Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on January 18, 1978 · Page 5
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6—Uklah Dally Journal, Ukiah, Calif. Wednesday, January 18, 1978 Dragonsrally to tip Cats Matt Hafterson of Sonoma scored 38 points — 4flr counting two he scored for Ukiah in an . errant rebound attenipt — arid $onoma high school's Dragons never gave up, in scoring a come-from-behind, 78-77 victory over Ukiah's Varsity basketeers Tuesday night in .Chessall Gymnasium. With Praig Ullrich, IVJarty - Murphy, John dulyas and Co. hitting from outside early and often the Cats had broken into a 10 to 2 lead and it wasn't until late in the first period that the Dragons began coming back, to trail, 26-17. Ukiah led at the half, 45-35; - and at three-quarters, 64-53, but in the end a careless pass, a determined scramble by Sonoma and the Dragons caught up and passed the Cats, 78-75. A last-second basket by Gulyas, who had 17 points for the night, made it 78-77, Sonoma. Ukiah's Jayvees lost to a strong, 8-1, Sonoma Dragon team, 70 to 59, after trailihg 60 to 48. Friday night the Cats host Casa Grande from Petaluma in the final pre-NBL game of the practice season, with Frosh game at 5:30 p:m.; Jayvee at 7 and Varsity at ;8': 15 p.m. Turpovecs and cold spells plagued the Cats, who at times looked like they were going to literally run away and hide from the Dragons. And, despite his 38 points, the 6-7 Haferston was given a continual battle on the boards by Mark^Levy, Ukiah's most consistant all-around player last night. He, Doug Daut and Joe Hurlbut fought like Tigers on the boards. Levy had eight field goals and 18 points; and John Gulyas, 17 and seven field goals. Daut contributed 15 points; while Ullrich had 13; Marty Murphy, 10; and Butch Hammell and Joe Hurlbut, two. Sid Maurer led the Ukiah Jayvees with 20 points, 14 rebounds and five assists; while Flip Fitch had 16 points, all the last half; Brett Preston,, nine; Pat Fetzer, six; and Jim Hurlbut, Brian Stearns, Tom Wilson and Greg Shear two each. 't.'i ^"^^fy*"^V^"^^'^°'"} Santa Clara edges Bears TAKEDOWN! — Mendocino College's Mike. Scott "shoots" for a single-leg takedown on a duck-under move to score two points. Eagles matmen compete in GVC Championship tourney Thursday night and Friday. — Journal photo by Erickson. Eagle wresflers in GVC tourney Ukiahi matmen pin the Trojans Ukiahi's Varsity wrestlers, cleared the mats for Saturday's Masonijte-Ukiahi Invitational Wrestling Championships by beating Petaluma in Troyville Tuesday, 44 to 15. iThe Jayvees of Ukiah also triumphed, 52 to 15, leaving both Ukiah mat squads with 20 NBL records, with the tougher matches coming up. ' Tuesday the Varsity Cats got pin wins from Hugo Lopez, 97-pounds, Richard Navin, 114; Robert Kuintzle, 129; Chuck Navin, '140, in an exhibition; and Cliff Yaple, 177. Chuck Navin led in his exhibition, 12-zip before pinning his man. ' Bob Meyers, 105, won a four- point superior decision, 16-5, to further help Ukiah's .cause; while Gerardo Lopez, 135, blanked Ms foe, 11-0; and Brad Fox won his match,-9-2 at 122. Carf Johnson, 147, .won, 4-1. Petaluma's tremendous footballer John Ramatici won a 10-2 193 pound victory over Danny Bray;' Bob Freye pinned Doug Johns at heavyweight; while Tate Fabian of Petaluma won, 7-1, over Richard Paz, 156; and Ukiah's Bill Elliott lost, 5-1, at 167. Ukiah Jayvee victories were scored by Scott Pardee, Randy Richey, and Dan Matthews on forfeits; By , Brendon Cabral, Henry Kuintzle, Russ Williams, and J.D. McAllister. Other Jayvee wins included a five-point team boost by Ken Johnson, 122, 1-84; by Steve' Lucas, 18-0; and Gary Scott, 93. • ' Coach Keith Leland's Mendocino College wrestling team, though missing "bodies" in some weights, head' for Eureka ' Thursday and the two-day tJolden Valley Conference Championships at College of the Redwoods. Weigh-ins are Thursday — and wrestling may begin Thursday night, or all take place on Friday. Even though the Eagles.will be shy several nien in scattered weight divisions, the men of Mendocino stand a fine chance of placing, individually and collectively, among the top wrestlers in the GVC in '78. As a team they may lack quite enough depth to , win the title, but individually each should score points and several should be up among the top finalists and- or individual champions. Mendocino's Antonio Lopez, at 120 or 128; Steve Scott at 136; Mike Scott, 144; Lee jQhnson, 152; Dennis Reynolds, ifeO; Mike Engebritson, 179; Art Refd, 190 and Jess Ayer, heavyweight, are likely Eagles entries in the final GVC mat derby Thursday and Friday. Some, like Art Reid, who is doing his first competieive wrestling, and, like all mat- men, learning