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Marathon comeback for women By DICK PATRICK Gannett News Service BOSTON They are two of history's greatest women distance runners. Their credentials are secure. In 1984 Joan Benoit Samu-elson won the U.S. Olympic Trials marathon 17 days after knee surgery and went on to win the first Olympic marathon for women. Ingrid Kristiansen of Norway became the first woman to hold world records in the 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and marathon simultaneously. In the 1985 Chicago Marathon, they held a duel for the ages. Kristiansen blinked first and Samuelson won in 221:21, setting a world record. In Monday's Boston Marathon both will be making comebacks. But they are on very different paths as demonstrated by the questions most asked of them: Can Ingrid dominate for a third win? Should Joan be running? In their last meeting, at Boston in '89, Kristiansen cruised to victory in 2:24:33. Samuelson, plagued by long-term knee, hip and back injuries, persisted when most would have quit, finishing ninth in 2:37:52. She has not run a marathon since. Kristiansen is running her first marathon since winning New York '89 and delivering her second child, daughter Marte, last August "I feel I'm stronger than ever before," she said. While her first pregnancy not diagnosed until the fifth month was a breeze, the second was not. In January and February of 1990, Kristiansen was confined to bed with dizziness and nausea. "I was so sick I couldn't look at TV without throwing up," she said. "But I am now more motivated than in many years. I have no problems." Samuelson can't say the same. Her physical problems continue and caused her to be a late scratch from New York last fall. "I'm in my best shape since Abby was born (1987)," says the "79 and "83 Boston champ. "My track work indicates I can run sub-230. But the biomechanical problems are still an issue." Samuelson was persuaded to enter after winning a recent 15K in 52:46, a time that would have been discouraging a few years ago. Kristiansen considers Samuelson a friend but not a threat: "From the neck up, Joanie's one of the best. Also cardiovascularly. But she has so many leg problems. "She's not going to win major marathons like that. But she's a good marathoner for a mother of two with many injuries." Kristiansen considers Wanda Panfil, Kim Jones and Uta Pippig her toughest competitors. Lakers: Make Continued fromCI over his previous 12 games. Ma-lone may have been due for an off night. He suffered through a 3-for-14 first half in which Utah shot 29.2 percent The Lakers had their way with the Jazz most of the night, and were up 65-50 before John Stockton the league leader in assists this year, who had 11 Thursday and the Malones, Karl and guard Jeff, brought Utah back. The Jazz went on a 15-2 run that cut the margin to 67-65 with 1:43 left in the third. But Johnson made five straight free throws at the start of the final period, giving Los Angeles a 78-69 lead with 10:45 remaining. The Jazz got no closer than six points the rest of the way. James Worthy had 20 points and Sam Perkins added 19 for Oregon prep decides to go By BOB WHITE Gannett News Service LOUISVILLE, Ky. Damon Stoudamire, a small point guard from Portland, Ore., with some big scoring numbers, spurned an Offer from the University of Louisville on Thursday and signed a national basketball let-ter-of-intent with Arizona. Dick Beachell, the 5-foot-11 Stoudamire' coach at Wilson High School, said the distance from home and the fact that Louisville had signed another point guard, 6-1 Keith LeGree of Statesboro, Ga., turned the tide in favor of Arizona. "He was leaning toward Robert Parish of Boston (left) and Alvin Robertson of Milwaukee (right) battle for a loose ball Thursday night. Roberts comes back to haunt Celtics as Bucks win, 111-92 ByRICKGANO Associated Press MILWAUKEE Milwaukee's Fred Roberts is shooting better than he has in nearly 10 years. He has to go way back to remember the last time the ball went in the basket with such ease. "I shot well