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16--Sen Moteo * THE TIMES Soturdoy. F«b. 13, 1975 Coach Credits the Crowd Serra Upsets St. Ignatius, 54-50 By STEVE JOHNSON Times Ctorrespsexleat Serra High School's basketball team played a command performance at "giant killer" Friday night. The Padres upset'mighty St. Ignatius of San Fran- dsco, 54-50, in an overtime game that was witnessed by a noisy but helpful' capacity crowd at the Sen* gym. Padre guard John O'Leary hit five free throws in the final 33 seconds of the extra period to ending Si's 23-game win streak. ' Serra finished the regular WCAL season In second place with an 8-4 record behind round robin champ SI (11-1). The Wildcats, the top-rated team in the Central Coast Section before the game, will be odds-on choices to win the league playoffs next week. "We knew we bad a good chance at beating them," said first-year Padre coach Pat McGtonnon. "We'd lost to them .before, but that was at their place and we stayed right with them most of the way. That gave us the confidence for this one. "We were at the height of our game, tonight, and that crowd was a big reason why. It's a super advantage to have all those people yelling and screaming for you. If we didn't beat SI under conditions like that, we'd never have beaten them. I'd give credit for 10 per cent of this win to our rooting section," The game, one of the most hotly-contested clashes ever played in this area, was Mid out more than a day in advance. St. Ignatius, which came back from an early 1W deficit for 48-4» tie at the end of regulation time, scored 13 seconds tato the overtime. Forward Mike O'Ragah tied the scora for Serra with a short Jumper at 1:11. At 0:M,7 81 center Mike Bowje had a tip-to wiped out when he was whhrtM for going over. O'Regan's back. O'Regan converted twice from the Hue to give the lead. Then, seconds later, Padre guard Joe Moureauz made a steal and pawed to center Joe Ned open down- court. Juan Mitchell, the Wildcats' standout forward, fouled Ned - and fouled out. Ned hit one free throw. Down by three points, ffl forced a couple of shots that missed and bad to make desperation foals. O'Leary was equal to the challenge. After their quick start, the Padres spent the rest of the evening meeting Si's inevitable charge back. Serra, with its outstanding man-to-man defense and patient offense, carried a five-point margin into the tost few minutes of the fourth quarter. However, at 4:38, Padre teem leader and top player John CaselU fouled out. Serra tried to protect its lead with a delay offense, but was betrayed by three turnovers. Led by Mitchell, SI closed to within two inside the last minute. Mitchell's twisting comer Jump shot at 0:33 brought the Wildcats even. SItater missed a snot at the busier after a steal. Ned aad O'Regan, although both at a height disadvantage against si's nigged front-line, kad possibly the beat all-around efforts of their careen. 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Bulls Coach Dick Motta apparently believes his Bulls not only are sure of the playoffs but snooting for the works, and they played brilliantly again Friday night in posting their llth victory in the last 13 starts., Bob Love, who led all scorers with 39 points, ignited a 30-point third quarter with a 15 point outburst while the Bulls' defense totally dominated the Warriors. Rick Barry, Golden State's top gun, was held to 21 points and he was forced to leave the game In the final quarter. T Rick was not at his best tonight because be hurt his ankle hi Cleveland, but be wanted to give it a try," said Warrior Coach Al Attles. "I feel we got going in the second quarter but while our defense was not too bad, our offense just broke down. The problem has been we have had very few good team efforts but with 96 games remaining, I believe we can overcome our problems.' The Warriors ahw were without Charley Johnson who has pulled muscle,' Motta said, "I believe the streaks in the third quarter won the game and It was our defense which triggered it. Nate Thurmond really owned the middle tonight what with his blocked shots and steals, and be made some passes on offense that have to be more satisfying than scoring." Thurmond, acquired" from Golden State, had 23 