Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 8, 1978 · Page 6
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6—Uklah Dally Journal, Uktah, Calif. Exhausted Uklah fouHh Sunday, January 8, 1978 Fortuna edges Ranch girls for cage Challenged right down to the final minutes of the.cham-, pionshjp game Saturday by a young, determined and aggressive Rahcho 'Cotate girls; basketball team,, game tournament total.of 60, butjX was her cpcjl floot-- pldy^ qliickness and know how tha,t proved most valuable to Fortuiia — composed rff many fine players. itancho's seasoned Fortuna responded Stephanie BuUen had 17 points wth a flurry of last minute and 34 for the tournament. points to preserve a hard, but well-earned NCS-NBL preseason Tournament victory, 47 to 35, before an appreciative, if select, crowd in Chessall Gymnasium. In the end, with Rancho having cut Fortuna's lead to just 35-31 with less than three minutes to go, it was marvelous Wendi Kassis who scored two quick field goals off excellent teamwork and defensive hustle by Wendi and her teammates to put Fortuna up, 39-31. Rancho's'talented and quick Stephanie Bullen> scored but Ukiahi's basketball girls gave it all they had in both games Saturday, but with only about a 40 minute rest after a tough, 53-43 loss to Champion Fortuna, Ukiah could not move well enough to contain Piner's fleet, deadly Jackie Rochon, who had 16 points, 12 the last half; Karen Scott, who had nine points, or a host of others who hit for killing two and four or five point totals. For Ukiah, which had a cold and killing three-point third quarter, Nancy Weiss scored 15 points, Lisa. Letourneau nine; Sue Ward^even; £i hard- RELAXED CATS! — Ukiahi's Varsity girls basketball team, which has been battling injuries and strong opponents in early season, including the NBL pre-season Invitational here Friday and yesterday, is shown with trophy earned in Clear Lake tournament. Front row, left to right: Coach Kent Porter, Sue Ward, Nancy Weiss, Brenda Robbennolt, Lisa Letourneau, Jill Hale, Jodie Knight and Jackie Kimpton. Rear row, left to right: A Ukiah Wildcat, Gina Bartolomei and Karen Chapman. Not shown: Teresa Bushby, injured; and Candy Cannon and Jill Mattern, among those on band trip to Phoenix. — Photo by Bob Weiss. Terri Chapman of Fortuna, on driving Karen Chapman, six; a feed by Kassis also scored to Cindy Petersen, exhausted make it 41-33; added ^ free ill at the end, five points; Cats win two of three atElMoiino ' shot, then Wendi hit three out of four final free throw attempts and it was all over! Wendi, who had scored 28 points in a morning championship semi-final win over Ukiah, added 24 more in the late afternoon for a three- Wyoming transfers ' LARAMIE, Wyo. (UPI)' - SiJt junior college football players have signed Western Atretic Conference letters of intent with Wyoming, a school spokesman announced Tuesday. Three of the athletes were starters on their schools' offensive^ines. "That's where (the coaching staff) feels they need a lot of help," the spokeshian said. The development brings to 10 the number of football players who have signed WAC letters of intent to play at Wyoming. This does not make it impossible for them to attend other s^a(rols. [ie _J ^<iSst to sign were Leigh Mitchell, 6-fOot-l, 225 pounds," offensive guard from Mesa, Ariz., Community College; Danny Price, 6-2, 230, Mesa; John Gimt, offensive guard, 6-2, 237, Scottsdale, Ariz., Community College; Al Lockhart, 6-foot, 185, cor- nerback, Phoenix Community College; Ken Miller, 6-2, 215, defensive end. West Los Angeles College, and Nate Streeter, 6-3 , 254, nose guard and linebacker, Sacramento, Calif., City College. and Jackie Kimpton had a free shot. Like girls on most of the teams the Wildcats were all heart but it was tough competition and two games too close together. Saturday morning early birds saw two corkin' good the lead basketball games in which moments, Rancho Cotate defeated Finer and Fortuna had too much quickness and scoring from Wendi I<;assis (28 points on 14 field goals) for Ukiah to handle. Cotate beat Piner, -36-31; Fortuna outgunned Ukiah, 5343. In the opener, Rancho (Rotate broke on top but Piner, Even without the services of Craig Ullrich, who injured himself the night before the game with El Molino at Fprestville Friday,. Ukiahi's Varsity basketball team found a way to edge the Lions, 60 to 59 in another thriller. In fact, Ukiah didn't gain until the final and then it took some El I^olino pressure misses and several blocked shots, by Joe Hurlbut and others to insure the final victory. Tuesday Analy of Sebastopol invades Ukiah in the game before the opening of the North Bay League season. Ukiah trailed, 16-15, 36-33, and played the Lions even the sparked by the rebounding, third period. In the fourth the hustle and timely baskets of Sports (;LE .