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PAGE 13 SUN-DEMOCRAT, PADUCAH, KENTUCKY TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 1978 it Tilghma Lady Bv PAT MOYNAHAN , : Sun-Democrat Sports Editor ; Paducah Tilghman survived ; a numbing Lone Oak thunder-m bolt and Ballard Memorial ;' smashed Reidland in opening round girls games in the Second I District Basketball Tour- nament Monday night. I'-. The Lady Blue Tornado H weathered a sizzling secondly half Purple Flash comeback ' ! and clipped the host Oakers, 64-. 57. The Lady Bombers piled up T,, a 16-point lead in the first half and breezed to a 61-25 decision. i Boys play begins tonight with a single game at 7:30 p.m. J I Second-ranked St. Mary locks horns with tenth-rated Reidland. . ' Paducah Tilghman's girls ran ; up a whopping 28-polnt lead in the first half but Coach Dennis Griffin's Lady Oakers came out T '.blazing after intermission T; behind the shooting of Julie Buchanan and Kathy Herndon and ball hawking of 4-9 Sherry 'Turley. KZ Senior Opal Hamilton provided . the Lady Blue t. Tornado a 47-19 advantage a I minute into the second half but. "Tilghman went scoreless for the next five minutes and only -picked up four points in the . '. quarter against a rattling Lone ; ; Oak press. ; - Miss Buchanan, a 5-6 junior, Ire wed up the Purple Flash .'attack with back -to-back jumpers and the inspired Lady : Lady Tornado 64 Lady Flash 57 " TUghmangirls 12 45 49 64 LoneQakgirls 8 17 36 57 n' Paducah TOghman ... player fg ftm-a tp - Leola Greer. ...6 1-6 13 Opal Hamilton 10 2- 6 22 V Laura Lynn 7 1-8 15 , JeanetteWhite 0 0-0 0 . CynthisFlye 4 0-18 RavenPerry 3 0-26 DevonneHall 0 0-20 Totals .30 4-25 64 Lone Oak player , fg Julie Buchanan . . . . . . . ...... 1 Sherry Turley 0 Leona Brooks 1 Kathy Hemdon 7 Susan Courtney 3 Terri Burton 1 Missy Farrell 2 Alice Williams.... 0 ftm-a 2- 2 0- 0 0- 1 6- 11 0- 1, 0- 2 7- 8 0-0 "-. Totals 21 15-25 57 Lady Bombers 61 Lady Greyhounds 25 Ballardgirls ............. 9 29 '43 Reidland girls 7 13 24 61 25. Ballard Memorial player fg ftm-a tp Janet Compton 4 4-5 12 "Vickie Keeton 8 9-18 . 25. "Carta Stallons 1 1-4 '3 .Tamara Buchanan ......... 1 3- 7 5 Lori Harrington ............ 3 0-0 6 Mary Williamson 2 1-4 5 Alice Go ode :.. 0 0-0 DeeDeeHook 1 , 1- 2 3 Dorothy Mays 10-12 TOTALS. .............. ..21 19-42 61 " Reidland player fg ftm-a Kim Dunkerson 0 1-3 . Sherri Boswell 2 4-9 Laura Bennett 1 2-4 Tarol Yates ............... 3 1-2 " Kathy LitUepage 1 1-2 . AnnEdds 10-0 Cindy Powers ............. 0 O-.O Debbie Ma nnon. ....... -....'..0 0-0 , RitaSellars 0 0-2 Leight Ann Herndon . . 0 0- 2 TOTALS II 9-24 25 i. " mi atwmff v -. X . ""5 f V ft .V v j .... rathv Herndon of Lone Oak cuts between Leola Greer (41) and Raven Perry (43) of Tilghman ta. Tdriveto the basket In the opening game of the Second District Tournament at Lone i Oak ' tC7 nail ns moves In to cut off the drive. Miss Herndon, who led the pLU Fbsh with 2fl points, .Mary9 IReidl. - r' t n survives-rally; Bombers romp Oakers exploded on a stirring charge to the finish. Sparked by .six points by Miss Buchanan and five by Missy Farrell, Lone Oak rammed through 17 straight points to close within 47-36 with 1:44 showing in the quarter. Reserve Raven Perry broke up the surge with a lWooter and scored again early in the fourth stanza to up the Blue Tornado lead to 51-36 but Lone Oak refused to wilt. Miss Herndon, a 5-9 sophomore, scored three straight points and Miss Buchanan drove in for a Iayup with 6:26 showing to cut the gap to 51-41. Tilghman rebuilt a 15-margin but Miss Herndon roused the Oakers one final time. She tossed in six points as the Lady Flash outscored the Lady Tornado 10-2 and surged to within 60-53 with 2:06 left. Lone Oak could come no closer, however, and the two squads swapped counters to the final horn. Miss Hamilton, a 5-8 forward, was the game's high scorer with 22 points. Laura Lynn chipped . in 15 points and Leola Greer added 13 for Tilghman. Miss Herndon paced the Lady Oakers with 20 points. Miss , Buchana wound up with 16 and Miss Farrell sacked 11, nine in the second half. Tilghman used full-court pressure to vault to the big . advantage