The print. (Oregon City, Oregon) 1977-1989, February 11, 1986, Page 7, Image 7

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

Lady hoopsters bop Linn Benton, 69-66
By Julie Miller
Sports Editor
If ever a team had to fight
for a victory, it was Saturday
night when the Women’s
basketball team defeated
Linn-Benton Community Col­
lege (LBCC), 69-66.
Wednesday, Feb. 5, the
Cougars played Lane Com­
munity College (LCC) and
defeated them 57-48 in regula­
tion time play. Sue Johnston
led the Cougar offense with sa
21 point effort. Puanana
Lackland scored 15 points,
and Angie Stein, 10. Lackland
led the teams rebounding with
20 boards and Johnston grab­
bed 14.
Despite two technical fouls,
one on Head Coach Phil
Garver and the other on Assis­
tant Coach Jim Hill, the team
took an early lead over LBCC
and led for most of the game.
“I know when to get a
technical,” said Coach Hill,
“Every time Garver gets one,
we lose the game. When I get
one, we win.” =>.
The game was plagued with
heavy fouls, almost as if the
two teams were playing
hockey. The Cougars led a
very exciting basketball game
at half time 38-26.
After coming out of the
locker room, the Collegelook
over and continued to lead
what seemed to be a very
angry LBCC. The next few
minutes consisted of both
teams exchanging fouls.
The score was tied 55-55
with 6:35 left in the game
when Johnston drove the lane
for a lay-in. Another lay-in at­
tempt by Paula Barnes was
fumbled and when Lackland
retrieved the ball she was sent
to the foul line where she made
one of her two free throw at­
tempts. Shortly afterwards, an
LBCC player received a
technical foul and though both
shots were missed, Johnston
made up for it with a shot she
later put in.
Johnston played an outstan­
ding game and led all scorers
with 32- points. Patty Mattis
had 14, Stein and Lackland
added 9 and 8, respectively.
“Susie Johnston played a
good game.- If we get the ball
into her, she’s unstoppable.
Pua (Lackland) got into foul
trouble, but she’s a threat on
the inside on defense,” Coach
Garver said.
As the game got nearer and
nearer to its end, LBCC put on
a strong press which kept the
College from being able to
throw the ball in and increased
the amount of fouls.
With 2:12 left in the game,
the Cougars led 63-62, when a
jump ball was called. Being
the taller team, the Cougars
received the tip-off. But
Johnston was fouled as she
put the ball through the hoop
and was sent to the foul line
where she missed.
When the clock read 32
seconds left to play, the
Cougars led 67-64, when Stein
was fouled. After Stein drop­
ped both of her foul shots into
the hopper,, LBCC failed to
get the. bailed own court in time
for more than one shot and
lost 69-66.
Angie Stein puts the all up against Linn Benton Saturday night.
Photo by Dan Wheeler
Berney claims 100th win
By Scott Wyland
Staff Writer
Last Thursday, I had the
pleasure of interviewing
wrestling coach Norm Berney
just before, and just after his
one hundredth tournament
victory. Although warned that
he could be aloof during an in­
terview, I found this not the
case at all. He had a very
relaxed and congenial flow of
communication. He willingly
shared his concerns and hopes
for the future.
The hundred victories are a
compilation resulting from ten
years of enthusiastic dedica­
tion, hard work, and
perseverence through various
adversities, i.e. loss of
wrestlers due to injury, illness,
or ineligibility because grades
are too low. This season has
been especially plaguing in this
respect. In fact, from what
coach Berney described, it’s
been one of the worst years for
loss of players he’s ever seen.
So when asked how he felt
about sitting on the brink of a
February 11, 1986
hundred wins, Coach Berney’s
reply was, “Sure, it feels
good. But I’m not near as con­
cerned about a hundred wins,
as I am about holding the team
together for the regionals com­
ing up. We haven’t had one
totally consistent wrestler
through the whole season.
Every meet, at least one player
has been down because of il­
lness or injury. It’s been like
this all year”
What could also be con­
sidered a setback was the
academic standards for
athletes. Shaking his head,
coach Berney commented,
“We lost a two time state
champion, a one time state
champion, and one or two
other hi-quality wrestlers. It’s
been hard on us. But a pro­
blem is some students come
here thinking we’re responsi­
ble to keep their grades up,
and all they have to do is wres­
tle. Of course, they have to do
it themselves.”
Coach Berney mentioned
that the majority of his
wrestlers do carry good grade
averages. He seemed to believe
in the old Greek adage of
“Strong mind and strong body
augment each other.” “If a
person can’t do one, he won’t
do the other near as well.”
Berney said, “Wrestling’s a
sport of discipline.” he added.
When asked to describe the
most memorable moment in
the past, Coach Berney
reflected, “Back in 1977, we
were wrestling against North
Idaho College (NIC). They’ve
always been our toughest con­
tender. NIC is known as the
elite of the junior colleges.
They give their students full
ride scholarships, so they in
turn, attract the best wrestlers
around. They provide on-
campus housing for their
athletes and also a large
transportation fund to fly the
athletes around. So you can
see the advantage they have
over a college like us.” Berney
Continued on page 8.
Intramurals Volleyball
Wednesday’s Volleyball
tournament ended on a happy
note with the FLO2 team tak­
ing the Championship and the
Hemmerroids taking second
place. The FLO2s consisted of
Wendy, Carrie Coe and Chris
Lewis. Trina Borden, Deaa
Boyer and Mike Miller
represented the Hemmerroids.
On Feb. 4, the County team
defeated the Tribesmen 57-53
in Intramural basketball ac­
tion. That same day, the
Magombo’s were beat by the
Kingsmen, 73-69.
Thursday, Feb. 6, Brew
Crew II was tamed by Staff,
85-64; and the Kingsmen blew
away the County team 102-61.
Staff leads Intramural play
with an overall record of (3-0)
mid the Kingsmen are second
wi+’- a (3-1) record.
There will be a mandatory
meeting for all those interested
in playing Volleyball for the
1986 Fall term. The meeting
will be held Wednesday, Feb.
12 at 3:00 p.m. in Randall 012.
If you're a man who is eigh­
teen or within a month of your
eighteenth birthday/you should
be registering with Selective Ser­
vice. To register, just go to any
U.S. Post Office and pick up a
registration form. Fill out the
form, sign it and hand it to a
postal clerk. It only takes about
five minutes. That's not a lot to
ask for a country as great as ours.
Register. It's quick. It’s easy.
And it's the law.
Presented as a Public Service Announcement-.
Page 7