The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on April 13, 1975 · Page 12
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April 13, 1975

The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 12

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Provo, Hillcrest Take Baseball Lead There are a couple of surprises after the first week of Region Four baseball action. One is that Granger, which has the most returning starters, is winless and the other is that Hillcrest. which lost the most, is unbeaten. Provo and Hillcrest lead the league with 2-0 records going into the second week of play. Granger is deadlocked with Orem at the end of the standings but both teams are only a couple of games out of first place. Brighton, last year's runner- up, is tfed with Kearns and Murray for third place with 1-1 records. The Bengals beat Granger and lost to Kearns. The MIKE NEWLIN, former University of Utah player, drives past Walt Frazier of the New York Knicks to help the Rockets to a 118-86 triumph. The loss eliminated the Knicks. Rockets Oust Knicks, 7 7 8-86 HOUSTON (UPI) - Rookie Gus Bailey led a group of Houston Rockets substitutes on a second period rampage and regulars Calvin Murphy and Rudy Tomjanovich ran with it Saturday in route to a 118-86 victory in the deciding game of a their NBA qualifying playoff series against the New York Knicks. Forward Tomjanovich scored 25 points and little Murphy hit 20 points leading the win in Houston's first playoff ever. But the story was the Rockets' clawing defense and the bench. Bailey, a 6-6 guard from Texas-El Paso, and benchmates Steve Hawes, Ron Riley and Zaid Abdul-Aziz exploded for 14 of 22 Houston points during a seven minute stretch of the second quarter and held the Knicks to four. Houston came back from a 3236 deficit blowing to a 52-40 lead and an 11-point margin at halftime. Coach John Egan sent the starters back in the lineup to start the second half, and they fired 66 per cent from the field in the third period widening the margin to as much as 22. The game, the third in the best of three series to pick an opponent for the Boston Celtics, went outside the lane when centers John Gianelli and Houston Kevin Kunnert both got in foul trouble in trying to keep each other from scoring in the first half. Houston led by only three at the first quarter break, but Knick guard Jim Barnett, who sparked his team's only playoff win Thursday, scored two quick baskets leading the way to the 3632 New York lead. Knick guard Walt Frazier scored 24 points in vain. Earl Monroe collected only 15, only four of them in the second half. Mike Newlin and Ed Ratleff each chipped in 14 points for the Rockets, Abdul-Aziz added 12 and Bailey got 10. "Our backs were against the wall," Tomjanovich said in a back-slapping lockerroom scene, "and we were fighting for our respect, not just the money. "You know they wouldn't put us on TV all year long because they didn't think much of us. What do you think they think now?" Rockets' coach John Egan said every win in the second round of the playoffs was gravy now since the Houston team made postseason play for the first time ever. "The guys played very well coming off the bench — especially Gus Bailey —and it was on TV too. We were ready," he said. NEW YORK (86) Bradley 3 (W 6, Jackson 2 2-2 6, Gianelli 2 1-1 5, Frazier 9 W 24, Monroe 3 9-10 15, Wingo 5 1-2 11, Walk 1 M 2, Bamett 5 W) 10, Davis 1 <M) 2, Bell 0 0-3 0. Dark 1 W 5. Totals 32 22-27 86 HOUSTON (118) Ratleff 4 fr6 14, Tomjanovich 12 1-1 25, Kimnert 2 1-3 5, Murphy 7 fr6 20, Newlin 6 2-2 14, Hawes 4 frfl 8, Riley 2 M 4, Bailey 5 (HI 10, Abdul-Aziz 7 0-0 14. Wells 1 <W> 2, Wohl 1 (W 2. Totals 51 16-18 118. New York 2S1817&-M Houston »»a*-118 Fouled out: None. Total Fouls: New York 19, Houston 27. A: 10,218. Colonels Eye Clincher LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) The Kentucky Colonels will try to put away the pesky Memphis Sounds in their American Basketball Association playoff series here Sunday after failing in their bid at Memphis Friday night. Kentucky, which captured the regular season Eastern Division crown in a playoff with New York, failed to complete a four- game sweep against the Sounds by dropping a 107-93 decision. The Colonels had taken the first two games at Louisville and the first one at Memphis. The Sounds, mired in financial woes that could spell an end to the team which finished 30 games under .500 but gained a playoff berth, won their first game ever in a playoff. The Sounds proved rough for the Colonels in the latter part of the season as they began to jell under Coach Joe Mullaney's tempo-controlled offense. With New York locked in an