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Page 10 - THE OTHELLO OUTLOOK OTHELLO. W HNNI THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1974 The Othello Huskies, who have already shown they are vastly improved over local cage squads of recent years, will be facing their first crucial test of the season this Friday when they head for Omak to take on the powerful Pioneers - a team that is clearly the favorite to win the North Central Washington League Crown in its first year of Class AA competition. With a 72-67 victory over the OHS Alumni last Saturday boosting their record to 6-2, the Huskies will be playing their opening conference game at Omak on Friday night and then play host to neighboring Royal in a return contest back home next Tuesday. One of Best "We know we will be facing probably the best AA team in Eastern Washington on Fri- day night," Preuninger said. "There is no doubt they are good and we'll be happy to stay with them. If we play like we have in a couple of games here in December I feel we can beat them." Preuninger called the atti- tude of his squad toward the game "excellent", and said they realized they'll be in for a tough contest "The kids are excited about the game and came to me and asked if they could practice on New Year's Day instead of having the day off," the coach reported. Pioneers Unbeaten The Pioneers, who have rolled up an 8-0 record during their December squad, lost only one starter off the team that finished second last year in the State Class A tourn- ament. The Pioneers feature both excellent heighth and speed and Preuninger reports the only thing they have res- embling a weakness is depth. Steve Freimuth and Ted Bratrude, both 6-5, give the Pioneers outstanding under- board strength, with 6-3 Don rl McCormack, the quarterback OTHELLO star of the Omak league- Para championship team, a potent Stephens Goodwin outside shooter. Floor-leader Kostad is speedy 5-10 Billy Gunn. Skogley ttuskie scouting reports Ruth Moliotte show the Pioneers play Nield man-to-man defense almost Capps exclusively and use the fast TOTALS break as one of ~heir big ALUMNI offensive weapons. Brandt Royal Tuesday Meyer On Tuesday night the Stephens Huskies will be hoping they Snyder M. McCourtie can handle the-Knights easier Ard than they did in their season S.Stickel opener in early December. In Weible that contest the Huskies were Coffman Beer forced into an overtime to sal- S.Para vage a victory. "We think we are better than we showed in that opening game, and have hopes of getting a big win," Preuninger said. The Knights have posted only two victories against prednminently Class A competition to date this season. Beat Alums The Huskies led all of the way against the Alumni in the contest here last Saturday, but had to hang on as the Alums came close with a late rush. "I was pleased to get the victory, but disappointed with some of our play," Preuninger said. "The kids weren't as sharp as they had been in some earlier games." The ttuskies had a 36-21 lead at halftime in the contest, but then slowed up in the second half. With scoring leader John Capps, who had 23 points for the night, fouled out, and regulars Roger Nield and Richard Mollotte with four personals each, the Alumni closed to within five late in the game. ttowever, Greg Goodwin came through with several key baskets in the fourth period to keep the tiuskies in front. Preuninger also praised Gary Skogley for one of his top games with 10 rebounds. FG FT Pf Tp 2 0 1 4 3208 6 2 314 0 0 1 0 2024 0 1 1 1 5 2 412 3 0 4 6 9 5 523 30122172 Fg Ft Pf Tp 57017 1224 2014 0242 75419 0121 5 2 212 2206 0010 1012 0010 TOTALS 23211867 OTttELLO: Field goals, 30 of 82, 37 percent; free throws, 12 of 23, 52 percent; rebounds, 38; turnovers, 26.AIATMNI: Field goals, 23 of 82, 26 percent; free throws, 21 of 26, 81 percent; rebounds, 45; turnovers, 18. S('ore by quarters: Othello lg 36 58 72 Alumni 8 21 44 65 TOUGH TO STOP - Othello's leading scorer John Capps is shown in action above against Connell during mid-December. The talented junior is presently averaging more than 20 points per game on the season for the Huskies With Othello Huskie wrest- Sasaki, who was second in the Coach Don Mikiska repol~ eh T lers picking up half of the Japan nationals last year. "You have to consider~teda~'". individual wins, a Basin The other four Huskies all Japanese were wrestlidTle . all-star team rolled to an easy had convincing decision vie- different style than they~lanJ~ rs,~,,, 30-19 victory over the touring tortes. Nell Gilbert beat Naoji used toand looked realgo~o ~-~ Japanese all-stars in Moses Tomaru at 109 by a 7-2 score; their feetin going [:n~er Lake last Saturday. Scott Bliss trounced Takayaki takedowns." ~, The Japanese youths, who Kondo, a fifth place nationals ~ot._ a were representing the north- finisher, 23-5 in a 132-pound Other winners for the l~ing ern prefectures of theirmatch; Kenny Mobs had an team were Paul Oman anal--. country in the fourth in a 11-3 win over Takashi Mat- Hara of Moses Lake and /~naka] series of cultural exchanges suura, a third place national Gillette and Scott Wino~W dppone made to Washington State finisher at 143; and Nels~vzu~wEphrata ?ave Duf~y~rlvledt during the past few years, Emerson rolled over Shigeki ~ak~gota couldn't quite stay with the Nakjima 9-4 at 178. his opponent, whilelocallaper an all-star team composed mostly "I felt our kids looked real were Randy Wentwort~h.off of Othello, Moses Lake and good in the matcZ and it gave Ephrata and John Ihmg|r" first Ephrata wrestlers, them some good experience," Brad Palmer of Moses I~namel The visitors, who compete ~e tiu: under freestyle rules in their C~mpbell L~ke ptball on lhead in Okanogan county Oreyh Lawrence lake in TI/ur~h on county. .