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Whitlow sparks ISU in V''- IQl( niQnt v7 Wesleyan batters Mill B J ff F "tie s 3 ma'ter Sett'n tne fee' f ne Trie ey however, was the Titans' play d C u en.- w game," Bridges said. "We needed him when Jack wasn't on the floor. Hantagrapn sports writer tonight and he djd & gQod .Qb ,0ur guafds played weU mder Illinois Wesleyan University's Although plagued by foul trouble, sure," Bridges commented. "They con-toumament-bound basketball team did Rinker moved well around the basket and trolled our offense and its hard to control more than bottle up Millikin scoring ace hit the boards hard, scoring 10 points and , Leon Gobczynski for the umpteenth time collecting t nine rebounds. Wednesday night, while beating the Big Pitelka, although not as mobile with the Blue, 88-68, in its regular-season finale at ball, had 11 rebounds. Fred Young Fieldhouse. Lean, 6-3'.-2 forward Bob Spear picked The Titans showed they could play up the bulk of the rebounding slack left by basketball and play it well without Sikma's limited playing time, grabbing 15 Jack Sikma. caroms. He scored 20 points on 10 of 16 With big Jack sidelined by a cold and field goal attempts. viral infection, Titan head coach Dennie "Spear shot the eyes out of the basket," Bridges started Mike Rinker at center Bridges noted. and went with Dave Pitelka first off the Sikma played 12 minutes, 34 seconds bench, before inserting the 6 foot 10 inch and scored 14 points. Sikma into the lineup. "I had my mind made up I wasn't going 1 The result was probably as positive a to use Jack more than 15 minutes," thing to happen to the Titans, who open Bridges offered. "I didn't use him in the play in the National Assn. of In- order that I planned though. tercollegiate Athletics District 20 Tour- "I was going to use him the last five nament Monday, since their experience in minutes of the first half and the first five the rugged Quincy Holiday Tournament. 0f the second half, which I did, and then "That game was very pleasing," when I needed him. Bridges noted. "We played smart, played "When they came back with well and played together." Gobczynski I put him back in because I And, the 6-9 Rinker, who just became thought he could handle him one-on-one. eligible 10 games ago, played in a relaxed, The time he played he really played yet confident manner. well." a 'I A. JL l 1 I pv I M 11 Til M n II iM I) S L V A I I I I I I I I riJ . f ij-, fj g I g I f II ( I, I I I I m M . 7-oo b m - GndivsESFli?bDuArv-croDsPv f "P' , i , , , , J:m:-uniS Five Lexington players scored m double figures, led by Brian Dunahee with 18. COLFAX (PNS) - Lexington High Rm KemP added 14- School scored early and often and belted Chenoa's Steve Schopp led all scorers Chenoa, 97-47, in a first-round game of the with 20 points. The Redbirds close the Octavia Class A Regional Basketball season with a 4-20 record. Tournament Wednesday night. Lexicon 24 n nH The victory improved the Minutemens genod: : - 71JL rrwH-rt tn 11 1i nnH hnvpH ihom intn LEXINGTON D. Davis 4-1-9, Dunahee 9- recora to u-h ana snovea tnem into 0.18 MjMer 5.0.10; M Leake 3.,.7 D Leake tonight's semifinals against University T'otnT7"01,406 5'2.,2f;,M,uslmann J 4-2-10, T. Davis 3-3-9, Stewart 0-2-2, Pyne 0- High School (14-10). CO. Totals - 42-13-97. , . . n, e r- , . CHENOA Kelleher 0-0-0, M. Schoop 4-0-8, Lexington romped to a 24-6 first-quarter s. schoPP 7-6 20, staiter 0 -i -4, p.;nner 3 -0 -b. lead, increased it to 49-21 at haiftime and sparger 2-0-4. Peters 2-1-5. Totals - " 4- mm. I beason nudaes k A I " T f Mackinaw, 82-78 I . c. , L. r , games today against five setbacks. The Chiefs finish at 7:00 p.m.