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Turnovers Costly to ILCC ESTHERVILLE DAILY NEWS, FRL, JAN. 26, 1973 Page 6 Lakers Tumble to North Iowa 99-89 BY JIM FERREE ILCC Coach Ben Hix shook his head in disgruntled fashion after he had just watched his Lakers crumble in the second half to a vicious North Iowa of Mason City press 99-89. "Their press really hurt us," stated a dejected Hix, "We had two or three situations where we could've taken control of the game but we didn't." The Trojans from Mason City owned an 81-78 lead with 4:44 left in the contest but the visiting team outscored the Lakers 8-2 in the next 1:10 to blast to an 87-80 advantage. North Iowa then initiated a semi-stall with about three minutes left in the contest and coasted to its ninth conference win of the season. But the big story was in the well-executed press defense cou pled with the shooting of former Mason City prep basketball star Dennis Shaffer that caused the most damage to keep ILCC from stretching its conference mark to 5-4. North Iowa installed a full court press midway in the second half which had the Lakers wishing they could be enjoying the unseasonable warm weather outside the Estherville gym. The press caused ILCC to turn the ball over to the chime of 30 times. The numerous steals and interceptions kept Iowa Lakes from pulling away from the Trojans when they had the most opportune times to do it. With 11:34 remaining in the game, North Iowa owned a comfortable 65-59 lead before the Lakers ignited a scoring burst that tied it all up at 65-all. Wayne Hess fired a full court pass to Bob Grems that put the Lakers out ahead for only the second time in the game with 10 minutes left in the battle. For the next four minutes, the lead changed hands five times before North Iowa's Terry Missick showed a good size crowd why he is one of the top Iowa JC scorers. The 6' 5" sophomore from Milwaukee, Wis., reeled off two straight buckets and sank a free throw to go along with. Shaffer's basket to blast the Trojans to an 81-75 margin with 5:35 left on the clock. But more about Shaffer. The former all-state forward banged in 15 field goals and sank six free throws for a total of 36 points to dominate the scoring column. Most of Shaffer's shots flew in from anywhere of 10 to 25 feet as he bested his average by 14 points. North Iowa burst to a 12-2 lead Kansas City-Omaha Falls To Golden State 129 115 Grems for Two Ioiva Lakes Laker Bob Grems stretches for two of his 30 points the freshman from Estherville pumped in in a 99-89 loss to North Iowa of Mason City Thursday night in the Estherville gym. The Trojans flustered the Lakers with a full court press in the second half as ILCC dropped to 4-5 in the Iowa JC conference. Iowa Lakes travels to Boone Saturday night in another conference game with Boone Junior College. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Johnny Egan must be doing something right. When he assumed the duties of head coach of the Houston Rockets last Sunday, the Rockets defeated , the New York Knicks, and Thursday night they made the Milwaukee Bucks their second' victi 129-125. Dump Chicago Loyola 87-73 Bruins Match College's Longest Winning Streak despite a 48-point, spree by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Rockets fought off a furious rally by the Bucks to seal the victory. Rudy Tomjanivich scored 29 points to lead the Rockets Whose team total was the highest against Milwaukee this season The Bucks cut a 109-91 deficit -, with nine minutes to play to 124-119 with a minute to play. ( Mike Newlin then clinched it l with a 20-foot jump shot. .