Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois on March 17, 1977 · Page 36
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Thursday, March 17, 1977
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i-10 Section II CSR Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, March 16,1977 I Laurence answers H-F's challenge By HENRY MURILLO They looked under par in beating Shepard. They allowed Reavis and Richards to gain second half leads on them before going to work. They allowed Lockport to sit in its vaunted zone And they played Homewood-Flossmoor's kind of game So then, how are they going to Champaign' That's what many folks around the state are asking And St. Laurence has the answers . Tuesday night in a gym that reminds its visitors of the days of King Arthur, Laurence had the right answers and put H-F away 57-53 to advance on to Champaign and a date with Chicago Public league winner Phillips in the Elite Eight lidlifter that will get underway just after noon onJFriday. "We had to feel that he would try and intimidate us un derneath," said Coach Chuck Schwarz "Before the game I told Cozzi (Ken) and Domiiuak (Dennis) not to worry about the fouls, that they would have to fight back " That was part of Schwarz' plan to defeat H-F The other involved defensing guard Bob Reed "We had to guard him," he said "He's tough, capable of scoring, and he gets the ball to Clark (Mike) very well. We just had to stop him and I think Eddie (Kruszka) did a great job." , St Laurence flexed its muscles and fought back at the rugged SICA North conference champion to advance on to the big one at Champaign It also strudt a blow for its own Catholic league, which in years past had played sec pnd fiddle to its piers from the south suburbs s Not anymore After Kruszka and Reed exchanged buckets to start things rolling, forward 3m Stack put two through to give Laurence a 6-2 lead and showed the crowd of 4,146 that they meant business Things leveled out from there on out for the rest of the period until Kevin Boyle stole a ball and raced in just before time ran out and gave his Vikings a 16-11 lead and the much needed momentum Laurence kept H-F at bay through the second quarter with Stack and Boyle holding their own against Clark and Mark Jessup, to take a 26-19 halfbme advantage. ,, H-F has been known for its quick bursts in the third period' all season long, a point Schwarz felt he had to impress upon his troops. And like clockwork, the Vikings (H-F, that is), made their run at Laurence, over taking them 31-30 with just under three minutes left in the third stanza But Laurence did just what it had done against Shepard, Reavis, Richards, and Lockport "We kept our composure," understated Schwarz. The team that doesn't seem to rattle, and probably wouldn't unless the Richter scale were to hit a solid seven, came back with the last nine points of toe quarter to put themselves in'the driver's seat at 39-31. " Stack hit a, short jumper, Kruszka a : little longer one, then turned things over the Boyle who put through a free throw and two hoops to seal their intents and derail H-F's, purposes. "I knew they'd come at us," said Schwarz. "I had heard from other coaches how they like to press you and for awhile there they had it working. Our kids just didn't let them take total' control and got the ball to Boyle the way we should. j "It's always a pleasure to see him get the ball.'.' ' 'While Boyle was putting forth a solid effort on the offensive end, a fourth forward inserted when starting center Cozzi ran into foul trouble, was stealing all of the defensive plaudits. Dennis Dominak has only appeared in about half of the games this season but turned a performance on Clark that had to make people wonder where he's been all this time. While he wasn't exactly filling in his spot on the scorecard with excessive activity, Dominiak was dishing out some tough punishment on Clark that the All-Stater hasn't been used to receiving "I thought Dominiak did a great job on him," said Schwarz. "He wouldn't give an inch and that's what you have to do with a guy like Clark. You have to stand toe-to- toe with him." Dominiak did and even earned himself some marks in the box score, hitting three of his four attempts, in the fourth quarter for six points "· .