Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 21, 1977 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Ladycats win,66-43 71-' H:-pv i »*: *' :^r.. : Ci;r:<- b;-<*u •;.«.' ;?•*:;. r ;•.-.;.« ?r •*?:. • .' •-( * v - ?:.:<•• Sprifij- H;il ha-i -d'-*r'-v! U,»- HiOt Girls tartar ir, ^,f it «7i* a b'!i? diffrrr-ri! ft-r Uw Hi.«p<> girls jr. the vx«nrur column* ih;* Urtsf art. and, •*•> usuali) high v:oruiK Yvonne Speilirw, Rot into foul UwtWf cany ;r, thfr Ram*. and or<i> managed 20 scorer «> was forward Sandra who Uilifd 30 po-j Jones talked on prints, as the only other !«•*<!} cs! in double figures. The r<-fnaimn£ * point* wa«, .vwd b> Judy Berr«iUnr Almost all of Spring Hill's scoring came frt/m Cathy Yrx-um, who rar. up 35 points J>ebbie (war! and >;.";';\n,f. hiit s-ifjfd to ;; as 'J * • <>ul*t<xM Spar* Hill i<!*. ;~ '.h*> third quarter, «r..:< :%MS the fourth i* S!f-**s a* rirrw- a* 31-21. in '.?•.«• ;hir'S quarter, but St'tllindrj P'J'. up Iwfi from -.: "I"? Si,' 1 bn«Jf*t *|Sh :S2 MT'-ris' rpn-8.;nin£. foiltrwfrj *;> 3 ii fcrjt M>! shot by Spring Hiii's Yocum. and » •;,j;<;*'r by Frier son at trie i.-T-A •••', ihr quarter to give !!,..;»«• UrtMr 3&-&iead into the ff'urih ^uarter •Spt'iittian. Jones and Kt if-rw-n t-arh hit early on in 'he fourth quarter, to extend Hff*<'s is-ad to 42-30. before Spr mj: HiH came back with 2 ><~ a 54 fwii jumper by Ytxvim. The jv,f. '.cams swapped <-u'. vr iih iru: last six points </(.• riling on perfect free throw sh'.f>tir«x h> Hope on ! fi r t- e o n c • a n d - o n e Mtuati-ms KC names coach KANSAS CITY (AP) - Marv Ixrvy, whow Montreal Alouetles this yew enjoyed their finest season ever, became head cwch Tuesday of the Kansas City Chiefs, who just suffered thrtwgh Ihelr worst "I know there arc quite a few areas where they have to improve," said Ix:vy, a stiver- haired George Allen protege. "I would hop* the talent Is better than 2-12." The Chiefs' 2-12 finish tied Tampa Bay for the worst record in Use National Football J>cague while the AloweUes, which Uvy guided the past five seasons, finished 11-6 and won the Ciuiadian Football League's Grey Cup. Chiefs owner I-amar Hunt, who fired interim head Coach Tom Bfttis and all air of hia assistants Monday, said the swirch for a new man ended much more quickly than he had anticipated. "There were several other NKL clubs interested in Marv," Hunt said. "Marv brings with him a record of proven success in pro football. I'm convinced he will be innovative, hardworking and demanding. He wanted this job and our ana]yaia shewed him to be the man we. wanted as head coach. Hope earns big revenge victory By BILLY BURTON Star Sports Editor One would think the Hope Bobcats have a bad memory. Wasn't it just a couple of weeks ago when the Cats were visiting the little Spring Hill Gymnasium and getting whipped. 43-4r It was a completely different story Tuesday night at Jones Field House in Hope, however, as the Cats, jumping out to a 24-4 first quarter lead, and scoring as many as 20 unanswered consecutive points, coasted to a 73-37 win over the out-sized Bears of Spring Hill. Twelve out of the 15 Bobcats suited out tallied points in the lop-sided affair, which Spring Hill was never in. Leading the Bobcats was reserve guard, sophomore Steffon Rogers, with 17 points. Flashy Ira Scott hit for 16 points to lead the regulars. Other scorers include Jerry Walker, with 8, Vincent Bishop, with 5, Aaron Shephard, Ray Bradley, Ricky Hutson. Clifford Morrison and Dale Walker, all with 4, DeMarco Simpson, with 3, and Danny Regan and Dale Stevenson, with two points apiece. The win put Hope at a 7-2 season mark, and will send them into the Camden Fairview Tournament next week on a high note. The Bears' record evened out with the loss, and they now stand at 8 and 