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- .' ill ^* / **** I American Wins Marathon Jon P. Anderson, 23, of Eugene Ore., shows who is the first American to win the Marathe medal he received for winning the 77th thon since 1968, ran the course in two hours, annual Boston Marathon Monday. Anderson, 16 minutes and three seconds. UNIFAX Colonels and Cougars Joe Caldwell (27) of Carolina passes the are Kentucky's Artis Gilmore, Tom Owens ball to a teammate in the Cougar-Kentucky of Carolina and Dan Issel and Walt Simon of Colonels ABA playoff game at Louisville, Kentucky, The Colonels won 108-94 to take a Ky., Monday night. Also shown, from left, 2-1 lead in the series. Ranger Coach Keeps Secret % B)r Uhlted Ptesi tnlernatlMial fimlle Francis, a coach who likes to kttp a secret, is at it again. He's not only keeping a secret from the Chicago Black Hawks, he's keeping one from h\9 own team as the New York Rangers prepare for tonight's third game of their Stanley Cup semifinal playoff s^ies. Francis, the Ranger coach who likes to have an extra edge, isn't revealing whether Ed Giacomin or Gilles Villemure will be the goalie tonight when the Rangers host the Hawks. In the other series, the Montreal Canadiens, who were upset by the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday night, will SPORTS GALESBURG, ILL., TUBS., APRIL 17, 1973 PAGE 15 attempt to even the series at 11 when they host the Flyers in game two. Francis pulled a switch Sunday when he changed goalies at the end of the first period after the Hawks stunned Giacomin for three goals in a six-minute span. Villemure replaced him and gave up two goals in a two- minute span of the second period after the Rangers had rallied to tie the game, 3-3. That was the difference as the Hawks hung on for a 5-4 victory that evened the series, at 1-1. But Francis wouldn 't say which goalie he'll go with tonight. He wouldn't even tell Giacomin or Villemure — at least that's what they said." "I don't know who'll start," Giacomin said. "Neither do I," chimed in Villemure. In fact, they said they were surprised when the shift was made. Chicago will be without defenseman Keith Magnuson who suffered a brcdcen Jaw when he dove to block a ahot by Brad Park and took the fnick on his Jaw. He'll miss at least two games. In Montreal, the Stanley Cup is considered part of the Canadiens' bir^ight. They are expected to whi it. That's why there was much consternation there when the beloved Canadiens lost their first game to an expansion team. But the rough, tough Philadelphia Flyers aren't going to be easy. They have the 1-0 edge and have now forced Montreal into a virtual "must wbi" situation. Can Golden State Do It Again? By JIM COUR UPI Sports Writer INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI) Can giant-killer Golden State do it again? Did the aging Los Angeles Lakers use all they have against the tenacious Chicago Bulls? The defending NBA champion Lakers and the Warriors, a team which put Kareem Abdul- Jabbar and the Milwaukee Bucks on the sidelines, open the Western Coitference finals tonight at Los Angeles. There are a lot of questions to be answered. "It looks like defense should tell the story again," said A. W. Attles, whose Warriors eliminated the 1971 champion Bucks in six games. "We've got. to play the same type of hustling defense as we did against the Bucks. We've got to eliminate otir mistakes and force them to make some." Although they beat Chicago five out of six times during the regular season, the Lakers needed all seven games of theur opening pUiyoff series to get past the Bulls. They nipped Chicago, 95-92, in the seventh game Sunday night. "I've been connected with seven championship teams," said Laker Coach Bill Sharman, "For some reason, this has gripped me more than anything I've ever been up against." If the Lakers are still recovering from the heart thumping Chicago series, they will be in serious trouble against the rejuvenated Warriors, who were eliminated in five games in their opening playoff series in 1971 and 1972. Golden State got Rick Barry back from the ABA this season and he led the Warriors with a 16.5 scoring average against Milwaukee, a club which had won its last 14 regular season games. "We know the Lakers have a guard-oriented offense and a great shooter in Jim McMillian," said Attles. "We have to keep them (Jerry West, Gail Goodrich and M c M i 11 i a n) down." Against the Bucks, 6-foot-lO Clyde Lee pulled domi 102 rebounds in six games