Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on November 19, 1977 · Page 12
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Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, November 19, 1977
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. \<i\rml>cr l*>. l'>77 Schoolyard Basketball Free-Style Free Shoots Philadelphia into First Place ; By The Associated Press Lloyd Free is not the most disciplined ballplayer in the National Basketball Association, but when it comes to schoolyard basketball he has few peers. Friday night it was schoolyard time in Boston Garden as Free delivered 29 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 121-112 victory over the Boston Celtics before a packed house of 15,276. Free, a rugged 6-foot-3 guard, came off the bench to score 14 points in the second period and 15 in the fourth. He shot 10-for-14 from the field, 9- for-10 from the foul line. In other NBA games Friday night, the Phoenix Suns edged the Chicago Bulls 103-101, the Golden State Warriors beat I he Cleveland Cavaliers 108104, Ihe Los Angeles Lakers routed the Detroit Pistons 11683, the Washington Bullets defeated the New York Knicks 123-103, the Indiana Pacers slopped the New Jersey Nets 124-116 and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 105-94. The victory gave Philadelphia a 7-1 record since Billy Cunningham replaced Gene Shue as coach and lifted the Sixers into first place in the Atlantic Division with a 9-5 record, one game ahead of New York. Free came into the game with an 11.9 scoring average and shooting just 38 per cent from the field. Doug Collins added 26 points for Philadelphia, Julius Erving 20 and George McGinnis 17. Suns 103, Bulls 101 Rookie forward Walter Davis scored 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter for Phoenix, which was aided when Chicago was assessed four technical fouls in a I'/z- minute span of the period. Coach Ed Badger was ejected and three of his players each drew one technical. Paul Westphal, who also had 25 points, made all four of the free throws. Arlis Gilmore topped Chicago with 22 points and 19 rebounds. Warriors 108, Cavs 104 Golden Stale squandered a 24-poinl lead in Ihe third period but came on to win as rookie guard Rickey Green sank a 25-foot jump shot with 27 seconds remaining to snap a 104-104 tie. After that, Rick Barry clinched the victory for Golden State with two free throws. Barry scored 28 while Cleveland's Wall Frazier had 27. Lakers 116, Pistons 83 Los Angeles led by as many as 35 points in the third period as eight players scored in double figures, topped by center James Edwards with 19. Injured center Kareem Abdul- Jabbar was on the Lakers' bench but did not suit up for Ihe game. Bullets 123, Knicks 103 Afler leading by only one point at halftirhe, the Bullets pulled away from New York by outscoring the Knicks 33-20 in the ihird period. Elvin Howard Porter, reserve for- Hayes, who lopped ward picked up from Detroit Washington with 27 points, got lasl week, led Ihe Nets with 29 15 of them in thai decisive points, quarter. Pacers 124, Nets 116 Adrian Dantley scored 19 of his 37 points in the firsi period io start Ihe Pacers on their way lo their third straight vic- lory. The Nets closed lo within two poinls late in Ihe third period, but baskets by Dan- lley, Ricky Sobers and John Williamson broke il open once again. Nuggets 105, Spurs 94 David Thompson hit the firsi four baskets of Ihe game for Denver and finished with 26 poinls as Ihe Nuggets ended San Anlonio's five-game winning sireak. The Spurs pulled io wilhin one point early in Ihe final period, but two baskets by Thompson slopped lhal comeback. Confident San Francisco Hopes to Reverse Rams By The Associated Press There's nothing like a little confidence to turn things around. Now the San Fran- cisco'49ers would like to turn around the Los Angeles Rams. "There's confidence and belief ih each other now. When you're