Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 28, 1970 · Page 29
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Section Pages ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Sport* Classified Shula sees *• tough duel Alton, Illinois, Monday, Dec. 28, 1970 OAKLAND (AP) -»• Don Shula, a fellow who should know, foresees a rugged battle all the .way when the Oakland Raiders collide with Baltimore's Colts next Sunday in the American Football Conference championship game. Shula left the head coaching job at Baltimore this year to take oVer the. Miami Dolphins, and it was that teani which fell 21-14 Sunday to Oakland in a National Football League opener.' < The young Dolphins, who reached the playoffs in ,1970 after a last • place finish In 1969, scored first before the 54,401 in Oakland's Coliseum. Paul Warfield took a 16- yard ^touchdown pass from Bob Griese'on the second play Colts have respect for Oaklanders BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Colts have nothing but respect for the Oakland Raiders, their opponents in next Sunday's American Football Conference championship game. Speaking mostly in platitudes, tne Colts nevertheless praised the Raiders after viewing their televised 21-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Sunday's playoff semi-finals. The Colts, who will have the advantage of playing the title game at home, reached the championship round a day earlier by blanking the Cincinnati Bengals 17-0. Don McCafferty, in- his rookie season as Baltimore coach, had his entire staff at his home to watch the Miami- Oakland game after reviewing films of the Cincinnati contest. Oakland and Baltimore, in different leagues until this season, have met only In exhibition games and the Colts have won all three-by 2-, 4- and 12-point "They don't count," McCafferty said. "This year, for instance, we played the Raiders in our first preseason game and had only one week . to get ready after the players' strike ended." "The Raiders have good linebackers, so they may be hard to run against," said offensive tackle Bob Vogel. "And, with their, good secondary, we've got to block well so John Unitas will have time to pass." Conversely, Baltimore safety Jerry Logan praised the Oakland offense directed b y quarterback Dayrle Lamonica. The Baltimore defense, at top strength again with end Bubba Smith and tackle Fred Miller recovered from leg injuries, manhandled the Bengals-limiting them to 139 total yards and seven first downs as Cincinnati crossed' midfield only twice. On offense, 37-year-old qoarterback John Unitas tossed a 45-yard toochdown pass to Roy Jefferson in the first period and another for 53 yards to Eddie Hinton in the final quarter. Rookie Jim O'Brien booted a 44-yard field goal in the second period. Unitas completed only 6 of 17 passes, and instead of the usual 50-50 ratio called 47 running plays as Baltimore played ball control. Baltimore's- Eastern Division champs ar§ now I for the year. i Hockey standings East Division NATIONAL K Boston 24 New York " Montreal Toronto Vancouv. Detroit , Buffalo 6 23 7 16 II IS 18 13 10 11 19 7 21. W 7 -a i 3 3 e WesfDIvUioo 23 6 5 (SI St. touts 15 8 11 41 Minnesota 13 16 6 32 Phlladel. 12 16 5 28 Pitts. 8 17 10 28 LOfAng. 10 17 5 2$ Calif. 11 20 2 24 Saturday's Results Detroit 7, New York r Pittsburgh 4, Boston 2 Chicago 4, Vancouver 2 Toronto 9, Philadelphia i St. Louis l, Minnesota 1 tie Montreal .4, Buffalo 4 tie Los Anseles 9. California 3 Sunday s Besiuts New Yorn. St. >p«i8 4 tie Montreal 4. Philadelphia 2 Buffalo B, Petrpit 2 Only games scheduled 'CajtforftlsWewVwrf after Charlie Smith fumbled and Bill Stanfill recovered at the Oakland 19 in the second period. The, Raiders tied it up shortly before halftime on a 22-yard pass from Daryle . Larnonica to Fred Bilentikoff. Defensive back Willie Brown sent the Raiders ahead to stay in the thlrfl period with a 50-yard touchdown runback 6f Griese's only intercepted pass. Lamonica Unloaded ari 82- yard bomb to Rod Sherman in the final quarter, and even though the Dolphins -, did collect another touchdown,' on a seven-yard pass from Griese to Willie Richardson, it came too late. , .; After that touchdown, Miami almost got away with an onside kick,, but the ball 'slithered out of bounds and officials awarded it to Oakland.. Lamonica and Brown each were presented game balls by their teammates, who now look ahead to their fourth title game in as many years. The past three \vere for the old American Football League or divisional championship. Pro basketball 1 • NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic Division W. L. Pet. G.B. New York 30 ll .732 — Boston 21 16 .568 7 Phlla 22 . 