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Friday, December 29, 1972
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As Fairmont Dumps Estherville 46-39 ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, PEC. 29, 1972 Page 6 Midgets Shoot Frigid 31.2% BY JIM FERREE "We just simply couldn't hit," were the words uttered by Estherville Coach George Hess after he had just watched his Midgets succumb to Fairmont 4639 in the second game of the Fairmont Holiday Basketball Tournament Thursday night. Estherville will now face Montgomery, a 53-45 loser to Luverne in first round action, in the consolation match tonight beginning at 6:45. Fairmont will clash with Luverne for the championship starting at approximately 8:15 p.m. The Midgets were simply victims of not finding the hoop as they shot a very chilly 31.2 per cent — well below their aver­ age of 49 per cent coming into the non-conference contest. Estherville managed to only connect on 15 of 48 shots from the field to even its season mark at 4-4. "We were getting the wide open shots," stated the dejected Midget mentor, "but they just wouldn't fall in." Estherville hit only six baskets in the first half as the Cardinals owned a 23-14 lead at intermission. The Midgets never got uncorked as they hit on only three of 15 from the field in the first quarter for a frigid 20 per cent. Two of the buckets came from senior Chris Rullestad—the only field goals he would make for the rest of the long night. The Cardinals jumped to a 4-0 lead on two 20-footers by scrappy guard Jim Hanson. Hanson finished the night with six field goals and one charity shot for the game's second leading scorer with 13 points. Fairmont connected on five of 15 shots in the first quarter for a meager 33.3 per cent as both teams had trouble hitting. A boistrous crowd watched the Cardinals own a 12-6 lead at the end of the first period in the newly completed Fairmont gymnasium. Estherville reserve Tom Hackett came off the bench in the second quarter and hit two straight buckets and narrowed the margin to 14-10 with two minutes gone in the quarter. But the Midgets got the chills for the Dolphins Picked to Win; Redskins Favored by a TD By HUBERT MIZELL Associated Press Sports Writer Feeling about as secure as an opposing quarterback wearing Mean Joe Greene as a necklace, it looks to me like a Washington vs. Miami matchup in Super Bowl VII in January. Then, it could be Pittsburgh vs. Dallas. , Or the Redskins against the Steelers. Maybe even the Cowboys and the Dolphins in a Super Bowl rematch. Nope, I'm going ahead with it. Here are Sunday's uncertainties: MIAMI 17, PITTSBURGH 13 It stacks up as a defensive earthshaker with the Dolphins Graettinger Suffers First Season Loss A Bothwell Block Estherville's Rob Bothwell displays a superb defensive maneuver ashe blocks an attempted shot by Fairmont's Mark Hanson. The Midgets did not fare as well with its offensive power as they shot a cold 31.2 per cent from the floor. The Fairmont Cardinals handed Estherville a 46-39 loss and will meet Luverne in the championship game in the Fairmont Holiday Tournament tonight. The Midgets will face Montgomery in the consolation match beginning at 6:45 p.m.— Photo by Jim Ferree Allen Compares Baseball to Football WASHINGTON (AP) - "If you do the right things on defense, anybody can be playing quarterback and it won't much matter," Washington coach George Allen said. "You can't go into a game thinking 'we've got to prevent the pass' or 'we've got to stop the run,"' Allen said, "or you're going to get burned. "It's like a batter who goes up to the plate worrying about the knuckle ball. He watches three fast balls go by for strikes and goes back to the dugout still waiting for the knuck- ler." The Graettinger Pirates suffered its first loss of the season 66-51 at the hands of the Ringsted Danes in the championship match of the Ringsted Holiday Tournament Thusday night. The Danes jumped to a 16-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and built a 30-22 advantage going into the locker room at halftime. Ringsted stretched its lead to 49-36 at the end of the third period and coasted in the fourth quarter to its eighth