winning there's just a surgfe like riding the crest of a wave," center Randy Cross says of the 49ers, 4-5, who have gone from losing five straight games lo winning four in a row., If they can keep Ihe streak going this Sunday against the visiting Rams, 6-3, they'll have to be rated legitimate playoff contenlers. They'll be just 'one game behind the erratic Rams in the National Conference West. In, Sunday's other National Football League games it's Allanla al New Orleans, Minnesota at Chicago, Dallas at Pittsburgh, the New York Jets at Baltimore, Miami at Cincinnati, Cleveland at the New York Giants, Oakland at San Diego, Denver at Kansas City, New England at Buffalo, Philadelphia al St. Louis, Houston at Seattle and Tampa Bay at Detroit. Monday night's game is Green Bay al Washington. The Rams have won 12 of their lasl 14 games againsl Ihe 49ers and haven't lost in San Francisco in 10 games dating back lo 1966. Thai 0-5 start was deceptive, says Coach Ken Meyer. "We weren't playing lhal bad fool- ball in our first five games." Among them were losses of 1915 lo Miami, 7-0 lo Allanla and 20-17 lo Ihe Gianls. The Falcons, one game behind LA, snapped a two-game tailspin by Dealing Delroit for the firsi lime in 10 games lasl Sunday. Atlanta, which has given up a sensationally low 62 poinls in nine games, appears lo have a virtual lock on Ihe NFL record for Ihe fewesl poinls permitted in a modern 14-game schedule. The 1969 Vikings sel Ihe standard of 133. And wilh a few more low- scoring games, Ihe Allanla defense might become the first lo hold Ihe opposition under 100 poinls since the 1944 Gianls, who allowed 75 in 10 games. With five regular-season games remaining, no team can be considered lo have a lock on a divisional title. Dallas, all but conceded the NFC East crown a week ago, now has only a two-game lead over St. Louis, which beat the Cowboys lasl Monday night for ils fiflh slraighl victory, Ihe NFL's longesl winning sireak Ihis season. The Vikings have the only other Iwo-game bulge — bul the NFC Central leaders head into Chicago (lied for second wilh Delroil) minus Fran Tar- kenlon for a rematch of an overtime game won by Min- nesola earlier Ihis season. Denver and Oakland, each 8-1, are slill Irying lo pull away from each olher in Ihe American Conference Wesl, i Baltimore is battling lo retain ils one-game lead over Miami in Ihe AFC Easl and, in Ihe scrambled NFC Central, Cleveland and Pittsburgh are knotted al 5-4, a game ahead of Cincinnali and Houston. MuCfoton, Tribune Pack All-Conference Squad Hugoton and Tribune, which finished 1-2 in Ihe High Plains Conference football race and later advanced to the 2A stale playoffs, dominated the all- league learn selected by conference coaches this week. Hugoton's Eagles finished 11-1, losing to Oberlin Tuesday night in Ihe regional playoffs. Jan Kilbourne's crew cruised Ihrough Ihe regular season undefeated, allowing only Tribune to score on il. Tribune, 9-2, had Ihe dislinclion of being Ihe only learn to defeat Western Kansas Educalion Association champion Leoti during Ihe regular schedule, and also whipped Garden Plain in Ihe first round of the playoffs. Here is Ihe conference firsl- leam offense: QB — Mark Robertson, 188-pound senior from Tribune RB—Jeff Greenway, 160-pound senior from Hugoton RB — Brock Sloan, 190-pound senior from Tribune RB — Kevin McEachern, 144-pound senior from Hugoton E — Mike Mishler, 132-pound senior from Tribune E — Tony Collins, 157-pound senior from Hugoton L — Lance Steele, 155-pound junior from Tribune L — David Rome, 187-pound junior from Hugoton L — Steve Berry, 204-pound senior from Hugoton L — David Hearon, 152-pound junior from Hugoton L — Bryant Tallant, 228-pound junior from Lakin C — Tony Williams, 217-pound senior from Hugoton P&K — Robertson, Tribune 5A Grid Title To Southeast TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Powerful Wichila Southeast made it two Kansas class 