Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on December 30, 1970 · Page 11
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Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, Dec. 30,1970 B-3 Thud: Thornridge bagged, 48-40 By ttON PLARSKt telegraph sports Editor CARBONDALE — Thud. That was Thornridge of Itolton, the No. 1 team in the state, going down to defeat for the first time this season. Yep, it happened. Meridian, the smallest school in the Carbondale Holiday Tournament with an enrollment of §00, turned the trick here •Tuesday afternoon. The final score was 48-40. The shocker came in a winners' bracket game "Parker *in melee Kentucky's torn Parker (12), a former Collinsville star, and Tom Payne fight for a rebound with Sid Catlett of Notre Dame. The seventh-ranked Wildcats fell to the.Flghttog Irish in a 99-92 upset Tuesday. (UPI Telephoto) Notre Dame hauls down 'Cats, 99-92 By KEN RAPPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Here comes Austin Carr ... oops, there goes Austin. Carr. Notre Dame's point-dealing wizard is the same model as last year, running and gunning as good as new. The runaway Carr hit eighth-ranked Kentucky with a 50-point performance and led the 15th-ranked Irish to a 99-92 victory in college basketball Tuesday night. Carr helped Notre Dame accelerate to a 15-4 spree late in the first half that gave the Irish a never-topped 53-39 lead at intermission. The Wildcats climbed to within five points three times in the second stanza but Notre Dame's freeze-ball tatics killed the comeback try. Top-ranked UCLA walloped William & Mary 90-71 in the Steel Bowl Tournament at Pittsburgh; third-ranked Marquette brushed off Dartmouth 98-55 in the Milwaukee Classic and No. 4 Southern Cal bombed Michigan State 88-63 and Houston stunned No. 10 Tennessee 68-65 in the Trojan Classic at Los Angeles. Sixth-rated Penn downed cross-town rival Temple 76-55 to win the Quaker City Classic at Philadelphia and No. 9 Jacksonville turned back Creighton 94-85 in the Gold Coast Classic at West Palm Beach, Fla., in the night's other top games. Notre" Dame, which lost to two other ranked clubs—South Carolina and Indiana—by a total ; of eight points—didn't take any chances with Kentucky. The Irish ran its lead . to 18 points at one time and the Wildcats were too far behind to catch them. UCLA forged its victory over stubborn William & Mary behind Sidney Wicks' 23 points and 20 by Steve Patterson. Dean "The Dream" Meminger put Dartmouth to sleep with 22 points as Marquette ran its record to 7-0. The Piasa Birds head for tourney title CARLINVILLE - Southwestern won its seventh straight basketball game without defeat here Tuesday, coming from behind to whip Hlllsboro, 67-63. Dave Hartman led Southwestern with 39 points and John Cramer had 28 for the losers. The Piasa Birds will play Raymond Lincolnwood tonight for the championship at 9 p.m. Southwestern 67, Hlllsboro 63 Southwestern 15 12 18 22—67 Hlllsboro 22 U 11 16—63 SOUTHWESTERN — Orban 6, Hartman 29, Thaxton 7, Taylor 8, Bathgeb 17. FfJ 24, FT 19, PF 8. HIU-SBORO — Cramer 28, Dalley 7. Klump 4, Mtllhorn 10, Ternus 6, Wills 8, FG 27, FT 8, PF21. MHS Varsity-Alumni cage game slated Marquette High School will be the site of the second annual Varsity . Alumni basketball game Saturday, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at $1, may either be purchased at the door or from any member of the alumni. Monies realized will be used to purchase sports equipment under sponsorship of the tetterman's Club, 'ION Warriors were never headed, scoring the first nine points and building first-half v leads of 22-7 and 43-17. Dave Wohl, one of the little guys on Penh's rangy Quakers, scored 25 points in their Quaker City success. Temple got -to within six points in the second