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Sports The Manhattan Mercury Sunday, December 6, 1992 Bl C.ope-hasukaztt 3 89 TOKYO, Japan In Lincoln, Manhattan ... or Tokyo, some things never change. Half-way around the world, Nebraska and Kansas State played football here Sunday afternoon (Tokyo time). Like every other game since 1968, the Cornhuskers were the victors 38-24 before 50,000 fans at the Tokyo Dome. Even so, the memories of this Far East trip were sweet for senior quarterback Matt Garber. Starting for only the second time in his career, Garber threw his first touchdown pass, and unofficially recorded 234 pass-ingyards. He completed 19 of his 29 tries. Itdidn'ttake Nebraska longto get rolling; the Cornhuskers scoredon their second possession with the final 17 yards coming on a Tommie Frazier to Corey Dixon pass play. Frazier, the Big Eight's Newcomer of the Year, made it a 14-0 Red lead, and then 21-zip advantage, on NU's next two possessions. The freshman from Bradenton, Fla., first zigged and zagged for, 19 yards on a broken play for a score and then stepped in from the four. That's when Garber put the Wildcats into motion. The senior zipped his first career touchdown at the 6:41 mark with Andre Coleman on the back end of the 10-yard pass. Tate Wright added three more points to the KSU total with a 40-yard field goal with 2:27 remaining in the half. The 10-point total marked only the second time the 'Cats had scored more than eight points on the 'Huskers since 1984. Nebraska showed its No. 11 national ranking dominance in the third quarter as Byron Bennett toed a 42-yard field goal to make it 24-10 and Calvin Jones raced 38 yards for another NU score at the 3:48 mark to finally put the game out of reach, 31-10. It was Jones' 14th TD of the year. Frazier would later score from the one in the fourth quarter for his third score of the day . Garber keyed the Wildcats' lone second half scoring drive when he scored from the eight on a 4th down play early in the Indians lose in final 55-52 The Manhattan High boys basketball team had experienced poor free-throw shooting in the first two games of the Hays Shootout and were fortunate to escape with victories. The Indians weren't as fortunate Saturday night, losing 55-52 to Kearney (Neb.) in the championship game, which Manhattan made 7 of 17 free throws in the loss. The free-throw woes didn't dampen the optimism of MHS coach Terry Taylor, whose team completed the tournament with a 2-1 record. "I was extremely pleased with the tempo of the game," Taylor said. "I thought we stayed in control and we played much better tonight than last night (a 64-62 victory over Garden City, see page B7). We played well enough to win. Most nights that would have been good enough to win." Manhattan closed the third quarter with a 10-1 run to lead 41-35. Jason Barth and Travis Say hit three-pointers for Manhattan in that stretch. The Indians maintained a 47-41 lead midway through the fourth quarter before Kearney connected on three three-pointers, including two by Chad Bee-zley. The game was tied at 51-51 before Preston Barton hit the last of two free-throw attempts to put Manhattan ahead by one. Beezley connected on the last of his four three pointers with 34 seconds left to give Kearney a 54 52 lead. Manhattan called timeout with 11 seconds. Barth's three-point attempt with six seconds left bounced high off the rim and Kearney got the rebound. Manhattan promptly fouled the See No. 3, Page B2 MMh.iu.it '.?!" "rl Kearwy3 11 15 t W-U Manhattan -Blake 1 O-l 3. Barton 4 1-2. Sterling 12-44. Chan? 1 315. Barth72- 17. Say 10-03 HortonOO-00 Snvder02 22 PearsonO 1-21 PattersonOOOO Totais-217 17 52 Kearney Simpson 3 2 2 8 Breeiley 7 2-4 20 Arnold2005 Chnsto31 27. Johnson 1 OO 2 LithnipOO-00. Larson 4M9 Vosi100 2. Boyd 1 CM) 2. Foote 0 0-0 0, Muei 0 00 0 Totals Three pointgoals Manhattan Blake Say. Barth; Kearney: Beezley 4 Larson, Arnold Total fouls - Kearney 25. Mannattan 14 -Vl,V.5. . 