Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California on March 21, 1973 · Page 28
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Daily Independent Journal from San Rafael, California · Page 28

San Rafael, California
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Wednesday, March 21, 1973
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30 3nbrppit&rnt-3lournal. Wednesday, March 21, 1973 NBA ROUNDUP Celtics Assured Of Best Record By U P. INTERNATIONAL The Boston Celtics took care of Step Two of Coach Tom Heinsohn’s master plan Tuesday night. Step One was to win the National Basketball Assocai- tion’s Eastern Division title, which the Celtics accomplished handily, Step Two was to finish with the best record in the league to secure the home court advantage in the best-of-seven playoff finals. The Celtics took care of that Tuesday night by beating the Houston Rockets 94-89 while the Los Angeles Lakers were losing to Atlanta 114-112. The loss ended the Lakers’ hopes for catching Boston in the won-loss derby. Heinsohn’s third step is winning the NBA title. Dave Cowens, who had a career high 32 rebounds, dropped in the tie-breaking basket with 1:38 left and John Havlicek converted a threepoint play seconds later to lift the Celtics to victory. Havlicek had 28 points to lead the Celtics while Rudy Tomjanovich led Houston with 21. A capacity crowd 11,619 in Providence, R.I., watched as two former Providence stars, Johnny Egan, now coach of the Rockets, and guard Jimmy ABA ROUNDUP Walker, returned. Walker had 12 points for Houston. In o*her NBA action. Kansas City-Omaha edged Buffalo 119115, Cleveland crushed Philadelphia 131-105, Golden State held off Seattle 114-106 and Chicago whipped Portland 123- 109. Lou Hudson scored nine of his game-high 34 points in a twomi- nute span of the final quarter to lead the Hawks over Los Angeles. Nate Archibald scored 44 points, including three free throws with 38 seconds left that gave the Royals their victory over Buffalo. Austin Carrr scored 25 points as Cleveland roared to its fifth straight win and sent the struggling 76ers to their record 70th loss of the season. Bob Love scored 26 points to lead the Bulls over Portland. The game was marred by a fist fight between Portland’s Sidney Wicks and Chicago’s Norm Van Lier in the third period. Both players were restrained and still tried to carry on the bout. Van Lier, who is 6-foot-0, tried to seize a chair from the Bulls’ bench to hit Wicks, who is 6-8, but finally was pinned by officials and Bulls’ trainer Bob Biel. Both players were ejected from the game. San Diego Nearing Berth In Playoffs By U.P. INTERNATIONAL ' The San Diego Conquistadors look like they’re going to make the American Basketball Association playoffs in their first year in the league. Chuck Williams and Simmie WHA ROUNDUP Nordiques Drive For Playoffs By U P. INTERNATIONAL The Quebec Nordiques are the World Hockey Association's East Division cellar dwellers but if things go right this week and next they may just finish in the third spot. But right now the Nordiques are just hoping they have enough left to gain a playoff berth as one of the top four teams in the six-team division. Quebec's chances looked considerably brighter last night as they defeated the Cleveland Crusaders 4-1 and moved to within a point of Philadelphia and Ottawa, who are tied at 66. Quebec has six games left in which to make up the difference. Sixty minutes of penalties were assessed in the first period of the Nordiques’ victory but neither team scored. Both goaltenders were involved in fisticuffs and in each case a 10- minute misconduct was called because of third man in a fight. Quebec scored first at 9:13 of the second as Michel Parizeau scored his 21st goal. Jim Wiste tied the score for Cleveland before the end of the period with his 24th goal. The Nordiques rallied for three unanswered goals in the third period. Andre Gaudette collected two to bring his season’s total to 25 and Michel Archambault the other. In the only other two WHA games last night, the-New England Whlaers defeated the Los Angeles Sharks 4-1 and the Alberta Oilers edged