Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 6, 1971 · Page 30
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»«•* B-M Alton Evening Telegraph Wednesday, January 6,1971 Technical foul brings victory at Roxana, 71- S f — By BOB HERTZ Telegraph Sports Writer ROXANA -- "Holy cow!" So the spectators squealed unbelievingly — as Roxana's embattled baskel- ball Shells filed happily to their dressing room. Why? Those Shells had just pulled the rug out from under the Highland Bulldogs, 71-70, here Tuesday night. That's not to mention that the Bulldogs gave the decision to the Shells on a technical foul which prevented the Midwestern Conference game from entering overtime. The winning point for Roxana was provided on a free throw made possible by a no-no foul whistled against Highlands' Curt Schroedcr, with one second left in the game. Mike Toner went to the line for Roxana in the situation and swished the winning difference. The Bulldogs held the upper hand most of the way limiting Roxana the lead only on two occasions before the most important third one — at the end. The Bulldogs held a 16-14 lead after first quarter play. They led by as many as six points in the initial frame, 8-2, but had to give way to a pesky Shell offense in the late going. Highland, again in the second quarter, held a big edge at 27-17 with 4:46 remaining in the half but had to settle for a 36-29 halftime edge. The Bulldogs had a 20-0 point second quarter while Roxana was held to 15. Roxana made headway in the third quarter. Completing 8-pf-lS from the field and converting 6-of-8 free tosses the Shells amassed 22 points. Highland could only not 14 on a fi-2 combination. Mark Scroggin's bucko! the buzzer put the Shells for the first time. 51-no. The Bulldogs were never to make up that point deficit in the fourth quarter. Each team scored 20 markers in thai stanza. The action started with 1:22 left in the game. II. should be noted thai the Shells scored Hie last seven points, coming from behind to win it. With the score in Highland's favor at 70-fil. Toner hit for two and Dean Bush converted a one-and-one free throw opportunity. Terry Wilson then stole ll'c ball and drove for a layup. That knotted the score at 7070. Highland look the ball inbounds, drove to ils end, where Larry Mohmo tried from 10 feet out for a field goal. The shot was off and it was Schroeder with the rebound. With players converging on Schroedcr, (he fi-I! toward, in his anxiety to go up with a shot, was whistled by referee Ralph Licuickc for traveling. Schroeder, in anger, pounded the ball against Hie. hardwood and Lienicke charged him with the fatal technical. The place was in an uproar us Shell fans could smell victory and Roxana coach Pal Hainm was In a slate of confusion trying to decide who was to shoot the free Hi row. He wisely selected Toner who promptly bullseyecl the gift and Roxana no sooner impounded the ball than the horn sounded. "I'm glad I picked Toner to shoot," said a happy Hamm following the game. "I had wanted Kissack to sliool but tlii' pT.'ree said t couldn't siibsilul'' a player to shoot it," he added. Holh learns ended up with sad percentages ill field goal sliooiniL'. Kovana hit on ?.K of 7-1 tries fur ,:!fiO and Highland Leafs' surge puts C7 -8L them in solid 4th I MINNEAPOLLS-ST. PAUL (AP) — When the Buffalo Sabers made such a ballyhoo over their 7-2 victory against Toronto Nov. 18, Coach John McLellan said his Maple Leafs became a winning National Hockey League team. "From then we started to realize that nobody feels sorry for you in this game," said McLellan, "and you can't feel sorry for ypurself. You just have to work yourself out of a slump." Work, the Maple Leafs did. On Dec. 8, the Leafs lost 4-0 to Pittsburgh. However, they've won 11 of 12 games since to rise from the East Division cellar to a solid fourth place only five points behind Montreal. The Maple Leafs, with Southwestern retains lead in South GILLESPIE — Southwestern High School kept its South Central Conference record unblemished here Tuesday