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Sports The Salina Journal Wednesday, January 16,1985 Page 17 Hartman could be back in six weeks Hartman TOPEKA (AP) - Jack Hartman could be back at the helm as Kansas State University's head basketball coach in six weeks, his doctors said Tuesday. "He'll be in the hospital about two weeks," said Dr. Robert E. Roeder, a cardiologist who' visits Hartman daily in his hospi- Hl room at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center. "We're very optimistic that probably Coach Hartman will be back resuming normal activities in about six weeks," Roeder told a news conference. "He's stable. He's resting com-, fortably. Examination of his heart is quite normal." Hartman, 59, suffered "permanent, but immeasurable" damage to his heart muscle during a heart attack late Saturday night, said Dr. Norman W. Thorns, a cardiovascular surgeon. Thorns headed the team that performed heart surgery on Hartman early Sunday morning at Stormont-VaU. Thorns said doctors are unsure whether Hartman would have died if he hadn't undergone a quadruple bypass surgery shortly after suffering a heart attack. "The risk of dying may be very sudden, and he passed that point," Thorns said. "Had we not done that surgery, whether he would have Wildcats face tough chore tonight LINCOLN, Neb. - With more than just a basketball'game weighing heavily on their minds, the Kansas State Wildcats open Big Eight Conference play tonight against the Nebraska Corn- huskers. The game is scheduled to tip off at 7:35 p.m. in the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The past weekend was a brutal one for the Wildcats. Not only did they drop a tough 56-55 decision to 20th-ranked Oregon State, but a few hours later, head coach Jack Hartman suffered a severe heart attack. Hartman, who underwent quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery Sunday, is resting comfortably at Stormont-Vail Medical Center in Topeka. His coaching duties have been taken over by former KSU player and assistant coach Darryl Winston. Winston, 29, knows he's faced with quite a challenge for the next couple of months. Hartman KANSAS STATE (9-4) Pot. Elder (6-9. Sr.) F Alloro (6-6, Sr.) F Meyer (6-9, Fr.) C Wright (6-3, Jr.) G Bohm (5-10, Sr.) G Tipofl - 7:35 p.m.. Bob Center (Lincoln. Neb.). (10-3) NEBRASKA (6-4. Sr.) Moore (6-9, Sr.) Smith (6-11. Jr.lHoppen (6-3. Jr.) Marsholl (6-1.Sr.)Corr Devaney Sports could return to his regular duties in six weeks, but that time-table is questionable. "Naturally, for a young coach it's going to be a challenge," Winston said. "But I've played under Coach Hartman for four years and coached under him for six years, so I know what he wants me to do." What Hartman would like is a victory over Nebraska, but that will be a tough task for the Wildcats, who bring a 9-4 record into the game. Nebraska is 10-3 and is led by the Big Eight's second-leading scorer Dave Hoppen, a 6-11 junior. Hoppen is averaging 24.5 points and 8.8 rebounds a game. Hoppen is joined by four other veteran players (three seniors and a junior). Also scoring in double figures is 6-4 senior Curtis Moore, who is averaging 13.5 a game. Senior point-guard Brian Carr leads the Huskers and the conference in assists with 7.8 a game. Kansas State is paced by 6-9 senior Eddie Elder, who is leading the team in both scoring (12.4) and rebounding (7.4). Forward Tom Alfaro is scoring 11.6 points a game and is third in the Big Eight in field goal percentage (60.3). Nebraska is coached by Moe Iba, a long-time friend of Hartman's. "Jack and I are very good friends and I can only pray that he comes out of this all right," Iba said. "I haven't even thought about how it might affect the game. The main thing is for Jack to get well. The game's not that important." died or not, we really can't say. But we know the surgery reduces the risk of dying." Hartman will be "better off than he was before" because of the surgery that opened new paths for blood and oxygen to reach his heart, Thorn said. Hartman arrived at Stormont- Vail after suffering chest pains at his Manhattan home and a heart attack at a Manhattan hospital, said Dr. John