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Southend Reporter from Chicago, Illinois · Page 37

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Economist Newspapers, Wednesday, March 16.1977 CSR Section 11 Page 11 De LaSalle Meteors Champaign bound By BERNIE LYNCH unheralded Meteors of De LaSalle have gone into -. Bother member of the Catholic league, for an 83 3»»71 victory last night in the East Aurora supeersectional ·-»~Last night's thrilling victory was the most memorable in " t years to the many loyal De LaSalle fans. The I boasts having three national Catholic invitational ti- ., the last one being back in 1936. Oldtimers will recall ZQfc national tourney held every year at Loyola university. ----i High was the last one to win the tourney before it dis- ' Ted in 1942. LaSalle joins St. Laurence in becoming the first 3JpKlic High school league members of Chicago to reach -the state tourney, which opens Friday at Champaign. -Zpirst opponent for De LaSAlle will be CoUinsvflle one of 3So unbeaten teams in this year's meet, clashing in the final game 1 of first round play at 8:30 p.m. Friday. ,Collinsville boasts a 30-0 record for the season after win,, re ning its supersectional last night over Carbondale (234) at ^fiarbondale. De LaSAlle takes a 22-6 record into Friday's state tourney. The Meteors finished as runner-up to St. Laurence for the Catholic league crown. - .Trailing after the end of the first period 20 to 18, the Me- .teors tied it up at 42-all at the half. Turning point of the game came early in the second half as DLS outscored the Horde 13 to 2, and took a 63 to 56 lead into the final period. , rt The Meteors actually won the game from the free.throw ·- line, sinking a highly commendable 27 of 30 charity ."'.throws. They connected on 28 of 58 field goal attempts. Weber made good on 32 field goals of 74 'tries and seven .of 15 free throws. , * "sunAs has been the case most of the season, it was a well- XaWer cagers 3ose in tourney balanced victory, with four players hitting in double figures. Dairyl Allen, sensational sophomore center, stood out with 25 pointsmen nine field goals and seven free throws, and he pulled downj? rebounds. Next in scoring was" senior forward Ray Rhone, beinq sought by a number of colleges, with ,20 points on six baskets and eight free throws. ^ x -Dave Skowronski had 16 and Dave Bonko added 14. Dave Lang was Weber's top scorer with-44. Kelty Pete had 11. ( ,, "^ v Coach Tokars was at a loss lor words after the gatee. "They're a heckuva group of kids. Look at the way they always manage to fight back after being behind " Stan Decker of Normal and Ed Norfleet were the game officials last night Norfleeet, who worked last year's state tourney, will return along with Decker. Other referees assigned to work the state finals include. Ed Grams of Aurora, Ron Fahnestock of Canton, Jim Harmison of Bradley, John Milam of Peoria, Al Otto offilk Grove Village, and Larry Peddy of Elk Grove Village. Top seeded Phillips of the Chicago Public league won the right to advance to the state finals with a 77 to 65 win over Westinghouse before some 10,000 howling fans yesterday at the International Amphitheater. The Wildcats, who pulled away in the final quarter, will carry a 28-0 record into the state tourney.. Opening game of the tourney will find Phillips and St. Laurence meeting at 12:15 p.m. Semi-finals will be played starting starting at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, and the championship will be decided that evening. Tipoff is set for 8:30 p.m. Naturally, we're all pulling for both De LaSalle and St. Laurence to meet for the championship. Lawler plans Windy City Golden Gloves finalists . OM of the best boots of the evening last Friday night at the SMh GoWem Gloves boring tonraameit brought together Rich Moral (left), a sophomore at Leo High school, aid Dan Perez, a sophomore at Gordon Tech. Moran ab- sorbs a hard right to the side of his face early in the first round, but he came back strong to outpoint Us opponent for the 125-ponnd novice crown. Daley college wins skate title After capturing the Chi- ^cagoland Collegiate Athletic """"conference basketball ""town and a bid to the Dis- Ul trict 20 NAIA playoffs, St. -.