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Estherville Daily News from Estherville, Iowa · Page 14

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In Holiday Tournament at Fairmont Midgets Shoot Way to ESTHERVILLE JDAJLY NEWS, TUES., JAN. 2, 1973 j 14 Third Place Finish Guge Hits Two Estherville's Brian Guge goes high over Montgomery's Larry Braun to pump in two of his 17 points he scored to help the Midgets dump the Redbirds 79-58 and capture third place in the Fairmont Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday night. Guge led all scorers for the night with his seven field goals and three free throws. The Midgets upped their overall mark to 5-4 and get back into Lakes Conference action when they host Emmetsburg Friday night in the Estherville gym starting at 8:00.- Photo by Jim Ferree BY JIM FERREE The Estherville Midgets, bouncing back after a 46-39 defeat the night before, demolished Montgomery 79-58 Friday night to capture third place in the Fairmont Holiday Basketball Tournament. Estherville Coach George Hess summed it all up when he said, "We played the type of game we're capable of playing. I was real happy with the way the kids came back after a disappointing loss the night before." It was no doubt the type of game the Midgets are used to producing. The statistics told the story as Estherville shot a very good 45 per cent from the floor compared to the cold 31.2 per cent they ended up with against Fairmont Thursday night. Estherville got balanced scoring from four players led by Brian Guge's seven field goals and three charity shots for 17points. Rob Bothwell played an outstanding game by hauling in 16 rebounds and collecting 16 points. Terry Poulos finished the night with 10 and Bob Hart man pumped in 12 to round out Midgets in double figures. "We really tore up their press," stated Hess, "and I was really happy because they all played as a unit" Estherville owned a 48-26 lead at the end of the half and built it to 67-40 at the end of the third period. In the fourth quarter, Hess cleared his bench and everyone except Phil Mergen got in the scoring column. The Midgets broke a 6-6 deadlock with three minutes gone in the game to outscore Montgomery 14-7 and capture a 22-13 advantage at the end of the first period. Estherville owned a 34-22 lead with 3:30 left in the half—then reeled off five straight field goals for a 44-22 advantage with 2:10 left. Estherville's strategy of waiting for the good shot and then taking it paid off as most of the Midgets shots came from medium to long range. Guge finished the half with six buckets and two free throws for 14 points. 1 The Midgets connected oriM» of 40 shots from the field in the first half for 47.5 per cent while Montgomery hit on 11 of 31 for a chilly 35.6 per cent. Estherville doubled the score at 64-32 with 2:15 left in the third quarter and then the Midget mentor began freely substituting his reserves. "I was pleased to let a lot of my bench get a lot of exper- Nebraska's Rodgers Does It All By JOHN SKINNER Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) - Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian wasn't quite sure what happened to his football team when it got slaughtered 40-6 by Nebraska Monday night in the Orange Bowl. He should talk to Johnny Rodgers, the Heisman Trophy winner who dazzled the Irish with touchdown runs of eight, four and five yards, caught a pass for a 50-yard touchdown threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Frosty Anderson. "The defensive line was slow," said Rodgers of the Irish. "Where they were slow, they were big and strong. We couldn't run through them so we followed our blockers." Rodgers and the other Corn- husker backs consistently ran through gaping holes provided by the front line to hand Parseghian the worst defeat in his nine years at Notre Dame. While Parseghian praised Nebraska's team for superior execution on offense and Rodgers' for his versatility, he apparently wasn't convinced his team was that much worse than the Cornhuskers. "Maybe our preparation was not as good as it could have been," said Parseghian, who saw his season won-loss record fall to 8-3, worst in his tenure with the Irish. "I will have to go back and study the films and reassess the preparation. "When I see the films I will be able to evaluate the kind of game we played," he said. The one thing that Parseghian was sure of was Rodgers. "They played him everywhere— wide receiver, split end and flanker," said Parseghian. "It just did not make any difference." Rodgers, who said he was playing to prove he deserved the Heisman, awarded annually to the nation's top collegiate player, and also to show scouts he could play in the National Football League despite being only 5-foot-9 and 178 pounds, carried the ball 15 times for 81 yards and caught three passes for 71 yards as he shattered the Orange Bowl's individual scoring record. And he did it despite admitting "I just wasn't strong" because of a recent bout with the flu. "I wanted to show them . . . they made a good choice," said Rodgers of his Heisman selection. And, he said the opportunity to run from the I formation for the first time in his college career gave him a chance to show the pros "I could take some punishment." Rodgers' antics were only a part of the show as Nebraska held the potent Irish offense to only six first downs rushing as the Cornhuskers amassed 560 offensive yards to Notre