while 611 center Nate Thurmond battled to keep Abdul-Jabbar away from the basket and subsequently, had 59 rebounds. To give Wilt Chamberlain help on the boards, Sharman will use 7-foot Mel Counts extensively at forward in this series although Bill Bridges and McMlllian figure to remain the Lakers' starting forwards. Chamberlain pulled down 172 rebounds in the Chicago series while West, who will be 35 next month, led the Lakers' attack with an average of 23.7. The Lakers and the Warriors finished one-two in the Western Conference's Pacific Division with 60-22 and 47-35 records. Los Angeles had a 4-3 regular season edge. The teams meet again here Thursday night and the best-of- seven semifinal series then switches to Oakland for games No. 3 and 4 Saturday and Monday. The winner will meet either the Boston Celtics or the New York Knicks, the Eastern Conference finalists. Boston holds a 1-0 advantage 'in that series, which continues at New York Wednesday night. Concepcion May Be Best Shortstop Ever By VITO STELUNO Sparky Anderson may be so busy patting Dave Concepcion on the back this year that he could be in danger of breaking his arm. Despite a .209 batting average last year when he shared the Reds' shortstop job with Darrell Chancy (who hit ,250), Concepcion has been touted by Anderson as potentially one of the finest shortstops in the majors. "If David can keep his concentration, there's no question he can be one of the be§t," the Reds' manager has insisted. And now Concepcion, who hit .308 in the World Series last season, seems to be finally living up to Anderson's billing. Anderson healed after the game, "before he's through in the major leagues, he's going to be the best shortstop in baseball. He's got everything." Anderson said a switch to a lighter bat had helped Concepcion this season. Concepcion hit .260 in 1970 but then slipped to .205 in 1971 and lost faith in the 23-year-old lost faith i the 23-year-old Olympian Jon Anderson Wins 26-Mile Marathon Major League Standings National League Earst By GIL PETERS BOSTON (UPI) - Once Jon Anderson conquered his own depression, winning the Boston Marathon was all downhill. Anderson, 23, son of the mayor of Eugene, Ore., and an Olympian, took the lead at the 20-mile mark of the 26-mile 385- yard endurance run and loped home unchallenged Monday to defeat a field of 1,398 runners that included 12 women. His winning time was 2 hours 16 minutes 3 seconds, 1:43 ahead of runner-up Tom Fleming of William Paterson College but 5:33 off the 1970 record set by Ron Hill of England. Defending champion Olavi Suomalainen of Finland held the lead after 20 miles but suffered a cramp on the first of the course's three murderous hills and slipped to third. Jacqueline Hansen, 24, a college student from Granda Hills, Calif., won the women's division over 13 others in a time of 3:06.26 to finish 326th over-all. Anderson, a conscientious objector who has five months of alternative service left as a kitchen orderly at a hospital near his San Mateo, Calif., home, said he came close to scratching himself from the race. , "My training wasn't going that well and it was starting to get to me," said Anderson who was an unknown until he qualified for the Olympic 10,000- meter run last year. "I wasn't running as well as I should have been," Anderson said. He said he called his dad when he considered dropping out three weeks ago, "and he convinced me the race was important and worth running, so I went ahead." Anderson, the first American ;to win the Boston Marathon since Ambrose Burfoot of Wesleyan University in 1968, used a conservative strategy in the race. native of Venezuela. After getting five hits in doubleheader sweep Sunday, (Joncepcion came back with two singles and a three-run homer Monday night to pace the Reds to their fourth straight victory, a 7-6 triumph over the San Diego Padres. The three hits raised Concepcion's average so far this season to .500. If he can hit a bit more than half that for the season, he'll have a good chance at beating out Chancy for the Reds' shortstop job on a full-time basis. Concepcion's three-run homer in the third inning came after Cesar Geronimo walked and Phil Gagliao singled and boosted the Reds to a 5-0 lead. Tony Perez hit a solo homer earlier in the inning. Johnny Bench also chipped in with a homer in the seventh inning to give Cincinnati a 7-4 lead and that proved to be the difference when Clay Carroll gave up a two-run, two-out homer in the ninth to Nate Colbert. There