half, but Penn scored 15 of the next 20 points to pull away. Guards Dennis Layton and Paul Westphal led Southern California's second-half surge as the Trojans, leading only 49-46 shortly after the intermission, opened a 21-point margin late in the game. Poo Welch stole the ball and passed to Larry Brown, who hit the field goal and a succeeding ' free throw for Houston. Harold Fox scored 19 points to lead Jacksonville to its sixth victory in seven games. Twelfth-rated Kansas subdued Iowa State 59-56 and advanced to the finals of the Big Eight Conference Tournament and 13th-ranked St. Bonaventure beat Georgia Tech 70-68 on Paul Hoffman's field goal for the Gator Bowl championship at Jacksonville, Fla. Oregon, the nation's 16th- ranked power, held Washington State to five points in the final 11 minutes for a 64-48 victory and a berth High school cage tourney scores y»rbie TV 59 (Rollins 2b ' CWca'» Lounge 78 (Kle/nert 19), Packet Dairy 73 (Blacklei (Blftckledge 10) At Rockford Zion-Benton 80, Harlem 69 Chicago Carver 80, Guilford 64 Princeton 67, Woodstock Marian 59 Rockford Boylan 79, Dlxon 76 OT At Public-Catholic Gordon Tech 79, Cregler 57 Loyola Academy 60, Crane 44 At Dunbar Harlan 81, Hlrsch 44 Dunbar 85, Waller 44 At Proviso West Jollet West 66, East Leyden 47 St. Joseph 62, Riverside 48 Proviso East 77, York 71 OT . Lyons 66, Willowbrook 64 At Miles North Woodstock 68, Niles North 64 Miles East 46, Elk Grove 43 Niles West 69, Warren 64 Grant 70, Fremd 56 At Luther North Marshall 73, Wauconda 35 Evergreen Park 94, Luther North 49 Rldgewood 60, Von Steuben 56 Lindblom 82, Quigley South 77 Taft 77, Schurz 66 Lake Park 3$, Mundelein 34 At Du Sable DuSalbe 91, Forrestville 63 At DeKalb St. Charles 83, Evanston 65 DeKalb 82, Lincoln-Way 61 Hinsdale Central 84, Morton West 70 Maine East 70, Glenbard East 62 At Aurora East Wheeling 75, Peoria Spauldlng 67 Carl Sandburg 68, Downers South 54 New Trier West 57, Marmion Military 54 / Aurora East 113, Lockport West 55 At Oak Lawn Oak Lawn 72, Richards 46 Marlst 76. Wheaton North 54 Chicago Christian 84, Glenbrook South 57 . , At Wlnola Rlverdale 70, Maiden 58 Cooley 67, Wlnola 55 At Notre Dame St.' Francis 68, Immaculate Conception 62 Marian 74, St. Viator 61 Notre Dame 82, West Leyden 60 At Garyslake Grayslake 96, Round Lake 82 Lake Zurich 64, Hampshire 62 OT At Timothy Christian Foreman 70, Roosevelt 52 Ptosser 80.-Lisle 61 Timothy 69, Quigley North 61 Walther Lutheran 57, Hlllcrest 48 At Macomb Canton 61, Beardstown 50 East Peorla.60, Pittsfleld 52 Bergan 78, Camp Point 48 Ale Jo 81, Northwestern 46 Macomb Western 70, Bushnell 42 V1T 65, Costa 56 Macomb 63, Monmouth 61 At Edwardsvllle East St. Louis 73, Qulncy CBC 62 Cahokia 64, Johnson City 60 Bloomington 59, Lltchfield 48 Madison 81, Roxana 79 Citlesple 57, Decatur MacArthur Sparta 64, Jersey villa 63 Triad 81, Highland 78 Edwardsvllle HI, Staunton 54 At Colfax Gibson City 60, Mt. Pulaskl 54 At Mattoon Lawrenceville 72, Arcola 61 CrlKln 56. Sullivan 55 At Montlcello . Monticello 57, Afgenta 41 Arthur 67, Bement 58 Atwood 81, Mansfield 75 • Deland 65, Mahomet 56 At Paris Tuscola 82, Mt. Zlon 62 Paris 70, Olney 65 Salem 73, Pana 47 Urbana 88, Bridgeport 64 At Freeburg Venice 82, Bethalto 70 Gibault 79, Columbia 66 Chester 59, New Athens 54 At Carllnvllle Southwestern 67, Hlllsboro 63 Nokomls 76, Bunker Hill 58 Chatham 71, Carllnvllle 70 • At Waverly Stonlngton 54, Routt 45 Winchester 74, Edlnburg 58 At Eldorado Mt. Carmel 64, Eldorado 63 At Fisher Lovlngton 49, Cerro Grqdo 48 Milford 67, Farmer City 54 At Pontlac Chicago Hts. Bloom 66, Deerfield 65 Granite City 62, Sterling 54 Normal University High 82, Glenbard West 70 LaSalle Peru 58, Aurora West Cairo 77, Springfield 58 Waukesan 52, Rock Island Alleman 51 At Prlnceville Elmwood 65, Toulon 60 Prlnceville 