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2-D—LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAU-Thurtday Evening. AM 3. ABA Ends Play Today Kentucky, IVets Face Possible Friday Outing For East Title By Tlio Associated Press The Kentucky Colonels and New York Nets trade opponents tonight and the expectation is they will then meet each other Friday night. Both clubs arc on the road tonight—the Colonels at Memphis, the Nets at Virginia. If they both win—or if they both lose—there will be a one-game playoff at Louisville Friday night to settle the American Basketball Association's Eastern Division championship. Wednesday night, Kentucky downed the Virginia Squires 8881 while New York crushed the Memphis Sounds 119-97. Elsewhere, the Utah Stars defeated the Indiana Pacers 119012 and the Spirits of St. Louis trounced the San Diego Conquistadors 13-1-110. The streaking Colonels won their eighth straight game although they were held to their second lowest point total of the year. Nevertheless, it was good enough to defeat Virginia for the llth straight time this season. The Colonels were led by Ted McCJain with 17 points while Mike Jackson of Virginia led all scorers with 25. Kentucky took an early 10-4 lead and never trailed. By losing, the Squires set an ABA record for fewest victories in a season — 15. "We played just hard enough to win and that was it." said Kentucky coach Hubie Brown. "The way we have to look at it, it's win No. 57 and we're one . away from a tie for the division championship. I think if you go over the past two weeks, we've held everybody in he 80s and 90s. It's a com- >liment to our team because no ine ever brings it up that we're eading the league in defense," Nets 118, Sounds 97 Meanwhile, Julius Ervlng's 26 points led a balanced New York attack against Memphis. The Nets fell behind 9-4 but took the ead for good 15-13 on Larry Kenon's .lump shot midway lirough tlie opening period. \ T ew York rapidly pulled away and opened a CO-38 spread on Brian Taylor's lay-up 13 seconds before halftime. Kcnon and John Williamson added 17 points apiece white Ta5'lor and Mike Gale had 16 and Willie Sojoumer 12. Stew Johnson and Tom Owens had 17 apiece to lead Memphis. Memphis coach Joe Mullaney declined to pick a winner of the special playoff. In fact, he vasn't so sure thcre'd be a playoff since the Sounds aren't conceding a thing to the Colonels in tonight's game while the Nets are 10-0 against Virginia. "I'm not counting us out against Kentucky," he said. 'We match up better against .hem than we do against New York. We're only 2-8 against •Centucky, but we've played "ive good games against them and only one good one against w York. Two of our losses to Centucky were in overtime." Stars 119, Pacers 112 Utah's John Roche pumped in i5 fourth-quarter points and fin- shed with 29 as the Stars subdued an Indiana rally. Indiana trailed 78-63 late in the third xriod but outscored the Stars L4-4 to get back in the gama. The Pacers took a 91-90 lead early in the final quarter and AATJ Meet (Continued From Fagc One) on the inbounds play following Fincher's bucket. Kahler, with no time remaining, hit the fron end of a one-and-one, but missed on the second shot in her attempt t o send the contest into overtime. Tourney favorite Wayland had little trouble with Seattle as the Flying Queens waltzed to a GO-22 halftime advantage ant never looked back. Six players hit in double figures and every one for Wayland played. Topping the victors were Carloyi Bush with 15, Brenda Moeller with 14 and Peggy Provence with 14. Seattle's Karen Strong took individual scoring honors with 20 points. NBA Ber Bucks Eliminated From Playoff ~ Competitions Bullets Set Mart : * ' ..;•&!.