-, In other NBA action, the \, Phoenix Suns defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 112-109, the New York Knicks struggled to f) top Buffalo 99-92 and Golden 'J I CHICAGO CAP) - Big BUI Walton does It all for top-rank-1 r ed UCLA. And he had to do it again Thursday night as the somewhat pressured Bruins matched college basketball's longest winning streak of 60 games. Walton's season high of 32 points and a whopping 27 rebounds steered UCLA to an 87-73 victory over lowly Chicago Loyola which didn't know it was licked until the closing Schultz Announces Lineup Changes IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) After dropping four games in a row, Iowa Basketball Coach Dixk Schultz plans two changes in his starting lineup Saturday night when the Hawks meet North Carolina of Charlotte here. Schultz said he's going to split up the guards, Rick Williams and Candy LaPrince, but he said he may not make up his mind who the starters will be until just before the non-conference game. Regulars, center Kevin Kunnert and forward Neil Fegebank appear to be the only regulars assured of being on the starting squad. The Iowa coach said the starters might be LaPrince and Larry Moore, or Williams with Glenn Angel ino, or some combination of the four. Williams and LaPrince are two of the team's top three scorers, behind Kunnert's 18.3- point average. Williams is hitting 13.7 points a game and LaPrince 12.2. To add to the Hawks problems, Kunnert has been ailing with the flu this week but Schultz expects him to be ready to go against North Carolina. North Carolina's Charlotte branch is only in its third year of basketball but the team plays a major college schedule and is 8-6. One of its losses was to Oklahoma, but only by three points. The Hawks opened the Big Ten season with an overtime upset of Minnesota and then lost at Michigan. They dropped consecutive two-point decisions to Illinois and Michigan State and a three-pointer at Ohio State. Iowa is now 1-4 in the league and 6-7 over-all. minutes of a finale on a Chicago Stadium twin bill. UCLA Coach Johnny Wooden, who takes his Bruins to Notre Dame Saturday to try for the magic 61st straight victory, said the 6-11 Walton turned in "his normal performance." But it took all the wondrous Walton's shooting and defensive skill to offset 27 UCLA turnovers. They kept hustling Loyola in the game until a late spurt put the Bruins 17 points ahead at 79-62 with 5:41 remaining. Although Notre Dame lost in Thursday night's opener to Il linois 87-84, Wooden cautiously looked ahead to Saturday's nationally televised game at South Bend—the scene of UCLA's last defeat, an 89-82 upset by the Fighting Irish on Jan. 23, 1971. "I know how tough it is to play before that Notre Dame student body because I used to teach as well as coach at a South Bend high school," said Wooden. The Irish now have a 6-8 record, including an earlier 8256 loss to UCLA, standing 15-0 for the season as the Bruins aim at their seventh straight in the American Basketball Association, the Indiana Pacers edged the Kentucky Colonels 96-94. Charlie Scott scored 34 points to lead the Suns and received a lot of help from Luther Green, who collared 15 rebounds. The Knicks, apparently looking ahead to their weekend clash with Boston, were hard- pressed against Buffalo. Walt Frazier lead the Knicks in scoring with 23 points while Elmore Smith paced Buffalo with 21. Rick Barry, still nursing a sprained ankle that forced him to miss the NBA All-Star Game, scored 30 points in less State defeated Kansas City- than three quarters and led Omaha 129-115. Golden State past the Kansas In the only game scheduled City-Omaha Kings. Drake Nips Cincinnati At !i CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) - 0 Drake edged past Cincinnati 74' ri 72 in non-conference basketball action as senior guard David -Langston got Drake's last six points on pressure free throws. Langston, averaging 16.4 ; !f p o i n t s entering Thursday 'night's game, scored 32 points for the Bulldogs, now 11-5. 