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Bob Grems Voted MVP ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, MON., JAN. 8, 1973 Page 6 Lakers Capture Blue Water Tournament BY JIM FERREE The Iowa Lakes Lakers started off the new year on a very big winning note as they crushed Waldorf 72-60 in the championship game to capture the Blue Water Tournament Saturday night at Mankato. ILCC had gained the finals by downing Bethany 74-65 Friday night on Tramen Burke's 24 points. "I think the rest over vacation really did us good because we played much better as a team in these two games than we have all year," stated a very happy Coach Ben Hix. The Lakers used a staunch zone defense to force Waldorf to shoot most of its shots from long range. Waldorf went into the tournament with an 8-2 record and was sixth in the Iowa juco standings. Iowa Lakes jumped to a 10-4 lead with three minutes gone in the contest and was never threatened as they built a 32-21 advantage with 2:30 left in the first half. The Lakers went into the locker room owning a 36-21 lead constructed on five buckets apiece by Bob Grems and Tra men Burke. Grems was voted the most val uable player of the two-day tournament and Burke was named to the all-tournament team. Bob poured in 18 points against Bethany and pumped in 11 field goals against Waldorf. Tramen ripped the nets for 24 points against Bethany and scored 10 against Waldorf. "I feel that the defense we played was the difference against Waldorf," noted Hix who is in his second year at ILCC, "The guys finally made up their minds to play defense and we held both teams to the least points that has been scored against us all year." The Lakers came back in the second half and built a 16-point lead at 53-39 with 8:00 to go in the game but Waldorf came fighting back to within seven points at 59-52 with 4:00 remaining. Gift Shots Spur EVille Win Midget Defense Estherville cagers Bob Hartman and Brian Guge defense and shot taken by Emmetsburg's Dave Kruse in the Midgets 5649 triumph over the E-Hawks Friday night on the home court. The Midgets captured their fourth Lakes Conference win in a row and are now 4-3 in the conference and 6-4 overall. Estherville next takes on lOth-ranked Spencer Friday night in the Tiger gym.— Photo by Jim Ferree Lincoln Central Splits Doubleheader Lincoln Central split a twin- bill with Titonka Friday night in State Line Conference action at Titonka. The Hawkettes captured the first contest 60-53 while the Indians took the boys' contest 55-45. In girls' action, Lincoln Central jumped to a 13-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and then built a 30-24 lead at halftime. The Hawkettes stretched its lead to 43-34 at the end of the third period and coasted to its fourth State Line win of the season. In the forward court for Lincoln Central, Kay Anderson pumped in 14 field goals and sank eight of 12 free throws for 36 points. Linda Olson poured in 12 and Lori Thiel finished the night with 10. Judy Rasmussengrabbed 16 rebounds in the guard court for Lincoln Central to lead all rebound- ers. The Hawkettes connected on 24 of 51 from the field for 47 per cent. Brenda Hyer paced the Squaws with 33 points. Bonna Tapper poured in 12. The Lincoln Central girls are now 4-1 in State Line action and .3-7 overall. In the boys' contest, the Indians jumped to a 12-7 lead at the end of the first period and stretched it to 35-19 at halftime. Titonka owned a 43-31 advantage at the end of the third period to coast to its State Line win. Dan Hansen finished the night with 18 points to pace Titonka scorers and Gary Phelps pumped in 15. The Hawks were led by Boyd Kessler's 16. Larry Hefner pumped in 12. Lincoln Central is now 0-9 overall. Lincoln Central hosts Armstrong Friday night in a twin- bill girls-boys contest. Estherville Coach George Hess breathed a sigh of relief as he spoke about his team's 56-49 Lakes Conference win over Emmetsburg Friday night. "Those two free throws that Terry Poulos made iced the game for us," stated the 18-year Estherville