Quakers win, 64-53
By MARK FISCHER
Despite a furious second half comeback attempt by Highland Park, the
Lansing Eastern Quakers held on to take a 64-53 victory and the-Class A State High
School Basketball Championship before a sellout crowd at Crisler Arena yesterday
Down by ten (32-22) at the half-and by 13 on a technical foul, a tip in, and only
0 seconds later-Highland Park refused to give up. Applying full-court pressure,
the Parkers battled all the way back, rolling off 13 straight to tie it up at 35 apiece
with three minutes left in the third quarter.
But after a momentum-slowing Eastern timeout, 6'7" Quaker forward Robert
Henderson took a pass from Clarence Brown and answered the Parker comeback
with a lefthanded stuff. Though the teams traded field goals for most of the game
therafter, Eastern outshot their opponents at the line (82%-36% in the second half),
and gradually built up a four-point lead with three minutes remaining in the game.
At this point the Quakers went into slowdown tactics, fending off the persistent
Parker press and allowing their sparkplug, 6'2" Sam Vincent (brother -of MSU's
Jay) to handle the ball as much as possible. This proved to be a wise decision, as
be silky smooth junior guard drove the baseline for two of his team-high 16 points,
utting his team up, 54-48, with 1:45 to go.
The two teams traded buckets once more, but time was growing short for the
Parkers. With only :33 showing on the clock, 6'5",,245 lb. Quaker center James
"Rock" Keyton made it academic, as he hit his second straight one-and-one to,
boost the lead to eight.
The Parkers hung tough with their larger foes in the early going, and led by
star forward Renardo Brown's 12 points, tied the game at 18 at the start of the
second quarter. But it was then that Eastern's ironclad zone defense and sharp
transition game took over. Capitalizing on steals and fast breaks off poor shots, the
Quakers outscored their stifled opponents 14-4 for the rest of the quarter to take a
ten-point halftime lead.
Willow Run victorious
By DREW SHARP
All-State forward Johnnie Bailey led all scorers with 21 points yesterday as
he paced Willow Run to a 77-68 victory over Saginaw Eisenhower in the state Class
B final at Crisler Arena.
It was the second state championship for the Flyers. They also took the 'B'
crown in 1968. This season marked the first time that Eisenhower ever made it past
regional play in the tournament.
Eisenhower's inexperience to late tournament pressure showed early in the
game, when the Commanders took outrageous shots from the field and committed
many foolish turnovers, allowing Willow Run to run up a 24-10 lead at the end of the
However, in the second quarter, the Flyers were hit with a bad case of
carelessness, making fancy passes that landed in the bleachers and taking shots
that couldn't even kiss the rim. Eisenhower began to gain much-needed composure
and cut Willow Run's lead to seven at the end of the first half, 38-31.
Willow Run coach Ron Tarrant had to have a serious talk with his troops
"I told them that we were not playing our game," said Tarrant. "We could not
consider Eisenhower an easy team. No team gets this far in the tournament
without having some quality players."
Tarrant blamed his team's lackluster performance in the second period to a
possible letdown brought on by two hard-fought, physical games earlier this week
against River Rouge and Flint Beecher.
The Flyers were soaring when they came out in the second half, and Bailey
finally decided to take the game into his own hands by driving the base line more
often and drawing -fouls. Willow Run opened up a 15-point lead, 53-38; midway
through the third period.
The Michigan Doi-ly-Sunday, March 23, 1980-Page 9
qL ASS C:
Reed Citytakes title
By ERIC LUTTINEN
Reed City won its first state championship in 43 years as the Coyotes finished
their season with a 71-58 win over Grand Rapids South Christian last night. Reed
City finished its season with a 28-0 record, the only undefeated team in the state
The Coyotes looked unbeatable in the second half as their zone press converted
a few Sailor turnovers into easy Reed City baskets.
"We thought that with their height they could break our press," said Reed City
coach Jerry Ernst.
"We though that if we could play good defense and rebound, we could win the
game," remarked Ernst. "We thought we could front (Paul) TenBrink, but he's
got such long arms that he was getting the ball inside. Then we went to our 1-2-2
TenBrink did score 24 points to garner top honors, but he wasn't as effective as
he was on Friday when he poured in 38 against Bronson. The zone seemed to
frustrate the Sailors to the end.
p Reed City's zone stonewalled the Sailors, as Grand Rapids shot only 39.4%
om the floor, and they outrebounded Grand Rapids, 34-29.
The score was tied at 17 all after one quarter of play, but Reed City rallied in
the second quarter to take a 38-25 halftime lead. Reed City led after three quarters,
50-39, and won it in a free throw exchange in the fourth quarter.
Theikey statistic was that Reed City converted 15 of its 19 free throws, while
South Christian hit 6 of 10.
E. Catholic romps
By United Press international
Junior James Ross scored 35 points, equaling the fifth-highest point total in a
championship game, to lead defending champion Detroit East Catholic to an 88-64
victory over Muskegon West Michigan Christian in the Class D state basketball
finals last night at Crisler Arena.
The win marked East Catholic's second consecutive conquest of West
Michigan Christian in the Class D championship match. Last year, the Chargers
won by a 58-56 margin.
