Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Mar. i, m -7 UR Bulldogs win NAIA Division III championship Mohs sinks two free throws, 50-49 By TAM IRVING Guard Dave Mohs sent the University of Redlands Bulldogs to Kansas City and the National NAIA Basketball tournament when he cooly sank two free throws with 17 seconds to play to give the Bulldogs a narrow 50-49 win over Cal Western Westerners last night in the Pomona College gym and t h e NAIA District III championship. The stands filled with 1,500 fans went wild as Mohs calmly sank his first charity toss to knot the score and then drop ped in the second for the victory. His cootaess under pressure was the keynote of the entire team and the major factor in the win. Coach Lee Fulmer's champions will be honored at t h e NAIA District Three dinner tonight at Knott's Berry Farm. Tomorrow they leave from Los Angeles International airport at 1:30 p.m. for the Tournament. It was a tremendous win for the Bulldogs who had lost the first game, 49-46, then came back Wednesday night for a 5945 triumph to even the playoff series. Sheer determination proved to be the winning margin as the UR cagers came from seven points behind in the second half to gain the win. They wouldn't give up told the story. Tightest Moments The final five minutes was one cliff hanger after another as both the Bulldogs and Westerners with their almost identical style of play tried to take command and couldn't quite manage to get on top. Forward George Newmyer, 64, who jumped like a 6-8 player put the Bulldogs into the lead with 3:06 left on a jumper 4645. Cal Western went down but lost the ball on a rebound. The Bulldogs took time and then lost the ball and fouled and CW guard Jim Hefner cooly dropped in the pair for a 47-45 margin with 1:15 and the stands were in a continual uproar. The UR's Gary Lopcr put the Red- landers ahead again with 57 seconds left when he put in a push shot from the top of the key 48-47. Cal Western didn't slow down as forward Lem Lemons put them right back into the lead with a jumper from outside the key with 39 seconds to go 49-48. Then came the big moment, CW guard Jim Cunnmgham fouled Mohs with 17 seconds showing on the timepiece. The Redlands stands went wild. Winning Point Mohs dropped in the first shot of the one-and-one, there was a delay that seemed to last an hour as CW sent in a sub, then Mohs dropped in the 50th point and Cal Western called time with 16 seconds left. A foul at this point by the j Bulldogs would have been fatal.! The Westerners brought the ballj quickly down court, passed to Lemons a deadly shooter who couldn't get clear against the tight Bulldog defense. Lemons snapped the ball out to guard Hefner who took the final shot and completely missed the hoop, and backboard. The ball bounced out of bounds and Redlands had possession with one second showing. The Bulldogs passed in and the horn sounded with the scoreboard showing UR 50, CW 49. Mob Scene The University of Redlands fans mobbed the team on the floor. Coach Lee Fulmer sported one of the widest grins in the gym and the tension of three down to the wire games was over as happiness became king for 10 minutes after the game. "What can I say," coach Fulmer said, "Just too tremendous, it just has to be an indication of the type of kids we have, they refuse to be beaten. ^ "Our schedule has helped us: this year. The guys hang in all the tough moments. Think that it just topped off a remarkable season, we don't have the| big man and we don't have the' high scorer. "Working hard on defense paid off, held them to under 50 points in all three games. I can't pay a high enough tribute to the players, just great," a smiling fulmer said. Same Start Same End The fans and players all knew WKOOPS — University of Redlands senior playmoker guard Gary Smith, 3, almost sent Cal Western's lem Lemon to the floor as he faked him out on thii drive. The Westerners guard Jim Hefner in background was also taken out of the play by Smith's neat ball handling. Smith shared high point honors with George Newmyer, both hit 14 for the winners. (Photo by Rick Wiedman) CAGER TURNED GRAPPIER - It was a jump ball the referees decided after Cal Western's big Charlie Mayfield came down on University of Redlands forward Gary Loper, partially visible under Mayfield, who had picked off the loose ball following a CW shot, loper was back in action seconds later as coach lee Fulmer's Bulldogs came up with the win and the trip to the National NAIA bosketball tournament. (Photo by Rick Wiedmqn) HIGH KICKER - University of Redlands center Dick Fisher, 41, comes down off balance after a rebound during the Bulldog vs. Cal Western championship game last night for the NAIA District Three title. CW center Steve Crowell, 30, is behind Fisher, Redlands George Newmyer is just portiolly visible on left then Friedlander, 14 and Gary Smith, 3, ore shown. Redlands notched a narrow 50-49 win. (Photo by Rick Wiedman) CONTACT SPORT - Bulldog guard Dave Mohs, 21, who was co-captain and Col Western's forward lem lemon come together in the key during first half, lemon only managed seven points as the Bulldogs pulled out the close 50-49 win and the trip to Kansas City. (Photo by Rick Wiedman) that it was another broiler jame. Bulldog guard Gary Smith tanked the first si.