62, Dunlap 44 At Metamora Henry 55, Winona 46 Metamora 89, El Paso 63 At Mater Dei O'Fallon 56, Greenville 51 , Tinley Park 57, Murphysboro 56 Okawvllle 76. Vandalla 63 Assumption 51, Nashville 44 AHhoff 84, Wood River 80 Mater Del 91, Metropolis 64 At Carbondale Peoria Manual 56, Herrin 55 Bloomfield 59, Lltchfield 48 Carbondale 81, Carml 69 DuQuoin 57, Belleville East 51 Meridian 48, Thornridge 40 Alton 87, Harrisburg 55 Mt. Vernon 69, Marlon 67 Highland Park 60, Collinsville 53 At Danville Blue Island Eisenhower S3, Schtarman 48 East St. Louis Lincoln 55,,Crete Monee 48 St. Joseph Ogden 90, Farragut 69 Morgan Park 79, St. Bede 66 Hersey 90, Bremen 52 Jollet -Central 76, Peoria Richwood 66 Ml Danville 80, Morton 63 At Centralia Plnckneyvllle 81, Effingham 69 Falrfleld 79, Jacksonville 75 East Mollne 71, Thornton 62 Champaign Central 49, New Trier East 47 OT Benton 85, Homevvood-Fiossmoor 66 Belleville West 87, Decatur Stephen 58 Centralia 90. Arlington 76 At Pekln Limestone 85, Bloomington Central Catholic 69 Peoria Central 68, Toluca 65 OT North Chicago 62, Argo 48 Mendota 90, Springfield Lanphier IV Tilden Tech 63, Rich Central 51 Qulncy 100, Kewanee 67 Pekln 70, Lincoln 46 (regular season games) Mollne 63. Rock Island 49 Erie 76. Savanna 58 following on the heels of another winners' bracket contest in which St. Patrick of Chicago hung on to outlast Decatur Eisenhower, 60-58. That sent St. Pat into a semi-final game this afternoon at 1 o'clock against Meridian. It was unbelievable the way the Bobcats hung in there against the taller Falcons, who have been the top-rated team in the state since the season got under way. The other semi - final game in the finals of the Far West Classic at Portland, Ore. Utah State, No. J9, turned back Wichita State 84-78 in the ' first game of the semifinals of the All-College Tournament at Oklahoma City and No. 18 Louisiana State took the nightcap from Montana State 89-77. Elsewhere, Baylor crushed Mississippi 132-113 in the Palmetto Classic despite a 60- point performance by Johnny Neumann, the nation's leading scorer. The point total was an Ole Miss record. Hot-handed .Barry Yates broke a Maryland mark by hitting his first 10 field goal attempts as the Terps lashed Miami, Fla., 111-77. Arizona came from behind for a 77-75 victory over Mississippi State to win the Poinsetta Classic at Green- yille, S.C.; Old Dominion routed Tulane 91-76, East Tennessee slammed Virginia Tech 83-74; North Carolina swept by Penh State 73-57; Duke, toppled Northwestern 93-87; Fordham knocked off California 84-63; Kansas State beat Oklahoma State 67-64; Oklahoma defeated Missouri 70-63; Illinois whipped Army, Hawaii, 124-70; Boston edged Davidson 72-67 and LaSalle of Philadelphia whipped Georgia 50-42 in some of the night's other games. Pro Basketball Tuesday's Results Milwaukee 119, Cleveland 97 Detroit 99, Atlanta 97 Philadelphia 124, Buffalo 113 Los Angeles 126, Chicago 117 Boston 110, San Diego 108 Only games scheduled Wednesday's Games Buffalo vs. Baltimore at College Park, Md. • Detroit at Cincinnati San Francisco at New York, afternoon Milwaukee at Philadelphia Los Angeles at Phoenix Chicago at Seattle Only games scheduled Thursday's Games San Francisco at Boston, afternoon Cleveland at Atlanta, afternoon Only games scheduled ABA Tuesday's Results Florldlans 91, New York 9Q Carolina 113, Utah 110 Memphis 109, Pittsburgh 10) Denver 116, Indiana 106 Virginia 143, Texas 120 Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Kentucky Virginia at'New York Carolina at Denver ^ Texas vs. Memphis at Jackson. MISS. Only games scheduled Thursday's Game Virginia vs. Carolina at Raleigh Only game scheduled pits Carbondale against Peoria Manual at 2:30. Winners of the semis play tonight at 8:30 for the championship. The big game