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ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, MON., JAN. 22, 1973 Page 5 Post Victories in Lakes Conference Midgets, Midgetettes Thrash Sibley Scoring Spurt Sparks E'ville BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME FG FT F Pts. Buell 2 0-0 3 4 Guge 3 2-0 4 8 Hackett 1 0-0 1 2 Bothwell 5 8-1 2 18 Poulos 4 0-2 4 8 Rullestad 2 1-2 1 5 Hartman 7 2-0 2 16 Willey 1 0-0 1 2 TOTALS 25 13-5 18 63 SIBLEY Echter 1 3-1 5 5 Lemke 1 0-0 1 2 Willson 9 3-3 3 21 Wahl 4 1-2 2 9 Wessels 5 3-4 3 13 Wick 0 0-0 1 0 DeVelder 2 1-1 4 5 Gregg 1 0-0 0 2 TOTALS 23 11-11 19 57 BY JIM FERREE The Estherville Midgets used a six-point scoring burst shortly after beginning the fourth quarter to outscore the Sibley Generals 20-14 in the final period to capture a 63-57 Lakes Conference win Friday night in the Estherville gym. Sibley broke a 43-43 deadlock going into the fourth quarter on Scott Willson's free throw to give the Generals a 44-43 lead with 7:33 remaining. But the Midgets used three straight steals to set up two buckets by senior Bob Hartman and a short jumper by Tom Hackett to secure a 49-44 advantage with 6:40 left. "We knocked the ball down three times and scored three times for that scoring spurt which I feel you need in a game," stated a happy Estherville Coach George Hess. Estherville needed the win after two straight losses the weekend before to boost its mark to 7-6 overall and 5-4 in Lakes Conference action. Coach Hess' team initiated a man to man defense from the onslaught of the contest for the first time this season to combat the presence of Sibley's Dan Wessels. It was not known whether Wessels, who scored 28 points against Estherville in their first Hood Hits 37 Points Jim F«rr««, Editor BOXSCORE ESTHERVILLE NAME FG rr F Pts. Hood 13 11-8 1 37 Crowdy 0 0-0 1 0 Egeland 7 1-3 5 15 Johnson 1 3-3 0 5 Long 5 1-4 2 11 Vaubel 1 4-4 0 6 Hubers 2 Sawyer 2 Peterson 4 Haubers 5 Kenny 3 TOTALS 27 20-22 25 74 SIBLEY Shannon 13 2-6 3 28 Koth 1 0-4 1 2 Hiemstra 6 4-7 3 16 Pomerenke 0 0-0 1 0 Krieger 0 0-0 4 0 Hensch 0 0-0 1 0 Attig 0 0-0 6 0 Larson 0 .0-0 3 0 TruckenmTr 0 0-0 6 0 Schuller 0 0-0 3 0 TOTALS 20 6-20 31 46 First and 10? They call it basketball but sometimes the game takes on the appearance of football without pads as Estherville Midget Chris Rullestad and a Sibley defender demonstrate here. Both players were fighting for the ball before it went out of bounds in action which saw Estherville edge Sibley in the final quarter 63-57. The Midgets are now 4-3 in Lakes Conference action and clash with Cherokee Friday night at Cherokee.—Photo by Jim Ferree meeting, would play or not because of dropping off the squad. But the 6' 2" senior was held to five field goals, two coming in the second half. "Tom Hackett did a good job defensively against Wessels," noted Hess. The score changed hands seven times in the first quarter but Rob Bothwell's basket with one second left on the clock gave the Midgets a 12-11 edge. The Midgets owned a 27-22 lead with two minutes to go in the half but the Generals outscored Estherville 9-4 as the half ended in a 31-31 deadlock. Estherville connected on 11 of 38 shots from the floor for a *cold 29 per cent at halftime. Sibley hit on 14 of 31 attempts for 45 per cent. The Generals enjoyed their biggest lead of the night at 40-35 with 2:38 left in the third period but the Midgets reeled off three straight buckets to regain the lead at 41-40 with 1:12 remaining. The third quarter ended with a 43-43 stymie before the fireworks began in the final period of action. "Our man to man defense brought their big men out away from the boards," commented Hess, "We didn't plan on using it because we haven't practiced with it but it worked out pretty well." Estherville got warm in the second half by hitting on 14 of 32 attempts from the floor for 43 per cent'and finished the night with 25 of 79 shots for 35 per cent. Sibley connected on 23 of 51 attempts to keep its 45 per cent shooting clip. "Bob