Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 19, 1977 · Page 4
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Hope Star sports Fight ^^ Mnndav Dftrmbrr 19. 1 —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Billy Burton Jerry Walker Tournament Hope claims tourney 2nd NASHVILLE. Ark.-It was a pretty trophy Hope basketball mentor Bill Nlvcn was displaying in his office Monday morning, but it had one thing wrong with it, he said. It road runner-up. : Hope played Prescott a superb game Friday night at the Nashville Invitational Tournament Friday night to give them a berth in Saturday night finals against the host Scrappers. The Cats won the Friday night contest 64-47. But the momentum apparently wasn't there, and the Nashville squad forgot their gracious host role and instead rolled over the Cats, 42-39. despite Hope's "good defensive effort," according to Niven. The runner»up trophy in the tournament wasn't the only one that was brought back to Hope—hot - shooung guard Jerry Walker was named the tourney's outstanding offensive player, and chained a trophy for his honor. Walker had 28 points in the two games to lead the Bobcats. Against Nashville, forward Aaron Shephard had 13 points to lead all Hope scorers in the game. He and Walker were the only Cats in double figures in the defensive ball game. Nashville jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the first quarter, and stretched it to 28-17 at half. Hope chosed the back to just 3231 after three, and into the fourth quarter, with about six minutes left, took a three-point lead, 35-32. However, 6 minutes, Niven felt, was too long a time to go into the stall game, and therefore they continued to play aggressively, and lost their lead on a three-point play. Against Prescott, Hope won their third game of the year against the Wolves, 64-67. Walker was the leading scorer with 18 points, while Ira Scott added 13 and Shcphard, 10. Rupert Purifoy led the Wolves, hitting on 21 points. Hope kept the lead almost all the way through the game, coming off to a 12-8 first quarter lead, which narrowed to just 2524 at half. They stretched in on out in the third quarter, and went into the final period some 10 points ahead, 45-35. Hope faces Springhill, the only team besides Nashville that has beaten them this year, Tuesday night in the Hope gym. solunar tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLLS. Plan your days so lhat you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in -^4 cover during these times, if you wish to find the i» s : sport lhat each dav has to offer. Date Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec, 24 Dec. 25 Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday A.M. Minor Major 12:35 1:20 2:00 2:40 3:25 4:10 7:16 7:50 8:34 9:15 10:00 10:45 12:25 1:05 P.M. Minor Major I:SO 7:30 l'.4S |jl$ 2:30 8:« 3:10 9:40 3:» U;t| 4:40 H:W Colts,) Bears earn playoff berths >« » ._ _ .. Jan 13 in the I/nil- trai Division tif!«> SafnrHov In Qtmr1->t-~<> ^m«, k^~*l, ,l~ „ . :__. i _z .u_ l,«_ T- »u- ,.^^^o r«,f.rrrvn^ f,•„,,- L^i»,.». By BRUCE LOWrTT AP Spwts Writer First Bob Thomju Id eked Chicago into the playoffs. Then • couple of coaches kicked a bit •boat the way Baltimore got there. ThMDM' heart-4topping field goal. Bert Jones' extraordinary passing (and his bit of good fortune on a controversial "quick" whiffle) and Billy Johnson's dialing speed and moves filled in the final division titles and wild cards Sunday. After 14 weeks, 21 lama have become eight for the start of the National Football Leaf UK'S second season, the road toward Super Huskers, N.C.set tonight MEMPHIS, Tern. (AP) — Nebraska and North Carolina are two I-formation football teams with a new breed of tailback. At Nebraska, it's I.M. Hipp. At North Carolina, it's Amoa Lawrence. The two will square off tonight in the 19th annual Liberty Bowl game with Nebraska favored by a touchdown in the nationally televised contest (ABC-TV, 9 p.m., EST). North Carolina, the Atlantic Coast Conference champion, finished 8-2-1 and led the nation in defense against scoring. Nebraska finished 8-3 and tied for second in the Big Eight. "Isaiah (Hipp) Is probably the first true breakaway back we've had at I-b*ck in a long time," said Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne. Bowl XII Jan 15 siana Superdome On Saturday. Washington beat Ijx Angeles, the NTC West champion. 