Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa on January 5, 1972 · Page 9
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Clip Spirit Lake 103-57 ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, WED., JAN. 5, 1972 Page 9 Midgets Set New Team Scoring Record BY CHUCK OSTHEMER Although the game was no contest since early In the first quarter, Midget fans had plenty to cheer about in the waning minutes of play Tuesday as Estherville rolled up a record team score in pounding the defenseless Spirit Lake Indians, 103-57. Despite Hess switching to reserves early in the fourth quarter of play, the point where the Midgets matched the highest total of any previous Midget team with 91 points, the reserves continued the scoring pace with each point setting a new mark. John Bown, netting his only goal of the night, put the Midgets over the century mark at 101 with 1:18 left in the game and Phil Mergen sank the field goal which now constitutes the new record with 16 seconds left in the game. The previous mark, also coming against Spirit Lake in 1968, was a 91-59 victory. "The game was a good conditioner," Midget coach George Hess commented, following the tUt which was fast paced all the way with Estherville in its nor- : mal pressure defense much of the time and Spirit Lake relenting to the fast paced action preferred by Estherville. And balanced scoring was also a big factor as 13 Midgets hit the scoring column, paced by Bob Grems with 20 points, Wayne Hess hitting 19, Doug Brandt off the bench to notch 16, Marty getTheVhrtoff Groth scoring 13 in a reserve g 10 Sft0t °"" role, and Joe Fitzgibbons picking up 13. Rounding out the scoring were Scott Summa with five, Lee Fransdal four, Chris Rullestad, Bob Hartman, Rob Bothwell, Craig Brandt, and Phil Mergen two each. cent, 15 of 29 for 51.7 the second quarter, ten of 20 for 50 per cent the third and nine of 24 in the fourth for 37.5. Spirit Lake's only problem wasn't the failure to hit from the field, shooting only 36.4 with 20 of 55 in the game, but ability to control the ball long enough to In commenting on leaving the reserves in the game until three minutes of the final quarter had expired, Hess stated "I hate to remove the regulars too early as it tends to take away from their conditioning which will be needed in a tight game." Another likely record for the Midgets was the 93 shots taken from the field in the game, an average of nearly three a minute, although only 42 fell through the hoop for a 45 per cent night from the field. By quarter, Estherville hit on eight of 20 the first quarter for an even 40 per Estherville intercepted the ball 27 times in the game, including eight by Bob Grems, five by Fitzgibbons, and practically every Midget in the game was responsible for at least one Indian turnover. Again Grems dominated the boards for Estherville with 15 rebounds, Marty Groth finished with 13 and the Midgets as a team with 55 for the game. Despite the final score, the game got off to a slow start with the only points in the first three minutes coming on three Midget Sport? charity tosses, one by Joe Fitzgibbons and two by Scott Summa. Grems put the Midgets in front 5-0 with a tip-in at the 4:30 mark of the quarter and buckets by Fitzgibbons, Hess, and Grems built the lead to 11-0 with 2:49 remaining. Spirit Lake's first points were two free throws by Al Jensen with 2:23 left. Two field goals rounded out the Spirit Lake scoring with Estherville leading 206 at the quarter stop. The Midgets really tore into the Spirit Lake offense in the second quarter, pulling into a 30-6 lead in the first two minutes with the use of numerous steals then matched points with the Indians the final six minutes as spectators watched 59 points being scored in the period and the Midgets leading 54-28 at halftime. The Midgets widened the gap to 39 points, 77-38, following three quarters of play. Estherville had its biggest lead of the game, 47 points, when pulling in front 85-38 during the first minute of the final quarter. There's little rest ahead for the Midgets, however, as Hess will put his cagers against Em­ metsburg for the second time this season on theE-Hawks' floor to open the second round of Conference play Friday night and then host Fairmont in a Saturday tilt. Estherville