the hard way^ have shown steady improvement! Veterans like Antonio Lopez, Dennis Reynolds, have more moves, more experience with which to. ,cope in any emergency. Men like Steve Scott, Mike Scott, Lee Johnson, Mike Engebritson and Jess Ayer are becoming more familiar and adept at college wrestling, match by match; and with their high school experience also are coming of age as riding , time aware college matmen. They have posted the best team record of any Eagles mat team yet, for they are the deepest. Leland^appears dble to put men on the mat at every weight bul two, if all make weights! Javier Lopez of Butte; who may or may not face Ukiah's Antonio; Lassen's Dave Erraga, COR's Collin Kinser, Shasta's Paul Lane, Sierra's Ernie Fraley, Yuba's Vint Wren and Tyrus Lee, Shasta's* Casey Gulliford are other top matmen. NEW YORK (UPI) — The uncertain future of Vida Blue will remain uncertain for at least another week., Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn held a hearing in his office Tuesday to help determine whether the sale of the talented left-handed pitcher from the Oakland A's to the Cincinnati Reds for $1.75 million and minor league first baseman Dave Revering was in the best interests of baseball. Th6 trade w^as scratched by Kuhn on the. last day of baseball's recent winter meetings. But after six hours of sworn testimony that lasted well into Tuesday night, the matter was nowhere close to being resolved. "We had a lot of testimony from a lot of people," said Kuhn. "We just ran out out of time because of commitments from a lot of people." The hearing will resume Jan. 24 at the commissioner's office. After the testimony has been completed, Kuhn said he hopes to reach a decision in about three days. Biit while Blue's fate was temporarily left tangled in, legalisms and red tape, a new fact emerged from the talks. Marvin Mi ^er, executive director of the Players Association, said American League President, Lee MacPhail and National League President Chub Feeney staled in their testimony that a $400,000 ceiling was set last spring concerning the sale or trade of a player. That guideline figure was reached, after Oakland sold; Paul Lindblad to the Texas Rangers for that ainount. If a transaction mvolving $400,000 or more is made, the commissioner w/fuld then have the option of looking into the propriety of the deal, Miller said. By United Press International A tough 63-61 win over California Tuesday night gave dark horse Santa Clara the best record in the West Coast Athletic Conference and tuned . up the Broncos for their coming clash with favored San Francisco.' "It was an important win for us," said Coach CarroU Williams, "because we wanted to keep our momentum going for the USF game hext week." That clash on Santa Clara's Duran confident LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) — Roberto Duran, the cocky Panamanian who has held the World Boxing Association lightweight title since 1972, was in a boastful mood at a news conference Tuesday. Duran, 26, who takes his 60-1 record into a 15-round rubber match Saturday afterndon at Caesars Palace with World Boxing Council 135-pound king Estebari DeJ .psMS, bragged that he wouk hav6 little difficulty becofning the undisputed, lightweight champion of the world. "I learned a lesson the first fight (in 1972 when DeJesus outpointed Duran a nontitle 10- rounder)," Duran said. "This time I've come to take care of business." Duran became agitated when DeJesus, who knocked him down in the opening round of that fight and in a 1974 title bout won by Duran in 11 rounds, asked him if he would get off the canvas again. "Even when I'm drunk," Duran. said, "I can beat DeJesus. I knocked you d^t before and I will do it again." DeJesus, also 26, who has a 50-3 record, is a 7-5 underdog in the nationally televised (CiS) bout. home court a week from tonight pits the Broncos (1&-3) against a powerful team that has dropped four games this season. On Tuesday night, the Broncos called on reserve forward Mark Bruening to lift them to victory by scoring six of their final eight points. Bniening's short jumper put the Bronqos ahead 57-56 with four mirtutes to play arid his two free throws iced it at 1:02. Santa Clara guard Eddie Joe Chavez and Gal's Kevin. Singleton, Doug True and Gene Ransom shared scoring honors with 14 points apiece. The Golden Bears are now 7-8 for the season. Nevada-Las Vegas, meanwhile, suffered its third strai^t loss — ah 89-76 setback by isth -ranked New Mexico. The winners got 24 points from Marvin Johnson and Reggie Theus had a game- high 27 for the Rebels. Brigham Young dropped a 79-78 contest to. the touring Soviet national, basketball team when the Cougars missed