|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
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|Publisher||Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah|
|Paper||Southern Utah University Student Newspapers|
PACE THE THUNDERBIRD 10 i r m ppiiir MONDAY NOVEMBER 30, 1987 fall in Chapman tourney '111141,. T-Bi- rds BY JAY HINTON The Thanksgiving holiday wasn't so pleasant f 4 i 4 a t M t tw r J i Stanislaus in the ChapmanDoubletree Tournament in Orange, Calif, Friday and Saturday Neil Roberts and his squad will try to notch their second win of the year Tuesday when they host Su west Baptist in a 7 p m tilt in the Centrum In the first round of the tourney, the Runnin' a Panthers of Chapman handed the loss, 102 87 The following night, Stanislaus came from behind to upend SUSC 79-7- 3 The two losses drop the to mark on the season In their crushed previous meeting, the in the consolation game of the Stanislajs 117-9- 0 1 Tournament here This time it was ditterent, however, as Stanislaus jumped out to a quick four point advantage, but the 'Birds answered with seven points to take a 4 lead At the 8 21 mark in the first half, the had obtained a Stanislaus lead, 27-1- 7 mounted a comeback and knotted the score at 15-po- ip-o- ff 7-- Thunderbird Coach Neil Roberts didn't anticipate fht two losses suffered by his squad at the Chapman Tournament 41-3- 41-4- for the Thunderbird basketball team, as it was embarrassed by Chapman College and Cal State 4 Derek With the score Williams stole a Warrior pass and slammed it to as both teams recessed at tie the score at intermission Both team traded baskets throughout the first 10 miuntes of the second quarter With 6 12 remaining in the contest, Steve Romero nailed a jumper to put the Warriors ahead for good at 66-6- 5 The Warriors held on to win 79-7- 3 Williams led the 'Birds with 22 points and nine rebounds, Ted Thomas added 14 points, and Mike Alexander had 10 points The were handled rather easily by the Runnin' Panthers of Chapman College 102-8- 7 in the first round of the Tournament We didn't show up until halftime," said Roberts "I was really disappointed in the basketball team We didn't play any defense whatsoever We invited the Panthers to play well against us " The 'Birds were plagued with 20 turnovers, two technical fouls, one ejection, and poor shooting throughout the entire ballgame KeFy Houston paced the Panthers with 18 firs half points Along with the scoring of Houston, the Panthers' defense built a strong Had At the half, they held a 56-3- 1 unsurmountable lead over the 'Birds 37-3- 7 nt 1, man-to-m- nt Lady Thunderbirds seize second place in USIU efforts made by the Thunderbird squad BY TIFFANIE FLORENCE The Lady Thunderbird basketball team captured second place in the United States International University Tournament Saturday The 'Birds were defeated in the championship game by the Lady Culls from USIU, 99-7- 3 Cal State Northridge defeated National University of Mexico in the consolation round The Culls domma'ed throughout the game with a definite height advantage over the 'Birds that enabled them to control the ball inside The Gulls had four players over six feet tall who crippled any inside . Gengler has BY DALE All-Americ- an CUMMINGS Cross country runneis don't receive much recognition in their lonely sport, unless you take into account SUSC cross country runner Jackie " Gengler, who says "running is my first love black-haire- d Las of native Gengler, a petite, Vegas, came to SUSC to run in clean air and study in an atmosphere that is lot nicer than home. A junior, secretarial science major, Gengler is the premier women's runner on the cross country team She wasn't always interested in running and didn't get into running until her sophomore year in high school It was at a meet physical that the cross country coach urged Gengler to give running a try From then on, her swimming career was secondary with running becoming "like an addiction," according to Gengler Along with any addiction comes some form of satisfaction, and Gengler's satisfaction is that she "feels really good about myself after I run " Goals are what we all strive for, and in Gengler's case, her number one goal is to make the 1988 or 1992 Olympic team as a marathon runner Her immediate goals are to make and win nationals as a representative each scored The Gulls pulled out to an early lead and came out on top at the end of the first half 47-3- 4 They maintained their momentum throughout the second half, giving them the victory of 99-7- 3 We just couldn't seem to get going," said Assistant Coach Don Deavila "We had 20 turnovers in the first half and they hurt us severely inside We hit only 37 percent from the field in the first half and usually got one shot each time down the court " LuAnn Weston finished the game with 15 pionts Senior Sheri Davies added 12 points and seven rebounds while Suzanne Pressett and Brenda Acor 9, tourney points for the In Friday night's game the 'Birds defeated Cal State had two players Northridge, 78 67 'The named to the team in Weston and junior Staci Sargent. The Lady 'Birds return to host the Lady Tournament in the Centrum at 6 and 8pm on F, day and Saturday evening The early game has Western State College up against Dominguez Hills at 6 p m on Friday. Following that match-up- , the 'Birds tangle with the University of Redlands at 8 p m. The championship and consolation games are Saturday at the same times 1 1 Cal-Sta- te goals of SUSC Things haven't been easy for Gengler as she is striving for a mark at the top Asthma plagued her most of her life and during the past four yea's it has been severe Last summer, however, a nasal operation opened things up, so to say, and the asthma problem is now history The ingredients of a good runner according to Gengler are dedication, determination, stamina and some natural ability Geneler, who was named after her dad Jack, comes from a family of runners which probably accounts for her natural ability Grandpa Ivan, who Gengler holds in high regard, was the second best runner on the East Coast in his day Running may be her first love, but Gengler realizes that school and studies have priority She is passing up the indoor track season to improve her grades Her attitude toward school and running can best be exemplified by the saying that is hangirg below her light switch that says, "Be pocitive in running and school." That saying parallels her philosophy about life "Do the best you can, no matter what the out come is You get out what you put into it." With such a positive attitude, nothing but continued success can be in the running for Jackie Gengler Cross country runner Jackie Gengler shares her first love.