8. Spring Hill only had one person in double figures. Scon Townsend. who tallied 10 points. Mike Flowers and Ricky Smith had 9 and 8 points each for the Bears, while with 2 points, were Scott Townsend, Wayne Lee, Roy Collins, Glenn and Lynn Pate. At halftirae. Hope led by a 45-10 margin, and went into the fourth quarter with a 57-25 difference. After a couple of minutes into the second half. Bobcat Coach Bill Niven pulled his starters for the remainder of the game. Much of the Bobcats' early success in the game can IK credited to their overwhelming advantage in rebounds—with two minutes to play, Hope had out-rebounded the Bears almost six to one. A big crowd filled the gym, one of the first of any size to watch the Cats play. The starters came out and "put on a show," as per Niven's request, and sent the fans to their feet. Particularly impressive were the Hope guards and their deadly accuracy from 25-30 feet out. Spring Hill did get on the board first, but it was due to a Hope slip-up more than anything else, as the big 6'8" Bradley was called for goaltending on a missed shot. Hope came back, and with a jumper by Ira Scott from the top of the key, tied it up at 2. Hope then hit on three consecutive outside jumpers, two by Scott and one by- Walker, from 25-30 feet out each. A 3-point play by Walker stretched the lead to 11-2, and Hope went out to 22-2 before Spring Hill scored again. Hope substituted freely the second quarter, as they outscored the Bears 21-6. Apparently the game was a bit fast-paced for the Bears, who are most used to their smaller court than Hope's big one. A highlight of the second quarter was Scott's passing on a fast break to a trailing teammate, behind his back—a la' Pete Maravich. Hope was able to practice running its offense as it was meant to be played, i.e. setting up, etc., the second half, as the game was already decided. Hope plays again at the Fairview tourney Tuesday, Dec. 27, as they take on Camden at 9 p.m. The Hope junior boys will play Camden at 6:15 p.m. Should Hope win the contest, it will play Fairview at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29. Hope (Ark.| Star photo by Dana Cox Hope's DeMarco Simpson, 32, blocks SHshot McDaniels 'awesome'in victory Hope Star sports Page Eight Wednesday, December 21, li By JOHN NELSON AP Sport* Writer Jun McDaniels was one of those bonus babies who never M*mcd to live up to his potential Tormented by fans, he bounced around pro basketball vintiS last seas-tm, when he wound up playing in lUiiy Drafted out of Western Kentucky, the ?-f«ot center began his pro career in the American Basketball Association in 197172 with the Carolina Cougars. He wound vip that same season with the National Basketball Association's Seattle Super- Sonics after an expensive court fas Itie. NBA He played in Seattle for two more years, went to 1/os Angeles, then buck to the ABA's Kentucky Colonels, then to Italy, and finally, it seems, he's found a home with the Buffalo Braves, who picked McDaniels up »s a free agent Averaging just 4.2 points a game, McDaniels scored 26 points and was awesome in Buffalo's MO-104 victory Tuesday over Houston. "He destroyed us," said Rockets Coach Tom Nissalke. who handled McDaniels one basketball vi-ar at Seattle. 