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Pace 6-A COQUILLE VALLEY SENTINEL , Thursday, January Devil Rally Fo Wi Over GB R dsport . S , OF VARIETIES OF FASCtNATING TROPICAL BY TIM MAEYAERT It had to be an exhausting weekend of basketball for the Coquille varsity team. On Fri- day night Coquille opened league play by beating Gold Beach in a hard fought 63-53 victory. Saturday night the Devils traveled to Reedsport and had all they could do to hold off the Braves for the win 66-49 in a very emotional battle. Friday night&apos;s game against Gold Beach started the Devils off on a trail that will hoi)e- fully lead to the Sunset cn- ference title. Coquille started off in grand fashion playing what has to be considered one of the best halves of basketball that they've played all year. In that first half the Devils ers 20-12. In this period Coq- uille looked sharp on the fast break led by Tom Kreick and Ron Branham, Only Gold Beach's Mike Nell prevented the Devils from completelyblowing out the visitors, Nell was in position on numerous occasion shot as well as they have this with short shots to keep the season, recorded fewer turn- Panthers in range. overs than they are accustomed Junior guard Tom Kreick top and had control of the of- turned in the big first half for fensive boards. The game was Coquille; Kreick was red hot in won in the second quarter when the first half as he shot five the Devils outscored the Panth- times from the field and was laerfect on every attempt. Kreick was also instrumental in bringing the ball up the floor against a Gold Beach press, 2he Devils led at the half 38-}9. It would have been nice if Coqtlle could have come outin the second half and played just as weU but it just wasn't to be. Sudderly the Devils shooting turned cold and they started to com mitt turnovers that had been nonexistent in the first hall Nell agdn got hot for Gold Beach aid it seemed that the old famViar story of Coqnille losing a cad and being caught from behi and beaten wasgo- ing to happe.n once again. But inste, d the Devils showed some poise in shutting off the Panthers ant scoring insurance points when they really needed them. Afte Gold Beach had closed the gp to four points at 55-51 wih only 3:30 re- maining in thegame, Curt Ro- berts got the Dwils back onthe right track when he sank two free throws to put the Devils back into a sorrewhat comfor- table lead. Ro)erts got help from Mike JohnSon and Bran- ham and from *.here on the interesting rematch this Satur- day night at Coquille. It is the only game for the Devils this weekend as Coquille draws a bye in league action. Roberts was followed in scor- ing by Branham with 12 points and Tim Kreick who turned in his second straight ten point performance. Reedsport was paced by a trio of players with 10 points each including Tony Harrington, Joe Ruppee and Jeff Pearson. Harr- ington, playing forwar, also had 10 rebounds to lead his team in that department also. The two weekend wins gave Coquille three straight to raise their record to 3-4 for the year. Saturdays game against Reedsport will begin at 8 p.m. while the JV's will square off at 6:15 p.m. against Reedsport. Coquille (66) - Roberts 28, Johnson 6, Branham 12, Kreick 10, Counts 8, Ragon 2, Luckman, Carlson, Fisher, Miller, Kuyper, Freanff. Reedsport (49) - McCulloch 4, J. Ruppe 10, Harrington 10, Pearson 10, P. Ruppe 1, De- bate 4, Cooper 8, Ladd 2. Coquille - 15 15 16 20 - 66 Reedsport - 10 18 10 11 - 49 FG - Coquille 26 of 63 (.414); Reedsport 22 of 62 (.350) FT - Coquille 14 of 27 (.519); Reedsport 5 of 12 (.415) Reb - Coquille 60 ( Roberts 20); Reedsport 29 (Harring- ton 10). ESTIMATED 5 MILLION AMERICANS OF FIND RAISING TROFICAL FISH AN ENTE AND ASSORIING IJ, OBBY. .... <3 o o c, Trathen Notes 0 Devils Progress Red Devils Coach KenTrath- en commented on last weekend hoop action by saying the team is progressing but that the in- experience still shows. "We are still having too many turnovers," the coach noted, o game wasn't in dager. After cooling oi?a bit in the second half, ( th hall time shooting percentage was up in the area of .700) Cuille fin- ished with a very spectable .492 percentage. The/ made29 of 59 shots, while G!d Beach attempted the same rumber of shots but could nit ononly 26. Coquille also had thtlr best night at the line makirg 5 of 7 for a.441 percentage. The Devils played atigat zone defense all night and played it honest and well. Indicave of this is the fact that Gold Ieach went to the line only four trees 'all night and made only ore of these attempts. Coquille scorers were lec by Roberts who put in 23 pointson the night. He was followedb, Branham  with 14 points, a L K relck with 10. Coquille also gt a solid game out of Stev, Counts who was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time since early this season. "but I think the kids are com- ing along fine. Now that we've won a few I think we are going to be awfully tough to beat." The Red Devils captured wins number 2 and 3 Friday andSat- urday including their first con- ference encounter by whipping Gold Beach 63-53. Saturday night they downed Reedsport 66-49. Speaking of the Gold Beach game, Coach Trathen comment- ed that Gold Beach was a good, sound ball club They'll be tough down there," he said, "They had a couple of ball players out Friday night." Trathen proph- esized that Gold Beach and Myrtle Point were the teams to be reckoned with to win the conference this year. "We have been trying to get berts. What's whythey,re play- ing better. Branham looked good on the boards all night and Roberts led scoring in both games Johnson (Mike) is im- proving but he still lacks ex- perience. As the year goes a- long, I think he will keep im- proving." As for Saturday's fracas with Reedsport, the coach noted that he thought it would be just a matter of time before they would build a substanial lead. We were a little tired after Friday's game and we failed to concentrate enough we need to be intent on what we're doing out there. He noted that the team is getting stronger in the late stages of the game. "We're getting stronger in the fourth JANUARY \\; \\; Ill, Surrounded by Reedsport defenders Curt Roberts goes highinto Counts was four for four from Commenting about individual the air to snatch rebound in exciting second half action of Coquille the field for eight points and play he mentioned an improve- Reedsport game Saturday night. Devils 6 foot 6 inch center had also did a ood |oh rebounding. biggest night of the season with 28 points and 20 rebounds to lead 66-49 victory. Roberts is averaging 21.7 points per game to lead team. Mike Johnson, 6 foot senior for COCluille, lays one up and in for Coquille Red Devils in conference opener against Gold Beach Pan- thers here Friday night. Johnson and running-mates defeated GB 63-53 in exciting Sunset League action. Johnson tallied 8 points. ValleySentinel * PICKUP Matmen CLEARA BY 'IM MAEYAERT Coqiille's junior varsity team :ontinued working on a thus fr perfect basketball re- cord tlis weekend when they downed Gold Beach in league play on Friday and followed up by winng on Saturday at Reedspo. After , first quarter tie at 10-10 the JV's broke loose in the second period and outscored Gold Beact 18-2. They wenton to lead corfortably the rest of the way arrl ended up winning 51-35. v The bulk cf Coqnilles scoring came from Bill Kuyper, Jerry Miller, and ]at Mahlberg as it has all season. Miller scored 15 points to led theway, Mahl- berg added 12, and Kuyper con- tributed anothe.- I0. Miller al- so led into rebgunding with 14 and was helped by Dennis Can- non who snared ight boards to front line for Coquille. Reeds- go along with foir points. The port couldn't matchthecombin-, other starter, handy Pritt a ation of Roberts, RonBranham, sophomore guard, also chipped and Steve Counts. This trio scored a total of 50points com- pared to a total of only 16 for the backcourt duo of Mike John- son and Tom Kreick. The Devils also held Complete dom- ination of the backboards out rebounding the Braves 60-29. This advantage allowed Coquille to attempt second and third shots at the basket and thus avert a Reedsport comeback. The Devils led 15-10 after one quarter of play but couldn't find the consistency to increase their lead and were outscored in the second period 18-15. In in with four points