B. Hiebert, who first treated Hartman when he arrived in Topeka. Drugs thinned his blood and helped it flow through his heart where arteries were blocked, but doctors felt they needed to take more drastic action to save the heart muscle, which was starved for blood, Hiebert said. "Because we were running out of time, we made the decision to take Coach Hartman to surgery," Hiebert said. Heart muscle becomes damaged Abilene seeded No. 1, but Cougars favored in tourney By STEPHEN WHITE Sports Writer As the sixth annual Salina Invitational Tournament tips off tonight at the Bicentennial Center, the Salina South Cougars find themselves favored to capture their third SIT crown, yet the Abilene Cowboys find themselves seeded No. 1. Abilene coach Scott Stein is not amused by that. As the No. 1 seed — rather, despite the No. 1 seed — Abilene finds itself in the tougher bracket. The Class 4A Cowboys are bracketed with two of the tournament's three Class 5A teams and with the only two teams sporting winning records, aside from South and themselves. Abilene (7-2) will open tonight against Salina Central (3-6) after Kapaun-Mt. Carmel (4-4) and Clay Center (5-4) tip off the tournament in a 6:30 p.m. contest. First-round games Thursday match South (4-2) against Russell (2-7) and Sacred Heart (3-5) against Concordia (3-6). "I like our chances to do well in the tournament," said Stein, whose Cowboys are riding a four-game winning streak, "but I think Salina Central is a very, very tough first- round opponent for the No. 1 seed. "It's their (Salina's) tournament, and I know they don't want the Salina teams (South, Central and Sacred Heart) playing each other in the first round, or the NCKL teams (Abilene, Clay Center and Concordia) playing each other. "We like playing in that tournament, but it's going to be extremely tough for us," Stein said. "I don't mind the No. 1 seed, but if they're going to seed us No. 1, I think we should play the No. 8 team." Instead, second-seeded South (seedings were determined a week ago) will open against Russell, which sports the worst record in the eight-team field. Ironically, South coach Mark O'Dell didn't sound as though he thought South's scheduling break was a break at all. (The 4-2 Cougars, ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, are bracketed with three losing teams whose combined record is 8-18.) "We're definitely in the best side of the bracket," O'Dell readily conceded. However, O'Dell said, "We feel we're kind of on a roll now and we don't want to disrupt that by losing to somebody we feel we can beat. We're trying to keep from being overconfident." South gallops into the tournament on a three-game winning streak, including a two-point road victory over previousy No. 5-ranked (Class 6A) Topeka West on Friday. "Basketball is a funny game. A lot of strange things happen," O'Dell said. "Russell has played a lot of close games, and if you don't come in prepared, somebody's always ready for an upset." Salina Invitational at-a-glance Tournament Scoreboard Kapaun Crusaders FIRST ROUND Wednesday 6:30 — Kopaun-Mt. Carmel (4-4) vs. Clay Center (3-6). 8:15 — Abilene (7-2) vs. Salina Central (36). Thursday 6:30 p.m. — Concordia (3-6) vs. Sacred Heart (3-5). 8:15 p.m. — Salina South (4-2) vs. Russell (2-6). SEMIFINALS Friday Losers' Bracket 3:30 p.m. — Wednesday's losers. 5:10 p.m. — Thursday's losers. Winners' Bracket 6:50 p.m. — Wednesday's winners. 8:30 p.m. — Thursday's winners. FINALS Saturday 3:30 p.m. — Seventh place. 5:10 p.m. — Fifth place. 6:50 p.m. — Third place. 