unexpectedly tough first-round series with St. Louis, Kentucky Coach Hubie Brown would like to get the Sounds out of the way quickly and give his ailing squad a rest. Kentucky was down to eight players late in the season, although injured reserves Jim Bradley and Gene Littles are now back. Friday's loss prevented the Colonels from duplicaing last year's opening-round sweep of the then Carolina Cougars. But the Colonels hope the next round won't repeat itself as they were easily eliminated last year by the eventual champion Nets. Mullaney switched his strategy to get more scoring out of center Tom Owens, who has reponded with 55 points in the last two games, and forward Stew Johnson, who had 25 Friday night. , Pet. 0 1.000 0 1.000 .500 .500 .500 .000 .000 Cougars lost to Hillcrest and the Spartans beat Orem but lost to Provo. Provo beat Orem and Hillcrest defeated Granger in other games during the opening week. Hillcrest's Don Gust, who annually coaches one of the league's top teams, may have another contender despite losing all his starters. Granger, under Coach Kent Morris once again after a two- year layoff, has seven regulars back and was expected to challenge for league honors but the Lancers are somewhat slow getting started. There are several other new coaches. Dick Belliston has taken over at Orem and another former BYU player, Rich Zinniger, is the new coach at Brighton. Former BYU footballer Steve Facer is handling the Murray club along with Larry Wilson. Paul Haynie is back at Kearns and the league veteran, Lennie Mackay, guides the Provo team. REGION FOUR Team W Provo 2 Hillcrest 2 Brighton 1 Kearns 1 Murray 1 Orem 0 Granger 0 Monday's Results: Murray 12, Orem 1 Hillcrest 7, Kearns 4 Tuesday's Results: Provo 6, Orem 1 Brighton 6, Granger 2 Wednesday's Result: Provo 6, Murray 4 Friday's Results: Kearns 10, Brighton 7 Hillcrest 4, Granger 0 Tuesday's Games: Orem at Hillcrest Provo at Brighton Murray at Granger Thursday's Game: Granger at Kearns Friday's Games: Brighton at Orem Hillcrest at Provo Kearns at Murray Soviets Skate Past USA, 13-1 DUSSELDORF, Germany (UPI) — The Soviet Union erupted for 10 goals in the final period to steamroller the United States 13-1 at the start of the second round of the World Ice Hockey championships Saturday. The U.S. squad held the Russian world champions to three goals in the first two periods before caving in completely to the faster Soviet game and going down to their worst defeat in the tournament. The loss meant the U.S. now has the worst goal average in the competition and will have to defeat Poland by at least three goals in its return match to avoid being dropped from the AAA group, Tire U.S. squad, which had lost every game going into the second half of the round robin tournament, went all out in the opening two periods and, playing some of its best hockey of the competition, limited the Soviets to one goal in the first period and two in the second. Billy Martin 'Bugs' Umpire ARLINGTON, Tex. (UPI) Texas Ranger manager Billy Martin says he is tired of having one-sided versions of his conversations with umpires being reported to the American League office. So, like former President Richard M. Nixon, Martin is bugging himself. Martin was involved in an altercation with the umpiring crew headed by Bill Haller Friday night in which the Ranger manager finally was kicked out of the contest. The man in the Haller umpiring crew Martin prefers to argue with most is Ron Luciano. So, when Martin took the lineup card to home plate before Saturday's meeting with Oakland, Martin was wearing a small microphone pinned to his warmup jacket. "I want to even things up," Martin said later. "They have their side of the story and I want to have my side down." During the homeplate meeting, Martin and Luciano began yelling at each other once Luciano found out what Martin was up to. "I told Luciant I wasn't out to get him fined," Martin said. 'Tmout to get him fired." St, Louis Takes Lead Over Nets ST. LOUIS, Mo. (UPI) "That was the longest minute in the history of basketball." Mike Barr's words could barely be heard amidst the celebration in the Spirits of St. Louis locker room Friday night, but the words really didn't matter. What counted most was the final score, 113-108, for St. Louis, which thus gained a 21 edge over the defending ABA champion New York Nets in their best of seven opening round playoff series. The fourth game will be played here Sunday night. The Spirits, who dropped 11 straight to the Nets in the regular season and blew a big lead to lose the first playoff game, held fast in the face of a New York barrage that cut a 12-point St. Louis lead to just five in less than 