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ESTHERV1LLE DAILY NEWS, MON., DEC. 18, 1972 Page 10 Midgets Roll; Lakers Third in Tournament E'ville Jumps To 12-0 Lead BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME FG FT F ins. Rullestad 3 1-1 2 7 Gugc 6 1-1 3 13 Hartman 6 0-0 2 12 Bothwell 1 5-1 2 7 Poulos 8 5-0 2 21 Willey 1 1-1 1 3 Brandt 0 0-1 0 0 Bucll 1 0-0 0 2 Merger) 0 0-0 1 0 Hall 0 0-0 1 0 Fenton 0 1-1 0 1 Bothwell, J. '} 1-1 0 5 TOTAI.S 28 15-7 14 71 SHELDON Castle 5 2-0 5 12 Boone 3 1-2 1 7 Wallinga 3 1-1 2 7 Feekes 3 0-0 0 6 Kreykes 2 0-0 3 4 Van Meeteran 1 2-0 1 4 Bentz 1 0-0 1 2 McPartland 2 2-2 3 6 Mulder 0 0-1 1 0 Hauger 0 0-0 1 0 TOT A US 20 8-6 18 48 By JIM FERREE The Esthorville Midgets shota blazing 72.7 per cent from the field in the first quarter then coasted to its second Lakes Conference win in a row 71-48 over the Sheldon Orabs Friday night at Sheldon. Estherville used an impregnable zone defense and a fearsome full court press to force Sheldon to take numerous shots from 20-25 feet out and into many turnovers. "They let us control the tempo of the game," stated Estherville Coach George Gess. "All five starters played a good ball game for us." The Midgets burst to a 12-0 lead on five straight field goals and two free throws and it wasn't until 3:07 left in the first quarter that Verylyn Boone finallyput Sheldon on the scoreboard with his 20 ft. jumper. In that quarter, Estherville connected on eight of 11 buckets from the field for an excellent 72.7 per cent. Midget Brian Guge scored six of his 12 points in that quarter on three field goals and helped Estherville own an 18-6 lead at the end of the quarter. A six-point scoring stretch with Guge's two baskets and a field goal by Terry Poulos gave the visiting team a 28-10 lead with 4:11 left in the second quarter. The Orabs reeled off seven straight points just before the half ended but the Midgets held onto a very comfortable 32-23 Guge Clicks Brian Guge scores two of his 13 points as he helped the Estherville Midgets dump the Sheldon Orabs 71-48 Friday night at Sheldon. It was the second Lakes Conference win in a row for the Midgets who are now 4-4 overall and 2-3 in Lakes action. Estherville gets back into Lakes play when they travel to Spirit Lake Friday night where they will clash with the Indians starting at 8:00. halftime lead. Estherville cooled down in the second quarter and finished the half connecting on 13 of 24 shots from the field for 54.1 per cent. Sheldon connected on 11 of 25 from the field for 44 per cent. The Midgets held Sheldon's top scorer, Mel Wallinga, to just six points in the first half. "Chris Rullestad didagoodjob for us on the front end of our press," noted Hess, and Bob Hartman and Rob Bothwell did a fine job on the boards." A nothe r s ix-po int s c or ing. streak about halfway through the third quarter gave the Midgets a 42-28 advantage and Estherville relaxed with a comfortable 5135 lead at the end of the quarter. Rob Bothwell fouled out with 4:42 left in the game and finished the night with one basket and five charity shots for seven points. Bothwell, a 6'3" senior forward, contributed more to the winning cause by hauling in 11 rebounds. Estherville connected on eight of 13 charity shots in the fourth wuarter to help themselves to its second Lakes win in a row. Three Midgets scored in double figures led by Terry Poulos' eight field goals and five free throws for 21 points. Most of Terry's baskets came on layups penetrat ing to the basket. Brian Guge finished the night with 13 and Bob Hartman connected on six fieldgoalsfor 12points. Estherville finished the game connecting on 28-57 attempts for a very good 49 per cent. Sheldon connected on 20-55 shots for 36.3 per cent. The Midgets sank 15 of 22 charity shots for 68 per cent Estherville is now 3-3 overall and 2-3 in the Lakes Conference. The Midgets next travel to Spirit Lake Friday night in a Lakes