Dame's 207. "In addition to Rodgers, the second thing that impressed me about Nebraska is the quickness of their defensive unit," said Parseghian. "I didn't think we could stop Notre Dame's attack so completely," said Nebraska's Bob Devaney, who ended his coaching career at the school with a record of 101 victories, 20 losses and two ties and national championships in 1970 and 1971. Devaney, who has an over-all college coaching mark of 136 wins, 30 losses and seven ties through five previous years at Wyoming, saw his hopes for a third straight national title die when the Cornhuskers tied Iowa State and lost games to UCLA and Oklahoma. But he has maintained throughout that his team was as good as any in the nation when it played to potential and said after the Notre Dame conquest, "There's no doubt that Southern California should be No. 1 in the country. But on a given day like today we could have a chance against any team in the country." ience," commented Hess who is in his 18th year at the helm. The Midget reserves led by Kevin Buell's three drive-in lay- ups, accounted for 18 points. Chris Rullestad, Tom Hackett and Tom Hall finished the night each grabbing four rebounds. Montgomery ended the night by connecting on 25 of 70 from the field for a meager 35.7 per cent. The Midgets are now 5-4 for the season and host Emmetsburg Friday night in the Estherville gym. Game time is 6:45 for the junior varsity with the varsity following at approximately 8p.m. BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME Rullestad Guge Hartman Bothwell Poulos Willey Bueil Hackett Mergen Hall Fenton Anderson TOTALS MONTGOMERY Shaughnessy Braun Krocak Embretson Turek Battisti Prebie Prochaska Rydan Birdsell TOTALS 2 0 1 0 1 32 FG FT 3 0-0 3-2 2-0 4-1 2-3 2-1 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 15-11 0 Pts. 6 17 12 16 10 2 6 5 0 2 1 2 79 1 0-0 3 2 6 1-1 5 13 3 0-0 3 6 3 4-1 2 10 0 0-1 0 0 0 2-0 0 2 2 0-0 2 4 6 1-1 3 13 1 0-0 0 2 3 0-0 3 6 25 8-4 21 58 Sports World Mourns Clemente By GEORGE ARFELD Associated Press Writer SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) Puerto Rico's governor-elect canceled festivities for his inauguration today as the island joined the U.S. sports world in mourning Pittsburgh Pirate outfielder Roberto Clemente. The 38-year-old Puerto Rican athlete— whose long, lashing bat, speedy baserunning and leaping catches earned him about $150,000 a year—was declared dead in the crash Sunday night of a plane taking off with relief supplies for earthquake victims at Managua, Nicaragua. Four others aboard the plane also died in the crash. Gov.-elect Rafael Hernandez Colon canceled the inaugural ball and all other social activities of his swearing-in. He takes over today from Gov, Louis A. Ferre, who ordered three days of official mourning. "He was one of the greatest persons I knew," said John Galbreath, the Pirates' board chairman. "If you have to die, how better could your death be exeplified than on a mission of mercy?' Bill Virdon, the Pirates' manager, predicted baseball writers would vote Clemente into the Cooperstown, N.Y., Hall of Fame as soon as the five-year waiting period is up. "His marvelous playing skills rank him among the truly elite," said Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn. "And what a wonderfully good man he was ... He had about him the touch of royalty." Clemente was named on Christmas Eve to head Puerto Rico's earthquake-relief effort. He had visited Nicaragua a few weeks before as manager of an amateur baseball team participating in a tournament at Managua. Sources at the San Juan airport said the four-engine DC7 plunged into the ocean as it was making a sharp left bank after takeoff. The plane was owned by a San Juan air - cargo operator. Six-foot waves hampered the search in waters a mile and a half north of the airport. The Coast Guard said a suitcase and some wreckage was found and the search was to continue today. Clemente played his 18th season for the Pirates in 1972. They had paid the Dodgers $4,000 to draft the then obscure young player from Montreal in 1954. His lifetime batting average was .318, and he won four National League batting titles while hitting better than .300 for 13 seasons. He was named the National League's Most Valuable Player in 1966 and 12 times he was selected for the All-Star Game. Last season, Clemente's average was .312 for 102 games, and he made the 3,000th hit of his career. Danny Murtaugh, a tobacco chewing traditionalist, and Dick Williams, the mod manager of the Oakland A's, each said they had the highest respect for baseball superstar Roberto Clemente, who died because he wanted to help someone else. "Roberto was the greatest player I've ever seen," de­ clared Murtaugh, who once managed Clemente with the Pittsburgh Pirates. "He was the greatest ballplayer I ever watched," Williams echoed Monday, upon learning of the 38-year-old Pirate right-fielder's death. Clemente was killed in a plane which crashed in the choppy Atlantic Sunday night while en route from Puerto Rico to Nicaragua with supplies for earthquake victims. Players, dignitaries and the fans Clemente loved best joined in mourning the loss of far more than just a ballplayer. Clemente's fellow Pirates, most of whom planned to charter a plane to Puerto Rico later this week, were numbed by the loss. "Pittsburgh lost a heck of a man," said brawny Willie Stargell, reduced to tears. "His work with the relief