victory of the season. Ringsted's Kevin Hansen led all scorers for the night with seven field goals and four free throws for 22 points. Bill Wikert connected on six baskets and four charity shots for 16 and Mark Howe finished the night with six buckets for 12 points. John Ferrell led Pirates scor- ' ers with six field goals and one free throw for 13 points. Steve Moran and Tim Kulow each ripped the net five times for 10 points. "We spread our offense out a little and we played a lot better than in the Dec. 18 game," said Dan a Jubilant Ringsted Coach Rodman. , Graettinger is now 5-1 overall but remains 2-0 in the Cornbelt Conference. having a sliver of an edge in the running game. Now don't go calling out Franco's Italian Army. Rookie Harris is sensational, probably equal to Miami strongboy runner Larry Csonka. But, the edge might be the wide stuff of Mercury Morris. If it comes down to a war of field goals, the thing could go into overtime since the feet of Miami's Garo Yepremian and the Steelers' Roy Gerela seem perfectly matched. REDSKINS 28, COWBOYS 21 Dallas' defense isn't the Doomsday gang anymore and Washington's Over - The - Hill troops know this may be, for some, the last shot at the big bonanza. remaining six minutes hitting only one shot by Bob Hartman, his only for the night, and two free throws to trail 23-14 going into the locker room. Estherville sank 6 of 36 shots from the floor for 23 per cent while Fairmont connected on nine of 24 for 37.5 per cent at the halfway point. Fairmont's big man, 6' 8" Steve Hulberg, completed the half with seven of the 14 points he collected to nab scoring honors. It looked as though Estherville wanted to forget about the first half as the Midgets came out of the locker room and hit five straight points to close the gap to three at 23-20. But the Cardinals demolished any hopes that Estherville had of staging a comeback as they reeled off three consecutive field goals and one free throw to stretch its lead to 30-20 with :21 left in the third quarter. Four free throws by Rullestad made it 30-24 going into the final period. A jumper and charity shot by Terry Poulos chopped Fairmont's lead down to within three at 30-27 but the unseasonable warm weather outside could not keep Estherville shooters from staying cold inside. The Cardinals built a 38-30 lead with 2:46 remaining but two baskets and a free throw by Brian Guge narrowed it down to three again. Fairmont came fighting back and outscored Estherville 8-4 to notch its third victory out of eight starts for the season. "We're just going to have to forget about Thursday night and go into tonight's ball game with a winning attitude," commented Hess. BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME Rullestad Guge Hartman Bothwell Poulos Willey Hackett TOTALS FAIRMONT Hanson Hansen Hulberg Hanson, Mark Garry Gould TOTALS FG FT F Pts. 2 1-i 4 5 5 0-1 3 10 1 2-3 2 4 2 4-0 2 8 2 2-2 2 6 0 0-0 0 0 3 0-0 1 6 15 9-7 14 39 6 1-1 4 13 1 4-1 2 6 6 2-2 4 14 1 5-1 4 7 0 0-0 3 0 2 2-0 1 6 16 14-5 18 46 Estherville Yearlings Dump Fairmont The Estherville sophomores advanced to the finals of the B squad tournament in the Fairmont Holiday Tournament with a 4635 pasting of the Fairmont sophomores Thursday afternoon. The Midget yearlings will now face Luverne in the championship game which began at 3:15 today. The Estherville sophs owned a Drake Gets Severest Test with UCLA Rose $m Bowl Southern Calif. (11-0) Cunningham The Trojans easily topped the national polls in sashaying to an undefeated season. They piled up a composite score of 425-117 and didn't let anybody get closer than nine points (30-21 win over Stanford). Soph tailback Anthony Davis scored 18 touchdowns, rushed for 1034 yards and ground game is bolstered by Rod McNeill, Sam Cunningham and quarterback Mike Rae. Rae and understudy Pat Haden also mounted substantial passing offense, using John McKay (coach's son), Charles Young, Lynn Swann and Davis as main receivers. Defense is led by linebacker Richard Wood and larcenous back Artimus Parker, who intercepted six passes during the season. Not a good team to bet against in the office pool. (Jan. 1; television: 4:45 p.m. EST on