-While Dominiak was shutting off Clark by denying him the ball, H-F came up with yet another plan to try and 7 pull this one out H-F, a team that has lived with its inside play all season long, went the other direction and with the play of guards Reed and Billy Sampias got back into it. Laurence was up 43-33 and apparently pulling away when the two little men went to work Sampias connected and Reed followed suit to get back within six at 43-37. Then Laurence started pulling away again. Dominiak hit one of his buckets and guard Tom Clifford added a pair of free throws to move ahead by 10 points at the 4:19 marker. Add a Boyle free throw on the front end of a one-and-one and Laurence had matters settled Or at least it seemed that way until Sampias and Reed got two buckets off the press to get back into it. The two also added some clutch free throws and before anyone could bat an eye, it was a ballgame again at 50-46 with 1:15 left. ^ H-F, a team that makes very few mistakes, made several down the stretch in fouling Boyle who is the Vikings' answer to Rick Barry when it comes to the charity stripe. The cup tells it Frond and happy members of the Mount Cannel ice squad display the Kennedy cop, emWemactic of the Catholic High school hockey crown, after edging Brother Rice 2 to 1 Saturday night at the Homewood-Ftossmoor ice arena. From left: Mark Waver, Tom Lannon, 'Rich Rntfno, Clade Crane, Derek Eggennai, and coach John Denran. (Photo by Bob Srilivan). Carme/ edges Rice for cup Vikings' Queen of Peace, Evergreen hero The funny part of it was that the player almost took what happened more mat- ter-of-factly than the coach But only almost "Super. Just super," exclaimed Coach Chuck Schwarz after witnessing substitute Dennis Dominiak's inspiring performance which may have been the key to St Laurence's 57-53 conquest of Homewood- Flossmoor last night in the supersectibnal of the Illinois High School association ..state tournament Dominiak's reaction? Low keyed, mainly because the Viking junior was so excited his mouth moved faster than the words coming out "I just tried to do what Cozzi (center Ken, who picked up four quick fouls before departing) did Keep the ball away from him." "Him" was H-F center Mike Clark, the imposing 6'7"figure who was public enemy number one to St Laurence all week But Clark's part was reduced to a minor role, thanks to a team defensive effort. Cozzi and the seldom-used Dominiak Dominiak came into this one with only 16 games under his belt this season. - girls reach Jinals By BERNIE LYNCH Coach Marie McNamara's Queen of Peace girls' basketball team last night ousted the tourney's top seeded, Morton East squad 35 to 29 to advance to tomorrow's championship round of play, in the Reavis regional tournament Queen of Peace's opponent will be Evergreen Park, who eliminated the host team by a score of 53 to 34 in the second game last night The title contest will start at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow on the Reavis High school floor in Bur, bank. Sandy Lindenmeyer had 12 points for Queen of Peace, who was forced to battle from behind in the second half to defeat the highly regarded Morton squad. Evergreen was led to its .win over Reavis by Sue Myers with 15 points. j Jane McGowan had 12 points and Mariann Keating 11 as they led Queen of peace to an easy 47 to 13 win over University in the opener Monday night Coach Carol Blount's Reavis team got past Argo 56 to 47 in their opening game on Monday. Blackwell paced the Rams with 14 points on 12 points. Thea Mucerino added 13. Both finalists have visions of reaching this year's state finals to be held at Normal Curie title to St. Gall St. Gall's grammar school's girls' basketball team capped an unbeaten, highly successful campaign by edging St Nicholas by a score of 24 to 23 in the final game of the playoffs at Curie park. A basket by Joyce Hoffman with seven seconds left to play decided the is- sue. She was named to the all-tourney squad. Other members of the all- tourney team included Jackie Triplett, who sparked Epithany to a consolation win over Christ the King; Mary Beth Ruthkowski of St. Nicholas, and Catherine Skubitsch of St Gall. on the campus-of Illinois State university. ' Meanwhile,playoffs in the Chicago Public league continue this afternoon. Top seeded Fenger will be at home to Young, Curie travels to Marshall, lind- blom entertains Manley, Kenwood is at Orr, Julian plays at Dunbar, and CVS hosts King. If Fenger wins today, it will meet Tflden in one of four quarter-final games Friday at Orr. Winner of the Curie-Marshall game will be pitted against Taft Tilden passed its second round test by downing Bowen 48 to 44 this past Monday and Taft ousted Lane 48 to 47. Semi-final round of play win be next Tuesday at Orr and Hyde Park. Third place contest between the two losers will take place the following day, and the championship contest s is scheduled for Thursday, March 24, at Clemente. ' The Public league winner will gain a berth in the state finals to be played at Horton fieldhouse on the campus of Illinois State university in Normal. By MARK HERMANSON In a thrilling display of high school hockey at its best, Mount Cannel edged Brother Rice 2 to 1 to gain possession of the Kennedy cup. Sophomore wingman Chris Chelios deflected a shot into the Crusaders' net with 10 seconds left to play for the winning tally. The game