will be preceded by the third - place games at 7o'clock between this afternoon's semi final losers. In semi - final, consolation action this morning Alton went against Mt. Vernon and DuQuoin met Highland Park. The winners meet for the losers bracket title at 4 o'clock this afternoon. In two other quarter - final games in the championship bracket Tuesday night, Carbondale trounced previously unbeaten Carmi 8169, and Pedria Manual came from behind in the last quarter to edge Herrin, 56-55. In consolation play, Mt. Vernon shaded Marion, 69-67, DuQuoin eliminated Belleville East, 57-51, and Highland Park hit well in the second half to eliminate Collinsville 60-53. It was Collinsville's eighth Bulletin Alton's Redblrds moved Into today's 4 o'clock consolation championship finals by disposing of Mt. Vernon, 94-50. They will play the winner of the Highland Park - DuQuoin clash for the title. Against Mt. Vernon, the Redblrds set three tournament records: most points, single game: 94; most rebounds, §9; and most second half points, 53. Ranger swiii on Brown's first goal NEW YORK (AP) — The National Hockey League season had stretched some 36 games and, for the New York Rangers, most of it had been successful. Still, defenseman Arnie Brown was worried^ Two years ago, Brown scored 10 goals for the Rangers. Last season he had 15—second highest total for any NHL defenseman. The only blueline man with more was Boston's sensational Bobby Orr who, Brown figures, ought to be in a league of his own anyway. Then came this season and a big, fat zero in Brown's goals scored column. It was becoming distressing. Now the pressure's off, Brown got his 'first goal Tuesday night, and it turned out to be the winner in New York's 3 - 2 victory over California in the only NHL game scheduled. The victory stretched New York's home ice unbeaten streak to 19 games this season and 1 21 over two seasons, matching a club record. It also moved the Rangers into first place in the East Division race, one point ahead of idle Boston. The Bruins have played two fewer games. It's a fact that Brown was the only Ranger regular without a goal until Tuesday night and his teammates knew it. As soon as his shot, beat California goalie Gary Smith, a teammate scurried after the puck to preserve it for Brown. . "Yeah, some smart guy brought the puck over," grinned Brown, "I told them, 'I want the net.'" Brown's goal following earlier ones by Rod Gilbert and Dave Balon gave the Rangers a 3-0 edge and the Seals came back with a pair by Don O'Donoghue and Billy Hicke to narrow the lead to a single goal. Then Brown and his defensive mates threw up a checking shell that preserved the margin through the scoreless third period. NHL hockey Tuesday's Result New York 3, California 2 Only game scheduled , Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at Montreal California at Toronto Boston at Minnesota Vancouver at Los Angeleq Philadelphia at St. Louis Only games scheduled Thursday's Game Boston at Buffalo Only game scheduled Deflection shot California Seals' goalie Gary Smith deflects a shot from New York Ranger Jim Krulicki (back) as Gary Groteau (18), of the Seals, watches the puck sail away during the Tuesday game here. The Rangers won 3-2 and took first place. (UPI Telephoto) 'Birds still alive in holiday gunnery By DON PLARSKI Telegraph Sports Editor CARBONDALE — Alton stayed alive in the Seventh Annual Carbondale High School Holiday Basketball Tournament here Tuesday morning — in the consolation bracket, that is. The Redbirds, who were shunted to the losers bracket by Decatur Eisenhower on Monday in their opener, came back Tuesday with an easy 87-55 romp over Harrisburg. , The victory put them in another 9 o'clock game this morning against Mt. Vernon, which was a 69-67 winner over Marion following