The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on March 3, 1966 · Page 12
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 12

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, March 3, 1966
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A.H.S., SWEA CITY Semi-final Round Pits •MMMHfil LEDYARD 1 CEHTER m-rmai nuunu rus •_•• I ** I I r> I ** • -A v *r* Bulldogs And Trojans High School Edges Gamgan, 50 To 48 writes. Buffalo Center Ledvard's out-shootinsr Droved ."_ ~ ..'.'. " —-——— ,_ -•• - —-• , - ----- •-——• ----- .—..-.. The favorites, Buffalo Center and Ledyard, had a great deal of trouble doing it, but finally managed to sneak past Emmetsburg and Sentral, respectively, to gain the semi-finals of the District Tournament at Gar- rlgan Fieldhouse, Tuesday night. Both had to come from behind to win. Buffalo Center topped Emmetsburg, 52-44, and Ledyard got past Sentral, 68-56. The winners will meet at 7 p. m. tonight (Thursday), with the winner of that fray slated to meet the winner of the Algona- Swea City contest in the finals Friday at 7:30 p. m. The Bulldogs and Trojans meet at 8:30 tonight. The opener Tuesday found the high-flying Bison overcoming numerpus errors with some good final half shooting to down Emmetsburg. The E-Hawks, who suffered their 15th defeat in 16 outing, employed the left- handed shooting of Jim Geertsema to threaten the winners all the way. The teams were knotted at 2-2 after two minutes of play and 4-4 after four minutes before the Bison crept into a 7-5 lead. However, Emmetsburg cut the edge to 10-9 at the buzzer, then held leads of 15-14, 19-16 and 21-17 before putting a 2318 lead .$$• the Scoreboard at the half. Buffalo Center partially righted its play right after the intermission and went on to lead 25-24, 27-26 and 38-29 before costing a 40-34 bulge at the three-quarter mark, thanks to the shooting of Pat Orthel, who canned 12 points in the quarter. The Bison then managed to ' lead by eight or 10 points through the final quarter to get their 16th win against two losses. It was apparent the North Iowa Conference champs, who pasted Belmond's strong club twice during the regular season, were not at their best - so still must be classed the dark-horse entry in the meet. Doug Black topped the winners in scoring with 18 points, while Orthel got 16 and Fete Wessels 10. Geertsema was the only E-Hawk in double figures with 15 points. Sentral's upset-minded Satellites, who were belted twice by Ledyard during the regular sea. son, apparently had a win within their grasp at half-time, but after hammering in 45 points in 16 minutes, got colder than February in Iowa and could net only 11 In the final 16 minutes of action. Ledyard rallied to get its 16th win against five losses, while the defeat gave Sentral a 3-15 mark. Sentral couldn't miss during the first period. Al Marlow flipped in nine points, Duane DeSart, who was the top re- bounder in the contest, got eight and Ferry Elmers six as the losers zipped to leads of 8-4, 12-6 and 22-11 during the first period. It was 28-17 at the buzzer. Ron Johnson and Craig Lloyd, with eight and five, re, spectively, teamed to keep Ledyard in the game. The second round was more of the same as DeSart canned seven points and Chuck Collins five and the Sentral club held leads of 33-17, 36-23 and 3927 before the intermission, which found the Satellites on top, 4531. Ledyard's Craig Lloyd fired the Panthers in the third period. He got nine points and Johnson added four as Sentral's lead was whittled to 45-37, 46-41 and 4743. The Satellites were on top, 51-46, at the three-quarter mark, It took Ledyard four minutes to knot the count at 52-52 in the fourth period, and when the score was 54-54 moments later, it marked the last time Sentral threatened. Gene Dontje hammered in eight points as uw winners sealed the victory with a hot stretch drive. * * * Box score: LEDYARD (68) Berg C, Lloyd Dontje Lloyd Govern Johnson R. Johnson 