Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 11, 1978 · Page 5
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6— Uklah Daily Journal, Uklah,-Calif. Wednesday, January 11, 1978 DumpCMA by 104-86 Eagles cagers clear boards for GVC action U5F tops Irish in sin Mendocino College's basketball Eagles cleared the boards for the expected onslaught of two tough GVC opponents here Friday and Saturday nighfs on CarlPurdy Court by butscoring Cal Maritime Acadiemy Tuesday at Vallejo, 104 to 86. Played with only one official, in a crackerbox gym where close personal contact led to some 40 or more turnovers by both teams, the last practice game before the clashes with Feather • River here Friday, and College of the Siskiyous here Saturday still served its purpose. Coach Ed Boyle got to use his troops in a number of simulated "combat" maneuvers, working on things defensively and giving everyone a full share t)f warmup time. The Eagles led at the half, 55-38 and the last half was almost even, 49-48 as far as points were concerned. Kenny Newkirk came off the bench to score 11 field goals, 25 points, and grab 12 of Mendocino's 40 rebourids. Art Larvie added 18 points. Jack Qauncli ^ll^d' 16 points, ^Phn iSastineau, 14, and Mike Edwards 10, including six free shots. Peter Garrptt scored eight points. Bob Pedroni added five; Steve Santos four and Jim Feeney and Bob Haskin two-points each. Bob Stuart did not score. Ron Manley couldn't miss for the Keelhaulers, scoring 29 points! With a 2-0 GVC record the Eagles of IWendociho CollegS^ do not want to miss §t chance to add two more first home GVC victories to stay in the thick of what promises to be a tight, four or five-team GVC basketball race. Friday and Saturday night's games at Carl Purdy Court start at 7:30 p.m., but fans are urged to arrive early for best seating. McCulley, new coach of 49ers, plans new offensive look SAN FRANCISCO - Look for a more wide-open offense when the San Friancisco 49ers open NFL play under Pete McCulley, the team's fourth head coach in as many years. General Manager Joe Thomas Tuesday, announced Ken Meyer had been fired after one year at, the helm of the 49ers and replaced by McCulley, receiver coach of I the Washington Redskins. Thomas said the assistant coaching staff had been released, too. McCuUey, who signed a three-year pqict for an undisclosed figure, said he was not familiar with the team, but his impression of the 49ers was that "they have a good defense and good running backs. The place we have to make some improvements is in the passing gatne. You make the big play with a passing game. You win in the National Football League with a passing game." He said "I believe in balance, but I also believe in utilizing the 'big play' when the opportunity presents itself. I like to see some action out there and I want a hard- nosed running attack, but I want the big pais play, too. You have to gamble. I don't see a consei'vative offense." In 1977, Thomas chose Meyer, offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams, as his head coach. The 49er offense reflected the Rams' conservative approach and th6 special teams played poorly as the team slumped to a 5-9 record. Asked if he thought he had made a mistake naming Meyer, Thomas said "You can always call it a mistake. It just didn't w*k out." Meyer was unavailable for, comment. Thomas said he had wanted McCulley a year ago, but could not get permission from the Redskins°to talk to him. "He's not new to me and I'm not new to him. I know what he can do. I hope to give San Francisco fans the team they've been waiting for." Thomas, who indicated he would make several player deals before the season started, said McCulley is "known as a strong motivator, who spends a great deal of time in one-on-one woj-k with individual players as well as with the team drills." McCulley said of Thomas "I fully understand how he runs a football team, and I'm in full agreement with that method." By United Press International The San Francisco Dons finally are beginning to resehible last season's dominating squad. "TTiis was a very important win for us," said the Don's Bill Cartwright, who scored 20 points to lead San F;;-ancisco past sixth-ranked Notre Dame, 79-70, Tuesday night. "It proves we can play with the top 10 teams in the country, and it's important because we really needed a big win the