pounded Emmetsburg 66-35 in its first outing of the season with Grems hitting 23 points, Hess adding 15, and Fransdal totaling 13. The Midgets will take a 5-2 Lakes record and a 6-2 season record in to the weekend of activity. ESTHERVILLE VARSITY Tornadoes Pound Cherokee LAKES CONFERENCE W L Pts. Def. Storm Lake 7 0 509 317 Cherokee 6 1 554 437 Estherville 5 2 534 398 Spencer 4 3 405 394 Sibley E'burg 2 5 394 469 Sibley E'burg 1 6 333 481 Spirit Lake 1 6 333 483 Sheldon 1 6 324 495 RESULTS TUESDAY NIGHT Estherville 103, Spirit Lake 57 Storm Lake 61, Cherokee 52 Sibley 59, Sheldon 44 Spencer 66, Emmetsburg 50 GAMES FRIDAY NIGHT Estherville at Emmetsburg Cherokee at Spirit Lake Storm Lake at Sheldon Sibley at Spencer Estherville's astounding romp over Spirit Lake and Storm Lake's easy victory over Cherokee highlighted the return to Lakes Conference following what seemed a brief holiday vacation. Storm Lake took the Lakes lead, with a 61^52 victory over the Braves, keeping its record intact at 7-0 and only having played conference games to date this season. In other results, Sibley edged ~out of the cellar by clippingShel- don 59-44, and Spencer dominated Emmetsburg, 66-50, to retain fourth place in the Lakes standings. Despite Tuesday's loss, Cherokee continues to dominate the conference scoring pace with 544 points in the seven games, a 79.1 per game average. But Estherville moved into second place with 534 points for a 76.3 average while Storm Lake slippedtothird with 509 points for a 72.3 average. Storm Lake continues to dominate the defensive stats with only 317 points surrendered for a 45.3 average, Spencer is second with a 56.3 average and Estherville third with a 56.9 average. When action resumes Friday night, Estherville is at Emmetsburg, Cherokee at Spirit Lake, Storm Lake at Sheldon, and Sibley at Spencer. In first round action, Estherville pounded Emmetsburg 66-35, Cherokee rolled over Spirit Lake 69-39, Storm Lake trounced Sheldon 93-32, and Spencer niped Sibley 56-52. Storm Lake Holds Conference Lead CHEROKEE - Storm Lake's defense proved adequate against the leading offensive unit in the Lakes Conference Tuesday as the Tornadoes took oyer.,sole' possession of first place with a relative easy 61-52 decision over the Braves. Although both teams appeared to be up for the game, it was apparent early in the contest that the night belonged to the Storm Lake unit as the Tornadoes went in front 20-16 at the end of the first quarter, held a 32-27 lead at halftime and a 51-36 advantage following three periods. Even in accounting for 52 points in the game, the Cherokee offense had to rely on the charity line with only 14 field goals for the night. The Brave offense was also held to its lowest point total of the season, the previous low being a 102-64 loss to Sioux Cily East in non-conference action. Rich Nickels paced the Storm Lake attack with 16 points, Lennie Trudo followed with 15 and Keith Germann wound up hitting ten as the only Tornadoes in the double figures. Pacing Cherokee were Dennis Holton and Jim Linebaugh 14 each, Dude Phipps scoring 11 and Dan Anderson with 10. Spencer Cagers Pound Emmetsburg SPENCER — Spencer used control of the boards to down Emmetsburg, 66-50, in Tuesday's action, permittingthe Tigers to stay within one game of Estherville and only three behiad conference leader Storm Lake. The Tigers never surged at any point in the game but edged away to a 15-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, held a 34-23 lead at- halftime and a* <&2-37 lead after three quarters* ' "It was a pretty ragged game with a lot of turnovers," Spencer coach Roger Schultz commented following the game. Leading the Spencer attack was Russ Sopeland with 15 points, Rick Stief finished with 12, and Mark Kunath scored 11. High for Emmetsburg was Jack Savage with 10. Sibley Victory Means Fifth Place SIBLEY — Sibley stepped out of the Lakes Conference cellar with a 59-44 victory from Sheldon in Lakes action Tuesday night, boosting the Generals' record to 2-5 for the season. After a tight first quarter, Sibley leading 12-10 at the end, the Generals pulled in front 2620 at halftime and 40-28 following three quarters of play. Leading the way for Sibley were Kelly Ackerman with 20 points and Dan Wessels