86NTRAL (56) Vthoff Elmers Marlow CQllins FG 2 7 8 1 1 3 6 28 FG 2 6 4 5 4 21 FT 2-2 4-4 0-1 2-2 0-0 0-0 4.6 18-15 FT i-3 1-3 5-5 5-6 2-4 14-20 F 1 3 2 1 2 2 4 IB F I 3 1 3 3 10 Ledyard's out-shooting proved to be the real difference, in combination with rugged second half rebounding. Seven players got into double figures. Craig Lloyd got 18, while Ron Johnson and Gene Dontje got 16 each for the winners, and DeSart notched 15 (all in the first half), Perry Eimers and Al Marlow 13 each and Collins 10 for the Sentral club. ARMSTRONG - The Swea City Trojans fought an uphill battle here Monday night for more than three quarters and then finally edged St. Johns of Bancroft 72-71 In District tournament basketball action. In another District tournament game played Monday night at Algona Garrlgan the Algona Public High School team edged Algona Garrlgan 50-48. Swea City and Algona Public will meet In the District semifinals 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Algona Garrlgan. Monday night's Swea City- Bancroft meeting was the third for the two teams this season. Coach Duane Hovlck's Swea Cltlans won the first meeting at Swea City 64-56. Bancroft captured the second get- together 70-58 at Bancroft. Swea City out-shot Bancroft 44 per cent to 40 per cent for the Johnnies and also carried an edge In the rebounding department with Mike Hazelhoff topping all Trojans with 22 rebounds. Hazelhoff finished with 20 *2-Algono (la.) Upper DM Melon thurtday, Morch I, SPORTS points while Tom Elliott topped the Trojan scorers with 25 points. Dick Dlers scored 25 for Bancroft with Rob Hatten's 34 topping all scorers. He missed only one of 13 free throw attempts. SWEA CITY (72) Skaar Peterson, s Elliott Larsen, L. Hazelhoff Anderson TOTAL SWEA CITY (70) FO FT PF TP Final Seconds Decide Battle Hazelhoff Elliott Skaar Peterson Larsen, L. Anderson TOTAL FG 7 11 1 4 4 3 30 FT PF 6 3 1 1 1 0 12 4 3 4 0 1 2 14 TP 20 25 3 9 9 6 72 Brown, 3, Foy Brennan Gehllng Blsenlus Weir Rand Leonhardt TOTAL 8 1 5 11 1204 9 10 3 28 1315 7 2 4 16 3006 26 18 13 70 EMMETSBURQ CATHOLIC (68) FG FT PF TP 7 2 0 0 10 0 3 2 24 1 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 4 5 S 1 S 2 3 1 26 IS 4 0 0 29 0 6 4 58 BANCROFT (71) Carpenter Dlers Hatten Murray McCarthy Farrow Vaske TOTAL Swea City Bancroft FG 2 1 11 3 0 0 1 2B FT PF TP 0 3 12 0 0 0 0 15 2 3 4 1 4 1 2 17 4 25 34 6 0 0 2 71 Lloyd, C. Johnson, . Berg Lloyd, R. Dontje Govern Bartolo Loffemann Johnson, A. Maynet Johnson, B. Walker TOTAL LEDYARD (70) FG FT PF TP 4 7 1 0 3 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 24 9 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 21 3 17 5 15 2 5 5 2 0 3 0 2 3 0 30 2 2 7 6 4 7 9 0 0 0 70 A tip-in by Dale Teeter with five seconds remaining •gave Algona's Bulldogs a thrilling 50-48 victory over Garrigan's Golden Bears in the opening game of the District Tournament before a standing room only crowd at Garrigan Fieldhouse Monday night. Teeter's successful tip, which followed his own miss on a short jumper, allowed the Bulldogs to win their third game in five meetings with their cross-town rivals - and came as a fitting climax to a rugged and tightly played contest. As predicted in this newspaper a few days before the game, it was close all the way after the Bulldogs threatened to run away with the verdict in the first quarter and early in the second. As a result of their 17th win in 19 outings this year, Coach Howie Stephenson's club moved into the semi-finals of the meet here and will collide headlong with the tough Swea City Trojans at 8-30 p, m. tonight (Thursday). Algona got past the Trojans 53-43 at Swea city Nov. 19 - and will have to be up to stay alive in the District. The Trojans slipped past Bancroft St. John's, 72-71 in a thriller Monday night at Armstrong in District action. DEFENSE 1 In one word, that 17 19 20 16 72 22 19 18 12 71 . LINCOLN-CENTRAL (67) FG FT PF TP Ledyard and Swea City High School baskeball team