\,\ KRKKSON Sports Editor Cats had a 16-12 margin to squeeze out the win. Ukiah hit 24 of 56 from the floor for 43 percent and 12 of 19 from the foul line. Crucial rebounding by Doug Daut, particularly in the last half, also paved the way for the Ukiah comeback. Daut had 10 rebounds, Mark Levy seven. Levy scored 15 points, John Gulyas 11, Doug Daut 17, Tim Walkley eight, Joe Hurlbut four, Marty Murphy three; and Pat Prine two points for Ukiah. Mark Stryker of El Molino led the Lions with 17 to tie Daqt for game honors, game at El Molirio Friday, 42 to 32, but watch out for Forestville in the future. Their Frosh team was playing only its .second game of the season—or third—and it gave Ukiah the best game it has had from any Frosh teani yet this season. It was tied, 26-26 at the MC baseball t meefing sef on Tuesday Coach Dan Drew of the Mendocino College'. baset>aU team today announced that the first meetihg of Eagles' baseball candidates for 1978 will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Room 803 ' at the Fairgrounds interim campus. The 2 p.m. starting time is a hailf-hour later than the I originally announced 1:30 p.m. because several players had class conflicts at the earlier time. Meanwhile, Skip Hunter, first baseball coach Mendocino College had, is endeavoring to contact all Mendocino College baseball- {daying alumni in an effort to schedule a pre-season Varsity- Alumni game. He may be contacted at Mendocino College, or alumni wishing to •play can leave their names, addresses and phone numbers with Coach Dan Drew or the athletic office at the college by phoning 462-0571. Matmen rieed work, not just forfaits Ukiah's Varsity and Jayvee grapplers benefitted from numerous Casa Grande forfeits in 53-18 and 45-36 respectiye victories at Petaluma earlier this past week. Casa scored two pin wins, with Henry Kuintzle and Danny Bray unwilling vie- cagers soar at Reno, 80-52 Are the Mendocino College basketball Eagles for real? Ask WeslCTn Nevada in the snowy, often unreal Biggest mtle City in the World Friday ' night and they would have said: "They sure are!" At least against Western Nevada, in Friday night's opening game of the Golden Valley Conference. Tight Mendocino College defensive play, by Jack Claunch and Company, in the second half held Western Nevada to an incredible low of 19 points, and the Eagles ran wild for 39 to win their GVC opener, 80 to 52 — and then celebrated in the knowledge that they really had done a job on and in Western Nevada. There had been some doubt as to whether or not Mendocino College really was 27 points better than Western Nevada, a team they had defeated before Christmas in the GVC pre-season tourney by that margin, when Nevada allegedly had a top scorer or two missing and had^perhaps taken Mendocino lightly. The Eagles weren't just 27 points better. They employed defense and consi^tant scoring by halves to prove to be 28 points better the second time around — and after an arduous, if sometimes beautiful, sometimes harry trip through rain and-or snow, a six-hour trip. At the half the Eagles led by a clear but by no means ab- half, but sometoiigh defensive tims; and won two three-point solute eight point, 41-33 former Ukiahan Maryan Tooker, rallied to make a game of it.' However, Rancho had the advantage in the final moments as Stephanie BuUen scored 11, Michel Geister, 9 and BeeBee Laguana six for the cougarettes. Kim Balbin, who shoots accurately with two-hand overhead set shot, scored 11 to lead Piner, which then rested before meeting Ukiah in the battle for third place. Wendi Kassis hit the first shot of the championship semi-final round against Ukiah and Fortuna never looked back. The Wildcats moved better at limes than Friday night, but simply couldn't defense Kassis, who poured in 28 points on quickness, ability to move any direction, and score close in or from short outside. Wendi was by no means the game at Pomolita, 40 to 36. D. only Fortuna girl to do things Coggins led Santa Rosa with on the court, but her' 28 points 12 points, was high for the day and Montgomery's Vikings, who probably the tourney. had lost a heart-breaker to Ukiah's Karen Chapman, host Ukiah Friday night, 45-42, Sue Ward, Lisa Letourneau came back with a vengeance and Nancy Weiss kept trying but still had their hands full play by Mike Freitas and Mike Williams and four rebounds by Williams and three each by Freitas *'and Lee helped tremendously. Williams with 13points, Lee with 10, Brian Deering with nine, Freitas with seven, and Tyvin Whittaker with three points on free shots scored for Ukiah-which made 10 of 23 from the line. Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. ' the Frosh host Fort Bragg in Chessall Gym. Ukiah's Jayvee basketeers lost 60 to 53, on a series of late to bring Ukiah all the way getting past an improved free throw opportunities decisions as Brendon Cabral and Doug John lost respective 8-4 and 8-2 decisions. Casa forfeited in five weights to Cliff Yaple, who needs the work, welconies it and has drawn forfeits from Analy and Casa; Robert Kuintzle, Carl Johnson, Gary Scott and Richard Dale. Varsity pin wins went to Richard Navin, Gerardo Lopez, and David Larson at 167; while Scott Pardee at 95 scored a superior 15-3 win. Every other Ukiah Varsity victory was by a pin or forfeit, forfeit. margin. In the second half they scored only two points less — while cutting Western Nevada down with a tough defense that yielded just 19 points, ,14 points fewer than in the first half. Saturday night the Eagles were in Susanville to play Lassen College, a team that has scored as high as 104 ,points, but given up 93 in the same game. Hopefully the Eagles will continue to take them one game and two halves at a time, and show Marshall Leve, one of the founding workers on behalf of Men­ docino College, that Mendocino College basketball is rapidly coming of age. If it is, it is, thanks in no small measure to a willingness to.play defense as well as offense, and to rebound, and do it all together. Defense is a lot of hard, alert work, but when put together with an offense and all-around game it can be fun and lead to victory! The Eagles of '77-'78 are building confidence, poise and a sense of pride, game by game. ^ After four years of often bitter frustration because the Eagles came up short, Mendocino College is coming on. True, it's one down and umpteen to go until a championship is won, a State Championship opportunity can be, seized by, the Eagles, There^s many a long, tough trip and many a close pressure-packed game between here and ultimate GVC victory, but he Eagles are maturing, and seem willing to try to handle them all, one at a time.. Claunch, not only put the defensive clamps on Nevada's Ussery, who got just 15 points, several of them when Claunch was enjoying the Eagles', mounting lead while resting on the bench. The Ukiahan also poured in. 1^2 points including 10 field goals to lead all scorers. Peter parrett and Lon Gastineau each added 'l5 supportive pointi on five and five; and Art Larvie made it four Eagles in double figures with l2 points. Big Mike Edwards again did many more things that were good besides score as he fed and rebounded and continued to strengthen his all-around game, while scoring a pair of field goals and a pair of free shots. Steve Santos and Bob Haskin each had two field goals, and Bob Pedroni accounted for the 33rd field goal made by the Eagles Friday night. back but couldn't. Sue had 11 Petaluma team, 31 to 27 to points, Lisa nine, Nancy eight, reach the Consolation finals. Cindy Peterson, seven and Val Mustad led Petaluma with Karen Chapman six. 10 points. Petaluma missed While some heavy shooting some 23 free shots! Lisa was going on in Chessall Crowe was high for Mon- Gymnasium Championship tgomery with eight points but Friday night losers were the Vikings had well-spread fighting for survival to the Consolation Championships Saturday afternoon.. Fort Bragg's never-say-die Timberwoives, paced by 18 scormg. In the Consolation finals, Montgomery shot down and shut-down a weary Fort Bragg team, 33 to 10. Crowe and points by Tammy Piver and, Lynch with six points each Chessall Gymnasium for 6 and nine by Dori Holmes shocked paced Montgomery, which 7:30 p.m. Jayvee and Varsity Santa Rosa's girls in an early received a consolation cer- games after the Frosh play Saturday consolation round tificate. Fort Bragg at 4:30 p.m. converted by El Molino after at least one questionable call which turned the nomentum and game areound. Brett Preston had 14 points, Pat Fetz;er, 13; Sid Maurer, 11 and 17 big rebounds to go with 13 by Fetzer; while Wilson had nine points and Flip Fitch, victim of a late foul and a technical, six points. It wasn't enough. Tuesday it will be Analy in OPEN DAILY 9-10; SUN. 10-5 SUN., MON., TUES. .THE SAILING PLACE Press, pressure feltby most cage girls Friday The honor of scoring the first victory of the 1978 NCS- NBL " pre-season Girls' Basketball Tournament went to a rangy Piner of Santa Rosa team which disposed of an improved but still out-gunned Fort Bragg five, 49-23, in the 3:30 p.m. game Friday. Junior Kim Balbin helped Piner with six field goals, all in the second half, while starter Karen Scott had 14 points; Tracy Martin, Joslyn Rodion and Cindy Ketcham, six each; June White and Jackie Rochon, two each; Former Ukiahan Maryan One of the architects of that just 8-7 and the two teams victory, was senior