- Cemral Catholic vs. Delavan. 17 o 1:30 p.m. -Beason vs. Eureka. 11 " - Jeff Clements scored 29 for the Yellow- 1TIEMOUT (PNS) Beason High jackets, while Dan Wyland had 22. Ken School knocked off Deer Creek- Baurer had 26 for Deer Creek-Mackinaw. Mackinaw. 82-78, in double overtime and cdca-c c, c -,u Eureka ousted host Tremont, 70-52, in REI$A'S StenV,e Smi f ored 22 Qass A regional action Wednesday night. P?ints 4and Ka'in B'un,er addc'd 19 as the J - Hornets won their 15 game m 25 outings. BEASON outscored Deer Creek- Tremont closes at 2-22. Mackinaw 8-4 in the second overtime to clinch the victory, its 20th on the season first game DrTreMTckv 14 30 46 72 74 Pro hOCkeV results Bpason-::--- .: -,6.333'.2'4 ri u IIWV,IVC' ' , 3 10OEiR CREEK-MACKiNAw-Baurer io- NHL 6 26. Foster 3-0-6, Kruse 2 3 7. Nance 5-3-13. New York Rangers 5, St. Louis 1 Miller 5-4-14, Schmidgall 48 Smith 2 0-4 Piltsburgh 3, Washington 1 Totals 31-16-78. ' Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 4 BE ASON-Kindred 2-2-6 C Baklcn 4 2 10 Los Angeles 2, Detroit 1 Brown 4-5-13, G. Wyland 1-0-2 K Bakkon 0- Montreal 4, Vancouver 3 0-0, Clements 13-3-29 D Wyland 10-2-22 . Toronto 4, Kansas City 2 " Totals 34-15-82 ' WHA Chicaqo 4, New England 3 Houston 9, Cleveland 5 ,Frr)MD GAME Minnesota 4, Indianapolis 3, OT Eureka 10 29 53 70 nKn f-tfta KACIllfe Tremont 9 19 31 52 pro cage results TuXeoo, 3-3-9, K. B.Uni,r .n; NBA Smith 8-6-22, Heitzman 0-1 1, Wuethnch 1-0- Boston 121, New York 106 2, Wyss 0-0-0, Knapo 1-0-2, Ulrich 2-2 6. Glick Washington 104, Seattle 98 0-1-1, Moore 2-0-4, Cawley 0-2-2. Hangartner Detroit 104 Mi waukee 84 1-0-2 Totals - 26-18-70. Phoenix 108, Cleveland 96 . TREMONT Pitzer 3-3-9, Hoffman 3-0-6, . . . BA Potts 1-1-3. R- Uhlman 2-0-4. Harrinqton 3-3- Kentucky 101, Indiana 99 9, Vance 3-2-8, NeviHe 1-0-2, Gibson 1-2-4 Memphis 114, St. Louis 107 Brodie 3-1-7, D. Uhlman 0-0-0, Bolliger 0-O-O Denver 148. New York 114 . Totals - 20-12-50. ' IT." Wi? ft m LVr" i I'd I "' f'V tK? - vltw 1 r..i 4 Illinois State basketball coach Will Rob- 'nson' r'9n offers his congratulations to Rick Whitlow's father as Rick and his X f 5 y mother watch during ceremonies at "Rick Whitlow night" Wednesday night. (Pantagraph Photo) your offense when you're playing without a regular. "When you're playing without a regular it's easy to get away from your offense, especially when its built around the player you're missing." The Titan defense also was tough again. especially on Gobczynski, who was averaging 33.2 points entering the game, He got just seven against the Titans. Earlier this season, Illinois Wesleyan held him to 10 and in the last meeting a year ago held him to five. He has scored just 132 points in eight games against the Titans, Gobczynski picked up his fourth foul early in the second half, but the Big Blue managed to stay within four at 61-57 with 10:23 remaining, Spear canned a long set shot, Bill Molinari scored on a fast break and Sikma scored on a layup, before Gobczynski picked up his fifth personal with 7:17 to play, Rinker and Millikin's Tern Littrell traded baskets, then the Titans reeled off eight-straight points to complete a five and a half minute barrage in which they outscored Millikin 16-2. Molinari hit on a long jumper Spoar scored on a rebound, Rinker made a layup and Chris Eldredge drove one home