to chances to take the lead in the final 90 seconds. The Soviets' 6-10 Vladimir Zhigilyi led all scorers with 21 points. Eagles rank among best on de fense; so do next two toes Denver wants answer on A's Mendocino College's Eagles rank 10th in team basketball defense among large and small college quintets playing , under the State Community- Junior College system of basketball ratings compiled by the J.C. Athletic Bureau of San Mateo. , - The Eagles, under coach Ed Boyle, have given up an average of 66.7 points per game, to tie them for lOth with American River, a large school division foe the Eagles meet Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on Carl Purdy Court; before hosting'Shasta's Knights of the GVC Saturday at 7:30 p.m. on Purdy's gleaming hard- wopdS. And ranked just above each of them in team defense is College of ttie Redwoods, which team entertains Mendocino .College in Eureka tonight. COR is averaging 66.0 points per game on defense. Actually the Eagles rank seventh on team defense among small colleges — with had 57.5 ratings. San Jose in 15 yielded an. average of points per game; and small- school Merced and Cypress, in 18 games, have been limiting foes to 61.4 and 61.8 points per game. COR, up to tonight's clash in Eureka, has given up 66 points per game in 13 games. Feather River, a team Ukiah topped in an opening GVC thriller, here, is yielding 65.4 points per game in 11 games; and Butte, GVC leader at 5-0, an laverage of 64.5 points per game yielded on defense. In 11 games the Eagles, yielded 305 field goals — 10 more than Butte and 19 more Uiaii Feather River in the same number of reported games. In team offense the statewide leader with an average of 106.1 points per game in 18 fantastic scoring blitzes, is Mt. San Jacinto with 805 field goals and 299 free shots made in those 18 games! only San Jose City College, ^ddleback is the leading big offer." ^ DENVER (UPI) — Oilman Marvin Davis, still experiencing problems in moving the Oakland A's baseball franchise, Tuesday said a decision probably will be made this week. Davis said Denver Mayor Bill McNichols told him the city has to know by Monday if the A's deal is completed so plans can be made for, the Denver Bears, a minor league baseball team that plays at Mile High Stadium. "They've been very patient," Davis said. "So we're going to put the heat on Charlie (Finley) and everybody this week to get the thing settled." Davis, who wants to move the A's to Denver, said owners of the Oakland Coliseum still have not replied to an offer by A's owner Charlie Finley on a contract requiring the team to play at the Coliseum. "Charlie Finley has not heard one word from the Oakland Coliseum people since last Friday," Davis said. The Denver pilmah said the Coliseum owners regarded a telephoned offer by American League President Lee MacPhail on behalf of Finley "as a suggestion rather than an Cypres^, Foothill' and American River of the Big School Division ranking in the top-10 stretched to 11 to accommodate the tie between American River and Mendocino. Cerro' Coso, ' in just six games reported, was giving up an average of 56.8 points per game to lead the state school on offense with 420 field goals — an average of 42 per game! — and a 102.7 points per game scoring pace in 10 games! Mt. San Jacinto is averaging shghtly more than 44 field goals and 11 free throws per game. "I guess they don't consider the suggestion as an offer since it was not in writing," said Davis. An Oakland group headed by Henry Winston and a number of black celebriyes has increased efforts to buy the ball club from Finley to keep it in Oakland. Davis said Winston contacted him recently "to see if I wanted to join them (in purchase of the A's) and I said that would be the last place I'd want to go." Finley, MacPhail and Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kulin , were in New York Tuesday for Kuhn's hearing on Finley's trade of Oakland pitcher, Vida Blue to the Cincinnati Reds. Blazers just keepwinning By United Press International, No matter where they are, Uie Portland Trail Blazers always seem to emerge with a victory, and Tuesday night was no exception, as the Buffalo Braves found out. T,he Braves had'a chance to tie the game when Randy Smith was fouled by Lionel HollinsAvith two seconds remaining, but missed both free tlirows and they went down to a 96-94 d.efeat. "Buffalo played a great game," said Portland Coach Jack Ramsay. "We were hard . pressed to win. We get tough competition from everybody, which is good for us. Cotton tias done well with this team." Fitzsimmons agreed, pointing out his team is playing good basketball. 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