|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|
The Tfumderbird Monday, February 6, 1984 Page 13 K Birds upset Mavericks by Lisa Laird It took one overtime to do it, but the SUSC Thunderbird mens team won their biggest game of the season in an upset over Mesa College 80-7- 7 Saturday night at Grand Junction, Colo. The Thunderbirds finish the current road trip tonight at Western State College in Gunnison, Colo. They return home Feb. 1 1 against Southern Colorado. SUSC and Mesa matched the score 20 times in regulation play. The men used their abilities on the freethrow line to maintain a score advantage as the averaged 93.3 percent in foul shooting. Bryan Olson broke the evenings 21st in the last four seconds of tie, shot. I overtime play with a slam-dun- k just wanted to make it. I didnt want to dunk it, I just wanted to make it, said Olsen after the game. Olson scored the last point from the freethrow line to end the score at 80 Olson has made points for the only eight of 21 attempts on the 77-7- 7, freethrow line during the season, but was not concerned about sinking the throw with four seconds remaining. Olson earned nine total points, three of the points in overtime. During regulation play, the Thunderbirds took the lead right away, but neither team gained more than a four-poiadvantage throughout the contest. On the night the scores stayed tied or within one basket. Thunderbird Coach Bob Schermerhorn credits SUSCs accuracy from the field and freethrow line for the averaged 56 percent victory. The from the field. I didnt notice the stats at halftime, but if I had things might have turned out differently in the locker room, said Schermerhorn. At the half the Mavericks were shooting 65 percent to 50 percent. the With two minutes in the second half and possession of the ball, SUSC stalled until the last six seconds. Eddie Benson then attempted, but missed the basket to put the game into overtime at Four of SUSCs players were able to nt Big Bob boards Bird bus before basketball blowout. score in double figures. Shawn Daniels, a junior from San Francisco, Calif., was the top scorer with 20 points. Benson and Maz Trakh, both juniors, had early starts in the first half to earn 16 points and 11 points, respectively. John Pierce, a junior, fouled out with 75-7- 5. the second half rebounds. The Thunderbirds, with the surprise win, moved into fourth place in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference standings, and pushed their loop record six minutes remaining in with to 16 points and 10 6-- Trapping helps SUSC student through his school days by Brooks Washburn Tracy Truman doesnt have a regular nine to five job he is a trapper from Enterprise, Utah, a modern mountainman of sorts. Truman, a junior majoring in pre-laand political science, first started trapping when his family moved to Enterprise. I first started hunting when I was about seven or eight right after we moved from Las Vegas. By the time I was nine years old I started setting traps and Ive been doing it ever since, Truman said. Truman does most of his trapping in the Enterprise area, north of Lund, and in Pine Valley. He traps all types of game, he has trapped coyote, fox, bobcat, badger, ringtail cats, and even an occasional mountain lion. According to Truman, trapping can provide a good income. Pelts, he said, range anywhere from $45 for a good coyote pelt to $350 for a bobcat pelt, depending on the quality of the fur. Based on the number of traps he sets his average earnings can be as high as $1,400 for three weeks work. Fur quality, said Truman, is judged in three main areas. Good fur is determined by the climate, habitat and condition of the pelt. Southern Utah furs are considered by fur buyers as the best of the low grade furs. Our bobcats are some of the best and our foxes are consid red some of the best, Truman said. ' As for seeing any of his furs actuatly used in a garment Truman said he doesnt know. They all look alike so its hard to tell. Truman said that he enjoys going down to the fur shops in Las Vegas to look at the diffrent finished furs. I like seeing how they put the furs to use and how they hide diffrent flaws in the furs, Truman said. Even though trapping pays good money it does have some occupational hazards. I remember one time I caught a bobcat "S: Vi. ' inW'"'" v ' 'f'v o t s Iv " ' 'w'' ;k .r '"'T a?' vg fsfV 'v 3d tj.'T : ' - fm mitf mna ' Trapping not only supplies SUSC student Tracy Truman with spending money, but with a wealth of stories as well, the pre-lamajor has been setting traps for game since the age of nine and hes had three-wee- k incomes of up to $1,400. w . J' in one of my traps and it was still alive, Truman said,' adding I was about 14 years old and I had my friend with me and no gun. I remember I grabbed it by the back of the neck to choke it when my friend turned it lose. lit almost tore his arm off, Truman said, and he still bears some scars on his hand from that incident. Truman said probably the most exciting catch for him is a mountain ilion. However, explained Truman, it is illegal to keep them so he turns them loose, which Truman said he does very carefully. In order to free the animal he uses two very long poles to push the springs on the trap back. Truman said he has never been attacked by any of the mountain lions that he has turned loose. They are as J afraid of you as you are of them, he said. There are many ways to trap different game animals, Truman said. The best way is to find the the trails the game you want to trap and then set the traps on those trails. So far, Truman has been able to catch enough furs to pay for his education and other expenses associated with college living. His plans for law school will probably take up a good amount of the money that he has been able to make and most likely much of his free time, but as long as there is a place to trap, you can bet, he will be put doing the thing he loves best.