Alton's game. A victory this morning would put them in a 4 o'clock game this afternoon for the consolation bracket title. The Redbirds started slowly against Harrisburg's Bulldogs, leading by 15 - 10 after the first period. Finally, after getting rid of the drowsinesss from getting up so early, the Redbiras came to life in the second quarter with 29 points to lead at halftime, 44-29. It was easy from then. After three periods, Alton held a 61-46 margin-and then shoved in 26 points in the final period to just nine from Harrisburg. Kon (Jalawell, Altons' 6-1& guard wno is making quite an impression down neie, poured in 32 points with 14 field goals in 29 attempts, added 4 of 5 free throws, pulled down 10 rebounds and feuuerauy maue a nuisance oi himself on deiense. Alton had a 41-26 edge in rebounds with 6-6 Chris Mills, who didn't start, leading the KecibirUs with 14 retrieves. MiiiS added 15 points by hitting 7 of 10 field goals and a tree throw. "Chris came off the bench ana played a heck of a game,-' said Alton coach Ralph Sterrett. Jim Johnson, 6-7, came up with a second straight outstanding game for Alton with 17 points. He hit 7 of 8 from the field and paired them with three free shots. One other Redbird was in double figures — Glen Lott with 11 points. Alton wound up hitting .476 from the field with 39 for 82. Harrisburg, which went into the game with a 2-4 record and was eliminated with a 2-5 mark, had a tough time of it with 18 for 54, for. ..333. The Bulldogs kept it from being a complete humiliation by hitting 10 of 27 from the foul line for .704. Guard Bob Ziegler led his Bulldog mates in scoring with 20 points, pairing five field goals with 10 of 10 free shots. T AI L E N D TALES — Caldwell , in his first two games, has scored 56 points, the best any player has shown in two games...the whistle • blowers this year for the tourney are Keith Parker of Granite City, Ed Osiek of St. Charles, Mo., Dick Dietz of McLeansboro, Fred Gibson of Centralia, Ken Hungate of Benton, Stuart Schmidt of West Frankfort, Ted Search of Chester and Herschel Wilkinson of West Frankfort-Tragedy struck the tournament Monday afternoon with very few people knowing about it until Tuesday. The parents of Rick Piacenza, 6-6 senior forward for Highland Park, were down here to see their son play in the tourney. Monday afternoon Rick's mother and father attended the afternoon session. When it was over, Mr. Piacenza excused himself from the group he was with and apparently tried to find an eye doctor in downtown Carbondale. He parked behind the doctor's office. That's where he was found later, in his car, dead from an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Piacenza was told of the death of her husband. She decided to withhold the tragic news until her son's game against Peoria Manual was finished. Rick was the star in a losing cause against Manual, He scored 10 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to lead all players in the latter department. . .With the upset of Highland Park Monday night in the final game of the opening day's eight - game festival, two of the top four seeded teams were upset in their first round game— Alton being the other one. Highland Park was seeded second and Alton fourth. . .When TAornridge met Meridian Tuesday in a winner's bracket quarterfinal game, it brought together the tourney's largest enrollment school, Thornridge (5300), and the smallest one Meridian... . Alton will be back in this tournament again next year, since it is on the first of a two - year contract. Each school signs a two - year contract to insure appearance here. The Carbondale tourney is one of the finest set - ups of any tourney In the state. Playing facilities are excellent at the 10,000 - scat SIU arena. . . In Meridian's stunner over