The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, January 20, 1980, Page 8, Image 8

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    Those poor refs
It seems as though every
season someone from some
team complains about referees.
This is the case with the re­
cent women’s basketball game
against Mt. Hood played in
Randall Hall on Jan. 6.
The» officials in the Mt.
Hood-Clackamas game are no
worse than any of the other
referees in any other Northwest
Athletic Association of Com­
munity Colleges game.
According to the “The Ad­
vocate” the two officials who
worked the Mt. Hood-
Clackamas game were “sup­
posedly not to be in the same
game together as both were very
That is an invalid assumption
as to why the referees might
have made the game one-sided.
Each referee in the NWAACC
is trained to do his best in a
game regardless of his ex­
perience or of who is his co­
Coach Broadsword also made
this statement, “When we pay
$55 per ref per game we expect
to get better officials.”
May I offer some food for
thought for Mr. Broadsword.
Maybe it’s not the NWAACC
that needs to get better officials,
seeing the leadership and per­
formance of the Lady Saints
that night, maybe Mt. Hood
should get themselves a better
woman’s basketball coach.
The Cougars beat the Saints by
over 20 points in this particular
meeting, The Saints had almost
40 turnovers for the game, and
the Saints connected on only 14
of 30 free throws. Not exactly
stats that point to a lopsided
game by the officials.
In athletic events there are
referee problems and there are
team performance problems.
Let’s keep these two things
separate and save the officiating
insults for when there really are
problems with the officiating in a
game. Not when the team can’t
get the game going in their favor,
such as Coach Broadsword’s Mt.
Hood Saints. Coach Broad­
sword, get a better turnover ratio,
better free throw shooting, an a
less aggressive defense, then talk
to us.
In the Jan. 15 edition of “The
Advocate” Mt. Hood Women’s
Coach Daryle Broadsword was
quoted as saying “It was one of
the worst officiated games that
I’ve ever seen.”
After witnessing the game
firsthand, I feel I must set the
record straight. Although the
personal fouls were heavily in
favor of Mt. Hood, Coach
Broadsword’s comments are
completely unfounded. With
the exception of two or three
fouls charged by both teams,
there is no reason to question
the officiating. Let’s remember,
these men are human.
In a game where a team is
down by any margin ranging
from 10 to 20 points, the sup­
porters of that team are going to
find any’ excuse, but the real
one. In all reality, The Saints of
Mt. Hood did not play well
enough to win, that’s all there is
to it. Despite that fact, there
were nearly 25 Mt. Hood Sup­
porters who were screaming to
the referees like they were deal­
ing in the stock market at its
busiest hour.
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J found Jan. 19. Thanks again. Sincerely
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Right: Gina Passadore contributes a point for the Lady Cougars.
Lady Cougars give
top performances
by Mark Borrelli
Staff Writer
The Clackamas Lady
Cougars continue to rack up
victories, adding two more road
wins to improve their league
record to a perfect 4-0.
Friday night.the Lady Cougars
traveled to Umpqua and handed
their host a 24 point loss, 75-51.
Clackamas came out playing
strong defense, allowing only 14
first half points to their host, in
route to a 34-14 halftime lead.
“We came out and dominated on
defense,” explained coach Phil
Garver. “They had a hard time
handling our press.”
Angela Hewlett lead the girls
with 22 points, six rebounds, and
nine assists. Coming off the
bench and turning in a strong
performance was freshman Gina
Passadore. “Gina came off the
bench and played real well.”
Passadore tallied six points in a
reserve role, while grabbing three
rebounds. Coach Garver feels
that, while a couple of players
may have good games, the win
was a team effort. “It was a good
team effort. Everybody played
well.” Garver also credits his
team’s defense as the key in the
game. “Defense is gonna win the
games for you and we played
good defense.”
Clackamas’ good defense car­
ried into a Saturday encounter
with South Western Oregon
Community College (SWOCC),
as they crushed their host 82-50.
Awesome defense again prov­
ed to be the key for the girls’ se­
cond blow out in as many days.
“We went into the game with the
same game plan. We started on a
man to man, but jumped into our
half court press and they
(SWOCC) couldn’t handle it.”
A balanced scoring attack led
the girls to another team victory.
Angela Hewlett led the offensive
attack with 16 points, Anna
Schlegelmilch chipped in 12
points, and once again Gina
Passadore came off the bench
with a strong performance, scor­
ing 12 points, while dishing out
four assists. “She’s our fourth
leading scorer and she’s coming
off the bench.” Garver feels that
having Passadore adding strong
play off the bench is really help­
ing. “She is definitely a spark off
the bench, but she’s playing so
well she’s pushing the starters for
a starting role.”
The Lady Cougars currently
"Defense is gonna win
games and we played
good defense*
stand alone on top of the league
standings with their 4-0 mark,
but may be tested this weekend
when they travel to league
power Linn-Benton Saturday.
Clackamas will warm up for
Linn-Benton with a Friday
game with Lane at home at 6