60 seconds. Four quick buckets by Julius Erving, then a three-point play by Larry Kenon made the score 104-102 for St. Louis with one long minute remaining. But the Spirits met the challenge and proved they're no longer a bunch of selfish, undisciplined rookies. Hie final minute featured five timeouts and 12 free throws but the Spirits outscored New York !W> to take the victory. Standouts were Rookie of the Year Marvin Barnes who led all scorers with 35 points and veteran guard Freddie Lewis who added 30, including 14 in the final period. St. Louis fell behind early, 80, and trailed at halftime, 5048, but Barnes and his rookie colleagues on the front line- 1 Maurice Lucas and Gus Gerard —took over in the third quarter to give the Spirits a lead they never lost. The rookie trio scored all but four of the team's 28 third period points, including a dozen from Barnes. Late in the emotion-charged period, Lucas found himself sandwiched between Erving and big Billy Paultz and punched his way out. Both benches emptied but the scuffle ended quickly. Sunday, April 13, 1975, THE HERALD, Provo, Utah -Page 13 Newcombe Ponders Denver Tourney DENVER (UPI) — Jimmy Connors says he entered the World Championship of Tennis Denver tournament this week to get in shape for his $250,000 challenge match with John Newcombe April 26. And the 1974 champion of Wimbledon and Forest Hills says if he and Newcombe should meet in the final of the Denver tournament April 20, it would only serve to enhance their Las Vegas engagement. Newcombe has also expressed an interest in playing at Denver to help him get ready. "I think it would create more interest in the challenge match," said Connors. "But then it doesn't matter to me if he plays at Denver or not. I'm just glad to be here playing and to have the opportunity to get the match play in." What does matter to CBS, which has shelled out $600,000 for the rights to the April 26 match, is that NBC has the television Provo Snares Track Victory Provo defeated Granger in a dual track meet this past week 81-60 at Granger. Mark Robinson ran an outstanding 1:57.8 in the 880 yard fun for the Bulldogs and Leo Lines ran a 20.6 in the low hurdles. The results: 120 High Hurdles - Dlckerson, G, 15.5; Nlmmer, P; Johnson, 0. 100 - Ford, P, 10.5; Jensen, G; Rich, G. Mile - Hales, P, 4:41.S; Stokes, P; Johnson, U. 440 Relay - Provo, 45.4. 440 - Edwards, P, 5S.9; Nlmmer, P; Cloward, G. 180 Low Hurdles • Lines, P; 20.6; Dlxlon, G; Yolganson, G. 880 - Robinson, P, 1:57.8; Miller, P; Hainsworth, G. Medley Relay - Provo, 3:43.8. 220 - Jensen, G. 23.5; Ford, F- R| c 'h O 2 Mile - Johnson, P, 10:13.5; Stamen,' r ; Jackson, P. Mile Relay - Provo, 3:32.0. Shot Put - Trump, G, 55-5; Meldrum, P; Sorensen, G. Javelin - Gumuclo, p, 158-3 V,; Baven G; Ashworth, G. Discus - Meldrum, P, 1354; Sorenson, G; Pour, G. Long Jump - Smith, G, 20-8; Olsen, P; Sprout, G. High Jump • Sprout, G. Miles, G; Gunther, P. Pole Vault - Jensen, P, 11-6; Halwood, G; Tredwel, G. rights to the Denver final, which could be a Newcombe-Connors matchup. To insure the two don't forfeit any matches to avoid meeting at Denver, they each wre required to post $12,000 bond. Connors posted his Thursday. Newcombe hasn't done it yet. The bond must be posted by Sunday afternoon when the two, who turned down offers to join the WCT tour this year, participate in a qualifying tournament for the final four places in the 32-berth tournament. The other 28 spots go to regular members of the WCT Blue tour. Tournament Promoter Ray Benton said there would be one vacant berth because Soviet Alex Metreveli returned home to be with his seriously ill wife. Benton said the chances that Newcombe would enter Denver were "50-50." "He doesn't have to post his bond until he walks onto the court and so we just won't know until then," said Benton. "He and his attorney are talking regularly with CBS officials and trying to make their decision." Connors said there was never any doubt about his desire to play in Denver. He hasn't played in a tournament for four weeks because of chest pains and other problems and needs this workout. "There are no sure things in tennis anymore," he said. "Whether I win or not will be told later. I just want to get through the qualifying round right now and then I'll worry about the first round." T ire stone 75th ANNIVERSARY CAR SERVICE AT TIRE-SAVING FRONT END ALIGNMENT FANTASTIC -j; Our skilled mechanics set caster, camber and toe-in to original specifications. !••«•••••••••••• 4'ii'i!)iMf • SHOCK ABSORBERS BUY 3 AT OUR EVERYDAY LOW PRICE GETTHE4TH FREE! American cars. Parts extra, if needed. AVOID DELAY. 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