Wendi were tied at the half Friday, Kassis, who can play defense, 19-19. But the Cougars took it shoot with a soft scoring from there and broke the touch, and hustle. The game operi the second haff! to daughter of, former Willits win going away, 41 to 29. coach and principal John and BeeBee Laguana and Mrs. Kassis scored eight first- Stephanie Bullen, two half points and Terri Chap- speedsters who also are man added iO of her 11, deadly shots and well coor- Sophomore Lisa Shanle got dinated, paced Rancho in the in some playing time and had first and third periods, and a big, 13 point fourth quarter to help boostthe Fortuna total. Lisa wourtd up with 17, Terri, U; Valerie, 8; while Tami Nyberg added four; Chris Roete, 4; Karen Griffith, four; Tooker; a free shot; while Lee. and Deanna Burrows scored Ann Mathis, Lori Matthias and Betsy Koonce contributed but did not score. Fort Bragg, which fell behind, 12-4, then came back strongly the second period to trail at the half by just 18-16, went stone cold the last half. Ultimately,Tammy Piver had eight points; Susan Paoli, six; Lori Holmes, three; Laureen Hansen and Cindy Bloom two- each; Gina Branscomb, two ~ while Cheryl Stillwell and Stella Wasson did not score. FORTUNA WIN In the second game Friday,. Petaluma's girls started well but Valerie Mustad, who had . at least three steals-and full court drives the first half, and scored 10 first half points, went cold. The Trojans fell victims to niechanical errors, forced in part by sudden presses applied" by Fortuna, which got balanced teamwork arid scoring in a 54-23 victory. six points for Fortuna. Janet Weed, Ginger Freeman, Kelly Stuart, Marie Downard contributed but did not score for Fortuna. made up for the fact that Cotate's taller front-liners were not getting the ball to drop through close-in. Rancho also'asserted more defensive pressui-e to break open the game with 14 third period points. Each team scored eight the last period. Kaiicho, LAB Win- Bee Bee sparked Rancho with 10 points; Michael with some clutch free-throw shooting to beat back Montgomery's scary late challenge, 45-42. Nancy Weiss, , Lisa Letourneau,.,Sue Ward, and' CSndy Peterson finally relaxed enough to get it together for nine points each; Kareh Chapman was the first to get things moving, literally, and scored six before fouling out; while Jodie Knight did a super job as late floor leader and Weiss, which raised the final margin from one to three for Ukiah; and a field goal each by Cindy Peterson and Jodie Knight to stave off Mont-' gomery, which scored 19 last period points. Ukiah had one less field goal, 17 to 18, tlian Montgomery, but five more free shots, 11 to 6. Ukiah got its field goals at timely moments. •Senior Trjsh Rooney contributed eight second half scored three points. Candy, Montgomery points, but Petaluma was outshot from/ Geister, a sopiiomore, had the floor, 24 to 10, and six of V eight points, six in the middle those field goals and 12 points )period; Stephanie Bullen had went to Miss Mustad, but^ six points; M, Burchfield, when she went cold only Kim five; Kari Guttig and Paula Succetti look up the slack with five third period points and six in all. Kathy Highstreet and Monica Ferrick each scored two points and Barb Cromwell a free shot. Petaluma got just one fourtti quarter point — that by Barb (>omw^ll! Diane Souza, Cindy Homen, Laurie Liparini, Joni Saniatovich and Nancy Marinsik played but did not score for the Trojahs Friday.. Three late first, period free throws by Screechfield and field goals by Lightfoot and Cooper helped Santa Rosa close an early Rancho lead to Kayler, four each; Nelda Alejos and Julie Kitchens, two points each. Courtney Bullen and Liz Weinmann did not score. Each team scored Cannon did not score. Neither did Montgomery, the entire second eight minute quarter! In fact, if Montgomery had not been almost as off-target and tense and turnover prone as Ukiah most of the game, it might not have been close; given Ukiah's early jitters, and the fact that the girls still are adjusting to injury or other absences, which left Teresa Bushby, Jill Hale and Jill Mattern unable to play Friday — and perhaps longer. When Montgomery did begin to hit, chiefly junior missed on two free shots and a technical shot in the row late in the fourth period when a , point or three would have put Montgomery in control! Such is pressure, whether you're a boy or girl on a basketball court. Debbie Heryford had six points, Teri Coming, four; and Lisa Crowe and Shelly Gaddie two each. Heidi Messerschmidt, Jill Biagi, CJieryl Clark, Diane Kinney and perhaps others who played for Montgortiery did not score. But they sure made it interesting! RES. SALE F.E.T. 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