adding 16. FG FT F Pts. Grems, B. 10 0-1 2 20 Fransdal, L. 2 0-0 1 4 Summa, S, 1 3-0 3 5 Fitzgibbons, J. 4 5-0 3 13 Hess, W. 9 1-0 0 19 Bown, J. 1 0-0 0 2 Groth, M. 5 4-0 2 14 Brandt, D. 8 0-1 2 16 Rullestad, C. 0 2-2 2 2 Brandt, C. 0 2-0 1 2 Hartman, B. 1 0-0 0 2 Bothwell, R. 0 2-1 2 2 Mergen, P. 1 0-0 2 2 Kinsella, T. 0 0-0 1 0 TOTALS 42 19-5 21 103 SPIRIT LAKE Gilbert, G. 3 0-0 0 6 Jensen, A. 1 3-2 3 5 Inbody, J. 7 0-2 1 14 Boelter, T. 3 4-3 2 10 Lago, L. 0 3-2 5 3 Colbert, J. 3 0-1 2 6 Jaquith, B. 3 4-2 1 10 Yarnes, T. 0 0-0 2 0 Mossman, S. 0 0-0 0 0 Chors, G. 0 2-1 2 2 Clayton, C. 0 0-0 0 0 Iwen, C. 0 1-2 1 1 TOTALS 20 17-15 19 57 Score by Quarters: Estherville 20 34 23 26- -103 Spirit Lake 6 25 7 19- - 57 Feels Rebounding Pressure Joe Fitzgibbons (24) gets body contact from Spirit Lake's Larry Lago (23) when rebounding during Midgets 103-57 victory Tuesday. Bystanders in the action are Midget Scott Summa (42) and Indian Al Jensen (43). (Daily News Photo by Chuck Ostheimer) Bees Win Fifth Straight Fifty-one per cent shooting and fine defensive play led the Estherville 'Bees' past the Spirit Lake junior varsity, 54-32, in action Tuesday, the fifth consecutive victory for the Midget junior varsity. Neither team was able to gain an advantage in the slow first quarter until Estherville rallied for seven points in the final minute of play to reverse an 8-6 Sheldon was paced by Pat Kap-yj Spirit Lake lead to a 13-8 ad- pes with 12 points and Mel Wal< linga scoring 10, vantage at the quarter stop. The Bees widened the gap to nine, 27-18, at the end of the first half of action, mostly behind the scoring of Jim Willey with seven points in the second quarter and 12 for the half. Estherville blew the game open in the third quarter, gaining a 48-26 lead at the end of the period. Willey led the Bees with 18 points, Mike Brashear got back in form to score 10, and Brian Guge hit. for 12 as three were in "the double figures. Rounding out the scoring were Tom Hall and Kevin Buell with four each, Bill Fenton hitting three, RonBiittner with 2, and Jim Bothwell with one. High for Spirit Lake was Potter with 12. Brashear also led the Bees on the boards with eight rebounds for the night, four off eachboard, Guge wound up with six as did Tom Hall. Kevin Buell, Guge, and Willey each had four interceptions in the game with Fenton, and Mark Anderson hauling in three each*. Another big statistic was the ten team assists with Fenton having five. The win leaves the Bees witha 5-3 record for the season with the next scheduled action at Emmetsburg Friday night and at home against Fairmont Saturday. BEES BOXSCORE Honor Robertson, Brockington as NFL Rookies Ringsted Gains Victories In Non-Conference Play RINGSTED - Ringsted copped a twin bill from Sentral of Fenton on the maples Tuesday night, the girls edging out a 6665 win before the boys romped to an 82-51 victory. In the girls' contest, Ringsted had to play catchup basketball in the second quarter after Sentral went in front 16-7 following the first eight minutes of action. The Great Dane lassies, however, poured in 25 points in the second quarter for a 32-27 halftime lead and maintained a 48-37 lead after three quarters before staving off the Sentral rally in the final stanza. Janet Geesman paced the Ringsted offense with 43 points while R If /////» rre W^i n teammate Susan Johnson finished MJUlltlu^a rr ui with 15. High for Sentral were Maria Waite with 29 and Darlene Uthof hitting 27. time and 44-24 after three quarters. High for Lakota were Paul Peterson with 16, Micky Geerde with 14 and Dale Simons hitting 11. Ledyard was led by ScoJt Peterson with 14 and Jerry Johnson with 10. In the girls' game, each team scored six in a slow first quarter but Lakota was in front 1712 at halftime and 28-25 after three quarters before pulling away in the final stanza. Lakota's Collene Karels grabbed off the scoring honors with 21 points while Ledyard's Jolene Bush hit 20 in the game. Doubleheader Ringsted coach Larry West also felt guards Jeanne Lund, Sally Miller, and Debbie Cummins played "excellent basketball." In the boys' contest, Ringsted dominated the entire game, leading 17-10 at the end of the first period, 44-20 at halftime and 6634 after three quarters. Bill Wickert led Ringsted with 30 