-Xavier was upset by Olivet .', Naiarene 79 to 62 in their round contest at Il- linois Benedicting college. Mike Walaszek was top scorer for the Cougars with 18 points, but he relinquished game honors to Dave Plunkett of Olivet with 19. Windy City Softball for boys formerly known as the Lawler park Midget league, is holding registration of boys ages nine to 16 interested in playing softball. Registration will take .place Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. at Lawler park fieldhouse, 5210 W. 64th st. There is a registration fee of $15. Further information may be obtained by calling Larry Chamot, phone 2841442, after 6 p.m. "We won it in spite of the officiating," exclaimed Daley college Bruin Coach Bill LeMonnier as his team skated their way to their second consecutive Northern Illinois Collegiate Hockey Association Championship, edging Moraine Valley C to 5 Monday. Lutheran champs ;.-. Gloria Dei's schoolboy ^cagers vowed they were not · 'siiperstitution going into "·'Sunday's championship tilt; ^however, the South Siders "-"had their unbeaten win ' -skein halted at 13 by Salem, of Blue Island, who gained "* a' 35 to 32 overtime triumph. It was first of two , opening period and were blanked in the second quarter, trailing 31 to 5 at halftime. St. Paul of Hammond, Ind., downed i St. Paul of Dolton 34 to 30 in the consolation game in the Class AA division. Zion of Homewood got past Zion of Matteson 33 to 19 in their Class A third place contest Luther South will be host to 12 schools for a wrestling tourney next Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. _ 'j^'tional. basketball tourney : neld at Luther South gym. "'JAnother South Side team '.i^'tost in the finals as Hope -^Litheran lost to Trinity of ".. ;Tfflley Park 42 to 35 in their ''.;. .Class AA (larger schools) - -.-final game. · ·, ,. .James Lamand scored 17 points to lead both teams in i scoring column for Sal- Steve Marten had 12 1 Rich Miller tallied 10 in losing effort for Gloria playoffs open tonight ^Gloria Dei jumped off to 8 to 5 first period lead ' left the court -at inter- in in front 30 to 17. tied it up 27 to 27 at end of , regulation play the Blue Islanders out- ed Gloria Del 8 to 5 in overtime \A win. La- !±Band sank a pair of key ' --tree throws to ice the issue' =3» the final miairte. ene Clark paced Trinity its -rictorji scoring 22 tuto. Bob Miianke tallied tor Hope, who was in the first half. They ·--·cored five /points in the ·"T*' ·** ' jinson VP with lIT cage ~^~ Illinois Institute of Tech- ^iology's basketball team selected its 1976-77 "tward winaers. -*~ 4 Freshman Paul Vinson ^·was named as the team's ^HBOSt valuable player. ZZ2 vinson led the OT Hawks :,-fo sewing, averaging 13.1 -' points per game. He scored ~- over 21 points three times -- during the season, with a ^ nigh game of 27. · He is a graduate of tind- -- - Worn ffign school, where he "" received aB-dry, all-section, "and honorable mention all- state honors n basketball. Mark Haaes. a freshman economics major, w*s selected as the team's most improved player. · "iMiaes averaged «-» ^wMts per game and was Aecoid in assists. Daring the last seven games of UK sctson, however, be aver' jucd over 10 points per fujK and led the team in jssists. · A graduate of Marist High school, Haines also (competes on IfTs varsity By BERNIE LYNCH For the first time in the 22-year history of the Southwest Catholic Grammar school conference basketball race, two teams went unbeaten. St. Etbelreda was the real surprise, winning 11 in a row without taking a loss to top the Red division, white St Christina wound up its regular season by snaring its llth straight in the Blue division Sunday. ' The championship playoffs involving the top four teams from each of the two divisions will get underway this eve. ning'in the St Laurence High school gym, 7700 S. Central ave. Opening game at 6:30 p.m. brings together St Ethelreda against St Genuine of Oak Lawn, fourth place finisher in the Blue division with an 8-4 record. , Queen of Martyrs, runner-up to St Etnelreda with a 9-2 record, meets up with the defending champion St Barnabas cagers in the second game scheduled for 7:30 p.m. The Buckeyes, coached by Tom Dunne, wound up with an 8-4 league record. Playoffs continue Friday night at St Laurence. St Cajetan (7-4) goes against Little Flower (9-3) in the opener at 7:30 p.m., followed by the St Christina-St Linus (6-5) encounter one hour later. The four winners will return to the St Laurence gym on Sunday for the semi-finals. The championship and third place games wfll also take place at St Laurence on Sunday evening, March 27. St Christina's Cardinals, coached by Joe Whirity, recently captured first place in the 32-team Angel Guardian schoolboy tourney. Bill Hynes was chosed as MVP. Mike Frost and Mike McNally were named to the all-tourney squad. St Etbelreda made St Cajetan its llth straight victim with a 59 to 32 triumph on OK Warriors' borne court " Qieen of Martyrs won its ninth league game by beating Holy Redeemer of Cvergreen Park 50 to 36. St Barnabas was forced into overtime before emerging with a 46 to 43 win over St Germaine of Oak Lawn. Little Flower nailed down second place in the Blue division by taking its ninth league win with a 48 to 26 conquest ofStBernadette. BheDhisiM St Christina 11 0 Little Flower 9 3 St Germaine. 