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Page 10 Garden City Telegram Saturday, December 3,1977 Lakin Pulls Bulldogs' Teeth, 41 -34 SYRACUSE — Lakin away with a 12-9 spurt in the chalked up its second win of final eight minutes, the young basketball season Lakin connected on 16-40 here Friday night, gunning from the field and on nine free down host Syracuse, 41-34, in av throws, while Syracuse hit 14- High Plains Conference 39 from the floor and 6-11 from battle. the charity stripe. Lakin now stands 2-0, while Syracuse claimed 23 Syracuse fell to 1-1. rebounds with Scott Feaster Lakin zipped to an 11-4 lead and Mike Richter hauling in in the first period, saw it seven apiece, trimmed to 19-17 at in- Lakin, which whipped Leoti termission, then put the game by two points in its opener, got Hugoton Wins In Overtime HUGOTON — Hugoton High School squared its record at 1-1 here Friday night with a 57-51 overtime victory over visiting Hooker, Okla. Hooker zipped to a 12-6 lead in the first quarter, but Hugoton, a member of the High Plains Conference pulled to within 22-19 at intermission. Hooker upped its cushion by three points in the third stanza, but Hugoton came back strong in the final moments, outscoring the visitors 18-12 to send the game into an extra period. The overtime belonged to Hugoton's defense, which allowed only three points and opened the gate for nine relatively easy tallies of its own. Scott Spikes poured in 25 points for Hugoton, while James added nine and Wolf and Nordling six apiece. Jayhawks Rip SMU, 107-71 12 points from Kelly .Oppliger and eight from Terry Stockton. Three other players — Craig Rust, Steve Barren and Alvin Holmes — contributed six each. Feaster swished 16 point! for the Bulldogs. Lakin was whistled for 15 personal fouls, Syracuse for 14. The Lakin girls also won. Syracuse hosts Tribune next Friday while Lakin entertains Satanla. Lakin (41) Stockton Barren Holmes Oppliger Vargas Harris Rust Totals 3 3 2 4 1 0 3 16 2 0 0 4 2 1 0 9 4 1 1 2 4 1 2 15 8 6 6 12 4 1 6 41 Syracuse (34) White Richter Feaster Floyd Guldner Cotton Newman Cauthen Totals Lakin Syracuse 0151 404,8 8 0 2 16 0202 0 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 1 0 0000 14 6 14 34 11 8 8 12—41 4 13 8 9-34 Baird paced Hooker with 18 points. Hugoton hosts Walsh next Friday. Hooker — 51 Kilgore Bowen Phillips Williams Hoobler Hairford Baird Totals Hugoton (57) Bettsworth Greenway Spikes Nordling Graves Williams James Wolf Totals Hooker 12 10 Hugoton 6 13 1052 2044 2408 1002 1002 5 4 0 14 6 6 0 18 18 14 9 51 1032 2054 10 5 2 25 3056 1143 0242 3309 2256 22 13 25 57 14 12 3—51 11 18 9—57 STRETCH— Lakln's Kelly Oppliger (32) expands his 6-1 frame to the fullest Friday night during the Drones' 41-34 victory at Syracuse. The junior frontliner poured in points. Syracuse's Mike Richter (22) establishes rebound position. Vic Ornf las Celtics Need Good 'Kick in the Pants' KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Kansas is not only unbeaten in its first three basketball games of this budding season. The Jayhawks are scoring in triple figures. With John Douglas making his first start of the year and pumping home 22 points, the Jayhawks trounced Southern Methodist University Friday night, 107-71. In previously Northwestern, 58-54, in an earlier Friday night game. Brad Droy, Stan Ray and Larry Drew hit 13 of their collective 16 first-half shots for the Tigers, who worked to a 5134 halftime lead by hitting 67 percent from the floor. Droy finished with 14 points to lead all scorers while Drew had 13 and Clay Johnson 12. Brian Banks led Nebraska downing Central Missouri with 16 points while Maurice. State and Fordham, Kansas Dixon of Missouri, Southfernj had rolled up point totals of 121 " By The Associated Press Boston Celtics Coach Tommy Heinsohn is fed up. "What this team needs is a good kick in the butt," Heinsohn said following Friday night's 111-89 embarrassment at the hands of the lowly Seattle SuperSonics. The once-proud Celtics, champions of the National Basketball Association just two years ago, are now 7-13 and facing road games at Washington tonight and New York Tuesday night. The 11,101 fans at Boston Garden who watched the Celtics get clobbered voiced their displeasure, and Heinsohn agreed with them. "When we stink, we deserve to get booed — and we heard the boos tonight," said Heinsohn. In other NBA games Friday night, the Chicago Bulls beat the Indiana Pacers 117-112, the Portland Trail Blazers trimmed the Phoenix Suns 106-103, the Washington Bullets topped the Milwaukee Bucks 108-95, the Kansas City Kings defeated the Detroit Pistons 108-97 and the Denver Nuggets routed the New Jersey Nets 126-92. Gus Williams and Dennis Johnson, starting in the back- court for Seattle because of Slick Watts' demotion to the bench and Fred