way we've been playing." San Francisco Coach Bob Gaillard emphasized the Dons' successful defensive strategy: "I'm very satisfied with the way our zone worked, we had to go with it in the 'second half to keep Cartwright in the game with 4 fouls." Bucks prove they are coming back By United Press International The Milwaukee Bucks began the second half of the season Tuesday night and it appears their solid first half was no fluke. , The Bucks continued their impressive play Mvith a 125-103 victory over the Indiana Pacers to up their record to 2319, good for second place in the tough Midwest Division. Afterwards, Coach Don, Nelson said even he is surprised by his team's success after 42 games. Varsitycage Catseruptto outgun Analy What started out as an even- draw' shootout in Cbessall Gymnasium Tuesday night ended up a massacre ss Ukiah's Wildcats came from behind an early 10-2 and 26-20 in the first quarter,and' Tim Walkley who started Ukiah back from a 10-2 ,,deficit; kept the Cats alive in the early going. Then superior rebounding and relentless, 4fst -quarter defi9ifc to overrun idpn't give. ]xp, , team effort Ai-»olVi oc CO -^^ Un^»'» ^cr SPORT ATTRACTIONS — Those attending the San Francisco Sports and Boat Show opening Friday at the Cow Palace will find much to tickle their sports and recreation fancy, such as displays of Mo-Feds, those popular motorized bicycles —and lots of pretty girls at various recreational displays. In other NBA games, Phila-' pains. Hank Aa/on happy; his heart's good ATLANTA (UPI) - Hank Aaron, saying he felt great after tests revealed he does not have a heart problem, has been told to quit smoking, start an exercise program and \Vatch his weight. The major leagues' all-time leadihg home run hitter was released Tuesday from Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital where he was adrnitted a week earlier complaining of chest Jayvees come from behind to earn win Moving the ball is all- riiaking a sinking perimeter or important in modern day top of the key baskets until basketball, and being able to that deficit was reduced to keep control of it. ijnder heavy eight points or less before pressure from a man to man, Ukiah managed to break, or at zone or two or three on one least ease and counter the press equally so. Analy defensive pressure. If the Ukiah Jayvees Tues- The Wildcats, given only an day night learned nothing else occasional early third period but the above, and how to basket by Fetzer, on passes counter such defensive double-team, triple-team, close, quick, aggressive defense by an opponent, then Analy, 86 to 58. Analy got 12 of its 25 field goals the first quarter, but from the second quarter on, as Ukiah tightened its defense a bit, putting quicker and tighter pressure on Analy's perimeter ai\d inside shooters, and got its own quick-pass, quick movement game going, it was only a question of how much the final margin would be. By half time the Cats, were in front, 46 to 34, catching the Tigers at 28-28, after Pat Prine's two free shots at 6:12 of the second quarter. Instrumental in getting the Cats moving, and into their rebound, quick pass and "Go!" offense was John Gulyas, who came off the bench to spark the Cat rally and eventually wind up with 17 points. began paying off By half-time Doug Daut and Ullrich had 10 points each; John Gulyas, eight; Mark Levy and Pat Prine five-each; Joe Hurlbut, four; and Murphy and Walkley two points each and Ukiah, once down, 10-2 and 12-6, was in front to stay, 46-34. Ukiah outscored Analy, 26-8 the second quarter; 19-9 the third and 21-to 15 the fourth to assert final superiority. In the end, John Gulyas had ; 17 points; Craig Ullrich, 16; • Doug Daut, 14 and seven • rebounds; Pat Prine had nine • points; Marty Murphy, eight; • Joe Hurlbut and Mark Levy, '. seven-each; Butch Hammell, '. four'; and Snyder and Walkley ' two points each. Friday the Cats travel to Finer in Santa Rosa; Tuiesday delphia defeated Houston, 9580; Chicago downed Los Angeles, 110-106; Denver beat New Orleans, 115-100, in overtime, and Portland blitzed New York, 126-113. Golden State at Qeveland was postponed. "It is far beyond anybody's expectations," Nelson said. "But I've told the guys the second half is going to be tougher." Marques Johnson had another excellent , night Tuesday with 23 points and a game-high 12 rebounds while Brian Winters