The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, January 23, 1980, Page 6, Image 6

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Cougar netmen ‘squeak’past Umpqua, J.B1
Umpqua fought back to tie
the score at 75 apiece with
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about two minutes to go.
Williams was then
When Royce Kiser took over Johnny
as the men’s head basketball fouled and hit on the front end
coach in the spring of 1979, he of a one-and-one to give the
brought with him a history of Cougs the advantage in the
winning basketball teams. The waning moments of the game.'
ability of some people to suc­
ceed where others have failed brought the ball down the
occupies somewhat of a “grey court, hoping to take the lead,
area” in the realm of sports. but were unable to capitalize.
But Kiser has apparently been Dan Hixson was fouled at the
able to succeed with the CCC other end of the floor hitting
basketball team where others both free throws and stretching
have failed, as the Cougs are the hometowners’ lead to 78-
winning, including a pair of 75.
league victories last week, one With 10 seconds to go, Um­
over Umpqua Wednesday, 79- pqua canned a medium range
77, and another over Judson jumper to cut the lead to one.
Darren Slusher was fouled on
Baptist Friday, 52-48.
The Cougs went into Wed­ the following in-bounds toss
nesday’s contest with Umpqua and went to the line to shot
sporting a 2-2 league record one-and-one. Slusher connec­
and in need of a win to main­ ted on the front half of the
tain hopes of a berth in the charity effort, but Slusher’s
second attempt caromed off. A
post-season playoff picture.
The contest was close desperation 50-foot shot by the
throughout the first half with Timbermen fell short at the
the two teams deadlocked at buzzer and the victory was
the intermission at 42. Thè preserved.
Kiser was pleased with his
beginning of the second half
remained fairly consistent with team’s performance against
the first until the 12:17 mark of Umpqua. “We played a good
the final stanza when the ball game. Our rebounding was
Cougs opened up on an eight­ good and we played pretty
good defense for the majority
point lead, 64-56.
By Brian Rood
of the game,” he said.
Individually for the Cougs,
Johnny Williams and Dan Hix­
son tallied 13 while Bobby Bar­
ber and Bernie Pliska added 12
each. Williams was the leading
rebounder for the Cougs with
10 caroms.
Traveling to Portland on
Friday to take on the Judson
Baptist Crusaders, the CCC
netmen entered somewhat of a
different game, a rather low
scoring, patient type contest.
But the Cougs adapted to the
change and grabbed their
second win of the week.
The game was tight through
the first half, much the same as
Wednesday’s contest against
Umpqua with the Cougs taking
a 29-25 lead into the locker
room at the break. The CCC
eagers opened up on an eight­
point lead with a little over 14
minutes to go. The Crusaders
came back, apparently taking
note of Umpqua’s comeback
attempt, and narrowed the
margin to one with two and a
half minutes remaining.
J.B. failed at their attempt to
take the lead as Bobby Barber
pulled down the errant
Crusader shot and sent a pass
the length of the floor to Dan 1
Alexander who had broken af-’l
ter the shot, 49-46 CCC.i
Darren Slusher was fouled with I
28 seconds to go. Slusher con- i
nected on the front end of the
one-and-one before missing
the penalty. The Cougs’ lead •
was now two, 50-48. An at-.1
tempt by the Crusaders to tie
the game and possibly send the ’
contest into overtime was not
to succeed as Dan Alexander
added the clincher with 11
The Cougs will be back oil
the road tonight as they travel
to Salem to take on the
Chemeketa Chieftans
Matmen host tourney
By Kelly Laughlin
brought home second in the
Roy Bonner, 190, who sat
out the last two weeks because
of ineligibility, should return af­
ter the Cougs meet COCC at
home Friday at 7 p.m., and
Grays Harbor, who they edged
earlier in the season. “We will
have 10 guys out there this
Friday,” said Coach Norm
Against North Idaho, the
Cougs lost, and could only
muster one win, as Lance
Wilson grappled to a weight
division win. Currently, the
Cougars are “regrouping,” ac­
cording to Berney, with about
50 percent of the team in ac­
tion. “We can get back to our
wrestling potential by mid­
season,” he said.
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As host team at the ninth
annual College Invitational, the
Cougar wrestlers had only five
weights covered and six
wrestlers competing, but still
managed sixth place behind
Oregon State University, North
Idaho, Pacific, Central Oregon
Community College and
Southwestern Oregon Com­
munity College, who cashed in
at the non-league event.
Even with wrestlers Duane
McNaulty, Steve Wheeler,
Darvin Tramal, Randy Twid-
well and Wally Olsen out with
injuries, the tournament still
had a few bright spots for CCC.
Bill Blackford, 167-pounder,
took his weight division, while
142-pounder Lance Wilson
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Women eagers lose twice
By Sue Hanneman
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“We all get along excellently,
and we are having a good time
playing basketball,” women’s
team captain Kim Coffey said
in reference to their 0-8 stan­
dings. The Cougars, who
have yet to win, dropped two
u ...
COME BACK HERE! — Pacific University wrestler puts the clamps on CCC’ Eric Mar­
tin during tournament held over the weekend at the College. Photo by Duffy Cof­
games in women’s basketball
action this week.
Clackamas started the week
-off facing Umpqua here Wed­
nesday. With four players out
because of fouls and minutes
still left on the clock, the
Cougars were forced to finish
the game with only four players
on the court. That, combined
with 41 turnovers, aided the
Umpqua team in a 72-41 vic­
Kim Coffey led the team with
12 points and six rebounds,
followed by Teresa Walton with
12 and Debbie Syring with
To finish the week off, the
Cougars, traveled to Judson
Baptist for a head-to-head bat­
tle with the Crusaders. The first
half was marked with good
play by both teams. Going into
the locker room at the half, the
score was a close 20-19 in Jud­
son’s favor. Neither team was
able to build a strong lead going
down the final stretch. They
traded points back and forth
with Clackamas down only
four points with seven minutes
to go in the contest. Judson
turned on the power With only
minutes left, scoring inside and
hitting with the outside jum­
pers, to eventually win the con-1
test, 42-31.
Kim Coffey and Debbie Nolz
combined for 24 points to lead'
the Cougars in the effort.
The Cougs are on the road i
this Wednesday, playing
Chemeketa. They will be back]
on home turf Saturday to face j
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