\ points for the UR and after five minutes CW led 8-6. The lead changed hands until 5:33 was left in the first stanza and a long push shot b y Joerndt gave the Westerners a 16-16 tic. A free throw by Smith was (he last point by the Bulldogs in the first half and the Westerners took a 22-17 lead off the floor. The Bulldogs ran into foul problems early in the second half with center Dick Fisher, and Bob Engberg both having four with 15 minutes to go. The Westerners started to move and with 9:53 left held what looked to be a winning lead of seven points, 41-34. Coach Bob Kloppenburt called for a stall witii nine minutes to .go but Engberg blocked a pass 'and the UR picked up a bucket when Mohs scored. The Westerners went back into the stall and the Bulldogs put on a tight press. Engbcrt scored. Lemons came right back for the soon- to-be losers and it was 44-38. Smith hit on a push at 6:11 then Newmyer tallied and the Bulldogs were closing fast only two behind 44-42. Engberg fouled out with 4:57 to go after turning in a tremendous game as did all of the UR hoopsters. Jlohs, in a repeat of what was to come minutes later dropped iin two charity tosses on a one- and-one situation and Redlands was douTi by one 45-44. Then it went into the fmal jumbled min utes and seconds with the UR five pulled out the win and the chant Kansas City here we come rolled over the gym. Pandemonium reigned when Mohs took the line for the final two shots, and then stillness prevailed when he shot. The ball went in. and fans couldn't hear, quiet, then the 50th point. Cal Western G. F. T. ICarlyle 1 3 5 Lemons 4 1 9 Crowell 2 2 6 Joerndt 5 1 11 Hefner 1 6 8 Woodson 2 4 8 Mayfield 0 0 0 Cunningham 1 0 2 .16 17 49 Totals RedUnds G. F. T. Engberg 2 2 6 Xewmyer 5 4 14 Fisher 0 2 2 Mohs 3 4 10 Smith 6 2 14 Dickey 0 0 0 Pinyoun 0 0 0 Lopcr 1 0 2 Friedlander 1 0 Totals 18 14 50 Halftime score: Cal Western 22. Redlands 17, Officials: Semineff and Miletich. SUNDAY MORNING DO-NUT CLUB 3-6-9 Doubles FREE COFFEE! FREE DO-NUTS! EVERY SUNDAY at 11 a. m. Entry Fee — $4 per team S2 Bowling — 92 Prize Ladies: Let us find you • Bowling "Pardner" for Sunday Mornings EMPIRE BOWL 840 W. Colton Ave. Phone m-2S25 UCLA seeks 26th straight LOS ANGELES (UPI) UCLA's unbeaten and nationally top - ranked basketball team seeks its 26th straight win and first perfect season in historj- tonight when the Bruins meet University of Southern California. I With the Big Sfac tifle and a ; place in the NCAA regional playoffs in its possession, UCLA seeks its third wm of the year over their cross-town rivals at 'the Sports Arena, i The lYojans, however, have won five of their last seven I games and an upset victor},over UCL.\ would make the sea- I son at least a partial success ifor Troy. City bowling championships now under way Redlands Third Annual city bowling championship tournament is now underway at Empire Bowl, 840 W. Colton Ave., with the qualifying rounds to be rolled during the month of March. The tournament is open to all bowlers with a sanctioned 21 game average as of March 1 in either of the two bowling establishments in Redlands, Allen Otterbeck, Empire bowling manager stated. Bowlers compete on a scratch basis against competition from within their own class, with five classes each in both the men's and women's divisions. Thirty trophies will be award ed after the final roll-offs on May 22nd with diamond medals going to the city champs. Bowlers may qualify anytime lanes are available at the Empire Bowl this month, Otterbeck said. WHL standings W LTPfsGFGA 42 22 2 86 252 190 62 206 211 61 190 220 60 227 199 56 197 232 49 198 218 Denver I Portland 28 28 6 Los Angeles 27 28 7 Seattle 27 29 6 San Fran. 27 32 2 Vancouver 23 35 3 Thursday's Results Seattle 2 Los Angeles 2 (tie) Friday's Schedule Seattle at San Francisco Portland at Vancouver. ASSIGNS WEIGHTS BOWIE, Md. (UPI) — Handi capper John Turner Jr. as signed Mongo and Gun Blow top weight of 126 pounds for Saturday's $100,000 added John B. Campbell Handicap. Mongo is the early 6-5 favorite for the mile and one-sL\tcenth race and Gun Blow is rated 7-5. Optimist tennis team hosts San Bernardino Big welcome greets Bulldog champions The roof of Currier gym rose several inches last night as a large share of the University of Redlands student body/turned out to welcome home coach Lee Fulmer and the Bulldog basketball team which had just anne.xed the District Three NAIA Utle late last night. Students from the campus and many of the UR rooters who had been at the game were in the Redlands gym when the] team returned from Pomona and their narrow 50-49 win over the Cal Western cagers. The win sends the championship team to the NAIA National tournament in Kansas City. A thunderous ovation and cheers filled the gym when the team entered the Currier gym hardwoods. UR student body president Al Berglund