night with a 07-58 win over Gillespie's Miners. The victory put the Piasa Birds in front with a 4-0 mark. They are 8-1 overall. Gillespie is 2-1 in the league and 6-4 overall. Southwestern held a 38-31 lead at halftime then saw il dwindle to 5,'|-50 after three quarters. Dave Thaxton led the balanced Southwestern attack With 17 points followed by Duane Orban's 16. Southwestern won at the free throw line, hitting 21 of 31 for 68 per cent for 6 of 17 for GiUespie for 35 per cent. Gillespie shot 43 per cent from the field on 26 of 60 to 23 of 70 for Southwestern and 33 per cent. Gillespie led in rebounds, 38-35- Bill Fite led GUlespie with 16 points. jyTHWESTERN J7 21 15 14—67 T.ESFJE 17 14 19 8-58 '.- Drtw». ie...Hsrtmao 17, Idi veteran Jacques Plante- posting his third shutout: of the season, made the Minnesota North Stars their latest victims 2-0 in the only NHL game Tuesday night. The North Stars and Loafs meet again tonight in Toronto while Vancouver plays at Montreal, Los Angeles is at Chicago and St. Louis goes to Oakland to meet California. Plante stopped '2!) Minnesota shots as Toronto won its fourth straight. The only loss the lasl month has been against the North Stars, li-IJ Christmas night. McLellan, in his second .season on the Leafs' bench, had of firing of his team meeting the North a way before Stars. "We o n c e McLellan. exhibition to make had beaten them this year," only said "That was an game. So we need up this by winning weyen 15, I. FG 29. the back-to-back games." The Leafs proved they like- to get revenge. Davis r lead du terrible 119 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP)— Despite a horrendous 14!) fifth game, Dave Davis of Miami continued lo sot: the pace in the $7r>,OOI) U.S. Open Howling Tournament in St. Paul Tuesday at the completion of two rounds of qualifying. The lanky southpaw, winner of two P15A national championships, came back from the 14!) game to finish his second game block with 2(12 and 247 games and a 1,744 goal. Added to lii.s 1.HII2 leading first round total, Davis sports a Hi-gaine tally of M,r>4«. He needed those two big games at the finish as Hob Shank of Lorain, Ohio, a rookie on the pro lour, also had a strong finish to pull into second place. Shank added 1,758 Tuesday to his opening 1,752 Monday and sports a IG-game .set of 3,510. Shells winners PIASA - Koxana High School defeated Southwestern in a wrestling meet here Tuesday night, 37-15. tempts of less in 7:'i for V.l'lll .5Hi. l',nh in Ihr points. M arid 'i help from I'.ib'h Toner will) 1!!. Curl Sfhroeder losers willi :'(! and me counted IS. The win left the Shells with a 3-(l record and since Ihe game was a conference clash it. evened up the Shells marn to 2-2 in league. Highland stands at ')-';"> on Ihe season and it is 1-1- in the conference. Itoxana will travel to ()' I 1 ' a lion Friday while Highland will be the guests of the Civic Memorial Kagle:; the same evening. TUMSDAV SHOUTS: Ilamm fell his team had a "hard time finding the basket In the first half." The Slicl's hit on only 12 of !!S tries and went S-of-fl from the stripe in (hat span. . ." Defense played the big part in causing a hit of Highland turnovers, (hat cost them the game," Hannn added. The Bulldogs counted 15 turnovers. . . lloxnna totaled II miscues . . . Highland led in rebounds <1:!30 They snared 2(! on defense and , 17 on (heir own end. Hoxana pulled down 27 on I no Bulldog end ami 12 on offense. . . Thirty-nine personal fouls wore called in (lie game. Hoxana counted 21, Highland 18. . . Kissack had a bad ankle going into the game. " He nursed it all week." said Hamm. "I feel this hurt our offense some," he added. . . To SMin in) the whole nin(es) Hamm stated, "I feel v,v (Roxana) are real fortunate." 