effort was typical. He was always trying to help someone." Pitcher Steve Blass, who often aimed friendly jibes at Clemente, remembered him as a sometimes misunderstood person. id 36 Sports Jim F»rr«», Editor Iowa State Seeks State Title Tonight IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa State will try to claim the unofficial "state basketball title" among the state's three major colleges Tuesday night when the Cyclones invade the Iowa Fieldhouse to take on the Hawkeyes. BU stands 1-0 in the two- games apiece series with a victory over Drake. The Hawkeyes are currently 0-1 in the race due to a loss at the hands of the Bulldogs. Drake has finished the mythical state championship chase with a 1-1 mark. The Hawkeyes have gone through one of the most rugged non-conference schedules in the nation this year. The Dick Schultz-coached Iowa squad has registered vivtories over Kentucky, Kansas, Chicago State and the University of Minnesota, while losing to Kansas State, Marquette and Drake. Meanwhile the Cyclones, who finished third in the Big Eight Tournament Saturday, jumped off to a 7-1 mark in their first eight games, the best start by an ISU team since the 1956-57 Cyclones accomplished the same success in their initial eight battles. What A Day Luverne defenders watch in awe as Estherville sophomore Bill Day lays up two of his 11 points he scored as the Midget yearlings thumped Luverne 48-42 to capture the B squad championship at the Fairmont Holiday Tournament Friday afternoon. Day was also one of four Midgets who grabbed six rebounds in the triumph to help the sophs up their season mark to 5-4 overall.— Photo by Jim Ferree Estherville Sophs Capture B Title The Estherville sophomores pounded Luverne 48-42 to capture the B Squad title at the Fairmont Holiday Basketball Tournament Friday afternoon. Sophomore Coach Don Kramer said, "It was the best game we've played all year and was the most complete game we've played together as a unit." The Estherville yearlings were deadlocked 8-8 at the end of the first quarter and owned a 24-22 edge at halftime. The tenth-graders held onto a two-point lead, 32-30 at the end of the third period. "We had good inside positioning for rebounds," stated Kramer. The Midget yearlings had four players grab six rebounds apiece as the sophomores had no trouble controlling the boards. Chuck Birkland, Dean Summa, Bill Day and Tim Kennedy each hauled in six rebounds for the sophs. "We played a two-three zone for the first time and the kids really hustled with it. The zone made Luverne take most of their shots from the outside," noted Kramer. The Midget sophs connected on 18 of 46 from the field for 39 per cent. Luverne hit on 16 of 53 from the floor for 30 per cent The yearlings had three players finish the night in double figures led by Tim Kennedy's six field goals and 16 points. Bill Day and Monty Hempstead each ripped the nets for 11 points and Dean Summa connected for nine points. The two victories in the tournament upped the Midget sopho­ more record to 5-4 overall. The sophs host the Emmetsburg sophomores Friday night starting at 6:45. BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME FG FT F Pts. Birkland 0 0-0 3 0 Summa 3 3-3 4 9 Day 5 1-2 3 11 Kennedy 6 4-2 1 16 Hempstead 4 3-1 2 11 Rose 0 1-1 1 1 TOTALS 18 12-8 14 48 LUVERNE Schrank 1 0-0 3 2 Rosin 2 2-2 3 6 Ahrendt 4 1-2 3 9 Odland 3 4-2 3 10 Frahm 5 0-1 2 10 Baily 1 2-0 5 4 Beers 0 1-1 0 1 TOTALS 16 9-9 19 42 Southern CaVs Trojans Deserve Number 1 Ranking By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Southern California's top- ranked Trojans, unleashing a seemingly unstoppable attack, and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska, displaying the superb form that garnered him the honor emblematic of the nation's finest college player, have left no doubt they deserve their honors. The Trojans, bolstered by Sam Cunningham's four touchdowns, forged a 42-17 Rose Bowl victory over Ohio State Monday and clinched the national college football championship. Rodgers, although weakened by the flu, bolted for four touchdowns and passed for another as the Cornhuskers crushed Notre Dame 40-6 in the Orange Bowl. Texas upset Alabama 17-13 in the Cotton Bowl, rounding out New Year's Days' slate of bowl games. "I tried hard tonight to prove I deserved it" Rodgers said of his Heisman selection. I think that's the longest game of my life. I've had the flu all week. I was really fatigued." Rodgers, the 5-foot-9 speedster, scored on runs of eight, four and five yards, scored on a 50-yard pass play and rifled a 52-yard TD bomb to Frosty Anderson. "I threw a lot in high school," Rodgers said. "I knew that if we were able to fool them a little bit, I could get it to him." Rodgers took a lateral pass on the play and then lofted the ball to Anderson. USC's Cunningham surged over from inside the two on all four of his touchdowns and sophomore Anthony Davis rushed for 157 yards as the Trojans erupted from a 7-7 halftime deadlock and overwhelmed the Buckeyes. Cunningham's "efforts established a Rose Bowl scoring record "We didn't make in changes in strategy," explained USC Coach John McKay. "We just kicked the pants off them." Ohio State CoachWoody Hayes said he felt the 1972 Southern California team the best he had ever faced. "You can run on them some— as we proved— but in the second half they passed us out of the park." was

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