Hartman had a good second half for us," noted Hess. The Midgets' only returning letterman hit 10 of his 16 points in the second half. Rob Bothwell pumped in five field goals and sank eight of nine charity shots to pace all Estherville scorers with 18 points. Bothwell also finished the night by hauling in 12 rebounds. "That Willson did a fine job for them and I'd have to say he's one of the better rebounders in the conference," Hess stated. Willson led all scorers for the night by pouring in nine field goals and sinking three gift shots for 21 points. The Midgets next travel to Cherokee Friday night where they will take on the 18th-ranked Braves. BY JIM FERREE The Estherville High School girls' basketball team, sparked by the shooting of junior Ann Hood, walked away with its second win of the season by blasting the Sibley girls 74-46 at Sibley Saturday night. Hood poured in 13 field goals and sank 11 of 19 attempts from the free throw line to lead the Estherville girls to their second big win in Estherville's first historic year of interscholastic basketball. Ann connected on 13 of 31 attempts from the floor for a warm 42 per cent. The Midgetettes frolicked to a 10-2 lead with 5 : 28 left in , the first quarter and owned a gigantic 26-6 lead at the end of the period. Hood hit 15 of her points in the first quarter as Coach Les Lammers' team was never threatened during the contest. The Estherville girls constructed a 39-20 lead at inter- Estherville's Deb Haubers (with ball) grabs rebound away from Sibley's Ann Hiemstra in Lakes Conference girls' action which saw the Midgetettes blast the Sibley girls 74-46 at Sibley Saturday night. The Estherville girls posted their second straight win in their first historic year of interscholastic action.— Photo by Jim Ferree mission and went into the locker room connecting on 14 of 27 attempts from the field for 51 per cent. Sibley hit for 36 per cent- making nine of 23 shots. Hood finished the half with seven buckets and seven gift shots for 21 points. Sue Egeland connected on five of six attempts from the floor and threw in one free throw for 11 points. Sibley's Soo Shanon was good for six baskets for 12 points. "We had an excellent game in the forward court," stated Lammers who is no new-comer to girls' basketball. The Midgetettes coasted to a 52-30 advantange going into the final quarter on Hood's nine points. But it was the fourth quarter that was most impressive. The Estherville girls burst to a 6334 lead with 5:43 left in the contest as Lammers pulled all of his starters and let junior Chris Vaubel and senior Deb Johnson help the Midgetettes breeze to its second Lakes Conference victory. The Estherville girls made 25 of 59 shots from the floor for 42 per cent. Sibley ended the night with 20 of 65 shots from the field fora chilly 30 per cent. "I think the difference," noted Lammers, "was our ability to control the ball in the offensive court." Lammers couldn't have been more correct as two of his forwards grabbed 13 rebounds at the offensive end. The Estherville girls next clash with the Cherokee girls Friday night in the Estherville gym. Junior varsity action begins at 6:45 with varsity action starting approximately at 8 p.m. Lakers Split over Lakota Wins State Line Title The Ringsted Danes went down in defeat to the Lakota Eagles boys' basketball team 57-35 in the State Line Conference championship held at Armstrong Saturday night to a full capacity crowd. The Eagles got off to an early lead, 20-6, in the first quarter and were never threatened. Halftime score stood at 26-11. At third quarter the score was 4624. In the last stanza each team collected 11 points and the Eagles went on to win their second con secutive conference title. Bill Wikert was high for the losers with 14 points and Kevin Hansen collected 13 with a knee that was injured in the Burt vs. Ringsted game Tuesday night. Sophomore Boys, Girls Score Wins over Sibley BOXSCORE IOWA LAKES NAME FG FT F Pts. Grems 11 1 0 23 Bruce 11 2 4 25 Burke 2 0 5 4 Hess 2 3 0 