when I played in Italy, but not like that since. This is as good as I have played (in the NBA)," Roberts said Thursday night when his 26 points led the Milwaukee Bucks past the Boston Celtics, 111-92. Roberts was 12-for-15 from the field and Frank Brickowski added 22 points as the Bucks tied Detroit for the Eastern Conference's No. 3 playofTspot. Roberts is averaging 23 points the last six games and is 60-for-92 from the field. With Dale Ellis out with an injury and Adrian Dant-ley still learning Milwaukee's system and getting in shape, the Bucks need Roberts' scoring. "A big-time scorer we don't have," Roberts, a former Celtic, explained. "We have to have players step up. About six games ago I made some shots. I started to get involved in a lot more plays. Jay (Humphries) has been kicking it out and I've had the open shots." The Bucks beat the Celtics without Larry Bird, who is out with back spasms. "There's no excuse," Boston coach Chris Ford said. "Larry's absence has nothing to do with the way we're playing right now." The Celtics lost to Orlando in their previous game with Bird out and are 8-9 without him. it six in a row L.A. Vlade Divac came through with only his third double figure rebound game since March 1. He had 13 points and 12 rebounds. "It was abig win," said L.A. coach Mike Dunleavy. "We needed this win to have a chance at a division title. We know we have to win on Saturday. If we win Saturday it's two games back." Jill Worthy, reportedly disgruntled over a contract that leave him fourth on the Lakers pay scale, has been negotiating tor an extension. "We're close to having It wrapped up," Worthy said Thursday. . . . The Lakers will be making their 15th consecutive playoff appearance, the longest streak o any NBA club. The Lakers have made the playoffs In 31 ot the past S3 seasons, missing only In 1975 and 1976. The Lakers have tailed to qualify for the playoffs in only three years of their existence: 1958. 1975 and 1976 With their win March 25 tn Sacramento, the Lakers have won 50 or more games In each of the past 12 seasons, an NBA record. They have averaged 59 1 win over that stretch. . . . The Lakers' 10-6 record tn March was their worst month sine 9-7 mar in December 1988. standout to Arizona Louisville yesterday, but he had not talked to his parents," Beachell said. "Last night they sat down and talked. They made their decision on distance. That's what it boiled down to. That and the other point guard they signed had something to do with it, too. He (Legree) is really a point guard." Beachell also pointed out that by playing in the Pacific 10 Conference, Stoudamire's parents could see him play when Arizona visits Oregon and Oregon State, both within 1 10 miles of Portland. "I wanted to go where I was comfortable, and I was comfortable with the coaches at Arizona," Stoudamire said. "And there's no need for two point guards in the same program." ) it p 4 V, NBA ROUNDUP "With Larry out it was an advantage for us," Roberts said. "But we had to take advantage of the fact he wasn't there and we had to attack." Kevin McIIale led Boston with 16 points and Brian Shaw had 15, but the Celtics had 23 turnovers. Dantley, meanwhile, moved past Elgin Baylor into ninth place on the NBA's career scoring list Dantley scored five points, giving him 23, 152 in his 14-year career. Boston got within seven points in the third quarter before Milwaukee's Jay Humphries scored nine of his 17 points to give the Bucks an 1 1-point lead. 