mentor. Poulos sank both ends of a one and one situation with 28 seconds remaining in the hard- fought battle to give Estherville a 53-49 lead and put the game away for the Midgets. Rob Bothwell's gift shot and Bob Hartman's bucket in the final seconds helped Estherville notch its fourth straight Lakes Conference win. After being down 35-28 in the third quarter, a fired-up Emmetsburg team reeled off eight straight points ignited by a bucket by John Brumm and three long jumpers by scrappy guard Mike Brennan. The E-Hawks then led for the first time 36-35 with a minute left but Jim Willey's layup put the Midgets back out front going into the final period of action. The visiting team held its biggest lead of the night after James Tate hit two straight baskets to put the E-Hawks ahead 40-37. The Midgets outscored the E- Hawks 14-4 in the next four minutes to take a 51-44 lead with two minutes left in the battle but things were still yet to happen. Emmetsburg reeled off five straight points to put them within two with half a minute left. But Mike Brennan fouled Poulos to set up Terry's two gift shots. "We did a good job going after the ball in the first half but they started hitting from the outside in the second half. We were playing good defense until we hit a lapse in the third quarter," commented Hess. The cold streak in the third quarter let Emmetsburg outscore the Midgets 14-8 as Estherville managed only three baskets. The Midgets owned a 16-13 advantage lead at the end of the first quarter and built it to 29-22 going into the locker room at halftime. Estherville outscored Emmetsburg 10-2 as the E- Hawks managed only one basket in the first five and one-half minutes of the second period. "I was real happy with the way the kids passed the ball in the first half," said Hess. Estherville connected on 13 of 37 shots from the field for 35.1 per cent at halftime while Emmetsburg hit on nine of 23 for 39.1 per cent. The Midgets got balanced scoring from three players as Brian Guge, Bob Hartman and Terry Poulos each found the basket for 12 points. Chris Rul- lestad hit for eight and Rob Bothwell was well below his average with seven. Hartman cleared the boards with 16 rebounds and had six assists and Hartman hauled in 10 rebounds. In the second half, the Midgets finished the night with 35,9 per cent from the floor— hitting on 23 of 64. Emmetsburg took ten more shots than Estherville but wound up with 22 of 48 from the field for 45.8 per cent. Estherville is now 4-3 in the Lakes Conference and 6-4 overall. The Midgets next clash head on with lOth-ranked Spencer Friday night at Spencer. ILCC began finding the bucket again outscoring Waldorf 13-8 to boost its mark to 6-3 overall and 2-3 in the Iowa junior college standings. Iowa Lakes easily outrebound- ed Waldorf as Grems and Henry Bruce each grabbed 16 rebounds. Burke contributed to the winning cause by hauling in six. "Doug Brandt did a real fine job in the tournament scoring 13 points Friday night and was instrumental in getting the Laker offense going," commented Hix. Clarence Daniels, an all-tournament pick, led Waldorf by pumping in seven buckets and sinking one free throw for 15 points. Victor Wilson and Dennis Davis each poured in 14 in the losing cause. The Lakers connected on 35 of 79 shots from the field for a warm 44.3 per cent. Waldorf hit on 26 of 75 from the floor for 34.6 per cent. ILCC begins a two game road trip with a rematch with Waldorf Tuesday night at Forest City. The Lakers then travel to Wilmar, Minn., to face Wilmar Junior College Thursday night before coming home to meet the Northwestern JV in the Emmetsburg gym Saturday night. BLUE WATER ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM BOB GREMS, IOWA LAKES MVP TRAMEN BURKE, IOWA LAKES TURON DAVIS, BETHANY EARDIS CARR, BETHANY TOM JOHNSON, SIOMI CLARENCE DANIELS, WALDORF BOXSCORE IOWA LAKES NAME FG FT F Pts Grems 11 0 1 22 Bruce 3 0 16 Krieger 0 0 2 0 Brandt 112 3 Burke 5 0 4 10 Hess 10 0 2 Heis 5 0 2 10 Nibbs 4 15 9 Kees 3 0 16 Buckingham 2 0 0.4 TOTALS 35 