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ified i! NCE iii 1 :~ ,i :;i[ MAROON AND WHITE LADIES GET BEST OF CRUSADER, RV Dc)x ,: s WOLVERINES THIS WEEK'S STORY: Lu>acH WITH GOD --- page B6 l? Proudly covering the Comets, Nighthawks, Rockets, and Western Christian P THE Cauthron, RANDY M. CAt-rulme~ -- I~ll~X~l~e~r~ltTgll WESTERN CHRISTIAN defenders swarm Division 1, University of Northern game. The maroon and white pulled off the big win against the Class 3A's top Iowa recruit Nathan Funk of Sioux City Heelan during action in Friday night's ranked boys basketball team. to wave by Randy M. Cauthron Index-Reporter The Sioux City Heelan Crusaders walked into the gymnasium in Hull Friday night with a spotless record and a claim to the title of number one team in Class 3A. They left the facility with their first loss of the season and a dented crown amidst a cele- bration of screaming, maroon and white clad fans. Western Christian made believers of everybody in their gymnasium Friday night as they knocked the previously unbeaten Sioux City Heelan from the top of the Class 3A heap, 62-55. The two squads battled for four quarters, each missing opportunities to expand leads, and each seeing the competitive nature of the game result in four technical fouls. None of those assessed was any bigger in terms of potential game impact than the "'T" lhe officials delivered to Jon Emzbers. Western Christian's big scoring center. With two minutes to go in the third period and his team leading by six points, 44-38, Engbers was called for his fourth foul for going over-the-back in an offensive rebound attempt. Engbers reacted in frustration to the call and the officials reacted by casting the technical -- Engbers fifth foul, forcing him to leave the game. The Crusaders would go to the line for a pair of free throws RA~ M. C*L~rHI~ ~ |xDgX-l~.Jllffglt HIS TEAM trailing 9-1 in the early going, a fiery Jim Eekhoff pumps his Western Christian players up. It seemed to work, by the end of the first quarter, they had cut the lead to two putnts, 12-10. and get the ball back which they would con- again, making it a 50-42 contest with eight vert into two more points, closing the gap to minutes of play. The final quarter would be two points, a shoot-out with Western making enough Back-to-back" three pointers, including free throws in the end to hold off the one by Michael Van Engen with 30 seconds Crusaders advances. to play in the third, allowed Western to hold - off potential disaster, and create a cushion Warriors draw first blood in battle for top of Siouxland Conference by Randy M. Cauthron Index-Reporter A defeat at the hands of Sioux Center last Tuesday in a battle of the Siouxland Conference's two unbeaten teams would knock the Boyden-Hull Comet boys into sec- ond place behind the Warriors. but the Comets would respond with a pair of convinc- mg wins against loop rival Central Lyon at home Friday and on the road against the Akron-Westfield squad Saturday night. SIOUX CENTER - A cold spell fell upon Boyden-Hull during the second quarter ot action against S~oux Center last Tuesday night in the Warriors' gym and that woul~bc enough of an edge for the home team to get the 68-59 win. Boyden-Hull's Keith Sietstra and Sioux Center's Eddie Dickes battle await a rebounding opportunity. RANDY M, CAUTHRON --- ISD[X-REP(~RItI~ for position in the lane as they Leading 20-15 at the end of the first period, Sioux Center was able to take a 14-p0int advantage early in the second frame. Matthew Kelderman would knock down a three with three minutes left in the half, and Dan De Jong would sink a one-handed jumper to close the game back to single digits, and Sioux Center would hang on to lead 38.29 at the half. The Warriors would surge ahead by 14 once again in the third, but heading into the final eight minutes, the lead would remain nine points at 53-44. Boyden-Hull would battle tough in the fourth period. Blake Reinke grabbed an offen- sive board, got the put back with seven minutes left, and approximately a minute l r, Wade Vander Maten would knock down a three-pointer to close the gap toAhree poihts at 53-50. Sioux Center would work the lead back to eight points and Boyden-Hull would cm it down once again, making it a three-point contest, 60-57, with 2:10 left to play on a B-H BOYS -- see B3 Boyden-Hull COMETS Basketball Friday, Jan. 25 Sroley-Ocheyedan Genral at Sibley Tuesday, Jan. 29 George-LR Mustangs at Hull Friday, Feb. 1 H-M-S Hawks at Hull Saturday, Feb. 2 Clay CentraI-Everly at Hull Tuesday, Feb. 5 Rock Valley Rockets at Rock Valley Rock Valley ROCKETS Basketball Friday, Jan. 2s Western CHRISTIAN Basketball Friday, Jan. 25 Sioux Center Warriors Cherokee Braves at Sioux Center Homecoming at Hull Tuesday, Jan. 29 West Lyon WildcatsTue-~lay, Jan. 29 Sheldon Orabs at Rock Valley at Sheldon W estling Wrestling Saturday, Jan. 26 George-Little Rock Tourney Wednesday, Jan. 23Alta & Sibley-Ocl-~,yedan at George at Sibley Tuesday, Jan. 19Akron-Westf'ueid Westerners Saturday, Jan. 26Lakes Conference Tourney at Akron at Storm Lake Dordt College DEFENDERS Men's Basketball Wednesday, Jan. 23 Dakota Wesleyan at Mitchell, S.D. Saturday, Jan. 26 Univ. of Sioux Fails at Sioux Falls Women's Basketball Wednesday, Jan. 23 Dakota Wesleyan at Mitchell, S.D; Saturday, Jan. 26 Univ. of Sioux Falls at Si~x Falls Northwestern College RED RAIDERS Men's Basketball Friday, Jan. 25 'Wednesday, Jan. 30 Women's Basketball SFriday, Jan. 25 Wednesday, Jan. 30 Hastings College at Orange City ~Dana College at Blair, Neb. Hastings College at Orange Cit) Dana College at Blair, Neb.