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Garden Qty Telegram Monday, November 21. 1977 I'upc 9 Jubilant Broncbuster end Mike Nemeth (80) exults as teammate Mike Me Alpine (85) lays on the ground with a first-down reception. Tailback Mark Damillni and Scottsdale's Dave Southworth (55) look on. GCCC and the Artichokes battled to a 15-15 deadlock. susonecrosiin Cyclone Dream Comes True KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Earle Bruce awoke Sunday morning hoping history would not repeat itself. His Iowa State Cyclones compiled an 8-3 record last year, but were ignored by the bowls. With a 21-13 dispatching of Oklahoma State Saturday, Bruce's troops again nailed down an 8-3 mark. But when the sun came up Sunday morning, there still was no post-season invitation. Bruce, his coaches, players and fans had seethed for one solid year after being snubbed with an 8-3 record and the No. 2 offense in the nation. Iowa State's 5-2 conference mark assures the Cyclones of no worse than a third-place finish in the Big Eight. And if Oklahoma should defeat Nebraska in their showdown Friday, the Cyclones and Cornhuskers would tie for second at 5-2. A Nebraska victory Friday would lie the Huskers with the Sooners at 61 and Nebraska, by virtue of beating Oklahoma, would go to the Orange Bowl. The loser of the Oklahoma-Nebraska clash is already assured of a berth in the Liberty Bowl. Iowa State's argument was fueled by the fact that the Cyclones beat Nebraska in their meeting this year, 24-21. And if Oklahoma beats Nebraska, Iowa State and Nebraska would wind up with identical overall and conference marks. "I can't do anything about the bowl games, but I sure hope they make the right decisions," Bruce was saying all weekend. "If Nebraska beats Oklahoma, who goes to the Orange Bowl? Why? Now, turn that around, and if Oklahoma beats Nebraska, who ties for second in the conference? So then who should get the nod in that case? "We deserve a bowl offer." Then, hours later, Iowa State's dream came true. The Peach Bowl called, inviting the Cyclones to meet North Carolina State Dec. 31 in Atlanta. The Cyclones said yes. While Iowa State was whipping Oklahoma State Saturday, four other Big Eight teams were wrapping up their seasons. Kansas proved it still has the whammy on Missouri, pulling off a third straight upset victory over the Tigers, 24-22. Colorado and Kansas Slate, two teams in turmoil, tangled in the mountains with Colorado emerging a 23-0 victor, handing the hapless Wildcats and their outgoing Coach Ellis Rainsberger consecutive Big Eight loss No. 21 and consecutive 1-10 season No. 2. Taking a cue from their embattled coach, the Colorado players refused to meet with writers, choosing to issue an emotional statement. "To start," the statement began, "we would like to make it clear that Coach (Bill) Mallory nor any of his staff had absolutely anything to do with this action. We, the senior class and the 1977 team, have unanimously agreed to withhold any information either by individual or coach to the press. We feel that our coach has been unjustly criticzed and treated in the past weeks!" Mallory, who angrily invited a group of disgruntled boosters to buy out his contact last week, also refused to meet with writers. Eddie Crowder, Colorado athletic director, seemed visibly upset by the events. "All this has been an unfortunate period of time," Crowder said. "This action was anexpres- sion, perhaps, decided upon by the seniors. But the man managing this team (Mallory) damn well knew what was going on. He could have said, 'Thanks, men. I appreciate the support,' and then come down and spoken to the press." Rainsberger, who was forced to resign two weeks ago because of a player eligibility scandal, admitted the distractions of the past week had taken its toll on him and his players. "This week of purgatory was a tough one," he said. "I did not realize it was going to be that tough. I'm extremely appreciative of all our seniors. No one knows what sacrifices they've been through. And me, I have to be honest about it. "When you lose your stinger, when you lose your hope..." Rainsberger said his replacement, whoever he may be, will inherit a program