The Coquille shooting was not impressive over :all as the Devils could make only 21 of 53 for a cool .396 ercentage. What won the game fr Coquille rather than hot shooting was the rebounding, tight delense, and aggresive play that .as char- achterized the team all season. The Devils committed,several turnovers, which is the main concern of Coach Andy Klemm, but more than made upf0rthem with their hustle and determin. ation. The second half was even at the second half Coquille slowly 23 points piece but the Devils built the lead and had it up to protecteo heir lead well. 46-38 by the end of the third Gold Be. tch scorers were led quarter In the final period by AlanKearnswithnlnepoits. Coquille played a stalemate with He was followed by Greg , the Braves for half the quarter kin with aght andDewey Pow0rs and then showed poise for the with seven. second straight night by burst- ing away from the Bravesin the Gold Beach 35- Powers 7, Kilen end. 4, Larkln 8, Kearns 9, Burrow In Reedsport's attempts to 2, Knox 2, Burgess 2, Smith 1. try and defense Roberts andthe Coqullle (51)- Cannon 4, Miller rest of the Coquille front line, 15,. Kuyper 10, Mahlberg 12, numerous fouls were called. Pritt 4, Smith 2, Duke 4. This led to some bitter feelings between the teams as well as Coqullie - 10 2.: 41 51 the fans. This sets Up an Gold Beach - 10 12 23 3 FG - Coquille 21 of 53 (.396) Gold Beach 13 of 55 (.272) FT - Coquille 9 of 18 (.272); Gold Beach 9 of 23 (.391) Reb. - Coquille 5if(Miller 14); Gold Beach 23 (Kearns 7) Fans who witnessed Saturday night's game saw what seemed impossible nearly happen. The Devils JV simply blew Reeds. port off the floor in the second quarter and built a 34-10 lead going in at halftime. The team went on to win 62-48. The second half seemed robe just a formality but the Braves played as though they had every chance in the world of win- ning. They came out and scored 27 points. Only these intermi- ttent scores kept the Devils from being overtaken. Theone- time lead of 24 dwindled to only seven at the end of the third quarter, 44-37. Between quarters the Devils got things straightened out and came out and outscored the Braves 17-11 inthe finalperiod. Jerry Miller can be credited with keeping the Coquille lead as he threw in most of his 11 points in this period. Coquille shot a respectable 431 for the game, shooting was- n"t their major problem. Even getting the ball across the mid- line in the thirdquarter seemed to be a major accomplishment for the Devils. Bill Kuyer led all scorers with 26 points, a season high for Bill. He was followed by Pat Mahlberg with 17. Kuyper, who had complete control of the middle in that big second per- Sod, also picked up 17 rebounds to lead his team in that area also. Miller contributed 11 rebounds to match his 11 POints.. Reedsport'could bit on only 19 of $6 attempts for a .322 percentage. The third Period was the only one that the Braves shot well in. The two wins jacked Coquilles record up to 7-0. Next game is a return match with Reeds. port this Saturday night at Coq- ville. Reedsport (48) - Edge 12, Devil JV's Record Coqnille amassed 97 points to garner second place behind Si- uslaws Viking who won their own tournament with 112 points. Philomath with 68 and Thurs- ton with 41 took third and fourth. Coach Bob Schultz was pleas- ed with the second place finish. "I thought the kids looked much better. The conditioning we've been working on is beginning to pay off," he commented. "Out- side of Thurston, the compe- tition was tough. Siuslaw and Philomath are two very good teams." He was particularily pleased with the showing of Darrell Pierce in the heavyweight di- vision who came from behind to win his first match. "Dar- rell got into a lot of trouble in that first match," the coach explained, "and he could have given up but he came out of it and eventually pinned his man. There were some close matches." The coach also lauded the ef- forts of the JV wrestling team which took first place with 106 points followed by Thurston, 89, Sluslaw 78 and Philomath 61. First place varslty winners in Saturday's tournament were Jerry Lyman 98; Jon White 157; Joe Newton 178; Darrell