7 Heis 2 1 1 4 Nibbs 6 7 2 19 Krieger 0 4 2 6 TOTALS 35 18 15 88 CRESTON Brandon 4 9 2 17 Pond 10 3 4 23 Kragel 7 2 4 16 Harrold 0 0 2 0 Curtis 4 1 5 9 Blackwell 3 0 5 6 Riley 8 1 3 15 Heller 0 0 1 0 TOTALS 35 16 27 86 23 points. Henry Bruce led all scorers for the night with his 11 baskets and two charity shots for 25 points. Nibbs came off the bench to sink six field goals and seven gift shots for 19 points. The Lakers traveled to Clarinda Saturday night only to find Ted Thompson and company waiting for them as ILCC fell 95-75 to a tough Iowa Western of Clarinda team. "We were really flat against them," commented Hix. "We learned that we're going to have to play a better game in defensive rebounding if we want to stay in the contest." Clarinda jumped to a 15-2 lead with five minutes gone in the contest and were never able to catch up. Iowa Western took a 43-22 lead into the locker room at halftime sparked by Thompson's nine field goals for 18 points. Clarinda connected on 18 of 36 attempts from the floor for 50 per cent while the Lakers settled for a cold 30 per cent- hitting 10 of 32 shots from the field. Things didn't brighten upatall in the second half as Clarinda bombarded the Lakers with 17 buckets out of 25 attempts for an amazing 70 per cent. Ted Thompson, voted the MVP of the Laker Invitational Tournament, was non other than himself as he pumped in 17 buckets and flipped in six of nine free throws for 40 points. Daryl Davis had a good night with 10 field goals and one free throw for 21 points. The Lakers did a little better in the second half by hitting 17 of 40 shots from the floor for 41 per cent. ILCC gets back into action Tuesday night on its home court when they meet up with Iowa Western of Council Bluffs. Grapplers Fall to Sibley ESTHERVILLE NAME FG FT F Pts. Day 4 0-1 2 8 Summa 1 0-1 4 2 Kennedy 6 1-2 2 13 Hempstead 6 0-0 3 12 Birkland 1 0-0 2 2 Duitsman 0 0-0 1 0 Brashear 0 0-3 1 0 Kelch 1 0-0 0 2 Seylar 0 2-0 0 2 TOTALS 19 3-7 15 41 SIBLEY Frunsen 0 2-1 0 2 Hartzell 2 1-1 2 5 Vanderwahl 3 0-3 3 6 Buchholtz 1 0-0 0 2 Fisher 4 0-0 3 8 Ridpath 1 0-0 2 2 Huisenga 0 0-0 1 0 Schram 0 0-4 2 0 TOTALS 11 3-11 14 25 six buckets for 12. "We had a real good third quarter," commented Coach Don Kramer. "We got moving real well in the second half." Kennedy also led the Midget rebounders with six retrieves. The sophomores are now 5-4 in Lakes Conference action and 8-5 overall. Next game is with the Cherokee Braves Friday night at Cherokee starting at 6:45. The Estherville sophomores outscored the Sibley sophomores 18-6 in the third quarter to post a 41-25 win in Lakes Conference action Friday night. The Midget yearlings held an 8-4 first quarter lead and took a 14-8 advantage into the locker room at halftime. A strong third quarter let the Midget sophs earn a 32-14 advantage going into the final quarter of action as the yearlings posted their fifth conference win of the season. Estherville connected on 19 of 44 shots from the field for 43 per cent. . Sibley shot a cold 23 per cent — making 11 of 47 attempts from the field. Tim Kennedy paced the Midgets with six field goals and one free throw for 13 points. Monty Hempstead was right behind with NAME Goecke Neppl Mason Peterson, R. Peterson, L, Heyer Vincent TOTALS SIBLEY Johnson Koth Hanna Funk Croatt Lonneman Helmers TOTALS BOXSCORE FG Ff 5 1 4 11 3 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 24 3-4 2 2 3-1 0-0 0-0 3-1 1 2 1 0 1 1 2 8 Pts. 10 4 8 22 7 51 7 4 17 The Estherville sophomore girls captured their second win of the season as they demolished the Sibley sophomores 51-17 Saturday night at Sibley.' The Midgetette yearlings owned a 10-1 lead at the end of the first quarter and went into the locker room at halftime with a very comfortable 28-7 advantage. The Estherville girls constructed a 40-11 lead at the end of the third period as Coach Jim Harvey got a chance to freely substitute in the final quarter. Rachel Peterson paced the sophs with 11 field goals and hauled in seven rebounds in the forward court. Laura Goecke poured in five buckets and LuAnn Mason finished the night with four baskets. JV Wrestlers Dump Sibley The Estherville JV wrestlers posted their second victory in dual competition downing the Cherokee JV 34-31. Mark Peterson (105), Jeff Brobst (112), and Mike Moller (145) each posted pins in their respective matches to spark the Estherville win. Maurice Boggess (138) and Steve Bland (185) each had draws in their matches. JUNIOR VARSITY 98—Doug Schmellin won by forfeit. 