in the first half. After ties at two and six, the Lady Blue Tornado reeled off six straight points before a short jumper by Miss Herndon and led 12-8 at the first stop. ' The press began to produce in the second stanza, however, and the Lady Blue Tornado outscored the Lady Oakers 33-9. Another six-point spurt upped the margin to 20-10 midway of the stanza. Terri Buton countered with a basket for Lone Oak but the Lady Flash suddenly collapsed against the Tilghman press. The Oakers were unable to get off a shot during a three-minute span and the Lady Blue Tornado poured in 17 points in a row. Miss Lynnbagged 10 of them-and Miss Greer had five as Tilghman charged to a 37-12 advantage. Free throws by Miss Hamilton gave the Blue Tornado a 30-point spread, 45-15, with 29 seconds left but Miss Farrell pulled the Oakers two points closer before intermission. In the second game, Reidland suffered early foul difficulties and was unable to contain Bomber forward Vickie Keeton. A 5-7 junior, Miss Keeton canned 25 points and controlled the backboards. Janet Compton backed Miss Keeton's effort with 12 points. Behind a pair of buckets by Carol Yates, Reidland squeezed On the attack sparked a gallant second-half comeback but TUghman prevailed, to' a 6-3 advantage in the first four minutes of play. The Lady Greyhounds, however, managed only one more field goal before intermission and counted, only a pair of free throws over the next eight, minutes. Taking advantage of the Reidland lapse, Ballard put 13 markers on the scoreboard and led 16-8 a full quarter later. Two free throws by Sherri Boswell, who led the Lady Greyhounds with eight points, halted the drought before a three-point play by Bomber Tamara Buchanan touched off a seven-point Lady Bomber burst that upped the difference to 23-10. Miss Keeton bagged four points in the final 43 seconds of the half to boost the margin to , 29-13 at intermission. Reidland lost four starters on ww Vf Regional winners begin sectional play Vienna. Cairo in action tonight Vienna's Eagles and Cairo's Pilots will be out to win their first sectional games in the ' schools' histories when both teams begin Southern Illinois sectional play tonight. The Eagles, who claimed the championship of their own regional tournament with a 66-58 win over Metropolis, battle Wayne City in the first game of the Norris City Sectional. , Cairo, which took a 54-51 overtime decision over Anna-Jonesboro in the Meridian Regional, squares off against Waterloo in the opening contest of the Pinckneyville Sectional. At Norris City, Coach Jim Wilson's quint takes a sparkling 24-2 record into the 7:30 p.m. match with Wayne City, which sports an impressive 25-2 record. Vienna has piled up 17 consecutive victories after two straight losses to Carrier Mills (61-55 and to Eldorado (61-51) in December while Wayne City's only setbacks have come at the hands of Waltonville, the team that Wayne City beat in its' regional finals. The starting players for Wayne City stand 6-4, 6-0,6-0, 5-8 and 5-8, according to Wilson Vienna's probable starting lineup will be Mark Bean, 6-2 guard; Neal Martin, 5-11 guard; Randy Newton, 6-2 center; Tim Guthrie, 5-10 guard, and Forrest Moreland, 5-lOguard. St. (Staff Photo by BID Bartleman) HI " and dash in toiioraiey torn 61 -25 fouls the second half but stayed with Ballard for most of the third quarter. The Lady Bombers rocketed to a 20-point advantage in the quarter but the Lady Greyhounds pulled back within 15, 39-24, on a driving layup by Miss Yates with 1:32 showing. Ballard again scored the last four points of the period, however, and headed into the final stanza on top 43-24. Reidland reserves scored only one point in the last quarter, a free throw by Kathy Littlepage with 17 seconds left, and the. Lady Bombers pulled away. Tilghman, now 14-6, meets St. Mary, 19-2, in the upper bracket semifinal Thursday at 6:30p.m. Ballard, 11-9, goes against' Heath, 3-11, at the same time Friday in the lower bracket semi. Bean is averaging 20 points per ball game and is credited with 12.5 rebounds. Martin, who tallied 22 points against Metropolis, is hitting at a 15-point clip while Newton is scoring 14 points per contest