pumped in 25 points, many on long bombs. And the Bucks' bench, notably Alex English and rookie Ernie Grunfeld, delivered again. In the second period, the two young forwards came off the bench and scored 18 points between them to help the Bucks to a 64-51 halftime lead. For the Pacers, JVIike Bantom had 21 points Ricky Sobers 18. "They said 1 was in A-1 health," the 43-year-old Aaron the optimum has been gained, above and beyond' the ultimate, 55-49 victory over told, reporters as he was Analy in Chessall Gym- leaving the hospital. Doctors, nasium. he said, had conducted a coronary angiogram X-ray, which indicated no signs of heart trouble. The ex-slugger said he thinks his exhausting schedule as director of minor leagues personnel for the Atlanta Braves and his promotional job with Magnavox Corp., probably contributed to his pains. "Basicallyi 1 think that was what it was,'' he said. "I've been on a schedule that has called for me to fly from Japan to San Francisco to Newark — all on the same trip." Aaron said the chest pains occurred as he was driving his sOn, Larry, to the bus station to return to college. He said he felt a sharp pain in his right leg "that went all the way up and and around the heart. "I was frightened," he.said. Coryell to Rams? Monte Clark new Detroit Lions coach PONTIAC, Mich. (UPI) Monte Clark, whose initial pro coaching stint was aborted by front office friction, was named head coach of the Detroit Lions today and given unprecedented control over team operations. Clark, fifth coach of the Lions in a decade, replaces Tommy Hudspeth who was fired Monday along with his eight assistants. Clark has been sidelined since he was fired as head coach by the San Francisco 49ers a year ago. He also was named to the newly created position of "director of football operations" — a job that gives him jurisdiction over drafting, scouting, cuts and trades, duties that previously fell under the auspices of general manager. However, team owner Wilham Clay Ford told a news 'conference he still will have the final veto power over trades. "In my talks with, Mr. Ford, ' I am convinced that he is totally committed to bringing winning football to the Detroit Lions," Clark said. "He has given me the authority to effect my dwn personal ap- . proach to the job. ''I've even got a slogan — 'New Coach, New Approach.' I'm having some bumper stickers made up." Ford said Clark will report directly to him on all matters. "He expressed a desire that he wanted to control his own destiny," Ford said. ST. LOUIS (UPI) - Owner Bill Bidwill oi .^e St, Louis Football Cardinals Tuesday cut off communication with his unhappy' coach, Don Coryell. Coryell met with Bidwill briefly Monday and they were to meet again Tuesday. However, Coryell flew to Los the club to spend more money on coaches and players and give him control of the team's drafting decisions. Coryell also said his family was unhappy with the cold weather in St. Louis and abusive fans at Busch Stadium. Coryell, 52, previously In the first half the Cats were on top, 34 to 19— but in the last half until Brian Stearns and Brett Preston got them n\oving again, and Tom Wilson, Pat Fetzer and Sid Maurer, with help from Joe Kulka began to regain backboard control and moved away from the pressure to open areas for key drives off feeds by Stearns and Preston, Fetzer and Maurer, Chessall Gymnasium appeared about to become Panicville! Analy, far from playing dead, after being 17 points then 15 points down at the half, came back with defensive pressure, quickness, harrassment and some cool perimeter, keep-the-ball-hot and score offense. And before a frantic Coach Bill Heath could fully communicate what must be done to regain lost control of the tempo, and ultimately the game, the Ukiah 34-19 point edge had evaporated. Before you could say "Boo!", the _ hungry. Tigers from Analy had pressured their way and shot their way to three straight baskets before Brett Preston broke the string 6f Analy points. Still the Tigers kept coming, as Bob Petersen, Brett Page, and from Shear and Preston, or a basket by Preston, finally began countering the press w;Uh steadier dribbling, passing and movement by Brian Stearns, Preston, and some strong front-line rebounding and inside scoring help from Sid Maurer, Pat Fetzer, Tommy Wilson and Joe Kulka off feeds by Preston, Stearns, Preston, Maurer, Fetzer