49ers will be back, Brodie, Nolan says etwccn ells Curl Sf'hrooflcr (31) of Highland is caught between l\vo Iio.xHiin. players, Dean ISiish (leli) niul Gary Vo.yles (with knee brace) in Tuesday night's game at Ro.vana. The, Shells were 71 -70 winners. IIK.Ii. (70) I'l! M :: i HOX. (71) Muss Miilinii' S. lir'i-i- Kli-alv Dims (•'rev •i :i i -i Tolal.s ;!" Hi U.v (jiinrlccs: 1 lieu I \M|> ROXANA IK 'DALLAS (UPI) — Tn this day of computerized football, tradition sometimes gels slumped on. U Look another terrible beating in the 35th Cotton Bowl game last Friday. For the players of Notre Dame — that, holiest of college; football institutions — then.; were none of those stirring pro-game orations we arc- accustomed to seeing on the tale movie when Pal O'Brien is imitating Kiiute 'Kocktie. There was no secret pad. drawn up at any posl- midnighl conclave. "There wasn't any of that "win one for the dipper'," or anything like Hint," said Noire Dame linebacker F.ric Pallon after (he Irish had defeated No. I Texas 24-U. to end Die Longhorns' l!0-gamc; winning sti'eak. "We didn't have any meetings of Hie offense and defense, but yon could fet'I the intensity. Mvory man felt it. II was strjclly it cast' of individual preparation." The emotional preparation for a football game has always been just as imporanl as I he m e c: li a n i c a 1 preparation, and whatever method the Irish used to get ready for the Longhorns it was the right one. "We started getting ready mentally on Thursday," said quarterback Joe Theismann. "ft started in practice, and you could just feel it. But we didn't get loo tight. Why. before the game in the locker room everybody was loose. I was just, sitting here pitching sticks of gum into my shoe." But I'atton, a linebacker who was one of the keys in N o 1 r e Dame's specially devised defense to combat the V/ishboue-T, was not so sure about this loosness business. "Theisniann said we were loose/ before the gameV" asked Dalloii. Then lie shook his head. "He's like that. I don't think, lie ever gets tense. But I'll loll you. we players weren't loose. There was loo much riding on this game." There was, indeed, a lot riding on the game. And the outcome of it, a victory which Notre Dame Coach Ara Parscghian called one of the greatest moments in the school's athletic history, propels the Irish into the 1971 season as an obvious national champion hopeful. The one big question mark for next year will be at quarterback — where Theismann gives way to Pat Slcenberge. Theismann, however, did not have any time to think about the immediate future of his alma mater. He left Dallas Sunday, his bride of three weeks in tow, for Honolulu to play in the Hula Bowl. CITY BASKETBALL McAfoos' 80 (Stewart 20). M chini.sls fil (Spoonur l(i) (Jhicn's !3(i (Dona 18), Ye Ole ( ArlnithiKit 10) SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — "We're going up...we'll be there," said quarterback John Brodie. "We're a good team ... we'll be back," said Head Coach Dick Nolan. Those were among the optimistic remarks uttered in a solemn dressing room at frigid, wind-blown Kezar Stadium Sunday as the San Francisco Forty Niners closed out the most successful season in their 25-year history. Victims of their own mistakes, the strange bounces of a football and the polished running attack of the Dallas Cowboys, the Forty Niners dropped the title game of the National Football Conference, 17-10, to the Texans, who now play Baltimore in the fifth Super Bowl Jan. 17. Despite the loss before a sellout crowd of 59,625 in the final pro football game at delapidatecl Kezar Stadium, the Forty Niners experienced a resurgence under Nolan unmatched in the club's history. Nolan turned a team with a 4-8-2 record in 1969 to a championship of the NFC's Western Division with a 10-3-1 record in 1970 plus a semifinal playoff victory over Minnesota. "We are a good team. We'll be back," said Nolan who helped build the Cowboys' Doomsday Defense under Tom Landry before coming to San Francisco in 1968. Brodie, who at 35 was picked the outstanding player in the NFC this season, soid a new era in Forty Niner football has dawned, and he is glad lo be part of it. "A lot of people got the feeling we shouldn't have been here (in the playoffs)," said the veteran quarterback. NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Tuesday's Results