7:$ if ' ' i HM Nebraska's Calvin Jones, 44, final stanza. The play capped a 61-yard drive that included a pass from Mitch Running back to Garber for a gain of nine. Garber, of Sabetha, concluded his KSU career by passing 21 yards to Hoisington tight end Brad Seib in the final 1:20. The victory sends the 9-2Huskers to the New Year's Night Orange Bowl, probably against Notre Dame. NU has won at least nine games in each of the last 24 years. Nebraska 14 7 10 7-38 Kansas State 0 10 0 14 24 First Quarter Nebraska 7, Kansas State 0 6:55 Nil's Corey Dixon 17-yard pass from Tommie Frazier. Keyingthedrive were a 19-yard shovel-pass to Calvin Jones and a 18-yard run by Lance Lewis. PAT: Byron Bennett, kick. Nebraska 14, Kansas State 0 1:14 NU's Frazier, 19-yard run. The 'Huskers moved the ball 69 yards on 1 1 plays with Frazier scoring on a 3rd and 10 Wildcats thump Lafayette 86-61 Pete Day Sports Writer In the opening minutes it looked like Lafayette would be a decent test for Kansas State, but in the end, the game didn't really turn out to be any better than the weather on a nasty December evening. The Wildcats, who trailed by six after the first seven minutes, rolled to a 86-61 win over the Leopards Saturday night in Bramlage Coliseum. K-State rallied at the end of the first half to take a 41-35 lead into the locker room. With two separate second-half spurts, the 'Cats blew out Lafayette down the stretch. KSU outscored the Leopards 45-26 in the second stanza. "We had a couple of good stretches in the second half," Wildcat coach Dana Altman said. "At those times we were playing well defensively and active on the boards. That is what got us the lead." KSU guard Vincent Jackson started things rolling in the second half with two quick three-pointers. Jackson's second three, a 20-footer from the baseline, pushed the Wildcat advantage to 51-36. Kansas State's lead Lady Indians finish strong at HAYS The Manhattan High girls basketball team ended the Hays Shootout with a vengeance, clobbering Hays 69-33 Saturday to finish fifth in the tournament. Manhattan, 2-1, finished the three-day event with two victories after losing to Colby in the first round. The MHS victory over Hays was never in doubt. The Lady Indians, shooting effectively from inside and outside, trailed once (34) before taking a 22 9 lead at the end of the first quarter. "The kids had a good flow as far as our offensive pattern was concerned," MHS coach Bill if 1 s ' '- 1 1 1 V Y it & ill carries the ball for a short gain in play. Five plays in the drive netted at least 10 yards. PAT: Bennett, kick. Second Quarter Nebraska 21, Kansas Stale 0 8:21 NU's Frazier, 4-yard run. Frazier's run capped a 14-play, 70-yard drive. In the drive, Calvin Jones rushed six times for 48 yards. PAT: Bennett, kick. Nebraska 21, Kansas State 7 6:41 KSU's Andre Coleman 10-yard pass from Matt Garber. Matt Garber completes fourof six passes in thedrive for74 yards in the 78 yard, eight-play drive. The scoring pass was Garber's first of his career.PAT: Tate Wright, kick. Nebraska 21, Kansas Stale 10 2:27 KSU's Tale Wright 40-yard field goal Highlighting the drive was a 23-yard Garber pass play to Gerald Benton. Third Quarter Nebraska 24, Kansas Slate 10 8:46 NU's Byron Bennett, 42-yard field goal. . On NU's first try in the second half, they move into field goal range where Bennett toes his longest three-pointer of the season. Nebraska 31, Kansas State 10 3:48 NU's Calvin Jones, 38-yard run. Frazier hit two passes in the drive for 29 yards to Dixon prior to Jones' 14th TO of the year. PAT: Bennett, kick. Fourth Quarter Nebraska 31. Kansas State 17 12.23 KSU'n Matt Garber, 8-yard run. K-State converts two4thdown plays into 1st downs, which included the TD run by Garber, his first career score. Garber also caught a reached 18 (58-40) when Jackson scored the last of his game-high 18 points on 10-foot jumper. "I felt real comfortable," Jackson said of his hot start in the second half. "Basically I wanted to get my shot off and, thanks to" See No. 1, Page B2 LAFAYETTE (61) Mio FG FT R A TO f r 1 6 Fontaine Scott Jena Brazzo Kowadla 12 3-4 0-0 10 3 28 2-4 1-2 10 1 3 9 02 0-0 3 1 2 36 7-14 1-1 32 2 5 0-2 0 5 Ol 54 4-4 12 0-0 2 5 0-0 0-4 04) 12 0-2 0-0 04 11 OO Schoeneck 15 Spigner 27 Frank Marshall Carter Norton Sanz Azzinaro Touli 5 13 7 10 1 1 4 2 1 1 200 24 58 411 37 12 2 25 tl KANSAS STATE (86) Min FG FT R A TO f r 2 10 2 18 1 11 Cunninghm 21 3 9 4-6 Jackson 32 7-16 22 Collier 18 5-10 12 35 5-16 12 31 54 4-4 16 2 5 44) 15 13 12 Jones Beane Henson Lucas Roberson Gavin 2 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 10 14 10 3 2 2 15 2 5 2-6 OO 2 2 11 