2 18 72 WALDORF Clark Wilson Daniels Frandle Davis Darling TOTALS 3 2 2 14 1 15 0 6 2 14 3 9 27 6 16 60 1 6 7 3 6 0 2 1 0 2 1 BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME FG FT F Pts. Rullestad 3 2-0 0 8 Guge 4 4-2 2 12 Hartman 6 0-0 2 12 Bothwell 3 1-2 4 7 Poulos 5 2-0 1 12 Willey 1 0-2 1 2 Hackett 1 1-1 0 3 TOTALS 23 10-7 10 56 EMMETSBURG Brennan 5 0-0 2 10 Nicholson 5 1-2 3 11 Kruse 4 2-0 5 10 Brumm 4 0-0 3 8 Tate 3 2-1 3 8 Lowman 1 0-0 1 2 TOTALS 22 %3 19 49 Hood Applies Pressure Midget Sophomores Sink Emmetsburg Sophs 38-32 Estherville Midget wrestler Ray Hood applies some pressure to Clarion's Dan Schroeder in the 155-pound match in the Estherville gym Saturday night. Schroeder was undefeated going into the match and won by only one point as he decisioned Hood 8-7. The Estherville grapplers fell to Clarion 42-3 and meet Sibley Tuesday night on the home mat.— Photo by Jim Ferree Midget Grapplers Bow to Clarion The Estherville sophomores smothered an Emmetsburg rally late in the game and went on to post a 38-32 Lakes Conference victory Friday night on the home court. The game was deadlocked at 10 apiece at the end of the first quarter but the Midget yearlings owned a 19-14 lead going into the locker room at halftime. "The deciding factor was at the free throw line," noted soph omore Coach Don Kramer, "we made 12 out of 19 at the charity line while Emmetsburg didn't take one free throw." The Estherville sophs sank 10 of those 12 gift shots in the second half while the E-Hawk yearlings still were scoreless at the charity line. The Midget sophomores owned a 27-22 lead at the end of the third quarter and held on in the fourth quarter to post their fourth Everly Splits Twinbill In Cornbelt Cage Action Everly and Sioux Valley split a doubleheader at Linn Grove Friday night with Everly taking the girls' contest 51-38 andSioux Valley capturingthe boys' contest 43-40. In girls' action, the Cattlefeed- ers owned a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter and stretched it to 31-19 at halftime. Everly built its lead to 45-25 at the end of the third period and coasted to its Cornbelt Conference win. The Everly girls were led by Pat Gahm's 18 points. Pat Fell finished the night with 14. Judy Lundt led the Sioux Valley girls with 12 points and Ann Cleveland ripped the nets for nine. The Sioux Valley boys handed Everly its first Cornbelt loss of the season downing the Cattle- feeders 43-40. Everly enjoyed a 12-10 lead at the end of the first period but Sioux Valley came fighting back in the second quarter to own a 23-22 lead going into the locker room at halftime. Sioux Valley owned a 35-32 lead at the end of the third quarter and held on to a three-point margin until the end of the game. Jody Maske led the Sioux Valley boys with 15 points. Joe Wethmall finished the night with 12. Terry Thompson paced the Everly boys with 12 and Dennis Selzer pumped in 11. Sioux Valley is now 10-0 overall and 3-0 in Cornbelt action. Lakes Conference win of the season. "I was real happy to win even though we shot 27 per cent from the field," stated Kramer. The sophs connected on 13 of 49 from the field for 27 per cent while Emmetsburg hit 16 of 42 from the field for 38 percent. Tim Kennedy led the yearlings with 13 points. Dean Summa and Bill Day each hauled in eight rebounds. Estherville's sophomores are now 6-4 overall and 4-3 in the Lakes Conference. The Midgets next travel to Spencer Friday night where they clash with the Tiger sophomores. BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME FG FT F Pts. Birkland 0 1-2 1 1 Summa 3 0-10 6 Day 16-4 18 Kennedy 4 5-1 2 13 Hempstead 2 0-1 0 4 Dykes 3 0-0 0 6 TOTALS 13 12-9 4 38 EMMETSBURG Schmidt 2 0-0 0 4 Fitzgerald 4 0-0 5 8 Wollum 2 0-0 5 4 Schlelsman 0 0-0 0 0 Cody 5 0-0 2 10 Finnestad 0 0-0 10 Hinrichs 10-0 4 2 Fogarty 2 0-0 0 4 TOTALS 16 0-0 18 32 Hawks Prepare for Michigan By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Iowa, the giant-killer that downed sixth-ranked Minnesota Saturday night, does battle with Michigan tonight