Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on May 7, 1993 · Page 7
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- FRI., MAY7-SAT., MAYS, 1993 — 7 Phoenix evens series at L.A. Uklah's leading North Coast Section and NBL championship hope, freestyle sprinter Brian Bostlc, leaves blocks at crack of starter Ron Sellm's gun during Thurdsay's dual swim with Finer. INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Phoenix Suns made jokes at halftime. Then, they made a joke of their playoff game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Charles Barkley had 28 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night as the Suns took command in the third quarter and went on to beat the Lakers 101-86 to square their first- round NBA series at 2-2. The Lakers weren't laughing afterward. "Worse than losing the game, we lost our intensity," Lakers forward A.C. Green said. "It went quickly." About as quickly as the Suns scored 11 unanswered points to turn a 51 -51 tie midway through the third quarter into a 62-51 lead with 3:52 left in the period. Danny Ainge capped the outburst with a 3-point shot. The Lakers weren't closer than nine points after that. Five straight points by Byron Scott made it 83-74 with 5:15 remaining in the game, but the Suns scored the next six points to clinch the victory. The Suns, whose 62-20 regular- season record was the NBA's best, held a narrow 43-39 lead at halftime, causing coach Paul Westphal Swim- Athletics Continued from Page 6 and the diving held on a Friday, and the balance of the meet on a Saturday. This year's NBL Championships will be next weekend, May 14-15, at a site in Santa Rosa not yet decided. Sperry says it could be at a new pool, or the familiar Santa Rosa Swim Center on Ridgeway. But not, as some had hoped, at Santa Rosa I.C., where the NBL Track Championships will be held on Friday, May 14th, at Bailey Field, near the SRJC pool complex. In winning the boys' varsity meet, Finer won six individual events, including diving. Ukiah's only individual winners were freestyle sprinter Brian Bostic and backstroker Kevin Zwetsloot, a first-year swimming senior. Bostic already has qualified for North Coast Section trials with consideration times, and Thursday both his races were swum at or under those required qualifying times as he won the 50-free in 23.45 seconds, and the 100-free in 52.84 seconds. Zwetsloot, 'rid slouch as a swimmer though'lie devoted most of his time to basketball over the past four seasons, won the 100-back in 1:16.4. Among swimmers saluted by coach Dave Sperry in a short "farewell" thank you at the end of the dual season to his swimmers, their parents and many others who have served as timers, judges, starters, announcers et al, were seniors Ben Bogner, Brian Bostic, Sam Jamison, Eddie Vedolla and Zwets- loot. Bostic, et al have swum four seasons for the Ukiah High School, and Zwetsloot this season. Sperry also paid tribute to a multitude of girls who are completing their fourth season of complementing each other, winning those races as they can, and taking every other place within sight or reach to provide the depth for perennial championship teams. Danielle Bua, Cameron Johnson, Kim Knudson, Hillary Leland, Wendy Parsons, Anita Patton and Autumn Smith have devoted four seasons and "trillions" of hours in the pool to their high school swimming. And each, like the senior boys, also has devoted extra hours to summer swimming with the Ukiah Dolphins age-group swim teams, under Panttaja, Mulvihill and Sperry. Thursday's Ukiah varsity girl individual winners included: Danielle Ledford, 50-free (:27.76); Missy Keffeler, diving (186.15 points); Hillary Leland, 100-fly (1:07.19) and 100-breeast (1:16.13); and Nicole Hendrickx, 100-back (1:07.68). Ukiah's depth-thin 16 varsity boys, including No. 1 boy diver Pat Kepplinger, can only work for indi- , virtual NBL titles or places and possible NCS qualifying times. A 9th • NBL Ukiah team title appears beyond reach this year. Ukiah's 50 or so girls, however, will be out for every place, from first through 16th place, in every event as they count on team and relay depth to offset first-place depth of all other NBL schools. Next Friday night and Saturday should be truly competitive, with Ukiah helped by its premier girl divers, deeper and better than ever this season under coaches Amanda Henrie and Dr. Mack Brown. CHECK OUT OUR NEW GRILL Sunday, May 9, from 11:00 am to 6;00 pm at the McDonald's 0 in Ukiah Come see the replica of the actual McDonalds Number 27 Ford Thunderbird, the same car owned by NASCAR legend Junior Johnson and driven by Hut Stricklin. It will be cooking live at your local McDonald's. Continued from Page 6 with him on the mound," La Russa said of Clemens. "We could have backed off (after falling behind early), but we didn't." Bobby Witt (2-1) improved to 2-0 in the five games he's opposed Clemens, who is 0-3 over the same period. "I thought, 'Oh man, we're down 3-0 to Clemens,' but we fought back," said Witt, who gave way to Goose Gossage with one out in the seventh. Rick Honeycutt worked the eighth before Dennis GRILL Join Us Mother's Day For Our Traditional Brunch 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with fresh baked pastries and A bottomless glass of champagne Special Dinner Menu In Addition to Our Regular Menu from 4:30 - 9:30 p.m. •Please make reservations early • 463-0740 228 E. Perkins St.. Ukiah The Mini Page ...at home and in the classroom. Teachers across the country use The Mini Page to enrich their day-to-day curriculums in creative ways. Every Sunday in the to employ some unique strategy. "You wouldn't believe what I said at halftime if I told you," he said. "We told a few jokes, we didn't talk about basketball. It just seemed like the right thing to do at the time. I've never done it before and I'll probably never do it again. "I thought we were too tight (at halftime). We knew what we were doing, we were; playing good defense. I just thought that we weren't loose enough." Barkley reacted with surprise when asked about the joke session. "I don't want 1.0 get into that, he shouldn't have done that," Barkley said, meaning he didn't believe Westphal should have shared what went on behind closed doors with reporters. However, with reporters surrounding him, the subject quickly was changed and Barkley went back to being his loquacious self. The fifth and deciding game will be played Sunday in Phoenix, where the Lakers, seeded eighth in the Western Conference, shocked the Suns by winning the first two games of the series. It was after Game 2 that Westphal boldly predicted his team would come back and win the series despite losing two straight games in an arena where it was 35-6 during the regular season. Now, it's two down and one to go. Only three teams have ever lost the first two games of a best-of-5 series and come back to win, and none of those three did so after losing the first two at home. At the same time, since the current playoff format was adopted nine years ago, no eighth-seeded team has ever beaten a No. 1 seed. "This may seem funny, but if I had to play one game with it all on the line, I'd rather play it on the road," Lakers coach Randy Pfund said. "I know this — we've been a better road team all year than at home." The Lakers were 20-21 at the Forum this season and 19-22 away from home. At 39-43, they were the only below-.500 team to make the playoffs. "At this point, we're facing a near impossible task to win down there in a fifth game," Pfund said "We've been the underdog all along in this, and I think now we're really the supreme underdog." Eckersley came on to earn his fourth save. McGwire has now hit two or more home runs in 26 games over his career, including three this season. He did it for a first time against the Red Sox in Oakland on April 27, when the Athletics hit four homers. McGwire also homered twice against the Yankees in New York Monday night. The Red Sox open a three-game series with Milwaukee tonight. The Athletics open a weekend series at California. 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