Conference gum;; The sophomores get underway at 6:45 p.m. with the varsity contest following at approximately 8 p.m. Heelan Pins Estherville Wrestlers BY JIM FERREE Sioux City Heelan used three pins to help them defeat the Estherville grapplers 32-15atSioux City Saturday night. Only four Midgets were able to post victories as Pat Clarken, wrestling at 112 pounds deci- sioned Joe Gates 2-0, Jim Fitzgerald picked up a 13-6 decision over Rod Boyle in the 145- pound class, Mike Ryan deci- sioned Mike Stabile 13-3 at 105 pounds and Rick Johnson deei- sioned Pat Foy in the 138-pound class 8-1. In the 98-pound competition, Sioux City Heelan's Ron Stabile scored a take-down and near fall in the first perod to give him a 5-0 lead before Estherville's Kevin Sifrit scored a reversal. But Stabile pinned Sifrit in the second period at3:08togive the home team a 6-0 lead. At 105 pounds, Ryan took a 4-3 lead in the first period after scoring a reversal and takedown over Sioux City Heelan's Mike Stabile. Ryan then went to work on Stabile scoring an escape, a takedown, and two near falls in the second period to register a 13-3 decision. In the 112 pound match, Pat Clarken scored the only points in the closely fought match when he registered a reversal in the second period to give him a 2-0 decision over Joe Gates. At that point the Midgets took a 7-6 lead over the home team. After two scoreless periods in the 119-pound match, Heelan's Bob Considine scored a reversal in the third period to give him a 2-0 decision over Estherville's Dennis St. Lawrence. In the 132-pound match, Heelan 's Joe Gubbles opened with a takedown in the first period to give him a 2-0 lead over the Midget's Greg McDonald. McDonald registered two reversals after Gubbles posted an escape and takedown to give him a 5-4 lead at the end of the second period. McDonald went to work in the third period with a takedown but Gubbles scored an escape as the match ended in a 6-6 draw. In the 138 pound division, Midget Rick Johnson went to work in a hurry as he scored a takedown and a predicament to give him a 4-0 lead over Heelan's Pat Foy. Johnson posted another takedown in the second period but Foy came right back with an escape. Johnson sewed up the match with a reversal in the third period to give him an 8-1 decision. Estherville's Jim Fitzgerald put the Midgets ahead 15-14 by scoring a 13-6 decision over Heelan's Rod Boyle. Both wrestlers posted a takedown and an escape in the first period to tie it up at three-all. But Jim reeled off a reversal, a near fall and a takedown in the second period to put him out front at 9-4. In the third period, Boyle registered a reversal after a near fall by Fitzgerald but Jim scored another reversal to put the matchaway with a 13-6 decision. At 155 pounds, Estherville's Ray Hood jumped to a 2-0 lead over Heelan's Mike Golclnewitha takedown in the first period. But Golden came back in the third period and scored a fall at 5:14. In the 167-pound match, Estherville's Kevin Sawyer scored a takedown but Heelan's Mark Pottehaum came right back with a reversal to post a 2-2 tie at the end of the first period. Pottebaum registered a reversal in the third period to give him a 4-2 decision. In 185-pound competition, Estherville's Craig Miner scored on an infraction and a reversal but Heelan's Bob Beacom scored a reversal and two near falls to give him 7-3 lead at the end of the second period. Beacom secured the victory with a reversal for a 9-3 decision. At heavyweight, Estherville's Chuck Tostenson was never in the competition. Heelan's Mick Richer pinned Tostenson in :46. VARSITY 98- Ron Stabile, H, dec. Kevin Sifrit, 6-0. 105—Mike Ryan, E, dec. Mike Stabile, 13-3. 112—Pat Clarken, E, dec. Joe Gates, 2-0. 119—Bob Considine, H, dec. Dennis St. Lawrence, 2-0. 126— Dan Keefe, H, dec. Dave Brobst, 13-4. 132- Greg McDonald, E, drew with Joe Gubbles, 6-6. 138—Rick Johnson, E, dec. Pat Foy, 8-1. 