'Craig Davis added 14 points... Drake led most of the game but had to fight off several Cincinnati rallies. The Bulldogs held a 42-38 halftie margin and moved to a 52-43 lead before senior guard Lionel Harris rallied the Bearcats to a 56-all tie midway in the second half. But Lanston pumped in two quick baskets for Drake and the Bulldogs led the rest of the way. Harris, averaging only 6.8 points for the season, had 24 points, all but four in the second half. Derrek Dickey added 18 for the Bearcats, now 9-7 for the season. What Gets Pushed, Spit on, Punched And No Sympathy? A Sportswriter t LEAGUE j^* BOWLING tfir 9 TARDY LEAGUE THURSDAY Top Hat 69 21 Kent Feeds 56 34 Timmins Realty 55 35 O.K. Barber Shop 0V/2 38'/;; Liberty Five 51 39 Young-McFadden 44 46 LaRues Bar 42'/ 2 47>/ 2 Doug's Flowers 33 57 KILR ' 30 60 Chuck's Red Owl 18 72 High Team 3 Games Top Hat 2645 Young-McFadden 2579 KILR 2514 High Team 1 Game Top Hat 910 Top Hat 895 Young-McFadden 893 High Individual 3 Games Don Dammann < 657 LeRoy Slingerland 630 Pete Nelson 621 High Individual 1 Game Don Dammann 254 Don Dammann 233 Pete Nelson 229 JOHN PARSONS INS. LEAGUE THURSDAY Fire Bugs 11 1 Auto Annies 8 4 Liabilities 7 5 Life Timers 7 5 Cycle Set 7 5 Homeowners 6 6 Camper Cuties 5 7 Bond Belles 5 7 Commercials 3 9 Farmers Daughters 1 11 High Team 3 Games Homeowners 1402 Commercials 1362 Liabilities 1219 High Team 1 Game Homeowners 503 Homeowners 493 Commercials 468 High Individual 3 Games Grace Stigman 538 Cheryl Allen 442 Rose Sankey 439 High Individual 1 Game Grace Stigman 106 Connie Matthews 178 Grace Stigman 176 By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Woody Hayes, who allegedly smashed a camera into a photographer's face at the Rose Bowl, was the first to convince me that covering sports should merit hazard pay. When I was a callow cub for the Minneapolis Tribune, I once tripped blithely over to the Ohio State locker room after a football game against the University of Minnesota. Ohio State had lost. I was too dumb to know the monstrous rage Hayes launches after such a catastrophe. I was in the front of a crush of reporters waiting to enter Hayes's sweaty shnne. We waited and waited. Finally the door opened. The beefy, brusque coach peeked out. I began to walk in. What else? Slam! I came within an inch of losing one large nose that 1 am particularly fond of. The Rose Bowl photographer, Art Rogers of the Los Angeles Times, is suing Hayes for physical damage. Rogers also said Hayei screamed at him, "That ought to take care of you, you sonuvabitch." Hayes later denied having uttered that witty remark. He also said he only "waved" the photographer away. He said six impartial witnesses would verify his side of it. They are his six assistant coaches. Last season Woody kicked over sideline markers when his team lost to Michigan. This was just another example of cuddly Woody waxing wroth. Meanwhile, several impartial Ohio State coaches apparently busted up chairs and punched holes in the walls of the press box. Monkey see, monkey do. At least these objects were inanimate. Over in Baltimore a few months ago, sportswriter Chan Keith was put in danger of being drowned by another pillar of the coaching community. Oriole manager Earl Weaver, miffed by Keith's newspaper series on the decline of the Orioles and on the fading genius of Weaver, had begun to spit on the reporter from the News American. But Keith survives to tell the tale. He is a good swimmer. Keith said Weaver first watered him in the Orioles' locker room in October: "He walked over to me, spit, and then said, 'Excuse me.' " Keith, a tall blond fellow who is not usually mistaken for a spittoon, did nothing. Sometime later, in front of witnesses again, Weaver, Woody Hayes Earl Weaver Examples to America's youth. according to Keith, spit on him at Friendship Airport in Baltimore. Weaver, ever courtly, apologized again. Keith says he does not plan to file charges because tie does not want to be responsible for Weaver losing his $65,000-a-year job. Yet Weaver has accused Keith of writing those articles in a personal vendetta designed to chop off his brilliant block. The relationship between the sporting press and the sporting people has ranged between one of sycophancy and one of adversaries. The press glorifies many of these characters and soon many actually begin to believe such flatulent phrases as "miracle workers" and "Mr. Great." But when his armor is chinked