were only two other games played in the majors Monday. In the other National League game, Los Angeles edged Houston, 2-1, in 13 innings while in the American League, the Detroit Tigers outslugged the Boston Red Sox, 9-7, on Patriot's Day before 29,006 fans in Boston. Pittsburgh New York Chicago Montreal Philadelphia St. Louis 5 5 4 3 3 1 West w. 1. pet. gb 1 .833 .714 % .571 11 /2 .429 2V2 .429 21 /2 .125 5 2 3 4 4 7 American League East Baltimore Boston Detroit Cleveland New York Milwaukee Cincinnati San Francisco Los Angeles Houston San Diego Atlanta w. 1. pet. 3 .727 .636 .455 .417 .417 .333 4 6 7 7 6 gb 1 3 3% 3M! 4 Monday's Results Los Angeles 2 Houston 1, 13 inn. Cincinnai 7 San Diego 6 (Only games scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (AH Times EST) Philadelphia (Ruthven 0-0) at Montreal (Moore 1-0), 2:15 p.m. Chicago (Jenkins 0-1) at New York (Seaver 2-0), 2 p.m. Pittsburgh (Blass 0-0) at St. Louis (Gibson 0-1), 8:30 p.m. Houston (Wilson 0-1) at Los Angeles (Messersmith 0-1), 11 p.m. Cincinnati (Grimsley 1-0) at Ban Diego (Norman 0-1), 10:30 p.ni. Atlanta (Reed 0-1 and Dobson 1-1) at San Francisco (Bradley 1-1 and McDowell 0-0), 2, 8:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Philadelphia at Montreal Chicago at New York Atlanta at San Francisco Pittsburgh at St. Louis, night Houston at Los Angeles, night Cincinnati at San Diego, night 6 4 4 3 3 2 West W .I.pet. g.b. 2 2 4 5 5 4 .750 .667 .500 .375 .375 .333 Kansas City Minnesota California Texas Chicago Oakland w. I. pet. 7 2 .778 3 3 3 4 5 .571 .500 .400 .333 .286 1 2 3 3 3 gb. 2 2% 3 4 Monday's Results Detroit 9 Boston 7 (Only game scheduled) Today's Probable Pitchers (All Times EST) California (R. May 0-1) at Minnesota (Hands 1-1), 2:15 p.m. Texas (Broberg 0-1) at Chicago (Fisher 0-1), 2:15 p.m. Detroit (Coleman 2-0) at Boston (McGlothljn 0-0), 1:30 p.m. p.m. Milwaukee (Parsons 1-0) at Cleveland (Tidrow 0-2), 6 p.m. Oakland (Blue 1-0) at Kansas City (Simpson 1-1), 8:30 p.m. New York (KUne 1-1) at Baltimore (McNally 2-0), 7:30 p.m. Wednesday's Games Oakland at Kansas City, night Mild TOMORROW Time to Insulate WHITE'S PHONE 34^018S LUNDRY'S FLYING SERVICE GALESBURG AIRPORT NEW CLASSES Starting Thursday, April 19 Private Commerciol FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR AND INSTRUMENT Galesburg's Only Complete Flying Scliool Veterans Approved FLIGHT EXAMINER ON THE STAFF Phone 343-1719 Defensive Play of Simon Key to Colonels' Success *^ ... ., , • 1 1_ , Ul 1 • _1 4„ Walt Simon doesn't get too much publicity with the Kentucky Colonels but he's a key man in the American Basketball Association playoffs. While 7-foot-2 Artis Gilmore and Dan Issel provide tlie offensive, Simon is the man who must stop Carolina's Billy Cunningham, the league's Most Valuable Player this past season. He held Cunningham to only 14 points Monday night and Gilmore and Issel took care of the offense and the Colonels ripped the Cougars, J08-94, take a 2-1 lead in their best-of- seven Eastern Division playoff final. that," Gilmore said, referring to Cunningham's unusually low scoring total. "He's done great defensively for us throughout the playoffs." But Simon wasn't about to gloat over his performance. He has to face Cunningham again. "I was able to deny Cunningham the ball better than I have any time this season," he said. "But he's a tremendous player. He calls all their offensive plays when he's on the floor. He sets their defense, controls the tempo of toi the game. He's just a helluva player. I wish we had him on our side." Issel scored 34 points and rebounds and six blocked shots to spark the victory. The teams meet again in Louisville Wednesday night and the series moves back to Greensboro, N.C. Friday night. "Give Walt Simon credit foriGilmore had 19 points, 15 GaUsburg American Legion STAG Wed., April 18 Serving at 6:30 PM Rib-lye Steok ^2.50 Members & guests invited 1973 VEGA 80 H.P. Aluminum Engine. Unitized body. Double Panelod Doors. Wrap Around Pt»nduo. Pull Coil Sutp«nson Di»c Drum Window Waiher>. ONLY FREIGHT and LOCAL TAX6S EXTRA 2 DOOR NOTCMBACK COUPE L^BUY AMERICA auy The LitH« ^ Cor Thoi Dou» f Everything Wtll • Outside Reor view Mirror*. • Flush & Dry Rocker PanoU • Cigarette Liyhfer % AutofiioMc Choke • Seut ctnd bhoulder t^iu A Back-up Lights. • Padaed Dosh & Visor> • Voled Cat Okt tike YMT tu 1971 by Holut Tteod M&yuuiu • Cox & Oxlv»i Mayailne Mya I'tic Cai t^^i Ail Occdsiuns WEm ^VEMM \

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