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Algona II Team Is Unbeaten Members of the Algona n basketball team, which completed an undefeated season in Garrigan Grade School competition recently, are shown in the above photo. Beanie Cooper is coach of the club. In the front row, left to right, are Gary Kunkel, Frank Black, Allen Kirschbaum, JoeBestenlehner, Tom Muller and Tom McEnroe; while in back, left to right, are Mike Skilling, Bob Lickteig, Joe Courtney and Chuck Cassel. The team won the loop title with a 6-0 record and won three straight to win the tournament trophy. Algona II downed Humboldt, 34-19, in the finals Jan. 28. St. Joe won the consolation game, 32-24. Bears Blast Kuemper; String Now 14 Straight A 48-point blast in the second half gave Garrigan's Golden Bears their 14th straight victory before a huge crowd here Saturday night - and the easy 8459 verdict over Carroll Kuemper proved again the locals are the top team in the Sioux City Diocese. The win over Kuemper, second in six days for Coach Steve McCall's club in six days over that club, was twice as easy as the first. Garrigan travels to Estherville this Saturday night for a meeting with the top Lakes Conference club. Saturday's first half between Garrigan and Kuemper found both clubs chilly from the field much of the time. Kuemper got on the board first, but the Bears, with Bill Reding, Jack Muller, Dick Muller, Brian LaBarre and Don Courtney hitting while Kuemper missed, canned 18 straight points, good for an 18-2 lead. It was 18-6 at the buzzer - and Kuemper really never got back in the running. Kuemper outscored the locals, 20-18, in the second stanza, thanks to the banging away of Macke and BUlmeir -anddespite the smooth hook shots of Dick Muller, who put home four, so the Garrigan lead was 36-26 at the half - and many figured the fray might still be as close as the 63-50 contest the preceding Sunday night. The Carroll entry had only one rally left - and that came late in the third period after Reding had ushered the Bears to a 54-34 bulge, Dave Daeges, Kuemper's sophomore ace, suddenly found a hole in the Garrigan defense and popped in four quickies, so the Bears carried a 56-44 lead into the stretch. Four locals fouled out during the fourth period, but not before Reding and Co. had put the game out of reach. Then Dave McCarthy came off the bench and fired in six points to keep Kuemper far behind. When Jack Muller, Dick Muller, LaBarre and Courtney left via the foul route in the fourth period, McCall, who had nine men suited for the game, had his last available five in action. There were 29 fouls whistled on the Bears and 26 on the visitors. Reding led both clubs in scoring with 26 points, getting 19 in the final half. Dick Muller added 16, upping his career total to 813, LaBarre got 13 and Joe Becker 10. Daeges got 19, while BUlmeir, Schroeder and Macke each got 10 for the losers. Reding also topped the rebounding with 13 grabs, followed by Dick Muller with 11 and Bill- meir nabbed 10 for Kuemper. Becker came up with six thefts for the Bears and the Mullers and Reding all blocked shots by the invaders. Box score: Garrigan (84) FG FT F Becker J. Muller D. Muller Reding LaBarre Courtney Youngwirth McCarthy 34-74 14-45 6 4-11 5 10 6-8 2 5 3-3 5 1 0-0 5 2 1-1 3 14-40 29 26-38 29 Kuemper (59) FG FT F Houlihan Pirotte Billmeir Daeges Schroeder Foley Middendorf Twit Macke Friedmann 2 0 3 8 4 0 1 1 3 0 1-3 1-4 4-5 3-8 2-4 0-2 0-1 0-3 4-5 0-1 4 4 5 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 22 15-36 26 Garrigan's Junior Varsity dropped a 67-60 decision in the curtain-raiser, despite 16 points by Jim Fickbohm, 12 by Walker and 10 each by O'Brien and Win- kcsl as Coach Duane Kramer's club suffered its second loss in 11 outings. Have visitors - go places? Your personal news is welcome at THE UPPER DES MOINES. Tops In Sioux Garrigan's Golden Bears were elevated to the number one spot in the Siouxland area by the Sioux City Journal following wins over Carroll Kuemper and Mason City Newman. The Bears, now 14-1, and Algona High, now 14-2, who rated seventh in the large area, are joined by Ft. Dodge High School (in eighth) as the only teams from this immediate area rated. Ringsted Danes Top Rake 66-48 RINGSTED-The Great Danes of Ringsted copped a State Line Conference basketball victory here Friday night defeating Rake 66-48. Rake. led at the first quarter stop by one point, 12-11, but by halftime had fallen behind 33-24. From