18 .550 7>A Buffalo 11 29 ,275 lg(| Central Division Baltimore 20 is .556' • Cincinnati 16 10 .457 31,4 Atlanta 12 25 .324, m Cleveland 5 37 .119 is Western Conference • Midwest Division Milwaukee 27 6 .818 —. Detroit 24 14 .632 5V 2 Chicago 23 H .622 6 Phoenix : 22 19 .537 • 9 Pacific Division Los Angeles 21 14 .600 San Fran. 21 San Diego 21 Seattle 17 Portland 1 18 19 22 28 3 3V, 6 .533 .525 .436 .300 ; ,i Saturday's Results • . Cleveland 120, Buffalo 107 Detroit 117, Chicago 114 Milwaukee 131, San Fran. Ill Cincinnati 130, Atlanta 118 Phoenix 115, Portland 103 Seattle 124, Boston 117 . Only games scheduled. Sunday's Results Cleveland 114, Phtladel. 101 Chicago 110,. Sari Diego 101 Los Angeles 128, Phoenix 110 Portland 135, Boston 123 New York 110, Baltimore 105 Only games scheduled. • Monday's Games San Francisco at Atlanta Cincinnati vs. Mllwalkee at Madison Tuesday's Games Atlanta at Detroit Chicago at Los Angeles Boston at San Diego- Philadelphia at Buffalo Milwaukee at Cleveland Only games scheduled. Virginia 4 Kentucky 24 New York 16 Florldians 15' Pittsburgh 14 Carolina 13 ABA East Division W. L. Pet. 12 .676 13 18 21 24 23 West Division 24 11 .686 14 17 22 23 G.B. .649 .471 .417 .368 .361 22 19 13 13 .611 .528 .371 .361 Utah Indiana Memphis Denver Texas Saturday's Results Indiana 115, Florldians 92 Kentucky 126, Texas 122 New York 104, Carolina 98 Virginia 122, Denver 120 Only games scheduled. Sunday's Results Utah 135, Virginia 119 New York 114, Kentucky 108 Texas 124, Pittsburgh 116 Memphis 109, Indiana 106 Carolina 122, Florldians 114 Monday's Games Pittsburgh at Floridlans Memphis as Kentucky Only games scheduled. Tuesday's Games New York at Floridlans Pittsburgh at Memphis Virginia vs. Texas at Fort Worth Carolina at Utah Indiana at Denver •:^^'<'^'--""^^fS^-''. . -i *' >« J* ^'--Jfw -, : ',&- ?,- -yv w-y, " ^ •'•"*?? *-'i ^*R4^ % 'Ht\Jr j%\, "V^^** "•* ^f^'I'SJfel^il m| l Tlle S** Louis Blips' Barclay Plager second period of game at New York's Jr takes a tumble Sunday after trying to Madison Square Garden. Game ended ClTlfl OVPr ? ChCCk * he NeW Y ° rli Rangers ' Jean Ra " in a 44 tie> < AP Wirephoto) telle who was bringing up the puck in Tangerine grid duel on tonight .ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Steven Regan was the last- string quarterback at William and Mary, just a name on 'the Indians' 70-man preseason roster. Tonight, the 5-foot-8 quarterback shoulders the •hopes for a William and Mary upset of Toledo's 22 victories- in?a-row football team in the" Tangerine Bowl game. Regan .became the Indian leader when three other quarterbacks;, were knocked off by injuries and other problems. The kid from Denville, N.J., carried W&M into the postseason event. William and Mary, 5-6, captured four of its last six games behind Regan and nipped Richmond 34-33 to win the Southern Conference title and the matchup against mighty Toledo. In the Richmond game Regan took his team 80 yards in 50 seconds for the winning touchdown. Regan completed 48 of 86 passes for 653 yards and three scores after starting quarterback Bubba Hooker broke his hand against The Citadel at midseason. Toledo, however, still ranks as the strong favorite to win its' second straight Tangerine crown. The Ohio powerhouse led the nation in pass defense, and total defense and allowed 11 opponents only 6.9 points a'game. William and Mary's hopes in the line for moving tough Toledo's defenders are led by second team. Ail-American center Bob Berb, a 218-pound senior. 