* HOT POTATO—The red, white -and blue ABA ball was like a hot potato for Memphis' Jim O'Brien, left, and New York's Wendell Ladner Wednesday night. Both were after, a rebound it landed in Ladner's grasp (top" left), then took an odd spin as both grabbed for it (lower !eft) but it finally got •away from 'both of them (right), (AP Wirephoto) stayed close minutes. until the closing Ron Boons scored 21 for Utah and Jim Eakins and Randy Denton added 20 and 19, respectively. Billy Knight Jed the Pacers with 25 while George McGinnis scored 24. Spirits 134, Conquistadors 110 St. Louis scored a leagiu record 25 consecutive points and Fred Lewis pumped in 27 points to load the Spirits and extend San Diego's losing streak to 10 games despite a career-high 24 points by rookie forward Scott English. The pre vious record was 18 consecutive points by Indiana against San Antonio in December 1973. Seven men hit double figures for the Spirits. In addition to Lewis, Maurice Lucas had 24, Marvin Barnes 23, Don Adams 13, Goo Kennedy 12, Gus Gerard 11 and Mike Barr 10. Flames Keep NHL Playoff Aspirations Flickering By The Associated Press ,Red Wings drubbed the Wash- Reports of the Atlanta Flames' demise have been greatly exaggerated ... so far. The Flames kept flickering Wednesday night with a 3-0 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on goals by Rey Comeau, Tom Lysiak and Tim Ecclestone and Dan Bouchard's shutout goaltending. Tlie triumph left the Flames three points behind the second- place New York Islanders and two in back of the New York Rangers. The Flames who would have been eliminated had they lost, meet the Rangers Friday night in Atlanta after the Rangers play in Philadelphia Thursday night. Elsewhere, the Vancouver Canucks blanked the California 3-0, the Los Angeles downed the St. Louis Seals Kings Blues 5-2, the Montreal Cana- dieris routed the Pittsburgh Penguins 6-0 and the Detroit Quebec Wraps Up WHA Loop Crown By The Associated Press The Quebec Nordiques had something going for them—first place. Behind 3-0. the Nordiques scored twice in the final 78 seconds to defeat the Minnesota Fighting Saints 5-3 Wednesday night and clinch first place in the Canadian Division of the World Hoceky Association. "We were kind of loose from clinching the playoff spot against Edmonton Tuesday night," said Nordiques r. o a c h Jean-Guy Gendron. "But we didn't quit after falling behind 3-0." Minnesota had won four of the five games between the two teams going into Wednesday night's contest. The Saints can still clinch a playoff spot. "We were flying at the start and they were the ones hanging on. They seemed to be tiring," said Wayne Connelly of the Saints. "Then they got a couple of power play goals and we were the ones hanging on.' 1 Dale Hoganson, who scored a goal and handed out two assists for Quebec, said "the first three times they beat us this year they did it by outskating us, that's for sure, they took us for granted tonight." Connelly seemed to agree. "After they got their first goal we started playing differently and the game opened up," he said. "We could have put the game away, hut we gave them all the breaks in the world." Serge Bernier triggered Que bee's comeback at 13:27 of the second period with his 53rd goal of the season. Chris Bor- clelcau cut the margin to 3-2 at 16:33 of the second period and Dale Hoganson tied it at 1:57 of lie third period on a power )lay, setting the stage for Tardi .and Houle as the game neared the end. Fran Huck, Mike Antonovich Deadline Set For Tickets Deadline is Saturday for reserving tickets to next Tuesday's Red Raider Club-sponsored Texas Tech All-Sports Banquet, RRC officials reported. Tickets are now on sale for the program which honors all Tech athletes. The tickets, priced at 55 each, can be obtained by writing the Red Raider Club office, Box 456. reported club president George Wilson. Tech's new head football coach Steve Sloan will be main speaker. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Lubboek Coliseum. One of the night's highlights will be the presentation of awards to Tech's top athletes. Chief football awards will be the Pete Cawthon,' Deil Morgan and Donny Anderson plaques and the Polk Robison basketball- awards* • Also; -all Tech athletes' making aJI- conferenee or winning Southwest Conference championships will be rec- ognised. Wilson emphasized that a person does not have to be a member of the Red Raider Club to attend the banquet, and parents are urged to bring their youngsters. and Mike Walton tallied for Minnesota. In the only other WHA games ilayed Wednesday, Houston nipped Cleveland 7-6 and Vancouver stopped Winnepeg 6-4. Aeros 7, Crusaders 6 Houston held a 5-1 lead short- y after the second period be;an before