17-M and kept aJive its hopes of a playoff berth. On Sunday, Thomas' 28- yard field goal, kicked in a brutal freezing rainstorm with nine second* left in sudden-death overtime, gave Chicago a 12-9 victory over the New York Giants, gave the Bears the National Conference wild card and kicked the Redskins' hopes down the drain. The Bears had to settle for the wild card because Minnesota clinched the NFC Cen- tra! Division title Saturday- night with a 30-21 victory over f>troit. Abo on Saturday, Miami remained in the playoff picture by beating Buffalo 31-14. But the Dolphins needed a loss by Baltimore to win the American Conference's East Division title. For more than two periods, things looked fine for them, because New England led the Colts 21-3. Then Jones struck for three touchdown passes and the Colts, aided by what some felt was a questionable call, roared to a 30-24 victory that kayoed the Dolphins' playoff plans. —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Billy Burton HOPE'S JIM SLACJLE displays a bobcat he shot near the end of last week, while out hunting. It was the second bobcat Slagle has killed, and he said he planned to make a rug out of this one. In Sunday's other berth-deciding action, Pittsburgh, which beat San Diego 10-9 in a game it really didn't have to win, backed into the AFC Central title when Cincinnati tossed it away by losing 21-16 to Hous- toa In games involving other playoff-bound teams, NFC East champ Dallas defeated AFC West champ Denver 14-6 and Oakland, the AFC wild-card team, nosed out Kansas City 2120. And in other games, Tampa Bay beat St. Louis 17-7, Atlanta mauled New Orleans 36-7, Seattle downed Cleveland 20-19, Philadelphia shut out the New York Jets 27-0 and Green Bay topped San Francisco 16-14. Here, then, is how next weekend's playoffs shape up. On Saturday, in the AFC, Oakland is at Baltimore and Pittsburgh is at Denver (where the Broncos beat the Steelers 21-7 last Nov. 6). A week from today, in the NFC first-round games, Chicago is at Dallas and Minnesota is at Los Angeles (where the Rams routed the Vikings 35-3 last Oct. 24). Both conference championships will be played Jan. 1. If the Cowboys beat Chicago, they'll host the NFC title game. If the Bears and Los Angeles win, the Rams are the hosts. And if the Bears and Vikings win, Minnesota is the host since Chicago, as a wild-card team, cannot play a playoff game at home. In the AFC, Denver hosts the title game if it beats Pittsburgh. If the Steelers and Colts win, Baltimore is the site — and if the Steelers and Raiders win, Pittsburgh is the host since Oakland, like Chicago, is a wild-card team. Bears 12, Giants 9 Thomas very nearly was the goat instead of the hero. In the first period he missed a field goal when the ball hit an upright. In the fourth quarter, after rookie Robin Earl ran four yards for the game's only touchdown, Thomas'extra-point try was batted down. And with less than 2Mz minutes gone in the overtime he was wide on a field goal attempt that could have decided matters. The victory put the Bears in the playoffs for the first time since they beat the Giants in the 1963 NFL championship game. Colts 30, Patriots 24 "Bert... showed what a great quarterback he is," Baltimore Coach Ted Marchibroda said after Jones' 19-for-30 passing game, his 340 yards gained and his touchdown passes covering 14, 78 and 12 yards — but a few folks thought "a lucky quarterback" might have been more appropriate. Linebacker Sam Hunt recovered what appeared to be Jones' fumble at the New England 6-yard line — but the play had already been blown dead, the Colts kept possession and, moments later, Don McCauley scored the winning TD from the three with less than three minutes to go. "The quarterback was in the grasp of the tackier and I blew the whistle," said referee Fred Silva, "The ball came out. That's it." Said Chuck Fairbanks, coach of the disconsolate Patriots: "I thought it was a fumble, but there were a lot of plays which could have decided this game. That one came at the wrong time." Oilers £1, Bengals 16 Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, caught six passes for 138 yards and a TD, rushed once for 31 yards, returned four kickoffs 81 yards and ran two punts back for 13 yards — 263 yards in all. And it was all Houston needed to even an old score and ruin the Bengals' playoff chances. The Oilers lost a 13-10 game to the Bengals earlier this year when an official's mistake took away a Houston touchdown. Steelers 10, Chargers 9 Running back Sidney Thornton scored from a yard out and Roy Gereia kicked a 27-yard field goal in the third period to give Pittsburgh the victory over San Diego. Cowboys 14, Broncos 6 Roger Staubach threw TD passes of 22 yards to Preston Pearson and 7 yards to Robert Newhouse and Tony Dorsett became only the eighth rookie to gain 1,000 yards (gaining 50 to finish with 1,007) for a season in Dallas' triumph against Denver. Each team finished at 12-2. Raiders 21, Chiefs 20 Enrol Mann atoned for a pair of extra-point misses by kicking a 28-yard field goal with 6:33 to play, giving the Raiders their victory over Kansas City. Bucs 17, Cards 7 Gary Huff's passes of 61 and 62 yards to Morris Owens scored one TD and set up another score as the Bucs, loveable losers only two weeks ago, beat the Cardinals for their second straight victory. Tampa Bay's long-suffering fans responded with 21 standing ovations. Falcons 35, Saints 7 Steve Bartkowski threw for two TDs and Haskel Stanback ran for two against the Saints. Meanwhile, Atlanta wound up allowing only 129 points all season, four lower than the 14- game record set by the 1969 Minnesota Vikings. at a glance NFL By The Associated Press American Football Conference Eastern Division W LTPct.PFPA x-Balt 10 40 .714295221 Miami 10 40 .714313197 NEng 9 50 .643278217 NYJets 3110 .214191300 Buff 3110 .214160313 Central Division x-Pitts 9 50 .643283243 Hstn 8 60 .571299230 Cinci 8 60 .571238235 Cleve 6 80 .429269267 Western Division x-Denv 12 20 .857274150 Okld 11 30 .786351230 SDiego 7 70 .500222205 Stle 5 90 .357282373 K.C. 2120 .143225349 National Football Conference Eastern Division x-Dallas 12 20 .857345212 Wash 9 50 .643196189 SLouis 7 70 .500272287 Phila 5 90 .357220207 NYGts 5 90 .357181265 Central Division x-Minn 9 50 .643231227 y-Chgo 9 50 .643255253 Dtrt 6 80 .429183243 GnBay 4100 .286134219 TpaBay 2120 .143103223 Western Division X-L.A. 10 40 .714302146 Atlnta 7 70 .500179129 SFran 5 90 .357220262 NOrlns 3110 .214232336 x-clinched division title, y-clinched wild card playoff berth Saturday's Results Washington 17, Los Angeles 14 Miami 31, Buffalo 14 Minnesota 30, Detroit 21 Sunday's Results Chicago 12. New York Giants 9. OT Houston 21, Cincinnati 16 Atlanta 35, New Orleans 7 Philadelphia 27, New York Jets 0 Tampa Bay 17, St. Louis 7 Green Bay 16, San Francisco 14 Dallas 16, Denver 6 Seattle 20, Cleveland 19 Oakland 21, Kansas City 20 Baltimore 30, New England 24 Pittsburgh 10, San Diego 9 PLAYOFFS Fin t Round American Conference Saturday, Dec. 24 Oakland at Baltimore Pittsburgh at Denver National Conference Monday, Dec. W Chicago at Dallas Minnesota at Los Angeles EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Dlvison W L Pct.GB 10 Phila NYork Buffalo Boston NJersy Wash Cleve SAnton Atlanta NOrlns Houstn 19 16 12 10 7 13 15 17 23 .655 .552 .444 .370 .233 3 6 8 Central Division 17 11 .607 16 12 .571 16 13 15 12 10 13 18 17 .552 .536 .400 .370 1 IMt 2 6 6Mi WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division 2 6 