04 0-1 0-0 5 Strickland 10 Hill 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals 200 31 75 20-31 41 1 10 IS M Lafayette IS 2C 61 Kansa Stale 41 45 M Three-point goals Lafayette 5-14 (Brazzo 1-2. Kowadla Ol. Schoeneck 01. Spigner 4-7, Marshall 02. Carter 0-U Kansas Slate 4-17 (Jackson 2 3.Jones07.Beane02,Henson2-5). Technicals Lafayette Uens). Officials Rich Stonum, John Higgiiu. Al Green. Attendance 5.398. Congletonsaid. Senior Jami Colley, who fouled out in the third quarter of Friday's game, and juniorSarah Weigel sparked the offense in the first quarter. The tandem combined for 18 of the team's 22 first quarter points with Colley .scoring 11 and Weigel chipping in seven. Manhattan added another scoring threat in the second quarter when senior Kendra Bredesen got hot. Bredesen, using a deadly base line shot, scored eight points in the quarter, in which Manhattan built a commanding 40-13 lead. "She's a great shooter once she gets into a groove," Congle- Waif tado-ky ate 24 S V V the first quarter Saturday night. pass from wide receiver Mitch Running in the drive for nine yards, the drive covered 61 yards in 13 plays PAT: Wright, kick. Nebraska 38. Kansas Stale 17 9:19 Nil's Frazier, 1-yard run. NU moves the ball 68 yards on 13 consecutive running plavs. PAT: Bennett, kick. Nebraska 38, Kansas Slate 24 1:20 KSU's Brad Seib, 21-yard pass from Garber. (Unofficial Statistics) Kansas State Nebraska 17 29-75 20-29-243 318 2-1 5-53 5-44.4 1st Downs 25 59-296 11-18-130 426 3-1 4-35 3-38.3 Rushing Yards Passing Yards Total Offense Fumbles-Lost Penalties Punting Individual Statistics Rushing: K-State - Gallon 13-35. Smith 4-23. Schiller 2-4, Garber 12-13. Nebraska - Jonex 31-188, Frazier 10-57, Lewis 943, Hughes 1--2, Grant 4- -5, Schlesinger 2-5, Makovicka. 2-10. Passing: K-State-Garberl9-29234. Running 1-1 8. Nebraska -Frazier 11-18 130. Receiving: K-State - Benton 7-93. Coleman 4-64, Seib 5-49, Rees 2-19, Running 2-9, Garber 19 Nebraska - Jones 5-34, Dixon 5-73, Mcln-tyre 1-7, Hawkins 1-16 Staff photo by Lou Peokert K-State junior Deryl Cunningham, who finished with 1 0 points and seven rebounds, launches a shot during the Wildcats' 86-61 victory over Lafayette Saturday night in Bramlage. Shootout with ton said of Bredesen, who fin ished with 12 points. The Lady Indians finished the first half shooting 56 percent from the field. They committed only two turnovers. Meanwhile, Hays struggled with Manhattan's 2-3 zone defense. "We totally confused them," Congleton said of the defensive effort. Weigel finished the tournament with 71 points, including a 33 point outing in the first round. She scored a total of 54 points in varsity games last season. "Sarah had a wonderful tournament." Congleton said. 'Cats go first class during stay in Tokyo IV. Blake Gray Special to the Mercury Editor'sNote:W. BlakeGrayis a freelance writer and English teacher in Tokyo. TOKYO In previous NCAA football games in Japan, both teams stayed at the $225-a-night Miyako Hotel, where Nebraska is staying this year. However, Kansas State coach Bill Snyder is a stickler for detail, he wants his meeting rooms arranged to his liking. Snyder didn't want to stay at the same hotel as the Cornhuskers. Enter Kansas State vice president Bob Krause, who negotiated the deal in the first place. Krause insisted that the Wildcats get to stay in a different hotel. The Japanese organizing committee wanted the No. 11-ranked Cornhuskers for this game, and the fact that they were playing Kansas State was an afterthought. But Krause pointed out repeatedly that Kansas State was the home team, and therefore entitled to better facilities. The result? The Wildcats are staying at the $350-a-night New Otani Hotel, considered one of the best hotels in Japan. "We fought hard for identity," said Milt Richards, KSU athletic director. "We had to argue to get the home locker room. We had to fight to protect our image. But it paid off with the hotel." Go Wairudo-Kyatsu! The Japanese is considerably different than English. Only one consonant n can end a word. All other words end in vowel sounds. This makes English names particularly hard to pronounce for Japanese people. Here's a quick Japanese pronunciation guide, straight out of the game program, to the Wildcats' starting offense. QB: Jaysone Sumajiasso 69-33 