'Tin happy for ton It's been a long, hard fi»;h! for him." McDaniels came off the Ix-nch in the first half and had !8 points ui the second quarter, including 10 just before the half u> tfe-t the Rockets within three points at 55-52. Billy Knight led all scorers with 27 points for Buffalo, and Randy Smith had 23. Guards Calvin Murphy and John Lucas scored 21 points each for Houston, In other NBA games, Phoenu downed New York 110-99, Detroit nipped San Antonio 118117. Chicago beat Atlanta 94-86, Los Angeles defeated Washington 120-115, Seattle clipped Denver 93-«8 and Portland defeated Boston 104-99. Suns 110, Knicks 99 Paul WestphaJ scored 32 points and had four successive field goals in a 3:25 span in the final quarter to lead Phoenix over New York. Bob McAdoo scored 35 points for New York. Pistons 118, Spurs 117 Bob Lanier scored 32 points to lead the Pistons, who snapped San Antonio's three- game home winning streak. Bulls 94, Hawks 8fi Artis Gilmore scored 35 points and blocked 11 shots to */ pace Chicago, which scored the game's last nine points. Atlanta saw a six-point lead evaporate in the last quarter as the Bulls scored 11 straight points to lead 83-78. Lakers 120, Bullets 115 Adrian Dantley scored 36 points and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar had 50 to iead Los Angeles. Dantley's total was three short of his career high. Sonlcs 93, Nuggets 88 Fred Brown scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, helping Seattle erase a six-point deficit. Leotis maybe out of Orange FAYETTEVILLE.Ark. (AP) — Senior All-American offensive guard Leotis Harris suffered a knee injury in a University of Arkansas football workout Tuesday and may not take the field against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl Jan. 2. Arkansas Coach Lou Holtz said Harris severely sprained ligaments in his left knee and he said it was doubtful the standout guard would play. Trainer Dean Webber agreed Harris' status was doubtful, but he noted Harris had yet to be examined by the team physician late Tuesday. N-LV wins with 3-pointer By The Associated Press Ninth-ranked Nevada-I^ts Vegas needed a three-point piay by reserve forward Gerald Sjnis wiih 44 seconds rere«in:r^ !'.'• escape Northwestern '$ up.vet tf> | * i uesduy's transactions By The Auoctited Frew FOOTBALL National Football league KANSAS CITY CHEFS N famed Marv l^ev>- as head ftxtth&ll coach. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS Rfchirtd Tommy Prothro as head coach. HOCKEY Nttiooal Hockey Leagtit MONTREAL CANADIENS Sent Red Schutt, Mike Polich * r id Pat Hughes, forwards, to Nova ScoUa of the American Hockey l>t&gi*». BASEBALL American Le*gt>e MINNESOTA TWINS Named Cad Ermer, raant^er d la* Toi«ki Mud Hens d the In- fed in the opening round of the Rebel Roundup college basketball tournament. Trailing by as much as 14 points in the first half Tuesday night, the Rebels overcame a 3?-fX'.snt effort by North- w«'*:ern's Tony Allen to run its wvrd to ld-0 and past its 68th cwiM-cutive home-court victory. Tonji Smith had 26 points for the Hi-bels while Reggie The us added 22 "We fought al! the way com:ru: Lack." said Rebels Coach Jt-rn Turkaraan "They forced us into liv irian\ early turn- wrs Bu'. we came back and {•'!.i>tv< l>u .' st\k- of basketball " Konrur lister scored 21 jx>m'- and haiuied out li tt^isli a< I.VA-& defrii'.ed Tennessee 92- f* :r. '.he firs,! ^n:\-.v of tiie four- Ua:r, 'u,-.;rr.t-y at las Vegas. The only member of The Associated Press' Top Twenty to stumble was 17th-ranked Utah, which fell to Weber State 71^1.' Four players, led by Ben Howl- find's i: points, scored in double figures for Weber, now 6-1 No 18 Alabama came from Ix-rund to nip Princeton 61-60 in the Indiana Classic. Host Indiana captured the opener, defeating Bowling Green 89-52. -Sophomore guard Kent Lon- rx>> .sx-orc-d 18 points to pace Alabama. But it was two free throws by Reginald King with 1 43 remaining that gave the Crimson Tide the lead and a t«v-4»inter by guard Anthony Murray with 50 seconds left to s*a! the victory. Mike Woodson tallied 31 pcunls to lead Indiana to its vie- TORONTO BLUE JAYS Hired Wayne B. Morgan as a scout. COLLEGE AIR FORCE ACADEMY Named BUI ParceiLs as offensive coordinator. FLORIDA - Named Sttvt Spurrier &s offensive badcfieid coach. solunar