8 4 St Barnabas 8 4 St John Fisber 7 5 StTuribius 4 7 St Denis 3 9 St Albert 3 8 SL Catherine 3 9 St Bernadette i 19 Daley goalie Jim Mandra stopped a total of 25 MVCC shots, 15 in a rowdy second period, and was awarded the game puck for his efforts. ' "The team was really up for the game. I felt like I let them down in the middle of the second, but we never gave up. It was a. team effort entirely. When you can come back like that and win, you know you're the best!," according to Mandra. A tight game from the onset; the lead changed hands several times and was tied at five apiece late in the third, apparently destined for sudden death overtime when Bruin Co-Captain Jeff Campos exploded for his second goal of the night with only 42 seconds remaining. "It was nothing," explained Campos. "Just a lucky shot." Daley opened the scoring at 7:29 in the first period when Spencer Kalker pushed an unassisted shot past Titan goalie Gary Losik. Campos picked the puck up from the blue line and skated it in alone for the second Bruin goal at 3:59. Thirteen seconds later, league scoring leader Bill Sujka of MVCC lit the lamp for the Titan's first goal Ex-Morgan Parker Lev! Cebb, a 6-6 forward from Morgan Park High school, started an 39 games for the University of ffluwis basket- kail sqnud tMs season, breaking a 33-year old freshmai sewing record (396 aid becnnmg the o»ly first-year ptay- er ever to lead potats) tfce team in rebondmg (192). Cobb led Morgan Park to the state high school crown last sea- STANDINGS RedDirisiw W St Etbelreda Queen of Martyrs St Cajetan Christ the King St Linus StBede St Gerald Holy Redeemer StRita 11 9 7 6 6 6 3 3 1 L 0 2 4 5 5 5 7 8 19 Knapp Dress Shoes have an extra plus HEEL TO TOE CUSHIONED COMFORT. LaigeSEes Wide Widths K245 Black K246 Brown UO» Now $23" KNAPP Thft JTICFP lor tw money shoe NOW OPEN SUNDAY, 12:00to5:00 0 O*KtAWNChicago) 8238S CceroAvenue Tel 4236080 Tohaveastioesaiesmanvisdyou call 247-3100 Over and closed out the period scoring. The Bruins tallied their only goal of the second early when rookie John Ruane picked up a pass from Eddie Sobczak and Jeff Kirsch in the slot and put it into the opposite corner of the net for the third Daley goal. MVCC dominated the remainder of the period as Jeff Pipala scored two of his three and John Sarsfield scored once in four minutes to put Moraine in the lead, 4-3. The third and fourth goals were power play efforts, as the Bruins boasted a total of six penalties in the period, four of them in the last three minutes. Third period scoring opened with Spencer Kalker taking a pass from Don Dybas at the blue line and slapping it in to tie the game at 4 all. Just over a half of a minute later, Dybas scored his own as he picked* the puck from the back of the net and deflected it off of Losik's glove. Late in the period, Pipala completed his hat trick when he had another power play situation at 1:18 and scored to tie the game once more on a boomer shot. With 0:42 remaining, Kalker centered the puck in front of the net and Campos bpped the winning shot be tween the Titan goalie's legs. "There was no question of sudden death overtime," the winning coach declared "We would have won anyhow! At the end of the second period, we did some careless things, and the guys were frustrated. We should have blown it open in the beginning of the period. I explained that they would have to work out their frustrations and play their best because this would be the last period of hockey of the season. They worked hard that period, the mark of a good group of men that can come through in the clutch and won the game. What more can I say?" West Lawn plans softball for women West Lawn park, 4232 W 66th st., is planning to sponsor a six-team women's softball league, it was announced by Ron Kulovits, park supervisor Teams interested should contact director Kulovits, phone 582-6850. Sun-, 12:00 lo 5:00 Vowflleneij Tdk/Loudfr atDodoti. Dodge Coft coupe* Coh is the small tor wHh the value you'd expect in on import, plus Dodge parts and service. Not to mention a long list of standard features. ·Manufacturer's suggested retail price for base Colt two-door coupe, excluding destination charges, taxes, and title fees. Dodge Dodge Dtctfer today. 5WSP4PER! SPAPFRl

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