handled the introductions of each of the players, trainer and coach to noisy yells and cheers. "It's a good thing that coaches don't play," mentor Lee Fulmer said. "I don't think that I could have lasted in the final seconds. UR track team hosts Pomona "We had help tonight and it was up in the stands from you, the student body. The response of you people (the students), was just w^onderful. You are all here, tonight because you like the Sport and support the team," Fulmer concluded. Co-captain Dave Mohs said "It has all been great, great victory and a great season-" Guard Gary Smith, the other co-captain with Mohs stated "Have been associated with good fellows and students and coaches. Think that Fulmer is the greatest coach that I can ever hope to play for." All of the players echoed the co-captains sentiments when they were introduced to the roaring cheers of the crowd. An added attraction of the impromptu greeting to the returning champions was track star Jim McCracken who gave out on guitar and harmonica with his rendition of "Kansas City" to the foot tappmg and cheering students. The welcome home last night was a fitting end to the tremendous three game series that the Bulldogs had played against the Cal Western five to gain the trip to K.C. The Redlands Optimist Club Junior Tennis team will host the Jtmiors from San Bernardino on the local courts tomorrow morning at 9:00 a.m. This will be a rematch between the two teams of a match played in San Bernardino in February. The Redlands team will be composed of those players who did not compete in singles in the first match. The balance of the Juniors not NBA Stondings Eastern Division Boston Cincinnati Philadelphia New York W. 54 52 30 20 Pcf. .730 .693 .429 .270 Western Division W. L. Pet. .589 .575 .507 .423 .268 San Francisco 43 20 St Louis 42 31 Los Angeles 37 36 Baltimore 30 41 Detroit 19 52 Thursday's Results Cincmnati lU Boston 101 Detroit 125 Baltimore 120 SL Louis 104 San Francisco 102 (Only games scheduled) Frid«y'$ Games (No games scheduled) Blades head for Bay City LOS .ANGELES (UPI) —The Los Angeles Blades leave tonight for San Francisco where they will play their final two games against the Seals over the weekend. The Blades, now in third place in the Western Hockey League, played to a 2-2 tie against the Seattle Totems Thursday night. It was the second tie with the Totems in the last three games. Facts CHassified Ads Can Sell Anything Call 793-3221 competing against San Bernardino will continue ladder competition in preparation for the match with Santa Monica to be played in Redlands on March 14th. The instructional program will like\vise continue for the Beginners and Learners on the High School courts for each Saturday during March. A Junior tournament is scheduled to begin on March 21st for all Junior High and Elementary aged tennis players of Redlands. This will include all the students currently enrolled in the program as well as other Juniors not in the program. Entry for non-registered players can be made by phone to 792-3844. Coach Ted Runner will send his University of Redlands thin- iclads into action tomorrow as they host the Pomona College Sagehens on the Bulldog oval in a SCIAC meet. The first events will start at 1:30 p.m. Redlands was the victor in their first conference meet of the season against Cal Tech. The dope sheet for tomorrow's meet looks for the Bulldogs to be solid winners in both t h e running and field events. Jack Savage is assistant track coach at the UR. PRE-SEASON GAME ST. LOUIS (UPI) - The St. Louis Cardinals and the Minnesota Vikings will meet in a pre-season National Football League game in Atlanta, Ga., Saturday night, Aug. 15. LUBE ROOM 5opics By DICK ANDERSON Everywhere you look these days, you see a compact car. One factor that led to its development was the Volkswagen . . . The popularity of this liHIe bug posed a threat to American car makers . . . And baby can were bom ... DICK ANDERSON'S ^ 1 MOBIL SERVICE • (XPERT LUBRICATION & BRAKE SERVICE • S W R.dland. al»d 1. 793.3269 REDLANDS Begins workouts LOS ANGELES (UPI) - Former world fljfweight champion Hiroyuki Ehihara began working out today for his United States debut March 19 against Fabian E s q u i v e 1 of Juarez, Mexico at the Olympic Auditorium. SIGNS RAM CONTRACT LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Walter (Buddy) Soefker. a former Louisiana State halfback who was drafted as a future choice by the Los Angeles Rams in 1962, has signed his 1964 contract, the Rams announced Thursday. Your Day at REDLANDS is spotlighted at Santa Anita Park, ^vinter center of Thoroughbred racing, with the running of a featured race in the name of the City of Redlands on Monday, March 9. Santa Anita saiutes the city of Redlands, situated in the heart of the world- famous Onmge Empire. Santa Anita concludes its 1963-1964 winter season next week with radng Monday and Tuesday. Lovely surroundings. Ample parking. Thrilling sport. First race 1 P. M. ARCADIA, CALIFORNIA • MURRAY 1-7401 HiLLCBEST 7-2171 v.
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