3JftFl oh mail San Francisco back Ken Wiliard (40) hugs a team- 5 f'tUft, mate during celebrations following the 49ers 17-14 tiv> mftf\r> »ff victory over the Vikings in the National Football WV IiHllieii. League.playoffs. (UPI Telephoto) rs in final cage four By KEN RAPPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer One of the four teams in tonight's semifinals pf ,the Holiday Festival Basketball Tournament is loth-ranked Western Kentucky—and no onets more surprised than H i 111 o p p e r Coach Jphn Oldham. Oldham says the Hilltoppers don't belong on the same court with 19th-rated St. John's, N.Y., if they play anything like Saturday night's first-round game at Madison Square Garden. "St. John's will run us out of here if we don't play any better than this," Oldham said after the -Hilltoppers topped smaller St. Peter's N.J., 108-97 to nail a semifinal berth in the 19th annual classic. South Carolina's second- ranked Gamecocks, an easy 83-60 winner over Cornell in Saturday's opening round, opens tonight's doubleheader against Providence, an 89-69 conquerer of Manhattan. St. John's the backyard favorite seeking its third Festival title, won't be an easy mark for the Jim Me- Daniels'-led Hilltoppers, according to Oldham. Despite a 27-point performance by the 7-foot McDaniels Saturday night, "he never played a worse game," said Oldham. Coach Frank McGuire of South Carolina wasn't too pleased either, with his team's early efforts against outgunned Cornell. Despite the Gamecocks' 13-point advantage, McGuire felt they looked like they were rocking to sleep. What did he do? He had them spring into a man-to- man press -from a deliberate zone. f 'I tried to get them out of their lethragy," said. McGuire, who admitted South Carolina wasn't too excited about the opening-round game. "It's hard to play _ against a hungry ball club like Cornell," he said, referring to the Big, Red's 2-7 record. Other teams in the Top Ten No. 5 Pennsylvania, No. 8 Kansas and No. 9 Kansas— also chalked up success in tournament play over the weekend. Penn beat Syracuse 85-77 in overtime in the Quaker City Classic in Philadelphia; Kansas'slugged Missouri 96-63 in the Big Eight Tournament at Kansas City and Drake whipped Canisius in the Queen City Classic at Buffalo, N.Y. $5 buys your first lesson in a Cessna VETERANS! A foot-long ., ^ clincher San Fi'aucjswi quarterback John Brodie (13) slams into a wall of Viking defense to pick up about one foot and a clincher 48er touchdown for a 1744 victory in the National Football League playoffs Sunday. (UPI Telephoto) UTTER Bros. PLUMBING SUPPLIES We are approved »r G.I. tltgbt tnUnlBU thru A.T.B. & p« tvM r*tlng. for further Information PIAl 259.3230 TOPAY Walston Aircraft I no, Clvto Memorial Airport, Psychology kept 49ers moving on MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers are headed for a National Football Conference championship game against the Dallas Cowboys—and it's just possible the road was cleared by a little psychology that kept them from blowing their cool in the cold. Whether Coach Dick Nolan's pregame training plan and quarterback John Brodie's short-sleeved game jersey were all part of a planned ploy to divert attention from the frigid cold that has become an ally of BASKETBALL SCORES High School Basketball At Proviso West Wlllowbrook 61, Riverside 39 Proviso East 67, JoMet West 60 Proviso West 64, Addlson Trail 57 Downers Grove 95, St. Joseph 68 Elgin 66, MOrton East 65 York'83, East Leyden 60 Maine West 79, Lake Forest 50 Leyden 70, Hlnsdale South 48 At Luthern North Luther North 78, Amundsen 67 Wauconda 58, Kelvyn Park 54 Mundellen 63, Schurz 62 Von Steuben 65, Holy Cross 46 Rldgewood 75, Llndblom 62 Marshall 56, Qufgley South 48 Lake Park 65, Flltana Christian 48 Evergreen Park 89, Taft 64 At Public-Catholic Meet St. Laurence 76, Parker 66 Mendel Catholic 98, Bowen 46 Mount Carmel 67, Fenger 31 Mendel Catholic 97, Hyde Park Bowen 65, St. Rita 56 Kennedy 52, Leo 38 At Grayslake Crown 56, Gary Grove 51 Hampshire 75, Round Lake 52 Carmel 65, Stevenson 50 At De Kalb Evanston 70, Calumet 50 St. Charles 