Brown's injury, combined for 47 points as the Sonics raised their record to 7-17 overall but 2-0 under Coach Len Wilkens, who took over after Bob Hopkins was fired on Wednesday. "The Celtics just didn't have the zip they've had in the past," observed Williams, who had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists. Seattle burned the Celtics all night with its fast' break, Marvin Webster getting it started with 15 rebounds and crisp outlet passing. Williams scored 16 of his points in the second period, when Seattle outscored Boston 37-21 to take a 57-39 halftime lead. The gap was 28 points in the third period when many in the crowd headed for the exits. Bulls 107, Pacers 102 Chicago outscored Indiana 18-2 in a seven-minute span to open a 70-50 advantage with 6:38 left in the third quarter and the Pacers came no closer than the final five-point margin. Chicago's Artis Gilmore scored 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. "We have to play a different kind of game when Artis Gilmore plays," said Adrian Dantley, Buffalo's high scorer with 30 points. "He's so intimidating." Blazers 106, Suns 103 Portland posted its seventh consecutive victory as Lionel Hollins sank two free throws and a field goal in the final 66 seconds to finish with 22 points. The Blazers took the lead with 12 straight points early in the final period, but Phoenix pulled within one before Hollins clinched it. Bill Walton had 20 points and 18 rebounds in 33 minutes for Portland, whose 17-3 record in the best in the NBA. Paul Westphal scored 32 points and rookie Walter Davis 31 for Phoenix, which now trails Portland by 5M> games in the Pacific Division. Bullets 108, Bucks 95 Washington got 29 points and 19 rebounds from Elvin Hayes and 26 from ex- Milwaukee star Bob Dandridge to post its seventh victory in the last eight games. The Bullets out- rebounded the Bucks 58-32. Kings 108, Pistons 97 Detroit suffered its seventh loss in nine games as Lucius Allen scored 22 points for the Kings and reserve center Tom Burleson contributed 14 points in 19 minutes. Burleson's two free throws triggered a 12-2 burst in the fourth quarter that broke the game open for Kansas City. Seven Grap piers Alive PHOENIX, Ariz. — Seven Garden City Community College wrestlers still have shots at individual titles today in the second and final round of the Fiesta Bowl tournament. The Broncbusters, under the direction of coach Darrell Nelson, had five unbeaten grapplers at the end of the first day. Still in contention for crowns are Theodus Coleman, who won three of three matches, and Herb Tolbert, who also won three of three. Both weigh 134 pounds. At 142 pounds, Randy Maag won two of three; at 158, Mike Meadors won three of three; at 167, Gary Bell won two of two; at 177, Dan Barnhardt won two of two; and at heavyweight, David Drennan won one of two. GCCC finished fourth last weekend in its own invitaional tournament. and 99. For their three games, the hot-shooting Jayhawks have scored a total of 327 points. In other action involving Big Eight clubs Friday night, Missouri whipped Butler University, 87-66, to advance to Saturday night's finals in the ShowMe Classic at Columbia, Nebraska turned back a stubborn Missouri Southern, 61-54, Colorado bowed to the nation's sixth-rated team, UCLA, 104-70, and Arizona State whipped Iowa State, 8769, in the first round of the Fiesta Classic in Tempe, Ariz. Douglas, a juco transfer who landed on the, All-Big Eight squad last year, had not started in the Jayhawks' first two games and was expected to sit out Friday night with an ailing ankle. But given the nod, the 6-foot-2 guard responded with 22 points and steady, pressuring defense. Douglas hit 18 of his points in the first half while the Jay- hawks mounted a big 54-40 advantage. As the Jayhawks were pulling away, Douglas made three steals and turned them into baskets. Missouri, hitting 10 of its first 12 shots, got double- figure scoring from five players in an easy defeat of Butler. The Tigers will meet Texas El-Paso tonight in the finals. Texas-El Paso whipped USOC to Move To Colorado COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A decision to move the United States Olympic Committee headquarters from New York to Colorado Springs is certain and will be finalized sometime this month. Bob Mathias says. led all scorers with 24. Colorado couldn't keep up with the UCLA full court press, committing 35 fouls and allowing the Bruins 42 points at the free throw line. Colorado fell behind early and trailed 48-33 at halftime. At Tempe, Iowa State also fell behind early. But the Cyclones cut the Arizona State margin to one point five times inside the first half's final seven minutes. REJECTED — Lakln's Craig Rust (41) blocks a shot launched by Syracuse's Richard Newman Friday night during a High Plains