in an attempt to upset another Big Ten conference basketball leader. Ledyard Takes Twinbill from Swea City Ledyard swept a doubleheader from Swea City in State Line action Friday night at Ledyard. The Pantherettes won the girls' game 62-57 and the Panthers captured the boys' contest 57-54. In the boys' contest, Ledyard broke a 5-5 deadlock at the end of the first period to own a 29-23 lead at halftime. The Panthers led 38-37 at the end of the third quarter and went on to post its State Line win. Joel Klotke led Ledyard with 19 points. Allan Johanson finished the night with 17 and Scott Peterson ripped the nets for 11. Swea City was led by Doug Johnson's 23 points for high scorer for the night. Bruce Larsen pumped in 12 and Darly Isaccson poured in 10. In the girls' contest, Swea City owned a 17-14 lead at the end of the first quarter but Ledyard came fighting back in the second quarter to tie it all up at 30 apiece. The Pantherettes owned a 4746 lead at the end of the third quarter and pulled away in the fourth quarter to post its State Line victory. Julie Ann Bush paced the I-ed- yard girls with 28 points. Rene Haag finished the night with 25 and Trudy Bauer poured in 14. Jolcne Beatle poured in 39 points to lead the Swea City girls. Sue Schoenhair pumped in 22 points. Iowa's 65-62 victory over previously undefeated Minnesota came in an overtime battle at Iowa City. A driving layup by Rick Williams and two free throws by reserve Glenn Angelino in the final seconds of the extra heat put the edge on the Hawkeyes' triumph. In the only other game tonight, Wisconsin, defeated 7864 Saturday by Indiana, takes on Illinois, another loser in Big Ten opening action Saturday. Illinois' 91-80 defeat came from Purdue. In other conference action Saturday, Michigan State flattened Northwestern 90-77, and Michigan downed Ohio StHte 6862. Indiana is host to Miami of Ohio in non-league action Tuesday. There is a full slate Saturday with Iowa at Illinois, Ohio State at Indiana, Michigan at Michigan State, Wisconsin at Minnesota and Purdue at Northwestern. Sophomore Camp Russell's 23 points helped Michigan to its first basketball victory at Ohio State in six years. The Wolverines blew a 12-point lead early in the second half but came back with a 10-point stretch. "We came back too relaxed and too confidence in the second half," said Russell, "That's been our problem all season. We all know it now." John Ritter scored 234 points to help Indiana stave off a second-half Wisconsin rally. Kerry Hughes, Wisconsin's 6-foot-U junior, sat out most of the game with a knee ailment, and his twin brother Kim paced the Badgers with 14 points. Clarion used three pins on its way to a 42-3 drubbing of the Estherville wrestlers Saturday night in the Estherville gym. Estherville's only win of the night came on Pat Clarken's 1-0 decision over the Cowboy's Kim Askvig in the 112-pound match. Clarken, who is a junior, scored an escape in the second period to notch the Midgets only win of the long night. In the 138-pound match, Clarion's Keith Poolman scored a takedown in the first period to give him a 2-0 lead over Estherville's Rick Johnson. Johnson tallied a near fall in the third period but Poolman came right back with an escape to give him a 3-2 decision. In 155-pound competition, Ray Hood went up against undefeated Clarion grappler Dan Schroeder. Schroeder started things off with a takedown but Hood came back with an escape. Schroeder scored another takedown and Ray tallied another escape but the Cowboy took a 4-2 lead at the end of the first period. Each wrestler scored a reversal in the second period to make it 6-4. In the final period, Schroeder started out with a reversal but Hood came fighting back with an escape and reversal to give the undefeated Cowboy all he could handle for the night. The Midget wrestlers host Sibley Tuesday night in the Estherville gym. In the 98-pound class, Clarion's Rod Sebert led 6-0 over the Midgets' Kevin Sifrit and then the Cowboy pinned Sifrit in 5:24. In the 105-pound match, Estherville's