the Minnesota Fighting Saints 4-3. Rick Ley’s goal at 19:01 of the first period broke a 1-1 tie and led the New England Whalers to their victory over the Sharks. Three Baseball Games Set Back Spring officially began yesterday, but there was no noticeable change in the weather as Monday’s rainstorm and yesterday’s gloom caused the setback of three baseball games. Depending on the weather, the Tomaies High School at Cloverdale game was rescheduled for today at 3:30 p.m. and the Analy of Sebastopol at St. Vincent game was reset for tomorrow at McNear Park in Petaluma at 4 p.m. The Linfield College at Sonoma State game was cancelled. Hill scored 27 points each Tuesday night to lead the Q’s to a 120-113 upset of the Western Division leading Utah Stars. The triumph left the expansion Q’s two games ahead of the Dallas Chaparrals, who also won 122-120 over Virginia Tuesday night, in the battle for fourth in the West. The Q's’ magic number for clinching a playoff slot is four. San Diego outscored Utah 3328 in the third period and held on in the final quarter to win. Willie Wise led the Stars with 35 points. Rookie James Silas’ two free throws with a second left gave Dallas its victory over Virginia. Silas, who led the Chaps with 30 points, dropped in his two foul shots after Dallas blew a 15- point lead in the final five minutes. Bob Netolicky added 27 points for Dallas while rookie George Gervin had 22 points for Virginia, which again played without injured star Julius Erving. In the only other ABA game, Dave Robisch and A1 Smith scored 13 points each in the second half to lead the Denver Rockets to a 113-97 victory over the Memphis Tams. Robisch scored 25 points to lead the Rockets while George Thompson led Memphis with 21. Terra Linda Tips Galilee Netters Terra Linda High School’s tennis team beat Galileo of San Francisco yesterday, 5-2, in a non-league match on the winners’ court. All other tennis matches involving Marin County Athletic League teams were rained out yesterday. Both San Rafael and Drake contests were rescheduled for this afternoon, with the Bulldogs visiting Napa, and Drake at Montgomery of Santa Rosa, both at 3:15. San Marin’s meeting with Vintage of Napa was not rescheduled. Winners for Terra Linda were Jamie Lee, Mike Corrick, and Greg Henricks in singles competition, and the doubles teams of Pete Holzgang-Joel Garrett, and Clarke Harding-Bob Vau- pen. Career Record DETROIT (UPI) - The Wayne State University career record for football points scored is 166 points by John Hazely in the 1946-49 seasons. N YOU NEED A UFFLER DA MUFFLER 1 SHORE CALL F454- 7850 Tarkanian Mulls Coaching Job Offer From Las Vegas BUT CAN HE DRIBBLE Six-foot-four Bob Harrell of the Harlem Clowns will be using this kind of ball-handling wizardry against Red Brown’s Faculty All- Stars Friday at 8 p.m. in a basketball game at Drake High School, proceeds to benefit the A TRADE POSSIBILITY San Anselmo Babe Ruth and Little League. In a preliminary game, St. Rita’s will face St. Anselm’s at 7 p.m. for the Catholic Youth Organization championship. Tickets cost $2, $1.50 and $1 and are available at the door. Peterson-Kekich Tangle Move By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — The New York Yankees have made the first move to break up the Fritz Peterson-Mike Kekich tangle, and that move has been toward the Twins. Calvin Griffith, the Minnesota owner who was here Tuesday for an American League meeting, says Lee MacPhail talked with him about a possible Peterson- forJim Kaat deal, but he’s not going for that kind of swap. Griffith says Peterson’s past has nothing to do with it. Money has. Both Peterson and Kaat have not signed their 1973 contracts yet. “I’m not here to judge Peterson for what he did,” says the Twins’ owner. “These things happen in life. All I know is he wants too much money. That’s one of the stumbling blocks. I consider Peterson a good pitcher, but I also consider Kaat one of the best lefthanders in the league right now.”