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Page Twelve


Wednesday, July 28, 1976

U.S. cagers: Good as gold!
Dantley hits 30. as U.S.
= whips Yugoslavia, 95-74

By The Associated Press
MONTREAL - A fired - up
United States team, led by All-
American Adrian Dantley, re-
claimed the Olympic basketball
gold medal for Uncle Sam last
night with a 95-74 victory over
The triumph was a bicenten-
nial present, from the youngest
basketball team in Olympic his-
tory and erased the bitter mem-
ories of Munich, when America
surrendered the gold for the
only time in history.
That happened in a contro-
versial o n e -point game
against the Soviet Union. But
there was no controversy
about the outcome this time.
Dantley saw to that with a
sensational display of shooting
that produced 18 first-half points
and 30 in the game. He finished
with 116 points as high scorer
for the United States in the six
games it took America to claim
the gold.
Twelve of Dantley's points
carne in the first six minutes of
play as Uncle Sam raced to a
20-8 lead at the start.
With guards Phil Ford and
Quinn Buckner repeatedly strip-
ping Yugoslavia of the ball, the
Americans charged into com-
Ford had seven assists and
three steals in the first half
alone as the sniping American
defense dominated the taller
The Yanks maintained a
comfortable margin through-
out the second half, scoring
key baskets whenever Yugo-
slavia started to move on
Michigan's Phil Hubbard had
10 points in one span, coming
off the bench to keep Uncle Sam

in control.
As the clock wound down, the
capacity crowd of more than
16,000 fans in the Montreal
Forum chanted "USA, all the
way!" the slogan that has ac-
companied this team throughout
this tournament.
It was an emotional victory
for the Americans. who enjoyed
every moment of the medal
presentation ceremony presided
over by Lord Killanin, president
of the International Olympic
Committee, and Dr. William
Jones, secretary general of the
International Basketball Feder-
Last night's game was one
of the ronghest of the entire
tornament. Yugoslavia lost
guard Zoran Slavnic when he
inilred his right ankle in a
collision with Ford midway in
the first half.
Dantley was forced to the
dressing room early in the sec-
aid half when he suffered a cut
o-er his right eye when Drazen
Dalinaeic landed on top of him
after going up for a shot. Iron-
ically, Dantley was charged
with a foul on the play.
While he was being treated,
Yugoslavia made a 10-2 run at
the Americans, cutting the U.S.
lead to 12 points. But Hubbard,
Scott May, who finished with 14
points, and Ford restored the
American margin with a flurry
of points that built the lead to
At the end, the entire U.S.
team did a happy, victory dance
in the middle of the court as the
fans roared their approval.
After Dantley and May, cen-
ter Mitch Kupchak scored 14
points for the United States.
Dalipagic had 25 points,
Dragan Kicanovic 18 and for-
mer Brigham Young Univer-
sity star Kresimir Cosic 15
for Yugoslavia.
The fans sent up a thunder-
ous ovation as the Americans
received their medals, delaying
the ceremony several minutes
with their stusbtained cheering.
They applauded the silver
medalist Yugoslavians as well,
but were less enthusiastic to-
wards the Soviets, who took the
bronze by beating Canada 100-
72 earlier yesterday.

THE BIG IRISH BULL, Adrian Dantley of Notre Dame, finds himself momentarily surrounded
by Yugoslavians Kresmir Cosic (11) and Rajko Zizik (7). Dantley got loose often enough last night
to lead the U.S. team with 30 points in its gold medal victory.

Four U.S. boxers reach semis

By The Associated Press
M O N T R E A L - Light-
weight Howard Davis watched
a teammate lose, then turned
tiger and pounded his Bulga-
rian opponent into submission
last night to lead four United
States boxers into the medal-
guaranteeing semifinals of the
Davis was joined in Thurs-
day's semifinals by light
welterweight Sugar Ray Leo-
nard, flyweight Leo Ran-
dolph and bantamweight
Charles Mooney.
The only U. S. loser was
featherweight Davey Arm-
strong, who dropped a 3-2 deci-
sion of Cuban Angel Herrera.
In Olympic boxing, the fight-
ers who win their semifinal
bouts in each weight class bat-
tle for the gold. The loser of
each final finishes with a sil-
ver. The losers of the two
semi-finals in each class each
get a bronze medal.
"A lot of people think I can't
hit," Davis said after scoring
three knockdowns and stopping
Bulgarian Pzveten Pzevekov at
:48 of the third round.
"But I didn't go out to
prove that," said Davis. "I
saw Davey get robbed. I
thought he won every round.