NBC) Ohio State (9-1) ME/i] Preview Bowl Orange Bowl Nebraska (8-2-1) Rodgers After two straight undefeated seasons, the Cornhuskers went into a relative slump this season, losing to UCLA and Oklahoma and tying Iowa State. But they still have a rosterful of All-Americans, including Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers and middle guard Rich Glover, voted the best lineman in the country. They outscored opponents, 461-91, averaged 440 net yards per game. On offense, Rodgers does everything except keep the statistics but quarterback Dave Humm, running back Gary Dixon are worth watching, too. End Willie Harper joins Glover on voracious defensive unit. This will mark Nebraska's third straight Orange Bowl appearance. It will be final game for retiring coach Bob Devaney. (Jan. 1; television: 7:45 p.m. EST on NBC) Notre Dame (8-2) NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Drake's 6-1 basketball record gets its severest test of the season tonight when the Bulldogs are matched against .unbeaten and top-ranked: UCLA in the opening round of the Sugar Bowl Tournament. Drake comes into the game fresh off 98-80 romp Wednesday night over Iowa, while UCLA is 6-0 and gunning for a national record in consecutive victories. Coach John Wooden's Bruins have won 51 straight over the past three seasons and are aiming at the mark of 60 set San Francisco in the 1950s. "We're not backing off an inch," stated Drake Coaoh Howard Stacey, whose team is playing its second road game of the season. Drake's only loss of , Cotton the season was at Iowa State. "I just hope we can play them the way we did Iowa," of- 'fered S$a<#y, "if Sve do, we'll do a respectable job." Stacey ^affl'he platts£fto lineup changes for the 7:30 p.m. game. Illinois, 5-2, meets Temple, 4-3, in the other first- round game. UCLA's leaders have been junior center Bill Walton, a 6- foot-11 All-America who is averaging 19 points a game, and 6-6 forward Keith Wilkes, a 16.8 point scorer. Stacey added tie 1 does not plan to deviate from his usual game plan "because we' play better when we do the things we know best" Consolation and championship action in the four-team meet is slated for Saturday. Terry Bradshaw: 'Well Beat Miami Dolphins 9 12-10 lead at the end of the first quarter and held onto a 2018 advantage going into the locker room. Fairmont turned the ball over on numerous occasions while an alert Midget squad picked up a total 24 steals and interceptions. Estherville captured a 28-26 at the end of the third quarter and outscored Fairmont 18-9 in the final period to notch the victory. Tim Kennedy led the Estherville yearlings with sixfieldgoals for 12 points. Bill Day finished the night with four buckets and one charity shot for nine and Dean Summa connected on two baskets and three free throws for seven points. Fairmont's Craig Bonsteadled all scorers for the night by ripping the nets seven times for 14 points. The Midgets hit 20 of 58 from the floor for 34 per cent. BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE PITTSBURGH (AP) "We'll beat the Miami Dolphins," Terry Bradshaw said, a glucose tube dangling from his Bowl Alabama (10-1) Hannah This game begins on a downbeat because the football world—assuming such a looney place does exist—had been anticipating an Alabama-Nebraska Orange Bowl rematch. Even Notre Dame coach Ara Parseghian was critical of 'Bama coach Bear Bryant for "avoiding" Nebraska. Also, Alabama was on its way to a possible No. 1 national ranking before being dumped in the final game of the season by Auburn, 17-16. Alabama remains an explosive team with its high-scoring Wishbone offenses. Alabama's strongest point is its offensive line, led by NEA Ail-American guard John Hannah. (Jan. 1; television: 2 p.m. EST on CBS.) Marx Texas (9-1) left arm at Divine Providence Hospital. "Miami's a heck of a team, but there's no reason they should beat the Pittsburgh Steelers." That kind of confidence abounds in Pittsburgh and Steeler players already talk of their trip to the Super Bowl. The Dolphins' 15-0 record seems to scare nobody. With Bradshaw, the Pittsburgh quarterback, there's nothing but victorious thoughts even though he was flattened