in better shape than the one he look over three years ago. "We played the second- toughest schedule in the nation this year and we were competitive excpet for two games," he said. "I'm not saying it's in great shape. But we're closer. We were competitive. But I guess the secret is to win. And we didn't do that." Iowa Stale's Dexter Green ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third while amassing 176 yards rushing. But he couldn't take the limelight away from Terry Miller, who concluded his illustrious college career by rushing for 155 yards to set a Big Eight single-season record of 1,680 yards. "I'd give him all three of my votes today for the Hieisman Trophy," said Bruce. "Bui I want you to remember Dexter Green next year." Breaking Loose Scottsdale quarterback John Anderson (13) breaks free from the grasp of a GCCC defender during > second quarter action Saturday in the Beef Empire Bowl. Anderson led the Artichokes to one touchdown, but his replacement, Chris Calcagno, was named the outstanding offensive back of the game. caniUTupi«T Tar Heel Chief Says Top Rating Undeserved Beloit Eyes Third Title TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -The field for Ihe Kansas high school football championship finals was completed Saturday night when Beloit and Peabody won semifinal contests in class 2A. Beloit, going for its third consecutive state 2A title, shut out highly regarded Oberlin, 35-0. Peabody defealed Baldwin, 42-16. Beloit's win extended the stale's longesl viclory siring to 32 games. Beloit combined the passing of Gary Shamburg and the running of Joe Blass and the running and pass receiving of Tim Krone. Roger Foole's passing and Jeff Moore's running were keys to Peabody's surprising margin over Baldwin. The 2A championsip game will be played at Peabody starting at 1:30 p.m. next Saturday. Beloit and Peabody enter the championship clash with identical 12-0 records. Other championship games set for 1:30 Saturday send Winfield, 10-1, against Bishop Miege, also 10-1, on the home gridiron of the Johnson County school for Ihe 4A championship; De Solo, 12-0, against Kapaun-Mt. Carmel, 11-1 and defending champion, for the 3A champinship at Wichita; Pretty Prairie, 11-1, against Clyde, 12-0, on the latter's home field for the 1A tille, and Monlezuma, 11-1, against Sharon, 11-0, at Sharon for the eight-man title. Pre-Season Basketball Top 20 Lakers'//legalZone Does No Good CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Coacli Dean Smith, whose Tar Heels are picked as the nation's top iearn in Ihe Associated Press pre-season college basketball poll, says that selection is an undeserved honor. "I think that's a great compliment to our program and last year's team. This year's team does not deserve to be ranked that highly," Smith said Sunday. "However, I i hink we will improve, and our goal of course is to be ranked there at the end of the season." Riddled by injuries, the Tar Heels overcame Purdue, Notre Dame, Kentucky and NevadaLas Vegas in last season's NCAA tournament, losing in Ihe finals to Marquelte, 67-59. And while All-America guard Phil Ford is back for a senior season, Ihe Tar Heels have lost three starters to graduation — forward Walter Davis and center Tommy LeGarde, who each averaged better than 15 points a game, and guard John Kuesier. "1 don't see a Davis, Le- Garde or Kuester on this rosier like a lot of Ihe predictors seem to do," says Smith. "Thai preseason prediction is a little like last year when everyone picked Indiana." The Tar Heels were selected by a nationwide panel of writers and broadcasters, earning 21 firsl place and 873 loial voles. Second-ranked Kentucky was named on the same number of first-place ballots, bui received 34 fewer loial voles. Defending national champion Marquetle was a distant third with 581 points. Ford, a deft 6-foot-2 ball- handler, returns with an 18.7 point average. His elbow, injured in last year's tournament, has healed but still gives him an occasional twinge, he says. Also back is 6-7 forward Mike O'Koren, a slreet- loughened New Jersey player who averaged nearly 14 points last season as a freshman. Replacing LaGarde in Ihe middle will be Rich Yonakor, a 6-9 