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6A--The Ma!akoff.News, Thu daY, Feb: 19, !981 @ win over By BENNY ROGERS Malakoff News Sports Writer I,ARUE --Keeping their District 44A slate spotless, the LaPoynor Flyers rolled to a 63-27 win over the illness- weakened Cross Roads Bobcats here Friday night. The victory pushes the league- leading Flyers' loop mark to 3-0 and their season ledger to an impressive 23- 5 reading. The Bobcats remain winless in family play at 0-3 and fall to 8-19 on the year with the loss. Playing without starters Myron Green and Fred Allen, who were sidelined with the flu bug, the Bobcats were unable to make a serious attempt to hijack the Flyers. Cross Roads quickly put the ball in a "deep freeze" after James Gaunt missed a 15-footer for the Flyers after the opening tip. The Bobcats killed the first two minutes with precision passing, but a traveling violation killed the tactic and Jeff Kemp tossed in a 15- footer to open the scoring at the 5:07 mark. LaPoynor followed with five more markers, moving the score to 7-0 at the 4:00 juncture, before Danny Hughes drove the length of the floor for a layup and the Bobcats' first bucket. At this point LaPoynor mentor Dwane Nichols ordered his eagers into a slow-down offense and the two teams, more or less, engaged in a staring contest. William Sowells tipped in a missed Gaunt shot and added two free .ose to By BENNY ROGERS Malakoff News Sports Writer LARUE - The LaPoynor Flyerettes ran their season record to 25-3 and maintained their top spot in District 44A here Friday night with a 75-,38 spanking of the youthful Cross Roads l,ady Bobcats in a marathon game plagued by personal fouls and tur- novers. With the win Coach Curtis Corley's crew ups its loop standing to 5-0, while the I,ady Bobcats fall to a 12-14 season worksheet and to 1-4 in district com- petition. The Flyerettes started strong from the starting gate and flew into a quick 6- 0 lead. Mary Williams, Patti Hanks and I,eah Dansby opened the Flyerettes' highly-potent scoring attack. Connie McKinnerney put the first Cross Roads marker on the board after slipping behind the I,aPoynor zone defense and converting a pass from l ri Barnett into a bucket. At this point the Lady 'Cats blew three golden opportunities, after l,aPoynor turnovers, to tie or even take the lead when they were able to work inside only to have traveling violations take away possible two-pointers. The Bobcats turned the ball over six con- secutive times with traveling violations at one point during the early going. The Flyerettes finally ended their brief outbreak of turnovers and went on to build a huge 26-5 lead going into the second period. During the extremely long first period 19 fouls were called. The first quarter was a sign of things to come as the Tlyerettes continued to fly and the officials continued to whistle the players for personal fouls. When the final whistle was blown a total of 55 fouls had been called. LaPoynor knocked in 18 markers in the second period while the visitors accumilated 11 to move the Flyerettes into a 44-16 lead at the intermission. Cheryl Williams, who led all scorers with 25 tallies, and Hanks, who finished with 18, paced the LaPoynor effort in the third period. The Lady Bobcats managed to outscore the hosts in the period, 12-11, behind the shooting of the only senior on the sophomore-laden squad, Sandra Bevel. Bevel led the throws with 28 seconds left to give the hosts an 11-2 lead at quarter's end. The Flyers continued to experiment with different stalling tactics as the second quarter began and finally moved their lead to 13-2. With 3:01 left in the half and the Flyers up 15-4, the Bobcats threw their only scare into LaPoynor, reeling off three consecutive buckets in a two-minute period. DeWaine Cain and Hughes accounted for the Cross Roads spurt with two- pointers. Cain took a Hughes feed to culminate a two-on-one break for his basket, while Hughes drove to the middle of the lane and tossed in a beautiful one-handed spinning jumper. The Cain and Hughes scoring out- break was for all practical purposes the Lady 'Cats in the losing