6 7 Denver Chcgo Mlw K.C. Ind Detroit Port Phnix GoldSt Seattle LosAng 18 17 17 12 11 10 Pacific 22 17 13 14 12 11 11 14 17 16 17 .621 .607 .548 .414 .407 .370 Division 4 10 16 18 17 .846 .630 .448 .438 .414 11 NBA N* tonal Basket Saturday's Results New York 112, Chicago 103 Philadelphia 129, Cleveland 116 Buffalo 126, Detroit 122, 2 OT Kansas City 115, New Orleans 93 Phoenix 101, Houston 97 Portland 117, Washington 104 Sunday's Results Kansas City 115, Indiana 114 Cleveland 101, Golden State 96 Atlanta 134, Phoenix 129, 2 OT Milwaukee 111, Buffalo 100 Detroit 117, New Orleans 108 Los Angeles 104, Boston 97 Seattle 111, Washington 109, OT Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Houston at Buffalo Phoenix at New York Detroit at San Antonio Atlanta at Chicago Washington at Los Angeles Boston at Portland Denver at Seattle NHL National Hockey League WALES CONFERENCE Norris Division WLT PU GF GA Mntrl 20 7 4 44118 61 L.A. 1311 5 31 86 78 Dtrt 1015 4 24 85 95 Pitts 915 6 24 96127 Wash 520 5 15 63116 Adams Division Buff 20 7 4 44115 81 Boston 19 7 5 43109 76 Trnt 19 6 3 41106 72 Cleve 1018 3 23 79116 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Patrick Division Phila 21 5 4 46134 65 NYIsl 16 7 8 40119 71 NYRng 1115 6 28109113 Atlnta 913 9 27 84102 Smythe Division Chcgo 91310 28 79 90 Vancvr 1012 7 27 86106 Colo 812 6 22 95 88 Minn 720 4 18 87137 SLouis 720 3 17 69123 Saturday's Results Cleveland 4, New York Rangers 2 New York Islanders 4, Boston 1 Philadelphia 4, Atlanta 3 Pittsburgh 5, Montreal 3 Toronto 7, Chicago 1 Buffalo 5, Vancouver 5, tie Detroit 3, St. Louis 2 Colorado 5, Minnesota 1 Washington 2, Los Angeles 1 Sunday's Results Montreal 2, Philadelphia 0 New York Rangers 6, Detroit 2 Boston 2, Cleveland 1 Chicago 3, Atlanta 0 Monday's Games St. Louis at Toronto Vancouver at Los Angeles Tuesday's Games Colorado at New York Islanders Atlanta at Vancouver World Hockey Association WLT Pts GF GA NEng 20 8 3 43127 98 Winpg 1712 1 35135 93 Quebc 1610 1 33126109 Edmtn 1314 1 27102107 Hstn 1213 2 26 97106 Birm 1115 2 24 93102 Cinci 1117 0 22 93111 Indpls 917 4 22 94123 Saturday's Results Winnipeg 6, New England 3 Soviet All-Stars 5, Cincinnati 4 Sunday's Results Birmingham 3, Edmonton 2 Soviet Union 4, Indianapolis 3 Houston 3, Czechoslovakia 2 Winnipeg 7, New England 3 Monday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games Czechoslovakia at Cincinnati Edmonton at Houston Soviet All Stars at Winnipeg College scores Saturday's College Basketball Results By The Associated Press EAST Fairleigh Dickinson 75, St. Francis, N.Y. 71 Maryland 94, UU 64 Massachusetts 85, Bentley 70 Niagara 86, Canisius 80 Perm 78, LaSalle 75 Penn St 85, Colgate 63 Princeton 68, Rutgers 57 Seton Hall 108, CCNY 72 Temple 69, Manhattan 59 SOUTH Clemson 93, Applachian St 88 Florida A&M 83, Alcorn 77 Funnan 110, W Carolina 91 Georgia 42, Louisiana Tech 34 Marshall 108, Davidson 80 N Carolina 67, Cincinnati 59 N Caro-Charlotte 70, S Florida 68, OT N Carolina St 106, E Carolina 80 Tenn.-Chattanooga 88, Tenn Tech 73 Va. Commonwealth 73, Old Dominion 67 Virginia Tech 88, New Hampshire 66 W Kentucky 72, Cal Poly-SLO 50 Wake Forest 118, Ind St- Evansville 73 MIDWEST Brigham Young 86, Bradley 79 Cleveland St 81, Kent St 65 DePaul 83, Northwestern 79 Detroit 103, Ball St 70 Illinois St 93, New Orleans 86, OT Indiana 56, SMU 51 Indiana St 81, E Michigan 72 Iowa 107, Denver 65 Kansas 85, St. Louis 65 Marquette 86, Bowling Green 54 Michigan 92, Cent Mich 79 Nebraska 80, Mississippi 70 S Dakota St. 65, Minn-Morris 58 Toledo 67, Loyola of Chicago 65, OT SOUTHWEST Arkansas St 68, Mo-Rolla 57 Oklahoma City 85 St Mary's, Texas 74 Pan American 120, New Mexico St 97 Texas 105, Centenary 73 FAR WEST Arizona 83, Harvard 60 Arizona St 81, Cal St-L.A. 76 California 102, Iowa St 69 Colorado 78, N Colorado 58 Creighton 71, Montana 67 Fullerton St 74, Boise St 57 McNeese St 83, Hawaii 71 Montana St 101, St. Cloud, Minn, 90 Nevada-Las Vegas 