105- Mark Peterson (E) pinned Steve Gustafson, 1:20. 112- Jeff Brobst (E) pinned Ricky Schmidt, 5:23. 119—Doug Knapp (C) pinned Jerry Ryan, 2:21. 126 - Larry Pigott (C) dec. Mark Boever, 9-1. 132-Rod Melton (C) pinned Alan Anderson, :30. 138 - Maurice Boggess (E) drew with Bill Haight, 3-3. 145-Mike Moller (E) pinned Duane Reinhardt, 1:04. 155—Jerry Johanson (E) won by forfeit. 167-Bob Baker (E) won by forfeit. 185— Dan Raymond (C) pinned Gary Tostenson, 1:59. Iowa Lakes Laker Abner Nibbs sank both ends of a one and one foul situation with one second remaining on the clock to give ILCC an 88-86 win over Southwestern of Creston Friday night at Creston. Laker Coach Ben Hix described the win as the biggest he's had since coaching at Iowa Lakes. "It's the first team we've beaten that has been a top contender in the Iowa JC conference," stated an exuberant Hix. ILCC held a 12-9 lead with 14:36 left in the first half as both teams fought it out nip and tuck to a 36-36 deadlock at the end of the first half. The Lakers connected on 35 of 65 shots from the floor for a very warm 53 per cent. Creston hit on 37 of 79 from the field for 46 per cent. Former Estherville prep Bob Grems had a hot hand the first half throwing in seven field goals for 14 points. Southwestern of Creston owned its biggest lead of the night with 7:50 left in the contest at 73-70. But the Lakers fought back to hold an 86-84 advantage with 13:00 remaining in the game. The fireworks really started when Nibbs went down-court in an attempt to make a layup but was fouled in the process. A verbal Hix jumped off the bench and voiced his opinion only to be slapped with two technical fouls. Creston's Steve Brandon did his part in tieing it up at 86 apiece— then it was Nibbs' turn. The lanky sophomore stepped to the line and snapped the net both times to notch the victory for the Lakers. Grems finished the night with 11 buckets and one free throw for Cherokee used five pins, three of which came in the last three matches, to notch a 38-17 Lakes Conference wrestling win over the Estherville grapplers in dual competition at Cherokee Friday night. Ray Hood paced the Estherville matmen with a pin in the 155-pound match while Mike Ryan (105), Pat Clarken (112), and Dennis St. Lawrence (126) posted decisions in their respective matches. In the 155-pound match, Ray Hood evened his mark at 3-3 as the senior took a 5-1 lead on a takedown and near fall at the end of the first period. Hood posted a near fall in the second period, a reversal in the third and then pinned Cherokee's Paul Hasse- winkle in 4:29. In 105-pound competition, Estherville's Mike Ryan took a 2-0 lead at the end of the first period on a takedown. The sophomore went on to score the rest of his points in the second period with an escape, reversal and near fall to score a 7-2 decision over Cherokee's Steve Asher. Junior Pat Clarken posted a 5*3 decision in the 112 pound class over Cherokee's WallyMlU ler. Clarken scored all his points in the second period with two reversals and an escape to notch his fourth win of the season. Estherville took the lead at 9-6 with Dennis St. Lawrence's 4-0 decision over Cherokee's Bob Bechtel. St. Lawrence posted a takedown in the first period of wrestling and a reversal In the second to secure the win. In the 132 pound match, Midget Tom Hill led 5 -1 going into the fourth period but Cherokee's Ron Good posted a reversal and near fall in the final minute of wrestling to deadlock the match •t 5-5. Hill, who is a freshman, scored his points