Ross, a 6-foot-5 forward-center, missed only four shots during the game. He
sank all eight shots he took in the first half, was seven for nine in the third quarter
and two for four in the final period.
The performance put Ross' name in the high school record book beneath such
luminaries as Ralph Simpson, Ernie Thompson, Bob Gale, three players with 36
points, and Melvin Peterson, who had 35 for Stephenson way back in 1956.
Junior guard Anthony Grier pumped in 20 points to help the top-rated
Chapgers, who never scored less than 21 points in any of the four quarters, end
their second straight championship season with a 25-3 record.
East Catholic won the Class C title in 1973 for coach Dave Soules and was a
loser in the 1977 Class D finals.
Brad Hoffman scored 18 points and senior center Dan Hartman added 17 for
second-rated West Michigan Christian; which finished 23-4.
A key factor in the Warriors' second straight championship game loss was that
All-State forward Dave Doorn went scoreless in the first half and did not get his
first point until sinking a free throw with just 6:02 left in the game.
Daily Photo by PETER SERL4NG
BRETT VAN TOL of Muskegon West Michigan Christian gets sandwiched
underneath the basket by Detroit East Catholic's Ethan Torrence (42) and
Anthony Newman (54). VanTol's Warriors were destroyed in the Class D
championshipo game by East Catholic, 88-64.
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PLACES IN FLOOR EXERCISE
F lom ourth in AMA Ws
11 it A NT APflV I T
Special to the Daily
Flom ended her gymnastics career in
style here yesterday, as .she earned a
place on the AIAW All-Midwest
regional team for the second
Flom finished a solid fourth in an
*xciting floor exercise competition.
Pam Harrington of Southern Illinois
took top honors in the event.
"THE OTHER GIRLS pulled some
fancy tricks but the moves were above
their heads," said Michigan coach
Sheri Hyatt. "Sara did her strong
routine and she moved right past most
Cindy Shearon, the only other
Wolverine gymnast competing in the
*dividual portion of the meet, finished
seventh in the extremely competitive
Shearon tallied a two-day average of
17.35 on the vault, while Ohio State's
Donna Silber and Harrington took the
top two spots with scores of 19.0 and
"THAT WAS MY best vault all year,"
said Shearon, who is only a sophomore.
"I'm pleased with it-it was a good way
to end the season.
"I'm learning to do a handspring
*ront for next year," said Shearon, in
anticipation of the 1980-81 season.
"That ought to be a new experience."
Flom, the first four-year letterwinner
in the team's history, encountered
some difficulty with the equipment in
her other event, the uneven parallel
"I MISSED SOME tricks because the
top bar came loose," she said. "All I
anted to do was finish."
The remainder of the day's activities
belonged to the fearless. The more
relaxed nature of the individual
competition allowed the women to
incorporate more risk into their
"I tried some tricks I always wanted to
do," said Harrington, whose tean was as she ended up fighting for first place
seeded first prior to the team on the bars with teammate Denise
competition. "This indi'vidual meet was Didier. Didier finally edged Harrington
play-day for me, because the pressure with a two-day score of 17.95-17.90.
of winning for the team was gone." Silber, a two-time Big Ten all-around
Harrington performed under a more champion, took third behind
pleasant kind of "pressure" yesterday, Harrington on the beam with a 11.70
Sunday, March 23
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Gusts cancel competition
By KIM HANAFEE
special to the Daily
ANNAPOLIS-The weather did not
cooperate yesterday at the Truxton
Umstead Regatta at the U.S. Naval
Academy. Sailing starts were
postponed three times throughout the
day due to high winds recorded at a
gusty 55 knots.
When competition starts, Michigan's
John Fullerton and John Dohan will sail
Lasers, 14-foot, one-man boats, in the A
and B divisions, respectively.
The 420's, 131-foot boats, will be
manned by Doug Wefer and Karl
Neumann in the A class and Harry
Levinson and David Brede in the B
IBrins, fire Creiglton
ATLANTA(AP)-The Boston Bruins
announced yesterday that Fred
Creighton was relieved of his coaching
duties after less than a year with the
National Hockey League franchise.
General Manager Harry Sinden,
who made the announcement prior to
the Bruins' 8 p.m. game against the
Atlanta Flames,. said he would take
over as interim coach for the rest of the
It was the second time within a year
Creighton has been fired. Last May, the
Flames announced they would not
renew his contract after the Atlanta
team recorded a disappointing playoff
performance. Creighton had compiled
a 4 -year record of 156 victories, 136
losses and 56 ties with the Flames.
I1lir(I Vijrir vno tserious
MIAMI (AP)-Detroit Tigers' right-
hander Mark "The Bird" Fidrych was
examined yesterday by Dr. Paul Bauer
who said Fidrych's most recent arm
ailment was not serioustand was not
related to the shoulder tendinitis which
Bauer treated in San Diego late last
Bauer said Fidrych was suffering
from a slight strain of the tendon of the
UCLA 67, Purdue 62
High School Basketball Finals
Lansing Eastern 64, Highland Park 53
Willow Run 77,Saginaw Eisenhower 68
Reed City 71, Grand Rapids South Christian 58
Detroit East Catholic 88, Muskegon West Mich-
igan Christian 64
Detroit 4, Baltimore 3
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