The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, February 27, 1985, Page 7, Image 7

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    Sports
Cagers fall short of championship games
By Julie Miller
For The Print
Last Sunday, Clackamas’
men’s basketball team suf­
fered a devastating loss to
Walla Walla Community Col­
lege. The Cougars were in a do
or die situation for the state
tournament. Since they lost,
they are now finished with
their season.
Coach Royce Kiser said they
suffered a hard loss. “Walla
Walla is a good team. We shot
50 percent from the field, we
tied them on rebounds, we had
less turnovers than they, but
they won. Our defense down
low wasn’t very good and I
think they got a little lucky on
outside shots, but that is what
hurt us. That was the dif­
ference.’’
Kiser said he wanted to shut
down Walla Walla’s leading
scorer, which they did. “Our
game plan worked. We held
their leading scorer to six
points, but they had a point
I guard that made 18 points and
' another high scorer made 11
points,” he said.
In the beginning of the game
Clackamas was out on top by
as much as eight points, but
seemed to lose it as Walla
Walla got hot. Walla Walla
brought the score closer and
NICE ‘N’ EASY: Steve Hanson (left photo) goes up for a one-
handed jump shot. Doug Coffman (above photo) helps team­
mate Jerry Olson back to his feet.
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Photos by Daniel Wheeler
closer, and finally took over
for good.
In the last minutes of the
game Clackamas narrowed the
gap. They were only behind by
one point, but a last second
shot by Doug Coffman failed
to reach its goal at the end of
the game.
“We could have beat them.
But, if a team comes in and
beats you on your home court,
they must be good. They beat
us toward, the last of the first
half and the start of the second
half. That is what cost us the
game,” Kiser said.
Coach Kiser said even
though they lost he had to be
positive about the game. “The
guys worked hard this year.
They are one of the best teams
we have had. Several guys
played great offensive games,
like Doug Coffman, Terry
Newton and Terry Frison.
They had great offensive
games.
“Because Walla Walla
keyed on shutting off Jeff
Richards, they just made
Terry Newton wide open and
he was hot. He did a great job.
Tom Bolt also did a great job
when he went in until he got
hurt. He bruised his chin bad­
ly. I think that probably one
of the outstanding players of
the game had to be Doug Cof­
fman. He had 10 assists and he
and the other guards did a
great job getting the ball to the
inside post men like Terry
Frison,” he added.
Now Kiser looks toward
next year’s team. ‘If all of
those kids return next year,
with a little recruiting, we will
have a terrific team. You real­
ly need sophomores returning
to make your program,
because every one of them has
great talent. I think we’d be a
very solid team next year.
Over all, this year we had a
very comptetive, gutsy team,
probably one of the best this
College has seen in a long
time/ he said.
Cougars send five
to national tourney
By Rodney Fobert
Of The Print
A score of 69 1/4 put
Clackamas Community Col­
lege’s wrestling team in second
place out of six teams at the
Region 18 T.ournament held at
North Idaho College Feb.
15-16. North Idaho placed
first with 133 points.
Based on their individual
merit at the tournament, five
Cougar grapplers will be atten­
ding the National Junior Col­
lege and Community College
Athletic Association (NJCC-
CAA) national Tourney to
compete with the other first
and second place qualifiers of
each weight class from the
Region 18 Tournament. The
national tourney will be held
March 1-2.
Wednesday, February 27, 1985
Mannen became the first-
place qualifier in the
134-pound weight class after
beating North Idaho’s Jeff
Semrad in his final match.
Killian was the second place
qualifier ih the 118-pound
weight class. He lost his first
match with the eventual first
place qualifier, Mark War-
nken of North Idaho, but
came back strong to get the se­
cond place position.
In the 126-pound weight
class, Wachsmuth also took
the second place qualifying
position. Wachsmuth lost his
final match against first-place
qualifier Tory McCully of
North Idaho to get the posi­
tion.
McKinnis earned the second
place qualifying position after
STAYING ON TOP is Cougar heavyweight
wrestler Robert Young. Young, along with four
losing to first place qualifier
Kevin Frame of North Idaho,
and later winning in a match
against the winner of the con­
solation bracket. Alan Roitsch
other Clackamas wrestlers qualified for the Na-
tional tournament in Illinois.
of Colorado Northwest Col­
lege.
Heavyweight Young lost a
very close match for the first-
place position against North
Idaho’s Wade Stover by a
score of 4-3 to also take the se­
cond place qualifying posi­
tion.
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