and Wilson. Rebound baskets by Wilson, scrambles for jump balls by Wilson, Preston and Steams; free shots by Preston and a string of key inside baskets by Maurer, three of thert the fourth period; two by Fetzer and three free shots, and two free shots by Preston, all' in the fourth period, stemmed the tide of Analy points at last. Ukiah restored order, but it was scary for a while! When pressure comes at Piner on Friday; from Sonoma or Casa Grande at home next Tuesday or a week from Friday,, or at Petaluma in the NBL opener on Jan. 24th the Ukiah Jayvees should better know how to cope, thanks to lessons hopefully learned last night! Eight Cats played and six of them scored for the Jayvees. Pat Fetzer bad 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocked shots and four assists for the night. Sid Maurer wound up with seven field goals, 15 points, a game-high 12 rebounds; and four assists. Tommy Wilson got eight timely rebounds; and four assists. Tommy Wilson got eight timely Marty Murf^y', who had and next Fricjay they host tall driven for a basket or free Sonoma and Casa Grande; shots, Craig Ullrich, who hit and Jan. 24th they open NBL for six of his first-half 10 points play at Petaluma! Eagles matmen split A scrimmjage between Mendocino College and Santa Rosa J.C. wrestlers provided some interesting matchups, some occasionally brilliant mat moves, showed the need for special work here and there and on conditioning, and provided the college with its first home wrestling opportunity Tuesday afternoon. Victories for the Eagles were scored by Antonio Lopez, 8-0 for a superior margin; Dennis Reynolds, 13 to 4 for another superior margin; 4 to 0 by Jess Ayer; and. 7-0 by Steve Scott. Scott lost an earlier, 12-6 scuffle witn t'ormer Piner grappler Hampton of SRJC; Henry Provencher from Santa Rosa came from behind to wear down Mike Scott, 9-6; Alves of SRJC staved off Lee Johnson 8-5, with Johnson scoring four of his five points in the third period; Art Reid lost on a pin in the opening exhibition; and Jim Newport capitalized on an escape and riding time gained late in the match to edge Mendocino's Mike Engebritson, 3 to 1. Each man drew a stalling penalty point in the close match. UkiahiFrosh play, 12 of them score Ukiahi's Frosh basketeers, under Coach Tom O'Connor, added yet another victory to their string Tuesday late afternoon when they turned back the challenge of Fort Bragg, 56 to 42, in Chessall Gymnasium. The game was the first of goals for eight points; Brian Deering with seven points; Mike Freitas and Mark Wilkinson with six-points each; Tyvin Wliittaker with five points; David Post with four points; and John Williams, David Richey, Danny Dodge and David three played last ni^RtTthe-^Swenson with two pointsbach, others being between the Angeles where he is rumored coached at San Diego State John Dower, younger son of, rebounds; a crucial jump ball as a candidate for the head coaching job of the Los Angeles Ram's. Bidwill, apparently irritated by the turn of events, issued a terse statement saying: "There will be no further meeting between Don Coryell and myself. Any further and at the end of this season •was thought to be interested in the job as coach of the San Diego Chargers,' who are retaining Tommy Prothro. A report last weekend said Coryell was interested in the Rams' job and adriiired by Ram owner Carroll Rosem- discussions that Coryell has bloom. The current Los regarding operations will be Ar|geles coach is Chuck Knox, held with the director of Coryell, in airing his com- operations, Joe Sullivan. Any plaints, was quoted as saying organizational changes will be tiie COTdin . '.'will win only discussed between the head four games next si ^ason and coach and director of two the season after that.''He operations." also said only two of the St. Bidwill, who actively runs Louis defenders could start for Bf//sgetfCnox ORCHARD PARK, NY. (UPI) — Chuck Knox, who guided the Los Angeles Rams to five Western Division titles in the National Football Conference, todpy was named head coach of the AFC Buffalo Bills. Knox replaces Jim Ringo y^ho was fired as Bills head coatih 'at the end of the 1977 season. Bills owner Ralph Wilson said Knox was released from ihe remaining y^ars of his Los Angeles\cohtract and signed late Tuifisday night to a new multi-/ear agreement with Buffalo. ' "As soon as