cause with II points. LaPoynor recaptured the momentum in the final period and out-tallied the Cross Roads ferns 20-10. Corley's reserves got their opportunity to steal some of the scoring honors in the late stages of the period as the hosts coasted to the final buzzer. THE BOg LaPOYNOR FLYERE'I'rES PLAYER FG ~ PF T1P Leah Dansby 2 4 5 8 Patti Hanks 7 4 5 18 Cheryl Williams 12 I 3 25 Mary Williams 4 0 3 8 Karen Spencer 2 3 5 7 Alicia Young 2 3 1 7 Patty Holcomb 1 0 2 2 Vickie Little 0 0 3 0 TOTAI~ 30 15 27 75 TIlE MALAKOFF TIGEltETTFS starting line-up for 1980-81 il~cluded (left to right) Coach Terry Tieknor, Julle Sneed, Jessie Barren, Marilyn Davis, Lisa Woolverton, and Karen Jackson. (Staff photo by Lori Callaway) II II the convenience of checking and the earnings of savings... with Continentars Check Plus. While you write checks on your Check Plus account, your ba!ance earns 5V4% interest compounded daily. Check into Check Plus today, one more plus from the people who offer you the most. m 502 E. Royall Blvd., Malakoff Member FSLIC Home Office - Freeport, Texas last moment of glory for the visitors as Nichols turned the throttle and ex- celerated his cagers into full speed ahead. Caw Tarrant and Kemp responded to the change of orders and propelled the Flyers into a 24-9 lead at the half. The 15-point halftime advantage grew to 19, 43-14, by the end of the third quarter as the Flyers outscored the Bobcats 19-5 in the period. Kemp and Sowells, who paced the LaPoynor effort with 16 points apiece, continued to pepper the cords with medium-range jumpers to account for the Flyers' outburst. Nichols inserted his reserves in the fourth quarter to give them much- needed playing time and allow his starter a breather. The second quintet showed their appreciation as all five broke into the scoring parade. Randy Meador and Lea Cumby shared the spotlight midway through the final stanza as the duo took turns pumping in shots off the glass. Tony Currington and Brad Forester also garnered two pointers in their extended amount of playing time. Cross Roads enjoyed its most productive quarter of the contest, scoring 13 tallies. Hughes and Cain' received scoring help from Matt An- cling and Mike Reed but it was not enough aa the final chapter in this book had been written a long time ago. The Flyers and Bobcats will stage a rematch in Cross Roads on Feb. 24 in the final 44A tilt. BOX LaPOYNOR FLYERS PLAYER l~ 1~ PF TP James Gaunt 1 0 3 2 CROSS ROADS Caw Tat'rant PLAYER ConnieMcKinnerney ? 7 7 TP? JeffKemp Freddie DeGrate Lori Barnett Don Tarrant Sherry Piper ~ Randy Mender Sandra Bevel 30 ~ ~ I Brad Forester l,ana Harton 2 Lea Camby Lenea Wallace ~ ~ ~ ~ ~AC~a.rtugton Robin Chandler I 2 2 Becky Henry I 1 I 3 Shannon Rounsavall 0 0 I 0 TOTAI~. 12 15 28 38 Score by Quarters l,aPoynor 26 18 11 20--75 CrossRoads 5 II 12 10--38 PLAYER DeWalne Cain Danny Hughes Traey RounsavaU Mike Reed Russell Giles 3 I 0 7 8 0 2 16 0 0 I 0 6 4 I 16 2 0 5 4 3 0 2 6 0 4 2 4 2 0 2 4 1 2 0 4 26 11 18 63 CRO68 ROADS Chris Hope 0 Matt Anding 1 TOTAL~ 10 Score by quarters LePoynor Crou Roads FG FT PF TP 2 0 0 4 7 3 4 17 0 I 5 I 0 3 2 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 16 27 11 13 19 20- 63 2 7 5 13--27 @ @ COOLIDGE - The Trinidad Trojans, after capturing the District 43A first round rifle, opened the second round with a 54-48 knock-out of Coolidge here Feb. 10. In other action Coolidge's female cagers blasted the Lady Trojans' 60-30, while the Junior Varisty Trojans escaped with a 33-29 win over their counterparts. With the victory the Trojans finally moved their season record above the .500 mark, 11-10, and their second round worksheet to 14}. In overall loop play the Trinidad cagers are 5-0. The Trojans, who were scheduled to host Wortham Tuesday night, will close out district warfare with road games to Dawson, tomorrow night, and Mildred, next Tuesday. Should the Trojans cap- ture the second round title they will not be forced into a playoff game to decide the district champion, but should either Mildred, Coolidge, Wortham or Dawson win the round a one-game playoff would determine the