5A high school football stale championships in a row Friday nighl, defealing five-lime former champion Shawnee Mission North 23-14. II was Ihe 21sl conseculive victory for Ihe Golden Buffaloes coached by Jim Davie. Eleven victories in lhal siring came Ihis season. In those 11 games, the Wichita school outscored ils oppnenls by a 10-1 margin, rolling up 481 poinls lo 48 for Ihe op- posilion. Shawnee Mission Norlh finished Ihe season wilh an 8-3 record. The Johnson Counly school won lilies in 1969,1970, 1971, 1974 and 1975. In olher Friday nighl aclion, finalisls were decided in class 4A, 3A, 1A and eight-man. Finalisls in 2A will be decided tonight. Here is Ihe way Ihe championship games line up for Sal- urday, Nov. 26: Class 4A—Bishop Miege, 10-1, vs. Winfield, 10-0. Class 3A—Kapaun-Ml. Carmel, 11-1, vs. DeSolo, 12-0. Class 1A—Clyde, 12-0, vs. Prelly Prairie, 11-1. Eighl-Man, Sharon 11-0, vs. Monlezuma, 11-1. Tonight's 2A semifinals pil Oberlin againsl Beloil and Baldwin againsl Peabody. All are 11-0. In Ihe 4A semifinal aclion Friday night, il look Bishop Miege an overtime lo subdue stubborn Washburn Rural, 20-14. Winfield defeated Bishop Carroll of Wichila in Ihe olher 4A semifinal, 10-3. Kapaun-Ml. Carmel, winner of five class 3A lilies including Ihe lasl three in a row, defealed Augusta, 21-0, in one 3A semifinal. In the olher, DeSolo conlinued lo surprise by defealing Goodland, 12-6. Clyde defealed the only former champion left in class 1A, Pillsburg Colgan, 41-14, and Pretty Prairie downed Fowler, 14-8. Monlezuma gol pasl Waconda easl in an eight-man thriller, 44-40, and Sharon downed Moscow, 28-12. Honorable mention offense: QB — Jay Muse, 155-pound senior from Sublette RB — Jerry Graves, 151-pound senior from Hugoton RB — Ab Smith, 152-pound senior from Tribune RB — Jim Lampe, 200-pound senior from Syracuse RB — Marty Garrison, senior from Stanton County (Johnson) E — Pat Timmons, 140-pound junior from Hugoton E — Troy Sturgeon, 160-pound senior from Satanta L — Tim Maxey, 205-pound senior from Syracuse L — Tony Firner, 152-pound senior from Tribune L — John Tucker, 168-pound senior from Elkhart L — Lonnie Delay, 154-pound senior from Elkhart L — Norman Shelden, 230-pound senior from Lakin C — Dennis Grubbs, 178-pound junior from Lakin P — Greenway, Hugoton K —Williams, Hugoton First team defense: L—Maxey, Syracuse L — Williams, Hugoton L—Steele, Tribune L — Floyd Haslett, 160-pound junior from Syracuse E — Matt Hickert, 164-pound senior from Hugoton E —Collins, Hugoton LB — Lampe, Syracuse LB — Garrison, Stanton County LB — Greenway, Hugoton DB —Mishler, Tribune DB —Muse, Sublette DB — McEachern, Hugoton Honorable mention defense: L—Berry, Hugoton L-Tallant, Lakin L — Greg Martin, 241-pound senior from Tribune L—Rome, Hugoton E — Mike Richter, 170-pound junior from Syracuse E — Brian Miller, 167-pound sophomore from Tribune E — Grubbs, Lakin LB —Sloan, Tribune LB — Graves, Hugoton LB — Bill Hessman, 160-pound senior from Sublette DB — Scott Hill, 145-pound senior from Syracuse DB — Dale Watson, 142-pound junior from Tribune DB — Brent Betsworth, 135-pound senior from Hugoton DB — Tom Martin, 132-pound junior from Hugoton. Curci May Get Raise LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Fran Curd's contracl as Ken- lucky football coach will be renegotialed, and he probably can expect a pay raise, says Cliff Hagan, UK athletic director. Hagan said Curci asked thai conlracl talks be postponed unlil after today's game against arch-rival Tennessee. Curci has two years remaining on his current contract. He had led Kenlucky to a 9-1 season going into today's game, and his five-year record with the Wildcats was 30-24-1. Hisle Signs With Brewers MILWAUKEE (AP) — In Ihe summer of 1968, minor league baseball players Larry Hisle, Don Money and Barry Lerch shared a small apartment in San Diego, where a Philadelphia Phillies' Triple A farm team was represented. "We