sophmore who earned a maniac label during lasi season's tournament, or G-10 sophomore Jeff Wolf. At Ihe oilier guard, senior Tom Zaliagiris is a seasoned defensive standout. There are a host of candidates for the ni her forward, bul 6-5 junior Dudley Bradley is expected U> start at least in Ihe early season. I.N.C. (211 2. Kent. (21) :i. Murq. (4) 4.N Dame (2) IS.San Fran (1) (i.UCLA (1) T.Arkansas H.Nev-LV 9.Cincinnati 10. Louisville 11.Syracuse 12. Purdue 13.Michigan 14.Maryland 15.Alabama 16.Minnesota IT.WakeForesi IH.HolyCross 19.Dei roil 20.Si. John's 28-5 26-4 25-7 22-7 29-2 24-5 26-2 29-3 25-5 21-7 26-4 19-9 26-4 19-8 25-6 24-3 22-8 23-6 25-4 22-9 873 839 581 577 536 443 344 332 304 236 176 136 134 115 94 87 84 82 73 63 By The Associated Press The Los Angeles Lakers couldn't do anything right against the Chicago Bulls — nol even play a zone defense. The zone, of course, is illegal in the Nalional Basketball Associalion. The Lakers were hit with a technical foul for playing il Friday nighl and were warned about using il again Sunday nighl. Bul even when they had the thing in operation, it didn't do them any good. The Bulls shot 43 per cent from the floor and breezed by Los Angeles 102-80. "We felt we had to beat their zone defense by not standing around and moving the ball," said Chicago Coach Ed Badger. "I like the formation myself. I'd vote for the zone if il came to a league vote." The Laker defense wasn't the only thing thai went bad. Their offense was almost nonexistent, especially in the first quarter when Los Angeles scored only six points, an all-lime low for the club. In other NBA action, the Portland Trail Blazers beal the Detroit Pistons 119-101; the Denver Nuggels slopped the New Jersey Nets 125-118; the Phoenix Suns turned back the San Antonio Spurs 134-112, and Ihe Cleveland Cavaliers whipped the Seattle Supersonics 115-108. Art is Gilmore scored a season-high 38 points lo lead Chicago's victory over Los Angeles. The Lakers committed nine turnovers and made only three of 24 field goal atlempls in the first quarter. The Bulls, meanwhile, made 12 of 26 floor shols in the opening period to take a runaway 28-6 lead. The Lakers' previous low for a period was nine points on two occasions. Trail Blazers 119, Pistons 101 Bill Walton scored 32 points as Portland rallied lo beat De- iroil. Reserve Corky Calhoun added 24 points as the Blazers look their 27th straight home victory over two seasons. Nuggets 125, Nets 118 David Thompson had 33 points and Denver oulscored New Jersey 37-23 in Ihe final period lo beal Ihe Nets. Bernard King led New Jersey three in the fourth period, when Ihe Nets lost a seven- point advantage I hey held after three quarters. Suns 134, Spurs 112 Alvan Adams scored 32 points in just 23 minutes of playing lime lo pace Phoenix over San Antonio. The victory was Ihe fourth straight for the Suns, who had a learn record 14 steals in the first two periods. Cavaliers 115, Sonics 108 Foots Walker and Campy Russell scored 20 points apiece as Cleveland snapped a twogame losing streak by beating Seattle. Fred Brown scored 31 points as the Sonics dropped their fourlh in a row. 8 TRACK TAPES WHOLESALE & RETAIL A FINE SELECTION OF WESTERN-EASY LISTENING POPULAR-CLASSICAL-ROCK MODERN RADIO-T.V. SERVICE Your Zenith Sales & Service Dealer Serving Western Kansas For 30 Years ED COX-OWNER 626 N. 8TH GARDEN CITY. KS. 275-5251 with 32 points, bul was held to *********************************************** :Make This Christmas Something Special!! GCHS Cagers To Battle The annual Garden City High School "Brown and White" basketball scrimmage is scheduled to lip off at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the GCHS gymnasium. The Buffaloes, who finished 13-7 last year, are beginning their third Season under head coach Ivan Williams. GCHS opens its regular season Nov. 29 here against Perryton, Texas. 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Sale prices include installation, all prices Thanksgiving Week and check these savings. are exchange. Stop in Garden City Co-op Car Care Center Campus Drive & Hiway 50 2754213 Open 7 a.m.4 pjn. Weekdays Closed Thanksgiving Day

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