tables Fr,e ii-rnroiJe of SoJur.ar Periods. a& pruned below, has brer, taker, from Ru-harci Aiden Knight's SOLUNAR lABJ.KS Kan >our days so -j-.at you will be fishing in to-.:c u-rnu.ry or hunting in ^uxi cover during these 'anu-5 :f ytj uiih to find the best sport that each day has Dfelr Dec. Hi Dec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec 24 Dec. 26 Day Wed:ieiday Tijsirsday Fnday Saturday Sunday AM. Minor Major 1:20 7-.M 2:00 B:SO 2:40 8:1$ 3:25 10 :W 4:10 lv:i« P Minor 1:45 2:30 3:10 3:55 4:40 M. Major 8:15 9:40 ii-ft5 tory. The Hoosiers jumped out to a 15-2 advantage and were in command the rest of the way. A balanced Kansas attack, led by forward John Douglass' 15 points, led the 16th-ranked Jayhawks to a 91-73 rout of Oral Roberts. Unbeaten Holy Cross, ranked 13th, breezed to a 101-72 victory over Harvard EAST CCNY 98, Pace 93 Duquesne 63, Penn St 55 GrambUng 69, Robert Morris 61 Holy Cross 101, Harvard 72 Manhattan 103, Marist &6 SOUTH Citadel 79, Canisius 72 Clerason 82, Catholic 58 Furman 92, Georgia R Memphis St 70, Mississippi 67 Old Dominion 116, Tulane 99 MIDWEST Indiana St-Evansville 46, Roanoke 34 SOUTHWEST SMU S3, Ohio U 77 Texas 88, Oklahoma City 71 FAR WEST Amona 92, E Michigan 78 Denver 89, Whirtier 74 San Jose St 58, Iowa Si 56 Stanford 86, Colorado St 73 Washington St 75, Pepperdine 62 Weber St 71. Utah 61 TOURNAMENTS Indiana 89, Bowling Green 52 Alabama 61, Princeton 60 Iowa 92, Tennessee 86 Nevada Las Vegas 101, Nonhsrtstern 95 Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Dana Cox Ladycats Barrentine looks on as Frierson shoots Tech., FSU set ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged offenses are fine, but you've got to keep the other team from scoring more points than you do if you want to win, says . Texas r . Tech Football Coach Steve Sloan. That's why the team with the best defense will win the Tangerine Bowl matchup Friday night between two explosive offenses, Sloan's Red Raiders and the Florida State Senii- noles, says the boyish, soft- spoken coach. And FSU Coach Bobby Bowden agrees. "I'll go along with that," Bowden said as players from the two squads tested the T- Bowl turf and posed for pictures Tuesday. "I've got it pegged as a low- scoring game," Bowden said. "I think we are going to have a tough time moving the ball and 1 hope we can stop them when we have to." Sloan, who will take over at Mississippi after this game, returned Bowden's compliments of his team by saying that Florida State "has got a real good defense. They're especially quick. And the team that plays the best defense will win." The 19th ranked Seminoles, 92 for the season, and the 74 Red Raiders will play before a crowd of more than 40,000 and a nationwide television audience on the Mizlou Network. Most of the players agreed that the defenses would be the key factors in the outcome, "They're wild," said FSU quarterback Wally Woodham, who passed for 1,270 yards during the season. "They go to the ball well," he added. "They throw their bodies at you and cause a lot of fumbles... We'll just have to see what we can do best, but I expect we'll have a pretty well- balanced attack." His counterpart on the team from Texas, Rodney Allison, said FSU's defense was similar to that of Arkansas, which squeaked by Tech 17-14. "They are real fast, and their secondary plays deep. They're tough," said Allison, who 'was out with a broken leg for much of the season but passed for 598 yards, completing 50 of 83 attempts, Florida State's overall team speed is their best asset," said Hed Haider Fullback Billv Tav- liir. "They pursue the ball well on the line and have small but tough linebackers," said Taylor, "But 1 think our offense is the key to the game.

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