pitted Camel's speed and passing ability against Rice's size'and experience. Time and again Camel's swift forwards swooped up the ice, passes going from whig to wing, there'd be a quick shot, a save and then Rice's defense would smother the rebound and break up ice towards Camel's net Carmel's goalie.Dan O'Donnelh and Rice's Tom Page were both superb in the nets. Following the game they were named as co-winners of the MVP'of the Kennedy cup playoffs. Midway through the first period, Rice got on the Scoreboard' when its all-star forwards Jim Juracka and Jim Mazurowski skated into Carmel's zone on a 2 on one situation. Juracka waited until Mazurowski was-clear and then slipped him a goalmouth pass and "Maz" connected for a l to 0 Rice lead. The Caravan stormed back and with 38 seconds left in the period, Chelios scored the first of his two goals. Rice's goalie, Page, and kicked out a short and a rebound, but his defense- men couldn't clear the front of the net and Chelios picked up the rebound and put it passtothe past the outstretched Page. The second period was scoreless, thanks to Page and O'Donnell, who conti- nued to sparkle in the nets. The action raced from one end of the rink to the other, typical of the Catholic league playoffs, with both, teams setting up scoring opportunities and both failing to net the chances they had received. Cannel began the third period on a power'play, but Tom Oboikovitz and Art Follenweider snuffed all no- tention scoring chances and the period settled down to a replica of the firsstot first two. Rice's line of Juracka, Mazurcwski and Bandyk applied constant pressure hi Cannel zone.but O'Donnell shut them off when it counted.} All Stars Ferguson and Fink, as well as junior Kevin McCabe gave Rice the most trouble with their quick skating and sharp passing, but it was sopho- more Chelios who was in the right place at the"hght time with 10 seconds left in the game. * Page was in position to stoo a shot coming in from 20 feet out when Chelios deflected the puck to the* other side of Rice'spMt. -» Thus, Carmel regained possession of the Kennedy cup prize it held two years -ago. Rice, coached- by,, Don Menoni,saw its hopes, Ip retain the Kennedy cup for the second year in a, row ended, as well as its hjdHfor a fifth trophy. . ;1 ,,Coach Deuran commented: "If these two teams were to play a 100 game-series, it would most JJkely have a 50-50 result." [The winner ultimately, is the Catholic league with teams of the caliber of Carmel and Brother Rice. -"\. tourney to be televised The University of-Illinois Assembly hall will come alive with action on March 18 and 19. On those days the best of the biggest high schools in the state battle it out for the championship of the annual Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class AA Boy State Basketball tournament If you can't be there in. person, you can catch all the exciting action right from your favorite arm chair. Harry Fitzhugh, executive secretary of the IHSA. has announced that Illinois Bell wfll co-sponsor toe television coverage over a nine-station network. The games will be broadcast live and in color. Three television stations will cart}' all eight games during the Class; AA tournament, starting with the first two quarter-final games on Friday afternoon, March 18, and continuing through the championship games on Saturday night March 19. W6N (Channel 9) in Chicago will be the one .to tune hi. Tournament action wfll be broadcast starting at noon and 7 p.m., both'Fn- day and Saturday. 3,' f Tom Kelley will return for the 18th year to head., up the broadcast team.'.'tHe'll be joined by Floyd Rjown, uf WGN Chicago, and Jck Burmaster, Athletic Director of Evanston Towpship high school. This is the 26th year Illinois Bell has participated in the telecast ' · 2nd best in city The ffirK two-tap volleyball team from Mowrt Greenwood park, 371] W. 111th *t, finished second 'm fat Chicago Park district's city-wide voTJeybalt tournament Tke girts all UK way to the title game before losing to park. Team members arc (front row from left): CMy Becker, Patti Wrtf, Lnra Heyt *«d Mary Kay Kilroe, (tap T*» fnrn left): Kafky Powers, Dawn Zaremta, Marian McAvcy, Kara McNaRy, Na»cy Wcker, Ctfleea and coach Harriet Brow*. Anticipation D«ft let the bomdng bul fool you (as K appears to etade first half St lamrtwce defenders, from left, Demis DonMak, 30m Stack aid Ed Knszka), because Oils was owe of fte f ew times the Vikings let down their gvard dvrtog last right's svpersectioiu] straggle. DomMak aid Knsifca famed Hi oftstandhiR defensive performances, wMfe Stack tad 12 to lead the Vftes to a Si-si wte In Jofiet Next for the feagve drops Is pumps High school ta Chnpun _ Friday. More pictures on page 14. (Econowbt iM* w George Bertom). ~* :\\ SPAFLKl

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