Thornridge, the Bobcats went with a starting linkup of 6-3, 6-2, 6-0, 5-10 and 5-8. Coach Jim Byassec didn't use a substitute in sticking to his five iron men. Thornton's starting lineup measured 6-5, 6-5, 6-4, 6-3 and 5-10. But, don't be deceived by the upset; this Thornridge club is a good one and will still make much noise the rest of the season.,. ALTON (87) Player fg ft pf Lott 5 1 2 Pearson 3 0 1 Johnson 734 Powell 002 Cald'ell 14 4 2 Mills 7 1 1 Minor 1 0 2 5 4'0 204 HAR'BURG (55) Player fg fi pf Cartwr't " " ~ Pigg Newman Ziegler Mason Cooper Griffith 1 3 5 10 3 2 1 3 220 1 0 0 Ewing 2 0 Total 39 917 Total 17 19 14 By Quarters 1 2 3 4 T ALTON 15 29 17 2G—87 HARRISBURG 10 19 17 9—55 Highland Park 60, Collinsville 53 Highland Park 11 13 24 12—GO Collinsville 17 8 9 18—53 HIGHLAND PARK — Piacenza 8, Casey 10, Travetto 14, Borenstein 14, Anderson 8, Daey 2, Popke 1, Skidinore 3. FG 21, FT 18, PF 18. COLLINSVILLE — Brunken 0, Stephens G, Harner 17, Knarr 21, McClaln 4, Hall 0, Mamion 1, Bone 0, Schaulat 4, Kingsbury 0. FG 21, FT 11, PF 21. DuQuoin 57, Belleville East 51 DuQuoin 15 16 13 13—57 Belleville East 13 10 14 15—51 DuQUOIN — BogRS 7, Foster 3, Baxter 17, Brown 15, Huelsman G, Toler 9. FG 23, FT 11, PF 13. BELLEVILLE EAST — Haverman 15, Goode 9, Hantle I, Ethc- ridge 13, Martin 13. FG 20, FT 11, PF 13. loss of a wtnless season and the closest the Kahoks have come to winning one this year. They did it by playing a deliberate style of offense, doing & gutty job on the boards and coining through with softie clutch shooting at the free throw line in the final m i' n u t ; e, thanks to the unerring eye of 5-10 Guard Calvin Johnson, the one who made the difference in the end. Thornridge's shooting was Dad dies unbeknown to player CARBONDALE 111. (UPI) — The chief booster of Rich Piacenza, 6-foot-6 senior forward of the Highland Park Little Giants prep basketball team wasn't in the stand Monday night as Highland Park lost but you know he had to be there in spirit. Egidio Piacenza, 54, Rich's father, was found dead of what Jackson County Coroner Harry Flynn said was apparent natural causes in his parked car in a parking lot near a doctor's office Monday afternoon. That was about six hours before Highland Park paired off against Peoria Manual in the final game of the first round of the Carbondale Holiday Prep Basketball Tournament at the Southern Illinois University Arena. Peoria Manual won the game 45-44 on a free throw in the last three seconds and Rich played the game without being informed of his father's death. : Flynn said Rich's mother wanted her son to go ahead, and play "because that's the way his father Would have wanted it." Rich led his team in scoring with 10 points and was the top rebounder in the game with 14. He blocked one shot with 59 seconds left and then fouled Tony Hagerty with three seconds left as he blocked another shot. Hagerty made one of the two shots for the winning margin. : Highland Park Coach Chuck Schramm said that even though Rich was not told before the game about his father's death "he sensed something was wrong. "He was a perfect father and I think he and Rich understood . each other better than any father and son," said Schramm. Piacenza, who operated heavy equipment in construction work, had attended an afternoon session of the tournament and had decided to go back to the motel and rest because he was not feeling well, Flynn said. Marquette puts it to Dartmouth ivith defense MILWAUKEE (AP) - The k 10 rzczzc jw 30 MILWAUKEE (AP) —The third-ranked Marquette Warriors smothered Dartmouth 98-55' with defense, and Wisconsin, led by the early fireworks of Glen Richgels, whipped Texas 89-73 Tuesday night to send the co-hosts into Wednesday's finals of the Milwaukee college basketball classic. Dartmouth and Texas