145—Jim Fitzgerald, E, dec. Rod Boyle, 13-6. 155—Mike Golden, H, pinned Ray Hood, 5:14. 167— Mark Pottebaum, H, dec. Kevin Sawyer, 4-2. 185—Bob Beacom, H, dec. Craig Miner, 9-3. Heavyweight— Mick Richer, H, pinned Chuck Tostenson, :46. Terril Tigers Split Twinbill with Mallard Terril split a doubleheader with Mallard with the girls dropping a 61-60 contest but the boys coming back and taking a 67-57 decision in Cornbelt Conference action Friday night at Terril. In girls' action, the Tigerettes jumped to a 16-8 lead at the end of the first quarter and led 3834 going into the locker room at halftime. The Mallard girls fought back in the third quarter to--tie it all up at 46 apiece, and squeaked by the Tigerettes to capture the preliminary game. Terril had all three girls in the forward court in double figures with Kris Krieger leading the way with her 29 points. Marlina Blunt finished the night with 16 followed by Ann Cushman's 15. Jeanelle Johnson led the Mallard girls with 32 points and Jana Rouse poured in 18. Tigerette Jane Hermanson collected 10 rebounds in the guard court. Terril is now 4-3 overall and 2-1 in Cornbelt play while Mallard sports the same record. In the boys' contest, the Tigers jumped to a 26-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and burst to a 48-22 advantage at the end of the half. Terril breezed to a 6236 lead at the end of the third quarter and then coastal to its second Cornbelt win of the season. Terril had three players in double figures with Dale Langner leading the way with 20 points. Loni Brant collected 19 and Erv Rowlands poured in 10 for the Tigers. Mallard was led by Dan Stokes' 12 points. The Tigers are now 5-1 overall and 2-1 in Cornbelt action and next host Lincoln Central in a non-conference game Tuesday night. Ruthven Hosts Holiday Tournament Ruthven will host a girls' holiday tournament Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 26 and 27. Tuesday night undefeated Hartley will play Mallard at 7:00 p.m. and Ruthven will play Sentral of Fenton at 8:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 27, the consolation game will be played at 7:00 p.m. and the championship game will follow at 8:30 p.m. Trophies will be awarded to the teams in the first three positions. Thompson Voted MVP BOXSCORE IOWA WESTERN OF CLARINDA NAME FG FT F Pts. Thompson 15 1-2 3 31 Johnston 4 0-0 18 Launderville 4 2-2 2 10 Winter 0 0-0 2 0 Griffin 3 0-0 16 Davis 12 4-8 4 28 TOTALS 38 7-12 13 83 WORTHINGTON Schnyders 2 0-1 2 4 Tendler 6 0-0 3 12 Kirkwood 5 0-0 1 10 Holmlund 3 4-4 3 10 Byrne 8 0-0 2 16 Bonn ing 10-0 0 2 Isberner 2 0-0 2 4 Malthesen 10-0 0 2 Pack 4 0-0 18 TOTALS 32 4-5 14 68 BY JIM FERREE If there was anyone who wanted to know why Clarinda's Ted Thompson is the nation's leading junior college scorer all they wouldn've had to do was attend either night of the ILCC Basketball Tournament to find out. Thompson, voted the most valuable player of the two-day tournament, pumped in 15 field goals and sank one free throw to lead Iowa Western of Clarinda past Worth ington 83-68 to capture the tournament championship Saturday night in the Estherville gym. The night before he helped demolish the Iowa Lakes Lakers 107-88 by ripping the nets for 16 field goals as part of his 38 points. The flashy guard from New- York City, N.Y., went into the tournament as the leading scorer of the nation's junior colleges with a 31.6 average. In the championship contest, previously unbeaten Worthington took it on the chin for the first time as Iowa Western of Clarinda socked the Bluejays 83-68. Worthington took a 20-16 lead with 10:31 left in the first half* but Clarinda hit five straight points with two baskets and a free throw by Thompson to give the Iowa team a one-point advantage. After a field goal by Worthington* s Terry Tendlar, Iowa West- tern reeled off eight straight points on three field goals by all-tournament pick Daryl Davis and a bucket by Chuck Johnston