Pierce Hwt. Secondplace winners were Gordon Hobson 123; KipCourt- right 130; Don Gilkey 141; Jeff Benham 148; Bob FuRs 191. Third place winners- Ron Minard 106; Gary Lyman 115; Jim Minard 136; Bob Anglin 168. First place Jayvee winners were Jeff St. Clair 98; Mark Gangewcr 130; Rod Hampton 136; Dewey Gllkey 141; Terry Russell, 148; Mark Ayotte, 157. Second place were Darrell FuRs 168 and Tom Kay, 178. Devils Whip Myrtle P oint Myrtle Point fell to CoquilFs Red Devils in a dual wrestl- ing match at MP Tuesday ev- ening 40-18. The jayvees also won, defeating the Bobcat JV's 35-9. Winning first places for Coq- uille (varsity) were Jerry Ly- man 98; Gary Lyman 115; Gor- don Hobson 123; Kip Court- wright 130; Jim Minard 136; Jon White 157; Bob FuRs 191 and Darrell Pierce, Heavywt. First place finishers for the jayvees were Brad Abell 106; Mark Gangewer 130; Rod Hamp- ton 136; Pete Gilkey 141 ; Terry Russell 148; StanGilpatrlck 148 and Kelley Sanford 168. The Coqullle teams host Brookings Monday night at CHS. A foul weather tip from the Tire Industry Safety Councilwhen you run into rain, snow or ice test your traction by braking lightly. You'll have a better feel for road conditions if you have to brake quickly in an emer- gency. Laughlin 4, Cline 6, Cloe 13, Huebner 5, Schole 2, Frame 6. Coqullle (62) - Cannon 2, Miller 11, Kuyper 26, Mahlberg 17, Pritt 4, Duke 2. Coquille 17 34 44 - 62 Reedsport 8 10 37 - 48 FG Coqtdlle 26 of 63 (.413); Reedsport 19 of 59 (.322) FT Coquille 10 of 26 (.385); Reedsport i0 of 20 (.500) Reb. 4 Coquille 42 (Kuyper 17); Reedsport 24 (Edge 8) We have moved our used commercial and low coat translrtation cars to ore" Lot -- just East of Jm'a Food Market N. Central Blvd. Salesman on.duty. 63 INT. 1/2-TON 70 CHEV $/4.TON. V8. 3spd. 4-WD. Lite gm,m, i auto. PS. Nice unit. $498 64 GMC 1/2-TON V8. 4spd. $ 5 9 8 CO00A00O 4dr. 3spd." Radio, fldl rear seat, hubs. 71 CHEV FLEETSIDE /i.ten. 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Beige. Was $498 $2098 69 CHEV 1/2-TON Green matching int. VS. Auto. PS .... $2098 s2 CORVAN 9S 3.seats. 4spd. Radio, x4Y o Southwestern COQUILLE "$erv|ng nnd lUag SW Ore. wi, th hie dealing and good servic sinco 1936." TRANSPORTATION CARS & Loeated on our North Lot. Main lot: 396-2211--N. Central truck lot: CHEVROLET FT-Gold Beach 1 of 4 (.250); Coquille 7 of 9 (.714) Reb- Gold Beach 29 (Tuttle, Zuber 6); Coquille 37 (Roberts 16). Saturday night at Reedsport was much the same fortheDev- ils. They built an early lead and then spent the rest of the night protecting it. After leading by only two at 30-28 at the half Coquille outscored the Braves 36-21 in the second half and won easily 66-49, 6-foot-6 senior center Curt Roberts had his most productive night of the year with 28 points and 20 rebounds. While Ro- berts wasn't ?havin one of his; hottest night from the field percentage wise he was able to control the middle and easily drive around the various Reeds- port defenders and either score the bucket or pick up a foul. The game was won on the Gold Beach-(53)- Nell 22, Tut- tle 12, Zuber 4, Rose 8, Thorp 1, Larson 6, Shanley. Coquille (63) - Branham 14, Counts 8, Roberts 23, Johnson 8, Kreick 10, Ragone. Gold Beach - t7 12 12 12-53 .0, Wins Six And Seven FG-Gold Beach 26 of 59 (.441); Coquille 29 of 59 (.492) o'clock. The junior varsity plays at 6:15 p.m. *************** our kids to concentrate at both period. We held off GoldBeach ends of the court," Trathet: stopped their rally and pulled continued. 'q felt good Friday away and we stopped Reeds- night with our ball corRro'l, port," he said. We've beenworldnghardinpra- Coquille will play Reedsport ctice on ball control." again here Saturday night at 8 Finish 2nd Our o, ,. ,.. ,--, ever had. We're overstocked and must our inventory ment, "especially in rebound- At Siuslaw ,0,,,,, o0, PRICES WITH OTHI ing" of 6' 2" senior Steve LOTS? YOU'LL SEE HOW MUCH Counts. "I should also mention the improved play of Tom YOU CAN SAVE! Kreick," Trathen said. "This has taken the pressure off Coquille's Red Devil wrest- (IRon) Branham and (Curt)Ro- lers finished second in a four- 100% WARRANTY ON ALL "OK" way match at Siuslaw Saturday.