101, Loyola, Calif., 84 Oregon St 74, Weber St 72, OT St. Mary's, Cal 66, Fresno St 55 So California 96, Long Beach St 85 UCLA 71, UC Santa Barbara 55 Utah St 91, Washington 85 W Baptist 89, Whitman 72 Wyoming 100, E Washington 69 EXHIBITIONS Athletes In Action 87, Pitts- burgh 72 More rs PM-Col Bkb Scores, 1st add, TOURNAMENTS SW Louisiana 98 Ohio U. 81 Grambling 65, Biscayne 64 Florida St. 82, Navy 55 Texas A&M 106, Samford 91 Houston 137 N Texas St 94 Xavier, Ohio 65, Rice 58 S Carolina 76, San Jose St 55 Dayton 65, Georgia Tech 63 Oregon 91, San Diego St 89 San Francisco 98, Baylor 93 Pacific, Cal. 93, Idaho 78 Kentucky 102, St. John's 72 Portland St 82, Seattle 76 Memphis St 77, Army 76, OT Tex-El Paso 67, Kansas St 63, OT Utah 85, Tennessee 80 Texas Tech 63, Dartmouth 51 Sunday's College Basketball Results By The Associated Press EAST Georgetown, D.C. 61, St. Joseph's, Pa., 55 Lehman 71, Medgar Evers 61 SOUTH LSU 83, Tulane 74 Briefs Weekend Sports in Brief By The Associated Press TENNIS JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Africa earned the right to meet the United States in the finals of the North American zone Davis Cup tennis competition after beating Colombia 4-1 in the zone semifinals. South African Byron Bertram drubbed Ivan Molina 3-6, 6-3, 64, 6-4 and countryman Ray Moore defeated Alvaro Betancur 6-3, 6-3, 6-2 in singles play to clinch South Africa's victory. SYDNEY, Australia — Roscoe Tanner served 29 aces but needed nearly 2V4 hours to beat Brian Teacher 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 in the men's singles final of the New South Wales Open Championship. In the women's final, Evonne Goolagong defeated Sue Barker 6-2, 6-3, capturing her fourth New South Wales title. SKIING BETTMERALF, Switzerland — Ursula Konzett of Lichiens- tein won the women's European Cup giant slalom with a combined run of 2 minutes, 31.73 seconds. Austrian Lea Solkner finished seconds in 2:31.96 and Vicki Fleckenstein of Syracuse, N.Y was third in 2:33.86. Solkner came back to capture the special slalom, with victories in both runs. VAL GARDENA, Italy Herbert Plank of Italy edged Austrian superstar Franz Klammer by two seconds and won the men's World Cup downhill. The 23-year-old Italian mastered the 3,750-meter course in 2:01.47 minutes, just .25 seconds off Klammer's track record. DAVOS, Switzerland — The three-man Swedish relay team of Sven-Ake Lundbaeck, Benny Soedergren and Thomas Wassberg won the international 30- kilometer Nordic relay meet by 42.52 seconds. The team completed the three 10-kilometer stretches in a total time of 1 hour, 24 minutes, 8.36 seconds, well ahead their nearest rival, Norway. BOWLING CANTON, Ohio - Don Helling shook off the flu and won the PBA Star Trek National Resident Pro Championship. Helling defeated Bob Goike by 58 pins for a 32-game total of 7,801. GENERAL MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — J. Desmond "Des" Sullivan, a six- time winner of the National Golf Writers Association championship, died at his home after a lengthy illness. He was 64. Sullivan was a sports writer for the Newark, N.J., Evening News for 25 years before retiring nine years ago and moving to Myrtle Beach. ALEXANDRIA, Minn. —Sam Sessions, a veteran of 19 years of professional racing, was killed in a snowmobile racing accident. He was 42. Sessions, of Barlow Lake, Mich., was racing in the SnoPro professional racing event when the accident occurred. He was one of the top sprint car drivers in U.S. Auto Club racing for many years and captured the sprint car national championship in 1972. Transactions By The Associated Press HOCKEY National Hockey League WASHINGTON CAPITALS Recalled Bemie Wolfe, goalie, from Hershey of the American Hockey League. COLLEGE NEW MEXICO STATE Named Gil Krueger head football coach. PRINCETON - Named Frank Navarro head football coach. WASHINGTON STATE Named Jim Walden head football coach.

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