shared the cooking to try to save some change," Hisle recalled. "Everything Don cooked was spaghetti — every third night. It was pretly good, too. II was belter than the hot dogs I usually cooked." Thanks to baseball's free agent circus, Hisle no longer has to sellle for Money's home cooked spaghetti or hot dogs from the corner grocery. Hisle, one of the top prizes in this year's re-entry draft, signed a multiyear contract with the Milwaukee Brewers Friday. It was believed to be for six years and worth nearly $3 million. Money also had a pretty good day. Shortly before the Brewers introduced Hisle at a news conference, Money verbally agreed to an ex- tension of his contract with the club. The signings represented Iwo major steps in the Brewers' seemingly endless building program. Hisle, who led Ihe American League with 119 runs batted in for the Minnesota Twins last season, is expected to bat fourth for Milwaukee and plug a defensive weakness in center field. Money had his best season in 1977, hitting .279 with career highs in home runs (25) and RBI (83), and showed he could play second base nearly as well as he played third. Brewers President Bud Selig said the signing of Money wasn't related lo Hisle'K signing. Hisle, 30, hit .302 with 28 home runs last season. He was the Brewers' top pick in the Nov. 4 re-entry draft and one of eight players chosen by 13 clubs, the maximum allowed. The Brewers also signed their No. 1 pick last year, former Oakland third baseman Sal Bando, for a reported $1.5 million. NFL at A Glance By The Associated Press AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE Eastern Division ..W LT Pet. PF PA Wide-Eyed Sharon senior Paul Totty (7) hauls in a pass from his quarterback Friday night during an eight-man football playoff game In Moscow. Totty and his Cardinals downed the Wildcats, 28-12, to earn a shot at Montezuma next week for the Kansas title. Susone Croslin Spinks Whips Righetti; Ali Far From Scared LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Ex-Marine Leon Spinks, an Olympic champion and an amaleur Ihrough 1976, has been promised a shol al Ihe world heavyweighl lille early in 1978 bul champion Muhammad Ali indicales he would have no problem defending his crown. Spinks, a hard-punching 24- year-old wilh lillle finesse, oulpoinled Alfio Righelli of Ilaly in 10 rounds Friday nighl to win Ihe chance al Ali. "Right here in this room, I'm going to meet Spinks for the world title, right here," said Ali of Vegas' Hilton Pavilion. "I'm slill Ihe grealesl fighler of all lime, but you'd better starl getting your tickets early because after I win I'm going to retire." Ali then disputed his own statement by saying he'll fight Ken Norton after Spinks. "It will take $12 million but I want Norton. Norton is important," said the champion, who disclosed he had already a bid of $10 million lo battle the No. 1-rated challenger. Spinks isn't rated, and it would appear lo be a $3.6 million payday for Ali at the Hilton Pavilion on Feb. 15. Ball 8 1 0 .889 203 128 Miami 720 .778 183 126 N Eng 540 .556 190 154 NY Jels 270 .222 133 190 Buff 270 .222 112208 Central Division Cleve 540 .556 200 175 Pills 540 .556 182 164 Hsln 450 .444 189 145 Cinci 450 .444 125 167 Western Division Oakld 8 1 0 .889 240 152 Denv 8 10 .889 186 91 S Diego 450 .444 125 129 Sile 360 .333 170241 Kan Cily 270 .222 140219 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE Eastern Division Dallas S Louis Wash NYGis Phila 8 10 630 540 4 50 360 .889 238 122 .667 203 146 .556 126 132 .444 111 178 .333 140 134 Famous Race Horse Dies Minn Diri Chcgo Gn Bay Tpa Bay Central Division 6 30 .667 140 128 5 0 .444 110 164 .444 171 213 .222 83 152 PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Silky Sullivan, who became a legend by racing from 40 lengths back to win Ihe 1958 Sanla Anita Derby, probably will be buried in Ihe infield al Golden Gale Fields. Kansas Yankee Honored Today TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Roberl F. Bennell has proclaimed Salurday as 'Mike Torrez Day in Kansas," honoring the World Series pitching hero of the New York Yankees. Torrez will be honored in his hometown Salurday with ceremonies al Ihe Shawnee County fairgrounds. Bennetl will be presenl lo give Torrez, who wenl lo high school in Topeka and whose parents and olher relatives still live here, a "distinguished Kansan" cilalion. The proclamation signed Friday lakes nole of Torrez' Mexican anceslry, his two World Series pil- ching victories over Ihe Los Angeles Dodgers, and says his feals have "brought national recognition in the sporls world lo Ihe Cily of Topeka and Ihe State of Kansas." Silky was found dead in his stall early Friday at Green Acres Stables, the apparent viclim of a heart attack. He was 22. "Thursday night I fed Silky some hay and grain and he seemed perfeclly all righl," said Irainer Emmell Campbell. "Then he jusl wenl to sleep and never awakened." Golden Gate Fields spokesman Ron Supinski said there have been several discussions aboul burying Silky al Ihe Irack and Ihe burial probably would lake place afler legal aspects were cleared up. Silky, whose come-from-behind finishes earned him the nickname of "Mr. Heart Al- lack," won 12 of his 27 races and $157,700 while racing as a 2-, 3-and 4-year-old. Showing a complele disregard for Ihe field during Ihe early portions of his races, Silky broughl fans lo Iheir feel wilh an incredible distance- consuming slride lhal Bailey Promoted DALLAS (AP) — Joe Bailey, Dallas Cowboys' business manager since 1971, has been named vice president in charge of administration, Cowboys' president and general manager Tex Schramm said Friday. frequently overhauled his opponenls. The copper-colored slallion scored his biggesl victory in the 1958 Santa Anila Derby as a 3-year-old. Lagging 40 lengths behind the field wilh a half mile lo go, Silky passed Ihe field enroule to victory under jockey Bill Shoemaker. Given a roaring sendoff by school children and other fans, Silky was flown to Louisville for the Kenluoky Derby lhal year, bul he fizzled. Afler trailing by as many as 34 lengths, Silky, a co-favorite with winner Tim Tarn, finished 12th in the 14-horse field. Super Drum Ready for TU AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The $30 million Special Events Center — unofficially nicknamed the Super Drum — will be ready for the Texas Longhorns' first home basketball game Nov. 29. The stale's largest basketball facility has been under construclion for several years and il was nol known until Friday thai il would meel Ihe Nov. 29 deadline. The Super Drum has 16,193 upholstered theater seals for basketball games. 50 70 9 0 .000 46 159 Western Division L.A. 6 30 .667213 98 Allnla 540 .556 90 62 S Fran 450 .444 114 134 N Orlns 270 .222 160 212 Monday's Game SI. Louis 24, Dallas 17 Sunday, Nov. 20 Cleveland at New York Giants Miami al Cincinnati Minnesota at Chicago New England at Buffalo New York Jets at Baltimore Philadelphia at SI. Louis Allanla al New Orleans Denver al Kansas City Tampa Bay al Delroil Dallas al Pittsburgh, (CBS) Houston al Seattle Los Angeles al San Francisco Oakland al San Diego Monday. Nov. 21 Green Bay at Washington, i ABC) Bears May Start Sunday CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears have listed halfback Walter Payton and guard Noah Jackson, both of whom missed one practice this week, as probable starters for Sunday's National Football League against the Minnesota Vikings. Payton, the NFL's leading rusher, and Jackson both returned lo practice Friday afler missing a day because of Ihe flu. Bo Rather, another flu vic- lim, also is listed as probable for the contest even though he missed practice Thursday and Friday. The status of defensive tackle Jeff Sevy remained uncertain after a bout wilh tonsilitis. 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