~s.ka's Lake rehabilitation i~ites standard management l~hes. tice utilized by most stat~ In homeland, were at a noticeable disadvantage in adapting their style to the intercollegiate rules used in high school wrestling in this country. Four out of the five Huskies on the all-star team came through with victories and Kevin Bees - the lone loser - gave his rugged opponent a tough battle before losing 13-8. Fighting at the 123-pound weight, Bees faced Yasia OLYMPIA-Three lakes in eastern Washingtonand one in wee tern Was hington are to be considered for routine rehab- ilitation to remove unwanted popula tions of fish at the Jan. 7 and 8 Game Commission meeting in Yakima. The lakes are Campbell lake in Adams county, Clementine lake in Grant county, Rat lake the nation to ins1 good fishing for species of sports fish. All State Game meetings are open 565 E. MAIN 488-7602 ERICAN We Can Fill Your Insurance Requirements 630 E. Main 488-2649 , Ilaomm v. Onluxo EWELRY ,J I~iDAL R~rGISWIY " ART GAALIIY " HU 8-9031 tmcJ~,,,.h OIAMONOS WATCNIS Ill.All/ fdtVilW&l! ~ G~3-TI~NtI$ - i 724 EAST MAIN-OTHELLO 488-3348 tI Electric Heat Is For :very, Call: 2686 THE WASHINGTON WATER POWER CO. *Complete In Store Baking *P'roduce & Meat with the Freshness You This 6-3 junior is in his second year as a Huskie starter. Nield broke into the varsity lineup last year as a sophomore and is a reular again this year. He uses his ONE STOP SHOPPING *Drygoods *Meat ggers *Frozen Food tLadies Strikes *Grocery Burner Want. SERVING THE COLUMBIA BASIN OTHELLO- ZENITH 9807 beigbth and strength well ~, *Notions under the boards for the ~ *Produce Huskies. Nield is one of the top reboujlders on the squad and also has been scoring con- sistently in double figures in early games. ['~ Week's Gam j ant : iil At Omak Banquet Rooms Cantonese & American Food ....... ,, TuesdaY,Royal,Jan.Here8, 67 So. Ist 488-2047 PLAYMAKER Junior Paul Stephens, who has developed into a top playmaker for the Huskies this season, eyes the basket as he drives during a recent game here. Stephens is expected to be in the starting lineup when the Huskies face the tough Omak Pioneers at Omak this Friday. A strong Alumni rally in the final minutes of the first half made the difference here Saturday night as Coach Gene Bard's junior varsity had its season record slip to 6-2 in a 64-47 loss. The Pups led through the early stages of the game and held a five-point margin with three minutes to go in the second quarter. Paced by I . Steve Para and Bering Weible, the Alumni suddenly caught fire as they out-scored the }ups 13-1 and jumped into a 6-26 halftime lead they kept e remainder of.the game. \lthough he expressed dis- ~intment over the loss, reported he felt the was good for his team. 'ayed about 20 minutes ball and it was good for : to go against the ~1 ~k~layers." Drawing praise from the coach were freshman Todd Burton with 10 rebounds and five blocked shots and Kenny Pecka and Wendy Goodwin with five assists each. OTIIELLO Fg Ft Pf Tp Burton 6 2 1 14 Goodwin 2 0 2 4 Pecka 3 0 2 6 Oase 7 1 315 McLean 3 01 6 Logan 0 01 0 Erickson 1 00 2 TOTALS 22 31047 AI,UMNI Fg Ft Pf Tp Beer 0 0 1 0 Emerson 1 2 2 4 Weible 6 2 214 Walker 0 0 2 0 Coffman 6 0 212 Hawley 4 0 0 8 Para 8 0 216 Worsham 5 0 210 TOTALS 30 41364 Score by quarters: Oth:ello 14 26 37 47 Alumni 12 36 48 64 Everything to Fix Your Car AUTO PARTS 13 N. BROADWAY HU 8-3378 BANK MEMBER ,Othello Branch 1974 COLOR T.V. *Briteron Tube *Integrated Circuit *UHF Detent Tuning Ouad 8 Track Enteflainment Music Systems 100% Financing CHRIS wELL'S 441 S. fOtb Othello 488-2730 Complete Agricultural Aviation 124 S. 1st . 488-2921 ooo eooo~o ooooo oo ooe a, e o e t It eel eeoeoeeooooe This junior is another one of Coach Don Mikiska's top hopes for state honors this season. A regular last season as a sophomore, Bliss competed at the 135-pound spot and placed third in the state meet. He is back at 135 this year and is currently undefeated at the weight Friday, Jan. 4, At Omak Saturday, 5, At Pullman We Cover the Basin Chuck Booth & Sons Cbarlie & Frank Irrigation Electrical Supplies & Service 60 E. Hemlock The Cimarron Motel & Restaurant For All Your Fall Activities Make the Cimarron Your Headquarters 1450 E. Main HU 8-9636 TAYLOR ROAD ACROSS FROM LABOR 1400 On Your Radio Serving the Mid-Columbia United Industrial Pk. 488-3343 ' OLD NATIONAL MI~'%F OIC Old National Bank of Washin Othello Branch ]