Toronto game scheduled Wednesday's Games Vancouver at Montreal Minnesota at Toronto Los Angeles at Chicago Pittsburgh at Philadelphia St. Louis at California ,IR. CHURCH BASKETBALL Evangelical United A 73 (Nillson 14), Kunl'orcl Ave. 5 (Nash 4) Cherry St. 24 (Parloti 10), Evangelical United B 23 (Picked 7) 12th St. Pros. 34 (Yost 11), Upper Alton Bapt. 25 (Rathgeb 10) First Pres. won on forfeit from Calvary Bapt. "But we never laid down and sui-prised a lot of our critics. "I'm very proud of our squad and when I say that, it may indicate how much older I am than the rest of them. We were the youngest team in the playoffs with something like 13 guys under 25, so what I'm trying to say is we're going up — we'll be there." One of the turning points Calhoun stays atop Pike race, 61-57 In a pair of Pike County Conference games Tuesday night, Calhoun defeated Griggsville. 61-57. and Perry stopped Brussels, 80-55. Calhoun found itself behind by 20-13 at the end of the first quarter but fought- back to tie it at halftime 29-29, then take a 43-37 lead after three quarters. Mike Barry led Calhoun with 19 points. Calhoun hit 42 per cent from the field — 20 of 47. At the free throw line, the Warriors were 21 of 28 for 75 per cent. Griggsville hit 23 of 45 from the field for 51 per cent and 11 of 20 from the free throw line for 55 per cent. The victory gave Calhoun a 7-1 overall record and kept it in first place in the PCC with a 3-0 mark. Griggsville is 8-2 overall and 2-1 in the league. Perry had little trouble with Brussels, leading 21-12 at the end of the first quarter and 42-25 at. halftime. Brussels now shows a 2-9 .record. PERUY 8U t BRUSSELS 55 PERRY 21 21 l(i 22—80 BRUSSELS 12 Kl IB 15—5S PERRY— Kurtman 71, R. Mountain 21, Lanier 5, Billiard 12, Fox :t. Browning 3, .1. Mountain 17, Curfman 2. FG 28, FT 24. PF 21. BRUSSELS—Rose 18, Pohlmun 12, Held 17, Nolte 2, Kirn 2, Martin 4. FG 19, FT 18, PF 28. CALHOUN 01, GRIGGSVILLE 57 CALHOUN 13 Ifi 14 18—(il GRIGGSVILLE 20 9 S 20—57 CALHOUN — Johnson 15, Sun- ling 8, Roth, Barry 19, Clendenny 17. FG 20, FT 21, PF 15. GRIGGSVILLE — Evans 2, Allen 10, Shaver S, Rumple 2, Braw- ciy 23, McCulloch 2, Bartlett 11, FG 2!i. FT 11, PF 17. of the title game with Dallas came early in the third quarter when Brodie was dumped for a seven-yard loss on his own 14. It was only the 10th time in 16 games this season that Brodie was sacked. On the next play, Cowboy linebacker Lee Roy Jordan intercepted a Brodie pass on the 13. Then Thomas ran into the end zone to give Dallas a 10-3 lead it never lost. "I was trying to dump the ball and Jordan made a helluva play in reaching to his shoetops to catch it," said Brodie who hit on 19 of 40 passes for 262 yards and San Francisco's lone touchdown of 26 yards to Dick Witcher in the third period to narrow the Dallas lead to 17-10. Linebacker' Frank Nunley said the Forty Niners had only themselves to blame for not making the Super Bowl this season and settling for a loser's share of $5,500 per player compared lo $8,500 for each of the Cowboys. "When you stop to think of it. they did a lot of running but that's not what hurt us," said Nunley. "Their touchdowns came as a result of an interception and a penalty ... our mistakes." He referred to Mel Renfro's interception of a Brodie pass on the Dallas 19 and returned to the Cowboy 38. Later in the ensuing Dallas drive, safety Mel Phillips crawled up on the back of Bob Hayes on the San Francisco five for a pass interference and Craig Morton hit Walt Garrison in the end zone to boost the Dallas lead lo 17-3. "After that, we had to go for that ball and it bounced back to them in the third'and fourth quarters," said Nolan. He referred to two fumbles by workhorse running back Duane Thomas which were recovered by the Cowboys. BIG 10 STANDINGS Chicago (AP)—Big Ten basketball standings including game of Tuesday, Jan. 5 non-conference games. ALL GAMES W. L. 7 2 Indiana Illinois Purdue Mich. St. Wisconsin Michigan Minnesota Ohio State N. 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