... Kaat was 10-2 with a 2.07 earned run average last season,-and Peterson was 17-15 and 3.24. . . Griffith says he and MacPhail most likely will talk some more. . . Kaat and Peterson are only two of several players who are going ahead and playing anyway even though they haven’t signed their 1973 contracts yet. Could they be playing out their options? ... Marvin Miller says it could be. He says he has had a number of inquiries from players about what he thinks would happen if they went through an entire year without signing a new contract. “I’ve told them all the same thing, that there is a chance all the other clubs might band together and not offer them a contract at the end of the year,” says Miller. “In that case, they would have to go to court.” ... Baseball has another shocker coming up shortly. Bo Belinsky has told ALL, well, nearly all anyway, in a book called “Bo.” Belinsky did the book together with Maury Allen of the New York Post and it’s a blockbuster that goes into infinite detail about Belinsky’s escapades on the ball field, at the bar and in the boudoir. The book comes out in June and when it does Bowie Kuhn, Johnny Bench and Miss Colombia will be among those who won’t be too happy. Dick Allen has a good memory. He doesn’t forget in a hurry. When the Philadelphia Phillies originally sent him back to the minors, he said they didn’t give him $800 they had promised him. Each year thereafter, anytime he signed a new contract with them, he insisted an additional $800 be tacked on. For all anybody knows, he still does. The White Sox don’t discuss his $675,000 salary with anyone. . . They don’t even discuss the fact a good part of it is deferred... Earl Williams, now with Baltimore, is free to take this any way he likes, but the Atlanta pitchers say they’ve never had it so good as they have now with Johnny Oates doing their catching... Richie Scheinblum, trying to win a regular spot with the Reds, says the best advice he ever received was from an old ballplayer. “He told me that for every 10 times up, I was going to make out seven,” remembers Schein­ blum. “He said, ’don’t cheat yourself, don’t be a defensive hitter on those seven outs. Get a good pitch and take a full swing.’” The “old” ballplayer who gave him that advice was A1 Rosen, Cleveland’s Most Valuable Player third baseman. By U.P. INTERNATIONAL LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) - Jerry Tarkanian, highly successful California State University at Long Beach basketball coach whose 49ers were ranked third in the nation this season, is expected to take the vacant coaching post at University of Nevada-Las Vegas. An announcement from the Long Beach, Calif., school is expected today or tomorrow. Tarkanian, 41, met for one hour yesterday afternoon with Dr. Roman Zorn, president of UNLV, and then reportedly returned with his wife, Lois, to Long Beach. While Tarkanian .was not available for comment, Zorn said the meeting was held for “a mutual assessment of interests.” In five seasons at Long Beach, Tarkanian has posted a 122-20 record. Upset by San Francisco in West regionals at Los Angeles last weekend, Long Beach finished with a 25-3 record. The Las Vegas offer reportedly includes a $22,000 salary from the university, $15,000 for a television show and ¿8,000 from a booster organization. More Basketball NEW YORK - Bob Cous'y, named to coach the United States basketball team against Russia’s Olympic Squad in a six-game series beginning April 29, said today that “it is imperative that we field our strongest team possible.” Tennis ATLANTA — Second-seeded Stan Smith and ninth-seeded Driver Jones Wins Mint 400 LAS VEGAS (UPI) - Indianapolis 500 winner Pamelli Jones won the Mint 400 off road race Tuesday for the first time in six tries with the help of copilot Bill Stroppe of Long Beach. The pair finished in 10 hours 9 minutes in the modified Ford Bronco. The Del Webb Desert rally was worth $6,600 in first place money Tuesday, and with contingency funds the win probably was worth about $10,000. SPORT SHORTS Nikki Pilic square off today in the first meeting of the big guns in the Peachtree Corners $50,000 Tennis Tournament. Smith, of Pasadena, knocked out Edison Mandarino, 6-2, 6-2, of Brazil and Pilic, from Yugoslavia, beat Andy Pattison of South Africa 6-2, 