with a defeat, the sports hero often seeks the blood of the men who made him so vulnerable in the first place—the press. Writers are periodically threatened with bodily dismemberment by coaches and players. It isn't often, however, that a Vada Pinson will actually punch an Earl Lawson of the Cincinnati Post in the snout, or a Joe Namath will slam a Time magazine reporter against a bar, or a Bo Belinsky will bash a West Coast reporter in his 60s. Some fans may wonder what makes a sportswriter tic. It is, with him as it is with a combat reporter, the thrill of knowing that' danger may lurk behind any locker room door. (NIWSPAMt INTIRMtlH AttN.) but Iowa Lakes outscored the Trojans 11-2 in a three-minute period to deadlock the game at 14 apiece. The game was then tied four times before the home team took a 28-27 lead on Henry Bruce's bucket. The lead was not to be enjoyed for very long as the Trojans flipped in four straight buckets for a 33-28 advantage. From then on into intermission, ILCC kept fighting back until the Trojans took a 43-40 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Trojans finished the night by connecting on 46 of 75 attempts from the field for a very warm 61 per cent. Another shooting ace for North Iowa from Milwaukee, Raymond Nixon, poured in 15 field goals for 30 points. McKissick finished the night with 11 buckets and one gift shot for 23 points. A spark plug for North Iowa was former Mason City prep Bob Lemon. Lemon was the instigator of many excellent feeds to Trojans under the bucket. Iowa Lakes hit 31 of 63 shots from the floor for 49 per cent. Grems pumped in 11 field goals and eight charity shots for 30. Bruce accounted for nine buckets and eight gift shows for 26 and Abner Nibbs threw in seven baskets and two. free throws for 16 points. The Lakers now stand at 4-5 in the conference and 10-7 overall. ILCC travels to Boone Saturday night for another league game starting at 7:30. BOXSCORE IOWA LAKES NAME FG FT F Pts. Grems 11 8 2 30 Bruce 9 8 2 26 Burke 12 3 4 Nibbs 7 2 5 16 Brandt 15 1 7 Hess 2 2 2 6 TOTALS 31 27 15 89 NORTH IOWA McKissick 11 1 1 23 Espe 2 0 4 4 Holifield 0 0 3 0 Lemon 3 0 5 6 Shaffer 15 6 2 36 Nixon 15 0 4 30 TOTALS 46 7 19 99 Golf Skiing DENVER, Colo. — Don Johnson, Akron, Ohio, led a 24-man advance into the semifinals of the $50,000 Denver Open Bowling Tournament with a 220 average. Basketball KINGSTON, R.L — Tom Carmody, five years' head basketball coach at the University of Rhode Island, resigned. PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers traded All- Star forward John Block to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings for forward Tom Van Arsdale and a third-round draft choice in a National Basketball Association deal. ; ••Football BALTIMORE, Md. - The Baltimore Colts acquired center Fred Hoaglin from the National Football League Cleveland Browns for a third round draft choice. LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League acquired veteran quarterback John Hadl from the San Diego Chargers for defensive end Cay Bacon and running back Bob Thomas. CHAMONLX, France - Austria's Annemarie Proell won her sixth straight downhill In Women's World Cup competition, beating fellow Austrian Wiltrud Drexel with 2:06.61. YMCA League YMCA MEN'S BASKETBALL League Playoffs Barnes Ins. Agency 61 Lambert Rens 25 Norman Anderson 10 Emmet Co. Bank 46 Tom Sunde 11 Dwight Depew 11 Morrells 64 Duane Dahna 15 Al Bolty 15 Gary Wilson 15 Dale Brandt 14 Holiday Express 61 Mike Ohrtman 23 Craig Hornby 13 Dana Moeding 11 FINAL PLAYOFF WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31 Consolations 7 p.m. Holiday Express vs. Emmet Co. Bank Championship 8:30 p.m. Barnes Ins. Agency vs. Morrells GRAND THEATER • ESTHERVIl L E NOW THRU SAT. ' JAN. 24 - 27 —SHOWS AT 7 4 9 P.M. HE CAME HOME TO MINNESOTA LOOKING FOR PEACE. AND fOUND SOMETHING ELSE. ltAirfttassr J ir itntii IT nil c>i \ IS HOW IT WAS! SUNDAY—MONDAY—TUESDAY, Jan. 28-30 EVES.: 7:30 P.M. • SUN. MAT.: 2:00 P.M. THE ULTIMATE IN TRIPS! . <i.\' •'!&<• A'"