will will play for third place. Richgels, a senior center who had played only a few minutes in his first two varsity seasons, scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half when the Badgers romped to a 50-29 lead, Leon Howard added 18 for Wisconsin, now 5-2. Texas, which dropped its fourth game in seven starts, got 30 points from Jimmy Blaylock. horrendous. The Falcon? threw up 60 shots and hit only 15 for a frigid .250. Meridian, playing it fttore cautious, took just 25 shots and connected on 14 for a .560 per centage. Its sizzling shooting from the field was excedeed by its free throw shooting — 20 of 25 for .800. Q u i n n Buckner, Thornridge's "Mr. Everything," had one of his poorest games ever. He managed to score only three points on a field goal (that on a goaltending call) and a free throw. He shot 10 times from the field. He compounded his poor showing by fouling out with 1:10 left and his team down by only three points. Just before Buckner departed, big 6-5 Mark Me- Clain was fouled when he sank a basket but missed the follow-up free throw that would have put his club down by two with 1:31 remaining. When Buckner fouled Johnson, it was the end for the Falcons. He was the wrong one to hack. He stepped to the line and calmly sank both shots for a 44-39 lead. Thornridge, which didn't hit a field goal the last minute and half, missed a shot and Greg Rose of the Falcons fouled Johnson. Wrong move again. Johnson, with 50 seconds left, hit both shots. It was 46-39. With 19 seconds remaining, Rose hit a free throw for Thornridge, but Johnson was fouled with five seconds left and he put the icing on the upset with two more free throws. In all, Johnson hit 12 of 14 free throws to pair with three field goals for 18 points. He was his team's high scorer. The end of, the first quarter, Meridian had a 13-10 lead but few in the crowd suspected it was the makings of an upset. Thornridge came back strong in the second quarter even through Buckner, saddled with three fouls, sat out a big part of the period. Boyd Batts, willowy 6-5 forward, took over, ignited the rally and gave trie. Falcons a 26-21 margin at halftime. Thornridge nursed its lead in the third period though it was cut to three points by the Bobcats, who have always ,-. pjayed well in, this tournament in the three years they've been here (they went into the tourney with a 6-2 mark in two previous meets). Thornridge's shooting miseries continued in the Fourth period. The Falcon managed only that five points in that period. At one stretch, they went four minutes without a field goal. Gardner's 42 sinks Eagles at Freeburg FREEBURG — Paced by Cedric Gardner's 42 points, Venice disposed of Civic Memorial, 82-70, here Tuesday in the Freeburg Holiday Basketball Tournament. Venice, which is 8-2 for the season, trailed CM at the end of three periods, 60-59. The winners scored the first 13 points of the final frame to ice the decision. Dale Bottoms had 19 and Curtis Drake 18 points for the Eagles, Third - seeded Venice will now meet Lebanon in today's champinship game at 8:30 p.m. Lebanon defeated Freeburg, 59-50, to gain acess to the championship game. (Championship Semi-final) Venice 82, Civic Memorial 70 Civic Memorial 18 20 20 12—70 Venice 20 27 12 23—82 CIVIC MEMORIAL — Bottoms 19, Drake 18, Jones 12, Shaw 12; FG U 29 Bt FT WF e 5 ' W °" ard 2 ' VENICE —' Mosby 2, Gardner 42, Johnson 17, Oblendorf 7, Smith 14. FG 35, FT 12, PF 14. Get in SHAPE (or the Holidays Razor Cuts Hair Styling & Shaping «vr Specialty Oury Paul Hamby ftADV'C UMIil « SERVICE 1358 STATE — 4I/KJN In observance of the New Year the Wedge TV Motor Bank will not be open after 3:00 P.M. New Years Eve, December 31st and will not be open on Saturday, January 2, 1971. 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