8:30 p.m. — First place. Abilene Cowboys Head coach — Scott Stein (fifth year) League — North Central Kansas 1984-85 record — 7-2 1984 SIT finish — Seventh place Probable starters — Forwards: Mark Whitehalr (6-1, sr., 7.0), Jim Stone (6-2, sr., 9.2). Center: Kevin Stroud (6-4, jr., 10.6), Rick Siebert (6-4, sr., 6.2). Guard: Clay Doniey (511, sr., 7.4). Top reserves — Brett Began (6-2, sr., center, 2.6); Kelly Krenger (6-2, soph., guard-forward, 6.8); Troy Ford (6-2, sr., guard-forward, 4.0). Clay Center Tigers Head coach — Jim Koontz (first year) League — North Central Kansas 1984-85 record — 5-4 1984 SIT finish — Eighth place Probable starters — Forwards: John Lane (6-1, sr.. 10.6), Alan Heigele (6-3, sr., 15.1). Center: Jon Herrs (6-4, jr., 11.4). Guards: Tim Casper (5-9. so., 8.7), David Wiemers (6-2, jr., 9.1). Top- reserves — Treay Miller (5-9, sr., guard, 2.2); Shannon Lovin (6-3, jr., center, 1.0); Brian Wohler (6-2, sr., forward, 1.0). Concordia Panthers Head coach — Erik Rasmussen (eighth year) League — North Central Kansas 1984-85 record — 3-6 1984 SIT finish — First place Probable starters — Forwards: David Christensen (6-3, jr., 14.0), Jay Cailteux (6-1, jr.. 8.0), Center: Chuck Knapp (6-2, sr.. 10.0), Guards: Ronnie Gieber (5-10, sr., 10.0), Jake Sorrell (5-10, sr., 6.0). Top reserves — Chris Samuelson (6-6, sr., center, 3-0), Darin Silkman (5-10, sr. guard, 2.0). Having spent all season competing in Classes 5A and 6A, O'Dell said, the sight of a 4A team or two will be a welcomed change. However, he added, in light of South's success this season against' the larger schools, the Cougars must guard against a letdown this week. "We played our best game of the season against Topeka West," he said. "Sometimes you come off a big win like that a little flat. I hope we don't do that." South's success has revolved around its senior frontline of 6-8 Kevin Clark (13.5 points and 16.0 rebounds per game), 6-5 Jeff Laughman (13.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg) and 64 David Foster (15.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg). But O'Dell points to the emergence of 6-2 sophomore forward Bill Kennedy as a key to South's success against Topeka West and a key to beyond repair about four hours after blood flow through the organ stops, he said, and some of Hartman's heart arteries were blocked about that long before surgery was performed. Surgeons took 14 inches of vein from Hartman's leg and used it to construct detours for blood to reach four areas of the heart where arteries were blocked, Thorns said. "Clinically, we did abort the heart attack," Roeder said. "He did have a heart attack that was stopped in the middle. The damage started, but by the emergency bypass surgery, we limited the damage." During his next two weeks in the hospital, Hartman will begin an exercise program which he'll be ex- ipected to continue after he goes Ihome. He'll be subjected to treadmill stress tests and told to quit smoking, Roeder said. Although Hartman suffered the heart attack hours after his team lost a game by one point, doctors aren't saying the game's stress caused the attack. "He's had other one-point losses," said Dr. Martin Halley, who assisted in the heart surgery. Roeder said Hartman had suffered chest pains 48 hours before his heart attack. "He didn't recognize what the symptoms were," Roeder said. "That's why patient education is so important." K-State's Meyer on hot streak By MACK McCLURE Journal Correspondent MANHATTAN - Ten games into Kansas State's season, 6-9 Ron Meyer was waiting in the wings of obscurity as a shooter, hitting on just 40 percent of his shots (lO-of-25). However, that has all changed in the last three Meyer games. M e y e r I capped a! week's worth of strong play with a 12-point, three-assist performance against Oregon State in a 5655 loss last Saturday. Meyer made ll-of-13 field goals in victories over Morgan State and Eastern Washington last week. Against Oregon State, he hit 6-of-9 and was a player Kansas State relied on for consistency. "The team made me take charge," Meyer said. "They were looking for me, and they did a good job getting passes (See Meyer, Page 18) Head Coach — Steve Buek (fourth year) league — Wichita City J 984-85 record — 4-4 1984 SIT finish — Kapaun played in the Bluestem Classic the last three years and finished second last year. Probable starters — Forwards: David Hartwell (6-5, jr., 10.6). John Boushka (6-3, jr., 50). Center: Tpdd Powers (6-5, jr., 12.6). Guards: Chris Fox (6-2, jr., 17.6), Ron Redo (6-2, jr., 9.9). Top reserves — Kevin Dreiling (6-3, sr., guard, 4.0): David Bullock (6-1, sr., guard, 3.5). Russell Broncos Head coach — Dave Jensen (first year) League — Mid-State A.A. 1984-85 record — 2-7 1984 SIT finish — Sixth place Probable starters — Forwards: Tom Wells (6-3, sr., 10.9), Matt Nichols (6-0, jr., 13.8). Center: Craig Morris (6-4, jr., 16.4). Guards: Jerry Ptacek (5-10, sr. 12.8), John Hower (5-7, fr., 1.0). Top reserves — Mike Strecker (5-8, sr., guard, 1.5), Mark Totten (6-2, sr. forward, 2.2). Sacred Heart Knights Head coach — Bob Mannebach (16th year) League — North Central Activities Assoc. 