with a takedown in the first period and a near fall in the fourth period before Good made his comeback. In 98-pound competition, Cherokee's Mike Zembach took a 7-0 lead in the final period over Estherville's Kevin Sifrit and then pinned the freshman in 5:10.. In the 126-pound match, Cherokee's Dale Henke scored an escape, takedown and near fall in the second period to help his way to a 7-0 decision over Estherville junior Dave Brobst. In the 138-pound class, Midget Doug Miner posted an escape and takedown in the final period but it wasn't enough as Cherokee's Steve Bechtel posted a 7-3 decision. Estherville senior Jim Fitzger ald owned a 6-3 lead going in the final period at 145 pounds after posting two takedowns and a near fall in the first period. Cherokee Brave Gary Calvin then pinned Fitzgerald in 5:47 in the third period of wrestling. In 167-pound, 185-pound and heavyweight competition, all three Midget matmen were pinned as Steve Gudgell fell in :54, Craig Miner succumbed in 2:26. and Chuck Tostenson fell in :26. The Midget wrestlers take a 2-2 Lakes mark into the Lakes Conference wrestling tournament Saturday at Cherokee. VARSITY 98- Mike Zembsch (C) pinned Kevin Sifrit, 5:10. 105-Mike Ryan (E) dec. Steve , Wal- Asher, 7-2. 112- Pat Clarken (E)dec. ly Miller, 5-3. 119— Dennis St. Lawrence (E) dec. Bob Bechtel, 4-0. 126- Dale Henke (C) dec. Dave Brobst, 7-0. 132-Tom Hill (E) drew with Ron Good, 5-5. 138-Steve Bechtel (C) dec. Doug Miner, 7-3. 145—Gary Colvin (C) pinned Jim Fitzgerald, 5:47. 155-Ray Hood (E) pinned Paul Hassewinkle, 4:29. 167-Kim Aduddell (C) pinned Steve Gudgell, :54. 185-Steve Rupp (C) pinned Craig Miner, 2:26. Hwt. — Gary Templeman (C) pinned Chuck Tostenson, :26. Graettinger, Terril Post Cornbelt Wins Graettinger remained in a tie for first place in the Cornbelt Conference with a 73-57 thrashing of Ruthven at Ruthven Friday night. The Pirates owned a 15-12 lead at the end of the first quarter and constructed a 33-28 advantage at halftime. Graettinger held a 56-44 lead going in the fourth period to coast to its 11th victory of the season. "We played real well as a team," stated a jubilliant Coach Jim Reed. Tim Kulow paced the Pirates with 27 points. Steve Moran pumped in 14 and Dave Ennen finished the night with 12. Phil Geelan led Ruthven with 19 points. Ken Grandstaff pumped in 13 and Bill Logan connected for 10. Graettinger shot 43 per cent from the field to go 5-0 in Corn- belt action and 11-2 overall. Terril swept a doubleheader from Marathon Friday night at Terril with the Tigerettes thumping the Marathon girls 80-50 and the Tigers demolishing the Marathon boys 72-23. In the girls' contest, Terril jumped to a 20-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and stretched it to 37-26 at halftime. The Tigerettes frolicked to a 59-33 lead going into the final quarter to notch their fourth Cornbelt Conference win of the season. Kris Krieger paced the Ti gerettes with 28 points. Mariana Blundt was not far behind with 26 and Ann Cushman finished the night in the forward court with 19. Miss Krieger also finished the night grabbing 12 offensive rebounds while Miss Blundt hauled in 11. Terril connected on 38 of 85 shots from the field for 44 per cent. The Tigerettes are now 4-2 in Cornbelt Conference play and 9-5 overall. Terril next hosts the Ringsted girls Tuesday night at Terril. In the boys' game, it wasn't even a contest as Terril burst to a 22-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers built a 41-12 ad-, vantage at halftime and went into the final stretch with a very . comfortable 60-18 lead. All five Terril starters recorded in double figures as Erv Rowlands led the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Dale Langner was not far behind with 14, Lonl Brandt pumped in 13 and Leonard Langner and Bill Gerdemann each finished the night by collecting 12 apiece. The Tigers connected on 3175 from the field for 41 per cent. Terril is now 11-2 overall and 4-2 in Cornbelt action and next host Everly Friday night.