victory Colley finished the Hays game with a game-high21 points and the tournament with 46 points. Weigel and Colley were named to the all tournament team. Congleton used 10 players throughout the tournament. He believes each player defined her role for season. "We established ourselves as a team this weekend," Congleton said. MHSi2 11 22 IS 12 17 HavH2l t 4 ( 12 33 MHS Jewell 0 3-4 3 Sampson 1 0-0 2. Espinosa 0 00 0. Rusink 0 0-2 0 Tavlor 1 0-0 2. Suroski00-1 0 Coiiey 101 221 Breaen6O0 12 eieel2 5 20 Asiin33-49 Totals Ju-18 Havs enh2 2 26 Bird 42-4 12 ketterl2'-05 HofTmanl 123 PitMterul 2 1 Oaklev 1 (02. Mam 1 04) 1 Rowan 1 42 Touli 126103J Total fouls Manhattan 10. Havs 16 x YV' RB: Ayriku Garone (rhymes with alone) WR: Gerarudo Benton WR: Andoray Coroo-man (rhymes with go-to-man) WR: Mitchie Raningoo (rhymes with peekaboo) LT: Barrayto Burukkusu LG: Toby Roe-raynsu C: Koo-waynetan Noo-ja RG: Ayriku Wurufodo RT.Mike-ooOh TE: Burian Ree-su On defense, the Wildcats are led by linebacker Burukkusu Batsu, free safety Jay-ee-me Mayndayzu, cornerback Toma-su Randorufu and strong safety CJ.Masutazu. The team itself is called the Ka'nzasu Shu Daigaku Wairudo-kyatsu. "Shu" means state, and "Daigaku" means university. Their opponents are the Neb-uraska Daigaku Cone-hasukazu. Imperial Visit Not many people even get to see the Japanese emperor, of whom it is said that everything he touches is sacred. Even fewer people get to meet him. Thus it was a bit extraordinary that Kansas State President Jon Wefald and his wife had juice and sherry Friday with the emperor and empress. The 30-minute meeting was set up to replace a visit five years ago by the crown prince to Kansas State that had to be can-celled when then-emperor Hirohito fell ill. The reason the Japanese imperial family had taken an interest in Kansas State is a glass blower named Mitsugi Ohno, who works in the school's chemistry department Ohno made a 6-foot-8 glass replica of Japan's historic Himeji Castle. Wefald brought the castle with him to Tokyo as a gift for the emperor. Kansas State's people had to carry it, as most Japanese workers were afraid to handle a fragile gift bound for the emperor. Lady Cats struggle late Pete Day Sports Writer The Lady Cats had to hang on for dear life in the second half before beating Lafayette 48-41 Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. The Lady Cats, who led 30-18 at halftime, saw their advantage slowly diminish in the second half when the KSU offense died. The Leopards cut the KSU lead down to four (43-39) with 5:12 remaining. But K-State got its offense sputtering again, just long enough to post its third consecutive victory. "We almost shot ourself in the foot offensively in the second half," Kansas State coach Susan Yow said. "But we hit some key buckets down the stretch." In the last five minutes the Lady Cat defense held Lafayette to just one more basket. KSU's Shanele Stires hit two free throws and Lady Cat guard Kelly Moylan hit an 18-foot jumper with 35 seconds left in the game to preserve the win. Turnovers plagued the Lady Cats throughout the game, especially in the second half. KSU turned the ball over 35 times 24 in the last 20 minutes. The main See No. 2, Page B2 LAFAYETTE (41) Mm FG FT B A TO F P Spell 20 2 10 0-0 2 3 5 5 4 liaves 37 5-14 M 7 0 4 3 10 Levetter 31 2 8 0-0 4 1 1 2 4 Williams 28 24 3-4 12 3 1 4 Caruso 33 4-7 00 1 1 2 1 11 Gould 12 1 2 0-0 1 1 0 4 2 Colasurdo 18 36 OO 3 2 3 2 6 Mulvey 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Leacy 6 0-1 0-0 1 2 1 2 0 Eifert 2 0-0 OO 0 110 0 Browne 8 0-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 Brans . 3 0-0 frO 0 0 0 0 0 Touts 200 157 3 4 21 13 21 20 41 KANSAS ST ATE (4 Mm FG FT R A TO F P Honevcutt 34 3 10 2-4 12 3 1 2 8 Stires 30 7 15 5 6 11 2 6 0 19 Grattan 13 Ol 0-0 5 13 10 CI Seal 21 3-6 12 0 0 11 1 B MoWan 30 1 2 0-0 1 2 1 2 2 Bertrand 19 02 0-0 3 0 4 3 0 Seal 11 0-0 0-0 0 1 5 0 0 Pollock 6 00 44 1 0 0 1 4 Stolu 19 2 3 2 5 5 3 3 2 6 Ward 4 Ol OO 1 1 1 0 0 Holiman 13 02 0-0 1 0 0 1 0 Touli tint IM! 14 21 40 13 35 13 48 Lafavetle 18 23 41 Kanus Stale 30 18 48 Three point goals Lafayette 0-1 iWilhams Ol;. Kansas State 2 3 iQ Neal 2 2, StiresOU Technicals none Officials Karen Fnesen. Jim Fisicaro Attendance 341. 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