temporarily Thursday by a 24- hour virus. "I'll be ready by game time, you can bet on it," he said. "I'll rest and get stronger here in the hospital and will have a lot of time to think about Miami." The Dolphins, champions of the Eastern Division, meet Central Division king Pittsburgh Sunday for the American Football Conference title at Three Rivers Stadium. Miami's squad flies into town today for final preparations before the two National Football League powers fight it out for a spot in Super Bowl VII. "I'll tell you about Miami's defense," said Bradshaw, adjusting his huge eyeglasses. "They're terribly quick. But, I'm sure we can move the ball ... and put some points on the board." Pretty, brown-haired Melissa Bradshaw was again beginning to share her quarterback husband's confidence. It had been a rough day, though. NAME FG FT F Pts. Birkland 2 0-0 3 4 Summa 2 3-2 4 7 Day 4 1-4 2 9 Kennedy 6 0-2 1 12 Hempstead 2 0-0 3 4 Rose 1 0-0 1 2 Dykes 3 0-0 0 6 Bose 0 2-0 0 2 TOTALS 20 6-8 14 46 FAIRMONT Maakestad 0 2-0 5 2 Hillmer 1 2-2 2 4 Dahlke 4 0-2 0 8 Bonstead 7 0-2 3 14 Lunz 2 0-0 1 4 Gould 1 1-1 4 3 TOTALS 15 5-7 15 35 Marshalltown Coach Presents Protest MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — It appears the Marshalltown High School Holiday Basketball Tournament, Dec. 28-30, will be played under protest because of Des Moines Tech's use of 20-year-old Frank Miller. Marshalltown Athletic Director and Basketball Coach George Funk said Wednesday that four of the six teams in the tournament have agreed to sign a letter of protest to the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) if Miller plays. Tech Coach Gary Cameron stated Miller will start in the first round game against Cedar Rapids Washington at 7 p.m. Thursday. The controversy stems from the Des Moines School Board's granting Miller the right to play in Metro Conference games and its refusal to approve the pending State Board of Public Instruction's rules of eligibility and conduct. Gradishar Arch conservative Buckeyes lost only to Michigan State. (For those who thrive on chain matchups, Southern Cal beat Michigan State by 45 points, Spartans beat OSU by seven.) They rely as usual on methodical ground game, with both freshman Archie Griffin, Harold Henson rushing for more than 700 yards, Henson scoring 20 touchdowns on ground. Quarterback Greg Hare is also strong runner. Defense adequate, holding opponents to average 290 total yards per game (USC's defense allowed 230- yard average). Linebacker Randy Gradishar is mainstay. Prediction: (JSC 38, Ohio State 13 Irish lost to Missouri and were one of Southern Col's victims. This year's Notre Dame team lacks the great back of the Guglielmi-Lattner-Hornung-Huarte mold but does have a comer in soph quarterback Tom Clements and a talented receiver in split end Willie Townsend. Mainstay of defense that shut out three opponents is Ail- American tackle Greg Marx, with Townsend's younger brother, Mike, leading the pass defense. This is the school's first Orange Bowl appearance and their first meeting with Nebraska since 1948. The Irish also have an old grudge to settle against the Cornhuskers. Nebraska was only team to win three games against Knute Rockne. Prediction: Nebraska 27, N.D. 10 Sisemore Texas, winner of the rugged Southwest Conference, lost only one gome this season, to Oklahoma, 27-0 in its fourth game. Darrel ("Daddy D") Royal would like to have that one to try again. But Alabama must suffice. Like Alabama, a strong Texas asset is its offensive line, bolstered by two-time NEA All-American Jerry Sisemore. The Texas defense, however, came on strong the last part of the season, allowing only 24 points in the last five games. Its offense rolled up 224 points to Alabama's 393 points. Prediction: Texas 27, Alabama 14 NEW YEAR'S EVE BOWLING SAT - BOWL 3-5 P.M. AND 7 P.M.-1 A.M. MOONLIGHT BOWLING 11:30 P.M.-l A.M. - PLUS- 2 MIXED BAR DRINKS FOR ONLY $1.00 WHEN ORDERED TOGETHER (PER PERSON) SUN— BOWL 1-5 P.M. AND 7 P.M. TO CLOSING. MON.-BOWL 1-5 P.M. AND 7 P.M. TO CLOSING 104 South 17th Street Estherville, Iowa 51334 Phone 362-9020 impemal lanes

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