then on out Ringsted Increased In winning margin to the final 66-48 score. Monty Miller was high scorer for the Danes with 27 points, while Monty Fischer added 11 counters and John Pleterson chipped In 14 markers. Marlln Anderson and Paul Johnson paced Rake with 14 points apiece. * * RAKE (48) FG FT PP TP Anderson 62 4 14 Wtrtjes 0040 Winter 2014 Wubben 0020 Bendickson 1002 Hove 4 0 3 B Johnson 7 0 3 14 Haugen 3026 TOTAL 23 2 19 48 RINGSTED (66) FG FT PF TP Fischer 3 5 1 11 Miller 12 3 3 27 Johnson, R. 4129 Peitersen 7 0 3 14 Pedersen 0414 Johnson, S. 0101 TOTAL 26 14 10 66 Rake 12 '12 10 14 48 Ringsted 11 22 17 16 66 NORTH STAR Rockwell-Swale. ..9 0 1.000 Goldfield 8 1 .889 Boone Valley 7 2 Jit LuVerne 7 2 .778 CAL S 4 .555 Corwith-Wtfley .. 5 4 .$55 Sheffield 3 6 .333 Mes.-Thornton 2 8 .200 Klemme 1 8 .111 Kanawha 0 9 .000 frb. 7, IW Algoita, (In.) Upp*r DM MofnM-9 Bulldogs Dipped 86-77, Retain Conference Lead Clear Lake's Lions, Intent upon remaining In the North Central Conference championship race, Friday night posted an 86-77 victory here over the Algona Bulldogs. The defeat was the first in loop play for Coach Howie Stephenson's team this season — and put it squarely up to the locals to win one of the final two conference games or settle for a share of the crown. The Bulldogs could have their hands full this weekend when they travel to Clarion for a game Saturday night. The game was originally slated Friday, but changed due to the Sectional Wrestling Tournament the preceding two days. Algona downed Clarion here Jan. 3, 99-67. The regular season ends the following Friday when the Iowa Falls Cadets pay a visit here. Clear Lake had to come from behind to end Algona's 7-game winning skein Friday and give the locals their second loss in 16 outings. Clear Lake fouls, followed by Algona free throws allowed the locals to break from the gate and take an early lead. It was 9-4 midway through the first period, and with the two high- scoring guards, Tom Claude and Craig Espe, ringing the bell, the Bulldogs had leads of 18-9 and 20-11 before the Lions closed the gap to 24-17 at the quarter. The Lions kept the pressure on Algona during the second stanza — and when the Bulldog shooting managed only three field goals in eight minutes, the Lions took advantage of the opportunity and grabbed a 39-25 halftime edge. Clear Lake led the rest of the way — but not without plenty of anxious moments. Claude and Espe got a hand from Gregg Betts in the scoring department to make a game of it all the way to the end. Clear Lake's lead was chopped to 49-47, 51-49 and finally 60-57 at the three-quarter mark- and the fourth period was a repeat as Algona trailed by 6059 early in the rugged going, then 74-73 with two minutes left before the visitors put the game on ice as Espe, Betts and Tom Jones left with five fouls each. From the field, the Lions outscored the locals 31-30, but from the free throw line, Clear Lake held a 24-17 margin, which proved to be the difference. Espe wound up with 29 points, Claude 26 and Betts 10 for Algona, while Grabinski topped all scorers with 32 for the Lions. Elting notched 20, Craig Chapman 16 and Bruce Evenrude 14 for the winners. Under the boards, Grabinski NC CONFERENCE STANDINGS W L ALGONA 11 1 Clear Lake 9 3 Hampton 8 5 Webster City 6 7 Clarion 5 6 Eagle Grove 4 8 Humboldt 4 8 Iowa Falls 1 10 - o nabbed 16 rebounds, Elting 12, Betts 10 and Brocke Laws seven as the winners held the upper hand, 41-34. The Lions were vastly improved from their 80-54 drubbing by the Bulldogs there Dec. 16. Box score: ALGONA (77) FG FT F Boldridge o 2-32 Laws 3 2-2 2 Bstts 5 0-05 Espe 13 3-5 5 Claude 8 10-12 3 Meyer 1 0-0 2 Jones 0 0-05 30 17-22 24 C. LAKE (86) FG FT F Elting 8 4-71 Floy 2 0-0 4 Grabinski 13 6-8 2 Chapman 7 2-52 Evenrude 1 12-12 3 Budolfson 0 0-05 31 24-32 17 Algona's Junior Varsity, with Dale Padersen canning 16 points, Denny Richter and Craig Taylor 11 each and Rod Rogert nine, got past Clear. Lake, 53-51, in the curtain-raiser. It was the 12th win in 14 outings for Coach Keith Christie's club. FRIDAY BB RESULTS BOYS Armstrong 68, TItonka 40 Clear Lake 86, Algona 77 LuVerne 88, Klemme 38 Rolfe 77, Twin Rivers 65 Ringsted 66, Rake 48 Swea City 73, Burt 44 Hampton 71, Clarion 70 GIRLS Armstrong 67, Titonka 55 Twin Rivers 77, Rolfe 30 V.F.W. MEETING Wednesday, Feb. 8 BAR IS OPEN MONDAY THRU SATURDAY — 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • • •I BIG SALE STILL IN PROGRESS AT DIAMOND'S !