champion. Charles Colman, who led all scorers with 21 points, provided the Trojan firepower into the early going. Glenn Boyd, Brad Elsom and Kyle Floyd ad- ded shots from the floor to give the Trojans a 12-8 advantage at the con- clusion of the quarter. Colman continued to pepper the nylons in the second stanza, accounting for six of Trinidad's I0 tallies. Coolidge also managed 10 points during the quar- ter, but the Trojans still held a four- CARTHAGE--The Henderson County Junior College Cardinals clinched a North Zone Tournament berth and kept chances of a Texas Eastern Conference title alive here Monday night with a 65- 59 roping of the Panola Ponies. Jacksonville College helped the Car- dinals' hopes of the conference chum- pionship.with a 59-58 overtime upset of the league-leading Tyler Apaches. With the win over Panola the Cards go to 9-4 in loop play, which leaves them just behindtha Apaches (11-3). Ion Morris (9-5) also clinched a tournament spot, beating Kllgore 83-74. While three tourney spots have been filled, the fight for the fourth and final spOt rages on. Jacksonville College (7- 8), Navarre and Kllgore, both at 7-7, are in the hunt for the final invitation. Stan Cloudy paced the post season play clinching win with 19 points. Niles Dockery was the only other Cardinal in donble-figures with 14. The Cardinals hattie K/Igore tonight in Athens and play hosts to Navarre Saturday before treking to Tyler Mon- day night. Action gets started at 7:30 following the women's 5:30 tilt. Nearly four million veterans who have kept their life insurance policies in force share in a record $619.7 million dividend during 1981. Each veteran's share will be paid automatically on the anniversary date of his or her policy. TODD DIEKMAN t 12) battles Kervin Jackson and Jeff Spivey for a an intersquad seventh grade tilt last Thursday. Looking on is Ken 'Tommy Speake coaches the seventh graders. (Staff photo by Anti point cushion, 22-18 at the intermission. Coolidge went ice-cold in the shooting department in the third period. Boyd and Elsom, who tied for the lead in the rebound effort with seven apiece, snagged the misfired Coolidge attempts and moved the Trojans to the offensive end. Colman added two baskets, while Vincent Norris, Floyd and Boyd each tossed in one to move the Trojans into a commanding 33-22 lead going into the game's final stanza. Coach Larry Cumby's Trojans quickly moved the score to 38-24 on a three-point play by Colman. The game's leading scorer set up the hat trick when he tossed in a jump shot and was fouled in the process. Despite a semi-stall offense, in which the Trojans took only the sure shot, Trinidad outscored the host team 16-14 in the final three and a half minutes to account for the final reading. In the Lady Trojans' clash with" Coolidge, the host team did not allow the Trinidad tems out of the starting gate until the second quarter, out- scoring Trinidad 19-0 in the first. Louise Hornbuckle, who topped the Trinidad scoring with 12 put the Lady Trojans on the in the second period. Lori knocked in a couple of two- Kristy Jones hit another Trinidad 10 second quarter Coolidge assured the nylons lead 36-10.at the half. Despite leading 50-19 going fourth quarter the Coolidge fit to continue with full-court defense. Hornbuckle seven free throws during the and Lori Tidmore sank two round out the Lad fort, Derek Jackson poured in 16: the JV tilt to lead the junior the win. Joining Jackson in department were Tim Polk Allen Livingston with nine, with four and Greg King with two, Leading by a single point, 26-~ 1:41 left in the game the Trc scored Coolidge 7-4 in the final t~ Polk punched in two field i free throws during this period a~ came up with a key block of a shot to enable the Trojans to the win. MALAKOFF SEVENTll grade girls competed in intramural basketball Junior high school gym last week. The competition was set by school an effort to let all students who are interested in the sport have more than is afforded during the regular season. Pictured going after the players Sherry Atkins, Phyllis Fowler, Dana Palmer and Bridget Jackson. ( Photo by Ann Rounsavall