Cleveland tied it up on goals by Al McDonough Perry Holbrook, Ron Ward and Jim Harrison. Then Don Larway scored 12 minutes into he third eriod and Mark Howe tallied two minutes later to give the Aeros a 7-5 lead before Harrison scored his second goal of the night in the final minute. Frank Hughes, who scorec twice, said he hadn't been shooting in the past few games and Wednesday's performance surprised him. "It's a funny game," he said "I took a few shots and the; went in." Blazers 6, .lets 4 Danny Lawson scored thre' goals to propel the Vancouve over Winnipeg. The loss left th Jets four points away from playoff wild-card berth wit just three games remaining. Lawson tallied two goals i the opening period, then Larrj Israelson scored twice in les than a minute in the second pe .Tiod. to give Vancouver a 4- lead. After Winnipeg cut th margin to 4-2, Don Burgess an Lawson retaliated to again pu the Blazers in front by fou goals, 6-2. Ulf Nilsson and Anders He* berg scored in a space of 1:0 to again reduce the margin t the final score. S 100,000 PIONEER NATURAL GAS CO. 9V6% BONDS DM D*»<nt»f 15. I9H PrFce 104.50 n«f C«rr«nt Yield 9.Q9% Yield to maturity 8.63% W. ow* «*4 <Mir TvM*rt • Wood/s "A" Rating M prl«f «4t w clw««« h ftk»i for Wofmotion cadi Schneider, Bernet & Hickman, Inc. Stocks— Bomh— Commodities Court Place— Main pt T«xo« Av«, 763-1951 4.7 gton Capitals 8-3. The Kansas ity-at-Cliicago game was post- oned because of a snowstorm nd rescheduled for tonight. Atlanta's Bouchard turned ack every Toronto threat as e Mapls Leafs outshot the lames 45-30, including a 26-7 dge in the third period. Come- u started the scoring with a ower-play goal at 8:04 of the pening period, Lysiak made it 0 at 10:29 of the second perio f ter Toronto failed three times clear the puck and Eccles- sne closed out the scoring' with unassisted goal at 6:11 of he final period. "Up until now we've always ssumed we would be gunning or the Islanders, but they aven't lost in nine games," aid Cliff Fletcher, Atlanta's eneral manager. "The key ame has to be the Rangers at hiladelphia. If the : Rangers r in, we have no chance. Our nly chance would then be to atch the Islanders. It's a day>-day proposition and we're anging by a thread." Canucks 3, Seals 0 Vancouver goalie Ken Lock- .t recorded his second shutout two nights, both over California. Lockett was momentarily unned with '7:46 left in the ame after being? checked by en Frig, but recovered to fin- .h his shutout. • \ '. ; Vancouver scored two power- lay goals and set up its other oal while a Seal was leaving he penalty box. Paiilin Bor- eeau, Leon Rochefcrt and Bobby Lalonde each picked up is 17th goal of the season for 'ancouver, which has one ame remaining and leads Di- ision 2 by four points over St. ^ouis, which has two games eft. Chicago is six points be- ind with three to go. Kings 5, Blues 2 Frank St. Marseille scored wo goals; Mike Murphy arid jene Carr had one apiece anc joalie Gary Edwards sparklec n the nets as the ex-St. Louis contingent paced Los Angeles victory over the Blues. Bob Nevin's goal midwaj through the first period matched a St. Louis score b Chuck Lefley and tied the club record of 70 points set by Juh_ Widing in 1972-73. Murphy' 20% OFF All Golf Equipment S)M*t-Mttl t W*mWi t MiviMt $•*. Starts IWtk 24* •MN April Jni Oth goal snapped the tie with :26 left in the opening period nd the Kings added goals by arr and St. Marseille in the econd period for a 4-1 lead. Canadiens 6, Penguins 0 Guy Lafleur and Steve Sliutt cored six. seconds apart to art a five-goal second-period tontreai barrage. Guy Lapinte boosted Montreal's lead to 0 before the period was two minutes old and Mario Tremb- ay and Bob Gaihey completed » Pro Hockey Standings the five-goal burst as the Cana diens tied the idle Buffalo Sa bres at 109 points, most in thi NHL. Both teams have twc games remaining. Yvon Lambert completed the scoring with game while 5:12 left in the Montreal goalie WKA Eait nivlnlon W I, T Ml. GF OA New England 4 2S S 83 XT tfO Ievrt»nd 34 40 3 71 231 256 hiCBgo 23 IS 1 59 =55 305 ndf»napol1s 18 55 3 39 210 326 Wert Dlrlsloa •Houston 51 U 0 102 3W 239 Innescta 41 31 3 85 299 264 an Diego 41 31 3 85 r.ttt I5S hcenfx 38 30 8 W 292 257 .lUmort 13 51 -I 42 187 313 Canadlu Dlvltlca uebec 45 31 0 90 321 ZX> oronto 42 32 2 86 540 293 Innlpcg 38 33 4 80 311 272 tuicouver 35 3S 2 72 246 260 dmonton 34 37 4 72 266 270 x clinched division idle We AM (Any's Games Houston 7, Cleveland 6 Quebec 5.. Minnesota 3 Vancouver 8, Winnipeg 4 TcxHy's Game* Quebec at New England Baltimore at .San Diego ;FrM*v'« Gwntt Phoenix at Minnesota New Enjlind at Chicago Winnipeg at Toronto Vancouver at Edmonton - NHI, Dlrlilon 1 W L T Vts. OF (!.