while retrieving 12 rebounds. The regional title was Vienna's first in 32 years and the Eagles have never won a sectional game. The other game in the Norris City Sectional will pit DuQuoin against Eldorado, now 20-8, at 7:30p.m. Wednesday. DuQuoin (10-15) advanced to the sectional Tourney when a player canned two free throws after time had expired to lift his .team to a 63-62 upset victory over Johnston City. At Pinckneyville, Coach Billy Chumbler sends his Pilots, now 18-8, against Waterloo, which is also 18-8, at 7:30 tonight The contest pits two former Murray State University basketball players against each other in the coaching ranks. Chumbler, who played for Coach Cal Luther in the late 60s, will be greeted on the opposing sidelines by Larry Mountaineers after ECAG regional berth By The Associated Press West Vu-ginia, there is a Du-quesne. ' There's also a Cincinnati and that's the team the Mountaineers will be rooting for tonight. If the Cincinnati Bearcats defeat the Dukes tonight, then West Virginia earns a berth in : ' College basketball roundup bne of the East Coast Athletic-Conference regional tourneys, from which the four winners go on to the National Collegiate Athletic Association regionals. A team with a 13-12 record like West Virginia doesn't really figure to go far In tourna- ment play,, butvyou never can tell how the ball bounces. Besides, the Mountaineers are hosting the ECAC tourney and wouldn't like to sit on the sidelines. The Mountaineers seem to have a pretty good shot at making it because the un-ranked Bearcats, 20-5, are on a 14-game winning streak and figure to get one of the NCAA's at-large bids, probably from the Mideast Region. Some of these invitations will go out later this week. g West Virginia or Duquesne. would join Pitt, Georgetown and George Washington in the ECAC regional at Morgantown, W.Va., starting Friday. Meanwhile, Providence,, 16-9, beat St. Bonaventure 82-69 Monday night and earned the fourth and final spot in the ECAC regional tourney at Where are you? Carla Stallons (15) of Ballard Memorial peeks around Laura Bennett of Reidland in search of someone under the basket to whom to pass the ball. Lori Harrington (23) appears to be helping in the call for assistance. The Lady Bombers rolled up a ' 16-point lead in the first half and breezed to a 61-25 victory over the Lady Greyhounds in the opening round of the Second District Basketball Tournament Monday Henson, who also played college ball under Luther. Junior Harvey McNeal, a 5-9 guard, is the leading scorer for the Pilots with a 25-point average. Junior Verandies Kinard buckets 20 per outing and also pulls down 10 rebounds. Howard Johnson, a 6-0, freshman, is averaging 13 rebounds per game but he scored 19 and hauled in 17 retrieves against Anna-Jonesboro in the Meridian Regional finals. Cairo's regional title at Meridian was only the third in the last 25 years for the school. The Pilots previously took championships in 1951 and 19G8, and like Vienna, they have never won a sectional tournament game. In Wednesday's second game of the Pinckneyville Sectional, Chester, with a 18-7 mark, takes on Breese Mater Dei at 7:30. The Breese, 111. school competed in Class AA last year but a drop in the school's enrollment figures forced a drop to Class A. The championship for- both the Norris City and Pinckneyville Sectional Tournaments will be held at 7:30 pjn. Friday Springfield, Mass.r.with Holy Cross, Connecticut and Boston College. Massachusetts would have been the fourth team had Providence lost. The East Coast Conference playoffs begin tonight with the winner of Saturday's final getting a berth in this year's expanded 32-team NCAA playoffs Tonight's East Coast Conference games send Temple against Rider and Bucknell against LaSalle. TheS6uthefn-onferenceP!nts.and fobbed. Feboun tourney, starting Wednesday at Greenville, S.C., will determine yet another NCAA playoff team, The Southern Conference pairings are East Carolina vs. William & Mary and VMI vs. Furman, the favorite. . Also on tap later in the week are the Atlantic Coast Confer ence tourney starting Thursday and the Ohio Valley Conference tourney, which begins Friday. The winners