it became evident that Coach Knox might be available, we sought and received permission from Carroll Rosenbloom, owner of the Rams, to speak with him," Wilson said in a statement. "We are positively delighted to land a man of Chlick Knox's stature as the new head coach of the Bills." Wilson said Knox "has experienced nothing but success with the Los .Angeles franchise and we know he is just the man to: restore the Buffalo' Bills to a position of prominence in professional football." . his football franchise, has Coryell under contract through 1980. He has said he wants Coryell to fulfill the contract. Coryell, who has been Cardinals coach for , five years, said when they were eliminated from the playoffs this year that he was unhappy in St. Louis. He said he wanted the New York Giants. St. Louis was 10-4 in 1976, but missed the playoffs because of two. defeats by Washington. This season, the Cardinals were 7-3 after six sports writer Herb Dower, kept sinking baskets right and left, hustling rebounds, forcing repeated Ukiah turnovers. Analy cooled off a bit on its shooting, and it is just as well, because if they had converted every one of those dozen or more turnoyers in the third and early fourth periods it would have been all over! Finally smooth ball handling and dribbling by quick little Brian Stearns, coming off the bench to provide movement and direction, played a giant hand in easing the panic. He and Preston, with rebound and assisting and scoring help from Maurer, Fetzer, KiJka, and particularly Wilson, righted the storm -battered good ship Ukiah Jayvees! From 17 and 15 points down. straight victories, including Analy kept charging, wins over Dallas and Min- pressuring, scrambling, nesota, but lost their last four games to finish out of playoff contention with a 7-7 mark. or two; and blocked two shots in addition to scoring five key points to help stave off complete panic. Brett Preston contributed 12 points and four assists; Flip, Fitch four points the first half; Brian Stearns a field goal and some movement and quickness at opportune times. Joe Kulka, while not scoring, was instrumental in preserving the team victory with five rebounds and two blocked shots and other fine play. Greg Shear did not score but had several good first-half assists and one key one the second half Everyone, from players to coaches to fans, had all the excitement they could want the last half as Analy's Petersen, Page and Dower scored all. or most of their 29 points to shake up Ukiah. Analy and Ukiah Jayvees and Frosh. The Frosh scored 12 points the first quarter, added 19 the second, 12 more in the third and a final 13 the fourth in a consistant display of offense while generally controlling the defensive tempo of the game, and boards as well. Once again Ukiah's new Frosh coach, who matriculated at Sonoma State in the Bill Heath era and ' propped at Hollister, uSed every player he possibly could, against the day when that player may be sorely needed by Frosh, Jayvee or Varsity coaches in the future." He thus follows the philosophy of Coach Red Wright whom he succeeds — and seems to have the talent to more than do it. As a result, the Frosh scoring was well spread as they notched victory No. 4 without a loss this early season. Only one of 12 scorers was in double figures, and that because he made seven free shots in addition to two field goals, for 11 points by Mike Williams, who also is strong on boards and getting tougher on defense. Right with him all the way were Art Lee with four field via a single field goal or two free shots made; and David Floyd added a free shot. Not able to score in varying times in the game, but contributing what they could were John Rus, l^rry Chapman, Smithan, Long and Galletti. , It was a good win, but tougher obstacles are ahead! REVIVAL ~^ At TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH 900 South Dora 7:30 P.M. nightly January 8-13 HIRAM LeMAY From Nashville; Tenn. will be the speaker. Nursery provided. , ' Lose 10-20 -^30 fotnas, Ut ?Aore* MEN - WOMEN • TEENAGERS Alfred W. Ferriss, M.D. Medical Weight Reduction NO CONTRACTS BUDGET PLAN , SANTA ROSA 1146 State Fdrnn Drive M2.29M UKIAH .725 A S .Dora St.' 468.0461 BOBHOR^L REGISTERED PHARMACIST PLAY IT SAFE! Winter Sports are lots lun, but they can be mandihg on your system. 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