points, Kevin Hanson finished with 20 and Mick Preston had 15. For Sentral, Roger Henderson scored 19 and Wayne Gerhart 13 points. Lakota Gains Double Victory LEDYARD - Lakota rolled off the holiday season with a double victory from Ledyard, the girls gaining a 48-31 victory and the boys a 55-38 win. In the boys* game, Lakota was in front 14-7 at the end of the first quarter, led 29-19 at half- WEST BEND - West Bend battled through overtime before nipping Boone Valley 64-63 in girls' action, then the West Bend boys rolled over the visitors 7057. Boone Valley pulled into a 22-15 lead after the first quarter of the girls' contest, maintained a 34-29 advantage at halftime but West Bend knotted the score at 44-44 each at the end of the third quarter and the end of regulation play saw each team with 57 points. Leading the West Bend attack were Rhonda Barber with 26, Harriett Mogler with 21 and Pam Schuller with 17 points. Boone Valley's leading scorers were Lynn Black and Sherry Sanders with 23 points each. In the boys' action, West Bend led 23-14 at the end of the first quarter, 34-29 at halftime and 5139 following three quarters. Bill Runchy paced the West Bend offense with 25 points, Terry Meyer hit for 15 and Martin Montag scored 10. Rick Mitchell led Boone Valley with 12. Packer Sets Rushing Mark By JOE MCKNIGHT Associated Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - "I did a good job but I still can improve," said John Brockington, named Tuesday as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year by The Associated Press after setting a first-year rushing record for Green Bay. "I did a lot of learning this year about pro football in general, finding out what I can do," the husky 23-year-old Ohio State University senior added. "I want to try to get more yardage next year. "I want to be a better man in the passing game. I want to help the Packers get back on top of the league." Brockington's 1,105 yards rushing—he was the fourth rookie in pro history to gain 1,000 yards— was one of the few good things to happen to Green Bay this season. They ended with a 4-8-2 record, the worst since 1958 for the Packers. Brockington, a 6-foot-l, 225- pounder was the overwhelming selection for offense rookie honors by a nationwide panel of sports writer and sports casters. He amassed 43 l /2 votes out of 60 cast. Jim Plunkett, quarterback for the New England Patriots, was runnerup with 14V2 votes. The other two votes went to Vic Washington of the San Francisco 49ers and John Riggins of the New York Jets. Brockington rushed for more than 100 yards in four different games, including a 142-yard effort on 30 carries in a 17-14 win over the Chicago Bears Nov. 7. In the Dec. 12 game against the Bears at Green Bay he snapped the 1,000-yard mark. "I got the least yards against Miami the next week," Brockington said. He couldn't recall what that distance was. Game recods show he rushed for 73 yards agaist the Dolphins. "Considering it was my first year in pro ball," he said, "I feel I did a good job, but I still can improve. I know that. Brockington, married and the father of a 4-year-old daughter, said he still needs 20 hours of academic work to graduate and plans to spend the next two quarters at Ohio State. He's working on a degree in educa­ tion and hopes some day to become a history teacher. Green Bay acquired Brockington by getting an earlier draft pick in a deal that sent quarterback Don Horn to Denver for lineman Alden Roche. Coach Dan Devine said ihat while the Packers knew Brockington was talented, his big year surprised them. "I'd have to say he was a pleasant suprise, although we knew right away when we first looked at him in our spring camp in Arlington, Tex., that we had something special," Devine said. Linebacker Defensive Pick By BRUCE LOWITT Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Isiah Robertson wasn't on the National Football League's statistical charts—but the Los Angeles Rams' outside linebacker was all over enemy quarterbacks, receivers and running backs. That blitzing, fumble-forcing Drake Opens Defense Of Valley Title Next DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Drake opens defense of its Missouri Valley Conference title here Thursday night against rugged Wichita State and the