captured sectional tournament titles Sat- ruday night and advance to District tournament play. Weber Gjerde Howard Thlel Brix Swartz Kultala, S. Montgomery Ophelm TOTAL 5 2 1 7 3 0 0 0 0 18 7 8 0 4 6 0 1 2 3 31 4 2 4 5 4 0 0 0 1 20 17 12 2 18 12 0 1 2 3 67 Ledyard won the Lakota sectional championship after surviving a fourth quarter scare by Lincoln-Central. Ledyard led 61-38 going into the fourth quarter and was out-scored 29-9 during the eight minutes to escape with a 70-67 victory. Craig Lloyd and Ron Johnson paced Ledyard with 17 and 15 points respectively. Greg Thlel was high tor Lincoln - Central with 18 points and Tom Weber scored 17. Swea City stopped Emmets- burg Catholic 70-58 at Armstrong Saturday night. Tom Elliott paced Ledyard scorers with 28 points and Mike Hazelhofl finished with 16 points and 25 rebounds. Jim Blsenlus scored 29 for Emmetsburg. Benefit Games BURT - Area basketball fans will have the opportunity of witnessing a couple of good games at the Burt school gym at 7 p.m. March 4. The girls alumni team will face the high school girls. Action Shots Of Inter-City Fray was the story of the Algona- Garrigan fray* Each club managed to get 17 field goals - and there weren't more than eight that came from open shots. Both teams played control ball and the score was kept low through fine defensive play rather than real cold shooting. Most of the shots that missed the mark did so due to tension, which had been mounting ever since the teams learned several weeks earlier they were to meet In the District opener. Garrigan managed only one field goal in the first eight minutes, while Algona canned six and rolled to what seemed a commanding 16-8 lead when the buzzer sounded. Three lengthy fielders by Dan Merryman and four points each by Dave Walker and Craig Espe more than offset six points by Gar rigan's Dick Muller, who was truly a bear under the boards, capturing six rebounds. When the count went to 22-8 at the 2-mlnute mark in the second stanza, there were many fans ready to write the game off as a victory for the Bulldogs. However, Garrigan Coach Steve Mccall and his chargers didn't feel that way about it at all. Don Potthoff, Muller, Brian LaBarre, Dick Bleich and Bill Reding led a Garrlgan counterattack that chopped the 14-point bulge into a four point, 25-21, edge for the Bulldogs at halftlme. At this point, Muller led both clubs in scoring with nine points, while Walker had seven and To anyone in the stands (and the crowd was a sellout) or on their feet around the outer edges of the playing floor, it is needless to say the District Tournament meeting of Algona high and Garrigan here Monday night was a real gasser / The Bulldogs won the contest and the right to meet Swea City In the semi-finals of the local meet Thursday night, with a cozy 50-48 verdict over the hustling Bears, with a last-second tip-in by Dale Teeter of the Bulldogs being the margin, The four photos above were snapped during the fray and show a little of the superb action. At the top, left, Don Potthoff, dark suit, of the Bears, has just launched a shot at the hoop, while Dave Walker (34) of the Bulldogs leaps in anticipation of a rebound. Dick Muller is the dark-suited Bear at the left, while Dale Teeter, foreground, and Dan Merryman (JO) are other Bulldogs pictured. Top right, is the ever-present Potthoff again drawing a bead on the rim while walker (34) just misses blocking the attempt, other Bears are Bill Reding (43), MuUer (5J) and Brian LaBarre (J3) far right, while Bulldogs are Craig Espe (30), Teeter (50) and Merryman (10). Bottom left, walker (34) and Potthoff (41), who spent a lot of Imf Sff 08 f h « <******»* *» towts, so lor a rebound, along with Muller, who is on the other side of them. Meanwhile, Teeter (50) and Tom Claude, right, of the Bulldogs and Dick Bleich (11) of the Bears wait for a possible squirt of the ball to their direction. Bottom right shows Teeter tossing in one of his now>ferabus»two« hand