to put Clarinda out ahead 29-22 with 4:15 left in the half. An eight-point scoring spurt by Worthington led by Ken Byrne's three field goals put Minnesota's 1971 Juco champs out ahead 32-31 with 1:47 left on the clock but a bucket by Clarinda's Ed Launderville gave Iowa Western a one-point lead going into the locker room at halftime. Thompson and Davis accounted for all but four of Iowa Western's points in the first half as both teamed up for 28 points. A medium sized crowd watched Thompson put on phenomenal moves as he made exceptional assists and squirmed his way toward the basket on many occasions. Worthington took a 38-37 lead in the second half but a 10- ft. jumper by all-tournament pick Ed Launderville put Clarinda out ahead to stay with 16:42 left in the championship contest. Worthington came within three points (59-56) but Clarinda'syou- know-who hit four straight buckets aided by three charity shots by Daryl Davis and a basket by Chuck Johnston completed a 13-point scoring burst giving Iowa Western a 72-56 lead with 5;25 left to go in the contest. Davis went on a five-point scoring rampage to put the game out of reach as Clarinda evened its season mark at 4-4 overall and 2-3 in the Iowa Junior College Conference. Thompson, rated by Clarinda Coach Walt Stanton as the best guard in the conference picked up 18 more points in the second half on nine field goals. Worthington connected on 32 of 85 attempts from the field for a meager 38 per cent. Clarinda hit on 39 of 86 attempts from the field for 45 per cent. If anybody doesn't know who Ted Thompson is— they should by now. MORE SPORTS PAGE 7 Bruce Scores ILCC Leaker Henry Bruce lays up two of his 26 points to help •leaoVth* Latere it» a thipd.plaoe ». « finish in the first ILCC Invitational Tournament Friday and Saturday nights in the Estherville gym. ILCC defeated Anoka-Ramsey 88-78 in the consolation match and Iowa Western of Clar- ' * inda dumped Worthington 83-68 to win the championship. the Lakers ignited a five-point scoring burst at the end to record their fourth victory of :'f|e season. ' ' . ' i Bruce Paces ILCC Win BOXSCORE IOWA LAKES LAKERS NAME FG FT F Pts. Grems 5 2-2 1 12 Bruce 13 0 4 26 Krieger 2 3-4 5 7 Nibbs 10 3-4 1 23 Kees 0 0 10 Heis 2 0-0 0 4 Burke 2 0 2 4 Brandt 5 0 3 10 Hess 10-0 0 2 TOTALS 38 8-10 17 88 ANOKA-RAMSEY Becker 8 1-1 3 17 Schroder 6 2-2 0 14 Tharp 4 0-0 2 8 Hennesy 9 5-6 0 23 Ritter 5 0-0 5 10 Revering 3 0-0 16 Johnson 0 0-0 10 TOTALS 35 8-9 12 78 In the consolation game played at 7 p.m., the Iowa Lakes Lakers fought back from a 4540 deficit at halftime to thump Anoka - Ramsey 88-78 and nail down third place in the tournament. The Lakers used a 12-point scoring burst in the second half to take the lead from the Golden Raiders with 14:29 left in the closely-fought contest. ILCC was down 55-44 with 17:10 left but a torrid press initiated by the Lakers forced the visiting team from Coon Rapids, Minn., into numerous turnovers. A 20-ft. jumper by Laker Jim Heis set the stage for the scoring streak to follow. Two buckets by Abner Nibbs and field goals by Tramen Burki, Doug Brandt and Henry Brucs completed the scoring ^tretch to put the Lakers out ahead for only the second time in the match. ILCC owned a 23-20 lead with 11:41 left in the first half but Anoka-Ramsey came firing back with an eight-point scoring stretch when Craig Becker and Mike Ritter pumped in two field goals apiece. The Golden Raiders expanded their lead by 10 points with another scoring burst, this time a nine-point hot streak, to give the Minnesota team a 39-29 lead with 5:05 left in the half. The Lakers came roaring back to within one point, 39-38, with four straight field goals and two charity shots with 3:42 remaining. But Anoka-Ramsey outscored the Lakers 6-2 in the final stretch to own a 45-40 lead going into the locker room at halftime. Iowa Lakes connected on 18 of 31 attempts from the field for a very good 58 