Mike Ryan and Clarion's Mike Lindstrom wore tied 2-2 after the first period but Lindstrom scored a reversal and takedown to Ryan's escape togive the Cowboy a 6-3 decision. In 119-pound competition, Clarion's Ken Henry used a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second period to notch a 3-0 decision over Estherville's Dennis St. Lawrence. In the 126 pound class, the Cowboy's Randy Grover pinned the Midget's Mark Boever in 2:45. At 132 pounds, Jan Anderson tallied a 2-0 decision over Estherville's Greg McDonald with a reversal in the second period. In the 138-pound class, Clarion's Keith Poolman scored a takedown in the first period over Estherville's Kick Johnson but Johnson came back with a neat- fall in the third period for a 2-2 tie. Poolman notched an escape to give him a 3-2 decision. In the 145-pound match, Clarion's Craig Poolman took a 7-0 lead at the end of the first period over Estherville's Jim Fitzgerald with a takedown and two near falls. Poolman scored a reversal in the second period to coast to a 9-0 decision. In the 167-pound class, Clarion's Jim Borel scored two near falls and a reversal in the last two periods of action to give him a 6-0 decision over Estherville's Kevin Sawyer. In the 185-pound match, Cowboy Rich Hammen tallied a takedown in the first period over Estherville's Craig Miner to give him a 2-0 lead. Miner came fighting back in the second period with a reversal but lost in the third period because of an infraction. In the heavyweight class. Ran dy Smith pinned Estherville's Chuck Tostenson in 1:31. VARSITY 98- Rod Sebert (C) pinned Kevin Sifrit, 5:24. 105— Mike Lindstrom (C) dec. Mike Ryan, 6-3. 112- Pat Clarken (E) dec. Kim Askvig, 1-0. 119-Ken Henry (C) dec. Dennis St. Lawrence, 3-0. 126—Randy Grover (C) pinned Mark Boever, 2:45. 132—Jan Anderson (C) dec. Greg McDonald, 2-0. 138-Keith Poolman (C) dec. Rick Johnson, 3-2. 145— Craig Poolman (C) dec. Jim Fitzgerald 9-0. 155—Dan Schroeder (C) dec. Ray Hood, 8-7. 167-Jim Borel (C) dec. Kevin Sawyer, 6-0. 185—Rich Hammen (C) dec. Craig Miner, 3-2. Hwt.— Randy Smith (C) pinned Chuck Tostenson 1:31. Graettinger Splits Twinbill in Cornbelt Graettinger split a doubleheader with West Bend Friday night with the Pirates capturing the boys' contest 74-46 but the Pi- ratettcs dropped a 49-46 deci- . sion to the West Bend girls. Both games were in Cornbelt Conference action. In the boys' contest, Graettinger jumped to a 17-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and enjoyed a 34-23 lead at halftime. The Pirates outscored West Bend 30-8 in the third quarter to take a 64-31 lead at the end of the third period and breezed to its third Cornbelt win of the season. Graettinger had four players in double figures led by Dave En- ncn's 19 points. Steve Moran pumped in 14, Tim Kulow poured in 13 and John Ferrell finished the night with 12. Dave Mentz led West Bend with 13 points. Charles Dahlhauser ripped the nets for 12. The Graettinger boys are now 8-1 overall and 3-0 in Cornbelt action. In girls' action, West Bend jumped to a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter but Graettinger came fighting back in the second period to within one at 25-24 at halftime. The West Bend girls stretched its lead to 42-36 at the end of the third period but a late rally by the Piratettes was smothered. Graettinger's Barb Peterson paced all scorers for the night with 35 points. West Bend was led by Pam Schuller's 19. Karen Perkins had 16 and Rhonda Barber finished the night with 14. The Graettinger boys next travel to OcheyedanTuesday night in a non-conference game. Cyclones Ready For Cowboys KANSAS CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State and Iowa State usher in a new Big Eight Conference basketball race tonight in Ames, Iowa. The Cowboys will send a team which hasn't fared too well this season against an Iowa State club which has high hopes of dethroning the Kansas State Wildcats as conference champion. Oklahoma State, after its 78-55 loss Saturday night to St. l-ouis, is only 4-8.