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WARRIORS 111, ROCKETS 99: Golden State broke open a close game in the fourth quarter by intentionally fouling Houston's Larry Smith, who missed six consecutive free throws, and Chris Mullin scored 26 points. Golden State made a team-record 33 free throws without a miss, the third-best showing in NBA history. KINGS 104, MAGIC 96: Travis Mays scored 20 points and the Sacramento Kings blocked a franchise-record 16 shots to win their fifth straight home game. TIMBERWOLVES 112, HAWKS 98: Tony Campbell scored 27 points and Sam Mitchell added 25 as host Minnesota beat Atlanta for its first back-to-back victory since January. From Sun News Services Push Models Blade With Interest Get Mower For Your Money" At One Of These Honda Power Equipment Dealers. Honda Of Redlands 405 W. Redlands Blvd. Redlands, CA 92373 (714) 793-2833 tmh may hr Umtar. yimt local draler In availability. tVt mm A-akr fnr driMh pmrfN ntuwrfii untrt Jul Hl ihftHigh 14 hiunre on appfimd rfrdH u IfcwHfa h mrt tquipntrni C Hxim ( ml rfVrml rw NjinwmI It C frtt AmrrfcM KmOa w u. trx Mavericks lose first game at Bakersfield By RYAN T. BLYSTONE Special to The Sun BAKERSFIELD The last thing on Bakersfield Dodgers pitcher Pedro Martinez' mind Thursday was how his older brother, Ramon of the Los Angeles Dodgers, was doing in Atlanta. "I didn't have time to watch him today," said Pedro, who went six innings, allowing two hits, two runs (both earned), striking out eight and walking one. His performance was good enough to lift Bakersfield to a 6-4 victory over the High Desert Mavericks in front of 1,188 fans at Sam Lynn Ball Park. Bakersfield jumped out to a 6-2 lead after seven innings. But the Mavericks tried to make a game of it, scoring twice in the ninth and leaving the bases loaded. But Fausto Tatis of Bakersfield came in and got Steve Martin to strike out to end the game and bring all five teams in the Southern Division into a first-place tie after the second day. High Desert had a 1-0 lead after its half of the first inning. With two outs. Matt Mieske was hit by a pitch and scored on a double off of the center field wall by Jay Gainer. The Mavericks took a 2-0 lead after two innings when Paul Gonzalez hit a solo home run over the right field fence. Bakerfield came right back with three runs in their half of the second inning. Raul Mondeci led off with a single up the middle and Mike Piazza hit a two-run BLOOD DONORS Please help - Bring 9 , 1 nwi. I S VA -0 A public , - Y 47 SUGGESTED RETAIL y PRICE v k w HR21MIYA 5iJ FRIDAY, April 12. 1991 The Sun C5 home run over the left-field wall. Mike Galle singled, went to third on a single by Domingo . Mota and after Anthony Collier ; walked to load the bases, came home on wild pitch by Royal Thomas. The Dodgers scored again in ' the third. Mondeci reached on a two-base throwing error by third baseman Jay Gainer, stole third and scored on a single by Galle to make the score 4-2. Mota singled with one out in the Dodgers fourth. Collier singled and took second on the -throw to put runners at second and third. Then Garey Ingram walked to load the bases and : Mike Busch hit a sacrafice fly to score Mota. Thomas settled down and got out of the jam, but was taken out after the fourth. Thomas gave up five runs on 1 seven hits, with two walks and three strikeouts and suffered the loss. Kelly Lifgren took over for the Mavericks in the fifth and held Bakersfield at bay until the seventh. In the seventh, Mondeci singled to left, stole second and third and scored on a single by Galle. Pedro Martinez, went six innings, giving up two runs on two hits, with one walk, two hit batsmen and eight strikeouts. Mavericks note High Desert has three players starting the season on the disabled list: Pitchers Rusty Silcoi and Jay Estrada and catcher Bob Lutttcken, all out with shoulder iniuries. According to manager Bruce Bochy, they are expected out tor at least one month. . . . The starters tor today's final game ot the series are Brian McKeon against Greg Han-sell of Bakersfield at 7:30 p m Tonight's game can be heard on KWQ (910 AM, Hes-peria and 1310. Barstow). NEEDED EVERY DAY another donor with you. Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. Monday 8 AM-6 PM Tuesday 8 AM-7:30 PM - illlHS o AlVt-o rM Friday 8 AM-4 PM Saturday 8 AM-1 PM DfJUU DcUlK rtUfSU San Bernardino service message from The Sun. Reduction of MSRP for the IIR2I5HXA. MSRP reductions for other model", vary. Por a limited time. Actual selling price is determined by Dealer. John Burr Cycles 9008 Sierra Ave. Fbntana, CA 92335 (714) 823-1338

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