from way out as the Titans moved ahead 77-59 to wTap up their 20th victory. The Titans have won 14 of 15 games since Quincy and eight in a row. They finish 14-2 in the CCIW. Millikin is 13-13 overall and 8-8 in league , ILLINOIS WESLEYAN FG FT Reb PF TP Spear 0-16 0-0 15 2 20 Eldredge 4-8 3-5 6 0 1 ner "J, - foote 3- 1 3-4 3 2 9 Bradley 5-10 0-0 3 lb fi nn i i k nnan j-b u-u j 1 b Sikma 5-7 4-4 5 T 14 ITH 3 4 " J. Plte ka ....1-4 0-0 11 4 2 nu ,1 a, V n itoth 1-2 o-i 1 u l Moore 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Lenahan 2-3 0-0 1 14 Krick 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 mSt FG FT Reb PF TP Littrell 6-12 0-0 7 4 12 Baxter 8-16 4-8 5 2 20 -1 in Ddlton 4-9 0-0 12 8 Higgins 3-7 4-4 3 1 10 trtt n.4 n i 9 i n lYluLl u UM 1 u Qark 0-1 0-10 0 0 Totals 28-67 12-22 29 18 68 , u.ouiOVIin opo S ZJu AIi"'k'n 38 John Lenahan scored 28 points, Eddie Moore and Dave Krick had 18. Rick Emerson had 16 'and Pete Wanzung added 14 as the Titan junior varsity romped past IVLllikin jUnior V3"'' lim the preliminary game. Bloomington High School graduate Rod , , r f ., -, JOOCS had tOUr IOr Alllllkin. . - Wesleyan Jayvees Millikin Jayvees '9 " 9 M Moore 7 4 Jones 2 0 Krick 7 4 Inman 1 2 Lenahan 14 0 Bck 6 3 Wanrunq 5 4- Russell 6 0 Emerson ' 4 8 Armstrong 0 0 Delfenbaugh 1 1 Richman 0 2 Mercer 5 0 Powers 2 2 Wilson 2 0 Fritsrh 12 2 Geoslinq 0 0 ken 45 ?1 37 16 Illinois Wesleyan 49 62111 Millikin 42 48 90 r r- . Fouled out Millikin - Petrisso. Team fouls Illinois Wesleyan 17; Millikin - 22. I home By Marc Leboviti Pantagraph Sports Writer Rick Whitlow had his night on and off the court Wednesday at Hwtun Field House, collecting 26 points before a "Kick Whitlow Night"' crowd to lead the Illinois State University basketball team to a !fJ-91 victory over Indiana State. The 6 foot 2 senior guard received gifts from the university honoring his career and his three years as a starter, and from the Town of Normal for his work in the community. In gaining their 20th straight win at home a streak dating back to a loss to Southern Illinois last year, the hedbirds boosted their record to 1 5-10 going into this Saturday's season-ending game at West Virginia. F'or the Sycamores, the loss was their ninth in 11 road games, dropping their season mark to 11-11 In a see-saw first half the score was never more than four points apart, as the Sycamores connected on 00.fi per cent of their field goal attempts. Illinois State pulled barely ahead in the last seven minutes and took a 40-4:1 haiftime advantage. "I!oth teams played well in the first half, but we couldn't get our fast break going because they missed so few shots." Kedbird head coach Will Robinson noted "The first half was a good example of how they made us play the game at their tempo," he pointed out. "They were patient on offense, set up their shots and didn't miss very many. "Since they didn't shoot as well in the second half we had a chance to use the fast break," Robinson said. Indiana State guard Al Armstrong kept the Sycamores close in the first half, scoring 15 of his 24 points. Forward Rick u V it 4 -kk- ? y 'jr ikin, 88-68 VfifiOi--' ;.' R u,y "I t & n ' , is V - V- K t w Illinois Wesleyan's Bruce Foote lofts a RZf chri as Millikins Leon Gobczynski DOIIGT SHOT watches Wednesday night. (Wesleyan Photo) Gibson City ousts Saybrook, 73-58 game today Patton had eight points and Nettleton six 7 30 p.m. - F.sher vs Paoon (kmng that span in which the Greyhounds moved from a four-point edge to a com- GIBSO.N