS FALLS

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