So I thought I better go out
there and show them some-
thing so it wouldn't happen
to me."
Davis, the 1974 world feather-
weight champion, likes to feint
and move in the ring.
But Tuesday night, it was
"crash" not "flash" for the 132-
pounder from Glen Cove, N. Y.
Davis knocked Svetkov down in
the first round with a left-right
to the jaw and again in the
third with a right - left to the
He then connected with an-
other left - right, and Svetkov
fell forward and grabbed Davis
to keep from going down. The
referee gave him a stand-
ing eight - count, then stopped
the fight.
Diving veteran Klaus Dibiasi
of Italy in his farewell perform-
ance in international diving
competition, fought off the chal-
lenge of young American Greg
Louganis last night and won
the* 10-meter platform compe-
tition for an unprecedented
third consecutive Olympic title
in the event.
Dibiasi, 28, grabbed the
lead from the 16 - year - old

Louganis on the fifth of 10
dives and maintained it for
his fourth platform diving
medal since 1964.
Dibiasi, who won a silver
medal at Tokyo'before winning
golds at Mexico City in 1968
and Munich four years later,
received 600.51 points, the high-
est total in Olympic history.
Louganis, of El Cajon, Calif.,
made an auspicious premier
into major international diving
competition with 576.99 points.
Vladimir Aleynik of the Soviet
Union was third with 548.61.
Kent Vosler, 20, of Eaton,
Ohio, finished fourth with 544.14
and Kim Moore, an Ohio State
medical student from Colum-
bus, Ohio, was fifth with 538.17.
Russia's Vasily Alexeev, a
gentle 344-pound man moun-
tain, reestablished his claim as
the world's strcngest human
Tuesday night with a record-
shattering performance in the
Olympic super heavyweightlift-
ing division.
The 34-year-old defending
champion, a mining engineer,
captured the gold medal with
a total weightlift of 896
pounds In the snatch, clean

and jerk. He established a
world record for the clean
and jerk with a lift of 561


W L Pet. Gsl
Philadelphia 65 30 .684 -
Pittsburgh 53 43 .552 12 '
New Yark 51 49 .50 0 6%
St, Louis 42 53 .442 13
chicago 40 58 .408 26%
Montreal 32 60 .348 3112
cincinnati 62 37 .626 -.
Los Angeles 55 43 .561 6Sf
Houston 52 50 .51 11%
San Dicta 485211.488014Y'2
Atlanta 44 54 .449 17 %
San Francisco 43 58 .426 20
Yesterday's Eesults
Chicago 5, Montreal 0
New York 4, Philadelphia 1
Los Angeles at Atlanta, ppd., rain
San Francisco 9, Cincinnati 4
Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 1
Houston 4, San Diego 1
Todays Gamnes
Montreal (Fryman 8-8 and Kirby
1-8) at St. Louis (Rasmussen 3-8
and curtis 5-7), 2, 6:30 p.m,
Chicago (Bonham 6-9) at Phila-
delphia (Lonborg 12-5), 7:35 p.m.
Las Angeles (John 6-6) at Atlanta
tMrssersmith 9-9), 7:35 p~m.
Pittsburgh (Medich 5-9) at New
York (Seaver 9-6), 8:05 p.m.
San Francisco (Dressier 2-7) at
cincinnati (Zachry 8-3), 8:05 p.m.
San Diego (Jones 17-4) at Houston
(Andujar 6-7), 8:35 p.m.

W L Pet. GB
New York 60 35 .632 -
Baltimore 48 48 500 12V2
Cleveland 46 40 .4131
Detroit 46 49 .484 14
Boston 43 52 .453 17
Milwaukee 42 51 .452 17
Kansas City 59 37 .615 -
Oakland 52 46a.531 8
Texas 47 48 .495 111
Minnesota 46 50 .479 13
Chicago 44 53 .454 15'
california 42 58 .420 19
Late games not included
Boston 8, cleveland 7
Baltimore 4, New York 1
Mitwaukee 6, Detroit 4
Texas at Minnesota, ppd., cain
Kansas City at California, a
Chicago at Oakland, n
Today's Games
cleveland (Brown 7-6) at Boston
(Jones 4-1), 7:30 pm.
New York (Alexander 5-6) at Bal-
timore (Garland 12-2), 7:30 p.m.
Detroit (Roberts 8-9) at Milwau-
kee (Augustine 4-7),8 1:30 pm.
Texas (iHargan 4-2) at Minnesota
(Hughes 4-10), 9 p.m.
Kansas City (Pattin 3-9 or Has-
sler 0-6) at California (Kirkwood
4-7), 10:30 p.m.
Chicago (Barrios 2-4) at Oakland
(Torres -9), 11 p.m.

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