CITY iPNSi Juniors Dale fortable winning margin. F'atton and Randy Nettleton sparked a Scitrook-Arrowsmith closed the season fourth-quarter surge which carried with a 12-11 record. Junior Mike Maupin Gibson City past Saybrook-Arrowsmith, paced the Comanches and all scorers with 73-58, Wednesday night in a first-round 24 points. game of the Gibson Citv Class A Regional 4, . " Gibson City 19 32 46 73 lournanient. saybrook 17 30 42 58 Patton finished with 20 points and gibsonity Hag7r7o Roqr Rhodes Nettleton tossed in 19 as Gibson City " rolled to its 11th victory in 25 arnes. TTpS. It was in the fourth quarter that the scnooicrat 2-2-6, s. s.mosen 3-0-6. . , . 1 . t Maupin 9-6-24, Benjamin 2-3-7, Messamore 1- nigh-sconng pair stood out, however. 0 2. Totals - 22-14-58. finale, Bloomington-Normal, III. B-l Thurs., Feb. 27, 1975 Williams also finished with 24. The Redbu ds enlarged their lead in the first six minutes of the second half to 62-51 with Whitlow scoring eight and hvshman forward Billy lewis, six. As Armstrong tired, the Terre Haute team missed more and more shots, and lu dlmd center Jeff Wilkins moving in to dominate the boards. Wilkins pulled down 10 caroms. With 8 54 left, Lewis connected on the jumper off a rebound. Roger Powell hit a short jumper, and Randy Henry popped in a 12-footer to put the Redbirds up, 80-63. The big margin began to dissolve in the final several minutes, as Illinois State's 95-82 lead was attacked by Sycamore Mike Route hit on a pair. Shuck sank a layup. Armstrong meshed a free throw and Steve Phillips canned a jumper to cut the lead to four points, 95-91. With 10 seconds remaining, Lewis put in a kiyxip and Powell stole an inbounds pass and put it in for the 99-91 final. Ixwis and forward Bubbles Hawkias left with 17 points each, Wilkins had 15 and Powell a dozen. Whitlow and guard Mike Boncyk topped the assist list with nine each. Shuck had 14 for Indiana State, and lideks and Route finished at 10. "We played the game we wanted to ' ATI "AC 4 4 9 ? 4 '. -.'.twAftr. 2 ss rJy ' A 'A 99-91 play, but it was a typical loss for us," Sycamore head coach Gordon Stauffer said. "Our team, especially the front line. Isn't very deep. We played well, but we can't substitute as freely as we shou'd and people get tired," he stated. Indiana State finished with a 54.7 per cent average from the floor to Illinois State s 59.7. The Sycamores hit 72 per cent in a game against Butler, but hive shown little consistency otherwise. "It's just a mystery to me that Armstrong, for instance, scores 15 points in the first half and just nine in the second. . We have had games where he or Williams will get 24 in the first half and just a few in the second," Stauffer stated. "Illinois State plays the kind of defense where they get a lot of steals and force turnovers. We just don't have that quickness and don't get many rebounds, so we have to make them play our game. ' "Whitlow is a super player and always plays well against us," he said of the evening's honored guest. "And the big guy (Wilkins) did a great job and really hurt us." Robinson," who called Whitlow "one of the great talents in college basketball," said he was unhappy to see the Michigan City, Ind. guard leave. "You won't find another like him," he added. The Redbird mentor had praise for Hawkins, who scored 14 in the first half but was hampered by fouls. "He had a good night until he got into foul trouble, but Powell came in and gave, us a lift when we needed it," Robinson said. "Our game didn't