lay-ups /rojn ta front of the hoop. Muller (51) attempts to knock down from behind, while Potthoff (41), Reding (43) and Bleich (11) are the other Bears shown, Bill Boldridge is toe white* SI S, E X dog at the rlght center ' wl *e w ^e> is seen in the middle of the pack near the bucket, (UPM FlasMotos) Teeter, Espe and Merryman ttx each for the public high. Potthoff snared six rebounds In the second quarter a« the Bears controlled the boards, With 16 minutes gone, Garrigan held a 21-12 margin In rebounds and a 2*1 edge in steals, while the Bulldogs had blocked three shots and the Bears one. The teams traded points through most of the third stanza, with the Bulldogs holding 29-23 and 33-28 leads before the gap was closed to 33-31 at the three- quarter mark, thanks to the work of Potthoff and Muller, who flipped In 10 points between them and came up with all nine Garrlgan rebounds. Teeter glommed four of Algona's five rebounds and Walker punched In two field goals to keep the Bulldogs on top, Public high led, 35-33, when Bob Smith of the Bears fired one in from long range to knot the count. Then Merryman hit from the left corner and Smith zeroed in again to make it 3737, with six minutes left. The din of the GHS crowd dipped when Teeter cashed a pair of free throws and Espe hit a jumper, making it 41-37, then Garrigan fans rocked the rafters as Bill Reding hit a longie. Teeter followed with another pair of free tosses, but Potthoff, who was great in this one, lofted in two field goals and It was 43-43 at the four minute mark. ' Jim Youngwirth of the Bears was fouled and hit a free throw, giving Garrigan its first lead of the night, 44-43, but Teeter hit a jumper and the Bulldogs were back on top, 45-44. Reding then became the darling of the Garrlgan crowd when he fired in a long one and followed It with two free tosses to make it 48-45, with the Bears on top and about a minute to go. The Bears gained possession of the ball, but a charging foul put Walker at the free throw line. He canned the ( first, then missed the second." Th'e ball slanted off the rim toward Teeter and the tall senior went skyward, grabbed the rebound and fired it back In to tie the count at 48-48. < The last-second shot settled the Issue 30 seconds later and Teeter then managed to steal 'the ball on a long pass attempt by the Bears as the final buzzer sounded. There were 14 stars in this meeting - and while both clubs had cold streaks from the field, shooting percentages were good, with the Bulldogs finishing with 42 percent and Garrigan 39. The Bears held the upper hand In rebounds, 31-23, getting only one in "the final period as Teeter really went to work, and managed seven steals to five for the winners. Teeter and Potthoff each blocked a trio of shots on sparkling defensive moves. Dale got 13 rebounds, Walker and Espe three each for the winners, while Potthoff and Muller got 12 a piece and Reding five for the Bears. There were questionable calls by the officials - as there are in any closely-contested game -but breaks seemed to be about as even as the final score. Each club got 17 field goals. Teeter got 10 of his game- leading 18 points coming down the stretch, while Walker added 14, Espe nine and Merryman eight to the Algona total, while Muller got 15, Potthoff 14 and Reding 10 for the Bears. Walker was the only player in the game who equalled or bettered his season average as defense really wrote the story. The loss sent Garrigan to the sidelines with a 16-5 season mark, best in the school's history, and upped Coach McCall's two year mark at the helm of the Bears to 26-17. Box score; ALGONA (50) Teeter Merryman Walker Espe Claude Boldridge Kraft GARRIGAN (48) Potthoff Reding Muller .Smith Bleich LaBarre YoungwJrth FG 6 4 4 3 0 0 0 17 FG 6 3 4 2 1 1 0 17 FT 6-8 0-1 6-8 3-4 1-2 0-1 , 0-0 16-24 >T 2-2 4-4 7-9 0-0 0-2 0-0 i-i 14-18 F : 4 3 4 3 0 •o 0 14 F 3 4 3 2 2 4 1 19

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