1984-85 record —3-5 1984 SIT finish — Second place Probable starters — Forwards: Steve Roesner (6-3, jr., 7.1), Mike Valcoure (6-0, sr., 16.6). Center: David Haselhorst (6-3, sr., 10.8). Guards: Darren Knlpp (5-10. jr., 15.9), Shawn Opat (5-11, sr., 5.8). Top reserves — Mike Meares (5-10, sr., 1.1), Darren Haselhorst (6-2, jr., 1.4), Pat Prendergast (6-1, jr., 0.0). Salina Central Mustangs Head coach — Dennis Wahlgren (eighth year) League — 1-70 1984-85 record — 3-6 1984 SIT finish — Fourth place Probable starters — Forwards: Brendan Haugh (6-2, sr., 9.3), Maurice Henry (6-0, sr., 4.0), Center: Mike Armster (6-4, jr., 8.3), Guards: David Brummett (5-11, so., 1.0), Tim Deines (6-2, jr., 8.4). Top Reserves — James Veal (5-10, so., guard, 2.4), Randall Horst (5-11, sr., forward, 5.1). Salina South Cougars Head coach — Mark O'Dell (first year) League — 1-70 1984-85 record — 4-2 1984 SIT finish — Third place Probable Starters — Forwards: Jeff Laughman (6-5, sr., 13.8), Bill Kennedy (6-2, soph., 5.4). Center: Kevin Clark (6-8, sr., 13.5). Guards: David Foster (6-4, sr., 15.8), Allen Corcoran (6-0, sr., 4.8). Top Reserves — Loren Zook (5-8, jr., guard, 3.3), Corey McKee (5-8, sr., guard, 1.6). Scott William* Minneapolis' Angela Keating (15) battles Lisa Debold (23) and Renee Bellerive (left) of Sacred Heart for a rebound Tuesday night during a 50-48 Minneapolis victory. See story on Page 19. the Cougars' continued success. Having been groomed into South's lineup as a reserve first semester, Kennedy started against the Chargers and responded with 10 points, shooting 4-for-4 from the floor. Kennedy's emergence allowed O'Dell to move Foster to point guard. "It's nice having somebody like a 6-4 Foster throwing over people's heads in zones and presses," O'Dell said. "With him in a point position, he can look over defenses and find . the open man." Stein has had success with a number of player combinations at Abilene. In fact, the fifth-year Cowboy coach cites Abilene's depth as its greatest asset. Kevin Stroud, a 6-4 junior center, (See Tourney, Page 18) Moses 'mortified' by recent events LOS ANGELES (AP) - Olympic hurdling hero Edwin Moses, reading a prepared statement at a press conference Tuesday said he was "mortified by events of the last few days," and expressed confidence that he will be cleared of criminal charges. Moses, with his wife, Myrella, sitting beside him, said he had strived to build a positive image throughout his life and apologized for any discomfort caused to his wife and family. Moses, 29, was charged Monday with soliciting a female police officer for prostitution and for possessing a small amount of mari- juana. The charges stemmed from an incident early Sunday morning in nearby Hollywood during a police sweep of prostitution. The marijuana was discovered in Moses' car when he was arrested. Although Moses' agent, Gordon Baskin, had indicated the two- time Olympic gold medalist and his wife would talk extensively at the press conference about the events that led to his arrest, Moses merely read the brief statement and neither he nor his wife would answer any questions. "Due to the advice of my attorney, I can't say more," Moses said at his meeting with the media which lasted only a couple of minutes. Saying, "I'm truly mortified by the events of the last few days," Moses added, "After an investigation, authorities will see they're mistaken. I've worked hard alljny life to build a positive image and reputation ... I know I've done nothing wrong." Meanwhile, ABC-TV first called off its award presentation to Moses as "Wide World of Sports" athlete of the year, scheduled for Sunday prior to the network's coverage of the Super Bowl, then later decided to go through with the presentation.

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