of both tourneys go to the NCAA. Top-ranked Indiana, which has completed its season, won the Big Ten championship and an automatic NCAA berth. The Hoosiers will be joined by Ivy League titlist Penn; Missouri Valley champ Louisville; Western Athletic Conference winner Arizona State; the Big Sky Conference's Montana; Pacific Coast Athletic Associ-atio?Lrnr,M,,,ative San Diego State, and" West Coast Athletic Conference champion Nevada-Las Vegas. The Pac-8, Southeastern, Southwest, Big Eight and MidAmerican races haven't been decided. night. (Staff Photo by Bill Bartleman) at the respective sites. The two winners will meet in the Super Sectional Tournament aiCarbondale, 111. a week from Tonight. The Super Hoosiers unanimous choice in poll; 'Cats now sixth By The Associated Press Indiana's Hoosiers, unfazed by the loss of leading scorer Scott May, breezed to victory .twice last week to raise their season record to 28-fl and maintain their unanimous top ranking in The Associated Press major college basketball poll. Coach Bobby Knight's players cruised past Illinois 112-89, then held off Ohio State 86-78 to amass all 41 first-place votes cast by a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Their 820 points provided a 104-point edge over Maryland, 22-3, which continued its backup roll to the leaders with a 103-82 triumph over Duquesne, a 70-64 decision of Clemson and a 104-87 rout of East Tennessee State. It was 39 points back to third-ranked Louisville, 22-2, which collected 667 points for a 7W9 victory over West Texas State and a 92-73 verdict over North Texas State. But from there down, the Top 20 resembled a giant game of 1 leap frog. Only five of the remaining teams continued in po- SIU upends 'Creighton CARBONDALE, 111. (AP) -Joe Meriweather scored 16 to lead Southern Illinois to a 53-47 victory over 13th-ranked Creighton in college basketball Monday night. . The victory was the Salukis' 16th straight at home ' and closed their regular season at 1M. Creighton, which had its 14-game winning streak snapped, fell to 20-5. Creighton faces Marquette Saturday night in Omaha. . Southern Illinois took a 29-23 halftime lead and Glenn hit five, of six shots from the field in the first half. The Blue Jays fought back to tie the game at 37-37 on a Jumper by Tom Anderson. But Ricky Boynton banked a 20-foot jumper and then passed to Mike Glenn for a 10-foot, jumper to give Southern Illinois a 41-37 lead with 12:23 to play. Cr eighton then tied it at 43-43, but Southern Illinois went ahead to stay on a shot by Corky Abrams. Glenn added 16 points for Southern Illinois. Doug Brookins topped Creighton with 14 points and Anderson added 11: Action continues on district scene Two of the region's top ten teams square off tonight in the Second District in the featured attraction on the district tournament schedule. Second-ranked St. Mary and tenth-rated Reidland collide at 7:30 p.m. at Lone Oak in the first boys contest in the Second District. High school cage roundup The match will be the third meeting between the two McCracken County rivals. The Vikings, 22-4 on the season, won both previous clashes. St. Mary . rallied in the fourth quarter at home on Dec. 13 for an 88-80 decision and turned back a Greyhound comeback at Reidland Jan. 7 for a 92-84 verdict. The two squads are both run oriented and feature some of the First Region's top individual performances. St. Mary leads the region In point production with an output of 88.5 points per game. Reidland is third on the First Region list with an 81.0 average. Two. Viking starters, 6-2 , forward Gene Roof and sharpshooting guard Rick Cochran, and Reidland pivoter Barry Snow, a 6-3 junior, rank among the region's top scorersr All three are averaging more Sectional champion will earn a. right to play in the Illinois Class A state tournament at the University of Illinois at Cham-pagne-Ufbana.Hl. sitions they had taken earlier. UCLA, 22-3, moved up from fifth to fourth and 572 points by nipping California 51-47. and bombing Stanford 93-59. Marquette, 21-3, climbed into fifth place from sixth by pounding Oklahoma City 86-65 and picking up 452 points. Kentucky, 21-4, dropped two notches to sixth