slack off when Roger went in. And Randy Henry didn't do a bad job," he added. Whitlow, who enters his last college game with 1,346 points, said Armstrong and Phillips played the same way they did when he played against them in high school in Indiana. "When I was guarding either of them tonight I tried to tighten up on them and keep my feet moving," he explained. Whitlow reported that he wasn't especially nervous about his "night," but said he was glad it didn't take place two weeks ago. INDIANA STATE FG FT Reb PF TP Shuck 5-11 4-4 6 2 14 Phillips 4-9 0-1 4 0 8 Williams 12-19 0-2 ,7 4 24 Armstrong 11-18 2-2 3 1 24 Ludeks 5-8 0-0 6 5 10 Route 4-9 2-2 5 0 10 Nelson 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Smith 0-1 1-2 2 0 1 Totals 41-75 9-13 33 12 91 ILLINOIS STATE FG FT Reb PF TP Hawkins 8-13 1-2 7 4 17 Whitlow 12-19 2-2 5 1 26 Bonczyk 1-1 0-0 112 Lewis 8-19 1-2 9 3 17 Wilkins 7-11 1-1 10 4 15 Tometich 1-1 2-2 114 Powell 6-9 0-0 0 1 12 Henry 3-4 0-0 116 Totals 46-77 7-9 34 16 99 Indiana State 43 48-91 Illinois State 46 5399 Ford Central wins Chatsworth loses in regional GAMES TODAY 7:00 p.m. Gilman vs. Forrest-Strawn-Wing. 8:30 p.m. Clssna Park vs. Ford Central. ONARGA (PNS) Cissna Park grabbed a 21-16 first quarter lead and rolled to an 82-65 victory over Chatsworth in the first game, while Ford Central eliminated host Onarga, 80-50, in the second game of the Onarga Class A Regional Tournament here Wednesday night. CISSNA PARK'S balanced attack was led by Bob Yergler with 20 points. The Bluebirds finish the season with a 14-11 record while Cissna Park continues in tourney play with a 224 mark. FORD CENTRAL used a balanced scoring attack with five players countering double figure totals. Jeff Sturm led the way with 14 points followed by Rob Eshleman with 13. FIRST GAME Cissna Park.. Chatsworth... 21 41 64 82 16 28 42 65 CISSNA PARK K. Martin 7-0-14, Munsterman 3-4-10, Jacob 6-0-12, Yergler 7-6-20, McGrow 3 2 8, Martin 4-3-11, Kregel 1-0-2, Hamrick 0-1-1, Johnson 2-0-4. Totals 33-16-82 CHATSWORTH Hanauer 3-3-9, Entires 0-5-2, Diller 2-3-7, Sterrenberg 9-6-24, Hornstein 5-0-10. Heminover 3-0-6, Kemnetz 0-1-1, Shafer 3-0-6. Totals 25-15-65. SECOND GAME Ford Central.. 20 39 58 81 10 27 40 50 Onarga FORD CENTRAL Sturm 5-4-14, Brucker 2-4 8, Eshleman 6-1-13, Trees 5-0-10, Whitsoo 1-0-2, Cabbage 1-0-2, Van Horn 5-0-10, Veatch 0-7-2. Penicook 5-3-13, Mylcraine 1-2-4, Sterrenberg 1-0-2, Bork 0-0-0. Totals 32-16-80. ONARGA-Allen 2-2-6, Fink 5-1-11, Hams I-0-4, Legar 1-0-2, Morgan 1-1-3, Seibert 3-4-10, White 2-4-8, Zirkle 2-2-6. Totals 18-14-50. Lanier sparks Pistons past Bucks, 104-84 DETROIT ( AP) - Bob Lanier scored 26 points, and the Detroit Pistons snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 104-84 National Basketball Association victory over the Milwaukee Bucks Wednesday night. MILWAUKEE (84) Dandridge 3 2-2 8, Warner 5 M 10, Abdul-Jabbar 9 3-5 21, Thompson 3 4-5 10, Brokaw 3 0-0 6, Restani 0 0-0 0, Williams 3 0-0 6, Wesley 1 0-0 2, Kuberski 1 4-4 6, M. Davis 2 0-0 4, McGlocklin 3 5-5 11. Totals 33 18-21. DETROIT (104) Row7 3-3 17, Porter9 3-4?1,Lanter 12 2-2 26, Ford 2 0-0 4, Bing 3 4-5 10, Mengelt 3 1-1 7, Money 5 1-1 11, Eberhart 1 0-O 2, J. Davis 2 2-2 6, Ligon 0 0-0 0. Norwood 0 0-0 0. Totals 44 16-18. Milwaukee Detroit 21 17 21 25 M 33 25 24 20 IM Total fouls: Milwaukee 18, O'.-oit 20. Technkats: Ford, Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee team technical. A: 10,190.

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