\ Ken Dryden stopped 23 shots in recording! his fourth shutout of the season. Red Wings 8, Capitals 3 Detroit's Danny Grant scored his 49th and 50th goals and became the second player in the history of the Red Wings to reach the 50-goal plateau. Mick- v Redmond scored 51 last sea- on -and 52 the year before. It •as the hapless Capitals' 38th oad defeat in 39 games. Bill Hogaboam scored a pair E goals to get the Wings even n the second period after Bill ,esuk and Ron Anderson had ut the Caps in front 2-0. "I did not start thinking that I ould reach 50 until I got the 1st," Grant said. "I was so appy when all tlie players ame off the bench. It gave me ne of my greatest thrills in ro hockey. I have the puck nd the stick and am keeping icm as souvenirs forever. 1 By The Associated Press Hello, Detroit; goodbye, Milwaukee. That's the latest National Basketball Association playoff news following the Detroit Pis- ons' 97-89 victory over the Chicago Bolls Wednesday night. The triumph clinched a wildcard berth for Detroit in the Vestern Conference—they will meet Seattle in the first round—while eliminating the Milwaukee Bucks—finalists last e a s o n—from playoff con- ention. • Elsewhere, the Seattle Super- Sonics shaded the Kansas City- Omaha Kings 99-96, the Wash- ngton Bullets routed the Houson Rockets 112-85, the Boston Celtics edged the Buffalo Braves 95-92 and the Phoenix Suns nipped the Los Angeles Lakers 108-106. Detroit used Bob Lanier's 26 points and a balanced attack to defeat Chicago. Curtis Rowe and Howard Porter added 18 points each, with Porter com- ng off the bench in the first quarter. Lanier grabbed seven rebounds to become Detroit's all-time leading rebounder, surpassing the 4,986 amassed by Walter Dukes in six seasons. It's been a long year," said Detroit coach Ray Scott. "We didn't anticipate the type o! season we had, but we still reached one of our objectives. We're not as deep and talentec as some of the teams in the playoffs, but our guys showed they wanted to make it and they did. Our guys have a lot of character and will do anything to win. We stuck together and did the things we needed to do, Pro Cage Standings rdnbald also had 25 IC-Omaha thus rernained^two ames behind Chicago irt^tHe Midwest Division. •;^;"; '; The Kings' Sam LaceyV&iio lulled down a game-hl.gjfj'io ebounds, briefly came to -.blows •Philadelphia '.Y. Islanders <. Y. Rangers ttluit* /ancouver t. Louln Chicago Minnesota Kansas City :-ltontreal Los Angeles Pittsburgh Detroit Washington x Buffalo 49 18 10 103 282 177 32 24 22 66 257 2U 36 28 13 65 SU W7 34 29 15 83 239 'J24 Division 2 37 32 10 84 267 253 33 31 14 80 262 2ri2 S3 34 8 78 256 23 48 7 53 220 15 52 11 41 17S 319 Division 3 4a 14 19 109 360 221 41 17 20 102 263 1B1 36 27 15 87 315 280 23 43 12 58 256 324 Registration Set By Northeast LL Registration for Northeast little Leagues will be held tonight and Friday night, league 5 19 in 432 47 16 15 109 116 23 Boston 40 25 13 S3 333 237 Toronto 31 32 IS 77 274 30 California 19 47 12 50 203 31 I-cU»ch*i) illTldon title Wednesday's (inmes Kansas City at Chicago, ppil,. enow Detroit 8, Washington 3 Montreal 6. Pittsburgh 0 Los Angeles 5, St Louis 2 Atlanta 3, Toronto 0 Vancouver 3. California 0 Today's GamM New York Rangers at Philadelphia Boston at Buffalo Kansas City at onfcago Friday'* (iamr* New York Rangers at Atlanta Minnesota at Vancouver Dr. J. Davis Arm'stead, Director... . . . personally invites you to join the West Texas Savings team. The Officers and Directors, backed by over 265 local stockholders, assure our community of competent and friendly savings and loan service. Drop in at 50th and Indiana and enjoy a true taste of good old fashioned West Texas hospitality. - West Tfezas Savings Association--.