place after losing 66-58 to Florida and crushing Vanderbilt 109-84. In seventh was Alabama, 22-3, up a step from last week on the strength of decisions over Georgia and Florida. Defending national champion North Carolina State, 20-5 dropped to eighth after a 76-74 loss to North Carolina and a 23- point triumph over UNC-Char-lotte. . Arizona State, 22-3, held ninth place with 308 points and owned a comfortable 106-point margin over Penn, 23-4, which held 10th place for the second ' con- , secutive week and won the Ivy League championship. , J ' Southern Cal and North Carolina, ranked 11th and 12th this week, both moved up. The Trojans, 18-6, had been 12th in last week's poll and the Tar Heels, 18-Vhad been 14th. Creighton, 19-4, continued in 13th; Clemson, 16-9, dropped three spots to 14th, while Oregon State, 17-9, hustled up from 17th to 15th. NrtreJameJH jelained the 16th spot while Pan American, 22-2, ascended to 17th and Texas-El Paso, 19-5, fell three tiers to 18th. Arizona, 20-5, remained 19th and Rutgers, 7M, moved into the To 20 by displacing Wash ington, Distributed By: Wagner Candy Co. - . ght than 20 points per engagement The only other boys' game on the schedule tonight is at Mayfield. Lowes and Sedalia tangle in the finale of a tripleheader in the Third District Tournament. . ' ; ' Lowes, 14-13, boasts a pair of regular season triumphs over the Lions. The Blue Devils battled to a 73-67 triumph at Sedalia Jan. 28 but romped, 79-64, at home a month later. The evening begins with a girls clash at 5:30 p.m. between Symsonia, 2-10, and Cuba, 3-9. Fancy Farm, 7-5, and Mayfield, 9-3, meet in girls' play at 7:15. Symsonia and Cuba- split during the season. The Lady Rough Riders lost 45-40 at Cuba early in the season but turned the tables 35-34 at home in late January. Mayfield and. Fancy Farm have not met previously but the Lady Cardinals, pre-tournament co-favorites, have reeled off eight straight victories.' The First District girls' championship will be decided at Bardwell at 7:30 p.m. Fulton County, 13-5, and Carlisle County, 10-4, breezed to opening round wins Monday night. The Pilots nipped the Lady Comets, 20-17, in the only clash between the two during the season. In the Fifth District at Cadiz, Caldwell County, 6-9, and Trigg County, 2-11, collide at 6:30 p.m. and Crittenden County, 13-7, and Lyon County, 1-11, clash at 8 p.m. Both are girl games. Sports in brief BOXING NEW YORK - Jimmy Young of Philadelphia will replace Oscar Bonavena as Ken Norton's opponent for the March 24 fight which is a part of a closed circuit television doubleheader featuring the heavyweight title bout of champion Muhammad Ali and Chuck Wepner. College Basketball Poll By The Associated Press The Top Twenty, with first-place votes in parentheses, season records through Saturday, March 1 and total points. Points tabulated on basis of 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 : 1. Indiana (41) 2M 820 2. Maryland 22-3 716 3. Louisville 22-2 667 4. UCLA 22-3 572 5. Marquette 21-3 452 6. Kentucky 21-4 409 7. Alabama 22-3 378. 8. N. Carolina State 20-5 319 9. Arizona State 224 308 10. Pennsylvania 23-4 206 11. S. California 184 128 12. North Carolina 18-7 120 13. Creighton 19-4 105 14. Clemson 16-9 96 15. Oregon State 174 84 16. Notre Dame 1M 71 17. Pan American 22-2" 56 18. Texas-El Paso 19-5 44 19. Arizona 204 :" 33 20. Rutgers 204 25 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Centenary, Cincinnati, DePaul, Florida State, Furman, Holy Cross, Kan- -sas, LaSalle, Memphis State, Michigan, Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, New Mexico State, Nevada-Las Vegas, UNC-Char- ' lotte. Oral Roberts, Oregon, Purdue, Rut-, gers, St. John's, N.y, South Carolina, . Stetson, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Utah State " . . . we guarantee 100 of everything we install, parts and labor for as long ,as you own the cai'L- MUFFLER INSTALLED MOST CARS 199? TAIL PIPES 12o CLA&PS All CARS The Unbeatable Guarantee at crrXTTi muffiir JVV I I I CENTER A Division of UTH.U MOTOR COMPANY, INC. 1128 EROADWAY 442-5904 t f. - i I t i i i 'i K "r . (447. , - 4 i

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