rebounds, three blocked shots, and three steals to constantly squelch Golden State's offensive efforts. KC Tonight KANSAS CITY (UPI) -The California Seals and the' Kansas City Scouts tonight end their NHL seasoa series that now stands with the Scouts holding a 2-0-1 lead. The Seals lost to Kansas City at Oakland, l-l, last Sunday. California moves on to Minnesota Sunday. Erik in Semifinal TORONTO (AP) -- Harold Solomon and Erik van Dillen scored second-round victories over fellow Americans Paul Gerken and Bob Luts Friday in the $64,000 World Championship Tennis Tournament. Solomon downed Gerken 6-4, 8-4 while Van Dillen eliminated Lutz 7-6, 6-4. Mark Cox of Britain and South African Cliff Drysdale teamed to down Solomon and countryman Eddie Dibbs 6-2, 6- J in a quarter-final doubles match. Stanford Dips In Pac-8 Race UCLA Bruins, with their starters scoring in double figures, remained on top of the Pacific-Eight basket- hall race Friday night with an awesome 95-06 victory over the Oregon Ducks. Recalling last week when they had to come f r o m behind for a four-point victory over the Ducks at Eugene, the Bruins pushed ahead rapidly thts time on their home court. They held 9-0 and 16-1 leads en route to a 57-24 halftime margin. Oregon State tightened its hold on second place by beating Southern California 80-76, with Lonnie Shelton scoring 25 points for the winners. The loss all but eliminated any Trojan chances for a conference crown. Gus Williams led USC with 24 points and became the third highest scorer in school history with 1,183. The Beavers, who trail the Trojans by a single game, play tonight at UCLA. UCLA 7-1 in the conference while Oregon State is 6-2, In the other conference f ames, Washington edged tanford 69-68 and California downed Washington State 78-64. James Edwards' free . throw with, only a second left brought the Huskies their win over Stanford. His 25 points led Washington while Rich Kelley had 27 for Stanford. In other Pacific-Eight games tonight Washington is at Cat, Washington State at Stanford and Oregon at Southern Cat San Francisco trimmed Nevada : Las Vegas 113*103 in a. West Coast Athletic Conference game, snapping fee Rebels' 10- game winning streak. Marlon Redmond had 26 points and Howard Smith added 23 for the Dons. In other WCAC games, PepperfUne downed Seattle 88- 75, Loyola defeated St. Mary's 84-73 and Santa Clara trimmed Nevada-Reno 11-71. l · . Racing's Busy Week Players in Demand By GARRY NIVER Times Sports Writer Horse racing embarks on a very.busy 'and- interesting week Monday with nary a respite in sight for the hard core equln» fans. Actually, the countdown on the Bay Meadows harness racing season begins tonight with the featured Los Gates race highlighting the nine race card. Probable favorite in the mile test, which carries a purse of $6700, to Luxor, who broke the magical two-minute barrier last season at Hollywood Park, Jack Sber- ren is in the sulky. After tonight Bay Meadows has only five cards to go with the harness racing season coming to a close next Saturday. nHeanwhlleT Golden Gate'Fields takes advances of the Washington's birthday holiday by scheduling a full race card. Highlight of Monday's program is the second running of the $20,000 added Sausalito handicap, a mile spin for Fillies and Mares! Originally scheduled for the grass, racing secretary Harry Krovitz decided late yesterday to switch the race to the main track. "The turf course just hasn't dried out enough to chance running the stakes on it," said Xrovits, who has yet to see one of his scheduled grass races run. "However," be noted, "M It doesn't rain over the weekend I nave an overmght event scheduled or, the turf for Wednesday," - Pricelyn and Bob's Magjio appear to be the horses vying tar pabQo favoritism in the Sausalito 'Cap, Pmtijm went ag*inat. some top.notch allowwoe stock aVlseta Anita a week ago, while Bob's L__ a stakes at Bay Meadows last fait Francisco Mena and Bill Maborney are their respective riders. Completing the Sausalito lineup are Charging Belle, Innocent Lady, Daddy's Datsun, Lotta Line, Turnbuck, · nd Claim the Track. Golden Gate Is Dark Tuesday, but Bay Meadows begins its final five nights of racing at 7:45 p,m, so, other than Sunday, horse players are tn for · full week of activity. (Timtt Photo by John Stony) OUCH I San Jose player kicks the ball up and around the head of Los Angeles Aztec player Jerry Kazarian. The Real Thing Tourney Next For 'Quakes Although points are won and lost in the arena, San Jose Earthquake coach Ivan Topolak is expected to lose a few with his players during fee coining week. . The Quakes, victorious over, the defending NASL champion Los Angeles Asteos, 11-7, at the Cow. Palace last night, must trim down their roster from 14 to 1) players before next Friday. "This will be a tough decision for me to make," Topolak woefully moaned. "It will also be tough on toe player*. However, | don't know bow permanent these cuts will be. They may be only for the upcoming weekend." . . The Earthquakes wiUbost the Western Reftonsls starting Friday night at the Cow Palace, Los, Angeles opens fee tournament action wife s 7 p.m. fame wife Vancouver, wife San Jos* scheduled to meet fee Seattle Sounders at 9 o'clock, Tbe ·teems will then -switch opponents Sunday rtffet. , MwmrbUe in Friday night's action before 9878 spectators at fee Cow Palaos, fee locals nearly ran the table in the visiting Astees M they jumped out to a 5-1 lead by toe od rf fes first period, Los Angeles, attempting to cojtrol tbe tempo of the match with slow, oebbeWrtajr, fell victim to fee quickness of ON Qutkes ai»l¥ert never really to "The secret Is to keep UM .butt la their (LA) territory," explained Johnny Moon iftsr the game "We teemed to come up wife quite s few steals. The reason to that we ana Jfcsfcelly t rwmJhg and flfbttaf . team," Moore i " ' Arable Roboostoff's goal with 17:4T left to pley In fee second quarter typified the Quakes' esae in scoring Roboostoff, receiving a pass wife his back to fee goal, faked to Ms left end nonchalantly flicked the ball peat two defenders end tbe goalkeeper on his right to give S«n Jaw an M lew). "Our only peoblems out their tonight seemed to be switching, from eone to iM»te-msq coverage," admitted Topolak. "We ere switching over just a little too late. However, well ***fjit« **·* problem ogt In practice this week," Boston Castoff Marichal Gets Oakland Trial By ERIC PREWirr AP Sports Writer Former Giants' pitching star Juan Maricbal will get a trial with the Oakland A s this year, owner Charles 0. Finley announced Friday before going into a salary arbitration hearing Involving the team's bullpen star, Rollie Fingers. Finley said be and Marichal agreed on contract terms early this week and that the li-year-old right- hander will sign upon his return from a trip to the Dominican Republic. Marichal was released from the Boston Red Sox at the end of last season Fingers, the Most Valuable Player in the 1974 World Series, was reportedly seeking an $89,000 contract for the coming baseball season and Finley was o f f e r i n g 175,000. The right-hander with the distinctive handlebar mustache won a $65,000 salary through arbitration last year, then went on to a 9-6 season which included IB saves. In the A's third straight World Series triumph, Fin' gers appeared in all four games won by Oakland and had a 1,93 earned run average against the Los Angeles Juan Maricbal Dodgers, National League champions. But Finley'a contention is that salary should be based only on regular season performances. "The players are rewarded handsomely for winning the World Series -more than 187,000 the last three years," he said. * Fingers was the second Oakland player to go into arbitration, Starting pitcher Ken Holtzman lost his bid for a $112,000 contract in a decision announced Thursday. Five of the 13 A's who had filed for arbitration agreed with Finley on contract terms earlier in the week and there was a sixth dropout. Sal Bando, on Friday but not because of a settlement. Bando, asking $125,000 at last report, said he will resume negotiations with the owner and If no agreement is reached, "I'll either be forced to sign for what be offers me or, possibly, go without a contract." Outfielder Richie Zksk of the Pittsburgh Pirates, another player who was scheduled for arbitration, marie a similar decision this week and talked of testing baseball's reserve clause -something former St. Louis Cardinals' star Curt Flood tried unsuccessfully In a legal battle that