Bulldogs will be at less than full strength. Part-time starter Dave Langston missed most of Drake's 8178 defeat Monday night by Cincinnati with the recurrence of a foot injury. "We are a little short handed right now," noted Coach Howard Stacey, "but we'll have to stay in there and club." Langston, a junior college transfer from Port St. Joe, Fla., suffered three broken bones in his right foot while working last summer and calcium deposits have formed, causing pain at times. "He needs rest very badly," said Stacey. "So at best we'll able to use him spar- only be ingly." The problem leaves Stacey with only two regular guards. To help fill the void he has moved 6-foot-5 sophomore forward Craid Davis to the back- court. "This is about as tough an opener as you would want," said Stacey of Wichita State, which is 6-1 over-all and 1-0 in the Valley under new Coach Harry Miller. Stacey said he is looking for consistency out of his young team and more improvement from Dennis Bell and sophomore Larry Seger. Bell tallied 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against Cincinnati, while Seger had 20 points and 10 rebounds. and pass-wrecking game which he played throughout the year earned Robertson the runaway selection today as The Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounderfrom Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., a first-round pick on a draft choice obtained from the Washington Redskins, garnered 37 of the 60 votes by a nationwide panel of sports writers and sports broadcasters. His closest challenger was the American Conference's top vote-getter, linebacker Phil Vil- lapiano of the Oakland Raiders with seven, followed by defensive backs Tom Hayes of Atlanta with five and Clarence Scott of Cleveland with four, defensive back Jack Tatum of Oakland and defensive tackle Julius Adams of New England with three votes apiece and defensive back Jack Ham of Pittsburgh with one. "Isiah could be all-pro in his rookie year," teammate David "Deacon" Jones said early in the season. "He has great speed and potential. He's the best No. 1 choice I've seen been with the 11-year defensive since I've Rams," the end added. It took a while for Robertson to get going, linebacker coach Tom Catlin said. "Isiah wasted six weeks this summer. He spent three in the College All- Star camp and, when he got here, he just wasn't putting out— he was sleepwalking," He didn't even start the Rams' first two games, playing behind veteran John Pergine. "If you're not a starter when the regular season begins," Coach Tommy Prothro said, "usually there are only two ways you can get to play— If there's an injury or your No. 1 man plays badly. You simply don't have much of a chance to prove yourself in practice by that time." Robertson got his chance when Pergine suffered a hype- rextended elbow and he caught fire immediately, intercepting a pass in that game and the next two and showing great speed and lateral pursuit that prompted Catlin to revise his earlier comments. "I've said many times there isn't anything this kid can't do." FG FT F Pts. Guge, B. 5 2-2 4 12 Anderson, M. 0 0-1 2 0 Buell, K. . 2 0-0 0 > \ 4 'Fenton-, B. "'1 1-0 "V ' 3 Willey, J. 8 2-1 3 18 Bothwell, J. 0 1-1 0 1 Brashear, M. 4 2-1 4 10 Biittner, R. 1 0-0 4 2 Merrill, B. 0 0-0 0 0 Woods, B. 0 0-0 0 0 Lown, M. 0 0-0 0 0 Hall, T. 2 0-1 2 4 Breuer, D. 0 0-0 0 0 TOTALS 23 8-7 23 54 SPIRIT. LAKE Mollenhova 1 2-0 3 4 Morris 0 1-1 3 1 Eddy 2 2-1 1 6 Potter 4 4-1 2 12 Dreessen 1 0-1 0 2 Westergard 0 1-8 2 1 Lemley 2 2-2 2 6 TOTALS 10 12-14 13 32 Score by Quarters: Estherville 13 14 21 4 -52 Spirit Lake 8 10 8 6-32 Top Amateur CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Ail-American safety Bobby Majors of Tennessee and former National Basketball Association star Bailey Howell have been named amateur and pro athletes of the year for 1971 by the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the organization's annual banquet Feb. 11 in Nashville, along with seven inductees to the State Sports Hall of Fame. We Are Esthervilles NUMBER 1 SAFETY INSPECTION STATION MOTOR INN INC _. Estherville, Iowa JANUARY CLEARANCE 1456 TURBO 400 HRS. LIKE NEW 1456 TURBO (DEMO) F-706 CPT. OVERHAUL, 2 PT. F-706 CPT. 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