per cent at the halfway" mark. Bob" Grems; -leading scorer for the Lakers, was held to just four points in the first half. The Golden-Raiders shot a blazing 64.7 per cent in the first half-hitting 22 of 34 from the field. Anoka-Ramsey's Jim Hennesy sank seven field goals for 14 points in that half. The 12-point scoring burst by the Lakers came with about six minutes gone in the second half that shot ILCC ahead by one point at 56-55. Golden Raider Bill Schroeder sank two free throws to put Anoka out ahead again by one point but the Lakers ignited another scoring spurt consisting of two field goals by reserve Doug Brandt and a bucket and free throw by Bob Grems to put the Lakers out ahead to stay with a 63-57 advantage. With eight minutes left in the contest, the Lakers outscored Anoka-Ramsey 8-2 in a two-minute stretch to thrust ILCC into a 10-point lead at 75-65. Anoka fought back to within five points, 83-78, with 1:13 left but The Lakers had four players score in double figures led by Henry Bruce's 13 field goals for 26 points. Abner Nibbs pumped in 10 buckets and sank three charity shots for 23 points. All- tournament selection Bob Grems rallied in the second half to finish the night with five baskets and two free throws for 12 points while Doug Brandt came off the bench and pumped in five field goals for 10 points. Jim Hennesy led the Golden- Raiders with nine baskets and sank five charity shots for 23 points, Craig Becker finished the night with eight field goals and one free throw for 17 and Bill Schroeder connected on six shots and two free throws for 14. "I was really happy with the way the Lakers fought back in the second half," stated Laker head Coach Ben Hix. "I think the home court advantage helped us in the second half and I was real pleased with the way Doug Brandt came in and ignited a comeback." Worthington Wins; Clarinda Advances In first round action Friday night, Worthington took a 45-36 lead at the end of the first half and went on to an 84-77 win past Anoka-Ramsey to place them in the finals Saturday night. Worthington's Jerry Schnyders and Mark Holmlund each connected for 27 points to lead the BUe Jays to their fifth straight win. Schnyders pumped in 12 Held goals and four free throws while Holmlund ripped the net for 11 baskets and sank five charity shots to lead the 1971 Minnesota Juco champs. Anoka-Ramsey had four players in double figures led by Bill Schroder's 12 field goals and one free throw for 25 points. Jim Hennesy finished the night with 18, Mike Ritter collected 14 and Craig Becker pumped in 10. In the second round ma'. /It Friday night, Clarinda's Ted Thompson ripped the net for 38 points to lead Iowa Western to a 10788 win over the Iowa Lakes Lakers. Thompson, who came into the game as the nation's leading junior scorer with a 31.6 average, pumped in 16 field goals and sank six charity shots. The sophomore from Nt 'W /ork City, N.Y., displayed an awesome scoring show as he thrilled an Estherville crowd with his passing and shooting ability. The Blue Jay's Daryl Davis ripped the nets for nine buckets and one free throw for 19 points followed by Ed Launderville's 18. Bob Grems paced the Lakers with his 13 field goals and eight charity shots for 34 points. Abner Nibbs connected on ten buckets for 20 points followed'by Henry Bruce's seven free throws and three field goals for 13 points. "Jim Heis did a good job on Thompson but I knew if Clarinda burst into a good lead that we couldn't catch them," stated ILCC Coach Ben Hix. "Thompson has to be one of the best guards in the conference. Three Clarinda players head the ILCC All-Tournament Invitational Basketball team in voting results Saturday night. ILCC Laker Bob Grems was selected at one of the forward spots to represent the Lakers. Those selected were Ted Thompson, Clarinda; Bob Grems, Iowa Lakes Community College; Ken Byrne, Worthington; Daryl Davis, Clarinda, and Ed Launderville of Clarinda.