^ fficials announced. Signups will be slated both lights, from 7-8 p.m., at Sam Arnett, Parkway Drive and landers elementary schools. All youngsters coming to reg- ster must be accompanied by a went or guardian. NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division .-Boston Buffalo New York Philadelphia Houston Cleveland Atlanta W L Pet. OB 5S 22.725 — 48 32 .600 10 39 W.491 IS 34 45.425 24 Central Division ^.^ _ /!! 41.500 18V ",a 41 .4S8 19V _. 50 .?•&! Sit New Orleans ?3 57 .235 33V WESTERS fOXFEKKNCK Midwest Division Chicago Kansas City-Omah» Detroit Milwaukee 45 33 .5(3 « 37 .553 40 41 .<W 35 43 .456 Pacific Division 6V 47 33.586 40 -J9.506 36 44 .450 11 32 45. AM K 30 50.37a 17 x-Golden State Seattle Portland Phoenix Los Angetes x-clinched division lltle Wednesday's Gntnes Boston 95. Buffalo 32 Washington 112. Houston B5 Detroit 07. Chfcnlfo 89 Phoenix 10B. Los Angeles 106 Seattle 99. Kansas City-OmaJia So Today's Game New York at Cleveland Friday's Games Washington at Boston Philadelphia at Buffalo New Orleans at Chicago New York at Milwaukee Golden Stnte at Phoenix Seattle nt Los Angeles Kansas City-Omaha at Portland Kentucky ABA EaUcm Division «• i. rci. on 57 26 .687 — Western Dlvlslnn x-Denver 64 19 .771. — San Antonio 50 33 .602 14 Indiana Utah . 45 .",8.542 19 37 -IS ,44fi 27 31 52 .373 33 San Diego x-cllKMil division title Wednesday's f!ame» Kentucky 88. Virginia SI New York 119. Memphis 57 Utah i:o. Indiana 112 SL Louis 134, San Diego 110 Today's Games New York at Virginia Indiana at San Antonio Kentucky at Memphis SI. Louis at Utah Kan Diego at Denver 1 Friday's r.ume New York at Kentucky. If necessary, determine 1st place ow we are where we 5jpan,t|[d be and anything can u ' - SuperSouics 09, Kings, fl* Seattle's Spencer cored ,25 points, including;; Inching free throws eft to play. The Kings;'^Nate ath Seattle's Tommy fter the latter was whistied-fer pushing foul. .' '••""'-"•'* Bullets 112, Rockets 85 •Elvin Hayes scored 33 points nd grabbed 14 rebounds as 'the Bullets boosted their record 'to jg-21 and maintained their half- ame edge over Boston in the ace for the best record in^*e The Celtics host the Bul- ets Friday night. The Bullets also set a olub ecord for victories in one Sfea- on, surpassing their 57-25 mark in 1968-69. The loss ropped Houston's final record o 41-41 and the Rockets ml&t vait until 39-40 New York and 9-41 Cleveland complete tHSir easons to see if they qualify or the playoffs. Washington's \Ves Unseld :ontributed 13 points and 13 ebounds to go over the 1,000- ebound mark for the fifth time n his seven-year career. Celtics 95, Braves 92 Dave Cowens' six-point burst ti the last thtee minutes en- rbled Boston to turn back Bufalo. Tiie Celtics were nursing an 87-86 lead with 2:57 remain- ng when Cowens hit a basket and then matched -Jim rtcTVHllian's two free throws.' John Havlicek scored a basket and Lee Winfield hit two ree throws for Buffalo, then Cowens came back with the basket that put the Celtics ahead by five points. Bob McAdoo paced th,e Braves with 25 points • while Cowens and Haviicek shared scoring honors for Boston with 23 points each. Suns 108, Lakers 108 Gary Melchionni's 13-foot shot with four seconds rerhain- ng gave Phoenix its triumph. Each team has two games to play. Los Angeles is 30-50 while ?hoenix is 32-48. The last-'place finisher in the Pacific Division will take part in the coin flip aganst the Atlanta Hawks for he first draft choice. Cazzie Russell of Los Angeles led all scorers with 27 points while Charlie Scott had 25 and Mike Bantom 24 for Phoenix. "It's been a long, long ,sea- on," said coach Bill Sharman of the Lakers. Dribblers (Continneil From Page One) at 10:30 a.m. Friday with Da/hart playing Mid-cities. Seminole will compete against Lubbock at 11:45 a.m. in the other first-round contest. • •••• Bovina will meet Idalou at 1 p.m. Friday to open Senior Division action. Hale Center will face Lubboek at 2:15 p.m.;.'" in the other first-round match of the Senior Division. Second-round action and 1 consolation competition will 'continue through 9:45 p.m. Friday and will pick up again at;, 8 a.m. Saturday. The finals are scheduled for late Saturday. 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