went to the U.S. Supreme Court. Finley said he talked by telephone for five hours Thursday with Reggie Jackson, whose $135,000 salary was the highest on the team last year, without reaching agreement on a new contract. Jackson is scheduled for an arbitration hearing next Friday in Los Angeles. Finley also announced Friday that Lew Krausse, a former A's pitcher who was released by the Atlanta Braves recently, has signed with Oakland for 1975. San Diego Open Miller May Quit SAN DI6GO ( A P ) "Well," mused Johnny Miller, "if I can't win, at least it's nice to see my friends up there." Miller, who shot another mediocre 73 and is considering w i t h d r a w i n g from today's third round of the $170,000 Andy Williams-San Diego Open Golf Tournament, pointed to Billy Casper as the likely winner of the event. Casper, once Miller's mentor on the tour and a long-time friend, was tied for the top spot with Rod Furiseth, Miller's next-door neighbor in Napa, Calif., and New Zetond's John Uster, All were at 137, seven- under-par, after two rounds. MllJerrighting a heavy cold, appeared-to be out of the chase at 146. One stroke more and the young man who has won three of his last four starts would have failed to qualify for the last two rounds.' He may pull out in any event. "It all depends on what the doctor says," Miller said. "If it's cold and rainy and he thinks it. would be smarter for me to pull out, I'll 0*0 it. I'll just have to wait until I see what the weather is going to be and what the doctor says "It might be the smartest thing for me to do. If I get a head cold and keep on going, it goes into my chest and then I have to lay off a couple of weeks or longer. If I got a couple of davs rest now, I think I'd be able to shake It." The portly Casper, 43-years old and winner of 50 tour titles in a 20-year career, broke into a happy, high- stepping dance after holing a 40-yard pitch shot for an eagle that gave him a 6B and a share of the lead. Funseth, 41. missed a birdie putt of less than a foot. He did his scoring from long range. He once chipped in. holed a 40-foot birdie putt and eagled the last hole with a 60-foot putt. His 67 was the low round of the cold, windy day. Lister, in the fifth year on the American tour and still looking for his first victory, had an erratic 69 that included six birdies and three bogeys. Organized Mayhem Lunny-c«» In Daytona Sprint Match Set DAYTONA BEACH, Fla, (AP) - They-toe* away fee outside factors which so heavily affect the outcome of most races and bad one that was pure sport. The result was organized mayhem. Giants Ink Matthews ·AN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Olaats nave signed Gary Matthews, who was a holdout last nar, and reduced by one their Hat of sTbltMtion-bound players Von Joshua, the outfielder acquired recently from the Los Angeles Dodgers, changed kit m ind Fridjly about going into arbitration and said be would continue normal negotiations on a contract.for the coming baseball season. Outfielder Gary Tbomee- son an4 infielaer- Bruce , contracni Nine world-class drivers., in .cars identically prepared, strained their machines beyond their ultimate Friday in the final 100-mile sprint of the four-race, f2M,QM Inter* national Race of Champions. "You had to squeeze out every second you could get," said Bobby Unser, who won $41,400 in fee series after nosing out A, J. Foyt by scant inches. ___ Scarcely Kf feeTseparated the first four cars, JO feet at the end of 100 miles in which the oars raced along sometimes in single file, inches separating them, or three to four abreast as if they were in military formation, "It had to be one of fee wildest rides I've'ever experienced." said Ronnie Peterson of Sweden, one of six drivers who at one time er another beM the lead and who left (he race after spinning wiWy out of control of the S9th of the 40 laps around the Daytona International Speedway oval. The elvsive Sammy Goes has a ft. Patrick's Day -apesietssesrt hi la* Carlo*. That i*rfovldlBg he Tuesday rtgsft to PhitasW- Ray Laaey Jr. Therseaj fete* sea Ray UsMsjr In wit meet Gess ler fhe North America* Jwler Ug»t- wefctt ftisipliuHl *. Patrick's Our eves* the Circle Mar TfeMitrc ss w Carles. 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