87, Rock Falls 83 De Kalb 71, Libertyvllle 50 Lincoln-Way 111, Crystal Lake 83 At Oak Lawn Wheaton North 58, Oak Lawn Marist 83, Richards 65 At Notre Dame St. Viator 71, Luther South 66 Marian Catholic 85, Lane Tech 41 At Rockford Loves Park Harlen 69, F enton 61 Woodstock Marian 53, Rockford Auburn 51 Zlon-Benton 70, Joliet Catholic 65 Princeton 89, Winnebago 72 At Charleston Teutopolis 74, Stewardson Strasburg 51 (championship) Shllo T>7, Charleston 41 (3rd place) Shllo 65, Newton 62 Charleston 71, Oakland 63 At Mattoon Mattoon 76, Arcola 40 Harrington 65, Lawrencevllle 56 At Waverly Stonlngton 74; Wlnches^r 55 New Berlin 68, KIncald 46 Jacksonville ROUtt 90, Edinburg 48 Palmyera Northwestern 75, Glrard 58 Mason City 80, Waverly 53 Ashland 81, Pawnee 44 Franklin 69, Vlrden 52 At Rossvllle Sheldon 75, Hoopeston 53 Armstrong 60, Chenoa 59 Westvllle 69, Wellington 60 Mismarck-Hennlng 69, Oakwood 65 (OT) Potomac 80, Clssna Park 70 Chrisman 81, Beecher 40 At Worderi Brussels 65, Herrick 35 Lovejoy 91, Mulberry Grove 64 At Freeburg Valmeyer 74, Dupo 70 Venice 73, Chester 55 Waterloo 62, Christopher 53 Bethalto 69, New Athens 56 Lebanon 72, Central (Avlston- Breese) 54 Freeburg 48, Gibault 47 Red Bud56, Carlyle 49 College Basketball Results Saturday Tournaments Holiday Festival First Round South Carolina 83, Cornell 60 Providence 89, Manattan 69 St. John's 75, Holy Cross 74, OT W. Ky. 108, St. Peter's N.J. 97 Quaker City Classic First Round Utah 65, Army 56 Pennsylvania 85, Syracuse 77, overtime St. Jos. Pa. 100, W. Va. 83 Temple 84, St. Francis 75 Big Eight First Round Iowa State 74, Oklahoma 71 Kansas 96, Missouri 63 Queen City Classic , First Round Niagara 74, Morehead 69 Drake 87, Canlsius 74 Far West Classic First Round Washington St. 83, Indiana 80 Oregon 79, San Jose St. 65- Rainbow Classic First Round Vlllanova 89, Illinois 76 All College First Round LSU 91, DePauk72 Mont. St. 82. Okla. City 81 Qulncy Holiday First Round Illinois Wesleyan 83, Drury, Springfield, Mo. 62 Oral Roberts 120, St. Benedict's W. New Eng. 97", Qulncy 78 Tenn. St. 87. SW Okla. 85 Scranton Holiday Tourney Scranton 97, Dickinson 82 Northeastern 80, Buffalo 61 New Jersey Kiwanls Classic C.W. Post 66, Upsala 61 Other Scores Bradley 112. Yale 78 California 82, Cincinnati 76 Dayton 88, Portland 72 Duke 86, Santa Clara 80' Sunday Tournaments Rainbow Classic • First .Round Hawaii 101, NYU 63 Qulcny Tourney; Championship semifinals Tenn. St. 95, New England 86 Oral Roberts 87, 111. Wesley. 69 Consolation Semifinals St. Benedict's 63, Drury 62 Qulncy Coll. 95, SW Okla. 87 Scranton Holiday Tourney Championship Northeastern 66, Scranton 56 Consolation Buffalo 81, Dickinson 60 New Jersey Klwanls Classic ' First Round Cent. Conn. 59, Jersey City St. Pace 73, Montclalr St. 71 the Minnesota Vikings probably will never be known. What is known is that Nolan did not subject the 49ers to the cold of pro football's most northern outpost until absolutely necessary, that the shortsleeved Brodie passed for one touchdown and scored another, and that the 49ers defeated the Vikings 17-14 Sunday in an NFC playoff. But, in the deliriously happy San Francisco dressing room Sunday, the suspicion grew that psychology had become part of strategy. "Cold will affect you if you think about it," Nolan acknowledged. "There was a lot written about it." So, unlike the Los Angeles Rams who came in here last year early in the week and lost a playoff game, Nolan didn't expose the 49ers to the cold or the writing remaining on the West Coast for workouts. Brodie kept his troops from losing their cool over five fumbles attributed to the chilling cold and directed them to within one victory of their first championship in the 49ers 25-year history. Despite completing 16 of 32 passes for 231 yards, combining with Dick Witcher on a 24-yard pass that made it 7-7 and scoring on a quarterback sneak to make it 17-7, Bro'die disdained the hero's role that the statistics pointed his way. "Our defense outplayed their's that's all it was," said the 14-year veteran. 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