Con- ference game on the Bulldogs' home floor. Lakin recorded its second win of the year, 41-34. Vic Ornclas Notre Dame: A Test Before Cotton By The Associated Press Miami Coach Lou Saban does not enter tonight's game against mighty Notre Dame with any delusions. "They're better than we are," said Saban, whose Hurricanes at least will have the home-field advantage in their favor against Cotton Bowlbound Notre Dame, ranked fifth nationally. "All we can hope is that we'll play tough enough not to get blown out too soon," added Saban, who has watched his team lose five in a row to drop to 3-7 on the season. Notre Dame is 9-1, with a shot at top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl Jan. 2. Coach Dan Devine's biggest task this week has been trying to convince his players not to look ahead to their date in Dallas. Is Devine really worried about Miami? "Miami has played extremely well at times against the best competition in the nation," he declared. "You never really know what to expect from an underdog, especially in the last game of the season. It still holds true that the underdog has everything to gain and nothing to lose and that puts the burden on the favorite." Notre Dame, however, has the talent to bear that burden. All-American Ross Browner anchors the defense, while the passing combination of Joe Montana to Ail-American Ken McAfee leads the offense. Notre Dame running back Jerome Heavens needs 91 yards to push his season total to 1,000, but Miami's defense has been strong against the run. Middle guard Don Latimer, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound senior, anchors a defensive front which Devine calls "about as good as we've seen. That's been their strong point in most games." In Saturday afternoon ac- Ensign's Balance Overcomes Copeland ENSIGN — Ensign placed four men in double figures here Friday night en route to a 63-56 Santa Fe Trail League victory over visiting Copeland. The victory evened Ensign's record at 1-1. Copeland dropped to an identical mark. Ensign lagged, 16-14, at the end of the first quarter, but exploded for a 30-25 halftime advantage. The Wildcats increased their cushion by .two points in the third frame, the battled Copeland on even terms in the fourth to preserve the win. Ensign connected on 11-18 charity tosses and committed 13 personal fouls, while Copeland hit 6-13 from the line and was whistled for 17 fouls. Curt Schriner poured in 18 points to pace the balanced Wildcat attack, while Rick Schriner added 15, Thane Speer 12 and Tom. Moote 10. Kick Schriner pulled down 16 rebounds and Speer 11. Paul Clancy nabbed game scoring honors with 32 points for Copeland. He got support from Barry Mefford and Doug Moore with nine each. Copeland's junior varsity notched a 50-36 victory over the young Wildcats, while the Ensign girls won. Ensign hosts Bazine for a non-league test Tuesday. Copeland — 56 Clancy 15 2 4 32 Clunn 2034 Moore 4149 Wade Mefford Nelson Totals Ensign - TMoote Schriner Schnner Nichols Speer Sirghisen Totals Ensign Copeland 25 0030 3329 1012 6 17 56 •63 4 22 10 7 4 1 18 5 5 4 IS 4008 6 0 3 12 0030 26 11 13 63 14 16 20 13 63 16 9 18 13 56 CRAIG RUST (41), a 5-8 Lakin sophomore, looks for an open teammate as Syracuse's Mark Cotton (12) tries to close off the passing lanes Friday night In Syracuse. tion among the major colleges, No. 16 San Diego State faced San Jose State, No. 17 Texas A&M met Houston and No. 19 Florida State was at Florida. The game between Texas A&M, 7-3, and Houston, 6-4, was on national television because when the schedule was made up before the start of the season the two figured to be in contention for the Southwest Conference title. Texas, however, changed that. Elsewhere Saturday, WinstonSalem State met South Carolina State 8-1-1 in the Gold Bowl at Richmond, Va.; Wabash faced Widener in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl at Phenix City, Ala., for the NCAA Division III championship, and in NCAA Division II semifinals, Lehigh took on California-Davis in the Knute Rockne Bowl at Davis, Calif., and North Dakota State played Jacksonville State in the Rice Bowl at Anniston, Ala. ' In NAIA action, Abilene Christian met Wisconsin-Stevens Point at Abilene, Texas and Southwestern Oklahoma State played Kearney State at Weathorford, Okla. in Division I semifinals, and Westminster, Pa. took on California Lutheran for the Division II championship. Rogers Named Top Coach CHICAGO (AP) — Darryl Rogers, who completed his second season at Michigan State by lifting the Spartans to third place, has been named Big Ten Conference Football Coach of the Year. Rogers, who collected 37 of the 70 first-place votes cast by Big Ten sports writers, led the Spartans to a 7-3-1 season after they had been 44-1 in 1976.

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