6-3 in the second round yesterday. Cliff Drysdale, a South African who was unseeded because of recent bouts with the flu and a sprained ankle, upset fourth seeded Bob Lutz of Sausalito, in the opening round, and today he takes on 10th seeded Phil Dent of Australia. Auto Racing INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Rookies Johnny Parsons Jr., Reseda, Calif., and Bill Simpson, Hermosa Beach, Calif., were nominated yesterday to drive cars entered in the 1973 Indianapolis 500-mile auto race. Football DALLAS — A requiem mass was planned today for Joe Kerbel, who as football coach at West Texas State developed star running backs Duane Thomas and Eugene (Mercury) Morris. Kerbel was 51 when he died of a heart attack Tuesday in Arlington where he had an insurance office. FORT WORTH, Tex. - Doctors planned to amputate Texas Christian football coach Billy Tohill’s right foot today if he was strong enough for the surgery. “It is now definite that we cannot salvage the foot,” Dr. Charles A. Crenshaw said yesterday. Tohill, 33, who became TCU’s coach 18 months ago when Jim Pittman died of,a heart attack, suffered a crushed pelvis, rib fractures, facial cuts and fractures, a wrist fracture and the compound fracture of the right ankle and foot in an auto accident last Wednesday. Hockey VANCOUVER — Norman (Bud) Poile, general manager of the Vancouver Canucks hockey club, announced yesterday-he has resigned his position, effec* tive at the end of the current National Hockey League season. Poile, 49, a former California, nee Oakland Seals’ coach, suffered a mild heart attack last December and was replaced on an interim basis by club vice, president Hal Laycoe. Track-Field OBERLIN, Ohio — Former Olympic sprinter Tommy Smith has accepted the position as chief assistant to Cass Jackson, the new head football coach at Oberlin College. Boxing PARIS — A dope test performed on former world middleweight boxing champion Emile Griffith following his drawn March 12 fight with Frenchman Max Cohen was positive, a French fight official said. There was no word from the French authorities as to the nature of the drug revealed by the test and its possible effect. Boxing specialist said medication Griffith took to shake a cold before the fight might have resulted in the positive test. Terra Linda, San Rafael Win Golf Matches The Terra Linda and San Rafael high school golf teams remained undefeated in non­ league play with victories yesterday, San Rafael (3-0-1) edging Redwood at Peacock Gap, 208-212, and Terra Linda (4-0) shading Hogan of Vallejo at Blue Rock, 194-198. Terra Linda’s Greg Cudworth shot a one-over-par 37 to lead the Trojans, while Doug Talley checked in at 38 and Rieh Purtle at 39. For San Rafael, John Fahmer, Steve Taylor and Dick Paulson all came in at four-over-par 40, but the co­ medalists were Redwood’s Jeff Bordalampe and Steve Harris, 39 each. Tamalpais (1-1-1) defeated Drake at Mill Valley, 197-214, as Steve Gaddis, Rici Pennell and Ethan Winterling each shot 8. OPEN SATURDAYS 61-5 Francisco Blvd., San Rafae r o^v "°c(es'° °e'N od -ee's’ pS 9n0eb'95 F\o¿ °° >ioU e\e^a M vjn'u’ nvir DUÖ9®1;pe p\us 60 e m 'ec,^°rties feisty'*'73 i RaV h 21-2. Nlarch „ palace 7 c° w ao -'° K dotty î ' cc\on -8 .jtee 8 great cars in one: V <vx - . % The1973Audi Presenting the 1973 Audi. 1. It has the same type of steering system as the racing Ferrari. 2. It has the same trunk space as the Lincoln Continental Mark IV. . 3. It has the same type of ignition system as the Porsche 911. 4. It has about the same headroom and legroom as the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. 5. it has independent front suspension like the Aston Martin. Mill Valley Felton Porsche Audi 900 Redwood Hwy. S''/, k '.yjk A ' i- 6. It has front-wheel drive like the Cadillac Eldorado. 7. It has a luxurious interior like the Mercedes-Benz 280SE. 8. It gets the same expert service as the Volkswagen. With the 1973 Audi you'll always get a lot more car for your money. (Or, should we say, a lot more cars.) The Audi It's a lot of cats for the money. PORSCHE! AUDI V di

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